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20th Aug '16 5:29:54 PM nombretomado
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* Sturm Brightblade from the {{Dragonlance}} novels. [[spoiler: His son is lumbered with the name Steel Brightblade by his mother, Kitiara, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude who thought it was hilarious.]]]] Kender also seem to have names like this, most notably Tasslehoff Burrfoot.

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* Sturm Brightblade from the {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} novels. [[spoiler: His son is lumbered with the name Steel Brightblade by his mother, Kitiara, [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude who thought it was hilarious.]]]] Kender also seem to have names like this, most notably Tasslehoff Burrfoot.
9th Aug '16 11:12:34 PM PaulA
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* Mario Greymist in ''{{Dragaera}}'' averts this - it's an epithet, bestowed either because of the number of people he "sent to Greymist Valley" (i.e., killed) or because he used a gray mist to facilitate his most famous assassination, depending on whether you believe Vlad Taltos or Paarfi.

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* Mario Greymist in ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' averts this - -- it's an epithet, bestowed either because of the number of people he "sent to Greymist Valley" (i.e., killed) or because he used a gray mist to facilitate his most famous assassination, depending on whether you believe Vlad Taltos or Paarfi.
17th Jul '16 11:59:26 AM Discar
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'''Verbs-The-Noun''': Let's just say it's not a good idea to backtalk your elders during the naming ceremony.

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7th Jul '16 10:29:52 AM Willbyr
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* The wizard Slayn Starseeker from ''RecordOfLodossWar'', though his surname was only mentioned in the novel and manga.

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* The wizard Slayn Starseeker from ''RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', though his surname was only mentioned in the novel and manga.



* ''Star Blazers'' (The dub of Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato) gives us Derek Wildstar. Derek and Alex Wildstar were originally Kodai Susumu and Mamoru - common names meaning "(to go) forward" and "to protect".

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* ''Star Blazers'' (The (the dub of Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato) ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'') gives us Derek Wildstar. Derek and Alex Wildstar were originally Kodai Susumu and Mamoru - common names meaning "(to go) forward" and "to protect".
30th Jun '16 8:10:06 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Webcomic/{{Weregeek}}'': In one arc, the group play a ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' LARP, and most of the werewolf names are in the form 'Verbs-The-Noun' (such as Cracks-The-Code, Finds-The-Way, and Slays-The-Night). There's even one character ''actually named'' Verbs-The-Noun.
'''Verbs-The-Noun''': Let's just say it's not a good idea to backtalk your elders during the naming ceremony.
26th Jun '16 11:09:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''EekTheCat'' with "Leek Bottomsitter".

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* Parodied in ''EekTheCat'' ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' with "Leek Bottomsitter".
25th Jun '16 9:41:17 PM nombretomado
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* Korgan Bloodaxe is an evil dwarf from ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]''. The game goes so far as to tell you there's an actual clan Bloodaxe. The game also has one example a realistic usage of it: Jan Jansen's ([[TheMunchausen alleged]]) uncle Uriah Twin-Hammers. The surname was an epithet earned because he, well, used a warhammer a lot. The "twin" part was because of his, um, ''other'' "hammer." The leader of the Shadow Thieves, Renal "Bloodscalp", earned his epithet in an unknown manner, [[ForegoneConclusion though it was probably gruesome]].

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* Korgan Bloodaxe is an evil dwarf from ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate 2]]''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. The game goes so far as to tell you there's an actual clan Bloodaxe. The game also has one example a realistic usage of it: Jan Jansen's ([[TheMunchausen alleged]]) uncle Uriah Twin-Hammers. The surname was an epithet earned because he, well, used a warhammer a lot. The "twin" part was because of his, um, ''other'' "hammer." The leader of the Shadow Thieves, Renal "Bloodscalp", earned his epithet in an unknown manner, [[ForegoneConclusion though it was probably gruesome]].
18th Jun '16 11:20:17 AM Discar
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*** Giantish last names (at least) are clearly mostly of the EarnYourTitle or epithet variety rather than inherited, as Honninscrave and Seadreamer are actually brothers.

