A long, long time ago, when I worked for the Rock Trust, I came across a minister with a very funny name. No, I will not mention it here just in case he is not aware of how amusing it is. It was a quiet afternoon, if I remember correctly, and we spent the next wee while sharing amusing names. For example, I was at school with a girl called Hazel Nutt. And so it went on… and on… and on… My, how we laughed. I wrote them down and over the years I have added to my list. Now, whenever I am feeling low there is nothing quite like getting the Funny Names List out and having a good chortle.
Imagine my delight to discover that there is now a book of these names: Potty, Fartwell & Knob by Russell Ash. And what a delight it is. Thousands and thousands of amusing names to titter over. Want to hear some?
Nicholas If-Jesus-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebon (son of Praise-God Barbon)
and a whole host of Emma Royds etc.
Bliss! Baptisms are going to be such fun from now on. What suggestions I shall have.