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Funny Names

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Most of the names on this page are original, but some are from the "Credits" page at the Car Talk web site and a few others were submitted by site visitors.

You are welcome to send me funny names to add to this list, but note that I post only names that could be real. So please don't be the hundredth person to send me Amanda Huginkiss, since that is not a real last name. And I have enough "Dick" names and other bawdy names. Please, no more! Same for Wayne King - it's just not that funny.

There's one exception to my "must be real" rule. My friend, jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum, submitted the hilarious list of "Big Band" names at the bottom of this page.

Eric Oliver sent a boat-load of funny names, and they're in a group farther down the page.

This page has some pretty good ones too: With a Name Like That

Also see my People I'd Like to Know page and my Smileys collection.

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These funny names come from many professions, whether you're a doctor, a race car driver, an artist, or an athlete. These unique names have their own unique logos, and you can even try to customize your own name or work into an enamel pin, which will become your personalized representative. The enamel pin looks very beautiful and can be worn on clothes or backpacks. You can customize it from EnamelPins Inc and they can provide this service for you.

Funny Names

Adam Baum
Adam Zapel
Al Bino
Al Dente
Al Fresco
Al K. Seltzer
Alf A. Romeo
Ali Gaither, Ali Katt
Amanda Lay (real person)
Amanda Lynn (a mandolin)
Amber Green
Andy Friese (as in antifreeze, a real race car driver)
Angelina Cage
Anita Bathe, Anita Bohn, Anita Dick, Anita Friske, Anita Hanke (real person), Anita Goodman, Anita Hoare
Anita Job, Anita Knapp, Anita Lay, Anita Little, Anita Mann, Anita Mandalay, Anita Plummer
Anna Conda
Anna Fender (an offender)
Anna Graham
Anna Prentice (an apprentice)
Anna Recksiek (anorexic)
Anna Sasin
Anne Teak
Annette Curtain
Annie Howe, Annie May Shin, Annie Matter
April May (a real person I knew in high school)
April Schauer (allegedly a real person)
Aretha Holly
Armand Hammer
Art Major, Art Painter, Art Sellers
Athol, Massachusetts (real town)
B.A. Ware
Barb Dwyer
Barb E. Dahl
Barbara Seville
Barry Cade
Bea Minor and Dee Major
Beau Archer, Beau Kaye, Beau Tye
Ben Dover, Ben Down, Eileen Dover, Skip Dover
Ben Marcata (a musical term)
Bess Eaton (donut shop chain)
Biff Wellington
Bill Board
Bill Ding
Bill Foldes
Bill Loney
Billy Rubin
Bob Apple
Bob Katz, Tom Katz, Kitty Katz
Bonnie Ann Clyde
Bonnie Beaver, MD - she's an Ob/Gyn of course!
Brad Hammer (carpenter joke)
Brandon Cattell, Brandon Irons
Brandy Anne Koch (Brandy and Coke)
Brandy D. Cantor
Brighton Early
Brock Lee
Brooke Trout
Bud Light
Bud Wieser (real college math teacher)
Buster Cherry, Buster Hyman
C. Good (alledgedly a real eye doctor)
C. Senor
C. Worthy
C. Write (another alleged optician)
Cam Payne
Candace Spencer (can dispenser)
Candy Barr, Candy Baskett, Candy Kane, Candy Sweet
Cara Sterio (alleged real person)
Cara Van
Carrie Dababi ("carry the baby" - Dababi is an Egyptian name)
Carrie Oakey
Casey Macy
Charity Case
Cheri Pitts, Harry Pitts
Chip Munk
Chip Stone (sculptor)
Chris Coe
Chris Cross
Chris P. Bacon
Chuck U. Farley
Chuck Waggon
Cinnamon McMinniman (real person)
Claire Annette Reed
Constance Noring
Corey Ander
Corey O. Graff
Count Dunn, Count Orff
Coyne Flatt (real person)
Craven Moorehead
Crystal Ball (real person)
Crystal Claire Waters
Crystal Glass, Crystal Metheney, Crystal Snow
D. Kay, DDS
D. Liver
Dan D. Lyons, Dan Deline
Dan Druff
Dan Saul Knight
Darren Deeds
Daryl Rhea
Dear Beloved (real person)
Dick Bender (real sports person)
Dick Burns
Dick Bush (real person)
Dick Face
Dick Finder (real name of a urologist)
Dick Handler
Dick Hardigan (could be a Viagra salseman)
Dick Head, Dick Hertz
Dick Hyman (famous jazz musician)
Dick Hunter (my junior high principal - really!)
Dick Long
Dick Mussell
Dick Pole (real major league baseball player)
Dick Pound
Dick Rasch (real person)
Dick Swett
Dick (Richard) Tapper, MD (a real urologist in Toledo, OH)
Dick Tator
Dick Trickle (real person, a NASCAR driver)
Dick Wood (real person, emailed me)
Dickson Yamada
Dilbert Pickles
Dinah Soares
Dixon, Cox, and Peters (law firm)
Don Key
Donald Duck
Donny Brook
Doris Schutt (Doris Open...)
DooLittle & Dalley (Real Estate Agent in England)
Doug Graves
Doug Hole
Doug & Phil Updegrave (yes, this is a legitimate last name)
Doug Witherspoon
Douglas Furr
