When someone's moniker or nickname follows the form of a first name of whatever form and then has a surname of the form Mc and then some descriptive adjective (which may be suffixed with "pants").

Often used as a cheap and easy way to make a name into a pun. Just stick a Mc or Mac onto the front and everyone will know that it's a surname. Of course you can do this with any other common onomastic prefix or suffix: e.g., Paddy O'Adjective, Hassan Ibn Description, Baron Von Word, Verbal Verbson etc.

A common feature of BuffySpeak.

Compare AwesomeMcCoolname and FailOSuckyname.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]]?!
* Creator/CarlBarks' Scrooge [=McDuck=].

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[[folder: [[Fan Work Fanworks ]]
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* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7109340/1/The-Worst-That-Could-Happen this]] ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fanfic, Dave Karofsky calls Blaine "Eyebrows [=McHairgel=]".

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[[folder: Film ]]

* The hot steamy man hunk that is [=McLovin=] of ''Film/{{Superbad}}'' fame.
* Nor Smokey [=McPot=], Chester/Jesse's alias in ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar''

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[[folder: Jokes ]]

* What's Irish and sits out in the rain? Patty O'Furniture! Back in the early 1980's, voted the worst joke on [=UseNet=]. Not to be confused with the DragQueen by the same name.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': Oh yeah, about half the male cast, and the adjective is normally just another word for attractive.
** Later added to become a convention for naming ''anything''. "She's got my [=McDreamy=], she's got my [=McDog=], ''she's got my [=McLife=]!''"
*** That [=McBastard!=]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Ross used to make up names like this for his students when he lectured and he eventually went out with Cutie [=McPretty=].
** 'You don't want to end up known as Professor [=McNailshisstudents=].'
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' "He's mad! He's mad. He's madder than Mad Jack [=McMad=], the winner of this year's Mr Madman competition."
** Also from Blackadder, the man who cleans the toilets at Aberdeen station is referred to as Wee Jock "Poo Pong" [=McPlop=].
** And "Stumpy" O'Leg [=McNoleg=], whose record with running marathons is compared to Baldrick's record with successful cunning plans.
* [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Big McLargehuge]], anyone? (From ''Film/SpaceMutiny'')
** Thick [=McRunfast=]!
** Gristle [=McThornbody=]!
** Bolt [=VanderHuge=] adds some much-needed Dutch flavor to this trope.
* All of Tony's nicknames for [=McGee=] in ''Series/{{NCIS}}''? Usually followed by a noun, and varies depending on the circumstances ([=McGoogle=], [=McGullible=], [=McKilljoy=], [=McBackstabber=], etc).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "You're Mister Thick Thickity Thick-face from Thicktown, Thickannia. And so's your dad!"
** Note it's the Thicktown, Thickannia that fulfills the trope, the rest is just mean.
* One episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' shows a newscast from Dewey's point of view, with the anchor saying only "Boring, boring, boring", and calling himself Boring [=McBoring=].
* ''ShastaMcNasty''.
* During an episode of ''{{Screenwipe}}'', Charlie Brooker nicknamed an angry protester in some news footage 'Shouty [=McHeadwoundman=]'.
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' (USA Version):
** As the lead anchor on a game of Weird Newscasters, Brad Sherwood names himself "Chester Snapdragon [=McFisticuffs=]."
** Wet Biscuits [=McGlee=]!
* Rodney [=McKay=] on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' does this with his fellow scientists. The one that comes immediately to mind is when he refers to Zelenka as "Fumbles [=McStupid=]."
* The ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' are fond of this. In one episode, Lorelai can't remember the name of a guy she describes as "short and fat." She asks her daughter, Rory, for his name. Rory responds, "Johnny [=McShort=]-and-Fat?"
* From ''Series/{{Castle}}'': "So, Sweaty Von Sweats-a-lot, his alibi s holding."
* In an episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Logan bemoans the possibility of being thrown into a jail cell with "[=Fisty McRapesalot=]".
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Santana calls Artie "[=Stubbles McCripplepants=]."
* [=CeCe=] from ''Series/ShakeItUp'' who wanted her stage name to be [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crystal McHotness.]]
* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow]] describes herself as "Finey [=McFine=] fine" in one episode.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* A cassette/book combo called ''Papa's Rainbow'' that told of a young girl who went to the rainbow to learn about God's promises, which were revealed to her in song by the Water Colors, who all had names to go with their colors, although only one fits this trope: Splash O'Red. (In case you're curious, the others were Shinin' Yellow, Sparklin' Orange, Shimmerin' Blue, Glimmerin' Green, and Pure Purple.)
* At one point in Creator/SarahVowell's ''Assassination Vacation'', the author irreverently refers to Robert Todd Lincoln as "Jinxy [=McDeath=]": Including [[UsefulNote/AbrahamLincoln his own father's]] death, he was coincidentally present or nearby for three presidential assassinations.

