There are plenty of bizarre and unusual names nowadays and the following people are just some of them who have fantastic or apt names, original birth names, and all have achieved some sort of fame outside of their name.
1. Canaan Banana
Canaan was the first President of Zimbabwe from April 1980 until December 1987.
2. Praise-God Barebone
Barebone was an English leather-seller and radical preacher. He is best known for being elected to the Nominated Assembly of the English republic, in 1653. The Assembly was known commonly as Barebone’s Parliament. He died in 1679.
3. Walter Russell Brain
Baron Brain was an eminent neurologist who authored the standard work on the subject, “Brain’s Diseases of the Nervous System”, and long-time editor of the neurological medical journal Brain.
4. Marc Breedlove
Marc Breedlove is a Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University. He is known for his work into the study of sexual attraction and sexual behaviour. His most influential work was in discovering that lesbians have a more masculine digit ratio than straight women.
5. Thursday October Christian
Conceived on Tahiti, Thursday was the first child born on the Pitcairn Islands after the mutineers took refuge on the island. Born on Thursday the 14th of October, he was given this unusual name because Fletcher Christian wanted his son to have “no name that will remind me of England”.
6. Thomas Crapper
Crapper was a noted English plumber who made significant contributions towards the improvement of the flushing toilet.
7. Prince Octopus Dzanie
Prince is an amateur boxer, born in Ghana who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
8. Argelico Fucks
Fucks is a Brazilian professional footballer. He won the Rio Grande do Sul State league, the Brazilian cup, the Brazilian Champions Cup, the Conmebol Cup plus the Portuguese league, cup and Supercup.
9. Learned Hand
Learned Hand was an influential United States judge and judicial philosopher. He served on the Southern District Court of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
10. Ima Hogg
Hogg, known as “The First Lady of Texas”, was an American philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts, and one of the most respected women in Texas during the 20th century.
11. Rusty Kuntz
Kuntz is a former Major League Baseball player and currently first base coach for the Kansas City Royals.
12. Chuck Long
Chuck Long is the head football coach at San Diego State University. He played quarterback in college at the University of Iowa and professionally with the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.
13. Adolf Lu Hitler Marak
Adolf Lu Hitler R. Marak is a politician in the state of Meghalaya, India. It may be noted that his name is not particularly curious within Meghalaya, where other local politicians are named Lenin R. Marak, Stalin L. Nangmin, Frankenstein W. Momin, or Tony Curtis Lyngdoh.
14. Ten Million
Ten Million was a minor league baseball player who played for various teams in the Northwestern League in the years prior to World War I.
15. Chris Moneymaker
Chris Moneymaker is an American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker.
16. Revilo Oliver
Revilo Oliver was an American professor of Classical philology, Spanish, and Italian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who wrote and polemicized extensively for White Nationalist causes.
17. Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville
Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville was British statesman. His name arose through successive generations of people with double barreled surnames adding and adding instead of compromising.
18. Peerless Price
Peerless Price is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.
19. Jaime Sin
Jaime Sin was a Filipino bishop who later became archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines and was henceforth known as Cardinal Sin. He was only the third native Filipino Archbishop of Manila.
20. Wolfgang Wolf
Wolfgang Wolf is a German football coach who once managed Wolfsburg FC.