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Bizarre Names

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Bizarre Names

Post by Volgadon » Fri October 31st, 2008, 7:51 pm

On the old forum EC started a thread about really odd family names, great fun, so thought I would start another.
On that thread I completely forgot to mention the host of an Israeli celebrity gossip show. Guy Pines. No, it doesn't sound like a tree, it is much ruder....
Perfectly normal name in Israel, Guy means a valley and Pines is a form of Phineas (or Pinchas).

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Post by Spitfire » Fri October 31st, 2008, 8:59 pm

[quote=""Volgadon""]Guy Pines. No, it doesn't sound like a tree, it is much ruder....[/quote]

Oh my!!! :eek:

When our spanish speaking relatives came up to visit, we took them out camping and exclaimed pointing to the Pine trees. "Grande Pinos!" (pardon spelling) Well, we all burst out laughing. :o
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Post by EC2 » Fri October 31st, 2008, 10:51 pm

[quote=""Volgadon""]On the old forum EC started a thread about really odd family names, great fun, so thought I would start another.
On that thread I completely forgot to mention the host of an Israeli celebrity gossip show. Guy Pines. No, it doesn't sound like a tree, it is much ruder....
Perfectly normal name in Israel, Guy means a valley and Pines is a form of Phineas (or Pinchas).[/quote]

Good job he wasn't half-American and given the first name Randy!

I was at a re-enactment festival last weekend - The Robin Hood Pageant. It's held annually at Nottingham Castle. There's a craftsman attends every year who stamps out silver pennies of the kind they would have known in the late 12thc. On one side he always puts the name of the reigning king at that time - usually Richard or John, and on the other he stamps the name of the current sheriff of Nottingham. This year, however, he digressed from tradition, since the reigning sheriff's surname is Grocock. Instead he's used the name of the sheriff from 1200 - Robert Viterbo....
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Post by Spitfire » Fri October 31st, 2008, 11:07 pm

In Edmonton, Alberta there is a woman who owns a huge greenhouse and has sold many books on flowers, whose name is Lois Hole. She has a son named Harry...ugh! I only ask...why????
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Post by MLS859 » Sat November 1st, 2008, 1:03 am

I was in the grocery store and the cashier had on a name tag -- it said "Moronica". I kid you not.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat November 1st, 2008, 2:18 am

There's a guy in our town with the name of Peter Cotton. What if he married a woman named Paula Esther?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 1st, 2008, 2:35 am

There was a girl in my school named either Rose or Rosa Petta (Rose Petal).

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Post by annis » Sat November 1st, 2008, 2:40 am

I once knew an infortunate young guy called Wayne Kerr. You can imagine the hard time he got at school :(

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Post by diamondlil » Sat November 1st, 2008, 3:55 am

Parents sometimes just don't think do they.

I used to be acquainted with a woman named Coralie Waters - It always made me want to call her a reef!

Of course, then there are the names that people choose for themselves. The most recent example I can think of is someone who changed their name by deed poll to Work Harda.
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Post by pat » Sat November 1st, 2008, 7:25 am

In the notices column the other day was a baby with the middle name of Danger. Why??? A mum at dance class saw it and we all discused the silly names parents give their offspring! Luckily we had named all our children properly!
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