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Title: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Sam on January 27, 2017, 12:04:16 AM
After the nickleback discussion in Oscillations, I was thinking:

Why are American (men, usually) called things like Chad and Skip? Even when they have a name like David, their second name is Krutunkleson. Silly.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Rocket Surgery on January 27, 2017, 12:10:40 AM
Because they're all fat.

Joking aside, they are all seriously fat named all their cities after other cities, so we ought to applaud their creativity in inventorising some new person names.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: up_the_hampipe on January 27, 2017, 12:16:04 AM
Even when they have a name like David, their second name is Krutunkleson. Silly.

You raging anti-semite.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Mr Banlon on January 27, 2017, 12:24:46 AM
There's 1000 Grahams in a Kilo
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Post by: Nowhere Man on January 27, 2017, 12:24:55 AM
Cuck Rogers in the 21st 1/5 century
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on January 27, 2017, 06:56:32 AM
Hoyt P Phucknuckle III has become my fictitious septic goading name of choice - as it symbolises a lot what of what is wrong with the USA. It is wrong on so many levels:

1) HPP III would be called trey for being the third in a row with that name.
2) Hoyt is how one should drink ones Korfee
3) To be III means that two people called Hoyt P Phucknuckle were vain enough to name their offspring after themselves.
4) HPP III will doubtless graze on retarded processed foods with fucking stupid names likes Tayter Tots, eat shitty instant macaroni cheese and have 42 cup holders in his car.

Dozy fuckknuckles...
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on January 27, 2017, 07:10:30 AM
I was watching the skiing the other day and there was an American woman called "Breezy", which I thought was a ruddy stupid name. Why Americans can't have good, decent names like "Nigel" and "Susan" I don't know. Silly.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on January 27, 2017, 07:18:29 AM
Hoyt P Phucknuckle III has become my fictitious septic goading name of choice - as it symbolises a lot what of what is wrong with the USA. It is wrong on so many levels:

1) HPP III would be called trey for being the third in a row with that name.
2) Hoyt is how one should drink ones Korfee
3) To be III means that two people called Hoyt P Phucknuckle were vain enough to name their offspring after themselves.
4) HPP III will doubtless graze on retarded processed foods with fucking stupid names likes Tayter Tots, eat shitty instant macaroni cheese and have 42 cup holders in his car.

Dozy fuckknuckles...

As a child in the 70s, I read in the Radio Times about a series called The Red Hand Gang, in which one of the characters was played by someone called James Bond III and thought WTF!?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on January 27, 2017, 07:30:56 AM
As a child in the 70s, I read in the Radio Times about a series called The Red Hand Gang, in which one of the characters was played by someone called James Bond III and thought WTF!?
I met an American called Jay Cook V - who I assume has a son called Jay Cook VI - and he said his great-great-grandfather Jay Cook I was only called Jay because his parents had not been able to decide whether to call him John or James.

James Bond III was the guy with the glasses in RHG - I hoped one day he'd direct a bad autobiographical film to invoke a twitter shitstorm of irate septics feeling duped that there was no sign of Daniel Craig or whoever in the title role
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Post by: biggytitbo on January 27, 2017, 07:33:26 AM
Wolf Blitzer is not a character from a final fantasy book but one of the many absurdly named American news anchors.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on January 27, 2017, 07:40:52 AM

Wolf Blitzer is not a character from a final fantasy book but one of the many absurdly named American news anchors.

Visions of a NutriBullet filled with vulpine flesh...
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 27, 2017, 07:41:04 AM
Slab Gastin
Belg Reglant
Brantllin Hwodlock
Pauld Gahghgargh
Hamblem Qualdort
Berner Staflgeyser
Spack Polmod
LaBrad Doolendorf
Fohen Peegle
Xavier LeGrande
Milly-John Carthage
Stam Pastibe
Pierre Hitler
Gombul Handbeek
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on January 27, 2017, 07:45:45 AM
Rufus Doofus Jnr.
J. Hyram Gropecunt III
Yancy Tucker
Doogie Howser, MD
Chandler Bing
Rosco P Coltrane
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Replies From View on January 27, 2017, 07:52:53 AM
Bruiser.  As an actual first name.  I'm guessing it derives from Bruce - most likely the Yanks misheard it because they are equal parts deaf and stupid.

To be fair though, I like its ambiguity.  It could mean you're a tough guy who goes out bruising folk, or it could mean you're the soft, sensitive type who bruises easily.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 08:07:37 AM
There was a guy who played for Major League Baseball called Spike Owen. This was his given name, not a nickname.

http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/64037/64037-28Fr.jpg
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shit Good Nose on January 27, 2017, 08:17:28 AM
Well, you say it's all Americans, but that raging prick Jacob Reese-Mogg named his latest child Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius Mogg, and I was once on a training course with an Irish fella called Clen Sten (pronounced Cleen Steen). 

I also, genuinely (have mentioned it several times on CaB in the past) worked with a chap called John Schitte (and it was pronounced Shit as well), although his parents were German, where Schitte is a very common surname and, of course, doesn't mean shit, so I suppose that one doesn't really count.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Buelligan on January 27, 2017, 08:23:32 AM
(http://up.picr.de/19895837jm.jpg)
Chad, the only human, earlier
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 27, 2017, 08:29:30 AM
There was a guy who played for Major League Baseball called Spike Owen. This was his given name, not a nickname.

http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/64037/64037-28Fr.jpg

Spike Milligan was British. Spike Lee American, its not such an unusual name.

I hate the Ch names

Chad
Chuck
Cheb
Chob
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 27, 2017, 08:30:03 AM
(http://up.picr.de/19895837jm.jpg)
Chad, the only human, earlier

A man with a great future.

hanging
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 08:30:10 AM
I have a second cousin called Chad who is probably in his late 40s by now (haven't seen him since I was about 10, and I guess he was maybe 6 or 7 then.) With him and with a school friend of my brother (who would be in his mid-60s), Chad was short for Chadwick.

Not much of an improvement really.

Currently I have a student called India Ocean [Double-Barreled Surname].

There's also a guy in my Roman studies course called Julius Caesar [Surname].
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 27, 2017, 08:31:39 AM

There's also a guy in my Roman studies course called Julius Caesar [Surname].

A man with a great future.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 08:33:14 AM
Spike Milligan was British. Spike Lee American, its not such an unusual name.

I hate the Ch names

Chad
Chuck
Cheb
Chob

With Spike Owen, though, his parents bestowed the moniker hoping he'd grow up to be a huge, brooding athletic type (Spike in the US invokes an image of big kids on the playground shaking you down for money, or is the name of mean, giant guard dogs). Spike Owen looks like Beaver Cleaver. So not that it's unusual, just the disconnect between image and reality. Happy Days also played a similar disconnect for laughs by having a small kid play Fonzie's tough little cousin Spike.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 08:33:33 AM
A man with a great future.

I've told him to watch his back.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Buelligan on January 27, 2017, 08:44:51 AM
A man with a great future.

hanging

Weirdly, because this picture is old, he looks like he has Donald tattooed on his arm, which is a duck's name (according to the Americans).  As any decent English person knows, a duck is called Jemima.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 08:50:39 AM
Weirdly, because this picture is old, he looks like he has Donald tattooed on his arm, which is a duck's name (according to the Americans and Ray Davies).  As any decent English person knows, a duck is called Jemima.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nvJ2hmaUI

(Not to contradict you, but an excuse to listen to the song again)[1]  :)
 1. considering I just landed myself an original UK mono version of the LP a couple days ago, huzzah!
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Buelligan on January 27, 2017, 08:53:38 AM
The man's called "Ray", what do you expect?
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 27, 2017, 08:56:20 AM
Quote
I hate the Ch names

Chad
Chuck
Cheb
Chob

Cheb is a medium sized town in western Czechia, and captain of the Lacrosse team.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cuellar on January 27, 2017, 09:21:18 AM
Reince Priebus

What the fuck? Rinse? Raynce? Preebus? Prybus? WHAT?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 09:31:24 AM
After the nickleback discussion in Oscillations, I was thinking:

Why are American (men, usually) called things like Chad and Skip? Even when they have a name like David, their second name is Krutunkleson. Silly.

In America you can be whatever you want to be. Want a tiger to guard your home? Fine. Want a chimpanzee butler? No problem. Want to be called Hank or Kip or Ike? Go nuts. Nobody will bat an eyelid. You could name yourself Blood Massacre and people would just accept it in America. The USA is like one giant university.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 09:36:03 AM
I was watching the skiing the other day and there was an American woman called "Breezy", which I thought was a ruddy stupid name. Why Americans can't have good, decent names like "Nigel" and "Susan" I don't know. Silly.

One of the main actors in Freaks and Geeks is called Busy Phillips. Always wondered about that one and checking wikipedia it's a nickname and her real name is a very respectable Elizabeth. Having said that I think Americans are more likely to adopt their nickname like Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. How many people know Tiger Woods's real first name?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: pigamus on January 27, 2017, 09:38:36 AM
I was watching the skiing the other day and there was an American woman called "Breezy", which I thought was a ruddy stupid name.

That sounds like part of a nickname you give to people who are very pleased with themselves. 'Well well well, if it isn't Breezy McSugartits!'
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: poo on January 27, 2017, 09:40:55 AM
Hey we're fine ones to talk - may I remind you about:




















BEAN BEANLAND
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Post by: ASFTSN on January 27, 2017, 09:47:03 AM
CHANNING
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Post by: spamwangler on January 27, 2017, 09:50:30 AM
Chod Romnick - inventor of spray on cheese
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Post by: spamwangler on January 27, 2017, 09:51:45 AM
Rod Chomnick - Disgraced Spam-oil salesman
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Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 09:54:26 AM
There's a basketball player called Latrell Sprewell which makes me think of going to the toilet.

Black Americans and Africans are great for giving their children names that are nouns, adjectives and verbs. Success, Hope, Happiness, Joy, Charity, Vanity, Usefulness, Financial Security, Shrewd Career Move, Independence Weekend Holiday and Overlooked Spinster are among my favourites.
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Post by: mook on January 27, 2017, 09:58:17 AM
bloyd herpenschmiddt - inventor of the cheezwizz corndog fountain carousel.
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Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 09:58:46 AM
Chad Beaver.
Tex.
Hank Eepanky.
Kip Shop.
Lex Booger.
Bill Bumper.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: mook on January 27, 2017, 09:59:11 AM
bris lopper - foreskin magnate.
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Post by: Cuellar on January 27, 2017, 10:00:40 AM
Obligatory mention of Rob Delaney's sons (https://twitter.com/robdelaney/status/736608784638955520)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: SteveDave on January 27, 2017, 10:30:56 AM
Spike Milligan was British. Spike Lee American, its not such an unusual name.


Spike Milligan's real name is Terence though.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: hamfist on January 27, 2017, 12:43:27 PM
African-American names have a certain style to them too, and a while ago I was curious enough to try and find out the origins of some of the names they choose - Wiki sums it up here :

Quote
By the 1970s and 1980s it had become common within African-American culture to invent new names. Many of the invented names took elements from popular existing names. Prefixes such as La/Le, Da/De, Ra/Re, or Ja/Je and suffixes such as -ique/iqua, -isha, and -aun/-awn are common, as well as inventive spellings for common names. The book Baby Names Now: From Classic to Cool—The Very Last Word on First Names places the origins of "La" names in African-American culture in New Orleans.[9]

The name LaKeisha is typically considered American in origin, but has elements drawn from both French and African roots. Other names—for example LaTanisha, DeShawn, JaMarcus, DeAndre, and Shaniqua—were created in the same way. Punctuation marks are seen more often within African-American names than other American names, such as the names Mo'nique and D'Andre.[1][10]

Which leads to my favourite African-American name, LaQueefa.
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Post by: buttgammon on January 27, 2017, 01:00:59 PM
Todd Wrangler
Chop Backsenburglar
Chip Boomer
Chad Scrotum
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Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 01:05:59 PM
LaQueefa.

Is that a woman from Los Angeles who fanny farts?
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Post by: Black_Bart on January 27, 2017, 01:10:03 PM
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Spike Milligan's real name is Terence though.

And Spike Lee is really Shelton.
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Post by: yesitsme on January 27, 2017, 01:26:41 PM
I've been saying it for ages.  We're giving kids whore's names 'Ruby', 'Roxy', 'Fifi' and animals kids names - prime example there's a (American) woman who goes to the park we go to who has a dog called 'Christopher' and a son called 'Chubber' and it's not even a nickname - I've seen it on a form!

The phrase 'I like that - it's unusual' (said in a Manc accent) is the worst thing ever to happen to human existence, and I'm including free mobile minutes and the aforementioned 'spray on cheese' in that.  Just because you've called your child an 'unusual' (fucking ludicrous) name that doesn't make it 'nice'.  How can you have an 'unusual' name when everyone's got an 'unusual' name?  Fuck off.

My son was the only 'Adam' in his primary school.  There were two 'Spikes'. 

My sister-in-law and her family all have names that have been drawn from a Scrabble bag with half the letters missing.  They're all called things like 'Marcia', 'Darcy', 'Marie', 'Tonicha' and 'Cheneya' lovely kids but Jesus Christ - where...?  I don't know.

There's a girl in here with a Dyrl she gets all hoity when people can't pronounce it - IT'S DARREL! She huffs - look love that's you're fucking fault and you've saddled that kid with having to spell it's name every-fucking-time-it's-asked.

Not only that but these stupid names have ruined it for us norms (especially Normans).  The number of times I get asked 'Is that with an 'I'?' No of course it's fucking not - it's a 'Y' - why would it be with an 'I'?

I'd massacre these bastards.
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Post by: Twed on January 27, 2017, 01:30:31 PM
It's every boy being called "Jayden" these days that I can't stand. That is a name that culture forgot.

Also, "London". That's not a name, it's a cheap day return.
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Post by: Brundle-Fly on January 27, 2017, 01:54:24 PM
The name W.G. Snuffy Walden used to irk me when it came up in the credits during the nineties.
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Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on January 27, 2017, 01:56:48 PM
CHANNING

Surname of that actress from Grease, whose first name was Stockard-the only time  in history I have ever heard of that Christian name.
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Post by: Brundle-Fly on January 27, 2017, 01:59:13 PM
A friend mentioned to me that his young son's playgroup is like if a Mississippi showboat at the turn of the last century had a creche. His friends are called Eli, Isiah, Thomas, Flynn, Huckleberry and Ichabod.

