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Personally, I like that one of the first names is Going.

"I'm Going."
"Going? Going where?"
"No, no, it's my name, Going!"

Also, Bloodgood. At least one of the parents of that person may have been a vampire.
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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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Yes... Going was rather amusing. I believe his full name was Going Hawthorne, which just makes you wonder just what that would be like...
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Carrie, here is one for you on your name. It is from my hometown. Soda Popp was a PE teacher here in JC for a very long time when I was little. I have included the link for Nancy's name with the verification of his name, because it is hard to believe.

http://www.nancy.cc/2013/01/28/soda-popp/)

here is a list off of that article of others:

P.S. Soda Popp reminds me of two names I’ve seen on the 1940 census: R C Cola Osbey, a 21-year-old man in Texas, and Seven Up Stubin, a 22-year-old man in South Carolina. (And Seven Up Stubin reminds me of Lemon Lime Clay.)

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Oh food themed names.... why do people do that?!?

My husband has worked with a woman named Cherry Pancake. Seriously, that is her name - not changed, what she was born with. I just can't even... she has a webpage decorated with cherry pancakes... shake
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Jackal2k wrote:
Personally, I like that one of the first names is Going.

"I'm Going."
"Going? Going where?"
"No, no, it's my name, Going!"

Also, Bloodgood. At least one of the parents of that person may have been a vampire.

I had a friend through grammar school, middle school, and high-school whose last name was Bedgood.

Oh, the jokes.
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adularia25 wrote:
Yes... Going was rather amusing. I believe his full name was Going Hawthorne, which just makes you wonder just what that would be like...

Going Hawthorne would have been a great name for a '90s indie film.
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Came across another crazy name from the early 1900s.

Fritzi - first name, female.
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Original_CorPse wrote:
adularia25 wrote:
Yes... Going was rather amusing. I believe his full name was Going Hawthorne, which just makes you wonder just what that would be like...

Going Hawthorne would have been a great name for a '90s indie film.

A famous New Zealand rugby player was called Sid Going, so you could presumably have Going Going as a name...
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Red Wine Pie wrote:
Original_CorPse wrote:
adularia25 wrote:
Yes... Going was rather amusing. I believe his full name was Going Hawthorne, which just makes you wonder just what that would be like...

Going Hawthorne would have been a great name for a '90s indie film.

A famous New Zealand rugby player was called Sid Going, so you could presumably have Going Going as a name...
Totally going to use that, somehow, somewhere...
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Red Wine Pie wrote:
Original_CorPse wrote:
adularia25 wrote:
Yes... Going was rather amusing. I believe his full name was Going Hawthorne, which just makes you wonder just what that would be like...

Going Hawthorne would have been a great name for a '90s indie film.

A famous New Zealand rugby player was called Sid Going, so you could presumably have Going Going as a name...

It does beg the question as to whether there's a Going Going Gone out there somewhere.
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Original_CorPse wrote:
It does beg the question as to whether there's a Going Going Gone out there somewhere.
Oh, I hope so!
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Just found this and I will pillage this left and right.

Also, I went to college with Summer Joy.
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A branch of my family has the last name of Faust. My cousin is about to get her PhD, so she will be Doctor Faust.

My parents actually briefly considered the first name Upside for my brother. He would have been Upside Downey. Oh, the missed opportunities...
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Awesome!

I gave this list to my face-to-face group and two of the players frequently use it for character names.

Wow... Upside as a first name would certainly be unique!
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A friend worked with a Richard Head III.

So there were 3 generations of Dick Heads.
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Just reminded from another site that one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence had the first name of Button.
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Quaid Slauson wrote:
Caroline, since you are in Western Washington, you might recognize these road names that cross various highways:

Asahel Curtis Road
Wallace Kneeland Blvd
Hurley Waldrip Road
Kitchen-Dick Road
Another interesting road, this time in Redmond, OR:

Odem Medo Way

(Named for the Odem-Medo Drive Inn, established in 1952 by Milton Odem.)

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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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Someone liked palindromes!
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With your head held high and your scarlet lies You came down to me from the open skies It's either real or it's a dream There's nothing that is in between
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Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile Twilight, I gave you time to steal my mind Away from me.
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My wife went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I admit that the names of the residence halls, named after various Dutch alumni, have always seemed wonderful to me:

Beets-Veenstra
Boer-Bennink
Bolt-Heyns-Timmer
Kalsbeek-Huizenga-van Reken
Rooks-Van Dellen
Schultze-Eldersveld

And the best of them all:

Noordewier-VanderWerp

Those names are testament to the importance of cultural context it what constitutes "crazy" names, because I'm sure a Dutch speaker reads that list and is like "yeah? So?"
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A few first names that I might have missed seeing in this thread:

male
Aloysius

female
Abondance
Aldegonde
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I shall update the list in the first post with these additions. Thanks for posting them!
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