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, 17-23 September 2012

Magnificent Hanana

Magnificent Hanana

For something different this week, my last 3 names were all double Zs (aka ZZ Top Day).

What would it be like to have a double Z name? Irrespective of whether first or second names were used, one would be forever doomed to be read out last in any rollcall or list of names.

And is there a further alphabetical hierarchy among the ZZ names, ie if you’re Zarley Zalapski with the second letter of your names being ‘a’, then you’re a lesser ZZ than say Zig Ziglar or Zinedine Zidane?

Still, none of these ZZ names hold a candle to Pleasant Hackleman or my favourite name this week, Magnificent Hanana.

Just imagine if she got married to Name Curator favourite Banana Yaya: her surname could be Hanana-Yaya, or he could hyphenate and be Banana Yaya-Hanana.

It would be … Magnificent.

Zarley Zalapski, Canadian ice hockeyer and tease

Zig Ziglar, US self-help guru and Miley Cyrus quote inspirer

Zinedine Zidane, French footballer and former petanque player

Shack Stanwick, US lacrosser and hot summer continuer

Pleasant Hackleman, US lawyer, politician, Civil War participant and Ball’s Bluff Battler

Wesley Woodyard, American gridironer and smiling no-commenter

Chip Foose, US hot rod shop owner, TV star and WD-40 enthusiast

Ran Dank, Israeli pianist and stoner adjective inspirer

Max Sick, 19th century German strongman and musical muscle twitcher

Ellery Eskelin, US jazz saxophonist and ear-to-horn connection maintainer

Magnificent Hanana, Kalamazoo (Mich.) resident & free college attender

Boy van Poppel, Dutch cyclist and somewhat surprise race lead occupier

Aaron and Cara Rock-Singer, US newlyweds and Oxford distinction obtainers

Christilily Chiv, Los Angeles resident and Walmart worrier

HaHa Clinton-Dix, American gridironer and non-Ha’Sean answerer

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, 20-26 August 2012


Major Dickie Head

Major Dickie Head

Shahla Shakerinia, Canadian teacher and leave enjoyer

Dent May, US musician and seriousness concealer

Ridge Flick, US lacrosser and aeronautical engineering student

Wallace Weatherholt, US airboat captain, alligator feeder and hand loser

Major Dickie Head, British soldier and bemused looker

Howdy Holmes, US race car driver / businessman and uniquely successful quester

Rich Sheriff, University of Hawaii official and alleged failed Stevie Wonder concert booker

Slade Smiley, US reality TV show participant and non-deadbeat dad

Dance Estes, US footballer and crack slipper-througher

Zealous Tower, US soldier / civil engineer and harbor improver

Buck Sixt, New Jersey public works director and second blast preparer

Jazz King, US footballer and speedy, spirally ball catcher

Cave Johnson Couts, 19th C US army general & surveyor and perfectly straight six-footer

Nimrod Zinger, US PhD student and daily medical life researcher

Moshoeshoe Mokake, Mosotho (Lesotho) PR officer and crisis stomacher

Great name archive, 16-22 July 2012

Larry Lumpkin

Larry Lumpkin

Nina Nazionale, US archivist and Deadhead

Larry Lumpkin, US footballer and non-punctual meeting/practice attender

Krista Knicely, Miss Nebraska 2002 and area school children speaker

Fred Friendly, US TV executive and Olympian thunderbolt idea hurler

Kreyton Polka, US lacrosser and sequential art major

Gideon Johnson Pillow, US lawyer/politican/military figure and non battle victor

Ashante Infantry, Candian journalist and great hair haver

Ras-I Dowling, US gridironer and hip addresser

Wiley Hardeman Post, US aviator and pressure suit innovator

Timberlake Wertenbaker, British playwright and love anatomy charter

Roger Rager, US racing driver and RV park owner

Angelic Aguilar, US basketballer girlfriend/mother and game attender

Chris P. Bacon, American composer and big moment finder

Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer and pool tryer-outer

Great name archive, 9-15 July 2012

Patience Panski

Patience Panski

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, NBA star ex-wife and alleged attempted child abductor

Jinx Burrus, 1950 Miss Nebraska and three year baton twirler

Jeep Van Wormer, US racecar driver and Labrador owner

Engin Toker, Adelaide cafe owner and paranormal activity explainer

Patience Panski, 1958 Miss Michigan and softball identity widow

Austen Aune, US baseballer/footballer and early dream starter

Wytch Rigger, US lacrosser and two turnover causer

Mirjam Christ-Crain, Swiss medical researcher and great motivation recipient

Umut Bulut, Turkish footballer and late-blooming gem

Britton Drown, US media relations practitioner and drug investigator

Marquessa Glee Bullock, Miss Utah 1993 and Rachmaninoff performer

DJ Driggers, US baseballer and next level seer

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, US politician/Civil War participant and Tennessee State Printer

Axel Zwingenberger, German boogie-woogie pianist and Bulgaria lover

Tom LaCrosse, US college lacrosser and spark needer