So i am Dutch, not my name but my nationality. So this means i am not a native english speaker, although i speak and understand it perfectly well i have no problems listening to or reading the english names of (older) comic characters. But if i translate these names into dutch i just cringe with embarrasdment. It allmost seems that i then suddenly see what these names actually mean, that Spider-man is in fact a man mixed with a spider which in my ears sounds pretty dumb (allthough i love the spider-man comics!!) Actually a lot of american comics have been translated and published in dutch and i just can't read them because i get really annoyed.
It's basically the same with music. I can listen perfectly well to american/english love songs, but dutch love songs are really bad. Not just because of the performer but because of the topic being really corny.
So i was wondering if any native english speakers feel that names like Spider-man or Batman feel "corny" nowadays. And do any of you feel that new characters are better named than back in the fifty's or sixty's?