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Something Funny About Names

November 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 8 secs

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

Nobody asks to get a funny name. But it happens now and then. Much more common is the phenomenon of people being drawn towards the meaning that their names possess. And sometimes, you just can’t help feeling the need to grin. Enjoy:

  1. Wife of McDonald’s CEO Frank Turner – Patty Turner
  2. Wallowa County, Oregon bankers – Cheatham & Steele
  3. Big time Wall St scammer – Bernard Madoff
  4. Authors of The Imperial Animal – Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox
  5. Champion Australian tennis player of the ’60s and ’70s – Margaret Court
  6. Local Plumber in Hobart, Tasmania – Mr. Hank Overeem
  7. British Neurologist – Lord Brain
  8. BBC News Reporter doing an article about whaling – Jonah Fisher
  9. Easley South Carolina Vet – Dry Kim Furr
  10. Writer for Walt Disney’s early comic film storylines – Mr. T(heodore) Hee
  11. Central City, Kentucky vehicle salesman – Henry Ford Carr
  12. Former Hobart Surgeon – Dr. D’Eath
  13. US Republicans who once argued against taking action on the ozone hole – John Doolittle & Tom DeLay
  14. US Defense Attorney – Scott Free
  15. Australian Northern Territory Seafood Council Director – Rob Fish
  16. Dr. Phang – Dentist, UK
  17. Tamworth, New South Wales Competition Cyclist – Sam Spokes
  18. CEO of Barclays Capital who receives an annual income of around £40 million –  Mr. Rich Ricci
  19. Past Cardinal of the Catholic Church in the Philippines – Cardinal Sin
  20. Cofounder (along with her husband) of the British Tarantula Society – Anne Webb
  21. Former CEO of General Motors – Rick Wagoner
  22. Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name – Marion Moon
  23. Incontinence article published in the British Journal of Urology by – J W Splatt and D Weedon.
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