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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2019, 11:46:20 AM »
Bolton Wanderers had a player Isiah Rankin. Obviously the surname is a Jonathon Ross impersonator's delight but my accent tends to pronounce the first name as "I saw ya" too.



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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2019, 12:00:58 PM »
Used to be a bloke in the next office called Roger Moore, as unlike the "real" Roger Moore as you can imagine. Also had a meeting a while back with the Bond girl-named Ivana Lickova.

No idea if they got together for a mission, workshop, training, etc.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2019, 01:27:00 PM »
Knew a bloke called Roger Abbott once. Humourless.


Hamal Shukup, although that might've been a stage name, he was an Indian Elvis impersonator.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2019, 03:04:48 PM »
There was a security guard that worked at my place called Síd Jélly (accents added to prevent googling).  Sound bloke.  Our managing director sent out a mail in Comic Sans expressing his condolences, and the receptionist sent out a mail saying "Our thoughts are with his family (you may want to put something in about starting a book of condolence or collecting cards to pass on)."  Receptionist clearly wasn't thinking straight, but there's no need for that choice of font from the big boss.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2019, 08:14:38 PM »
The American singer Randy Vanwarmer is a goodun.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/277887-Randy-Vanwarmer

There's also a Republican politician called Randy Bumgardner.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2019, 01:26:53 PM »

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2019, 03:41:54 PM »
About the only thing I remember from my work experience in an accounting office is doing some copy-pasting and spotting a client named Fook Yao.

A Malaysian chap handed me a business card bearing his name, Koo Yoo Fook, which he advised me was pronounced Ken Woo. Still puzzled about that thirty years later.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2019, 04:41:10 PM »

There's this guy, Crackers Patel from the RAC, who used to pop up on the BBC to offer driving safety advice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-11859580/rac-snow-advice-to-drivers-on-staying-safe

I used to spend a shocking amount of time at an old job browsing the client database looking for funny names. Blanche Lard and Giuseppe Cunto were the two that stood out the most.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2019, 02:05:56 PM »
The weird and wonderful names of Zimbabwean heavyweight boxers in the mid-80s.

Proud Kilimanjaro
Walter Ringo Starr
Jukebox Timebomb (my favourite but lost to Kilimanjaro for their domestic strap in 1985.)
Hitler the Killer (yeah you've overdone it a bit there, pal.)

Some failed miserably trying to match these, with one fighter just known as... John Fighter, plus two others called Joe Frazier and George Foreman, who may or may not have fought for the "No, Not That One" title.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2019, 05:34:35 PM »
John fighter is great

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2019, 07:08:50 PM »
There's also a Republican politician called Randy Bumgardner.

There are lots of Randy Bumgarners.

There was also a baseball player called Randy Wolf.

Randy doesn't mean the same in the US, right?

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #72 on: August 22, 2019, 02:10:04 AM »

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2019, 09:37:08 AM »
Slight tangent but I had a regen player come through on my Football Manager game the other day called Ross Voice. Seemed like a perfect Armando Iannucci name.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2019, 01:23:26 PM »
Went to school with a Maycock and a Grewcock. Our headteacher was called John Thomas.
The best first name I came across in my one office job: Prikshitdeep.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2019, 02:35:14 PM »
Went to school with a Maycock and a Grewcock. Our headteacher was called John Thomas.
The best first name I came across in my one office job: Prikshitdeep.

I went to school with a Maycock too (he was in the same first year class as me along with a Titman and a Hyman) and my best mate at that school's next door neighbours were called Grewcock. I've discussed my aversion to the name John Thomas on these pages before and I'm not doing it again.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2019, 03:59:40 PM »
John fighter is great

Reminiscent of a shitty, derivative SNES fighting game from the likes of Banpresto.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2019, 05:27:10 AM »

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2019, 06:28:17 AM »
Todd Merchant

I made it up, but imagine the nonsense potter using it as an insult

I bet Todd Merchant exists somewhere

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2019, 05:19:56 PM »
I bet Todd Merchant exists somewhere

Todd C Merchant, Attorney At Law has an impressive 2.5 stars from his 3 Yelp reviews.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2019, 08:50:54 PM »
There were two lads in the same class at my school, both called Josh. Their surnames?

Allcock and Balls.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #81 on: August 26, 2019, 08:54:10 PM »
And I've just remembered my mate worked in a school where the headteacher was called BJ Purvis. I assume the kids called him Blow Job Pervert.

Funnily enough.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2019, 08:56:03 PM »
I knew of a Christian Crisp at school, which is at least slightly amusing.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #83 on: August 27, 2019, 12:46:00 PM »
There was a girl in my school called Isobel Holder. The only example I've ever known of a name which makes someone else look silly, namely the boy before her in the register. "Stuart Hackney...Isobel Holder". Twice a day during form registers he would hear the same sniggering.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #84 on: August 27, 2019, 02:48:46 PM »
Went to school with a Maycock and a Grewcock. Our headteacher was called John Thomas.

I went to school with people called Growcock, Allcock and Hiscock. I wished at the time that they'd all intermarried so that eventually their surname would be Growallhiscock.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2019, 02:54:27 PM »
My sister went out with bloke who's family were of Mauritian descent. He had a cousin called Lillette.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2019, 03:36:19 PM »
Best name in my year at school was probably Donna Death.

There's also a Republican politician called Randy Bumgardner.

I once did some work with a Rusty Bumgardner. Very nice guy, which probably reduced bullying levels as a child by 10%.

I was at an event recently where this guy was being interviewed by Clàre Balding: https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/person/2012845

A missed opportunity not to title the event 'Balding/Fani', IMO.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2019, 03:40:03 PM »
I have met an American (who else) called Hunter Cashdollar.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #88 on: August 27, 2019, 09:54:42 PM »
I know a Scarlet Gash.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #89 on: August 28, 2019, 12:31:49 AM »
Not a real life person with a comedy name, but a real life car with a comedy “name”, on the estate I live on, has the registration plate H8 FAP. Possibly because GU1LT W4NK was already taken.