I've been crafting cryptics lately, and I was wondering what the policy on including well-known proper nouns in puzzles is. Examples of this might be:
Famous wizard is shaggy, they say (5), which clues to HARRY, a reference to Harry Potter (famous wizard) and a soundalike of hairy (shaggy)
Newborn baseball legend (4), which clues to BABE, a double definition of "newborn" and "baseball legend" (Babe Ruth)
Transmitted by misunderstood pirate portrayer and I (5), which clues to PIPED, a synonym of "transmitted" and an anagram (misunderstood) of Depp (alluding to Johnny Depp, who played captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series) and I
These clues all require some previous knowledge of various forms of pop culture, but add an interesting depth to the clues that can't be obtained by normal word definitions. This might make it more interesting to solvers that are well-versed in normal cryptics, but at the same time can add the same frustration of literature riddles and the like where you spend a long time on a clue only to find out you just don't know the reference.
Most of the proper nouns can be easily found on the internet, so if the solver truly doesn't know the reference they can find it (each of the previous three is found on the first page of a Google search). I already know that cities and countries are acceptable in CC clues, so what does the community think about this extension of proper nouns?
Thanks for the feedback!