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I confused things with their names: that is belief. Jean-Paul Sartre
I would to God thou and I knew where a commodity of good names were to be bought. William Shakespeare, I Henry IV I ii 92
I would to God my name were not so terrible to the enemy as it is. William Shakespeare, II Henry IV I ii 247
1,179. Alack the heavy day,
That I have worn so many winters out
And know not now what name to call myself! William Shakespeare, Richard II IV i 247-249, Richard to Northumberland
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet 1996 starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Brian Dennehy & Christina Pickles & Dash Mihok & Jesse Bradford & Zak Orth & Claire Danes & Paul Sorvino & Diane Venora & John Leguizamo & Harold Perrineau & Pete Postlethwaite & Paul Rudd & Vondie Curtis-Hall et al, director Baz Luhrmann, Juliet
And if his name be George, I’ll call him Peter;
For new-made honour doth forget men’s names. William Shakespeare, King John I i 186
Jaques: I do not like her name.
Orlando: There was no thought of pleasing you when she was christened. William Shakespeare, As You Like It III ii 283
O God, Horatio, what a wounded name,
Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me! William Shakespeare, Hamlet V ii, Hamlet
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands.
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed. William Shakespeare, Othello III iii @160
A name like Bill Oddie. That’s like hiding in plain sight, isn’t it. Richard Herring, Leicester Square Theatre, Youtube 1.29.01
Estragon: His name is Godot? Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
You’re not Mister Godot, sir? ibid. Estragon to Pozzo
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sourcerer’s Stone
Father Fluffy Bottom. Father Ted s2e16: Flight Into Terror, Ted’s nickname, Channel 4 1996
Ted: There’s a G in Dougal.
Dougal: Where? Father Ted s3e18: Are You All Right There Father Ted?
Your nickname for years was Joe Batters. Is that right? Senate investigator to Tony Accardo
Remember my name. Tony Spilatro, Chicago gangster
My name’s Pietro. But everyone calls me Lebanese. Romanzo Criminale s2e1 Romanzo Criminale s1e12 starring Francesco Montanari & Vinicio Marchioni & Alessandro Roja & Marco Bocci & Daniela Virgilio & Andrea Sartoretti et al, kid to kid
I’m Tony Montana from Cuba, a political prisoner. Scarface 1983 ***** starring Al Pacino & Michelle Pfeiffer & Steven Bauer & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & Robert Loggia & Miria Colon & F Murray Abraham et al, director Brian de Palma
His name is Frank Lucus. Originally from Greensboro, Carolina. American Gangster 2007 ***** starring Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe & Chiwetel Ejiofor & Cuba Gooding jr & Josh Brolin & Ted Levine & Armand Assante & Yul Vazqez & Ruby Dee et al, director Ridley Scott, Crowe’s briefing
I wouldn’t be bothering with the shield then would I? That’s why no-one will remember your name. Troy 2004 starring Brad Pitt & Eric Bana & Orlando Bloom & Rose Byrne & Peter O'Toole & Diane Kruger & Brian Cox & Sean Bean & Julie Christie & Saffron Burrows et al, director Wolfgang Petersen, Achilles to boy
It always takes me time to fix a name in my mind. The Hustler 1961 starring Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason & Piper Laurie & George C Scott & Myron McCormick & Murray Hamilton & Stefan Gierasch et al, director Robert Rossen, Shark
What are all your names? Lord of the Flies 1963 starring James Aubrey & Tom Chapin & Hugh Edwards & Roger elwin & Tom Gaman & David Surtees & Simon Surtees & Nicholas Hammond et al, director Peter Brook, Piggy
His name’s not Fatty. His real name’s Piggy. ibid. Ralph
Hello, my name is Eli. The Book of Eli 2010 starring Denzel Washington & Gary Oldman & Mila Kunis & Ray Stevenson & Jennifer Beals & Tom Waits et al, directors Hughes brothers, message inside rucksack
My name is Marlow. General Sternwood wanted to see me. The Big Sleep 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall & John Ridgely & Martha Vickers & Peggy Knudsen & Regis Toomey & Charles Waldron & Charles D Brown & Bob Steele et al, director Howard Hawkes, opening scene
My name is Dalton Russell. Inside Man 2006 starring Denzel Washington & Clive Owen & Jodie Foster & Christopher Plummer & Willem Dafoe et al, director Spike Lee, prologue
My name’s Charles Bronson. In all my life I’ve wanted to be famous. I knew I was made for better things. I had a calling. I didn’t know why. Wasn’t singing. Can’t fucking act. Kind of running out of choices really, aren’t we? Bronson 2009 starring Tom Hardy & Matt King & James Lance & Amanda Burton & Kelly Adams & Jonathan Phillips & Mark Powley & Joe Tuckeret al, director Nicolas Winding Refn
Before I forget I did come into this world as Michael Peterson. But I go out with my fighting name. Charlie Bronson. Which is my alter ego. ibid.
Soon everybody was going to know my name. ibid.
My name’s McCloud. Frank McCloud. Key Largo 1948 starring Humphrey Bogart & Edward G Robinson & Lauren Bacall & Lionel Barrymore & Claire Trevor & Thomas Gomez & Harry Lewis & John Rodney & Marc Lawrence et al, director John Huston, Bogart
Who the hell is Jack Reacher? Jack Reacher – born Jack, no middle name – is a ghost. Jack Reacher 2013 starring Tom Cruise & Rosamund Pike & Richard Jenkins & David Oyelowo & Werner Herzog & Jai Courtney & Robert Duvall & Joseph Sikora & Michael Raymond-James et al, director Christopher McQuarrie, rozzer