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


There's a urologist in Toledo named Richard Tapper.
I met someone named Eric Shen in college.
Posted by Phil  on  Sat May 29, 2004  at  02:30 PM
a teacher at my school is mrs. dickie. her husbands name is harry. also, my dad works with someone named dick smalls.
Posted by Lauren  on  Sat May 29, 2004  at  04:15 PM
Posted by D.DOIDGE  on  Sun May 30, 2004  at  05:58 AM
I once worked for a guy named Dick Eaton.
Another woman I met at a trade show introduced herself as Fonda Peters. All I thought was
" I bet you are... "
Posted by C.  on  Sun May 30, 2004  at  10:27 PM
I went to school with a girl named Susan Ridge.... uh huh!! people called her Sue ... we have a client at work who's name is Richard Cumming :-X
Posted by Tony  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  05:48 AM
For the last few years I worked for a large data warehouse and we had a derogatory name flag in the database which is essential to avoid liability. I remember seeing the surname Christmas and it turned out that there are a few with the firstname of Mary.
Posted by Jo  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  08:01 AM
I currently work for Ingersoll rand and in there email address book there is an employee called Backflush KRACK.
Also when i worked at GEC we had an employee named Gordon Bennett.
I also have a friend whos mother knows a lady called Annette Curtain.
Posted by Damian Walker  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  09:48 AM
My husband informs me that he works with a man named Cliff Ball. When Cliff's son was born, Cliff thought he had it all worked out so that his son would never be made fun of. Apparently, Cliff was wrong. He named is son Zachary, which the hospital shortened on the baby's ID bracelet to "BALL, ZACH." Think about it.
I also know some boys with weird names: Coco Choctl, Sudro Brown, Jr. (yes, it would appear there was more than boy named Sue), and Huckle May.
Posted by Ga  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  12:30 PM
I went to elementary school with a guy Named Mike Hunt....I swear, no joke.
Posted by j cardenas  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  12:36 PM
I went to college with a Christine Hordyke. She got
married and now her last name is Ix.
Posted by Mark  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  03:49 PM
There's a dude in Las Vegas named Richard Bonar who ran for office serveral years back, about 1994. His signs all said "Dick Bonar for...". I don't remember the office. He didn't have to clean up his signs after the election because college kids stole them all.
Posted by Phil Teo  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  06:42 PM
The Principal of the high school I went to was named Mr. Hunt. He named his son Michael. Poor Mike.
Posted by Daniel  on  Tue Jun 01, 2004  at  08:37 PM
I went to work with a girl whose name was Chris Carriage but hew name tags and notices always appeared without her Given initial as Miss Carriage
Posted by Marten Busstra  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  03:26 AM
When I worked in California, there was a little Vietnamese gal that worked in assembly, her married last name was Ho....her first name was Myy.
Posted by darren mcewen  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  08:54 AM
Doug you work for horiba don't you...I know mai ho and dick likeness
Posted by darren mcewen  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  08:59 AM
In Deadwood, South Dakota, there is a "Caput Funeral Home".
Posted by Dave  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  09:37 AM
Askold is a common slavic and perhaps scandinavian name. There's an immigrant ukrainian handyman in upstate new york with a last name of "Kulas" (not a particularly unusual last name). Put it together you get Asskold Kulas - pronounced (correctly) "ass cold, cool ass".
Posted by AC  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  01:07 PM
Had a girl who worked for me named Shelly Long...she introduced me to her father...Richard Long... he was a car salesmen....he grabbed my hand shook it and said "Dick Long" at your service.....i thought... no thanks but said Good for you Dick!
Posted by steve dunn  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  11:52 PM
i dont get it.....mike hunt....what?
Posted by rachel  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  09:24 AM
My mother used to tell me about a shoolmate she had back in the 30's - Ophelia Pratt. I once server in the Air Force Reserve with a SSgt Dick Hunter. I also lived in Amarillo, TX where there is the Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.
Posted by Tom Davidson  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  10:36 AM
Rachel, mike hunt = my cunt
Posted by Julien  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  02:43 PM
The instructor in my German class used to call on the students by as Mr. or Miss. "Herr Lipp" used to regularly invite class chuckles at my expense.
Posted by Dana Lipp  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  07:39 PM
Well, I know a czech girl whose name is Andrea Kocka. Her father's name is Raimund Kocka... Now, since we speak french around here, we first took it as 'coca', but when we learned english, we found another funny meaning to it...
Posted by Mathieu Lavigne  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  08:22 PM
My best friend's name is Terrilynn Dyck (pronounced "dick"). Her older brother's name is Harry.
Posted by Kaylyn  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  09:45 PM
Slightly tangential remark: There's a football player for the University of Wisconsin named Joey Boese; his last name rhymes with "Jos̩". I also know a Boese family who pronounce it to rhyme with "daze". Hooray for America the melting pot, I guess....
Posted by yellowyarrow  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  01:03 AM
I used to work with a guy named Richard Best. Otherwise known as Dick Best. I always wondered if he liked dick best, but i'm sure he was a dick.
Also knew a woman named Honor Roll. (no joke for this one)
Posted by sam  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  01:43 AM
I knew a girl called Ann Al. She was very tormented.
Posted by Ella  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  07:31 AM
In Denmark there are several families called Hundsballe. In Swedish it means dog testicles. I also read about a Chinese family who decided to name their newborn son after that year's most important events. They named him Saddam Sars.
Posted by Ella  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  07:37 AM
There is a local radio personality in Dallas named Richard Hunter, who goes by the name "Big Dick" Hunter on the air--no joke.
Posted by mark  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  06:17 PM
In the late 1960's I worked with a man named Richard Bone, but of course every body called him Dick.
Posted by David  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  06:19 PM
We received a check at work on day. The name on it was Woodrow (Woody) Pfister. He had Woody put on it in ().
Posted by ltl  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  10:30 PM
My pediatrician's name was Dr. Stacik. Pronounced "stay-sick".
Posted by julie  on  Fri Jun 04, 2004  at  11:00 PM
My friend has a Doctor called Wakendorf and my name is Chandler Dear and for some reason people think its funny. I also know a guy named Sam Choo and his cousins name is Tai Mai Choo. I know Harry Bush and get this my friends has a named brother named Rebecca Charles Parker and everyone refuses to call him by his middle name
Posted by Chan Tha Man  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  01:16 AM
I knew a girl whose first name was Christmas. Then, she married a man whose last name was Carroll.
Posted by Rose  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  04:15 AM
I went to school with a girl who's last name was dick. Her fathers name was Richard, but he liked being called dick better, so his name was Dick Dick. In the same grade there was this guy name Richard Burns. One day in study hall the teacher was calling attendence and yelled out DICK BURNS, and the kid ran out crying. And no joke there is a Family in my town who's last name is Mann. They have 2 daughters named Anita, and Ivana. I thought it was a joke when I saw there names one year in a year book. Seaford is definately the place to find an Odd name.
Posted by Nameless due to small town  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  11:35 AM
i have a friend named anna lichtenfeldt (licked and felt) and she says that it was pretty awful for her in junior high.
Posted by michelle  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  11:40 AM
Dung Truc

