Yesterday at work, we had a whole bunch of ATC cadets to fly and I had made a list of who was flying with whom. I walked into where the ATC cadets were sitting and said "Alicia XXX - is she here?). A hugely blushing young lad put his hand up!! How could his parents inflict such an existence on the poor chap?? "A Boy Named Sue" springs to mind. However, what I want to know is, do any of you have a name that you could kill your parents for inflicting on you??? I'm not sure why I hate it, but I hate my middle name "Edward"!
A Mr and Mrs Carte who called their son after a very famous Film Star and Director, Orson.
Scots parents who's surname was Smellie, not that uncommon a name in Jockland. Only trouble was they called their daughter Helen. Now Helen is a very lovely name for a girl but in that combination, "Nellie Smellie" and even worse if as happens in school the surname is put first.
I even read of a woman with the surname Day who had a baby boy. The first two names were ordinary, I cant even remember them so we will say they were George William but she went to town on the third. Perhaps she was a Burl Ives fan as she named this child "George William Zippidydoodah Day". Almost as bad as Zowie Bowie and Moon Unit Zappa.
If your surname is Shakespeare it is a little unkind to call your son William -- he's bound to get the micky taken out of him by everyone at school.
But that's what one set of parents in Croydon did.
The son became a funeral director and I always wander if he did it on the 'he who laughs last, laughs loudest' principle.