Great name archive, 15-21 October 2012


Isma'il Kushkush

Isma’il Kushkush

Wendell Wallach, US bioethicist & academic and friendly skeptic

Shabaan Banana, UK administrator and smooth day-to-day runner

Happy Jele, South African footballer and field of play misser

Isma’il Kushkush, freelance reporter and reflection capturer

Burl Doble and Chic Henry, Australian political candidates and hard line takers

Quandre Diggs, US footballer and hype purchaser

Melaina Shipwash, Miss Colorado 2010 and loaded question answerer

Graf von Wackerbarth, German general and quiet string puller

Manti Molemo Moholo, South African footballer & angry substitute

Mistaker Greenway, 19th century British baby and imaginative parent haver

Thor Tripp, US reporter and 7.5 burger eater

Teeboy Kamara, Liberian footballer and fresh blow incurrer

Paco Underhill, US environmental psychologist and in-store shopping advocate

Jean Lean, New Zealand student and earthquake practicer

Tyler Tettleton, US footballer and undisclosed abdomen injury sufferer


Q & A with Dakota North

Dakota North

Dakota North, speedway rider

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!