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Posted By: brian16

A few years ago we visited Harrogate in North Yorkshire and came across this art dealer....................... http://www.do-business.net/companyselect/select.aspx?key=8387f590-8bdd-4f77-83a8-0b68cea3eb58 Can anyone beat that?



Posted By: Cardiff lad

I have had some very memorable ones with the job I do. I once spoke to a miss Donna Kebab. Also there was a mr A Dick who lived in Knobend cottage.

Posted By: brian16

Donna Kebab? is that real? My wife once worked with a guy called Funkie Nana

Posted By: brian16

Some years ago I had to visit a chiropodist.............his name was Mr. Proudfoot!

Posted By: Jan

There was a vet in Bury where we are from and when I worked with the NFU I could not believe it when she was called Mrs. Hazel Nutt. In Jeddah we used to have a friend called Ali Fakhr but you can imagine what he was nicknamed. One sticks in my mind from Bury days and it was Archibald Macleod Bathgate. He was a dustbinman I think. Jan

Posted By: chuckie

Good one Brian. When I worked in the Xray department of our local hospital, we once found a Wayne Kerr (some parents just don't think) and a Fanny Brazil (I kid you not) Mum used to read the Telegraph and loved the births column. One of the favourite names was Scroop Doddington Blatch. There's also an actor called Fred Asparagus. Aren't I the sad one for remembering?? Carol

Posted By: brian16

One of the best that comes to mind featured in a newspaper article last year about a couple with the surname of Peacock. Without thinking, they christened their newborn son Drew.

Posted By: brian16

  • chuckie wrote:
    Good one Brian.
    When I worked in the Xray department of our local hospital, we once found a Wayne Kerr (some parents just don't think) and a Fanny Brazil (I kid you not)
    Mum used to read the Telegraph and loved the births column. One of the favourite names was Scroop Doddington Blatch.
    There's also an actor called Fred Asparagus.
    Aren't I the sad one for remembering??
    Carol

Carol, a couple or so generations ago, the name Fanny was quite a common and popular one, my own grandmother had a sister called Fanny and a brother called Horace.





Posted By: brian16

There's an item in the news at the moment about a couple somewhere in the UK who have christened their newborn son something like Brian Oliver Liam Leo Oscar Charlie Kevin Stephen and there's nothing the registrar can do about it because it doesn't contravene any regulations. The reason for the names is so that they can refer to him as Baby Bollocks! How sad is that?

Posted By: alanmorton99

I remember when I was a lad, back in the mists of time, that my sister went to school with a girl called Lirleen Italia Shani Euphrates Wilson, and her brother was called Paris. Their father was the local beat bobby so we couldn't take the mick. Alan

Posted By: paul1978

ivor biggen :lol:

Posted By: brian16

We were at a children's party some years ago, in one of those pubs with a built-in kiddies ball pool thingy, Wacky Warehouse sort of thing when a large Jewish looking guy called his two sons out of the play area...... "Ulysees, Xerxes, time to go!" Poor sods!

Posted By: Kathyoke

Theres a butchers in Barrow-in-Furness called N.PIG :D

Posted By: brian16

N.PIG..................I'm not having that Kathy! :lol:

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

I worked with A.M. Pistoff. The Spanish footballer D'Guiza made me chuckle. Go down well in the East End. Paul.



Posted By: brian16

There's an author by the name of Robert Sole, see link http://www.allbookstores.com/author/Robert_Sole.html I wonder if he signed his name as Robert or just the initial :lol:

Posted By: The Other Bob

I can remember driving in the country, Oxfordshire I think , a few years ago and came across an Antique shop with the name above it. It was "Robin Bastard". When I was in the RAF doing my national service, I was stationed in Gibraltar. One of the RAF firemen their was called Dick Stiff, his real name, I kid you not. BJ

Posted By: Kathyoke

Hubby said he knew 2 fellas by the names......Rod Lusty. and Richard Allcock. :shock:

Posted By: J001

my doctor in the uk was dr martin...

Posted By: brian16

What a coincidence, I used to have a pair of boots of the same name!

Posted By: brian16

  • Kathyoke wrote:
    Hubby said he knew 2 fellas by the names......Rod Lusty. and Richard Allcock.
    :shock:

Back in the dark ages when I was at junior school, our teacher, a lady used to give us general knowledge questions every Friday afternoon and anyone giving a correct answer was rewarded with a Malteser.
One Friday she stood before the class and asked, "Who was Alcock and Brown?"
The only person who knew the answer was little Jimmy at the back of the class and he was waving his arm around like mad!
"Alright Jimmy," said the teacher, "who WAS Alcock and Brown?"
"Paul Robeson, miss, can I have a Malteser?"

Posted By: kdepp77

I used to work in a shop that did personalised items (mainly for children) Just a few that spring to mind immediately are - Tilly Willy Mustapha Kamel Oliver Beer (gotta say it with an accent)



Posted By: Balconia

No lies my daughter has just gone on a school trip to Lourdes - a holy place in France. Adults accompanying her on the trip are Father Chris Angel and the lay chaplain is called Simon Gabriel :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: taffs well

:lol: some good ones there. my daughters mate has just had a baby boy (yesterday morn) and has named him river have not found out if he will take the dads surname if not he will be river summers will keep you inform if it is a weird one or not

Posted By: brian16

I just hope dad's not called Avon :lol:

Posted By: AngieR

I once worked with some one called Leigh Pover back in the 80's. Then she married Steven Lee so she was Leigh Leigh someone suggested she double barrelled her surname but she didn't go with it Leigh Pover-Lee !! :lol: Angie

Posted By: Bobbeer

There was an Army officer called Peter Dick. He decided to get married, but the lucky lady did not want to be known as Mrs Dick. So they decided to double barrel their surnames. After the wedding the officer was called Peter Dick-Peter.

