Thursday, February 26, 2009

最怕改壞名

From BBC news..it is quite funny

'Most unfortunate names' revealed

Imagine growing up as Annette Curtain or Tim Burr
What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?

Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.

It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK.

Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt.

The names were uncovered by researchers from parenting group TheBabyWebsite.com after trawling through online telephone records.

Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been "a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life".

"When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, 'Stan Still, get a move on' and roll about laughing," he said.

"It got hugely boring after a while."

But 51-year-old Rose Bush, from Coventry, West Midlands, said she loved her name.

MORE UNFORTUNATE NAMES
Pearl Button
Jo King
Barry Cade
Carrie Oakey
Priti Manek
Tim Burr

"I always get comments about it but they are always very positive," she said.

Implications

Researchers also scoured phone records in the US and found some unlikely names there too.

Spare a thought for Anna Prentice, Annette Curtain and Bill Board the next time you sign your name.

A string of Americans also have very job-specific names, including Dr Leslie Doctor, Dr Thoulton Surgeon and Les Plack - a dentist in San Francisco.

A spokesman for TheBabyWebsite.com said: "When the parents of some of those people mentioned named their children, many probably didn't even realise the implications at the time.

"Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children.

"Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps."

9 comments:

  1. 死, 單睇個名, 唔識點解會UNFORTUNATE...

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  2. imagine Jo King introducing him/herself, "hi i'm joking, nice to meet you." haha~ i think the other person might get mad. =\

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  3. 所以咯!

    那個陳水扁(村荊之名)不應該在朝,而應該在野。若佢在野,呃三五千萬也容易,可以安享晚年咯,駛乜坐牢呀!

    名字之氣魄,唔到你唔信!

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  4. Joyce, my favourite is "Anna Sasin"...imagine this:

    Police/Flight attendant/Custom officer: What's your name?

    Anna: I am Anna Sasin!

    Hahaha!!

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  5. 督撐,有啲我都認為唔喺咁Unfortunate嘅。

    laulong,名真喺幾重要,我也不懂得「水扁」有什麼好,真的彷彿隱約聞到兩腳牛屎味!!
    可能用閩南語讀來會好一點罷。

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  6. OH...即係meet the fockers o甘...
    但Anna Sasin即係點 ? joe king我明ar~~~

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  7. 篤撐,

    Have a look:

    http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2009/02/jo-king-and-terry-bull-on-list-of-britains-most-unfortunate-names.html

    Cheers!

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  8. Laulong
    覺得水扁又吾係咁差祇係呢個人真真正正是南部鄉下人來...係個人陀衰個名呀!陰公.

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  9. Anna Sasin = an assassin

    Barry Cade = barricade

    Carrie Oakey = karaoke

    Terry Bull = terrible

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