Post # 122
Ones that I’ve come across before starting as a teacher are Dick Quax (say it quickly) and a Jenny whose husband is Penney… she tends to go by her maiden name half the time.
Since starting as a high school teacher I have come across many out-there names. In my school there are children called Kurupt, Raisedinland, Seda Tiv… the list goes on and on. The best one had to be when one of the girls in my class cursed very loudly while I was busy with another student. I turned around and yelled out “Oi, Sylance!” and the whole class went absolutely quiet. Yes, Sylance is pronounced exactly the same way as you’d think (silence). Some parents are so cruel.
Post # 123
I went to high school with a Krystal Ball (who’s now running for Senate…), a George Washington, a Michael Jackson and 2 Michael Jordans. LOL
Post # 124
Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are splitting our guts over this thread hahaha.
Post # 125
went to high school with Sadaf (pronounced sawed-off) Mahboob. once met someone at a conference named Modupa Poopalot. also had a friend in kindergarten who was japanese and his name was atsushi but i couldn’t pronounce that and i called him tushie. poor kid.
Post # 126
I went to highschool with a Justin Love and a James Bond. My cousin’s grandpa’s name is Harry Cox. Seriously unfortunate…
I also know a girl who became Leah Zia when she got married.
Post # 127
My husband works with a Craig Craighead. Really? And I went to high school with a few kids whose mom’s name was Marcia and their last name was Mello. “Marsha Mellow”.
Post # 128
Harry Dyck … his checks said Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Dyck…too bad the A. and Harry weren’t reversed, ha!
Post # 129
@ Sapphire — The guy at our reception venue is named James Bond.
Oh! I also dated a Tom Cruz. Well, it was a blind dated. Didn’t last.
Post # 130
Oh, I also work at a police station with guys with the last names Cop, Bacon and Hamm.
My cousin had officially named her kid Ryder Hollman, until her sister was like “His frat brothers are going to love that!”
It takes a lot of thought to get to “Ride her hole, man” and it still barely even makes sense to me so I thought it was still a fine name, but she changed it right away.
Post # 131
I am just concerned about my married last name, because it’s a president’s name, and so is my mother’s maiden name that I want to keep in the family. 2 different presidents…I need to do a lot of thinking on that.
and @sapphire again — Ryder Hollman — I got it the second I read it — but I am in college and know lots of frat guys haha, so…it is probably a good thing she changed it. Ryder is SUCH a cute name though!
Post # 132
Phuc Dang — a young man in my son’s elementary school class. Phonetically it’s dangerous, but you pronounce it Puck.
Post # 133
We also have a political figure in Detroit named Robert Bob. My friends husband is a cop and he sees a lot of driver’s licenses like “Shampain” and “La-sha” (Ladasha).
My husband went to school with a Anita Gagneja.
Post # 134
I never changed my last name when I married before because my ex’s last name was Berry. Not a bad name but my first name rhymes so NO thanks. My SIL (his brother’s wife” had a rhyming name too, Mary, and took the last name, and so my ex Mother-In-Law was always miffed that I chose not to.
We did joke a lot when I was pregnant about naming our son Blue, or Razz, or Straw…but of course we were JUST joking. 🙂
I went to school with a girl named Leslie Lesley. She and I hung out and I remember one time when we were somewhere on campus we weren’t supposed to be and got questioned by an administrator… the guy did NOT believe her (this was before student IDs were commonplace) and when she told him her name several times, he thought she was pulling his chain and hauled her to the office!
My son (18) had a classmate in 9th grade (!) that had a baby, and he came home one day to tell me I’d never believe what she named it: then he pronounced i “Absidy”. so I’m thinking okay, odd, but so? Then he tells me how she spelled it: ABCD!!
Then he wondered what the next kid would be… maybe “Ellmenop”!?
Post # 135
I know this is all in fun and that those who mentioned it never meant anything negative by it, but I’m sorry, I gotta call out the “Le-a” thing. This article/blog post does a good job explaining.
On a lighter note, a classmate of my MOH’s name is Jenna. She married a man whose last name is Talia (spelled slightly different, pronounced “TAY-lee-uh”). Sound it out. lol.
Post # 136
My parents were teenagers when they had me, so they wanted to name me something different. My mom learned about the constalation Cassiopeia in school and loved the idea of naming me that. Her younger brother saved me by saying that when I was older the boys would call me Cassie-open-em.
Also, a family arund where I live is Prickitt. How funny is that? Fortunately, no one has named anyone an awful first name.