Unfortunate Last Names

I've always thought my last name was pretty bad. And I mean that in the literal sense. 'Boese' means 'bad' (or angry) in German. But its meaning wouldn't matter much if only English-speaking people could pronounce it (it's 'burr-za', as if it had an 'r' in it... not 'boose'). But I shouldn't feel too sorry for myself, because this guy in Brazil, Mr. Reinhardt Adolfo Fuck, has me beat hands down. As far as I can tell, that really is his name. He must get endless jokes about it.


Posted on Thu May 20, 2004


My father's boss was called Mr Case. He christened his son, I kid you not Justin.
Posted by Dave  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  02:58 PM
While working in a billing dept. found a complaint filed by a customer named Ben Horney. My colleague suggested as she had too, perhaps they could meet. Also, there were local doctors name Safety First, Sr. and Jr. (You'd do that to your child?). Also a family with the last name Nail, father, "Spike", children, Rusty and Penny.
Posted by Moonbeam  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  03:25 PM
We have a pediatrist here in my home town named Dr. Harry Fee
Posted by B Mitchell  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  03:53 PM
I worked with a guy named Harry Finger. Of course his name was Harold, but he insisted on being called Harry. He was an industry leader and worked in D.C. so he was often interviewed on national TV and the national newspapers.
Posted by D  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  05:21 PM
Last year there were election signs about for a gentleman running for office (I forget what- probably City Counciller), named Dick Sweatt. If I had a name like that, I'd avoid putting it on signs. :lol:
Posted by Katey  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  08:24 PM
I don't know if the link is to the same guy, but while I served in the US Navy, I had a dentist with the name of Dr. Richard Finger. I see that now there is one by that name at the University of North Carolina.
At least he didn't go into Proctology!
Posted by Rob  on  Tue Jun 08, 2004  at  07:16 AM
There used to be a veterinarian in Pembroke, MA named Dr. Sniff. My pediatrician was named Dr. Rudolph Cox.
Posted by Ga  on  Tue Jun 08, 2004  at  10:07 AM
I do not know how true this is, but my dad claims some years ago he knew of a mechanic who did some work for the police force that he works for. This guy's surname was Cock and his parents had a sense of humour when they named him Everard.
Posted by Adam Spurrier  on  Tue Jun 08, 2004  at  06:10 PM
There's a guy in Connecticut called Richard Broadhead, though most people I know refer to him as Dick just out of contrariness. There's also a woman who runs a textile museum named Laura Knott-Twine, which though unfortunate, at least isn't obscene. 8-)
Posted by K  on  Tue Jun 08, 2004  at  07:57 PM
I used to work with a guy called Richard Sak.
Posted by John B  on  Wed Jun 09, 2004  at  07:52 AM
I work with a woman whose husbands name is Peter Dicks. She hates her last name but her maiden name was just as bad. It was Peacock.
Posted by Linda  on  Wed Jun 09, 2004  at  07:58 AM
A very smart and attractive lady named Kok-Choo Ng, who interestingly worked at Siemens
Posted by John B  on  Wed Jun 09, 2004  at  08:00 AM
My mom's maiden name is Knight. Her first name is Starr. We have a relative, Twyla Dawn Night.
Posted by Xylo  on  Wed Jun 09, 2004  at  04:17 PM
I've only come accross three strange names in my short existence, there was a guy that worked at my local supermarket by the name of Michael Hunt, no one dared called him Mike in staff announcements! I'm also friends with a Jenny Taylor, it wasn't till i was older that one day it clicked! I'm sure there's also a football player in the English Premiership called Paul Dicov!!!
Posted by becky  on  Thu Jun 10, 2004  at  02:11 PM
I once had a doctor named Dr. Payne. First time my mom told me I was going to him I freaked out.
Posted by Jellybelly  on  Thu Jun 10, 2004  at  04:18 PM
I went to High School with Brother and sister
last name Fagg Roll call in class was a hoot!
Posted by roxie  on  Thu Jun 10, 2004  at  05:54 PM
I just remembered another one - there was a girl in school with the last name Tootin. She was subjected to a lot of bodily function jokes.
Posted by Jellybelly  on  Thu Jun 10, 2004  at  05:57 PM
I went to school with a Richard Strain, fortunately for him people just called him Richie.
Also, not a last name, but...
My cousin called his baby daughter Sativa (which sounds very nice until you realise it's the proper name for cannabis)
Posted by Soph  on  Thu Jun 10, 2004  at  11:17 PM
I had a friend when I was young by the name of Melissa Coffey. Her baby sister got named Ebony. I didn't get the joke until many years later...
Posted by Sarah Kirkham  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  04:26 AM
There is a young man that graduated LaGrange High School in 2000 that has a first name of Shithead (say it Shuh-Theed)

