Having grown up with a last name that is often mocked for having components of phallic innuendo, I can relate to these poor souls a little bit. Like I can’t even imagine what kind of verbal abuse they went through growing up.
I like to imagine each of them lead lives similar to the Boy Named Sue.
Scientists in the UK asked the public to vote on a name for their $290 million polar research ship. Because people are awful (or awesome, depending on your point of view) the name at the top of the list is none other than “RRS Boaty McBoatface”.
85,000 people changed their name last year in the UK. It’s surprisingly easy to change your name there, it costs £33 for an adult and you can use any name that has a first and last name, isn’t vulgar or impossible to pronounce and doesn’t have a made up title or any numbers or symbols. That leaves a lot to work with which is why these wonderful names are now legally acceptable, real names of real people.