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Destinee Hooker Is Proud Of Her Name

The Team USA volleyball player has no problem with the unique name she was born with, so you should probably quit snickering about it now. posted on

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Though she’s performed amazingly well thus far in London, some might suggest that Destinee Hooker is more well-known for the name on her driver’s license. (At least on the internet, anyway). Well, Destinee talked to TMZ about her very unique name and why it’s no surprise to her that people are talking about it now:

When it comes to my name, I honestly find nothing wrong with it. I love my name. I have been dealing with it since I was a child. People can be childish.

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She went on to explain that she almost died at birth, which prompted her father to name her Destinee when she survived:

Since I was a blessing, he spelled it uniquely. So I am thankful to be here and glad my Dad gave me the name.

In her correspondence with TMZ she noted that “no reporters have asked me about my name.” I find that to be surprising — but maybe everyone other reporter she’s talked to had a little more tact.

In conclusion,

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…because she likes her name, represents Team USA, and she’s kicking ass in the Olympics so far.

Via tmz.com

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