Baby Jock Names: 25 surprising sports star choices
If there’s one arena that may have been kind of neglected in the nameberry search for cool namesakes, it would probably be the wide, wide world of sports.
But we’ve dug through the archives and managed to come up with the following group of more out-of-the-ordinary monikers:
BIBB FALK – played for the Chicago White Sox
DORNE Dibble – wide receiver for the Detroit Lions
NILE Kinnick – won the 1939 Heisman Trophy
PAAVO Nurmi – Finish track star, outstanding long-distance runner of his time
VALMY Thomas – major league catcher
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on July 19th, 2010 at 9:11 am
Wow, some of these names are excellent! I particularly like Amos, Aurealius, Early, and Nile. Perhaps a berry will write a blog about unique female athletes names? (Venus immediately jumps to mind!)
on July 19th, 2010 at 9:37 am
Go Banks McFadden! Hehe…He was a three sports star at my alma mater (Clemson University) a LONG time ago. Surprised to see his name on the list.
on July 19th, 2010 at 9:43 am
Thane and Ryne are favorites from this list! They actually sound more sci-fi than sporty. Anyone’s hero, yeah?
on July 19th, 2010 at 9:55 am
I really like Rafer and Slater; the new Peter and Sterling?
on July 19th, 2010 at 10:19 am
Where are the hockey players? There have been some great names in the NHL.
Courtney W. Said
on July 19th, 2010 at 11:28 am
What? No Plaxico Burress? Now that’s an out-of-the-ordinary name! My other faves not listed are Anfernee Hardaway & Braylon Edwards. Love Ryne & Rafer from this list.
on July 19th, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I love Robinson Cano’s name, he was named after Jackie Robinson!!
on July 23rd, 2010 at 10:39 am
So Rafer – but not Rafe?
Anyone heard of Raef LaFrentz (pro basketball player)? Raef or Rafe, I am bound and determined to get this name into the conversation somehow! It is an up and comer – I feel it. Can YOU feel it? LOL!
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