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My last name sounds similar enough to booty, especially since it has an irregular spelling. Which usually isn't a problem because I teach kindergarten. One of my sweet kinders signed on early and we were talking and he told me that sometimes his older brother and cousins call me ms. booty. Cue me feeling equally offended and amused. I mean...I would've done the same as middle and high schoolers.

Then to make it even more funny, he went to go tell me something else then he called me ms. booty too and then I started laughing while he told me, "I didn't mean to call you that!" and he looked so guilty.

I told him to tell his brothers and cousins that that's rude next time, but it was hard to stay serious when I just wanted to crack up.


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Signed out so I don't out myself!

I teach middle school.

My maiden name is a popular teen clothing chain (one that makes clothes for "skinny people", smells strongly of cologne, and features shirtless boys on giant ads). My students frequently like to point out my name on their items of clothing and ask if I get a discount.

My husband's last name is the famous Declaration of Independence signer whose name includes a euphemism for male parts.

I chose to keep my maiden name when we got married.
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When I was born my parents gave me a first name that was a shortened variation of my last name. I hated the combination when I was a kid, but my mom said don’t worry, you’ll change your last name when you marry.

And I did. I loved my new name. Then DH1 died, and while I never thought I would, I did remarry. The biggest drawback to the new marriage was that DH2’s last name is another variation of my birth (maiden) last name, and I hated the combination.
So I am legally first name, marriage1 name - marriage2 name.

When I first remarried, I went to the dermatologist office, gave them my new insurance cards, and went to sit in the waiting room. The window was closed, but I could hear them commenting on my name. (They were ignoring the first half of the last name) Finally, having enough, I loudly said, “I can hear you.”
They opened the window and apologized.
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When I was in high school
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I had a friend with a common boy name. Catchy and short.

When his mom was widowed and remarried, she remarried a man with who adopted her kids. Husband 2's last name was a variation on son's first name.

Not his real names, but think like Stephen Steven...

He got teased a little.
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I know a woman who is named Terri L. Terry. (Terri is actually short for a traditional male name.) She said her dad declared his last kid would be Jr. no matter the sex. So yeah, she has a fully male name and the title Jr.

Can you guess what the L stands for?


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Last? Leslie? Lester?
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My teammate has a super unfortunate last name. I can't say what it is because it would out me. To the point where I'm honestly sort of embarrassed when I say it in front of parents (like in IEP meetings). About halfway through last year she switched to using just using Ms. and the first letter of her last name. I was personally relieved .
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Larry... her name is Terri Larry Terry.

Well Terri and Larry are short for male names, but, yeah, what a name.
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:07 PM
 
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My husband's family is friends with a woman named Kelly A. Kelly. Kelly is her married name so I guess she must really love her husband to deal with having the same first and last name!

And my married last name looks like the last name of a certain high school slacker from a 1980s movie who skips school and gets in lots of trouble. It's pronounced and spelled slightly differently but that doesn't stop people from quoting the movie (especially Ben Stein's part!).
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:30 PM
 
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A woman from the next town over is Ruth Ruth. True love.


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Old 10-06-2020, 04:37 PM
 
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My current student teacher's name is Ms. Merder. Yep - murder. Luckily it's kindergarten so one quick comment and it's never been mentioned since.
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When I was in school there was a girl several years older than me and her name was Heidi Hedy.
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My mother always told this story.

She went to school with a girl named Dilly Ray. She married Bob Dally, and yes, she actually went by the name Dilly Dally.

My mom swears this is a true story!
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Old 10-06-2020, 05:48 PM
 
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I dated a guy whose last name was Schmuck. I intended on keeping my maiden name if we got married. My roommate dated his soccer teammate with the last name of Putz. That one wasnít going to play well in Elementary school either.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:06 PM
 
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maiden name- Mary Love
married name Mary Love Dick

Not kidding- absolutely true. For obvious reasons, she didn't do the maiden-married thing that was common at the time.
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Unfortunate last name
Old 10-06-2020, 06:27 PM
 
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I have one and I've not married so, it's my name. I can't even describe it because it would out me. I was always the last K student who left school grounds (I went mornings only) because other kids would yell my last name and point and laugh. It's not used as a slang expression nearly as much now as it was as when I was in elementary school.
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:48 AM
 
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I know of a woman named Brown who married a man named Pugh. For obvious reasons she dropped her maiden name and is simply Mrs. Pugh. I guess it could be worse. I grew up next to a family named Pugh, so it is just a name to me. I imagine working with kids it could be challenging though.
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:57 AM
 
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My name is not unfortunate, but it rhymes with a lot of words. Kids would tease me in elementary school rhyming my name with all the words it rhymes with.

Someone I know knew someone named Harry Dick. That is really unfortunate.
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My children's grandfathers are "Grandpa Dick" and "Grandpa Willy".

I used to baby sit for a couple who's last name was Hoe. They named their girls Holly Hoe and Heidi Hoe.
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My sister-in-law was married a guy whose last name was Smelley. Pronounced just like you'd guess.She taught high school. She kept her maiden name for school.
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I worked with a teacher whose last name was Hooker. It was a married name, and we taught 5th. I probably would have gone by Ms. Maidenname instead, but she was a very confident lady and didnít let the ugly intonations bother her.
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We had a specials teacher with the last name Pinas (long /i/). On his first day he walked into my fifth grade class and wrote his name on the board. He turned to the class and said "My name is Mr. Pinas, not Mr. P*nis!" Guess what they called him the rest of the year...
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:43 PM
 
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Iíve never had a particularly unfortunate name, but my last names have always been a trick to spell. Maiden name was only three letters, and a very common word. However, itís not common as a name here, so I was always asked to spell it. When I did, people always seemed embarrassed that they didnít know it. First married name was four letters, and also a very common word and name, but not a common name here. Bonus that it sounds very similar to a very common name around here. Everyone thought it was my name.

Now I present married name #2, which is longer than my previous two names combines. Not a common name here. Misspelled and mispronounced so much.

Years ago I had a parent sign a note for a kid, and I had a hard time figuring out the name. It looked exactly like Penis. Turns out, it was Penix in bad handwriting.
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:13 PM
 
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My brother lived next to Jeffery Dawmer; said the same even though it is spelled differently. He started using his middle name after the news broke.
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We grew up in a German area.
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Some people had the last name Fuchs. It was pronounced Fukes, but kids made fun of that name.
When my mom was a teacher, she had a girl named Mary Christmas.

The absolute funniest combination, I can't write w/out practically telling where I worked. It is so bad that she uses her maiden name.
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:06 PM
 
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I have a very similar last name to the one listed above that starts with F. One time, a politician's PAC called for a donation and said my name as a profanity. It was pretty funny, especially since the politician seems to be a very prudish guy.

I knew two people named Terry Cherry. One was Terry Cherry the boy, one was Terri Cherry the girl.
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This is the greatest thread I have read on here. It's so wonderful to get on here and laugh. :-) It's been a very long week.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:56 AM
 
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A married lady named Kelly Kelley. I know a teacher named Pugh and never thought about it. I know another teacher with a name that if you said it incorrectly is a womanís body part. If kids make fun of it , I havenít heard. But I can imagine people who donít know how to say it would be calling him and his family members that.


At my old school there was a huge sign above the gym scoreboard that said, ďIn memory of Dick ScentĒ
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