Yourhighness Morgan

Thanks to the section of Freakonomics that dealt with unusual first names, we regularly get e-mails from readers telling us about a particularly good example. (Maybe we should make such submissions a regular feature of this blog?) Anyway, I don’t think there’s been a better submission that the one that came this morning, courtesy of David Tinker of Pittsburgh. He sent us this article from the Orlando Sentinel about Yourhighness Morgan, a 16-year-old student-athlete in Bushnell, Fla.

According to the article, Yourhighness has a younger brother named Handsome, and cousins named Prince and Gorgeous. (FWIW, I grew up as a farm kid and we had a pig named Handsome.) Yourhighness often goes by YH for short, and also sometimes Hiney — which, to the friends and family who call him this, apparently doesn’t mean “tush” or “derriere,” but which certainly did in my household.

I like Yourhighness so much that I think I will try to get my kids to call me that for a while.

In other strange-name news, there’s this sad San Diego Tribune article (sent to us by one James Werner of Charlottesville, Va.) about a gang murder. The victim’s name was Dom Perignon Champagne; his mother’s name is Perfect Engelberger.

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  1. RBergs says:

    Another great name family is the Harris family from Staten Island. Immaculate Perfection Harris is an excellent track and field performer and played football for Georgia Tech (his brother is named Supreme Justice). For more info, follow these two links:

    http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2001050903030

    and

    http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/harris_iperfection00.html

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  2. RBergs says:

    Another great name family is the Harris family from Staten Island. Immaculate Perfection Harris is an excellent track and field performer and played football for Georgia Tech (his brother is named Supreme Justice). For more info, follow these two links:

    http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=2001050903030

    and

    http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/harris_iperfection00.html

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  3. Michael says:

    No Captain Morgan yet? How about Guten Morgan?

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  4. Michael says:

    No Captain Morgan yet? How about Guten Morgan?

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  5. davinic says:

    Let us not forget the son of Jermain Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson (http://www.amiright.com/artists/jermainejackson.shtml).

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  6. davinic says:

    Let us not forget the son of Jermain Jackson, Jermajesty Jackson (http://www.amiright.com/artists/jermainejackson.shtml).

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  7. cthompson says:

    Actually, Yourhighness is pretty tame.

    http://www.newbabynews.net/hospitals/stf33/public/stf33birthannouncement.pl?babyID=h33-440

    Also, at my former job as a Product Manager for a web based student loan product, we had a school ask if the last name field was required. It was.

    This was a problem for them, as they had a student who was named Chad. Just… Chad.

    I waited for the punchline. They assured me they were serious, and, oh, by the way, Chad’s father only has one name as well.

    His name is Butterbean.

    I am not making this up.

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  8. cthompson says:

    Actually, Yourhighness is pretty tame.

    http://www.newbabynews.net/hospitals/stf33/public/stf33birthannouncement.pl?babyID=h33-440

    Also, at my former job as a Product Manager for a web based student loan product, we had a school ask if the last name field was required. It was.

    This was a problem for them, as they had a student who was named Chad. Just… Chad.

    I waited for the punchline. They assured me they were serious, and, oh, by the way, Chad’s father only has one name as well.

    His name is Butterbean.

    I am not making this up.

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