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Two characters are being introduced to each other for the first time. However the first introductee has [[UnfortunateNames a really wacky name]]; for example, he is a businessman called "Mr. Moneygrabs". The other character feels compelled to laugh, thinking that it is a joke. However, it is not. It is, as it is pointed out, a long running and respectable family name.

(This often happens in RealLife to people who happen to [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous share a name with a famous person]]. Or whose name is [[MeaningfulName quite apropos to their profession]].)

May overlap with ItIsPronouncedTroPAY. Might have an EmbarrassingFirstName as well. Frequently leads into NeverHeardThatOneBefore. See also WhosOnFirst. Compare MistakenForAnImposter. Compare WhoNamesTheirKidDude, where the name isn't mistaken for fake, but is considered weird. Often overlaps with PunnyName.



[[folder: Advertising ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMe3WDmxBEI A commercial for A&W Root Beer]] had a prospective employee repeatedly referring to his prospective boss as "Mr. Dumbass." At the end, we see the name placard on Mr. [=DuMass=]'s desk, and he leans over and informs him [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY "The name is 'Du-moss'"]].
--> "What a dumbass."
* A late-[[TheNineties Nineties]] commercial for AT&T featured a woman getting a call from a guy who says his name is "Pizzeria," and that she had left her wallet in his cab. She's understandably confused, but a quick call to directory assistance reveals that the cabbie's name is actually Pete Zorria, from Brooklyn.


[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', Sergeant Nicholas Angel receives a rather odd call:
-->'''Caller''': ''[on the phone, politely]'' Morning, the swan's escaped.
-->'''Angel''': ''[looking around the office, certain it is a prank]'' The swan's escaped. Right, and where has the swan escaped from, exactly?
-->'''Caller''': The castle.
-->'''Angel''': Oh yeah, and who might you be?
-->'''Caller''': Mr. Staker. Mr. Peter Ian Staker.
-->'''Angel''': ''[annoyed]'' P.I. Staker? Right, PISSTAKER! COME ON!!
-->''[GilliganCut to Angel, standing outside a castle in front of Mr. Staker]''
-->'''Angel''': Yes Mr. Staker, we'll do everything we can.
* The plot of the movie ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'' is that a director can't use the AlanSmithee pseudonym because his name ''is'' Alan Smithee.
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' has a side-splittingly hilarious scene (particularly due to everyone [[{{Corpsing}} valiantly failing to contain their laughter]]) where the Roman guards, thinking that Brian's given name for his father, Naughtius Maximus, is a joke name, try to explain the concept to Pontius Pilate by giving examples of other joke names like 'Sillius Soddus' and 'Biggus Dickus', only for Pilate to say that he knows someone by the name of Biggus Dickus. He's not kidding. Dickus is his friend and he comes to visit later. Biggus Dickus also has a wife, you know. Her name is Incontinentia... Incontinentia Buttox.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Juno}}'', where the title character's full name in Juno Macguff. This causes a lot of people to think she's using a fake name, or think she's 'Juneau Macguff,' like the city in Alaska.
* In David Fincher's ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', the detectives think that the name used on the serial killer's library card, "Jon Doe", is an obvious fake. However, they later find out that his legal name actually is "Jonathan Doe" -- several unfilmed scenes from the script elaborate that he was an orphan raised in a parochial school, hence the made-up last name.
* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', Greg's full name is revealed to be Gaylord Focker. Pam's parents realize that once the two are married, her name will be Pamela Martha Focker.
* A version in ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'', where Zack holds auditions for the titular porno:
-->'''Zack:''' What's your name?\\
'''Lester:''' Lester... Lester the Molester Cockenschtuff.\\
'''Zack:''' Wow. That's a great {{porn name|s}}.\\
'''Lester:''' I get to pick a porn name?... Then I want to be called... Pete Jones.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon'' featured a couple originally named Les Moore and Merry Glueham (pronounced "gloom"). When they got married, they swapped last names.
