22 May

Dear Readers,
I thought it would only be appropriate to reblog this in honor of my niece, for today is her birthday! “Celebrating Great People With Greater Names.” Sweet E was named ITA Carolina Region Ass’t Coach of the Year (2012) while finishing up her first master’s program. Hard work, commitment, honor, respect and beauty are words she lives by every single day. In August she will begin her second master’s program to complete what she will need for her future vision.
Today Asklotta and Staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS by letting you know there are incredible kids (Sweet E) making a difference today for the future! Happy Birthday Sweet E!
xoxo,
Auntie (Asklotta)

The Blog of Funny Names

“Foremost Female Physical Culturist, Writer, Authority on Feminine Figure Contouring, Cover Girl.” 

So read the business card of one Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, a pioneer of female bodybuilding and weight lifting in the 1940s and 1950s. She also briefly ran a gym on Sunset Boulevard named “the Salon of Figure Development”. With credentials like those, you’re Funny Names Blog- bound from the start.

Abbye had acquired the nickname “Pudgy” as a child, and as nicknames tend to do, it stuck. It wasn’t a particularly apt name, considering at 5’2” she only weighed about 115 pounds, but it does sound funny and personable so we at Funny Names Central are certainly delighted she kept it.

Pudgy found fame after her husband Les bought her a pair of dumbbells to help her shed some of the weight she had gained working as a telephone operator. Not long after, she and Les found themselves frequent…

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  1. Dave May 22, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Very cool! Thanks for the reblog (and for being one of our best supporters)! I hope your niece is actually named Sweet E (although there are a lot of good female names that that could be a nickname for too: Eunice, Eugenia, Elmira, Eloise, etc.)

    • asklotta May 22, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      Really enjoy your blog. As a sports family I really like how you highlight the real strength in character, hard work and struggles (sometimes in their own name) to over come and achieve success. Instead of the steroid spoiled athlete they seem to make the headlines. Sweet E stands 5 feet, played division 1 – full ride for tennis.Graduated, working towards her masters, was asked to ass’t coach her old college team. With her help, her team went on to a successful year. So many thought her height would prevent success and it was her height that created her success!

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