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, 1-7 October 2012


Hippolyte Tsafack

Hippolyte Tsafack

Amber Lawn, Australian sister and Malaysian jail visitor

Thurlow Weed, US political tyro and chronic vertigo sufferer

Junji Wiener, US lacrosser and ball shielder

Ermal Fraze, US tool company owner and aluminum can pull tab inventor

Bud Pidgeon, hunting fan & Saturday meeting organiser

Hippolyte Tsafack, Cameroonian hoopster and one-word answerer

Kenesaw Mountain Landis, US judge/baseball commissioner and real shorthand reporter

Bradley Wine, US criminal and public intoxicant

Titus Rubles, US basketballer and style translator

Carrie Coon, US actress and drooling man wake possessor

Kate Pumpa, exercise physiologist & calorie counter

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, French footballer and unafraid shooter

Helmut Pump, German waste manager and international advice provider

Christopher Christmas, US counsellor and Ball State University graduate

Rodrick Rumble, US gridironer and good-hearted people helper

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, 10-16 September 2012


Bacarri Rambo

Bacarri Rambo

Victor Vifquain, Belgian-US Army General and unsuccessful kidnapper

Cloudesley Shovell, 17th/18th century British naval officer & disaster overseer

Rizelyx Rivera, US-Puerto Rican weightlifter and clean catching muscle ripper

Wildeana Withers, Miss Kansas 1925 and train enthusiast

Shulamith Firestone, US feminist writer and utopian future envisioner

Tornado Ali Black, US junior tenniser and sister of Hurricane

Mg Mg Mint, Burmese policeman and flip-flop wearer

Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, former US journalist/politician and son wedding aisle walker-downer

Blake McJunkin, US gridironer and unprotected head protector

Flip Flippen, US educator/psychotherapist/business coach and 20 child raiser

Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British film identity and sagacious, bird-like facial expressor

Bacarri Rambo, US footballer and mistaken pot brownie consumer

General Carter Ham, US Army General and Tanzanian court system praiser

Pebbles Zell, Miss Teen Conservative USA 2012

Wannah Bail, Bahamian basketballer and someone who wanted to bail from college team

Great name archive, 3-9 September 2012

Brickelle Bro

Brickelle Bro

Dr E.R. Squibb, US inventor/pharmaceutics manufacture and explosion survivor

Theophylact Bache, US merchant and Benjamin Franklin daughter brother-in-law

Brickelle Bro, US Paralympic swimmer and Paralympic Name Countdown winner!

Belle Boggs, US author and cell phone reception seeker

Robin Banks, Australian anti-discrimination commissioner & racist advert investigator

Cecil Shorts III, American footballer and rest stop sandwich consumer

Beaver Barone, US lacrosser and ground ball control gainer

Narjiss Nejjar, Moroccan film director and impression leaver

Willy Korn, US gridironer and eclectic skill owner

Moonjoong Tcha, academic and Olympics researcher

Xmas Lutu, American actor and skirt wearer

Venky Jois, Australian basketballer and freakishly athletic future doctor

Major Wingate, US basketballer and child support non-payer

Sgt. Law Power, Canadian policeman and bully arrester

Roman Maximyuk, Kazakh university student and panda observer

Great name archive, 2-8 July 2012

Aerial Powers

Aerial Powers

Not much to discuss with this week’s names; sure, Peer Fish, Rusty Shellhorn and Dick Kramp are cute in their own ways, but only one name has what can only be described as ‘Maximum Suggestive Connotations’.

And that name is Aerial Powers. What an incredibly, well, powerful name.

Does Ms Powers actually have aerial powers? Can she levitate? As a basketballer, these may well come in useful.

And can she get reception on any TV, anywhere, anytime?

It’s such a great name.

Spiderman Mulholland, US forensic investigator and birth observer

Marlboro Terry, Marlboro County (SC) sheriff and unexpected rubbish find detailer

Moise Plancher, American footballer and family name representer

Rusty Shellhorn, US baseballer and skin shedder

Peer Fish, US lacrosse player and sideline stander

BeBe Shopp, 1948 Miss America and vibraharp specialist

Brock Dykxhoorn, Canadian baseballer and non-water bottle kicker

Dick Kramp, Dutch marketer and low-hanging fruit noter

Fannie Whipple, 19th century US prostitute and sympathy provider

Aerial Powers, US basketballer and great X-ray owner

Galusha Pennypacker, US Civil War hero and 10-month hospital stayer

Beach Powers, Kansas playwright, cow avoider and subsequent car crash victim

Cal Crutchlow, British motorcyclist and pain overcomer

Lamont Sleets, former US basketballer and non-high five inventor

Tinker Hatfield, iconic shoe designer and lawnmower incorporater

Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer and meningitis overcomer

Great name archive, 18-24 June 2012

Bread Crumb

Bread Crumb

Bre Crum

Bre Crum*

Something of a gastronomic selection for this week’s best name: Tayte Pears, Joe Corn and Felix Pie were close, as was Mr (Marques) Whippy.

But the winner was Bre Crum, a name so close to ‘Bread Crumb’ that one cannot think of the former without thinking of the latter.

Try it. You can’t.

Phillip Phillips, American Idol winner and kidney stone non-passer

Neville Neville, father of UK soccerers Phil & Gary and raucous partyer

Lang Lang, Chinese pianist and (aged 9) suggested suicidee

Dante Dears, US criminal and non-phone unlocker

Tayte Pears, Australian Rules footballer and slow computer sufferer

Bre Crum, US basketballer and additional depth provider

Felix Pie, Dominican baseballer and twisted testicle sufferer

Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and non-rocket launcher

Marques Whippy, Fijian basketballer and pre-game vomiter

Joe Corn, US history professor and ‘national resource’ husband

Mysherry Moore, (then) US high school student and swimming fear conqueror

Windy Buche, French rugby player and two try grabber

Rider Strong, US actor/director and son of King Arthur Strong

PJ Boner, Irish ‘instrument weigher’ and Pioneer Award recipient

Zemgus Girgensons, Latvian ice hockeyer & successful tool possessor

*Pic courtesy of Tampa Bay Times