* The book ''Patient Zero'' give us the name of Sergeant Harvey Rabbit, a.k.a. Bunny Rabbit. (Also probably a reference to ''Film/{{Harvey}}'', a film and play about a possibly [[ImaginaryFriend imaginary]] rabbit.)
* An unfortunate Marine in the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series is named Ima Hooker. No innocent misunderstandings there, though, it's REALLY a Real Joke Name-- her abusive father thought he was hilarious.
* Hubertus Bigend plays it straight in the ''Literature/BigendBooks'' in that his family name is pronounced "Bayh-jhan", but he pronounces it "big-end" because he likes to annoy people. In ''Literature/ZeroHistory'', Gareth pronounces it as two separate words - "Big End".
* In ''Texas Teamwork'' by Creator/JTEdson, the deputies encounter a HighClassCallGirl called Lois Lane. They are certain this is an assumed name, but the madam assures them this is the name on her social security card.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{ANT Farm}}'': Someone with the name Dorian Bannister works at Z-Tech.
* Liz assumes Tracy has finally cracked in ''Series/ThirtyRock'' when he starts going on about seeing Dr Spaceman. Dr Spa-chem-in became one of the most hilarious recurring characters on the show.
** ''30 Rock'' is fond of this sort of name, from Jeffrey Weinerslav to Colin O. Scopy, to NBC Broadcast Standards Chief Gaylord Felcher.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has Ted do this to poor Cook Poo. Twice.
* An episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had Dorothy (teaching some kind of adult education class) reading out a class register that included the name "Jim Shu" and thinking it's a joke (Gym Shoe). Turns out there actually is an Asian gentleman by that name in the class.
** In a bit of a variant on this trope, in one episode the group is looking through Blanche Devereaux's old diaries to see if she slept with Rose's traveling salesman husband many years ago. At first they are shocked that Blanche has given them a large list of everyone she's ever slept with, because the journal is titled "BED". Blanche casually explains that her full name is "Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux", and her initials just happen to spell "bed".
* ''Series/TheManShow'' had men with actual names like "Dick Hertz" and "Mike Hunt."
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had a few:
** Mr. Smoke-too-much from [[http://orangecow.org/pythonet/sketches/package.htm The Travel Agent Sketch]]
--->'''Bounder:''' Ah good morning. I'm Bounder of Adventure.
--->'''Tourist:''' My name is Smoke-too-much.
--->'''Bounder:''' Well you'd better cut down a little then.
--->'''Tourist:''' What?
--->'''Bounder:''' You'd better cut down a little then.
--->'''Tourist:''' Oh I see! Cut down a little then...
--->'''Bounder:''' Yes...I expect you get people making jokes about your name all the time?
--->'''Tourist:''' No, no actually it never struck me before. Smoke...too...much... ''(laughs)''
** Inspectors Tiger, Lookout and Theresamanbehindyer from [[http://orangecow.org/pythonet/sketches/agatha.htm The Agatha Christie Sketch]]
--->'''Inspector Tiger:''' Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Inspector Tiger.
--->'''All:''' Tiger?
--->'''Inspector Tiger:''' ''jumping'' Where? Where? What? Ah. Me, Tiger.
--->'''Lookout:''' I'm Chief Superintendent Lookout.
--->'''Lady Velloper:''' Look out?
--->'''Lookout:''' ''jumping'' What, where, oh, me, Lookout. Lookout of the Yard.
--->'''Lady Velloper:''' Why, what would we see?
--->'''Lookout:''' I'm sorry?
--->'''Lady Velloper:''' What would we see if we look out of the yard?
--->'''Lookout:''' ... I'm afraid I don't follow that at all.
--->'''Theresamanbehindyer:''' I'm Assistant Chief Constable Theresamanbehindyer.
--->'''All:''' Theresamanbehindyer?
--->'''Theresamanbehindyer:''' Ah, [[RuleOfThree you're not going to catch me]] with [[LookBehindYou an old one like that]].
