WWE Pitched Madeleine As A Name For Becky Lynch

Fans know Rebecca Quin as Becky Lynch, one of the top stars in WWE before recently leaving to become a mother. But before she was Becky Lynch, she almost had another name or five in WWE.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Becky provided the origin story of her name.

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“When I was coming up with my name in WWE, I came up with a bunch of mad Irish names that I thought were cool,” said Lynch. "Since my last name is Quin, I tried to get that in there as a first name. Quin Chulainn was one, and that was based off the mythological person from Irish mythology. Cú Chulainn is a badass character in Irish mythology. They wanted a name associated with my own name, like Rebecca. So I became Becky, and two of the names that came back to me were Becky Lynch and something like Madeleine. I was like, ‘I didn’t even submit that, I don’t know how it got in there.’ It made me think of that TV show Madeleine. Anyway, I said no to that, and the other name that came back was Robin Daly. I actually did like that, but I thought it would be better to have a part of my own name in there, so Becky Lynch it was."

Madeleine vs. Charlotte Flair doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

Lynch is currently away from WWE as she gets ready to deliver her first child with fiance Seth Rollins. It is unknown when or if Made...Becky Lynch will return to the ring.

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