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  • Jimmy Neutron's full name is James Isaac Neutron. Cindy's full name of Cynthia Aurora Vortex isn't half-bad as well.
  • Lord Monochromicorn and Princess Bonnibelle Bubblegum from Adventure Time.
    • Also Goliad, the name of Princess Bubblegum's immortal creation. It kinda sounds like the title of an epic. Go on, say it: GOLIAD!
    • Lady Rainicorn, Marceline Abadeer (aka Marceline, the Vampire Queen) and her gender-swapped alter ego Marshall Lee, Hunson Abadeer, Simon Petrikov, Susan Strong, Earl of Lemongrab, Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life-Giving, NEPTR (an acronym for Never Ending Pie Throwing Robot), BMO (pronounced BEE-mo), Tree Trunks (a pygmy elephant), and even the main character Finn the Human. In fact there are more awesome names than not in Adventure Time.
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    • And while we're talking about it, the multitude of Princesses are also pretty rad: the aforementioned Princess Bonnibelle Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess (aka L.S.P.), Irregular Topography Expanse Princess, Truth Field Projection Princess, Princess Chewypaste, Princess Monster Wife, and Princess Princess Princess.
    • In one instance where Exactly What It Says on the Tin rests comfortably with Rule of Cool, there's the very special something only two bros can share. ...The Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant.
  • In American Dad!, "Irregarding Steve" has a Fake Action Prologue where Klaus turns out to be a world-saving action hero, and he tells Francine his real name is "Professor Max Hammer."
  • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, we have plenty of great names like Aang, which means "Soaring Wind". Sokka, Katara, and especially Toph Bei Fong.
    • More so Sokka's secret fire nation identity: "Fire. Wang Fire."
    • Meta Example: Michael Dante DiMartino.
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    • Also Aang's identity when entering Omashu: Bonzu Pipinpadaloxicopolis. THE THIRD.
  • In Ben 10: Omniverse Captain Rad Dudesman, with an already cool enough name on its own, claims that his middle names are Profit, then Danger, then Trouble. Ben, doubtful, has Rook look up information on him. Sure enough, his full name really is Captain Rad Profit Danger Trouble Dudesman.
  • In Bolts & Blip, there's Tigrr Jaxxson, the most shiny, athletic, and proud player on the main characters' rival team.
  • From The Boondocks, there's A Pimp Named Slickback, and also Grand Master Bushido Brown.
    • Finally, There's Young Reezy (which is Riley Freeman's nickname).
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command takes this trope and runs. The main crew consists of the titular Buzz Lightyear, as well as Princess Mira Nova, Booster Munchapper, and XR (the eXperimental Ranger.) Other Rangers include Commander Nebula, Ty Parsec, Rocket Crockett, and Petra Hammerhold. And the villains. For recurring villains, we have Evil Emperor Zurg, Warp Darkmatter, NOS-4-A2, Gravitina, and Torque, among others.
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  • Centurions gives us Max Ray, Jake Rockwell, Ace McCloud, Crystal Kane, Rex Charger, and John Thunder.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door, you gotta admit, Father's real name, Benedict Uno, is pretty catchy.
    • The Toiletnator, the name alone is about the only thing he gets right.
  • Cool McCool, a cartoon from the 1960s named after the main character.
  • Darkwing Duck was full of these, along with the title character. Especially with the villains like Megavolt, The Liquidator, Steelbeak, Splatter Phoenix, and many more.
  • Disney's Big Bad Wolf. His full name is Zeke Midas Wolf.
  • DuckTales (2017):
    • When Della Duck is finally reunited with Huey, Dewey, and Louie, she's upset to learn that Donald didn't give them the names she intended for them — Jet, Turbo, and Rebel. Dewey is the most upset at this, crying out "I coulda been Turbo?!"
    • Webby befriends a girl named Violet Sabrewing. A rare case of both this trope and A Dog Named "Dog", as violet sabrewings are a species of hummingbird.
  • From Family Guy, Meg's full name is revealed to actually be Megatron Griffin in the episode of A Fistful of Meg.
  • Almost all of the Skullbanians in Western Animation/{Fangbone}}. Asides from the title character, there's also his chieftain Axebear, the Evil Sorcerer Venomous Drool, the legendary hero Stoneback the Solid, King of Thieves One-Eye the Slippery, the Fallen Hero Wargrunt, etc.