Ok , I made up the last two friends.
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Post by: yesitsme on January 27, 2017, 02:04:50 PM
When our eldest was born the nurse came around with that label thing and said 'What are planning to call him...A.D.A.M. There you go, pop that on.' Then she went to the woman across from my missues you could tell that although she'd had the name in her head for a while this was the first time she'd actually realised that at some point she was going to have to spell it.

'Err K...A..ermm Y...err...D...E....no A..N'.  There you go, even a bullshit name such as Kayden has to be twisted to have an extra 'A' in it.

Fuck you Wishaw General.

Because it was late when I left for home you had to exit through A&E.  Genuine conversation...

'Hi, Tommy - not seen you in here for a while...'
'Nah, I've not been out for a bit..not been chibbed for ages...'

How the other half live eh?  Genuine parallel universes.
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Post by: imitationleather on January 27, 2017, 02:05:25 PM
I was watching the skiing the other day and there was an American woman called "Breezy", which I thought was a ruddy stupid name. Why Americans can't have good, decent names like "Nigel" and "Susan" I don't know. Silly.

Breezy is a pretty good name for a skier. As it's often done in breezy conditions. I wonder if her parents pushed her in to the profession.

NASCAR is a goldmine for stupid American names but I understand pointing this out is viewed like making fun of people on Benefits Street over here so it's best to not go there.
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Post by: Phoenix Lazarus on January 27, 2017, 02:06:46 PM
There's a lot of several-barrelled surnames reflecting diverse European immigration.  Thus you might get someone called John Calvin Von-Ginkel-Walstein-Murray-Duffy-Jones.
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Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 02:07:15 PM
Marie

Perfectly normal name it seems to me.
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Post by: Twed on January 27, 2017, 02:08:59 PM
Oh Dakota. That is literally the worst name ever and the parents have to be cunts of the highest order to choose it. It just screams misplaced entitlement. And why Dakota? Are millions of American parents around the world really into the place Dakota, like it's some sort of mecca that every American is making their way towards to live the fucking dream?
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Post by: checkoutgirl on January 27, 2017, 02:09:39 PM
It's every boy being called "Jayden" these days that I can't stand.

The name "Jamie" annoys me inordinately.
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Post by: BlodwynPig on January 27, 2017, 02:11:26 PM
Breezy is a pretty good name for a skier. As it's often done in breezy conditions. I wonder if her parents pushed her in to the profession.

NASCAR is a goldmine for stupid American names but I understand pointing this out is viewed like making fun of people on Benefits Street over here so it's best to not go there.

Picabo Street

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/92/af/00/92af0009dfffc14ff408672f52412674.jpg)
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Post by: Squink on January 27, 2017, 02:12:07 PM
Jayson is just horrible. Get that fucking "y" out of there! Kelso is another bad one. I worked with an American with that name. Like fingernails scraping down a blackboard every time I had to say it.
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Post by: jobotic on January 27, 2017, 02:39:39 PM
My son's friends at school include Farron  (boy) and Kai. Mind you my son's name is DeTronequelle.
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Post by: Black_Bart on January 27, 2017, 02:48:23 PM
http://www.madeformums.com/news-and-gossip/holly-willoughby-and-katie-hopkins-in-kids-names-class-row/27396.html (http://www.madeformums.com/news-and-gossip/holly-willoughby-and-katie-hopkins-in-kids-names-class-row/27396.html)

Remember when Katie Hopkins was doing this?
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Post by: drummersaredeaf on January 27, 2017, 04:29:27 PM
The name "Jamie" annoys me inordinately.

Agreed. Suitable only for precocious little shitbags or Scottish people. There's no such thing as an adult Jamie.

New page James.
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Post by: Jockice on January 27, 2017, 04:54:08 PM
Minty Stimpson. A woman I met on my trip to Miami around 20 years ago. Probably my favourite name of all time.

I have an English cousin who has named her son Maverick. For fuck's sake. He also has a comedy surname as well (something that you suck on) but I'm not putting that here on the offchance that the poor sod ever puts his name into Google.
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Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 05:05:52 PM
There's a lot of several-barrelled surnames reflecting diverse European immigration.  Thus you might get someone called John Calvin Von-Ginkel-Walstein-Murray-Duffy-Jones of Ulm.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 27, 2017, 06:05:13 PM
This guy:

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/childrens-responsive-ichef/r/400/1x/cbbc/lets-talk-about-chas.jpg)


Morph:  I get it.  I get why you're called Morph.

Chas:  WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU CALLED THAT ARE YOU AMERICAN OR SOMETHING.


If he isn't an American a dick he sure behaves like one.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Noodle Lizard on January 27, 2017, 06:16:18 PM
After the nickleback discussion in Oscillations, I was thinking:

Why are American (men, usually) called things like Chad and Skip? Even when they have a name like David, their second name is Krutunkleson. Silly.

Chad off Nickelback is Canadian.  Him and his girlfriend Avril.

George Carlin has a good routine about "goofy boy's names" though:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8CrY_ZfFk
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Post by: Howj Begg on January 27, 2017, 06:19:54 PM
Chas:  WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU CALLED THAT ARE YOU AMERICAN OR SOMETHING.


r u kidding me

(http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/35/590x/30f29chas1REX-485671.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-93Ozz6tBgpo/UH0DDQvBkfI/AAAAAAAABLo/yEqBxFzAqh4/s1600/030Mad250x201.jpg)
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Post by: Attila on January 27, 2017, 06:24:22 PM
Slab Hardcheese.
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Post by: Twed on January 27, 2017, 06:43:12 PM
Good old British "Chas" is short for Charlie though, not a name on its own.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 27, 2017, 07:11:27 PM
Still an absolute blister though.

Imagine somebody introducing himself to you, his hand out to shake yours, his gums all showing from his grinning:  "Alright Bros, ma name's Chas."

Considering your name isn't even Bros you'd shit in his drink later, wouldn't you.  Something wrong with him.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on January 27, 2017, 09:19:55 PM
CaB Star Wars thread favorite youtuber discusses names

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ViKvHkNyqE
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: amnesiac on January 27, 2017, 11:13:11 PM
Not even fucking about, I saw an American in some article the other day, his surname? DALEK
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Sam on January 27, 2017, 11:16:48 PM
Chad off Nickelback is Canadian.

Canada is in North America...aaaahh.
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Post by: Uncle TechTip on January 27, 2017, 11:26:10 PM
Cool interactive map of Most popular US baby names 1910-2015

https://msbarry.github.io/babymap/#M1910

Most people not very wacky, the most popular girl's name today seems to be Emma.
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Post by: Blue Jam on January 28, 2017, 03:23:05 AM
Barron Trump's name annoys me immensely because I can imagine how it came about:

Quote
DONALD TRUMP: I want him to have a name that sounds powerful, but also classy. Maybe, like, kinda British?
MELANIA TRUMP: How about "Baron"?
DONALD TRUMP: Yeah, I like that... [writes down B-A-R-R-O-N]

It's like that time Fergie from out of the Black Eyed Peas did an album called Dutchess [sic], as if people needed any more reasons to hate the Black Eyed Peas.
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Post by: Attila on January 28, 2017, 08:23:10 AM
Gristle McThornBody
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Post by: marquis_de_sad on January 28, 2017, 10:20:03 AM
Topher Grace. I know it's short for Christopher but still come on now really.
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Post by: Blue Jam on January 28, 2017, 10:28:46 AM
Topher still isn't as bad as Xander.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Replies From View on January 28, 2017, 12:01:06 PM
Cool interactive map of Most popular US baby names 1910-2015

https://msbarry.github.io/babymap/#M1910

Most people not very wacky, the most popular girl's name today seems to be Emma.

Yeah but in America 'Emma' is short for a misspelling of 'Ambassador'.
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Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 12:56:47 PM
Blast HardCheese
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 02:10:19 PM
Blast HardCheese

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Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 02:36:40 PM
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Post by: Twed on January 29, 2017, 03:59:44 PM
In a diner right now.

"Come on River, get out from under the table."
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Post by: Twed on January 29, 2017, 04:13:17 PM
STOP CHEWING YOUR SISTER, RIVER
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Post by: spamwangler on January 29, 2017, 04:13:30 PM
Granola Winterbourne
Blast Hardcheese

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Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 04:20:51 PM
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Post by: buttgammon on January 29, 2017, 04:30:56 PM
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Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 04:35:54 PM
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Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 04:37:21 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 04:38:40 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 04:39:29 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 29, 2017, 04:40:29 PM
I have an English cousin who has named her son Maverick. For fuck's sake. He also has a comedy surname as well (something that you suck on) but I'm not putting that here on the offchance that the poor sod ever puts his name into Google.

Maverick Weiner.
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Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 04:41:48 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 04:46:14 PM
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Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 05:07:37 PM
Dirk HardPeck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFHlJ2voJHY
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Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 05:09:54 PM

Vince Eager

Lance Fortune

Elmer Twitch
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Post by: Vodka Margarine on January 29, 2017, 05:35:42 PM
Hamper Christbert
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Fetch Horaceworthy
Otty J Jails
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Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 05:38:34 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 05:46:39 PM
Glave Corpswagon

Egon Beaver
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Post by: Gulftastic on January 29, 2017, 05:59:31 PM
One of the women competing in toady's ep of 'Steve Austin's Skull Buster Challenge' was called 'Jefferi'.

I wonder if it's like 'Nigella', with the dad wanting to name his kid after himslef, but having a girl instead of a boy.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 06:18:42 PM
Rebulah Conundrum
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Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 06:26:51 PM
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Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 06:27:20 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 06:41:07 PM
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Post by: Gulftastic on January 29, 2017, 06:51:10 PM
Author of many of my favourite comics in the 80's Marv Wolfman.

He should have been a Rock 'n' Roll DJ with that name
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Post by: Bazooka on January 29, 2017, 06:51:39 PM
Spruce Mouthman.


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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 06:51:51 PM
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Post by: Bazooka on January 29, 2017, 06:54:39 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 06:57:11 PM
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Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 06:57:47 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 06:58:10 PM
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Post by: mook on January 29, 2017, 06:59:20 PM
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Post by: Twed on January 29, 2017, 06:59:35 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 07:01:02 PM
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Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: amoral on January 29, 2017, 07:06:51 PM
Tom Hardy's English dad is called Chips.

THREAD CLOSED
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: All Surrogate on January 29, 2017, 08:55:42 PM
From the imaginorium of Bob Ducca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=astDnnm2gKQ&feature=youtu.be&t=348)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 29, 2017, 09:54:39 PM
Penvelope
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Post by: Replies From View on January 29, 2017, 10:32:25 PM
Melton.
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Post by: Jittlebags on January 29, 2017, 11:09:43 PM
Eagle Z. Oysterburger.

Although I think some of that actually exits.
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Post by: Shay Chaise on January 30, 2017, 06:44:18 AM
CHIP RODNEY
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Post by: Sam on January 30, 2017, 07:14:19 AM
Shay Chaise.
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Post by: Attila on January 30, 2017, 08:01:30 AM
Chip Hitler

Joe Estevez
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Post by: hamfist on January 30, 2017, 08:03:15 AM
My pretend snowboard / skateboard brah who occupies my head is called Nate Bozeman.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 08:08:44 AM
Ornate Rover
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Post by: sick as a pike on January 30, 2017, 11:06:41 AM
The issue was raised on page one of this thread, but not addressed.

"Reince Priebus."  I've managed not to hear the name spoken by a reputable source.

Rince? Rynce? Reincy?
Prybus? Preebus? Prebious?

edit: Apparently 'Ryns' because it comes from Reinhold. Well then it should be Rynce, surely?
Honestly.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 12:33:13 PM
Cobb Taft.
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Post by: Bazooka on January 30, 2017, 12:39:20 PM
Jipp Sequential Jr.
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 12:49:00 PM
Horton Asphalt.
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 12:50:35 PM
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 12:51:04 PM
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 12:51:47 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 12:52:24 PM
Ebony Watersports.
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 12:52:50 PM
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 12:53:42 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 12:54:08 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 12:54:43 PM
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 12:57:45 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 03:18:39 PM
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 03:21:41 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 03:27:01 PM
Ichabod J. Hamburglar.
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 03:31:00 PM
Trent Rockweller.
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Post by: billtheburger on January 30, 2017, 04:47:03 PM
Before the Phoenix family escaped their "Children of God" cult in the 70s and changed their name, their surname was Bottom.
The kids were called River Bottom and Joaquin Bottom.
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 04:54:56 PM
Glüwein Postlethwait
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Post by: Dex Sawash on January 30, 2017, 04:56:00 PM
Sorry, but I'm really not sure what I've done to deserve this.

I know I'm probably not much more than a lurker to a lot of you, but I fail to see why I'm being singled out for this sort of abuse.

And I'm mentioned two or three more times later in this thread! Is this for real?

I don't even think we've had much/any interaction in the past - I probably barely post more than half a dozen times a year.

Please explain.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 05:00:57 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 05:13:55 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 05:33:20 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 05:35:37 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 05:38:28 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 05:45:16 PM
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Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on January 30, 2017, 05:45:54 PM
Before the Phoenix family escaped their "Children of God" cult in the 70s and changed their name, their surname was Bottom.
The kids were called River Bottom and Joaquin Bottom.

Judge's ruling here -- Joaquin changed his name Leaf Bottom so that he didn't feel left out.

You mean you changed it TO Latrine?

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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 05:47:17 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 05:49:20 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 05:50:03 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 05:53:03 PM
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Post by: Attila on January 30, 2017, 05:55:32 PM
Wheeler O'donnell[1]
 1. my uncle, but everyone called him Bubbie
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 05:56:44 PM
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Post by: Captain Z on January 30, 2017, 06:54:32 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 07:14:09 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 07:51:02 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 07:54:33 PM
Rattigan Paloosa.
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Post by: mook on January 30, 2017, 08:05:37 PM
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Post by: Shay Chaise on January 30, 2017, 08:10:57 PM
Konk, you goin hard in the mutha fuckin Konk. Loving your work here.

