Giggle For The Day..

Decorating By snarkybaker Updated 4 Jan 2010 , 7:09am by sarahnash_14

Tiffany29 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 2:42am
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Kids are so cruel. He may have been flirting. I think that's what was going on with my sis. but he was really going about it the wrong way!

this-mama-rocks Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 2:51am
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Knew a girl named Inita, pronounced with a long "I", after her great-grandma - beautiful, right? Nope. Inita Dick. I am not kidding.




You know, this is where you just want to beat the parents! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Do they even THINK about this stuff for their kid? icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif

I know, I know. Inita's parents were an extremely conservative Fundamental Baptist family; I think they had no clue what they had hoisted upon her.

She got married soon after high school. And DIDN'T hypenate her name.

cookie_fun Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 2:59am
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My kids pediatricians are named Dr. Megahead and Dr. Fell.
Try explaining that to a 2 yr old.
"We're going to see Dr. Fell."
"The doctor fell?"
"No honey, the doctor's name is Dr. Fell."
LOL

indydebi Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:16am
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And if you haven't wasted enough time on the internet, here's a site I've had bookmarked for years. Be prepared to lose a couple of hours. icon_smile.gif

http://www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com/babynames/index.html



omg, in the short time I browses this, I am hooked and have emailed the link to about 15 friends!

My favorite is the young mom who named her child "Ah-SHOLE-ley" .... spelled A-S-S-H-O-L-E .... Ah-SHOLE-ley. Nurse turned to gramma and showed her the spelling, saying "Your daughter wants THIS on her child's birth certificate?" and gramma said "Oh, that's fine!" icon_eek.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:29am
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When my parents got me (I was adopted), they picked my name because it goes with so many family names... Leo, Leola, Loren, Loralee. They got it from a little girl in their church congregation at the time, but I think my mom was probably influenced by her favorite movie "The Sound of Music".
- Leisel




I wanted to be named Liesel from the time I was about three. Finally in my high school German class we got to pick our own German name by which we'd be called in class. I was so excited - - I finally got to be called Liesel, at least for an hour a day. icon_smile.gif

Tide89 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:30am
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The Dr. who delivered me was Dr. Slappy.

I have a good friend who years ago worked in labor and delivery in a local hospital and she would write down all the crazy names that people named their babies. My all time favorite is.... IwillariseinthemorningandmeetsweetJesus....they call him "Iwilla" for short.

Pinki Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 3:51am
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I knew a lady whose name is Dixie. Her married name is Land!

Parable Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 4:49am
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Well, I have to share too! When I was in high school I worked part-time at Prudential Insurance Company. My supervisor's name was Richard Peters and yes he would introduce himself as Dick Peters. As a high schooler I sure had to learn how to keep a straight face, EVERY DAY!

On another note, we just attended my daughter's graduation last month from the great U of F. Not only was Tim Tebow graduating, Harry Potter received his degree as well. Yes, I will always remember my daughter's graduation for many reasons.

auntmamie Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 4:59am
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I went to college, and on a few dates, with John Weiner.

My parent's are friends with a family named Peck. Including Richard Peck. And Richard Peck Jr.

My nephew is Neal, not Neil. Try finding anything spelled that way.

My doctor is Dr. Baad. Either really bad or a sheep. I'm not even sure how to pronounce it.

auntmamie Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 5:38am
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Just remembered another one - Polly Ester. Does anyone remember Major Dad, TV show with Gerald McRaney from the 80's? His wife's name was Polly Ester - and she made her parents sign a gag order on it!

PianoDiva Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 6:59am
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Polly ester! When I used to play piano at Nordstrom years ago, a lady would come in every once in a while to listen. Her name was Polly Esther. Her last name was Sheets. Really!

My brother's second-grade classmate was Candace Caine, her nickname was Candy.

My sister's orthodontist was Dr. Itchinose. My mom would mark my sis' appointments on the calendar by drawing a nose.

One of my subs in high school was Mrs. Slaughter, and no--I don't know if her husband was a surgeon.

A friend of mine from high school, a fellow musician, had the surname Melodia. What a great name for a musician!

Thanks for the giggles, everyone!

--PianoDiva, whose own maiden name is a very long Italian tongue-twister and married a Scotsman with a very short surname that's easy to pronounce--but nobody can spell!

Beckup Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 8:25am
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I did graduate with a Roy Rogers and a Jesse James! Both were teased growning up. Also there was a guy named Cookie Jarvis and boy was he giving a hard time!

gypsei Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 8:38am
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I remember watching a show one time where they put a dummy in a car that looked like a cop car to slow down speeders. They named the dummy Pat Rolman. icon_smile.gif I think a lady really called 911 and said "officer down!!" thinking he was real. icon_smile.gif
I'm not getting married anytime soon, but I should be carefull, my last name is Wood. God knows how many combos there are for that one! Can you imagine...Giant/Wood wedding!?? icon_smile.gif
Thanks for the laughs guys!!! ha ha ha!

Sagebrush Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:06am
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My brother (7 years younger than me) came home from the first day of school in (I can't remember if it was kindergarten, first or second grade) distraught. He asked my mom what he was supposed to call his teacher. Confused, she told him to call her by her name. He told her he couldn't, and when she asked why, he told her the teacher's name was Miss Butt, and we had been taught that that was a bad word.

Another case where I just don't understand why people don't change their name.

Luckily, the teacher got married a year or two later.

