Glynn “Scotty” Wolfe marries Demerle Goin-Rankin (and 25 other women)

Here at the Funny Names Blog, we love a good union of funny-named folks. Part of this is because it’s so rare, and frequently short-lasting. You’d think two people so delightfully intertwined by their nonsensical nominal nuptials would last forever, but that’s not always the case. Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff, for instance, barely outlasted the Starland Vocal Band’s brief success.

He took this cake 29 times…
(Photo Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

But when it comes to funny-named, but short-lived, marriages, it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Baptist minister Glynn “Scotty” Wolfe taking the cake.

Now most ministers marry a lot of people… from behind the lectern. Glynn Wolfe was an exception: his reluctance to live in sin was seemingly matched only by his desire to get as many women in bed as possible. How do we know this? Well, thanks to this article, we know that he had no fewer than 29 marriages with 26 different women.

In our most popular article to date, we profiled Glynn R. “Donc” Donaho, who almost holds the record for Navy Crosses. But until we decide to do actual research, we think this Glynn might hold the record for most marriages. There are some good names on Scotty’s rap sheet – Marcie McDonald, Priscilla Ralph, Guadalupe Chavez and Christine Camancho come to mind.

But by far, Glynn’s greatest accomplishment was landing a woman named Demerle Goin-Rankin on his 20th try.

Why is this so fantastic? Well, hyphenated names are funny, as are people whose first and last names are extremely unusual. But when it comes to unfamiliar hyphenated names, Demerle Goin-Rankin only has one legitimate competitor for absolute supremacy.

Glynn “Scotty” Wolfe and one of his unidentified wives, whom we hoped was “Demerle Goin-Rankin,” but was actually Sharon Godwin.

Scotty Wolfe’s longest marriage lasted 7 years, and the shortest lasted only 19 days.  He apparently divorced one wife for eating sunflower seeds in bed! (Which reminds us of another eating in bed story we covered during this blog’s infancy).

In any case, Scotty should’ve stuck with Demerle. We know a good thing when we hear it.

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10 Responses to Glynn “Scotty” Wolfe marries Demerle Goin-Rankin (and 25 other women)

  1. Just be a man ho like everyone else…ugh. I can not stand hyphenated names, especially when they contain 20 plus letters. It’s like women are trying to have their cake and eat it to..just pick a dang name!

    • Dave says:

      Haha, I don’t know where she got the name Goin-Rankin, but I think if I were a woman marrying Scotty Wolfe, I’d probably think twice about adopting his last name as my own, given his track record 🙂

  2. Jim Cantwell says:

    Seriously, for eating sunflower seeds in bed thats ridiculous
    Great post

  3. Jennifer says:

    I think you are rude for naming her that! She was a nice person! I feel some people need to think twice about what they are writing because you never know who might read this someday!

    • Dave says:

      I didn’t name her that. It’s her name. And we’re “Celebrating” great people with greater names, like the title of our blog says.

      • Jennifer says:

        That’s not her name. That is Sharon Godwin. Trust me I know!!

        • Dave says:

          Oh, I see. Didn’t realize you were talking about the picture. I couldn’t find a picture of Demerle Goin-Rankin, so I just found one of Scotty and a lady to use as a filler. My apologies. I’m sure she’s a wonderful lady. No harm intended.

          • Dave says:

            P.S. I’ve updated the caption. No harm intended. Just good-natured fun with names.

          • jennifer says:

            Thank you for this! I will also see if I have a picture of the person you are actually writing about.

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