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*** ** Giantish last names (at least) are clearly mostly of the EarnYourTitle or epithet variety rather than inherited, as Honninscrave and Seadreamer are actually brothers.


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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Peasant characters who perform particularly impressive feats gain titles like this, since they don't have surnames normally. One of the main characters, Kaladin Stormblessed, is the only one we see.
18th Jun '16 11:17:41 AM Discar
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* Gene Starwind of ''Manga/OutlawStar''
** Gene's name ''might'' be a subversion, as "Starwind" sounds very similar to the known natural phenomenon, "solar winds." It's still as unique as someone named "Northwind," but given that humans are a space-fairing species in Outlaw Star, it wouldn't be unheard of for someone to be named like that.
* ''Star Blazers'' (The dub of Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato) gives us Derek Wildstar.
** Derek and Alex Wildstar are originally Kodai Susumu and Mamoru - common names meaning "(to go) forward" and "to protect".

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* Gene Starwind of ''Manga/OutlawStar''
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''Manga/OutlawStar'' Gene's name ''might'' be a subversion, as "Starwind" sounds very similar to the known natural phenomenon, "solar winds." It's still as unique as someone named "Northwind," but given that humans are a space-fairing species in Outlaw Star, it wouldn't be unheard of for someone to be named like that.
* ''Star Blazers'' (The dub of Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato) gives us Derek Wildstar.
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Wildstar. Derek and Alex Wildstar are were originally Kodai Susumu and Mamoru - common names meaning "(to go) forward" and "to protect".



* In a rather roundabout avoidance of the trope, the giants from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' of the Lorwyn/Shadowmoor megablock use epithets as decided by their dreams, leading to such names as Worldkiller, Relicsmasher, and Stoutarm. They then go on to follow said dreams.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
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In a rather roundabout avoidance of the trope, the giants from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' of the Lorwyn/Shadowmoor megablock use epithets as decided by their dreams, leading to such names as Worldkiller, Relicsmasher, and Stoutarm. They then go on to follow said dreams.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke Skywalker, the trope name inspiration. His surname is apparently a reference to piloting skill, which he appropriately displays, along with his father Anakin. In the Episode 1 {{novelization}}, an old spacer compliments Anakin Skywalker on his piloting skill and the appropriateness of his name--saying he "walks the sky like he owns it". The official site stated that the first Jedi carried the title 'Skywalker'.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Luke Skywalker, the trope name inspiration. His surname is apparently a reference to piloting skill, which he appropriately displays, along with his father Anakin. In the Episode 1 {{novelization}}, an old spacer compliments Anakin Skywalker on his piloting skill and the appropriateness of his name--saying he "walks the sky like he owns it". The official site stated that the first Jedi carried the title 'Skywalker'.



** Tatooine seems to have a thing about this; a character named [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Falynn Sandskimmer]] ''also'' becomes a skilled pilot. And resents Luke.
*** Tatooine is also the home planet of Cole Fardreamer, a mechanic who meets Luke in The New Rebellion

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** Tatooine seems to have a thing about this; a this:
*** A
character named [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Falynn Sandskimmer]] ''also'' becomes a skilled pilot. And resents Luke.
*** Tatooine is also the home planet of Cole Fardreamer, a mechanic who meets Luke in The New RebellionRebellion.



*** Not from Tatooine, but the EU also has [[VideoGame/XWing Keyan Farlander]].

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*** Not from Tatooine, but the ** Tthe EU also has [[VideoGame/XWing Keyan Farlander]].



*** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3313927/1/Reacquainted Reacquainted]]
*** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4572989/1/Flying_in_Chains Flying in Chains]]



* On the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', many dwarf names fit the trope, presumably as a direct pastiche of Oakenshield. ''Wyrd Sisters'' and ''Guards! Guards!'' both suggest that expat dwarfs in Ankh-Morpork make up (allegedly) imposing names like "Timkin Rumbleguts" as posturing.

