by Lemonjello Redenbacher on August 10, 2010

This is the most fucked up name I have ever seen.  And, quite honestly, I think it will forever wear the crown.  The shittiest of the shit names.  The king of ka-ka.

Not only is it brilliantly fucked up on its face, but it has a deeper, darker secret than than.  You see…this name is pronounced “fan shaw.”  Here — listen for yourself.

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Kathryn September 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm

The poor kid will forever be urging her/his teachers to pencil in the pronounciation.


Fred September 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm

The name comes from surnames of Upper Class British Twits and is actually pronounced “Fanshaw”


Renata October 24, 2010 at 1:46 am

My grandmother was a Featherstonehaugh and it was pronounced as it is spelt, not Fanshaw.


Lemonjello Redenbacher October 24, 2010 at 6:59 am

I hope you’re not insinuating that pronouncing it like it’s spelled somehow makes it a legit name.


Gabriel March 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

it’s legit from a legal point of view, but in reality it’s a fucked up and gibberish name


Amala June 7, 2011 at 7:43 am

Sounds to me like another case of naming the kid after where he was conceived… in a small backwater town in England/Ireland/wherever, no less!


Captain Obvious February 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

How the fuck do you get “fan-shaw” from Featherstonehaugh!? Frickin’ foreigners and their fucked up pronunciations.


bahahahahaha! November 1, 2012 at 8:54 am

when a mother decides that this is an acceptable name for her child the hospital staff should IMMEDIATLY call child protective services before letting the dangerous woman leave with her newborn victim.


C May 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Doesn’t someone have that name in Michael Grant’s BZRK?


Bobbie Featherstonehaugh-Browne August 26, 2015 at 5:27 am

This is my surname and very few people have ever pronounced it phonetically. Nearly everyone knows it’s ‘Fanshaw’. The same cannot be said for my friend whose surname is Wriothesley. Neither the teachers or the pupils know how to pronounce it. SHE doesn’t know how to pronounce it. For God’s sake, her PARENTS don’t even know how to pronounce it. It’s a sad state of affairs.


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