** "John Stokes, this is A Sniveling Little Rat Faced Git." [...] "This is my wife, Dreary Fat Boring Old [Git]". And the kids are no better: only last week Dirty Lying Little Two-Faced came running home from school, sobbing his eyes out, and their youngest, Ghastly Spotty Horrible Vicious Little is just at the age when taunts like 'she's a git' really hurt.
* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit from the early 1990s, with Creator/NicolasCage as guest host, had a bizarre variation on joke names with Cage playing an expecting father not being happy with any of the names his wife comes up with for their child, always finding a nasty, teasing nickname kids can come up with from it. The punchline comes when a man comes to their door with a message for Mr. and Mrs. Asswipe Johnson, to which the father, frustrated, informs him that his name is pronounced ''ah-ZWEE-pay''.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Mr. Happy Fists is actually named . . . Mr. Happy Fists. WordOfGod: one of the writer's favorite jokes.
* Jay Leno used to do a segment from ''Series/TheTonightShow'' on these showing up in newspaper ads.
* Played with in ''Series/{{Community}}'', when Jeff makes up a class and teacher that he names "Professor Professorson," insisting, "It's Dutch! I think it means Professor!"
** And later on, when we actually ''meet'' this supposed professor:
---> '''Dean Pelton''': ''(disbelievingly)'' Your real name is Professor Professorson?\\
'''"Professor Professorson"''': My family name was Professorburg, but we changed it when we were fleeing from the Nazis.
** Ultimately [[spoiler:subverted in that Proffessorson is really a theatre professor named Sean Garrity, and the whole thing was set up by the Dean to teach Jeff a lesson about lying.]]
* Played with in ''Series/TheColbertReport''. The crawl on the bottom of the screen showing donors to Colbert's Super PAC apparently included a "Suq Madiq", who apparently has a father named Liqa Madiq and a mother named Munchma Quchi (she kept her maiden name). Colbert proceeded to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcakyy7uBc break character and laugh uncontrollably.]] (It's even the page image in {{Corpsing}}.)
** Colbert referred to Suq Madiq and Munchma Quchi again in the April 4, 2012 episode along with other donors Harry Balsac and Apoop Mapanz.
** Munchma Quchi was mentioned yet again in the July 15, 2013 episode, where she apparently works for KTVU as the one who penned the script for the news regarding the (fake) pilots in the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 disaster (Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow).
* A 2002 ''Series/TheDailyShow'' episode had a field day out of the fact that the head of security for the FIFA World Cup (held in South Korea) was called "Han Dong-Suk"
-->'''Dong-Suk''': ''[[[GagDub Voice Of Translator]]]'' Every precaution has been taken. Ok, stop laughing! I come from a long line of Dong-Suks! You can't go anywhere in this country without running into a Dong-Suk! STOP IT! Hey, do you know what "Mike Williams" means here? It's a LOT worse than "Dong-Suk", I can tell you THAT!
** The episode right after Osama bin Laden was killed said that Abbottabad, where he was living, sounds like a name some New Yorker might make up as a fictional place where they want to kill Bin Laden:
-->You give me a gun, you drop me into "Abadabad" or whatever they call their cities over there, I'll give him a shot, I'll go to Abadabad and I'll shoot him in has Abadabadabingos, you know what I'm talking about?
** In the November 8, 2013 episode, he jokes about NFL player Richie Incognito (real name).
-->'''Jon''': First things first, ''Richie Incognito''? That's a name that an undercover cop comes up with on the fly in one of those ''Police Academy'' movies.
* ''Series/{{Sonny With A Chance}}'': A huge guy named Ripa Big-One is called for in the cafeteria.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has recurring characters Dr. Beardface ([[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY "It's Beard-Fa-SAY, DAMNIT!"]]) and Dr. Mickhead.
** And then there's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ES0lYnYPY Rotinaj.]]
* In ''Series/HannahMontana'':
-->'''Miley:''' Officer- [''Sees traffic officer's badge''] -Diaria (''she pronounced it as diarrhea'')?
-->'''Officer:''' It's 'DI-YAR-YUH'!
* Mitch from ''Series/ModernFamily'' thought this when his dad and Cameron were talking about football great [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Butkus Dick Butkus]].
