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    Default Things with unfortunate names..

    I was watching an ad for a beer and I got to thinking of things with an unfortunate name. A name at the time that may have seemed like a good idea but events have made it a little funny to the ear.

    I have a couple.

    Corona Beer. Whenever I hear someone talk about Corona I think of the virus not the beer.

    And on Archer the spy group he worked for was called Isis. Can anyone think of a more sinister Isis?

    Can anyone name any others.
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    Before the disease, Aids was the name of a popular candy for dieters. It pretty much destroyed the company. I think I saw it in a store with a slightly different spelling. The radio commercials just kept airing for a long time after word of the disease was out there.

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    Richard Rider, aka Nova.

    Nova was created by Marv Wolfman and John Romita in 1976, and was given the name "Richard Rider" to mirror the alliteration and rhythm of Peter Parker, who he was inspired by. While yes, his name can literally be "Dick Rider" now, it should be noted that "Dick" didn't have the same connotation back then so it likely didn't cross the minds of anyone at Marvel.

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    IIRC, Wizard Magazine had a mascot named Poof. Later, they found out the name was an offensive British slang for a male homosexual.

    I'm not sure, but I don't think Poof has been seen since.
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    Reminds me of a man named Howard Fartblocker who hated his name. So he went to court and had it changed.
    He is now John Fartblocker.
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    The Bi-Beast.
    His name is CAPTAIN MARVEL.

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    When Stan Lee was doing his Just Imagine series for DC, his version of Batman was going to have the secret identity of Wayne Williams. That was, until an editor at DC reminded everyone that there was a serial killer of children in Atlanta in the 1980s, named Wayne Williams. So Stan changed the character's name to Wayne Washington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybrid View Post
    Richard Rider, aka Nova.

    Nova was created by Marv Wolfman and John Romita in 1976, and was given the name "Richard Rider" to mirror the alliteration and rhythm of Peter Parker, who he was inspired by. While yes, his name can literally be "Dick Rider" now, it should be noted that "Dick" didn't have the same connotation back then so it likely didn't cross the minds of anyone at Marvel.
    Speaking of that, ummm, unusual name, I give you NASCAR driver Dick Trickle. Yes, that WAS his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Reminds me of a man named Howard Fartblocker who hated his name. So he went to court and had it changed.
    He is now John Fartblocker.
    This made me laugh.
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    The "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson once had a guest on because his actual legal name was "Donald Duck". He was born three years before the first appearance of Disney's Donald, so when Mr. and Mrs. Duck chose that name for their son they had no idea what they would be sticking him with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seismic-2 View Post
    The "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson once had a guest on because his actual legal name was "Donald Duck". He was born three years before the first appearance of Disney's Donald, so when Mr. and Mrs. Duck chose that name for their son they had no idea what they would be sticking him with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    Corona Beer. Whenever I hear someone talk about Corona I think of the virus not the beer


    That's always going to be the beer i think about first. So many fancy memories.

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    I remember hearing there was a car model called MR2 once that was marketed in France under a different name, because saying it out loud sounded exactly like the French word for "shithead".
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