When you buy The Addams Family Gomez Pop! Vinyl, for sale here, you should know the characters name was almost going to be Repelli! In the original 1930s cartoons by Charles Addams, the character– the patriarch of The Addams Family– had no name. By the time the 1960s TV version came around, Charles Addams suggested giving the guy a name– Repelli or Gomez. Actor John Astin, who would play the role so well, chose Gomez.