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Psyko Tek
03-15-2006, 04:04 PM
A Bedford couple named their baby son Drew Peacock before realising that it sounded quite rude.

The baby's father, Russell, said he only twigged it when he put it in an Internet search engine looking for famous namesakes, and was asked: "Do you mean Droopy C**k?"

"It was as if I'd been smacked with a right hook. I started repeating 'Drew Peacock' over and over again. Then I thought - what have we done?

"I went numb and couldn't speak for two minutes. Then I couldn't stop laughing."

Mother Shetal Patel had also failed to spot their error despite being a registrar's assistant, says The Sun.

She said: "I thought Russell had seen a ghost when he came away from the computer. We decided on the name a month before he was born - we both loved it straight away."

The couple are now concerned that Drew's name will cause him problems in later life.

Russell said: "People at work are already saying, 'Hey, look there's Droopy's dad'. But we don't want to change his name. It's on his birth certificate and other documents." - Ananova.com

Fat Elvis
03-15-2006, 04:12 PM
My little brother's last name is Concert. He is having a little girl in June and is thinking about naming her Claire Annette. If he goies through with it, I will have to kick his ass. If it had been a boy, the name would of been Lazlo.

FAX
03-15-2006, 04:17 PM
I knew a fellow named Harold Angels.

Not much of a singer, though.

FAX

listopencil
03-15-2006, 04:18 PM
Peacock the last name? Stick with the Bible.

sedated
03-15-2006, 04:42 PM
Peter Palmer

MOhillbilly
03-15-2006, 04:50 PM
dude down the street named Ivory White

ChiefsOne
03-15-2006, 04:52 PM
No $h!tting....there was a guy from my hometown named Harry Ball!

DMAC
03-15-2006, 04:56 PM
A guy went to my high school whos name was Bill Durr

ChiefsOne
03-15-2006, 04:59 PM
A kid at out sons' school was named Richard Shortt. They played football, announcer said Richard Shortt on the tackle. I said who the hell is stupid enough to curse their kid with that, his parents were sitting right in front of me. My wife was telling me to shut up and I told her if someone was dumb enough to name their kid Shortt, Dick I could say whatever I wanted!

DaFace
03-15-2006, 05:07 PM
Two names from people I went to high school with:

Tender Lee Mount
Justin Case

banyon
03-15-2006, 05:15 PM
Seven Costanza

ChiefsCountry
03-15-2006, 05:25 PM
Richard Head

Molitoth
03-15-2006, 05:30 PM
Richard Swing
Dick Whacker

David.
03-15-2006, 05:44 PM
I knew a guy in high school named Mike Hunt

David.
03-15-2006, 05:44 PM
but...he went by michael :)

CoMoChief
03-15-2006, 05:48 PM
Any relation to the pop singer???

SNR
03-15-2006, 05:50 PM
Richard Curl is bad enough. The fact that the new guy on the Chiefs goes by "Dick" is kind of disgusting

John_Locke
03-15-2006, 05:52 PM
how about Richard Hare

dick hare

Dartgod
03-15-2006, 06:11 PM
There was a guy at my school named Richard Holder.

Poor bastard...

Rain Man
03-15-2006, 06:19 PM
My little brother's last name is Concert. He is having a little girl in June and is thinking about naming her Claire Annette. If he goies through with it, I will have to kick his ass. If it had been a boy, the name would of been Lazlo.

Claire Annette Concert would be a cool name.



As for Mr. Peacock, I think he did it in the study with a wrench.

Adept Havelock
03-15-2006, 06:23 PM
Speaking of horrible names, two relatives of mine recently informed me of a real travesty...

Some poor child in Shelbina MO is named
"Xander Sesshomaru...whatever the last name is".

They apparently got it from some idiotic Cartoon.
Poor kid has less of a chance than a boy named Sue.

sedated
03-15-2006, 06:35 PM
Richard Head

don't you mean richard noggin?

Reaper16
03-15-2006, 06:52 PM
Speaking of horrible names, two relatives of mine recently informed me of a real travesty...

Some poor child in Shelbina MO is named
"Xander Sesshomaru...whatever the last name is".

They apparently got it from some idiotic Cartoon.
Poor kid has less of a chance than a boy named Sue.
Sesshomaru comes from the heralded (though not by me) Japanese cartoon series Inuyasha. What a poor choice on the part of the parents.

milkman
03-15-2006, 06:58 PM
I used to work with Dick Burns and Dick Bender.

Floridafan
03-15-2006, 07:49 PM
Has three guys in a row on my appointment book a few years ago.

