Friday, February 27, 2009

Britain's most unfortunate names

My son knew someone named Crystal Shanda Lear. When when he told me that, I thought he must be Jo King. I mean, any parent who saddles a kid with a name like that must have their brain Lee King.

For Stan Still, having an unusual name was like going to Helen Back. Said Stan, "My name has been a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life. When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout 'Stan Still, get a move on' and roll about laughing. It got hugely boring after a while."

This week, at least two British websites reported the results of a group that researched Britain's most unfortunate names. Among the names were all those mentioned above. Here is the complete list of real, unfortunate names found in Britain:
  • Barb Dwyer
  • Pearl Button
  • Ray Gunn
  • Helen Back
  • Stan Still
  • Jo King
  • Lee King
  • Terry Bull
  • Mary Christmas
  • Max Power
  • Paige Turner
  • Sonny Day
  • Tim Burr
  • Teresa Green
  • Will Power
  • Anna Sasin
  • Chris Cross
  • Doug Hole
  • Justin Case
  • Barry Cade
  • Rose Bush


  • Anna Prentice
  • Annette Curtain
  • Bill Board
  • Carrie Oakey
  • Dr Leslie Doctor
  • Dr Thoulton Surgeon
  • Dr Payne
  • Les Plack
  • Priti Manek
  • Dr Sumey
For more stories about unusual names, click names label.


Adullamite said...

They didn't include Rosie Bottom!

Unknown said...

And what about Dick Hertz?