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SoupIsGood
09-13-2005, 11:20 PM
British office compiles list of odd names

LONDON (AP) -- Horatio Hornblower is an odd name, but consider his siblings: Azubia, Constantia, Jecoliah, Jedidah, Jerusha and Erastus. Rene Jackaman, archive assistant at Cornwall County Record Office, found all those names after coming across a real-life namesake of C.S. Forester's fictional naval hero in county census records.

The Hornblower name has been on record for centuries.

Inspired by that discovery, staff and researchers at the Cornwall Record Office compiled a list of more than 1,000 unusual names found in censuses as well as in births, deaths and marriage records going back as far as the 16th century.

"My all-time favorites are Abraham Thunderwolff and Freke Dorothy Fluck Lane," she said.



Other discoveries included Boadicea Basher, Philadelphia Bunnyface, Faithful C0ck, Susan Booze, Elizabeth Disco, Edward Evil, Fozzitt Bonds, Truth Bullock, Charity Chilly, Gentle Fudge, Obedience Ginger and Offspring Gurney.

Levi Jeans was married in Padstow, Cornwall, in 1797.

Other remarkable duos in the marriage records included Nicholas Bone and Priscilla Skin, joined in wedlock in 1636; Charles Swine and Jane Ham in 1711; John Mutton and Ann Veale in 1791, and Richard Dinner and Mary Cook in 1802.

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317Kim
09-14-2005, 06:22 AM
Good Gord!

GO!!!!!
09-20-2005, 01:48 AM
thats just disturbing, althought i must say I hate anything like

Jim Smith or James Doe...

C'mon people get original allready

Peace

George Jingle Helmich

travmil
09-20-2005, 04:29 AM
When I was in school, I dated a girl with the last name Dick. That in and of itself is not unusual. What is unusual is that she told me her mother's name was Sharon.

Sharon Dick. Get it?

Brian
09-20-2005, 05:00 AM
Leeerrrroy Jenkinss.

317Kim
09-20-2005, 06:13 AM
When I was in school, I dated a girl with the last name Dick. That in and of itself is not unusual. What is unusual is that she told me her mother's name was Sharon.

Sharon Dick. Get it?

:rotflmao: that is funny!

Kat
09-20-2005, 09:43 AM
I came across a fellow the other day with the name Randy Wang. ;)

McClintic Sphere
09-20-2005, 09:45 AM
I went to school with a kid named Dickie Small. Report card read Small, Dick. I kid you not.

travmil
09-20-2005, 09:46 AM
LOL! That reminds me of another name of an acquaintance. Richard Dragon, but he actually insisted that everyone call him Dick Dragon.

Frank Slade
09-20-2005, 10:23 AM
I know a guy whose real name was Jack Frost..
He then married someone with the first name of Deana, but everyone called her Dee as in Dee Frost....:laugh:

Stryder
09-20-2005, 10:32 AM
Tye Down.

I knew him back in elementary school.

My grandfather had a friend with the name of Peter Glasscock. I'm serious.

Aw Heck
09-20-2005, 12:35 PM
I never knew anyone with a strange name, but this reminds me of all those book jokes, like Under the Bleachers by Seymour Butts, Revenge of the Tiger by Claude Balls, The Yellow River by I.P. Freely, etc.

Diamond Dave
09-20-2005, 01:06 PM
One of the greatest of all-time was of a girl who went to a neighboring high school to me named....

Jenna Tull

ChicagoJ
09-20-2005, 01:54 PM
My father-in-law is Harry Richard "Smith".

Back in my lifeguarding days, the fine young Jr. High school aged kids of Greenwood would buy a pool pass for "Michael Hunt". You've heard of him, goes by Mike. On a daily basis, they'd crank-call and ask for him. And on a daily basis, the little old lady that was the pool manager would get on the P.A. and yell, "My ****, you have a phone call." And we'd try to tell her that she was making a fool of herself, I even explained it to her one time. But she would insist that really was a person with that name *beacuse they'd bought a pool pass*!!

Spicoli
09-20-2005, 02:04 PM
Along the same lines as Jay, I went to school with a girl named Carrie Hunt. Swap the "H" and the "C", and yikes!

My favorite Chick McGee name - Jack Mahogoff :D

Vicious Tyrant
09-20-2005, 02:48 PM
The Public Defender in Monroe County is Michael Hunt.

pizza guy
09-20-2005, 02:49 PM
The guy who runs the bowling alley in town is named Toby Beach. His wife's name?

You guessed it.

Sandy.

100% true.

Slick Pinkham
09-20-2005, 03:34 PM
I had high school classmates named "Dusty Fields" and "Rocky Rhodes".

Did Carrie Hunt have a brother named Mike? He's a businessman. His secretary is always running around saying "Have you seen Mike Hunt?"

SoupIsGood
09-20-2005, 04:47 PM
Someone I know claims to have known an Anita Dick.

There was this one kid named Ben Maupin. (Been mopping?) Yeah that's as good as I've heard.

travmil
09-20-2005, 09:26 PM
I forgot I had a classmate in elementary school named Mike Watch. So it sounded like you were saying "my crotch" in your best Elmer Fudd voice.

Pacers#1Fan
09-20-2005, 09:30 PM
Those are pretty funny.:laugh: