A reader writes:

I think I've found a name to add to that list. You may have already seen this, but I'm including the link as well: Air Chief Marshal Jock Stirrup of Her Majesty's military. Now that's a manly name.

Giddy up. What about Dick Armey? Another reader mentions Max Power. Another cites a long list of names once hurled by Mystery Science Theater 3000's characters at some beefcake manly men in Space Mutiny. Among the list:

Slab Bulkhead, Fridge Largemeats, Punt Speedchunk, Butch Deadlift, Bold Bigflank, Splint Chesthair, Flint Ironstag, Vault VanderHuge, Thick McRunfast, Blast Hardcheese, Buff Drinklots, Trunk Slamchest.

But they are made up, I think, so they don't count. Same goes for all porn stars. Sorry. Some poor schmuck has to have the name on his birth certificate. Like this one:

I manage a local history archive in Decatur, Georgia, and two years ago I did a short genealogical research project on a local man named Straiton Hard III. I have never met the man, but when I heard the name I had to find out if it was legit. I have attached my one-page summary report documenting that this is the real name of a real person. The research showed that the name "Straiton" is a variation on one of his ancestral names: "Stratton." Also notice that Straiton Hard III was a member of the class of '69.

Personally I will never forgive my old room-mate Rich Blow for changing his name to Richard Bradley. But then I didn't have to live with it, did I? The women flocked, though. 

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