A friend used to work with a guy called Gaylord Bellend. As made up as that sounds, it was his real name.
Related - at my first job they decided on global email address standard of surnamefirstinitial, so a John Smith would be email@example.com. As my department was originally an Irish company, we had many Irish names, for example a Maeve Gaynor. There was also a Karen Hon in the Kualua Lumpur office.
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I know a personwith " Lilycrap " as a surname
Cameron Lillicrap played prop for the Wallabies in the 80's.
A guy who used to work with my father had the surname Pullar (pronounced Puller).
Can anyone guess what his parents called him ...
A long time ago, in the UK, Mr and Mrs Sizer named their son Richard.
As an adult, he insisted in being called Dick.
He eventually became a big cheese t the British Computer Society.
This led to a wonderful photo caption in the BCS's weekly newspaper:
"The British Computer Society's Dick Sizer."
Google it if you do not believe.
South African cricketer, Quinton de Kock.
Commentator: de Kock goes hard, straight down Taylor's throat
On the topic of names however, Hauraki are having a competition to name their boat and I had a few ideas.
Master Baiter, Reel Nauti, Reel Wet, Nice Aft, Ship-Faced, Big Deck, Pooner Schooner.
Ship-Faced gets my vote!
The little things make the biggest difference.
rugrat: 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
Probably not worth remembering her name, she would only come once a year.....
There was a kid at my school who's name was spelt "Boo Hoo" but pronounced "Poo Hole". We also had another kid who's name was Mungo. Not sure what happened to either of them.
Back in the day, US model and actress, Farrah Fawcett, married actor Lee Majors. She took on the name Farrah Fawcett-Majors.
Imagine if she had married NZ's famous double Victoria Cross winning WWII soldier, Charles Upham.
Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.
Another one, my mother was friends with a woman who's last name was French. She married a guy Doors. They hyphenated their names together....
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Sorry a bit OT but who remembers 12th man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy72GBMMiDI&list=PLB4B64B483B9E9D02