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  • Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch, known to most as simply Cap'n Crunch.
  • A Fed-Ex ad features a Witness Protection man who is given the name Eric Gustafson. Unfortunately he gets it taken away and becomes Paul Matheson.
  • Isaiah Mustafa, aka The Man Your Man Could Smell Like.
  • There is a real tutor named Never Wong in Hong Kong. Just google it.

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  • There is one The Far Side cartoon about the difference between the names we give our dogs and the names they give themselves:
    Man: This is Rex, our new dog.
    Dog 1: Hello, I am known as Vexorg, Destroyer of Cats and Devourer of Chickens.
    Dog 2: I am Zornorph, the One who Comes by Night to the Neighbor's Yard, and this is Princess Sheewana, Barker of Great Annoyance and daughter of Queen La, Stainer of Persian Rugs.

  • In Lone Wolf, all the Kai have names along the lines of "Adjective Animal", given upon their initiation. Many of them follow this trope. For instance, the main character started out as "Silent Wolf", but after the rest of the order was killed in the prologue to the first book, he took on the book-naming appellation Lone Wolf.
  • In the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, most of the main villains. Notable examples include: Mortis the Lich-Lord, Balthus Dire, Malbordus the Storm Child, Zanbar Bone, Razaak the Undying, Baron Sukumvit, Zagor, Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and Zharradan Marr (he changed it... from the marginally less cool Zharradan Dree). The good guys, meanwhile, have Vermithrax Moonchaser and Gereth Yaztromo.


    Professional Wrestling  
  • Danger Bone Destroyer, who won the NWA Nigeria Welterweight Title in 1993.
  • Marc Mero wrestled in WCW as Johnny B. Badd.
  • John Laurinaitis, the former Executive Vice President of Talent Relations of WWE and Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw, formerly wrestled under the name "Johnny Ace". Because "Laurinaitis" is difficult to pronounce, smarks still often refer to him by his ring name.
  • Johnny Grunge of The Public Enemy.
  • Before he became John Morrison, John Hennigan's WWE name was "Johnny Nitro". He also had a series of minor appearances as "Johnny Blaze" and "Johnny Spade" before settling on "Nitro". He wrestled as Johnny Mundo in Lucha Underground and Johnny Impact in Impact Wrestling.
  • British professional wrestler William Ospreay (his real name) is a high flyer who often perches on the turnbuckles like a large predatory bird.
  • Brock Lesnar sounds like a name that would belong to a badass physical killer. He is a badass physical killer, and that is his real name.

  • Johnny Dollar, the eponymous insurance investigator from the 1950s radio series Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.
  • On It's Been a Bad Week, an item about amusing names in an 18th century Cornish county register ends with 'Abraham Thunderwolf'.

  • British boxer Tyson Fury. Son of John and Amber Fury, who were big fans of Mike Tyson.
  • Brazilian boxer Esquiva Falcão, whose name literally translates to Falcon Dodge.
  • Venues can have such names as well. Perhaps the best came about in 1997, when Temple University, located in Philadelphia, opened a new home for its men's basketball team: The Apollo of Temple. The name was apparently a shout-out to several ancient Greek Temples of Apollo, as well as Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater. Sadly, the name didn't last long; the venue was renamed Liacouras Center in 2000 after the university's retiring president.


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