Having memorable names in the SEC is almost as prevalent as the championship success the conference has enjoyed for decades.

As a refresher, here are some all-timers featured in previous all-name teams: There’s Booger McFarland, Barkevious Mingo and Racey McMath from LSU, Toquavius Gilchrist and Foxy Foxworth from South Carolina, Chandler Shakespeare at Auburn, Mister Cobble and Bookie Cobbins at Kentucky, and finally Georgia’s Champ Bailey, Catfish Jackson, Mudcat Elmore and Pulpwood Smith.

More recently, we’ve enjoyed LSU’s Greedy Williams, Kentucky’s Jackson High and Kavosiey Smoke, South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel and Missouri’s Z’Core Brooks.

There’s no shortage of memorable and unique names this season, and here are some of our favorites of 2021:

Alabama: Kool-Aid McKinstry

The thing about Kool-Aid is his given name, Ga’Quincy, would have put him at the top of the list, anyway. McKinstry has gone by Kool-Aid nearly his entire life, and it came from his grandmother. He explained to AL.com. “At birth, my grandma gave me that name. Said I came out smiling,” he said. What did he tell his kindergarten teacher when she asked for his name? “Kool-Aid,” he said. “Everyone I meet, that’s what I tell them.” He is a 5-star defensive back and expected to get early playing time for the Crimson Tide, so his play might be on par with his nickname, which has already made him a national sensation.

Arkansas: Ty’Kieast Crawford

With all respect to our previous Arkansas entry, Bumper Pool, Ty’Kieast is as unique as they come. But he’s more than a name. The experienced offensive lineman is a Charlotte transfer who played in 6 games last year and started 3. He did not allow a sack on 55 pass-blocking plays and turned in a season-high pass-blocking grade of 76.5 against Duke.

Auburn: Zykeivous Walker

The Tigers have an amazing 4 players who have names that start with the letter Z. They also have a Tank. But the name that stood out to us was Zykeivous, even though another possibility was Bydarrius Knighten, partly because he has a sibling named Ladarrius, and who doesn’t love siblings with rhyming names? And Auburn, which never seems to have a shortage of all-name possibilities also has Romello Height on the roster. Regardless, Walker got some action in 2020, including a start in the Citrus Bowl against Northwestern.

Florida: Chief Borders

Borders is a linebacker, but wouldn’t it be awesome if he were a cover corner? But it takes a name like this to beat out other possibilities, such as Princely Umanmielen and Lacedrick Brunson. He explained the name to Gator Bait: As a newborn with a red tint to his hair, his mom began calling him “the little red Indian.” It only seemed fitting that his parents name him “Chief” considering he’d be the man of the house when his dad would have to leave home from work. “I was the chief of the house,” Borders told GatorBait. “You put those two things together and you get Chief.”

Georgia: Lovasea Carroll

Lovasea sounds a bit like a reality dating show, but Carroll has plenty of game to back up that name. He was ranked as the No. 6 running back nationally, the No. 19 prospect in Florida and the No. 112 overall prospect nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite. While he was a running back recruit, he’s moved to the defensive secondary at Georgia.

Kentucky: Octavious Oxendine

With apologies to incumbent all-namer Kavosiey Smoke, Octavious Oxendine, who should have the automatic nickname, “Double O” wins out for the alliteration. He redshirted in 2020, but still saw action in 3 games. He was the No. 7 prospect in the state of Kentucky in the Class of 2020, according to the 247Sports Composite. Oxendine is in a competition to be the starter at defensive tackle to start the season.

LSU: Kayshon Boutte

Boutte is a Louisiana name loud and clear, and when you sound out the pronunciation, it just makes you sound more formal. But Boutte is increasingly growing into a big-time player for the Tigers. At the end of last season, he became LSU’s go-to wide receiver after Terrace Marshall opted out of the season in November. In a game he won’t soon forget, Boutte set the SEC record for receiving yards in a game in the season-finale against Ole Miss with 308 yards and 3 TDs on 14 receptions.

Mississippi State: Armondous Cooley

Armondous is one of the unique names that is not even a combination that has an apostrophe. It reminds me of a Greek God, like Armondous might have been Zeus’ cousin or brother-in-law. Cooley appears to be down the depth chart at noseguard, but the former 3-star recruit should have a chance to get serious playing time as a redshirt freshman.

Missouri: Realus George Jr.

This is a name that fits his position as a fullback. The Miami transfer by way of junior college is now listed as a defensive lineman at Mizzou, with a 6-1 and 278-pound frame, but Realus gives the impression that he’s serious business. It’s tough to imagine someone named Realus as being timid, or soft. The Tigers are extremely deep at defensive tackle, but don’t be surprised if he works his way into the rotation.

Ole Miss: Sellers Shy

The Rebels have an unusually high number of alliterative names, but Sellers Shy stands out because of his full name, David Foote Sellers Shy Jr., which is a classic Deep South name, and obviously has some family history with it, and probably more than we know. He redshirted in 2019, and didn’t record any stats as a redshirt freshman in 2020.

South Carolina: Keem Green

The ability to rhyme was the only reason Green beat out Hot Rod Fitten, better known as Rodricus. But the Gamecocks had no shortage of worthy names, including King-Demenian Ford and Zaquandre White. His full name is Jahkeem, and he’s a Nebraska transfer returning back to his native Midlands to finish his college career. But he’ll do it in the middle of a deep and talented defensive line rotation.

Tennessee: Cheyenne Labruzza

The pronunciation is La-BROOZE-uh, and it’s always good to have an all-name entry with a first name of a city in Big Sky country. He has played in 29 games and made 5 total tackles.

Texas A&M: Yulkeith Brown

Call yours truly biased, but Yulkeith was too good to pass up in this exercise. The freshman has already made some noise in the eyes of offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey. “We’ve got a young freshman named Yulkeith Brown who can absolutely run and make plays with the ball in his hands,” Dickey said, per GigEm247.

Vanderbilt: Errington Truesdell

This sounds like a character in a John Grisham novel, but what wasn’t overlooked is that his father is also a notable name in this project: Chuvalo. The freshman and former 3-star recruit is at a position of need at inside linebacker, so don’t be surprised if he sees some playing time this season.