Created By: EnemyMayan on June 29, 2011 Last Edited By: Jergling on January 29, 2013

Middle F-Bomb Name

A character refers to himself by his full name, but replaces his middle name with an F-word.

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Some characters like to drop their own name... and then some characters like to drop an F-bomb into the middle of their name. Usually, this bit of gratuitous profanity replaces the middle name entirely.

Jerkass and Narcissist characters love to do this. If it becomes a Catch Phrase or happens at least Once an Episode, Cluster F-Bomb may ensue. Expect some form of censorship to occur if this happens on network TV or basic cable... either the objectionable word will be bleeped out, or the character will say "Freakin'" instead.

Characters also like to do this in regards to people they really hate. Or conversely, people they think are really cool or badass.

Compare Third-Person Person, of which this is a subtrope. Can also be related to Metaphor is My Middle Name, but only if the situation being metaphored involves actual sex.

Examples:

Film

Live-Action TV
  • On Action, the protagonist loved to refer to himself in this way. He did it at least Once an Episode.

Video Games

Web Original
  • A Very Potter Sequel has the song "Harry Freaking Potter," in which the ensemble repeats the words "Harry Freaking Potter" at least a dozen times.
  • In the Editing Room script parodies, Samuel L. Jackson is always referred to as Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson.

Wester Animation
  • In the Futurama episode "Silence of the Clamps," an enraged Zoidberg shouts "I'm John ****ing Zoidberg!". This was for shock value, as Zoidberg's normal character is normally that of a terrified, starving animal, and the Futurama cast normally self-censors.

Real Life
  • Fans of romance novelist Nora Roberts call her "Nora Fucking Roberts."
  • I remember an interview someone did with Harrison Ford that went like this:

Interviewer: Do you ever want to put on the leather jacket and hat?

Ford: No, I don't have any of that stuff. George Lucas has it all in some underground vault at Skywalker Ranch or something.

Interviewer: Really? Why is that?

Ford: Why is that? Because he's George Fucking Lucas.
Community Feedback Replies: 49
  • June 29, 2011
    TwoGunAngel
    Characters also like to do this in regards to people they really hate. Or conversely, people they think are really cool or badass.
  • June 29, 2011
    robybang
  • June 29, 2011
    droginator
  • June 29, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Online Professional Wrestling recapper Chris Hyatte used to call Gene Hackman "Gene the Fuck Hackman," purely as a sign of respect.
  • June 29, 2011
    Umptyscope
    Fans of romance novelist Nora Roberts call her "Nora Fucking Roberts."

  • June 29, 2011
    Umptyscope
    I remember an interview someone did with Harrison Ford that went like this:

    Interviewer: Do you ever want to put on the leather jacket and hat?

    Ford: No, I don't have any of that stuff. George Lucas has it all in some underground vault at Skywalker Ranch or something.

    Interviewer: Really? Why is that?

    Ford: Why is that? Because he's George Fucking Lucas.

  • June 30, 2011
    Trotzky
    Which 3 English football clubs have a swear-word in their name? .. . . Arsenal, Scunthorpe, Manchester fucking United.
  • June 30, 2011
    Aielyn
  • June 30, 2011
    EnemyMayan
    @robybang: What folder does the Editing Room example go in? I'm not familiar with the Editing Room, so I don't know whether to put it under Film, Live Action TV or Web Original.

    @Trotzky: What is your comment related to, entertainment/pop-culture wise? If it's just a meme, it probably doesn't fit as an example... if it was said by a specific character in a specific show or movie, then it's useful.
  • June 30, 2011
    MtheR
    A Very Potter Sequel has the song "Harry Freaking Potter," in which the ensemble repeats the words "Harry Freaking Potter" at least a dozen times.
  • June 30, 2011
    KyleJacobs
    The people on this very wiki have a habit of referring to a certain voice actor as Johnny Yong FUCKING Bosch.
  • June 30, 2011
    smashingmelons
    I'm not sure if it's been used in-series, but Brock Fucking Samson.

    I'm also not sure if this counts, but I think the author of Hanna Is Not A Boys Name has called Hanna Hanna Fucking Cross.
  • June 30, 2011
    robybang
    @Enemy Mayan: It goes under Web Original