Krendle F. McEnmecker

Olephant P. Hardbody IV

Egon Cronk

Rontle McDontle

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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 08:17:12 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 08:20:05 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 08:24:17 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 08:24:49 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 08:25:31 PM
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Post by: Shay Chaise on January 30, 2017, 08:25:42 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 08:26:35 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 08:28:21 PM
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Post by: jobotic on January 30, 2017, 08:32:09 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 08:32:19 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 08:33:11 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 08:49:40 PM
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Post by: jobotic on January 30, 2017, 09:01:39 PM
Clint Thrust III

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Post by: Sgt. Duckie on January 30, 2017, 09:01:53 PM
The American goalkeeper 'Spack Macclesfield'

Who strangely enough played over 400 times for Notts County in the 1920's.
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Post by: Bacon on January 30, 2017, 09:02:58 PM
anTHony
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 09:19:17 PM
Denny Buckfast.
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 09:19:48 PM
Horst Ooberangle.
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Post by: jobotic on January 30, 2017, 09:39:02 PM
Myron Ebell

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/30/green-movement-greatest-threat-freedom-says-trump-adviser-myron-ebell
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Post by: jobotic on January 30, 2017, 09:39:16 PM
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Post by: Replies From View on January 30, 2017, 09:56:17 PM
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Post by: Mr Banlon on January 30, 2017, 10:13:03 PM
Dwight Spiegelhacker : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ82aMQONvc

Dooda Hucklebuck

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Post by: Shay Chaise on January 30, 2017, 10:14:08 PM
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Post by: jobotic on January 30, 2017, 10:20:29 PM
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Post by: Konki on January 30, 2017, 10:28:18 PM
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Post by: Mr Banlon on January 30, 2017, 10:58:18 PM
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Chipps R Krispseare
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Post by: Jittlebags on January 31, 2017, 01:21:22 AM
Yolanda Squatpump

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Post by: marquis_de_sad on January 31, 2017, 09:53:48 AM
Just came across this advert and thought of this thread:

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Post by: Dex Sawash on September 06, 2017, 03:54:42 AM
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Post by: Mr Eggs on September 06, 2017, 04:10:35 AM
Motherfucker. You win the prizes.
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Post by: Paul Calf on September 06, 2017, 04:22:39 AM
Some Americans do have normal names I used to know an American man called Chris but Chris is dead now.

His girlfriend was called Andrea (On-DRE-ah) though.
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Post by: Paul Calf on September 06, 2017, 04:26:29 AM
(http://gaycohealthcare.com/sites/default/files/Bent%20Gay.jpg)

Meet Bent Gay, Owner/President of Gayco Healthcare...

Quote
He introduced the theory of buildings (sometimes known as Tits buildings)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Tits


I've slipped into a dimension split, haven't I?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: yesitsme on September 06, 2017, 09:15:54 AM
Some Americans do have normal names I used to know an American man called Chris but Chris is dead now.

His girlfriend was called Andrea (On-DRE-ah) though.

There's an An-DREY-AH in here.

Doesn't matter how you say it love you're still called Andrea.
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Post by: greenman on September 06, 2017, 09:31:15 AM
Reince Priebus

What the fuck? Rinse? Raynce? Preebus? Prybus? WHAT?

Terrible embarrassing illness.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on September 07, 2017, 04:54:15 PM
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Post by: asids on September 07, 2017, 06:32:07 PM
(http://gaycohealthcare.com/sites/default/files/Bent%20Gay.jpg)

Here's a video of yer man summarising Gayco Healthcare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb9uJvskOu4&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: NurseNugent on September 07, 2017, 07:20:11 PM
There's an An-DREY-AH in here.

Doesn't matter how you say it love you're still called Andrea.

Yes that's me. I became An-DREY-AH in secondary school because there were a lot of Andreas in my year, including one of my best friends and it was easy and painless way to distinguish us.

I don't really care if people pronounce it the other way though. 
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Post by: finnquark on September 07, 2017, 07:53:43 PM
Jonathan and Seth read NFL names - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=faOjg-CRwaA
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Post by: George White on September 07, 2017, 08:25:47 PM
There's a basketball player called Latrell Sprewell which makes me think of going to the toilet.

Black Americans and Africans are great for giving their children names that are nouns, adjectives and verbs. Success, Hope, Happiness, Joy, Charity, Vanity, Usefulness, Financial Security, Shrewd Career Move, Independence Weekend Holiday and Overlooked Spinster are among my favourites.
It's an African thing. My mother was landlady to a Nigerian minister, Sam and his wife Marilyn, and their daughters were called Favour and Goodness.

One of the QI annuals had a list of names that were either English villages or American sportscasters, and you had to guess which was the village and which was the TV face. The one I remember was ex-basketball coach Bucky Waters. 
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Post by: QDRPHNC on September 07, 2017, 08:32:23 PM
My kid just started his new grade at the school the other day, his new best friends are Rigdon and Brixton.
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Post by: George White on September 07, 2017, 08:40:43 PM
Barron Trump's name annoys me immensely because I can imagine how it came about:

It's like that time Fergie from out of the Black Eyed Peas did an album called Dutchess [sic], as if people needed any more reasons to hate the Black Eyed Peas.

Maybe Trump is a big Duty Free fan. Or more likely, of the Land that Time Forgot. Or Haggard.Or Baby Love.

Tom Hardy's English dad is called Chips.

THREAD CLOSED
I'm sure I read somewhere, possibly the TV Times Guide to Science Fiction entry for Chips Hardy's C4 sci-fi educational programme Helping Henry that it's actually Jeremy "Chips" Hardy, but he possibly changed it perhaps cos of the comedian, which the guide insisted was Chips Hardy, IIRC.
EDIT:
I've checked and Tom's dad/creator of Helping Henry is actually Edward "Chips" Hardy.  The comedian Jeremy Hardy did work on the programme, but as the voice of Henry.

Before the Phoenix family escaped their "Children of God" cult in the 70s and changed their name, their surname was Bottom.
The kids were called River Bottom and Joaquin Bottom.
[/quote]
Roy Clarke allegedly got the idea of Hyacinth Bucket from a family he knew who pronounced their name - Bot-tome.

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Post by: Sarge on September 07, 2017, 09:15:16 PM
Shithead (pronounced Shuh-teed) genuine African-American one (from the 1st Freakonomics book)

There was a kid called Messiah at my wife's school-he was a complete cock-he was excluded (modern PC version of crucifixion)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on October 07, 2020, 10:02:02 PM

I've slipped into a dimension split, haven't I?

from wikipedia talk section:

This man could cure cancer, and all he will be remembered for is his name is Jacques Boobies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.153.150.54 (talk) 06:16, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
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Post by: Jake Thingray on October 07, 2020, 11:34:30 PM
Kastanos Fuckvellehart
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Post by: Clownbaby on October 08, 2020, 12:55:38 AM
Chase

Caleb

Cheb

Chravis

Kaylem

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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 08, 2020, 01:06:05 AM
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kneser%E2%80%93Tits_conjecture

FUCK YES
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Post by: Bazooka on October 08, 2020, 01:10:20 AM
Chase

Caleb

Cheb

Chravis

Kaylem

Ha Cheb gave me a  good chuckle.
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 08, 2020, 01:15:20 AM
Chase

Caleb

Cheb

Chravis

Kaylem

Two of those names were on the Jays roster in the last year. Both American. Both shite.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: the on October 08, 2020, 11:51:15 AM
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kneser%E2%80%93Tits_conjecture

FUCK YES


      (https://i.postimg.cc/7LzRZQtC/Dm6Owh.png)


It's the French pronunciation guide that really sets it off.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cuellar on October 08, 2020, 11:53:37 AM
No matter how many times you say it, it will always sound like tits.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 08, 2020, 12:13:57 PM
Quote
Cheb gave me a good chuckle

Laugh yourself silly

https://maps.app.goo.gl/Eq1WXndAUEQDvRci9

Also, pop into U Krale Jiriho for a pullitr of Gambrinus Nefiltrovany, top pub.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 08, 2020, 12:39:31 PM
Two of those names were on the Jays roster in the last year. Both American. Both shite.

Justin seems to be a very popular one in baseball. Was watching a game the other day and the announcer said "throws him out just in time" and for a second thought Justin Time was a player.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on October 08, 2020, 01:29:09 PM
Laugh yourself silly

https://maps.app.goo.gl/Eq1WXndAUEQDvRci9

Also, pop into U Krale Jiriho for a pullitr of Gambrinus Nefiltrovany, top pub.

See also Wanker’s Corner, Oregon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q7RpxBZ/9789-DED9-804-E-4901-A58-D-D214-BCE82-D80.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on October 08, 2020, 01:44:00 PM
Surname of that actress from Grease, whose first name was Stockard-the only time  in history I have ever heard of that Christian name.

Until literally this moment I thought the name was Stockyard Channing.  Hat slightly discombobulated etc.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 08, 2020, 01:57:51 PM
White guys have names like Keith and Shaun, but black guys have names like LaKeith and D'Shaun.

There's probably some horrible reason for that, likely connected to slavery.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shit Good Nose on October 08, 2020, 02:13:23 PM
White guys have names like Keith and Shaun, but black guys have names like LaKeith and D'Shaun.

There's probably some horrible reason for that, likely connected to slavery.

Or Black Power - THE Keith, THE Shaun, etc.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on October 08, 2020, 02:14:23 PM
I met an American at work the other day called Gerklich Wangoon.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: pigamus on October 08, 2020, 04:30:58 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/08/weve-literally-killed-james-bond-cineworld-final-day-screenings

Go on, read it. You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Gurke and Hare on October 08, 2020, 05:55:08 PM
If we're just doing rude place names, no need to irresponsibly go abroad in these unprecedented times. (https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5539509,-2.378889,18.87z)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on October 08, 2020, 07:49:46 PM
Indeed.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jjkVqHXP/6009-C5-E3-1128-48-F2-BF72-AF88-A3-FAF484.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on October 09, 2020, 01:18:45 AM
Town planner with a sense of humour...
https://www.google.com/maps/place/@55.9216477,-3.1512045,19z
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on October 09, 2020, 08:31:23 AM
Back when I was semi-religious I read some of the eschatological Christian novel series Left Behind, and the character names of the white men in that are all uber Chad-like:

Bruce Barnes
Tyrola Mark Delanty
Leon Fortunato
Montgomery Cleburn “Mac” McCullum
Walter Moon
Steve Plank
Buck Williams
Ken Ritz
Rayford Steele
Jon Stonagal
Judd Thompson Jr.
Ryan Daley
Lionel Washington

The ethnic characters are all given names which definitely aren’t racist:
Chang Wong
Ming Toy
Chaim Rosenweig
Tsion Ben-Judah
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Jockice on October 09, 2020, 08:46:50 AM
On my one visit to America 24 years ago I met someone called Misty Stimpson. It's still probably my favourite name ever.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Jittlebags on October 09, 2020, 06:20:00 PM
My favourite is this makeup person: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820044/
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on October 09, 2020, 11:37:11 PM
My favourite is this makeup person: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0820044/

Yes! I remembered seeing them listed in some credits once, but had forgotten the name and the film. Usual Suspects, it was.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on October 10, 2020, 08:10:40 AM
Just some of the lads who have been arrested for the attempt to kidnap Michigan's governor:
Barry Croft
Kaleb Franks
Brandon Casert
Ty Garbin
Paul Bellar
Shawn Fix
Eric Molitor
Michael Null
William Null
Pete Musico
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: magval on October 10, 2020, 08:21:48 AM
Indeed.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jjkVqHXP/6009-C5-E3-1128-48-F2-BF72-AF88-A3-FAF484.jpg)

I screenshotted Google Maps one time while I drove through this, at great risk to other road users as I wanted Bell End in the dead center of the image.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Urinal Cake on October 10, 2020, 08:39:50 AM
White guys have names like Keith and Shaun, but black guys have names like LaKeith and D'Shaun.

There's probably some horrible reason for that, likely connected to slavery.
From memory it's partly the French influence from Louisiana etc, amalgamation of  words with different language origins and people who want unique spelled/sounding names.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on October 10, 2020, 09:11:31 AM
I screenshotted Google Maps one time while I drove through this, at great risk to other road users as I wanted Bell End in the dead center of the image.

Ha! Bell End, the place, is only about 30 mins away from me and there’s a road called Bell End a similar distance away in a different location. Unfortunately, driving to neither of these places requires me to drive down Hardon Road, which is only five minutes away. I really am blessed.

(https://i.postimg.cc/g20mFRQb/AAFA4-A1-B-CE13-4077-B288-F7692-C8-FDE78.jpg)
(https://i.postimg.cc/zGLDHKjS/E5-FDC296-F927-4-E6-A-9681-2479-D731114-D.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on October 18, 2020, 09:47:28 AM
a Real Housewives ep featured a Tom/Tim Alper.
Ryan J Theriot, Jesse rivers and their pcolleague on the Middle of Somewhere, American Horror Story's Mark Casimir Dyniewicz II
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 18, 2020, 11:34:38 AM
I was at my friend in North Carolina's lake house years ago and noticed she had a mug with "GAY POINDEXTER" on it. I asked her if that was an indie band or something and she said "no, that's my Aunt"

https://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/gay-poindexter_roxboro_nc_828057_617884444

(the mug was tat from her realtor company)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on October 19, 2020, 10:20:09 PM
Dreadcentral featured  a Derek Stonebarger and his friends Ryan Eicher and Alastair Bayardo - made a film called iM Caravaggio.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on October 19, 2020, 11:41:20 PM
See also Wanker’s Corner, Oregon.

(https://i.postimg.cc/0Q7RpxBZ/9789-DED9-804-E-4901-A58-D-D214-BCE82-D80.jpg)

That corner has been the site of many territorial battles between the wankers, the Buddhists, and the lumberjacks.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on October 20, 2020, 02:07:16 AM
I'm perplexed by the roundabout. Do Americans know how they even work?

It's not even a corner. A more apt name would be Wanker's Circle, or Wanker's Ring. Or Circle Wank.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on October 20, 2020, 02:39:52 AM
I'm perplexed by the roundabout. Do Americans know how they even work?

It's not even a corner. A more apt name would be Wanker's Circle, or Wanker's Ring. Or Circle Wank.

