Brand-new Lost footage reveals that the Man In Black's name is Barry

At Comic-Con, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse interrupted a Lost retrospective panel to unveil startling new footage of how the Man in Black and Jacob manipulated the fates of the survivors. It turns out their shadowy machinations were shadowy even to themselves.

[Via The Mary Sue]

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Bah! I'm actually one of the few people who liked the ending of Lost but the name Barry doesn't gel well. First of all, you're missing on the obvious and cool name of Esau.

Additionally, and just to show that I pay way too much attention to name etymology, the name Barry didn't exist in antiquity. It's an Irish name and they spoke Latin (and weren't monks). Of course, Jacob's a Jewish name, but it's also existed for millennia.

Personally, I'll just keep calling him Esau/MIB/Smokey.