Boston Red Sox manager Bobby ValentineValentine’s Day is a time for love, joy and cherishing the company of those closest to you.

It’s also a time to acknowledge the lovely names — literally — across the sports world, as several current and former athletes and coaches have names that are absolutely perfect for Feb. 14.

What the heck are we talking about? Well, think about Christmas for a minute. Guys like Frosty Rucker, Kyle Rudolph and Matt Holiday all have awesome names, but they’re especially great right around the month of December, when everyone’s in the holiday spirit.

Valentine’s Day is no different. The following sports figures all have sweet names, but the names shine brightest when love is in the air and relationships are blossoming.

Don’t believe us? Check out the list and chime in yourself.

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