Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's All In the Name

Names say it all. A lot of names describe the occupation someone is in. For instance, I have a friend who is an anesthesiologist at Rochester General Hospital whose name is Larry Pass. He told me when he retires he wants to open his own gas station and call it Larry Pass's Gas. True story.

Then there are the two doctors who perform vasectomies at Strong Memorial Hospital whose names are...drum roll please...Dr. Stopp and Dr. Cockett. And that ain't no horse pucky. It's very amusing hearing them paged over the hospital speaker system.

There is also a general practioner in the area whose name is Donald Duckles. I want to know what parents, with last name of Duckles, would name their son "Donald". Poor kid. It probably made him a tough guy in the long run.

Anyway, names are fun, can reveal a person's occupation, or are just plain quirky. Take me for example. My last name is Beers. I don't like beer, I don't work in a brewery, and I don't have sixpack abs. But, I'm workin' on the last one.


lightly said...

Thomas Crapper in 1861 made improvements to the toilet that are still used today

Pam said...

Ha! I forgot about the "crapper". Good one.

itsmecissy said...

My husband went to school with a Tim Burr, a Holly Berry and a Sol Lipschitz. I don't know anyone with a colorful name.

Pam said...

Itsme: Believe it or not, I have friends whose last name is "Christmas". They named their daughter Merry. AND Jon has a friend whose last name is "Blank". They named their daughter "Fyllin". No groaning please.