I have 2 roundabouts on my commute. About half of the cars do fine, the other half may
-Treat as 4 way stop (which they don't really know how to handle either)
- Wait for roundabout to empty of all traffic before entering
- Stop inside roundabout at each junction
- Blow through while on phone w/o noticing other cars at all
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shit Good Nose on October 20, 2020, 10:59:09 AM
When I was a lad we used to holiday in France quite a lot (we have family and friends there), and it always confused me why French drivers were so bad at roundabouts, considering they were VERY early designers/adopters.  But then, as I got older, I realised they knew exactly how roundabouts worked, they just didn't give a fuck.

I still, vividly, remember my dad trying to negotiate the Arc de Triomphe in our little brown Talbot Sunrise.  A terrifying experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgX6qlJEMc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgX6qlJEMc)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 20, 2020, 12:30:09 PM
I'm perplexed by the roundabout. Do Americans know how they even work?



Roundabouts in America seem to be purely cosmetic. The governor of Orlando was on vacation in the UK and liked the look of them so had some (ridiculously small) roundabouts put in various places around the city. They serve fuck all purpose except to confuse people. The US has grid structure, stop signs, etc so they're not really needed.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: fat_abbott on October 20, 2020, 12:53:03 PM
I used to know someone in Canada called Gay Bois, which isn't funny when you realise she is of French heritage and Bois = Wood... Oh hang on.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Keebleman on October 20, 2020, 03:22:15 PM
Sporcle.com has dozens of quizzes based around baby names.  Most Popular Boys' Names Beginning With K in the US by Decade Since 1880, that sort of thing.  There is a fairly regular shifting in results over the years, names like Dorothy and Alfred fading away, or Harry sinking and rising again, but come the 21st century and everything goes ape.  Names that have never been seen before - Jaxon, Kaydon, Taylor (for girls) - suddenly fill the top ten no matter what the criteria.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: dissolute ocelot on October 21, 2020, 04:07:07 PM
When I was a lad we used to holiday in France quite a lot (we have family and friends there), and it always confused me why French drivers were so bad at roundabouts, considering they were VERY early designers/adopters.  But then, as I got older, I realised they knew exactly how roundabouts worked, they just didn't give a fuck.
French roundabouts are famously confusing (https://www.france-pub.com/forum/2012/04/14/priority-to-the-right-2/) because some of them give priority to vehicles on the roundabout (the British system, except we drive on the other side of the road), and others give priority to vehicles joining the roundabout (priorité à droite). This means that you always have to look out for who has the right of way and is about to smash into the side of you. France also has the stupid 4-way stop junctions like in the US, which only really work if you suspect the other drivers may be armed.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Bazooka on October 21, 2020, 04:32:35 PM
Sporcle.com has dozens of quizzes based around baby names.  Most Popular Boys' Names Beginning With K in the US by Decade Since 1880, that sort of thing.  There is a fairly regular shifting in results over the years, names like Dorothy and Alfred fading away, or Harry sinking and rising again, but come the 21st century and everything goes ape.  Names that have never been seen before - Jaxon, Kaydon, Taylor (for girls) - suddenly fill the top ten no matter what the criteria.

Hearing my sister and my nephews talk about the kids in their class, these American names are springing up, they have friends called Braylon, Tucker, Landon, all at a Church of England school, absolute disgrace.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: flotemysost on October 21, 2020, 11:41:32 PM
Ha! Bell End, the place, is only about 30 mins away from me and there’s a road called Bell End a similar distance away in a different location. Unfortunately, driving to neither of these places requires me to drive down Hardon Road, which is only five minutes away. I really am blessed.

(https://i.postimg.cc/g20mFRQb/AAFA4-A1-B-CE13-4077-B288-F7692-C8-FDE78.jpg)

There's also a Bellenden Road in Peckham, which feels like a Hyacinth Bucket version of the above.

Re: stupid American names, I met a guy from Alabama last year called Strock. Not short for anything. That's yer lot.

It reminds me (unfairly) of swimming and sexual assault star Brock Turner, although to be fair at least Brock is an old English word for badger. Just Googled 'strock' and it seems to have a more modern etymology (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=strock).
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on October 21, 2020, 11:55:54 PM
I'm perplexed by the roundabout. Do Americans know how they even work?

It's not even a corner. A more apt name would be Wanker's Circle, or Wanker's Ring. Or Circle Wank.

There are two near me and they are fucking death traps. People either cautiously advance further and further until they’ve edged precisely into two lanes of oncoming traffic, or accelerate at point of entry full LEROY JENKINS style into opposing vehicles. Neither is very good.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Bazooka on October 21, 2020, 11:57:49 PM
There's also a Bellenden Road in Peckham, which feels like a Hyacinth Bucket version of the above.

Re: stupid American names, I met a guy from Alabama last year called Strock. Not short for anything. That's yer lot.

It reminds me (unfairly) of swimming and sexual assault star Brock Turner, although to be fair at least Brock is an old English word for badger. Just Googled 'strock' and it seems to have a more modern etymology (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=strock).

STROCK: The Galactic Barbarian
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on October 22, 2020, 05:47:57 AM
French roundabouts are famously confusing (https://www.france-pub.com/forum/2012/04/14/priority-to-the-right-2/) because some of them give priority to vehicles on the roundabout (the British system, except we drive on the other side of the road), and others give priority to vehicles joining the roundabout (priorité à droite). This means that you always have to look out for who has the right of way and is about to smash into the side of you. France also has the stupid 4-way stop junctions like in the US, which only really work if you suspect the other drivers may be armed.

That seems so pointlessly obtuse. The only thing they'd have to do, as far as I can think of, to adapt a roundabout to the far more efficient "priority to people on the actual roundabout" system would be to take down the sign that says "priorite a droite". I can't think of any other road infrastructure you'd need to alter, everything would just work. You could even do it on the famous Arc de Triomphe one. Actually, the Arc de Triomphe one I'd probably just scrap the entire thing and start again.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on October 22, 2020, 06:37:05 AM

I still, vividly, remember my dad trying to negotiate the Arc de Triomphe in our little brown Talbot Sunrise.  A terrifying experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgX6qlJEMc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgX6qlJEMc)

This was me, last Tuesday, stuck in that enormous roundabout just outside of Portsmouth (trying to go from the M27 to the A2030). I had to go around it a couple of times because the first time, I was in the incorrect lane, and then, like Clark, I just could NOT get over into the lane I needed to be in.

I swear all of the 'helpful' lane lines in that roundabout were laid down by someone drunkenly dumping their paint supply behind them as they randomly swivelled around it.

And yes, 'Hey Kids, Big Ben! Parliament!' came into play.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on October 23, 2020, 09:25:49 PM
I'm sure people have seen this, and it's not real, but no-one had posted it:

(https://preview.redd.it/9mxpkgy822qz.jpg?width=578&auto=webp&s=b84c57814715a86604935b2936f3f9b2f3d01a9a)
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Post by: Shit Good Nose on October 23, 2020, 09:43:58 PM
Ha, that's great.  Reminds me of Stew's Panini stickers in the FoF book.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on October 24, 2020, 01:59:09 AM
There's a Japanese tv show called Jichael Mackson.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 24, 2020, 11:37:47 AM
I'm sure people have seen this, and it's not real, but no-one had posted it:

(https://preview.redd.it/9mxpkgy822qz.jpg?width=578&auto=webp&s=b84c57814715a86604935b2936f3f9b2f3d01a9a)

Funny, although real life baseball player names are just as ridiculous

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/924869-25-funniest-names-in-baseball-history (it's American so Randy Johnson/Randy Wolf sadly aren't included)

(https://img.beckett.com/images/items_stock/185223/4054578/4054877/front.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: flotemysost on October 24, 2020, 12:19:00 PM
I'm sure people have seen this, and it's not real, but no-one had posted it:

(https://preview.redd.it/9mxpkgy822qz.jpg?width=578&auto=webp&s=b84c57814715a86604935b2936f3f9b2f3d01a9a)

Absolutely lost it at Todd Bonzalez
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Captain Z on October 24, 2020, 02:28:15 PM
There's a Japanese tv show called Jichael Mackson.

And a DJ/producer with the same name.
https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jichaelmackson
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: petrilTanaka on October 24, 2020, 02:51:30 PM
And a DJ/producer with the same name.
https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jichaelmackson

see also: Com Truise
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on October 24, 2020, 03:43:03 PM
(https://preview.redd.it/9mxpkgy822qz.jpg?width=578&auto=webp&s=b84c57814715a86604935b2936f3f9b2f3d01a9a)

(https://www.chortle.co.uk/images/photos/small/brian_butterfield.jpg)
"Call now!"
Funny, although real life baseball player names are just as ridiculous.

In an odd coincidence, while searching for the photo above, I found this:
(http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/59497/59497-2098Fr.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: paruses on October 24, 2020, 03:55:00 PM
Absolutely lost it at Todd Bonzalez

Same. Why is that so funny?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: flotemysost on October 24, 2020, 05:26:58 PM
"Todd" sounds to me like a classic blue-collar all-American name, while the surname could be Hispanic but that shift of the first letter just tips it over into ridiculous territory. Also sounds very much like he could be a contender in poo's "vs.".
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Inspector Norse on October 24, 2020, 05:31:33 PM
There are one or two that just could be real names.  I googled and found a Scott Bourque.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Inspector Norse on October 24, 2020, 05:33:29 PM
Here’s Todd! (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/todd-bonzalez-246b441a0)
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Post by: petrilTanaka on October 24, 2020, 07:01:38 PM
what, Todd, seriously?
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Post by: beanheadmcginty on October 25, 2020, 11:45:29 AM
There's also a Bellenden Road in Peckham, which feels like a Hyacinth Bucket version of the above.

The best thing about Bellenden Road in Peckham is that there's a pub on it called the Prince Albert.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Goldentony on October 25, 2020, 05:09:14 PM
I'm sure people have seen this, and it's not real, but no-one had posted it:

(https://preview.redd.it/9mxpkgy822qz.jpg?width=578&auto=webp&s=b84c57814715a86604935b2936f3f9b2f3d01a9a)

it is real! it's from Fighting Baseball for the SNES, that's just a small few of the mad names, the others are covered here, helpfully -

Mad Names In A Google Doc (http://"https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KOP4mNAX5R0N_dODE6j2gHTK2oTXCIrhAQ0dEniaYFw/edit#gid=0")
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on October 25, 2020, 10:47:29 PM
Bean Beverage
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Post by: Mister Six on October 26, 2020, 09:17:16 PM
Just found out that Oprah Winfrey's partner's name is Stedman Graham.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham. Like names generated by a bored Japanese AI.
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Post by: Dex Sawash on October 26, 2020, 11:56:20 PM
Quote
  BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police say they’ve arrested the man who set a ballot box on fire over the weekend. Worldy Armand, 39, of Boston, was arraigned in municipal court Monday afternoon.     
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Post by: Ornlu on October 27, 2020, 02:38:29 AM
it is real! it's from Fighting Baseball for the SNES, that's just a small few of the mad names, the others are covered here, helpfully -

Mad Names In A Google Doc (http://"https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KOP4mNAX5R0N_dODE6j2gHTK2oTXCIrhAQ0dEniaYFw/edit#gid=0")

Oh no, yeah - I just meant they’re not real existing people.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on October 31, 2020, 10:51:38 AM
Just found out that Oprah Winfrey's partner's name is Stedman Graham.

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham. Like names generated by a bored Japanese AI.

It's Supernatural/Hubcap/candi's Dick Mays. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0563065/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
Anyone remember It's Supernatural from obscure satellite TV?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: All Surrogate on October 31, 2020, 11:19:27 AM
The Majestic 12 have some redacted names:
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Post by: JesusAndYourBush on November 05, 2020, 04:14:59 PM
Brad Raffensperger
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Post by: Inspector Norse on November 05, 2020, 05:13:12 PM
it is real! it's from Fighting Baseball for the SNES, that's just a small few of the mad names, the others are covered here, helpfully -

Mad Names In A Google Doc (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KOP4mNAX5R0N_dODE6j2gHTK2oTXCIrhAQ0dEniaYFw/edit#gid=0)

Fixed that for you, and it’s incredible. Mario Lice! Ken Vonilla!
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Post by: Replies From View on November 05, 2020, 11:20:08 PM
Brawn Jardass

Hunk Derrinson

Liam Pose

Mooch Sidewinder
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Post by: George White on November 06, 2020, 07:22:02 AM
From BUrn notice - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4527338/

not the Jane the Virgin actor - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6817849/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3389674/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1 Features Amy Hainesainsworth and Devielle Johnson, who was in Monster Trucks. Remember that film.
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Post by: dissolute ocelot on November 06, 2020, 10:27:33 AM
From BUrn notice - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4527338/

"Bam" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam_(nickname)) seems a common nickname even if you're not in to Bum Noticing. Bam Margera of Jackass of course ("His grandfather nicknamed him 'Bam Bam' at the age of three after noticing his habit of purposely running into walls"). Quite a few wrestlers called "Bam Bam" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam_Bam_(nickname)) too. I guess Americans really like running into things.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 06, 2020, 10:28:14 AM
London Mayoral Election

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Post by: Replies From View on November 06, 2020, 12:58:33 PM
Brouge Banner

Last Hogan

Jed Harley

Muscle Stokem

Lynx Aftershock

Davey Penislvania
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cuellar on November 06, 2020, 01:00:12 PM
Belt Chantz
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on November 06, 2020, 01:04:58 PM

  • Hoyt Vandenberg

Sounds like a name George Costanza would come up with during one of his "pretending to be someone else" episodes
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on November 06, 2020, 01:11:06 PM
The Chud Twins
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Post by: George White on November 07, 2020, 11:41:16 AM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6515214/?ref_=nm_knf_i2
Gary Lee Mahmoud, Felecha Addison-Williams- star of a short called Thud!!!  and err Eric Roberts.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: TheMonk on November 07, 2020, 12:02:41 PM
From WSJ.
"Mr. Trump’s campaign on Friday named David Bossie, one of the president’s closest political confidants, to head up its legal team. The addition of Mr. Bossie, who isn’t an attorney, comes three days after polls closed ..."

