Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Spanko by Any Other Name

Have you ever noticed how many surnames have a spanko quality to them? Here are a few I found while browsing through the telephone directory. (I know what you're going to say - "Get a life!")

Aasen

Allmark

Asman

Assen

Beaton

Botham

Burn

Hand

Hyde

Redd

Redish

Rodd

Rose

Sitt

Topping

Vanderspank

Welt

Can you add any to the list?


6 comments:

Span King said...

Great prompt. There are 31 listings for the surname Pain in my directory. My favorite Pain is Ernest.

Paul said...

Hermione, how about Belt, Bunn, Bumm, Cane, Flogg
Warm hugs,.
I must admit I tend to do that with the Dictionary.
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Hermione said...

Span King - That's a good one. What were his parents thinking?

Paul - It's something most spankos do at one time or another, I'll bet.

Hugs,
Hermione

Mr.Betula said...

In Norway the surname Rise is quite common. Rise used as a verb will mean to spank or to birch.In the Norwegian white pages I got 24274 hits for this name

Season said...

What fun! Here are a few surnames I found:

Lapp
Brush
Sting
Palmer
Paddle
Stern
Bottom
Scolding
Spank
Dusting
Hollaran

mr.betula said...

My result of twelve minutes search at American White pages :

Birch
Birched
Brat
Dom
Domme
Smack
Sobbing
Sore
Stripe
Stripes
Stroke
Strokes
Sub
Swat
Swats
Switch