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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''.
2nd Aug '16 4:55:09 AM Nepeta
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* The names in ''[[Webcomic/Homestuck]]''.

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* The names in ''[[Webcomic/Homestuck]]''.''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}]]''.
2nd Aug '16 4:54:45 AM Nepeta
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* The names in ''Webcomic/Homestuck''.

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* The names in ''Webcomic/Homestuck''.''[[Webcomic/Homestuck]]''.
2nd Aug '16 4:28:32 AM Nepeta
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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.
** Mostly the ones of the trolls:
** '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'.
4th Jul '16 11:36:27 AM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{LEGO}} at one point caused quite a controversy for trying to trademark words from the Maori language as ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' names. These included Tohunga (craftsman, name of the resourceful villagers), Toa (champion, name of the heroes), Turaga (village chief), Kanohi (face, used as masks in ''BIONICLE''), and a collection of others. After the controversy, which had forced LEGO to change a few of these names (most famously Tohunga to Matoran), they began using made-up words, although the on-line games occasionally still took meaningful words from existing languages like Finnish, Egyptian, Hawaiian, Hungarian or Japanese -- however these weren't trademarked, and the few that were had to have their spellings changed. A lot of the made-up names also have clear meanings:

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* Franchise/{{LEGO}} at one point caused quite a controversy for trying to trademark words from the Maori language as ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' names. These included Tohunga (craftsman, name of the resourceful villagers), Toa (champion, name of the heroes), Turaga (village chief), Kanohi (face, used as masks in ''BIONICLE''), and a collection of others. After the controversy, which had forced LEGO to change a few of these names (most famously Tohunga to Matoran), they began using made-up words, although the on-line games occasionally still took meaningful words from existing languages like Finnish, Egyptian, Hawaiian, Hungarian or Japanese -- however these weren't trademarked, and the few that were had to have their spellings changed. A lot of the made-up names also have clear meanings:
14th Jun '16 10:45:17 PM creader
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2nd May '16 12:44:39 PM GlassRain
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* Almost everyone in ''Webcomic/{{Gloomverse}}'' has a name related to their power set. Seaweed, Lady Nim, Petunia, Professor Purple....
8th Apr '16 9:31:08 AM GlassRain
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* Mock, from ''Wecomic/OneOverZero'', turns out to be an adept shape-shifter.
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