* A sketch in ''Series/HorribleHistories'' shows a Victorian teacher thinking her students' names are fake only to find out they're all real (this includes names like "Scary Looker" and "Princess Cheese" so it's completely understandable). Her own name turns out to be Miss Farting-Clack.
* In an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', a visitor challenges Mrs. Doyle to guess his name. She spends several minutes rattling off increasingly ridiculous names such as Chewy Louie, Pee Wee Stairmaster, and Jemima Racktooie, before correctly guessing "Todd Unctious". [[spoiler:Turns out that wasn't his name either.]]
* ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'':
** In one sketch, they were reading letters they had been sent from people responding to their asking viewers who had met someone with an odd-sounding name to write in. The people who had written the letters, were oblivious to their own bizarre names:
--->'''Stephen Fry''': Ah, here's another. ''Dear'', A Bit of Fry and Laurie, ''My wife's first husband was called Simon Corgi. I still split my sides when I hear that stupid name. Yours faithfully, Frigme Popplehate Fresharse''.
** Another sketch has Fry interviewing Laurie, who claims to have been an old friend of Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and, in fact, "absolutely everyone." Fry starts asking Laurie about people with obviously made-up names such as "Maureen Limpwhippypippydodo"; Laurie claims to have known all of them. In the end, Fry asks about:
--->'''Fry''': Creator/DickVanDyke?\\
'''Laurie''': You just made that up!
** And finally, one scene revolves around a man whose name isn't a word, so much as a ''mime''. Specifically, he is called Derek ''[drops lighter onto table]''. Apparently, it's spelt "as it sounds". And his address is 22, ''[does a tap dance, slaps the interrogator on the cheek]'', King's Lynn.
* ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine'': A case of StripperCopConfusion happens when a handsome buff young police officer shows at Christine's place on her birthday to warn her about a prowler in the area. When he introduces himself as Officer Johnson, Christine assumes this is his stripper name.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': A late-1970s sketch had Kermit the Frog going to a t-shirt store to get a custom-made t-shirt with his name on it. When he sees the printed name "Kermit the Gorf", he believes it to be a mistake, only for a monster with that name to come in and claim the shirt. The same thing happens with monsters called "Kermit the Forg" and "Kermit the Grof".
* In ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' Earl and Fran take their baby to the Great Elder for his traditional naming ceremony. While the elder is thinking he suddenly suffers a heart attack and dies, but not before the literal-minded clerk takes down every word the elder says as baby's new name resulting in "Augh Augh I'm Dying You Idiot Sinclair".


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Mulligan the Headsman from ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''.


[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]

* Creator/LewisBlack has an entire routine consisting of real life examples that he has encountered. These include Shithead (pronouced Shi-thade), Asshole (pronounced A-shola), and Abcde (pronounced Absiday). He claims you can trust him that these are real, because he's not clever enough to turn Asshole into a name.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Creator/RowanAtkinson did a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xneXRYvKWs sketch]] once based on a teacher reading a register full of these, although the comedy there came from the utterly deadpan delivery (he clearly knew they were the real names) and the side comments he made to the kids as he read out the names. There's a variation where the names are outright obscene ("Yourprick" is one of them), and the humor comes from his utterly deadpan DoubleEntendre delivery.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/LEGOCityUndercover'', Chase tracks down a group of robbers, one of whom gives his boss' name as "George Fartarbensonbury" (he quickly admits he's actually working for Rex Fury, protagonist Chase [=McCain=]'s ArchEnemy). Chase notes how fake the name sounds, but a man by the name of George Fartarbensonbury can be [[FunnyBackgroundEvent seen in the background]] after the robber is arrested.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' had the "Nigerian Spam" with Dr. Leon Adoso Sumbitches.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has a [[http://xkcd.com/327/ practical joke name,]] in this case used as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL_injection SQL injection.]] See also AltText.
* ''Webcomic/PvP'' has Butler the butler and had Sweet-Cannes the FrenchMaid.
* ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant'' has a comic where a teacher assumes the name "Tits Palmer" is a joke, only for poor Tits to break down crying and need comfort from the other kids.
* Similar to the "Guy Incognito" example below, ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic103.html Kingsonnn Dededoo.]]


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Friendly]]: [[https://notalwaysright.com/doesnt-fall-for-the-riddle/29831/ This Voldemort cosplayer]] has trouble convincing the bouncer that his name really is Thomas Riddle.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "The Last Temptation of Homer", Homer tries IHaveThisFriend on Moe:
-->'''Homer:''' See, I got this friend named Joey...Joe Joe...Junior Shabadoo...\\
'''Moe:''' That's the worst name I ever heard.\\
''(Random guy at bar begins to cry and runs out)''\\
'''Barney:''' Hey, Joey Joe Joe!\\
'''Homer:''' Oh what the hell, it's me!
** There was another instance of this during the episode "Flaming Moe's". Bart attempted one of his frequent prank calls on Moe's Tavern, asking for "Hugh Jass" ([[DontExplainTheJoke Huge Ass]]). Unfortunately, for once the bar was crowded, and thus by sheer coincidence there was an actual Hugh Jass present to whom Moe passes the phone, which takes Bart completely by surprise. Bart ends up confessing to Mr. Jass that this was a prank [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone wrong]]. Mr. Jass doesn't seem to be offended by it and tells him better luck next time.
** In "Fear of Flying", Homer gets kicked out of Moe's Tavern. Shortly afterward, [[IdenticalStranger someone who looks exactly like Homer]], but with a [[PaperThinDisguise suit, hat, fake mustache, and ridiculous accent]] walks into the bar and claims to be named "Guy Incognito". He gets thrown out of the bar, only for Homer to walk by, surprised to find a man who is his exact double. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Then he gets distracted by a dog with a puffy tail]].
** This came back to bite Moe in "Donnie Fatso", when he offended Fat Tony when he was calling for his Russian contact Yuri Nator. Tony complained that he yelled at him like "he was some prank calling kid".
** There was also Springfield Elementary School teacher Mr. Glasscock in "Separate Vocations", who quit sometime in the past because students kept making fun of his name. After Bart made a HeelFaceTurn (temporarily), [[YellowSashOfPower became hall monitor]] and the behavior of the students saw a big improvement, Principal Skinner convinced him to come back; sadly, after Lisa (who had made a temporary FaceHeelTurn at the same time) stole all the teacher's edition textbooks and brought ''all'' the teachers close to nervous breakdowns, he quit again.
*** A later episode features a teacher named Dick Testicles (pronounced "testiclees"). He, too, is bullied mercilessly by his students and looks to be on the verge of quitting.
** In "Half-Decent Proposal", when Marge arrives home via taxi after her evening with [[AbhorrentAdmirer Artie]] goes sour, she instructs the driver to send the cab fare bill to "Baron Von Kiss-a-lot". However, that driver happens to be [[RecurringExtra the Wise Guy]], who proceeds to send the bill to a literal baron with GagLips.
-->'''German Butler:''' This just arrived, Herr Baron.
-->'''Baron Von Kiss-a-lot:''' Okay, who's the wise guy?
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter is greatly amused when he learns one of the managers at a super-store is named "Mr. Penisberg". Penisberg [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore wearily tells Peter]] "Yeah, yeah, get it out of your system."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' combined this with ActorAllusion when the crew encounter a robot named Creator/BillyWest who they believe is Bender in disguise.
-->'''Fry''': Billy West, ha! What a stupid, phony, made-up name!
** Similar to this, one episode features Zoidberg beginning a speech to a number of assembled professors by greeting the "Good evening, LadiesAndGerms," When there's a rimshot and people laugh, he clarifies he was talking about Dean Streptococcus, a person-sized bacteria in the crowd.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "The Beak", there was a villain named Khaka Peu Peu (pronounced kaka poo poo) whose name apparently means "the strong fist" or "that strong fist".
