What kind of name is Spoo?

The coach of Eastern Illinois University’s football team has one of the silliest names I’ve ever heard in my life: Bob Spoo. What kind of name is this? I can’t find any information online as to the origin of the name Spoo. He is white and very pale, probably of Northern European ancestry.

When I was in school, there were a bunch of kids with the last name Spoolstra. Could Spoo be a shortened variant of this name - which, from brief research, appears to be Frisian in origin?

Probably shortened from something else.

It’s Oops backwards.

I just checked the Social Security Death Index, and found 131 records with that name. So it’s hardly unique.

The Spoo clan appears to originate in Rheinland, Germany.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/spoo/messages/10.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/spoo/messages/8.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/spoo/messages/4.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/spoo/messages/1.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/spoo/messages/2.html
http://genforum.genealogy.com/spoo/

http://www.marynews.com/genealogy/showsource.php?sourceID=S193&tree=JAMSGenData
http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/Helmut-Spoo-D.html

And apparently another Bob Spoo (possibly the dad?) was a quarterback for Purdue in the 1950s (Google News Archives).

What shape would you say his trousers are?

Then there was the musician, ‘Cat’ Spoo. I heard he stunk.

Spooge?

You’re thinking of SpoogeBob StainPants.

That explains it, then. How does he taste?