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Old 06-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #61
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One of my kids has a friend called Marley Beaver. Poor thing.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:53 PM   #62
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I had a friend named Windy. Also one named Stormy, although they didn't know each other...
We have a stormie here too.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #63
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Not so much weird name as weird coincidence.

I had just got off the phone with someone who's last name is Moriarty. When I reached for the next donation form to process, the name it is in Memory of is Sherlock!
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:47 PM   #64
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Not too weird, there was a Joe King, presumably Joseph, where I worked about ten years ago.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:45 PM   #65
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FWIW: I've read that the name Wendy is recorded nowhere in history before the story about Peter Pan.
The Straight Dope says no, although they agree it gave a major popularity boost to what was a pretty uncommon name at the time.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:11 PM   #66
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Bill Lear, who invented the Lear Jet, named his daughter Shanda, as in Shanda Lear.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:18 PM   #67
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FWIW: I've read that the name Wendy is recorded nowhere in history before the story about Peter Pan.
Nope.

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J. M. Barrie did not invent the name Wendy for his 1904 play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (the book form of the story, Peter and Wendy, was published in 1911). He did popularize it, though.
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But we have absolute proof that there were earlier Wendys, thanks to the just-released 1880 U.S. Census and the 1881 British Census (available here). These documents show that the name Wendy, while not common, was indeed used in both the U.S. and Great Britain throughout the 1800s. I had no trouble finding twenty females with the first name Wendy in the United States, the earliest being Wendy Gram of Ohio (born in 1828). If you include such spelling variations as Windy, Wendi, Wenda, and Wandy the number triples.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:21 PM   #68
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Bill Lear, who invented the Lear Jet, named his daughter Shanda, as in Shanda Lear
She was a bright girl. It was so sad when she hung herself.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:26 PM   #69
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you killed me with that one shaw
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:34 PM   #70
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She was a bright girl. It was so sad when she hung herself.
Double bonus points!
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:41 AM   #71
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I don't know if this should be in list of weird names or list of long names. But we have got this guy from South India working for us. He's named:
"Kinnera Srinivasa Ravishankara Kumara"
(I didn't even remembered it (other than that its really long). Just copy-pasted it from his mail )
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:04 PM   #72
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Better hope he never googles himself.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:56 PM   #73
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we have got this guy from South India working for us. He's named:
"Kinnera Srinivasa Ravishankara Kumara"
Better than Michael Bolton at least...
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #74
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I rather enjoyed paging Mr Supakit Charnvanichborikoran at the library where I worked.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #75
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The Straight Dope says no, although they agree it gave a major popularity boost to what was a pretty uncommon name at the time.
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That's an interesting article. Thanks, to both of you, for pointing it out. Twice.
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