When naming new things, one can either have fun or not. Some chemists clearly like to have fun. Below is a small list of existing molecules, compounds and minerals with interesting names.
Arsole - And it would have to be a ring as well. The arsenic equivalent of pyrole.
- Bastardene - Its proper name is ethano-bridged noradamantane.
- Megaphone - So named for being both a constituent of Aniba Megaphylla roots and a ketone.
- Cummingtonite - Official name: magnesium iron silicate hydroxide. Named because it was first found in Cummington, Massachusetts, USA.
- Cadaverine - Poisonous syrupy liquid originating from rotting flesh, literally, the smell of death.
- Dickite - Kaolin clay-like mineral used in ceramics
- Moronic Acid - Triterpenoid organic acid that is found in Pistacia resin.
- Curious Chloride - Curium compounds can also be called 'curious' compounds, hence this name for curium trichloride.
- Fukalite - Rare form of calcium carbonate from the Fuka region of Japan.
- Traumatic Acid - Plant hormone which causes injured cells to divide and help repair the trauma .
- Fucitol - Alcohol, AKA L-fuc-ol & 1-deoxy-D-galactitol
- Erotic Acid - Vitamin B13. Actually called orotic acid, but a common misspelling.
- Rhamnose - A sugar.
- Arsenolite - cubic arsenic trioxide.
- Crapinon - AKA Sanzen. An anticholinergic, and believe it or not, it has constipation as a side effect.
- Psicose - AKA ribo-hexulose. A sugar.
- Fruticolone - Constituent of the plant Teucrium fruiticans and a ketone.
- Fukugetin - AKA Morellofavone. Consituent of the bark of the Garcenia species of tree.
- Fukugiside - Glucoside of the above Fukugetin.
- Fukiic Acid - Hydrolysis product from the plant Petasites Japonicus.
- Luciferase - Enzyme. Causes the firefly's glow.
- Uranate - Uranium oxide anion.
- Buccalin - Neuropeptide found in nerves.
- Antipain - Protease inhibitor.
- Butanal - Common aldehyde.
- Fucol - AKA rhodeose. Obtained from the eggs of sea urchins, frog spawn and milk.
- Apatite - Phosphate mineral.
Thanks: http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/silly/sillymols.htm - Check here for a complete list.