Real Names of 15 Fictional Characters

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There are plenty of characters that have names that aren’t real names, and some of them we’ll never know. However, there are some that have been revealed through the years, either through the creators revealing what their real names are of they themselves letting it slip in a show or movie. Below are fifteen fictional characters and the real names that you never knew they had.

Comic Book Guy – Jeff Albertson

Jeff Albertson

Apparently series creator Matt Groening wasn’t present when the writers gave Comic Book Guy his real name. Groening has stated that he always imagined it was Louis Lane and that he was haunted by the Lois Lane character of Superman.

Snuffleupagus – Aloysius


Whether Snuffleupagus is a nickname or last name remains a mystery, but Aloysius is some part of this lovable character’s name. Me, I think Snuffleupagus is a better name.

Mr. Clean – Veritably

Veritably Clean

Back in 1962 there was a contest to give Mr. Clean a first name, and the winner was “Veritably”. I suppose Veritably Clean is a good name for the mascot of a cleaning product, but it’s still odd.

The Skipper – Jonas Grumby

Jonas Grumby

The name was rarely used after the pilot episode, but it is the confirmed name of the captain of the “Minnow”.

Shaggy – Norville Rogers

Norville Rogers

Everyone’s favorite…crime solver. I don’t know that there was ever a more appropriate nickname than Norville’s.

Peppermint Patty – Patricia Reichardt

Patricia Reichardt

I wouldn’t have been surprised to learn that Peppermint was her real name, and I still think it’s far more fitting.

The Man with the Yellow Hat – Ted Shackleford

Ted Shackleford

There’s some debate over whether or not this is official as it was revealed in a deleted scene from the 2006 film, but I choose to believe that at the very least the Ted part is accurate.

Barbie – Barbara Millicent Roberts

Barbara Millicent Roberts

The fact that Barbie’s first name is Barbara probably doesn’t surprise anybody, but the fact that her middle name is Millicent is…surprising. Sounds like the name of a Disney villain to me.

Ken – Ken Carson

Ken Carson

Couldn’t very well have Barbie without Ken. For all of Barbie’s interesting middle name, I had kinda hoped that Ken would have an interesting name.

The Professor – Roy Hinkley

Roy Hinkley

The man could make a radio out of a coconut but couldn’t build a raft. Maybe they should have called him Roy throughout Gilligan’s Island since clearly he wasn’t very bright.

MacGyver – Angus MacGyver

Angus MacGyver

Let’s be honest, if your name were Angus MacGyver, you’d simply go by MacGyver too.

The White Rabbit – Nivens McTwisp

Nivens McTwisp

This is another one that should be taken with a grain of salt as the name was revealed in 2010 Time Burton film. That being said, the name seems oddly fitting.

The Michelin Man – Bibendum


Apparently it’s Latin and is one of the oldest trademarks, having been revealed at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894.

The Wizard of Oz – Oscar Zoroaster

Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs

There’s a good reason he’s just referred to as the Wizard, his real name is: ¬†Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. His initials spell OZ PINHEAD. That’s special.

Rich Uncle Pennybags – Milburn Pennybags

Milburn Pennybags

While now known as Mr. Monopoly, the original character was Rich Uncle Pennybags.

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