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Though Bennifer may be ancient history, it’s nice to know that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez did leave a lasting legacy of mash-up star-couple names. Not only do we now have TomKat (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes), Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), and of course, Bennifer 2.0 (Affleck and Jennifer Garner), but you just can’t be a proper celebrity couple these days unless you have your own custom portmanteau word to show everyone how close you really are.

In light of all that, it’s a relief to learn that Benicio Del Toro finally shot down the rumor that he’d had an elevator tryst with Scarlett Johansson. If they’d started dating, what would we call them? Scarlicio? Bensson? Torolett? Clearly, those two were not meant for each other.

I’m bummed that ”Antelope” never caught on for Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. But, luckily, there’s still time for the tabloids to discover DemAsh (Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher), RenKen (Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney), and Paltrin (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin).

Do we hear any other nominations for duos with single monikers? Or perhaps suggestions for stars who just have to stage a public romance because their combined names offer so much promise?

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