Most people don’t realize that some of the characters we know and love and grew up with have actual names

Here are a few of them…

Cookie Monster – Sid

His name is Sid! Yes that’s right, he wrote on twitter: ‘Did you know me name is Sid? But me still like to be called Cookie Monster.



Barbie – Barbara Millicent Roberts

The Barbie Doll, introduced in 1959, has a back story: Barbie’s real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, named after creator Ruth Handler’s real-life daughter



Ken – Kenneth Sean Carson

According to the 1960s Random House books, Ken’s full name is Kenneth Sean Carson




Twitter Bird – Larry

His name is Larry! Co-founder Biz Stone tweeted that the name was chosen to honour NBA great Larry Bird, who played for Stone’s beloved Boston Celtics