Monday, August 31, 2009

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Name Game

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.")

1. La-a

2. Shithead

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.


misticblu said...

Went to school with a girl named Quovades. And i have heard the shithead story, pronounced Sheh-thee-uhd. Heard one recently about Ah-sho-lee (asshole).
I was cool with Misty Payne 'til a friends father labeled me "frosty window"............

Cocotte said...

I always felt sorry for kids in my school who had last names like "Dickerhoof" and "Lipschitz." I think I talked about the twins my daughter met at work whose names were "Lemonjello" and "Orangejello" (pronounced with a french accent).

I like your meme and may have to steal it!

Anonymous said...

Been busy for a while so am in the process of catching up. I couldn't begin to try and top your memes, you are an original and very funny thinker. Love love love the quilt, of that is going to be so warm and comforting, and a bird has flown your safe nest, bless. She will be fine if she has half as much joy in her heart as you.

Michelle H. said...

Never meet anyone who had an unusual name, at least not unusual enough to remember. I believe La-a is pronounced Canadian as, "La-eh?"

G-Man said...

Michelle Aussi Trini Limey....
Now theres a mouthfull!

Cheesy said...

Rock on!
Vanilla-Bean Slipper

Desmond Jones said...

A friend of mine named her dog 'Shithead', pronounced 'shih-THEED' (I wanna say she got it from a SNL skit, but that doesn't seem right. . .)

And, wasn't 'La-a' the princess from 'Star Wars'?

I've met a Dick Pease. . .

And a Dick Long. . .

And a Mary Christmas. . .

And I'm guessing that, if you 'Snoped' the 'Orangejello/Lemonjello' twins, you'd find that it's some degree of Urban Legend, because my kids swear that they're cousins to some friend-of-a-friend. . .

Anonymous said...

Oh my...this is going to do it I think....

S said...

You have a pet? It must be a snake or lizard.

I went to high school with a girl named
I am not kidding. I wonder if she became a porn star?
1. Gupta Escort?
2. Vanilla Chacos
3. Burgundy Cat
4. Louise Eritrea ~I like it!
5. LOL Your last name isnt XYZ, in fact yours is pretty funny.....
6. Orange Coka Cola
7. Kenneth Dutton
8. Coconut Chocolate
9. I cannot remember this ...
10. Spring Daisy ARGH
11. Backberry Flannel (would be a great grunge band name!)
12. Coca cola Willow
13. Oaty Rainier

Oh yeah I remember that La dash a
and Shitzed

:P You are funny.

Desmond Jones said...

We also have friends whose surname is pronounced 'LOO-ya', who have endured a lifetime of 'friendly suggestions' that they name a daughter 'Holly'.

And friends named Kane, who have, inexplicably, thus far failed to follow the multitude of suggestions that they name a daughter 'Candy'.

And I won't even talk about our friends the Wares ('Some', 'No', 'Any', and 'Farber' are among the myriad 'suggestions'), or the Biens (pronounced 'Bean'; 'String', 'Lima', 'Pinto', 'Human', 'Mexican Jumping', etc, etc)

I've been told that String Bean was the actual name of the gentleman who used to appear on 'Hee Haw' back in the day. I've always hoped not. . .

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Lime, I'm a little limey new-one here via Saz and Moannie... May I borrow your Meme for a rainy day, please?

I love the quilt, and wish I were as talented as to be able to do that for my Grizzler who will be going to College (if I have my way!) next year, spackles and all!

I love that word, 'spackles'!

Fhina x

Hilary said...

Fun stuff. My guesses are Shytheed and Ladasha. My son's school employed a teacher by the name of Gertrude Doody. Of course she went by her nickname and was often on yard duty during recess or after school. I once heard the question "Where's Trudy Doody.. on duty?"

secret agent woman said...

I know there are a lot of odd names out there, but I strongly suspect most of the mis-pronounced genitalia/food products/disease and so on varaints are pure urban myth. But that's my scientific training - give me proof!

Jen said...

Two that I personally went to school with: Rip Hooker and Crystal Shanda Lear. My husband went to school with Curvacious Bass (I didn't believe him until he showed me the yearbook). We have a client named Richard Schillfarth. My receptionist called in a meek voice to announce a call from "Dick Shitfart".

(M)ary said...

La-a "lay?"

shithead ok is that the name and i am guessing the pronunciation or is that the pronunciation and i am guessing how it is spelled?

~Dragonfly~* said...

As a teacher who receives 120 - 145 new students a year you can only imagine the names I've come across!!! Usually we make every attempt to forget them the moment they walk out the door in June, lest we would NEVER be able to name any of our own children!!! :) But there was one poor lassy... cute little thing, just entering adolescence, who's last name was Fuchs. I can't tell you how many times I came close to mispronouncing her name!!!!


(M)ary said...

spy first name: Buck

ohhhhh.....finally figured it out. is that is a hunting season!

Beach Bum said...

Serious! I knew an officer in the army with the rank of major and the last name of Major. Of course he had to be addressed as "Major Major" which never sounded right. Major Major also had a habit of playing with a soldiers mind if someone passed him and saluted just saying "Morning Major." He would immediately call that soldier back and mess with him asking that soldier where did he get the nerve to address an officer in the United States Army by his last name.

After about having that kid mess in his pants he would ease off and just admit he was joking sending him on his way.

Needless to say it happened to me once and never liked the bastard afterward.

Ananda girl said...

We had a Teddy Bayer in grammar school. And this last year we had an exchange student, unfortunately a female exchange student with the firs name of Porn. We called her a nick name instead. Her last name was about 23 letters long.

James Goodman said...

lol, these were great. I have no idea how to pronounce the two names, but I'm sure it is not how it looks. :D

Cocotte said...

Well, I'm assuming the twins my daughter met at work had to show some form of ID/Social Security card to be employed there, so not sure how their names can't be real.

I have a friend who used to work in neo-natal and she confirms that there are some ridiculous names being given out there.

Desmond Jones said...

OK, I did a Google search on Orangejello/Lemonjello, and I'm still not sure that I believe it, but this site gives numerous sightings of the twins, from all around the country.

There really was a Mark Lemongello who pitched for the Houston Astros back in the 70s, tho. . .

And Bill Lear, designer of the Lear Jet, really did name his daughter Crystal Chanda. . .

The page I linked also gives numerous sightings of Sandy Castle (who may or may not have married a man named Beach), April Mae June, Jay Walker, and Paige Turner.

And yeef; my old college roommate swears that, in the year before we started rooming together, he knew a guy on his dorm floor, whose girlfriend 'back home' was named Virginia Vagina (and he claims to have seen a letter addressed to her). That just seems mean. . .

Cosima said...

I once met a German lady called Blanka Asch, which is awfully similar to blank ass in German. She had married the ass and took his last name to boot. That's love.

Jocelyn said...

Hey, in #8?

Lay off my man, already.

How about Ms. Crystal Chandelier as a name for the ages?

Lolly said...

When I was about 13, I helped out my mom in our hardware store, at the end of August, writing out new hunting/fishing licenses for people. I asked the customer for his name. he said, "Joe Blow." I looked up, giggled, and said, "No, now what's your name?" He repeated it. Then Mom came to the rescue, seriously saying, "Lolly, that's really his name." (I think she new everybody in that town!)

Desmond Jones said...

And of course, we can't forget the erstwhile NASCAR driver, Dick Trickle. . .