History Main / MeltingPotNomenclature

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** Disgraced former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich....A very common, run-of-the mill (from an Anglo-American perspective) first name followed by something all Eastern-Europeany.
2nd Nov '16 5:17:54 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There are eclectic mix of names from multiple real world cultures and continents that have themes inspired by real-world cultures (for example, the eastern continent of Anima is Asian-influenced). With the world being so dangerous, humanity is constantly fighting for survival, humans gather together wherever they can safely build a life and society. On top of that, there was a global war fought against the loss of individualism and artistic freedom, resulting in a tradition of naming future generations in a way that constantly refers to colours. As a result, character names are inspired by real-life cultures from all over the world, giving us - for example - the English-style name Ruby Rose and her half-sister, who has a Chinese-styled name, Yang Xiao-Long.
24th Sep '16 1:24:44 PM 0nyx
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Water Tribes generally have vaguely Eskimo-sounding names, but there's also a couple like Yue (Chinese). Earth Kingdom has names like Bumi (Indonesian), Jet, Long Feng (Chinese), Haru, Suki (Japanese), Song (Korean), Toph (Hebrew), and Koko (French), though the Earth Kingdom does happen to be much bigger than any of the other nations. Fire Nation gives us names like Roku, Iroh, Mai (Japanese), Lu Ten, Ty Lee, Li, Luo (Chinese), and even a couple of Latin-derived names (Ursa, Azula).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' follows on from this. Korra is a MyNaymeIs variant of Cora. The "fabulous bending brothers" are {{Creator/Mako}} (firebender, Japanese) and Bolin (earthbender, Chinese). Hiroshi Sato and his daughter Asami have Japanese names and are descended from Fire Nation colonists, which may also be the case for Shiro Shinobi. Korra's parents Tonraq and Senna have Eskimo names, as does Narook the noodle-shop owner. Tenzin is Tibetan (a ShoutOut to the Dalai Lama), as is Pema. Jinora comes from Sanskrit "Jinorasa." Ikki is Uzbek for "two." Butakha is Indonesian for "bald." Lin Beifong is Chinese. Saikhan is Mongol. Hasook is Korean. Amon is Egyptian. Tarrlok is Irish made to look Eskimo. And "Lightning Bolt" Zolt is odd--the only name close to Zolt in the real world is the Hungarian name "Zoltan." This is the result of people from all over the world coming together in Republic City.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Water Tribes generally have vaguely Eskimo-sounding Inuit-sounding names, but there's also a couple like Yue (Chinese). Earth Kingdom has names like Bumi (Indonesian), Jet, Long Feng (Chinese), Haru, Suki (Japanese), Song (Korean), Toph (Hebrew), and Koko (French), though the Earth Kingdom does happen to be much bigger than any of the other nations. Fire Nation gives us names like Roku, Iroh, Mai (Japanese), Lu Ten, Ty Lee, Li, Luo (Chinese), and even a couple of Latin-derived names (Ursa, Azula).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' follows on from this. Korra is a MyNaymeIs variant of Cora. The "fabulous bending brothers" are {{Creator/Mako}} (firebender, Japanese) and Bolin (earthbender, Chinese). Hiroshi Sato and his daughter Asami have Japanese names and are descended from Fire Nation colonists, which may also be the case for Shiro Shinobi. Korra's parents Tonraq and Senna have Eskimo Inuit names, as does Narook the noodle-shop owner. Tenzin is Tibetan (a ShoutOut to the Dalai Lama), as is Pema. Jinora comes from Sanskrit "Jinorasa." Ikki is Uzbek for "two." Butakha is Indonesian for "bald." Lin Beifong is Chinese. Saikhan is Mongol. Hasook is Korean. Amon is Egyptian. Tarrlok is Irish made to look Eskimo.Inuit. And "Lightning Bolt" Zolt is odd--the only name close to Zolt in the real world is the Hungarian name "Zoltan." This is the result of people from all over the world coming together in Republic City.
17th Aug '16 8:20:22 PM PaulA
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* Happens in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' with French (Pierre), Russian (Ivan, Piotr), and English (Miles) names occuring in the same family. Though this is {{justified|Trope}} (or {{handwaved}}) by the multi-ethnic group that settled Barrayar. ''Cryoburn'' takes place on a planet with obvious Japanese influence, but several of the characters have a Japanese given name and Western surname, or the other way around.
** Shiv Cordonah got his hands on a book full of Old Earth names, resulting in in his children getting (very long) names from a wide array of Earth cultures.

