Quotes: Meaningful Name

"But what did we really, sincerely, expect anyway, from a movie in which Slim Pickens plays a character named 'Tex'? If you can think of a single line of dialog that Slim Pickens, as 'Tex,' wouldn't say in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, please do not miss this movie, which will be filled with amazements and startling revelations."

"Their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town called Conejo Springs (conejo being Spanish for 'rabbit'—and watch out for that anvil)"
The Agony Booth, S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale

"The Matrix is not what you'd call a subtle movie...when the film wanted to hint that Pantoliano will turn traitor, it named his character after the spelling variant of 'cipher,' which means, among other things, 'zero.' In binary terms, 'zero' is the opposite of 'one,' which is how everybody refers to Neo, which in turn would make anyone named 'Zero' the polar opposite of the supposed hero of the movie. And doesn't that describe Cypher perfectly? Because he wasn't just a villain: He represented an entirely different philosophy of dealing with the machines, preferring blissful ignorance over fighting for a desolate piece of rock with a permanent layer of sun-blocking depression surrounding it."

"What does it matter what your name is? Take on whatever you wish, make it your own. But know this: a thousandfold names can not change the nature of a man."
Dak'kon, Planescape: Torment

"Didn't anybody hear that? Phil Mygrave? Isn't anyone going to make a joke about that name?"

"Hard. Head. It's not just a name, you know."
Hardhead, Transformers: Revelation

Margaret is Greek, you geek
It means pearl
I'm a pure girl...

"Believe it or not, one of the most difficult tasks you face as Dungeon Master is dreaming up cool names for all those places, gods, monsters, and NPCs you create. As superficial as this chore might seem, nothing kills interest in an AD&D® game faster than goofy names. The minute your players are attacked by Gargathrank the Unclean, a great deal of the credibility you've carefully fostered flies straight out the window. Don't forget that the players' first impressions of your game world are based, in part, on the names you choose."
Ray Winninger, "Dungeoncraft", Dragon Magazine (May 1999)

"DuBois. — It's a French name. It means woods and Blanche means white, so the two together mean white woods. Like an orchard in spring! You can remember it by that."
Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire

"My name is Alice, but—"
"It's a stupid name enough!" Humpty Dumpty interrupted impatiently; "What does it mean?"
"Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.
"Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh...
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass note 

"Eino Leino! It was an Finnish Homopoet who was extremely negative: "Ei" means No in Finnish, and "No" means No in English. So his name was No No Lei No! And what Lei means, no one knows."
Robert Gustavsson, as the Homofobic Herman Ers majestät, in one of his sketches.

"Geddit? Know me - I'm alone! Genius!"
The Nostalgia Chick on Nomi Malone and dripping with sarcasm.

"When a reader reads that Armand de Bois-Tracy met Nob, he or she will have no problem with distinguishing which one is a viscount and which one is a miller."
Andrzej Sapkowski, quoted here.

"His name is Brute? Yeegh, that doesn't sound too promising."

Terry: What's the creepy lady's power?
Tamara: I don't know, but they call her 'Bombshell'.
Terry: Oh, that's encouraging.

Clumsy: Just because your name is Grouchy doesn't mean you always have to be grouchy!
Grouchy: Uh, yeah. It does.

"In the midst of all this, there was Bernie Madoff. An embezzler named "made off". Hmm... Was the name not a clue? Did he have to be with the accounting firm of Dewey, Fuckyou, and Howe?"
Robin Williams, on Bernie Madoff and the 2008 financial crisis, Weapons of Self Destruction.

"Ooh, a potential father to a new wave of humanity is named Adam - bet that was an all-night brainstormer!"

"His parents locked in his career when they named him “Jeeves”"

Maurice: Well hi there, son, what's your name?
Chip: Chip!note 
Maurice: *examines the large "chip" in his teacup body* Figures.
Beauty and the Beast (stage version)

Johnny Blaze: You know the local top cop, Wyatt?
Wyatt Wingfoot: Captain Tyrell Manhunter, appropiate name, huh?
Blaze #4

They both started to feel themselves lose warmth, even as the upper floors' fire spread around them. They were alight as if in hell itself. Jaune could barely feel them, but he'd had a revelation once that he would go up in flames.
— The RWBY fic Forever Fall Down, describing Jaune Arc's death note 

Du Quois: This is Chevalier, Montage, Detente, Avant Garde, and Deja Vu.
Deja Vu: Haven't we met before, monsieur?
Nick: I don't think so.
Du Quois: Over there: Croissant, Souffle, Escargot, and Chocolate Mousse.

"When you find someone's name, it's often a good idea to find out why they were named so."
Misho Thrice-Radiant, Keychain of Creation

"And one of these kings was called Misho, and he was named Thrice-Radiant. To his peers, this was for his sorcery, his memory, and his swordsmanship. To the common people, it was for his insight, his charisma, and his compassion."

"You know what this means? It means The Last Stand series is a long con. This is what they were leading up to! They try to hook you on the early games, force you to play online later, then move in for the kill with Dead Zone. Man... I admit, when I saw this was made by "Con Artists Productions", I thought they were just being stylish. I didn't suspect this game was literally made by con artists. Like, my homepage is "Accursed Farms", but that's just a name I made up. I don't actually live on a farm with fallow earth, and possessed cows, and a sentient scarecrow like in that one scary stories book. Not yet, anyway."
Ross's Game Dungeon

Hava: People who are partnered with K'seliss have a tendency to die horribly.
Fox: He's just trying to scare you. What's your name?
Dies: ...Dies-Horribly.

Fishiest of all fishy places was the Try Pots, which well deserved its name; for the pots there were always boiling chowders. Chowder for breakfast, and chowder for dinner, and chowder for supper, till you began to look for fish-bones coming through your clothes. The area before the house was paved with clam-shells. Moby-Dick