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Old 10-27-17, 11:45 AM
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Worst Movie Character Names

I am pretty sure a thread must have been done for this over the years, but after searching for all of 60 seconds i could not find one.

Anyway, i watched about half of Transformers: The Last Knight recently (and i thought that series could not get any worse) and it reminded me that Marky Marks characters name is Cade Yeager. Thats got to be one of the worst names in movie history.

So just wondering what people would consider the worst name of all time?
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Old 10-27-17, 12:01 PM
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Not sure if it's the worst ever, but Fassbender's character's name in The Snowman (2017) is Harry Hole. That stinks.
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Just named for a cheap joke at the end

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What! The 5 minutes of Maul was the best thing about that movie!
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What! The 5 minutes of Maul was the best thing about that movie!
The character is fine. The name is stupid and heavy-handed.
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The character is fine. The name is stupid and heavy-handed.
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Beatrix Kiddo. The first name would be fine if it weren't paired with such a stupid last name.
John Matrix

Most of the Marvel character names with the first and lastname starting with the same letter.
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The Japanese animated Mobile Suit Gundam franchise uses character names that are particularly hard for Japanese voice actors to pronounce.

Here's a quote from a review:

The Gundam universe is full of characters with unwieldy names, with Seed by far the worst offender, lobbing out such names as Flay Alster, Lacus Clyne, Natarle Badgiruel, Rau Le Creuset, Athrun Zala, Mu La Flaga, and Cagalli Yula Attha, to name just a few of the main characters. In contrast, such names from the earlier Gundam seasons as Frau Bow, Ramba Ral, Sleggar Law, Quess Paraya, Seabook Arno, Cecily Fairchild, Kamille Bidan, Quattro Bajeena, Rosamia Badam, and Relena Peacecraft seem relatively quaint. One can’t help but wonder if someone was deliberately trying to give the voice actors on these series a particularly grueling workout.
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Originally Posted by DthRdrX View Post
What! The 5 minutes of Maul was the best thing about that movie!
My wife's high school sweetheart was named Dave Maul so whenever I saw that movie I had to think of him. So yes, that was a shitty name.
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Originally Posted by JimRochester View Post
My wife's high school sweetheart was named Dave Maul so whenever I saw that movie I had to think of him. So yes, that was a shitty name.
Spoiler alert: At least the ending of the movie was satisfying for you!
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John Matrix is the greatest character name.
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No way, that's a cool name for a race car driver.
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039410/

Look at the name of the top-billed character. Sure is a strange one for that time...Especially when you hear it repeated over & over.
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Jack Reacher - if it's not a bad porn name, it's at least a dual reference to masturbation.
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I heard they went ballistic. But yeah, who the hell names a character Harry Hole? So many screenwriters come up with annoying, puerile names and titles.
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As oddly sexual as Harry Potter always sounded to me, Harry Hole is twice as bad. No way that character name should have ever made in past day 1 of pre-production.

I know it started with a series of novels but main character in Sahara is Dirk Pitt. What a shitty porn star name!

And obviously not their fault at the time but Donald Sutherland’s character’s name in Day of the Locust just doesn’t work today...
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Xenia Onatopp. I win, close thread.
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And obviously not their fault at the time but Donald Sutherland’s character’s name in Day of the Locust just doesn’t work today...
I remember seeing an article in the paper ten years back about a local guy with the same unfortunate name; when he'd go to the bank to deposit a cheque or get pulled over by the cops they'd give him a, "Nice try. What's your real name?"
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Xenia Onatopp. I win, close thread.
Dude, you're high. That name is awesome.
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I know it started with a series of novels but main character in Sahara is Dirk Pitt. What a shitty porn star name!
The origin of the character name is that since he finds lost shipwrecks the author wanted his name to sound like a pirate's name.

What about Walter Paisley? Yay or nay.

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