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Since comics first appeared over a century ago, their creators have been as inventive with character names as they have with innovative graphics and storylines, finding exotic names for their femmes fatale, comical names for humorous characters, perky names for pigtailed adolescents and noble names for high-flying heroes. Here are a dozen of the most interesting.

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Live from New York–it’s SNL baby names!

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Mike Myers’ recent choice of the name Spike for his infant son got me to thinking.  Did other former SNL cast members make equally offbeat, out-of-the-box choices?

Saturday Night Live is at this point a certifiable institution.  The show has now been around for 36 years, and over its long run has featured many of the funniest, most creative, offbeat comic talents in America–some of whom have gone on to become so iconic that we’ve almost forgotten they were ever regulars on the show. As in Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Murray, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Martin Short and now-Senator Al “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough” Franken.

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