Working at a newspaper, I run across a lot of interesting names. And Texans have some of the most distinctive names I have seen.
A few of my favorites: Brewster McCracken, Colt McCoy, Beau Brite White
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. I can’t figure out why the parents do this. I have to assume that it’s their Lone Star pride. No one will ever have to ask Colt where he’s from. A name like that could only come from one place. Or maybe it’s an insurance policy for the parents. It almost guarantees the kid stays in Texas. Brewster would probably have a hard time finding people in New England who would take him seriously. But I’m sure Brewster would never want to live in New England.