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 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  in  Portland, OR  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  in  Minnesota  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  in  Central Coast, Australia  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  in  Indiana  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  in  indiana  on  Wed Jun 02, 2004  at  08:59 AM
In Deadwood, South Dakota, there is a "Caput Funeral Home".
Posted by Dave  in  Chicago  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  in  NJ  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  in  england  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  in  Richmond  on  Thu Jun 03, 2004  at  10:36 AM
Rachel, mike hunt = my cunt
Posted by Julien  in  Quebec  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  in  Massachusetts  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  in  Qu̩bec  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  in  Alberta, Canada  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  in  Sweden  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  in  Sweden  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  in  Dallas  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  in  Colorado  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  in  Seaford NY  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  in  Richmond  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  in  Waiheke Island (New Zealand)  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  08:20 PM
raspberry 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  in  Midwest  on  Sat Jun 05, 2004  at  10:30 PM
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