Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's All in the Name

This judge has been in the news a lot lately, and it makes me laugh every time I hear her name: JUDGE SUMI.  JUDGE SUMI?!?!? 

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Here are a few other cringe-inducing names that I have been hearing lately: 

• The other day a client named SOPHOCLES called the gallery. 
• A guy recently expressed an interest in me.  He was semi-attractive and had a good job, but he was overly religious.  And he sounded rather dominating/demanding, which won't fly with this chick.  To add to the these two deal-breakers, he told me his name was PARIS.  PARIS.  First name PARIS.
• I went to a pet adoption shelter a couple of weekends ago, and fell in love with a little kitty.  He ran up to me, jumped in my lap, nuzzled my neck, and I melted.  I said, "This is the one!  I'll take him!"  And then I asked what his name was.  SIMBA.  I groaned.  I hung my head.  SIMBA?!  REALLY?!  I am adopting a 6-year old cat named SIMBA?!?!? ARGH!!!
• And I can't help but mention one of the best/worst name examples EVER.  My sister's gynecologist is named Dr. Beaver.

Simba

My latest feline friend, Simba
(It is such a hokey name, but he comes running when I say it, so it stays) 



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37 comments:

Shelley said...
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Shelley said...

I had a dog named Simba... but my excuse is that the movie had just come out and I was an appropriate age for that to be a good suggestion ;) best dog ever. I love your new kitty friend!

Jessica said...

Yeah all adoption agency pet places give pets crappy names. It's like they want the poor dog or cat to get beat up by all the cool named dogs and cats at the park.

Dr. Beaver hehe lmao

Quirkyloon said...

*snort*

All of those are mucho funny!

Congrats on your new cat! Simba!

Morgan said...

Paris?! Uh, no. Never. EVER.

Farah said...

Simba is beautiful though! xoxo

Georgina Dollface said...

Dr. Beaver? Bwahahaha! If he is smart and confident and has a good sense of humour I could see that name being a pretty hilarious marketing tool. With the right vanity plates on his, everyone would know who he was. - G

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! Paris, huh? That is awesome. And no bueno on the demanding. Such a turn off!

morgan said...

Dr. Beaver?!? I would love to have a cootch doctor with that name. Maybe he changed it when he became a professional cootch-looker-atter...
Hahahahahahahaha

And Simba is adorable. He looks like a Simba.

Kimbirdy said...

oh i cringe! maybe you can come up with a name that sounds really similar to simba, like sinda? samba? simma? simma down now! no, i'm sorry i can't be more helpful. and i'm not sure if i would feel more or less comfortable with a gyno named dr. beaver. it sort of makes me think she's far more an expert than other gynos. :)

Heidi said...

You can give Simba a new name though, can't you? I've always renamed adopted pets. My sister once got a dog whose previous name was OPRAH. Seriously.

I don't think I could date a man named Paris either. He's have to be damn perfect otherwise.

Dr. Beaver's hilarious! There's an OBGYN here named Dr. Peeper, lol!

TERI REES WANG said...

All I thought was..."Spam Musubi".

Cheers!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Paris, Sophocles, Dr. Beaver... are you kiddin' me?!? Simba I can live with (especially if she comes running. Plus, when you're so beautiful you can be called ANY name).

Carolina said...

i was going to name my kitten simba.lol. but we named him Bobi, instead!lol

i am hosting a rad giveaway, a BIKINI by an up'n coming desginer from Mexico! super easy & right on time for spring/summer! ^.^ xo

Anya adores said...

Hilarious - you made me laugh out loud twice, by the thought of Mr. Paris and gyno Mr. Beaver. ha ha. Brilliant post - made my day funnier :O)
A xx

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Simba is adorable. Congratulations! I had a cat I adopted named Maximillian. He was a young cat so I switched it to Marley, after Bob, of course. SAVE!

I couldn't date a guy named Paris. I just COULD NOT.

Love you,

SB

pearls said...

