History Main / UnfortunateNames

24th Jul '16 4:35:18 PM Ezclee4050
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-->''The appetite suppressant in Ayds is'' not ''a stimulant''.
2nd Jul '16 8:10:18 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Meet The Hitlers'' is a documentary about people who happen to be have the surname "Hitler". Most of them faced bullying growing up due to their name.
17th Jun '16 4:34:04 AM erikvduyn
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* In the late 1970s and early 80s, The Campana Company had candy with appetite-suppressants in them. And they were called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxJDobrrOYA Ayds]]. It should come as no surprise that sales plummeted right around the time AIDS awareness was growing.
10th Jun '16 5:45:53 PM Yalsaris63
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* The eponymous car from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. Seriously, who in their right mind decided to come up with a name that sounds something far more appropriate as a [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendo slang]]? And this movie is considered to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', another children's musical film.

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* The eponymous car from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. Seriously, who in their right mind decided to come up with a name that sounds like something far more appropriate as a [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendo slang]]? And this movie is considered to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', another children's musical film.
9th Jun '16 3:36:20 PM Yalsaris63
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* The eponymous car from ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. Seriously, who in their right mind decided to come up with a name that sounds something far more appropriate as a [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendo slang]]? And this movie is considered to be a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/MaryPoppins'', another children's musical film.
4th Jun '16 10:07:50 PM gewunomox
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* The villain of ''Film/RedEye'' is named "[[JackTheRipper Jackson Rippner]]." [[MeaningfulName Fitting for Jackson]], to be sure, but who in their right mind would inflict such a name on their kid? (Apparently, he expressed similar views to them. Right before he killed them.)

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* The villain of ''Film/RedEye'' is named "[[JackTheRipper "[[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper Jackson Rippner]]." [[MeaningfulName Fitting for Jackson]], to be sure, but who in their right mind would inflict such a name on their kid? (Apparently, he expressed similar views to them. Right before he killed them.)
24th May '16 4:31:15 PM ThatBitterTase
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* [[FanFic/MyImmortal Ebony Darkness Dementia Raven Way]]. The author was presumably trying for an AwesomeMccoolname-cum-DarknessVonGothickname, but she ended up with a name which, translated to Layman's Terms, is "Black Black Senility Bird Direction".

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* [[FanFic/MyImmortal Ebony Darkness Dementia Raven Way]]. The author was presumably trying for an AwesomeMccoolname-cum-DarknessVonGothickname, but she ended up with a name which, translated to Layman's Terms, is "Black Black Senility Bird Direction". That's ''before'' you take into account the author's apparent inability to spell it the same way twice (to the point she's usually referred to by snarkers as "Enoby").
23rd May '16 3:57:55 PM dmcreif
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* The city of Des Moines, Iowa takes its name from the nearby Des Moines River, which was christened by the French explorers Marquette and Joliet specifically because they liked how French the name sounded. Marquette and Joliet encountered the Peoria tribe and asked them what the name of the river was. The Peoria told them "Moingoana," which kind of sounds like "moines," the French word for "monks." "Moingoana" actually means "shitface."
23rd May '16 10:27:04 AM Eps05
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Yet, it also happens to be TruthInTelevision, in many unfortunate cases. Generally, when imposed (fictionally or otherwise) on someone, this will lead to a WhoNamesTheirKidDude. RealJokeName is another possible outcome.

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Yet, it also happens to be TruthInTelevision, in many unfortunate cases. Generally, when imposed (fictionally or otherwise) on someone, this will lead to a WhoNamesTheirKidDude. RealJokeName is another possible outcome.
outcome. If the name is unfortunate because it might accidentally hit an automatic word filter, then it's called the ScunthorpeProblem.
13th May '16 1:58:12 PM 3rdStringPG
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[[folder:Sports]]
* Slovak NHL player Miroslav Satan, whose surname is pronounced as SHAH-tan, not SAY-tan. Unfortunately, he retired from hockey in 2014 without ever playing for the New Jersey Devils.
* While it was very common for boys named Richard who were born in the 1950s or earlier to be nicknamed "Dick", that has led to some unfortunate names in the world of sports. You've got MLB pitcher Dick Pole and late NASCAR veteran Dick Trickle as prominent examples.
* It's a pity Dick Pole and Pete [=LaCock=] never became teammates, or that [=LaCock=] was a first baseman/outfielder, not a catcher. That would have made for a very phallic battery.
* Fortunately for Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry, he played at a time when his first name was not a common homophobic insult.
* For another baseball example, how about outfielder Rusty Kuntz?
* Filipino basketball player Luke Dacula got tired of getting heckled by fans due to his surname's similarity to [[Literature/{{Dracula}} a certain native of Transylvania]]. So toward the end of his PBA career, he legally changed his surname to Dator.
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