Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 Name of the Year: The Final Four

They hail from all corners of the United States; from Idaho, Florida, New York, and Connecticut. They are two men and two women, all between the ages of 18 and 29, all members of a young generation filled marvelous names. Three of them made the news because of their arrest records, while the fourth found himself in the public eye after a local Chinese food delivery man was brutally murdered.

On their own, they are Cherries Waffles Tennis, Lancelot Supersad Jr., Infinite Grover, and Amanda Miranda Panda. Together, they are the 2015 Name of the Year Final Four.

The road has not been easy. In the first four rounds, our surviving naminees have battled Bosses, tussled with Muskoxen, endured Ennemas, and taken a Licking or two along the way. But every time these onomastic titans get knocked down, they pop right back up.

Unfortunately, the cruelest part of our tournament--and any other, for that matter--is that only one contender can ultimately claim our coveted title. Ms. Tennis, Mr. Supersad, Mr. Grover, and Ms. Panda all deserve the title of Name of the Year. They're all capable of coexisting in our hall of heroes alongside revered names like Bulltron, Sithole, Dragonwagon, and Chrotchtangle, but only one will actually achieve that highest honor.

Who will it be? Will Cherries Waffles Tennis complete her personal Grand Slam? Will Lancelot Supersad, Jr. find his Holy Grail? Will Infinite Grover discover that he, all along, was the monster at the end of this tournament? Or will Amanda Miranda Panda survive the churning tempest that is Name of the Year? You have the power to decide. Vote below, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter for updates about the impending final.


Cherries Waffles Tennis, who sliced Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa vs. Lancelot Supersad, Jr., who slayed the dragon that was Dr. Electron Kebebew.

Infinite Grover who turned into Super Grover against Handsome Monica, vs. Amanda Miranda Panda, who served as the Kryptonite to Miraculous Powers.