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Freddie Perren and Boogie Fever

American songwriter Frederick James “Freddie” Perren produced records, arranged music and was an orchestra conductor. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with future Capital Records executive Larkin Arnold. He started his career with Barry Gordy over at Motown … Continue reading

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Maru, The Cat, and The Guinness World Record

Greetings Funny Names Fans! Have you ever noticed that cat videos pervade the internet? Back in 2015, shortly after Leonard Nimoy passed, my better half and I discovered Maru, the cat, while eating sushi in a restaurant called Sushi Maru. … Continue reading

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Polixeni Papapetrou

Hello Funny Names Fans! For those of you who love the land down under, we are celebrating famed Australian photographer, Polixeni Papapetrou. Her name is pronounced poh-leek-SEE-nee  pah-pah-PET-roo. I have been unable to verify if her father had a pet … Continue reading

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Siblings: Season and Whip

For some reason talented people with amusing names are drawn to Hollywood. Take Volodymyr Palahniuk who became Jack Palance and his portrayal of villains or Ethyl Merman who belted it out on Broadway and landed a fair few movie rolls … Continue reading

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Hans Conreid

Welcome new readers! Sometimes I like to stretch the limits of funny name-ology like a two-sizes-to-small-1974-purple-polyester-pantsuit because someone with a name that is not so funny gives life to fictional characters who are. Have you ever wondered who was the … Continue reading

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