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Strange names

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GermanKeyser, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. GermanKeyser

    GermanKeyser Member

    What are some of the strangest players' names y'all have come across through the years?

    I was covering a girl's basketball game the other night and had a Unique Johnson.

    I had to fight the urge to write the sentence "Unique Johnson gave a great all-around performance on the night, driving hard in the hole and scoring on multiple occasions."
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Covered a wrestler named Kurt Bangle. Another wrestler in the state's name was Brock Glessner.

    Of course, Kurt Angle won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling before turning "pro," and Brock Lesnar also was a collegiate wrestler before going pro and navigating into MMA.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    JoJo BozBoz
  4. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    All name team of ... whatever year. Uwe Blab, Baskerville Holmes, Anicet Lavodrama, Reginald Pink ...

    I'm pretty sure (but I'm sure I will be corrected) that they all played at the same time. Best name year ever in college basketball.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I covered a kid named Heywood once **** hey, sorry. Someone was going to do it. Might as well be me.
  6. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    This dude named Some Fucker kept finding himself in our photo captions.
  7. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    I do some substitute teaching and have kept a list of students with messed-up names.

    I've had kids in class named Marcellus Wallace and Zach Morris, with both being about the right age to have been named after the characters.

    Some other messed-up names: K'La (pronounced Kayla), Nachaelynn, Shattrellbeea, Wenzdae (pronounced Wednesday), Chaeliegh (pronounced Kaylee), Narisheana, Schuyler (pronounced Skylar), Zaybreann, Aireal (pronounced Ariel), Sarrahmindel, Adiamond and Chel-C (pronounced Chelsea).

    That's just the tip of the iceberg.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I didn't think Schuyler was that messed up. I mean, it's not common, but it's the most common spelling of that pronunciation, no?
  9. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Cyn-De was one I've seen. I've also seen a Sundy and a Sundee.

    On the boy's side, there was a Du'Shaun. Coach kept sending it in spelled DuShawn.

    Last night in a juco game, the other team had a Jazmynn.
  10. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    It used to be. Around here, though, "Skyler" has taken over with an occasional "Skylar." The latter I've seen as a girls' name.

    A couple of years ago, the local football team did have a "Schuyler." His father was an assistant principal. Everyone kept pronouncing it "SHY-lur."
  11. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    Yep, Schuyler is the traditional spelling of the name that has morphed into Skylar and its multiple variations.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    In the same spirit, any all-name NFL team has to include Wonder Monds, Fair Hooker and Sanjay Beach.
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