LaGrange High School is located at
3420 Louisiana Ave
Lake Charles Louisiana

You check and see if its a rumor!! I already know it isn't.
Posted by Alex  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  06:54 AM
i had a friend whose last name was crappe, and she was a sales representative for toilet paper, i am not joking, she couldn't have picked a worse line of products to sell if she tried.
Posted by shellsea  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  10:22 AM
A kid who attends the local high school here goes by the name of Nick, his last name is Cole. Also there is a kid who also attends the local high school with the name Ao Muao (pronounced Oww MooOww)
Posted by Tay  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  12:27 PM
There is a Dr in the next town over by the name of Dr. Paine and he used to have an assistant, Nurse Blood. 🐛
Posted by Tay  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  12:45 PM
There is this girl at my school who graduated this year and her name is Genna Towle..people made fun of her so bad she started using her middle name as part of her first name so now she goes by Genna Lynn Towle.
Posted by Jessica  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  05:15 PM
Did business with a company that had a rep whose first name was "Carrion"--I honestly don't think she knew that her name meant 'roadkill'...and then I talked to one of her co-workers, who was named "Tyranny" (Though she probably didn't spell it that way..) Finally, I was struck dumb when I pulled up an account and the first name of the customer was 'Diahrreah'. People out there are just sticking names together, I guess. Think about the names you stick on your kids, people!
Posted by Longstreet  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  10:09 PM
Ima Hogg is the name given to his daughter by a govenor of Texas, Jim Hogg, back in the 1890s, and in fact Ima Hogg is well known for her philanthopies in Houston Texas. If you have trouble believing anyone would name their daughter Ima Hogg, just put Ima Hogg as a Google search term.
Posted by Dale L. Schafe  on  Sat Jun 12, 2004  at  05:07 PM
My maiden name is Norwood. I married Thomas Aycock. That's bad enough (jokes abound), but worse is that someone suggested we name our second son "Norwood Aycock" and call him "Woody" for short. (We didn't take the suggestion.)
Posted by Ms. Aycock  on  Sat Jun 12, 2004  at  08:35 PM
My little brother's third grade teacher went by the name of Mrs. Butkist, pronounced as spelled.
Posted by jas  on  Sun Jun 13, 2004  at  04:03 AM
My name: Clair S. Gross. Funny, you think? Well my best friend's name: Jamie B. Grosser. The two of us are known as: Clair S. Gross, but Jamie B. Grosser!
Posted by Clair S. Gross  on  Sun Jun 13, 2004  at  01:24 PM
One of my best friend's name is Amber Brown. And her little sister's name is Mahogany, so the two of them are called the crayon sisters. They don't like it very much. Neither does their mother, whos name is Sepia, which just so happens to be the color of a brown crayon. One of my other friend's names is Cherrie Reed, funnily enough pronounced "Cherry Red".
Posted by Ella  on  Sun Jun 13, 2004  at  01:51 PM
I had a girlfriend whose dad was named Richard Pitt, don't think he ever went by Dick...
Posted by Max  on  Sun Jun 13, 2004  at  07:09 PM
Had a friend whose brother's name was Richard Fisher. All through school he was Dick Fisher.
Posted by ltlmrmd  on  Mon Jun 14, 2004  at  06:16 AM
funny real names? here's two:
dr. mark l. fallik, urologist (center for urologic care, voorhees nj)
dr. harry c. beaver, retired obgyn, fairfax va.
Posted by sammo  on  Mon Jun 14, 2004  at  03:38 PM
A realtor who advertises in the local theaters name is Gary Swallows.
Posted by kate  on  Mon Jun 14, 2004  at  06:49 PM
I had a girlfriend growing up with the last name of "Pickel." Their family had a running joke with naming each other. Some that I can remember: She was Chris P.(Crispy) Pickel, father was Cole Shea (Kosher) Pickel, grandfather was, of course, Dell (Dill) Pickel.
Posted by E.D.S.  on  Mon Jun 14, 2004  at  07:01 PM
I went to high school with a guy named Sue Her, and knew a Phat Ho (poronounced 'Fat Hoe') They were both Chinese immagrents.
Posted by Jessa  on  Wed Jun 16, 2004  at  05:21 AM
A long time ago, my Dad worked at Lockheed with Bernard Fuchs and Diane Kantu.

