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(BBC-US)   Does your name affect your future? Let's ask lawyer Sue Yoo   (bbc.com ) divider line
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2014-04-11 05:19:17 PM  
My reaction to that headline?

Bing Ding Ow
 
2014-04-11 05:28:01 PM  
My given name is Moneybags McBigcock...
 
2014-04-11 05:45:21 PM  
Growing up with the name Mike Oxbig seems to have benefited me, my friend Peniswart McShovearakeupmyass had a tough time of it though.
 
2014-04-11 06:25:50 PM  
When douchebags become dads...
 
2014-04-11 06:41:01 PM  

Gene Masseth

 
2014-04-11 06:43:33 PM  
s9.postimg.org
 
2014-04-11 06:58:53 PM  
I'd stay away from naming a child Jeeves.
 
2014-04-11 06:58:54 PM  
Dick, Peter and John, teehee
 
2014-04-11 07:01:56 PM  
If you name your daughter Crystal Chandelier, you don't get to complain when she ends up working the brass pole.
 
2014-04-11 07:06:54 PM  

calbert: Gene Masseth


That never gets old. Still makes me giggle every damn time.
 
2014-04-11 07:10:15 PM  
CSB:

We have an off-the-boat Nguyen on the team. She just had her 3rd kid.

When she had her first, and named her, then told us, we yelled NOOOOOO. We explained and the name was changed. She now runs all the names across us round eyes first.

She named her first girl: Fuk Mi.

/csb
 
2014-04-11 07:10:41 PM  
Being rich counters the stupid hipster name. Black people don't often have that money so they suffer.
Give me my grant money.
 
2014-04-11 07:13:36 PM  
And I bet Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles Conley's wife hyphenates it with -Smith
 
2014-04-11 07:14:52 PM  
I wonder what ever happened to that classmate of mine, Drew Curtis. He seemed like he would grow up to not make anything of himself, he was such a drunk computer nerd.
 
2014-04-11 07:15:52 PM  
Two Dogs F*cking would like a word with the author.
 
2014-04-11 07:16:05 PM  

GDubDub: CSB:

We have an off-the-boat Nguyen on the team. She just had her 3rd kid.

When she had her first, and named her, then told us, we yelled NOOOOOO. We explained and the name was changed. She now runs all the names across us round eyes first.

She named her first girl: Fuk Mi.

/csb


Crab (cool fictional story)
 
2014-04-11 07:16:47 PM  
Wow, autocorrect owned
 
2014-04-11 07:21:49 PM  
Those parents should be shot. Letting a 4 year old make decisions like hes a real person is the worst idea ever. Stupid coonts
 
2014-04-11 07:23:59 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-11 07:28:45 PM  
 
2014-04-11 07:34:22 PM  

GDubDub: CSB:

We have an off-the-boat Nguyen on the team. She just had her 3rd kid.

When she had her first, and named her, then told us, we yelled NOOOOOO. We explained and the name was changed. She now runs all the names across us round eyes first.

She named her first girl: Fuk Mi.

/csb


I know it sounds like it...
 
2014-04-11 07:36:50 PM  
There's also Judge Mary Yu, who officiated the first same-sex marriage in Washington State.

www.thestranger.com
 
2014-04-11 07:42:23 PM  
I think I'll name my daughter Chlamydia.
 
2014-04-11 07:42:47 PM  
If I ever have kids, I'm naming them all "Bob." Even if its a girl.

/Bob
 
2014-04-11 07:46:45 PM  

chitownmike: GDubDub: CSB:

We have an off-the-boat Nguyen on the team. She just had her 3rd kid.

When she had her first, and named her, then told us, we yelled NOOOOOO. We explained and the name was changed. She now runs all the names across us round eyes first.

She named her first girl: Fuk Mi.

/csb

Crab (cool fictional story)


This, because were it a real story someone would have kicked your ass for ruining everything.
 
