Friday, February 27, 2009

Isn't this just plain child cruelty?

What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?

Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.

It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK.

Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt.

The names were uncovered by researchers from parenting group TheBabyWebsite.com after trawling through online telephone records.

Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been "a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life".

"When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, 'Stan Still, get a move on' and roll about laughing," he said.

"It got hugely boring after a while."

But 51-year-old Rose Bush, from Coventry, West Midlands, said she loved her name.

"I always get comments about it but they are always very positive," she said.

Researchers also scoured phone records in the US and found some unlikely names there too.

Spare a thought for Anna Prentice, Annette Curtain and Bill Board the next time you sign your name.

A string of Americans also have very job-specific names, including Dr Leslie Doctor, Dr Thoulton Surgeon and Les Plack - a dentist in San Francisco.

A spokesman for TheBabyWebsite.com said: "When the parents of some of those people mentioned named their children, many probably didn't even realise the implications at the time.

"Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children.

"Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps."

MORE UNFORTUNATE NAMES
Jo King
Barry Cade
Carrie Oakey
Priti Manek
Tim Burr

3 comments:

rauf said...

its difficult for me to type Claudia, i wonder how you typed this post. My body is still shaking. Oh thankfully i am alone here today. Looked out of window to see if any one is watching me.
i couldn't read beyond first four lines of your post, i had to wait to compose myself and continued.

i can't see the keys to type with my teary eyes.

oh all those poor people.
Wonder if any of them sued their parents on growing up. True, this is cruel. How could the parents be so cruel. Even the orphanages during Dickens' time would not choose such names. i am sorry i couldn't stop laughing Claudia. i know you did not write this post with such intention.
Any way i am posting some celebrity children's names below

rauf said...

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily – daughter of Michael Hutchence (INXS) & Paula Yates
Dandelion – daughter of Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
Phinnaeus Walter – son of Julia Roberts & Daniel Moder
Tu – daughter of Rob Morrow (yes, she’s called Tu Morrow!)
Sage Moonblood – daughter of Sylvester Stallone & Sasha Czach
Seargeoh – son of Sylvester Stallone & Sasha Czach
Moon Unit – daughter of Frank & Gail Zappa
Dweezil – son of Frank & Gail Zappa
Ahmed Emuukha Rodan – son of Frank & Gail Zappa
Diva Muffin - daughter of Frank & Gail Zappa
Pilot Inspektor – son of Jason Lee & Beth Riesgraf
Jermajesty – son of Jermaine Jackson
Doremi – daughter of Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)
Duncan Zowie Heywood Jones – son of David Bowie
Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q – son of Bono (U2)
Memphis Eve – daughter of Bono (U2)
Fire – son of rock guitarist Steve Vai
Chastity Sun – daughter of Sonny & Cher
Chorde – child of Snoop Doggy Dog
Rumer Glenn – daughter of Demi Moore & Bruce Willis
True Harlow – daughter of Joely Fisher & Christopher Duddy
Geronimo – son of Alex James (Blur)
Rufus Tiger – son of Roger Taylor (Queen)
Fifi Trixabelle – daughter of Bob Geldof & Paula Yates
Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa – daughter of Bob Geldof & Paula Yates
Kal-el – son of Nicolas Cage
Fuschia – daughter of Sting
Speck Wildhorse – son of John Cougar Mellencamp
Denim – son of Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis
Deizel Ky – son of Toni Braxton & Keri Lewis
Audio Science – son of Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton
Pirate – son of Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Sailor Lee – daughter of Christie Brinkley & Peter Cook
Satchel – daughter of Mia Farrow & Woody Allen
Camera – daughter of Arthur & Jeanne Ashe
Hopper Jack – son of Sean Penn & Robin Wright
Moxie Crimefighter – daughter of Penn Jilette & Emily Zolten
Giovanno Blondie – son of Vanna White
God'iss Love Stone – daughter of rapper Li'l Mo
Bow-Ty – son of rapper 50 Cent
Homer Jigme – son of Richard Gere & Carey Lowell
La Princia – daughter of Bobby Brown
I. P. Freely – son of David Carradine
Poppy Honey – son of Chef Jamie Oliver & Julie Oliver
Puma – daughter of Erykah Badu & Tracy Lynn Curry
Seven Sirius – son of Erykah Badu & Andre Benjamin
Cash – son of Slash (Guns N' Roses)
Reign Beau – daughter of Ving Rhames

Claudia said...

It's a monument to selfishness and insensitivity, funny for us but a terrible burden for the poor human beings who bear those names.
What a birthday present! What a start in life!
And look at what's become of Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa, poor sad person...
I remember that you blogged some of these names when you posted about Lola Kutty getting married last year, Rauf. Your very funny suicide post! I also laughed a lot.