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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Middle Names

How many super heroes and heroines have middle names? Well, I'm sure that they HAVE them, but it isn't something that is brought up very often. I for example, know the middle name of Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons is Wellington. J. Wellington Wimpy. I feel SO superior in this knowledge.

What is Bruce Wayne's middle name? What is Hal's? What is Clark's or Lois's?

You know who has a middle name?

JLI

Guy, that's who. In fact, Guy may actually have TWO middle names, as his mother, written by Beau Smith in the Warrior book calls him Guy JOSEPH Gardner. My assumption, is that Guy's parents couldn't agree on a single middle name, and therefore, his actual name is Guy Darrin Joseph Gardner. God only knows what Mace's middle name is. Probably Aloysius or something.

Does anyone know of other characters with middle names?

28 Comments:

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Canton said...

Off the top of my head, Jen Walters' middle name is Sue. And I'm pretty sure that Johnny Storm's middle name is Spencer.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Canton said...

Oh! And don't forget that the Hulk is Robert Bruce Banner! (Sorry for the extra comment.)

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Patrick C said...

Black Canary is Dinah Laurel Lance! I think that's all I got off the top of my head.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

Bat-family!


Commissioner James Worthington Gordon

Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth

Damian Bruce Wayne

Nightwing - Richard John Grayson

Robin - Timothy Jackson Drake Wayne

Red Robin - Jason Peter Todd

Huntress - Helena Rosa Bertinelli (bet you forgot her last name too, huh? ;-))

 
At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Pete said...

Clark Kent's is also Joseph, though it's also been reported as Jerome in the past.

 
At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Wrye said...

I don't remember that panel. Was it from some iteration of the Doom patrol?

 
At 11:49 PM, OpenID Arynne said...

Hal's middle name is Lawrence; after all the giggling and eye-rolling about "Harold" in Secret Files & Origins I don't blame him for keeping quiet about it.

 
At 4:59 AM, OpenID Christian said...

Peter Benjamin Parker

J. Jonah Jameson

(Question: When Huntress was on Earth-2 and a Wayne, did she have the same middle name??)

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I KNEW you guys would come through! I should have remembered Bruce Banner I suppose, although that one is something of a retcon, when the people at Marvel were worried that Bruce was considered to be a "wimpy" name.

Hal's middle name is...Lawrence?
HAW!

I'd love to know what Ollie's middle name is.

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger MetFanMac said...

"I'd love to know what Ollie's middle name is."

Comin' right up--it's Jonas.

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Hmmm...that'a actually not bad!

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger notintheface said...

The Flash's full name is Wallace Rudolph West.

And Jimmy Olsen's full name is James Bartholomew Olsen.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Mr. Bretterson said...

Steve Trevor's middle name is Leonard. If I had to guess, I'm assuming Etta Candy's is "Lotta". I mean, her dad's name is Hard Candy, her mom is Sugar and her brother is Mint...

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Mr. Bretterson said...

Also I remember an old Hembeck strip claiming Zatanna's middle name is Rosannadanna.

 
At 4:59 AM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Jonah Woodson Hex.
Need I say more?

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh...Wally! You must have really had miserable parents. Jonah Woodson Hex on the other hand sounds pretty darned cool.

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Woodson was his father's name. It was also the middle name of Jonah's son Jason, and the first name of his grandson.

 
At 9:34 AM, Anonymous TotalToyz said...

I should have remembered Bruce Banner I suppose, although that one is something of a retcon, when the people at Marvel were worried that Bruce was considered to be a "wimpy" name.

Actually it was a retcon because Stan Lee forgot and called him "Bob Banner" in a couple of early issues.

 
At 9:34 AM, Anonymous TotalToyz said...

Commissioner James Worthington Gordon

I always thought that, on Earth-Two, the W stood for West. Gordon's father named him after his former partner and best friend.

 
At 10:45 AM, Anonymous TotalToyz said...

Oh, and Clint Barton (Hawkeye)'s middle name is Francis.

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous TotalToyz said...

If I had to guess, I'm assuming Etta Candy's is "Lotta". I mean, her dad's name is Hard Candy, her mom is Sugar and her brother is Mint...

She eventually married Mike W. Barr and they had a lot of children whose hyphenated surname is "Candy-Barr".

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous suedenim said...

I've heard Peter Parker called "Peter Q. Parker" before, but Google suggests that's just in the newspaper strips.

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Candy...Barr?

*groan*

 
At 8:17 AM, Anonymous TotalToyz said...

And they named their children Mars, Dove, and Kitty Katherine (Kit-Kat for short).

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

Phew! These are a lot of middle names I had no clue about.

Still, Guy Darrin Gardner is just the funniest. I immediately pictured him along with Samantha, lol.

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Erich said...

G'nort Esplanade G'neesmacher.

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

G'nort has one of the most awesome names in comics, and I completely forgot about him.

As for Guy "Darrin" Gardner hanging out with Samantha, Blue Beetle makes that very same comment in the next panel of the original book. Needless to say, Guy is displeased.

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

OMG! I'm the Blue Beetle reincarnated!

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