Friday, February 22, 2008

The unfortunate middle name Wayne

I have been thinking that having the middle name Wayne is a very unfortunate situation. It seems that anyone with the middle name of Wayne that I can think of turns out to have serious issues. Parents may want to think twice about giving your child the middle name Wayne. A few unfortunate (but famous) examples of this are: John Wayne Gacy, Elmer Wayne Henley and of course how could we forget John Wayne Bobbitt.

These examples got me thinking further and I decided to do some research. I found some alarming results: Just a quick search gave me access to the following guy who has really done some serious research and has complied a huge list of names of people whose middle name is Wayne who are/were murderers:

Timothy Wayne Adams (Texas)Shannon Wayne Agofsky (Texas)Thomas Wayne Akers (North Carolina)Stephen Wayne Anderson (California)*Joshua Wayne Andrews (Virginia)David Wayne Arisman (California)Timothy Wayne Barnett (Alabama)Gerald Wayne Bivins (Indiana)Scott Wayne Blystone (Pennsylvania)Elvis Wayne Botley (California)Steven Wayne Bowman (South Carolina)Ricky Wayne Brown (Florida)Michael Wayne Brown (Oklahoma)Dennis Wayne Bryant (Virginia)Edward Wayne Bryant (Oklahoma)Estell Wayne Buck (Ohio)Bradley Wayne Cagle (Texas)Seth Wayne Campbell (Texas)Darren Wayne Campbell (Oregon)Mark Wayne Campmire (Connecticut)Michael Wayne Carter (Indiana)Rodger Wayne Chastain (California)*Ronald Wayne Clark, Jr. (Florida)Douglas Wayne Clark (Texas)Darryl Wayne Claughton (Alberta)Kevin Wayne Coffey (Texas)Michael Wayne Cole (North Carolina)Joseph Wayne Cook (North Carolina)Billy Wayne Cope (South Carolina)Alvin Wayne Crane (Texas)*David Wayne Crews (Tennessee)Donald Wayne Darling II (Alabama)Christopher Wayne Davis (Louisiana)Gary Wayne Davis (Kentucky)Jerry Wayne Dean (Kentucky)Aryan Wayne Duntley (California)John Wayne Duvall (Oklahoma)*Dennis Wayne Eaton (Virginia)*Dale Wayne Eaton (Colorado)Michael Wayne Eggers (Alabama)Gary Wayne Etheridge (Texas)Michael Wayne Farmer (Maryland)Ellis Wayne Felker (Georgia)*Matthew Wayne Ferman (Ohio)Michael Wayne Fisher (Pennsylvania)Terry Wayne Freeman (Illinois)Percy Wayne Froman (Alabama)Ronald Wayne Frye (North Carolina)*Morris Wayne Givens (Alabama)Richard Wayne Godwin (Oregon)Arthur Wayne Goodman, Jr. (Texas)Richard Wayne Gorrie (New Zealand)Jeffrey Wayne Gorton (Michigan)Keith Wayne Graham (California)Coleman Wayne Gray (Virginia)*Charles Wayne Green (Arkansas)Christopher Wayne Gregory (Texas)Kenneth Wayne Gregory (Florida)Ralph Wayne Grimes (Kentucky)Anthony Wayne Grimm (Illinois)Randall Wayne Hafdahl (Texas)*Conan Wayne Hale (Oregon)Kenneth Wayne Hall Sr. (South Carolina)Michael Wayne Hall (Texas)Steven Wayne Hall (Alabama)Jerald Wayne Harjo (Oklahoma)*Robert Wayne Harris (Texas)Jerald Wayne Harvel II (Oklahoma)Mark Wayne Hauseur (California)Carl Wayne Heath (Maine)Brandon Wayne Hedrick (Virginia)Michael Wayne Henry (Texas)Rodney Wayne Henry (Kansas)Donald Wayne Holt (Maryland)Bryant Wayne Howard (Oregon)Kenneth Wayne Jackson (Texas)Allen