A Vietnamese girl who lived in Slusher Tower dormitory at Virginia Tech back in '88.
Posted by David Johnson  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  01:57 PM
I've run into some good ones. My mother works as a medical receptionist, so I get to see some great files, including: Krystal Chandalier, Tara Dactle, and Michael Angelo. But the best I've heard was a Middle Eastern fella my grandfather worked with -- a Mr. Anal Shithole (uh-NAHL shee-TOHL-eh).
Posted by Rev. Alexander  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  02:19 PM
Working at the City Council electorate division, one man wanted his first name listing changed from "Dick" to "Richard." His last name was "Whacker."
Posted by Dale Irwin  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  08:20 PM
:P No joke, in Rockford, IL there is an Oral Surgeon named Dr. Wonderlick.
Peoria, IL used to have an OB/Gynecologist named Dr. Puscheck.
And Bloomington, IL has a Urologist named Dr. Leak.
Posted by Lane Meyer  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  10:30 PM
My step dads name is alan wackett, try and get him paged..... al wackett come to the courtesy phone, al wackett....

Posted by lori geidlinger  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  10:42 PM
The registrar at Stanford University is named Roger Printup.
Posted by Anon  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  12:59 AM
i have an uncle whose name is Harry Moose. This man blessed his son with the same name. My grandma once showed me a guy in the phone book named Harry Balls
Posted by kid  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  01:15 AM
My dad knew a guy in college named richard weiners ... his friends called him Dick.
Posted by Priya  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  11:09 AM
I can't let all you Colonials have all the strange names <bg> so here are a few I have come across over the years here in the UK.

First then, I went to school with a girl called Marie Gotobed pronounced exactly how it looks. Then I joined the British Army. Whilst on a course we had 2 outstanding charactors from other units, the first had the surname of Christmas, his sister was called Mary. The second was a chap from the Royal Artillery, his surname was Rhear (pronouced Rear) his rank was Gunner, he was therefore Gunner Rear.

After leaving the army I bumped into someone whose surname was Head. His initial was "R"and I didn't wasnt to ask what his christian name was for feel it might be Richard but shortened to Dick. Thankfully it turned out to be Rob.
Posted by Kevin Stevens  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  03:17 PM
I have just been reading right back and chuckling at some of the names. Here in the UK we have a breakfast radio programme called "Wake Up to Wogan" hosted by a certain Terry Wogan. He encouraged his listeners to write/email in but to hide their real identity as no one wants to admit to listening they come up with all sorts of nicknames such as:

Mandy Lifeboats, Heidi Vodka, Annette Curtains, Sir Jerry Ree-Quired and Ma Mite.
Posted by Kevin Stevens  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  03:37 PM
My mother worked with a man named Harry Lipp. The worst part of that was he had a hair-lip. Also at the same place of employment another co-worker had the name of Peter Erection and he married a woman from South America whos given name was conception<not sure if that is the corect spelling of her name>.
Posted by ivory  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  05:38 PM
My poor cousin in Grand Rapids, Michigan was born April Morning Smith at birth. She was adopted a short time later by my aunt and uncle. She then became April Morning Salmon. We also have an oral surgeon here in G.R. with the unfortunate last name of Payne.
Posted by Melanie Hird  on  Sun Jun 06, 2004  at  07:58 PM
I know a woman named Carol who married a man with the last name Carroll. No joke.
Posted by Miko Takanawa  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  12:14 AM
I thought I might share this joke with you:
Dr. Livingston I Presume
Full name of Dr. Presume
Posted by David  on  Mon Jun 07, 2004  at  01:27 AM
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