I was staying with an old mucker in the Alps this week and the following picture (and names) caught my eye. Other examples of ahem, inappropriate names? (Standby for the apocryphal Wayne Kerr and Mike Hunt...)
Always a laugh or 2 was when a lad in my entry called Tom Guess was asked what his name was by an officer, "Guess, Sir!" always caused a look of confusion on their faces trying to work out whether he was trying to make an idiot of them
Bloke who works for a firm I deal with is called Pete Gay, not that funny in the adult world but I bet his school days were torture!
In my last job I used to deal with a bloke who's first name was "Zoltan", I never met him face to face but I always imagined he'd look something like this
Haha I remember being a phase 2 recruit getting the "welcome" brief from the RSM, 30 of us sweating to remain stony-faced because the bloke's name was Hardon.
"shhhhh, he's the fucking RSM"
"but dude, his actual name is Hard on"
Still got no idea what he said in his brief.
There's always a name that pops up and causes no end of problems. When Blackadder 4 was out one the lads spent many a night hiding in his bunk.. Last name was " Darling".. Everyone put on the Rowan Atkinson sneer and called for ' Captain Darling '
Met one fellow whose name was Major.. can't imagine the consternation and problems he suffered through as che rose through the ranks, especially when he got to Sgt.
With immigration to world ports locally 'normal' names are always causes for humour and derision.. Pity all the Sukdeep's and Bong Bing's and such like.
But nothing makes me fall down and roll on the floor in painful laughing more than the folks who want 'speshul' names for their kids and make them up by adding apostrophes and other stuff to be 'trendy' Met a La'Sonja pronounced with a drawl.-Lasagna.. Met twins named after a fave uncle- Flloydette and Floydeesha and my favourite [though truth be told, I think I was being had ] of a social worker going to visit an immigrant family who just had a new baby girl and asking what her name they had given her. They said the hospital had given the babe her name, it had been on the bracelet: Fem Ally [ spelt - wait for it: FEMALE ]
What is it about Black Americans and their naming processes? Goes well beyond trying to identify with their 'African Roots'
Why can't people just give their offspring 'normal' names like Smudger, Taffy, Boinker and Adrian?
My mum used to work on the Rhodesian Railways payroll team couldnt help laughing when a bloke could not cash his wage slip as his name Denis(as misspelled by my mum) did not match up with his correctly spelled ID card...Penis.It was interestingly still pronounced Denis.