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.