You probably already know this, but today marks the 16th anniversary of the cowbell-centric Saturday Night Live sketch “Behind the Music: Blue Öyster Cult.”
So if you’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell, I think I can help you out.
Because today I’ve got two people who were apparently named cowbell.
First up is CowBelle Debradt. In 1940 she was 39 years old and living in Ohio with her husband and four sons. She was originally from Pennsylvania.
Second we have CowBelle M. Willis. In 1940 she was 12 years old and living in Montana with her parents and sister.
I’ve spotted other Cowbell(e)s as well, but don’t yet have screenshots of the source documents as proof, so I’ll leave them off the list for now.
What are your thoughts on Cowbelle as a modern female name? Is it ridiculous, or could it be some intentionally ironic hipster alternative to -belle names like Annabelle and Isabelle?
Source: 1940 U.S. Census