Embarrassing names in Sport

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Oct 28, 2020, 11:49

So over the years, we've seen sportsmen with the most hilarious names or surnames.
I've decided to highlight a few... Please add to the list. And try keep it to Rugby, Cricket and soccer.
No football, basketball or ice hockey please.

1. Vishal Dikshit - Indian cricket journo
2. Hardik Pandya - indian cricketer
3. Mathieu Bastareaud - French prop
4. Matthieu Jalibert - French rugby player
5. Quinton de Kock - SA cricketer - Ive heard some Indians asking "is that really his surname?"
6. Have-a-Look Dube - Zimbabwe soccer
7. Niroshan Dickwella - Sri Lankan cricketer

There are so many... some which are only funny if you dont understand different languages.

Help me add to the list.

Oct 28, 2020, 12:20

There's a French rugby player called Faraj Fartass.

Oct 28, 2020, 12:53

And an Indian cricketer with the name of Arshdeep.   

Oct 28, 2020, 13:00

De Kock is a Dutch surname with hundreds of thousands of people using that surname all over the world,    Nothing funny with that surname  other than a bit of history,   Many of the ordinary Dutch people did not use any Surnames before Napoleon got hold of the Netherlands,   They were forced then to register surnames and many people regarded it as a joke and gave all kinds of funny surnames - one of which I came across was Hoenderdoos.   Unfortunately after Napoleon was defeated the usage of the fake surnames became permanent and the joke then backfired on the people.      

Oct 28, 2020, 14:46


as i said... 

"There are so many... some which are only funny if you dont understand different languages"

I'm sure Hardik also isnt funny if you're Hindi.

Oct 28, 2020, 14:47

and neither is Jailbert if you're french.

Oct 28, 2020, 14:48

Did you know, Pajero means wanker in Spanish?

Any of you drive a Pajero?

Oct 28, 2020, 15:49

Jean Condom used to play for France. 

Oct 28, 2020, 20:09

There was a NASCAR driver called Dick Trickle.

Oct 28, 2020, 20:17

"There was a NASCAR driver called Dick Trickle."

Only you would remember that, avid NASCAR fan that you are...telling...

Oct 28, 2020, 21:56

Yes, I thought I was hearing things when I was watching the IPL the other day. Hardik was run out by Arshdeep! 3 names spring to mind in golf: Ivo Giner played on European tour Dick Lotz and Dick Mast played on PGA Tour in USA and/or secondary tour. Would have been great had those 3 played together in a major! Then of course there was the USA swimmer Misty Hyman.....not sure of her surname spelling but you get my drift....

Oct 28, 2020, 23:13

Camille Chat. French hooker currently. Pronounced Cami Shat I've heard.

Oct 28, 2020, 23:48

Ahsee Tuala plays for Northampton 

Oct 29, 2020, 02:27

Ben Hur Kivalu was an injury-prone rugby player from about 20 years ago. 

He was injured against a South African team in Super rugby by a basic tackle, and that was his last game in Super rugby for Wellington

Benhur Kivalu
Birth nameBenhur Kivalu
Date of birth2 September 1972 (age 48)
Place of birthVailoaSamoa
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight286 lb (130 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s)Lock, Number 8
Amateur team(s)
Senior career
Fukuoka Sanix Bombs[1]
Kintetsu Liners[2]
Provincial / State sides
1995-1996Wellington B[3]2(10)
National team(s)

Oct 29, 2020, 08:48


Very funny - I keep on laughing about that as well.  LOL   

Oct 29, 2020, 09:41

Arshdeep is seriously unlucky.

Oct 29, 2020, 09:42

There are a few English pearlers too...

Danny Grewcock springs to mind.

Oct 29, 2020, 14:29

Shota Horie ...embarrassing for the lad knowing the meaning of ‘hori’

Oct 29, 2020, 15:31

Well David Seaman and Nicky Butt used to cause a fair few giggles amongst Football fans....

Oct 30, 2020, 22:16

Mandeep and Arshdeep in 1 team. Can only mean danger for their teammates

Nov 01, 2020, 05:32

Parents must think before they name their newborn children...my mum was never crude, she was a lady but she had a naughty sense of humour...she tells of a soldier she met during war years called "John Willy" and when I think of the great Irish Lion's captain, Willie John McBride, I wonder if his parents changed the order of his first names.

But none can be as bad as Fanny Chmelar, the German Olympic Alpine skier....how awful...surely she should change her name.

Nov 01, 2020, 12:29

My gran had a video shop in Emmarentia in Joburg. There was a little Jewish lady that bought videos from her named Fanny Hymen.


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