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** In one episode, Mr. Krabs offers [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward a Caribbean vacation as a prize to whoever can be the friendliest employee. [=SpongeBob=], already friendly with all the regular customers, seems to be winning. But Squidward spots a new customer, and asks him his name. The customer rudely replies "What's it to ya?!" and angrily storms out. Squidward chases him all over Bikini Bottom, causing a fair amount of damage along the way, but finally catches up to him. Squidward yanks the wallet from the customer's pants, looks at his driver's license, and the customer's name is...Whatzit Tooya. Squidward is then imprisoned for the aforementioned city damage, but it's all right with him, because once he's out, he's got a Caribbean vacation to look forward to! That is, until Mr. Krabs visits him in jail and says [[ShaggyDogStory the contest was for the brochure describing the vacation, not the vacation itself.]]
** When Mr. Krabs tries to steal back a million dollar #1 hat from [=SpongeBob=], he makes up a ghost that "wants his hat back." [=SpongeBob=] asks his name, but the surprised Krabs can only string together syllables in a name he thinks can't possibly exist: Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen. Turns out there was such a man, so [=SpongeBob=] [[HilarityEnsues buries the hat in his tomb.]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' had Buzzcut trying to make the titular morons laugh. He starts calling attendance, with names like Butkus and Gaylord. Naturally, they're all actual students.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' has one of the children get scolded when she calls her rather overweight classmate "Fatass [=McBlobicus=]". Turns out that's actually his name.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Marble Madness", Connie's mom says that she doesn't believe that Steven's name is real, while we all know it is. To her credit, "Universe" was his father's StageName made legal name, but it really has been Steven's name since birth.
* This incident in the Savage Land saga of ''WesternAnimation/XMen''.
-->'''Wolverine''': You don't kick a man when he's down, hair bag!\\
'''Hairbag''': Hey! Who told you my name? You making fun of me? Nobody makes fun of Hairbag!
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' featured alien parasites that planted FakeMemories in everyone's heads and took on the personas of strange characters the Smiths thought they knew. One of the strange characters is someone named Mr. Poopybutthole [[spoiler: who turns out to be real.]]

[[folder: Real Life]]
* [[http://www.mylife.com/dalefuckington Dale Fuckington]].
* The Dutch actually didn't use last names until the 19th century, when they were conquered by Napoleon and he forced them to take on last names for administrative reasons. In defiance, however, the Dutch mockingly chose absurd-sounding last names including Naaktgeboren (born naked), Spring int Veld (jump in the field), and Piest (pisses). These surnames have persisted to the present day.
** There's actually a Czech surname "Skočdopole" which ALSO means "jump in the field". There might be some connection...
* Similarly, some groups in Russia, like Jews or Orthodox monks didn't have last names, and had to take them for administrative reasons. Some Jewish names were Eierweiss (egg white) or Singmirwas (sing something). Orthodox monks sometimes picked Scripture-sounding names like Father Grigori [=BlessedwearethroughJesus'death=].
* There was an actual South African white supremacist named Eugene Terreblanche ("Terreblance" = "White Land"). He was murdered in March 2010. The name is ancestral and dates back to the early 18th century at least, and may have been adopted intentionally with at least some racist ideas in mind.
* Monsieur L. Lamperouge is a CBC producer and ''advocate for Quebec separation''. His name is Luc for those who are wondering, but he ''did'' watch Anime/CodeGeass and can consider a change.
* Creator/SeanConnery once got stopped by a constable named Film/JamesBond. Also, his name can be heard as 'This is bullshit' in French.
** When you consider that Creator/IanFleming named his character after a real-life ornithologist, this isn't too remarkable.
** DavidLetterman once brought a man named James Bond for a TopTenList ([[http://fliiby.com/file/156800/ey8nbjn4nx.html Best Things About Being Named James Bond]]).
** Speaking of UK celebrities with funny names in French, [[TheSmiths Smiths]] guitarist Johnny Marr's name sounds almost exactly like the French expression for "I'm sick of this" when pronounced with a French accent.
