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Post by the lynx » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 9:39 am

I met a Malaysian who adopted the name Gizzard and she told me she chose it because Gisele Bundchen inspired her.

I have no idea how Gisele --> Gizzard and I couldn't bring myself to show her my dictionary.

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Post by Sergei82 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:58 pm

We have an Indian guy in the office, his name is Baby. Quite huge and angry one...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:09 pm

Reminds me of the old Johnny Cash favourite "A boy named Sue"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOHPuY88Ry4

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Post by alittlerisky » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:40 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Reminds me of the old Johnny Cash favourite "A boy named Sue"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOHPuY88Ry4
Johnny Cash is great... and Sue's daddy did have a point.
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Post by iamsen » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 4:05 pm

zzm9980 wrote:So your name is 多水 (duo shui)ï¼Å¸ :D
Not exactly, but it is no matter. I'm getting a name change.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 4:36 pm

iamsen wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:So your name is 多水 (duo shui)ï¼Å¸ :D
Not exactly, but it is no matter. I'm getting a name change.
You should call yourself "Max Danger." It's awesome.

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Post by Sergei82 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 4:42 pm

Here is an old one:
http://www.weirdasianews.com/2008/04/03 ... -suparmen/

Singapore Superhero: Batman Bin Suparman

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 4:52 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Here is an old one:
http://www.weirdasianews.com/2008/04/03 ... -suparmen/

Singapore Superhero: Batman Bin Suparman
For this to work, his father must be named Suparman, which I believe was a mere coincidence of resemblance.

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Post by Brah » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 8:52 pm

nakatago wrote:You should call yourself "Max Danger." It's awesome.
Now that is a blast from the past.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:52 am

the lynx wrote:I met a Malaysian who adopted the name Gizzard and she told me she chose it because Gisele Bundchen inspired her.

I have no idea how Gisele --> Gizzard and I couldn't bring myself to show her my dictionary.
Gizzard?

The crop in a birds (example: chicken) neck? Oh yeah, being named after chicken giblets is so classy :???: :lol:


I know of Bear Grylls, and I know a Tiger Timbs. It doesn't surprise me that both went to Eton...


p.s. Whilst on the subject, also people with triple-barreled (no less lol) surnames, ex: 'Hanbury-Tennyson-Phipps'; rather over-egging it!

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 9:11 pm

Tamil Christians in India are known to go all communist with names or just name kids after famous people ( just about anyone will do )

eg. stalin, Lenin
I burst out laughing and was reduced to tears while driving through Chennai I saw a clinic with a Dr. Alexander the Great.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 9:33 pm

I don't think it's limited to Tamil Christians. You should see the name of famous people who register with their real names on this board but are posting from a known spammer .in site. Several a day and on Friday at 6 pm usually a flurry of them. Keeps the three of us pretty busy and SE busy in the wee hours of the morning.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 9:57 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Tamil Christians in India are known to go all communist with names or just name kids after famous people ( just about anyone will do )
eg. stalin, Lenin
I burst out laughing and was reduced to tears while driving through Chennai
I saw a clinic with a Dr. Alexander the Great.
Good one lol! :lol:

I once saw a doctors surgery on the island of St. Maarten in the Dutch W.Indies, name of 'Dr. C. Lepers' :)

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Post by proxymoron » Thu, 21 Feb 2013 4:09 pm

Advance apologies for disrupting the flow of "funny names" thread, and bringing back to original topic.


Bad comments and stares at interracial couple are just a norm in almost all parts of the world, and I found Singapore as the most welcoming in entire continental asia. My self (dark Indian) and my wife (Filipina) get the stares so much that nowadays we get surprised if others dont react after seeing us. Things are even worst when we are in either India or Philippines. The unfortunate part of the story is that it is the girl who gets targeted every single time, no matter what her race is. And in comparison with rest of asia, now the singaporean stares are making me feel like I am home :-)

And talking about funny names.. at work..we have a 12 member team which include an August, June, April and a May (spelt Mae) :P 8-)
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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 21 Feb 2013 4:39 pm

Sadly I am contributing funny names ......

Colleague in Taiwan has chosen the word Bacon as their "English" name!!
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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