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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Strange Names For People

    This thread was inspired by the recent news that the Cleveland Indians are considering a major trade of one (1) of their fans' favorite players, Coco Crisp.

    I chuckle every time I hear his name. Then I start thinking about a number of other strange names for people that I have heard over the years. I even knew some folks with strange names.
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    Many years ago I worked with a dude named Tim Birr. We had a riot with his name.....especially when we would page him.

    Same place, a fella I worked with had a whole slew of kids. This guys last name was Massey. His wife again became prego and they named the newest kid Justin Uther.

    Anybody remember the NBA player, World B. Free?

    Can't forget my idol, Frank Zappa.....named his kids Dweezil and Moon Unit.

    My guess is that some of you more rural types will smile at this name, of a local farmer: Orville Hoodlebrink. You can picture him and you will be correct.

    Porn names are fun, but those were studio names.

    Can you recall some other famous and "strange" names? Did you personally know some folks with "strange" names?

    What say you?

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    I went to high school with Kaye Mart.

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    My Mom went to HS with a guy named Skip Jagshitz and her boss was named Dick Korn.

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    Anybody remember the NBA player, World B. Free?

    What say you?

    Jocko
    "Lloyd" when he played for the Washington Bullets. I think he ended his career with the Golden State Warriors.

    A guy two years ahead of me in high school: Mike Hunt.

    I worked for a city manager named Harry Peacock. Ex-Marine, a good guy.
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 24 Jan 2006 at 9:10 PM. Reason: Harry

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    There's a spokesperson for the City of Orlando named Crystal Candy. One of my best friends grew up with a friend named Candy Barr; her sister was Sand(y) Barr.
    One of the weirdest names I remember is a best friends uncle, Ansel Dekle. Talk about a trailer trash name.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    There's a spokesperson for the City of Orlando named Crystal Candy. One of my best friends grew up with a friend named Candy Barr; her sister was Sand(y) Barr.
    One of the weirdest names I remember is a best friends uncle, Ansel Dekle. Talk about a trailer trash name.
    OMG, there was a Candy Barr that applied for a job at my current work a few years ago.

    I went to school with a Crystal Claire Waters.

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    There was a Canadian or US swimmer a few years ago called Misty Hymen. I always thought that had to be a tough name to live with. She was a very good swimmer if I recall - even beat one of the Aussie swimmers occasionally.

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    I knew a girl whose cousin was Anna Recksiek.

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    My nominee goes to Delbert McNutt. He lives in my parent's "village".

    Varrous men named Alison
    Various men named Bliss
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Sloan Bentley-and SHE'S FEMALE.

    South Asian names I find fascinating in their multisyllabic polyphony.

    Always enjoyed reading emails from fellow employee named Niles Fleege

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    Guy in my HS: Justin Bounds (his dad was a coach).
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    Dont forget of the Dodgers outfielder: Milton Bradley

    RJ: We had a Michael Hunt at my High School. At least thats what he wanted to be called
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    There was a recreation director in a town I used to work in named Rick Rash.
    When I was growing up, my parents friends, Mr. & Mrs. Craft named their kid Chris.
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    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Various men named Bliss
    A former councilman here is named Dick ...

    The County Coroner here has the last name of Balmer. Sadly, his first name is not Mike.
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    I once had a classmate who has the name of A.l.e.x.a A.l.e.x.a.n.d.e.r.

    (I'm trying to keep her name from being google-able by using all the periods in between the letters. Will it work?)

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    Uncle of mine
    Bunny Easter, his wife is Mary

    how horrid thank god they did not have kids

    Race car driver
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    The head elevator inspector in NC is named Cherie Berry.

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    Wasn't there a basketball player a number of years ago with a name like "Scientific Laboratory" or "Scientific Experiment" or something like that?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Wasn't there a basketball player a number of years ago with a name like "Scientific Laboratory" or "Scientific Experiment" or something like that?

    Scientific Mapp, I think - played at Florida A&M. His brother - Majestic Mapp - played for Virginia.

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    Worked with a girl at a ski hill who's real name was Crystal Glass. She was the brightest person, but she was drop dead gorgeous.
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    I remember a dood in my dad's squadron who happened to be a Master Sergeant and his last name was Bates. You can imagine what everyone called him.

    Queen B works with a guy named Dick Palmer. LAW-Ree gets a big kick out of his name.

    I went to school with a girl named Bambi Shamp.
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    My cousins grew up knowing this girl names Kegga last name Schaffer, middle name Cole....
    put it together = Kegga Cole Schaffer that's just down right cruel, but flows off the tongue well.

    Also, a friend of mine had a next door neighbor growing up named Richard Powers, or Dick if you prefer . . . he had 8 children.

    My Home-Ec teacher in grade school was named Mrs. Garlic.
    Had a Mrs. Little in 3rd grade and she was the tallest in the school.
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    NASCAR Driver named Lake Speed

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