Great name archive, 8-14 October 2012

Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins

Lotus Delta Coffman, US university president and Normal School graduate

Zizi Papacharissi, US academic and house of power

Gimel President, US gridironer and Parade team researcher

Walrus ‘J.U.I.C.E./Waterslide’ Howard, US cameraman & industry experience obtainer

Emanuel Ax, German pianist and restful renderer

Tina Taps, US tennis official and anti-wayward tennis ball adviser

Skylar Tibbits, US architect and self-assembly line constructor

Natural Hunka Kaboom, US council meeting attender and Bomb Squad activator

Ezzideen Tlish, Libyan taekwondo-er and shooting victim

Stirling Silliphant, US screenwriter and Bruce Lee friend/student

Jackson Blankenship, US uni student and Alabama Face Guy

Spongy Benjamin, Trinidadian/Tobagonian hoopster and point chipper-inner

Amory Lovins, US scientist and Hypercar inventor

Raina Deerwater, US student and slammin’ poet

Shyquawn Pullium, US gridironer and North-South speed shower


Great name archive, 24-30 September 2012

Name Curator has been going for more than a year now, and it amazes me that there are still so many good names out there.

Billy Boat

Billy Boat

One thing that I am noticing as the names pile up is that I am increasingly drawn to names which instantly conjure up some sense of the person that the name belongs to.

In other words, Zeppy O’Geen may sound like a Dr Seuss character, but can we gain a mental image of him from his name alone?

Kippy Lou Brinkman, on the other hand, sounds like a perky, chirpy US beauty queen – which, of course, she was.

And Billy Boat – say it fast, in one word, billyboat – sounds like someone who needs to drive things fast for a living, which he did.

By golly I love names.

Maynard Um, US IT analyst and iPhone 5 upgrade surveyor

Comfort Sands, US merchant/politician and first NY State Auditor-General

Billy Boat, US driver and Turkey Night Grand Prix midget race winner

Cable Green, US education analyst/researcher and food machine ponderer

Outerbridge Horsey (VII), US architect and seventh-generation Outerbridge Horsey

Zeppy O’Geen, US lacrosser and constant every-game contributor

Whitfield Diffie, US cryptographer and self-described iconoclast

Kippy Lou Brinkman, Miss Washington 1965 and intricate harp music performer

Marynell Meadors, US basketball coach and powers struggle loser

Cyril Curtain, Australian biophysical researcher and lighthouse enthusiast

Tromp van Diggelen, South African physical culturalist and sickly child

Lake Keawekoaikamakaokalani Ka’ai, US gridironer and whirlwind truth teller

Grinling Gibbons, English sculptor & monument maker for NC fave Cloudesley Shovell

Wendell Venerable, US university student and alleged Montee Ball attacker

Darqueze Dennard, US gridironer and cheerleader crush instigator

Great name archive, 21-27 May 2012

Texas Battle

Texas Battle

Yes, you get 15 names a week in each of these archival treasure troves.

But you want more: what value are you getting in straight name regurgitation?

I hear you, and over the coming weeks I’m going to experiment with some ‘bonus content’ for these archives.

This week (and perhaps in each week): I choose a Most Valuable Name for the week; my vote to the best / most interesting / greatest name of the 15 curated.

This week’s winner: Mr Texas Battle (it appears to be his real name).

Like perhaps my favourite name so far, Denzel Drone, it’s the suggestiveness of Texas’ name I find so, well, alluring.

‘Texas’ instantly conjures up America; its biggest state, the drawl, the way of life.

‘Battle’ is obviously self-evident.

Put together, it’s something I can barely contemplate. Who is battling in Texas? What about? Has Texas Battle ever had a Texas battle?

What a great name.

Onto this week’s honour roll:

Cardinal Sin, Filipino priest and regime change architect

Oren Moverman, US film director and corrupt cop archetype deconstructor

Junior Hemingway, US footballer and big play provider

Omagbitse Omagbemi, American dancer and apparently puzzled confidence radiator

Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and cool house designer

Callum Papertalk, Australian Rules footballer and nah-sayer

Lou de Leeuw, sustainability consultant, bike rider and cancer survivor

Texas Battle, US actor on The Bold and the Beautiful and Kinesiology graduate

Quentin Saulsberry, US footballer and reliable & thick physical presence

Lars Lagerbäck, Swedish football manager and open dialogue seeker

Alfredo Jaar, Chilean artist and fan of the unknown

Kee Boom, daughter of Dutch cyclist Lars Boom and emotion causer

Buncha Budwong, Monroe (WI) resident and intoxicated driver

Roy Choi, Korean-American chef and one-armed boxer

Sindarius Thornwell, US basketballer and name taker & maker

Great name archive, 16-22 April 2012

Juniper Shuey

Juniper Shuey

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