Destinee Hooker to haters: I love my name and 'at least you know it'

https://twitter.com/AceVenturaa/status/229315824278720513

The “Beavis and Butthead” corner of the Twitterverse  just can’t stop snickering at Olympic volleyball star Destinee Hooker’s name.

https://twitter.com/Kyle_schu31/status/229994715968331776

But no matter how vicious the mockery gets, the Olympic volleyball star is proud of her name.

That wasn’t the first time the Team USA athlete used Twitter to address the digs at her name.

Here’s all that really needs to be said:

Boom!

Earlier this week Hooker shared the story of how her parents chose her name.

Sniff. Is it dusty in here? Those aren’t tears, we just have something in our eyes.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    When I was a kid there was an NFL player named Fair Hooker. I remember a kicker named Happy Feller. And the best of all, a candidate for Governor of West Virginia in the late 60s/early 70s named Peter D. Beter.

    A name is a name. Few people get to choose their own.

    • Liptonius

      Yeah, but as an adult, you don’t have to keep a really bad name…

      • Netmilsmom

        NEVER change your name. It’s one of the few things you don’t have to take the blame for.

        • Thiefofhearts

          Unless you’re Michael Bolton from Office Space.

    • ChelieinTX

      I went to college with two guys, one named Bill Bender who wanted to be a chiropractor, and one named Tim Smiley who wanted to be a dentist. Two really nice guys who capitalized on their names (I assume they completed their plans).

    • http://twitter.com/bradleyward Bradley Ward

      I went to high school with a Jack Daniels. Also, when I was in the military and our base commander was forced to take early retirement after a DUI, his replacement was named Major Boozer.

  • DJ Claussen

    When you combine the awesome grace, power, agility, and aggression of an elite athlete with the oh, so beautiful face and body of a fashion model… she can have any damn name she wants!
    The simple truth is she is absolutely awesome to watch on the court and even better just to look at.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Wow, all those leftards hating on her name — they must be RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST to make fun of a black person’s name!