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5th Nov '17 4:00:31 PM Tamfang
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* Astronomy is big on this, owing to the precedent set by the Roman god planetary names, the need to come up with names that will be more recognizable than an alphanumeric code, and the relatively recent advent of the telescope. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_nomenclature Here's a list regarding planets and an explanation of the modern process for naming]]

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* Astronomy is big on this, owing to the precedent set by the Roman god planetary names, the need to come up with names that will be more recognizable than an alphanumeric code, and the relatively recent advent large number of the telescope.small bodies (and features thereon) found by telescopes and flying robots. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_nomenclature Here's a list regarding planets and an explanation of The Other Wiki]] describes the modern approval process for naming]]names, and lists the themes assigned for features on each solid body (for example, craters on Mercury are to be named for dead artists, and features on Iapetus for persons and places in the ''Song of Roland''); sadly it doesn't say how the IAU chooses the themes.



* Geographical features on any ball of rock we can see have odd naming conventions: all craters on Mercury have to be named after dead artists.



* The dark zones of basaltic rock on the Moon are called Seas (Mare in latin) and are usually called Sea of <Emotion> or Sea of <Water-related term>. The landing spot for Apollo 11 was in the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis). Others include Sea of Serenity, Sea of Crisis, Sea of Vapor, [[ShapedLikeItself Sea of Moisture]], Sea of Clouds. The major craters on the Moon are named after famous Astronomers: Copernicus, Tycho...

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* The dark zones of basaltic rock on the Moon are called Seas (Mare in latin) and are Sea (Latin ''Mare''), usually called Sea of <Emotion> or Sea of <Water-related term>. The landing spot for phenomenon>. Apollo 11 was landed in the Sea of Tranquility (Mare Tranquillitatis). Others include Sea of Serenity, Sea of Crisis, Sea of Vapor, [[ShapedLikeItself Sea of Moisture]], Sea of Clouds. The major craters on the Moon are named after famous Astronomers: astronomers: Copernicus, Tycho...



* In a general sense, the International Astronomical Union gets together every so often to decide how surface features will be named once they are discovered. For example, there are currently no known surface features for Pluto, but once images from interplanetary spacecraft arrive, any feature found on the images will be named after underworld deities.



** Trojan asteroids found in Jupiter's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point Lagrangian points]] are named after heroes of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.

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** Trojan asteroids Asteroids found in Jupiter's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point Lagrangian points]] are named after heroes of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar. Those near L4 are Greeks and those near L5 are Trojans -- with one exception in each 'camp', named before the convention settled.
26th Sep '17 7:59:38 PM jormis29
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* Marvel series by Creator/JephLoeb & Tim Sale all have the protagonist's name followed by a color represented in the story. Examples are ''ComicBook/SpiderManBlue'' (after the character's emotions), ''Daredevil: Yellow'' and ''Hulk: Gray'' (after the protagonists' early colours). The Yellow also refers to cowardice, as Daredevil is The Man Without Fear; Gray refers to the Hulk's status as a wildcard straddling the line between good and evil.

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* Marvel series by Creator/JephLoeb & Tim Sale all have the protagonist's name followed by a color represented in the story. Examples are ''ComicBook/SpiderManBlue'' (after the character's emotions), ''Daredevil: Yellow'' ''ComicBook/DaredevilYellow'' and ''Hulk: Gray'' ''ComicBook/HulkGray'' (after the protagonists' early colours). The Yellow also refers to cowardice, as Daredevil is The Man Without Fear; Gray refers to the Hulk's status as a wildcard straddling the line between good and evil.
23rd Aug '17 9:54:43 AM Siempie
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* All of ''Podcast/Wolf359'''s episodes are named after a single line or word from that episode, relevancy be damned. This can lead to some pretty cool titles ("Am I Alone Now?", "Deep Breaths", three-parter "Pan-Pan", "[[BottleEpisode Mayday]]" and "Sécurité", "Limbo", "Memoria", and "Into the Depths"), but most of them are incredibly silly, especially in season one. This is also the case with the WhamEpisode[=s=], by the way. The weirdest titles include: "Extreme Danger Bug", "Gas Me Twice", "The Kumbaya Approach", "What's Up Doc?", "Bach To The Future", "Lame-O Superhero Origin Story", two-parter "Knock Knock" and "Who's There?", "Don't Poke The Bear", two-parter "Desperate Times" and "Desperate Measures", "The Hiccups Method" and "Shut Up And Listen".

