Unusual Real Names – Cedella, O’Brien, Smedley, Wolfdietrich

Another batch of ten very uncommon names:

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born in 1970) – Thai film director.
  • Cedella “Ciddy” Marley Booker (born in 1926) – mother of Bob Marley.
  • Gumersindo Laverde Ruiz (born in 1835) – Spanish writer.
  • Lodowicke Muggleton (born in 1609) – English religious thinker.
  • MaVynee Betsch (born in 1935) – environmentalist and activist.
  • O’Brien Smith (born ca. 1756) – Irish-American politician.
  • Pelatiah Webster (born in 1726) – political economist and writer.
  • Smedley Darlington Butler (born in 1881) – at one time, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. (Grandson of Smedley Darlington.)
  • Tomlinson Fort (born in 1787) – U.S. Representative from Georgia.
  • Wolfdietrich Schnurre (born in 1920) – German writer.

One thought on “Unusual Real Names – Cedella, O’Brien, Smedley, Wolfdietrich

  1. Well, Wolfdietrich is a common name in germany, maybe dowdy but not unusual. The last name “Schnurre” is actualy kind of cute because it referes either to “funny tale” (as the Leo dictionary just told me) or “purr”- in german “schnurren”.

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