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15th Jan '17 5:15:36 PM Game_Fan
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* There is some TruthInTelevision to this. Most names mean something, but they normally aren't translated. Most Native American names sound like "Running Bull" or something similar in their native language, so it's usually translated in media to make sure everyone knows exactly what they were named after. This actually started with the Bureau of Indian Affairs' attempt to take Indian census. Traditionals may have [[IHaveManyNames several names plus assorted nicknames]] throughout their lifetimes. The BIA started making people use assigned names at least when dealing with the U.S. government.

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* There is some TruthInTelevision to this. Most Essentially all names mean something, but they normally aren't translated. ''something''. Even the incredibly generic AliceAndBob could also be called Noble-Kind and Bright-Fame.
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Most Native American names sound like "Running Bull" or something similar in their native language, so it's usually translated in media to make sure everyone knows exactly what they were named after. This actually started with the Bureau of Indian Affairs' attempt to take Indian census. Traditionals may have [[IHaveManyNames several names plus assorted nicknames]] throughout their lifetimes. The BIA started making people use assigned names at least when dealing with the U.S. government.


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** The "el" ending is very common among both traditionally Jewish names and the names of angels as it refers to God. For example: Daniel is "God is my judge", Raphael is "God Heals", Uriel is "God is my light". In fact for many the only thing we know for sure is that the name is some poetic allusion to God with the proper translation of the rest being unclear because of how Hebrew has changed over time.
7th Jan '17 11:43:30 AM EDP
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* ComicBook/TexWiller's Indian name Eagle of the Night was given to him because, at the time, he was doing just that to some criminals: appearing from nowhere (possibly from upside) to prey on them, and did it mostly at night. He was a bit bemused when Lilyth (his ''wife'') first sprung that on him, but as soon as she told him the reason he decided it was fitting and started using it himself.
5th Jan '17 7:24:36 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11999343/1/Snapped Snapped]]'' the snake Draco Malfoy summons during the dueling club meeting second year is called "Bane-of-all-rodents."
25th Dec '16 2:34:24 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] have particularly grandiose names with a number tacked on to signify how many times they’ve [[ResurrectiveImmortality reincarnated]], such as 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil, or 6 Juggernaut Star Scours the Universe. Humans get in on the act, too, such as [[spoiler:Allison]], whose real name is [[TitleDrop Kill Six Billion Demons]], and the monk [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Murder the Gods and Topples Their Thrones.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] have particularly grandiose names with a number tacked on to signify how many times they’ve [[ResurrectiveImmortality reincarnated]], such as 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil, or 6 Juggernaut Star Scours the Universe. Humans get in on the act, too, such as [[spoiler:Allison]], whose real name is [[TitleDrop Kill Six Billion Demons]], and the monk [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Murder the Gods and Topples Topple Their Thrones.]]
12th Dec '16 12:47:16 PM john_e
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* In ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'', Treguard's sidekick Majida has the full name 'Daughter of the Setting Moon Whose Eyes are like Daggers in the Hearts of Men who guard the Great Caravan of the Sultan'.
12th Nov '16 12:14:22 PM MarqFJA
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See also OverlyLongName, PurpleProse, and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed and PreppyName.

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See also OverlyLongName, PurpleProse, and TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard. Compare TheNounWhoVerbed TheNounWhoVerbed, PreppyName, and PreppyName.
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16th Oct '16 10:55:37 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11437578/3/Mary-Potter-1-the-Call-to-Adventure Mary Potter 1: the Call to Adventure]]'' the boa constrictor in the zoo tells Mary that its name is "The Sound of Wet Scales on Small Stones."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11437578/3/Mary-Potter-1-the-Call-to-Adventure Mary Potter 1: the Call to Adventure]]'' the boa constrictor in the zoo tells Mary that its name is "The Sound of Wet Scales on Small Stones.Stones" and a garden snake she meets at Hermione's house is called "The Scent of Air After the Storm."
11th Oct '16 10:41:37 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11437578/3/Mary-Potter-1-the-Call-to-Adventure Mary Potter 1: the Call to Adventure]]'' the boa constrictor in the zoo tells Mary that its name is "The Sound of Wet Scales on Small Stones."
22nd Sep '16 3:17:20 PM JoeMerl
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* The souls' names (except for the ones that took their human hosts' names) in ''Literature/TheHost'': things like "Fords Deep Waters," "Sunlight Passing Through the Ice," and "Rides the Beast."

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* The souls' In ''Literature/TheHost,'' [[PuppeteerParasite Souls]] choose their own names, which are often the old names (except for the ones that took of their human hosts' names) host bodies; sometimes they chance them when they get a new host, sometimes not. As such, the Souls in ''Literature/TheHost'': the book, who are inhabiting humans, can have names like "Kathy," or things like "Fords Deep Waters," "Sunlight Passing Through the Ice," and "Rides the Beast."




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* In ''{{Literature/Remnants}},'' the species that humans name the "[[DescriptivelyNamedSpecies Blue Meanies]]," who call themselves "the Children" (of [[SapientShip Mother]]), all have names in the style of "[Number] [Positive Adjective] [Natural Feature]," such as "One Perfect Mountain" or "Four Divine Streams." This is to honor the artificial environments within Mother. [[spoiler:When [[ManipulativeBastard Yago]] starts a cult among the Meanies, members still follow this trope, renaming themselves things like "Yago's Catlike Grace"]].
3rd Sep '16 10:54:24 AM Theriocephalus
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* Virtually everyone and everything in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Some examples are: The Princess Magnificent With Lips of Coral and Robes of Black Feathers, the First and Forsaken Lion, Seven Devil Clever, Strength of Many, etc. All give a pretty good feel for the trope. One might be inclined to think that this is because you are playing as divinely-empowered entities and the governments/organizations they form/unite under, but only in the [[VastBureaucracy Thousand]] [[BadassBureaucrat Scales]] can something as mundane as being a member of the ''postal service'' get this treatment (you get a job as one of the Infallible Conveyers of Official Messages and Heartfelt Expressions, in case you are wondering).

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* Virtually everyone and everything in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Some examples are: The the Princess Magnificent With Lips of Coral and Robes of Black Feathers, the First and Forsaken Lion, Seven Devil Clever, Strength of Many, etc. All give a pretty good feel for the trope. One might be inclined to think that this is because you are playing as divinely-empowered entities and the governments/organizations they form/unite under, but only in the [[VastBureaucracy Thousand]] [[BadassBureaucrat Scales]] can something as mundane as being a member of the ''postal service'' get this treatment (you get a job as one of the Infallible Conveyers of Official Messages and Heartfelt Expressions, in case you are wondering).



* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s Kamigawa block, based on Myth/JapaneseMythology, has That Which Was Taken. It's Rise of the Eldrazi set, which tellingly provides the page image for EldritchAbomination, has the card It That Betrays.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s Kamigawa block, based on Myth/JapaneseMythology, has That Which Was Taken. It's Its Rise of the Eldrazi set, which tellingly provides the page image for EldritchAbomination, has the card It That Betrays.
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