Each Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition is presented by the previous winner of the Comment o’ the Week. Today’s question comes courtesy of Chasmosaur, who writes:
So offline, I don’t go by a dinosaur name (surprise!). I actually have an unusual and gender neutral name, but it’s one more commonly thought of as a boy’s name, not a girl’s. My parents weren’t being creative – it’s a family name that pops up every few generations (and always on a woman). As an adult, I embrace my unusual name, but growing up with it wasn’t much fun. And it is still an occasional source of confusion or amusement to many.
Yet my name is, by far, not the worst I’ve ever heard or heard of. For example, one of the doctors that practiced in the Washington, DC area where I grew up – who was an excellent doctor and a superlative human being – was an OB-GYN who was named Harry Beaver. (I wish I was joking about that, but I’m not. Feel free to Google it.)
What’s the most problematic, apropos and/or embarrassing name you’ve ever run across? And…*honestly*…how did you react when you heard it?
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