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* On the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', many ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Many
dwarf names fit the trope, presumably as a direct pastiche of Oakenshield. ''Wyrd Sisters'' and ''Guards! Guards!'' both suggest that expat dwarfs in Ankh-Morpork make up (allegedly) imposing names like "Timkin Rumbleguts" as posturing.



** On the other hand, there are also dwarfs with last names like "Snoriscousin" or [[OverlyLongGag "Glodssonssonsson"]].
*** There are also a few humans who picked this kind of name to trick people into thinking they were dwarfs, sometimes for business reasons (People thought dwarf-made was better, so why argue?).

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** On the other hand, there are also dwarfs with last names like "Snoriscousin" or [[OverlyLongGag "Glodssonssonsson"]].
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"Glodssonssonsson"]]. There are also a few humans who picked this kind of name to trick people into thinking they were dwarfs, sometimes for business reasons (People thought dwarf-made was better, so why argue?).



* Ravenclaw house in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' counts, since Rowena Ravenclaw was its founder.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Ravenclaw house in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' counts, since Rowena Ravenclaw was its founder.



* A Giant in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' has a double-barreled version of this trope: ''Saltheart Foamfollower''. Guess how the Land's giants are [[OurMonstersAreDifferent different]]. There's also Kevin Landwaster and Berek Halfhand. Most of these do follow the epithet rule, however.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'':
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A Giant in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' has a double-barreled version of this trope: ''Saltheart Foamfollower''. Guess how the Land's giants are [[OurMonstersAreDifferent different]]. There's also Kevin Landwaster and Berek Halfhand. Most of these do follow the epithet rule, however.



* This trope was mentioned in the Crowning Moment Of Tolerability of Paolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': TheHero has a flaming sword called 'Fire' in a foreign language. Angela the quirky witch complains that he should have just called his sword 'Burningblade' and be done with it if he wasn't going to be creative.

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* This trope was mentioned in the Crowning Moment Of Tolerability of Paolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'':
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TheHero has a flaming sword called 'Fire' in a foreign language. Angela the quirky witch complains that he should have just called his sword 'Burningblade' and be done with it if he wasn't going to be creative.



*** Subverted in that he actually slew a shade



* In HisDarkMaterials, Lyra Belacqua/Silvertongue is an example. The name "Silvertongue" is given to her towards the end of the first book, due to having [[spoiler:successfully convinced [[RuleofCool armor-wearing]] [[BearsAreBadNews bear king]] Iofur Raknison that she was Iorek Byrnison's daemon, causing him not to die before he can get back to Svalbard and reclaim his throne]]. Her original surname "Belacqua" is never heard again for the rest of the series.

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* In HisDarkMaterials, ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'':
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Lyra Belacqua/Silvertongue is an example. The name "Silvertongue" is given to her towards the end of the first book, due to having [[spoiler:successfully convinced [[RuleofCool armor-wearing]] [[BearsAreBadNews bear king]] Iofur Raknison that she was Iorek Byrnison's daemon, causing him not to die before he can get back to Svalbard and reclaim his throne]]. Her original surname "Belacqua" is never heard again for the rest of the series.



** A very impressive feat on her part (the Armored Bears are supposed to have a perfect sense for detecting lies), well deserving of the honorific



* [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin and Loki]] have an obscene number of these titles, usually in reference to how untrustworthy they are, like "Oathbreaker" and "Liesmith".
** Also more positive ones like All-Father or Skywalker.
* It's not limited to English. Myth/GreekMythology has plenty such names. For example, Zeus Cloud-Gatherer, Zeus Aegiduchos (Aegis Bearer) & Zeus Meilichios (Easy-to-be-entreated).

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* [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin and Loki]] have an obscene number of these titles, usually in reference to how untrustworthy they are, like "Oathbreaker" and "Liesmith".
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"Liesmith". Also more positive ones like All-Father or Skywalker.
* It's not limited to English. Myth/GreekMythology has plenty such names. names.
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For example, Zeus Cloud-Gatherer, Zeus Aegiduchos (Aegis Bearer) & Zeus Meilichios (Easy-to-be-entreated).



