Celebrating Names

All names, all the time!

Name Fun Facts

Here are some fun name facts to get you started:

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy

The Lone Ranger's name, except when he put on his mask, etc., was "John Reid" (played on TV by Clayton Moore).

U2's original band name was Feedback.

Who was the "Granny Smith" apple named after? Maria Ann Smith.

Nipper is the name of the dog on the RCA logo (the logo shows a dog [Nipper] listening to a gramophone).

Prior to being named the "White House" (President Theodore Roosevelt first used that name when he had "White House" engraved on his stationery in 1901), the residence was known as, the "President's Palace," the "President's House" or the "Executive Mansion."

Maine is the only state in the United States whose name is just one syllable.

"They certainly give very strange names to diseases. " -Plato

Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft Sr., had a name for every letter in the alphabet, shortened his name to Mr Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. (the world's longest name officially used by a person).

The full name of the city Los Angeles? El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles

The name FIAT comes from Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino?

"Jake the Jailbird" is the name of the guy in jail on a Monopoly board.

The police officer in the opposite corner on the Monopoly board is "Officer Edgar Mallory."

"Scotty" is the name of the Monopoly dog (playing piece).

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." -Bill Vaughn

The world's longest name of a lake? A short answer: Lake Webster, Massachusetts. Lake Webster has a much longer 'official' name, in fact a few, so take your pick: Chargogagogmanchargogagogcharbunagungamog, 41 letters; Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg, 44 letters;  Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchabunagungamaugg, 44 letters; Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, 45 letters. Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg also happens to be the longest place name in the US and the 6th longest in the world.

There are people with the last name Name; there are people with the last name Names.

The name of an armhole in clothing is armsaye.

According to Baum Family legend, the name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

Prior to the name "The Beatles," the band had the names: the Quarrymen, Johnny and the Moondogs, the Moonshiners, and Long John and the Silver Beatles.

The name of the Cream of Wheat chef is Rastus.

New York's famous "Broadway" was originally named the Wiechquaekeck Trail.

Long ago, English poets signed their work with a symbol. Two from those times, Cynewulf and Caedmon, used a name.

The Cracker Jack dog's name is Bingo.

The name for the bottom part of one's nose between the nostrils is columella nasi.

Brazil's previous name was "Republic of the United States of Brazil" (changed in 1967 to "Federative Republic of Brazil").

The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.

The name for the creases on the inside of one's wrists is rasceta.

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." -John F. Kennedy

Tarzan's mate Jane...her last name is Parker.

The names for symbols used to represent swearing in cartoons are: grawlix, jarns, nittles, and quimp

Barbie [the famous doll], last name: Roberts.    (Her middle name: Millicent)

Ken's last name = Carson.

Willy...the first name of Gilligan (of TV's "Gilligan's Island").

The name for the little finger or toe is minimus.

The name behind the initials L.L. in L.L. Bean = Leon Leonwood.

Octotorpe is the name of the "#" symbol on a telephone.

The name of the space between one's thumb and extended forefinger is purlicue.

The Beatles song "Hey Jude" was first named, "Hey Jules."

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is named for a surveyor, Colonel Sir George Everest.

Some middle name fun.....

Some middle name fun:

Ali (Alison) Gertrude Larter.

Alyssa Jayne Milano

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross

Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight)

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell

Hilary Erhard Duff

Homer Jay Simpson

Hugh John Mungo Grant

John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II

Kevin Spacey Fowler

Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon

Mischa Anne Marsden Barton

Nicolas Kim Coppola (known professionally as "Nicolas Cage")

Owen Cunningham Wilson

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.

Russell Ira Crowe

Sharon Vonne Stone

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (known professionally as "Tom Cruise")