Occifers names

#1
Now I don't want to get on the wrong side of a brave officer but I'm a bit puzzled by the Christian name of Harry's fellow officer "Dickon".
Having been born in a tough mining village and joined the RN at 16,even after demob and travelling the world a lot I've never heard of that first name before.
I assume it's a throw back from Saxon times so I admire the parents who gave it,but I'm not really sure I would have survived at school with it!
A school mate named Bott had crapp taken out of him because his sister was named Rosie!
Got lots of respect for him,brave serviceman,strange name more like a throw back from Charge of the Light Brigade era.
If you read this Dickson!Fair play you have more guts than I.
By the way you'll be a wow in Harry's clubs with that tache!
 

slim

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#5
I really don't know what the modern services are coming to. In my day occifers had occifer names like:
Rupert, Tony, Quinten, Tarquin, Giles andthe like. Equally their surnames would have been Bowden-Cable, Jones-Smythe, Fortesque etc.
 
#6
Google says

Dickon, the name has a description or meaning which is from Old English, 'a strong ruler'

Dickon has a Name day of 3rd April, please check our history page to find out how this was derived

This description represents the Male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Richard
 
#7
slim said:
I really don't know what the modern services are coming to. In my day occifers had occifer names like:
Rupert, Tony, Quinten, Tarquin, Giles andthe like. Equally their surnames would have been Bowden-Cable, Jones-Smythe, Fortesque etc.
Changed quite a few of those in my time Slim on Hamworthy burners :thumright:
 
#8
Had an occifer on Notty called Rupert De' Head , (obviously Rupert Dick- head to his mates) Came into the MCR one day, very proud to let us know his missus had dropped a sprog....... called Arthur,
As he told us the name the PO on the throttles called out "half ahead sir"
(Arthur Head) never mind..................it was amusing at the time.
 

sgtpepperband

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#10
On HMS Bristol in '87 we had an Officer Under Training (OUT) who was a nephew of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. He was titled and had all sorts of letters after his name, and spoke with several plums and silver spoons in his mouth.

Despite that he was a smashing bloke, great personality, who went out of his way to show that he wasn't special and really wanted to get on with people, despite some of the resistance from some of the Ship's Company.

We were in Kiel (for the Beerfest) and it was his 18th or 21st birthday, so his Dad paid for him to visit the BMW showroom and pick any model he desired. Once ordered (and used as a liberty boat by the lads all weekend!) it was modified to his specifications and shipped home to the UK, waiting for the ship on the jetty when we returned a few weeks later... lucky get! :wink:
 

wet_blobby

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#13
I think it should be mandatory that ruperts have wacky names, it's good for morale.

Imagine how embaressed you'd be stood in the NAAFI queue waiting for your oggy:

"hello Blobbs, whats your new rupert called then?"

Mutters......"John Smith"..

"What?"..

Mutters again "John smith"..

"speak up for fcuksake blobbs"

" JOHN FCUKING SMITH"

"Hahahahahahah....cnut, ours is called Tarquar Fcuk-Wit"

The shame would be unbearable.
 
#14
Theres a grunter on the Perishers award board in Guzz goes by the name of Cdr Perfect. Always amused me that one. Bet his names caused him some sh*t hrough school/work years, especiallly when he's coc ked up!..
 
#18
Two_Clips_Two_Pins said:
Theres a grunter on the Perishers award board in Guzz goes by the name of Cdr Perfect. Always amused me that one. Bet his names caused him some sh*t hrough school/work years, especiallly when he's coc ked up!..
Did his last trip as teacher, Antares RIP.
 
#19
Years ago, I was part of a team from a boat visiting their affiliated regiment, the Scots Guards. When we got to airport, wondering how we would recognize our point of contact, this army type in full green uniform with sam brown belt comes up and announces, "hello there, you must the submariners from ***; my name is Rupert". Keeping from busting out laughing was one of the hardest things I've done.
 
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