NOTY 2014 – Your Final Four?

Here’s a rare weekend post just to let you know that the annual Name of the Year contest has begun! This year, it’s being hosted at Deadspin.

Go take a look at the bracket and give me your picks for the final four. Here are mine:

  • Bulltron Regional: Curvaceous Bass
  • Sithole Regional: Wubbo Ockels
  • Dragonwagon Regional: Poopa Dweck
  • Chrotchtangle Regional: Shitavious Cook

Past NOTY posts: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.

7 thoughts on “NOTY 2014 – Your Final Four?

  1. I was amazed to see that Australian rugby league player, Fuifui Moimoi, was one of the names included for voting.

    His name is Tongan for “love love” – to mean “greatly loved”.

    His name is one of the funnest to say I have ever heard. People go out of their way to say his name.

  2. I thought those names could not possibly be for real. the first poster has apparently proven me quite wrong.

    I will make excuses for someone whose name comes from another language, since they are trying to preserve their cultural heritage with the name.

    But I do not think that Airwrecka is an attempt to preserve any sort of cultural heritage. It seems more of an attempt to ruin it. Erica is perfectly decent and fine.

  3. @Dellitt – I’ve often thought a NOTY name couldn’t possibly be real…only to be proven wrong, again and again. :)

    @Anna – Thanks for the background on Fuifui! Just noticed that he has a Wikipedia page as well: Fuifui Moimoi.

  4. Strange to see the name of astronaut and fellow Dutchman Wubbo Ockels on the list. Totally normal name here.

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