Wayne Jenecka (Texas)*Mark Wayne Jennings (Virginia)Robert Wayne Jiles (New York)Jason Wayne Johnson (Texas)Terry Wayne Johnson (Florida)Timothy Wayne Johnson (North Carolina)Mark Wayne Jones (Ohio)Bruce Wayne Koenig (Maryland)Derrick Wayne Kualapai, Sr. (California)Dudley Wayne Kyzer (Alabama)Monty Wayne Lamb (Texas)Robert Wayne Lambert (Oklahoma)Jonathan Wayne Larrabee (South Dakota)Jeffrey Wayne Leaf (Oklahoma)Christopher Wayne Lippard (North Carolina)Kenny Wayne Lockwood (Texas)*Mark Wayne Lomax (Texas)Shelly Wayne Martin (Maryland)Donald Wayne Martin (Texas)*Steven Wayne McBride (Minnesota)George Wayne McBroom (Arizona)David Wayne McCall (Texas)Rocky Wayne McGowan (Kentucky)Robert Wayne McMillion (Florida)Jason Wayne McVean (Colorado)David Wayne Mears (Michigan)Wesley Wayne Miller (Texas)Jimmy Wayne Miller (Texas)John Wayne Moore, Jr. (Missouri)John Wayne Moses (North Carolina)Jack Wayne Napier (Kentucky)Danny Wayne Owens (Alabama)Bryan Wayne Padd (Arizona)David Wayne Pallister (England)Jeffrey Wayne Paschall (Utah)Michael Wayne Perry (Tennessee)Jason Wayne Petershagen (Texas)Curtis Wayne Pope (Texas)Donald Wayne Rainey (Mexico)Randy Wayne Richards (Canada)Barry Wayne Riley (British Columbia)Robert Wayne Rotramel (Oklahoma)David Wayne Satterfield (Texas)Christopher Wayne Scarber (Kentucky)Michael Wayne Sears (Virginia)Kenith Wayne Sherrill (Washington)Dallas Wayne Shults (Tennessee)Mark Wayne Silvers (South Carolina)David Wayne Smith (Virginia)Daryl Wayne Smith (West Virginia)Richard Wayne Smith (Texas)*Richard Wayne Snell (Arkansas)*Richard Wayne Spicknall (Alabama)Randall Wayne Stevens (Illinois)John Wayne Stockdall (Missouri)Michael Wayne Summers (Missouri)Gary Wayne Sutton (Tennessee)Bobby Wayne Swisher (Virginia)*Michael Wayne Thompson (Indiana)Andrew Wayne Toler (Texas)Robert Wayne Vickers (Arizona)*Billy Wayne Waldrop (Alabama)*Anthony Wayne Walker (Ohio)Jerry Wayne Walker (Kentucky)Jessie Wayne Walker (North Carolina)Chadwick Wayne Wallace (Illinois)Daniel Wayne Warfield (Virginia)John Wayne Warrener (Colorado)Alexander Wayne Watson Jr. (Maryland)Louis Wayne Watters, Jr. (Texas)Coy Wayne Wesbrook (Texas)Larry Wayne White (Texas)*Michael Wayne Williams (Virginia)Richard Wayne Willoughby (Maryland)Kenneth Wayne Woodfin (Virginia)Bobby Wayne Woods (Texas)Darrell Wayne Wright (Texas)Jerry Wayne Wright (Tennessee)William Wayne Wright (Texas)

GOOD GRIEF !!

And that is not counting other violent crimes - just murder.

Hopefully this has given pause to any prospective parents out there to carefully consider what you name your sweet new child. The impact of the wrong name can be dire. Isn't that list enough proof for you all that you shouldn't give your child the middle name Wayne? Can anyone else think of any name like this that seems to be predisposed to a life of crime?

-Doc

(btw - just an aside in looking this subject up I found that there are a HUGE number of others who have blogged on this exact same topic.. and most of them quote the same guy I credited with the list of names. Interesting)

26 comments:

Bina said...

