The Best, Wackiest, Most WTF Full Names in Literature

The Best, Wackiest, Most WTF Full Names in Literature


What’s in a name? A lot, actually. For as long as there have been novels, there have been characters with wonderfully bizarre full names. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite names in literature. Enjoy, but please don’t inflict them on your children.

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    1. Middlesex

    Chapter Eleven Stephanides


    Guess what happens when he takes over the family business.

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    2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)

    Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore


    It’s a lot of syllables, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Dumbledore.

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    3. Infinite Jest

    John “No Relation” Wayne


    Admittedly, “No Relation” probably isn’t the middle name John’s parents gave him, but we’re amused by it just the same.

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    4. Catch-22

    Major Major Major Major


    When Major Major Major was promoted to a Major in the army, things got complicated.

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    5. Crime and Punishment

    Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov


    A+ for alliteration. C- for pronounceability.

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    6. The Broom of the System

    Stonecipher LaVache Beadsman


    But to his friends, he’s the Antichrist.

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    7. Pippi Longstocking

    Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking


    We particularly like “Windowshade.”

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    8. To Kill a Mockingbird

    Jeremy Atticus Finch


    He goes by “Jem” but we’d kill for a middle name like Atticus.

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    9. The Catcher in the Rye

    Holden Morrisey Caulfield


    Morrisey, despite the differences in spelling, seems like an appropriately angsty (if before-its-time) name for this phony-hating protagonist.

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    10. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs


    He goes by “The Wizard of Oz” for short.


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