WHEN UKIP members named Richard Braine their new leader last week, they may not have realised why some people thought it was hilarious.
But former Chancellor George Osborne was on hand to point out on Twitter: “The new leader of UKIP is called Mr Dick Braine — really.”
Richard or Dick Braine was elected UKIP leader on Saturday
The pro-Brexit party leader has since said he’d change his name “to stop the bullying”, and took a swipe at Osborne who changed his name to George from Gideon as a teen.
But if poor old Dick Braine thought his name was bad, he should be grateful he didn’t end up with one of these instead:
Bone to pick
Michelle was probably given a hard time about this in High SchoolImgur Head doctor
This man has definitely chosen to go by his initials on purposeImgur Heroic choice
He’s the hero that Singapore deserves, but not the one it needs right now Adult ambition
Let’s hope a less amusing name is given to Destinee’s child Stroke of genius
His parents must’ve been pleased when they knocked this name out[/caption]
Soldier of misfortune
If he gets promoted, he’ll be Lieutenant Colonel Dickie Head, which is a lot less sarcasticBBC Hold the phone
Having the same name as your employer’s biggest competitor probably isn’t advisableEBay Baptism of fire
This guy’s mum and dad basically determined his profession for him at birthReddit Crystal clear
What else has she been selling?Imgur The cheek of it
The stuff of prank phone callsReddit Good god
The first name is probably pronounced ‘hay-zoos’, but still… Dirty politics
A political candidate who understands what Dick Braine is going through No more mister nice guy
When his name is read in court, is it ‘Mr Mister Love’?WLWT.com Judge rude-y
Surely better judgement would make him go by ‘William’ Peculiar passport
Poor Natalia probably has a lot of questions to answer every time she flies Cock of the walk
This fella’s not just ‘today’s winner’… Slippery slope
Hopefully his name doesn’t reflect his performanceImgur Cop a load of this
Not the name you’d really want in charge of a police forceImgur #ParentingFail
Social media really has taken over some people’s livesTwitter Comic cabby
At least it gives his fares a better talking point than: ‘Have you been busy?’ Your what?!
Michael Litoris should’ve anticipated this before giving his nickname[/caption]
Cock it up
Probably feels envious of Dixie NormousReddit I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
Not even named after a specific Star Wars characterReddit Come up short
Best mates with Dick Smalley, I imagineImgur Driving ambition
You can tell his parents wanted him to either be a playwright, a composer, or an astronaut In a jam
After you’ve been named after doughnuts, there’s not much you can do about itReddit
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ROAD RAGE RAM
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'CRUELLY TAKEN AWAY'
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WAS NORA SNATCHED?
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THE SHARK AGES
Shark born before Shakespeare is oldest living vertebrate at 512 say experts
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