Surnames you wish you had

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  1. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

  2. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Chisholm.
    Nothing unusual there I hear you say and it isn't a name I would wish for.

    When my son was about 15 he answered the phone listened and then handed me the receiver with look of disgusted puzzlement on his face and said:

    ''There's a Mr Jizzm for you''

    And I did work for a Mrs Tit once. I wasn't sure how to pronounce it but she put me at my ease in a deep broad Yorkshire accent:

    ''It's TIT luv but ah'm used to it.''
     
  3. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Wasn't there a cleric from south-east Asia called Cardinal Sin?
     
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  4. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Why don't you get your name changed by deed poll then Mr Rockymountain Ng?

    Personally, I'd prefer Ni, so you could ride about and say to people

    'I am a Knight Of NI!!'
     
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  5. Red Light

    Red Light Guest

    Yep, the Archbishop of Manila in the Philippines. If you are French, Cardinal Sin is even worse as his name was Jaime Sin.

    There was also the Korean Foreign Minister, Lee Bum Suk and not forgetting the Yugoslavian Army Chief of Staff, General Panic.
     
  6. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Ndabaningi Sitole.

    I always felt that was, is, a splendid name.

     
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  7. Oxo

    Oxo Veteran

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    A local rag and bone man was known as Orsen Cart, not sure if it was genuine.
     
  8. guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    A mate of mine was in regular correspondence, for his job on the council, with Mrs. Heidi Marie Martha Bertha Carr-Barker. And she always used her full name.
     
  9. RaRa

    RaRa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    I know of someone who's surname was Sohl (pronounced soul), first name started with an R. She was regularly mortified by people calling her name out in dentists and doctors "Ms R.Sohl please" :blush:
     
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  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    I have worked with a Miss Piggy, a Miss W@nk (German) and a Mr Jordi B@stard (Spanish)
     
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  11. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Friend married a girl called Teresa Green, his surname is Wood!! 15 years on and it still makes me smile.
     
  12. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    I like my surname, we have a tartan and a metal shelter that was used during the war and a few of the clan died for their faith in the reformation.
     
  13. Once worked with a Scandinavian chap called Bent Person.
     
  14. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    As an articled clerk we did have a client called Seymour Cox - when his bundle came out that was the end of work for the morning.
     
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  15. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Long hours in the law library were always cheered up whenever I came across cases involving the Honourable Sir James Harcourt-Roualeyn Hovell-Thurlow Cumming-Bruce.
    On a more ordinary level, I know my holiday has started when I see my first Norbert Dentressangle wagon. Which I hope will be soon after mid-day tomorrow!
     
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