* There is a Chinese offical named Cao Gaochao. His surname Cao means fuck in Chinese, and Gaochao means climax.
* When a fan mentions BenedictCumberbatch to somebody who has never heard his name before, this will most likely be their reaction.
* Several MoralGuardian groups complained about the "intentionally shocking title" of ''MeetTheFockers''. One wonders whether they ever [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fokker take a plane]]. The censors reportedly told the producers they couldn't use the name unless they actually found a family with that name, and they did. In [[CanadaEh Canada]].
* Jaime Cardinal Sin, former Archbishop of Manila. Who used to refer to his home as "The House of Sin."
* Not quite as punny, but there was once a Cardinal [[TheCasanova Casanova]]. No word on if it was [[MeaningfulName appropriate]].
* Henry Seagrave died in a boat.
* Retired army captain [[http://tacticalpants.com/blog/former-captain-rick-roll/ Rick Roll]].
** Also from the army, [[http://www.cracked.com/article_14982_the-9-manliest-names-in-world.html Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster]].
* Newspaper reporters have sometimes fallen for the [[http://www.snopes.com/media/goofs/heywood.asp Heywood Jablome]] gag. Also, [[http://www.anorak.co.uk/190527/anorak-in-new-york/mike-litoris-survice-hurricane.html Mike Litoris]].
* Former American football player [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Hunt Mike Hunt]].
* Colin Powell (would be innocuous if it weren't pronounced like "colon").
* Various Cockburns (usually pronounced "Co-burn"), including the real name of actress [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1312575/bio Olivia Wilde]].
* A Japanese city and some of its inhabitants are called Gasuko. It means "my grandson".
* [[http://www.oddee.com/item_96755.aspx Unfortunate Names for Their Jobs]].
* Justin Beiber, a 30 something year old who gets insane amount of fanmail and kicked off of every social networking site he signs under his own name for copying the other [[Music/JustinBieber Bieber]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABVmyG6_Ph0 Here's him]] doing some SelfDeprecation on Creator/DavidLetterman.
* Neel Kashkari, indeed pronounced "cash carry," who drew up plans to bail out the nation's largest banks during the 2008 financial crisis for the Bush administration.
* Hazard Construction, which has been around for decades and has a respectable name (ironically).
* [[http://www.accentdentalcenter.com/ Accent Dental]] is apparently an actual thing.
* The name John Smith is so common that anyone who introduces themselves as such would immediately be assumed to be faking. Must be annoying for people who actually are named John Smith...
* People named Literature/HarryPotter, among others. One potter in Houston named Harry Potter actually had to change the name of his store to "Harry the Potter" due to the people looking for magic tricks. Also affects anyone named Hermione.
* Ima Hogg. When Wiki/TheOtherWiki put her [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg article]] on the front page on April 1, a number of people complained about such an obvious fake.
** The article notes, "Similar unfortunate baby names [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer according to United States Census records]] include Ima Pigg, Ima Muskrat, Ima Nut, Ima Hooker, Ima Weiner, Ima Reck, Ima Pain and Ima Butt."
** However, it's only an UrbanLegend that Ima Hogg had a sister named Ura. Ima was often asked about that, but replied that it would just be silly.
* After Literature/TheLordOfTheRings was published, Creator/JRRTolkien received a letter from a real person named Sam Gamgee, who hadn't read the books but heard that there was a character who shared his name. Tolkien was delighted and sent Mr. Gamgee a signed copy of the trilogy. However, he later remarked in a letter, "For some time I lived in fear of receiving a letter signed 'S. Gollum'. That would have been more difficult to deal with." It made more sense after Tolkien realized what had happened: he gave Sam the surname "Gamgee" based on his childhood memories about "Gamgee brand cotton bandages", and Sam is someone who helps other people when they're hurt. "Gamgee" was in fact the family name of the company's owner - it was sort of like if he named him "Sam Johnson" after "Johnson & Johnson" bandages.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Madoff Bernie Madoff]] made off with a lot of people's money.
* There have been several people named [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] who haven't been able to order pizza because they're assumed to be pranksters.
