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Zziggy
1108538.  Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:17 pm Reply with quote

Just watched Esio Trot and saw that the small girl actress was named Pixie. So I was just wondering if anyone had come across some other names of ... questionable choice.

For instance: the London solicitor who has gone through life with the unfortunate name of Friday February Eleven Biddle.

 
Posital
1108543.  Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:57 pm Reply with quote

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Mike and Georgina Biddle of Surrey, England, were having trouble thinking of a name for their daughter, born on Friday, Feb. 11, 1977. So they named her Friday February Eleven.

 
suze
1108558.  Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:10 pm Reply with quote

There was a Pixie when I was in junior high, but it wasn't her real name. Her hippie parents had called her Galadriel, which she hated, and Pixie was a nickname from infancy which she much preferred.

Pixie Lott's real name is Victoria Lott, and Pixie was again a nickname from infancy. Perhaps it's the case with this actor too.


Husband was at primary school with a boy called Heathcliff. The fellow from Wuthering Heights is not an obvious role model, and husband has a horrible feeling that Heathcliff's surname was Robinson. Perhaps the parents were mad inventors and thought that Heath had to be short for something ...

 
Strawberry
1108631.  Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:46 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
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Mike and Georgina Biddle of Surrey, England, were having trouble thinking of a name for their daughter, born on Friday, Feb. 11, 1977. So they named her Friday February Eleven.


Oh well, at least it rhymes. :P

Also, on the 24th of December, I watched a film called Christmas in a Day. I didn't watch all of it, though. I think I watched 20 minutes. There was a girl in it called Pixie and she said that she had a Barbie graveyard. And a man said something like Yes, you wanted a Barbie graveyard but Mattel don't make them. So Uncle Nick made it for you.

 
ConorOberstIsGo
1108668.  Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:49 pm Reply with quote

Girl called Chlamydia. Spelt correctly. I can't even.

 
Zziggy
1108682.  Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:11 pm Reply with quote

Oh God, I was watching some home improvement show once and I distinctly remember a woman named "Candida Gubbins". Partly because I took a photo of it so that I wouldn't forget that someone somewhere saw their newborn baby daughter and thought "yes, I shall name her something that sounds like the gunk you get after you wipe yourself while in the throws of a vaginal yeast infection."

 
pinklady
1108684.  Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:37 pm Reply with quote

I may have mentioned somewhere here before that husband was at school with a young man who gloried in the name of Xerxes Vile. This was not in the rarified middle-class Islington of the nineties, but in not-very-well-off rural Somerset in the 1970s. Clearly fashion wasn't involved, and as far as we know, it wasn't a family name (his dad is called something very prosaic, perhaps Clive or Derek). What on earth possessed his parents?

 
WordLover
1108727.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:38 am Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
Oh God, I was watching some home improvement show once and I distinctly remember a woman named "Candida Gubbins". Partly because I took a photo of it so that I wouldn't forget that someone somewhere saw their newborn baby daughter and thought "yes, I shall name her something that sounds like the gunk you get after you wipe yourself while in the throws of a vaginal yeast infection."
The name Candida comes from a Latin word meaning "white", and was the name of several early saints.

 
swot
1108735.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:04 am Reply with quote

The yeast infection is so called because the gubbins is white though.

This is reminding me of Adam Hills' routine about Misty Hymen - you may not be able to change an unfortunate surname but you could at least not choose a first name that makes it worse.

 
tetsabb
1108736.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:30 am Reply with quote

I worked with a chap whose surname was Bent. He didn't like it, so changed it to Winstanley.
Can't say I blame him.

 
Awitt
1108737.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:38 am Reply with quote

An Anglican bishop in the 1800's, born in England but who came to and served in my Australian city, was called Field Flowers Goe.

And there's an Australian librarian who has a regular column in the monthly magazine, and her name is Pixie Stardust. I have to wonder if that's her real name or a nom de plume.

 
Posital
1108751.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:17 am Reply with quote

Possibly her porn star name, mine is BJ Maxim.

 
Spud McLaren
1108784.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:04 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
I worked with a chap whose surname was Bent. He didn't like it, so changed it to Winstanley.
Can't say I blame him.
Was his first name Richard?

 
Jenny
1108834.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:21 pm Reply with quote

John Betjemen wrote a poem about the first birthday of a child called Candida (possibly his daughter?) so that name goes back a fair way.

 
Zziggy
1108838.  Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:32 pm Reply with quote

It looks like the fungus was named in 1923 so presumably it was a Mercedes-type situation.

 

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