* In Creator/ShelSilverstein's "A Boy Named Sue," [[CoveredUp best known]] for its Music/JohnnyCash cover, the narrator's father names him Sue so that he'll grow up tough. It works, but the narrator still resents the name and at the end of the song vows that when he has a son of his own he'll name him "anything but Sue."
* The Arrogant Worms' song "A Night In Dildo" celebrates the many unfortunate ''place'' names in Newfoundland.
-->''From Woody's Point to Come-By-Chance to good ol' Fairyland\\
Come take a look at Gander; Blackhead's mighty grand...''
* わたしのココ (Watashinokoko) once had the name Kesson Shoujo. So did a [[{{Hentai}} naughty Japanese comic]] with a [[{{Hermaphrodite}} loose grasp on biology]].
* Taco Ockerse, best known for "Puttin' On The Ritz." Yes, that's his birth name.
* "H" from the 1990's pop group Music/{{Steps}} was attacked on Twitter in 2013 because his real name is Ian Watkins, and people assumed that H was the lead singer of Welsh rock band Music/{{Lostprophets}}, who had just been convicted of child nolestation. To add insult to injury, Website/{{Google}} [[http://www.clickmusic.com/news/article/google-confuses-steps-singer-ian-h-watkins-for-disgraced-paedophile-again displayed the pedophile's mugshot on search results for the Steps singer]].
* Victoria Hesketh's artist name, Little Boots, echoes that of a certain [[TheCaligula tyrannical Roman emperor]].
* GirlGroup Music/{{Stooshe}} have a name which is homophonous to ''stooze'', the process of [[LoopholeAbuse making cash via 0% interest rates]], a term invented by Martin Lewis of moneysavingexpert.com. Cue the UnfortunateImplications of the name...
* The band name Music/KatrinaAndTheWaves became one of these after a particularly infamous 2005 hurricane named Katrina.
* "[[OneHitWonder Headstrong]]" rockers Trapt's lead singer is named Chris Brown... [[NamesTheSame no]], [[Music/ChrisBrown not the guy who beat up]] Music/{{Rihanna}}. Unfortunately, the connection rapidly accelerated Trapt's subsequent fall from popularity.
** The Trapt vocalist now bills himself as Chris Taylor Brown, obviously to avoid confusion with the R&B singer.
* "Vixen" is a nice name for a girl rock band...until your first gig in Germany, when people won't stop giggling. [[note]] Homonymous with "wichsen", to fap. [[/note]]
* Also in Germany, Music/TheBeatles temporarily renamed themselves to The Beat Brothers during their days as a struggling British band in Hamburg, as their actual name sounded like "peedles," which was apparently slang for a small boy's penis.
* Metal band Music/{{Anthrax}} was briefly rumored to be changing their name in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. But thanks to support from the hometown New York Police Department and Fire Department, the band dramatically declared at a 9/11 benefit concert that [[http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/anthrax_notchangingournow.jpg they're not changing their name.]]
* The American funk band Black Merda chose their name as a deliberate misspelling of "black murder"...oblivious to the fact that romance language speakers would laugh their asses off ("merda" is the word for "shit" in Italian / Portuguese and is close to Spanish "mierda" and French "merde", with the same meaning).
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