** And more modern occultists have given some extra names for Pan; Pan Pangenitor Panphage - Pan All-Maker All-Destroyer. Unfortunately the historical deity's name probably wasn't synonymous with the word "pan" - "all".
*** The god Pan's name comes from the same root as the word "panic." Because his domain is temporary insanity.

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** And more modern occultists have given some extra names for Pan; Pan Pangenitor Panphage - Pan All-Maker All-Destroyer. Unfortunately the historical deity's name probably wasn't synonymous with the word "pan" - "all".
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"all". The god Pan's name comes from the same root as the word "panic." Because his domain is temporary insanity.



* ''All'' Navajo names are verbs, including those of many of their gods. Coyote, for instance, is known as "Wanderer" and "Scolder"; the former, maii, is the usual word for coyotes in general. Monster Killer, one of the two twin war-gods, is more technically Killer of Hostile Gods. And the de facto head of their pantheon has titles including White Body of the Fourth World and Maternal Grandfather of the Gods, but is usually just called Talking God.
** Many Navajo rituals involve litanies of divine epithets. During their war-chant, for instance, Monster Killer is invoked with titles like Child of Changing Woman, Full-Grown in a Single Day, Reared Within the Earth, Wearer of Hard Flint Armor, Slayer of Bears, and dozens of others.

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* ''All'' Navajo names are verbs, including those of many of their gods. Coyote, for instance, is known as "Wanderer" and "Scolder"; the former, maii, is the usual word for coyotes in general. Monster Killer, one of the two twin war-gods, is more technically Killer of Hostile Gods. And the de facto head of their pantheon has titles including White Body of the Fourth World and Maternal Grandfather of the Gods, but is usually just called Talking God.
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God. Many Navajo rituals involve litanies of divine epithets. During their war-chant, for instance, Monster Killer is invoked with titles like Child of Changing Woman, Full-Grown in a Single Day, Reared Within the Earth, Wearer of Hard Flint Armor, Slayer of Bears, and dozens of others.



* Tabletop fantasy games have two well known subsets of this rule: ''The [=AxeBeard=] Law'' states that [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame all dwarves]] MUST have some reference to either axes or beards in their name, and ''The [=PineSol=] Law'' states all [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] must have a reference to a plant or celestial body somewhere in their name.
** Taken to the logical conclusion with the dwarven martial artist [[http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=6062.msg89447#msg89447 Fistbeard Beardfist]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Orcs/Orks always follow this trope. Justified in that they wouldn't normally have surnames, what with having no families and all, and that such names are more common for higher rank orcs and are clearly supposed to be nicknames and honorifics. They are usually violence or food related (or both). Dwarfchewer (or with [[FunetikAksent their accent]], Dwarfchewa) being a fine example.

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* Tabletop fantasy games have two well known subsets of this rule: ''The [=AxeBeard=] Law'' states that [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame all dwarves]] MUST have some reference to either axes or beards in their name, and ''The [=PineSol=] Law'' states all [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] must have a reference to a plant or celestial body somewhere in their name.
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name. Taken to the logical conclusion with the dwarven martial artist [[http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=6062.msg89447#msg89447 Fistbeard Beardfist]].
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
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Orcs/Orks always follow this trope. Justified in that they wouldn't normally have surnames, what with having no families and all, and that such names are more common for higher rank orcs and are clearly supposed to be nicknames and honorifics. They are usually violence or food related (or both). Dwarfchewer (or with [[FunetikAksent their accent]], Dwarfchewa) being a fine example.



* The VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Universe has beaten this trope to death. For starters, Cairne (and Baine) Bloodhoof, Illidan (and Malfurion) Stormrage, Sylvanas (and Alleria and Vereesa) Windrunner, Magni (and Bran and Muradin) Bronzebeard, Alastair Bentstaff, Gann Stonespire and Melgromm Highmountain. Most of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the series, significant or incidental, have this. It seems likely that the developers used some sort of random name generator, feeding it with words like "Rage," "Fire," or "Blood." Rage is the most overused name-element. Ragefire Chasm, Ragetotem, Stormrage, Bloodrage, even just the "rage" used by the Warrior class, are some examples.

