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.
Chapter Eleven Stephanides
Guess what happens when he takes over the family business.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
It’s a lot of syllables, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Dumbledore.
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.
Major Major Major Major
When Major Major Major was promoted to a Major in the army, things got complicated.
Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov
A+ for alliteration. C- for pronounceability.
Stonecipher LaVache Beadsman
But to his friends, he’s the Antichrist.
Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking
We particularly like “Windowshade.”
Jeremy Atticus Finch
He goes by “Jem” but we’d kill for a middle name like Atticus.
Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs
He goes by “The Wizard of Oz” for short.