For months I've been casually collecting funny names from National Public Radio. You know, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, Corey Flintoff, Sylvia Pogiolli, Kai Ryssdal and the like. This morning I did a little research, to make sure I had gotten them all.
Not only had I not—how could I have forgotten Deena Temple Raston and Audie Cornish?—but I hadn't known that a similarly obsessed couple had, in 2009, created a formula that would allow anyone to create their own nutty NPR name: "You take your middle initial and insert it somewhere into your first name. Then you add the smallest foreign town you've ever visited."
For NPR, I'm Davird Monterosso.