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Old 04-11-2013, 06:44 AM
 
Location: IN A COOKIE JAR
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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!
Kathryn, what a cute name for a character, was she constantly contradicting herself? he he

I am wondering if there might be a fellow named Harry Balls out there somewhere? Either that or it would also make a great name for a Detective in a historical mystery novel.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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I don't know.

But if my name was Richard Trickle, I certainly wouldn't go by Dick.
Dick Trickle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I once knew an African American girl named Vanilla. I always thought that was interesting. ANYONE named Vanilla would have a hard time of it, probably, come to think of it.

Oh, I thought of another bad last name - Sweatt. I know a guy with that last name. Yuck.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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This thread reminds me of a friend I had a long time ago who had a urologist named Dr. Fawcett and an OB-GYN named Beaver. In those cases, you almost wonder if they changed their last names to fit their line of work.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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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.
That's a part of my married last name. Hubby's coworkers all call him Gay Town, except when the boss is there and they shorten it to G-Town.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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I had a German professor in college, the first day of class he wrote his name on the board, "Class, my name is Dr. FUUUU CKER." please say it correctly. Fuuuuuuu cker.

Of course, we all pronounced it correctly. I wonder how many people pronounced it incorrectly?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Penna
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What about Butts?

Some names are pronounced incorrectly which make them sound bad, like Raper, I believe it would sound like Rapere' . (?)
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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What about Butts?

Some names are pronounced incorrectly which make them sound bad, like Raper, I believe it would sound like Rapere' . (?)
Ha ha Harry Butts could be a good one. I think when most people say the Raper correctly the thought of a rebellion or a war would not come to mind, but most certainly a fancy way of saying Raper would. Kind of like pronouncing Target as the more high-fluttin' Frenchified version of Tar'ge so that is sounds like a more expensive store to shop in.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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This reminds me of Hyacinth Bucket - excuse me - BOUQUET! - from Keeping Up Appearances!


Hitler gets a call from Mrs. Bucket - YouTube
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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I work at a college and we have a student here by the name of Shi Ting...
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