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    Strange names?

    Hi,

    I have just had to phone Samsung and i was looking for a guy called Dickie Baird. I had to ask the receptionist to put me through. I was ready to laugh at any minute luckily i kept my cool.

    What other name odd names have you come across in real life?

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    I don't know about odd but the catering school meal service at our LEA is I think run by a Mrs Cook

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    at the primaries i go to there is a few princesses and other kids which if they were in a class together could be the fruit and veg aisle in a supermarket.

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    I have known 3 guys called Richard Bird (Dickie Bird, geddit?) over the years.
    Looking at the credits of something on TV the other night and was suprised to see a Kat Fish listed.
    One of the producers at Radio 4 is a Jo King

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    I went to school with a few oddly named people...

    Joe King, Richard Head (dick head), Phillip McRakkin (people called him phil), Benjamin (Ben) Dover....the rest of us had sane parents!

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    Dicken Minta (Televic) has the finest and most memorable name of any salesman I've ever spoken to. I also quite like Rachel Bravo (Bluebeam Security), but only because I envisage her as the sister of Johnny Bravo.

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    I went to school with a Richard (aka Dick) Head too...

    Teacher's names mispronounced by the small ones have resulted in Mrs Apron (Miss Aikman) and Mrs Prawn (Mrs Vaughan)

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    I used to have a lecturer at college called Ann Drew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I went to school with a few oddly named people...

    Joe King, Richard Head (dick head), Phillip McRakkin (people called him phil), Benjamin (Ben) Dover....the rest of us had sane parents!
    I'm sure I heard a joke once about a "Phil McRakkin" and a "Ben Dover" - something to do with Scottish dentists?!

    How privileged you must have been to go to school with all those people with funny names. So many for one person, yet I know no-one with a daft name like that.

    Dread to think the area where you live....

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    I used to work with a Richard Head aswell.

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    Can we broaden this out to logins?

    I used to have a user with the surname WATT and the first initial T, for example.

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    Had a flight a couple of years back with "Captain Miles Long". Maybe the parents were cruel with the name, but he chose the career!

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    There's an article in The Times today about children's names:
    Baby names: Is he a Hugo or a Jack? - Times Online

    I like the last sentence:
    “Think about what your child’s name will sound like when called loudly across a park: ‘Cardamom! Stop hitting Flavian!’; ‘Cyrus. Put down that brick!’ If it makes you cringe or worry what other people think, then maybe have a rethink.”

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