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10th Jul '16 5:58:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Claymore}}'' has many names that could reasonably appear in a quasi-Medieval European setting (Clare, Teresa, Flora) and then throws in ones like Queenie and Tesla, the latter of whom is not only a female, but has a name that's usually used as a surname, not a given one. Then there's Dietrich, usually a male given name again used for a female, along with mythological ones like Galatea, Nike, Undine and Uranus that stick out like a sore thumb next to the others. Given the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast]], most of which are [[ImprobablyFemaleCast female]] one gets the sense that the author eventually just started flipping through a baby names book and picking at random.

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* ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has many names that could reasonably appear in a quasi-Medieval European setting (Clare, Teresa, Flora) and then throws in ones like Queenie and Tesla, the latter of whom is not only a female, but has a name that's usually used as a surname, not a given one. Then there's Dietrich, usually a male given name again used for a female, along with mythological ones like Galatea, Nike, Undine and Uranus that stick out like a sore thumb next to the others. Given the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast]], most of which are [[ImprobablyFemaleCast female]] one gets the sense that the author eventually just started flipping through a baby names book and picking at random.
4th Jul '16 11:17:54 PM Divra
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* Damn near everyone in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series has a name like this to accentuate the mixing of ethnicity that came with the diaspora, such as Alfredo Yu, and Honor's mother Allison Carmena Elena Inéz Regina Benton-Ramirez y Chou Harrington.

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* Damn near everyone in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series has a name like this to accentuate the mixing of ethnicity that came with the diaspora, such as Alfredo Yu, and Honor's mother Allison Carmena Elena Inéz Regina Benton-Ramirez y Chou Harrington. Any given planet will usually pick from only one or two sources, so Andrew Kobayashi is unlikely to be from the same planet as Sven Tran.
1st Jul '16 11:04:52 PM nombretomado
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* {{BIONICLE}}: In its first year (2001), the brand drew its character names, place names, and other terminology from a wide range of Polynesian languages. This led to some controversy over the use of Maori names, and in 2003 some of these original names were changed to MyNaymeIs variants. But 2003 also introduced LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the Mata Nui Online Game II, who had {{Meaningful Name}}s coming from even more diverse global languages. Examples include Nixie (English), Pelagia (Latin), Taiki (Japanese), Tehuti (Egyptian), Kalama (Hawaiian), and Pakastaa (Finnish).

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* {{BIONICLE}}: Toys/{{BIONICLE}}: In its first year (2001), the brand drew its character names, place names, and other terminology from a wide range of Polynesian languages. This led to some controversy over the use of Maori names, and in 2003 some of these original names were changed to MyNaymeIs variants. But 2003 also introduced LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the Mata Nui Online Game II, who had {{Meaningful Name}}s coming from even more diverse global languages. Examples include Nixie (English), Pelagia (Latin), Taiki (Japanese), Tehuti (Egyptian), Kalama (Hawaiian), and Pakastaa (Finnish).
29th Mar '16 12:51:11 PM Yora
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* Character names in ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' are mostly Polish and German. While many of the German names are common in English and exist in French and Spanish as well, some of the Polish ones might be very unfamiliar to western readers and seem like cases of AerithAndBob. During the Middle Ages many Germans settled in Slavic areas near the Baltic Sea, so a mix of names like this would have been common in many regions.
18th Jan '16 3:48:01 PM Nuke-Captain
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* Alejandro Jorges Umemoto from ''Literature/{{Armor}}'' is the ruler of a planet whose culture is clearly based on Feudal Japan.
15th Jan '16 5:59:44 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* The Midwestern restaurant chain Carlos O'Kelly's. They do serve Mexican food, but no Irish cuisine. Furthermore, they were founded by an American family with the English surname Rolph.
13th Nov '15 10:21:17 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/ApparatusInfernum'', all sorts of names co-exist in the setting, ranging from Scandinavian to Japanese. This reflects the diverse origins of the settlers from "our" world who stumbled on it.
10th Nov '15 7:48:36 AM dracogeorge
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* In ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' and its sequel ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', the ''Mugunghwa'' is a South Korean GenerationShip, so natually it boasts an all-Korean population with Korean names. One of the noble families is known as the '''Smith''' family, yet it's still composed of those of Korean lineage.

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* In ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'' and its sequel ''VisualNovel/HatePlus'', the ''Mugunghwa'' is a South Korean GenerationShip, so natually it boasts an all-Korean population with Korean names. One of the noble families is known as the '''Smith''' family, yet it's still composed of those of Korean lineage.
1st Nov '15 11:17:43 AM nombretomado
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* Some examples from ''The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':
** {{Quicksilver}} aka Pietro Maximoff: Italian given name, slavic surname.

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* Some examples from ''The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'':
ComicBook/XMen'':
** {{Quicksilver}} ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} aka Pietro Maximoff: Italian given name, slavic surname.



** {{Storm}} aka Ororo Munroe (daughter of a Kenyan mother and an American father): (fictional) East African given name, American (Scottish?) surname.

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** {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} aka Ororo Munroe (daughter of a Kenyan mother and an American father): (fictional) East African given name, American (Scottish?) surname.
18th Oct '15 6:08:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[TropeNamer Naturally]], in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates or any other country with immigration or native ethnic minorities, it is quite common for a person to have a first name deriving from a completely different language than their last name. Among ThePresidents, the clearest example is UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, whose first name is emphatically whitebread English but whose last name is so German it practically demands the speaker to immediately consume Bratwurst on rye with doppelbock to wash it down. [[{{Irony}} And to think this was the man who defeated Nazism!]]

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* [[TropeNamer Naturally]], in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates or any other country with immigration or native ethnic minorities, it is quite common for a person to have a first name deriving from a completely different language than their last name. Among ThePresidents, UsefulNotes/ThePresidents, the clearest example is UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, whose first name is emphatically whitebread English but whose last name is so German it practically demands the speaker to immediately consume Bratwurst on rye with doppelbock to wash it down. [[{{Irony}} And to think this was the man who defeated Nazism!]]
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