Sunday, December 28, 2008

There will always be an England...

...but I'm not sure what they're putting in the water over there after reading This article in The Sun UK.

Excerpts below:

A RECORD number of Brits changed their names by deed poll in 2008...A staggering 46,000 people — 15 per cent more than last year — reinvented themselves.

...Aron Brown, 25, of Derby, changed his name to Aron Mufasa Columbo Fonzerelli Ball In A Cup Boogie Woogie Brown....

...Daniel Westfallen, 27, from Hornchurch, Essex, became Happy Adjustable Spanners after drawing names out of a hat.

...But stockbroker Chris Brewer, 25, of Leeds, had trouble convincing cops his name was Tintin Captain Haddock Confused Brewer...


There's a list of the "Top 10" weird new monikers the Sun reporter found, plus a photo of one of the re-named Brits, in the story. I think you should click on the link and see for yourself.

And I thought Americans were giving their kids nutball names these days....

10 comments:

becomingkate said...

They must be desperate for attention!

Birdie said...

That would be impossible in Germany... here they are very strict about names, which is good at times, like protecting kids from stupid parents.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of our American Indian names. I think my Indian name would be "How Did You Manage To Step In It Not Once, Or Twice, But Three Times?" :)

S

Joan said...

Too crazy. I assumed the link would take us to a joke site.

Kelly said...

Scott would probably name me "Moonbeam but makes a mean cake given the chance" on a whim

MrScribbler said...

Kelly (Moonbeam, etc.) -- The real question is: what would you name him?

Anonymous said...

They sound like the Silly Party candidates on Monty Python.

roux said...

*laughing* Did you see, a while back on someone's JS journal, they spoke of a girl named "La-Sha" and it was pronounced "LaDasha"?

Gosh, it just HURTS its so dumb.

Fitzgerald said...

LOL, now that was funny.

Did you see the news, the Palin daughter named her son "Tripp."

eo-per-nex said...

I'm going to name my first son "Damnit Boy". It will save time since I'll probably be saying alot.