Most unfortunate names in UK revealed

Amusing name combinations revealed by new study…

Marie Claire Health News: Baby
Marie Claire Health News: Baby

Amusing name combinations revealed by new study…

It may sound like a bad joke, but some of the most amusing names in Britain have been revealed in a new study.

Just imagine growing up as Annette Curtain, Tim Burr, Justin Case or Barb Dwyer. Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

Researchers from parenting group uncovered these gems after trawling through online telephone records.

Retired airman Stan Still, 76, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said his name had been ‘a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life’. ‘When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, ‘Stan Still, get a move on’ and roll about laughing,’ he said.

But 51-year-old Rose Bush, from Coventry, West Midlands, said she loved her name. ‘I always get comments about it but they are always very positive,’ she said.

A spokesman for said: ‘When the parents of some of those people mentioned named their children, many probably didn't even realise the implications at the time.

Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children. Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps.’

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