Look, it’s not nice to make fun of people’s names. A lot of people have bad memories from childhood of people mocking them for something they had absolutely no control over. I get that. BUT FAMOUS ACTORS ARE RICH AND FAMOUS! So they can take it, because, news flash, money DOES buy you happiness. In that spirit of minor cruelty, here are 7 Actors With Ludicrous Names:
”Chord Overstreet”? Come on, man. That sounds like such a made up musician name, that if a character in, not just a movie, but a pornographic movie had that name, the director would say “Change that name, sounds too fake.”
This one sounds like a medical diagnosis. Doctor: “I’m sorry Mrs Johnson, but your Meester is Latent.” Mrs Johnson: “Oh, I loved her in ‘The Roommate’.”
I mean, if you take “J-Lo” approach to nicknames, where you take the first letter of the first name and first syllable of the last name, you end up calling this guy “Clutz”. Also, he shares a name with one of the losers on 30 Rock, so that doesn’t help things either.
Google “Minka”. You come up with a bunch of results for “Minka Kelly”, one for a former pornographic actress (don’t click that link), and also a wiki page explaining that “Minka’s” are private residences in Japan built in a number of traditional styles. No where on the page does a result come up for the origin of the name, because it is not a name. BEST CASE SCENARIO she is named after a Japanese house. And her middle name is “Dupont”, which is also weird.
I’m always skeptical of the first name “Jackson”, but things get so much worse when you realize his lastname sounds like a mythical artifact in a D&D game. “Wrathbone grants you +2 to strength, +4 when you are fighting someone who has wronged you.”
Samwise Gamgee was so excited to see the Timothy Olyphants that he didn’t even realize Faramir and his men had snuck up on them!
This one’s my favorite, because it sounds like the name of the disease the Elephant Man had. I just can’t believe “Gigandet” is the ream last name of some hulking, super handsome actor. It’s like if his name was “Granite Hulkchest” or something.
Parents, why can’t you get it together with the whole “naming” thing? Let us know in the comments!