Some parents just don’t think of the repercussions their awful name choices will have on their children. It seems as if the stranger the name, the more popular it becomes, especially among celebrities. It seems as if some people simply look around their home, car or surroundings and try to find some strange word to name their child. In fact, earlier this week parents announced they named their child Hashtag.
So, in order to shed light on some of the most bizarre, here are the top funniest names in history.
Misty Hyman is a former American competition swimmer who took home a gold medal during the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. Here’s hoping Ms. Hyman gets married soon and takes her husband’s name.
Coco Crisp was actually born Covelli Crisp, but as a child, his brother and sister started calling him Coco to poke fun at him for looking like a character on the Cocoa Krispies box. He was able to lose the name for most of his childhood, but when starting as a AA baseball player, he listed Coco as his nickname. The team started calling him Coco Crisp, and the name stuck. Today, he’s a professional baseball player on the Oakland Athletics.
Yes, Dick Trickle was born Richard Trickle, but he went by Dick for the majority of his life. Dick Trickle is a retired American professional racecar driver who competed in plenty of competitions and even won a few championships.
Dick Assman is a real person with a funny name. In fact, David Letterman was so enthralled by this man’s name that he had him as a guest on his show.
Ima Hogg was the real daughter of James Stephen Hogg, former governor of Texas. There are rumors that she had a sister named Ura, but this is not true. Ima Hogg died in 1975.
Rusty Kuntz is a retired American baseball player. Born Russell, he acquired the name Rusty at an early age, and it stuck with him throughout his entire baseball career. Today, you can find him as the first base coach for the Kansas City Royals.
Rob Morrow and wife had a baby girl and named her Tu. Now, she is stuck with the name Tu Morrow until she weds.
You can thank actor Jason Lee for giving his child the unfortunate name of Pilot Inspektor.
Speck Wildhorse is the name of John Cougar Mellencamp’s son.
Apparently David Duchovny and Tea Leoni could not get creative with their child’s name.
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz decided to name their baby Bronx Mowgli.
Bill and Moya Lear, famous for the Learjet, had a daughter and named her Shanda.
Harry Baals was the mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana for four consecutive terms.
Filet Minyon is a real person in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.
Mister M. Love is a registered sex offender in Ohio.
Caroline Jones is a journalist who loves to cook and bake. She enjoys blogging about recipes and pet names just for fun.
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