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29th May '17 7:00:04 AM ProfessorDetective
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** Natsu ([[Manga/FairyTail Dragneel/Dragion]], the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur V]]'' character,
[[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple Tanimoto]], [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} #72]], [[SenseiWaOreNoMono Hirota]] and [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Ayuhara]])

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** Natsu ([[Manga/FairyTail Dragneel/Dragion]], the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur V]]'' character,
character [[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple Tanimoto]], [[Manga/{{Sekirei}} #72]], [[SenseiWaOreNoMono Hirota]] and [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Ayuhara]])
26th May '17 1:03:54 PM ActualScientist
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Titles and initials can be [[GenderMisdirection misleading]] too, since many are [[DoubleStandard assumed to be male]]. Expect SamusIsAGirl reaction when the actual gender of the title bearer is revealed. [[note]]This seems to be even worse in German as well: Most nouns are gender specific (A "Polizist" is a male police officer ("Polizisten" is the plural form), a "Polizistin" is a female police officer ("Polizistinnen" as a plural)) but when you don't ''clearly'' mean a woman or women (and sometimes even then) often the male form is used. e.g. A group of nine female and one male police officer would be reffered to with the term that grammatically means many male police officers ("Polizisten"). That way women - and other people who are not men - often become invisible in language. [[/note]]

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Titles and initials can be [[GenderMisdirection misleading]] too, since many are [[DoubleStandard assumed to be male]]. Expect SamusIsAGirl reaction when the actual gender of the title bearer is revealed. [[note]]This seems to be even worse in German as well: Most nouns are gender specific (A "Polizist" is a male police officer ("Polizisten" is the plural form), a "Polizistin" is a female police officer ("Polizistinnen" as a plural)) but when you don't ''clearly'' mean a woman or women (and sometimes even then) often the male form is used. e.g. A group of nine female and one male police officer would be reffered to with the term that grammatically means many male police officers ("Polizisten"). That way women - and other people who are not men - often become invisible in language. [[/note]]
23rd May '17 5:38:48 AM jormis29
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** Haley/Hayley/Hailey etc. On the masculine side, we have actor Haley Joel Osment; on the feminine side, we have actress Hayley Mills, as well as Haley Starshine from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.

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** Haley/Hayley/Hailey etc. On the masculine side, we have actor Haley Joel Osment; Creator/HaleyJoelOsment; on the feminine side, we have actress Hayley Mills, Creator/HayleyMills, as well as Haley Starshine from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
21st May '17 4:04:04 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WaysideSchool'' series has two characters named Nancy and Mac who eventually swap names to fit their corresponding genders. Nancy was named after his aunt, and Mac's mother named her after a dog.

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* The ''WaysideSchool'' ''Literature/WaysideSchool'' series has two characters named Nancy and Mac who eventually swap names to fit their corresponding genders. Nancy was named after his aunt, and Mac's mother named her after a dog.
11th May '17 5:11:39 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Pat from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was a RunningGag based on this trope. And then someone had the bright idea to make a movie revolving around that one joke.

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* Pat from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was a RunningGag based on this trope. And then someone had the bright idea to make [[Film/ItsPat a movie movie]] revolving around that one joke.



* Claire Stanfield from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. It doesn't help that he's also a murderous psychopath. No wonder he prefers to go by nicknames. This is lampshaded in the LightNovels, where Isaac points out that it's not too uncommon for men to have feminine names, [[spoiler:[[{{Foreshadowing}} "and who knows what sort of name a *monster* would have."]]]]

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* Claire Stanfield from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. It doesn't help that he's also a [[AxCrazy murderous psychopath.psychopath]]. No wonder he prefers to go by nicknames. This is lampshaded in the LightNovels, where Isaac points out that it's not too uncommon for men to have feminine names, [[spoiler:[[{{Foreshadowing}} "and who knows what sort of name a *monster* would have."]]]]



* Kamille Bidan of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. It might be a country-dependent choice given his French-sounding last name, but Kamille's [[BerserkButton sensitivity about his name]] causes all sorts of things to happen in this series. Indeed, there may not even have been a Zeta Gundam if he were named Bob.

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* Kamille Bidan of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. It might be a country-dependent choice given his French-sounding last name, but Kamille's [[BerserkButton sensitivity about his name]] causes all sorts of things to happen in this series. Indeed, there may not even have been a Zeta Gundam ''Zeta Gundam'' if he were named Bob.
6th May '17 4:43:27 PM lavendermintrose
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* Out of the nine [[Music/MarginalNumber4 Pythagoras Productions]] [[IdolSinger idols]], four of them have girls' names - Kira, Rui, Tsubasa, and Teruma. The other five just have random words for names - Shy, Atom, [[ThemeTwinNaming L, R,]], and Alto.

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* Out of the nine [[Music/MarginalNumber4 Pythagoras Productions]] [[IdolSinger idols]], four of them have girls' names - Kira, Rui, Tsubasa, and Teruma. The other five just have random words for names - Shy, Atom, [[ThemeTwinNaming L, R,]], R,]] and Alto.
6th May '17 4:42:37 PM lavendermintrose
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* The two more "masculine"-acting soldiers among the Sailor Senshi of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are named Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) and Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus); the former is a HugeSchoolgirl who loves martial arts, while the latter is a ButchLesbian. Both names are traditionally male boys' names; however, since then, the both names have become feminine enough to be considered "blender" in the opposite way in ''Anime/FreeIwatobiSwimClub''.

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* The two more "masculine"-acting soldiers among the Sailor Senshi of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are named Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) and Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus); the former is a HugeSchoolgirl who loves martial arts, while the latter is a ButchLesbian. Both names are traditionally male boys' names; however, since then, the both names have become feminine enough to be considered "blender" in the opposite way in ''Anime/FreeIwatobiSwimClub''.''Anime/{{Free}}''.
6th May '17 4:41:53 PM lavendermintrose
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* The two more "masculine"-acting soldiers among the Sailor Senshi of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are named Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) and Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus); the former is a HugeSchoolgirl who loves martial arts, while the latter is a ButchLesbian. Both names are traditionally male boys' names; however, since then, the name "Haruka" has become more of a unisex name.

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* The two more "masculine"-acting soldiers among the Sailor Senshi of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are named Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) and Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus); the former is a HugeSchoolgirl who loves martial arts, while the latter is a ButchLesbian. Both names are traditionally male boys' names; however, since then, the name "Haruka" has both names have become more feminine enough to be considered "blender" in the opposite way in ''Anime/FreeIwatobiSwimClub''.
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of a unisex name.the nine [[Music/MarginalNumber4 Pythagoras Productions]] [[IdolSinger idols]], four of them have girls' names - Kira, Rui, Tsubasa, and Teruma. The other five just have random words for names - Shy, Atom, [[ThemeTwinNaming L, R,]], and Alto.
30th Apr '17 6:19:44 PM CelPrevXXVI
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** Shino ([[Franchise/{{Naruto}} Aburame]] is Male, [[Literature/{{Gate}} Kuribayashi]] is Female)
30th Apr '17 5:07:48 PM ngh93
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** Jamie ([[Creator/JamieLeeCurtis Lee Curtis]] and Foxx)

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** Jamie: On the famine side we have JamieLeeCurtis and Jamie ([[Creator/JamieLeeCurtis Lee Curtis]] Lynn Spears. On the masculine side we have comedians Creator/JamieFoxx and Foxx)Jamie Kennedy.
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