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30th May '17 8:46:32 AM justanid
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* HumansByAnyOtherName: Another species has their own name for humans.



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18th May '17 12:16:18 PM narm00
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There are obvious basic trends in character names. Outside a BadassBookworm, you will probably never encounter a tough-guy character in a drama with the name "Eugene" or "Adelbert." [[note]]Except maybe [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Adelbert Steiner]]. Or [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert]].[[/note]] Outside a GeniusBruiser, you will probably never see a computer geek named "Rocco" or "Lefty". "Ethel" is always dowdy [[note]]Except maybe [[TheWorstWitch Ethel Hallow]].[[/note]], while "Jennifer" is either a bombshell or a fresh-faced girl next door.

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There are obvious basic trends in character names. Outside a BadassBookworm, you will probably never encounter a tough-guy character in a drama with the name "Eugene" or "Adelbert." [[note]]Except maybe [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Adelbert Steiner]]. Or [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert]].[[/note]] Outside a GeniusBruiser, you will probably never see a computer geek named "Rocco" or "Lefty". "Ethel" is always dowdy [[note]]Except maybe [[TheWorstWitch [[Literature/TheWorstWitch Ethel Hallow]].[[/note]], while "Jennifer" is either a bombshell or a fresh-faced girl next door.



* AdamAndOrEve: The names "Adam", and/or "Eve" are used symbolically.

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* AdamAndOrEve: The names "Adam", "Adam" and/or "Eve" are used symbolically.



* DayOfTheWeekName: A character is named

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* DayOfTheWeekName: A character is named after a day of the week.



* FamousNamedForeigner: A character foreign to the writers who are named after a famous person from their country.

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* FamousNamedForeigner: A character foreign to the writers who are is named after a famous person from their country.



* FlintstoneTheming: A whole lot of characters with PunnyName's.

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* FlintstoneTheming: A whole lot of characters with PunnyName's.{{Punny Name}}s.



* SpeakOfTheDevil: If you say the villains name, they'll appear.

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* SpeakOfTheDevil: If you say the villains villain's name, they'll appear.
3rd May '17 1:19:15 PM Unicorndance
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* NamedworldAndNamedland

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* NamedworldAndNamedlandNamedworldAndNamedland: A place with "world" or "land" on the end.



* NumberedHomeworld
* OneFederationLimit
* APlanetNamedZok
* PleaseSelectNewCityName
* {{Premiseville}}

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* ChildNamingRequest
* NamingCeremony

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* NumberedHomeworld
NumberedHomeworld: A planet named after the sun they orbit and a number.
* OneFederationLimit
OneFederationLimit: There's only one federation or republic or whatever.
* APlanetNamedZok
APlanetNamedZok: Alien names that use rare consonants like "Z" and "X".
* PleaseSelectNewCityName
PleaseSelectNewCityName: A location's name is changed.
* {{Premiseville}}

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{{Premiseville}}: A city with a MeaningfulName.

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* ChildNamingRequest
ChildNamingRequest: The parent or expecting parent of a baby lets someone else choose a name.
* NamingCeremonyNamingCeremony: A party to name someone.



[[AC:Things]]
* CallAHumanAMeatbag
* CallARabbitASmeerp
* CallASmeerpARabbit
* CuteAsABouncingBetty
* ExcaliburInTheStone
* FooFu
* LegacyVesselNaming
* MagicByAnyOtherName
* MyVerbinNoun
* NamesakeGag
* OperationBlank
* ReportingNames
* SciFiNameBuzzwords
** PhotoprotoneutronTorpedo
* VirusAndCureNames
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture
* WeaponOfPeace
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt

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* CallAHumanAMeatbag
CallAHumanAMeatbag: A non-human uses a derogatory word to describe humans.
* CallARabbitASmeerp
CallARabbitASmeerp: Alien creatures that are practically Earth creatures with a different name.
* CallASmeerpARabbit
CallASmeerpARabbit: Fantasy creatures that get called by the names of regular creatures.
* CuteAsABouncingBetty
CuteAsABouncingBetty: Calling something scary by a cute name.
* ExcaliburInTheStone
ExcaliburInTheStone: The erroneous belief that Excalibur was the sword that was in the stone.
* FooFu
FooFu: The suffix "fu" added to a thing to make it cooler.
* LegacyVesselNaming
LegacyVesselNaming: A vehicle is named after a destroyed vessel.
* MagicByAnyOtherName
MagicByAnyOtherName: Magic is not called that.
* MyVerbinNoun
MyVerbinNoun: Calling body parts your [Verb] [Body part] due to what they do.
* NamesakeGag
NamesakeGag: Pretending something is someone or something's namesake or messing it up some other way.
* OperationBlank
OperationBlank: A plan called Operation: X.
* ReportingNames
ReportingNames: Names given to units whose real names are unknown.
* SciFiNameBuzzwords
SciFiNameBuzzwords: Word components added to words to sound more sci-fi-ish.
** PhotoprotoneutronTorpedo
PhotoprotoneutronTorpedo: A sci-fi weapon named after a subatomic particle or similar.
* VirusAndCureNames
VirusAndCureNames: A virus has a fancy name and the cure has a related name.
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture
WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: CamelCase happens a lot in works set in the future.
* WeaponOfPeace
WeaponOfPeace: Weapons that have names which sound peaceful.
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt

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WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt: Someone names an item by a name that, due to a bad example, is doomed to fail.

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Pets, and Sidekicks]]



* PetsHomageName

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* PetsHomageNamePetsHomageName: Naming a pet after someone famous.



* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack

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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack
WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Naming an animal after a human.



* AgeOfTitles

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* AgeOfTitlesAgeOfTitles: A title called "Age of X".



* DoubleX

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* DoubleXDoubleX: Something with two "X"s in its name to be cool.



* FantasticNamingConvention
* FrankenX
* GenericName
* IKnowYourTrueName
* InsistentTerminology
* TheMagnificent
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet
* {{Namedar}}
* NaturalizedName
* NonindicativeName
* NowIKnowWhatToNameHim
* ObligatoryCorporateInitialism
* {{Patronymic}}

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* FantasticNamingConvention
FantasticNamingConvention: A culture with a unique naming system.
* FrankenX
FrankenX: An abomination is called "Franken-something".
* GenericName
GenericName: A name that basically means "generic".
* IKnowYourTrueName
IKnowYourTrueName: Someone's "true name" is significant.
* InsistentTerminology
InsistentTerminology: Someone insists on something being called X, not Y.
* TheMagnificent
TheMagnificent: Someone is called [Name] the [Adjective].
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet
NamedAfterTheirPlanet: The name of an alien comes from the name of their planet.
* {{Namedar}}
{{Namedar}}: Something named by what it does.
* NaturalizedName
NaturalizedName: Someone immigrates and changes their name to a name native to their country.
* NonindicativeName
NonindicativeName: Something or somebody's name doesn't indicate them.
* NowIKnowWhatToNameHim
NowIKnowWhatToNameHim: Someone names a kid after finding out their future.
* ObligatoryCorporateInitialism
ObligatoryCorporateInitialism: A company is better known for its initials than its full name.
* {{Patronymic}}{{Patronymic}}: Is a UsefulNotes about last names that come from the dad.



* PowerOfTheGodHand
* ProductionNickname
* PunctuationShaker
* {{Portmantitle}}
* SignificantAnagram
* SquatsInAName
* StageNames
* SuddenNameChange

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* PowerOfTheGodHand
PowerOfTheGodHand: Something called the God Hand.
* ProductionNickname
ProductionNickname: A Trivia for when a FanNickname originated with the show's production team.
* PunctuationShaker
PunctuationShaker: Alien names with l'ots of a'postr'ophes.
* {{Portmantitle}}
{{Portmantitle}}: A name from two other titles meshed together.
* SignificantAnagram
SignificantAnagram: An anagram of a name is important.
* SquatsInAName
SquatsInAName: A seemingly MeaningfulName isn't.
* StageNames
StageNames: A nickname used by an actor or an actress.
* SuddenNameChangeSuddenNameChange: A character's name suddenly shifts with no explanation.
2nd May '17 11:42:37 PM Unicorndance
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* SomethingPerson
* SuperheroSobriquets
* SpeakOfTheDevil

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* SomethingPerson
SomethingPerson: Superheroes named after a trait and gender.
* SuperheroSobriquets
SuperheroSobriquets: Superheroes have a nickname.
* SpeakOfTheDevilSpeakOfTheDevil: If you say the villains name, they'll appear.



