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Unfortunate/Fortunate Names

 
 
Gala
 
Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 08:14 am
I just came across a book with the author's name, J. Tyler Dickovick.

The only person with an unfortunate name I've known has the last name Lipshitz-- a name it seems to me, which would supply a lifetime of ridicule.

How about you? Any unfortunate/fortunate names of people you've heard, or known?

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ebrown p
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 08:41 am
@Gala,
I went to church with a man named Michael Hunt. He was very insistent that no one shorten his first name.

I also went to high school with a Dick Tracy. He was a bit of a clown so I think he enjoyed being sent to the principals office when he wouldn't tell a substitute teacher his "real" name.
George
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 09:28 am
My initials are G.A.S.
I don't own monogrammed anything.
Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 09:41 am
@ebrown p,
Oh, that's good. Poor guy.

Come to think of it, I knew a guy named Richard Cox who owned a fancy Ice cream parlor.
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 09:41 am
@George,
George, I love that. Although I am sure you've been ridiculed by those who think they're extra clever.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 10:37 am
I have a fortunate one - I know a Christian school teacher her name is Miss Pray (and she used to be a missionary)
mags314772
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 10:53 am
@Gala,
I knew a man whose last name was Glasscock
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 11:15 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

I have a fortunate one - I know a Christian school teacher her name is Miss Pray (and she used to be a missionary)


The classic name in that genre, of course, is the late Cardinal Sin of the Philippines.
Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 11:28 am
@Linkat,
Quote:
I have a fortunate one - I know a Christian school teacher her name is Miss Pray (and she used to be a missionary)

Now, that's cool
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 11:29 am
@mags314772,
Quote:
I knew a man whose last name was Glasscock

Deeply unfortuante
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 11:48 am
@ebrown p,
Quote:
I also went to high school with a Dick Tracy. He was a bit of a clown so I think he enjoyed being sent to the principals office when he wouldn't tell a substitute teacher his "real" name.


It sounds like his parents had a good sense of humor, too.
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Gala
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 11:49 am
@Merry Andrew,
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The classic name in that genre, of course, is the late Cardinal Sin of the Philippines.

Did you make this up?
George
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 01:55 pm
@Gala,
He did not.
Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila
Francis
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:04 pm
@George,
And who sinned with la chica?
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spendius
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:19 pm
Mrs P. Jolly.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:19 pm
@Linkat,
Some teachers I have known include Mrs. Teach and Mrs. Kidd.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:27 pm
@sozobe,
Cute!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:28 pm
http://texasscribbler.com/images/ImaHogg.jpg

Ima Hogg as a d├ębutante in 1900

Miss Ima Hogg was a famous philanthropist, art collector and patroness of the arts, who donated literally hundreds of valuable works of art, most to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. She was an important member of the planning committed for the Kennedy Center in Washington. Her father, "Big Jim" Hogg, was a Texas politician, who was later to hold the offices of Attorney General of Texas and Governor. The inferential evidence from correspondence is that for Big Jim, the nickel hadn't dropped, and he was unaware of the unfortunate combination of the two names.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:30 pm
@sozobe,
That's interesting, since Edward Teach (also known as Blackbeard) and Captain Kidd were both famous American pirates.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 24 Sep, 2009 02:36 pm
@George,
George wrote:

My initials are G.A.S.
I don't own monogrammed anything.


My old neighbor's initials were S.O.B. - his oldest son got the same initials.
 

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