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  #1922493 20-Dec-2017 12:37
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  #1922507 20-Dec-2017 12:49
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A friend used to work with a guy called Gaylord Bellend.  As made up as that sounds, it was his real name.

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  #1922508 20-Dec-2017 12:49
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Related - at my first job they decided on global email address standard of surnamefirstinitial, so a John Smith would be 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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  #1922511 20-Dec-2017 12:54
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I know a personwith   " Lilycrap " as a surname



Cameron Lillicrap played prop for the Wallabies in the 80's.


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  #1922552 20-Dec-2017 13:52
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I remember a customer named Graeme Stringer who used to fill out forms as G Stringer






I remember seeing this on the chase, such and unfortunate name.

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  #1922559 20-Dec-2017 14:06
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A guy who used to work with my father had the surname Pullar (pronounced Puller).


Can anyone guess what his parents called him ...


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  #1922575 20-Dec-2017 14:26
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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.



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  #1922579 20-Dec-2017 14:35
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I table this video from The Chase UK as a great example

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  #1922581 20-Dec-2017 14:44
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South African cricketer, Quinton de Kock.


Commentator: de Kock goes hard, straight down Taylor's throat

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  #1922632 20-Dec-2017 15:39
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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.

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  #1922663 20-Dec-2017 16:19
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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. 

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  #1922665 20-Dec-2017 16:21
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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.



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  #1922666 20-Dec-2017 16:23
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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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  #1922699 20-Dec-2017 17:22
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As a young man in the early seventies I served in the RNZAF with a Richard Yanko

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  #1922709 20-Dec-2017 18:27
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Sorry a bit OT but who remembers 12th man:

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