You Name It!

I didn't expect such a huge response from my post about funny names the other day.  I received an overwhelming number of name submissions.  I was left wondering why all these men named Dick don't go by Richard or Rich instead?  Especially if they have a last name that makes them the constant butt (pun intended) of jokes.

I can't list all the names you sent me, but here are several in no particular order.

Stormy and Wendy Weather (sisters)
Mona Lisa Smith
Rusty Nail
Bunny Hare (who had a brother Rabbit Hare, a reporter)

Dick Seaman
Dick Uranis
Helen Hooker
Ima Whore
Ima Pigg

Mary Dicklich
Dick Johnson
Mr. Bonar (a Middle School principal, can you imagine?!)
Seymour Pecker
Phil McCracken

Jack Imhoff
Dick Dick
Candy Barr
Clay Money
Iletta Pew

Dr. Wry (say quickly – opthamologist)
Dr. Payne
Happy Dicks (a neurosurgeon)
Dr. Hacker (seen for a cough)
Dr. Au (allergist/needles!)

Dr. Bracey (orthodontist)
Mrs. Butts (a teacher)
Major Butts
Dusty Broom
Justin Case

Dick Chase
Brandy Wine
John Wacker
Mike Hunt (say quickly, repeat)

Beaver Liquors (a business, but worthy of mention)
Fu King (Chinese restaurant, Cooperstown, NY)

In addition, people submitted other name oddities.  As an example, the surgeon who performed my first three post-car accident surgeries was named Thomas Thomas.  What was his mom thinking?

Others you submitted:

Richard Richard
Johnny Johnson
Tracy & Tracy (first names of a married couple)
Leslie & Leslie (same)
Jean & Gene (same)

If I didn't include a name you sent in, I apologize.  My fingers are worn out from typing!

I don't normally post on weekends, but tomorrow I will post the responses from a fellow blogger I recently interviewed. 

On Monday I am going to be taking a humorous (!) look at male/female communication.  Honestly, it is a wonder the two sexes ever communicate at all.  According to an article I recently read, men read sexual desire into almost all female communication.  If that's the case, I'm in big trouble with some of my male friends …. 

Hmmm – maybe not so big?  I'll have to take a better look.  Ha!  Just kidding!

Have a great weekend!       

27 Responses to “You Name It!”

  1. natalie

    i have to comment. i missed the first post, but i do have a couple of true name stories.
    one summer in college i did backyard clubs in a poor inner-city neighborhood. there i met a kid name DeRail. he said he was named after a train. he was only in 2nd grade so i’m sure he had no idea what it meant. poor guy!
    my second year teaching kindergarten i had a kid in my class named Green Akers. seriously. the sad thing is that he was a third. you would think his daddy would have known better. he was a pistol too! i wonder where poor green is now!

  2. natalie

    i have to comment. i missed the first post, but i do have a couple of true name stories.
    one summer in college i did backyard clubs in a poor inner-city neighborhood. there i met a kid name DeRail. he said he was named after a train. he was only in 2nd grade so i’m sure he had no idea what it meant. poor guy!
    my second year teaching kindergarten i had a kid in my class named Green Akers. seriously. the sad thing is that he was a third. you would think his daddy would have known better. he was a pistol too! i wonder where poor green is now!

  3. natalie

    i have to comment. i missed the first post, but i do have a couple of true name stories.
    one summer in college i did backyard clubs in a poor inner-city neighborhood. there i met a kid name DeRail. he said he was named after a train. he was only in 2nd grade so i’m sure he had no idea what it meant. poor guy!
    my second year teaching kindergarten i had a kid in my class named Green Akers. seriously. the sad thing is that he was a third. you would think his daddy would have known better. he was a pistol too! i wonder where poor green is now!

  4. Donna in VA

    Wow! Those are awesome…especially when you see them in one big group like that. It was a great giggle. And also makes me scratch my head as to what drugs their parents were on when they named their children. haha

  5. Donna in VA

    Wow! Those are awesome…especially when you see them in one big group like that. It was a great giggle. And also makes me scratch my head as to what drugs their parents were on when they named their children. haha

  6. Donna in VA

    Wow! Those are awesome…especially when you see them in one big group like that. It was a great giggle. And also makes me scratch my head as to what drugs their parents were on when they named their children. haha

  7. Joanne

    YIPPEE!!! I got my prize card in the mail today!! WOO_HOOO
    T.F.A.H. is way cool!
    thanks honey-pie!
    (why yes I’m a southerner, what made you ask?)

  8. Joanne

    YIPPEE!!! I got my prize card in the mail today!! WOO_HOOO
    T.F.A.H. is way cool!
    thanks honey-pie!
    (why yes I’m a southerner, what made you ask?)

  9. Joanne

    YIPPEE!!! I got my prize card in the mail today!! WOO_HOOO
    T.F.A.H. is way cool!
    thanks honey-pie!
    (why yes I’m a southerner, what made you ask?)

  10. Kimberly

    I, just now, am having a chance to catch up on your blog, so I missed the name thing. These are a riot. Growing up, my parents had a friend who’s name was Richard Swet, and he used Dick as his shortened version of Richard. What was worse was that he was a high school teacher.

  11. Kimberly

    I, just now, am having a chance to catch up on your blog, so I missed the name thing. These are a riot. Growing up, my parents had a friend who’s name was Richard Swet, and he used Dick as his shortened version of Richard. What was worse was that he was a high school teacher.

  12. Kimberly

    I, just now, am having a chance to catch up on your blog, so I missed the name thing. These are a riot. Growing up, my parents had a friend who’s name was Richard Swet, and he used Dick as his shortened version of Richard. What was worse was that he was a high school teacher.

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