Courvoisier Winetavious Richardson, Florida Teen, Finalist For "Name of the Year"
Winning the title won't be easy, though, for the young burglary suspect from Leesburg. Sitting in his way is a Dutch epidemiologist with one of the greatest names ever entered into Name of the Year: Taco B.M. Monster.
Name of the Year, which started as a college lark between friends, has lately gotten press from everybody from Bill Simmons to the Economist (which analyzed in some depth in January how some of the most bizarre names affect job prospects.)
The names might seem snatched straight from a drunken round of Mad Libs, but the site's authors -- who prefer to keep their own names anonymous -- scrupulously verify that each entry belongs to a real person.
Monsterville Horton IV? He's a wine salesman in Houston. Rev. Demon Sox? A retired Lutheran preacher. Orel Oral, meanwhile, is a swim coach in Indiana, Madz Negro is a high school cross country runner, and La'Peaches Pitts is a business recruiter and bridesmaid.
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Can the Florida teen keep up his magical run to namesake glory? Taco B.M. Monster -- who authored a paper on "the impact of antihypertensive drug groups on urinary albumin excretion in a non-diabetic population" -- won't be easy to top.
But he's already bested the last local entry into the contest -- Hialeah footballer God's Power Offor, who lost out in the earlier rounds of 2010's contest.
Voting is ongoing at NOTY. Here's the full bracket:
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