History Main / MeaningfulRename

24th Apr '17 3:19:27 PM skidoo23
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** And, of course, "The Doctor" was a name chosen by the Doctor himself that carries responsibilities. In ''The Beast Below'', he stated that after committing an act that would break his own moral code, he would have to find a new name.

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** And, of course, "The Doctor" was a name chosen by the Doctor himself that carries responsibilities. In ''The Beast Below'', he stated that after committing an act that would break his own moral code, he would have to find a new name. In a later episode, ''The Name of the Doctor'', we learn that he actually ''did'' do this for an entire incarnation. Much later, in ''Face the Raven'', the Doctor threatens to renounce his name as he prepares to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when his companion faces being [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]].
23rd Apr '17 12:56:14 PM nombretomado
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* The second ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series has the Battle Nexus' Daimyo's son, who gives himself the title of "The Ultimate Ninja" after he (wrongly) believes he's defeated Leonardo in mortal combat. However, since he like all the Battle Nexus natives has no actual name, this is less a case of someone renaming themselves than it is a case of naming themselves period.

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* The second ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' series has the Battle Nexus' Daimyo's son, who gives himself the title of "The Ultimate Ninja" after he (wrongly) believes he's defeated Leonardo in mortal combat. However, since he like all the Battle Nexus natives has no actual name, this is less a case of someone renaming themselves than it is a case of naming themselves period.
22nd Apr '17 8:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 with Meredith Hemmings, who, after identifying herself as a "goth" (she isn't; she's just a poser who is acting out what she thinks goths act like) renames herself "Pandora Black" and repeatedly insists that it's her soul name whenever anyone questions it. Jake Crimson also renamed himself from "Gomez", apparently after his parents' divorce (that, and RuleOfCool). Remy Kim is another character who has gone through this, originally having the last name "Trembley" before his parents separated and having it changed to his mother's maiden name sometime after. This serves to symbolize [[SiblingYinYang just how different he is from his sister]], Josée Trembley.

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* Spoofed in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' v4 with Meredith Hemmings, who, after identifying herself as a "goth" (she isn't; she's just a poser who is acting out what she thinks goths act like) renames herself "Pandora Black" and repeatedly insists that it's her soul name whenever anyone questions it. Jake Crimson also renamed himself from "Gomez", apparently after his parents' divorce (that, and RuleOfCool). Remy Kim is another character who has gone through this, originally having the last name "Trembley" before his parents separated and having it changed to his mother's maiden name sometime after. This serves to symbolize [[SiblingYinYang just how different he is from his sister]], Josée Trembley.
21st Apr '17 1:08:09 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the Laurel Crown of Illian is renamed the Crown of Swords after [[spoiler:Rand conquers the country, to reflect his military focus]]. Also, the city of Aridhol became Shadar Logoth, or Shadow's Waiting, after it was inhabited by [[FogOfDoom Mashadar]], following its original inhabitants' corruption by [[HumanoidAbomination Mordeth]] . Finally, the names of the thirteen Forsaken were in large part taken from epithets used against them when they joined the Big Bad: Moghedien the Spider, Sammael the Destroyer of Hope, Ishamael the Betrayer of Hope, Lanfear the Daughter of the Night, and so on.
** Lanfear is an exception in that she chose her own name. Which says a lot on her character.
** Ishamael is a notable one as he goes through several names that reflect his evolution into [[TheAntichrist Nae'blis]]. First he's Elan Morin Tedronai, renowned philosopher. Upon swearing service to the Dark One he became Ishamael, Betrayer of Hope. After deluding himself into thinking he ''was'' the Dark One he became Ba'alzamon, Heart of the Dark. Finally, recognizing that he wasn't the Dark One but completely embracing nihilism, he became Moridin, which simply means "Death".

