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13th Sep '17 7:04:05 AM WaterBlap
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|UK}}'' has a dog called Gnasher. He later acquired a pet pig, and went for the obvious gag of [[BaconAddiction Rasher]]. Since then we've seen his pet frog, Splasher, and his pet spider, Dasher. Meanwhile, Gnasher has a son named Gnipper and daughters named Gnora, Gnancy, Gniamh, and Gnatasha.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|UK}}'' has a dog called Gnasher. He later acquired a pet pig, and went for the obvious gag of [[BaconAddiction Rasher]].Rasher. Since then we've seen his pet frog, Splasher, and his pet spider, Dasher. Meanwhile, Gnasher has a son named Gnipper and daughters named Gnora, Gnancy, Gniamh, and Gnatasha.
21st Jul '17 1:03:47 AM TheCuza
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild]]'', the Bolson Construction Company enforces a bizarre policy that all employees' names must end in "son". When two such employees get married, they even have to promise to name their children in accordance with this policy.
17th Jul '17 11:36:01 AM JackG
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* The plot of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internecine_Project The Internicine Project]]'' has the badguy arrange for 4 people who "[[Main/HeKnowsTooMuch know too much about him]]" to kill each other on the same night. Their names are '''A'''lex, '''B'''ert, '''C'''hristina and '''D'''avid.

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* The plot of ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Internecine_Project The Internicine Internecine Project]]'' has the badguy arrange for 4 people who "[[Main/HeKnowsTooMuch know too much about him]]" to kill each other on the same night. Their names are '''A'''lex, '''B'''ert, '''C'''hristina and '''D'''avid.
14th Jun '17 12:12:34 AM DouglasFir
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Most if not all of the Keronians have a three syllable name with the second syllable being the same as the third.



* The names of the protagonist characters in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise (as in, ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'') have the kanji '遊' (yuu), meaning 'play'. Sort of counts as a title drop for Yuugi ("yuugiou" means 'king of games'). ''Judai '''Yuu'''ki'' is the odd name out for having it on his ''last'' name. Arc-V has gone a step further with counterparts to the protagonist who all share the "Yuu" syllable but not the kanji, prompting many people to joke that they're going to run out of names soon.

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
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The names of the protagonist characters in the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise (as in, ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'') have the kanji '遊' (yuu), meaning 'play'. Sort of counts as a title drop for Yuugi ("yuugiou" means 'king of games'). ''Judai '''Yuu'''ki'' is the odd name out for having it on his ''last'' name. Arc-V has gone a step further with counterparts to the protagonist who all share the "Yuu" syllable but not the kanji, prompting many people to joke that they're going to run out of names soon.soon.
** Zuzu and Lulu had a minor theme naming in the dub, but it was dropped for Celina and Rin.



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* In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' "Zoe's memories" arc, all the characters in the 'present day' sections have three-letter names: Ali, Jen, Kym and Zoe herself.
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* The Void Being champions in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' are all named three letters-[[PunctuationShaker apostrophe]]-three letters eg. Kha'Zix, Kog'Maw, Vel'Koz. Cho'Gath is slightly different.



* All the protagonists in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' have (or had in one case) chat handles that are some combination of the initials GATC, as in DNA. [[spoiler: A character introduced later has a chat handle with the initials UU, for Uracil, which is in RNA]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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All the protagonists in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' have (or had in one case) chat handles that are some combination of the initials GATC, as in DNA. [[spoiler: A character introduced later has a chat handle with the initials UU, for Uracil, which is in RNA]].RNA]].
** ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Adult trolls, with the notable exception of the [[MonsterClown Grand Highblood]], are referred to by titles along the lines of "the [eight-letter word]", i.e. the [[MamaBear Dolorosa]], the [[DragonRider Neophyte Redglare]], the Marquise (Spinneret) Mindfang, the [[GreenEyedMonster Orphaner Dualscar]], etc. The numerical constraints are flexible, such as the [[GadgeteerGenius Expatri8]][[note]]Expatriate[[/note]] [[TheAtoner Darkleer]]. Even [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Her Imperious Condescension]] is shortened to the Condesce.
21st May '17 12:51:50 PM dmeagher13
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* Ubuntu does as well, this time combined with AnimalThemeNaming and AddedAlliterativeAppeal. Each release is given a two-word name consisting of an adjective and an animal both starting with the same letter, with each new release being the next letter from the previous one. For instance, versions 16.04, 16.10, and 17.04 are named Xenial Xerus, Yakkety Yak, and Zesty Zapus, and version 17.10 plans to loop back around to the beginning of the alphabet with its name Artful Aardvark.
21st May '17 11:21:35 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek,'' originally all male Vulcans had five-letter names that begin with "S" and end with "k;" this was supposed to be in honor of Surak, who began [[PlanetOfHats their philosophy of logic]]. Females had names that began with "T'," like T'Pau. Over time these rules have been relaxed, though; you get [[GenderBlenderNames names that use the opposite sex's rules]] or totally different ones, like Tuvok (male).

