History Main / MeaningfulRename

17th Oct '17 11:39:59 AM Dwoem
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has several examples:
** The supervillain [[spoiler:Madcap]], who upon capture cuts a deal with the authorities to become a superhero called [[spoiler:Assault]] (a move which ticks off [[spoiler:Battery]] for several reasons);
** The superhero [[spoiler:Armsmaster]], who after [[spoiler:being targeted for 'recruitment' into the Slaughterhouse Nine -- a gang of mass murderer supervillains --]] chooses to [[spoiler:escape house arrest with Dragon]], change his name to [[spoiler:Defiant]], and [[spoiler:go hunting the Nine]];
** The supervillain [[spoiler:Skitter]], who, reacting to [[spoiler:the prophecy of the end of the world]], negotiates a deal with the authorities to surrender and become a probationary superhero called [[spoiler:Weaver]];
** The superhero [[spoiler:Weaver]] gets renamed [[spoiler: Kephri, after mind-controlling almost every Parahuman to fight Scion.]][[note]]Kephri is an Egyptian sun god, and fits the Endbringer naming convention[[/note]]
** The supervillain [[spoiler:Glaistig Uaine]] becomes TheAtoner following [[spoiler:the death of Scion]] and takes up the name [[spoiler:Valkyrie]].



* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has several examples:
** The supervillain [[spoiler:Madcap]], who upon capture cuts a deal with the authorities to become a superhero called [[spoiler:Assault]] (a move which ticks off [[spoiler:Battery]] for several reasons);
** The superhero [[spoiler:Armsmaster]], who after [[spoiler:being targeted for 'recruitment' into the Slaughterhouse Nine -- a gang of mass murderer supervillains --]] chooses to [[spoiler:escape house arrest with Dragon]], change his name to [[spoiler:Defiant]], and [[spoiler:go hunting the Nine]];
** The supervillain [[spoiler:Skitter]], who, reacting to [[spoiler:the prophecy of the end of the world]], negotiates a deal with the authorities to surrender and become a probationary superhero called [[spoiler:Weaver]];
** The superhero [[spoiler:Weaver]] gets renamed [[spoiler: Kephri, after mind-controlling almost every Parahuman to fight Scion.]][[note]]Kephri is an Egyptian sun god, and fits the Endbringer naming convention[[/note]]
** The supervillain [[spoiler:Glaistig Uaine]] becomes TheAtoner following [[spoiler:the death of Scion]] and takes up the name [[spoiler:Valkyrie]].
10th Oct '17 6:03:13 PM nombretomado
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* JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series:

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* JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/CodexAlera'' series:
30th Sep '17 6:40:09 PM Eievie
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May overlap with ArtifactAlias. Compare ThatManIsDead, when a character disavows his or her old name without necessarily accepting a new one. Also compare TheMagnificent, which is tacked on to the existing name -- whether given or self-ascribed. {{Egopolis}}, where a despot renames an entire city after himself, is a subtrope. PleaseSelectNewCityName usually falls under this. See also TheMaidenNameDebate which involves changing one's name after marriage. A StageName or PenName may also qualify.
See DoNotCallMePaul for when a character disregards their given name for personal reasons.

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May overlap with ArtifactAlias. Compare ThatManIsDead, when a character disavows his or her old name without necessarily accepting a new one. If a name is forcefully taken from it's bearer by magic, you're looking at TakeAwayTheirName. Also compare TheMagnificent, which is tacked on to the existing name -- whether given or self-ascribed. {{Egopolis}}, where a despot renames an entire city after himself, is a subtrope. PleaseSelectNewCityName usually falls under this. See also TheMaidenNameDebate which involves changing one's name after marriage. A StageName or PenName may also qualify.
qualify. See DoNotCallMePaul for when a character disregards their given name for personal reasons.



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27th Sep '17 9:01:53 PM FuzzyWulfe
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** When Optimus Prime rescues and rebuilds several Autobots after his own resurrection, Bumblebee checks out his updated form and comments that he's "like a new gold bug." Optimus decides that Goldbug will be his new designation to go with the new body.
23rd Aug '17 6:49:28 AM CosmicFerret
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subud Subud]], a "spiritual movement" that started in Indonesia in the 1920s and gained a following in America in TheSixties, advises its members to change their first names if they feel it doesn't reflect their inner self. This was really just a carryover from Indonesian culture, where people will sometimes change their name following an illness or misfortune, to signify a new beginning. Notable Subud members who did this were [[Music/TheByrds Byrds]] leader Roger [=McGuinn=] (formerly Jim [=McGuinn=]), comedian/writer/singer/[[{{Garfield}} voice actor]] Lorenzo Music (originally Jerry Music) and actor/musician Creator/HamiltonCamp (previously Bob Camp).

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subud Subud]], a "spiritual movement" that started in Indonesia in the 1920s and gained a following in America in TheSixties, advises its members to change their first names if they feel it doesn't reflect their inner self. This was really just a carryover from Indonesian culture, where people will sometimes change their name following an illness or misfortune, to signify a new beginning. Notable Subud members who did this were [[Music/TheByrds Byrds]] leader Roger [=McGuinn=] (formerly Jim [=McGuinn=]), comedian/writer/singer/[[{{Garfield}} comedian/writer/singer/[[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} voice actor]] Lorenzo Music (originally Jerry Music) and actor/musician Creator/HamiltonCamp (previously Bob Camp).
11th Aug '17 1:21:41 PM DrFraud
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** In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/164355/temporal-visitor Temporal Visitor]]'', Celestia was born an Earth Pony named "Sun Flower".

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** In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/164355/temporal-visitor Temporal Visitor]]'', Celestia was born an Earth Pony pony named "Sun Flower".
11th Aug '17 1:20:20 PM DrFraud
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** ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/313729/1/rise-of-the-solar-wind/rise-of-the-solar-wind Rise of the Solar Wind]]'' has the princesses born as Earth Ponie. Luna was born as "Selena" (a reference to "Selene" being her [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended name]]) while Celestia was born "Solar Wind".

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** ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/313729/1/rise-of-the-solar-wind/rise-of-the-solar-wind Rise of the Solar Wind]]'' has the princesses born as Earth Ponie.ponies. Luna was born as "Selena" (a reference to "Selene" being her [[WhatCouldHaveBeen intended name]]) while Celestia was born "Solar Wind".
11th Aug '17 1:19:19 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11191235/89/Harry-Potter-and-the-Prince-of-Slytherin Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin]]'':
-->'''Fenrir:''' Don't call me Bob. I am Fenrir Greyback.\\
'''Peter:''' You're Bob Greyson, the Muggleborn son of a reputable but now deceased Muggle bank officer from Leeds. And a Ravenclaw to boot!\\
'''Fenrir:''' That was before. Bob Greyson was my ''human'' name.
20th Jul '17 1:19:35 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Ganon, the BigBad of the whole ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' series, is almost consistently referred to as "Calamity Ganon." Not "the calamity, Ganon," but "Calamity Ganon" as a whole proper noun. Previous incarnations of Ganon(dorf) were given fancy extra titles such as "Prince of Darkness," "Great King of Evil," and "Dark Lord," but this incarnation of Ganon is considered to be such a destructive entity that "Calamity" has come to be considered part of its proper name.
2nd Jul '17 11:42:31 AM nombretomado
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* Other real-life examples for monarchs (as well as more fictional examples) can be found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regnal_name Regnal Name]] article on TheOtherWiki.

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* Other real-life examples for monarchs (as well as more fictional examples) can be found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regnal_name Regnal Name]] article on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
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