20 Most Ironic Names Of All Time



Whether it be sheer coincidence or a parent’s personal taste in comedy, there’s a number of people out there that have both unfortunate and great names for their profession. This list captures both sides of the spectrum, and even some that live up to their last name, like “Correspondent.” Can you believe somebody named Thomas Crapper was a plumber? How about Jonathon Law who, well, works in law? You won’t believe some of the hilarious and weird names you’ll find that have something to do with work or what’s happened in their lives.

Harry Carl Beaver

Harry Beaver is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.

Walter Russell Brain

A British neurologist with a unique last name that he used as the title of a medical journal he wrote.

John Bukkake

A professor at the University of Calcutta, India, who is also a “renouned facial dermatologist.”

Matthew Correspondent

Living up to his last name as the European correspondent for BBC News. Okay, his last name isn’t actually Correspondent, that was BBC’s error, but it still sounds better.

Thomas Crapper

A famous plumber from the 1800’s that, unfortunately, was not the reason why some people use his last name as another term for “toilet.”

James W. Dean Jr.

He was the dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler from 2008 to 2013 before becoming the executive vice chancellor at the University of North Carolina.

Dick Felt

A former defensive back for the New England Patriots.

Storm Field

He was born with the name Elliot, but the former meteorologist changed it to “Storm” and worked in the famous New York markets with WABC, WCBS, and WWOR.

James B. Grossweiner

He graduated from the Chicago Medical School with an MD in dermatology.

Laura Hamm

A perfect name for somebody that wants to be a deli manager.

Ken Hurt

An orthodontist that probably wouldn’t be smart to set up a kid with their first appointment.

Jonathon Law

He’s been working with McKinsey & Company in New York since 2001 and works in both the public sector and philanthropy.

Mister Love

A truly unfortunate name after being reported as a sex offender.

Mr. Perv

Simply known as a fifth-grade teacher, “Mr. Perv” couldn’t have a worst last name for his profession.

Manley Power

Power was a British military leader who famously led his Portuguese troops in the Peninsular War and removed Sir George Prevost from power during the War of 1812.

Brad Slaughter

A perfectly named meat manager.

Scott Speed

An American race car driver that’s had four top ten finishes in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.

Stephen C. Wang

A urologist that graduated from Taiwan and currently works at the Genesys Regional Medical Center in Michigan.

Gary Wood

Gary Wood Garden Services specializes in landscaping and, surprisingly, works with a lot of wood.

Sue H. Yoo

Perhaps the greatest name for any lawyer.