In 1st Armd Div. Hq & sig Regt, Verden, there was a civvy admin bod called Mr Hector. many many years later the Doris and I went to a Family christening, the child of Doris's sister, married name, Hector, while there we met for the first time my wife's sisters in-laws, called, hector, and one of them was the niece of .....Mr hector of Verden.
A chap I work with recalls that when he was in Nigeria a few years ago, there were posters up for the presidential elections bearing the names of a candidate and his vice-presidential running-mate: “Goodluck-Sambo”.
A cracking French chap with whom I served in 2REP had been discharged from the Regular Para-Sappers (17 RGP) for being a very bad boy. He had to change his name on joining the Legion, being from Alsace, he chose a German surname “Kuhl” and the French “Jean” for his first name. When said together by French speakers it sounds just like: “j’encule”. . No duff!
(Translated into English it means “I sodomise”.)
10 years ago I worked for Thales (France) in Afghanistan, knowing a bit of Ffrench I still felt that my education was lacking in that I didn't know much in the way of swear-words; so one of my Ffrench colleagues took me under his wing and informed me that "j'encule" meant "fück off". No wonder everyone though it was funny every time I said it.