Stan Still, 76, said his name 'has been a blooming millstone around my neck my entire life', Doug Hole didn't want to talk about his, and Will Power was just grateful he had always been known as Bill.
Imagine trying to lead a normal life being named Justin Case, Barb Dwyer, Mary Christmas, Paige Turner, Jo King, Lee King and Barry Cade.
Thank your lucky stars you're not called Rose Bush, Pearl Button or Hazel Nutt, who also make the list of The Most Unfortunate Names in Britain.
Mr Still, a former RAF man from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, recalls "When I was in the RAF my commanding officer used to shout, "Stan Still, get a move on" and roll about laughing. It got hugely boring after a while."
Even surnames can be comedic, my Optician is Penny Pain. I had a farrier called Geoff Slaughter, I was delivered by Dr Love and no lie . . my obstetrician was Phil Cocks (I just hope he had the good grace not to call his daughter Ophelia).
Parents really do need to think carefully though when choosing names for their children. Their name will be with them for life and what may be quirky and fun for a toddler might be regretted terribly when that person becomes older or even a grandparent perhaps. I named mine very simple names Adam . . now how can you mess with that but he's AB or Abe . . .Clare's name is constantly mispelled but it doesn't worry her although she's the alternative "Baino" or Clarebear or Clarence . . . seems you just can't win.
A search taking in the US turned up Bill Board, Annette Curtain, Carrie Oakey and Anna Prentice.
I’m still reminded of a lovely boy with whom I attended high school called Warwick Hunt . . think about it!
I've posted this before but . . .hell, it's still funny!