Listen, my last name is Gilligan so I’ve heard it all.
Where’s the Skipper? Hey, little buddy. Don’t forget Mary Anne!
Enough! No more, I say!
But I guess I probably didn’t have it that bad compared to some people. Still, I heard every lame joke in the book growing up.
And so did these folks! Let’s see what kind of lame jokes they’ve had to endure because of their names.
1. Australia puns.
Totally lame, if you ask me.
what is the lamest joke people make about your name? for ex., i have heard almost every “battle” and “australia” pun or play-on-words there is
— sydney battle (@SydneyBattle) May 18, 2021
2. Ouch. Sorry about that.
That must have been rough.
I was in high school when South Park was extremely popular
— Allison Kilkenny (@allisonkilkenny) May 18, 2021
3. You poor thing.
I hope you’re over it now.
Never heard a joke about my name, why do you ask
— Harry Wood (@harrymwood) May 18, 2021
4. Davy Jones for the win!
No, not that Davy Jones…
“Where’s your locker?”
“Are you a Monkee?”
Funny story: my wife’s favorite show when she was a kid was The Monkees. She always told everyone she would marry Davy Jones one day. The moral of the story is “Be careful what you wish for!”
— David M. Jones (@BigRockDJ) May 19, 2021
5. This is bad.
And not very funny.
“There’s Brooks, but where is Dunn?”
— Brooks (@RBrooksCII) May 19, 2021
6. Jake the Snake!
Never gets old.
“Hi, my name’s Jake”
A brief period in the 80s: “Hey, where’s the Fat Man?”
Late 80s to like 2005: “JAKE THE SNAKE!”
ABOUT 2005 to maybe 2011: “Nice to meet you, Jake”
2011 to now: “JAKE FROM STATE FARM”
— Jake (@jakingaround) May 18, 2021
7. A real, unique name.
You do you!
People always assume my name is fake..
Nah that’s my government name fam
Its ? unique?
— Yeeehaw Homie ??? (@Lathell_p3) May 18, 2021
8. A-A-Ron here.
I love these guys, but it’s on sight if I ever run into @KeeganMKey or @JordanPeele. ?? Mufuckas ruined my life for like 5 years. That shit only recently started to die down. pic.twitter.com/6kU0TfPw8w
— ☭ Aaron Rodriguez ☭ (@Arod95) May 18, 2021
9. Smooth Criminal!
Young kids, look it up.
Annie are you okay? Are you okay Annie?
— The Annasthesiologist ? (@fuzzymittens) May 18, 2021
10. You just can’t win.
Still traumatized by it.
middle school: kids called me “Ali Forehead” so I got bangs.
high school: kids called me “Ali Foreskin” but I could do nothing. Even then, I did not have a penis!
— Alison Foreman (@alfaforeman) May 19, 2021
11. Well-informed bullies.
Well, that’s kind of nice, I guess.
When I was a kid some classmates would call me “Drezhnev” as a play on my last name and Leonid Brezhnev. In retrospect I give credit where it’s due, even my bullies were well-informed!
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) May 19, 2021
12. Neither are very good.
But what do you expect from people?
My name is Rich, and no matter how I introduce myself people will find a way to say some variation of “well if you’re Rich how about you give me some money?”
Though it’s not as bad as when I was a kid and Happy Days was everywhere, and I would get called “Richie Cunningham.”
— Hellooooo Chieftain! – RENEW INFINITY TRAIN (@hellochieftain) May 18, 2021
Do you have one of those names that people seem to make fun of?
If so, tell us about the lame jokes you hear.
Do it in the comments, please!