Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hey there, sexy

Coworker who shall remain nameless: I just got off the phone with a guy whose last name is spelled S-E-X-E. Do you know how he pronounces that?

Me: [Blank stare]

CWSRN: Sexy. His name is Michael Sexy. He even said it at least six times. "Hi, this is Michael Sexy." "Send that file to Michael Sexy." "I'm Michael Sexy."

Me: I've been thinking lately that when couples get married, the woman shouldn't necessarily have to choose between taking the man's name or keeping her own. I'm thinking they should decide which name is more interesting and/or least offensive, and they should both take that name instead.

CWSRN: Yeah, I've heard that idea before.

Me: I'm trying to decide, with that guy, which name would be the one to keep.

CWSRN: S-e-x-e. Sexy. That's hilarious.

What if he were a woman, and he decided to hyphenate? What would be the worst name he could have to tack on?

[Both: [thinking...]]


CWSRN: Johnson.

Me: You win.


Miss Peach said...

This had me laughing out loud. Hilarious. A few to add to the mix: Pecker. Or Wiener. We had neighbors with the last name of Wiener. That could be pretty bad too!

stefanie said...

Yeah, "Peters" would be a good one, too.

I can't believe anyone's last name is actually Wiener. Man, that's unfortunate.

nabbalicious said...


Wiener would be awesome! I feel bad for the Wiener people, too, because no matter how you pronounce it, you lose.

3carnations said...

I nearly burst out laughing at my desk. Too funny.

My vote for a funny hyphenated name would be one of those last names that is also an occupation. Sexy-Carpenter or Sexy-Barber.

My favorite part of this is that he kept repeating it. "Thanks for calling Michael Sexy."

3carnations said...

...incidentally, you have again left me with a song in my head

"I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt, so sexy it hurts..."

Might as well spoof the lyrics to suit your post...

"Hi, this is Michael Sexy, file for Michael Sexy, I'm Michael Sexy."

I need to get back to work...badly.

stefanie said...

3Cs--That's an excellent point about the occupation names. And I'm sorry for sticking another song in your head. (I am refusing to read that comment again too closely, so as to avoid getting that song in MY head, too!)

Nabb and Peach--I totally forgot this funny... uh... Wiener story. Last year there was some guy named Wiener running for a local office, and he bought this huge billboard on one of the Interstates and put his name in enormous letters at the top of it, with an exclamation point at the end. So there I'd be, driving down I-94, and I'd see "Weiner!" It made me laugh every time.

Anonymous said...

I interviewed with a guy named Mr. Wiener. I did not get the job, which is probably good because how can you take a boss named Wiener seriously?

FYI, when you apply for a marriage license in MN, you can apply to change your name to anything you want, and only one of you has to sign it. I totally wanted to change H's name without telling him, but I thought that might not be the best way to start our married lives together. (And he probably would have noticed when he had to sign the marriage certificate.)

The Other Girl said...

I once had a boss whose last name was Dickey, but I managed never to laugh. I wasn't so successful, however, the day I met Mr. Whitehead.

stefanie said...

R--That is a good tip about the name change (not that I will be applying for a marriage license any time soon). I am curious if you wanted to change H's name to YOUR name or just give him something completely different. (I am reminded suddenly of the episode of "Friends" where Phoebe was applying for her marriage license and wanted to change her name to Princess Consuela Banana Hammock.

Other Girl--Ew. If last names originally came from some description of the person, I really don't want to know the story behind Whitehead. I knew a guy in college whose last name was pronounced "Wonderlick." That one I AM kind of curious about the story behind... ;-)

Darren McLikeshimself said...

Ha! God, this is why I love Miss Peach. You kill me, Peachy.


stefanie said...

Oh my god. Why didn't I think of that one before? Darren, that may be the best and worst one yet.

Miss Peach said...

Nabbs, good point on the Wieners being screwed either way! Stef, I would have done the same if I had seen those billboards. Why the exclamation? It's bad enough your last name is Wiener!

Aw, thanks Darren!

Poppy Cede said...

Awesome. AWESOME.

Happy Thanksgiving, Stef!