* SpellMyNameWithABlank

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* SpellMyNameWithABlankSpellMyNameWithABlank: Removing or blanking names to avoid lawsuit.



* StevenUlyssesPerhero
* StockForeignName
* SueDonym
* TermsOfEndangerment
* ThemedAliases

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* StevenUlyssesPerhero
StevenUlyssesPerhero: A character's name hints at their abilities or role.
* StockForeignName
StockForeignName: A character has the most common or stereotypical name from their country.
* SueDonym
SueDonym: An alias that's similar to the real name.
* TermsOfEndangerment
TermsOfEndangerment: Affectionate nicknaming from an enemy.
* ThemedAliasesThemedAliases: A character has several aliases, that all have something in common.



** ThemeInitials
** ThemeTwinNaming
* TheTheTitleConfusion
* TheyCallHimSword
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs
* ThingOMatic
* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity
* TieredByName
* TomboyishName
* TomTheDarkLord
* TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX
* TheTropeKid
* TheTropeWithoutATitle
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard
* {{Tuckerization}}
* TwoFirstNames
* UnfortunateNames
* TheUnpronounceable
* UnpronounceableAlias
* VerbalTicName
* AVillainNamedKhan
* AVillainNamedZrg
* TheVonTropeFamily
* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude
* XMakesAnythingCool

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** ThemeInitials
ThemeInitials: Several characters have the same initials.
** ThemeTwinNaming
ThemeTwinNaming: Twins with similar-sounding or themed names.
* TheTheTitleConfusion
TheTheTitleConfusion: Trouble with how to alphabetise titles that start with the word "the".
* TheyCallHimSword
TheyCallHimSword: Nicknaming somebody after a weapon.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs
TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: A character insists on being called something in particular.
* ThingOMatic
ThingOMatic: A machine that's called what it does plus "o-matic" or "inator".
* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign
ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: A character chooses an alias by using a foreign version of their name.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity
ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Someone is insane or whatever and thinks a character is another one they know.
* TieredByName
TieredByName: A stronger version of a being has an alteration to its name.
* TomboyishName
TomboyishName: A girl or woman has a boy's name.
* TomTheDarkLord
TomTheDarkLord: A villan with a normal name.
* TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX
TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX: Someone is known as "the X formerly known as Y".
* TheTropeKid
TheTropeKid: An outlaw has "Kid" in their nickname as they earned it when they were children.
* TheTropeWithoutATitle
TheTropeWithoutATitle: Something nameless is only referred to by a description.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard
TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: A person with a very long title.
* {{Tuckerization}}
{{Tuckerization}}: A character is named after someone the author knows.
* TwoFirstNames
TwoFirstNames: A character has a first name as their last name.
* UnfortunateNames
UnfortunateNames: A name that sounds rude or funny.
* TheUnpronounceable
TheUnpronounceable: Someone's name is really hard to pronounce.
* UnpronounceableAlias
UnpronounceableAlias: Someone uses something that's hard to pronounce as an alias.
* VerbalTicName
VerbalTicName: A character is named or nicknamed for the only thing they say.
* AVillainNamedKhan
AVillainNamedKhan: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A villain named "Khan".]]
* AVillainNamedZrg
AVillainNamedZrg: A sci-fi villain named "Zrg" or a variation.
* TheVonTropeFamily
TheVonTropeFamily: A surname that consists of "Von X".
* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames
WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: An American character with a wacky name.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude
WhoNamesTheirKidDude: A response to hearing an unusual name.
* XMakesAnythingCool
XMakesAnythingCool: The letter "X" in a name is cool.



