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1st Jan '17 10:09:56 AM HersheleOstropoler
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3rd Dec '16 3:54:11 PM DustSnitch
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Compare NamedAfterSomebodyFamous, PropheticNames, StevenUlyssesPerhero, TheyCallHimSword. Contrast with NonindicativeName. Also compare/contrast with IronicName. See also NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, which is about names indicating being a {{Badass}} and heavily overlaps with this trope, and PunnyName, which many of these names fall into as well. See also MeaningfulRename, for when the name is changed to something significant after the fact. Can also be related to DeadGuyJunior if the naming is intended to symbolize a deceased in-universe character's legacy in some way.

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Compare NamedAfterSomebodyFamous, PropheticNames, StevenUlyssesPerhero, TheyCallHimSword. Contrast with NonindicativeName. Also compare/contrast with IronicName. See also NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, which is about names indicating being a {{Badass}} power and villainy and heavily overlaps with this trope, and PunnyName, which many of these names fall into as well. See also MeaningfulRename, for when the name is changed to something significant after the fact. Can also be related to DeadGuyJunior if the naming is intended to symbolize a deceased in-universe character's legacy in some way.
23rd Nov '16 4:52:09 AM ectostar
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21st Nov '16 2:25:42 PM AnotherDuck
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* MeaningfulName/RealLife
1st Nov '16 8:47:00 AM AceyEnn
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*** 'Aradia' was a witch goddess, and 'Damara' is a breed of sheep. 'Megido' is derived from 'Armageddon'; or 'Meido'.
*** 'Tavros' is greek for 'Taurus', and 'Rufioh' comes frome 'YuGiOh'. 'Nitram' is the reverse for 'Martin'.
*** 'Sollux' and 'Captor' are 'Pollux and Castor' with the S and P reversed. 'Mituna' is short for the Sanskrite name 'Mithuna'.
*** 'Karkat' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Karkata', and 'Kankri' comes evidenly from 'Cancer'. 'Vantas' is a cancer treatment.
*** 'Nepeta' comes from the Latin name for catnip, and 'Meulin' sounds like Merlin, referencing her title as a Mage. 'Leijon' is Swedish for 'Lion'.
*** 'Kanaya' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Kanya', and 'Porrim' is a star in the Virgo constellation. 'Maryam' references the virgin Mary.
*** 'Terezi' is Albaneze for 'Scales', and 'Latula' comes from the Sanskrite name Tula. 'Pyrope' comes from a red pyralspite stone.
*** 'Vriska' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Vrschika', and 'Aranea' comes from 'Arachnid'. 'Serket' was an Egyptian scorpion goddess.

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*** 'Aradia' was a witch goddess, and 'Damara' is a breed of sheep. 'Megido' is derived from 'Armageddon'; or 'Meido'.
'Megiddo'--which is the root of the word 'armageddon.'
*** 'Tavros' is greek for 'Taurus', and 'Rufioh' comes frome 'YuGiOh'.is a direct reference to Dante Basco's character in Hook. 'Nitram' is the reverse for 'Martin'.
*** 'Sollux' and 'Captor' are 'Pollux and Castor' with the S and P reversed. 'Mituna' is short an abbreviated form of 'Mithuna,' the Sanskrit word for the Sanskrite name 'Mithuna'.
Gemini.
*** 'Karkat' comes from the Sanskrite Sanskrit name 'Karkata', and 'Kankri' comes evidenly from 'Cancer'. an Esperanto word meaning 'crayfish.' 'Vantas' is a cancer treatment.
*** 'Nepeta' comes from the Latin name for catnip, and 'Meulin' sounds like Merlin, referencing her title as a Mage.Mage (as well as sounding nearly identical to 'mewling,' referencing her cat motif). 'Leijon' is Swedish for 'Lion'.
*** 'Kanaya' comes from the Sanskrite 'Kanya' (the Sanskrit name 'Kanya', for Virgo), and 'Porrim' is short for 'Porrima,' a star in the Virgo constellation. 'Maryam' references the virgin Virgin Mary.
*** 'Terezi' is Albaneze for 'Scales', and 'Latula' comes from the Sanskrite Sanskrit name Tula. 'Pyrope' comes from a red pyralspite stone.
form of garnet, and means 'red-eyed'--fitting, considering how Terezi was blinded.
*** 'Vriska' comes from the Sanskrite Sanskrit name 'Vrschika', and 'Aranea' comes from 'Arachnid'. is the Latin word for 'spider.' 'Serket' was an Egyptian scorpion goddess.



