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Weird family names.Sintesi
Feb 21, 2002 11:14 AM
Does anyone have relatives w/ goofey names? My family is from the south and omg! Here let me get the ball rolling.

Mom - Guyla Rosalee
Dad - Jimmy Dean
Grandpa - Coy
Grandma (my favorite)- Bobbie Pearl
Grandma - Beaulah Rosalee
Uncle - Rufus

I have a cousin nicknamed Dooger. (hard g)

kind of embarrassing. Yes we have more than three teeth between us and no we are not inbred. Actually there are a couple doctors in the family -Vernon and Carl. Can you top this? Or am I alone with this burden?
Nothing too odd, but ...McAndrus
Feb 21, 2002 11:26 AM
I have one cousin named Star Twinkle. She's a babe, too.
Not WAY weird, but unusualRetro
Feb 21, 2002 11:38 AM
We got the best of the Old South (mom from there, born 1921) and whatever was going on in my dad's family in California: Names include Myrtice, Marvarene, Trudalee, Hazel, Sophie (I sort of like that one) and three men named Francis Coral, of which I'm III.
re: Weird family namesTig
Feb 21, 2002 11:52 AM
My two grandmother's names were Tot and Zena Louise. They were country girls as you can imagine. My aunt’s names were Lydie May and Lavern. My once-hippie aunt named my 1st cousin "Daisy".

There was once a very rich family in Houston with the last name of Hogg. The sick part was that they named their girls, Ima and Ura. Ima Hogg didn't let her name hold her back from providing generous endowments to the community.
re: Weird family names.Spinchick
Feb 21, 2002 11:59 AM
My great grandmother's name was Bertha - they called her Bert. Hubby is also from the south and had a great granmother named Itys. Also a distant cousin named Kernel -spelled that way too.
re: Weird family names.Len J
Feb 21, 2002 1:36 PM
My wife is from the south & she has both an Aunt Tut & an Aunt Tat. Neither one is related, they married into the family.

re: Weird family names.netso
Feb 22, 2002 4:58 AM
My wife named Gery had a Grandmother named Olive. I had a cousin named Chi-Chi.
Cummard. nmBrain in my head
Feb 22, 2002 7:55 AM
"Weird?"The Walrus
Feb 22, 2002 11:19 AM
I dunno--if names like "Hazel", "Olive" or "Sophie" (or even "Daisy") seem strange to you, then you really need to get out more...
Yeah, but Marvarene is a doozy.Sintesi
Feb 22, 2002 11:57 AM
Thanks Retro I knew someone would understand. What is with those southern folk?
Seymore Weiner- how could parents do this?? nmbigrb
Feb 22, 2002 12:55 PM
Or Harry Dick. Once knew someone with that name. nmBrian C.
Feb 22, 2002 1:11 PM
Or Harry ButtIAM
Feb 22, 2002 11:08 PM
True story, knew a guy named Harry Butt. I always found it kind of funny that he owned a septic cleaning business.
Seymore Weiner- how could parents do this?? nmSintesi
Feb 22, 2002 1:38 PM
A friend of mine said he knew a guy when he was a kid named Randy Wanker which they then discovered also happened to be perfect English slang for "horny masturbator." I think they called him Horny for a year.
phil mccraken, swear to god, i worked with the guy! (nm)merckx56
Feb 22, 2002 2:09 PM
I met a guy named Dick Weed (nm)mickey-mac
Feb 22, 2002 3:42 PM
I just read about a familySpinchick
Feb 22, 2002 6:04 PM
named Walker who named their son Luke Sky. True!
Mary Wanner...Starliner
Feb 22, 2002 9:11 PM
Mary was a high school girlfriend of a riding buddy of mine from San Diego.

Skye Bleu is the name of a lady friend of mine.
Dick SwettOTG
Feb 24, 2002 3:11 PM
Some guy who ran for state senate or something in NH a few years ago.
Dick Johnson. Australian car racing legend. nmDutchy
Feb 24, 2002 7:50 PM
Preserved FishSpoke Wrench
Feb 26, 2002 1:08 PM
My wife's grandmother told us she had an ancestor by that name. They were from the Pacific Northwest. I think there might have been a native American connection. How'd you like to carry that name through junior high school.
re: Weird family names.netso
Feb 27, 2002 9:40 AM
I understand that a family in Texas named Hogg, named their daughters Ima Hogg and Ura Hogg.