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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Laurel Crown of Illian is renamed the Crown of Swords after [[spoiler:Rand conquers the country, to reflect his military focus]]. Also, the focus]].
** The
city of Aridhol became Shadar Logoth, or Shadow's Waiting, after it was inhabited by [[FogOfDoom Mashadar]], following its original inhabitants' corruption by [[HumanoidAbomination Mordeth]] . Finally, the names of the Mordeth]].
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thirteen Forsaken were in large part taken Forsaken, ancient servants of the Dark One, are {{Appropriated Appellation}}s from epithets used against them when they joined betrayed the Big Bad: Light: Moghedien the Spider, Sammael the Destroyer of Hope, Ishamael the Betrayer of Hope, Lanfear the Daughter of the Night, and so on.
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on. Lanfear is an exception in that she chose her own name. Which name -- which says a lot on about her character.
** Ishamael is a notable one Forsaken as he goes through several names that reflect his evolution into [[TheAntichrist Nae'blis]]. First he's Elan Morin Tedronai, renowned philosopher. Upon swearing service to the Dark One he became Ishamael, Betrayer of Hope. After deluding himself into thinking he ''was'' the Dark One he became Ba'alzamon, Heart of the Dark. Finally, recognizing that he wasn't the Dark One but completely embracing nihilism, he became becomes Moridin, which simply means "Death".



*** Similarly, in the last book Mat is given the name 'Knotai' and Min 'Darbinda', though they continue using their original names outside of the Seanchan court.

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*** ** Similarly, in the last book Mat is given the name 'Knotai' and Min 'Darbinda', though they continue using their original names outside of the Seanchan court.
6th Apr '17 1:00:20 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The final episode of Season 6 suggests that Jon Snow was born under another name given to him by his mother, Lyanna Stark, which Ned changed to "Jon." The name "Jon" could have come from any number of namesakes as it is both a Stark family name and the name of Ned's foster father, Jon Arryn. Ned may have changed the name Lyanna gave Jon because it was too Targaryen-sounding. In a 2002 "So Spake Martin" Q&A, GRRM states Ned named Jon.
6th Apr '17 10:14:42 AM Willbyr
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* Fujimiya Ran in ''WeissKreuz'' starts using the name of his [[IllGirl comatose little sister]] Aya when he becomes an assassin to pay her hospital bills and get revenge on the man who injured her. Sources vary as to the exact circumstances involved; in the anime, he makes the decision almost immediately at her hospital bedside. In the ''An Assassin And White Shaman'' manga, however, it's more of an AppropriatedAppellation - Yoji begins calling him "Aya" after hearing him say the name in his sleep, since up until that point Ran has refused to give ''any'' name to his new teammates.

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* Fujimiya Ran in ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' starts using the name of his [[IllGirl comatose little sister]] Aya when he becomes an assassin to pay her hospital bills and get revenge on the man who injured her. Sources vary as to the exact circumstances involved; in the anime, he makes the decision almost immediately at her hospital bedside. In the ''An Assassin And White Shaman'' manga, however, it's more of an AppropriatedAppellation - Yoji begins calling him "Aya" after hearing him say the name in his sleep, since up until that point Ran has refused to give ''any'' name to his new teammates.
2nd Apr '17 3:15:47 AM StarTropes
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** The rulers of Naboo take a new name when they ascend to the throne, which is how Padme Naberrie became Queen Amidala. Even after her time as queen is over, she's still Padme Amidala.
28th Mar '17 12:16:58 PM Taxima
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** While bonded with ''ComicBook/Spiderman'', the Symbiote had no name. After being rejected by Spider-Man and bonding with Eddie Brock, the two decided to become "poison" to Spider-Man and collectively took the name ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}''.

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** While bonded with ''ComicBook/Spiderman'', ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'', the Symbiote had no name. After being rejected by Spider-Man and bonding with Eddie Brock, the two decided to become "poison" to Spider-Man and collectively took the name ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}''.
28th Mar '17 12:15:54 PM Taxima
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** While bonded with ''ComicBook/Spiderman'', the Symbiote had no name. After being rejected by Spider-Man and bonding with Eddie Brock, the two decided to become "poison" to Spider-Man and collectively took the name ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}''.
11th Mar '17 6:45:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Literature/SurvivorDogs'', pups are given names based on physical traits or behaviors (such as "Nose" or "Squeak"). When they're older they're renamed by either [[HumansByAnyOtherName longlegs]] or themselves. For example, Lucky was born "Yap" and Lick renamed herself "[[spoiler:Storm]]".
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