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[[folder: Radio ]]

* [[Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow Stephanie Miller]] ''loves'' this trope; John [=McCain=] => John [=McSame=] (as in same as UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush who is Chimpy [=McFlightsuit=]).
** [[http://www.stephipedia.com/index.php?title=Special:Allpages Her Wiki]] lists twelve examples of this trope as of this edit.

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* In ''Theatre/AllMySons'', Chris admiringly calls his father "Joe [=McGuts=]" for beating the rap for selling cracked cylinder heads to the military and becoming a respectable businessman again. ([[BrokenPedestal His admiration doesn't last.]])

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[[folder: [[Videogame Tropes Video Games ]]
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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', it's [[FanNickname customary]] to refer to dwarves as Urist [=McDwarf=]. Often, [=McDwarf=] will be replaced by something more specific, like Mc[[UpperClassTwit Noble]].
** That's Urist Mc[[DemonicSpiders Carp]]bait to you.
** Or [[IncendiaryExponent !!]]Urist [=McThirsty=][[ManOnFire !!]]
* In the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game, Franziska Von Karma calls Detective Gumshoe "Scruffy [=McTrenchcoat=]" after finding Phoenix in Juan Corrida's room.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands}}'', there is an achievement called "Speedy [=McSpeederton=]" for going around a racetrack in the game in less than 30 seconds.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': Dr., Sean, Dan and Mitzi McNinja. Dr. [=McLuchador=] also fits this trope.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has Riff and Torg occasionally adopt such unimaginative pseudonyms as Turg [=LeTurgturg=] and "The Ambassador from Castle Riffenstein".
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' uses these way often. For example, Fighter referred to Red Mage as Talky [=McNoPlan=] (ironically, in the one time that Red Mage actually had a workable plan and was in the middle of explaining it).
** Fighter himself confirmed that his last name's [=McWarrior=] and Red Mage is in fact [[MinMaxing Statscowski]].
** Black Mage Evilwizardington might count as well.
** Blindy O'Sightless, the greatest Zoologist in the order of red mages.
* In ''Webcomic/MacHall'', after Micah is dumped by his girlfriend Helen, one of the characters call him Sobby [=McEmopants=].
* Belkar Bitterleaf (of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'') once refers to dwarven cleric Durkon as "Beardy [=McBeerstein=]".
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** Faye calls the pretentious, music-snob clerk at the record store "Nappy [=McTurtleneck=]."
** An earlier strip has Dora refer to Faye as "Indie [=McEmopants=]."
* Truly absurd example: In an out-of-continuity strip of ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', David Willis informs the readers that due to the writers strike, his team of writers won't be avaliable. They are Abe Rosenberg, Israel Finkelstein, and Jacob [=McJewlastname=].
* Aubrey of ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' once referred sarcastically to Davan as "Honkey [=McRoundeye=]".
* The ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Kids and Trolls enjoy this one. John has called Jade "miss knowitall mcpsychicpants", Rose "miss wordypants mcsmartybluh" and Vriska "marquise bossyfangs mcsekret"; Jade has called Dave "mister braveybrave mcheropants"; Dave has called Equius "tooly mcsnoothole", Vriska has called Kanaya "Miss Meddlesome [=McFussyfangs=]"... [[MemeticMutation IT KEEPS HAPPENING]].
* ''Webcomic/NeverMindTheGap'' has a young Lisa call Jim "Nerdy [=mcNosington=]".
* ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes'': When an innkeeper asks for his name, Aldran, bribe in hand, introduces himself as "Goldy [=McShutyermouth=]".

