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A ton of shackles trapped in ice

A black man who is green seems nice

A group of two Englishmen with love for different girls

A man of small units makes chemists go for a whirl

People don't take this concept so mild

But what is this name that has an importance so Wilde

Hint

The first four lines in the rhyme reference 4 different people that had the mystery name

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    $\begingroup$ (Your last line may have made the answer too obvious.. but i'll wait until i get the others before i post an answer) $\endgroup$
    – Quintec
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 3:08
  • $\begingroup$ Personally I think the first line made the answer too obvious :-). $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry if I made it obvious. I actually want to try and make this Name that Name thing a series. $\endgroup$ Commented May 16, 2018 at 19:13
  • $\begingroup$ Is it Rot13(Bfpne)? First guess from the last word of the last line (excluding the hint) :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Aug 26, 2018 at 7:29

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I think the answer is

Ernest!

A ton of shackles trapped in ice

Ernest Shackleton

A black man who is green seems nice

Ernest Green: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Green

A group of two Englishmen with love for different girls

The importance of being Earnest

A man of small units makes chemists go for a whirl

Ernest Rutherford(Rutherford is a very small unit)

But what is this name that has an importance so Wilde

Well, he wrote the importance of being Earnest

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    $\begingroup$ Have a look at this rot13(uggcf://ra.jvxvcrqvn.bet/jvxv/Rearfg_Terra) $\endgroup$ Commented May 16, 2018 at 8:26
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I saw that, but I thought it was rather obscure and 'forcing'. Will add it to my answer since it seems it wasn't just me :) $\endgroup$
    – Cheri
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 8:49
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Partial answer:

A ton of shackles trapped in ice

Ernest Shackleton

A black man who is green seems nice

John Stewart (thanks to @Saeïdryl) or CeeLo Green (thanks to @Bálint Budavölgyi)

But what is this name that has an importance so Wilde

Oscar maybe

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  • $\begingroup$ I think the second one could be rot13(Prr Yb Terra) :D $\endgroup$ Commented May 16, 2018 at 6:09
  • $\begingroup$ Could also be rot13(Wbua Fgrjneq) for the second one because yours well, is white $\endgroup$
    – Saeïdryl
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 6:48
  • $\begingroup$ Which one of mine is white? And who is Wbua Fgrjneq and how can he be Green? @Saeïdryl $\endgroup$
    – prit.patel
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 6:53
  • $\begingroup$ @prit.patel (Mistake : Stewart* and not Steward) He is a Green Lantern too $\endgroup$
    – Saeïdryl
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 7:16
  • $\begingroup$ One of these first names is correct $\endgroup$ Commented May 16, 2018 at 19:13

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