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Top 20 Weirdest Athlete Names of All Time

You can pick your friends and what college you get to play sports for when you’re an athlete, but there are a couple of things you can’t choose. You certainly can’t pick who your parents are, and those parents are able to give you a weird name that sticks with you for your entire life.

If it’s your first name that’s weird, you can blame your parents. If it’s your last name that’s goofy, then you can blame your parents’ luck. If it’s a combination of the two, you can blame your parents for acting like children.

There have been some very unique names that have come through the sporting world, and many of them have made us giggle and crack jokes almost non-stop. If you want to relive some of the strangest names in sports history, you’re in luck. Just make sure to get your mind back in the gutter before diving into this list, because it’s a little childish.

So who are the athletes that have had the most unfortunate names in sports history? We found 20 that stood above the rest, with some of them still active in their sport today. From NASCAR and the WNBA to the NFL and MLB, pretty much every sport is covered. Here are the 20 weirdest names in sports history.

20 Jordin Tootoo

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19 Jim Bob Cooter

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18 DeWanna Bonner

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17 Fair Hooker

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16 Steve Sharts

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15 Boof Bonser

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14 D’Brickashaw Ferguson

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13 Longar Longar

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12 Yourhighness Morgan

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11 World B. Free

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10 God Shammgod

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9 Misty Hyman

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8 Dick Butkus

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7 Metta World Peace

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6 Johnny Dickshot

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5 Rusty Kuntz

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4 God’sgift Achiuwa

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3 Milton Bradley

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2 Chubby Cox

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1 Dick Trickle

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Dick Trickle had the hands down oddest name in all of sports when he was participating in NASCAR. As a short track racer, Trickle was one of the best, and dominated the state of Wisconsin. When it came to the big boys league of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, though, Trickle could never win the big one. Despite starting in over 300 races in the span of a quarter century, Trickle not only never won a race, but his best finish was third. Trickle with 15 trips to the top five. Trickle tragically took his own life in May of 2013 in North Carolina.

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