What are some of the funniest names that you've named your characters?

What are some of the weirdest, quirkiest, funniest, silliest, etc names that you’ve given to a character?

Everyone gives a character or two some funny and silly names. Whether it’s a placeholder name until they find a better one, if it’s just for a simple laugh, or if they just can’t think of anything better. I want to know what some of the silliest and funniest names you’ve ever come up with for a character and why you picked it at that moment. But also tell me what the theme was meant to be for this character

I’ve given some very odd names to my characters. Sometimes it’s been for a novel and sometimes it’s from picking a name for a game character. Recently I named my Outer Worlds character (my second playthrough), [name_u]Polaris[/name_u] Lunachek. I always go for science-themed names when I play a game like that.

By the way, you can also include some of the silliest names that you’ve read or seen whether that’s in a book or just browsing for names on the internet, etc.

[name_u]Nova[/name_u] the Robot has a classmate named Yikes. [name_f]My[/name_f] daughter won’t even let me read that when I read to her cause it is too crazy to her.

I named the antagonist in a story [name_m]Festus[/name_m] one time, they called him sh*t boy cause to me, [name_m]Festus[/name_m] sounds like feces.


I named a character [name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] and [name_m]Mark[/name_m] [name_m]Mark[/name_m] :grin:

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[name_f]Emilia[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] is awesome :joy: :joy: :joy:

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right?! :joy::joy:

I named a D.Gray-Man OC [name_f]Abigail[/name_f] “Abbey” [name_u]Rhodes[/name_u], and she was born in a house on [name_u]Abbey[/name_u] Road.


Let’s see, there’s my fantastically named trio of [name_f]Zinnia[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Lizabeth[/name_f] [name_f]Grazia[/name_f] Badgerscythe, Commercialbreak Whybert Trumpeting, and Ordinary Creampuff Cumbersome.

There are stories behind all of these

Zinnia’s parents are notoriously indecisive. Ordinary was named by mad scientists (Ordinary is Dr. Cumber’s idea of a joke, since he’s made of metal and destined to overthrow the government, cream puffs are Dr. Thimble’s favorite food, and Dr. Adaway icily suggested Cumbersome for his last name because he is [being made of metal], and also because Dr. Cumber is technically legally his father.) Whybert’s story is I think the funniest: His parents were having such a hard time deciding what to name him that eventually someone just said, “Okay, whatever you say next is the kid’s name.” His dad, though, didn’t hear, and complained at the television, “Commercial break!”. His mom, realizing what had happened, said to the dad, “Why, Bert?” and that’s how that happened.

There’s also Ficu Merrimon, whose name is supposed to be [name_f]Serenity[/name_f], but when she was born, her older sister suggested that perhaps she should be called Difficulty, since she was hardly serene. It caught on, and Difficulty turned into Ficu. She doesn’t mind this, really, saying that she would certainly never have called herself [name_f]Serenity[/name_f].

[name_f]My[/name_f] friend also convinced me to name someone Dilemma, so that’s technically her name, although she’s never mentioned by name in the story.

I also love the classmate called Yikes (perhaps in some alternate OC-merging reality, they’re friends with Dilemma lol)


The most on-the-nose one is that of a soonish-to-be possessed demon-hunter who gets his(?) name from his mismatched blue-and-green eyes and the fact that he was abandoned at a church. [name_m]Hence[/name_m], [name_u]Eden[/name_u] [name_m]Church[/name_m]. He grows up to become possessed, kind of completely obsessed with proving his loyalty to the people who raised him (which is ironically how he gets himself possessed in the first place) and almost destroys his entire town while trying to deal with that whole possession thing, a situation that’s probably only slightly exacerbated by the general existence of his very male crush. In other words… not exactly the first thing most people would think of when confronted with the word ‘paradise’, and I guess the church is behind like most of his issues.

Ezekeliah. I dont really go crazy with stuff, but i do have a tendency to make up names.

Oh, I remember him! He does seem like he would have a lot of issues, yeah.

I mean, that’s all my main characters. Just… basically all of them. One of my current favourites is a pair made up a time traveller who’s died at least a dozen times over trying to stop the world ending as one does and the seer who ends up causing issues because witches are the exact thing the time travelling one ‘has an issue with’ (like, they don’t but almost everyone else they know does), but issues and someone like [name_u]Elliot[/name_u] Paxton-Graves? Yeah, uh, hand in hand, and his twin is getting dragged along for the ride basically no matter what. [name_u]Eden[/name_u] isn’t exactly special in that respect.

yeah. . . yeah, i feel that. . . (us writers are kind of evil, aren’t we?)

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These names are the greatest :slight_smile:

I am honestly on the verge of naming my main character, Quiet, who will be in a soon-to-be short story that I’m hoping to write in time for Halloween. But I know that just sounds so stupid lmao. I wanted to name her Quiet and give her siblings named [name_u]Tarot[/name_u] and [name_m]Ghost[/name_m] but I don’t have the heart to name them something so… ridiculous. We’ll see what I decide. The story still needs a name too :melting_face: :face_with_spiral_eyes:

When I was in seventh grade me and my dad had an inside joke about a girl named [name_u]Everly[/name_u] Schnitzelfritz and I put her in my book as a side character. Despite this being years and years ago, [name_u]Everly[/name_u] Schnitzelfritz is still alive and well. (well, not really, as her main purpose in the book is being dead, but still :woman_shrugging:)