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


In high school we had a substitute teacher who told us his name was Mr Kuntz, then proceeded to tell us that for lunch that Friday we were having fish sandwiches
Posted by Vonshain  on  Thu Sep 01, 2005  at  10:37 PM
I used to work in a coffee shop on the lower east side of NY, the manger there was...... wait for it......... IVOR BONER !!!!!
Posted by I Felchmen  in  NYC  on  Sat Sep 03, 2005  at  09:56 AM
That's nothing I worked in a bank in Miami, and the Manager was Mike Oxlong....(my cocks's long)!
Posted by Warwick Hunt  on  Sun Sep 11, 2005  at  04:39 AM
Hi all.... I live in the same apartment block as a Mailman called Phil Pantz !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Ima Felcher  on  Thu Sep 15, 2005  at  01:27 PM
My personal favorite is a voice actor by the name of 'Dick Smallberries Jr.' I can imagine he'd envy 'Hugh Bauls'.
Posted by Anonymous  in  USA  on  Sat Sep 17, 2005  at  07:07 AM
red face There was a police officer in L.A., some 30yrs ago. His name was Harold Cherry. His wife's father's name was Buster. So, guess what they named their son? You go Buster Harry Cherry
Posted by Jennifer Bies  on  Thu Sep 29, 2005  at  11:12 PM
At school here in Mexico City, i have a classmate with the surname "Jardon". The fun is lost on most non-english speaking friends.
Posted by Garp  in  Mexico City  on  Mon Oct 03, 2005  at  12:37 AM
Harry Ball was my high school janitor.
Posted by NewYawka  on  Wed Oct 12, 2005  at  01:03 PM
There was a guy at my high school by the name of "Lucius Pusey" pronounced: "LOOSHUS POO-SAY" and the worker on the school loudspeaker had run off a list of student names [for an important school activity], yet she was unsure of how to pronounce Lucius's name, so she ended up sounding like "lus-cious p-*-s-s-y." And everybody in the whole school was cracking up laughing so hard hearing it. I'll never forget that one.
Posted by Ashley  in  Florida  on  Sun Nov 06, 2005  at  06:15 AM
My friend's last name is Grossman.

I'm sure you've all heard the celebrity name of Rider Strong.
Posted by Jennifer  in  Georgia  on  Sun Nov 06, 2005  at  06:39 AM
My friends were about to name their newborn child Aaron Sean Schulman... Do they realize that his initials spell A.S.S.?!
Posted by Kyle  in  Wisconsin  on  Sun Nov 06, 2005  at  07:03 AM
I share an apartment with a dude called Wilma Dikurt (he's German)...... "WILL MY DICK HURT"
how funny is that.
Posted by J Donovan  in  Erlanger, KY  on  Fri Nov 11, 2005  at  02:23 PM
I used to work at a diner in Hollywood, FL with a girl called Jo King & her husband was called Wayne King!
It must be an English thing (Wayne King = Wanking (Jerking Off)). She didn't realise until she was talking about her husband with some tourists from the UK and they saw her name badge.

We laughed about that for days and days.
Posted by Tony Grunnill  on  Tue Nov 15, 2005  at  04:23 PM
I was on a plane from Dallas to JFK and the pilot was called Captain Ivor Biggen.
Posted by Timothy Claypole  on  Mon Nov 21, 2005  at  03:25 PM
there is this kid whose name is "marty grawe"
Posted by pth  on  Wed Nov 23, 2005  at  06:48 PM
Posted by Eric David Lowery  in  Alpine,California  on  Fri Nov 25, 2005  at  05:48 PM
I know a guy named Randy Muchmor. haha, what an awesome name.
Posted by emily  on  Sun Nov 27, 2005  at  09:24 PM
There is a coach for the Arkansas State University Indians basketball team, Dickey Nutt he is well known around the world, if you don't believe me go to http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/2005-10-20-nichols-shoes_x.htm?csp=34
Posted by J Beal  in  Arkansas USA  on  Mon Dec 05, 2005  at  03:04 PM
There's a politician in Australia called Richard Face (Dick Face)..
Posted by Tronno  in  Australia  on  Thu Dec 08, 2005  at  04:14 AM
Worked at a hospital and had a patient by the name of Latrina Johnson
Posted by Stacey  on  Wed Dec 14, 2005  at  03:25 PM
Here in our city we have a chioropractor named Dr. Bonebrake.
Posted by Russell Peacock  in  Wichita Ks. USA  on  Fri Dec 30, 2005  at  05:51 PM
i am not joking: there was someone called someone called Neil Down. and Onor Todd. I know someone who worked with a lady named Gail, a man called Hailstone and another man called Breeze. I AM NOT JOKING!!! Also there was a Russel Sprout.
Posted by ailz  in  UK  on  Fri Jan 06, 2006  at  12:25 PM
I could not be more serious, but through work, I know of a guy named Anil Mistry. That is the best one I've ever heard!
Posted by Biffeous  in  somewhere, outthere  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  05:49 PM
I went to school with Anita Dyck and her brother Isaac. We also had a Michael Hunt ... NEVER went by Mike.
Posted by Reid  on  Tue Jan 17, 2006  at  03:27 PM
There was a kid at school with his last name Balls, but that's not the sad thing, my dad insured his dad, and his dad's name was Harry....

Harry Balls. Yeah, that sucks.
Posted by Ratsrac  on  Tue Jan 17, 2006  at  06:47 PM
Funniest Ever? "Herb Eaverstank" ... see link,

Posted by Reid  on  Fri Jan 20, 2006  at  01:00 PM
Holy Zarquon's singing fish!

As if Herbert wasn't an unfortunate enough name to be lumbered with . . . .
Posted by DFStuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Fri Jan 20, 2006  at  07:37 PM
I worked with a guy named Richard Palmer. I didn't like him much so when I introduced him to people I always called him Dick Palmer. I though it had a lonely ring to it.
Posted by Annie-Aldo  in  San Diego, CA  on  Wed Jan 25, 2006  at  01:50 PM
I works with a guy who's father in law is called Ivor Hardon
Posted by Gary Lomas  on  Wed Jan 25, 2006  at  04:36 PM
As for aptonyms, the IT support guy where I used to work was named Matt Hacker.
Posted by Patrick  in  Pullman WA  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  05:29 PM
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