Let me preface this slideshow by saying the following. By funniest names I am not poking fun at anyone's heritage race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual preference, favorite color, toothpaste flavor, head size or...wait.
Well I figure I can make fun of someone's head size because I literally have small satellites that have fallen into orbit around my own over-sized melon. At some point in life it doesn't matter that your mom told you that you have a big head because it's full of a big brain. I wear a size 7 5/8 hat and that's the end of it.
Back to the name game. Obviously I grew up with the last name Kirk, so naturally I am a HUGE Star Trek fan right? Child please. I have actually been insulted with what I can only assume are Star Trek insults on this site by some angst-ridden readers. I never really got the sting because I have literally not watched an episode of that fabled science fiction series.
The name Kirk afforded me quite a bit in the insult category through various rhyming and general adolescent and young adult creativity/ignorance. I'm numb to it now, but of course get the token, "Hey, like Captain Kirk!" from an enthusiastic un-closeted Trekkie. It's more fun now to just act like you have no idea what they are talking about. The utter disappointment on their face is priceless. It's like the name-gods frowned upon them because my coveted name was wasted upon someone oblivious to bad television.
The names I covet are soon to follow. I swear I could have just made this article "Best Finnish Names in SM-Liiga" and there would be no shortage of vowel ridden tongue twisters with accents that I have never seen.
So get your silent "J" and a couple of extra "I's" ready. We're going to look at some of the best names out there for the future of hockey. By future I don't mean spaceships like the one that Captain Kirk used to fly around on. You know, the Millennium Falcon. Enjoy now!