Paul Seaman
Dick Cremin
Harry Bush

I swear thats the truth when I pointed it out to my receptionist we laughed for about 15 minutes to the point where my sides hurt.

el borracho
03-15-2006, 07:59 PM
I once worked for a man named "Dick Bayles."

morphius
03-15-2006, 08:04 PM
I still wanted to name my son Scott Zilla, but nooooo says the wife.

kc-nd
03-15-2006, 08:08 PM
Whenever I go to the garden shop, I see this famous guy's name all the time -- Pete Moss.

AZORChiefFan
03-15-2006, 08:13 PM
what about NASCAR's very own - Dick Trickle?

4th and Long
03-15-2006, 08:27 PM
I still wanted to name my son Scott Zilla, but nooooo says the wife.
That would be bad ass. There is still hope for you with this plan. He can always get a name change when he comes of age. :D

HarryParatestes
03-15-2006, 10:10 PM
I don't...see a problem here......?

Taco John
03-15-2006, 10:20 PM
A Bedford couple named their baby son Drew Peacock before realising that it sounded quite rude.

The baby's father, Russell, said he only twigged it when he put it in an Internet search engine looking for famous namesakes, and was asked: "Do you mean Droopy C**k?"

"It was as if I'd been smacked with a right hook. I started repeating 'Drew Peacock' over and over again. Then I thought - what have we done?

"I went numb and couldn't speak for two minutes. Then I couldn't stop laughing."

Mother Shetal Patel had also failed to spot their error despite being a registrar's assistant, says The Sun.

She said: "I thought Russell had seen a ghost when he came away from the computer. We decided on the name a month before he was born - we both loved it straight away."

The couple are now concerned that Drew's name will cause him problems in later life.

Russell said: "People at work are already saying, 'Hey, look there's Droopy's dad'. But we don't want to change his name. It's on his birth certificate and other documents." - Ananova.com



Interesting thread, given that I'm going to become a father in August... But there's no way I believe anybody was going to name their kid "Drew Peacock"

Plus, when you put it in Google, you don't get what the story says you get:

http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rls=GGLG%2CGGLG%3A2005-35%2CGGLG%3Aen&q=Drew+Peacock

Taco John
03-15-2006, 10:25 PM
how about Richard Hare

dick hare



Actually, I have an old college buddy goes by the name Ritch Hair.

John_Locke
03-15-2006, 10:41 PM
my son says there is a girl at his school whose name is Precious Lipps.

el borracho
03-15-2006, 10:42 PM
Actually, I have an old college buddy goes by the name Ritch Hair.
He should change it to "Rich Heir."

theultimatekcchiefsfan
03-15-2006, 10:44 PM
I know a guy named Mike Hunt. Sounds like My **** when they page him over the intercom.

melbar
03-15-2006, 11:20 PM
I kid you not there is a Gynecologist in Branson Named Richard Stiff. :thumb:

melbar
03-15-2006, 11:26 PM
My aunt works in the KC school system and had a brother and sister with the names...
A--hole with a shhh sound
Shi--ead with a th shound :shake:

morphius
03-15-2006, 11:27 PM
That would be bad ass. There is still hope for you with this plan. He can always get a name change when he comes of age. :D
It is a working nick name at least, she did give me that much. Plus I did end up coming up with both kids first names.

Rausch
03-15-2006, 11:28 PM
I still wanted to name my son Scott Zilla, but nooooo says the wife.


Well, here's an idea...

Did you know that there are scholarships and grants available for twins (http://www.twinsfoundation.com)? Or that there is a scholarship with awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 for an individual who has caddied at least three years for a Massachusetts golf club (http://www.ouimet.org)? Last name Gatling or Gatlin? The John Gatling Scholarship, named for the inventor of the Gatling gun, offers a full scholarship to North Carolina State University.

https://www.collegeanduniversity.net/collegeinfo/The_private_payoff2328.htm

morphius
03-15-2006, 11:39 PM
Well, here's an idea...



https://www.collegeanduniversity.net/collegeinfo/The_private_payoff2328.htm
Well, I wasn't planning on changing their last name, lol.

Ebolapox
03-16-2006, 12:11 AM
I went to school with a girl named ora lee...heh heh... poor girl grew up to be the town whore

-EB-

Rausch
03-16-2006, 12:26 AM
Well, I wasn't planning on changing their last name, lol.

Hyphenate it an' yer in like sin...

Munson
03-16-2006, 12:51 AM
I went to high school with a guy named Mike Hunt. I couldn't help but laugh anytime they anounced his name on the PA system. I almost felt sorry for the guy.