  • In Fantomcat the titular hero's real name was Phillipe L'Entrique Elan de Chanel, Count Givenchy and Duke of Fantom, which also counted as an Overly Long Name.
  • In Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Bloo's full name is Blooregard Q. Kazoo.
  • Futurama's resident military genius, Zapp Brannigan. Also Barbados Slim.
  • Gargoyles
    • After being mutated into animal hybrid things by a mad scientist, a few characters in decide to ditch perfectly ordinary names like Derek in favour of identifying as Claw, Fang and Talon. They don't need to hide their previous identities; they do it just because.
    • Originally, the Gargoyles didn't take names of their own, although their leader was known as Goliath by the humans they protected. When they found themselves in 20th century New York they took on names fitting to their new surroundings; Hudson (the old veteran), Brooklyn (the tough guy), Lexington (the smart skinny guy), Bronx (the dog), and Broadway (the mellow one).
    • Demona, who was named that by Macbeth because he said that she fought like a demon.
    • And also David Xanatos... because he planned it that way. It's David vs. Goliath, with a reversal of hero and villain.
  • G.I. Joe:
    • Every single member of the G.I. Joe organization had a nickname. Most had nicknames relating to their specialties: Doc was a doctor, Lifeline was a medic, Torpedo was a submarine pilot, Mutt had an attack dog, Alpine was a mountaineer, Snow Job specialized in fighting in the snow, etc. Some of the names were meaningful for other reasons, as in the case of redhead Scarlett. Some of the names, though, were just cool, like Duke and Lady Jaye.
    • Not that some villains didn't have cool names too, like Major Bludd, Doctor Mindbender, and all of the Dreadnoks, like Torch, Ripper, Buzzer, and later, Monkey Wrench. (Simple, but pretty badass.)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy:
    • Billy's name for an alien dog-thing: "Admiral Wolverine Lightningbolt, because those are the three coolest words in the universe!"
    • There's also DelGado. Hoss DelGado.
    • In the episode where Billy revives Fred Flintstone and keeps him around in the modern time, he names him "Jake Steel", despite Fred being perfectly capable of communicating his own actual name.
  • Grojband gives us Corey Jaron Riffin, which is supported in the episode "Dueling Buttons", when he inputs his initials in the game and they read "CJR".
  • In Infinity Train season two, Jesse apparently believes that "Dracula" is such a cool name that everyone should have it. When MT refuses to accept that name for the deer, he mentions that he also likes "Alan." Thus, he dubs the deer Alan Dracula.
  • Jonny Quest, teen adventurer.
  • Johnny Test, who gets into all sorts of wild hijinks with his sisters' science inventions.
  • Kim Possible. Ron Stoppable. Duff Killigan. Dr. Drakken (whose real name unfortunately is Drew Lipsky, no wonder he changed it)
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Wolf. That is all.
  • In The Legend of Korra, Varrick's full name as revealed in the final episode is Iknik Blackstone Varrick. Or more officially: Sir Iknik Blackstone Varrick, Master of the High Seas.
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  • Metalocalypse: Nathan Explosion! Skwisgaar Skwigelf! Toki Wartooth! William Murderface Murderface Murderface! And Pickles.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic we have Rainbow Dash, who has one of the coolest names a pegasus can have. This is even more epic and meaningful when you see her pull off the legendary Sonic Rainboom.
    • Don't forget her pet tortoise, Tank, who's impervious to harm and never gives up.
    • This seems to be a running theme with the Wonderbolts; the four named ones are Spitfire, Soarin', Fleetfoot, and Rapid Fire.
    • And then in the Hearth's Warming Eve pageant, Dash gets to play a figure in pony history with an even cooler name and title: the ancient leader of the pegasi, named Commander Hurricane!
    • The first villain of the show is named Nightmare Moon. Seriously, you don't mess with someone with a name like that.
    • There's also "The Great And Powerful Trixie", from the episode "Boast Busters". Her full name is Trixie Lulamoon, which is a great name for a stage performer.
    • In the episode "Putting Your Hoof Down", Fluttershy seeks assertiveness training from a character named Iron Will.
