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Old 24th November 2017, 01:03 AM   #11
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Old 24th November 2017, 01:04 AM   #12
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Also a guy named Hao Yu, which always sounds like a question.
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Old 24th November 2017, 01:31 AM   #13
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Old 24th November 2017, 06:55 AM   #14
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I saw a Wei Ting the other day.
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Old 24th November 2017, 07:45 AM   #15
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One of my colleagues was called Shivalingam.
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Old 24th November 2017, 07:53 AM   #16
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The "New Scientist" magazine is prominent in producing examples of "Nominative Determinism" (people who's name is associated with their profession). They are occasionally on the 3rd last page if you have back copies. Our son and I exchange examples regularly and when you become aware of this phenomenon they do turn up surprisingly often. Dr Blood etc.
The following are some I have heard locally here in Australia. The head of one of the local casinos was surnamed: Gamble. In the same city the head of the Housing Association was a gentleman named: Tenant (possibly Tennant). I am an Anglican (Episcopalian for US viewers) Church minister and we have priests/clergy/pastors with Lord or Priest as a surname.
At school we had a Simon Low which is not very funny but it became SLow if his first initial was used.

I am not sure if this qualifies as funny or bizarre but we were posted to a town with my surname....but it gets worse. In Australia there is an alpine tourist resort town called BRIGHT. (It was named after the English politician; John BRIGHT.) In 1984 we moved there and for 11 yrs our residential address was: "The Reverend and Mrs. Bright. No.1 Church St. BRIGHT"..........it felt more like living in an example of trial Taxation Form (you know the sort of thing: John Citizen, Main St, New Town) rather than a real location.....and "YES!" the railway station was in Station Ave. too.
Those who enjoy the game of cricket will appreciate a player called Turner who is a spin bowler.
There is a LOT of it around if you look........
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Old 24th November 2017, 08:40 AM   #17
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In the recent election here in Denmark a (very white) candidate from the "we don't like refugees or immigrants side of the spectrum" was named XXXX Sortland. "Sortland" translates directly to "blackcountry".

I found that sort of funny.

Hope that it does not violate any forum rules:-)

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Old 24th November 2017, 04:30 PM   #18
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Friend of a friend knew a Hugh Jarse.
Google says there are lots with that name........and twice that in parents with a bent sense of humour.

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The name came from an old Benny Hill sketch. You cannot always believe friends of friends, or Google.
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In the UK Fanny used to be a popular womans name.
In the USA fanny is a bottom, in the UK it is a vagina.
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I had an American girlfriend, first time she told me she kept her tickets in her fanny-pack I nearly had a hernia laughing. BTW the threads "funny real names"
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