A little later, I met Kumnung Thrupsoonthorn at Varian. Paging her was delightful!
Posted by Sue Harrison  on  Wed Jun 16, 2004  at  10:23 AM
I was in Nurses training and a Resident there was named Dr. Quitt. What a response he got when overhead paged as "Dr. Quitt, Dr. Quitt".
Posted by L. Smith  on  Wed Jun 16, 2004  at  11:43 AM

I went to school with a guy name Harry Cox!
Posted by Nancy  on  Wed Jun 16, 2004  at  03:44 PM
I know a chiropractor named Steven Bonebrake. His wife was offended when I asked if his name was a joke...
Posted by Craig Hampton  on  Wed Jun 16, 2004  at  04:59 PM
During the 1970's and 1980's I worked in a New Orleans hospital that had a Dr. Leach and also a Dr. Payne. His full name was Manny D. Payne, or as they would page him, "Dr. Payne, Dr. M.D. Payne".

I guess he signed his name: M.D. Payne, M.D.
Posted by Bayou Bengal  on  Thu Jun 17, 2004  at  10:13 AM
During the 1970's and 1980's I worked in a New Orleans hospital with a Dr. Leach and a Dr. Payne. His full name was Manny D. Payne and they would page: "Dr. Payne, Dr. M.D. Payne"

I suppose he signed his name "M.D. Payne, M.D."
Posted by Bayou Bengal  on  Thu Jun 17, 2004  at  10:17 AM
Heres Another One!!!!! I went to school with a girl named Joanna Berger (pronounced Yowanna Burger). Thankfully she went by the name of Honna.
Posted by Tay  on  Fri Jun 18, 2004  at  08:46 AM
My partner had a saturday job in MacDonalds. His boss was called Mike Cheese!
Posted by Hanna  on  Sat Jun 19, 2004  at  01:06 PM
In Oshawa, ON, there's a Dr. Doctor, and a priest named Fr. Massman.
Posted by Sandy  on  Sun Jun 20, 2004  at  04:36 AM
I went to high school with a Barb Blows; and I had a childhood friend whose first name was Pinochle, after the card game, because his mother was playing the game the night he was born.ddd
Posted by david dunakey  on  Sun Jun 20, 2004  at  08:21 AM
I went to school with an a girl named Sue Yu in New York. You'd think that should be a jewish name, but she was asian. 😊
Posted by Eric  on  Sun Jun 20, 2004  at  11:09 AM
I once worked at a technical publishing company in San Diego with a programmer named Wei Wang. I still remember the day I met him. I introduced myself and gave my name. And he lowered his head slightly to glance at the ground and spoke his name, "Wei Wang". I instantly realized the reason for his shamed response and did not giggle or laugh. I continued smiling and said "Glad to meet you Wei." He had been subject to jokes over his name for years. I never joked about his name ever out of courtesy.
Posted by Lenny  on  Sun Jun 20, 2004  at  05:55 PM
I used to work with an engineer origianlly from England named Richard Head. Apparently they don't use the nickname "Dick" much where he was born.
Posted by Richard Henry  on  Sun Jun 20, 2004  at  09:04 PM
I was at my place of employment (a video store) and a woman comes to the counter with an arm load of rental DVD's. She gives me her membership card and I scan it in to the computer. Her name comes up and it is Aquanetta Jones. and the first thing she said was, "Yeah, like the hair spray."
Posted by Matt Rudowski  on  Mon Jun 21, 2004  at  12:13 AM
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