Unlucky names


BBC said:
What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?

Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.

It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK.

Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt.

The names were uncovered by researchers from parenting group TheBabyWebsite.com after trawling through online telephone records.

Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been "a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life".

"When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, 'Stan Still, get a move on' and roll about laughing," he said.

"It got hugely boring after a while."

But 51-year-old Rose Bush, from Coventry, West Midlands, said she loved her name.

Pearl Button
Jo King
Barry Cade
Carrie Oakey
Priti Manek
Tim Burr

"I always get comments about it but they are always very positive," she said.


Researchers also scoured phone records in the US and found some unlikely names there too.

Spare a thought for Anna Prentice, Annette Curtain and Bill Board the next time you sign your name.

A string of Americans also have very job-specific names, including Dr Leslie Doctor, Dr Thoulton Surgeon and Les Plack - a dentist in San Francisco.

A spokesman for TheBabyWebsite.com said: "When the parents of some of those people mentioned named their children, many probably didn't even realise the implications at the time.

"Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children.

"Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps."

can anyone else think of daft names that have crossed your paths?
A mate of mine called Samantha refused to take her husbands surname when they married....on account of it being Bow.
She didn't want to be called Sam Bow, particularly with her skin colouring :lol:
bossyboots said:
A mate of mine called Samantha refused to take her husbands surname when they married....on account of it being Bow.
She didn't want to be called Sam Bow, particularly with her skin colouring :lol:

was she a norse teutonic blonde then????
Gordon Brown.

I actually did know a bloke in the mob called Joe King. Apparently he'd heard the joke.

Justin Eidelburger
Willie Heckerslike
Rosa Vines
Wayne King
Carol Singer
I know a bloke called Shaun O'Hare. He's completely bald so all the kids call him Mr No'Hare
And then there's the famous fingerless Judge - Justice Thumbs

You could go on forever making these up. In fact if you listen to Wogan on Radio 2 in the mornings nearly everyone who writes in does so under one of these daft pseudonyms.


sniper_bob said:
I've been sitting here contemplating "Pearl Button" for 10 minutes and I still don't get it. Anyone else?

must admit it doesnt seen the unluckiest of names to have, only thing i can think of is the reference to the clothing side of life. a more embarrassing one to have would be wooley jumper (wouldn't surprise me if someone has named their kid that either), now that would make me cringe. naming your kid after an ocean also has to be embarrasing too, a relative has named her daughter Atlantic, why ffs?
A bloke in my section could easily pass for a SAS soldier. His name; Marty ten Bras :D
And a new guy in my platoon : Maarten Rupert. poor guy..
All very Porkies, school playground, The Simpsones, Et Al but I did serve with a guy called Michael Hunt. Was funny for about a week when he joined the unit. Subsequant postings in were told to shut up as it was very very boring.
I went to school with a Wayne Kerr.

poor little bugger seemed to have a chip on his shoulder about something...............

just WTF are some parents thinking when they name thier kids??? or have they had quite sheltered lives??
Mr_Deputy said:
I like the Eddie Izzard ramble about the name Hitler being screwed up for ever more. Not a name you hear often these days. "You can't put a brand out with the Hitler name..."Hitler Grapes" probably wont sell very well etc."

"Harpo" Marx's actual first name was Adolph... perhaps that's why he never spoke?
Knew a couple of Lance Bombs on 269 Bty (v) both brothers, one called "Wayne Kerr" and "Joe Kerr" also a No.1 called "Mike Hunt" and when I was a crab our flight had a "Billy Coates" and an arrogant knobber of a bloke on Salvage and Transport called "Dick Turpin".

There was also a bloke on 6 sqn. Called "Gerry Cann".

Just to finish off, we had house fire earlier this month, not nice at all considering the circumstances, but the bloke who came to assess the damage, well, I nearly said "That's a made up name isn't it?"........"Bobby Shaftoe"
A family down the street from where I grew up named their sixth lad Gordon Bennett. I can see how that happened... :D


Just found while reading the news

Wim Kok, a spokesman for the Dutch Anti-Terror Coordinator's office, said terrorism did not appear to be a factor.


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Wow... I read this thread and all these names start popping up:-

KENT, Ohio – Murder charges have been filed against the 18-year-old autistic son of a Kent State University professor who was beaten in her home and later died.

According to court records, a grand jury indicted Sky Walker on Friday on two counts of murder and one count of assault on a law enforcement officer.

Walker's mother, Gertrude "Trudy" Steuernagel, died Feb. 6, a week after she was severely injured in the beating. Friends have said she was devoted to caring for her son.

Court records show prosecutors are waiting for results of an evaluation to determine whether Walker is competent to stand trial.

Walker has been held at the Portage County Jail in lieu of a $2 million bond since the Jan. 29 attack.



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