Posted By: brian16

I was at school with a lovely young lass called Penelope, or Penny for short. She married a geezer with the surname Penney and so she became Penny Penney or as she became better known as......."Twopence"

Posted By: rockjock

Penis Mwonda. Chap we employed in the Congo as a local driver. He was quickly named "Dick" by all. RJ



Posted By: brian16

  • rockjock wrote:
    * removed * Mwonda. Chap we employed in the Congo as a local driver. He was quickly named "Dick" by all.
    RJ

Kinda lost something in the translation RJ :lol:

Posted By: brian16

If anyone knew Blackpool's Golden Mile back in the 60's then you'll no doubt remember Peeney's Bingo.

Posted By: Kathyoke

I was far too young Brian :-) :->

Posted By: brian16

Me too Kathy, my dad told me about it :lol:

Posted By: Kathyoke

  • taffs well wrote:
    :lol: some good ones there. my daughters mate has just had a baby boy (yesterday morn) and has named him
    river
    have not found out if he will take the dads surname if not he will be
    river summers
    will keep you inform if it is a weird one or not

:P :P Doesnt beat a friend of my daughters in Grimsby, her surname Summers..............what did they call her.....AUTUMN!!!
Autumn Summers!!! I said I assume her sister is called Spring? NO, Cloe!!! EH!!!

Posted By: Kathyoke

  • brian16 wrote:
    Me too Kathy, my dad told me about it :lol:

I agree I dont remember the 60's at all, actually I DONT I wasnt born till 65 (shhhh dont tell anyone) :oops:
(I think people think im older and probably a man LMAO) :P :P

Posted By: brian16

Would that be 1865 Kathy? :lol: :lol:





Posted By: Kathyoke

ooooh Brian that hurt!!! :P :P

Posted By: Tina Torment

I once worked at a place where the Maintenance Manager's surname was Jeffcock! Pleople used to ring and ask to speak to Geoff Cock. And I also worked with Elvis.....Elvis Richard. Seriously, his parents were big fans so they christened him Elvis....and he couldn't understand when I rolled round laughing cause his brother is called Cliff!!!!

Posted By: brian16

Well, I've worked with Gary Barlow and John Lennon..........so there!

Posted By: Kwacka

I've been thinking how to word this, but there was a student at Wolverhampton Art College in about 1970 who was very particular about the pronunciation of his name; he insisted you always used the full first name (rather than either of the two shortened versions) and stressed the first consonant in his surname.
His first name was the 'patron saint' of Marks & Sparks. His surname was the same as the 'Avengers' actor who also appeared in coffee adverts.

Posted By: greeny

I once knew a ducan jelly and a jane raper :? Jane

Posted By: journeyman

In the Army we had two brothers join with the surname Gay, this was not a problem until the MOD made us (if more than 1 same surname in same Regiment) have your Christian name 1st letter in front. Mark Gay became M.Gay and his brother Anthony became A.Gay he was not amused. Did work with a Man for 6 months called John Attenborough, about half way through I found out he was brother to the famous two Attenboroughs. Graham

Posted By: brian16

  • Kwacka wrote:
    I've been thinking how to word this, but there was a student at Wolverhampton Art College in about 1970 who was very particular about the pronunciation of his name; he insisted you always used the full first name (rather than either of the two shortened versions) and stressed the first consonant in his surname.
    His first name was the 'patron saint' of Marks & Sparks. His surname was the same as the 'Avengers' actor who also appeared in coffee adverts.

Well Quacka, thank goodness his first name wasn't Isaac :lol:

Posted By: bromerzz



Posted By: Tina Torment

:lol: :lol: :lol: Brilliant but a very unfortunate name lol! I also worked for many years with a Chf. Insp. Win Churchill!! He absolutely hated his name and reckoned only dogs are called Winston. Also worked with a PC Klotz, how apt his name was!

Posted By: Kathyoke

We used to know a Flt Lt Blackadder......................... :P And a couple called Mr and Mrs Onions, although they insisted it was ' O Nions.....................(bit of Hyacinth Bouquet there) :P :P

Posted By: brian16

  • Kathyoke wrote:
    We used to know a Flt Lt Blackadder......................... :P
    And a couple called Mr and Mrs Onions, although they insisted it was ' O Nions.....................(bit of Hyacinth Bouquet there) :P :P

There are neighbours of mine called Mr. and Mrs. Onions, I'm not sure if they were related to Wilfred Pickles :lol:
An ex-colleague of mine was called O'Regan but insisted the pronunciation of his name was Oregon as in the American State!

Posted By: brian16

As you are aware, Andy Murray had another victory yesterday against his French opponent, Richard Gasquet, who, it's rumoured, has a sister called Celine de Hed.................. :lol:

Posted By: Jacs

A friend of mine is a teacher and he has had many memorable named children in his class. Annette Curtain and John Thomas for starters.

Posted By: brian16

How about the President of Kenya, and this is a real howler..........he's called Mwai Kibakki but it's pronounced "Wacky baccy!"

Posted By: brian16

Tootsie, that's a good one but I think I know it...................... Gilbert Harding, Barbara Kelly, David Nixon and Isobel Barnett and the host was Eamonn Andrews. They just don't make shows like that any more! Am I giving my age away here? :lol:

Posted By: brian16

Oooops! wrong thread. :lol:


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