Three Brewcity Bruisers Change Their Names

21
Jan
2013
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When the skaters took the track for the season opener, you probably saw three familiar faces with new names. A lot of thought goes into picking names and usually skaters keep the same name their entire career. But three Brewcity Bruisers decided to buck tradition and change their names. The Eights’ Fidela Castrate is now Freight Train, the Shevils’ Spazzle Dazzle is now Shevilrine and the Rollettes’ Roadie Foster is now No Big Deal or NBD.


Here are some of their thoughts on the changes:

NBD (formerly Roadie Foster):

How did you pick your original name and how did you pick your new name?

I love Jodie Foster and ones for the road. So, I figured why not? Honestly, when I started I had no idea what this sport was about and there were waaaaay less leagues so I didn’t think to be intimidating or overly punny.

Why did you change your name?

Mainly, because I think it will be hilarious to hear, “And your lead jammer is, No Big Deal.” I’m living my life for the sake of comedy these days.

How do you think people will react?

I think people that know me think it’s pretty funny. Plus, I’ve had so many other nicknames over the years people will probably just use whatever they like.

What if people accidentally use your old name?  

I will still totally answer.

Will your name be changed on all the official BCB stuff, i.e. uniform, program, etc?

Gosh I hope so!

 

Freight Train: (formerly Fidela Castrate):

 

How did you pick your original name and how did you pick your new name?

I wanted a name that would fit with my Latina heritage and at the same time be revolutionary etc.  I wanted Chi Chi Guevara but that name was already taken so my husband thought of Fidela Castrate.  My new name is actually my tag line these last few years.

Why did you change your name?  

This is my seventh season with the league and I am always up for changes (reason why I went in the draft season 5).  I felt I have to step up my game and live up to being a forceful skater on the track and not get lazy… so being a freight train best describes what I have to live up to (and not run out of steam). I mean you don’t want to be called Freight Train and look like “the little engine that could” on the track.   AND it’s TV friendly so Gus Gnorski won’t have to censor my derby name anymore and announcers in Des Moines, Iowa can say my derby name without having to alter it. I didn’t know that castrate was a bad word!

How do you think people will react?  

So far so good … some aren’t sure what to call me …Train?  Freight? Fidela?  I’m sure that some like my old name better.

What if people accidentally use your old name?  

I don’t mind … in fact I’d rather they call me Fidela if that’s what they know me by.  I notice that some of the new skaters will call me Freight, which I have to get used to I guess.

 

Will your name be changed on all the official BCB stuff, i.e. uniform, program, etc? Yes … unfortunately I have to get my uniform modified, which is a pain but my new name will be reflected on programs, etc.

 

Shevilrine (formerly Spazzle Dazzle):

How did you pick your original name and how did you pick a new name?

I was actually given the name Spazzle Dazzle by some of the vets helping out in the fresh brew training. I never really felt that I owned the name Spazzle Dazzle — too show tune-ish! I always felt like I should be skating out with jazz hands! I had always wanted to pick a name that screamed Milwaukee and Spazzle Dazzle wasn’t doing that for me. I started to see the Milverine on a daily basis after my first year of derby. I was hanging out with Hacksaw brainstorming about names. I shared with her that I love the Milverine and wanted my name to some how involve the Milverine — so she instantly came up with the name Shevilrine. The second that name came out of her mouth I instantly fell in love with it. I wanted to own that name without any doubt in my mind!! I am brimming with pride when I tell people that my derby name is the Shevilrine…YES!!

How do you think people will react?

Initially when I told people that I wanted to change my name almost everybody told me that Spazzle Dazzle was a perfectly fitting name and would try to talk me out of the change. Well, once I started telling people that I wanted to change my name to the Shevilrine everybody loved it, but told me that they would always call me Spazz.

How will you feel if people call you by your old name?

Names always shorten up a bit, so I loved being called Spazz. People ask me what they should call me and I tell them to keep call me Spazz! I did the name change for purpose of the programs and identifying with my Shevilrine alter ego, but I still love being called Spazz by my teammates. Having the name Shevilrine makes me feel like I need to live up to Milverine and let’s face it, he has big shoes to fill!

Will your name be changed on all the official BCB stuff, i.e. uniform, program, etc?

Yes, I wanted to change my name for the purpose of bouting! I almost never put Spazzle Dazzle on any of my scrimmage shirts or uniforms! I will definitely be printing my new name on all of my derby gear, I am super proud to have picked a name having to do with one of Milwaukee’s favorite icons, the Milverine!

 



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