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July 3, 2018 02:54 PM

Cressida always makes me think of the biggest Toyota sedan (And wagon! Don't forget the Toyota Cressida wagon - Ben Hsu of Japanese Nostalgic Car ran one for some years) from the '80s/90s, precursor to the Avalon.

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March 8, 2018 05:31 PM

The sheriff from the Dukes of Hazzard owns Roscoe to me.

Speaking of names owned by fictional characters, Simpsons creator Matt Groening named his son Homer because, having named a cartoon character after his father he felt he had to.

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October 10, 2017 08:38 AM

Nobody's mentioned Bort yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au1He0_eCkw

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December 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Around here they used to be a tiki bar called Kohala Moana whose (heavily aired) commercials pronounced it "Koala Mona". 

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December 16, 2016 11:58 AM
In Response to Unexpected sibset

I know a Brian and Owen who are 20something brothers <3 years apart. It always sounds more like a father-and-son pair.

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December 16, 2016 11:53 AM

I've joked that I now feel sorry for the Duffer Brothers that they'll never, however long they try, come up with fictional names as good as "Finn Wolfhard" and "Millie Bobby Brown". 

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December 16, 2016 11:48 AM
In Response to Can a name be ruined?

Wasn't "Isis" starting to be an up-and-coming girls' name before it ran aground on the terror group being in the news?

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July 11, 2016 08:57 PM

Lark still makes me think of the Studebaker Lark which is theme-appropriate since a combination of cultural and economic factors with a lack of road salt have made the PNW in general and western Oregon in particular the carspotting capital of North America. And then you follow up with an Opel Olympia!