Really Unfortunate Last Names

A couple of weeks ago I posted an entry about a Brazilian professor of Geology who has a rather unfortunate last name. That inspired quite a few people to chime in with other unfortunate last names they've encountered. But I think I've found a contest winner (not that there is any contest). Meet Miss Chew Shit Fun, a professor of Natural Sciences at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. As far as I can tell, that really is her name. (via The Peking Duck)


Posted on Thu Jun 10, 2004


It seems someone has already decided on a group of lecturers that would crack up any role call.
Posted by Hydrax  on  Thu Jun 10, 2004  at  10:58 PM
Her name is actually Dr Shit Fun Chew according to the page at the end of the link.

The best name I've come across is Randy Sailor - he lives in California - use to look him up. He appears to be a real person.

Another one I've found on switchboard is Yura Wanker, a resident of Boston.

Perhaps only Brits find these names funny.
Posted by Lawrence Mayes  on  Fri Jun 11, 2004  at  08:04 AM
a friend of a friend of mine's in the navy or marines, making his title "seaman". his last name is heiman. you do the math.
Posted by elarai  on  Mon Jun 14, 2004  at  07:55 AM
come to that, in chicago there's the Moody Bible Institute. probably not one of the more entertaining names for an organization however, you have to wonder what they were thinking when they came up with that, or what the person they named it after was like.
Posted by elarai  on  Mon Jun 14, 2004  at  07:58 AM
A Winnipeg Manitoba radio station held a contest for the most outrageous stunt. One woman rode a bicycle in winter a la Lady Godiva but the winner legally changed his name to Heywood Jablome. Say it out loud a few times. I think he changed it back afterward. I still have the newspaper clipping
Posted by cynde fetherston  on  Sun Jun 27, 2004  at  06:57 PM
Kinda reminds me of a next dorm room over middle eastern student that was at the University of Illinois. I was entering my second year of study there and was moving to a new dorm room. All the dorm room doors had little slots where one could insert a slip of paper. The resident advisor placed the name of each occupant. One of my next door neighbors was from somewhere in the middle east, I later came to find out. His name was spelled "U-fuk Alpay". Which he pronounced
Ew fook ALL pay. The Ew is pronounced like the ew in Jew. And my new roommates name was Tommy Seman. Coincidence????
Posted by oddity1  on  Fri Jan 21, 2005  at  01:42 PM
This is kind of a late addition to this post but there was an overseas sales rep at the company I previously worked for whose name was Sofat Chaisawangwong. I wonder how big a factor weight plays into your method of chasing a wang.
Posted by Insomniwan  on  Thu Jan 12, 2006  at  10:12 AM
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