Girl named “Reese E. Cupp” wins Reese’s fan contest

Reese's peanut butter cups wrapper

Eight years ago, North Carolina couple Renee and Eric Cupp were expecting their second daughter.

Their first was named Erica, after dad, so they decided that the second should have “a name that more closely resembled Renee’s.” This — plus the fact that wanted to pay tribute to their favorite chocolate and peanut butter candy — inspired them to select the first and middle names Reese Eve, i.e., “Reese E. Cupp.”

Although the correct pronunciation of the candy is “Rees-IS,” Cupp tells PEOPLE that she has always pronounced it “Rees-EES,” which is a common inflection of the popular chocolate brand, thus the addition of her daughter’s middle initial.

Update: A few weeks after this post went up, little Reese E. Cupp won Hershey’s #ReesesOutrageous fan contest!

The Cupp family received the grand prize of $10,000 and a year’s supply of Reese’s. Not only that, but “the candy company even proclaimed June 14 “Reese E. Cupp Day” and agreed to pronounce the product Reese-EE for one day only.”

P.S. One of the other #ReesesOutrageous entrants, Michigan nurse Shannon Dorchak, named her baby girl Reese after the candy as well.


[Latest update: Apr. 2024]

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