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Apr 19th, 2020 at 10:38am
 
Well gents, I thought I would post a a few threads to get things moving around here.

What are the most absurd names you have ever heard? It can be names of people, places, swords, or anything that is given a name after one too many beers. Additionally if you were writing your own Monty python skit would you name a sword something ridiculous? If so what would it be. I have struggled to think of a properly ridiculous name but all that keeps coming to mind are the words moist and engorged.
I don’t know why, it’s almost better not to know, but there it is.


Both need a little more thought but I think there’s some possibilities there.


As far as people I know of a lady that named her daughter Melanoma because she thought it was pretty. That takes the cake for me.
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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2020 at 1:05pm
 
dunno about absurd - but my favourite local street name is: Butthole Lane in shepshed: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Butthole+Ln,+Shepshed,+Loughborough/@52.7735...

There are Butt lanes in about half the villages in the uk - it dates back from medieval times when every village had archery butts and 'butt lane' was where the archery targets were.

But as far as I know there is only 1 Butthole lane in the whole country.
No idea why shepshed is different Smiley

There is a picture somewhere of me standing in front of the actual street sign.
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Reply #2 - Apr 19th, 2020 at 2:08pm
 
I'm not good at finding names. I wanted a strange username that isn't related to anything I like , I used a random name generator and found Sarosh.

The most awful name I've heard is a female name in my country and it's 2 words in one and those 2 words are the name of a far right party in my country. other awful names are those of days .
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Reply #3 - Apr 19th, 2020 at 3:22pm
 
Butthole lol. I used to live in a city with a Boner street. I guess I am still mentally twelve because it still makes me grin whenever I think of it.
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Reply #4 - Apr 19th, 2020 at 4:51pm
 
For me it’s just the bad “common names” of trees and woods that are not actually of that species
Mountain Ash is a eucalypt
She Oak is a cassurina
The list could continue for a long time
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Reply #5 - Apr 19th, 2020 at 4:57pm
 
I quite often see last names which got "lost in translation". One of the cuter and more innocent ones I heard of was Ms. Incognito, working in telephone marketing. I'm not going to repeat the others here though, as they can be quite rude.

There's also a small town named Bitsch in Switzerland. AFAIK this town actually gained some international publicity. A certain online plattform shall have offered all residents free access to their subscription-based content. And the town name sign at the entrance of the village shall be welded in place, and not just bolted down.
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Reply #6 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 7:48am
 
People: Herman Herman (that’s first name Herman, last name Herman)... nice guy. Roboticist at Carnegie Mellon. Very hard to forget!

Places: The Devil’s Arsehole, UK
Never been there. I can think of a few places here in the US that should’ve been called the Devil’s Arse but have much more normal names.
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Reply #7 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 8:00am
 
pretty much ANY name given to their children by ANY rock, pop or sports celebrity Smiley
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Reply #8 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 8:46am
 
Ok. parody name for a sword: if we’re talking Monty Python style humor, then you have to go with a sword shop scene full of double entendre...
Perhaps a broadsword named Sir Richard the Penetrator
A scimitar called Peter the Great
And a dagger named Li’l Willie


And of course the woman who is shopping for a sword will throw out lines like: “well that sword’s a bit too floppy, i’int it” and “Do have any that aren’t so curvy?”

The sketch basically writes itself.
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Reply #9 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 9:19am
 
When I was a kid I came up with a stupid character with the name Lord Tottingham-Smythe. I have absolutely no idea where I got that name from, how or why I came up with it but I still kind of like it.
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Reply #10 - Apr 20th, 2020 at 9:26am
 
The UK is ridiculous for town and street names:

Bell End
Brown Willy
Boggy Bottom
Twatt
Nob End
Bitchfield
Titty Ho
Shitterton
Sluts Hole Lane

Etc etc, this is just a few from googling...
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Reply #11 - Apr 21st, 2020 at 12:17pm
 
Jean Herring Funk... a real name.
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Reply #12 - Apr 21st, 2020 at 2:59pm
 
I know someone who's genuine surname is 'christmas'
One of my clients surname is: 'winterbottom'
Apparently his nickname at school was: 'chilly'.
All i can say is the kids at his school were a lot less puerile than at any school I ever went to whistle


Do you suppose that 'Brown Willy' is twinned with 'Boggy Bottom' ? 

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Reply #13 - Apr 21st, 2020 at 11:54pm
 
  A good friend of mine's first name is really Cinderella.  I also know a woman named Sunshine.
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Reply #14 - Apr 22nd, 2020 at 6:41am
 
In Yellowknife, Canada, there's a road called Ragged Ass road. It was named by a couple of drunk prospectors.
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