July 29, 2012

Action Breakdown #10: Action Hero Names

You can’t be a badass action hero without a kick-ass name. No hero can just simply be named Bob or Dave. Nope. He has to have a name that when said will immediately send you flying across the room or if you’re a woman your panties flying off. We’re going to take a look at some of the greatest action names of all time and why they are so damn awesome.

Use Out There Names: The main appeal to an action hero name is how different it is to most names. Seriously, who names their kid Jericho Cane? Or John Matrix? Those didn’t simply were inherited. Their parents looked at their son and seeing him blow away the doctors with machine guns and had to give him a name worthy of such demeanor. So we have names like Lincoln Hawk and Snake Plissken to enjoy.

Make it Relevant: It’s always better when the name has a connection with the events our hero has to face. For example, Jericho Cane has to fight the Devil. Snake Plissken slithering around NYC. Terry Leather who lives in the 60’s. John Spartan who sets out to destroy Simon Phoenix. It’s just perfect.

Best Action Names: There are many action hero names that provide plenty of choices for your future son. Chev Chelios, Dutch, Chance Boudreaux, Marion Cobretti, Frank Dux, Mason Storm, and of course the classic “John” trilogy: John Matrix, John McClane, and John Rambo.

So remember kids, when your spouse is pregnant with a son and the naming process starts, pick an action hero name because he will end up being awesome no matter where he was born or how he looks like. He’ll thank you later.

About the Author

My name is Omar and I love action movies. I grew up loving action films thanks in part to my father who would deliver a healthy dose of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Willis, and Seagal in my movie diet. Ever since then, I continue to love the genre more and more and go along perfectly with my love for the horror genre. What other movie genre can specialize in giving you pure adrenaline and excitement in every turn?



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