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The worst, most humiliating baby names
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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"? It’s not just Hollywood’s elite opting for unique, embarrassing names—throughout 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 unfortunate—wait till you meet Monday Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


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Many more names at article.
1 posted on 03/22/2008 8:56:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Paging Mr. McCracken, first name Phil...


2 posted on 03/22/2008 9:00:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I knew a man once whose last name was Hood, he and his wife had a baby boy and named him Robin.


3 posted on 03/22/2008 9:03:32 PM PDT by baa39
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To: Slings and Arrows

Anybody who names their kid Fanny Large should be shot. Geeze.

I know a guy named Lake Trout. Nice guy, really bad name.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 9:04:10 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


6 posted on 03/22/2008 9:05:16 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: baa39

My science teacher in 10th grade was named Harry Baum (H Baum) and he named his son Adam.


7 posted on 03/22/2008 9:06:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mtbopfuyn

Middle name “Ng”.


8 posted on 03/22/2008 9:06:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.”


9 posted on 03/22/2008 9:07:05 PM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

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!


10 posted on 03/22/2008 9:08:02 PM PDT by ironwill (I want my daddy's records.)
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To: baa39

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.”


11 posted on 03/22/2008 9:10:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


12 posted on 03/22/2008 9:10:52 PM PDT by Hugin (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: baa39

Ima Pigg was a real person - Can’t remember if it was Pig or Pigg...


13 posted on 03/22/2008 9:10:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (Wright shows blacks too can be hateful small minded bigots - Ferraro shows the same for pols.)
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To: Hugin

What about Dick Trickle, the auto racer.


14 posted on 03/22/2008 9:12:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Slings and Arrows

PGA golfer dicky pride


15 posted on 03/22/2008 9:13:13 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Slings and Arrows
From the movie "The Sure Thing" here's a candidate: Eliot.

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 ;-)

16 posted on 03/22/2008 9:13:38 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: dfwgator

Or the trucking company: A Duie Pyle


17 posted on 03/22/2008 9:14:20 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve known chiropractors, Dr. Bones, Dr. Thumper, Dear sweet men. terrific doctors.


18 posted on 03/22/2008 9:14:29 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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guy I work with Ping Pong, no kidding.


19 posted on 03/22/2008 9:16:48 PM PDT by VastRWCon (Jack Bauer for President/2008)
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To: GOPJ

I know about Ima Hogg, her father was governor of Texas.

http://www.famoustexans.com/imahogg.htm


20 posted on 03/22/2008 9:17:18 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Army Air Corps

Pothead parents is the only possible explanation to that one.


21 posted on 03/22/2008 9:17:53 PM PDT by baa39
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To: GOPJ
Ima Pigg was a real person - Can’t remember if it was Pig or Pigg...

I believe you're referring to Ima Hogg famous daughter of Texas Governor Jim Hogg.

22 posted on 03/22/2008 9:19:33 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Slings and Arrows
I remember seeing a girl doing the part of Gretl as the youngest daughter in the Von Trapp family as part of a production of "The Sound of Music" whose name was . . .

Crystal Klir

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.

23 posted on 03/22/2008 9:20:45 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Slings and Arrows
Supposedly a real name as stated on a Minneapolis radio morning show: ‘Stewart Padasso’ ..... but you know everyone around the office calls him ‘Stew’ .....
(for those lurkers from Rio Linda, give it a second, you'll figure it out)
24 posted on 03/22/2008 9:21:48 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (El Conservo Tribal Name: Fishes with Dynamite. ---- Illegetimi non carborundum.)
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To: Trajan88
From the movie "The Sure Thing" here's a candidate: Eliot.

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.

25 posted on 03/22/2008 9:22:06 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


26 posted on 03/22/2008 9:22:37 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: GOPJ

I once knew a gal named Anita Pigg.


27 posted on 03/22/2008 9:23:19 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Fiddlstix

Ima Pig was from Florida, but I have heard of Ima Hogg. What were those parents thinking of?


28 posted on 03/22/2008 9:23:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (Wright shows blacks too can be hateful small minded bigots - Ferraro shows the same for pols.)
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To: GOPJ
Ima Pigg was a real person - Can’t remember if it was Pig or Pigg...

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.

29 posted on 03/22/2008 9:26:46 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: GOPJ
Ima Pigg was a real person

Perhaps you mean Ima Hogg. She was the daughter of Jim Hogg, the govenor of Texas from 1894 - 1895.

30 posted on 03/22/2008 9:28:58 PM PDT by myprecious
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To: myprecious

I guess you discovered that Texans know their history! LOL.


31 posted on 03/22/2008 9:30:37 PM PDT by myprecious
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To: Hugin

32 posted on 03/22/2008 9:32:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: GOPJ
Ima Pig was from Florida, but I have heard of Ima Hogg. What were those parents thinking of?

It could be worse. If she had a SE Asian background, and a really unfortunate last name, she could have been Ima Ho.

33 posted on 03/22/2008 9:33:11 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Gabz; Xenalyte

ping


34 posted on 03/22/2008 9:35:55 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
and many more here...




http://www.funnyname.com/
35 posted on 03/22/2008 9:36:32 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dusty Rhodes, Crystal Ball,


36 posted on 03/22/2008 9:39:57 PM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: Slings and Arrows

37 posted on 03/22/2008 9:42:08 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Slings and Arrows
I was in school with Claude Hopper

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".

38 posted on 03/22/2008 9:45:59 PM PDT by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: Slings and Arrows
People choose their own Freeper names.

Can you judge a freeper by their logon name?

Lucky Tarzan had only one son.

39 posted on 03/22/2008 9:47:44 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Slings and Arrows

40 posted on 03/22/2008 9:53:14 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Let's see...

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...

41 posted on 03/22/2008 9:53:58 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: skeptoid
A friend told me she met a doctor in Colorado and his name was Dick Head. He was a Urologist.

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.

42 posted on 03/22/2008 9:56:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: MarineBrat

ahhhh The Ozarks!

here is the T-Shirt logo
http://www.halfway-inn.com/images/logo.jpg

website is here and you can order T-Shirts
http://www.halfway-inn.com


43 posted on 03/22/2008 10:04:46 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Ditter

There was a gynecologist at the University of Vermont, when my first child was born, named, Dr. Clapp.


44 posted on 03/22/2008 10:05:19 PM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Why, oh why, do these people never mention the Floridian, "5/8 Jamieson"?

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".

45 posted on 03/22/2008 10:05:40 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If Liberalism doesn't kill me, I'll live 'till I die!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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!


46 posted on 03/22/2008 10:11:10 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I'd like to do that one day!

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

47 posted on 03/22/2008 10:12:24 PM PDT by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


48 posted on 03/22/2008 10:13:51 PM PDT by adopt4Christ (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bill Lear (of Lear Jet fame) named one of his daughters “Shanda”. I heard her speak at Oshkosh once.

http://www.slecorp.com/mt-personal.html


49 posted on 03/22/2008 10:19:57 PM PDT by Drago
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Ima Pigg was a real person - Can’t remember if it was Pig or Pigg...

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.

-ccm

50 posted on 03/22/2008 10:21:31 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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