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post #1 of 25
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I'd have no problems with it. There are some people headstones
out there with names that are or sound as bad.

And since there is supposed to be a person out there named Sh*thead (pronounced Sh'theed) I wonder what problems they'll have.
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
http://tristatehomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=2341

I'd have no problems with it. There are some people headstones
out there with names that are or sound as bad.

And since there is supposed to be a person out there named Sh*thead (pronounced Sh'theed) I wonder what problems they'll have.
I believe that Sh'theed thing is urban legend....

but all the same, don't see the problem.
post #3 of 25
What kind of person names their dog that? I mean, you'd have to have a strange relationship to call your pet something so vulgar.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
What kind of person names their dog that? I mean, you'd have to have a strange relationship to call your pet something so vulgar.
That's what I was thinking...
post #5 of 25
I was thinking the same thing Z. Probably some old hillbilly. I know, I know, how UN PC of me.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
What kind of person names their dog that? I mean, you'd have to have a strange relationship to call your pet something so vulgar.
Seriously!!?? How stupid...
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
What kind of person names their dog that? I mean, you'd have to have a strange relationship to call your pet something so vulgar.
I don't understand it either. My dad names his pets names that I don't like, but he does love them.

I gave him a cockatiel who was named Bungee because he once got his foot caught in the telephone cord. My dad renamed him pee-pee because he reminded him of a bird he found in a men's room once.

A friend of mine had a stray kitten actually fall through a hole in her ceiling closet (from her attic). I named her Freefall and gave her to my dad. He renamed her Scootch.

He had another cat named Dufus.

I have no idea why he names pets this way, but he loves them and takes excellent care of them.
post #8 of 25
This is both sad and funny at the same time!

But I know there was a guy who hated the fact he had 2 girls and no boys; so out of meanness he named them: (their last name really was Hogg).

Ima and Ura!

Heard later the girls had their names changed when 18. Don't know WHERE the mother was in the picture or why she agreed to keep those names!


And I do know that the cat fancy bans certain "names" - however there was a breeder who got away with naming their male breeding cat "Nucking Futz"
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
This is both sad and funny at the same time!
I have to admit that I let out a chuckle when I read the about the name on the headstone. I wonder if it was the actual name of the pet or if it was a "nickname". Oddly enough, I really don't have anything wrong with it.

On a side note, I keep teasing the wife about getting some pot bellied pigs but she wants to hit me every time I tell her the names for them:
Bacon Sandwich
Ham Hock
Sparerib
Pork Chop
Head Cheese
Goetta

Those are fine names!
post #10 of 25
I know people have named pigs "Porkchop"

And I want a little goat, name her Bluebell, but DH keeps making cut throat motions on the little goat's head!
post #11 of 25
It's not the nicest name and I can see why people would object to it on a headstone. But someone who cares enough about their dog to buy it a plot, bury it and put up a headstone I'm SURE would have named it that out of some kind of joking affection. I'm sure of it!
post #12 of 25
That is just silly. She could have at least given the dog a nice name if it was going to be buried in a human cemetary. She sounds like a nut to me.
You would hope the name Sh**head would be an urban legend, but it isn't. My SO is a tattoo artist, and has actually tattooed it on a girl. It was on her driver's license, so he could not refuse her. It was pronounced Shy theed. I bet the people at the DMV had a ball with that one.
post #13 of 25
I think it's a shame the poor dog was given such a bad name in the first place. And then to make matters worse he's buried beneath a flag pole put up to honor veterans?! I have to wonder which came first...the dog's grave or the flag pole.
post #14 of 25
Sounds like the flag pole was there first.
post #15 of 25
That's actually one of Wiggie's nicknames! He earned it after an unfortunate accident one day..... of course we still love him dearly.
Don't think I'd put it on a headstone though!
post #16 of 25
I'm a bit confused by that article.

Did she bury her dog in a veteran cemetary?! How is that even allowed?
post #17 of 25
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I'm a bit confused by that article.

Did she bury her dog in a veteran cemetary?! How is that even allowed?
As long as its OK by the person in charge of the cemetary. I wonder if she might be a veteran and made a special request for this.

It's not a veteran's cemetary, but there is a cemetary in the SW side of Michigan that has a civil war soldier buried with his horse. It's how he wanted it and the town OK'd it.
post #18 of 25
I worked at a groomer's for a while as a receptionist and there was these people with this poodle named "Biteass". When I first took their appointment over the phone, I asked them to spell it to make sure I heard it right.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
I gather it is a community cemetery.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
I have to admit that I let out a chuckle when I read the about the name on the headstone. I wonder if it was the actual name of the pet or if it was a "nickname". Oddly enough, I really don't have anything wrong with it.

On a side note, I keep teasing the wife about getting some pot bellied pigs but she wants to hit me every time I tell her the names for them:
Bacon Sandwich
Ham Hock
Sparerib
Pork Chop
Head Cheese
Goetta

Those are fine names!
Your so bad.. She should hit you for that..
post #21 of 25
I can understand the pet names..we had two newts named Fig and Isaac, a Sudan Plated Lizard named Gucci..

Anyway, I don't think it's uncommon to have a pet named or nicknamed that... there were a *ton* of animals named dog, cat, dog two, D O G... it seems to be a Southern, or at least North Carolinian thing to do... I'd heard a few named sh*thead and b*stard and.. a few other choice names as well.
post #22 of 25
It's just very poor taste IMO and probably one of those people who NEED attention and this was one way to get it. If it were up to me, I'd simply move the flagpole to a better location and let the matter drop, i.e., give this person no more attention since that's obviously what the intention was in the first place.
post #23 of 25
I'm not sure I think it's attention getting behavior. There wasn't a headstone on that for how long? I think perhaps the person just simply didn't have the money for it, or what have you, and then put the headstone on the grave when they did. I mean.. I can't imagine using a plot of land you've bought for a burial plot for something like a dog if you considered it frivolous. I don't think someone would waste that much money on an attention getting scheme, or just to use it as a joke.. and were I to bury one of my animals I surely wouldn't want to a.) move it once it was buried, or b.) use a different name so as to appease the general poplace. Personally I don't believe in burying, but if I did, I'm sure that I would also believe in not disturbing the dead, and I would refuse to move my pet's grave.

It might be attention getting behavior, but honestly, I think that's way too elaborate. I think the series of events would have been rather hard to predict. If something absolutely needs to be moved, then it should by rights be the flag pole, imo.
post #24 of 25
I'm trying to figure out if it is real or not... but OMG that poor dog!!!
post #25 of 25
Dunno if it's real or not, but if it is real.. then it seems to be a really well loved pet regardless of the name.
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