I am easily amused.  I have made the scientifically unjustifiable observation that if you give your child a strange-sounding name, they must either become a professional athlete or a professional evangelist to become successful.  By summoning the almighty power of Google, I have compiled the following list of professionals.  They are either sports professionals or religious professionals; therefore, I can assume they are successful.  Some are from the old days but most are fairly recent.  A smart webmeister could devise an online game where you are given the name and asked to choose “Athlete” or “Evangelist”.  It would be fun.  But in the absence of that, I present the list:

Creflo Dollar                                        Evangelist

Nile Kinnick                                         Football player

Mookie Wilson                                     Baseball player

Takeo Spikes                                       Football player

Boog Powell                                         Baseball player

Benny Hinn                                           Evangelist

Flozell Adams                                       Football player

Nestor Chylak                                      Baseball umpire

Xzavie Jackson                                     Football player

Peter Popoff                                         Evangelist

Plaxico Burress                                     Football player

Kay-Jay Harris                                     Football player

Peerless Price                                       Football player

Felton Huggins                                      Football player

D’Brickashaw Ferguson                        Football player

Picabo Street                                        Skier

Kyries Hebert                                       Football player

Frostee Rucker                                     Football player

Syndric Steptoe                                    Football player

Dick Trickle                                         racing driver

Craphonso Thorpe                               Football player

Montavious Stanley                              Football player

Jermon Bushrod                                   Football player

Burleigh Grimes                                    Baseball

Rabbit Maranville                                 Baseball

Jocko Conlan                                       Baseball umpire

Sturdy Wannamaker                             Basketball umpire

Dizzy Dean                                           Baseball

Dontarrious Thomas                             Football player

Rollie Fingers                                        Baseball

Oral Roberts                                        Evangelist

Ford Frick                                            Baseball

Pud Galvin                                            Baseball

Kenesaw Mountain Landis                    Baseball

Dick Passwater                                    racing driver

Kirby Puckett                                       Baseball

Branch Rickey                                      Baseball

Eppa Rixey                                           Baseball

Arthur Edward Fagg                             Cricket

Canaan Banana                                    Pastor and president of Uganda

God Shammgod                                   Basketball

Wonderful Terrific Monds III                Baseball

Dick Seaman                                        racing driver

I. M. Hipp                                            Football

Praise-God Barebone                           Preacher (early 1600’s)

Ten Million                                           Baseball

 

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