This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: Removed the Pokémon
example, that falls under Line-of-Sight Name
: Shouldn't the Yu-Gi-Oh!
example be moved to Meaningful Name
: Removed the redundant wrestling example.
: Just to explain the Evangelion example:
Asuka's middle name (Langley) can be bastardized as "Rangrey" using a grammar quirk of the Japanese language.
Say that out loud; it should be a near-homonym of "angry". "Angry" tends to be a decent enough word to describe Asuka
: Just because I'm a newb and curious, light novels fall under Anime, not Literature amiright?
: Removed Gadget from Rescue Rangers example. That's simply a Meaningful Name
. If it describes what the character does, it's a Meaningful Name
. It's a Punny Name
only if it makes a pun independently of anything else. (they can overlap)
sd: Does Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It