Funny Names

Here’s a few people I keep hearing a lot about, ordinary people like you and me whom I’ve never actually met. Perhaps you have. Where did they get these names from anyway? Perhaps you can think of others.


Peter Out

Sally Forth

Jack Shit

Olive Oil

Chook Poo

Peat [sic] Soil

Bill Number

Pearly Gates [ Bill’s sister?]

Catherine Wheel

Phillips Head


[ disclosure: I never consulted Wikipedia for any of these ]


4 thoughts on “Funny Names

    1. thanks Carolyn. I enjoyed assembling them but, of course, there are others: all we have to do is look around each day and record them 🙂


  1. There is a genuine surname which is spelt Gotobed. I knew a school caretaker with this name. It may have been derived from a French language surname.


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