It has to have been an Urban Legend or the like, but I recall some family named King naming a child Nosmo after seeing the name on a barn door that was slightly ajar.
Be that as it may, here’s an opportunity to display your wit and observational skills by listing pairs of words that (at least in a minor way) make sense once they’re split on different pairs of letters.
And even though it’s not quite the same thing (at least as spelled out) if you can make sound-alikes by splitting names, turn your hand to that, too. Example: one of the guys at work became (for a work buddy and I who enjoyed this sort of thing) Bilge Arrell. I suppose you can figure his real name?
When I was visiting England in 1978, I was amused to see that British Rail had signs in railway car windows that were split to fit the vertically divided windows and read “NO SMO | KING” where the bar represents the divider between the two halves of the window.
I seem to remember that Nosmo King also came from a kids book I read a long time ago. A little girl wanted her dad to quit smoking, so she made a sign to hang up in the living room. But she ran out of room on the page and had to make a second line. Her dad, being ever the wise cracker, asked her who the Nosmo King was.
My Xbox Live screenname is “Dixon Tufar”. Additionally, I’ve heard of Cuban refugees that name their child after the first American thing they see. The first name is “Usnavy”. That could very well be an urban legend, though.
Mr. Land sez to Mrs. Land “You can name our little girl anything you want if I can pick her middle name.” Mrs. Land agrees. He picks “Wonder,” since he knows that Mrs. Land’s favorite girl name of all time is Allison.