"Max Power, he's the man whose name you'd love to touch...
But, you mustn't touch!
His name sounds good in your ear
But when you say it, you mustn't fear
Because his name can be said by anyone!"
Lilith: Wait, "Mister Torgue" is your first name? What's your last name?
Mister Torgue: FLEXINGTON!
"Thomas Ian Griffith plays Chicago cop Jack Wild. (Of course he fucking does.)"
— The Cinema Snob, Crackerjack
'"Hello, I'm Chesterfield Snapdragon-McFisticuff."
— Brad Sherwood, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
"Hawkeye! Why is Hawkeye so cool? His costume isn’t cool. Light blue and purple chain mail accented by suspenders? His gimmick isn’t that cool... No, what makes Hawkeye cool is his name. Clint Barton. Compared to all the namby-pamby alliterative alter egos – Matt Murdock, Bruce Banner, Reed Richards — Clint Barton is absolutely wicked. That sounds like a superhero already, screw the call sign. If my name was Clint Barton and somebody tried calling me Hawkeye, I’d shove my boot so far up his ass he could taste the purple."
"Genghis Khan was born in Central Mongolia in the year 1162 CE under the name 'Timujin', meaning 'Iron Man' and you know that when your parents name you after a Black Sabbath song you're going to be trouble."
"Bruce Maddox is a cop, undercover and above the law, behind the 8-ball, and deep inside! Bruce Maddox! Is! Master of prepositions!"
This would be Benedict Slade. I guess “Slade” sounded more American than “Scrooge” to the producers of this film. I’d question that, but really, these same yahoos put Fonzie in old man makeup and told him to act mean, so their bizarre name choices are kinda normal in comparison. Just accept them, move along, or we’ll be here til next Christmas.
"Powers Boothe... The first name especially leaves the reader wondering, "'What kind of powers? Mind control? Flight? Laser-beam eyes? It's laser-beam eyes, isn't it?'"
"I would just like to point out that I'm changing my name to Awesome McBadass Power Fist."
"'Zoltan' is a common Hungarian name, it’s my wife’s maiden name and most importantly, it’s the name of Dracula’s dog."
Jack: ..."Shoot Gunner"? Really?
GG: Who translated this game? Roxy Lalonde?
Vivian: ...Maybe he's related to Stab Swordo?
Mike: [naming his new D&D character] Jim Darkmagic.
Scott: What? Why don't you just name yourself Chet Awesomelaser?
Rider Strong ‏@RiderStrong Really great parents
RT @RachelTacker': Shawn's name from Boy Meets World is Rider Strong...
Who would name their child that — #thinkaboutit
"The second [woman] wanted to be called Nuée Duskrose—she might as well have carried a sign: NOT MY REAL NAME."
—Mehitabel Parr, The Mirador
"Barack Obama! A black man! With a black name! I know that ain't that black here [in Johannesburg, South Africa], but in America that's about as black as a name could get. Barack Obama! That's right next to Dikembe Mutombo. That's right. Barack, man, he don't let his blackness sneak up on you. Y'know, if his name was Bob Jones or something, it might take you two or three weeks to realize he black. But as soon as you hear "Barack Obama"...you expect to see a brother with a spear! Just standin' on top of a dead lion! Barack Obama! You expect to see the bass player from The Commodores come out! (sings and mimes playing bass) 'Too hot ta trot, now, baby, too hot ta trot, bay-by!' I'm not talkin' about Lionel Richie, I'm talkin' about them shiny niggas behind him!"
— Chris Rock, Kill the Messenger