Famous Doll Identities

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  • Mononymous personas, like Barbie, Ken, and Shaggy, have given last names unbeknownst to most people. Mascots or fictional characters might be known by a popular moniker, but many of those are nicknames that are not actually their real names.
  • Mononymous personas, like Barbie and Shaggy, have given last names unbeknownst to most people.
  • Here’s a list of 17 full names you might not have been aware of before.

1. Barbie Dolls Meet the human Barbie

Barbie dolls sit on a display before the Barbie house opening ceremony in Shanghai March 6, 2009. 

We all know the blonde doll by Barbie, but Mattel reveals not only is that a nickname, but she also has an official full name: Barbara Millicent Roberts.

2. Ken dolls Meet the Human Ken

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You didn’t think Mattel’s Barbie was the only one to get attention, did you? Her love interest revealed by Mattel is Ken Carson, and his little brother is Tommy. 

See if you can answer these 15 pop culture trivia questions everyone gets wrong.

3. The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

You won’t find this in the movie, but the Wizard has a big reveal in L. Frank Baum’s 1908 book Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz: “My father, who was a politician, named me Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. … When I grew up I just called myself O. Z., because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled ‘pinhead,’ which was a reflection on my intelligence.”

Find out which 15 famous quotes everyone gets wrong from The Wizard of Oz and other movies.

4. Pillsbury Doughboy

Pillsbury Doughboy
The Pillsbury Doughboy. 

That lovable, poke-able mascot has a full name that sounds more like a trying-way-too-hard nickname: Poppin’ Fresh. He and his wife, Poppy Fresh, have two kids named Popper and Bun-Bun oh so yummy poppin’ fresh buns!

5. Cap’n Crunch

Cap'N Crunch

The military status of the Cap’n was called into question when it was revealed that he only has three stripes on his uniform (a Navy captain has four), but at least he can stay confident in his last name.

The big reveal of Horatio Magellan Crunch was born on Crunch Island in the Sea of Milk and seems to be a successful leader, no matter what his uniform says.

6. The Lone Ranger

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The radio scriptwriter who introduced The Lone Ranger never gave him a “real” name, but the mystery was lifted (or muddled, depending on how you look at it) in 1981 and 2003 when films revealed him to be John Reid and Luke Hartman, respectively.

Don’t miss these other 22 movie trivia facts that seem too crazy to be true.

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7. The Michelin Man

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That smiley, puffy white mascot is named Bibendum (Bib for short) after his old catchphrase, Nunc est Bibendum, which is Latin for “Now for drinking.” He’d then proceed to prove his toughness by downing a goblet of broken glass and nails. Yum.

8. Peppermint Patty

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You wouldn’t expect a tough girl like her to go by a name like Patricia Reichardt, would you? To this troublemaker, Peppermint Patty is a breath of fresh air.

9. Mr. Snuffleupagus

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You might know him better by Snuffy, but the elephant-like creature would need to write Aloysius Snuffleupagus on his homework. Check out these other 46 weird facts most people don’t know.

10. Shaggy

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Through two different shows in the Scooby-Doo franchise, fans can piece together that Shaggy has an awfully stuffy real name: Norville Rogers. Zoinks!

Find out if you can get these 13 tricky cartoon trivia questions right.

11. The Operation patient

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Most people just refer to the man on Mattel’s Operation board as “the patient” (or even just “the guy” if you’re really dehumanizing), but the instruction booklet calls him Cavity Sam hahahah!

12. Cocoa Puffs bird

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You knew he was cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but did you know his real name is Sonny the Cuckoo Bird?

13. Cinnamon Toast Crunch baker

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Poor Chef Wendell seems to have gone the way of his baker sidekicks, Bob and Quello, now that the Crazy Squares have replaced him on the Cinnamon Toast Crunch box.

14. The Monopoly man

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He’s known as Mr. Monopoly now, possibly because his original name, Rich Uncle Pennybags, came off just a little too strong.

15. The Skipper on Gilligan’s Island

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He might have been called The Skipper during the whole series, but the first aired episode revealed his real name was Jonas Grumby.

16. The Professor on Gilligan’s Island

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That’s not where the Gilligan characters end. We find out in that same episode that the professor’s name is Roy Hinkley. 

Here are more pop culture trivia facts that will impress your friends.

17. Mr. Clean

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A 1962 promotion asked for suggestions to give Mr. Clean a first name. The winner made him Veritably Clean.

The Gig is up for lucky # 18. The Comic Book Guy in The Simpsons

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Leaving The Comic Book Guy nameless was a long-running joke on The Simpsons, but in 2005, the gag ran up when he introduced himself as Jeff Albertson.

Learn about 10 “fictional” characters you didn’t know were based on real people.

19. One must wonder ‘WHO is’ the nineteenth famous doll identity?

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