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* The VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Universe has beaten this trope to death. For starters, ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Universe'':
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Cairne (and Baine) Bloodhoof, Illidan (and Malfurion) Stormrage, Sylvanas (and Alleria and Vereesa) Windrunner, Magni (and Bran and Muradin) Bronzebeard, Alastair Bentstaff, Gann Stonespire and Melgromm Highmountain. Most of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the series, significant or incidental, have this. It seems likely that the developers used some sort of random name generator, feeding it with words like "Rage," "Fire," or "Blood." Rage is the most overused name-element. Ragefire Chasm, Ragetotem, Stormrage, Bloodrage, even just the "rage" used by the Warrior class, are some examples.



*** More-so, the class introduced in Wrath of the Lich King, the "Death Knight" whose summoned zombie companions actually poke fun at this, with names like: "Corpsecruncher" "Rotripper" it actually uses a random [[http://www.wow.com/2008/09/10/death-knight-ghouls-baby-name-book/ combination list.]]
*** The Death Knight ghoul names are actually very entertaining. This Troper has seen ghouls with names like "Glacierstealer" and other completely ridiculous combinations before.
*** It's even better on cross-language European servers, where you can suddenly see a ghoul named "Sch{alt:0228}delbrecher" clobbering on you.

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*** More-so, the ** The Death Knight class introduced in Wrath of the Lich King, the "Death Knight" whose have summoned zombie companions actually poke fun at this, with names like: like "Corpsecruncher" "Rotripper" it and "Rotripper." It actually uses a random [[http://www.wow.com/2008/09/10/death-knight-ghouls-baby-name-book/ combination list.]]
*** The Death Knight ghoul names are actually very entertaining. This Troper has seen ghouls with names like "Glacierstealer" and other completely ridiculous combinations before.
*** It's even better on cross-language European servers, where you can suddenly see a ghoul named "Sch{alt:0228}delbrecher" clobbering on you.
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*** And then there's his friends, Kargath Bladefist and Kilrogg Deadeye, who earned their epithets through MachoMasochism. Kargath cut off his left hand and replaced it with a deadly scythe blade, which is now par for the course in his clan, the Shattered Hand. Kilrogg either lost or pulled out his eyeball, depending on the storyline, and wore an eyepatch to cover it; his clan named themselves the Bleeding Hollow in his honour, and his sons Jorin and Grillok Deadeye share this injury, complete with their own eyepatches.
*** This is actually pretty standard for orcs, particularly clan names. The Bonechewers are cannibals; the Frostwolves often live in harsh, snowy landscapes with strong ties to their wolf pets; the Warsong often charge and ride to battle singing songs to rally their comrades; the Twilight's Hammer are mad cultists who dream of bringing about the apocalypse; and the Dragonmaw, in all their incarnations, have used dragons as a cornerstone of their lifestyle and military force. This is pretty standard among the sapient races, in fact.

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*** ** And then there's his friends, Kargath Bladefist and Kilrogg Deadeye, who earned their epithets through MachoMasochism. Kargath cut off his left hand and replaced it with a deadly scythe blade, which is now par for the course in his clan, the Shattered Hand. Kilrogg either lost or pulled out his eyeball, depending on the storyline, and wore an eyepatch to cover it; his clan named themselves the Bleeding Hollow in his honour, and his sons Jorin and Grillok Deadeye share this injury, complete with their own eyepatches.
*** ** This is actually pretty standard for orcs, particularly clan names. The Bonechewers are cannibals; the Frostwolves often live in harsh, snowy landscapes with strong ties to their wolf pets; the Warsong often charge and ride to battle singing songs to rally their comrades; the Twilight's Hammer are mad cultists who dream of bringing about the apocalypse; and the Dragonmaw, in all their incarnations, have used dragons as a cornerstone of their lifestyle and military force. This is pretty standard among the sapient races, in fact.



* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'':



* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', every hersir unit has a name given to it, all of them in this style. 'Biscuitchiller' and 'Refreshingbeveragemaker' were among the more amusing possibilities.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'', every ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'':
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hersir unit has a name given to it, all of them in this style. 'Biscuitchiller' and 'Refreshingbeveragemaker' were among the more amusing possibilities.



