Utah Politician Gets Letter Demanding He Change His “Foul” Last Name

We’ve all heard stories of parents giving their kids unfortunate first names, but there are plenty of folks out there with equally embarrassing last names, and that’s certainly the case with this politician, whose name is really upsetting at least one of his constituents.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox recently shared a letter he received from one of his constituents upset about his “foul” last name, demanding he change it immediately. “I do not know if you know this, but when people say your surname it sounds like the word c–k. It’s obscene!” the letter reads. “Us decent people here in Utah will not stand for it. The honorable Republican party will not stand for it. Most importantly, I will not stand for it.”

The letter describes Cox’s last name as “foul, dirty” and demands he change his “heinous surname to something less offensive,” noting, “this is a social justice issue and we will not be denied human decency!” They even suggested locals will protest and look to recall him just because of the name.

Cox seemed to have a good sense of humor about it, commenting, “Really grateful for the criticism and constructive feedback I get from constituents that demand I… *checks notes* …change my name?”

  • And a lot of others seemed to have some fun with it as well.
    • “Well since it out there now…. WE THE PEOPLE demand the change to the Cox!,” one person commented. “Maybe go with something like Vulva that can be inclusive to females. I mean you have carried the male version for 40+ years…”
    • Another joked, “Perhaps you and former Rep Dick Swett (D, NH) can hold a bipartisan forum on appropriate names for political figures.”

Source: New York Post