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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.

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.

October 10, 2017 08:38 AM

Nobody's mentioned Bort yet?

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". 

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.

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". 

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?

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!