- Odd/different children's names
Great Scott is genius when said as a full name. (Presuming Scott is the surname.)
Falls apart a bit as a standalone first name though.
“Hi I’m Jessica, what’s your name?”
“Great, pleased to meet you Jessica. Can I buy you a drink”
“Err, yeah ok. A vodka and tonic please…….So what’s your name ?”
“Great….. I’ll just go to to the bar and get the drinks”
Etc, etc, etc.Posted 3 years agoBillMCMember
GQT on R4 is/was full of rural references e.g. Clay Jones, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness and ofcourse Anna Hill on Farming Today.
I noticed in the Guardian a youth worker who specialises in sex education and his name is Justin Hancock.
In Northampton there is a Butt Savouries, mmmmmm yummy.Posted 3 years agoedlongMember
I knew of a guy, surname Walker, who named his son Luke.
And gave him the middle name of Sky.
I liked that one, gave the lad the option to operate with a normal name “Luke Walker” while still having that “special” element.
I also used to date a girl who’s parents were split on fan devotion to the Beatles and the Stones, and named their daughter accordingly after songs.
First name Julia (after the Lennon song)
Middle name after the stones song “Ruby Tuesday”. Middle name therefore, obviously, “Tuesday”.Posted 3 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Great’s American cousin Awesome – or perhaps it should be Truly like in Mary Poppins, “Hi I’m Truly Awesome, Truly Awesome Scott”
I had an American colleague Charles Spears, known as ChuckPosted 3 years ago
Met a guy who’s name was Adolf, when he handed me his business card I was speechless.
Head teacher at my kids school was Mary Teresa Head or M. T. Head or just empty as the kids called her
Mate’s missus is a teacher and she tells the tale of the initial meeting with some parents whose child was starting in her class. Conversation went something like this:
Her: “Okay so what is your little girl’s name then?”
Them: *enunciating* “Fir Mall Eee”
Her: “That’s a really unusual name.”
Them: “Yeah the hospital chose it for us when she was born”
Her: “Okay… 😕 … and how do you spell it please?”
Them: “F. E. M. A. L. E.”
Her: ” 😯 … if you’ll just excuse me for one moment…”Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
Nobody mentioned “Bike Shed” yet or “Bus Shelter” or perhaps “Behind the Bar at Ritzies” 😆
Most popular at the sailing club are “William” and beleive it or not “Kate”. We’ve gone through the Jacks, Henrys, James’s and Thyaya, Torries and Jessicas and moved into a recall of Classic Royal names… We’ve never experianced a Chardonnay though, maybe we just don’t attract the type(s) 😆Posted 3 years agosandwicheaterSubscriber
Was listening to radio 2 this morning and finalists name in the short story competition was ‘Great Scott’.
A stroke of genius or a silly idea I could not decide. I know it doesn’t matter but made me chortle.
What names have you come across that struck you as odd/struggled to hold back a giggle?Posted 3 years agofreeagentMember
My Daughters are Amelia-Grace and Charlotte-Louisa.
Charlotte had a very traumatic birth, and was lucky to pull through, The midwife suggested we call her storm, as she’d been through it and survived.
I kind of wish we had because she can be very ‘stormy’ when she wants to be…
Had we named Millie after the place where she was conceived, she’d be ‘The pride of Bilbao’Posted 3 years ago
Another friend has gone all obscure biblical and called her daughter Bathsheba
Sounds like a supplier of cheap designer bathrooms.
Oh look: http://www.bathshebabathrooms.co.uk/ 😆
(also, according to wiki, Bathsheba’s most famous for getting pregnant during extra-marital sex with Kind David, leading to him putting her husband on the front line to be killed)Posted 3 years agojekkylMember
I met a Julie Goodenuff once, always wondered if she was.
Also at work we had a customer called Mr sss hach eye tea (work it out) I kid ye not, that was his name, first name was Andrew so his name appeared as A S***. When one of my colleagues had to phone him we were all listening to see if he creased up, ‘hello is that Mr …..’ very odd.
I despair when I find out what family and/or friends call their kids, it’s like they’ve spent practically 5 minutes on the subject.Posted 3 years ago
‘oh! you’ve called your child lily/isabell/jack that’ll be good then when they’re in class with 5 others of the same name’
I’m too judgey maybe, the wife and I spent months over our daughters name, we did seperate lists and stuff and discussed it for ages.chrisdwSubscriber
I think this occurred pre birth, so not awful, but could have been!
My mum used to be a district children’s nurse. One family she visited had a son which was the reason she was there. But she was also heavily pregnant. My mum asks if they have a name and they proudly stated “Chlamydia”. Apparently they decided on the name a while ago because it sounds pretty. They were completely ignorant of the real meaning of the word.Posted 3 years ago
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