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Awesome names. Examples?

Asked by zen_ (6268points) September 3rd, 2010

Evel Knievel.

Shakira.

Madonna.

Elvis anything.

Quentin anything.

Kirk as a first or last name.

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tiny_dancer's avatar

Jesus Navas (Football Player)

Harold's avatar

I met someone through my wwork whose name was Ufuk Dik (Truly!!!)

tiny_dancer's avatar

@Harold Funny! I had a letter from hospital from a Dr Maida Smelly

BoBo1946's avatar

These are actually names of people. Not made up.

Harry Bush !

A B Dick !

zen_'s avatar

Guys guys I said awesome names.

Harold's avatar

@tiny_dancer – that’s a classic! I knew a gynaecologist whose name was Dr Pill.

MacBean's avatar

Benedict Cumberbatch.

BoBo1946's avatar

Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Lance Armstrong, Dick Pounds, and Zen Zeno!

cookieman's avatar

Harrison Xavier Fox
friend of a friend

I always thought it would be a great name for a character in a novel.

ucme's avatar

Hector Chumpitaz Former Peruvian footballer. Anyone named Hector is cool in my book! :¬)

MacBean's avatar

I’ve always found the name Yitzhak Rabin a lot of fun to say.

ucme's avatar

You want awesome? I give you awesome…....Alberto Juantorena Danger Just happens to have been an awesome Olympic champion too.

Austinlad's avatar

Rhett Butler (character in Gone with the Wind0
Sir Adrian Bolt (conductor)
Zachariah McPheezle (movie producer)
Tab Hunter, Rock Hudson, Rip Torn (actors)
Isaac Albéniz (Spanish composer)
Opie Taylor (the Sheriff’s son)

Your_Majesty's avatar

I tend to like African name such as Omarosa,Tanya,Latannya,Tijuana,etc.

Cruiser's avatar

Biff and Buffy! I actually know one of each and just love it when I get to say their names!

Brian1946's avatar

I like the names of the Old Ones, which are featured in the writings of HP Lovecraft and his devotees:

Ammutseba- Devourer of Stars. Appears as a diseased, women shaped black hole.

Aphoom-Zhah- The Cold Flame.

Arwassa- The Silent Shouter on the Hill. A humanoid torso with tentacles instead of limbs, and a short neck ending in a toothless, featureless mouth.

Atlach-Nacha- The Spider God.

Azathoth.

Chaugnar Faugn- Horror from the Hills.

Cthugha- The Living Flame. The Burning One. Appears as a living conflagration.

Cthulhu- The Sleeping God, Master of R’lyeh. A gigantic, bat-winged, octopus-headed humanoid.

Cthylla- Secret Daughter of Cthulhu. Appears as a huge, winged, octopus-like creature with six eyes.

Cyäegha- The Destroying Eye. Appears as a gigantic black mass of tentacles with a single green eye at the centre.

Nyarlathotep, and who could possibly forget our beloved Yog-Sothoth!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I had a science teacher named Harry Hole.
What were his parents thinking??

JLeslie's avatar

I think my husband has a great name, but I can’t write it here. In Israel you probably hear it all of the time anyway.

I also like: Cher, Chanel, and Farrah.

jazmina88's avatar

willie waldman jazz trumpet player

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Wolfgang has always interested me. It seems like naming a child that predestines them to succeed in some artistic field. There is Mozart, Puck and Van Halen. The interior designer for one of our company’s hotels was a true artist in his field.

frdelrosario's avatar

Minor league baseball has so many far out names in it that milb.com turns it into a bracketing contest:

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/fans/moniker_madness/y2010/moniker_madness.jsp

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zen_'s avatar

Fox Mulder.

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SundayKittens's avatar

I agree, any of the Zappas.
I wrote a blog entry about this during my first year teaching

I once read in a book of lists about a Doodle Dangle Wang. I will be stealing that.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Yo-Yo Ma. His name is as awesome as his music.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

In the same vein, Yao Ming. Remember this commercial?

“Yo?!” “YAO!!!!”

SuperMouse's avatar

Esa-Pekka Salonen – former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

MacBean's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I hope they weren’t. Because if they were, that’s just mean.

zen_'s avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Good one, and agree.

How about Zubin Mehta?

talljasperman's avatar

Zen… or Jean-Luke Picard

SundayKittens's avatar

Picabo Street.
And.. When I pulled up Wikipedia to make sure I was spelling it correctly, the article of the day was about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Coincidennnnce? Probably.
@macbean I get “Yitzhak Rabin” stuck in my head at least once a month. Thanks for this month’s reminder.

SundayKittens's avatar

Oh, and Slobadan Milosevic!!!

Austinlad's avatar

@zen, ever notice that conductors and classical musicians generally tend to have cool names?

zen_'s avatar

^ Cuz they be cool.

MacBean's avatar

I was just reading a bit about Machete (which I’m really freakin’ looking forward to) and I was reminded of Robert Rodriguez’s kids’ names. I’m not sure if I love them or if they make me want to punch him in the forehead. They’re Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue and Rhiannon Rodriguez.

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