As someone who believes strongly that George Carlin’s theory that names have emotional values attached to them is true, I’m still a little bit stunned that one of DC’s more popular characters is named Zatanna Zatara.  It’s better than Alvin Draper, the alias occasionally used by Tim Drake, but then again, his new super-name of ‘Drake’ is also raising some questions.  And it’s all a step below Code Red from ‘WildCATs’, real name Cole Cash, leading to today’s eponymous query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that it may be a toss-up between Young Miracleman’s real name Dickie Dauntless and Funky Winkerbean, asking: What alias, sobriquet or nom de guerre is the worst name EVER?


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