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Names from a Time Machine

We admit it.  We loved the movie Hot Tub Time Machine. Not just because it was laugh-out-loud funny, but because so many of the details were so dead-on in terms of how we remembered teenage party films of the 1980s.

Do you think these Hot Tub Time Machine character names were well-chosen?

Adam, Nick and Lou: The three 40-something buddies transported back to 1986 to relive one party-filled day of their teenage years.

Jacob: Adam's 20-something nephew who gets transported back in time with his uncle and his uncle's friends

Blaine and Chaz: The preppy ski patrol duo who are the nemesis of the film's partying, time-tripping protagonists

Jennie: The idealized 1986 teen girlfriend

April, Kelly and Tara: Female love interests of the male protagonists

If the movie were to be remade in 25 years with the protaganists traveling back to 2010, what would the characters names be?

--J.B.

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April 12, 2010 3:33 PM
By RobynT (not verified)

Fun! I think Blaine, Chaz, and Jennie are right on! I feel like Blaine hearkens back to 1980s movies if not actual 1980s names. The other names I think are believable as well. Not sure about April, Kelly, and Tara, though. They are the same generation as Adam, Nick, and Lou? I suppose it's believable...

April 12, 2010 10:43 PM
By Stephanie (not verified)

Adam would still be Adam, Nick would be Stephen and Lou would be Jared. April would be Maria, Kelly would be Stephanie and Tara would be Sarah. I just looked up the top 100 lists. Makes sense to me though. Didn't see the movie, but it looks funny.

April 12, 2010 11:18 PM
By zoerhenne (not verified)

I didn't see the movie. The names are good for the time frame and premise though. Stephanie, I think you missed the target though. What names scream (or atleast yell) 2010?
Jayden, Henry, and Noah
Khloe, Olivia and Emma

April 13, 2010 12:43 PM
By Julia (not verified)

I don't know, Zoe. Those names scream 2010 babies, but dudes who'll be in their forties 25 years from now would be the hot names of 1995

April 14, 2010 8:42 PM
By Ana (not verified)

That's weird.. as a 1995 baby, I don't think I've met anyone my age or close named Jared or Stephanie, and I can't think of a Maria or Adam. I would say the boys will be Tyler, Chris and Shawn/Shaun. The girls might be Kayla, Lauren, and Madison.

April 20, 2010 12:45 PM
By zoerhenne (not verified)

Yes Julia I misread the question.

November 14, 2012 12:10 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Fun! I think Blaine, Chaz, and Jennie are right on! I feel like Blaine hearkens back to 1980s movies if not actual 1980s names. The other names I think are believable as well. Not sure about April, Kelly, and Tara, though. They are the same generation as Adam, Nick, and Lou? I suppose it's believable...

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