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On 9/5/2018 at 2:32 AM, redambrosia said:

Wednesday, September 5: Tell us about a time something started out badly for you, but ended well.

Been trying to think of anything that fits for two days...something recent will have to do.  

 

I brought a sketchbook to RCon (for a class that I thought would need one). I picked it because it fit a toolbox I was trying out as a carry-case. I thought [the book] was empty. But later after the class I discovered I had used it three times, there were three older sketches. 

 

One of these had a tree on the left side of the page, some other landscape elements, but off to the right, in small cursive lettering, the word: “ fail “.

 

I let @Morihalda look at the book and when she got to that one she asked, “Why did you write fail??” And I could not remember why.

 

So I guess that one turned out OK after all. 

 

5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

I am terrible at remembering names....even if they were goofy or a laugh somehow. I guess I only put names-of-people in short term memory.  :upside:  So, anyone I’ve known with a Pun-for-a-name is pretty safe.

 

~~~~~

 

Caught Up.

 

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...attempted to make rambling story a bit clearer...
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5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

Right, so we have had a Mike Hunt in our employee database for a while now. I have always assumed it was just my boss using a test name, and thought it was weird that he kept it live in the DB, when we are a pretty conservative organization when it comes to crude humor. 

 

I asked him about deleting it the other day (after being here 5 years), and I come to find out it was actually a guy who worked here prior to him, and we have to keep it.

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5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

 

An old roommate used to work at a call center and the best name that I heard of was La-a, pronounced la-dash-uh. Apparently she got very uppity with anyone who couldn't pronounce it correctly. There are 2 awesome names that the parents ultimately decided against: Victor Vaun-Creed and Lillian Bloom. 

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Not an actual person, but a story from when my sister was pregnant with her first child.   Her married name is Grove,  and she tormented our mother for 6 months by insisting they were going to name their daughter Cherry Apple.  As in Cherry Apple Grove. Drove my mom nuts. My mom used every argument from "that's a stripper's name" to "how could you do that to a child."

But no, my niece is not named Cherry Apple.  She's really named after her other grandmother.   My sister's torment was really a brilliant way to distract our mother from getting hurt feelings over that. 

 

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1 hour ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Several people I know once worked with someone named Richard Head, it is widely assumed his parents hated him to name him such.

My husband used to work at a call center for telemarketing, trying to get people to sign up for credit cards and stuff. One guy he called was named Richard Head, and when hubby asked him how he wanted his name on the card he said "Dick Head". They laughed about that for a solid five minutes before continuing :lol:

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6 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

Road planner with the last name of Svingen...  

(Translates to 'Bend' as in bend in the road... ) 

 

 

I have a neighbour who's last name is Svingen.

 

6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

 

My favourite was Hugh Magnus Dyck. My dad also knew a man named Krealla Bukatar. For some reason I always want to name dwarf characters that. Another one was something I mentioned when talking about baby names a year ago, Stavreda Karpovna Ocetrova. Sounds very cool and very russian until you realise the translation is Mackerel daughter of Karp (yes, it's the fish and a first name) the sturgeon.

 

1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Ima Hogg.

 

 

I knew a girl in high school named Ima Peg. I think that almost child abuse. Ima anything seems like a dangerous choice.

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6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

 

Personally I find it repulsive to laugh at someone else's name, whether they chose it or not.

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On 9/4/2018 at 2:22 PM, kristof65 said:

This one always gets me looks in restaurants, but I don't think it's weird:

when I have eggs, hash browns and sausage, I _always_ order the eggs over easy, and then mix it all together on the plate so that the hash browns and sausage are coated with the runny egg yolk. 

 

 

While I don't, personally, do that, it doesn't seem strange to me. There are a lot of dishes that offer that kind of egg-yolk-as-sauce setup.

 

Just look at Bibimbap, or Eggs Benedict

 

8 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

 

The vice-principle* of my high school was genuinely, and unironically named "Eugene Pool".

 

He even went by "Gene" when interacting with the faculty and staff.

 

...

 

 

Second choice: One of my best, and oldest friends, gave his first daughter the middle name "Danger".

 



I can't remember his actual title, but it was something to that effect. I didn't really interact with him all that much, but he seemed like a decent guy.

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2 hours ago, Kheprera said:

 

Personally I find it repulsive to laugh at someone else's name, whether they chose it or not.

 

I think you can recognize that someone has a humorous name without necessarily being a huge elf-hole about it.

 

Though, if you choose your own (nick)name, the response to that is entirely dependent on how you're viewed as a person.  Sort of like how people reacted to "Star-Lord" at the beginning vs. end of Guardians.

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5 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

Not really able to think of any I've had personal experience with, so instead I'll go with Duke Newcomb, who was a US Marine, who liked a certain game so much he had his name legally changed.  It's more of a groaner kind of name to me though, because it's a rather stupid one to choose... 

 

You worked for Convergys too?  It feels like that was almost a rite of passage for Canadians at one point... :p

Actually, we were StarTek. We're the ones that usually beat Convergys in the contests. ::P:

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11 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

 

4 hours ago, Kheprera said:

 

Personally I find it repulsive to laugh at someone else's name, whether they chose it or not.

 

I second this.

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13 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

There was a girl back in the band days, her name was Anita Little.

 

I am not kidding.

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13 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 6: 

What is the funniest actual name you've heard of someone having?

 

My mother knew a guy, a customer I think, who was Wayne Kerr.

On a less crude note, my grandfather's name was William Williams, because my great-grandparents wanted him to be called Billy and you had to put the full name on the birth certificate back then.

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Zy Ay Iy RE. My wife’s godparents’ daughter changed her name to this. 

Talulah Does The Hula In Hawaii *****. When my wife worked in the Birth Registration department, she mentioned this name a lot.

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