Dr. Baldock (of course he's a Urologist)
Dr. Croak
Dr. Harry C. Beaver (real OB/GYN, retired now)
Dr. Bender (Chiropracter)
Dr. Butcher
Dr. DeKay, DDS
Dr. & Dr. Doctor (real married doctors from Norwalk, CT)
Dr. Fang (a dentist)
Dr. Shelly Fingerhood (real OB/GYN)
Dr. Gass (allegedly a real anesthesiologist)
Dr. Gutstein
Dr. Hanus
Dr. Hurt (real pediatrician in Saginaw, MI)
Dr. Hymen
Dr. I. Ball (optometrist)
Dr. Kauff
Dr. Killum
Dr. Look (real opthalmologist in Hawaii)
Dr. Looney - a psychiatrist of course!
Dr. Payne (plastic surgeon in Sandusky, OH)
Dr. Pullham
Dr. Robert Fallis (a real doctor who does vasectomies)
Dr. Slaughter
Dr. Surgeon (another real doctor from Stamford, CT)
Dr. E. Ville
Drew Peacock
Duane Pipe
Dusty Carr, Dusty Rhodes
Dusty Sandmann (real person, submitted by his dad Roger Sandmann)
Edna May (or may not)
Earl E. Bird
Earl Lee Riser
Easton West (and of course Weston East)
Eaton Wright and Liv Good
Eddie Current (electronics joke)
Edward Z. Filler, DDS
Ella Vader
Emma Royds
Eric Shinn
Ernie Coli (E. Coli) owns a Mexican restaurant
Estelle Hertz (it still hurts)
Evan Keel
Faith Christian
Fanny O'Rear, Fanny Hertz
Father A. Long
Ferris Wheeler
Flint Sparks
Fonda Dicks (a real women's league basketball player)
Ford Parker
Forrest Green
Foster Child
Dr. Frank Bonebreak (real doctor)
Frank Enstein
Dr. Franklin Stein (real doctor)
Gae Hooker (allegedly real surgical prep nurse)
Gaye Barr
Gaye Jolly (and her sister Holly Jolly)
Gail Force
Gail Storm (Wendy Storm, Dusty Storm and Rory Storm)
Gene Poole
Geoff L. Tavish (Gefilte fish)
Gil Fish
Ginger Rayl, Ginger Snapp, Ginger Vitus
Gladys C. Hughes (glad to see you)
H. Wayne Carver, MD (Connecticut medical examiner who carves up dead people.)
Hamilton Burger (Ham Burger, character on the old Perry Mason TV series)
Harden Thicke
Harold Assman (and you thought that Seinfeld episode was just a joke)
Harry Armand Bach
Harry Baals (real person)
Harry Beard, Harry Beaver, Harry Butts
Harry Caray (famous sports announcer)
Harry Chest, Harry Cox, Harry Dangler, Harry Johnson, Harry Legg, Harry Hooker, Harry P. Ness, Harry Peters, Harry Lipp, Harry Sachs
Harry R. M. Pitts
Harry Rump (real plumber from Freemont, Maine)
Hazle Nutt
Heidi Clare
Helen Back
Helen Waite (credit manager - if you want credit go to Helen Waite)
Helen Wiells (hell on wheels)
Herb Farmer, Herb Rice
Holly McRell ("holy mackerel")
Holly Day, Holly Reith, Holly Wood
Honey Bee
Howie Doohan
Hugh Jass
Hugh Jorgan
Hugh Morris (a "humorous" name, thanks to Shaun Oriold)
Hy Ball
Hy Lowe, Bea Lowe
Hy Marx (scholar), Hy Price
I.D. Clair
I. Lasch
I.M. Boring
I.P. Freely, I.P. Daly
I. Pullem (allegedly a real dentist)
Ileane Wright, Ilene South (West, East...)
Ima Hogg (a real person, daughter of a Texas governor)
Iona Ford
Iona Frisbee (alledgedly a real person)
Iona Stonehouse (also alledgedly a real person)
Isadore Bell (a real person)
Ivan Oder
Ivana Mandic (a real basketball player)
Ivy Leage
Jack Hoff
Jack Goff (my uncle - no kidding!)
Jack Haas
Jack Hammer
Jack Knoff
Jack Pott
Jack Tupp (the perfect name for a car mechanic)
Jacklyn Hyde
Jasmine Rice (I found this one in my cupboard)
Jay Walker
Jean Poole
Jed Dye (Jedi)
Jenny Tull
Jerry Atrick
Jim Laucher (gym locker)
Jim Shorts, Jim Shu, Jim Sox
Jo King
Joe Kerr (joker)
Jordan Rivers
Joy Kil
Joy Rider
June Bugg
Justin Case, Justin Casey Howells, Justin Hale, Justin Inch, Justin Miles North (just ten miles north), Justin Sane, Justin Time,
Kandi Apple
Katherine (Kat) Toy (a real person)
Kay Bull
Keelan Early (dying young) - real person who submitted his own name
Kelly Green
Ken Dahl
Kenny Penny
Kent C. Strait (an optometrist, of course!)
Kenya Dewit
Kerry Oki
King Queene
Lake Speed (a real person, NASCAR race car driver)
Lance Boyle, Lance Butts
Laura Lynne Hardy, Laurel Ann Hardy
Laura Norder (law and order)
Laurence Getzoff
Leigh King (leaking)
Les Moore
Les Payne - should be an anesthesiologist
Les Plack, a real dentist
Levon Coates
Lewis N. Clark (real person, he told me he drives an Explorer)
Lily Pond
Lina Ginster (allegedly real)
Lindsay Doyle (There are "Manny Moore" funny names in the linked video.)
Lisa Carr, Kitty Carr, Otto Carr, Parker Carr
Lisa Ford, Lisa Honda, Iona Corolla, etc.
Lisa May Boyle, Lisa May Dye
Liv Long
Lois Price (bargain shopper) and her husband Hy Price
Lou Pole
Lou Zar (loser)
Luckey, Chance, a real doctor
Lucy Fer
Luke Warm
Lynn C. Doyle
Lynn O. Liam
M. Balmer
Macon Paine (real name - Google it)
Mark Skid (Skid, Mark)
Manny Kinn
Marlon Fisher
Marsha Dimes (march of dimes)
Marsha Mellow
Marshall Law
Marty Graw
Mary Annette Woodin
Mary A. Richman
Mary Christmas
