You still have a few more days to cast your votes in the second round of the 2008 Name of the Year tournament, conducted in brackets just like that other March tournament. Remember, you have to vote four times in each of four "regionals." The matchups:
Destiny Frankenstein v. Thankgod Amaefule
Firm Dinkins v. Perfect Engleberger
Urban Couch v. Weekendfer Saurit
Spaceman Africa v. Silky Labie
Fabio Assalone v. Phyllis Mangina
Terdsak Jandaeng v. Hurtis Chinn
Dominitrix Johnson v. Johnny Moustache
Charley Willard Horse Dick v. Levi Licking
Steeve Ho You Fat v. Edward McClammy
Dean Windass v. Have-a-Look Dube
Jeremiah Kilimanjaro v. Danger Guerrero
Tonic Chabalala v. Alpacino Beauchamp
Reprobatus Bibbs v. Cash Dixon Ringo Starlight
Fonda Dicks v. Poony Poon
Gasoline Hunter v. Pansy Ho
Rockefellow Johnson v. Free-King Africa
Some free-king fantastic names were eliminated in the first round. Check out the original ballot.
By the way, although NOTY is technically a sports-name competition, Poony Poon, age 10 (or possibly 11), is actually a Hong Kong-born piano student at the Juilliard School. Foul!
A bit of NOTY background from the "About" page:
A good name is in the ear of the beholder (or the eye, in the case of creatively punctuated names, like I-Perfection Harris and Q’Beashable Scott). You like the cadence of Fidelio Tata. I prefer the poetic rhyme of Clinton Hinton. You think Largest Agbejemison is funnier than Borat. I’m an Excellent Raymond guy all the way. You cringe over Dick Surprise. I can’t stop laughing about Johnny Dickshot. History’s your game? Conan Freud. Geography? Paris London. Both? Cleopatra Egypt. ...
We’ve squandered untold, irretrievable hours of our lives nominating, verifying, seeding, voting for and wetting our pants over the likes of Anicet Lavodrama, Unique Wigfall, Babypaz de la Vega Jr., Drs. Jihad Slim and Barney Softness, Gay Straite, Courage Shabalala, Dick Trickle, Dudley Softly, Finesse Couch, La’keisha Laughinghouse, Attila Cosby, Maximum Havoc Steinberg, Dudu Chili, Asi Wind, Shula Hula and others so beautifully named. Now you can, too.
Thanks for the heads-up, Nancy R. Callahan!