I think Embarrassing Nickname implies two things just by its name that's different: A nickname is generally given to you by others, not chosen yourself. It's about it being embarrassing. That is, the target thinks the name is embarrassing, rather than other people mocks her for it.
@76: Given that monicker, by its definition, is just a synonym for "name or nickname", wouldn't Mocked Monicker effectively mean the same thing as Unfortunate Name?
BTW, I want to change my vote, but for some reason, the option keep on saying that the name does not match... how do I make the change?
Well, the "Mocked" part at least shows it's in-universe. And "Monicker" is an improvement because it almost exclusively refers to a fake name or nickname. Which, admittedly, aren't always self-chosen but it's still more clear.
I did A-B of Fail O Sucky Name. 547 wicks remain.
I don't think the Real Life section is needed. Most if not all of the examples are organizations, sports teams, towns, etc... not bad aliases or fake names people chose for themselves.
Also, judging by the last few pages of this thread this trope is going to be restricted to "in-universe", like Unfortunate Names, right?
"For those who don't know, I have XX chromosomes, not XY (although sometimes I feel like I have them...)." Maces
The current page quote doesn't quite fit the trope.
"Gay Ghost" is hardly an atrocious or "laughable" alias in itself. Campy maybe, but that's it. The funny part comes from the fact that the character was not gay, his alias just suffered from Have a Gay Old Time. But none of that is explained in the page quote.
What would be a better quote? Anything. I personally like the Ant-Man quote from the trope's Quote page:
->Yellowjacket: Do you think you can stop the future? You're just a thief!
->Scott: No, I'm Ant-Man.
->Scott: I know, wasn't my idea.
The potholes will need to be removed, but otherwise I agree. The Superdickery quote looks like someone complaining about names they don't like, and not an actual in-universe reaction to the character's name.
Alternative Titles: Fail O Suckynamerunoff
2nd Jan '14 7:43:31 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.