"Will Mike Hunt please come to the office."


There's some guy at my work named Dick Small. His first name is obviously Richard, but wants to known as Dick. I hear he's a strange guy with a coke habit. You have to be on coke to want to be called Dick Small.

luv
03-16-2006, 12:59 AM
I knew a guy named Glenn Alexander Sparkman. GAS. Gotta watch those acronyms, too. I also knew a James Aaron Moody. JAM.

Rausch
03-16-2006, 01:03 AM
There's some guy at my work named Dick Small. His first name is obviously Richard, but wants to known as Dick. I hear he's a strange guy with a coke habit. You have to be on coke to want to be called Dick Small.

Coke does make yer Dick Small...

luv
03-16-2006, 01:07 AM
Coke does make yer Dick Small...
Is that how that happened? :p

Rausch
03-16-2006, 01:08 AM
Is that how that happened? :p

1st, I wear triple E wide shoes.

2nd, never tried nose candy.

luv
03-16-2006, 01:11 AM
1st, I wear triple E wide shoes.

2nd, never tried nose candy.
So what does shoe size have to do with anything? o:-)

Rausch
03-16-2006, 01:14 AM
So what does shoe size have to do with anything? o:-)

You wouldn't like me to put mine in a very uncomfortable place...

Ultra Peanut
03-16-2006, 01:16 AM
Lazlo(w) is a highly underrated name.

luv
03-16-2006, 01:17 AM
You wouldn't like me to put mine in a very uncomfortable place...
Hey now, my boss told one of our employees tonight that I was kinky (we were joking around). Ya never know, I might enjoy that. ROFL

Pitt Gorilla
03-16-2006, 01:18 AM
I knew a Justin Case and a Richard Long. My wife went to school with a Scott Crabs.

Psyko Tek
03-16-2006, 01:21 AM
nteresting thread, given that I'm going to become a father in August... But there's no way I believe anybody was going to name their kid "Drew Peacock"

Plus, when you put it in Google, you don't get what the story says you get:

http://www.google.com/search?num=30...&q=Drew+Peacock

I didn't say it was real...
but I did think it was funny

Rausch
03-16-2006, 01:22 AM
Hey now, my boss told one of our employees tonight that I was kinky (we were joking around). Ya never know, I might enjoy that. ROFL

greg63
03-16-2006, 01:27 AM
ROFL That's just wrong, but funny.

Guru
03-16-2006, 01:42 AM
How big of a Dork are you Luv?

luv
03-16-2006, 01:42 AM
How big of a Dork are you Luv?
I'm a big enough dork to be able to admit it.

Guru
03-16-2006, 01:44 AM
I'm a big enough dork to be able to admit it.


Good for you. :)

greg63
03-16-2006, 01:53 AM
How big of a Dork are you Luv?


Careful; Luv has powers to maim beyond that which can be measured.

luv
03-16-2006, 01:55 AM
Careful; Luv has powers to maim beyond that which can be measured.
Nah. Not people I like. ;)

greg63
03-16-2006, 02:08 AM
Nah. Not people I like. ;)

Even though kcchiefsguru tried to shoot ya with a cap gun?? :D

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3090344#post3090344

Guru
03-16-2006, 02:22 AM
Even though kcchiefsguru tried to shoot ya with a cap gun?? :D

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=3090344#post3090344


Hey, Greg..... KABOOM!!!!! :p :D

greg63
03-16-2006, 07:13 AM
Hey, Greg..... KABOOM!!!!! :p :D


...Missed! :p :D

Frosty
03-16-2006, 07:31 AM
I knew a Justin Case and a Richard Long.

I used to work at a bank that had a loan officer named Richard Long, but he didn't go by Richard. ;)

http://www.rceb.org/BoardOfDirectors/MeetingMinutes/minutes.05-06-27.pdf

He was kind of a smarmy ladies man, so I think he liked going by Dick Long. :shake:

Inspector
03-16-2006, 07:50 AM
Lazlo(w) is a highly underrated name.

My son has a friend named Lazlo. Works at a radio station in KC. 96.5 The Buzz. Really great guy.

I had a boss several years ago who WAS his name. Richard Whiteman, went by Rich Whiteman. And he was.

morphius
03-16-2006, 08:23 AM
Lazlo(w) is a highly underrated name.
With a name like that he should win thirty two point six percent of the prizes, including the car.


Morphius
reaching a bit too far...

