I’m looking to come as close as possible to completng a roster of 26 names with following rules:
The name is readily recognizable to Americans as a moderately well-known actual person (living or dead) or fictional character. If they don’t have a wikipedia entry, they’re not famous enough. But the mere presence of a wiki entry doesn’t prove they’re famous enough; wiki has a lot of really obscure stuff on it.
The first & last name start with the same letter, like those in the thread title.
If somebody is famous with a short form (e.g. Bob Barker is really named Robert Barker) or nickname (e.g. Babe Ruth), then that’s the name which must alliterate. So even if Ruth’s actual first name was Richard, he wouldn’t qualify, while Barker does.
This isn’t a game & I have no prize to give. I actually have a use for this & am looking to the SDMBers for their collective knowledge of trivia & catchy names. We’ll probably fail on X & Q, but let’s get as close as we can.
I’m not necessarily looking for more names for the letters I’ve already solved, but if you know of any, feel free to post them too.
So far I have:
A - Adam Ant
B - Bob Barker, Bill Bixby
C - Charlie Chan, Carol Channing
D - Dan Deirdorf (kinda weak unless you live around here)
F - Fred Flintstone
G - Greta Garbo
H - Herbert Hoover
J - Jesse Jackson
M - Marilyn Manson
N - Nick Nolte
R - Ronald Reagan
S - Sam Spade
T - Tom Terrific, Tiny Tim
W - Walt Whitman, Walter Winchell