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Comic book-inspired baby names for boys that pack a serious punch

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Bam! Pow! These boy names are straight from your favorite comics

If you love comic books, or even if you don't, there's no surprise that there are plenty of awesome names to choose from within their pages. While we don't necessarily advocate naming your baby Batman or Superman, the alter egos of many of our favorite comic book superheroes and supervillains are often traditional names that wouldn't garner a second glance atop a resume — but you'll always know where the name came from.

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No, you probably wouldn't choose to name your baby Swamp Thing... but his alter ego Alec? That's a pretty awesome name. Also, you might find inspiration buried within the alter ego names, where a character's middle or last name would work, too. While Clark is a strong boy name, for example, it may be a little too classic for your tastes. But if you love Superman, Kent and even Kal-El are awesome choices (just ask Nicholas Cage, who named one of his sons Kal-El). From the pages of our favorite comic books rise some of the best baby names in the universe, and here are some of our faves.

Bam! Pow! These boy names are straight from your favorite comics
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  • Alec: Alec Holland (Swamp Thing)
  • Anthony: Tony Stark (Iron Man)
  • Armando: Armando Muñoz (Darwin) from X-Men
  • Ben: Ben Grimm (the Thing) from Fantastic Four
  • Bruce: Bruce Wayne (Batman)
  • Charles: Charles Xavier (Professor X) from X-Men
  • Clark: Clark Kent (Superman)
  • Cyrus: Cyrus Gold (Solomon Grundy) from Batman
  • Harvey: Harvey Dent (Two-Face) from Batman
  • Kal-El: Superman's original Kryptonian name
  • Langdon: Langdon Everett Caul (Abraham Sapien) from B.P.R.D.
  • Lex: Lex Luthor from Superman
  • Logan: James Howlett (Wolverine) is also known as Logan, from X-Men
  • Matthew: Matthew Murdock (Daredevil)
  • Max: Max Eisenhardt (Magneto) from X-Men
  • Norman: Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) from Spider-Man
  • Obadiah: Obadiah Stane (Iron Monger) from Iron Man
  • Oliver: Oliver Queen (the Green Arrow) from The Justice League of America
  • Oswald: Oswald Cobblepot (the Penguin) from Batman
  • Reed: Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) from Fantastic Four
  • Remy: Remy LeBeau (Gambit) from X-Men
  • Robert: Robert Bruce Banner (the Incredible Hulk)
  • Steve: Steve Rogers (Captain America)
  • Thor: Thor Odinson (Thor)
  • Victor: Victor Creed (Sabretooth) from X-Men
  • Wade: Wade Wilson (Deadpool)

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Bam! Pow! These boy names are straight from your favorite comics
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