By attempting to name him "Governor," it's obvious that Ma and Pa Teats had high hopes for their son. Sadly, the misspelled result, "Govnor," would seem to have doomed him to a life of menial labor as a cockney chimney sweep. Defying the odds, he went on to become a successful lawyer and judge and served in the Washington State House of Representatives. Disappointingly, Teats never did become governor. He's best remembered today for the annual sailboat race in Tacoma (actually dedicated to his grandson of the same name). It's probably worth checking out, since we'd like to think that you can enter a boat named "Comptroller Tittynips" without anyone batting an eye.
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The name of a Hitler, but the mustache of a Stalin. Dear Lord, we're doomed.
There are few names that arouse as much automatic, visceral disgust as that of last century's most reviled anti-Semite, Mel Gibson. Adolf Hitler is up there, too, so why would anyone actually name their child after him? As it turns out, in India the name "Hitler" is associated with strictness and discipline, rather than, you know, that whole worldwide slaughter thing. Adolf Lu Hitler Rangsa Marak, the Nationalist Congress Party legislator from India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, wears his name with pride and offers comforting words for the voting public: "Maybe my parents liked the name and hence christened me Hitler. I am happy with my name, although I don't have any dictatorial tendencies."