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* Happens in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' with ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** Barrayar was settled by a mix of several ethnic groups, and so we get
French (Pierre), Russian (Ivan, Piotr), and English (Miles) names occuring in the same family. Though this is {{justified|Trope}} (or {{handwaved}}) by the multi-ethnic group that settled Barrayar. ''Cryoburn'' family.
** ''Literature/{{Cryoburn}}''
takes place on a planet with obvious Japanese influence, but several of the characters have a Japanese given name and Western surname, or the other way around.
** In ''Literature/CaptainVorpatrilsAlliance'', Shiv Cordonah got his hands on a book full of Old Earth names, resulting in in his children getting (very long) names from a wide array of Earth cultures.
9th Aug '16 3:00:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'' there is the minor character José Peterson, whose roots are Swedish on his father's and Mexican on his mother's side. Also, some members of the cast combines familiar Anglo-American names with German or Dutch surnames: Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt; Lucy, Linus and Rerun Van Pelt.

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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' there is the minor character José Peterson, whose roots are Swedish on his father's and Mexican on his mother's side. Also, some members of the cast combines familiar Anglo-American names with German or Dutch surnames: Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt; Lucy, Linus and Rerun Van Pelt.



* ''EndersGame'' has this at the Battle Academy, which is full of children from around the world.
* In ''{{Havemercy}}'', the main characters' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Counterpart Russia]] seems to contain a mix of French and British names with a handful of names from other languages thrown in for good measure, with no explanation for the mix or why nobody's name sounds as though it comes from the same language as the name of the country itself. The neighboring pseudo-China country, meanwhile, mixes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean-sounding names -- though it ''is'' an empire which has conquered a lot of territory.
* Dutch Fantasy/Sci-Fi author Tais Teng likes to do this in futuristic settings or stories taking place in particularly large cities. The worst example is his charlatan SherlockHolmes CaptainErsatz, one of the last pure-blooded human beings in the universe; his full name is [[KingArthur Percy]] [[LatinLover d'Arezzo]] [[BlueBlood y]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Mac]] [[GratuitousJapanese Shimonoseki]].
* In ''{{Everworld}}'' ancient cultures survive, but often live close to each other in patterns totally different from our world. One result is a large number of BlackVikings (and Asian Vikings, etc.), including a pair of brothers named Sven and Sancho (whose mother was apparently an Aztec).

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* ''EndersGame'' ''Literature/EndersGame'' has this at the Battle Academy, which is full of children from around the world.
* In ''{{Havemercy}}'', ''Literature/{{Havemercy}}'', the main characters' [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Fantasy Counterpart Russia]] seems to contain a mix of French and British names with a handful of names from other languages thrown in for good measure, with no explanation for the mix or why nobody's name sounds as though it comes from the same language as the name of the country itself. The neighboring pseudo-China country, meanwhile, mixes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean-sounding names -- though it ''is'' an empire which has conquered a lot of territory.
* Dutch Fantasy/Sci-Fi author Tais Teng likes to do this in futuristic settings or stories taking place in particularly large cities. The worst example is his charlatan SherlockHolmes Literature/SherlockHolmes CaptainErsatz, one of the last pure-blooded human beings in the universe; his full name is [[KingArthur Percy]] [[LatinLover d'Arezzo]] [[BlueBlood y]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Mac]] [[GratuitousJapanese Shimonoseki]].
* In ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' ancient cultures survive, but often live close to each other in patterns totally different from our world. One result is a large number of BlackVikings (and Asian Vikings, etc.), including a pair of brothers named Sven and Sancho (whose mother was apparently an Aztec).



* [[DubNameChange The English translation]] of ''{{Pokemon}}'' has this because the translators have an obsession with giving ''everyone'' [[MeaningfulName Meaningful]] / [[PunnyName Punny Names]], so they'll go with whatever makes the best pun rather than the most consistency. (e.g. Bianca (Italian), Cheren (Bulgarian), Volkner (German), Cyrus (Persian), Amanita (Spanish), [[OverlyLongGag Rood (Dutch), Bronius (Latin), Giallo (Italian again), Ryoku (Japanese), Gorm (Gaelic), Zinzolin (French), etc.]])

