This morning I caught an article on the Fred MacAulay Show (Radio Scotland) about the book pictured left. Lo and Behold when I got home tonight obviously having heard the show, Sue had purchased a copy believing that it would "appeal to my sense of humour"
Synopsis from Amazon.com
"Russell Ash has trawled parish registers and censuses going back 900 years to compile the first ever complete book of breathtakingly unlikely – but – true British names. It features an incredible and diverse range of totally genuine names, evoking everything from body parts (Dick Brain), sex (Matilda Suckcock), illness (Barbaray Headache) and toilet functions (Peter Piddle) to food (Hazel Nutt), animals (Minty Badger) and places (Phila Delphia). Every single one has been checked for authenticity and its source is given, as well as extra notes where further fascinating illumination is possible. The book provides a rigorously researched yet laugh-out-loud overview of Britain's eccentricity through the ages."
Here's a few more:
Will Ting – Born London 1838
Rosie Cheek – Born Grays Essex 1897
Paddy Fields – Born Derby 1908
Emma Scunt – Born Harrow Mddx 1845
Fanny Crease – Born Reading 1878
Henrietta Dick – Born Birkenhead 1900
Henrietta Fanny – Born Cheshire 1860
Dick Stiff - Born London 1848