Matt Tress
Maude L.T. Ford
Max Little
Max Power
May Day
May Furst
Mel Loewe
Melba Crisp (real person who emailed me)
Melody Music
Mia Hamm (a real person)
Mike Easter
Mike Hunt
Mike Raffone
Mike Reinhart (My Cryin' Heart - sounds like it could be a country song)
Mike Rotch
Mike Stand (a real person)
Mike Sweeney (sounds as Mike's weenie), famous baseball player
Milly Graham
Minny van Gogh
Missy Sippy (and her mom, Mrs. Sippy)
Mister Bates
Misty Waters (a real person)
Misty C. Shore (a real person), Rocky Shore, Sandy C. Shore (another real person)
Mo Lestor
Moe B. Dick
Moe DeGrasse
Molly Kuehl
Mona Lott
Monica Monica (real person)
Morey Bund
Morningwood Drive (funny street name)
Muddy Waters (famous blues singer, real name McKinley Morganfield)
Myles Long
Nancy Ann Cianci
Nat Sass
Neil Down, Neil Crouch
Neil McNeil (submitted by his cousin)
Nick O. Time
Noah Riddle, Noah Lott
Norma Leigh Lucid
Olive Branch
Olive Green
Olive Hoyl
Olive Yew (I love you)
Oliver Sutton (all of a sudden)
Ophelia Payne
Oren Jellow
Orson Carte
Oscar Ruitt
Otto Graf
Owen Big, Owen Cash, Owen Moore (should be tax collectors)
P. Ness, A. Ness
P. Brain
Paige Turner
Park A. Studebaker
Pat Downe (a real person)
Pat McCann
Pat Hiscock
Patience Wait (a real person)
Patton Cox
Pearl Button
Pearl E. Gates, Pearl E. White
Peg Legge
Penny Dollar, Bill Dollar (real people)
Penny Lane, Penny Nichols, Penny Profit, Penny Wise
Pepe Roni
Pete Moss and his son Forest
Peter Johnson (a real announcer on public radio), Dick Johnson
Peter Peed
Peter Wacko, DDS (real dentist in Calgary, AB, Canada)
Phil Bowles (must be a pot dealer)
Phil Graves (cemetery employee, works with his brother Doug Graves)
Phil Rupp
Phil Wright, DDS (real dentist in Anchorage, AK)
Phillip D. Bagg (partner of Robin Banks below)
Pierce Cox (ouch!)
Pierce Deere
Pierce Hart
Polly Ester
Post, Mark
Price Wright (another real person)
Priti Manek ("pretty manic", real doctor in Houston, TX)
R. M. Pitt
R. Sitch
R. Slicker
Randy Guy
Randy Lover
Raney Schauer
Raven Claw (Raven also means chaos, as per this article)
Ray Gunn
Ray Zenz (raisins)
Raynor Schein
Reid Enright
Rex Easley (reportedly a real traffic safety teacher at Kamiakin High, Kennewick, WA)
Rhea Curran
Rhoda Booke, Rita Booke
Rich Feller, Rich Guy, Rich Kidd, Rich Mann
Richard P. Cox (real person)
Richard Chopp (real Urologist in Austin, TX, does vasectomies)
Rick O'Shea
Rick Shaw
Rip Torn (real name Elmore Rual Torn Jr.)
Rita Buch, Rita Story
Robin Andis Merryman
Robin Banks, Rob Banks, Robin Feathers, Robin Money, U. O. Money
Robert and Reginald Soles (allegedly real brothers: R. Soles)
Rock (Rocco) Bottoms, Rock Pounder, Rock Stone
Rocky Beach, Sandy Beach
Rocky Mountain, Cliff Mountain
Rocky Rhoades
Rod N. Reel
Roman Holiday
Rose Bush, Rose Gardner
Rowan Boatman
Royal Payne
Russell Leeves
Russell Sprout
Rusty Blades, Rusty Bridges, Rusty Carr, Rusty Dorr, Rusty Fossat, Rusty Fender
Rusty Irons, Rusty Keyes, Rusty Nail, Rusty Pipes, Rusty Steele
Ryan Carnation
Ryan Coke (Rye whiskey with Coca Cola)
Sal A. Mander
Sal Minella, Sam Manilla, Sam & Ella's restaurant
Sally Forth
Sarah Bellum
Sawyer B. Hind, Sawyer Dickey (even better, I. Sawyer Dickey)
Sandy Banks, Sandy Beech, Sandy Brown, Sandy Spring
Seth Poole (poor guy has a lisp)
Seymour Bush (gynecologist), Seymour Butz (proctologist), Seymour Wiener (urologist)
Shanda Lear (daughter of Bill Lear, inventor of the Lear jet)
Sharon Fillerup
Sharon Needles, Sharon Weed, Sharon A. Burger
Sheila Blige
Skip Roper, Skip Stone
Sonny Day
Sno White (real person)
Stan Still - should own a 'stationery' store :->)
Stanley Cupp
Dr. Steven Sumey (Dr. sue me, real person in Fairmont, MN)
Sue Flay
Sue Render (surrender, a real person)
Sue Ridge (sewerage)
Sue Yu, Sue Jeu
Summer Camp (allegedly a real person), Summer Day, Summer Greene, Summer Holiday
Sy Burnette
Tad Moore
Tad Pohl
Tamara Knight
Tanya Hyde
Tara Cherry, real gynecologist
Ted E. Baer
Terry Achey (real name)
Terry Bull (allegedly real name, and his brother Eddie Bull)
Tess Steckle
Therese R. Green, Teresa Green
Thomas Richard Harry
Tiffany Box (a real person, see THIS)
Tim Burr
Tish Hughes
Tittsworth & Grabbe, real law firm
Tom A. Toe
Tom Katt
Tom Morrow
Tommy Gunn
Tommy Hawk
Trina Woods, Trina Forest (tree in the woods, tree in a forest)
Ty Coon, Ty Knotts
Urich Hunt
Viola Solo
Virginia Beach
Walter Melon
Wanda Rinn
Wanna Hickey
Warren Peace
Warren T.
Will Power
Will Race (real person who told me he races cars and on foot)
Will Wynn (Mayor of Austin, Texas)
Willie B. Hardigan
Willie Leak (or won't he)
Willie Stroker
Willie Waite
Winsom Cash, Owen Cash
Woody Forrest
X. Benedict

