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29th Mar '17 3:36:32 AM Joyce13
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* In the ''Literature/BardicVoices'' series, all Free Bards take on (or are given by their new peers) bird names. They adopted this practice from the Gypsies, who take on use-names based on their jobs.
21st Feb '17 12:12:02 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The protagonists of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have a bird theme -- there's Jack ''Sparrow'', Elizabeth ''Swann'', and Will ''Turner'' (a type of swan, appropriately enough). And ''William Turner'' was the name of a 16th century naturalist who did extensive studies of birds.

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* The protagonists of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' have a bird theme -- there's Jack ''Sparrow'', Elizabeth ''Swann'', and Will ''Turner'' (a type of swan, appropriately enough). And ''William Turner'' was happened to be the name of a 16th century naturalist who did extensive studies of birds.


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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': In keeping with previous protagonists with bird-themed names, Aguilar means "eagle house" in Spanish (as in "pigeon house"), coming from the Spanish word for "eagle" (águila), while Callum means "dove" in Scottish and Irish Gaelic (as in "Hawk and Dove").
13th Feb '17 9:48:29 PM Twiddler
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* In ''Manga/InugamisanToNekoyamasan'', everyone but [[OnlySaneMan Aki]] has an animal name and fits some stereotype about that animal. The title characters are Inugami (''inu'' meaning dog) and Nekoyama (''neko'' meaning cat).
5th Feb '17 5:35:21 AM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'',
** The Clans often use animals as a prefix in their names. This includes:
*** Various birds (e.g. Birdsong, Buzzardkit, Crowfeather, Eaglekit, Finchflight, Goosefeather, Hawkfrost, Heronwing, Kestrelflight, Larksong, Owlclaw, Quailfeather, Ravenpaw, Robinwing, Rooktail, Sparrowfeather, Starlingwing, Swallowflight)
*** Other animals found in their environment (e.g. Adderfang, Badgerpaw, Deerleap, Doespring, Ferretclaw, Foxleap, Frogtail, Hareflight, Lizardstripe, Minnowtail, Molewhisker, Mousefang, Ottersplash, Pikepaw, Rabbitfur, Ratscar, Sheeptail, Shrewpaw, Snailpaw, Snaketooth, Squirrelflight, Stagleap, Stoatfur, Toadfoot, Troutstream, Vixenkit, Voleclaw, Weaselfur, Wolfheart)
*** Big cats found in their mythology (e.g. Lionheart, Leopardstar, Tigerclaw).
*** -bird, -fish, -hawk, and -mouse are also suffixes that have been used at least once (Palebird, Sunfish, Silverhawk, Mistmouse).
** Some Tribe cats - who happen to be named after the first thing their mother sees/hears after their birth - have names involving creatures, mostly birds: Bird Who Rides The Wind, Flight of Startled Heron, Eagle Feather, Fluttering Bird, Swoop of Chestnut Hawk, Jackdaw's Cry, Lark That Sings At Dawn, Lion's Roar, Screech of Angry Owl, Splash When Fish Leaps, Talon of Swooping Eagle, Turtle Tail
** A few other random characters have animal-based names: (Fox, Frog, Magpie, Mole, Mouse Ears, Owl Feather, Raven Pelt, Running Horse, Shy Fawn, Snail Shell, Snow Hare, Sparrow, Swift Minnow, Toad, Wee Hen)
8th Jan '17 8:08:12 PM Argon2
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* The ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' character Juliet Starling is a chatty girl whose fighting style centers around acrobatic maneuvers.
19th Oct '16 5:56:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''ElTigre'' has the eponymous character, his father, White Pantera (panther), and grandfather Puma Loco. Their past generations have included people such as Dark Leapord, Golden Leon (lion), Mighty Cheetar, and Justice Jaguar. On the villains side we have the Flock: Lady Gobbler, Vultura, and Black Cuervo (raven).

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* ''ElTigre'' ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' has the eponymous character, his father, White Pantera (panther), and grandfather Puma Loco. Their past generations have included people such as Dark Leapord, Golden Leon (lion), Mighty Cheetar, and Justice Jaguar. On the villains side we have the Flock: Lady Gobbler, Vultura, and Black Cuervo (raven).
18th Oct '16 7:17:42 AM igordebraga
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* While American sports teams named after animals are common, a few combine if unintentionally: Chicago's football and baseball teams are Bears and Cubs, and Atlanta has two NobleBirdOfPrey teams (Falcons and Hawks).
12th Oct '16 8:05:59 PM erforce
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* In ''Over the Top'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)

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* In ''Over the Top'', ''Film/OverTheTop'', the finalists of the arm wrestling tournament are all named after animals, whether it's their real name (Lincoln Hawk, John Grizzly, Bull Hurley) or a nickname ("Mad Dog" Madison)
13th Sep '16 2:31:10 PM Premonition45
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* Apple nicknames versions of the OS X operating system after [[PantheraAwesome big cats]].

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* From 2001 to 2012, Apple nicknames nicknamed versions of the OS X operating system after [[PantheraAwesome big cats]].
1st Sep '16 11:07:09 AM sgamer82
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* The author of ''Manga/OnePiece'' seems to especially love this one: Not only is the protagonist called Monkey D. Luffy, but all of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea [Crocodile, Jimbei (whale shark Fishman), Bartholomew Kuma (Bear), Gecko Moria, Donquixote Doflamingo (complete with pink feather boa), Boa Hancock(Giant pet snake, called the snake princess, and comes from an island of snake themed Amazons) and Dracule Mihawk] and the three Admirals ("Blue Pheasant", "Yellow Monkey", "Red Dog", all nicknames based on the animal companions of Japanese folk-hero Momotaro) have animal-themed names assigned to them, which more or less correspond with their characters or abilities.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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The author of ''Manga/OnePiece'' seems to especially love this one: Not only is the protagonist called Monkey D. Luffy, but all of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea [Crocodile, Jimbei (whale shark Fishman), Bartholomew Kuma (Bear), Gecko Moria, Donquixote Doflamingo (complete with pink feather boa), Boa Hancock(Giant pet snake, called the snake princess, and comes from an island of snake themed Amazons) and Dracule Mihawk] and the three Admirals ("Blue Pheasant", "Yellow Monkey", "Red Dog", all nicknames based on the animal companions of Japanese folk-hero Momotaro) have animal-themed names assigned to them, which more or less correspond with their characters or abilities.abilities.
** The Monk Tribe are a race of PettingZooPeople whose names are frequently puns on their species. However how obvious the puns are depends on your native language. An English speaker will immediately catch the pun behind a rabbit girl named Carrot, but are unlikely to make anything out of a dog woman named Wanda unless they know "wan" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for barking.
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