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.

Cloyd Heck Marvin – A Foggy Bottom President

Born in Findlay, Ohio in 1889, Cloyd Heck Marvin had funny names cred from the start. His parents were Ezekiel Cloyd Marvin, and Ida Gertrude Heck, from each of whom he grabbed the best parts of their names. It appears that … Continue reading

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Touchdown! The Greatest Super Bowl Winner Names

The glory. The adulation. The Budweiser®. These are just some of the great perks of winning the Super Bowl, like the Denver Broncos did in yesterday’s championship game. Winners’ names live forever as the top football achievers of their time. … Continue reading

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Funny Names in the News vol. 116 with Rainy Dingle and Tasty Lasagna

Happy Friday! It’s time again to go over the newspapers again and dig out the week’s very best names. First, we pop over to Italy, where a big soccer match between Inter Milan and Carpi had a dramatic ending. Inter was … Continue reading

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Mayor Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II & His Powerful Friends

On a recent visit to the lovely mountain town of Idyllwild, CA, I came to a delightful discovery about the identity of the town’s mayor. He was identified in a flyer as the friendly sounding Mayor Max. Turns out the mayor … Continue reading

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Gilbert K. Chesterton

“I’m in good shape. That shape is round.” This lovely quote comes from author Jarod Kintz, and it’s one that today’s profilee, Mr. Gilbert Chesterton would have appreciated. Better known as G.K Chesterton, he was one of the more famous … Continue reading

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