* EgocentricTeamNaming
* TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay
* MyspeldRokband
* TheNotableNumeral
** OneExtraMember
* PortmanteauCoupleName
* TheSomethingForce
* SquadNickname
* UnifiedNamingSystem
* TheWildcats


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* EgocentricTeamNaming
EgocentricTeamNaming: Someone names a team after themselves.
* TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay
TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: A law firm with a silly combination of names.
* MyspeldRokband
MyspeldRokband: A band which misspells its name.
* TheNotableNumeral
TheNotableNumeral: A group named after a word plus the number of members.
** OneExtraMember
OneExtraMember: A group named after the number of members has one extra.
* PortmanteauCoupleName
PortmanteauCoupleName: A couple is referred to as a portmanteu of the characters' names.
* TheSomethingForce
TheSomethingForce: The word "force" at the end of a group's name, added for RuleOfCool.
* SquadNickname
SquadNickname: A group of soldiers nickname their group.
* UnifiedNamingSystem
UnifiedNamingSystem: The group of good guys and the group of bad guys have similar names.
* TheWildcats

TheWildcats: A generic name for a sports team.




* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse
* CutesyNameTown
* {{Egopolis}}
* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies
* {{Descriptiveville}}
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace
* IstanbulNotConstantinople

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* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse
AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: A bar that's called "The [Adjective] [Animal]".
* CutesyNameTown
CutesyNameTown: A town with a cute or silly name.
* {{Egopolis}}
{{Egopolis}}: Naming a place after yourself.
* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies
DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: An alien whose name is based on their looks or behaviour.
* {{Descriptiveville}}
{{Descriptiveville}}: A town with a descriptive name.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace
IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: A place with a scary name.
* IstanbulNotConstantinopleIstanbulNotConstantinople: An alternate Earth that has names of places based on real place names.



* NewNeoCity

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* NewNeoCityNewNeoCity: A place is called "New [Otherplace]".



* YouMeanXmas
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious

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* YouMeanXmas
YouMeanXmas: A holiday that's basically a regular holiday with a different name.
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious
YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Being called by a particular thing means something serious is happening.



* DeathbringerTheAdorable
* ADogNamedDog
* FluffyTheTerrible
* FormallyNamedPet
* ALizardNamedLiz

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* DeathbringerTheAdorable
DeathbringerTheAdorable: A cute animal with a scary name.
* ADogNamedDog
ADogNamedDog: An animal that's named after their species.
* FluffyTheTerrible
FluffyTheTerrible: A scary animal with a cute name.
* FormallyNamedPet
FormallyNamedPet: An animal with a formal name like "Mr [Something]".
* ALizardNamedLizALizardNamedLiz: An animal with a name that hints at its species.



* PokemonSpeak
* SpeciesSurname
* StockAnimalName

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* PokemonSpeak
PokemonSpeak: An animal that can only say its name.
* SpeciesSurname
SpeciesSurname: An animal whose last name is their species.
* StockAnimalNameStockAnimalName: Names stereotypically associated with animals.



* AllThereInTheScript

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* AllThereInTheScriptAllThereInTheScript: A name only exists in the script.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTinExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A name that's exactly what the thing is.



* PlanetOfSteves

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* PlanetOfStevesPlanetOfSteves: A planet where everyone has the same name.



* XtremeKoolLetterz

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* XtremeKoolLetterzXtremeKoolLetterz: Replacing some letters with others in order to be cool.
2nd May '17 7:20:21 PM Unicorndance
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* MeltingPotNomenclature:

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* MeltingPotNomenclature: Everyone has diverse, unusual names for unexplained reasons.



** NoNeedForNames

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** NoNeedForNamesNoNeedForNames: A nameless character doesn't think they need a name.



** NamelessNarrative

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** NamelessNarrativeNamelessNarrative: A story in which nobody has a name.



*** OnlyOneName

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*** OnlyOneNameOnlyOneName: A person with no surname.



