This Is Why Teens Generally Don’t Get to Choose Their Names

Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined George Garrett
In 2008 19-year-old George Garratt legally changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.” He said he wanted to “be unique.”

Not to be outdone, these guys went a step further a couple of years later. 

They still didn’t match the complexity of this fellow, whose given name at birth may have lacked comic book references but surpassed everyone else as measured by mouthfuls. 

Hey, You Turkey…. I’m Batman, Turkey!

i-m-batmanIn 2008 Hüseyin Kalkan, the mayor of the city of Batman, Turkey, threatened to sue Warner Bros. and the director The Dark Knight, for using the name “Batman” without the city’s permission.

“There is only one Batman in the world,” Kalkan said. “The American producers used the name of our city without informing us.”

Kalkan’s allegations included placing the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that the film’s success has had on the city’s inhabitants.

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