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* All of ''Podcast/Wolf359'''s episodes are named after a single line or word from that episode, relevancy be damned. This can lead to some pretty cool titles ("Am I Alone Now?", "Deep Breaths", three-parter "Pan-Pan", "[[BottleEpisode Mayday]]" and "Sécurité", "Limbo", "Memoria", and "Into the Depths"), but most of them are incredibly silly, especially in season one. This is also the case with the WhamEpisode[=s=], by the way. The weirdest titles include: "Extreme Danger Bug", "Gas Me Twice", "The Kumbaya Approach", "What's Up Doc?", "Bach To The Future", "Lame-O Superhero Origin Story", two-parter [[KnockKnockJoke "Knock Knock" and "Who's There?", There?"]], "Don't Poke The Bear", two-parter "Desperate Times" and "Desperate Measures", "The Hiccups Method" and "Shut Up And Listen".
23rd Aug '17 9:39:56 AM Siempie
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* All of ''Podcast/Wolf359'''s episodes are named after a single line or word from that episode, relevancy be damned. This can lead to some pretty cool titles ("Am I Alone Now?", "Deep Breaths", three-parter "Pan-Pan", "[[BottleEpisode Mayday]]" and "Sécurité", "Limbo", "Memoria", and "Into the Depths"), but most of them are incredibly silly, especially in season one. This is also the case with the WhamEpisode[=s=], by the way. The weirdest titles include: "Extreme Danger Bug", "Gas Me Twice", "The Kumbaya Approach", "What's Up Doc?", "Bach To The Future", "Lame-O Superhero Origin Story", two-parter "Knock Knock" and "Who's There?", "Don't Poke The Bear", two-parter "Desperate Times" and "Desperate Measures", "The Hiccups Method" and "Shut Up And Listen".
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23rd Aug '17 6:08:28 AM CosmicFerret
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* Averted with Scott Kurtz's ''Webcomic/{{PVP}}''. When the first collected edition came out he titled it ''PVP at Large'', a reference to the first ''{{Garfield}}'' book. Kurtz's publisher suggested he continue copying the Garfield titles with subsequent volumes, but Kurtz decided against it because he didn't want to eventually title a book "''PVP Kicks Odie Off a Table'' or something."

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* Averted with Scott Kurtz's ''Webcomic/{{PVP}}''. When the first collected edition came out he titled it ''PVP at Large'', a reference to the first ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' book. Kurtz's publisher suggested he continue copying the Garfield titles with subsequent volumes, but Kurtz decided against it because he didn't want to eventually title a book "''PVP Kicks Odie Off a Table'' or something."
7th Aug '17 7:09:05 AM MisterApple
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* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' titles originally started out as a reasonable description of the events in the story. However, they have since evolved into an alternative to AltText, usually with bizarre capitalisation rules and sometimes with nothing to do with the story. For example, one recent comic was "[[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001157.html when i was a kid i solemnly vowed that, when i was an adult, i would make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and eat all the dough, because my mom wouldn't let me eat raw cookie dough. it is a vow i have yet to satisfy and which haunts me still]]" and another is "[[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001143.html last night i was at a friend's house and mimed a helicopter, which caused me to break a glass and spill beer everywhere. i was like, man, why did have to mime a helicopter? i felt terrible and it wasn't even a very good helicopter impression]]". The titles are only visible from the [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/list.html archives]] and RSS feed anyway, making them little more than a 4th punchline to the comic (after the alt tag and email comment {{Easter Egg}}s).