Longer Submissions

From my good friend Rob Carlson: "Our names for the Les Talent Five Minus One band were Les Talent, Kenny Hackett, Dewey Needham and the lovely Gina Lobudgeta."

Someone sent me this: "A coworker whose last name is Naze wanted to name his daughter May Ann Naze but his wife refused."

Then a few months later I received this: "I believe I was that child. My dad (Robert Naze) used to tell me that story all the time when I was a little girl. He and my grandfather both wanted that to be my name because they thought it was hilarious, but my mom refused because she didn't want me to get made fun of as a child. My name instead ended up being Melissa Ann Naze."

Someone else sent me this: "My aunt's name is Debra May Page and she married Patrick Dye, so now she is called Debra May Dye!! Lol!!"

And this is from another Dye: "My maiden name is Mandy Brown and I married Timmy Dye. My name is now Mandy Brown Dye. Our marriage announcement in the local paper read BROWN-DYE. I also know siblings named Rusty Keys and Penny Keys. I almost named my kids May Dye and Will Dye. My husband wouldn't have it!"

Meg Boner sent me this: "This one is real - it's mine. My maiden name was Meg Ann Childress. Nothing exciting. Well, I married Alan Boner, and now I am Meg A. Boner!"

I love this recent submission: "My friend's name is Crystal Ware and has been made fun of all of her life for it. She's been called names like Tupperware, silverware, and the famous underwear."

This is from Misty Cupp: "My maiden name is Misty Cupp (Miss Tea Cup). I am now Mason. My family jokes that I went from a tea cup to a Mason jar. I have a cousin named Crystal Cupp."

And this: "Our last name is Reitz pronounced rights. When my husband and I were expecting our son he wanted to name him William Oliver Reitz (Bill O. Reitz) [but] I wouldn't go for it."

From Kristin G: "When I was a teenager, I worked with a woman named Terry (spelled that way) who married a man with the last name Terry (yes, spelled that way) so her name was Terry Terry. In a neighboring town, many years ago, a family named Teed had two sons, whom they named Warren and Garren. Finally, in our local phone book is a listing which appears as 'Miss, Kris' which, of course, would make her name 'Kris Miss.' Sometimes I wonder what in the world parents are thinking!!!"

From Robert Eisenschmidt: "I have a friend, Bill Land, who named his daughter Alison Wanda Land. His wife changed the name on the birth certificate when she found out."

From Joyce: "I enjoyed your website, especially the funny names. Where I work, there is a woman named Constance Sweat and another named Elizabeth Ard - she detests being called Liz Ard and prefers Beth. I knew another girl who named her son Eddy Bair."

From Phil Simms: "I knew a girl that went to Westside High in Omaha Nebraska named Summer Holiday."

From Theresa Glass: "When I was pregnant with my oldest son I wanted to name him Otto. Our last name is Glass. Otto Glass (auto glass). His dad wouldn't allow it."

From John Klaessy: "My sister, Ann Klaessy (pronounced classy), lives near you in Suffield, CT. She married a guy with the last name of Ho. She took her maiden name as her middle name. Therefore, her name is A. Klaessy Ho."