Holy Freaking Cow! I just never knew.

See, blogging can be SO educational!

Anonymous said...

Now, I am scared of Shane Wayne!! :o) M*BOMBr

Leighann said...

That list is unreal!

Of course if you took a look at every single person who has ever commited murder, there wouldn't be any names left to choose from!

I was going to say that as long as you don't give your kid the ENTIRE name of a killer, you're good to go, but Wayne is OUT no matter what now!

Leighann said...

Shane Wayne.... is your last name Bane?

Were your parents comedians?

Doc said...

Bina - Welcome and thanks for checking out our blog please don't be a stranger...

Leighann - My middle name is certainly not Wayne... that is a buddy of mine picking on me

Becky said...

Now I am afraid of you ;)

Real Live Lesbian said...

Now that you mention it...every Wayne I know is an oddball. Thanks for pointing that out.

Now about that penis on your peach....

It kinda turns me on.

The Mountain Cat said...

That list forgot to mention:
John Wayne Kennedy
Robert Wayne Kennedy
Abraham Wayne Lincoln
James Wayne Garfield
Marvin Wayne Gaye
John Wayne Lennon
Nicole Wayne Simpson
Notorious Wayne BIG
Black Wayne Dalia
Selena Wayne (nah she doesn't count)

Wait..hold on, hold on...some of these names may not be accuate. shoot!...no pun intended.

Doc said...

Thanks a lot there Becky (poopy head) errrr favorite reader of mine.... HOWEVER I bet if you have another child you won't give them the middle name Wayne...

:p

Doc said...

RLL - Ummmm I am peachless errrr speachless... LOL!

Mt. Cat - I wonder if Wayne Newton's middle name is Wayne ??

Jahooni said...

Shane Wayne Bane... ???? please say it isn't so... i prefer Doc.

My middle name is Joy and I don't think many killers would kill with that name. Ha, so there! I feel better about myself. ;)~

Leighann said...

I don't have a middle name, where does that leave me??!!

Doc said...

Joy errrr Jahooni - You may be right. I doubt that Joy is up there high on the list of killers

Leighann - That just proves that once again you march to the beat of your own drummer...

micky-t said...

I'm safe......Bartholomew!

Leighann said...

Either that or my parents were too fucking wiped out from spelling my first name, to bother choosing a middle name!

frankie bondo said...

well....that IS remarkable...what possible conclusions may we draw from this?

Casdok said...

Wow!! Im safe to, my middle name isnt Wayne!

Doc said...

BTW - Just an aside my favorite of this list of names is Richard Wayne Spicknall from Alabama - This guy's actual name is Dick Spicknall... I bet they don't pick on him in prison at all... ROFL !!!

Jahooni said...

what does spicknall mean? let me google it. that is twice today because i didn't know what matt-man meant when he wanted a chinese basket. and boy did i learn something! ;)

Reggie said...

About any criminal has a name of Wayne, Lee, or Ray.

Leighann said...

Dick Spicknall.... it's no wonder he killed someone!

Micky-T said...

Sure is a lot of southern states in that list.

Betty said...

I don't know any Waynes. The closest we come to that name around here is Dwayne, Dewayne, Dwain, etc. They are scary enough.

Jay said...

Maybe we should round up everybody with the middle name "Wayne" and confine them to an island in the South Pacific. Just in case. Clearly America will be a much safer place that way.

DirkStar said...

I've always wanted to have the middle name, Wayne...

KaritaG said...

I JUST noticed this blog tag and it made me laugh because both my husband and my dad have the middle name Wayne! They are both mostly normal, though. I think it's a statistical skew in that Wayne, Lee, and Ray are (for some unknown reason) very popular middle names in the south...and a lot of fucked up people come from the south...because the poverty and violent crime level is higher and the education level is lower. I can say that because a) it's true and b) I lived it. Ha! It's still a weird, creepy statistical skew, though.