03:16:12 PM Feb 3rd 2013
So, under the real life category, there was an entry for Max Fightmaster. Someone made a second-level bullet asking what was wrong with naming your kid Max. I put a link to Comically Missing the Point under it because I thought it was funny. Any objections from the person who originally wrote it?
07:58:37 AM May 5th 2012
Happens in Mexico (not sure if in other Lat Am countries too) when the workers of the 'Registro Civil', unintentionally writes down the name of the child, causing "normal" names like 'Vázquez' end like 'vaskes', or 'Eruviela' to 'Eluviera'
03:58:29 PM Dec 14th 2012
Hugh "Wavy Gravy" Romney (no relation to certain Republican billionaire) named his son "Howdy Do-Good Gravy Tomahawk Truckstop Romney". Part inside joke ("How'd he do?" "Do Good!"), partly because he was born in the back of a Greyhound bus at the Tomahawk Truckstop (Glenwood Springs, CO, I think) in 1971. Unsurpringly, the lad changed his name as soon as he could (age 13), to "Jordan Beecher Romney".
03:34:15 PM Nov 24th 2011
08:13:41 AM Nov 5th 2011
edited by Sukeban
edited by Sukeban
Removed: Mexican singer Lolita de la Colina's real name is Dolores de la Colina. The funny thing about her name is Dolores de la Colina can be translated from Spanish as a deformation of the Spanish phrase Dolores de la Cola (Pains in the Ass). because Lola and Lolita are standard short forms of Dolores, just like "Jim" is a standard short form for "James", and Dolores is a very common Spanish name, referring to an advocation of the Virgin Mary. Dolores de la Colina isn't remarkable enough to merit being listed. Mind you, other Spanish names for girls taken from Marian advocations are Angustias ("Angst"), Olvido ("Oblivion"), Asunción ("Assumption", meaning roughly "dead and taken to Heaven") and so on. Oh, and Concepción ("conception"), that has as standard short forms "Concha" or "Conchita", which are hilarious to American Spanish speakers in countries where "concha" (a word unrelated to "conception" that means "seashell" or "conch") has a Country Matters meaning to it.
05:33:28 PM Jul 31st 2010
Would like to change the page image to a certain comic done by Penny Arcade for the World of Warcraft strategy guide back in the day. It was a one panel dealie with two Night elves. Elf: Your name is Chair? Chair: Yes, son of Air Conditioner, and Lord of Lava Lamp. Can't seem to find this image. Help would be grand.