Thursday, February 2, 2012


I glance through over 6000 names every month in my job as a commissions analyst.  Once in a while, a name catches my attention, for better or for worse.  I'm keeping a running list of them.  Here they are...

Holly Wood

Wilden Lovin
I think some dude just made that up and uses it when he can.  That can't be for real.  But that's what's on his account with his cell phone provider.
An unfortunate last name
Pane Anesthesia
This is the name of an anesthesia group.  It's kind of like owning a bakery and having the last name Baker, or being a tailor with the last name Taylor.  There's a word for when your name matches your occupation - aptronym.
That’s just a good last name
Jayde Green and Kelly Green
These two are on the same cell phone account.  I had fun thinking of what other names would go with the last name Green - Hunter, Olive, and Forest would work.
Rhymes with celery
Rusty Bumgardner
If your last name begins with the word “bum”, you should never use an adjective for a first name.  Avoid  names such as Hairy, Sandy, Tanner, Misty, and of course, Rusty, in front of the word Bum.  And if your last name is Bumgardner, consider legally changing it to just Gardner.

1 comment:

  1. Haha! Love this. Court and her friends in her office also keep track of unusual names. She has a great list also. I remember one: "Charity Fails." :)