Real names of cartoons and fictional characters you likely didn’t know (25 Photos)

  • Nate

    #22 Norville?!

    • Nick

      I knew that, they say it in one of the movies I think

    • Devin_Medrano

      I actually knew about this one and Barbies real name. God I need a life…

      • xxx

        so barbie is somewhat related to fiftycent?
        womp womp

      • negative nancy

        man card revoked.

    • pinky thumbs

      Norville, perfect stoner name

  • Chris

    # where is his last name 😉

    • Chris

      #10 *

      • Mr. Poland

        You think they'd just tell you? You have to find it.

        • Brutal Deluxe

          It's written on his junk. Don't ask me how I found that.

    • Chris

      think y'all missed the winky face 😉

  • RandomTask09

    #16: Prince Adam from He-Man? Wow, he really let himself go.

    • Mr X

      Power of Greyskull backfired

      • @McBeastie666

        I'd say it's an improvement. At least this Prince Adam seems to be interested in girls and not just paige boy haircuts and rainbows.

  • craig

    #15 Pennybags… priceless!

    • LucretiusCarus

      I just prefer Rich Uncle Pennybags. It has a nicer ring to it.

      And makes it sound like I met get some of his money when he dies.

  • Names

    #25 Arnold Shortman?

    So his grandpa was really calling him by his last name this whole time? Unlikely…

    • MonkeyMadness

      That's what I was thinking.

      • Achilles

        No, I remember watching it in one of the episodes, not sure which one though. But it is Shortman. Also, the creator of the show was Craig Bartlett….

    • lala17171

      I read online that they actually made his last name Purdy after the creator of the show…

    • NFreak

      The show's writer actually confirmed this one if I recall.

  • Jojo

    #6 Teddy Bear… too cute XD

    • Winnie

      also completely incorrect….

      • LucretiusCarus

        Incorrect to call him Teddy Bear or Edward Bear? His name definitely is Edward Bear. Says so the first page of the book.

        • its_forge

          Lived in the Hundred Acre Wood in a hollow tree under the name of Saunders.

          • Jawbone

            Theodore is shortened to Teddy. Edward would be Eddie.

            • its_forge

              Just quoting the books, dude. Christopher Robin's bear's name was Edward.

    • John

      Wouldn't "Theodore" be shortened to Teddy, and not "Edward"? I mean Edward would be shortened to Eddie, right?

  • KennyPowders

    #25 Is he displaying his colors to gang members?

    • Surely

      He was pointint out that it wasen't a skirt, that it was just his other shirt that comes lower then the one on top.

    • Web2992

      straight outta Compton.

  • LiquidMuff07

    #4 I knew those Disney guys were dirty… but come on

    • passwordistaco

      Since Pixar did the animation Disney couldn't draw a huge penis and sneak it in for the kiddies so they just named the hero after there favorite phallus.

      • WhoCares

        Buzz Lightyear was originally Lunar Larry..

  • Dave

    If you're not a fucking retard from the US, then you know what #10 name is

    • Arcona

      wow. step 1- calm the shit down. step 2. stfu!
      did you know that frosties that we have here in the uk are actually called frosted flakes in the US? does that make you a fucking retard for not knowing that? pretentious prick!

      • gary

        yes, yes it does

      • Dave

        My bad. You're right.

    • tempest

      Isn't Wally a nickname for Waldo? Like Ralph Waldo Emerson? How is that his real name? And why was someone dressed as Waldo the last time I went to the Ren-Fest?

      • Big Poppa

        Wally, Walter or Waldo he never gets the round in.

    • dub

      I always knew of Waldo. I must have misunderstood when I read this – I thought the Chive was saying Wally was his first name…

      so like.. Wally Waldo…?

      Is that dumb?

      • MrSusan20


  • TylerG_76

    #12 "Young lady, bring me a sandwich from the dumpster. Leave the maggots!"

    • Mattman

      "Stop! Stop! If you interrupt the mating dance, the male will become enraged and maul us with his fearsome gonad!"

    • jeff

      Thought his name was John J Zoidberg?

      • Brian

        It's actually John Q Zoidberg. One of my favorite episodes is 30% Iron Chef where Zoidberg breaks the professor's ship in a bottle and tries to frame Fry with a note that says "Fry confesses…………. from the desk of John Q Zoidberg"

        • TylerG_76

          *gasp!* I'm acting astonished!"

    • BarrowsBOY

      "Oh the unbearable guilt!"

    • douche


    • Dex Gao

      I all read it in his voice… awesome.

  • MigraineBoy

    #10 Really?

    • Hef

      Really. Everywhere else in the world.

