Last Names

Sometimes I hear a name and wonder how or why a parent would do that to a child.  But when the problem is the last name, what can you do.  Take this name as an example.

I went to college with someone that had the last name Stitt.  That’s even worse.  There’s no good first name to go with Stitt.

What’s the funniest/weirdest/most obscure last name that you’ve ever heard?



  • slw February 23, 2011 Reply

    I once worked with a guy whose last name was Boob. He legally changed it to Boone. Wise choice!

  • Gman February 23, 2011 Reply

    I have come across some, and wish sometimes I didn’t …

    A pastor in Indiana: Harry Pitts …

    Also an elder who I had on my resume (should of just listed him as Harold): Harry Butts.

    (I was wondering why a was getting so many rejections for that youth ministry position …LOL)

  • Danny February 23, 2011 Reply

    There are two doctor’s in my area – Richard Chopp and Lester Wang. You can figure out what their specialty is!

  • EdGillies February 23, 2011 Reply

    The Peeds of Butler, GA are a well respected family. Not sure if they are still in business but they used to own the Peed Feed Store there. Their motto was, “If it’s feed you need, see Peed!”

  • tim February 23, 2011 Reply

    I promise you I am not making this up. I had a principal in high school whose last name was Penix. Again, this is not made up…he and his wife named their son Richard. He lasted one year as the principal of our school.

  • PastorDT February 24, 2011 Reply

    I know a Sue Ellen who married Ron Pigg and became Sue E Pigg.

    We have a local urologist named Dr. Weiner. (pronounced wine-er)

  • Jace Breeback February 25, 2011 Reply

    I think the feud over in Fort Wayne, Indiana, over the new government centers name is worth a mention.

    The Harry Baals Government Center…


    • Todd Rhoades February 25, 2011 Reply

      Funny you mentioned that. I live an hour from Fort Wayne.

      Last year, I had the GPS set up to take my 16 year old and a bunch of his friends to a concert.

      Needless to say, they all thought it was a hoot when the GPS lady told us to turn right on to harry balls boulevard.

      Of course, they wanted me to go around the block so they could hear it again.

      I didn’t. 🙂

  • Lori February 28, 2011 Reply

    I had a wonderful friend from elementary through high school. Never really thought about his last name until long after high school. It was – Butz.

  • Gregg Lamm February 28, 2011 Reply

    I went to Winston Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon (1976) with a girl named Gay Barr.

    I went to George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon (1980) with a girl named Fawn Buck.

    My sons went to Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon with a girl from South Korea named Ester Gin and with a boy named Daniel Spaniel.

    What are parent’s thinking?

    And then there’s the parents who just make up a name. A few I’ve known like this include: Ladonda, Espen, Paycen, and Malinqua. I know you know some more in this category. Seriously?

    Some of the strangest names come when parents try and combine their two names into a new one. Like John and Janelle who name their daughter Jonelle. Or Dave and Linda who name their daughter Davinda. Most of the folks I’ve known in this category are women, not men. Creepy.

    And then there’s the parents who do the weird spelling of a common name, just to be different — without any apparent thought to the fact that their child will be spelling their name out for people for the rest of their lives. Siouxi, Krystall, and Delissa. Thanks a lot dad and mom. And the beat goes on. Godspeed.

    Gregg Lamm
    Newberg, OR

  • lilwarrior February 28, 2011 Reply

    My principal in High School (Loudonville, Ohio) last name was Blubaugh (Blue Ball).

  • Tom February 28, 2011 Reply

    This one’s from my brother in law: Robert Beebe married Cindy Bobo and they amalgamated their names to the Beebe-Bobos. They had a baby: baby Beebe-Bobo. They named him Robert, which they shortened to Bobby. So they introduced him as baby Bobby Beebe-Bobo.

  • Daniel H. February 28, 2011 Reply

    I knew a Tina Fish, my friend in high school Mike Runnebohm (pronounced “runny bum”.

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