Choosing a babies name at birth is a difficult job but it is an important job because, whilst stating the obvious, you are stuck with your name for life !
The Baby Centre website has released some research about the more unfortunate names that babies are given.
Spare a thought then for Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Anna Sasin.
These unfortunate names emerged in their study of the most bizarre names in Britain today.
Other unlucky people are also trying to lead normal lives despite being named Stan Still, Mary Christmas, Paige Turner, Chris Cross and Barry Cade. Also, you might be pleased that you are not called Sonny Day, Rose Bush, Pearl Button or Hazel Nutt, who also make the list of ‘The Most Unfortunate Names in Britain’.
There must be tremendous embarrassment every time they have to introduce themselves to anyone, especially to a crowd. Even their teachers must have had to hold back their smiles sometimes.
On the positive side, anyone wanting to become well-known would have an added advantage… No-one would forget a name such as Justin Case, would they?
TheBabyWebsite.com also uncovered some other crackers such as the brilliantly-named Tim Burr, a speed-freak named Max Power and a man called Doug Hole. Teresa Green, Terry Bull, Helen Back, Lee King, Jo King and Ray Gunn also cropped up on the list.
America is also a haven of weird and wonderful names including Anna Prentice, Annette Curtain, Bill Board and Carrie Oakey.
A string of people have brilliant names linked to their professions including Dr Leslie Doctor and Dr Thoulton Surgeon, a vet in Connecticut, Dr Payne, a plastic surgeon in Sandusky, Ohio, Les Plack, a dentist in San Francisco and Priti Manek, a doctor in Florida.
And one of the funniest, Dr Sumey in Fairmont is likely to invite more than his fair share of lawsuits from disgruntled patients.
One of my favourites though does not appear on the list, Robin Banks !