Sometimes the names of the fathers who sired future super achievers turn out to be a lot more interesting than those they bestowed on their progeny. For example, Truman Capote’s dad’s name was Archulus, Humphrey Bogart’s was Belmont, Bela Lugosi’s Istvan and Marc Chagall’s Khatskel. Intriguing appellations, yes, but we’ll go here with the more wearable ones.
Clyde Leonard Morrison named his son Marion, the future actor who appeared on screen first as Duke Morrison, then taking a new surname after Revolutionary War general “Mad Anthony” Wayne, to become the iconic John Wayne. Clyde, a Top 100 name in the 1930’s—the era of Bonnie and Clyde—has a cool, jazzy feel that is starting to appeal to hipster parents.