Extra Point
03-16-2006, 08:28 AM
Try making sales calls with one Harry Beaver.

whoman69
03-16-2006, 09:22 AM
What I can't stand is parents that take a normal name and misspell it just so their kid can have an original name. How the f**k are we supposed to know its Charline with an i.

morphius
03-16-2006, 09:39 AM
What I can't stand is parents that take a normal name and misspell it just so their kid can have an original name. How the f**k are we supposed to know its Charline with an i.
I know a family that did that, their sons are Jakob and Khole. Everytime I have to talk to Cole all I can think of is for him to stop being such a kA Hole!

Stupid I tell you.

greg63
03-16-2006, 12:35 PM
My dad used to do this thing called "tape-sponding" it is were you send audio tapes to folks to correspond instead of writing letters. Anyway dad used to tape-spond with this guy named Okla, he had a brother named Homa and their last name was Storm.

morphius
03-16-2006, 12:44 PM
My dad used to do this thing called "tape-sponding" it is were you send audio tapes to folks to correspond instead of writing letters. Anyway dad used to tape-spond with this guy named Okla, he had a brother named Homa and their last name was Storm.
I had a guitar teacher up in Omaha that was named Storm Roads, but it wasn't like his parents were being brutal as he was like Storm Roads the fifth.

I thought it was a fitting name for guy in a band though.

broncoholic
03-16-2006, 01:08 PM
My Jr. High School Assistant Principal was named Richard Caulk.





.....Well it was funny in the 7th grade

Baby Lee
03-16-2006, 01:22 PM
I worked with a lady whose maiden name was Iona Box. Discovered that after inquiring why, if she was divorced, she kept her married name.

Then there's the WNBA's Ivana Mandic.

SBK
03-16-2006, 02:53 PM
My aunt went to elementary school with a little girl named Fonda Dicks.

That hoe had some mean parents......

Ralphy Boy
03-16-2006, 05:25 PM
Knew of two people: Richard Moist & Dick Short. He actually goes by Dick. :shake:

Our last name's Johnson and the wife wanted to name our youngest boy Harrison but call him Harry. I told her there was no way I was calling my kid Harry Johnson.

StcChief
03-16-2006, 05:50 PM
How about the ramifications later in life for the kid.

Think it thru.

ChiefButthurt
03-16-2006, 06:48 PM
I know this guy who wrote a book called "Under the Bleachers" his name was Seymour Butz.

stevieray
03-16-2006, 07:00 PM
They could've named him Embassy.

GMitch
03-16-2006, 07:25 PM
I knew a guy in the Air Force named Peter Bone.

stevieray
03-16-2006, 07:27 PM
I knew a guy in the Air Force named Peter Bone.

love the avatar....Frazetta?

Pitt Gorilla
03-16-2006, 07:40 PM
Damn, I didn't want to tell this one, but I feel I need to. My Sunday school teacher growing up was named Eda Bever. I still like the lady a lot as she attends with my parents. However, I never really spoke of her as I figured nobody would believe me.

GMitch
03-16-2006, 07:54 PM
love the avatar....Frazetta?

Yep.

stevieray
03-16-2006, 07:55 PM
Yep.

Awesome artist!

greg63
03-17-2006, 12:12 AM
I had a guitar teacher up in Omaha that was named Storm Roads, but it wasn't like his parents were being brutal as he was like Storm Roads the fifth.

I thought it was a fitting name for guy in a band though.

True. :thumb:

mike-in-virginia
11-21-2006, 08:10 PM
Yep... Storm Roads.

I was googling to see what what he was up to and got this forum.

We were in the same rock band in high-school 'The Iron Horsemen'. He was a prodigy.. really a spectacular guitar player.

With a name like that, and talent to match, we all figured he'd be playing w/ Black Sabbath or something before age 20.

If anyone runs across Storm tell him Mike says, 'HI!'

BTW... is sister's name: Dusty. No kidding.

Mike

Lzen
11-21-2006, 09:11 PM
"I went numb and couldn't speak for two minutes. Then I couldn't stop laughing."

ROFL

Lzen
11-21-2006, 09:15 PM
Mother Shetal Patel had also failed to spot their error...


I'm guessing Darwin's theory wasn't too kind to this bloodline.

kcfanintitanhell
11-21-2006, 09:26 PM
I think I posted this in an earlier thread (three years ago), about a high school girls basketball player in Iowa that I clipped out of a Des Moines Register sports page and kept in my wallet until it disentegrated, cuz I just couldn't believe the name. And I knew I had to keep it around as long as I could because no one would believe me if I couldn't produce some evidence...
Her name was Fonda Dicks.

ExtremeChief
11-21-2006, 09:45 PM
Two in my hometown

Richard Head (as seen before) and
Rusty Pipes