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I have just had to phone Samsung and i was looking for a guy called Dickie Baird. I had ...
8th September 2009, 12:08 PM #1
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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8th September 2009, 12:16 PM #2
I don't know about odd but the catering school meal service at our LEA is I think run by a Mrs Cook
8th September 2009, 12:19 PM #3
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.
8th September 2009, 12:22 PM #4
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
8th September 2009, 12:24 PM #5
Andy Andrews, a very scary man you just wouldn't cross.
8th September 2009, 12:28 PM #6
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!
8th September 2009, 01:59 PM #7
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.
8th September 2009, 02:33 PM #8
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)
8th September 2009, 02:35 PM #9
I used to have a lecturer at college called Ann Drew.
8th September 2009, 02:42 PM #10
I'm sure I heard a joke once about a "Phil McRakkin" and a "Ben Dover" - something to do with Scottish dentists?!
Originally Posted by nephilim
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....
8th September 2009, 02:46 PM #11
I used to work with a Richard Head aswell.
8th September 2009, 05:01 PM #12
Can we broaden this out to logins?
I used to have a user with the surname WATT and the first initial T, for example.
8th September 2009, 05:12 PM #13
we have a Mr p. stains!!!
8th September 2009, 05:16 PM #14
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!
8th September 2009, 05:46 PM #15
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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