A short-but-sweet one for today, as your loyal boxing correspondent has also been serving a brief stint as a student-faculty academic liaison for the last several weeks, and life gets busy.
This weekend, Philadelphia-based Puerto-Rican boxer Danny “Swift” Garcia defeated California’s Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero on the first Fox Network Primetime Boxing show in 20 years.
The win brought Garcia the WBC Welterweight title (previously vacated by Floyd Mayweather), and made Garcia a two-division champion, having won several Junior Welterweight Championships before moving up in weight.
Because there was no Livingstone Bramble in attendance, and Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero aren’t interesting names, the highlight of the evening for all Funny Names Blog fans must have been when Garcia brought his five-month-old daughter, Philly Swift Garcia into the ring after the bout. Having seen that adorable face and floral headband, we’re sure her brief TV stint was a highlight for other reasons too.
Congrats to Philly and her dad. Danny Garcia is a class act. A calm, sensible, workmanlike guy, and the belt couldn’t be going to a better representative of the sport. And if his star continues to rise, we might even see the development of a Danny Garcia Baby Name Generator. The formula is:
[Parent’s Hometown] [Parent’s Nickname]
My daughter would be
Sandiego Ghost (if we’re using my current hometown and old basketball nickname)
Penticton Killer (if we’re using my hometown from age 2-11 and boxing nickname that people rarely used)
Thousandoaks KingDave (if we’re using another old home of mine, and my BoFN nickname)
In any case, congrats to the happy Garcia family, and let’s hope we get to see Philly Swift Garcia as she grows up more.
Until then does anyone have any awesome “Danny Garcia Baby Name Generator” names?
Happy Monday, everyone!
So Arto’s daughter will be named Iitti KnuckleberryFinn
“. . . Dave delivers a knockout volley and that home base is down for the count . . .”
“. . . nothing lightweight about Dave’s latest, which floats like a butterfly and sings like a baby bonnet . . .”
“. . . we haven’t seen a name generator like this since Diddy got the handle Sylvestre Bad*ss . . .”
I’m stuck on Penticton right now. It requires tight little flicks of the tongue to say. I want to say it in a British accent. No matter that it is B.C. I feel that I should also eat crumpets.
Philly is a cutie, despire her given name being a nickname. Didn’t Jimmie Fallon do that to his daughter Winnie as well? Just bybassed the Winifred? Not sure. Well, Garcia must indeed owe a debt of gratitude to Philadelphia. And Swift is a flattering adjective in most cases, so okay then.
One does wonder if others will spell it Filly, as in John Wayne’s quote: “You’re going to have every young buck west of the Missouri around here tryin’ to marry you – mostly because you’re a handsome filly.” Totes possible.
I was stuck on Penticton for 9 years of my youth, so I totally understand.
I know some Sams and Toms that aren’t Samuel or Thomas, so I guess anything goes with names these days. Which is really the point of this blog, isn’t it? 🙂
I want to watch more John Wayne movies. I’ve heard good things about The Quiet Man. It might have something to do with the character being a participant in a certain sport involving fisticuffs. People tend to recommend those movies to me.