Mr Bossie. That’s who is going to tell the country they can’t decide who the President is. Mr Bossie.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: bgmnts on November 12, 2020, 10:29:43 PM
Quote
Sebastian Lletget and Ulysses Llanez

Two players playing for the USA against Wales today.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on November 13, 2020, 01:09:08 AM
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“The level of evidence they’ve produced is actually very low,” said Kermit Roosevelt, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/technology/trump-lawsuits-election-results.html
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: FredNurke on November 13, 2020, 02:13:14 AM
The third of that name, his grandfather (the original Kermit) being Theodore Roosevelt's son.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: petrilTanaka on November 13, 2020, 06:30:48 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/12/technology/trump-lawsuits-election-results.html

Rob Newman has a bit about him in A History Of Oil. its a section about puppet regimes in the Middle East
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Marner and Me on November 14, 2020, 12:33:16 AM
The names from the ghettos of America are even worse! They have apostrophes in them and all sorts!
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on November 14, 2020, 06:08:39 AM
Quendayell Meentkijk
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Post by: Dex Sawash on November 14, 2020, 01:56:43 PM
From my wife's favorite college football team (american) is world's best named DB, Storm Duck
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: petrilTanaka on November 14, 2020, 02:07:24 PM
From my wife's favorite college football team (american) is world's best named DB, Storm Duck

EAST WEST COLLEGE BOWL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Inspector Norse on November 16, 2020, 02:04:42 PM
Idly read something about anti-vaxxers the other day and was prompted to check out the Facebook page of a former colleague who I'd long since blocked, a one-time Hooray Henry meets Legend Gary type who had moved abroad and become a mad anti-vaxxer. Found that over the last few weeks and months he's been sharing videos by some nut called DEL BIGTREE.

Was quite amused to see our former mutual boss commenting on one of the videos he'd shared calling him out for being a reality-detached fruitloop.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on November 16, 2020, 08:24:30 PM
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Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said state leaders were undermining the expertise of the F.D.A.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/16/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates?type=styln-live-updates&label=coronavirus&index=0#michigans-governor-calls-trump-advisers-tweet-incredibly-reckless-as-she-faces-a-backlash-over-virus-rules
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 16, 2020, 11:42:03 PM
A guy who runs a blog about hiking in Franconia between the breweries and so on is called Rich Carbonara.

Hi I am Mr. SUCCULENT CHINESE MEAL
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Mister Six on November 17, 2020, 02:50:04 AM
A guy who runs a blog about hiking in Franconia between the breweries and so on is called Rich Carbonara.

You should put him in touch with Glinner.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: steve98 on November 17, 2020, 03:11:37 AM
There's an evangelist in Glasgow called Chuck Spunk, who, with his band - Chuck Spunk and the Good News Rise 'n' Shine Gang, wakens homeless people by singing them hymns and giving them a cup of tea.

(https://chambcob.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FullSizeRender.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops on November 17, 2020, 03:15:48 AM
Early frontrunner for Secretary of Agriculture in the incoming Biden administration: Rep. Marcia Fudge.

Fitting given that fudge is the primary American agricultural commodity.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Replies From View on November 17, 2020, 07:24:43 AM
Loads of Americans these days called Rivet.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Replies From View on November 17, 2020, 07:48:04 AM
Rivet Angel is one.


Rivet Sarnie is quite another.



And for a third?  Well, you’d do well to request a third.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Mister Six on November 19, 2020, 07:54:01 PM
There's an evangelist in Glasgow called Chuck Spunk, who, with his band - Chuck Spunk and the Good News Rise 'n' Shine Gang, wakens homeless people by singing them hymns and giving them a cup of tea.

(https://chambcob.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FullSizeRender.jpg)

Christ, if I'd been sleeping rough the last thing I'd want is to be forcibly awoken by acoustic proselytising. No court in the land would convict etc.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on November 19, 2020, 08:09:48 PM
His name is exactly what I'd do if that happened.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 20, 2020, 08:31:59 AM
Shitt Brickx
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: the on November 20, 2020, 09:19:52 AM
Brick Schitz, more likely
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cuellar on November 22, 2020, 10:21:40 PM
Gentry Stein
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on November 22, 2020, 11:12:55 PM
Why can’t they have sensible British names like Peregrine Worsthorne, Bamber Gascoigne or Heston Blumenthal?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on November 23, 2020, 01:11:00 PM
Or my favourite, Leyton Bracegirdle.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Captain Z on November 23, 2020, 04:33:47 PM
Scooter Braun
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on November 23, 2020, 05:24:15 PM
Cosmo Pfeil.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dogbeard on November 26, 2020, 04:11:49 PM
I'm on a few FB dads groups filled with Americans and, the basic troglodyte nature of many of them aside, I am frequently struck by the terrible names they give their children. I was aware of this anyway via general cultural osmosis (I remember a funny quiz asking to answer whether each name was an American newscaster or British village), but still I am seeing so much of it now. A few recent girl ones:

Rylin
Kylin
Peyton (I'm aware this is a common one, but it's awful)

Also just read this treasure trove of appalling appellations (titled "Utah Mom Tweets All The Incredibly Bizarre Names She Found In Her Kid's Yearbook") after it popped up on my FB stream: https://www.pupperish.com/bizarre-names-utah?fbclid=IwAR2hcVA6N3G34wOD435eDnAWmvxF6fvPjU7P6O-OJjWcERDWzyCdEVda_ls


Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: chveik on November 26, 2020, 05:00:31 PM
fucking hell

Toj
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on November 26, 2020, 07:24:47 PM
Awful!  With some of them you can decypher what name they were going for, but it's likely the parents were trying to be quirky rather than not being able to spell.
With nominative determinism, some of them will likely end up as strippers.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on November 26, 2020, 07:27:19 PM
Scooter Braun

I saw him on some BBC Four documentary about the unseen people in the music industry and he seemed like such a piece of shit. I bet he gave himself that name.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 26, 2020, 07:36:00 PM
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With nominative determinism

Not to mention socio-economic determinism.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on November 26, 2020, 08:55:18 PM
Those Utah names will be Mormons, they all have 6 kids and only 2 dozen last names in the state. They have to go weird to avoid duplicates. 
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on November 26, 2020, 09:02:49 PM
It's strange to think that before the McLintock Amendment in 1823 no Americans had names at all.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: petrilTanaka on November 26, 2020, 10:35:28 PM
It's strange to think that before the McLintock Amendment in 1823 no Americans had names at all.

he was a good man
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dogbeard on November 26, 2020, 11:16:33 PM
he was a good man

Solved a lot of problems that needed solvin'.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on November 26, 2020, 11:17:40 PM
They don’t have proper anything. I was just watching a YouTube review of some glasses, and the reviewer said he had been to the optician and got an eye test and that it “only cost seventy dollars”.

WHAT. Eye tests are free, mate.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on November 26, 2020, 11:21:26 PM
They don’t have proper anything. I was just watching a YouTube review of some glasses, and the reviewer said he had been to the optician and got an eye test and that it “only cost seventy dollars”.

WHAT. Eye tests are free, mate.

Not only free but those British opticians mate they fucking love giving you an eye test and want the whole country tested to all fuck.

They try and get me to have an eye test and I'm like FUCK OFF MATE FUCK RIGHT OFF.

Of course then the ice cream man points out I'm facing the wrong direction.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on November 26, 2020, 11:24:50 PM
There are tags on this thread.

WHAT. Tags are back?

WHAT. How do you add tags?

WHAT.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: dissolute ocelot on November 26, 2020, 11:56:58 PM
Peyton (I'm aware this is a common one, but it's awful)
I can't be the only person who associates Peyton with over-sexed American suburbanites getting melodramatic with each other, and I've never actually seen any version of Peyton Place. I just found out that the original novel is partly about incest (censored in film and TV), which makes it even more of an awesomely bad name, like calling your son Oedipus.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: petrilTanaka on November 27, 2020, 01:50:28 PM
Those Utah names will be Mormons, they all have 6 kids and only 2 dozen last names in the state. They have to go weird to avoid duplicates.

just wait until those kids get sent off on their mandatory rejection tour when they're about 21
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dogbeard on November 28, 2020, 02:14:11 AM
There's a poll up in one of the FB dads' groups. This fella and his missus are torn, and who wouldn't be between "Braelyn Grace" and "Brynlee Marie".

Second commenter sagely points out the "leigh" line of approach, as per his daughters Haileigh and Annaleigh. Food for thought.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: steve98 on December 01, 2020, 05:08:45 PM
3 of Karl Marx's American great great grandsons (l to r) Stretch, Skid and Marky-Mark visiting London, to seek out new Parkour challenges.

(https://i1.wp.com/talesoftimesforgotten.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Marxs-great-great-grandson.jpg?fit=1196%2C673&ssl=1)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on December 01, 2020, 05:31:02 PM
There are tags on this thread.

WHAT. Tags are back?

WHAT. How do you add tags?

WHAT.

They're from when the thread was first started in 2017, I'm guessing
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on December 07, 2020, 02:29:34 AM

Had an online acquaintance in 2000s, Eckie Prater.
No idea if Eckie is a nickname or not.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 06:47:35 AM
They're from when the thread was first started in 2017, I'm guessing

OFF TOPIC But does anyone know why they were got rid of? They were often quite funny. Also why hassn't the sketch function ever worked?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on December 07, 2020, 11:51:16 AM
OFF TOPIC But does anyone know why they were got rid of? They were often quite funny. Also why hassn't the sketch function ever worked?

I think the tags were custom made by Neil, but then the forum was reinstalled/upgraded.  It's probably a ballache to re-add them.

I've never heard of a sketch function.  Where does it mention it?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 11:58:02 AM
I mean 'search function'. A sketch function would be interesting though.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on December 07, 2020, 12:35:52 PM
The search function is turned off because when you search, the forum builds up a massive database of words and uses a lot of server space and slows the forum down.  You can search quite effectively on Google by starting your search with inurl:cookdandbombd and following it with your search term.  If you're searching for more than one word it helps to out the phrase in quotes.

For example, paste this into a Google search...
inurl:cookdandbombd "search function"
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Menu on December 07, 2020, 10:06:04 PM
The search function is turned off because when you search, the forum builds up a massive database of words and uses a lot of server space and slows the forum down.  You can search quite effectively on Google by starting your search with inurl:cookdandbombd and following it with your search term.  If you're searching for more than one word it helps to out the phrase in quotes.

For example, paste this into a Google search...
inurl:cookdandbombd "search function"

Cheers for that!
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on December 08, 2020, 10:23:11 PM
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Florida Department of Law enforcement commissioner Rick Swearingen

These Americans are at it again
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: beanheadmcginty on December 08, 2020, 11:14:13 PM
Crocsucker
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Menu on December 08, 2020, 11:50:18 PM
These Americans are at it again

I think its pronounced 'Swidjin'
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: pcsjwgm on December 09, 2020, 02:54:02 AM
Antony Blinken isn't a very funny name, but I like that A. Blinken sounds like Abe Lincoln.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: chveik on December 09, 2020, 03:09:37 AM
Crocsucker

nice
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on December 09, 2020, 10:23:26 AM
German, not American but fucking hell, what a name to live up to! For his sake, I really hope he’s packing.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zXk5kBJ2/CF9-C1-A60-AB6-A-4634-B345-16517-B815464.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: jobotic on December 09, 2020, 10:32:25 AM
There's a poll up in one of the FB dads' groups. This fella and his missus are torn, and who wouldn't be between "Braelyn Grace" and "Brynlee Marie".

Second commenter sagely points out the "leigh" line of approach, as per his daughters Haileigh and Annaleigh. Food for thought.

Anally. Is that the gag?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on December 09, 2020, 11:08:16 AM
Anally. Is that the gag?

<reviews own childrens' names more carefully>
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on December 09, 2020, 11:34:47 AM
"Braelyn Grace"

How sweet the sound.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on December 09, 2020, 12:48:53 PM
German, not American but fucking hell, what a name to live up to! For his sake, I really hope he’s packing.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zXk5kBJ2/CF9-C1-A60-AB6-A-4634-B345-16517-B815464.jpg)

Similarly

(https://i.ibb.co/2Njq0D0/assn.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on December 09, 2020, 02:38:42 PM
If they entered into a civil partnership or got married, I wonder if they’d combine their surnames. Probably wouldn’t happen anyway.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: greenman on December 09, 2020, 04:45:21 PM
Crocsucker

Crocsukers, small chain of mini marts in Ohio.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: touchingcloth on December 10, 2020, 10:22:13 PM
They call The Great British Bake Off, The Great British Baking Show.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on December 12, 2020, 01:23:13 AM
Colin Jost. Michael Che.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: DistressedArea on December 14, 2020, 12:20:15 AM
Probably Americans can’t understand something that isn’t someone’s property. You can’t own a name, and you didn’t pay for it, so it can’t be important. You can be a Wall Mart trolley man or a Nurse or some other deadbeat and still have a premium name like Noah or Scarlett.

But that’s someone else’s name, they’ve stolen it.

There’s minimum wage earners going around calling themselves Maddison or Riley when they should be called Thunk or Clum or Glommo. It’s just not American.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: dissolute ocelot on December 14, 2020, 10:45:42 AM
German, not American but fucking hell, what a name to live up to! For his sake, I really hope he’s packing.

