When you introduce yourself as "Buzzy," what do you expect?
Buzzy Yokoyama looks for the grin and then the usual reaction to his unique first name.
"Is that your real name?" Yokoyama said is the first thing most people say.
"I like it, so whatever."
Yokoyama's mother, Colleen, felt the same way when she told her father that her second youngest child would bear the name "Buzzy."
Colleen and Jeff wanted to name their boy after Jeff's good friend, Buzzy Kerbox, the famous surfer Jeff once sponsored. The name Buzzy did not sound right to Buzzy's grandpa, John Lloyd.
"My grandpa is like, 'You should name him William Buzzy if he wants to be successful,' " Yokoyama said of what he later learned through his mother. "My mom's like, 'He could be successful. If he's that successful, he'll have any name he wants.' "