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Daft names

(66 Posts)
GabriellaG54 Mon 16-Mar-20 22:15:08

How about this for a ridiculous name?
San Francisco mayor's name is London Breed 😂

lemongrove Mon 16-Mar-20 22:24:13

Now if only the mayor of London was called ......
San Francisco Clan.😄

BlueBelle Mon 16-Mar-20 22:27:27

I rather like the name London I bet they like it over there they all love anything to do with U.K.
after all beckhams son is called a Brooklyn What’s good for one and all that

GabriellaG54 Mon 16-Mar-20 23:51:21

London Nicole Breed...I wonder if she gets it shortened to Lon or Loni or even Donni 🤔😂🤭

jusnoneed Tue 17-Mar-20 09:07:42

My cousin's son is called London, she is British but wed to an American and lives in the US.

MiniMoon Tue 17-Mar-20 10:05:45

My grandsons watch a YouTube channel about what is inside stuff. The young lad on it is called Lincoln and his sister is called London!

Witzend Tue 17-Mar-20 10:34:32

I once read in an American magazine of a chap called Randy Ponce.
Neither has the same connotations in the US, I know, but it still gave me a 😱 moment.

The other ‘best’ I’ve ever known of was a waiter in a hotel in Lagos (Nigeria) whose name badge read Mortality. He did always look and act pretty grumpy, too - you asked for a bit more toast at your peril.

Moggycuddler Tue 17-Mar-20 11:15:59

There's a heavy metal singer called urban breed (with lower case letters like that.)

NotSpaghetti Tue 17-Mar-20 11:28:32

There is a Paul Twocock who works for Stonewall. I think he would not have survived boarding school.
It's not a good surname.
But frankly, neither is Trump and that didn't stop him.

NotSpaghetti Tue 17-Mar-20 11:32:16

There are plenty of odd surnames though that people live with.
Over my years I've known Pratts and Ponces, various bottoms (Sidebottom, Hickinbottom, Ramsbottom, Longbottom etc) and also odd pronunciations of ordinary ones... Mrs Onions (On-irons).

Sussexborn Tue 17-Mar-20 11:34:35

Not long after we got married we stayed in a small family run hotel near Athens. The waiter/man Friday was called Smiling Abdul and really lived up to his name. He was in charge of the breakfast toast but if the bread took on even the slightest colour he would throw it in the bin! I remember him sitting on a stool with an overflowing kitchen bin in front of him.

Incidental and off topic. A young fair skinned English boy sat on the edge of the sea most of the day and was very unwell indeed. The hotel owner sat up all night pouring salted water into his ears.

Elderlyfirsttimegran Tue 17-Mar-20 11:37:39

Sussexborn, did the salted water work?!

Quizzer Tue 17-Mar-20 11:39:53

An acquaintance with the unusual surname 'Moreve' called their baby son Adam. Adam Moreve - really??!!

minxie Tue 17-Mar-20 11:42:50

Randy Ponce!! I spat my tea out, priceless

Essex59 Tue 17-Mar-20 11:52:10

Trump is a fantastic name.

PottyWatson Tue 17-Mar-20 11:52:35

What about Willie Dick??! And it’s not a joke!

Jaxie Tue 17-Mar-20 11:55:14

My brain has dissolved owing to hospitalisation so someone will have to explain the humour in Adam Moreve. I hooted over Randy Ponce, though.

Leah50 Tue 17-Mar-20 12:02:03

I went to school with a lad called Robin Sole, did his parents not consider he's be addressed as R. Sole?

GrannyMary1 Tue 17-Mar-20 12:10:57

Euan Lamb!

janeainsworth Tue 17-Mar-20 12:21:41

Jaxie Adam Moreve = Adam or Eve.

I once attended a lecture by someone called Perry 6.
He had changed his name from David Ashworth, I gleaned from

grannytotwins Tue 17-Mar-20 12:23:42

I have an American friend. He has young daughters called Holland and London. I personally don’t like these names for girls. His middle daughter has a girly well known name.

sodapop Tue 17-Mar-20 12:28:16

We had a friend called Ivor Stiff - that's really true.

janeainsworth Tue 17-Mar-20 12:28:56

I suppose Florence was considered an odd name when it was first used as a girls’ name, but I think it’s lovely.

Romola Tue 17-Mar-20 12:33:20

In hospital, my DH was looked after by a lovely Somalian male nurse called Nomore. DH asked what this name meant, and the nurse told him that when he was born, his mother's 6th child, she said "No more" and that became his name!

GagaJo Tue 17-Mar-20 12:36:21

There was a boy at my Chinese school called Jumbo Wang.