Does the title character in Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969) have a name? July 28, 2020 by Pamela Landy No, the title character in Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar does not have a name. Related Answers Did Mother Goose really exist? What was the title of the sequel to the X-rated Swedish movie I Am Curious (Yellow) (1969)? What are Eric Rohmer’s “Six Moral Tales”? Are Julia Roberts and Eric Roberts related? What became of Sue Lyon after her debut as the title character in Lolita (1962)? What kind of a car was the title character in “My Mother the Car” (NBC, 1965-66)?