How Did Pugsley Get His Name?| Addams Family FAQ



How did Pugsley get his name?


When Pugsley first appeared in the Charles Addams cartoons in The New Yorker during the 1930s, he was unnamed. When they were writing the character for the 1960s TV show the Addams Family, he was originally going to be called Pubert.


However, it was decided that Pubert sounded too much like “puberty,” which in turn has sexual connotations. Instead, they decided to name the character Pugsley.


Interestingly, in the 1993 film Addams Family Values, Morticia and Gomez have a third child, and this time they name him Pubert.