There have been so many great baseball names over the years, some past and some present: Rollie Fingers, Catfish Hunter, Razor Shines, Coco Crisp … the Cubs even have a few of their own right now: Rebel Ridling, Trey McNutt, Austin Bibens-Dirxx (oh nevermind, he’s moved on.)

Today we’re going to each create our very own baseball star names, among others. As examples I also created my own names (in parentheses.)

  • Baseball Star Name = Brand name of your favorite beer + action verb. (Coors Biking)
  • TV Weather Anchor Name = Any relative’s name + a major city starting with the same letter. (Joan Jacksonville)
  • Hippie Name = Favorite flower + favorite tree. (Daffodil Dogwood)
  • Movie Star Name = Grandmother/Grandfather’s first name + something celestial. (Olga Moon)
  • Stripper Name = Favorite cologne (perfume if you’re female) + favorite fruit. (Lovely Lime)
  • Exotic Foreign Alias = A favorite spice + last vacation spot you visited. (Parlsey Mackinac)
  • Rock Star Name = Any car you’ve ever owned + the color of any wall in your home. (Pinto Brown)
  • Porn Name = Any pet’s name (current or former) + any street you’ve ever lived on. (Twilight Kidder)

Your turn!

This week’s Go column was inspired by an idea submitted by Seymour Butts. Do you have a question you’d like us to feature in the Go! column? Send it to and she’ll see what she can do!

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Elizabeth Pearson stumbled upon VFTB around 2006, and enjoys encouraging conversation among the wide variety of readers brought together by their love of the Cubs. She’s married, has a Cub-loving pug named Phinneaus, and enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and gardening. She calls Chesterton, Indiana home and hopes to one day retire on Mackinac Island. Connect with Lizzie via email or Instagram.