Yes of course we all knew that Mario’s first name was Mario, but did you have any idea at all what his last name was?
Shigeru Miyamoto, the brains behind Super Mario, told everyone that his last name is actually “Mario”, which would make his full name Mr. Mario Mario.
Miyamoto also addressed this confusion regarding the 1993 Mario Bros movie, he made this comment in 2012:
“This is an old story, but Hollywood did a film version of the Mario Bros. many years back. There was a scene in the script where they needed a last name for the characters. Somebody suggested that, because they were the Mario Bros., their last name should be Mario. So, they made him “Mario Mario.” I heard this and laughed rather loudly. Of course, this was ultimately included in the film. Based on the film, that’s [how] their names ended up. But, just like Mickey Mouse doesn’t really have a last name, Mario is really just Mario and Luigi is really just Luigi.”Shigeru Miyamoto – Game Informer Interview 2012
What about Luigi??!?
Well, in fact, that would make his name Luigi Mario. I wonder if anyone has ever asked him how he feels about this?