Ready for more name quotes? Here’s the latest batch…
From a 1989 Los Angeles Times article called “Names in the News“:
Mark Calcavecchia, who won the British open last month, withdrew from the PGA Championship, which starts Thursday in suburban Chicago, because his wife gave birth to their first child — a seven-pound, six-ounce daughter named Britney Jo.
[To clarify: The baby, born two weeks after the British Open, was named Britney to commemorate the victory.]
From a 2013 article about names in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“The Name Game” was a hit for Shirley Ellis in 1965. You know the song: “Shirley-Shirley-bo-burly, banana-fana-fo-furly, fee-fie-foe-murly … Shirley!” She bragged that “there isn’t any name that you can’t rhyme.” While entertaining soldiers in Vietnam, however, she discovered she couldn’t rhyme “Rich” or “Chuck.”
[The other names featured in the original version of the novelty song were Lincoln, Arnold, Tony, Billy, Marsha, and Nick.]
Vogue editor Anna Wintour (in the February 2011 issue) writing about Tucson-born model Arizona Muse:
When I look at Arizona, I see shadows of Linda Evangelista and Natalia Vodianova, but most of all I see her, a gorgeous, smart, grown-up. And how could anyone resist someone with that name?
Want to see more quotes about names? Check out the name quotes category.