As a fitting follow up to the Funniest Names in the NFL, here is my latest guest post on The Blog of Funny Names.
How’s this for a couple: Francesc d’Asis Xavier Cugat Mingall de Bru i Deulofeu (1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) and Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza (born January 15, 1945)?
Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up. As you might surmise, there is a story as to how they became a couple and how they came to be featured on this blog.
Let’s start with the latter (and shorter) story first. In perusing the NFL draft’s funniest names, I noticed that not only were there two guys named Cornelius up for grabs, there were also two named Xavier. As Xavier seemed to be nearly as good a candidate for funny names fodder as Cornelius, the search was on for a funny-named Xavier in other walks of life. Seek and ye shall find. Buried deep in the archives of my decaying neurons was a blurry vision from an Ed…
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