Slater Doggett is not only a Canadian ice hockey player, he is also a very fine fellow for taking the time to respond to some questions from someone he doesn’t know on the other side of the world. Thanks Slater!
J.J. Current, childhood safety worker and former car seat inspector
Ratan Tata, Indian business tycoon and German Shepherd owner
Frantrell Forrest, American gridironer and knee pop hearer
Ronald Pickup, British actor and wonderfully psychologically apposite play enthusiast
Edo de Waart, Dutch conductor and awful weather fan
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, American footballer and accidental leg-whipping victim
Ned Sublette, US musician and Cuban photographer
Hans Rat, Secretary General of International Association of Public Transport and Estonia visitor
Jamaaladeen Tacuma, free funk electric bass virtuoso and grant recipient
Rougned Odor, Venezuelan baseballer and ridiculously brutal brawl starter
Demitrious Omphroy, American-Panamanian footballer and multiple sclerosis live-wither
Marquis Maze, US footballer and non-overhead TV camera fan
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Cadwalader Ringgold, US Navy officer, explorer, and ceaseless vessel repairer
Stormy Wing, US rodeo rider and eloquent coincidence explainer
Richard Roland Spore III, Tennessee lawyer and valuable reference author
Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, The Atlantic video person and Harvard sex mag founder
Jerheme Urban, American footballer and Seahawk definer
Thaddeus McCotter, US politician and star-spangled guitar owner
TP Sankrankutty Nair, Indian historian and International School of Dravidian Linguistics Senior Fellow
Jerrel Jernigan, American footballer and non-jewelry guy
Hans Finger, Sky Deutschland sports reporter and editorial team fan
Oded Hirsch, video artist and wheelchair hoister
Erislandy Lara, Cuban boxer and underwater photo participant (a great pic, BTW)
Franchon Crews, female American boxer and singing career flirter
Buford Pusser, ‘legendary’ American sheriff and movie inspirer
Buster Skrine, American footballer and feet strength advocate
Torsten Slama, Austrian artist and deadpan stabber
Azalia Snail, avant-garde musician & hallucinogenics endorser
Dontavia Bogan, currently unemployed American gridironer and dollar spender
Earl Derr Biggers, creator of Charlie Chan and skilled raconteur
Red Grooms, artist, gaudy baseball home run sculptor and criticism shrugger-offer
Amara Kamara, Liberian-born US footballer and business & academics care-taker
Wonderful Terrific Monds II, US footballer and son of Wonderful Terrific Monds III (not a typo)
Ambrose Akinmusire, US jazz trumpeter and smirk elicitor
Joey Pankake, American baseballer and nickname recipient
Miki Meek, New York Times writer and corpulent photographer interviewer
Per Djoos, Swedish icehockeyer and presumed pear juice drinker
Laupepa Letuli, American footballer, musician and grandson of firedancing pioneer
Majestic Mapp, US basketballer and former Niagara Daredevil
Aajonus Vonderplanitz, raw milk advocate and orgasm craver since age three (3)
A.J. Allmendinger, NASCAR driver and freakish quirky part failure sufferer
CC Smiff, US stuntman and Game of Thrones Swordmaster/battle discusser
Howdy Ledbetter, US hot rod upholsterer and 1927 Ford owner
Delashaun Dean, American footballer and double firearm-possessing breakfast eater
Dakota North is a 20-year-old Australian speedway rider currently plying his trade in the UK. We appreciate him taking the time to answer our questions – thanks Dakota!
1) Is there a story (that you’ve been told) about where your name comes from?
My father named me after an aeroplane that he really liked , the C-47 Dakota.
2) What does your name mean to you? Do YOU think you have a great name?
Ha ha! It doesn’t mean anything to me; I knew it was different when i was growing up but I thought it was normal.
3) Is it good or bad – or perhaps a bit of both – to have a distinctive name?
It’s good in some ways. People always ask about it and seem to like it, and people always remember it even if you don’t want them to. So it has its ups and downs – ha ha!
4) Do you care what others think of your name? What reactions from others have you encountered over the years?
No, I’m not bothered, it has been good with the ladies (ha ha)! They seem to like it after I introduce myself, and I always get the joke ‘Are you from North Dakota?’!
5) Do you have a favourite name you’ve come across over the years?
I haven’t really thought about it, but I did go to school with a girl named Zarli and I thought that was a sweet name.
6) Gotta ask: have you ever been to North Dakota in the US? 🙂
Ha ha – I knew this question would be asked, and I sure haven’t, but I might get out there one day!
Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr, US explorer and drinking/wenching spier
Miles Mayall, wine educator / buyer and Indian wine fan
Foeke Booy, Dutch football identity and fan of Name Curator favourite Ricky van Wolfswinkel
Justice Mordecai Bromberg, Australian judge and iPad speed claim determinant
Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic and counter-intelligence target
Jaap van Zweden, Dutch conductor and Lady Gaga fan
Exree Hipp, US basketballer / Harlem Globetrotter and competitive edge maintainer
Watcharaporn Nantahkhum, sex criminal
Buster Posey, US baseballer and careful celebrator
Hylton Mowday, composer and seamless genre mover
Essex Hemphill, US poet and artistic priorities fierce defender
Slater Doggett, Canadian ice-hockeyer and every position player
Meri-K Appy, US fire protection advocate and ‘Get Ready Freddie’ discusser
Cookie Crackenbush, Gloversville (NY) Salvation Army branch manager
Randy Frimpong, ineligible Canadian basketball player
Major Wright, American footballer and cold weather embracer
Pernille Ironside, UNICEF child protection adviser and agitated rebel encounterer
Titus Bramble, English footballer and double calf size sufferer
Juniper Shuey, US visual artist and eye-popping visual provider
Bodo Rasch, German architect and non-flammable tent city designer
Nobby Stiles, former English footballer and medal seller
Siphiwe Tshabalala, South African footballer and badge player
Orrin Hatch, US politician and non-crap taker
Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer and wearer of the nickname ‘The Wardrobe’
Wolfgang Wolf, German soccer identity and former Wolfsburg manager
Nina Nannar, British journalist and Visiting Fellow
T.J. Oshie, US ice hockeyer and grittiness booster
Zeddie Little, US runner, ridiculously photogenic guy and internet meme
Richard Almond Blow, US stone artist and free brush handler
Goodluck Okonoboh, US basketballer and tough love lover