Category Archives: Funny Names in Literature

Carew Papritz, Cowboy Author

There comes a time in every funny names aficionado’s life when you come across a person so well named, so compelling named you need to talk about it. This is one of those times. I’m sitting in the Writer’s Cafe … Continue reading

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Washington Irving And The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise. German buttercream. Chocolate ganache. Meringue . . . Oh wait, I forgot where I was. We’re supposed to be talking about funny names, that’s it, funny names. How about Washington Irving. First name? Last name? Both? Imagine if … Continue reading

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Tristram Shandy

As someone known first and foremost for having a kooky name, and that nearly 250 years ago, Tristram Shandy should hold a special place in funny nameology. His is a fictional name, in a fictional autobiography: The Life and Opinions … Continue reading

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