SIMBA is so cute.... who cares what his name is. we have changed our cats name so many times she bipolar now poor girl. enjoy your new buddy... oh and DR. BEAVER = CLASSIC!!

blueviolet said...

You know...I'd have a hard time wrapping my head about a dude named Paris too, but the controlling thing would be the end for me.

Dr Beaver? OH NO!!!

TK Kerouac said...

My X had his vasectomy done by a DR.CANT

Lara said...

ahahahahaha DR BEAVER! Best ever! Simba is so cute!

vint junky said...

He's so beautiful! I get you, names mean alot to me too, but it suits him., he's regal looking ;)

Claire Kiefer said...

DR. BEAVER? Are you serious??? Perhaps you have to become a gynecologist if your name is BEAVER.

A few years ago we had a teacher at my high school named Ms. Dick. Kid you not. We also had Mr. Finger.

Jill said...

Simba is beautiful, and I love your new header! Very dramatic.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww Simba is such a sweetie! Ahh names can be so funny right. I've seen quite a few names here that don't translate quite so well...

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Lorena said...

Dear Lord, I am laughing at PARIS - people don't think when they name their kids.
My grandmother's sisters have awful names: Venus, Alsace... and the list goes on, the are 8.
Well, I should leave it at that, my dogs names are Marshmallow and Vanilla. If I had another one I'd name it Caramel, Cookie or Brownie.

Marisa said...

Paris?!?!?!?! Unless he was a billionaire I'd be peacing out too. Wtf? Also Dr. Beaver...I have to go to my doctor tomorrow...and thats probably all I'm going to be able to think of. Hahaha

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahaha, Dr. Beaver is hilarious. I gotta say that I love Simba as a name, a bit kitschy but so cute! He looks like a doll too, I'm glad you found him. I still like my made up friend, Mike Rotch.

libbeh said...

LMAO... Paris? That's a rather fruity name for a dude. I'd pass.. especially if he's religious! No more Christian freaks for moi! (Haha, I knew 5 years of French would come in handy someday!)

Ohhhh, Simba is a CUTIE!!!!! IDK, Simba's kind of a cute name. I think of Simba from Lion King, which was one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid, so um, yeah.. haha!

Simba and Inky.. do they get along well?

十十f十 said...

lol. oops, sorry about the paris guy. simba's beautiful.

formerlyonlyamovie said...

A cookie monster named Dr. Beaver is the best. How does your sister not snicker every visit?
Your new friend is very cute. Maybe you can change his name...?

bananas. said...

DR. BEAVER?!?!!!

ahhh hahahahahahahaa!!!! what was his first name? harry?! hahahahahaha!!! oh wait, was she female? first name cherry?? bahhahahahahaha!!!

oh i crack myself up.

Kitty Stampede said...

D'AWWWWWWW....Simba is too much. What a flipping sweety of a kitty. love the coloring.

This was hilarious. And NO JOKE I think I told you this before but I had a teacher at my school...First Name-Pix, Last Name-Butt. Dead Serious. That is THE WORST EVER!!!!!! poor thing...cruel, cruel parents. plus she was borderline little person with flaming ginger hair and bottle cap glasses. insanity. I think I might see if she is on FB, lol.

cerebral e said...

There is a Urologist in my city called Mr Burns-Cox. I kid you not. Burns-Cox!

(Surgeons in Australia call themselves "Mr" insteaad of "Dr.)

hope505 said...

..awww!! Simba the Cat = win!! You know every cat will have multiple names...I am glad you went ahead and got him, despite the name!
<3
There is a "Beaver Liquors" in Colorado...perhaps the Dr. owns it?
* : p

Kristine said...

Simba is a gorgeous fellow, even if he has a dorky name.
Love Dr. Beaver, obviously his profession was meant to be. My dad had a doctor named Dr. Pain (spelled Payne)and an orthopedic surgeon named Dr.Bent.

Heather Taylor said...

I like the name Paris, personally. Just not the overly religiousness. Just. No.

WendyB said...

Bwah! This gave me a laugh.