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Florida-born rugby player Taco Pope — who’s in the Jacksonville Axemen Hall of Fame and who made it to the NOTY Final Four last year — comes from a family full of food-names.
He has brothers named Apple-Joe and Pepci. His mother, Chili-Lu, has a brother named Pepar and a sister named Cofi. Pepar has a daughter named Colby (“after the cheese”). Cofi has four children named Sage, Bran, Cinnamon-T and Dentyne (“after the American chewing gum brand”).
The initial food names were thought up by grandparents Rex and Dortha Lou. Dortha Lou’s nickname? “Pork.”
So does Taco Pope like his name? He told one reporter that it had never been a hindrance. On the contrary, it was “a good conversation starter.”
Sources: Taco and Apple take the cake, Obituary of Rex Marion Anspaugh
[For more edible appellations, check out this list of unusual names, which includes Apple Pie, Apple Seed, Lemon Lime, Orange Lemon, and more.]
NOTY is back! Here are the contenders for 2011.
My picks and my husband’s picks for final four are…
Shalom Dreampeace Compost
Taco B. M. Monster
One of the contenders, Joe Shortsleeve, is well-known Boston news reporter. He always wears long-sleeved shirts on TV, in case you were wondering.
Which names do you think will be the last four standing?
*Jihad Larry has been replaced with (rather weak contender) Cassanova McKinzy, so I’m going with Ebenezer Noonoo now.