** TheScottishTrope
** WithholdingTheirName
** YouAreNumberSix
** YouKnowTheOne
* NamedWeapons
* NamingYourColonyWorld
* NoLastNameGiven

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** TheScottishTrope
TheScottishTrope: Someone is afraid or not allowed to say a certain word.
** WithholdingTheirName
WithholdingTheirName: Someone hides their name to keep a secret.
** YouAreNumberSix
YouAreNumberSix: Somebody's name is a number.
** YouKnowTheOne
YouKnowTheOne: Something or somebody that the writers want to keep secret is referred to only by pronouns or ambguous nouns.
* NamedWeapons
NamedWeapons: A weapon with a specific name.
* NamingYourColonyWorld
* NoLastNameGiven
NamingYourColonyWorld: Traditions on naming a place.



* NomDeGuerre
* NounVerber
** VerberCreature
* TheNounWhoVerbed
* OddNameOut
* OminousMundanity
* OneBadMother
* OneLetterName
* OneMarioLimit
* OneSteveLimit
* OnlineAlias
* OnlyKnownByInitials
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* OutdatedName
* OverlyLongName
* {{Patronymic}}
* ParodyNames
* PenName
* PornNames
* PreppyName
* PrestigiousPlayerTitle
* PropheticNames
* AProtagonistIsRyu
* PsmithPsyndrome

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* NomDeGuerre
NomDeGuerre: A soldier with a nickname.
* NounVerber
NounVerber: A title is made up of a noun and a verb (like the word "firefighter").
** VerberCreature
VerberCreature: Creatures named after verbs.
* TheNounWhoVerbed
TheNounWhoVerbed: A title consists of the main character's name and what they do.
* OddNameOut
OddNameOut: A group of people which shares a theme in their names that one of them deviates from (e.g. Alice, Albert, Aiden and Jane).
* OminousMundanity
OminousMundanity: A mundane name is used to be dramatic.
* OneBadMother
OneBadMother: The word "mother" is used in a villain's name.
* OneLetterName
OneLetterName: Someone's name has only one letter.
* OneMarioLimit
OneMarioLimit: Names associated with celebrities and fictional characters.
* OneSteveLimit
OneSteveLimit: No two characters share the same first name.
* OnlineAlias
OnlineAlias: A username someone uses on TheInternet.
* OnlyKnownByInitials
OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Someone is referred to almost exclusively by their nickname.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
OutdatedName: A name that was commonplace at the time the work was written or set is rare now.
* OutdatedName
OverlyLongName: Someone has a whole lot of middle names.
* OverlyLongName
{{Patronymic}}: Surnames taken from the father.
* {{Patronymic}}
ParodyNames: Replacing the characters' names with something silly that sounds similar in TheParody.
* ParodyNames
PenName: A writer goes by a different name than their real one.
* PenName
PornNames: Someone goes by a nickname as a stripper.
* PornNames
PreppyName: Names that are stereotypically associated with wealthy people.
* PreppyName
PrestigiousPlayerTitle: Players are given a fancy title that fits in with the game's
* PrestigiousPlayerTitle
PropheticNames: Someone is destined to live up to their names.
* PropheticNames
AProtagonistIsRyu: TheHero is a man named "Ryu".
* AProtagonistIsRyu
* PsmithPsyndrome
PsmithPsyndrome: Someone can tell if someone's spelling something wrong even if they just say it.



* RaceNameBasis
* RealJokeName
* RealNameAsAnAlias
* RedBaron
* RenamedTheSame
* RepetitiveName
* RobotNames
* SameFaceDifferentName
* ScreenName
* SdrawkcabAlias
** {{Alucard}}
* SdrawkcabName
* SecretPublicIdentity
* SesquipedalianSmith
* SevenIsNana
* SheIsTheKing
* SignificantMonogram
* SIPrefixName
* SirVerbALot
* SobriquetSexSwitch
* SomeCallMeTim

