7) MOXIE

Originating as a patent medicine in the mid-1800s, Moxie the soda was less popular than moxie the neologism, a word which migrated into the language as a euphemism for courage or guts.  No less a luminary than Penn Jillette chose to name his daughter Moxie, which is endorsement enough to overcome the negative connotations of Boss Moxie.  A minor villain in the DC Universe, he is remembered mostly for his son Bruno and for being one of the legion of folks murdered by Superboy-Prime.

Personally, I’d stick with the soda…

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