Unusual Real Names – Grlenntys, Icie, Rensis, Schelto

A dozen peculiar names:

  • Anthony Philip David Terry Frank Donald Stanley Gerry Gordon Stephen James Oatway (b. 1973) – retired English footballer who goes by the name “Charlie.” Each given name corresponds to a player on the 1972-1973 Queens Park Rangers team.
  • Collingwood Schreiber (1831-1918) – Canadian surveyor and engineer.
  • Delarivier Manley (d. 1724) – English novelist.
  • Grlenntys Chief Kickingstallionsims (b. 1986) – Alabama State University basketball player.
  • Hawthorne Wingo – New York Knicks player during the 1970s. (Discovered this one in a Beastie Boys song, of all places.)
  • Icie Macy Hoobler (1892-1984) – American physiologist and biochemist.
  • Manton Marble (1834-1917) – editor of the New York World.
  • Pomeroy Tucker (1802-1870) – American journalist.
  • Quett Ketumile Joni Masire (b. 1925) – second president of Botswana.
  • Rensis Likert (1903–1981) – American organizational psychologist.
  • Schelto Patijn (1936-2007) – Dutch politician.
  • Xenophon Pierce Wilfley (1871-1931) – U.S. senator from Missouri.

Which one do you like the most?


3 thoughts on “Unusual Real Names – Grlenntys, Icie, Rensis, Schelto

  1. Hawthorne and Collingwood just sounds like surnames used as first names like Bennett and Campbell… I actually prefer Hawthorne to both of them! Pomeroy is almost too cute to be a real name, and Xenophon is cool… Manton and Icie are intriguing, but I would never consider them. Manton because it reminds me of Manon which is beautiful, and Icie because she sounds icy and cold… I think of an icicle piercing me of all things. XD
    I don’t care much for the rest of them…

  2. Poor “Charlie”. Can you imagine?

    I would consider Hawthorne or Macy as names. Icie looks like it should be a NN.

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