Author Archives: Arto

About Arto

Co-founder of the Funny Names Blog, Hawaiian shirt enthusiast, and holder of a funny name himself with too many vowels for any sensible person. Currently residing in San Diego, California, scouring through obscure documents on a hunt for more funny names.

Cornelius Galore – The Best of Dutch Names from Duck to Kok

We’ve written about some Dutch names on these pages before – see now-ancient posts about Cornelius Drebbel or Guus Hiddink or (take a breath) Kees A. Schouhamer Immink. But having now lived for almost three years here in the land … Continue reading

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Greg McKegg – The Power of Rhyme

It’s good to be back here at the Funny Names Blog after a long pause. It is always a joy to bring news of the finest names of the most accomplished people to your screens. So let’s get straight to … Continue reading

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Rav3 for Dav3 Day 3!

We continue our ongoing DaveFest today with another entry to celebrate our resident boxing enthusiast, Prince fanatic, medical student and professional name appreciator. On Monday,  the inimitable Fannie Cranium got us going and updated us on his health issue, and … Continue reading

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Funny Names in the News vol. 119 with NFL Draft Recap, Zippy Chippy, and Free Crumpets

Good morning and Happy Monday funny names fans! We start today with a special NFL Draft recap. Here’s Mark with a rundown on the results from our readers’ poll from last week : NFL Draft news–In a major upset, The Player … Continue reading

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Conrad Poppenhusen – A Hamburger in America

Whalebone merchant, kindergarten founder, railroad executive, man with funnest name to say on the east coast. These are just some of the wonderful qualities that define Conrad Poppenhusen, now notable for having founded the United States’ first free kindergarten, among other … Continue reading

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