What’s in a name? It turns out that quite a bit is in a name. Whether it’s for a character or project, names should be carefully thought out. A character can become memorable with a good name. The name could be used to help describe him/her, or help set the tone of the movie. For example, if you see a female character named “Bunny” it is doubtful that you are expecting her to be a genius lawyer. If your project is named something bad, it can lead to even more drastic consequences: not getting bought by consumers. Often the title and cover of a book is a leading factor in if it is purchased and that means it is a leading factor in if you get paid.

Now while I am by no means an expert on naming projects or characters, I can pick out a bad title as well as anyone. For your education and amusement I have selected some of the worst titles ever from books, movies, cds, etc. Have fun!

  • When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing ‘Fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You’ll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You Know That You’re Right
  • Frankenhooker (wow… just wow)
  • The incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed up zombies
  • Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (???)
  • Can Heironymus Merkin ever forget Mercy Humppe and find true happiness?
  • Cooking with pooh (hint: not the bear)
  • The best dad is a good lover (creeeeeepy)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (apparently a great movie, I think a horribly confusing name.)