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'Most unfortunate names' revealed

Post  Guest on Thu 26 Feb - 6:00

What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?

Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.

It sounds like a bad joke, but a study has revealed that there really are unfortunate people with those names in the UK.

Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

And just imagine having to introduce yourself to a crowd as Doug Hole or Hazel Nutt.

The names were uncovered by researchers from parenting group TheBabyWebsite.com after trawling through online telephone records.

Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been "a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life".

"When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, 'Stan Still, get a move on' and roll about laughing," he said.

"It got hugely boring after a while."

But 51-year-old Rose Bush, from Coventry, West Midlands, said she loved her name. MORE UNFORTUNATE NAMES

Pearl Button
Jo King
Barry Cade
Carrie Oakey
Priti Manek
Tim Burr

Implications

Researchers also scoured phone records in the US and found some unlikely names there too.

Spare a thought for Anna Prentice, Annette Curtain and Bill Board the next time you sign your name.

A string of Americans also have very job-specific names, including Dr Leslie Doctor, Dr Thoulton Surgeon and Les Plack - a dentist in San Francisco.

A spokesman for TheBabyWebsite.com said: "When the parents of some of those people mentioned named their children, many probably didn't even realise the implications at the time.

"Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children.

"Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps."

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Post  Guest on Thu 26 Feb - 19:43



I read this in the paper yesterday - I thought it was hilarious! Thanks for posting it.....Stan Still, hahahahahaha that is sooooooo funny!

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Post  Susan on Thu 26 Feb - 19:52

Priti Manek

I love that one!!!!

These are great for forum usernames

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Post  Guest on Thu 26 Feb - 21:59

Jo King is my fav

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Post  Guest on Sun 1 Mar - 7:36

Tim Burr

Timberrrrrrrrrr

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Post  Guest on Sun 1 Mar - 19:34

Carrie Oakey .... brilliant!

Except for the REAL carrie oakey, of course!!!

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Post  Guest on Sun 1 Mar - 20:40

Erin wrote:Carrie Oakey .... brilliant!

Except for the REAL carrie oakey, of course!!!

I know a girl called Lucy Locket believe it or not

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