Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What's in a name?


By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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I announced recently plans to name the My 1-2-3 Cents monkey. I got numerous suggestions once again and many of them were excellent. I like the idea though of going with something in Spanish to fit the vibe that my luchador primate gives. I've come up with a list and the reasons behind each one. 

I have a couple of t-shirt ideas, but a name is going to be critical in moving forward. So, I'm asking you to help me narrow the scope. 



Jefe (Boss) - I like this as a tribute to Andre the Giant. You probably know that Andre referred to those he liked as 'Boss'. However, I don't want it to be confused or to look like a tie in with Sasha Banks, who is currently 'The Boss'. Perhaps I'm overthinking.

Marca (Brand) - It is all about the brand after all. But I fear Marca is too close to mark, which if you're a wrestling fan you know has a stigma. However, that could maybe work out for the best...

Macho (Macho) - I like it. But I worry it's too close to the dearly departed "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Thoughts? 


Mondo (Mondo) - I don't know what it means, Sam Banks, what's up? 

Truco (Gimmick) - The monkey is my gimmick for the My 1-2-3 Cents brand. I figured that embraces the message well.




Cabrio (Goat) - Yes, it's the literal animal. I don't know that it translates well into G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) like I am hoping it does. 


Mito (Legend) - Because let's face it, I want My 1-2-3 Cents to become legendary.

Mono (Monkey) - That's what he is. But is it too generic? Also when I see mono I think of the illness. Mico is also Spanish for monkey so that's under consideration too. 

So between Jefe, Cabrio, MarcaTruco, Mito, Mono and Mico; which do you prefer? Or is there another lucha sounding name that better fits the mold? Let me know by this Friday, Sept. 14.



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