Skip to comments.The worst, most humiliating baby names
Posted on 03/22/2008 8:56:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
What would compel a parent to bestow a newborn with a name like Tiny Hooker or Fanny Large? Or an amusing choice like Wanna Towell"? Its not just Hollywoods elite opting for unique, embarrassing namesthroughout history, normal people separated their offspring from the masses with truly terrible names.
In Bad Baby Names, Michael Sherrod and Matthew Rayback, of the genealogy Web site Ancestry.com, share thousands of shocking names given to real people, as recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Discover the funny names based around common themes, like diseases (Fever Bender, Cholera Peace), food (Bread White, Pomegranate Purple), pets (Good Dog), and if you thought Wednesday Addams was unfortunatewait till you meet Monday Monday.
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I knew a man once whose last name was Hood, he and his wife had a baby boy and named him Robin.
Anybody who names their kid Fanny Large should be shot. Geeze.
I know a guy named Lake Trout. Nice guy, really bad name.
I knew a kid named Bronco Buck. Yes, saw his birth certificate. Then you have parents who obviously named their kid for whatever their spoon of alphabet soup said. Just proves once again, there should be a license to be a parent.
My science teacher in 10th grade was named Harry Baum (H Baum) and he named his son Adam.
Middle name “Ng”.
I once went on a skiing trip and I sat next to this guy who put his name all over his skis, his name was “Rental.”
My best friend is a teacher and he had a student once who was unfortunate to have the first name of Lion. His middle name was Dragon. His parents must’ve played too much D&D. LOL!
A friend of mine had a student in class named “Shithead.” No joke, that is how it was spelled. It was pronounced “Shih-Thee-ed” with the “th” non-voiced as in “theta.”
When I worked in wholesale travel there was an owner of an agency who named it after himself—Dick Held Travel (yep, his real name).
In San Francisco no less.
Ima Pigg was a real person - Can’t remember if it was Pig or Pigg...
What about Dick Trickle, the auto racer.
PGA golfer dicky pride
Why? Because Eliot is a kid that eats paste... (or gets taken down hard by his own actions).
Now a good name: Nick... Nick's a guy you can drink beer with ;-)
Or the trucking company: A Duie Pyle
I’ve known chiropractors, Dr. Bones, Dr. Thumper, Dear sweet men. terrific doctors.
guy I work with Ping Pong, no kidding.
I know about Ima Hogg, her father was governor of Texas.
Pothead parents is the only possible explanation to that one.
I believe you're referring to Ima Hogg famous daughter of Texas Governor Jim Hogg.
As it turns out, a guy with whom I went through college music school verified that this family was for real and he went to school in his home (Chicago) suburb with the Klir family.
I can't imagine the kind of parents who would do anything like that to a child.
At least, with girls, there is the hope that they will eventually marry out of the name (such as Crystal did...), but guys?! They would have to legally change the bad name their (goofy) parents stuck them with at birth.
Really? I wanted to name my son Elliot, but we didn't. Anyway, I still like the name. I think it's sexy! Reminds me of a man with brains.
Sorry, Angelina — naming a boy Pax is just ridiculous...it’s a feminine noun in Latin. Pacellus or some such might be OK if you had to go that route.
I once knew a gal named Anita Pigg.
Ima Pig was from Florida, but I have heard of Ima Hogg. What were those parents thinking of?
It was Ima Hogg. Her father was Governor of Texas. There is an urban legend that she had a sister named Ura Hogg (but it is untrue!)
you can tour her home in the River Oaks section of Houston.
Perhaps you mean Ima Hogg. She was the daughter of Jim Hogg, the govenor of Texas from 1894 - 1895.
I guess you discovered that Texans know their history! LOL.
It could be worse. If she had a SE Asian background, and a really unfortunate last name, she could have been Ima Ho.
Dusty Rhodes, Crystal Ball,
Jian Butt and Mook Butt both live in NYC.
And one morning at muster the OD called "Head, Dick" for the new arrival.
Then he looked up from the clipboard and said "I think we'll call you Richard".
Can you judge a freeper by their logon name?
Lucky Tarzan had only one son.
Maj Richard Dicks.
Simplicio Tampon (alright, your parents have to give you their last name).
Pink Angela (he was born long before Pink Floyd was popular).
Delicious Gay Burkes.
Those are the ones I remember the most...
There was a liquor store in Santa Fe NM where the owner had his name in 3 foot tall letters, his name was PETER HANDLER.
The doctor who delivered me in Sugarland Texas was Dr. Slaughter.
ahhhh The Ozarks!
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There was a gynecologist at the University of Vermont, when my first child was born, named, Dr. Clapp.
The old Sunday supplement Ripley's Believe It Or Not hat I read it in as a teenager mentioned that his father (ca 1920, IIRC) had insisted upon it; and that it MAY have been an allusion to "an alleged irregular parentage".
My parents as typical Midwest Catholics in the mid 50’s did so often name their children after Saints.
Nothing, ultimately is farther from the truth!
English Lit professor in college — birth name — Leafy Plant — went by “Lee” — and her sister was Pansy Plant. She said parents were weird (when we asked her).
My mother is a retired teacher and she said she had a set of twins years ago (boy and girl) — their names?
Jack and Jill.
Bill Lear (of Lear Jet fame) named one of his daughters “Shanda”. I heard her speak at Oshkosh once.
Ima Hogg was the daughter of a late 19th-century governor of Texas, and famed for her beauty and graciousness.
She never got married, which strikes me as odd. I can't imagine she enjoyed her peculiar name.
Her uncle owned a livery stable in Phoenix, which had a large barn that my grandfather moved to his ranch many years ago, and which I now own.
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