*** 'Gamzee' comes from 'Gamze' (coquettish look), and 'Kurloz' comes from the Chinese pronouncation of the word 'Skeletons' (Kūlóu). 'Makara' was an Indian seagoat creature.
*** 'Eridan' comes from 'Eridanus', and 'Cronus' from an ancient greek ruler. 'Ampora' is a greek vase Aquarius carries.
*** 'Feferi' comes from the Latin name for cuttlefish, and 'Meenah' comes from the Meena caste of India, who claim to be descended from Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu, and the Sanskrite name 'Mina'. 'Peixes' is Portugese for 'Fish'.

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*** 'Gamzee' comes from 'Gamze' (coquettish look), 'Gamze,' and 'Kurloz' comes Kurloz from the Chinese pronouncation of the word 'Skeletons' (Kūlóu). 'Kurtlooz,' both referencing a fan who roleplayed Gamzee prior to his formal introduction. 'Makara' was an Indian seagoat creature.
means 'miracle,' tying into the characters' religious beliefs.
*** 'Eridan' comes from 'Eridanus', and 'Cronus' from an ancient greek ruler. a Greek titan. 'Ampora' is derived from 'amphora,' which is a greek vase Aquarius carries.
variety of vase.
*** 'Feferi' comes from the Latin name for a variety of cuttlefish, and 'Meenah' comes from the Meena caste of India, who claim to be descended from Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu, and the Sanskrite name 'Mina'. Vishnu. 'Peixes' is Portugese for 'Fish'.'fish'.
19th Oct '16 8:09:11 AM Discar
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* The names in ''Webcomic/Homestuck''.
*** The post-scratch counterpart of John is [[DistaffCounterpart named Jane]].
*** 'Lalonde' may be a play on Jérôme Lalande, who was known for being a writer and an astronomer, just like Rose's post-scratch self was.
*** 'Roxy' is short for 'Roxanne' which means 'Bright' or 'Star', an inversion of her aspect, Void, which has to deal with the dark and nothingness.
*** Dave's post-scratch counterpart is named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Dirk]].
*** 'Jade' is a semi-precious green stone, tying in to her Earth and green theme.

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* The names in ''Webcomic/Homestuck''.
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''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
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The post-scratch counterpart of John is [[DistaffCounterpart named Jane]].
*** ** 'Lalonde' may be a play on Jérôme Lalande, who was known for being a writer and an astronomer, just like Rose's post-scratch self was.
*** ** 'Roxy' is short for 'Roxanne' which means 'Bright' or 'Star', an inversion of her aspect, Void, which has to deal with the dark and nothingness.
*** ** Dave's post-scratch counterpart is named [[AwesomeMcCoolname Dirk]].
*** ** 'Jade' is a semi-precious green stone, tying in to her Earth and green theme.



** 'Aradia' was a witch goddess, and 'Damara' is a breed of sheep. 'Megido' is derived from 'Armageddon'; or 'Meido'.
** 'Tavros' is greek for 'Taurus', and 'Rufioh' comes frome 'YuGiOh'. 'Nitram' is the reverse for 'Martin'.
** 'Sollux' and 'Captor' are 'Pollux and Castor' with the S and P reversed. 'Mituna' is short for the Sanskrite name 'Mithuna'.
** 'Karkat' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Karkata', and 'Kankri' comes evidenly from 'Cancer'. 'Vantas' is a cancer treatment.
** 'Nepeta' comes from the Latin name for catnip, and 'Meulin' sounds like Merlin, referencing her title as a Mage. 'Leijon' is Swedish for 'Lion'.
** 'Kanaya' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Kanya', and 'Porrim' is a star in the Virgo constellation. 'Maryam' references the virgin Mary.
** 'Terezi' is Albaneze for 'Scales', and 'Latula' comes from the Sanskrite name Tula. 'Pyrope' comes from a red pyralspite stone.
** 'Vriska' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Vrschika', and 'Aranea' comes from 'Arachnid'. 'Serket' was an Egyptian scorpion goddess.
** 'Equius' comes from 'Equus', and 'Horuss' sounds like 'Horse'. 'Zahhak' rougly means: 'The one who has 10,000 horses'.
** 'Gamzee' comes from 'Gamze' (coquettish look), and 'Kurloz' comes from the Chinese pronouncation of the word 'Skeletons' (Kūlóu). 'Makara' was an Indian seagoat creature.
** 'Eridan' comes from 'Eridanus', and 'Cronus' from an ancient greek ruler. 'Ampora' is a greek vase Aquarius carries.
** 'Feferi' comes from the Latin name for cuttlefish, and 'Meenah' comes from the Meena caste of India, who claim to be descended from Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu, and the Sanskrite name 'Mina'. 'Peixes' is Portugese for 'Fish'.
* Immortals tend to give themselves names. Sometimes they're self-important, sometimes they're plain. Pandora Chaos Raven chose hers deliberately to be meaningful with all three segments, and told Magus (after beating the crap out of him) to call her by one or any, she was all of them: Pandora (after Pandora's Box; she actually sees herself more as the box, but even fewer people got it when she called herself 'Box') Chaos (she hates being able to predict things based on what she knows) Raven [[spoiler:(her married name)]].