(https://i.postimg.cc/zXk5kBJ2/CF9-C1-A60-AB6-A-4634-B345-16517-B815464.jpg)
"Dick" is German for "thick" (and "hugen" is "huge"). So he's actually "Huge! Thick!"
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: studpuppet on December 15, 2020, 06:59:00 AM
Sorry if got mentioned further back in the thread but I've just discovered that the golfer Jack Nicklaus has a grandson-in-law called Todger Strunk.

https://twitter.com/jacknicklaus/status/1338628170694750214?s=19 (https://twitter.com/jacknicklaus/status/1338628170694750214?s=19)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: idunnosomename on December 15, 2020, 12:49:45 PM
So has the whole internet it seems. But even Americans think it's a bit rum.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on December 16, 2020, 01:35:17 AM
One for the mormon name-wrong sub thread.
Just stumbled on University of Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall's wiki page. His sons are Raeder, Breaker, and Cutter
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on December 19, 2020, 11:10:27 PM
The film Doug is a Goddamm Millionaire featuring CBS diversity showcase star G- Su Paek, Quentin Noris (who works with a Gery Gibson - not the Norn Iron comic/US TV actor), Frightfest's Brian Villalobos and Bruce Patzke and Josh Gholson   
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Special K on December 21, 2020, 09:33:29 AM
Ethan Wolff-Mann covers consumer issues, politics, technology, and personal finance for Yahoo Finance. Previously, he was a reporter at Money Magazine.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on December 21, 2020, 10:15:57 AM
Ethan Wolff-Mann

Contemporary of Dr. Acula.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: all male israel on December 22, 2020, 01:59:49 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/1ObaK78.png)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Inspector Norse on December 22, 2020, 09:31:51 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/2Njq0D0/assn.jpg)

Well if we're threatening to get split off to a separate thread named "rude footballer names, not necessarily American", I see your Assman and, um, raise you a

(https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/223485634563_/Image-Sticker-189-PANINI-Jordi-CONDOM-AULI-KAS.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on December 27, 2020, 05:42:15 PM
Was just checking on the Gavle Goat and saw the name of the presenter for the goat opening ceremony
Titti Schultz
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: steve98 on December 27, 2020, 08:32:32 PM
Is there any chance Jordi Condom might ever play for Newcastle? That would be great.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: greencalx on December 27, 2020, 09:25:01 PM
I suppose it’s possible that Condom might once have taken a shot at goal to be caught by Seaman but that doesn’t work does it?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on December 27, 2020, 09:26:34 PM
I suppose it’s possible that Condom might once have taken a shot at goal to be caught by Seaman but that doesn’t work does it?

I certainly recall the collision Condom had with Kuntz.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: imitationleather on January 05, 2021, 06:55:01 PM
Just saw this British guy with an American-sounding name:
(https://i.ibb.co/pnWWSZn/Whats-App-Image-2021-01-05-at-18-51-43-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on January 05, 2021, 11:52:56 PM
Piece of shit pig cop (near-)murderer Rusten Sheskey.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: petrilTanaka on January 06, 2021, 09:29:23 AM
Just saw this British guy with an American-sounding name:
(https://i.ibb.co/pnWWSZn/Whats-App-Image-2021-01-05-at-18-51-43-1.jpg)

looks like he's one of those American actors who always gets the small character parts in films. always does the same face for each one too
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cuellar on January 06, 2021, 09:40:20 AM
Ronnie O'Sullivan
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Sherringford Hovis on January 06, 2021, 12:30:15 PM
My brother married into an American family and boasts both a Brady and a Duane as in-laws. Their bemused horror at the reality of bro's South London 'hood not living up to their Downton and The Crown preconceptions was the funniest shit I've ever seen, man.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: pcsjwgm on January 07, 2021, 12:56:51 AM
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma) being interviewed on NBC now and sounding batshit insane. Saying the violence is in no way Trump's fault and "people are ultimately responsible for their own actions" and talking of "agitators" attacking the Trump supporters. Now going on about Antifa and "both sides fanning the flames". Fucking hell. Spoken like a fully paid-up cult member.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on January 10, 2021, 08:12:10 PM
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5336682/

Alexis Koerner appeared in the short Hearsay with Judah McFadden (who was in the Ron Perlman movie the Great War and a short with Asylum actor Harwood Gordon) and Dov Lebowitz Nowak who was in TV pilot Gold on Bank Street with Mary Rogers McMaster (in The Last Full Measure with Christopher Plummer and Ken Barlow's Sun) and  Amazon Prime flick Light from the Tower with Nightwing fan film Poison Ivy Sarah Villegas, SArah Rsoengarten, Christopher Coakley, Amy Soaraghan, Buckner Hinkle (CBS' Bull) and Joe VEntricelli, Nicki Delmonico and Will F. Young

Ronin Boys/Shang Chi's Danton Mew.

B
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: idunnosomename on January 11, 2021, 01:14:00 AM
Eric Gavelek Munchel
Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr.
Bradley Rukstales

(via NYtimes: https://archive.md/VpVzk)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: pcsjwgm on January 15, 2021, 02:56:15 AM
Hogan Gidley
https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1348729558644744201
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Replies From View on January 15, 2021, 09:49:31 AM
Wankers who go around in pairs seemingly to afford their names some kind of spark


“Howdy I’m Bryant.”

Ah okay you’ve got an extra t in your name, let’s see if your friend or partner here happens to have a missing one.

“Yankydoodle I’m P.”

Of course, just P.  Short for Peter, you see.  Consider me shocked at your absence of a t sound, by the way.  Didn’t see it coming.



GOODBYE BRIAN AND PISS I HOPE YOU CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: The Dog on January 15, 2021, 09:54:31 AM
American film star Huge Ackman.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: evilcommiedictator on January 18, 2021, 11:11:45 PM
He's probably been posted before, but his grin sells it. Who wouldn't have a grin with a name like that
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsCb0cLW8AAOyk9?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on January 18, 2021, 11:15:59 PM
Excellency
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ornlu on January 20, 2021, 03:51:57 PM
Presenting: retired pro footballer and Presbyterian minister Donn Moomaw (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donn_Moomaw).
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Bazooka on January 20, 2021, 04:09:57 PM
Dunk Wriggler.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: studpuppet on January 20, 2021, 04:24:26 PM
GOODBYE BRIAN AND PISS I HOPE YOU CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT

Never forget there's a Brian Hitler out there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stuart-Houston#Later_life (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stuart-Houston#Later_life)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on February 14, 2021, 08:05:47 AM
TJ Ducklo. What an utter prize twat of a name there...
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on February 14, 2021, 08:42:41 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56045871

“Olympic swimmer Klete Keller faces new charges over Capitol riots“

Perhaps his parents really loved cycling shoes (and alternative spelling).
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Marner and Me on February 17, 2021, 06:58:02 PM
RJ Umberger
Rob Klinkhammer (Canadian)
Jeff Beukeboom (Canadian)
Zarley Zalapski (Canadian)
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Dutch)
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Post by: Inspector Norse on February 17, 2021, 08:47:15 PM
No fucking way (https://www.congress.gov/member/dick-swett/S001113?searchResultViewType=expanded)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 18, 2021, 02:01:46 PM
He's probably been posted before, but his grin sells it. Who wouldn't have a grin with a name like that
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsCb0cLW8AAOyk9?format=jpg&name=medium)

Him and his bro, out on the prowl

(https://www.oldsportscards.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/1989-Fleer-381-Randy-Johnson-Rookie-Card-With-Marlboro-Ad.jpg)

My friend in North Carolina has a cousin whose first name is Skeeter.

Rusty, a name that used to be quite commonly given to boys born with red hair, seems to have lost favour in America.

Quote
Only 45 baby boys received the name in the US in one recent year
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Post by: Dex Sawash on February 18, 2021, 03:52:46 PM

Edit "Glitch" Johnson
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Cuellar on February 18, 2021, 03:53:54 PM
From the Ben Garrison thread:

Kent Heckenlively
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on February 18, 2021, 06:23:42 PM
My friend in North Carolina has a cousin whose first name is Skeeter.

My sources from south of the Mason-Dixon Line* tell me that Skeeter is a slang term for a Mosquito (‘moskeeter’) so he/she would seem to be named after a blood-sucking insect.

*Wikipedia article on Skeeter Davis.
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Post by: Replies From View on February 18, 2021, 08:23:42 PM
Markolt is a very common American name.


Not Mark or Marcus.  “Markolt”.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Replies From View on February 18, 2021, 08:24:16 PM
My sources from south of the Mason-Dixon Line* tell me that Skeeter is a slang term for a Mosquito (‘moskeeter’) so he/she would seem to be named after a blood-sucking insect.

*Wikipedia article on Skeeter Davis.

This is racist against Muslims.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on February 18, 2021, 09:43:10 PM
Markolt is a very common American name.


Not Mark or Marcus.  “Markolt”.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/01d0885f0c867e51f60a4ac375551157/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 18, 2021, 10:15:13 PM
Markolt is a very common American name.


Not Mark or Marcus.  “Markolt”.

Yet not Mankolt, oddly.

No Mankolts around.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Marner and Me on February 20, 2021, 08:12:32 PM
Just watching the ice hockey, one of the special guest firemen is called Dusty Gooch. No word of a lie
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Post by: greenman on February 20, 2021, 08:17:19 PM
Him and his bro, out on the prowl

(https://www.oldsportscards.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/1989-Fleer-381-Randy-Johnson-Rookie-Card-With-Marlboro-Ad.jpg)

My friend in North Carolina has a cousin whose first name is Skeeter.

Rusty, a name that used to be quite commonly given to boys born with red hair, seems to have lost favour in America.

Combined with that team logo as well.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dex Sawash on February 20, 2021, 10:32:31 PM
Combined with that team logo as well.

Montreal Expose
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Post by: FerriswheelBueller on February 20, 2021, 10:51:20 PM
Combined with that team logo as well.

It is one of the all-time great baseball logos you philistines - simultaneously combines the tricolour of France (cos of Québec), the M for Montréal, and if you look - the red and blue letters stand for “Expos Baseball” (and on an all white jersey, that’s what you’d see).

The Big Train is one of the all time great pitchers as well for lots of esoteric baseball reasons, but also here he is (inadvertently) demolishing a bird with (what looks to me like) a high 90s 4 seamer:

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/lXiRBrXOGFh2pxlM4/source.gif)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on February 21, 2021, 11:17:03 AM
Montreal Expose

Man or woman?
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 21, 2021, 11:18:21 AM
You mean The Big Unit? (Which in itself is a bit of a phallic name) Walter Johnson was the Big Train.

I dont think I'd be able to finish pitching game after exploding a bird. He was apparently shook up for days about it.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Bazooka on February 21, 2021, 02:43:13 PM
Troy Baker the voice actor top dog, has a son called Traveller Hyde Baker. 🤷
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Midas on February 22, 2021, 07:15:52 PM
Currently reading The Catcher in the Rye and it's full of corkers:

Herb Gale

Mal Brossard

Ed Banky

Raymond Goldfarb

Dick Slagle
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on February 22, 2021, 09:36:26 PM
Troy Baker the voice actor top dog, has a son called Traveller Hyde Baker. 🤷

Troy Baker goes around wearing cravats, so giving his kid a silly name is kind of expected from him.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 08, 2021, 06:45:17 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/AQIAAOSw4ylcayDm/s-l500.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 08, 2021, 06:46:42 PM
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Herb Gale

Pronounced RRRRRRB, of course.
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Post by: Fambo Number Mive on March 08, 2021, 06:52:07 PM
Have we mentioned Law and Order SVU Executive Producer Dick Wolf?
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: monkfromhavana on March 08, 2021, 07:42:08 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/AQIAAOSw4ylcayDm/s-l500.jpg)

He was the number one pick on that years draught.
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Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 08, 2021, 09:44:47 PM
Ferris is gonna be gutted he just missed a beer/baseball crossover joke.

The lads game has gone to pieces.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 08, 2021, 10:03:05 PM
You mean The Big Unit? (Which in itself is a bit of a phallic name) Walter Johnson was the Big Train.

I dont think I'd be able to finish pitching game after exploding a bird. He was apparently shook up for days about it.

I missed this, you’re absolutely right! Will throw one of my expos caps in the bin from shame.

Ferris is gonna be gutted he just missed a beer/baseball crossover joke.

The lads game has gone to pieces.

He has to be checking these generic threads more regularly for me, Clive.

Not performing at the Top of His Game. Doesn’t have the work ethic. Schoolboy stuff. Etc etc.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Attila on March 09, 2021, 07:25:50 AM
It is one of the all-time great baseball logos you philistines - simultaneously combines the tricolour of France (cos of Québec), the M for Montréal, and if you look - the red and blue letters stand for “Expos Baseball” (and on an all white jersey, that’s what you’d see).

The Big Train is one of the all time great pitchers as well for lots of esoteric baseball reasons, but also here he is (inadvertently) demolishing a bird with (what looks to me like) a high 90s 4 seamer:

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/lXiRBrXOGFh2pxlM4/source.gif)

Random thoughts:

Randy Johnson was one of my mom's favourite ballplayers. She loved him to bits. He was like 6'10", and I liked how it looked as if he were just handing the ball to his catcher. (Most of my favourite pitches are lefties, anyway, as it happens).

One of my brothers'/dad's friends when I was really little (so late 60s) was a young guy called Skeeter. He was a barber, and when my dad was tasked to take me for my first haircut by my mother, he took me to Skeeter, and not the ladies' hairdresser shop as she had asked. To save a few bucks, my dad brought me home with a late 1960s boys' short back and sides, and not the gentle trim my mom wanted on my then baby-fine shoulder-length hair. I still remember Skeeter's 'Are you sure about this, Hank?' when my dad told him to cut it all off, and my mother's subsequent scream when she saw me.

I used to watch the Expos out of a Canadian satellite station back in the 1990s (we lived in the middle of a forest in Virginia, and if you wanted any TV, you had to shell out for one of those 10-foot-wide satellite dishes. Ours was way the hell up a pole to see over the trees, and when they shut off all the satellites, rending such dishes obsolete, I trained a wisteria to climb the pole and to fill the satellite bowl. It looked spectacular in bloom.) Anyway, I was no fan of the Expos, having grew up a Phillies'/Orioles' fan, but absolutely loved listening to the games in French. Circuit complete!!

Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 09, 2021, 12:01:23 PM
The first live baseball game ever broadcast in the UK featured the Expos and Cubs (who I ended up supporting after watching it)

This game, actually https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN199206130.shtml

They were all told beforehand it would be getting broadcast in the UK so had things like Harry Carey (there's a good American name) saying "this one's for all the folks in Great Britain" before singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame and the players in the dugout holding a "Fergie we love you" sign.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 09, 2021, 12:40:31 PM
Random thoughts:

Randy Johnson was one of my mom's favourite ballplayers. She loved him to bits. He was like 6'10", and I liked how it looked as if he were just handing the ball to his catcher. (Most of my favourite pitches are lefties, anyway, as it happens).

