I wanted to do a list like this for fantasy, but I so tired tonight. Pretty sure “Renesmee Cullen” is going to make the cut, but I can’t decide on the other nine. But then I thought… “No matter what I put down, our readers will doubtless tell me what I missed. So why not make them tell me pre-emptively?”

So, I’m lookin’ for dumb names. Not silly-comical names like a Terry Pratchett character or, you know, every character in Guilded Age, but names that actively work against the function of the thing named, whether fictional or real (so long as they’re fantasy-related), whether names for persons, places or things.

So, go nuts. I’ll collect the best suggestions and mix in a few of my own, I’ll write it up, and we’ll call it a team effort.