Fred Henry. Merv Bronte. Nellie Bertrum. Robert California.

These folks may not be real, but these are their real names, folks. Mindy Kaling says so herself! The Office writer and actress got the go-ahead from Paul Lieberstein (hi, Toby!) to share the upcoming Office guest stars’ character names with us today, and they’re on par with Ferrell’s DeAngelo Vickars, as fake awesome names go:

mindy-kaling-nametweets.jpgI can’t decide if I like Ray Romano as “Merv Bronte” (related to the sisters Bronte?) or James Spader as “Robert California” (related to the state California?) more. Character naming truly is an art.

Last week, Kaling tweeted that Arnett will play the Scranton Strangler and Spader will play his public defender. So that’s Robert California, AAL to you! (Maybe.)

(Images: NBC, WENN, Mindy Kaling’s Twitter)

Meghan Carlson

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Meghan hails from Walla Walla, WA, the proud home of the world’s best sweet onions and Adam West, the original Batman. An avid grammarian and over-analyzer, you can usually find her thinking too hard about plot devices in favorites like The OfficeIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and How I Met Your Mother. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys drawing, shopping, trying to be funny (and often failing), and not understanding the whole Twilight thing. She’s got a BA in English and Studio Art from Whitman College, which makes her a professional arguer, daydreamer, and doodler.