From Denny Lease: "Here in Walla Walla, Washington (a funny name in itself) we once had a Dr. Ruff and a Dr. Au (pronounced OW)."

From Anna Mirer: "My grandfather's name was Les Cash, his wife was named Dess, and together they owned and operated the Cash Inn."

From Chris Von Feldt: "Kit Wong married Jason Chiu - so she's Kit Chiu (and an architect in Seattle). She said it sounded funny and wanted to hyphenate to Kit Wong-Chiu. I said 'what about the right shoe.' She said to go ahead and stick with the sneeze name."

From Mariah Mann: "My husband's name is Clay Mann. We have often thought of names for children ... Anita Mann, Hugh Mann, Matt Mann, Eileen Mann." [EW: What about Batt Mann?]

From Ashleigh Conners: "My name is Ashleigh Connors, my fiancée is John Tray. So when I get married I will become Ashleigh Tray. All my friends call me Ash. Ash Tray."

From Dan Jeckering: "I went to school with a family with the last name of Schauers (pronounced showers). They had three daughters named Misty, Dawn and April."

From Sam Ann Fisher: "I saw your page of funny names and I thought wow my name belongs here. I never figured out why I got named this but it's hilarious."

From Yvonne Iwasa: "My cousin's wife is Cherrie Crisp. My friend's dad is Wally Wacker."

From Jerry Brown: "My former wife's first husband was named Green, my name is Brown, she later married Robert Gray."

From Cal Ernst: "Back in the early 70s I went to college with two girls, Trudy Will and Cathy May. Probably not very funny on their own, but we had a good time with it back then. 'Cathy May but Trudy Will.' They were both good looking, too."

From Angeline Coffin: "My name is A. Glass Coffin. My daughter-in-law was J. L. Beyt (jail bait). My sister was Betty Carr Glass and is now Betty Glass Ware."

From Coby Unger: "My parents almost named me Thurston Unger."

From Lonna Levine: "In my mother-in-law's family, her own mother's name is Ginger Mintz, and she has cousins named John and Candace Mintz whose nicknames growing up were Pepper and Candy."

From Brittany Shorrock: "My best friend's name is Erin May Read. I don't think her parents realized what they did. LOL."

From Teri Wright: "On funny names, I have came across a few through my work: Justin Towne and Heaven Leigh Day are the most recent. At my previous job I came across Dick Manley and Peter Pann. I have a brother that works for an insurance company, and he could not believe the name of the claimant. It seems he was to be named a variation of his dad's name, Lester, so they named him Moe Lester."

From Tony Franklin: "A colleague of mine lectures part time at a university. His name is Mike Coffey, and confusion sometimes occurs when students or staff ask his whereabouts. He takes his black."

From Kris Woods: "I know of an Air Force Major who's name is Richard, goes by Dick, last name Holder. So officially he is Major Dick Holder. Real person."

"I had to write to you about my aunt. Her name is Winifred, but growing up she always went by Windy. She's had 3 or 4 husbands now, but her latest has the last name of Rump. Yes, I have an aunt Windy Rump."

"My name is Cori Ander (like the spice) and my goal is to one day be part of the pop sensation known as the Spice Girls. I also have two classmates (sisters) Shelly May Dye and Catherine Will Dye."

From Robin Hyde: "I did the orientations for the new inmates arriving at the state prison in Arizona. I would start out my session by writing my name on the chalkboard and then introduce myself by saying 'Hi, my name is Robin Hyde. I understand some of you used to do that for a living.'"

From Tim: "In college, my friend Susie Beaver was roommates with Molly Shaver."

From Brett Kissane: "Michigan's attorney general is named Mike Cox. One of his commercials says "Mike Cox is hard on the issues."

From Harold Jewell: "If operatic singer Kathleen Battle married classical pianist Emanuel Ax, she'd be Kathleen Battle Ax."

From cherokeeblazer: "There was Count D'Monet who of course has a lovely wife named Anita (Anita D'Monet). They have a son named Owen but he didn't like the eurpoean "D" so he is just Owen Monet."

From Charlie Mitchell: "In the early 1990s, I worked with a man by the name of Pepsi diCola. I also know of a man named Coca diCola. The two are not related. You gotta love the Italians."

From Ron Jones: "My first manager at Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto was Brooks Esser. Not too amusing, until I realized his first initial and last name are B. Esser. I first realized this in his presence, and I laughed out loud right in front of him, pretty much uncontrolled for a good 30 seconds!!! He wasn't amused."

From Cynthia Purdy: "I know a girl named Isabelle-Marie Maddon. She married a guy whose last name is Kersing. In Quebec, we are not allowed to drop our maiden names, but it's acceptable to hyphenate our married names. So now her name is I.M. Maddon-Kersing (I am mad and cursing)."

From Christiana Hundley: "I saw your list and I have to add Dr. Harry Bear in Richmond, VA, Dr. Smiley, DDS in Chesterfield, VA, and Mrs. Clara Fiddler, my elementary school music teacher, John Strange Elementary in Indianapolis, IN"

From Jim Ware: "I'm JR Ware. We have an A Ware and a B Ware in our family. When I was in the Air Force, Sgt. and Mrs. Hohole named their kid Ophelia. Poor girl."

