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.

Swede Science : A Tale of Two Svantes

Today we’re going to talk about a topic some of you may know a lot about. Science. Not seance. That’s something altogether different, and probably unscientific, unless we’re talking about science fiction, in which case anything goes. But I feel like … Continue reading

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W.G. Snuffy Walden

I was watching an old episode (the only kind there is, really) of The West Wing the other day, and saw a name that would bring a smile on my face every time I watched the show when it first aired – W.G. Snuffy … Continue reading

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Sparkly Shoes, Twinkletoes and Blimps, Plus People Who Watch Other People Eat Hot Dogs in FNITN 112

Hello all! I have returned from a vacation back to the keyboard and ready to enjoy all the funny names I can rest my eyes upon (not that I took my eyes off funny names on my trip). Let’s get … Continue reading

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Funny Names in the News Vol. 108 with Mashpee, Tootoo Magic, Earl Sweatshirt

Welcome to another edition of Funny Names in the News, our weekly-ish feature where we read the news, spot amusing and unusual names, and then tell you about them. What a concept it is! We start in boxing, where our … Continue reading

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Where’s the Money, Lebowski? Let These Funny Named Economists Tell Us

There’s lots of talk in the news about economic matters these days. There’s the Greek crisis, which in my personal life is the term for the disappointingly short weekend hours of my local gyro place. There’s always “the economy, stupid” when elections … Continue reading

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