* Names in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' follow this trope to the letter; every name, be it for a person, place, or thing, is generated randomly from a list of words, and like the example above can be amusingly irreverent, like Urist Diamondpants. Compare [[http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/ Boatmurdered,]] also a case of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. (And ''Places'' To Run Away From Really Fast, considering it features [[WaveMotionGun "Project Fuck The World"]], which unleashes a stream of magma upon any goblins foolhardy enough to lay siege.)

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'':
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Names in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' follow this trope to the letter; every name, be it for a person, place, or thing, is generated randomly from a list of words, and like the example above can be amusingly irreverent, like Urist Diamondpants. Compare [[http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/Boatmurdered/ Boatmurdered,]] also a case of NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast. (And ''Places'' To Run Away From Really Fast, considering it features [[WaveMotionGun "Project Fuck The World"]], which unleashes a stream of magma upon any goblins foolhardy enough to lay siege.)



** Names in ''VideoGame/FreeRealms'' also follow this convention.

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** * Names in ''VideoGame/FreeRealms'' also follow this convention.



* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the entire Gorajo tribe has names belonging to this trope. Members of the Gorajo tribe don't have personal names and instead call themselves by their rank (Cub, Little, Naive, Keen, Brave, Brah, Naabe, Wise, Adept or Sachem) and role within the tribe. Players can summon Bloodragers (melee warriors), Deathslingers (ranged fighters), Stormbringers (magic users), Skinweavers (healers), Worldbearers (item carriers) and Hoardstalkers (foragers) to help them in a dungeon.
** There is also a character called "Lokar Searunner".
* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has some in its opening theme—"Alduin, bane of kings, ancient shadow unbound." Every dragon's name is a three word epithet; "Alduin" means "destroy-consume-lord" (he was made by Akatosh to destroy the world at the end of time, hence his other major title, the World-Eater).
** In addition, numerous Nords in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe have names like this (Ulfric Stormcloak, Brunwulf Free-Winter, Torsten Cruel-Sea, Galmar Stone-Fist, Hajvarr Iron-Hand, etc.). Some are even given name origin stories (e.g. Hofgrir Horse-Crusher)

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* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the entire Gorajo tribe has names belonging to this trope. Members of the Gorajo tribe don't have personal names and instead call themselves by their rank (Cub, Little, Naive, Keen, Brave, Brah, Naabe, Wise, Adept or Sachem) and role within the tribe. Players can summon Bloodragers (melee warriors), Deathslingers (ranged fighters), Stormbringers (magic users), Skinweavers (healers), Worldbearers (item carriers) and Hoardstalkers (foragers) to help them in a dungeon.
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dungeon. There is also a character called "Lokar Searunner".
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has some in its opening theme—"Alduin, bane of kings, ancient shadow unbound." Every dragon's name is a three word epithet; "Alduin" means "destroy-consume-lord" (he was made by Akatosh to destroy the world at the end of time, hence his other major title, the World-Eater).
** In addition, numerous Nords in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe have names like this (Ulfric Stormcloak, Brunwulf Free-Winter, Torsten Cruel-Sea, Galmar Stone-Fist, Hajvarr Iron-Hand, etc.). Some are even given name origin stories (e.g. Hofgrir Horse-Crusher)



* Of the six main characters in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', only four have revealed their last names, and all are compounds: Roy Greenhilt, Haley Starshine, Belkar Bitterleaf and Durkon Thundershield.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Of the six main characters in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', characters, only four have revealed their last names, and all are compounds: Roy Greenhilt, Haley Starshine, Belkar Bitterleaf and Durkon Thundershield.



*** Which isn't hard to believe, since in Dungeons & Dragons dwarves are known for their [[GenerationXerox strong family traditions]]
*** That's assuming it isn't an honorific gained ''from'' being a cleric of Thor and using a shield. Or from, say, using his clerical abilities to electrify a shield and hitting someone with it.
*** Then again, Durkon was kicked out of his clan at one point. It's entirely possible that he earned the name himself!



