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Old 04-18-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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Do non-English speaking countries have funny names?

One of the most famous "clean" funny names in the US is Ima Hogg. I'm sure everybody can come up with others (some being non-English origin names that have unfortunate connotations in the American cultural scheme--the surname Putz is somewhat common, for instance).

Just wondering if our Spanish/German/Japanese/etc members ever come across a name that makes them snigger? Are those names of foreign derivation, or do natives ever make unfortunate choices when naming their children?
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:30 AM   #2
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:11 PM   #4
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:14 PM   #6
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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A French (Breton) possible name is Le Bolloc'h (pronounced --well you guessed it).
Two funny names for a French :
  • the Nordic girl's name "Bitte" (means 'dick' in French, sorry)
  • and the big mushroom shaped thing in front of the main train station in Hannover, that bears the name "ZOB" (probably means Zentrum Ober Bahnhof, I guess) makes all the French that see it smirk (it means --yes again; and the shape too).
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I worked for a mail-order company for years, and saw some amazing names come through our system. The three that stick with me (all valid names with a credit card and/or checking account) are Birdie C. Pigg (female), Fannie Rash (female) and Pink Bunn (male).
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:55 AM   #10
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Not peoples names, but:
1) A name of light bulbs manufacturer OSRAM means in Polish "I will shit on you" (seriously, there is even a joke about it - "what hangs on the ceiling and threaten").
2) Television Syfy (former SciFi Channel) means in Polish "filth", "junk" and many more not good things.
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Silov Ana - silovana means raped
Vesela Lešina - happy carcass
Boris Piški - Boris pees
Mamuti Selim - I'm moving your mother
Zloćo Mlađi - little evil guy Junior
Kliska Mica - slippery pussy
Mošnja-Škare Lorena - scrotum-scissors Lorena
Tikvina Jagoda - pumpkin's strawberry
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:50 AM   #12
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This one is english but I thought it was Peculiar.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #13
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In Dutch a surname that you see every once in a while is "Naaktgeboren" (born nude).

A cardealer my grandfather always bought his cars from was called B. de Haas, a "beunhaas", or Beun de haas as seen in old tv commercials, is someone who is a bungler (or even a swindler) or someone who does work he isn't trained to do and charges less than craftsmen/specialists. Knowing my grandfather he went to that cardealer just because of the name.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #14
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Silov Ana - silovana means raped
Vesela Lešina - happy carcass
Boris Piški - Boris pees
Mamuti Selim - I'm moving your mother
Zloćo Mlađi - little evil guy Junior
Kliska Mica - slippery pussy
Mošnja-Škare Lorena - scrotum-scissors Lorena
Tikvina Jagoda - pumpkin's strawberry
So, are these foreign names that are only dreadful in Croatia or are there native Croatian parents who are this dreadful? In the US, there are a lot of Asian immigrants who at least have the excuse that their parents had no idea that "Yu Suk" might be problematic.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:12 AM   #15
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Those aren't immigrants.
Sometimes it's just that parents didn't realize what they were doing, sometimes they think it's funny to name their kid that way, but Mošnja-Škare Lorena - scrotum-scissors Lorena is specific.
It's double surname which probably means that a woman (probably Lorena herself but perhaps her mother) was born Mošnja (scrotum) and married to a guy named Škare (scissors) or the other way around, but chose to keep both names, which isn't unheard of, but not customary. I can't shake off the feeling it's deliberate.

Boris Piški - Boris pees would be funny no matter what first name he was given. It's the curse of the family.
Same thing with happy (joyfull) carcass. It's the entire family of corpses
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