Right from the very early days, writers have given their sleuths unusual monikers.
My parents have a whole list of monikers to use for my siblings and I.
Despite what people may think about what makes a name ghetto or not, there are some pros and cons to such distinctive monikers.
Other common monikers included the names of presidents, such as Washington and Jefferson.
In the early days of film-making, it was common for actors to ditch their birth names for what the movie studios considered "better" monikers.