    • Then there's Shining Armor, who is Twilight Sparkle's older brother. Too bad his sister's got a good name for a mosquito.
    • There's also a pegasus named Thunderlane, with younger brother Rumble.
    • Vinyl Scratch, though it's a Fan Nickname, has the stage name DJ PON-3 (Deejay Pwn-three) which has been used in official promotional material.
    • Prince Blueblood, though he's, well, a horse's rear end.
    • The ace flyer Lightning Dust.
    • Background pony Cloudchaser (which is already a fairly cool name) was originally planned to be called Stormwalker.
    • As is the background pony who's given the name "Lightning Bolt".
    • Like him or not, Flash Sentry is a pretty cool name.
    • "A Royal Problem" presents to us a hypothetical counterpart of the aforementioned Nightmare Moon: the Superpowered Evil Side of Princess Celestia, Daybreaker. And she truly lives up to her name.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Major Monogram certainly thinks he has one of these.
    • In one episode, Carl is doing some undercover work and tries to come up with a suitably cool alias. He settles on "Carl".
  • Ready Jet Go! has the Propulsion family: Carrot, Celery, and Jet Propulsion, who was named after the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • The title character in the 60s SF cartoon Rocket Robin Hood isn't simply Robin Hood in the future. His actual, in universe name is Rocket Robin Hood!
  • Was the plot of an episode of Regular Show. Rigby, after seeing one of his favorite bands on television, hears the superstar rocker The "Urge" (which is his literal name) tell about the origins of his name. Rigby then decides to choose two random sounding words, coming up with Trash Boat. Needless to say, once Mortecai finds out, Hilarity Ensues.
    • However, in an ironic (and very Regular Show-ish) manner, it turns out that Rigby's new name makes him extremely famous. However, this has a worse downside, as The Urge, now a superpowered wizard rocker, returns from the future to kill him because the name Trash Boat made Rigby more famous than The Urge, himself.
      • It helps that after the situation is cleared, The Urge suffers a Karmic Death at the hands of another superpowered wizard rocker, who in turn is killed by another. Who is killed by another. Who is killed by more. Can anyone say chain reaction?
  • The Replacements: Dick Daring, Ace Palmero, Travis Bodie, and in what might be the straightest possible example of this trope, Sierra McCool.
  • In this skit on Robot Chicken, Calvin joins G.I. Joe, and says that since he's a Cold Sniper, he'd like his codename to be: "Dead-Eye", "Killshot", "Dr. Killshot", "Sureshot", or "Triggerman". Unfortunately, he slips, so they call him "Fumbles". They pay for it. Dearly.
  • The Rocket family (father Ray, daughter Reggie, son Otto) from Rocket Power. It's heavily implied (or at least NOT implied otherwise) that "Rocket" is their actual last name. The viewer is never given a reason to think that it's not, and that's good enough.
  • The Headmaster of School For Vampires has a name that could only be given to a truly badass vampire: Count Alarich von Horrificus.
  • Sheep in the Big City is full of 'em. The main cast.
  • The Simpsons
    • Spoofed in "Homer to the Max" when Homer changes his name to Max Power ("I got it from a hair dryer"). Homer also suggested Handsome B. Wonderful, Hercules Rockefeller, and Rembrandt Q. Einstein; the judge allowed Max Power because it was the only one he had spelled correctly. He also suggested new names for Marge including Chesty LaRue, Busty Sinclair, and Hootie McBoob.
    • While on the lam in "The Dad Who Knew Too Little", Homer and Lisa check into a hotel. Lisa calls herself "Lady Penelope Ariel Ponyweather". Homer tells the clerk that his name is Rock Strongo. The clerk immediately calls Homer out for using such an obvious fake name and asks for his real one.
      Homer: ... Lance Uppercut.
      Clerk: Sign here, Mr. Uppercut.
    • As a boy, Homer used the alias "Elvis Jagger Abdul-Jabbar" when he overheard a young Cookie Kwan speculating Marge's admirer must have a name like "Big Ugly Homer."
    • Bart says he's going change his name to Joe Kickass. Homer suggests Homer Junior. "The kids could call you HoJu!"
    • Homer's one-time boss Hank Scorpio.
    • Moe Szyslak: "Hey! Nobody calls Moe Saint Cool a phoney!"
