Kelly Kelly did an interview with the St Petersburg Times to promote the Ugly Sweater contest in Tampa. Here’s an excerpt:
How did you get your ring name?
It was my first week and Vince (McMahon) asked me to come up with five names that I like. So I wrote down five names and, honestly, Kelly wasn’t one of them. Later in the day, they said, “Okay, we came up with Kelly.” (laughs) The next week I come to work and look at the script and my name had changed to Kelly Kelly. Vince thought it was cute.