What's the Most Ridiculous Name You've Ever Heard?

I saw this article on a “Good Housekeeping” page today. Check out some of these names and give you’re thoughts.

[name_m]Just[/name_m] a few from the article:

[name_f]Strawberry[/name_f] [name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_u]Penny[/name_u] [name_f]Anna[/name_f] Nickel

What’s the most ridiculous name you’ve ever heard?

I work in my college’s mailroom and I’ve seen all the names. The one that stands out to me the most is Babyboy. He chooses to go by his middle name. I’ll never forget the first time a piece of his mail came by me as I was sorting, and I had to ask someone if it was a real student.

From this list I think Swann is nice, but Thunder and Lightning is definitely ridiculous!

When I was a kid, my grade school friend had an uncle named [name_m]Lemon[/name_m] Fresh. I always thought his name was a bit ridiculous. Also, I’ve met a baby named [name_f]Luna[/name_f] Dolphin. Her mother had a huge love of dolphins, so thus her mn!

[name_f]Strawberry[/name_f] La’Queisha. Also, heard a kid with the mn Bambam.

During my eighth grade promotion, as we got called up for our diplomas they’d also say our middle names. Someone in my class had the last name Phan, and his middle name was Cannabis. The whole class snickered as “(first name) Cannabis Phan” was repeated throughout the practice and the actual graduation. Still feel bad.

A friend of mine recently dated a girl named Simple, pronounced like the word in English. It strikes me as an odd thing to name a baby since most virtue/word names tend to sort of glorify a positive trait/concept associated with the child ([name_f]Hope[/name_f], [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Joy[/name_f], etc). But instead I guess they wanted to go with something more, well, simple.

But even weirder: her younger brother’s actual legal name is Uncle [name_u]Sam[/name_u]. Apparently the parents were immigrants and were really into the idea of [name_u]America[/name_u] at the time. Unsurprisingly he goes by [name_u]Sam[/name_u] whenever possible!

Fobia (that’s phobia in my native language) and Printer. Yes, like the printing machine.

MAH-dee-noo-zah. Madenusa. Made [i]n U.S.A.
and she said she knew another one.

There was a guy at my college named [name_m]Tiger[/name_m] C. [name_m]Lyon[/name_m]. Found out the C. stood for “[name_m]Cougar[/name_m]”…!

The son of a friend was being bullied by a kid at his school named… Pillow. I kid you not.

In college I had a job filing paperwork for a professor whose research was primarily with newborns. There were some real winners there but by far the most disappointing was to see a baby named “Bro” with no middle name.

[name_m]Brand[/name_m] new one i heard from the nurse at my last scan…[name_u]Pistol[/name_u]. FOR A GIRL! just…yeah…not for me at all.

I don’t think Bro sounds that bad, but the name looks a little incomplete.

At a dance competition I saw a girl named (first and last name) [name_f]Star[/name_f] Raspberry. I told my friend that it sounded like a long lost member of the [name_f]Strawberry[/name_f] Shortcake gang.

There are a lot of ridiculous names here! I enjoyed reading through them.

I most ridiculous name I’ve ever hear was a girl competing against my niece during a basketball tournament. [name_u]London[/name_u] Bridges…we all looked at each other when her name was announced. Although you can’t help feeling bad for the girl you can’t help thinking “what were these parents thinking?” Also, there was a boy in my nephew’s cub scout troop named Daquiri. Yikes!!!

Adoracion pronounced ‘adoration’ goes by [name_u]Dory[/name_u]
Consortia goes by [name_f]Suzy[/name_f]
[name_m]Rheuben[/name_m] (the H is pronounced)
All females,
[name_u]Joey[/name_u] (not bad, but brothers name is [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], both named after their dad)
On men.
And some of their kids have even weirder names…


I heard a story about a girl and her mother who went into a teacher’s class for a meeting. The teacher said, upon seeing [name_m]Le[/name_m]-a as the child’s first name, pronounced the child’s name [name_u]Lee[/name_u]-ah. The mother got angry and said “[name_m]How[/name_m] come everybody pronounces it wrong?” Then the teacher asked for the proper pronunciation, and the mother replied–

[name_m]Just[/name_m] saying, this story about [name_m]Le[/name_m]-a has been around for a while and has been debunked a long time ago as just an internet myth. It’s still a funny story though.

I mostle just know people (or of people) with unfortunate combos.

Sulton [name_u]Pepper[/name_u]
[name_u]Penny[/name_u]&[name_f]Patty[/name_f] Puffpaff (twins)
[name_m]Ritchie[/name_m] [name_m]Richardson[/name_m] -not sure if [name_m]Ritchie[/name_m] was short for something or not
[name_u]Penny[/name_u] Nickles
[name_m]Ben[/name_m] [name_m]Dover[/name_m]- name was [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] but he went by just [name_m]Ben[/name_m]

Heard this one from a high school teacher who was married to a elementary school teacher:

Delasone pronounced dah-LAS-one