Fokje Modder elected ‘shame name’ of 2009


Radio DJs Coen Swijnenberg (‘swine mountain’) and Sander Lantinga (wholly unremarkable name) have elected their ‘shame name’ for 2009: Fokje Modder.

Fokje had to fight other strong contestants like Constant Lam (‘continuously drunk’), Wil Krikke (‘wants to have sex’), and Englishman Ben Brack (‘have a hangover’) in an involuntary election of the oddest name of the country.

According to NOS Headlines, Fokje (pronounced fok ye) has never been troubled by her name, but she has never been abroad either.

Considering the amount of Fokjes whose last names end in -(e)ma, I would guess the name stems from Groningen.

Last year’s winner was Stanley Messie (‘small Stanley knife’).

Lantinga and Swijnenberg occupy the 4 – 7 pm slot on popular music channel 3FM.

(Photo by Flickr user Thelearnr, some rights reserved.)


  1. Fokje Modder, pronounced fuck ya motha in inner-city neighborhoods of Boston such as Dorchester, is a popular invective.

    I think your can hear the words spoken in the movie Gone Baby Gone by the character Helene McCready played by Amy Ryan. What a mouth on that girl.

    Comment by Neil — October 25, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  2. A girl in my high school class was named Fokje Wellens. Poor girl.

    Comment by mare — October 25, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

  3. I still have a hard time with Joke.

    Comment by Orangemaster — October 27, 2009 @ 1:14 am

  4. It’s a pretty crude joke. I think it’s usually a disrespectful rebuff, meaning get lost or shut-up or go away.

    Comment by Neil — October 27, 2009 @ 11:57 am

  5. Ha, ha no Neil, Joke is a girl’s name in Dutch.

    Comment by Orangemaster — October 30, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

  6. Layin Ho is er ook een die bestaat echt in de VS (uit de Jay Leno show; stond in een telefoongids daar).

    Comment by Ineke — August 26, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

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