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Thread #162279   Message #3861299
Posted By: Senoufou
16-Jun-17 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: great Teresa's I have known
Subject: RE: BS: great Teresa's I have known
Teachers like us Anne have probably come across dozens of strange names in our time!
In Glasgow I had a lassie in my class called Mhairi Grubb. I hadn't met this name before, and pronounced it 'ma hairy grub', which didn't go down at all well.
I also enjoyed seeing many misspellings by parents who obviously hadn't done enough research before choosing their child's name. I had a Jasson, Janees (presumably Janice) and Kathrin.

And the best of the lot (I've mentioned him before on another thread ages ago) a poor lad called Dwayne Pipe. His mates called him 'Gutter'!