Make Yourself an NPR Name

Liana Maeby [pictured at left] is a blogger who's fascinated by the complex and memorable names of the correspondents on National Public Radio: Renee Montagne, Korva Coleman, Lakshmi Singh, Sylvia Poggioli, Corey Flintoff.  How cool would it be to have a name like that?

Liana and her boyfriend Eric decided to try it out by devising a formula for creating their own custom-designed NPR names.  The rules are simple; here's how it works:

"You take your middle initial and insert it somewhere into your first name.  Then you add on the smallest foreign town you’ve ever visited."

So Liana is now Liarna Kassel, and Eric is Jeric Bath. 

Lots of folks on Twitter devised funny NPR names for themselves, like Pamelda Fondo, Stefsan Swakopmund and Marmilyn Zug.

NPR's Monkey See blog caught wind of the game and invited readers to leave their NPR names in the comments. 164 people did, but a lot of them just aren't that good.

I'm convinced that Neatorama readers can come up with better NPR names.  Wanna try?


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

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Katem Varzob

Sounds like an appetizer at an Armenian restaurant. Varzob is a small resort community in Tajikistan that shrinks in population during the winter months.
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Naaah... if you are female, you HAVE to have a hyphenated (or at least, compound) surname these days to truly qualify as NPR material...

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton
Chaha Joffe-Walt
Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Karen Grigsby Bates
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
Dina Temple-Raston
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