The Funny Names Blog
began as the work of two friends, and then three, all born in three different countries, united by a shared appreciation for off-the-wall names. After years of spotting fun, improbable, unusual, and just plain bizarre names in sports, politics, showbiz, and the general consciousness, we set up this blog to celebrate the achievements of the many accomplished individuals who were blessed with these names, and to share our joy with the world. We’re practically saints.
We now have seven columnists who post with varying regularity, and the blog is updated several times every week.
The purpose of the blog is to celebrate people with great names, and no offense is intended. The site should be browsed in the spirit of good, harmless fun and appreciation. We try to educate readers a little bit on each person as well, summarizing amusing stories and notable accomplishments they may have had along the way.
You are free to draw inspiration from this blog if you have been christened or otherwise burdened with a strange or unusual name – all of these people became famous and successful with their “odd” names! Perhaps they never would’ve gotten to where they are had they been named Bob Smith.