Weird Personal Names

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As an aside, l’ve always hoped that one of our local nae-users would ask me for naming advice for their forthcoming benefit claims much-loved offspring. I’ve rehearsed a routine based on the tale that the twin Greek goddesses of beauty were named Herpes and Chlamydia.

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I went to a Book Conservation class at our State Library - brilliant course - With the lecturers name being Candida.

Another person whose school life must've been hell...
 

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When I first started work in the Civil Service I was processing Car Tax applications. We used to keep a list of the funniest applicant names on the office wall. Forgotten all of them after 40 years except one, Ethelred Russell Plunkett. Poor b**stard!
 

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One of my daughters is named Vienna.
... Another daughter is called Riyadh, which really sorts out the geographically educated from the ...err...not, who tend to think it's Welsh.
Speaking of place names as personal names ... I was perusing a small town obituary column this morning and noticed an entry for a woman named Burma.

NOTE: Her family name was not Shave.
 

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Not so much funny names as funny initials, when I briefly worked with HM Inspector of Taxes we had a Gladys Georgina Stables - G. G. Stables, and we had a C. Breeze at primary school.
 
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At school we wete doing something involving family trees, one of my class mates brought in her family tree, which had an ancestor by the name 'Isobella Bell'
 

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My parents lived on an oddly literary cul-de-sac, only ten houses. It wasn't unusual to grow up next to a kid named Elizabeth Bennet, because neither name is uncommon, but when the family with a little boy moved across the street, we remarked on that cute little blond mop-head, Jacob Marley.

I once knew, as part of a group I attended:

Barry White
David Bailey
David Jacobs

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I went to a Book Conservation class at our State Library - brilliant course - With the lecturers name being Candida.

Another person whose school life must've been hell...
But Candida just means 'white'. I know a girl called Thrush, but it's apparently rare that the obvious comments get made - and then only by males....
 

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But Candida just means 'white'. I know a girl called Thrush, but it's apparently rare that the obvious comments get made - and then only by males....
I agree Catseye - it does mean white. Yet, to this mere male, it struck me as an unfortunate name to labour a child with.
 

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I agree Catseye - it does mean white. Yet, to this mere male, it struck me as an unfortunate name to labour a child with.
I would agree if, like Chlamydia, it had only one real and popular meaning. But at the age at which children's teasing is most prevalent, they wouldn't know what 'Candida' was. If they had any knowledge of the infection, they would know it by its common name of thrush.
I know we used to snigger about Goneril quite a lot as a name during A level English...
 

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