* A Fed-Ex ad features a WitnessProtection man who is given the name Eric Gustafson. Unfortunately he gets it taken away and becomes Paul Matheson
* In ''Literature/LoneWolf'', all the Kai have names along the lines of "Adjective Animal", given upon their initiation. Many of them follow this trope. For instance, the main character started out as "Silent Wolf", but after the rest of the order was killed in the prologue to the first book, he took on the book-naming appellation ''Lone'' Wolf.
* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebooks, most of the main villains. Notable examples include: Mortis the Lich-Lord, Balthus Dire, Malbordus the Storm Child, Zanbar Bone, Razaak the Undying, Baron Sukumvit, Zagor, Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and Zharradan Marr (he changed it... from the marginally less cool Zharradan Dree). The good guys, meanwhile, have Vermithrax Moonchaser and Gereth Yaztromo.
* Played with in the soundtrack for Great America's Demon roller coasters, in one dialogue-segment of which a U.S. Army captain called "Bucky [=McMacho=]" tries to eliminate the ride-possessing demon by bombing it.
* One famous football (soccer) player known for his power was nicknamed 'Hulk' by fans during his stint in Japan. This became an AppropriatedAppellation, partly because it was awesome and partly because the player in question is Brazilian [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard and has a long name which is very difficult to fit on the back of a football shirt]]. To underline the awesome, everyone from fans to managers to commentators simply refers to him as Hulk.
* Most football (soccer) stadiums are named for their location or their sponsors. Sunderland FC defied this convention by, when building a new stadium, naming theirs the 'Stadium of Light'.
** Manchester United's home stadium of Old Trafford, meanwhile, is nicknamed 'The Theatre of Dreams', which even opposing fans grudgingly admit is pretty cool.