Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sticks and stones....

I don't know what it is about funny names that amuse me so much but they do. I discovered at the weekend that the two turkeys that wander around the yard at the farmshop we go to are called Phillip and Clive. Brilliant names. And Erin has a friend who has a cat called Ian! Sort of inappropriate but brilliant at the same time. I was most amused by this article on the BBC. I was telling a collegue about it and he said there were a family called the Gotobeds and they lived in Little Snoring! Perfection!

3 comments:

Helen said...

There are lots of appropriate gardeners - Bob Flowerdew, pippa Greenwood, Alan Titchmarsh> Mike used to know a Teresa Green (say it in a Liverpool accent). And of course my beloved Brian is called Noyes which is a bit of a handicap for a musician.

erin said...

there's a psychologist called karen horney, which i quite like. though the book i was reading about her said that it should be pronounced "horn-eye"!!!

Helen said...

People often try to make you pronounce odd names differently. Barry library had a Mrs Hoare and also a Mrs Onions who insisted it was oh-nye-ons.