History Main / AnimalThemeNaming

21st Feb '18 3:04:21 AM ClatoLawa
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* In ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', regular character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi got his nickname by analogy with his older brother Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. Later storylines introduced his cousins: Scott "Stingray" Timmins (the rest of his side of the family never got their own) and Wayne "Tadpole" Reeves (his adoptive sister Gemma was occasionally called Gemfish, and their mother's actual name was Coral). Later, Toadie's adopted son Callum would be nicknamed Squid, while his and Sonya's daughter was named Jellyfish before she was born (and has since been called Nellyfish).

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* In ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', regular character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi got his nickname by analogy with his older brother Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. Later storylines introduced his cousins: Scott "Stingray" Timmins (the rest of his side of the family never got their own) and Wayne "Tadpole" Reeves (his adoptive sister Gemma was occasionally called Gemfish, and their mother's actual name was Coral). Later, Toadie's adopted son Callum would be nicknamed Squid, while his and Sonya's daughter was named Jellyfish before she was born (and has since been called Nellyfish). After Jarrod's other brother Shane was reintroduced, his daughters Yashvi and Kirsha were nicknamed "Clownfish" and "Lionfish" respectively, though these have not come up very often.
20th Feb '18 9:22:52 AM Malady
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A common form of ThemeNaming is to name characters after animals. The animals may be unrelated, or they may all be of a particular type, such as snakes or dogs.

The animal chosen [[AnimalStereotypes tends to say something about the character's personality]]. Someone named after a bear will tend to be rough, aggressive, and not subtle at all, while one named after a snake will tend to be more sneaky and cunning. Dogs tend to be loyal and good friends, while birds may be flighty. If said theme naming is because characters ''are'' that animal, or can take its form, this trope will often overlap with ADogNamedDog. Is often a component of being an AnimalThemedSuperbeing.

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A common form of ThemeNaming is to name characters things after animals. The animals may be unrelated, or they may all be of a particular type, such as snakes or dogs.

The If the name is for a chracter, the animal chosen [[AnimalStereotypes tends to say something about the character's personality]]. Someone named after a bear will tend to be rough, aggressive, and not subtle at all, while one named after a snake will tend to be more sneaky and cunning. Dogs tend to be loyal and good friends, while birds may be flighty. If said theme naming is because characters ''are'' that animal, or can take its form, this trope will often overlap with ADogNamedDog. Is often a component of being an AnimalThemedSuperbeing.
29th Jan '18 2:20:56 PM Lyendith
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* In ''Manga/ShuukanShounenHachi'', the four main characters have nicknames reminiscent of animals: "Hachi" is a common name for Japanese dogs, "Saru" means monkey, a "Mike" can designate a calico cat, and Myahko's "myah" is the seagull's cry in Japanese.
17th Jan '18 7:20:13 PM jormis29
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* The Namekians from the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise have gastropod names, such as Lord Slug.

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* The Namekians from the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise have gastropod names, such as [[Anime/DragonBallZLordSlug Lord Slug.Slug]].
8th Dec '17 2:57:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler seemed to have some sort of affinity for wolves, possibly because his own name is derived from the Old Germanic ''Athalwolf'' ("noble wolf"). The majority of his official residences/bunkers were named after wolves, most notably the Wolf's Lair in East Prussia. He used "wolf" as a personal nickname in his early days. And when he financially supported his sister Paula after he became Chancellor, he requested that she live under the assumed name "Paula Wolff".
23rd Nov '17 6:35:45 PM ClatoLawa
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* In ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', regular character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi got his nickname by analogy with his [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long forgotten]] older brother Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. Later storylines introduced his cousins: Scott "Stingray" Timmins and Wayne "Tadpole" Reeves.

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* In ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', regular character Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi got his nickname by analogy with his [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long forgotten]] older brother Kevin "Stonefish" Rebecchi. Later storylines introduced his cousins: Scott "Stingray" Timmins (the rest of his side of the family never got their own) and Wayne "Tadpole" Reeves.Reeves (his adoptive sister Gemma was occasionally called Gemfish, and their mother's actual name was Coral). Later, Toadie's adopted son Callum would be nicknamed Squid, while his and Sonya's daughter was named Jellyfish before she was born (and has since been called Nellyfish).
17th Sep '17 9:59:48 AM nombretomado
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* Australia's national sports teams are often named after AustralianWildlife, particularly kangaroos (if not, they'll probably use RockThemeNaming).

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* Australia's national sports teams are often named after AustralianWildlife, UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife, particularly kangaroos (if not, they'll probably use RockThemeNaming).
29th Aug '17 7:23:49 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series:

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series:
9th Aug '17 8:06:34 PM SonSon
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** The Mink 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.
1st Aug '17 7:13:46 PM Abodos
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* A number of [[WorldInTheSky Skyloft's]] citizens in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' have bird-inspired names. Pipit and Piper are two species of birds. Fledge is a term meaning a young bird. Groose and Orielle are similar to "Grouse"/"Goose" and "Oriole". Instructor Owlan's name, obviously, has "Owl" in it, and Sparrot and Parrow could swap the last letters in their names to make "Parrot" and "Sparrow".

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A number of [[WorldInTheSky Skyloft's]] citizens in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' have bird-inspired names. Pipit and Piper are two species of birds. Fledge is a term meaning a young bird. Groose and Orielle are similar to "Grouse"/"Goose" and "Oriole". Instructor Owlan's name, obviously, has "Owl" in it, and Sparrot and Parrow could swap the last letters in their names to make "Parrot" and "Sparrow"."Sparrow".
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the [[FishPeople Zora]] King Dorephan's name resembles the word "dolphin." Among the [[BirdPeople Rito]], there are Kass, whose name evokes "cassowary," and Teba, whose name means "chicken" in Japanese.
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