From Jeremy Mays: "Being in the military we get some pretty funny names with the ranks.
Major Payne - Yes he worked at the hospital.
Captain Hook - A friend's officer in charge of his section.
Colonel Sergeant - My base commander in Korea. To me it's funny because a Colonel is an officer and a Sergeant is enlisted."

From Molly Shackleford: "When I worked at the Smithfield Police Department, in Smithfield, VA, I had the chance to work with a Detective named Burt Nurney. He would get audibly frustrated (over the police radio) if anyone said his name too fast. I gathered that he was not a fan of Sesame Street."

From Dawn Epstein: "I worked for Centronics in the late 70s to early 80s, and we had an electronic parts representative whose name was D.C. Current. He swore it was genuinely his birth name, and added that his father's name was 'A.C. Current, and they rectified the situation.'"

From Becky Friday: "I have a couple actual names for you from the area where I live (Bay City, Michigan): Lester and Esther Festerling (married couple), Rusty and Sandy Pyles (married couple), Sonny & Rosie Holes (married couple), Weiner & Cox Law Firm (Detroit). PS: My last name is Friday, and when I was born, the nurses in the hospital tried talking my Mom and Dad into naming me "Tuesday Friday," as Tuesday Weld was a popular actress then. Also, I have a sister-in-law named Jo Friday."

From Doug Horton: "I had a veterinary who was called Peter Nutt (P. Nutt) and his wife's name was Hazel."

From Bena: "There was a female private I used to know in Ottawa when I was in the military. Her name was Sheila Rose Richardson. She married a serviceman surnamed Hiscock and became Sheila Rose Hiscock."

From Carol Dasseos: "My mother told me about a girl in her elementary school who was named Etta Byrd. They used to tease her every time her name was called by saying, 'How did it taste?'"

From Cory Schaan: "My last name is Schaan and my children are Olivia Newton Schaan and Elton Schaan."

From Ricky Small: "As you can see from my email, my name is Richard Allan Small. I'm actually the third. You can imagine the fun people had with my name. Eg. Small, Dick; Dick Small; Dicky Smalls. I always joke that "Small, Dicks" run in the family. I used to hate my name but now I embrace it, and it's fun to have a funny name if you have a good sense of humor.

From someone who prefers to remain anonymous: "My grandpa's name was John Oder, his son's name (my uncle) was also John Oder. To further terrorize the next generation my uncle named his first daughter Shelly Oder, thus all her life she has grown up being called Smelly Oder."

From Randy Beecher Bacon II: "From the time I've been young I have always been hassled about my name. My full name is Randy Beecher Bacon II (Beat Your Bacon). Yep, I am not the only one. My dad grew up with this interesting name and he decided that I was worthy of his namesake. When I was young it bothered me, but now it is nice to stand out, and a lot of people think its awesome for some reason, also."

From Boyd L. Simonson: "The driver of the truck, which moved our furniture from South Carolina to California in 1995, was named Stu D. Baker. He laughed about it, so it didn't bother him."

From David Sellars: My wife Ruth's nickname was Dusty when I met her. She became Dusty Sellars. As a kid my den mother was Mavis Davis. I had a co-worker name Edric Chun (gotta say it kinda fast) whose nickname was Bone. I had to ask why they called him Bone. They told me, say his name kinda fast. There is a family here in Hawaii named Silva. They named one son Hiho and the other Quick (for real). One of my friend's sister in High School was Nancy Olmstead. She married a guy named Kim Yancy.

From David Way: My brother, for years before he had kids swore he loved the name Noah. But when he did finally have a son, he could not pull the trigger and name him Noah Way.

From Melody Goodnight: Real person, my mom, her name is Anita Goodnight. Her maiden name was Anita Bible, her mother's last name was Johnson, so had she not married my grandpa and still had my mother her name would/could have been Anita Johnson. My name is Melody Goodnight, obviously my maiden name which I took back when I divorced my ex-husband so that I could say ... wait for it ... I was always a goodnight ... lol. Always gets a giggle.

From Jennifer Comeau: My ex-husbands great uncle's name was Otto Moe Beal. He passed away in the late 80's; he owned and operated a service station in Illinois. He begged relatives to name a daughter Snow Moe. Nope, didn't happen.

From Katrina Kufrin: A girl a few years older than me in my hometown was Sandy Eigo. I worked at a university bookstore in the late 70's, the director was Harold Ball, he hung around with the ROTC guy, his name was Richard Head. Yes, they would introduce themselves as Dick Head and Harry Ball! While I was in the Navy, I often had to check ID cards, one that is memorable is Billy Hill, written on ID card as Hill, Billy.

From Glenda Denny: I saw the list of funny names on your website and thought you might want to add my high school science teacher, Rod Tickle to the list. Yes, that is his real name.

From Rick: Went to school with a girl named "Robyn Crowe" and a friend of mine married a girl named "Candy Sweet," and no, it's not a stage name, she's actually as sweet as she can be pardon the pun. They met after high school in 1978 in Western NY outside Buffalo. I went to school with Robyn from 7th grade up. I also went with a girl from Kent Island whose name was Cathy or "Kathy Semen" who got married and took the surname "Creme." So a "very friendly" "free spirited," um, tartish very attractive young lady became "Kathy Semen-Creme." Not one word of it a lie.

