Maybe you’ve never spent much time thinking about whether or not Cap’n Crunch or the Quaker Oats guy has an actual name, or a life before they found their faces on the front of a breakfast product, but listen…I bet you are now.

And here I am, happy to help you sate your newfound curiosity about the given names of these 19 fictional characters. 

19. MR. SNUFFLEUPAGUS // ALOYSIUS SNUFFLEUPAGUS

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The humans of Sesame Street hope you are safe and have someone to hug, like a Snuffleupagus. #alanathoopers #sesamestreet #humansofsesamestreet @suki.lopez

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I guess he’s not really imaginary because he has a real first name (just like most of the characters on Sesame Street.

18. CAP’N CRUNCH // HORATIO MAGELLAN CRUNCH

Who knew that the cereal-peddling captain of the S.S. Guppy had a real name? He does, though, and has since he was created in the early 1960s.

17. GUY SMILEY // BERNIE LIEDERKRANTZ

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David Muir is Guy Smiley. #davidmuir #guysmiley #doppleganger

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I mean, “Guy Smiley” was a bit on the nose for a television host, right?

16. THE PILLSBURY DOUGHBOY // POPPIN’ FRESH

Copywriter Rudy Perez invented Poppin’ Fresh in 1965. He also has a wife, Poppie Fresh, two kids, Popper and Bun Bun, a cat named Biscuit and a dog named Flapjack.

Really.

15. PEPPERMINT PATTY // PATRICIA REICHARDT

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#PEANUTS #ペパーミントパティ #PEPPERMINTPATTY

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In a strip on January 15, 1972, she reveals her real name.

14. THE QUAKER OATS GUY // LARRY

Sure, he looks austere and like he founded a country or something, but the people at Quaker affectionately know him as “Larry.”

13. MUTED TRUMPET TEACHER // MISS OTHMAR

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! 🍎 Thank you to all the dedicated teachers out there! Linus doesn't need a holiday to show appreciation for his teacher. His not-so-secret crush on Miss Othmar was first mentioned in October 1959. This strip is from that storyline. Like all adults in Peanuts, Miss Othmar is never seen in the strips. #schulzmuseum #charlesmschulzmuseum #charlesmschulz #charlesschulz #peanuts #linus #lucyvanpelt #missothmar #teacherappreciationweek #teacherappreciation #teacher #teachers #teachersofinstagram #thankyou #cartoon #comics #comicstrip #santarosa

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The teacher in the Peanuts strip that sounds a bit like a muted trumpet? Miss Othmar…at least until she got married and became Mrs. Hagemeyer.

12. MRS. BUTTERWORTH // JOY BUTTERWORTH

She wasn’t given a name until a 2009 marketing campaign, and they went with one that made them feel the way they felt when they bit into a warm stack of pancakes.

11. MR. CLEAN // VERITABLY CLEAN

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His name was supposedly chosen during a promotion called “Give Mr. Clean a First Name.” It was run in 1962, but nothing was said about a first name until the 1980s.

10. COMIC BOOK GUY // JEFF ALBERTSON

This recurring Simpsons character’s name is Jeff Albertson, though Matt Groening revealed in a 2003 interview that, in his mind, his name has always been Louis Lane.

9. BARBIE // BARBARA MILLICENT ROBERTS

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Ken & Barbie 💙✨ She looks like a Star of 90's🌟 😆🤭 #barbie #bsrbiemattel #barbiecollector #barbiestyle #barbieinstagram #barbiedoll #barbienewlook #kencarson #diydollclothes #barbieaccesories #madetomovebarbie #mtmbarbie #barbieretro #fashiondoll #barbieday #barbiexken #barbiefashionista #barbiedesigner #barbielatina

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Barbie is much catchier, though the full name is an homage to the real-life daughter of co-creators Ruth and Elliot Handler.

8. MOM FROM FUTURAMA // CAROL MILLER

Writer Patric Verrone named her after his own mother. I’m guessing there’s some baggage there!

7. KEN // KEN CARSON

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His & Hers #dgkenchallenge ——————————————————————————— #dudeswithdolls #dollstagram #dollphotography #barbiephotography #barbiestyle #barbie #dollphotogallery @dollphotogallery #bestbarbiephoto #fashiondollphotography #austin #dollstagramaugustchallenge #dollphotographer #bjd #integritytoys #sideshowcollectibles #hottoyscollector #ooakdoll #ooakbarbie #repaintdoll #dollcustoms #barbiecustom #portlavaca #austintexas #portlavaca #kencarson

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Barbie’s beau also has a full name – and it’s after the Handler’s son. Neither kid reportedly impressed (though I’m sure they enjoy the cash).

6. THE MONOPOLY POLICEMAN // OFFICER EDGAR MALLORY

You’ve been sent directly to jail by one Officer Edgar Mallory.

5. THE OPERATION PATIENT // CAVITY SAM

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Do you eat it or do you play it?? Such a fun cookie! This was one of my favorite games when I was younger! Okay, I still love it ;).. Amazing cookie by @tinykitchentreats

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An unfortunate name for an unfortunate fellow.

4. THE MONOPOLY INMATE // JAKE THE JAILBIRD

You can buy your way out of jail, but this guy is stuck for life.

3. THE CHURCH LADY // ENID STRICT

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Happy Sunday 😄😂 I miss this SNL. #thechurchlady #danacarvey

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Dana Carvey’s character has the most perfect name. Of course.

2. THE RICH MONOPOLY GUY // MILBURN PENNYBAGS

He was dubbed “Mr. Monopoly” after Hasbro purchased Parker Brothers.

1. COOKIE MONSTER // SID

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Cookie Monster’s Blue Book corresponde al cuarto libro en el programa #KWEnglish y corresponde a los niveles BLUE 1 💙 BLUE 2. Es un libro para los #niños que cursan la escuela primaria, que aprenden #inglés como #segundalengua y que ya tienen cierta capacidad de lectura y escritura en inglés. El #vocabulario y la #gramática de los dos primeros libros son reintroducidos y expandidos para que esta etapa pueda ser una continuación para los alumnos que iniciaron desde el primer nivel #KWEnglish, o una oportunidad para incorporar a nuevos #estudiantes. Visita nuestro sitio web en el enlace del perfil y conoce más de #KWEnglish.

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It was 2004 when everyone’s favorite cookie fiend revealed his real name was Sid (or perhaps Sidney).

I am just gobsmacked, y’all – what about you?

Which one surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!