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Great Names From Fiction

April 27, 2009
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Holden Caulfield
Darth Vader
Queequeg
Boo Radley
Popeye
Piscine Patel
Crash Davis
Dwight K. Schrute
Jesus Christ
Atticus Finch
Furio Giunta
Inigo Montoya
Katsumoto
Billy Bibbit
Krazy Eyez Killa
Ace Merrill
Trashcan Man
Gandalf
Charles Foster Kane
Huckleberry Finn
The Once-ler
Bruno Tattaglia
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore
Kilgore Trout
Rubeus Hagrid
Humbert Humbert
T. Boone Pickens
Alexander Portnoy
Walter Sobchak

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  1. David permalink
    April 27, 2009 3:45 pm

    Forrest Gump
    Lieutenant Dan

  2. David permalink
    April 27, 2009 3:46 pm

    Tony Montana

  3. jen permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:03 pm

    Eeyore
    Pippi Longstocking

  4. Dan permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:07 pm

    Do these count?

    Dr. Rosenpenis
    John Cocktoston

  5. Dan permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:12 pm

    AMELIA BEDELIA

  6. Dan permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:13 pm

    Cosmo Kramer

  7. Dan permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:17 pm

    Amelia Bedelia is a good one.

  8. Alexis permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:19 pm

    Pussy Galore
    Napoleon Dynamite
    Rufus T. Firefly
    Horatio Hornblower
    Ebenezer Scrooge
    Mary Poppins
    Anna Karenina
    Ford Prefect
    Zaphod Beeblebrox
    Ziggy Stardust
    Buckaroo Banzai
    Max Power
    Huckleberry Finn
    Bilbo Baggins
    Barack Obama (oh wait, he’s real)

    I keep coming up with real ones! Can we start a “great names from history” where I can add people like Hieromonyous Bosch, Aethelred the Unready, and The Venerable Bede?

  9. Barry permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:28 pm

    Alexis – “Great Names from History” is a certainty! Thanks for the idea.
    I mean, how freaking lucky is it that our first president just happened to share a name with an entire state AND the capital city of our nation? I shiver at the coincidence!

    My mind is already churning. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Oh. This will be fun!

  10. Dan permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:42 pm

    Jackie Treehorn

  11. Ted permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:45 pm

    Yossarian Yossarian (sure, it’s a knock-off of Humber Humbert, but just straight-up Yossarian is pretty good, too)
    Marcel Apehand

  12. David permalink
    April 27, 2009 4:51 pm

    Bruce Wayne
    Egon Spengler
    Mona Lisa Vito
    Vincent “Vinny” Gambini
    Big Fat Bernie Gale
    Little Big Fat Bernie Gale Jr.
    Veal Chop

    Those last three are from a movie called, “Safe Men.” If you haven’t seen it. You must.

  13. Barry permalink
    April 27, 2009 5:22 pm

    Oh man. Egon Spengler is fucking great.

  14. Ian permalink
    April 27, 2009 5:26 pm

    Old Bull Lee
    Derek Smalls
    Nigel Tufnel
    David St. Hubbins
    Special Agent Dale Cooper
    Daddy Warbucks

  15. Ian permalink
    April 27, 2009 5:26 pm

    Old Bull Lee
    Derek Smalls
    Nigel Tufnel
    David St. Hubbins
    Special Agent Dale Cooper
    Daddy Warbucks

  16. jeremy permalink
    April 27, 2009 5:41 pm

    Major Major Major
    Thlali (aka Bigwig)

  17. Ted permalink
    April 27, 2009 6:03 pm

    Wait, fuck. Is it Yossarian Yossarian? Maybe I was getting confused because of Major Major Major. Regardless, I stand by just Yossarian.

  18. Ted permalink
    April 27, 2009 6:04 pm

    Also, let’s not forget, let’s NOT forget:

    Raistlin Majere

  19. April 27, 2009 6:35 pm

    hacksaw jim duggan

  20. David permalink
    April 27, 2009 7:19 pm

    Dick Tracy.

  21. David permalink
    April 27, 2009 7:19 pm

    Dick Tracy.

  22. Kim permalink
    April 27, 2009 8:02 pm

    Fiction: Ignatius J. Reilly

    History: Leverett Saltonstall

  23. Barry permalink
    April 27, 2009 8:02 pm

    Slartibartfast
    Count Dracula
    Maher-shalal-hash-baz
    Shear-jashub
    Steve Zissou
    Gulliver
    Robinsons Crusoe

  24. Barry permalink
    April 27, 2009 8:03 pm

    Gomer Pyle
    Opie
    Maynard G. Krebs
    Homer Simpson

  25. Barry permalink
    April 27, 2009 8:04 pm

    Albus Dumbledore

  26. Anonymous permalink
    April 27, 2009 8:46 pm

    Brock Sampson

  27. Barry permalink
    April 27, 2009 8:55 pm

    Marky Mark as Eddie Adams as Dirk Diggler as Brock Landers
    Reed Rothchild as Chest Rockwell

  28. Saul permalink
    April 28, 2009 11:04 am

    Cletus the Yokel
    Duffman
    Octopussy
    Pontiac
    Don Geiss

  29. Saul permalink
    April 28, 2009 11:05 am

    Apu Nahasapimapetalan (I think I butchered that, but you get the idea)

  30. Aleksei permalink
    April 29, 2009 6:08 pm

    Inigo Montoya
    Raskolnikov
    Liz Lemon
    Don Draper
    Hans Moleman
    The Walrus
    General Jack D. Ripper
    Bill Lumbergh
    Brian Fellows

  31. Aleksei permalink
    April 29, 2009 6:09 pm

    oh, whoops… i just noticed a couple of those were already listed…

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