One of my brothers'/dad's friends when I was really little (so late 60s) was a young guy called Skeeter. He was a barber, and when my dad was tasked to take me for my first haircut by my mother, he took me to Skeeter, and not the ladies' hairdresser shop as she had asked. To save a few bucks, my dad brought me home with a late 1960s boys' short back and sides, and not the gentle trim my mom wanted on my then baby-fine shoulder-length hair. I still remember Skeeter's 'Are you sure about this, Hank?' when my dad told him to cut it all off, and my mother's subsequent scream when she saw me.

I used to watch the Expos out of a Canadian satellite station back in the 1990s (we lived in the middle of a forest in Virginia, and if you wanted any TV, you had to shell out for one of those 10-foot-wide satellite dishes. Ours was way the hell up a pole to see over the trees, and when they shut off all the satellites, rending such dishes obsolete, I trained a wisteria to climb the pole and to fill the satellite bowl. It looked spectacular in bloom.) Anyway, I was no fan of the Expos, having grew up a Phillies'/Orioles' fan, but absolutely loved listening to the games in French. Circuit complete!!

That was lovely up until the Phillies/Orioles mention at which point sadly the post became irretrievable.

My wife and father in law used to go to watch the Expos semi regularly in the ‘90s on the basis that the Jays were a form of Toronto cultural dominance[1] and the Expos were in their decline so you could sit behind home plate for next to nothing. I am very jealous of the memory, doubly so as I’ll be inculcating my son with Anglo-dominant teams out of necessity as there is no alternative (except the Habs and I wouldn’t inflict that on him).

A random Rays executive was honking on about moving the franchise to Montréal a year or two ago. Stade Olympique is still there (and one of the best looking venues in North America) and it would be great to have a team there outside of a few Jays exhibition games every year. Covid killed that chat stone dead, but who knows? Tampa’s ticket sales were rock bottom even when they were doing well, and the Trop is a catacomb.
 1. see also: everyone outside of the 905 hates my beloved Leafs
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Gurke and Hare on March 10, 2021, 10:18:37 AM
The first live baseball game ever broadcast in the UK featured the Expos and Cubs (who I ended up supporting after watching it)

What channel was that on? I remember Channel 4 showed the 1986 world series, but I guess that must have been highlights. I remember being very taken by the excellent American name Darryl Strawberry but it was another 13 years before I became a Mets fan.
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Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 10, 2021, 01:21:14 PM
What channel was that on? I remember Channel 4 showed the 1986 world series, but I guess that must have been highlights. I remember being very taken by the excellent American name Darryl Strawberry but it was another 13 years before I became a Mets fan.

Channel 4. It was part of something called "D night", a celebration of a German arts festival which somehow also included American baseball. Co-presented during the ad breaks by British NFL kicker Mick Luckhurst who used to do the Channel 4 NFL games back in the day. It was on 1am-4am, I taped it and must have watched the game in its entirety about 10 times.

Had to wait until 1997 before they showed any live games again (unless you had Sky), on Channel 5 with Tommy Boyd, terrible choice as he didn't even like the sport. Other than that it was brief clips on Transworld Sports, tuning into armed forces radio, or ordering tapes of individual games for something like 10 quid a pop (a lot of money when I was 14-15, although the company I did this with made a mistake and ended up sending me them every week for free).
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: flotemysost on March 10, 2021, 08:37:11 PM
Troy Baker the voice actor top dog, has a son called Traveller Hyde Baker. 🤷

They'll have to cancel that family trip to Pontins.

I've been watching underwhelming Netflix murder/god botherer doc Murder Among the Mormons and one of the key players is called Alvin Rust. I can't think of another country where anyone would be called that.

Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: non capisco on March 10, 2021, 08:57:47 PM
One of my favourite names ever belonged to a woman who worked in our US office by the name of Rusty Burris, which sounded to me like a slang term for a hastily wiped arsehole. We've all been there, you're really late for the train but you have to take a shit on the way out regardless, you end up all journey sitting there with a rusty burris. A special kind of hell. Oooh Betty, me rusty burris! It's singing with itch!
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 10, 2021, 09:10:23 PM
One of my favourite names ever belonged to a woman who worked in our US office by the name of Rusty Burris

Sorry to bring this back to baseball again but it reminded me

(https://www.vintagedetroit.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rusty-kuntz-1984-detroit-tigers.jpg)
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Post by: Marner and Me on March 10, 2021, 10:31:04 PM
That was lovely up until the Phillies/Orioles mention at which point sadly the post became irretrievable.

My wife and father in law used to go to watch the Expos semi regularly in the ‘90s on the basis that the Jays were a form of Toronto cultural dominance[1] and the Expos were in their decline so you could sit behind home plate for next to nothing. I am very jealous of the memory, doubly so as I’ll be inculcating my son with Anglo-dominant teams out of necessity as there is no alternative (except the Habs and I wouldn’t inflict that on him).

A random Rays executive was honking on about moving the franchise to Montréal a year or two ago. Stade Olympique is still there (and one of the best looking venues in North America) and it would be great to have a team there outside of a few Jays exhibition games every year. Covid killed that chat stone dead, but who knows? Tampa’s ticket sales were rock bottom even when they were doing well, and the Trop is a catacomb.
 1. see also: everyone outside of the 905 hates my beloved Leafs
I quite like the Habs, I'd rather see the Canadian teams do well over the American ones
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Post by: Attila on March 11, 2021, 10:13:36 AM
That was lovely up until the Phillies/Orioles mention at which point sadly the post became irretrievable.


I once took a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park; it's a miracle I didn't burst into flames like a vampire entering a church.

(I can't stand the Reds or the Dodgers, if that helps).
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on March 12, 2021, 05:31:37 PM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1961199/?ref_=nm_knf_i1 This, starring Jacquie Floyd of Troma spinoff Singa's Weenie Roast Massacre, and Love and Plutonium with Grant Baccacio of MST3K
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Pingers on March 17, 2021, 09:36:05 PM
Have we had this belter yet?

Quote
The recall campaign says it has collected more than 2m signatures. “We’re laser-focused on playing this out day by day,” said Randy Economy, a senior advisor to the recall campaign. “Once we get this on the ballot officially, the next phase of the campaign kicks off – and that is to gather support for the recall.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/17/gavin-newsom-recall-campaign-signatures-latest (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/17/gavin-newsom-recall-campaign-signatures-latest)

They're just taking the piss now.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on March 17, 2021, 10:41:27 PM
Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Mr Banlon on April 03, 2021, 10:35:41 PM

I think they get their club names wrong as well
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Qq7hUgEjBXA/W13bFV8xUiI/AAAAAAABhH4/tuhBWHox8WYPwPHPathSkVbAG7HV1Ca6gCLcBGAs/s1600/Students%2Bat%2BSweet%2BBriar%2BCollege%252C%2BVirginia%2Bin%2Bthe%2B1960s%2B%2B%252818%2529.jpg)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Aaron500 on April 03, 2021, 10:58:34 PM
Possible paedo politician prick Matt Gaetz has an alleged fiancee called Ginger Luckey.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on April 04, 2021, 10:47:48 PM
There's a guy in the cast of the film Raw Deal called Cliff Happy.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on April 05, 2021, 11:48:40 AM
(https://img.beckett.com/images/items_stock/185223/4732834/4732998/front.jpg)
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Post by: Poobum on April 05, 2021, 12:52:30 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/DrC5jgL/d7b60e115305b0e1445255a9ce275631-XL.jpg)

Equanimeous Tristan Imhotep J. St. Brown

Tristan !???
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on April 05, 2021, 10:53:21 PM
Try saying this guy's name five times quickly

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JKsAAOSwoQlecMNa/s-l1600.jpg)
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Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on April 06, 2021, 06:44:56 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9fMmRmTV/AC0407-FC-61-B6-4131-BF56-3-F7-E0229-A1-B5.jpg)
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Post by: Dex Sawash on April 06, 2021, 07:32:46 PM

Always figured chicken fingers restaurant chain ZAXBY'S would have a namewrong founder and just checked today. Only a sight disappointment  Zach McLeroy

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaxby%27s
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Mister Six on April 07, 2021, 05:34:54 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/DrC5jgL/d7b60e115305b0e1445255a9ce275631-XL.jpg)

Equanimeous Tristan Imhotep J. St. Brown

Tristan !???

Which of course reminds me of... https://youtu.be/gODZzSOelss
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Dogbeard on April 07, 2021, 12:24:47 PM
Have we had this belter yet?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/17/gavin-newsom-recall-campaign-signatures-latest (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/17/gavin-newsom-recall-campaign-signatures-latest)

They're just taking the piss now.

Magnificent. Randy Economy. Morris-esque.
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Post by: seepage on April 07, 2021, 02:42:30 PM
Given it's from the Guardian, in all likelihood his real name is actually Roger Edwards.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Voltan (Man of Steel) on April 07, 2021, 10:13:35 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/NG7L0fSK/F3604235-3-EE1-46-FA-9-AF2-CF47-CF4498-AD.png)
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Post by: George White on April 23, 2021, 03:37:53 PM
Life is Strange game director Webb Pickersgill.
Worked with William Bolander on a short, Professor Hu hires a temp, as did one Shalynn REynolds, star of a Mormon superhero comedy.  The only non-amateur in A Superhero Comedy - Nate Doane knows my acquiantance Elisha Surrealsister Rachel, who I know through the great Larry Karaszewski.
Mubi horror maven Brett Wm Mauser and his sidekick Amanda Nutting
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: steve98 on April 23, 2021, 04:31:35 PM
(http://www.irishnews.com/picturesarchive/irishnews/irishnews/2020/06/01/160016069-529e1b06-d2aa-4c97-b450-2e03d33283e0.jpg)


...

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/lXiRBrXOGFh2pxlM4/source.gif)
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Post by: George White on April 23, 2021, 07:52:26 PM
Creepshow's Sydney Wease also in a short, Extraterrestrial by Damian Kidd, who did a short called Adam Reader's Revved up like a deuce
Deadpool 2 and Neighbours both featured actors credited simply as Reader/Reeder.https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?name=reeder
https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?name=reader



Chapman university were also involved with the Rocky and bullwinkle film and a 2002 short called Lost thoughts - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360757/companycredits?ref_=tt_dt_co

Slad eCurtis was in the X-Men film and this green short with Kyla Kenedy off the Walking dead - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3796086/companycredits?ref_=tt_dt_co

Abby Sugrue of the films Far from India with 24's Kahlil Joseph and Marvel fanfilm star Andrew Roth, Evenfall with Donald Duck's current voice Daniel Ross and Perfect Poison with the Wire's Brandy Burre


Andrew Roth produced these films all on Letterboxd, eg Kinonation's Squid Man and Backwater from Osiris entertainment with Thomas Daniel and Christopher Schrank, which got a Starburst review - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1984116/
Far from India also featured Sandy Lisiewski of the films of Carlos Etzio Roman, the Vulture's Eye from bargain bin regulars Maxim/Pendulum pictures, and the director of Far from India Pepi Singh khadra and Josh aDam Davis' Customflix pic the Inn featuring Once upon a time in Hollywood's Chad Ridgely, Friday the 13th cinematographer Barry aBrams, Nitin Adsul who was in the Wire,MGM's Hit and Run (with Chris Shand, Enda mccallion, lauren breckinridge and Kevin Corrigan) and Far from India, Footsie and the Toe and the Gravitas ventures-released 8th Plague and the Jay Randall Story 2009 (that's the title - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1585578/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ql_op_5).
Lisiewski was also in Emily Aguilar's Brie's Bakeoff Challenge with Isaiah from Sesame Street
https://letterboxd.com/film/the-inn/
 The Inn  also features the ludicrously named  Greg Cool, who was in the Town with Pete Postlethwaite, and a film called the Chest by Ron Perozzi/Glossed productions from 2004 and https://variety.com/2004/film/reviews/the-fall-before-paradise-1200532586/
ETzio Roman seems to have been a former convicted child molester, and the only person who works elsewhere with him is Russ Isles, who was in Spenser for Hire, and films for b movie guy Tim Ritter. He does know a friend, Mark Redfield and his partner Jennifer Rouse.
Also, Etzio Roman's latest film has Ian Bamberg, star of the Radio Times-featured Image Ent horror Mischief Night, and the likes of the middle, Criminal Minds and Hawaii-50. Etzio Roman seems to be a con atist, of some sort, though his name is listed on Passion River films as a head of a festival alongside Sharon CArpenter and Bruce Alan Dawson, and Passion River are a real company.
 Released https://www.rogerebert.com/festivals/tiff-2017-thelma-disobedience and followed by proper film friends like Cheryl Dunye.

Etzio Roman's (with his friends Darrell Poe, Rachel Youngson, Kevin Troy, Pablo Rodriguez) also been interviewed by Eerie Digest, who interviewed someone I kind of know, Jason Figgis plus legendary stuntwoman Marneen Fields who's done the Swarm, Concorde Airport 79, plus Christina derosa, Jackie Leibowitz, Ellen Dubin...
https://eeriedigest.com/2011/11/taem-interview-with-producerwriterdirector-jason-figgis/

David S. Dawson I thought was mentioned, but he wasn't. Made this film with silly photoshop , and also a new film called Shadows with former A Bronx Tale breakout Francis Capra. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1977540/

Rower Chad Rudolph https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Rudolph

Jeff Swerdan - director of Becoming the Reaper (which stars Mckenzie Fox, who did a film with Jesus of Nazareth's Yorgo Voyagis)  He also knows Andrew Rakhman, who knows my friends the people behind Turbo Kid.


Guy McDowell's Old Man another Maxim media shite.

