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Weird last names

The Hiker 27 Jun 07 - 10:43 AM
Dave Hanson 27 Jun 07 - 10:47 AM
Michael 27 Jun 07 - 11:11 AM
HouseCat 27 Jun 07 - 11:27 AM
Ruth Archer 27 Jun 07 - 12:03 PM
Rog Peek 27 Jun 07 - 12:12 PM
goatfell 27 Jun 07 - 12:26 PM
Grimmy 27 Jun 07 - 12:30 PM
Anne Lister 27 Jun 07 - 06:02 PM
Don Firth 27 Jun 07 - 06:16 PM
GUEST,North South Annie 27 Jun 07 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,petr 27 Jun 07 - 08:06 PM
TRUBRIT 27 Jun 07 - 10:47 PM
SharonA 28 Jun 07 - 02:34 PM
Dave Hanson 29 Jun 07 - 05:40 AM
Dave Roberts 29 Jun 07 - 05:57 AM
Surreysinger 29 Jun 07 - 06:55 AM
Sttaw Legend 29 Jun 07 - 07:02 AM
nickp 29 Jun 07 - 07:20 AM
Adrianel 30 Jun 07 - 07:52 PM
Zhenya 30 Jun 07 - 11:31 PM
TRUBRIT 01 Jul 07 - 12:11 AM
Dickey 01 Jul 07 - 11:58 PM
s&r 02 Jul 07 - 03:01 AM
mouldy 02 Jul 07 - 03:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: The Hiker
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 10:43 AM

I know a guy ,surname Carey who insisted on giving his son the moniker Harrison.You just know that it is going to be shortened to Harry Carey (Hari Kari)


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 10:47 AM

There was a film actor called Harry Carey jr.

eric


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Michael
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 11:11 AM

Mikey191- Isn't that Oddly Normal?

Mike


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: HouseCat
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 11:27 AM

My rheumatologist is Dr. Slaughter.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 12:03 PM

Someone mentioned a Rosie Dick...

I have a friend whose maiden name was Rosie Cock.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Rog Peek
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 12:12 PM

"My knickers are coming down" said Lucy Lastic.
Remember that from primary school.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: goatfell
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 12:26 PM

my father worked with a man who lives in Largs Scotland called JImmy Riddle, and one of my friends who lives in Saltcoats Scotland is called James Bond


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Grimmy
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 12:30 PM

During my genealogy days I came across many exotic names. The two surnames which stuck in my mind were:

Bigadick

and the intriguing

Twiceaday


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Anne Lister
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 06:02 PM

There was a lad in one class I taught whose name was Lee Rozee, which of course in the register became Rozee Lee ... on the same list I had a Mudd, and a Codd, and a West Indian boy called Oral. He was, unfortunately, all mouth! Then there was a Turkish boy whose surname was God (and I had to work very hard not to make his reports full of jokes on this), another called Genghis and yet another called Ferid, which when called out sounded like a rodent. We were told off by a passer-by once when walking the kids back from a swimming lesson - "you shouldn't call the children names like that, you know".
But I'm afraid my all-time favourite was the American teacher of something New Agey who came out to work at Atsitsa in Greece with me ("holistic holidays", for the uninitiated) who had found her name in a vision. She was, unforgettably, Treelight Green. She didn't appreciate abbreviations, either.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 06:16 PM

A divinity student named Fiddle
Refused to accept a degree.
    He said, "Being 'Fiddle'
    Is quite bad enough,
Without being 'Fiddle, D.D.'"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: GUEST,North South Annie
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 07:48 PM

I met a surgeon called Mr. Payne once.
Bubblyrat did you know that our miniscule mutual friend did name his daughter Amanda Lynne!

Annie


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 08:06 PM

knew a Harry Savage at school.
And there was also a Harry Dyck.

I knew a Czech lady whose name in Czech meant.. 'it no longer smells'


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 27 Jun 07 - 10:47 PM

Steve Shaw -- THE Jean Shrimpton??


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: SharonA
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 02:34 PM

This is no lie:

Down the street from my home is the office of Randy Beaver.

Randy's specialty: Home improvement.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 05:40 AM

During my time in HM Forces I had a brief stopover at the Royal Armoured Corps Depot at Bovington in Dorset, I worked in the Army Emergency Reserve Office and discovered documents for one [ I kid you not ] Second Lieutenant W Frankenstein.

eric


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 05:57 AM

My late mother had friends called Ira Tempest and Florrie Snowball, and she was also acquainted with a young girl called Iona Barr.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Surreysinger
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 06:55 AM

Liz - your post of 26th June "I know a tax inspector called Battcock... " - if his name is Nick, so do I... or at least so did I, as we did our Inspector's training together on the same course back in the 1980's!

My sister used to be a professional genealogist, and so came across many odd surnames. I have to say that my favourite of the ones she regurgitated was Hogtrough... imagine going through life with that!


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 07:02 AM

I worked with Alan Peter Ness on his office door was A P Ness!

I also worked with an Engineer Mike Hunt. We were on a project together which required us to have radios for communication. A female engineer wanted him so she shouted out on the radio "has anyone seen Mike Hunt"


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: nickp
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 07:20 AM

A friend's mother often used to relate that she was at school with a girl called Ophelia Bottom.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Adrianel
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 07:52 PM

My second grade teacher was Olive Branch.
My grandmother, when she married, became Lydia May Leek. She must have loved my grandfather very much.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Zhenya
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 11:31 PM

Think I mentioned this on a similar Mudcat thread some years ago, but it fits right in here -

I used to work with a woman named Dorothy Toto. I seem to recall she was married, so perhaps the Toto was acquired later in life. I don't recall if she was a Wizard of Oz fan.


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 12:11 AM

My last name is Coward -- I am fine with it but lots of others eeem to have issues with it -- I used to introduce myself as Coward, like Noel but after many blank looks I now say, Coward, like being afraid.......


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: Dickey
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 11:58 PM

Lucy Titz


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: s&r
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 03:01 AM

Had a pal called Cecil Thistlethwaite - nothing wrong till you try to say it

Stu


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Subject: RE: Weird last names
From: mouldy
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 03:23 AM

The previous head teacher at the local secondary school was Alan Key.

My dad had a nasty habit of putting his initials on his suitcases... W A N C.

My great grandmother's sister married a farmworker in North Yorkshire who had the surname, as listed in the 1881 census, as Minger. It was earlier recorded as Minge! (A lot would depend on how the family pronounced the name)

Pity all young boys with the surname Bates. That's if they adhere to the practice of referring to them as "Master" still.

Andrea


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