Almost 20 years ago, my ex-wife, Shannon, and I did the Morning Show on 97 Rock. It was billed as "Married in the Morning, Mired in Mediocrity" and in the middle of our 6-year run (1998-2003), we decided to jump on the millennium baby bandwagon, trying to conceive and have our first child right at the turn of the century. We were 24 days late, as our son, Cannon, was born 1-24-2000.

His name is a combination of our names (Curt and Shannon -- it starts with me, but its mostly about her. And besides, "Shurt" is just stupid). But we were a little concerned about sticking our kid with a name that is a bit off the beaten path.

It all turned out fine as others before him, and now after him, have been christened with that name.

Forget the beaten path, this name is four-wheeling up a mountain side:

Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck.

Never let the bullies win.

The 46-year old Marijuana got her PhD in higher education leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

So there's proof that no matter what kind of terrible name your parents gave you, you can overcome it if you're dedicated enough.

The pride of Pecatonica, Illinois, Marijuana's mother picked that handle because it would, quote, "Take her around the world." Her sisters, by the way, are named Kimberly and Robin (?!?)

Do you, or someone you know have a supposedly cringe-worthy name, and what's the story behind it?

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