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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:41 pm

Scrappy's anecdote in the other thread prompted this one.

I'll kick things off.

My wife has a friend who is in a long term relationship with a chap from the UK. I've never met him, but a lovely chap by all reports.

Unfortunately since moving across to our fair land he has had all sorts of trouble with government departments, rental applications, and job applications.....

......his name is Martin Bryant.

Do you know of any unfortunate namesakes?


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Post by Booney on Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:56 pm

Laughing

I've met a few interesting people.

I did work experience at Hindmarsh Adelaide Building Society, Maxwell House was my team leader. He, no joke, reported to Jack Frost. Laughing

I've met a Bill Clinton through work too.

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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:59 pm

Laughing

A few years back I used to work with a girl called Amanda.

She started going with a bloke from IT who had the surname Grope.

They got married, and yes she did get what she was looking for......
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Post by Booney on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:22 pm

How could I forget!

I'm dealing with Greg Phillips at the moment.... Wink

A a Scott Welsh. Well the Scott Welsh, actually a nice fellow. But I think this thread is for more "famous" names.
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Post by Lee on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:32 pm

West's best player of all time isn't Neil Kerley, but probably another who played in 4 premierships, won a Magarey and 5 club B & F's.

Dick Head.
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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:33 pm

Working in libraries I've come across quite a few interesting names in my time.

We used to have a John Lennon visit here for a while. What was amusing was that he actually wore John Lennon t-shirts more often than not!

A while back when I was working at a library in town there was a customer who came up to the desk and wanted to borrow, but had forgotten her card. No probs I said, just show me some ID and I'll look you up.

She hands over her ID and her name is - and this still gives me a chuckle today - Felicity Electricity. Right there on her drivers licence, plain as day.
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:34 pm

Amanda married Mr Grope and became Amanda Grope
Thats acceptable they have found true love , just the way it has worked out for them

But whats baffling to me is the name parents give to their children
Those poor individuals have to carry that name for lifetimes[unless they change their names]

Sometimes race horses and greyhounds cop some iffy names
The one that got through the system once was an Adelaide horse called
ESRA STAR
Now look at this name backwards
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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:01 pm

Scrappy wrote: But whats baffling to me is the name parents give to their children
Those poor individuals have to carry that name for lifetimes[unless they change their names

The double names too, like Thomas Thomas (another library customer!). I mean come on, put some effort into it!
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Post by Booney on Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:20 pm

Dr David David.
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Post by testy on Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:24 pm


Footballer of the past, Donald McDonald.
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:26 pm

Lars Henry Kristofferson married Mary Ann Ashbrook
They named thier son
Kristoffer Kristofferson
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:03 pm

Scrappy wrote:Amanda married Mr Grope and became Amanda Grope
Thats acceptable they have found true love , just the way it has worked out for them

But whats baffling to me is the name parents give to their children
Those poor individuals have to carry that name for lifetimes[unless they change their names]

Sometimes race horses and greyhounds cop some iffy names
The one that got through the system once was an Adelaide horse called
ESRA STAR
Now look at this name backwards

there was also a dog called rene pogel (also read it backwards)
over the years ethnic racehorse owners have used ethnic names because the person that lets names get through has had no idea of what the words are, they are a lot better these days...............

there was a trotter that got to the trials before it was worked out what it meant, pm me if you want to know but i wont post it on a forum, as isn't very nice


as for a name, i'd think she'd be about 40 now but a family who surname is cock had a baby girl & called it Caressa

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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:53 pm

Booney wrote:Dr David David.



George Georges
Another Doctor

Peta Peter
An Australian actress , would have looked good on Baywatch
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:10 pm

what about Peta Peters, ? she was a ''weather girl'' on Channel 10 for a few years

she was a blonde I love you I love you I love you
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:43 pm

Mary Pickford
The great actress was born Gladys Smith
She married an actor called Moore
So she was Gladys Moore , but her stage name was Mary Pickford
And I know you want more
Her husbands christian name was Owen

Owen Moore
I wonder if he was indebted to his parents for his name
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:07 am

What about this name at birth
Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filbert Guglielmi di Valentina D'antonguolla
Better known as the actor Rudolph Valentino
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Post by FormStudent on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:45 am

bayman wrote:
Scrappy wrote:Amanda married Mr Grope and became Amanda Grope
Thats acceptable they have found true love , just the way it has worked out for them

But whats baffling to me is the name parents give to their children
Those poor individuals have to carry that name for lifetimes[unless they change their names]

Sometimes race horses and greyhounds cop some iffy names
The one that got through the system once was an Adelaide horse called
ESRA STAR
Now look at this name backwards

there was also a dog called rene pogel (also read it backwards)
over the years ethnic racehorse owners have used ethnic names because the person that lets names get through has had no idea of what the words are, they are a lot better these days...............

there was a trotter that got to the trials before it was worked out what it meant, pm me if you want to know but i wont post it on a forum, as isn't very nice


as for a name, i'd think she'd be about 40 now but a family who surname is cock had a baby girl & called it Caressa


a 2 year old in the early 80s in NSW won a couple of city races, before someone suggested to the AJC to look up what the word "Merkin" meant

a trotter at globe derby in the late 90's was named after a austin powers character, called ivana humpalot. harness racing sa objected and said it had to change its name - so the owners called it ivana mynameback.
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Post by bayman on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:53 am

a pacer was called ''stiffy'' several years ago
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:04 pm

SHINTARO
Just won a maiden race at Warrnambool races
I wonder if it was a slashing run?
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:42 am

What do you call an Australian Cricket Captain who cries?
Tis Hughes
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Post by testy on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:46 pm


There was a race horse back in the late sixties called artanis-- a famous entertainer spelled backwards.
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:41 pm

CHEUNGANOFF
Race horse in the 1990s 
I wonder if it pulled hard during its races ?
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:37 pm

Lorne Greene
A forlorn thought for this great actor
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Post by Scrappy on Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:44 pm

In the movie Goldfinger
The stunning Honor Blackman had a part
Her  part in the movie was Pussy Galore

Maybe the movie should have been called For Your Eyes Only
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:38 pm

....Or Octopussy!

The line went something like...

HB: "I'm Pussy Galore"
SC: " I must be dreaming"

Honor Blackman was 39 when she had the leading lady gig in this Bond flick.

I loved the way Connery pronounced it when speaking to her...."Poooossy"
in that broad Scottish brogue.

And there was "Plenty O'Toole" from Diamonds Are Forever. Alas poor Plenty got chucked out of a Las Vegas window from the 10th floor. So we won't know just how plentiful she was.

I think Ursula Andress (Honeychild Ryder) who was the first Bond Girl still remains my favourite.

.....No Bayman you can't have her. She's too young (and alive) anyway for you. She's only be in her 70s!!!
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