Thursday, July 8, 2010

Funny Names

With two new babies expected in our family in the near future, there has been much thought given to names for them. My son and daughter in law are expecting #5 in the next couple of weeks. They have a boy's name picked out and ready, but no name for a girl. They can't agree on anything they both like. Since they have all girls already, chances are they'll have another. Time to compromise guys. She will need a name!

This got me to thinking about punny names. These are some of my favorites:
  • Once overheard a mother talking to her child....Daily Grace
  • Former customers....Minnie Tartt, Willie B. High, Owen Cash
  • Characters in a favorite childhood book....Candy Kane and her sister Sugar
  • True fact, I once took art from a woman named London Bridges
  • Daughter's friend contributed these names to my list....Nita Carr, Holli Cost and Paige Turner
  • Anita Mann do some chores around the house
  • What about Brighton Early or Justin Case?

I found these stories on a site dedicated to crazy names.

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!!"

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!"

Seriously people, who would really name their children any of this stuff?


  1. You are so right Steviewren. Parents these days give their poor children the most stupid names. It shouldn't be allowed! - Dave

  2. People that name their children after a fun time or words in a song too. I have a friend that named his daughters Crimson and Clover.

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  4. My daughter and her husband are in the process of adopting a little girl and her name could not be pronounced by them or by my other grandchildren so they are having her name changed,

    Gotta wonder what goes through the heads of some parents to give their children a crappy name. It just isn't right.


  5. My nephew's friends named their daughter Daily Grace. That was the first and only time I had heard that name, until I read it here.

  6. just did a story on weird/stupid baby names.

    My Mom was a teacher and one of her students was Snow White. And by chance, my husband's Special Forces company had SGM Rambo.

  7. Wow their fifth child. Love your post today, I needed a laugh, or at least a smile. What about , Dill Pickle.

  8. "Junior" was the name under which I was saddled--and I HATED it. There were three "Juniors" in our 'hood.

    This post a nice break from the serioso stuff.

  9. i knew twins named brook and rainbow trout.

    i suffered enough with my weird name, i could imagine doing that to someone on purpose.

  10. Some one I grew up with named her twin daughters Spencer and Tracey...what was she thinking?

  11. of soon to be born #5 here...

    I've tried and tried to get your son to compromise with me on names, but he just won't! (snicker snicker) Yes, we are both too stubborn...

    He doesn't want family names. I don't want popular names. We've used 8 great girl's just getting tough at this point!

    But we WON'T give baby a bad, embarrassing, hard to spell or pronounce name! :-)

  12. My god daughter is named Polly, her father wanted her middle name to be Esther ... its Elizabeth .. and my friend Larry collects odd names .. he found most of them on voter registration lists in LA ..

  13. Let me add that having a name that isnt always a girl's is also not the best thing ...

  14. Congratulations on the expanding family, Stevie! I keep waiting for news of our # 2, but nothing yet.

    Living in NYC with many ethnicities I've heard many unsual names in my lifetime. I was even almost given the Ukrainain name of my grandmother at bith, but my Dad begged my Mom to reconsider and she did, which proabably made my life easier even though I love my grandmother's name.

    We went on a Park Ranger boat ride last evening and one of the Rangers was named Dandelion! :-) She was adorable so it fit her well.

  15. I had a high school teacher named Ben Dover. Seriously.


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