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15 Jan 2011, 11:31 pm

This is a spin off thread from Stupid Baby names. Now this about last names.

I knew a teacher in my elementary school and her last name was Fordney. Ford-knee. When I was 13, my math teacher was named Ms. Cleveland.
When I was seven years old, I had a duty lady named Mrs. Niehaus (knee-house) and then four years later her kids happened to go to my school and they had that last name too.

I had a teacher named Mrs. Lock.

I actually have a funny last name too but because I have actually said what my first name is here, I can't even say what my last name is.


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15 Jan 2011, 11:36 pm

One of my teachers had a teacher with the last name 'Dyke'.
I had a teacher named 'Whigham' for my first year of school (not 'kindergarten'). I found that one interesting.
Also, I had neighbors with the last name Faass (pronounced 'fahss'), but they moved. They introduced themselves as, well, 'The Faass family. "Fatass", without the "t".' 8O



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16 Jan 2011, 1:09 am

Cumberbatch. As in Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the recent BBC adaptation. He also has a funny/stupid first name to boot.



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16 Jan 2011, 2:22 am

I had a classmate in high school whose last name was Butts.


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16 Jan 2011, 7:57 am

http://www.wrongplanet.net/posts118455- ... e66e97750c

I already once started a similar thread.


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16 Jan 2011, 8:28 am

Carlock is one I remember seeing a few times. I'll post more if/when I think of them.



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16 Jan 2011, 8:44 am

There was a boy whose last name was Smallwood in my junior high and high schools. I might have sympathized for him about it if he hadn't been such a jerk.


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16 Jan 2011, 9:12 am

i had a teacher who introduced himself as "mr bogone"
he wrote it on the blackboard

when i had to get his attention i called him "mr bog one".

he said his name was pronounced "bog-own-ee"
i said it was not spelled that way and that i would continue to address him as "bog one" because he is in an english speaking country now and he has to accept the way i read his name.

i lost.



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16 Jan 2011, 9:49 am

John Milton was married to a woman named Katherine Woodcock. :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_milton#Family


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16 Jan 2011, 10:25 am

Cox and Cockson.



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16 Jan 2011, 10:34 pm

my older sister had a childhood chum whose last name was "washbucket." david letterman ["the late show"] back in 1995, once had as a guest one gerald assman from canada. when i worked in an army hospital, i had a patient who was married to a sergeant assman. in this same hospital, there was an army medic, a specialist named "dreadfulwater." there was also a sergeant named major, and a major named sargent. there was also a doctor "sackgas."



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16 Jan 2011, 11:45 pm

Woodhead is a pretty funny last name.

I won't mention the other name, because that person is above me now. Being the Kinks Fan that I am, I don't want to make fun of Pete's last name.


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16 Jan 2011, 11:50 pm

I've known people with the last names of Chicken and Pancake.


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16 Jan 2011, 11:58 pm

Hehe, I had a grade school teacher (3rd I think) that had the last name "Gooderham"... that always made me laugh when I had to say her name :P.

A guy my dad works along side's last name is Sexton... that one is funny when you add the first name, but I don't want to get that specific :|.



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17 Jan 2011, 7:50 am

Some last names sound funny (or quite neutral) in one language but when translated, it's on the opposite. For example I already wrote in that thread on funny last names I gave the link to, that I have distant relatives whose last name is translated as Disagreement. In Polish their last name is quite common and there's nothing weird about it.

Or Jared Padalecki - his last name stems from "padalec" which means "blindworm".


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