    • Rainier Wolfcastle Pronounced "Rain-ier" Wolfcastle. Just say that name, it's awesome as hell.
  • While the girls of Sky Dancers got off pretty easy, the guys ended up with the names "Slam" and "Breeze".
  • Squidbillies!
    Early Cuyler: I dub thee, "Hershel Walker Cuyler Them Dogs Is Hell Don't They"! (later on) "Come along now, Hershel Walker Cuyler Them Dogs Is Hell Don't They!"
  • The titular Steven Universe is a decent example. His dad was named Greg Universe. From his mother, he inherits the middle name Quartz, making his full name Steven Quartz Universe. His friend's mother doesn't believe his name is actually "Universe". We eventually find out Greg legally changed his name to Universe, and his original surname was DeMayo. Steven starts grumbling about how the latter sounds cooler.
  • Superman: The Animated Series has Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor's Canon Foreigner female bodyguard.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Master Splinter. Moreso in 2K3 and 2012 where they occasionally use the surname Hamato. There's also Shredder, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady.
  • Teen Titans villain Johnny Rancid, a villainous wielder of a flying motorcycle.
  • Some Transformers just luck out with the names. Optimus Prime and Megatron, obviously, but also Slugslinger, Caliburst, Starscream, Ironhide, Bonecrusher, Wreck-Gar, Ultra Magnus, Thundercracker, Demolishor, Sunstorm, Dirge, Sinnertwin, Gutcruncher, Scourge, Rampage, Mixmaster, Soundwave, Onslaught, Vortex, Razorclaw, Omega Supreme, Sentinel Prime, Elita One, Moonracer, Silverbolt, Fortress Maximus, Big Daddy, Grimlock, Ravage, Nightbird, Blitzwing, Firestar, Devastator, Superion, Computron, Bruticus, Menasor, Defensor, Volcanicus, Abominus, Predaking, Victorion, Optimus Maximus, Monstructor, Sky Reign, Galvatronus, Ruination... actually, scratch that. A LOT of Transformers luck out with the names.
    • Slayride, a one-shot comics villain who would have been completely forgotten if not for his awesome name. It's a Running Gag on the TFWiki that he and Sinnertwin are constantly fighting over who's name is the coolest.
    • Optimus Prime's name before he became carrier of the Matrix of Leadership (and thus a Prime)? Orion Pax. Megatron also named himself after "Megatronus", who is the TF equivalent of Judas Iscariot and Cain rolled into one (and thus became known as The Fallen). Also see the other members of The Thirteen: Prima, Vector Prime, Solus Prime, Alchemist Prime, Alpha Trion, Micronus, Nexus Prime, Amalgamous Prime, Onyx Prime, Quintus Prime, Liege Maximo and the mysterious Thirteenth Prime.
    • Optimus Prime's combination with Omega Supreme has the name Optimus Supreme, which is a fairly normal name, until you realize "Optimus" in latin means "Best" Supreme means, well, best, so his name literally translates to "Best best". Sadly, Omega Prime would have been even more bombastic a name, since Prime refers to the "First", essentially turning the name to "The alpha and the omega". At least that name hadn't gone to waste, as it was previously used for the combined form of Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
  • In The Venture Bros.: Rocket Impossible!! (Which is also an an awesome name for a band!)
    • The dudes what write the show are "named" Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick.
    • We also have Molotov Cocktease, Jefferson Twilight, and Doctors Byron Orpheus and Henry Killinger.
    • Guys, guys, Brock Samson.
    • Heinrich "Herr Trigger" Triggermensch, Russel "Go-Fish" Sturgeon, and Jean-Claude LeTueur.
    • Also, minor, minor background characters like General Manhowers, Rick Danger, Chairman Wow, the Sea Anenemy, Sergeant Hatred...
  • Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa had a ton of great names like Moo Montana, Cowlarado Kid, Dakota Dude, Buffalo Bull, Lilli Bovine, Cowlamity Kate and many more. The villains had some great names also, like the Masked Bull, Bat Blastagun, Skull Duggery, Shock Holiday, Boothill Buzzard, Saddlesore Scorpion, and plenty of others.
  • Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong has Sir Dudley Ding Dong the cat.
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: Xavier Riddle is definitely an awesome name in its own right.


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