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« on: 24/07/2008 13:39:12 »
Are some parents just morons?
What would you have liked to have named your kids?

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A New Zealand judge has ordered a name change for an embarrassed nine-year-old girl called Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii, a local newspaper reported Thursday.


The girl was so embarrassed that she had not revealed the name given by her parents to friends, who simply knew her as K, the Taranaki Daily News said.

Family court judge Rob Murfitt said in a judgement made in February -- but not released until Thursday -- that oddball monikers created social hurdles as children grew up.

"She fears being mocked and teased and in that she has a greater level of insight than either of her parents," he said of the girl.

The judge discovered New Zealand parents had given their children some other unusual names including Number 16 Bus Shelter and Midnight Chardonnay, both of which may relate to the conception of the child.

One child was named Violence and two pairs of twins were called Benson and Hedges and Fish and Chips. The children from one family were all named after six-cylinder Ford cars.



 

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« Reply #1 on: 24/07/2008 16:06:39 »
I taught a girl called Annette Curtain.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/07/2008 17:18:54 »
My brother-in-law's second wife insisted that their daughter (now 5) be called Lily - not unusual, except that their surname is Pink.
Remember the Scaffold - "Lily the pink, the pink, the pink......". I doubt that any of the tot's contemporaries will know of this - but if it ever gets out...you know how unkind children can be.  ;D
 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/07/2008 17:48:17 »
There was a girl in my primary school class called Theresa Green (she was American)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 24/07/2008 19:47:19 »
This guy's name shouldn't be a problem.
http://www.occupationalasthma.com/personview.aspx?id=38
but it still amused me. He used to work in the same organisation as Dick Wagg and Bill Anchor.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 24/07/2008 20:27:10 »
Allegedly these are screenshots of genuine emails



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« Reply #7 on: 24/07/2008 23:59:58 »
In my elementary school we had a girl who's name was pronounced Va-Jean-na, but that is not how it was spelled.

My middle name is Clapp--I've heard them all.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 25/07/2008 05:25:10 »
One of my former employers asked me to marry him.  His last name was Hardee and he wanted us to have a daughter so we could name her Laurel Ann.

But noooooo.......I did MUCH better and married someone whose last name is always mispronounced cock! [:(!]
 

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« Reply #9 on: 25/07/2008 08:42:41 »
One of my former employers asked me to marry him.  His last name was Hardee and he wanted us to have a daughter so we could name her Laurel Ann.

But noooooo.......I did MUCH better and married someone whose last name is always mispronounced cock! [:(!]

 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/07/2008 13:04:31 »
Years ago my wife knew some people called Niskin, they had a son called Peter - yes, P Niskin.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 26/07/2008 14:13:55 »
I have a friend called Stephen P Lodge; affectionately known as Splodge.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 27/07/2008 18:45:56 »
There are thousands of Messers "Ness" whose first name begins with P, poor devils.
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« Reply #13 on: 27/07/2008 22:12:33 »
My boss at ICI (now Astra Zeneca) was called Richard Head. The joke going around the lab was Dr Head is changing his name.......to John Thomas!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 27/07/2008 23:06:41 »
My Dad once taught a girl whose name was Teresa Green.

Seriously.

He's very professional though, so probably never giggled about it in front of her. Probably.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 28/07/2008 08:15:02 »
I taught a boy with the name Tye Dyer   


it was one of the things I had to think about carefully when naming the kids.. our surname is a common everyday word and I had to make sure all the school yard bullying would not originate from my naming skills.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 28/07/2008 10:19:36 »
Once I had a fishmonger called Bass and Sons.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 28/07/2008 10:39:50 »
My Dad once taught a girl whose name was Teresa Green.

Seriously.

He's very professional though, so probably never giggled about it in front of her. Probably.

He wasn't a teacher at my primary school, was he?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 28/07/2008 10:40:26 »
I like the builders - Bodgitt & Runne
 

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« Reply #19 on: 28/07/2008 10:43:12 »


Although this is intended as a pun on Battersea Dogs' Home, I find the connection between batter, sea & cod rather amusing too.



I had a friend called Duncan whom we called Duncan Disorderly!



Especially for JimBob
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« Reply #20 on: 28/07/2008 10:53:10 »
My first ever night in Hong Kong, I sat up nearly all night reading the phone book (yeah, I'm sad). Some of the names I found were Fat Dong, Fat Wong, Hong Kong Dong, and, honestly, Florence Sh1t!
 

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« Reply #21 on: 28/07/2008 16:24:52 »
My Dad once taught a girl whose name was Teresa Green.

Seriously.

He's very professional though, so probably never giggled about it in front of her. Probably.

He wasn't a teacher at my primary school, was he?

Could be - I can't remember which school it was.  Ever lived in the midlands?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 28/07/2008 17:13:33 »
My Dad once taught a girl whose name was Teresa Green.

Seriously.

He's very professional though, so probably never giggled about it in front of her. Probably.

He wasn't a teacher at my primary school, was he?

Could be - I can't remember which school it was.  Ever lived in the midlands?

Good Lord no. What do you take me for!?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 28/07/2008 19:07:54 »
DrB, where did you find the first picture (Battersea...)? It's now a Chinese takeaway called "Wok this way" and does a very good roast duck in orange sauce.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 28/07/2008 20:30:50 »
When we lived in the middle east, the local jewellers was called "Faiq". 
 

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