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What's in a name, really? An identity? Sometimes a joke that will follow you until you're 6 feet under. Whether your parents had the forethought to name you Ben Dover or Richard Small, sometimes we just wish we could forget about our names. That's what the internet is for though, to dig up those hilarious names that need to be out in the world.

boats names people The Naming of a $290 Million Research Ship Was Left to the Public Who Came up With "RRS Boaty McBoatface"
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Scientists in the UK asked the public to vote on a name for their $290 million polar research ship. Because people are awful (or awesome, depending on your point of view) the name at the top of the list is none other than "RRS Boaty McBoatface". 


via @NERCscience

Ah, such a fitting name for such a grand ship. You can watch this video for details on the construction and groundbreaking advancements of the soon to be RRS Boaty McBoatface:



Honestly, they'll probably pick one of the more serious suggestions as this naming poll is in no way binding.  However, at this point they'll probably be facing some backlash if they don't. 


via @Dovil

The people REALLY want Boaty Mc Boatface. 

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Too bad the producer didn't catch this one before they put it on tv. 

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Of All the Name Changes That Took Place in the UK Last Year, These Are the Best

85,000 people changed their name last year in the UK. It's surprisingly easy to change your name there, it costs £33 for an adult and you can use any name that has a first and last name, isn't vulgar or impossible to pronounce and doesn't have a made up title or any numbers or symbols. That leaves a lot to work with which is why these wonderful names are now legally acceptable, real names of real people.

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The Clinton camp surely fired that staffer after this kid botched the softball question he was supposed to lob up for Hillary. 

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Avoid These Universally Trashy Baby Names If You Don't Want Your Kid to be Hated Abroad

Worried you might subject your kid to unnecessary ridicule by giving them a needlessly unique name, or that their peers may hate them simply because you picked the "Jim Bob" of this generation? Spare them the torment by avoiding these "trashy" names as described by Redditors around the globe in response to the question "What name is considered to be trashy in your country?"

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Isis nutella names Nutella Refused to Customize a Jar of Nutella for a Little Girl Named Isis
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ISIS has come to be known as a terrorist group but before that Isis was an Egyptian goddess who brought her brother/husband Osiris back to life after he was murdered. It's also the name of a five-year-old Australian girl who really wants her name on a jar of Nutella. 

The company Ferrero Australia started a campaign called “Make Me Yours” which allowed people to add their names to jars of Nutella. Allowing the internet to brand your product went predictably wrong.  Department stores, such as the Meyer Isis's mom tried to buy from, are unable to print everything submitted. It might have something to do with gems like this one:


via @JayBattestelli

For the mom of this little girl, being denied a personalized jar of sweet, hazelnut chocolate spread is the last straw in a long line of unforseen consequences cause by the unfortunate name.  She told the Sydney Morning Herald, "I am starting to get to the point where I don't want to call her name out because she's going to start noticing people looking."

Now she's on a mission to reclaim the name. 

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Growing Up With a Unique Name Can Be Tough Sometimes

Some people have been blessed with names that have given them countless headaches and awkward encounters over the years. It's not even that they're all outlandish; sometimes it's just an unfortunate coincidence like sharing a surname with a celebrity or an extra letter here and there that causes them problems.

What's really unsettling is thinking about the fact that someone might be born in the future with your exact name, and they turn out to be famous... and an awful person. Uh oh.

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