      • Pete

        Not quite. The name was localised – in Germany its Walter, and France its Charlie.

        Wally is his "real" name only because the character was created by a British cartoonist. The artist kind of adopted the name Waldo though, which is why Wally/Waldo's nemesis is called Odlaw.

    • Arcona

      It's actually called wheres wally over here

    • Chivin' Dutchman

      He's called Waldo in the Netherlands

    • LarsX

      In Denmark he's called "Holger". and the books therefor are called "Find Holger"

    • Simon

      This one confused me a bit, since it's Where's Wally here (UK), and I always figured Wally was short for Waldo.

      Seems odd that the facts list the proper name as something of a nickname.

      • RY!

        short for waldo…containing the same amount of letters…BRILLIANT!

        • Andy Valentine

          My thoughts exactly. It's like my friend Ian. We call him Fred because someone once joked that it's it's short for Ian. Go figure.

          • Pete

            Or from Blackadder…

            "Kate? That's rather an odd name for a boy isn't it?"
            "Yes, its short for… Bob."

        • Guest


    • tom

      Yeah, Wally's British made. They named the American version 'Waldo', because they seemed to think it suited better for that market.

  • PvtDeth

    Most of these I could confirm to be true, but it would be nice to have citations for all.

    • Chowdahr

      Citations are for nerds. NERDS!!!!!!!!

    • Benny

      #12 Your comment is bad, and you should feel bad.

    • Aran

      you wanted citations here you go

  • apc

    #23 Miles Prower… Miles per hour -.-

    • Christopher Mata Campbell

      I see what you did there…

    • dub

      I like Tails better.

    • Butthole surfer

      God… dammit.

  • spicticus

    When did they give #8 a name? He was only known as Comic Book Guy for the longest time.

    • Simon

      I've read it a few times now over the years. I can't recall whether he was explicitly named in the series though.

    • newscot

      It was in the episode "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass"

    • Tzvi

      Odd, I thought I read someplace that is his name is really Louis Lane.

  • Sigsegv

    #16 Prince Adam? Huh. Who'd a guessed. What's Beast's real name?

    • Knuckles Grymm

      Well played, Sir!

    • K Man

      Beast's real name IS Adam.

      • Hugh


    • Shau Nanigans

      I'd like to know where they found that information. This was my favorite movie as a kid and they never mention it. But if it's mentioned in one of those unnecessary sequels then I would've missed it.

  • Pariah


    Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher's toys also lent their names to most of the other characters, except for Owl and Rabbit, as well as the Gopher character, who was added in the Disney version. Christopher Robin's toy bear is now on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.

    • RY!

      jesus christ u have to much time or to much google experience.

      • Spelling Police

        *too; not "to." Stay in school.

        • Grammer police

          *"to". Not "to."

    • Jewels

      and Christopher Robins bear was named after a bear in the London zoo that came from Winnipeg Canada…. hence the name Winnie.

  • Shanksy

    Why is #10 blank?

    • Incognito

      I see what you did there. Well played

  • Kyle B


    Love this one.

  • Luke

    Fucking gay post

    • Landen

      STFU, you clicked on it. I enjoyed it

    • dub


      there, I fixed it for you. 🙂

  • really?

    #22 norville. That isnt even a name. Shaggy sounds better. All of these are interesting

  • Simon

    #18 Tweety Pie. In the UK that's what I've always known him as. Is that not the case elsewhere then?

    • MattyDeuce

      I thought it was just Tweetie Bird here in the US, but I really don't know for sure. Little help, anyone?

      • SadeShadz

        I've known him only as Tweety Bird.

    • Dastrdly

      I'm in the US and I've known him as both Tweety Pie and Tweety Bird.

    • Guest

      Same always been Tweety Pie… not that it matters i guess ^^ #firstworldproblems

    • dub

      I always thought Tweety was a girl….

  • Gareth Ian Jones

    who doesn't know his names Tweety Pie?

    • chronicLSD


  • OliverKlosov

    #22 I thought it was Casey Kasem.

    • Herb

      Kasem is the name of the voice actor.

    • Achie

      Also, in the movie, when he and Scooby quit the crew and that guy from spooky island tries to solicit them, he refers to them as a "Mr Rogers and a Mr Doo"

  • MosSef

    I'm gonna go ahead and call BS on some of these. Not gonna say which ones, it's too early for a sh*tstorm.

  • USSS Chiver

    I can't decide how I feel about this, it's like I now know shit that I shouldn't. Like being the only kid at school that knows there's no Santa or something.

    • Sylvain Roy

      What!?!? No SANT IS REAL!!!!!

      • Sylvain Roy


        darn blew it

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