The Absurdity of Names

This week’s comic explores the absurdity of names.  Names represent our identity, but what happens when you are stuck with an unfortunate name that results in snickers and ridicule?  I remember in middle school there was a girl in my gym class who had the unfortunate last name of “Zass.”  While by itself it’s perfectly fine, coupled with a first name, it becomes the butt of jokes (pun intended).  “Rita Zass?  Is Rita Zass here? Has anyone seen Rita Zass?”  Years later at the Price is Right, I met  number of people with names ranging from Free Spirit Joseph to Remington Steele.

What’s the most absurd name you’ve come across?

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