Unfortunate names

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  • arrpee
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    I’ve had some dealings with a guy named Duncan Alcock.

    Didn’t notice anything amiss until I began keying in his email address:

    duncanalcock@…

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Let me have another go without rushing predictive text

    Family name – Sogi

    Child’s name – Kuntal

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    One of the top guys at The North Face is/was called Randy Gaylord.

    Nearly. You must mean Topher Gaylord. He’s now at Under Armour.

    Mildly amusing but not as good as ‘Ada Kok’ who used to work at Speedo.

    There used to be a bloke named Neil Doon who worked for a QS firm in Glasgow called Poole Dick.

    HIs business card was a belter.

    jamesco
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    Unbelievably , chap lives near me, Eric Hunt , what kind of unthinking parent doesn’t run this stuff through their nomenclature filter? Mind you I desperately wanted a relatives first grandson to be christened Thomas, surname ……Gunn.  Sister works in a system with large data base, customers include, Pearl Button, Rosie Bottom and a fella who determinedly introduces himself as Mr K P Nutt.

    BigCol
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    Lass at work – Isabelle Ender 😮

    In the phone book at my last place : Baldeep Sukham.

    My old woodwork teacher : Mr Wood. Niall Wood !!

    arrpee
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    A coleague once spoke to a Thai lady named Porn Rat.

    zokes
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    I’ve certainly regretted not finding an excuse for citing any of these papers:

    You should try try to find a need to write about copper nano-tubes, then abbreviate them:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11433-013-5387-8

    The abstract is a peach

    Tinners
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    I’ve never met one (or gone to see one), but please tell me that there’s a Helena Handcart. Somewhere.

    I worked with Helen Back once too. She may have had a handcart.

    Spin
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    Work with Euan Kerr.

    When friends of mine called Kerr had a wee boy I said jokingly to my wife ‘as long as they don’t call him Euan’. But they did. I mean really, what’s that all about? Just an oversight?

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    My missus used to work with a girl called Annette Kirton.

    She then married a young chap called Ball.

    You couldn’t make it up.

    Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Zokes ^^^ 😂

    switchback
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    A more self inflicted than unfortunate name

    Few years back at work did had collaborate on a number projects with a Dick Fiddler – luckily never had to meet him in person

    Rob Hilton
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    There surely must be someone in the world called Saieed West??

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    Childish though I might be, I always enjoyed watching Saracens because of the number of times the commentators mentioned the scrum half. Mrs Scape used to tell me off for saying “He-he!” every time de Kock got a mention. She got even crosser in the second half when they mentioned Wigglesworth, and that raised a “He-he!” as well.

    “How the hell do you giggle at Wigglesworth you silly bastard?”

    “Because he’s come on for De Kock!”

    tjagain
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    Remeber the great French lock that Bill McClaren always use to call ” the blond french player” ” the french lock”etc but would never say his name – Jean Condom

    Houns
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    The owner of the place i work at called his son Kash and his Daughter Karrie, no it isn’t a wholesalers

    Premier Icon snownrock
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    Mike Litoris, Google it

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    You should try try to find a need to write about copper nano-tubes, then abbreviate them:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11433-013-5387-8

    The abstract is a peach

    (Copper Nanotube abbv)…should always be viewed in freestanding and tip-suspending conditions… 🙂

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    Nearly. You must mean Topher Gaylord. He’s now at Under Armour.

    Yes, you’re right. I realised about 20 minutes later but couldn’t be arsed with correcting it. His brother really is called Randy Gaylord however. A very cool name.

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    I’ve never met one (or gone to see one), but please tell me that there’s a Helena Handcart. Somewhere.

    There was a poster on BikeMagic years ago called Helena Handkardt. I suspect she was not entirely real.

    rmacattack
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    anybody with traquin as their first name. instantly doomed to be a knob for life.

    ….unless their surname is Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel in which case they’ll most likely get elected as an MP for Luton

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    Two sportsmen I wouldn’t cross the road with:

    Luke Wright and Dai Young.

    BillMC
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    Randy Gaylord is a San Juan prosecuting attorney, ‘Silence in court! I insist, si-lence in court!’

    shooterman
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    I met a Lisa Fuchs once.

    Sadly, I didn’t get to find out if it was true.

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    My missus used to work with a girl called Annette Kirton.

    I used to work with a Danielle Curtin.  She once had a proper rant at me for something fairly trivial, I told her to pull herself together.  Then had to hit ‘mute’ on the phone fairly rapidly.

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    Another work one.

    We were interviewing prospective new staff, and had one candidate with the name “Satnam.”  We spent a good 20 minutes before he turned up making sat-nav jokes and ended up hysterically giddy.

    The guy turned up, we both took deep breaths and composed ourselves.  Went to meet him, my colleague a stride ahead of me goes to shake his hand, “hi, I’m Bob… find us all right?”  I had to take a sudden hard left into a side office to sit on the floor giggling like an idiot.

    drlex
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    zokes,

    Great link. Copper nanotubes will now replace see you next Tuesday as a SFW insult.

    eddiebaby
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    A windsurfing mate’s dad was Chris P Bacon. Top bloke, much missed.

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    My dad belonged to a sailing club back in the eighties, the Commodore was a bloke called Peter Enis, and yes he was a bit of dick.

    But, same as DrJ, when his parents realised, but still didn’t change it…why?

    Cletus
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    My daughter went to playgroup with a boy called Isaac Buttle

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    More nominative determinism than unfortunate perhaps, but one of the force Driving Instructors was a PC Nick Moore.

    andyl
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    Bought a car at salvage auction and when the V5 arrived the previous owner was Jenna Taylor.

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