From Robert Bolstad: Tobar, Nevada, pronounced "To bar." Nothing remains of this town except building foundations. It was located on the Western Pacific Railroad mainline and was originally a construction town. These were the original knock-down towns; when the railroad construction moved further down the line, the proprietors simply disassembled their structures and moved on. Without exception, the first two businesses to set up shop were the houses of ill repute and the bars. One enterprising bar owner put up a sign with an arrow indicating the direction to his establishment. After the construction moved on, a few townspeople remained. Evidently a passing railroad inspector whose job consisted of naming all the new towns on the line saw this sign which had been left behind, and having a sense humor, named the town what he had read on the sign. A much more lucid account can be found in the book "Portrait of a Silver Lady: The Train They Called the California Zephyr" by Ted Benson and Bruce A. MacGregor.

From William Richardson: I knew a girl back in high school, named Candy. She became engaged to a man with the last name Apple. Yup, Candy Apple!

From Rick Cloud: My late father served in the navy with a guy named Brick Mason.

From Roger Grupp

I have created a fictional brass quintet, the Effenheimer Brass, that is all about funny names I have thought of. Virtually all of them are ones I conceived, and are plausible names:

Felix Austead (feel exhausted)
Mary Ann Bright Trina Corder ($3.25)
Carrie Couture (caricature)
Mike Czech (mic check)
Joaquin DeFlores (walkin' the floors)
Marguerite DeVille (Margaritaville)
Lindsay Doyle (linseed oil)
Neil Dupre (kneel to pray)
Emile Eaton (a meal eaten)
Kristie Hannity (Christianity)
Nina Levin (911)
Ty Malone (time alone)
Rosa Shore (rows ashore)
Walt Smedley (waltz medley)
Reed Toomey (read to me)

My favorites are a little contrived: Doug Love-Fitzhugh (the glove fits you) and Zoe Mudgett Hertz (so much it hurts).

From Kevin Ketvertis

Good list of names. I've got a few names I didn't see.

Chicago Bears:
Dick Butkus
Emery Morehead
Ron Cox
Bryan Cox
Ryan Wetnight

Pittsburgh Pirates: Johnny Dickshot

Quebec Nordiques: Ron Tugnutt

From Eric Oliver

Growing up, our next door neighbors were Larry and Sally Shade. Larry's brother married a girl named Kathy Lamp. When she married into the family, she couldn't resist hyphenating her last name, thus becoming Kathy Lamp-Shade.

While I was in college, I fell ill and had to go visit Dr Kluck. Although he may sound like a bit like a quack, he was the best doctor I ever visited in college.

If you go to Duke Energy's web site you will see their legal team consists of Ruff and Manly:

Would you like your clergy to be Rev. M. T. Head?

Ever know a good man? Now you do: Noah Goodman.

You must add I.P. Looney to your I.P. list.

Elaine Hew was survived by her sister, Annie Hew.

Rocky Stone founded the Hearing Loss Association of America - dare I say he was deaf as a stone?

Harry Boyle kinda disgusts me.

Let's don't forget the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's girls basketball coach Sandy Botham.

I've been told (but can't confirm) that my friend's father, David Sparks, is partners with Rich Burns and they sell fire insurance.

I know a Simi Baer but we can't forget the rest of the clan: Norma Lee, Ima, Ted E., Teddi, Harry, Rhoda, and Stella.

There is a Dr. Cockburn, a urologist in Tampa, FL.

Arya Reddy?

Names that should be real, but I have never met:

* Ima Klotz and her sister, Sasha Klotz
* Marv Ellis
* Cole Durkee
* Thor Luther
* Mona Little, and after marriage Mona Little-Moore (or Mona Lott and Mona Lott-Moore)
* Mark A. Roni
* Dee Flower
* Braxton Hicks
* Michael Otto Nuys
* M.T. Toombe
* Ima Gaye-Barr
* Manny Bones
* Myra Mains
* Dusty Carr
* Mary Gold
* Bob Sledd

I worked with a guy that named his sons Hunter, Fisher, Trapper, and Skinner ... poor kids.

I know you said no more bawdy names, but in college there were two girls that took more than their share of abuse. One of them was named Jenny Titsworth (and she took more than her share of those too). The other was Michelle Elaine Rector, aka Michelle E. Rector. I wouldn't share them if they weren't true...

My full name is Eric Paul Oliver, but until I was about 7 I was teased by my friends and called Eric P. All over. I trust my secret is safe with you. :-)



Al Tissimo (lead trumpet), Pops de Vane (old time 1st trumpet), Plenty Haitönen (1st trumpet Finland) Willy Makit or Kenny Makit (1st trumpet), Buster Bloodvessel (1st trumpet), Felix Cited, Howie Spitz, Ames Toulouse, Chops O'Gonagen (or Lips O' Gonagen), Ed Down, Rusty Piston, Buster Hinote, Diz Astor, Noah Count

Hy Register,Slip Shod,Willie Show, Bjent Slide, Adolf Tune, Mosley Late, Scott Noslide (on valve trombone), Terry Billnoise, Moe Zaic, Justin Tune, Lew Slips (bass trombone), Keith Myath, (toothless bass trombone)