** There's a waterskiier named [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] who claims to have the same problem.
* Myke Hawke, the star of the reality show ''Man, Woman, Wild''.
* Anurag Dikshit, former programmer for [=PartyPoker=] and former billionaire. His last name is actually pronounced "dixit", though.
* Creator/DavidLetterman had a lot of fun in 1995 after he met Dick Assman, the owner of a gas station in Regina, Saskatachewan, Canada. Assman, a Germanic name, is apparently pronounced "uzman". He also had an audience member whose name (the fellow showed his driver's license to the camera) was Richard Weed.
* Dick Armey, a U.S. Congress Representative. He not only didn't mind his name, but frequently joked about it.
* Dick Swett, another former U.S. Congressman with a good sense of humor.
* Richard Assman was a German meteorologist. He is known for inventing Assman's Whirling Psychrometer, an instrument for measuring humidity. "Assman" is a common enough surname that the other wiki lists eight people by that name.
* When Scott Usmail was playing for the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL, he occasionally wore a jersey with the number 32¢ on it, which was the price of a postage stamp back then (think about it). It's now in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
* At a party in the early Sixties, Marianne Faithfull was introduced to a gentleman in the music business who laughed at someone having such a silly stage name. It's her real name.
* There are at least three women with the given name ''Babygirl'' (one of whom happens to be a [[IronicName glandular giant, 6'7" high and about 4' across the shoulders]]). All three had been foundlings, given this "placeholder" name on birth certificates.
* Gary Larson once received a letter from a man named Albert Tilly about how flattered he was about the "Al Tilly the Bum" Far Side comic.
* Scott Adams wrote a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic in which he describes an impractical way of transporting clothes as "Dorkage". He got complaints from people whose last name is actually "Dork", and wrote [[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Dorkage a follow up strip]] to "apologize".
-->'''Dogbert:''' I apologize to all the Dorks who were offended. I hope we can put this behind us.
* Several people in the world (Chinese born or of Chinese ancestry) named "Long Wang". Doubles as an AwesomeMcCoolName in that it actually means "Dragon King".
* An elite Massachusetts boarding school went for over 200 years by the name of "[[http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1349939/posts Dummer Academy]]," after Governor William [[UnfortunateNames Dummer]] who donated the land. After a couple centuries putting up with being [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore an obvious source]] of SnarkBait, the trustees finally caved and changed the name (to "The Governor's Academy") when the name was found to have a negative influence on prospective students' perception of their academic standards.
* After the release of the movie ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', it turns out there was a girl in France named Amélie Poulain. The producer was surprised because [[MurphysLaw he had his people do research to make sure there wasn't anyone named after her]].
* Blossom Dearie, a {{jazz}} singer/pianist famous for her [[{{Moe}} winsome girlish personality and "baby-doll" voice]]. Her name suited her stage persona so perfectly that many fans and even biographers were surprised to learn that it was indeed her birth name.
* Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle, who name was a favored GettingCrapPastTheRadar RunningGag of [[Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann's]] during his {{ESPN}} days.
* A Vietnamese gentleman in Australia was repeatedly blocked by Facebook for having a fake name. Finally fed up, he posted a photo of his passport, accompanied with an angry tirade accusing Facebook of discrimination, and verifying that his full legal name is indeed [[http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/mad-mad-world/Phuc-Dat-Bich-Man-posts-passport-to-Facebook-to-prove-his-name-is-real/articleshow/49860844.cms Phuc Dat Bich]].[[note]][[ItIsPronouncedTroPay Properly pronounced]] "Phoo Da Bic." But still.[[/note]]
** It turned out actually to be a prank on the media. He signed off as Joe Carr, though sources say it's Tin Le.
* A production designer on ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' was named Grace Walker. Considering "Walker" is the series' distinctive term for [[NotUsingTheZWord the Z-word]], that ''had'' to have raised a few eyebrows.
* Deliveries to a certain [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_Hole_Road Butt Hole Road]] in England have been [[http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/273159 delayed]] because the drivers thought the name to be a vulgar joke.