Alliterative Names A-Z

From A-Z, can you guess these people whose first names and last names start with the same letter?
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Last updated: June 1, 2022
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Red-headed actress from "Arrival" and "American Hustle"
Amy Adams
Swede who won Wimbledon five years in a row: 1976–1980
Björn Borg
Silent film star with a mustache, hat, and cane
Charlie Chaplin
Cartoon uncle of Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Donald Duck
Charlie Sheen's brother who starred in "The Mighty Ducks"
Emilio Estevez
Generalissimo who ruled Spain from 1936–1975
Francisco Franco
German author who wrote "The Tin Drum"
Günter Grass
Escape artist who died after being punched in the stomach
Harry Houdini
The Russian equivalent of "John Doe"
Ivan Ivanovich
Irish author whose works were once banned for obscenity
James Joyce
Alter-ego of Santa Claus
Kris Kringle
Superman's archnemesis
Lex Luthor
She once stood over a subway grate wearing a billowy white dress
Marilyn Monroe
Character whose name is the title of a Charles Dickens novel
Nicholas Nickleby
Lead singer of Black Sabbath
Ozzy Osbourne
Spiderman's alter-ego
Peter Parker
Teacher who got body-snatched by Voldemort
Quirinus Quirrell
Canadian actor who starred as Deadpool and Van Wilder
Ryan Reynolds
Director of "E.T." and "Schindler's List"
Steven Spielberg
Ex-husband of Jane Fonda who gave $1 billion to the UN
Ted Turner
Star of "Old School" and "Wedding Crashers"
Vince Vaughn
Scottish patriot portrayed in the movie "Braveheart"
William Wallace
He got sent off in the World Cup finals for headbutting
Zinedine Zidane
Level 16
Aug 14, 2013
for Q you should add Quirinus Quirrel from Harry Potter
Level 45
Aug 8, 2014
No, he shouldn't. Because Quinine Squirrel and Hairy Plotter are terrible. I refuse to afford them even the small dignity of their original names.
Level 76
Jun 2, 2015
Just curious - have you read any of the books?
Level 77
Jun 1, 2022
Should have used Quis Quistofferson instead.
Level 56
Jun 7, 2022
smartcookie, I resent that statement.
Level 74
Jun 7, 2022
I have read the first 4 books. They're ok for kids' literature, not more than that, and this notion that they're among the greatest literary works I can only attribute to a lack of reading on behalf of the general public. LOTR they certainly are not.
Level 67
Jun 7, 2022
I think you rather seriously misunderstand *why* they are highly regarded. Most people know they're not literary masterpieces, but they're very imaginative, they're a lot of fun, and they get people who otherwise don't read much excited about reading. I have a degree in English and I've read most of the Russian masters and classic literary canon. And I think Harry Potter is awesome.
Level 34
Jun 8, 2022
LOTR is overrated garbage and doesn't hold a candle to harry potter
Level 71
Jan 18, 2018
Alter ego of Santa?

REALLY? Is that from a film, or an Americanism that hasn't made it over the pond, cos i have never heard that before in my life.

Level 74
Aug 22, 2018
It's... complicated. During the Protestant Revolution of the late 16th/early 17th centuries, Martin Luther wanted to discourage people from praying to saints, and part of that was to disassociate Saint Nicholas and Christmas. Instead, he started the idea that the Christmas gift-giver was actually Jesus as a baby: the Christ-child (or Christkindl). They also changed the gift-giving day from December 6 (St. Nicholas' Day) to Christmas Eve to strengthen the association. Ironically, the Christ-child especially caught on with the Catholic community in Germany in the 19th century, and ended up spreading to many Catholic countries in Latin America, where he is still popular as the main gift-bringer.

It ALSO spread to the Pennsylvania Dutch (who were actually German) in the US, where Christkindl got corrupted into "Kriss Kringle." That spread and got conflated with the actual-Dutch Sinter Klaas (Saint Nicholas) which had itself become "Santa Claus."

Level 74
Aug 22, 2018
The association became especially popular and widespread after the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street, where the character who presents himself as the actual Santa Claus uses Kris Kringle as his "real" name.

Anyway, the name is used in a number of other countries, sometimes as another name for Santa Claus, sometimes still as the Christ-child (who may or may not be partners with Santa in gift-giving). But yes, using "Kris Kringle" as another name for "Santa Claus" is primarily a North American thing.

Level 59
Jun 7, 2022
Thanks for these comments. Very interesting history, I didn't know that.
Level 71
Jun 7, 2022
Interesting. Thanks for the info.
Level 86
Jun 1, 2022
While the German author of "The Tin Drum" is fine, might I suggest Galileo or Gershwin or Garbo?
Level 66
Jun 9, 2022
Galileo woulda been great, actually. I didn't get Gunther Grass.
Level 81
Jun 1, 2022
I like that you can enter just "Duck" as if that's his surname
Level 66
Jun 9, 2022
Is it not?
Level 80
Jun 1, 2022
foiled again by Harry Potter.
Level 78
Jun 1, 2022
Didn't know how to spell Estevez, closest I got was Estefez which wasn't accepted.
Level 62
Jun 2, 2022
How come Ivanovitch isn't accepted, but Ivanovic is?
Level 59
Jun 8, 2022
I tried four different spellings, none of which were accepted. Then I see my answer was right all along. Frustrating.
Level 43
Jun 2, 2022
Alliteration is the repetition of consonantal sounds. Repeating vowel sounds is assonance. Therefore the title of this quiz needs changing - or else the questions dealing with a, e, I, o and u should be excluded.
Level 59
Jun 7, 2022
Level 83
Jun 2, 2022
Sad to see the Tin Drum and Charles Dickins references are the least guessed. We are in sore need of prioritizing artistic culture.
Level 59
Jun 7, 2022
The top seven most-guessed answers also arguably reference artistic culture, too, so there's that.
Level 56
Jun 7, 2022
I must confess that I did not know Nicholas Nickleby, but as a german I at least knew Günter Grass :)
Level 73
Jun 12, 2022
"Dickins"?? What the dickens?!
Level 18
Jun 7, 2022
Nice quiz!
Level 47
Jun 7, 2022
I wear Björn Borg boxer shorts every day and failed to get his name ahaha
Level 65
Nov 9, 2022
In addition to learning about Kris kringle I've also discovered the existence of Bjorn Borg boxers. Both interesting in their own way!