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': ''"Yeah? Well...you're really small. Look at you down there! You're like... Smally [=McSmall=]. ...that's your name."''
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic
** When comparing ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' with ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': "Now where is my other student, Fuckup [=McDumbass=]?"
** He also had his most annoying fan: [[StrawFan Douchy McNitpick]].
* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows gave Music/ChrisBrown the nickname Captain [[DomesticAbuse McPunchesAGirl]] during his review of the artist's song I Can Transform Ya.
* In the Podcast/RiffTrax commentary on ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'', when Elektra declines to give Matt Murdock her name, the riffers chime in, "My name's Frigid [=McTurndown=]." Then when she and Matt start fighting, they add, "Okay, I lied. The name's Stompy Von Asskick."
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''
** In Yahtzee's review for the DarkerAndEdgier ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'', he demonstrates the full depth and scope of the title character by calling him Jocky [[TheRightHandOfDoom McBigArm]].
** And earlier in his review of ''TheWitcher'': "If disliking this sort of shit makes me stupid, then call me Retard [=McSpackypants=]."
* In ''{{Englishman}}'', one of [[AdolfHitler Hitler's]] subordinates is General Von Vurd, who only exists so the writers can do "Not von vurd!" puns.
* In ''AudioPlay/WizardPeopleDearReader'', Hägar the Horrible tells Harry that their secret should stay stay "between you, me, and little [=Paddy McGrossout=] here."
* The character Nutty [=McShithead=], created by Camp Chaos for the ''WebAnimation/NapsterBad'' series of animations which satirized music industry and were a hit in early 2000s. [[http://www.campchaos.com/blog-archives/old_cartoons/napster_bad/ Observe]].
* In one WebVideo/OldeEnglishComedy short, one character makes a humorous insult and the other retorts with an unusual instance of this (probably parodying the trope): "Whatever you say, [[Creator/DavidLetterman Dave McLetterman]]."
* A LetsPlay of the ''Series/VRTroopers'' FightingGame named the character of Ryan Steele "Pepsi [=McFulgore=]" because 1) his red-and-blue color scheme made him look like a Pepsi can, and 2) his Lightning Hand attack looked lifted from Fulgore from ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct''.
* WebVideo/JonTron refers to Krystal as "Blueboobs [=McFurrydream=] in his review of ''StarFoxAdventures''.
* WebVideo/ObscurusLupa likes to give characters in movies she's reviewing names like this. Sometimes they're one-off jokes, sometimes they're all she'll call the character, as for example "Lord [[LargeHam Hammington]]" in Witchcraft 5.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingboing (A cartoon character that could only talk in sound effects)
* Andy on ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' would say these frequently, like "Tasteless [=McMoron=]," "Horndog [=McWhakWhak=]," or "Raunchy [=McSmutbag=]."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Homer tends to do this when making up names, like "Hooty [=McBoobs=]" or "the piano genius from the movie ''Film/{{Shine}}'': Shiny [=McShine=]"
** Tipsy [=McStagger=]'s Goodtime Eating and Drinking Emporium and the Telephone Company mascot Phony [=McRingRing=]
* ''The Beast With A Billion Backs'', one of the WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} [[TheMovie movies]], gave us this gem: "Chesty [=McNag-Nag=]," used by Bender in reference to Leela.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Mac is accused of leaving Bloo behind and called "Ditchy [=McAbandon-pants=]".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' gives us Roddy [=McStew=].

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* [[Wiki/TvTropes This Very Wiki]]: AwesomeMcCoolname. And by way of contrast, FailOSuckyname.
* [[Wrestling/LayCool Michele McCool]]
* At a concert in Chicago, Paul Sabourin of Music/PaulAndStorm coined the nickname "Beardy [=McPortalface=]" for Music/JonathanCoulton. It seems to be slowly catching on.
* Because RealityIsUnrealistic, this was actually one way you might be named in the era before the Roman naming system caught on (which itself was really only an extension of the convention). This type of name was called a "byname", and the whole system was called the "mononymic" system (because you had only one permanent name). Romans were the ones that invented passing down names to descendants (like nearly everything else in the modern world). Some people wound up with literal [[AwesomeMcCoolname Awesome McCoolnames]] and [[FailOSuckyname Fail O'Suckynames]]. One last tidbit: This format was one way that a Scotsman might name his son (daughters would be Name '''N'''cAdjective). The mononymic system is still used in Iceland (with patronymic [father-derived] bynames, like Snorri '''Sturlson'''), and hangs around Slavic names in the form of a patronymic middle name (like Boris Ivanovich '''Shimanskij''').
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