Let’s see if we can form the entire human body out of funny names – a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster, only made to amuse, out of spare parts from great names :
Peter Elbow – Author and professor of writing.
Philippa Foot – British philosopher. She’s the granddaughter of President Grover Cleveland, and daughter of Esther Cleveland, who was born in the White House. Adding to her name credentials is that her paternal grandfather was Sir Frederick Albert Bosanquet, who held a major position in England in the early 20th century. She was also one of the founders of the Oxfam charity.
Toe Blake – Canadian hockey player and coach. He got his nickname “Toe” because his younger sister was as a child unable to pronounce his real name Hector, saying “Hec-toe” each time. He was eventually universally known as Toe, which replaced his previous nickname, “The Old Lamplighter”.
Jeff Finger – An American pro hockey player. He played junior hockey with the finely named Green Bay Gamblers. He made the big time in 2007 with the Colorado Avalance and was soon fingered as the next big thing on the Toronto Maple Leafs blue line, but fell out of favor and is now plying his trade in the minor league team Toronto Marlies.
David Goodwillie – Scottish soccer player, currently with the Blackburn Rovers team. There is also an American author of the same name, who was once a professional baseball player, auctioneer and private investigator.
Martin Brest – Film director, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, Gigli
Legs McNeil – Co-founder of Punk Magazine.
Not quite a complete Frankenstein’s monster, but pretty close. Unfortunately there don’t appear to be many people named Torso. A creature with a head, fingers, legs, one toe, a breast, a foot, and, ahem, a goodwillie, would certainly be quite terrifying.