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* RaceNameBasis
RaceNameBasis: Someone calls someone else by their race instead of their name.
* RealJokeName
RealJokeName: Someone's name is mistaken for a joke name.
* RealNameAsAnAlias
RealNameAsAnAlias: Someone messes up the order of their names (using a middle name as a first name, etc) to make an alias.
* RedBaron
RedBaron: A cool character with an equally cool nickname.
* RenamedTheSame
RenamedTheSame: A person's new name is almost identical to their old one.
* RepetitiveName
RepetitiveName: Someone's first, middle and last names have something in common.
* RobotNames
RobotNames: Robots named after what they do.
* SameFaceDifferentName
SameFaceDifferentName: The artist goes by a different name when writing different kinds of art.
* ScreenName
ScreenName: A username.
* SdrawkcabAlias
SdrawkcabName: A name is a word or another name spelt backwards.
** {{Alucard}}
{{Alucard}}: The name Alucard (Dracula spelt backwards).
* SdrawkcabName
SecretPublicIdentity: A superhero uses their real name.
* SecretPublicIdentity
SesquipedalianSmith: Someone has a long given name and short surname.
* SesquipedalianSmith
SevenIsNana: In Japanese, the number seven is pronounced "Nana".
* SevenIsNana
SheIsTheKing: A woman who reigns under a masculine title like "Mister" or "King".
* SheIsTheKing
SignificantMonogram: Someone's initials mean something.
* SignificantMonogram
SIPrefixName: Someone whose name starts with "Mega" or "Techno" or something along those lines.
* SIPrefixName
SirVerbALot: A knight's name ends with "elot" or "a lot".
* SirVerbALot
SobriquetSexSwitch: A character goes by a similar name to their old one when they change gender.
* SobriquetSexSwitch
* SomeCallMeTim
SomeCallMeTim: Someone with a complex, crazy name and a simpler nickname.



* SpecialPersonNormalName

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* SpecialPersonNormalNameSpecialPersonNormalName: Someone has a relatively common name but they're not a normal person.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* StellarName

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS
SpellMyNameWithAnS: Someone's name is spelt differently in different canonical interpretations.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
SpellMyNameWithAThe: Someone goes by "The [Nickname]"
* StellarNameStellarName: Someone's name is something to do with the sky.



* ThemeNaming
** FamilyThemeNaming
** OddNameOut

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* ThemeNaming
ThemeNaming: A group of people whose names share something in common.
** FamilyThemeNaming
** OddNameOut
FamilyThemeNaming: A family whose names share something in common (apart from their surname).
29th Apr '17 5:01:26 PM Unicorndance
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* AdamAndOrEve
* TheAdjectivalMan
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero
* AerithAndBob
* AccidentalMisnaming
* AffectionateNickname
* AliceAndBob
* AliceAllusion
* AlliterativeFamily
* AlliterativeName
* AlmostFamousName
* AlwaysVSexy
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* AppropriatedAppellation
* ArtifactAlias
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign
* AtrociousAlias
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BeMyValentine
* TheButcher
* CanonName
* CaptainColorbeard
* CaptainSuperhero
* CharacterNameAlias
* CherryBlossomGirl
* CodeName
* ColorCharacter
* TheDanza
* DarkAgeOfSupernames
* DarknessVonGothickname
* DayOfTheWeekName
* DeadGuyJunior
* ADickInName
* DiseasedName
* DoctorDoctorDoctor
* DoNotCallMePaul
* DontCallMeSir
* DrFakenstein
* DrGenericius
* DubNameChange
* EarnYourTitle
* EmbarrassingFirstName
* EmbarrassingInitials
* EmbarrassingLastName
* EmbarrassingMiddleName
* EmbarrassingNickname
* FamousNamedForeigner
* FirstNameBasis
* FlintstoneTheming
* FriendlyAddressPrivileges
* FullNameBasis
* GenderBlenderName
* GhettoName
* GivenNameReveal
* GiverOfLameNames
* TheGreatWhodini
* GunmanWithThreeNames
* HatesBeingNicknamed
* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroWithAUniqueName
* HeyYou
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep
* HollywoodSpelling
* HometownNickname
* HousePseudonym
* IAmXSonOfY
* ICallHimMisterHappy
* ICallItVera
* IHaveManyNames
* IKnowYourTrueName
* IronicName
* IronicNickname
* InSeriesNickname
* InsistentAppellation
* InsultOfEndearment
* IProduct
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay
* JustTheFirstCitizen
* AKindOfOne
* {{Ladyella}}
* LargeHamTitle
* LastMinuteBabyNaming
* LastNameBasis
* LawOfAlienNames
* LetterMotif
* LetXBeTheUnknown
* LineOfSightName
* LordCountry
* LouisCypher
* LukeNounverber
* MaliciousMisnaming
* TheMaster
* MeaningfulName
* MeaningfulRename
** ShedTheFamilyName
* MeaningfulTitles
** AristocratsAreEvil
** EvilChancellor
** TheGoodCaptain
** MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* AMechByAnyOtherName
* MeltingPotNomenclature
* MillitaryRankSuperheroVillainNames
* MisterDescriptor
* MisterStrangenoun
* MultiethnicName
* MrSmith
* MyHeroZero
* MyNaymeIs
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous
* NamedByDemocracy
* NamedByTheAdaptation
* NameFaceName
* NameFromAnotherSpecies
* NamedLikeMyName
* NameMcAdjective
* NameOrderConfusion
* NamesGivenToComputers
* NamesTheSame
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
** NameOfCain
* NamesToTrustImmediately
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom
* NameTron
* TheNameless

