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  • cynic-al
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    Goodluck Jonathan

    nealglover
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    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.

    BillMC
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    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.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    ‘I’m Great…’ //Jessica leaves//

    pondo
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    Was listening to radio 2 this morning and finalists name in the short story competition was ‘Great Scott’.

    That’s funny – I heard that, as soon as I saw the title of the thread, I thought “ooo, I must tell them about that name I heard on the radio this morning…” 🙂

    hora
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    Anything is better than the old popular names Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

    The 00’s is Jake, Lucas, Tom and the king of the them……JACK.

    Be abit different for **** sake. Its a persons name not a conformist exercise.

    The worst kid’s name I’ve come across recently is Pebbles – poor little brat!

    hora
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    The best ones I’ve come across as Thor and Felix.

    edlong
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    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”.

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    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 Chuck
    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

    Neighbours granddaughters are Darcy and Rhianna.

    Used to work with someone called Sandra Shatwell.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    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…”

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    Goodnews is a pretty popular first name in Nigeria. Always made me smile 🙂

    peterfile
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    My neighbour was called Andrew Andrews.

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    Oh and my all time favourite, Randolph Burgher

    Spud
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    Once phoned to speak with the Environment Manager of a large company to be told his name was Bunny Warren!! 😆

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    One of my mates did bless his son with “Danger” as his middle name. 😆

    To this day I have no idea how he got that past his wife.

    nick1962
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    The 00’s is Jake, Lucas, Tom and the king of the them……JACK.

    Be abit different for **** sake. Its a persons name not a conformist exercise.
    You missed this one,conformity obligatory

    julians
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    I heard the same thing, but presumed I had misheard, and her name was Grace Scott, not Great Scott.

    Theres a boy at my sons nursery called Zebedee.

    hora
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    One of my mates did bless his son with “Danger” as his middle name

    On the birth certificate? If so inspired. You DONT have to tell people your middle name so inclusion of one should be unusual/abit of fun.

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    Our local church graveyard has a great family who went in for amusing names! Their surname is/was Hole so here are some I remember…

    Phyllis
    Fanny S
    Arthur

    bikebouy
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    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) 😆

    LHS
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    Worked with a lady who’s surname was Fuchschit (she pronounched it fooshay)

    You could have all sorts of fun with kids first names.

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    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?

    DrJ
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    Them: “F. E. M. A. L. E.”

    That’s lifted from Cat People, I think.

    <goes away and Googles pictures of Nastassia Kinski>

    edlong
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    Her: “Okay… … and how do you spell it please?”

    Them: “F. E. M. A. L. E.”

    This in the UK? I’m inclined to call BS on that if so, can’t see the registrar not querying it when the birth was registered…

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    Some of the above names have me in stitches.

    We are considering trying for a second soon (child) and I may set down the ground rule that the middle name has to be ‘Danger’.

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    Nobody mentioned “Bike Shed” yet or “Bus Shelter” or perhaps “Behind the Bar at Ritzies”

    I do know of a “Clover” and “Meadow” for precisely the reason you suggest.

    wilko1999
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    I have a mate called Yoda, not surprisingly his folks are Star Wars potty

    Also, some friends have a daughter called Non. Or to quote her full name: Non Trevina Sorcha Bliss O’Brien.

    Another friend has gone all obscure biblical and called her daughter Bathsheba

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    That’s lifted from Cat People, I think.

    I’m inclined to call BS on that

    Entirely possible. It’s a good story though 😀

    freeagent
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    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’

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    <goes away and Googles pictures of Nastassia Kinski>

    Try it with a “j” after the “ss” 😉

    My son is the only one in his school called Lydon 🙂

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Another friend has gone all obscure biblical and called her daughter Bathsheba

    Sounds like a supplier of cheap designer bathrooms.

    *google*

    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)

    I went to Russia with a girl called Hesthter Bloom-Jurksaitis. Kind of stuck with me…

    Really wanted to call our son Orlando but it was never given a chance. Probably for the best.

    wilko1999
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    😀 Bathrooms of timeless beauty 😀

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    My son has the same name as a TdF winner (not Lance!). Not named after him as such but we did like the name.

    He’s hoping to meet him at the Giro this weekend 🙂

    anonymouse
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    My brother-in-law blessed his daughter with the name of Minnie Cooper.

    Oh, the shame.

    scuttler
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    Randy Gaylord

    Albanach
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    There’s a girl at my fathers partners school in Glasgow who is called Pocahontas…

    sc-xc
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    My lad’s middle name is Sullivan – after Justin.

    jekkyl
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    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.
    ‘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.

    hora
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    I named my son Zachary, then Elton John calls his son the same. For years people will think its vice versa 😐

    david jey
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    A Nigerian bloke I used to work with had two kids called Excellence and Peculiar. This was a few years ago and they were young then so they’ll be about secondary school age now. If they are still living in the UK I’m sure they’re having a GREAT time.

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    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.

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