BRad Allen worked in Canadian Tv's Galaxy Trek and Friday the 13th


Aussie called Bruce Carpenter - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8134676/ which sounds like Aussie Jesus.
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Post by: kalowski on April 23, 2021, 11:29:26 PM
Ha Cheb gave me a  good chuckle.
I bet it did, you dirty fucker. I bet it did.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: greenman on April 24, 2021, 06:57:49 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/9fMmRmTV/AC0407-FC-61-B6-4131-BF56-3-F7-E0229-A1-B5.jpg)

Gammon's beware this medical condition that's long afflicted angry white American conservatives has crossed the Atlantic.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on April 24, 2021, 07:37:47 AM
Max Barbakow's short pre-his breakout with the Golden Globe-nominated Palm Springs features USC student Brittany Bookbinder and


Bookbinder's other films on letterboxd feature Allie Loukas Christopher M. Walsh Carlton G. McBeth David Bastian Kim DeJesus Angela Beckefeld Darren Marlar and
Bookbinder behind https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12187574/?ref_=rvi_tt this muppety short and a webseries, Undateable


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6568528/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_11 Stephen Cole Webley, behind the Indiewire-profiled short Con Amor
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: weirdbeard on April 24, 2021, 11:12:53 AM
Saw this guy the other day on a JFK programme

https://farrisrookstool.com/
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on April 24, 2021, 01:11:07 PM
Createspace throws up all weirdness, like Jim Finitsis/Peace productions' immortal comedy A Perfect Game and zombie-com Working Stiffs, as mentioned here. https://books.google.ca/books?id=i-FpCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT309&lpg=PT309&dq=jim+finitsis&source=bl&ots=fLnc9cfxiV&sig=ACfU3U35hqFWCRG7ymI9wcmO4PaOnNbvDA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiIgcyT15bwAhVaZM0KHVhHDHIQ6AEwEXoECA0QAw#v=onepage&q=jim%20finitsis&f=false

Deadly Beloved by One Eyed Jack productions starirng Dreadcentral avourite Victoria de Mare

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790623/companycredits?ref_=tt_ql_dt_4 A modern Pride and Prejudice starring Rising Damp's Gay Rose, Maia Petee and Christina Lafon, Caleb Grusing (of the film Ink which I remember being a big festival hit, in Fangoria, etc, and is free to watch on tubi.tv if you have a VPN),  and Christine Mascolo who starred in the Amazon prime/tubi film Colider by Daniel D Ford and Justin Lewis.
 Pride and Prejudice was shot atPikes Peak Paradise Bed and Breakfast (very special thanks)
Terra Firma Custom Homes (very special thanks) (as Terra Custom Homes)

Christina Lafon was in a film, Castledale films' the Office Slave with Pam Renall who was in Tubi's Unfollower., and Shudder's Patrick Lawrence's the Solipsist with won the St Louis fimmaker's shortcase, also some short with a green scorpion poster, the Crustacean Crisis by Phil Mirabito https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature,video,short&countries=us&role=nm4212398
Mirabito worked on two features, Before you can Blink with Undercover Brother 2's Kayla Eva as Sahara Teka https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3693200/?ref_=adv_li_tt and Killing me Slowly with Mindhunter's Blythe Howard, which has a Bond-y/Nikita-femme fatale poster
Mirabito also worked at Rocky Mountain PBS and served at Spec Scout and stuided at NYFA.

Petee seems to appear in films exclusively with bad photoshop. https://letterboxd.com/film/a-modern-pride-and-prejudice/
She was in ANP films' Freelancer by Justin Bauer who made a short called Radar Control and worked on Rattle-Can with Alexander Pimentel, handled by Fangoria friends Green Apple https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3280828/?ref_=rvi_nm
Pimentel's latest film the Directive is on Hulu and Tubi. https://tubitv.com/movies/555622/the-directive He knows Soojin Chung who like me knows Danny Peary.
Petee was also in At Bay the sequel to Offside (?) with Michael Vasicek https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3856881/
Vasicek, known as the Old Man thanks to being a wheelchair-bound short film was in Tubi's Collider and another ITN/tubi distribution film, Unfolower, also on letterboxd - with Batya Cruz Darcy Orrok Dan Davidson Julie Crisante Marty Lindsey Michael Vasicek Karin Knebl Lecia Papadopoulos Pam Renall Tony Sedillo Tami Nichols%u200B ...

Pimentel's RAttle-Can is not on tubi, but it does star full of people with ludicrous names - Damon Wickhester, Kytriena Payseno and Kyle Abraham and the briliantly named Cody Poirot. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3280828/?ref_=tt_ov_dr Bauer also worked on a short called Story of Erica.
Justin Lewis' Hush Money is also on tubi https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4828304/externalreviews?ref_=tt_ql_op_5
 
Pride and Prejudice also features Mark Mook.
Mook knows Kim Newman's friend Dylan Otto Krider and Vasicek. He's done mostly shorts with titles like  Dead Girls, Storage Unit, Butcher, Abashed, Andover High, some shorts with Ken Mostek who knows my friend Eurocrime director Mike malloy's friend Mark Steven Grove
Mook was  in Sam Wickey's My Name is Sam - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11321468/?ref_=adv_li_tt  which sounds interesting, about autism and has a professional name in child actor Connor Falk, who's been in Forever with Ioan Gruffudd and black-ish and Criminal Minds.
Mook was in Bradley Haag's photoshoptastic  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5151414/?ref_=nm_knf_i4
Haag has made shorts like the Twylovwites and Jean claude van Damme's Damn van and knows my friend Mike Malloy's friend Camille Susser - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5687327/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
Mook was in  I'm Here with  Abigael Hunter McCool, Chad McCool and Jack McCooll who made some shorts eg 41 bullets but also 140 with Lost star Kiele Sanchez, Big Bang Theory's Kevin Sussmann and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium/Stranger than Fiction's Zach Helm, and Return of the Ghostbusters by J Michael Weiss, an ambitious fan film http://tarstarkas.net/2007/12/return-of-the-ghostbusters/


Tom Laughlin's daughter has done weirdness https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3721928/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1

Patrick Lawrence's the Solipsist has lovely art. Lawrence edited Shudder's Scare Me and Clara's Ghost - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3809640/?ref_=nm_knf_i2



Also Colorado-based,
Haylar GArcia (the Tenacious D horror Apartment 212 )and  Garrett Brawith (the Netflix original with Angus Mcfadyen, FREDI and FDR American Badass and 2007's Rolling)
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on April 24, 2021, 03:06:57 PM
Two other Createspace successes - TLA video/Border2Border's To A Tee - by one Matt Riddlehoover,
Written by   Matt Riddlehoover
Starring   Matt Riddlehoover
Lindsey Hancock
Jonas Brandon
Cinematography   Chris Lewandowski

Riddlehoover's gone onto direct a documentary about Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/my-darling-vivian-movie-review-2020
He's worked with Ref terrell and Dustin Tittle.

Geeks on Board featured Shameless USA actress (Lynn Chen, who's also been shot through the wall and the Singles Table.

Shameless also featured MichaelAdam Hamilton and Pati Lauren. Michael Adam Hamilton is  known for Beyond the Trophy (2012), Division III: Football's Finest (2011) and Zoe Gone (2014). He is married to Lauryn Nicole Hamilton. They have three children


Liam Lionheart- presumably changed his name from Richard Todd to not be confused with the 50s star https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3217602/ in this British horror.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6840904/?ref_=adv_li_tt



Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on April 24, 2021, 06:21:46 PM
lots of Tyrones - https://www.imdb.com/search/name/?name=tyrone
Euhporia's  Evan Michael Pinsonnault: Det. Tom Reeder, Doug Eaves - oxygen tv
Federal Execution - modern-day blaxploitation by Ronnie Tyrone Lee, starring Operation Repo truTv star Froylan Mercado, also a makeup artist  for Will Smith  as Ali https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12144492/

Devil may Cry voice/Legends of Tomorrow actress Faye Kingslee was also in a short, directed by a Donald Houston, not the Welsh actor. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1719507/?ref_=nm_knf_t1 Just love that some American called their son Donald Houston.


A Tyrone Barnes was in a short called A True Menstrual Show about black history, featuring Carl Judie, sidekick of Dhar Mann, a popular youtuber. https://youtube.fandom.com/wiki/Dhar_Mann and Beyonce music video star Justin P. Williams  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11322245/?ref_=rvi_nm
P. Williams' other main work is Dolly Gray's the plain white photoshop Industry Did it  with Kareem J. Grimes who was in Jarhead and Boyz n the Hood.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11718726/?ref_=adv_li_tt
Industry Did it also featured Kelli Rasmus, who was in Adrien Brody's film High School anda  webseries called the Doll webseries. and something called Retrospective. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3916005/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t17


Save it for later with Clark Brigham, Richar b tylor, Troy D Merriman, plus Scott Cooper and Gabrielle Anwar, Tomy Hinkley and Theresa bloody Russell  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360957/fullcredits?ref_=ttco_ql_1


Tyrone James as Bishop in After hours the movie with HBO Oz star JD Williams. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2008443/?ref_=tt_ch Also appeared in a short, Ring the Bell  as Tyrone Styles, and My Brother with Tatum o'Neal and Vanessa Williams and Nashawn Kearse.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2075278/companycredits?ref_=ttfc_ql_4 Payin' the Price by Mama don't play with Stephen Todt - almost Toast, who has done stuff called Jane's Bab and Severance but is best known for being in a video for Dublin shitesters the Script and Will.i.am.
A Tyrone Clinton was in Burn Notice and Spike Lee's miracle at st anna

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3091253/ Troy Ruff, who knows my friend Courtney Joyner's friend Rickey Bird Jr
Ruff's film Lax and the Reckoning Won the Action on film international film festival which my friends Jessica Cameron, Asylum starlet Jamie Bernadette and RTE dirctor john Vaughan have supported.
" Ford Austin, Troy Ruff and director James D. Schumacher II arrive at the AOF film festival", according to a headline online.



https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4623710/
Amanda Rengel was in the Crowning Mile, a Chicago short with Rinska Carrasco, who was in Spike Lee's Chi-raw, plus Cherry and the bizarre looking My riends rubber ducky and Alternate Universe https://letterboxd.com/actor/rinska-carrasco/
plus Contagion's Walt Sloan, star of the sequel to the Hiding Place and aChristian film called Finding Hope with a white cover  and Mortal Kombat's Lorissa Julianus
by two 9 and Canal https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3603758/?ref_=rvi_tt https://letterboxd.com/actor/walt-sloan/ the holy trinity with his psychedelic angel of death looks mad.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on April 25, 2021, 12:28:36 PM
Edit bug and I don't remember if I posted this one

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Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: George White on April 27, 2021, 09:04:16 AM
Tyler Goins  has a split imdb. He did a HBO short - LeRon Lee's Ugly and An UNfortunate Accident with Daniel Proeta from the upcoming Amazon version of the Underground Railroad, and the April Fool 2017 by Ryan Prince who recently did a version of the Hounds of Zaroff and worked on the Trump Prophecy for Fathom Events - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4523220/fullcredits?ref_=ttexrv_ql_dt_1
An Unfortunate Accident also featured Jessica Wilson Montgomery who's only done shorts - Green Eyed Monster, Dog River, the Inconclusive Phases ofa Breakup - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9596103/
But her most professional work is the Power of Rah - the Glory and Gold, a retro-80s saga (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12937530/?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk1) starring Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns' Mariana Tolbert  and Creepshow's Ja'Ness Tate who was in Vision Films/Itunes/Prime/Letterboxd's Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B and B Robbery (2020) and a short called Puppy Love.

Green Eyed Monster was by Ken Merritt , the Frederic Forrest-looking director of Unfortunate Accident and Jesse's Gift about a bearded hipster with a guitar in Canton, Georgia and Baby shoes- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11016335/?ref_=tt_ov_dr He's currently boom operator on A Unicorn for CHristmas with Dallas' Charlene Tilton and Sunny Mabrey from HIllbilly Elegy.

FAcebook says I know https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature,video,short&countries=us&role=nm0205417 Ryan Davis, who makes a promotional short called A World of Health, but worked on Hope Floats and Miss Congeniality and 1991's Scary Movie. He is married to Julie Russo Davis, who isn't Julie Davis of Sundance's Amy's Orgasm.
The weird thing is his nickname is Ryan, but his real name is John.

Ryan Dawlie worked on TV series Backstage Pass and Club Connect n the 90s and Robby Robinson: Built with the Pumping Iron star, and Digging with Earnest in 2001 by Erick SCott and Nickelodeon's Henry Danger star/Ty Burrell-alike Cooper Barnes.


The films of letterboxd's Cynthia Leal - Amazon prime short and the feature Suicide Notes (being dist. by the folk, Champion entertainment also doing Wisegirls with Mariah Carey and Alicia Silverstone's Angels in Stardust), the short Meggan's Journey and then a stint on the popular Kristen Dunst sitcom On Becoming a God in Central Florida and Solus with John Enick who's in the new Scream fanfilm by Joe Grisaffi, has a stint in the new Walker Texas Walker series, . https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?titl ... =nm4818104 and in films like theTubi Dauntless Battle of Midway and something called the Sand Dune.

Maurice Terrell Walker was in Lifetime's the Preacher's Daughter,  the old school Jurica Road with Mandalorian's Dominic Pace (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6848958/?r ... flmg_act_2),  Organizatsiya with the Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Neil Kodinsky (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3506046/),  the stencil-postered Dreamer with Modern Family's Irene White and Lady Z Ent's the Jacket by    Zulema Nall  and Norman Ray Fitts and  Fran Williams, Julitta Pourciau, Lance Henry
Julitta Pouricau was in Hbo's the Leftovers and the Singa home enertainment looking https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1754289/
 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4106092/  Maurice Terrell Walker


New Girl's Vicky DAlli who was in Colson Baker's music video that cost 850,000 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3325168/ I Don't Dance, Tubi's Escape Artist and Promakhos with Giancarlo Giannini.

I'm sure the Ryan Gaudet who worked for the Nokia sugar bowl and Marvel 2nd unit dirctor Lars Winther's Elixir Isotope is the same one working on this reboot of UFO that imdb still lists even though it was cancelled in 2011.

Finding Hope also features Robyn Coffin - who's in various films on Lettterboxd, one with Cobie Smulders.


Karen Rangel worked in Brazil and on the unfinished Jonestown Defence - the Christopher waite stoy with the awesome Amy Seimetz.


Sorry for these long-winded things.
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Gurke and Hare on May 01, 2021, 12:28:18 AM
https://texassports.com/news/2021/4/30/womens-basketball-womens-basketball-adds-calamity-mcentire-to-coaching-staff.aspx
Title: Re: Why don't Americans have proper names?
Post by: Ian Drunken Smurf on May 01, 2021, 10:08:11 AM
I discovered a mail from a chap/chapess called Chuck Hamrick today. Doubtlessly mercilessly called "Fuck Hampipe" at school for being a bit of a cnut. Still writes a mightily cunty marketing mail.