    Speaking of which, Gary Motherfucking Oak.
  • July 1, 2011
    EternalSeptember
    In this scene of Last Blood, Addison Fucking Payne.
  • July 1, 2011
    BuckRivera
    This is done in analogy to the morphological element called an "infix" (as in "abso-friggin'-lutely"). English knows no other infixes but swear words.
  • July 1, 2011
    EnemyMayan
    @Eternal September: Once again, I need some guidance for example sorting of Last Blood. I'm not going to click the link and try to put my dial-up through whatever it is.
  • July 1, 2011
    mrcoolantspray
    Real Life: Samuel L Jackson. I understand that the L stands for Fucking.
  • July 1, 2011
    Allronix
    A milder example is in TinMan where Demilo the pimp has to recover his jaw after seeing "Wyatt Freaking Cain" back from the supposed dead.
  • July 1, 2011
    crazysamaritan
    Irregular webcomic, Jane freaking Goodall.
  • July 2, 2011
    HiWayXingFrog
    @robybang: he's often referred to as that in Real Life
  • July 3, 2011
    LordofDoom202
    Boondock Saints, Rocco shouts Wyatt Fucking Erp after goings guns akimbo in the peep show.
  • July 3, 2011
    thegrenekni3t
    • In this Dinosaur Comics strip, T-Rex refers to "Arthur Friggin' Schopenhauer", and then continues to call him "A.F.S." as if it's his actual name.
  • July 3, 2011
    Maklodes
    In Parks And Recreation, both Ron Swanson and, on one occasion, Leslie Knope, refer to him as Ron Fucking Swanson.
  • July 4, 2011
    Ninjat126
    Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson. I know it's been said, but it's the Most Triumphant Example.
  • August 4, 2011
    EnemyMayan
    YKTTW Bump. Will roll the updates later.
  • August 4, 2011
    benjamminsam
    Radio example: Jim Rome frequently does this for guests or figures he particularly admires, albeit Bowdlerized for broadcast radio. The first and most notable example was Rome being at a loss for words following an interview with Evel Knievel and simply proclaiming, "Evel FREAKING Knievel."
  • August 4, 2011
    TheChainMan
    In The Dark Id's Resident Evil 0 Lets Play, Billy refers to himself as "Billy Motherfucking Coen" all the time.
  • August 4, 2011
    AFP
    See also This Is For Emphasis Bitch.

    And for that extra bit of blasphemy, a character might do this with Jesus's name. A milder version does this giving him the middle initial "H".
  • August 4, 2011
    AFP
    Also, just a side note, most examples of this would be using a Precision F Strike rather than a Cluster F Bomb. Though, if you know of any works that actually put a Cluster F Bomb into the middle of someone's name, I'd really like to see that.
  • August 5, 2011
    Stratadrake
  • August 5, 2011
    terrafox
    One for "coolant" note on Samuel L Jackson, his name is actually Samuel L. Mother-fuckin' Jackson.
  • August 6, 2011
    Maklodes
    I think that in The Millennium Trilogy, Lisbeth Salander occasionally thinks of Karl Blomkvist as Kalle Fucking Blomkvist when she's mad at him, at least in the English translations I've read. I assume in the originals she uses the Swedish equivalent of "fucking" or something.
  • August 9, 2011
    Prime_of_Perfection

    Anime

    • Gary Motherfucking Oak!
  • August 9, 2011
    hevendor717
    ^ More of an Internet Fan Name or whatever.
  • August 9, 2011
    redvelvetmock
    Wil Wheaton only refers to William Shatner as William Fucking Shatner on his blog, due to an incident on-set during filming of TNG.
  • November 8, 2011
    crazysamaritan
    Needs some editing still.
  • November 9, 2011
    AP
    A character refers to himself by his full name, but replaces his middle name with an F-word

    That should probably be "himself or another person".

    Western Animation

    • On an episode of Venture Brothers, Brock Sampson talks to some lower-level agents. When he leaves, one agent asks the other "Who was that?". The reply: "Brock F*BEEP*ing Sampson".
  • November 9, 2011
    JonnyB
    Music: Former Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Fucking Palmer.
  • November 9, 2011
    IuraCivium
  • November 9, 2011
    DameDesDouleurs
  • November 9, 2011
    Darkmonkey13
    Jesus Fucking Christ. Can't believe no one said it. Pop culture (I guess?)
  • November 9, 2011
    crazysamaritan
    A meme, I think. and you aren't the first one. check 2011-08-04 15:22:56 by AFP
  • November 12, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Launched accidentally/incompletely by Redheadofdoom. Bouncing back to YKTTW.
  • November 12, 2011
    genewitch
    Music
  • November 13, 2011
    Medinoc
    Warhammer 40000: Dawn Of War fandom often refers to Imperial Guard general Vance Stubbs as Vance M... Stubbs.
  • January 27, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Didn't realize this was around when I made this ykttw. Feel free to incorporate the examples.
  • January 29, 2013
    StarSword
    This seems very close to a dialogue pattern, which may end up getting it cut for violating No New Stock Phrases. Still:

    Film:
    • In High Fidelity Rob goes to a club to meet his coworkers, but when he gets to the door he does a double-take at the music coming out of it. He asks the doorman, "Is that Peter fucking Frampton?"
  • January 29, 2013
    nitrokitty
  • January 29, 2013
    elwoz
    Amanda Palmer regularly refers to herself as Amanda Fucking Palmer (or the abbreviated AFP).
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