Kenny Read - lead alto, Izzy Sharp - lead alto, Mosley Flat - 2nd alto, Les Tone - 2nd alto, Manny Notes - 1st tenor, Mai-Lik - Chinese 1st tenor, Reed Mylips - 1st tenor, Otto Tune - 2nd tenor, Ron Key - 2nd tenor, Lee King - 2nd tenor, Olaf Awhiskey - Swedish tenor, Mustafa Fix - Arabic tenor, Selmer Horn - broke tenor player, Seymour Butts - baritone, Rusty Keys - baritone, Arthur Chorus - baritone, Ima Growler - baritone

Bret Support - Will Trill - Mosley Sharpe - Lotta Air - Vera Piercing (piccolo)


R. Peggio - Manny Wong Kordz - Phil Allgaps - Hugo Tommy Head (piano bar) - Sven Lightsarlo (Swedish piano bar) - Thelonious Gallintown (gay pianist)

Page Turner

Ron Lines - Pete Ziccato (Italian) - Toulouse De Beat (French) - Buster Gutt - Warren Fretts - Uguludunga (African)

Ron Kords - Rex Yurears (rock guitarist) - Ian Gee & Rudy Mentry (folk guitarists) - Kent Reed - Segovia Carpet (classical guitarist) - Django Bells - Rock Enrol - Sten Gunn (Swedish rock guitarist)

Phil Dinn - Don Swing - No-Tai-Ming (Vietnamese) - Owen Transport (Welsh) - Will Travel - Arturo Verciz (South American) - Knut Loose (Danish) - Ching Boom (Chinese) - I.Q. Lowe

Hal Mallet

Ricky Tick

Anne Dante

Arron Variation

Perry Diddle - Jim Nasium - Tim Bales

Adolf Fiddler - Phil Harmonic (1st Violin) - Squeekin Myassoff, Fay Kerr (2nd violin) - Vi Baratto - Vera Sharp (violas) - Beau Braker, Donna Octif (Cello)

Belle Tone

Sue Saphone

Dinah Sore - Betty Whont - Sonia Papermoon - Sharon Sharalijk - Lois D. Nominator - Barbara Seville - Tamara Nevercomes - Tamara Zanutha Day - Anne Fetamin - Anna Rexia

Amanda B. Reckonwith - Ben Dover (gay)

Ko & Nova Caine - Sam & Janet Evening

Norma Stitts (or E. Norma Stitts) - Eileen Back - Eileen Dover - Annie Keewildoo - Sheila Blige (or Sheila O'Blige) - Marsha Dymes - Lotta Head - Terri Belle (French) - Kay Sirah-Sirah (Anglo/Egyptian) Deborah C. Ewe (singer with adenoid problem) - Mozarella Fitzgerald (Italian jazz singer)

Bertha De Blues - Elefants Gerald

Annie Tune 'n' Annie Key

Amos B.Haven - Denny Nodsout - Lee Thargic - Amos Havacik Daly (Jewish,Slovak,Irishman) - Chester Gigolo - Payne N. Diaz - Kanta Singh (Indian) - Barry Tone

Lars Roundup (Swedish) - Abner Selfabal

Rachel Prejudice - Freda Slaves - Sybil Rights (South African trio) - Anita Leigh - Eustace Crew

Hal E. Tosis

Walt Smedley

Dewey Needham - Ron Tempo - Ivor Wiggon - Walter Mess - Charles Louis D'Inse (French) - Voorhees A. Jollygoodfellow - Owen De Guys (and his wife Leigh De Guys) - Yuron Yurown (Israeli) - Seldon Wright - Kent Count - Ofun Wong (Chinese) - Kick der Raas (Dutch) - Count Immov - Izzy Goudinov - Phil Harmonic (classical) - Dick Dolittle

Darryl B. Moreticome

Lucius N. Savuma

Lew Swires - Mike Rafone - Mustafa Djoint - Mike Fawlty - Elco Short - Constance Humm

Justin Case - Flip M. Awn - Jerry Rigg

Les Voltage

Will Shutter

Noah I. Cue

B. A. Dick - Rick O'Shae

Miss Inga Page

L. Egible

Oliver Beer (English) - Mannheim Stoned (German) - Manuel Lehba (Spanish) - Ram Shackle (Indian), Fu Kiu (Chinese) - Wang Kerr - Tucker Inn

Lew Scannon

Ben Z. Dreen - Oliver de Rode - Peekup Andropv

Alice Verboten (German - discipline) - Hertz Von Rental - Ate De Jong (Dutch - child care) Walter Walcarpitz (accomodation)

Morey Ziduals - Scott Free - Lou Syfer

Baron Wasteland - Lord Elpuss - Count D’Meaunay

Bacchus Stabber

Al Fresco (Outdoor Festivals) - Gig Booker - Willy Paye - Rip Orff

Robin Bastard - Anthony Bluitt - Lou Debred

Igg Norriss - Ed Vertise - Mai Ling (China)

Doug de Ban

Hiram Cheap

Dewey, Cheatham, & Howe

Zip Herrup - I. B. Sewinn

Andy Pasta - Harry Vederci - Laika McAroni - Sal Monella - Art Burne - Mo Zarella - Al Dente

Iris Audit

Theo Log (Dutch) - C. de Light - Hal L. Ujah

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