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* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics'' titles originally started out as a reasonable description of the events in the story. However, they have since evolved into an alternative to AltText, usually with bizarre capitalisation rules and sometimes with nothing to do with the story. For example, one recent comic was "[[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001157.html "[[http://qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1157 when i was a kid i solemnly vowed that, when i was an adult, i would make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and eat all the dough, because my mom wouldn't let me eat raw cookie dough. it is a vow i have yet to satisfy and which haunts me still]]" and another is "[[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001143.html com/index.php?comic=001143 last night i was at a friend's house and mimed a helicopter, which caused me to break a glass and spill beer everywhere. i was like, man, why did have to mime a helicopter? i felt terrible and it wasn't even a very good helicopter impression]]". The titles are only visible from the [[http://www.qwantz.com/archive/list.html com/archive.php archives]] and RSS feed anyway, making them little more than a 4th punchline to the comic (after the alt tag and email comment {{Easter Egg}}s).
7th Aug '17 6:59:51 AM MisterApple
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has had each film, on top of a title for each, also designated by Episode, with the 1977-1983 trilogy Episodes IV-VI and their prequels from 1999-2005 I to III.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has had each film, on top of a title for each, also designated by Episode, with the 1977-1983 trilogy Episodes IV-VI and IV to VI, their prequels from 1999-2005 I to III.III, and their sequels from 2015+ with VII onwards, presumably ending at IX.



* Fedora (and Red Hat Linux, before it split into Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) uses a naming convention where each release's codename is related to the previous release's codename, but in a way different from the previous previous relation. For example, Bordeaux is a region in France, and also a comic book character; Zod is [[{{Superman}} comic book character]], and also a record label; Moonshine is a record label, and also a movie title.

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* Fedora (and Red Hat Linux, before it split into Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) uses a naming convention where each release's codename is related to the previous release's codename, but in a way different from the previous previous relation. For example, Bordeaux is a region in France, and also a comic book character; Zod is a [[{{Superman}} comic book character]], and also a record label; Moonshine is a record label, and also a movie title.



* The code names of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' expansions always have some kind of theme to them, ranging from Mexican words to food; recent examples have included "Rock/Paper/Scissors" (for ''Shards of Alara''/''Conflux''/''Alara Reborn'') and "Live/Long/Prosper" (for ''Zendikar''/''Worldwake''/''Rise of the Eldrazi'').

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* The code names of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' expansions always have some kind of theme to them, ranging from Mexican words to food; recent examples have included "Rock/Paper/Scissors" (for ''Shards of Alara''/''Conflux''/''Alara Reborn'') and "Live/Long/Prosper" (for ''Zendikar''/''Worldwake''/''Rise of the Eldrazi'').
2nd Aug '17 9:27:22 AM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:290:Hey, what's the one with similar episode names?]]
26th Jun '17 3:26:26 PM superslinger2007
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* THE MAJORITY OF [[WebVideo/Smosh SMOSH]] VIDEOS ARE ALL CAPS AS EXCLAIMATIONS OF AWESOMENESS, STUPIDITY, OR BOTH

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* THE MAJORITY OF [[WebVideo/Smosh [[WebVideo/{{Smosh}} SMOSH]] VIDEOS ARE ALL CAPS AS EXCLAIMATIONS EXCLAMATIONS OF AWESOMENESS, STUPIDITY, OR BOTHBOTH.
20th May '17 7:05:48 PM nombretomado
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* Each chapter in the first storyline of the VertigoComics ''Comicbook/MadameXanadu'' book is titled by a form of divination, which Madame X uses in that chapter: "[[GeometricMagic By the Runes]]", "[[{{Astrologer}} Among the Stars]]", "[[TarotTroubles In the Cards]]", "[[CrystalBall Thru the Crystal]]", and finally the more general "Of the Future".

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* Each chapter in the first storyline of the VertigoComics Creator/VertigoComics ''Comicbook/MadameXanadu'' book is titled by a form of divination, which Madame X uses in that chapter: "[[GeometricMagic By the Runes]]", "[[{{Astrologer}} Among the Stars]]", "[[TarotTroubles In the Cards]]", "[[CrystalBall Thru the Crystal]]", and finally the more general "Of the Future".
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