I have a customer who’s last name is Buchholz. It kinda sounds like “buttholes.” Good thing his first name’s not Harry.
I also knew a girl with the last name Runsifer. Sounds to me like “Rumpsniffer.” I haven’t thought of a fun first name to go with it yet, though.
When I was in tenth grade I used to waste massive amounts of classtime by thinking of funny name situations. I almost wish I’d saved the list I wrote because it was pretty good stuff, like…
If you were born ____, I’d name you ____.
- on a shovel, Doug
- in a car, Otto (or Carly, or Mercedes)
- on the beach, Sandy (or Shelly)
- on a scale, Wade
And so on, and so forth. It was definitely a lot more interesting than my 7th period World History class, and possibly more relevant too. Because now I know that if I ever birth a daughter on the couch, I can name her Sophie! And then I’d also have a reason to buy a new couch.