[[folder: Advertising]]
* Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch, known to most as simply Cap'n Crunch.
* 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
* Isaiah Mustafa, aka Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike.
* There is a real tutor named Never Wong in Hong Kong. Just google it.

[[folder: Gamebooks]]
* 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.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
* Danger Bone Destroyer, who won the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Nigeria Welterweight Title in 1993.
* Marc Mero wrestled in Wrestling/{{WCW}} as Johnny B. Badd.
* Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, the former Executive Vice President of Talent Relations of WWE and Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw, formerly wrestled under the name "Johnny Ace". Because "Laurinaitis" is difficult to pronounce, smarks still often refer to him by his ring name.
* Johnny Grunge of [[Wrestling/{{TPE}} The Public Enemy]].
* Before he became Wrestling/JohnMorrison, John Hennigan's Wrestling/{{WWE}} name was "Johnny Nitro." He also had a series of minor appearances as "Johnny Blaze" and "Johnny Spade" before settling on "Nitro". In ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'' he wrestles as Johnny [[BilingualBonus Mundo]].
* British professional wrestler [[Wrestling/WillOspreay William Ospreay]] (his real name) is a high flyer who often perches on the turnbuckles like a large predatory bird.

[[folder: Radio ]]
* Johnny Dollar, the eponymous insurance investigator from the 1950s radio series ''Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar''.

* Johnny Thunder, the lead character of ''Toys/LEGOAdventurers''.
* Shreddicus Maximus, one of Optimus Prime's Titan Master partners[[note]]specifically, for the ''Primitive Skateboard'' convention exclusive; his retail partners are Apex and [[Main/MythologyGag Diac]] (Leader and Voyager class figures, respectively)[[/note]] in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersTitansReturn''.
** This gets [[Main/LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Wiki/TFWikiDotNet: "''Shreddicus Maximus has the single greatest name of all Titan Masters.''"

* 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 Brazilian association football player is known as 'Hulk' since childhood, because he was a fan of the character and his parents felt he looked similar to [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou]] [[Creator/LouFerrigno Ferrigno]]. His birth name, Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, is nowhere near as awesome. When playing for Porto, he came on as a substitute against English club, Arsenal FC. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Their fans cheerfully started singing, "Green in a minute, green in a minute, he's going green in a minute!"]]
* 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.
** In American football, the home stadium of Clemson college is known as "Death Valley."
* Former U.S. NCAA basketball players Scientific and Majestic Mapp.
* Former NBA guard God Shammgod (his real name), who was high school teammates with Metta World Peace back when they were known as Shammgod Wells and Ron Artest.
* NASCAR is full of them.
** Scott Speed, formerly a Formula 1 driver, who was unrelated to the Lake Speed of the 1980's.
** Buckshot Jones, a competitor in the second-tier series circa 2000.
** Early competitor Speedy Thompson, who won many races in the 1950's.
** Perhaps the most famous, and successful, Fireball Roberts, who earned his name from his blazing-fast baseball pitch long before [[PropheticName his fiery death in 1964.]]
* IndyCar champion Will Power is a notable example of a pride-worthy given name.
* From the world of rallycross, Ken Block.
* [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball College football]] coach Bronco Mendenhall.
* Hockey writer Sean [=McIndoe=] likes to point out such names in NHL history, some [[http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2014/05/a-complete-history-of-obscure-former.html pretty obscure]]. These include Butch Goring, Tony Twist, Bruce Shoebottom, and Mikko Makela.
* One of Wigan Athletic's midfielders is called Max Power.
* Usain [[MeaningfulName Bolt]], eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter, and first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since automatic time. And yes, that is real name.

* The provider of the page image, Batman bin Suparman, who first caught the attention of the Internet in 2008 on account of his name, then again in 2013 for receiving a prison sentence.
* In December 2014, a woman named Amanda Miranda Panda was arrested for shoplifting in Boise, Idaho.
* Say hello to [[https://health.usnews.com/doctors/loki-skylizard-52169 Dr. Loki Skylizard]].