to:

* AdamAndOrEve
AdamAndOrEve: The names "Adam", and/or "Eve" are used symbolically.
* TheAdjectivalMan
TheAdjectivalMan: A nameless character who's known only by an adjective.
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero
TheAdjectivalSuperhero: The superhero's name is preceded by an adjective.
* AerithAndBob
AerithAndBob: People with unusual names that come from another place, mixed with people with regular names.
* AccidentalMisnaming
AccidentalMisnaming: Getting someone's name wrong by mistake.
* AffectionateNickname
AffectionateNickname: A nickname given out of affection.
* AliceAndBob
AliceAndBob: Two hypothetical characters named Alice and Bob.
* AliceAllusion
AliceAllusion: Somebody named Alice is included in an ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' ShoutOut.
* AlliterativeFamily
AlliterativeFamily: Every name in a family starts with the same letter.
* AlliterativeName
AlliterativeName: Someone's first and last names start with the same letter.
* AlmostFamousName
AlmostFamousName: Someone with a similar-sounding name to a celebrity.
* AlwaysVSexy
AlwaysVSexy: A lusty character with a name starting with "V".
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
AnimalThemedSuperbeing: A superhero or villain based on an animal.
* AppropriatedAppellation
AppropriatedAppellation: Character uses a nickname given by someone else as an actual name.
* ArtifactAlias
ArtifactAlias: A character goes by their alias even after their real name is revealed.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign
AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: A name made-up to sound foreign.
* AtrociousAlias
AtrociousAlias: A rude or funny-sounding alias.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
AwesomeMcCoolname: A name with cool words in it.
* BeMyValentine
BeMyValentine: A romantic character named "Valentine".
* TheButcher
TheButcher: A villain nicknamed something like "The Butcher".
* CanonName
CanonName: An originally nameless video game character gets canonically named.
* CaptainColorbeard
CaptainColorbeard: Characters named after colours and/or body parts (e.g. Blackbeard)
* CaptainSuperhero
CaptainSuperhero: A superhero with "Captain" above their name.
* CharacterNameAlias
CharacterNameAlias: A character uses an in-series fictional character's name as an alias.
* CherryBlossomGirl
CherryBlossomGirl: A character whose appearance, name, personality or whatever make references to cherry blossoms.
* CodeName
CodeName: Someone goes by a fake name to hide their identity.
* ColorCharacter
ColorCharacter: A person has a colour as part of their name.
* TheDanza
TheDanza: A character whose name is taken from their actor/actress.
* DarkAgeOfSupernames
DarkAgeOfSupernames: A superhero's name sounds creepy.
* DarknessVonGothickname
DarknessVonGothickname: A gothic-sounding name.
* DayOfTheWeekName
DayOfTheWeekName: A character is named
* DeadGuyJunior
DeadGuyJunior: Naming someone after somebody else who's dead.
* ADickInName
ADickInName: Someone named Richard or Dick gets puns about the word "dick".
* DiseasedName
DiseasedName: A character is named after a disease.
* DoctorDoctorDoctor
DoctorDoctorDoctor: Several people of similar professional rank greet each other with their titles.
* DoNotCallMePaul
DoNotCallMePaul: Someone doesn't want to be called by their given name.
* DontCallMeSir
DontCallMeSir: Someone doesn't like to be called by a title.
* DrFakenstein
DrFakenstein: A MadScientist whose name is a ShoutOut to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''.