2014-04-11 07:50:41 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Being rich counters the stupid hipster name. Black people don't often have that money so they suffer.
Give me my grant money.


I've seen the name Waymond twice. I wonder what it's like explaining to everyone you meet that you don't have a speech impediment.
 
2014-04-11 07:57:06 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: I've seen the name Waymond twice. I wonder what it's like explaining to everyone you meet that you don't have a speech impediment.


I know a girl named Marissa who has a rhotic speech impediment. And also knew a Maura with one.

Poow Mawissa and Mauwa.
 
2014-04-11 08:05:01 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I think I'll name my daughter Chlamydia.


This is one of my favorites, from the website Overheard in New York:

Nurse #1: I know, I still can't believe she signed that name on the birth certificate.
Doctor: What name?
Nurse #2: When Dr. Smith* delivered the afterbirth, this mom said, 'Oh my god, what is that?' and Dr. Smith said, 'That's the placenta.'
Nurse #1: Yeah, and then the freakin' idiot says, 'That's the most beautiful name I ever heard! I'm gonna name my baby Placenta.'
Doctor: No, don't tell me-
Nurse #2: Yep.
Doctor: I'm sorry I asked.
 
2014-04-11 08:16:21 PM  

Mad_Radhu: There's also Judge Mary Yu, who officiated the first same-sex marriage in Washington State.

[www.thestranger.com image 500x375]


My wife's dentist has a business partner named Dr. Ou.  Yes, pronounced ou as in pout.  (I guess she attracts masochists.)

Even better, my physician once worked in an office shared with a Dr. Oo.  Pronounced oo as in moon.  I once asked the receptionist there, "Does it cost more to see Dr. Oo?"

/she didn't think it was funny.
//after getting a look at Dr. Oo, I didn't think it was funny, either.
 
2014-04-11 08:16:43 PM  
Now you're gonna get an angry tweet from Suey Park for your "racist" headline, subby.
 
2014-04-11 08:28:30 PM  
One of my favorite restaurants is Rocky's Fish Market here in Burbank. It's named after the owner, who wisely chooses to go by his American nickname. I don't think have many customers if he used his given Korean name: Kum Suk Jo.
 
2014-04-11 08:34:27 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: One of my favorite restaurants is Rocky's Fish Market here in Burbank. It's named after the owner, who wisely chooses to go by his American nickname. I don't think have many customers if he used his given Korean name: Kum Suk Jo.


That depends on how close it is to the docks.
 
2014-04-11 08:44:56 PM  
Wow, just wow.... letting a four-year-old pick his own name... wait! Is this satire? Or did somebody punk the BBC?

OK, I'll tell on myself. When MawBurns was expecting our son (ultrasound tip-off) I wanted to give him a old family name that had came down through several generation; "Carles"  NOT CHarles.or Carlos.... "Carles"
She didn't agree pointing out that while there weren't a lot of rhyming insults or deviate sex acts that sounded similar it was out of the mainstream. And while I had to agree in principle, it had been my fathers name and I really wanted to give it to my son (who everyone calls SonBurns now anyway). So, lacking spousal agreement I used the simple expedient of simply referring to our impending child by that name exclusively as in; "When Carles gets here we'll need to have finished carpeting his room" or "I hope Carles will adjust to the place and start sleeping through the night soon."
At first, every time I did this the Mrs. would throw me a "look" but eventually persistence paid off and she found herself making a similar reference. And when she did she told me "OK. you win! His name will be Carles, but I get to pick a middle name from my family!" I agreed, probably too easily, and sensing a moment of power she further demanded "NO! Two middle names!". Well, I probably should have negotiated further but enjoying my "win" I was gracious and went along with her. Resulting in:
"Carles Riley Hayes Burns"

The kid just couldn't catch a break...

/Yeah, I know, probably not even really a csb...
 
2014-04-11 09:24:21 PM  
Does she work for Dewey, Cheatem and Howe?
 
