Characters with ridiculous names

I've never been able to figure out why some characters sport names that make me cringe in disgust. Perhaps it's some sort of tradition from the golden age of comics, where naming a character Hericane would have been seen perhaps as witty and original. Or maybe it's supposed to be 'edgy' and 'cool', and I'm just totally missing the point. Maybe it's unintentional. Either way, here's a list of characters I've stumbled across with ridiculous names.

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Posted by PowerHerc

I noticed you mentioned the 'y' in Merlyn.  You're right about that being an actual legitimate spelling ot his name.  It's more in line with the origina Celtic spelling for the legendary character.
Posted by warcorpse

I disagree with foolkiller, that's an awesome name.

Posted by Meteorite

In defence of December, it is a warm summer month in the southern hemisphere

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Posted by Timandm

Okay...  LOVED this post.
 
Love Glove?!  LOL!!! Still can't stop laughing at that one.
 
The worst name I've seen lately is "Sack."  WTF?!
 
I've been wondering why many female characters feel the need to name themselves SHE-(guy name)...  or (guy name)-girl...  really?!?!?
 
Thor-GIRL...  She really couldn't do any better than that? 
She-Stilt-Man... Do I even need to comment?
 
Since secret identities are becoming a thing of the past, how about everyone just use their first name?
 
How about names that have NOTHING whatsoever to do with a hero's powers.  Something random that just throws the villains off...
 
Table
Sock
DVD
 
it could work.

Posted by Squares
@Timandm: If they don't add the femenine prefix, how will anyone know that they're female? I mean, besides their tastelessly large rack.
Posted by Squares
@Meteorite: Thanks! And you make a good point about December.
Edited by AllStarSuperman

lmao this was hilarious, what was it?

"Fabulous Latex Red"

that was insane. I agree with Darkseid. Its supposed to be Darkside, but i catch myself saying Darkseed.

Posted by RustyRoy

Interesting list. Btw Darkseid is a badass name, its pronounced as Darkside. And December is the time of Christmas. I actually like some of the names here.

Posted by Squares

@rustyroy: But if it's supposed to be pronounced like Darkside, why not just spell it that way?

Edited by adamTRMM

Nekra?

Posted by abaldo

agree with everything apart from Arcanna! Its a very witchy name....

Posted by iragulasuperbia

You've probably already figured this out, but, just in case, 'XS' is meant to be read as 'Excess,' as in excessive speeds. They just thought it would look cooler as 'XS.'

Or, alternatively, they couldn't remember how many 'S's there are at the end.

And I will have to respectfully disagree with your opinion of puns being the lowest form of humor.