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* [[DubNameChange The English translation]] of ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' has this because the translators have an obsession with giving ''everyone'' [[MeaningfulName Meaningful]] / [[PunnyName Punny Names]], so they'll go with whatever makes the best pun rather than the most consistency. (e.g. Bianca (Italian), Cheren (Bulgarian), Volkner (German), Cyrus (Persian), Amanita (Spanish), [[OverlyLongGag Rood (Dutch), Bronius (Latin), Giallo (Italian again), Ryoku (Japanese), Gorm (Gaelic), Zinzolin (French), etc.]])



* In ''TheSimpsons'', Marge and her sisters combine Anglo-American first names (Patty, Selma, and Marjorie) with a French (maiden) surname (Bouvier).

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* In ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Marge and her sisters combine Anglo-American first names (Patty, Selma, and Marjorie) with a French (maiden) surname (Bouvier).
9th Aug '16 2:58:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'' there is the minor character José Peterson, whose roots are Swedish on his father's and Mexican on his mother's side. Also, some members of the cast combines familiar Anglo-American names with German or Dutch surnames: Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt; Lucy, Linus and Rerun Van Pelt.

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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'' there is the minor character José Peterson, whose roots are Swedish on his father's and Mexican on his mother's side. Also, some members of the cast combines familiar Anglo-American names with German or Dutch surnames: Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt; Lucy, Linus and Rerun Van Pelt.



** ComicBook/{{Mystique}} aka Raven Darkhölme: English given name, pseudo-Scandinavian surname (which most likely is fake).

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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.

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* The phenomenon also occurs in many other countries. For instance, take three former German football internationals: Reinhard "Stan" Libuda, Ernst Kuzorra, Pierre Littbarski, Jürgen Grabowski, Horst Hrubesch, Jimmy Hartwig (son of an American soldier and a German mother). Or the top-scoring submarine captain of World War One, Lothar von Arnauld de la Périère, the World War Two flying ace Hans-Joachim Marseille, and the cousins Lothar and (Karl Ernst) Thomas de Mazière (final and only freely-elected leader of EastGermany and Defense Minister under/confidant of Angela Merkel, respectively), descendants of French Huguenots forced to emigrate to Germany in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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* The phenomenon also occurs in many other countries. For instance, take three former German football internationals: Reinhard "Stan" Libuda, Ernst Kuzorra, Pierre Littbarski, Jürgen Grabowski, Horst Hrubesch, Jimmy Hartwig (son of an American soldier and a German mother). Or the top-scoring submarine captain of World War One, Lothar von Arnauld de la Périère, the World War Two flying ace Hans-Joachim Marseille, and the cousins Lothar and (Karl Ernst) Thomas de Mazière (final and only freely-elected leader of EastGermany and Defense Minister under/confidant of Angela Merkel, respectively), descendants of French Huguenots forced to emigrate to Germany in the 17th and 18th centuries.



* Jewish Israelis who were born in Israel have almost universally Hebrew-language first names, which are generally updated with every new secular generation[[note]]religious people often use Biblical names, and Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox ones often have Yiddish first names.[[/note]] Their last names, however, differ significantly according to their family’s country of origin: Ashkenazi Jews often have Germanic/Yiddish or Slavic last names, Sephardic Jews have either Arabic or Spanish ones[[note]]Yes, a name such as ‘Moshe Calderón’ is perfectly normal in Israel.[[/note]], Mizrakhis have Arabic ones, Ethiopians have Amharic ones, and so on.[[note]]The ones with Ashkenazi and Sephardic names would often be entirely ignorant of their spelling in their German/Spanish, resulting in them spelling names such as Weißenberg or Calderón when writing in English as [[XtremeKoolLetterz ‘Vaisenberg’ or ‘Kalderon’]].[[/note]]

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* Jewish Israelis who were born in Israel have almost universally Hebrew-language first names, which are generally updated with every new secular generation[[note]]religious people often use Biblical names, and Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox ones often have Yiddish first names.[[/note]] Their last names, however, differ significantly according to their family’s family's country of origin: Ashkenazi Jews often have Germanic/Yiddish or Slavic last names, Sephardic Jews have either Arabic or Spanish ones[[note]]Yes, a name such as ‘Moshe Calderón’ 'Moshe Calderón' is perfectly normal in Israel.[[/note]], Mizrakhis have Arabic ones, Ethiopians have Amharic ones, and so on.[[note]]The ones with Ashkenazi and Sephardic names would often be entirely ignorant of their spelling in their German/Spanish, resulting in them spelling names such as Weißenberg or Calderón when writing in English as [[XtremeKoolLetterz ‘Vaisenberg’ 'Vaisenberg' or ‘Kalderon’]].'Kalderon']].[[/note]]


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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).
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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.
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