My mom's name is Pat, and she thinks it would have been too funny if she had ended up with that last name:

"What's your name?"
"Pat Butt"
"Okay, if you insist"

- Leisel

mustang1964 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 9:52am
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I was on the jury where the judge's last name was Weiner. For three weeks we all had to rise for the honorable Judge Weiner. The first time we heard this I thought for sure someone would laugh since none of us knew his name ahead of time.

mcaulir Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 11:05am
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A woman I worked with's name was Jenna and married Mr Taylor.

The nearest big city near me used to be Rockhampton, and a doctor that people used to visit there was named Dr Bullwinkle. I laughed pretty hard the first time someone said they were going to Rocky to see Bullwinkle.

dandelion56602 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 7:50pm
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Well, I just discovered last night that Harley's poor sister Havana was named after her parent's favorite cigars! Find some different inspiration!

I have to say I love unique names & unique spellings. I chose Adeline & Ansleigh for my girls. No, we don't find persoanlized pencils in stores (but thankfully there's the internet now). And while I thought they were pretty simple (Ansleigh a little more different, but has the female "leigh") but almost everyone spells my oldest Adaline & they add an "I" to make it Ainsley, Ainslee, Aynsley, Ansley (which is the most common but a boy's spelling), Anslee, Anslie, etc. I know we live in the south, but I've never put an I in her name when pronouncing it. I want to tell them 1)I signed her in on the sheet 2) Her belongings are embroidered 3) Her cups have her name on them . When people ask how to spell it my dh says An--sleigh. My grandparents just write Wren on everything (her middle name which is actually a perfect description of her)

My FIL wanted to name my SIL Jemima. Thankfully my MIL said no way, but it would have been cool for my girls to have an Uncle Ben & Aunt Jemima icon_smile.gif

newmansmom2004 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by dandelion56602

Well, I just discovered last night that Harley's poor sister Havana was named after her parent's favorite cigars! Find some different inspiration!

I have to say I love unique names & unique spellings. I chose Adeline & Ansleigh for my girls. No, we don't find persoanlized pencils in stores (but thankfully there's the internet now). And while I thought they were pretty simple (Ansleigh a little more different, but has the female "leigh") but almost everyone spells my oldest Adaline & they add an "I" to make it Ainsley, Ainslee, Aynsley, Ansley (which is the most common but a boy's spelling), Anslee, Anslie, etc. I know we live in the south, but I've never put an I in her name when pronouncing it. I want to tell them 1)I signed her in on the sheet 2) Her belongings are embroidered 3) Her cups have her name on them . When people ask how to spell it my dh says An--sleigh. My grandparents just write Wren on everything (her middle name which is actually a perfect description of her)

My FIL wanted to name my SIL Jemima. Thankfully my MIL said no way, but it would have been cool for my girls to have an Uncle Ben & Aunt Jemima icon_smile.gif




Only time I've heard Adeline is from the song. I'm sure you've probably heard that at least a hundred times, right? icon_smile.gif

Joyfull4444 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 10:39pm
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I just booked the Weiner-Dinkle wedding. icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif

Heather Dinkle is marrying John Weiner on June 5, 2010.




Omg! Too funny!! lol lol!

Joyfull4444 Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 11:21pm
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I don't think I've laughed so hard as I have reading all the replies in this thread. I saw the original post, got a good laugh from that and replied, then started reading all the rest of the thread.
I can honestly say I had to hold my stomach its was aching so much from laughing!!

I even have a name to add to the list. My now retired dentists name was Dr. Jinks! icon_biggrin.gif

GenGen Posted 2 Jan 2010 , 11:41pm
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I know some folks locally who's last name is well, the word is for the chest area starts with a TE (yup the body part) and one was an adult film actress (i hope i don't get chastised for posting the name. wasn't sure how to edit it)


shoulda had my maiden name growing up.. my maiden name was Fetch.. Yup just like that.. went from Fetch which i was teased about incessantly to Hengen which no one can pronounce if they read it.. or spell when i tell them my name.. lol its with the G as in Goal sound not a J sound.. although there is a doctor nearby with the same spelling and he pronounces his with a J sound

Elise87 Posted 3 Jan 2010 , 11:11am
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Originally Posted by sagebrush

When people see it, they think Leslie, and when they hear it, they think Lisa.


My youngest is "Elise". I kept having to correct the pediatrician's office that it's Elise not ELSIE .... "She's not a cow."




And what a wonderful name Elise is icon_wink.gif

but OMG i have EXACTLY the same problems lol When some people read it they call me Elsie and when they don't hear me properly they think it's Lisa icon_confused.gif.....it doesn't even sound the same!...well to me anyway lol

When i am making a booking for a restaurant i usually have to spell my name and one time they kept repeating so a booking for Lisa? and i end up saying "yeh lisa's fine" lol

-Elise icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 4:48am
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Elise, we run into that problem w/ our last name which isn't difficult until you apparently make a reservation. So we give dh's name (josh) but Cracker Barrel is the greatest b/c they put Ms or Mr in front of the name & we're always Ms. Josh

newmansmom I have heard the song & that's why every elderly person loves my dd's name. And of course it becomes popular around here after I name my daughter what I thought was a unique name.

Talking to my older brother this weekend brought up good memories of him & his friends prank calling people in the phone book----yet another reason you should watch what you name your kid. Harry Butts (think it's already been mentioned) was called on numerous occasions. surprised he didn't have his number unlisted.

sarahnash_14 Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 7:09am
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In my country, the former archbishop of the Catholic church was named Cardinal Sin.

No, seriously.

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