Like Ras-I Alujah “Livingstone” Bramble before her, this inductee was destined for funny-named greatness. Her grandfather (who we will refer to as “Pops Echikunwoke”) was the tribal leader of the Nigerian Igbo tribe, and Echikunwoke means “leader of men.”
While “Pops” may have literally led men, his lovely granddaughter – actress and model Megalyn, probably leads men in a more figurative sense. But before her parents could prepare her for recurring or starring roles on Spyder Games, 24, That 70’s Show, and CSI: Miami, they had to first address an age-old question.
What middle name ought one bestow upon a child with the name “Megalyn Echikunwoke”?
Their answer: Ann. As in Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke. We’ll leave it to you to figure out which of her parents – a Nigerian-Igbo father and a German/Scots-Irish American mother – was responsible for each of those names.