Bizarre and Unusual Names @ 17 October 2008 03:31 AM
  1. Canaan Banana -- He served as the first President of Zimbabwe from 198-87. A Methodist minister, he held the largely ceremonial office of the presidency while his eventual successor, Robert Mugabe, served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.
  2. Praise-God Barebone -- An English leather-seller and radical preacher. He is best known for being elected to the Nominated Assembly of the English republic, in 1653.
  3. Walter Russell Brain -- An eminent neurologist who authored the standard work on the subject, "Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System."
  4. Marc Breedlove -- A Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University known for his work into the study of sexual attraction and sexual behaviour.
  5. Thursday October Christian -- The first son of Fletcher Christian (leader of the Mutiny on the Bounty) and his Tahitian wife Maimiti. Born on Thursday the 14th of October, he was given his unusual name because Fletcher Christian wanted his son to have "no name that will remind me of England."
  6. Thomas Crapper -- A noted English plumber who made significant contributions towards the improvement of the flushing toilet.
  7. Prince Octopus Dzanie -- An amateur boxer from Ghana who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
  8. Argelico F???cks -- A Brazilian professional footballer. He won the Rio Grande do Sul State league, the Brazilian cup, the Brazilian Champions Cup, the Conmebol Cup plus the Portuguese league, cup and Supercup.
  9. Learned Hand -- An influential United States judge and judicial philosopher. He served on the Southern District Court of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  10. Ima Hogg -- Known as "The First Lady of Texas," she was an American philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century.
  11. Rusty Kuntz -- A former Major League Baseball player and currently first base coach for the Kansas City Royals.
  12. Chuck Long -- Head football coach at San Diego State University. He played quarterback in college at the University of Iowa and professionally with the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.
  13. Adolf Lu Hitler Marak -- A politician in the state of Meghalaya, India. It may be noted that his name is not particularly curious within Meghalaya, where other local politicians are named Lenin R. Marak, Stalin L. Nangmin, Frankenstein W. Momin, or Tony Curtis Lyngdoh.
  14. Ten Million -- A minor league baseball player who played for various teams in the Northwestern League in the years prior to World War I. He is most famous for appearing on the first set of Obak baseball cards where he became very popular due to his name.
  15. Chris Moneymaker -- An American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker.
  16. Revilo Oliver -- An American professor of Classical philology, Spanish, and Italian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who wrote and polemicized extensively for White Nationalist causes.
  17. Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville -- A British statesman and close friend of Benjamin Disraeli. His name arose through successive generations of people with double barrelled surnames adding and adding instead of compromising.
  18. Peerless Price -- An American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.
  19. Jaime Sin -- A Filipino bishop who later became archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines and was henceforth known as Cardinal Sin. He was only the third native Filipino Archbishop of Manila, following centuries of Spanish, American and Irish episcopacy.
  20. Wolfgang Wolf -- A German football coach who once managed Wolfsburg FC.

Source: The List Universe


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