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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek,'' originally all male Vulcans had five-letter names that begin with "S" and end with "k;" this was supposed to be in honor of Surak, who began [[PlanetOfHats their philosophy of logic]]. Females had names that began with "T'," like T'Pau. Over time these rules have been relaxed, though; you get [[GenderBlenderNames [[GenderBlenderName names that use the opposite sex's rules]] or totally different ones, like Tuvok (male)."Asil" (female).
21st May '17 11:20:42 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Franchise/StarTrek,'' originally all male Vulcans had five-letter names that begin with "S" and end with "k;" this was supposed to be in honor of Surak, who began [[PlanetOfHats their philosophy of logic]]. Females had names that began with "T'," like T'Pau. Over time these rules have been relaxed, though; you get [[GenderBlenderNames names that use the opposite sex's rules]] or totally different ones, like Tuvok (male).
21st May '17 11:16:45 AM JoeMerl
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* The seven daughters of Triton in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' -- Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, Alana, and Ariel. Note that Ariel's name begins with A, [[OddNameOut but doesn't end with it.]]

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* The seven daughters of Triton in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' -- Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, Alana, and Ariel. Note that Ariel's name begins with A, [[OddNameOut but doesn't end with it.]]it]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInTheTwelveDancingPrincesses,'' the titular sisters were named alphabetically: Ashlyn, Blair, Courtney, Delia, Edeline, Fallon, Hadley, Isla, Janessa, Kathleen, Lacey.
21st May '17 10:56:15 AM JoeMerl
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** The letter "Z" seems to be common in those born into the Fire Nation Royal Family (Sozin, Ozai, Zuko, Azula, [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Izumi]]). Iroh and Lu-Ten are exceptions.
** "K" or hard "Q" sounds seem to pop up often in Water Tribe members, too (Sokka, Katara, Hakoda, Kanna, Kya, Pakku, Kuruk). The sequel series brings us Korra, Yakone, Noatak, Tarrlok, Tonraq, Unalaq, Eska, and Varrick.

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** The letter "Z" seems to be common in those born into the Fire Nation Royal Family (Sozin, Ozai, Zuko, Azula, ([[PredecessorVillain Sozin, Azulon]], [[BigBad Ozai]], [[AntiVillain Zuko]], [[DiscOneFinalBoss Zhao]], [[DaddysLittleVillain Azula]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Izumi]]). Iroh and his son Lu-Ten are exceptions.
** "K" or hard "Q" sounds seem to pop up often in Water Tribe members, too (Sokka, Katara, Hakoda, Kanna, Kya, Pakku, Kuruk). Bato is the major exception. The sequel series brings us Korra, Yakone, Noatak, Tarrlok, Tonraq, Unalaq, Eska, and Varrick.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' the [[MentorMascot Kwamis]] have five-letter names with one letter doubled: Tikki, Plagg and Wayzz. Nooroo is the exception, with six letters and an extra doubling.
21st May '17 10:42:29 AM JoeMerl
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'''Attina:''' All of our names start with "A", Aquata.

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'''Attina:''' [[LampshadeHanging All of our names start with "A", Aquata.Aquata]].
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