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Re: Names

Postby WHU Independent on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:37 pm

At work once I had to deal with Lancelot Strawberry and Nimrod Wilson in the same day.
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Postby vietnammer on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:34 am

Was interviewed by someone called Hugo Hardman. I didn't get the job.
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Postby vietnammer on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:34 am

Double post....but to fill it up, someone mentioned Jamie McSporran, and it reminded me there was a bloke playing in Scotland called Danny Invincible
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Postby jevs on Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:15 am

A guy scored yesterday for a lower league club and his name was Nortei Nortey
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Postby pablo jaye on Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:25 am

jevs wrote:A guy scored yesterday for a lower league club and his name was Nortei Nortey


Newport County have a defender called Jazzi Barnum-Bobb which has got to be one of the best names for a footballer ever.

I have done some work with an agricultural consultant called A Field and know an allotment manager called Mark Littlefield.

When I was born, my mum liked Bobby Moore and The Beatles - however, when naming me, music won as my Dad is a Pompey fan.
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Postby hammerdivone on Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:19 am

pablo jaye wrote:When I was born, my mum liked Bobby Moore and The Beatles - however, when naming me, music won as my Dad is a Pompey fan.


Never thought of you as a Ringo :D

When I was 17 I went out with a girl called Teresa Green
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Postby ludo22 on Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:43 am

Lived in HK for a couple of years when I was young and I worked with a chinese guy called Photosynthesis Chan.They often chose Western names and he just liked the sound of it.
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Postby Burningaham on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:01 pm

I once sat in a meeting with a Shearer, a lineker, and a Le Tissier at the same time. They all worked for a water company.
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Postby vietnammer on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:01 pm

ludo22 wrote:Lived in HK for a couple of years when I was young and I worked with a chinese guy called Photosynthesis Chan.They often chose Western names and he just liked the sound of it.


Know someone who worked in Sudan and encountered a bloke called Erythromycin. He also had a more traditional African name. In some parts of Africa names like Manager and Doctor are not uncommon. I know a Zimbabwean bloke whose given name is Learnmore, but he calls himself Lenny.
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Postby cockney farmer on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:09 pm

My mates wife's maiden name was Ann Field ,
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Postby Clucking Bell on Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:00 am

vietnammer wrote:Was interviewed by someone called Hugo Hardman. I didn't get the job.


My ex-boss introduced me to a client of ours called John Holmes. I must confess that I smirked :D Later that same week, I met Dean Anos and had to fake a coughing fit ......
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Postby ThreeSixes on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:48 am

I remember when having a double barrelled surname was a sign that someone was posh. Nowadays it's a sign that they are a b*stard
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Postby view from the shires on Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:28 pm

Burningaham wrote:I once sat in a meeting with a Shearer, a lineker, and a Le Tissier at the same time. They all worked for a water company.


Water reclamation? They were taking the pee...................


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Postby WHU_Del on Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 pm

vietnammer wrote:...it reminded me there was a bloke playing in Scotland called Danny Invincible

Didn't we have him on trial at one point?
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Postby The Sherriff on Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:15 pm

An old football manager of mine was called Wayne Wanklyn.
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Postby uptonparkhurst on Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:03 pm

My father had a mate called John Thomas.
Wayne Kerr and Hugh Jampton typed into Goooogle bring up plenty of seemingly "real" hits.
(They were the first comic/unlikely names that sprang to mind)
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Postby Hammer1972 on Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:43 pm

Many years ago, I worked with a guy named Richard Beaver and he had a brother called Roger.

Dick and Roger Beaver....
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Postby Dover KUMB fan on Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:03 pm

jevs wrote:A guy scored yesterday for a lower league club and his name was Nortei Nortey

Plays for the mighty Dover Athletic. Scored against Leyton orient. His parents must have had a sense of humour. (It is pronounced Naughty Naughty too!)
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Postby SoulCircus on Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:05 pm

The chairman of the governors at my old secondary school was called Dick Holder.
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Postby poacher63 on Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:27 pm

A woman where a work is called Penny Lending
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