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  Reply # 1922373 20-Dec-2017 09:57
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We had a girl start at one of my jobs, surname "Cockburn", pronounced "Coburn"..... but thats not how it got pronounced at the nationwide meeting...

 

Not an unfortunate name as such, but so many people have no clue how to spell or pronounce my surname.....  

 

 

Over in Western Australia there was a Hirepool type company that did portable toilets called Cockburn Rentals (Cockburn is a suburb of Perth). Seeing a portable toilet with "Cockburn Site Toilets" on the door always made 15 year old me laugh. Actually it still makes 38 year old me laugh.


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A decade ago in Wellington, my friend lived on the floor above a dentist named Anil Ramin. Every time I went to his place I'd have a chuckle as I walked past the business sign.

 

I've also seen some real pearlers over the years in the course of my work:

 

Theresa Leaphy, Teresa Green, Anita Poo, Disaster Hurricane, Iron Maiden, Heywood Jablowme, Calamity Jane Makara - all active customers of mine at some point.

 

There was also an Ivan Itchianus who applied for service but he never provided proof to verify his ID. Nice try though lol.


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  Reply # 1922395 20-Dec-2017 10:32
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Coil:

 

A certain Mr. Kerr, Mr, Hunt comes to mind. 

 

 

 

 

Havnt seen Wayne and Mike for a long time.


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  Reply # 1922399 20-Dec-2017 10:37
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I had dealings with a Mei Wie Dong once


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  Reply # 1922401 20-Dec-2017 10:39
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Disaster Hurricane

 

 

Who names their child Disaster?? They're just destined for a life as a supervillain or pro wrestler.


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  Reply # 1922402 20-Dec-2017 10:42
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Used to go to a medical centre with a Doctor Rong. Name itself isn't funny, but it was always a bit disconcerting to to have reception ask "Is your Doctor Rong?" - kind of makes you second guess their opinion a bit ;)





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  Reply # 1922404 20-Dec-2017 10:43
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I think I've mentioned this in another discussion on here, but my sister in law teaches at a school where a child was named Le-Lee and the mother insisted on it being pronounced "le dash lee". Poor child!!


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  Reply # 1922407 20-Dec-2017 10:51
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This poor guy from our company's IT support team in India.

 


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  Reply # 1922409 20-Dec-2017 10:59
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xpd:

 

We had a girl start at one of my jobs, surname "Cockburn", pronounced "Coburn"..... but thats not how it got pronounced at the nationwide meeting...

 

Not an unfortunate name as such, but so many people have no clue how to spell or pronounce my surname.....  

 

 

Over in Western Australia there was a Hirepool type company that did portable toilets called Cockburn Rentals (Cockburn is a suburb of Perth). Seeing a portable toilet with "Cockburn Site Toilets" on the door always made 15 year old me laugh. Actually it still makes 38 year old me laugh.

 



This is a company in Auckland.

 





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Wheelbarrow01:

 

Disaster Hurricane

 

 

Who names their child Disaster?? They're just destined for a life as a supervillain or pro wrestler.

 



A bunch of over publicized tards named their child North, North West....

 

http://www.eonline.com/news/north_west





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  Reply # 1922428 20-Dec-2017 11:46
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Meet someone who's last name was Christmas.
At least he wasn't a Priest, but I was wondering what his wife's first name was though

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  Reply # 1922430 20-Dec-2017 11:48
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I know a personwith   " Lilycrap " as a surname


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  Reply # 1922463 20-Dec-2017 12:03
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Rod Studd is very good urologist in Wellington. After being named his career choice was either that or male stripping :-) 


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  Reply # 1922471 20-Dec-2017 12:16
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I once had a surgeon operate on me called Mr Blood.






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  Reply # 1922491 20-Dec-2017 12:35
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Once did IT support for a gynecologist ..... Dr Kruger.  

 

Pity his first name wasn't Fred or wore black/red jerseys.





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