2014-04-11 09:34:47 PM  
At least it won't harm your job prospects:

fm.cnbc.com
 
2014-04-11 09:37:47 PM  
My gyno is named Dr. Finger.

No joke.
 
2014-04-11 09:38:26 PM  
I have no idea why my previous post is so tiny.
 
2014-04-11 09:39:37 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-11 09:45:12 PM  
Mr. Billy Joe Bob, somebody named William Joseph Roberts called for you while you were out.

I hope you hung up on the loser.

***

Estienne-Marie de la Rochefoucauld Montrmorency de Mirepoix writes: "I think the President is a big jerk. And his butt smells and he likes to smell his own butt."

***

Mary Jane suggested we save money by allowing employees to choose their own hours. This was seconded by Mr. Donald McScrooge. Everybody thought that Mr. McScrooge's idea was brilliant and should be implemented immediately by McScrooge, Duck & Nephews Ltd.
 
2014-04-11 10:22:03 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: My gyno is named Dr. Finger.

No joke.


Are his or her fingers magic?
 
2014-04-11 10:30:52 PM  

calbert: Gene Masseth


I don't get it.
 
2014-04-11 11:33:12 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-11 11:43:19 PM  

noblewolf: And I bet Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles Conley's wife hyphenates it with -Smith


So they name the first kid "Yo Xing Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Conley", and then the second kid "E". What happened, did they use up their entire Name Letters Allotment? And exactly where are this kids' parents getting "Yo Xing" when neither's own name looks Asian?

As for letting the kid add stuff to his own name (that's where the Heyno and Knuckles) came from.... dude, 4 year olds should not be allowed to make permanent life decisions. They literally do not know the difference between fiction and reality at that point, and I mean "they've done studies on brain development that show this". And who likes the same things at 4 as at 8, never mind as an adult?! Let them make the decision when they turn 18, if you want to let them make it official, and just make it a nickname until then.

WTF is wrong with people?

/Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Fo Fesca the Third unavailable for comment
 
2014-04-11 11:43:45 PM  

bughunter: Mad_Radhu: There's also Judge Mary Yu, who officiated the first same-sex marriage in Washington State.

[www.thestranger.com image 500x375]

My wife's dentist has a business partner named Dr. Ou.  Yes, pronounced ou as in pout.  (I guess she attracts masochists.)

Even better, my physician once worked in an office shared with a Dr. Oo.  Pronounced oo as in moon.  I once asked the receptionist there, "Does it cost more to see Dr. Oo?"

/she didn't think it was funny.
//after getting a look at Dr. Oo, I didn't think it was funny, either.


For a while my husband was going to a dental clinic run by Doctors Bunch and Payne. Yes, their office is named "Buncha-Payne Dental Clinic."

/pardon the long post, on Mobile Fark
 
2014-04-11 11:47:58 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: My gyno is named Dr. Finger.

No joke.


My college roommate's dentist was named Dr. Fang.

Since she's half-Chinese, and there's only a very limited number of Chinese last names, she didn't even notice it was funny.... until she said something about it, and I started laughing.
 
2014-04-12 12:39:57 AM  
Reached for comment, Sol Rosenberg said he was more satisfied by the work of Yoo's partner, Sue Everyone.

/for punitive damages
//that you're giving me
 
2014-04-12 12:40:16 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: If you name your daughter Crystal Chandelier, you don't get to complain when she ends up working the brass pole.


I went to high school with a Crystal Chanda Lear. I believe she works in Human Resources now.
 
2014-04-12 12:49:04 AM  

Candy Colored Clown: Now you're gonna get an angry tweet from Suey Park for your "racist" headline, subby.


i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-12 12:50:47 AM  

strangeluck: SecretAgentWoman: My gyno is named Dr. Finger.

No joke.

Are his or her fingers magic?


i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-12 04:08:57 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: If you name your daughter Crystal Chandelier, you don't get to complain when she ends up working the brass pole.


api.ning.com
 
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