What's in a Name?  

fieldsofdaisy 41F
1343 posts
5/22/2006 1:12 pm

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11/2/2006 3:46 pm

What's in a Name?

I was doing the crossword this morning (it’s always a good day when I finish the NY Times Crossword! And, yes, I do them in pen.), while Boy was watching some variety of children’s TV. Tom and Jerry, I think. Anyway, I generally don’t pay much attention to what is on, but something weaseled its way through my focused concentration today. Infiltrated the haze of numbered clues and corresponding words that clouded my brain.

The animated short itself was relatively innocuous, but the name of the main character really got my attention. You ready for this?

Willie MunchRight. Yes, you heard me. Willie MunchRight.

LOL! You have got to be kidding me!! The possibilities are endless here. I mean, where CAN’T you go with this one? Thankfully, I don’t think any of the small children that this is aimed at will get anything out of it, other than advice on healthy snacks. But, for me (or any other adult with even the slightest twist of the mind)? Willie MunchRight? That’s the question of the century, now isn’t it? (get it? Will-he Munch Right? Ok, ok, so not the best, but at least I’m making myself laugh, right?)

On the same note, in the final credits of Cinderella, there is a listing for a poor fellow name William Peed. Oh, the agony! Can you imagine going through life with the last name of Peed?? Poor guy.

Of course, there are always the stand-bys… Phil Hergap, Jack Mehoff, etc. However, it was the context of this particular one that really got me, I think.

So, you know of any good ones? Ever met anyone with a truly unfortunate name? And, wonder what on earth they did to make their parents punish them that way?

rm_tallgolfer41 41M
16 posts
5/22/2006 2:08 pm

From the greatness of the Simpsons:

Amanda Hugginkiss
Jacques Strap

From my junior high:

Richard Head (husband of the librarian)

rm_LoyalCumpany 46M
3204 posts
5/22/2006 6:46 pm

From my high school days:

Mike Hunt

I am JoJo the Circus Boy!

Jeepidiot 42M

5/25/2006 4:22 am

Adolph Oliverknipple
Kenny Lickerbush

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