Being from the same neck of the woods, I saw one of those signs and thought, really? Did I read that right? I had to watch the next time I went by.
We had a Strange Sheriff in one place I lived. No, I mean a Sheriff Strange.
Any name that uses a diminutive for a first name, in my opinion, reduces the magnitude of the person's image, no matter what great of a person he might be... Jimmy, Willie or Ricky, may sound with a familiar ring, but always end uf reducing their statue specially with a weak last name like Fox, Gray, Conk. Few that I read locally. No terribly funny, but I think many could use a name change to improve thier prospectes, LoL
This came from a recent retweet by a public radio business journalist that I follow, let's say that this fellow probably pronounces his name as 'Bonner' ...