Posted: Nov 28, 2012
When the late-night host asked Reba to name ladies who share her name, the country legend didn’t hesitate.
“Reba Hancock, that was Johnny Cash’s sister… and my grandmother was named Reba,” she says. “That’s how I got the name Reba myself.”
And when it comes to unique names in the McEntire family, the buck doesn’t stop at “Reba.”
“Narvel’s your husband,” Jimmy says. “What a great name that is. I can’t even believe it’s a real name: Narvel Blackstock. It sounds like it’s right out of a novel. Out of a narvel, actually.”
While Jimmy may have an affinity for the name “Narvel,” Reba mentions the McEntire girls’ names are unequaled.
“I’ve got Calamity, LouKacy, Autumn, Chism,” Reba says. But when it comes to her TV characters, she’ll always be Reba.
“If you were doing Hamlet or something,” Jimmy joked, “there would be a Reba in it? If I were to take the name Reba, would you sue me?”
Catch the real Reba as “Reba” in her new sitcom Malibu Country, airing Fridays on ABC.