The House of Kitty Ussher

As regular readers of this blog will know, one of our preoccupations is names - company names, product names, project names and especially personal names.

On that theme, this morning I was tickled to learn that the Labour MP for Burnley and Padiham is called Kitty Ussher. What a brilliant and unlikely name for a politician - to me it seems very 1920s. And I love that double 'S'. Anyway, here's a picture of Kitty (taken from her website), in which she sadly isn't dressed as a flapper:



Any other politicians with good names that you know of?

(Oh, and isn't Wikipedia great? Apparently a previous Burnley MP and indeed relative of Kitty Ussher was the equally impressively named Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot...)

6 comments:

The Frumplingtons said...

Here's a great name. The former mayor of Lincoln, Hilton Spratt. (No relation to Jack, as far as I know.)

Dan said...

Apparently the Palestinian Authority once had a Communications Minister named Mad Al-Hifalutin.

JD said...

Ha, like them both. I wonder whether Mad Al-Hifalutin was indeed mad and high-falutin'...

Gingerous said...

The head of my companies sales in Hong Kong has the unfortunate name Poh-Ring Sing

TootsNYC said...

Well, he wasn't really a politician, though he made political news--Smedley Butler.

http://coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/53/butler.html

My husband read a book by Max Boot in which the author describes unrest and chaos in Veracruz, and then says, dramatically, "This looks like a job for Smedley Butler."

Apparently, it was, actually.

Gareth said...

I couldn't help sniggering childishly when I read about South Australia's Young Investigator of the Year, a student of gynaecology called Cadence Minge...

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news22681.html