Angel Reese Asks Fans to Help Choose a Chicago-Themed Nickname for Start of WNBA Career

Which nickname should the former LSU star go with?
Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Angel Reese poses with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert after she is drafted by the Chicago Sky.
Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Angel Reese poses with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert after she is drafted by the Chicago Sky. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Angel Reese's WNBA career will start in Chicago after the Sky selected her with the No. 7 pick in the 2024 draft on Monday night.

To prepare for her professional career, Reese posed one question to her fans on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday. She wants to establish a "catchy" nickname in her new basketball home that is similar to her moniker while playing college basketball at LSU, the "Bayou Barbie."

"i need a new name now that i’m in chicago lol something cute that is catchy like Bayou Barbie," Reese wrote.

This post, of course, prompted fans to pile into the comments with nickname ideas. There were many clever ones, so it might be tough for Reese to pick her favorite.

Reese has a little bit of time to decide, though, as the Sky's first preseason game isn't until May 4. Her Chicago preseason debut will follow on May 7.

Check out some of the nickname ideas from fans:


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