*** Girard Draketooth [[AvertedTrope used to be be]] an example of this trope, until it was revealed that [[spoiler:he was descendant from a black dragon. OhCrap.]]

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*** ** Girard Draketooth [[AvertedTrope used to be be]] an example of this trope, until it was revealed that [[spoiler:he was descendant from a black dragon. OhCrap.]]



** Laurin Shattersmith
* [[PennyArcade Doctor Raven Darktalon... Blood]] (admittedly a parody and a minor character)
** When the Penny Arcade team started playing Dungeons and Dragons, Gabe named his character Jim Darkmagic (of the New Hampshire Darkmagics). Scott Kurtz's response was "Jim Darkmagic? Why don't you just name him Chet Awesomelaser?" Considering Scott Kurtz was playing a character named Binwin Bronzebottom... In all fairness Scott Kurtz was playing a dwarf. You actually lose game abilities if your dwarf isn't a Luke Nounverber.

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** Laurin Shattersmith
Shattersmith.
* [[PennyArcade ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'': Doctor Raven Darktalon... Blood]] Blood (admittedly a parody and a minor character)
**
character). When the Penny Arcade team started playing Dungeons and Dragons, Gabe named his character Jim Darkmagic (of the New Hampshire Darkmagics). Scott Kurtz's response was "Jim Darkmagic? Why don't you just name him Chet Awesomelaser?" Considering Scott Kurtz was playing a character named Binwin Bronzebottom... In all fairness Scott Kurtz was playing a dwarf. You actually lose game abilities if your dwarf isn't a Luke Nounverber.



* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'''s Kit Cloudkicker.
** A name that, for all we know, he came up with himself. Anyway it's appropriate since he is known for "air surfing".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'''s Kit Cloudkicker.
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Cloudkicker. A name that, for all we know, he came up with himself. Anyway it's appropriate since he is known for "air surfing".



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Lisa tries becoming a {{goth}}, she changes her name to "[[DarknessVonGothickname Ravencrow Neversmiles]]."
** Edna Krabappel is one of the best known examples of this trope.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Lisa tries becoming a {{goth}}, she changes her name to "[[DarknessVonGothickname Ravencrow Neversmiles]]."
**
" Edna Krabappel is one of the best known examples of this trope.



** Cartwright, Goldsmith, Shoemaker, Wainwright and other names indicating specialized craftsmen.
*** Even more than you might think; a lot of last names are from professions that either no longer exist or are at least much less common than they used to be. Some examples are Cooper (a person who makes barrels) and Chandler (candle-maker). If a surname in English ends in -er there's a good chance that it's this. And some are even more obscure--a "[[Creator/ChristopherReeve reeve]]" in medieval England was an overseer of the lord's estates who collected and sold the produce grown by the serfs.

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** Cartwright, Goldsmith, Shoemaker, Wainwright and other names indicating specialized craftsmen.
***
craftsmen. Even more than you might think; a lot of last names are from professions that either no longer exist or are at least much less common than they used to be. Some examples are Cooper (a person who makes barrels) and Chandler (candle-maker). If a surname in English ends in -er there's a good chance that it's this. And some are even more obscure--a "[[Creator/ChristopherReeve reeve]]" in medieval England was an overseer of the lord's estates who collected and sold the produce grown by the serfs.
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It should also be noted that some names look like this, but are actually mistranslations or corruptions of non-English names; Poundmaker is a perfectly normal Cree Indian name, for one. Interestingly, ''first'' names of that nature are common in Indo-European languages -- {{Sophocles}} means "famed for wisdom", for example, and Alfred is something like "counsel of elves''.

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It should also be noted that some names look like this, but are actually mistranslations or corruptions of non-English names; Poundmaker is a perfectly normal Cree Indian name, for one. Interestingly, ''first'' names of that nature are common in Indo-European languages -- {{Sophocles}} Creator/{{Sophocles}} means "famed for wisdom", for example, and Alfred is something like "counsel of elves''.
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