1.Your rock star name (pet, current car)
Igor Gracie (Iggy Pop's less successful cousin)
2.Your gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe)
Peanut Butter Ripple Birkenstock (Doesn't that handle make ya quake in your shoes?)
3.Your Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal)
Tie-dye Iguana (If you see one of these you've obviously been hitting the peyote kinda hard.)
4.Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born)
Mabel Suburb (Doesn't she sound glamorous?)
5.Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name)
6.Superhero name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
Puce and Pomegranate Polka Dotted Water (defender of truth, justice, and the snarky way)
7.NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers)
Ray Russell (If that doesn't conjure images of inbreeding...)
8.Dancer name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Chocolate Hugh (Excuse me, I need a private moment...)
9.TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Houck Helsinki (Good morning, campers. bundle up because it's cooooold out there.)
10.Spy name (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Buck Dandelion (James Bond only wishes his name were this cool.)
11.Cartoon name:(favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now)
Kumquat Mariachi Jacket (What? You have a problem with that?)
12.Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Cold Pizza Money (If I said Granola Willow it would just be way too cooperative)
13.Movie star name (pet, street where you lived)
Newt East Fourth (Though my publicist advised me to take a different stage name.)
So, now that this sort of silliness is out of the way I will tell you that during the weekend I went to visit some friends. We traded tales of unusual names. They challenged me to properly pronounce 2 of them. These are actual names, not made up. I challenge you to submit your phonetically spelled guesses as to the correct pronunciation in the comments. Ready? (Keep in mind, as Dave Barry says, " I am NOT making this up.")
Also, please feel free to share the unusual names you've come across in life.
I once knew a Korean law student named Sue Yoo.
I've met a man named Dick Shook.
Mr. Lime went to school with a Justin Case.
Mr. Lime also had a student from Africa whose name was pronounced YouWanna Eeshit. I have no idea who it was spelled.
We also know a man whose last name is Moore. When his wife gave birth to their 5th child they named him Noah...Noah Moore.