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** *** 'Aradia' was a witch goddess, and 'Damara' is a breed of sheep. 'Megido' is derived from 'Armageddon'; or 'Meido'.
** *** 'Tavros' is greek for 'Taurus', and 'Rufioh' comes frome 'YuGiOh'. 'Nitram' is the reverse for 'Martin'.
** *** 'Sollux' and 'Captor' are 'Pollux and Castor' with the S and P reversed. 'Mituna' is short for the Sanskrite name 'Mithuna'.
** *** 'Karkat' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Karkata', and 'Kankri' comes evidenly from 'Cancer'. 'Vantas' is a cancer treatment.
** *** 'Nepeta' comes from the Latin name for catnip, and 'Meulin' sounds like Merlin, referencing her title as a Mage. 'Leijon' is Swedish for 'Lion'.
** *** 'Kanaya' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Kanya', and 'Porrim' is a star in the Virgo constellation. 'Maryam' references the virgin Mary.
** *** 'Terezi' is Albaneze for 'Scales', and 'Latula' comes from the Sanskrite name Tula. 'Pyrope' comes from a red pyralspite stone.
** *** 'Vriska' comes from the Sanskrite name 'Vrschika', and 'Aranea' comes from 'Arachnid'. 'Serket' was an Egyptian scorpion goddess.
** *** 'Equius' comes from 'Equus', and 'Horuss' sounds like 'Horse'. 'Zahhak' rougly means: 'The one who has 10,000 horses'.
** *** 'Gamzee' comes from 'Gamze' (coquettish look), and 'Kurloz' comes from the Chinese pronouncation of the word 'Skeletons' (Kūlóu). 'Makara' was an Indian seagoat creature.
** *** 'Eridan' comes from 'Eridanus', and 'Cronus' from an ancient greek ruler. 'Ampora' is a greek vase Aquarius carries.
** *** 'Feferi' comes from the Latin name for cuttlefish, and 'Meenah' comes from the Meena caste of India, who claim to be descended from Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu, and the Sanskrite name 'Mina'. 'Peixes' is Portugese for 'Fish'.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Immortals tend to give themselves names. Sometimes they're self-important, sometimes they're plain. Pandora Chaos Raven chose hers deliberately to be meaningful with all three segments, and told Magus (after beating the crap out of him) to call her by one or any, she was all of them: Pandora (after Pandora's Box; she actually sees herself more as the box, but even fewer people got it when she called herself 'Box') Chaos (she hates being able to predict things based on what she knows) knows), and Raven [[spoiler:(her married name)]].
7th Sep '16 11:27:06 PM Qaianna
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* Immortals tend to give themselves names. Sometimes they're self-important, sometimes they're plain. Pandora Chaos Raven chose hers deliberately to be meaningful with all three segments, and told Magus (after beating the crap out of him) to call her by one or any, she was all of them: Pandora (after Pandora's Box; she actually sees herself more as the box, but even fewer people got it when she called herself 'Box') Chaos (she hates being able to predict things based on what she knows) Raven [[spoiler:(her married name)]].
13th Aug '16 3:12:30 PM Dravencour
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** [[http://garfield.com/comic/2010-03-16 Jon believes every name has a meaning.]] Looking his up, he found out it meant "he who gets beat up for his lunch money".

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** [[http://garfield.com/comic/2010-03-16 Jon believes every name has a meaning.]] Looking his up, he found out it meant [[ButtMonkey "he who gets beat up for his lunch money".money"]].
10th Aug '16 4:17:29 PM MrNickelodeon
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* EVAC in ''Ride/TransformersTheRide'' at the Ride/UniversalStudios parks is an Autobot that handles evacuations.
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2nd Aug '16 4:57:16 AM Nepeta
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* The names in ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}]]''.

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* The names in ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}]]''.''Webcomic/Homestuck''.
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