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Apr122011

The Book of Fabulous Names

Not a book, actually, more like a small notepad. I keep it by the chair in which I sit reading the morning paper. And I pull it out every time I see a name in the news so fantastic that it  would challenge the  christening powers of Charles Dickens. All names guaranteed 100% Google-able.

Here are a few of the best: 

Lt. Col Wisdom Bleboo, African Union troop commander
BamBam Villanuova and Tony Digiosaflatte, two bank robbers who literally washed the money they had stolen
Poony Poon, music student
Ronnie Screwvala, Indian film producer
Paul Privateer, professor of media studies
Vinson Filyaw, kidnapper
Luscious Johnson (a man)
Schoolboy Friedkin, a boxer from the 30’s and 40's
Innocent Chigona, Zimbabwean Lawyer
Spirit Herzog-Bottom, 15 year-old resident of a California town
Travis Trim, murder suspect
Timo Wopp, German juggler
Dimple Gupta, lawyer and congressional aide

New additions

Ruby Ripey-Tourla, had an affir with the mayor of SF

Absalom Sydenstricker, Pearl Buck's father

And a few from history:
Topham Beauclerk, friend of Samuel Johnson
Praisegod Barebones, preacher who lived near Samuel Pepys in London
And his brothers,
Christ-Came-Into-the-World-to-Save Barebones, and If-Christ-Had-Not-Died-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebones.

 Actually, the last two are a little doubtful, but they are cited in a 17th century reference, so as far as I'm concerned someone would have to prove that they did not live before I removed them.

And this just in: Goodluck Jonathan, president of Nigeria

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Get a copy of a Zimbabwean newspaper and you'll have another whole page!

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

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