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Old 04-10-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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LOL!

I swear to you my husband used to work with a Chinese guy whose name tag said "Hung Lo." I don't know which was his first and last name. But the awful thing is that my husband stole his name tag (the kind that hangs around your neck). Sometimes he will go to a meeting and just wear it.
Ha! That's terrible!

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My younger sister a few years back was referred to a paediatric respiratory specialist named Dr. Stick. Her GP's name was Dr. Bong.
My OB/Gyn was Dr. Kuhl, pronounced "Cool", and very fitting as he was the epitome of mellow, calm, collected.

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Yes I would change my name from any of those. I'll add some others - Hooker, Lip****z, Loveless, Lawless, Gross, Buttafuco, Dick, Blackhead, Bundy, or any name associated with something disgusting, an evil or notorious person or something sexual.

Why? For the same reasons you state. I'm not so tied to my family lineage to keep a bad name. If anyone was offended - tough.

My son went to middle school with a kid named Erik Chin. Life was hard for that kid.
Hey, I like Lawless!

I still plan on changing my name. Don't like it, never have (first and last actually)... my last name is really freaking simple, English in origin, but no one can seem to pronounce it. It is ugly on the ears, IMO.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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I grew up with a name like those, and I had no hesitation whatsoever to abandon that name completely when I married. Even when I was a teenager and thought I would never meet a man who would want to marry me, I already had thoughts about what my new last name would be when I could change it. I thought about a surname from each side of the family because their spelling and ethnicity are obvious to most people in the USA. That would have been my defense if a relative didn't like me changing my name--I could have said it's still from our family! If I had to have a Polish surname it would have been nice to have one that ended in "ski" unlike the one I had that made people think "wtf." But once on TV I heard about a family named Jurkofsky so I didn't feel so bad about my name!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: IN A COOKIE JAR
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Oh Kathy, thank you so much for starting this thread. I have laughed myself stupid!!!

I really don't have to many to share. I do know some real Piggs. I also used to date a Fagg - he drove a corvette so it was a trade off. Hum, my grandmother used to work with a Mrs. Shyte, pronounced back then as well, you know.
I do love my married name though and the spin offs people make are even better. We've been referred to as the Butterballs, I've been called Mrs. Butterworth, my children were teased at school with monikers of Butterfinger, etc., no need to go further down that street. My husband gets mail addressed to Mr. Lardyard, (Butterfield being the actual name, but shh,) and weird twists on the name like that.

One of my best friend's married name, (divorced now,) used to be Whitehead and she would constantly get prank calls on it all the time, sometimes they'd ask for Mrs. Blackhead or do you live next to the Blackheads type of thing.

That's all I can recall for now. I cannot wait to see more posts on this thread.

Thanks again!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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The one that gets me is Roach.

But then again, I have a bona-fide phobia there, and cannot imagine keeping that name for one millisecond because just hearing the word makes me gag and shudder!
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Moorehead abd variations thereof would be another that I would probably abandon
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Oh my gosh, I am laughing so hard over here!!!

I agree totally about the name "Roach." I am sorry - I wouldn't live with that for any longer than it took me to turn 18, sell something for $300 and start the legal process!

I think any name which includes the word "head" is just asking for trouble.

The doctor that delivered my oldest son was named Dr. Payne - and that's for real. You know - WHY? You're a freaking DOCTOR -don't tell me you can't afford to change your name!!!

And why ANYONE would go by "Dick" instead of "Rick" is totally beyond me.

My daughter and I wrote this hilarious short story one time and we named one of the characters "Prudence Everready." I thought that was a pretty awesome name for a character, but it was made up so it doesn't count!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:02 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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My mother had a cousin whose name was Harry Dick.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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I wouldn't mind having the name Hogg, they are famous. Some say it used to be Hogue when they came over, not sure about that. Knew a family named Dicks, doormat said The Dicks. How about Deadman, I think that got changed to Dedman sometimes, or vice versa. Weed and Peed are pretty common. I've seen the name Killer before, surely that was a typo. And don't you take notice when the dentist is Dr Paine, lol.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:22 AM
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Entering this thread, I thought the OP was going to say Gay. Which is the last name of a friend of mine.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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Hope he wasn't Ben Gay .
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