* DrGenericius
DrGenericius: A MadScientist with a name ending in "us" or "ius".
* DubNameChange
DubNameChange: Someone is renamed in a language dub.
* EarnYourTitle
EarnYourTitle: A nickname with a serious reason.
* EmbarrassingFirstName
EmbarrassingFirstName: Someone's first name embarrasses them.
* EmbarrassingInitials
EmbarrassingInitials: Someone's initials spell out something that embarrasses the person with the initials.
* EmbarrassingLastName
EmbarrassingLastName: Someone's last name embarrasses them.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName
EmbarrassingMiddleName: Someone's middle name embarrasses them.
* EmbarrassingNickname
EmbarrassingNickname: Someone is given a nickname which they find embarrassing.
* FamousNamedForeigner
FamousNamedForeigner: A character foreign to the writers who are named after a famous person from their country.
* FirstNameBasis
FirstNameBasis: Addressing others just by their first name.
* FlintstoneTheming
FlintstoneTheming: A whole lot of characters with PunnyName's.
* FriendlyAddressPrivileges
FriendlyAddressPrivileges: A name or nickname that only friends are allowed to call them.
* FullNameBasis
FullNameBasis: Someone goes by their full name.
* GenderBlenderName
GenderBlenderName: Someone with a name of the opposite gender.
* GhettoName
GhettoName: Poor people with unusual names.
* GivenNameReveal
GivenNameReveal: Someone goes by a fake name and their name is revealed.
* GiverOfLameNames
GiverOfLameNames: Someone gives people and things bad names.
* TheGreatWhodini
TheGreatWhodini: A makeshift magician whose nickname ends in "ini".
* GunmanWithThreeNames
GunmanWithThreeNames: Murderers get called by their full names.
* HatesBeingNicknamed
HatesBeingNicknamed: A character hates being called by a nickname.
* HelloInsertNameHere
HelloInsertNameHere: A game lets you name its protagonists.
* HeroWithAUniqueName
HeroWithAUniqueName: The protagonist stands out due to an unusual name.
* HeyYou
HeyYou: Addressing someone with less respect than normal.
* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep
HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Someone named after their profession.
* HollywoodSpelling
HollywoodSpelling: In fiction, people will always spell a name correctly even if it has more than one spelling.
* HometownNickname
HometownNickname: When a character is referred to as the place they're from.
* HousePseudonym
HousePseudonym: A PenName that could belong to anyone.
* IAmXSonOfY
IAmXSonOfY: Shouting out your name and one or both of your parents' names to boast.
* ICallHimMisterHappy
ICallHimMisterHappy: A man names his penis.
* ICallItVera
ICallItVera: Naming a weapon.
* IHaveManyNames
IHaveManyNames: A character is known by several different names.
* IKnowYourTrueName
IKnowYourTrueName: Someone or something's real name is important.
* IronicName
IronicName: Someone doesn't live up to their names.
* IronicNickname
IronicNickname: Someone's nickname doesn't describe them.
* InSeriesNickname
InSeriesNickname: A character gets nicknamed.
* InsistentAppellation
InsistentAppellation: Someone insists on calling another character something different from what they want to be called.
* InsultOfEndearment
InsultOfEndearment: An insult turns into an AffectionateNickname.
* IProduct
IProduct: The letter "I" can prefix anything in order to be cool.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPay
ItIsPronouncedTroPay: A name is pronounced in a weird way.
* JustTheFirstCitizen
JustTheFirstCitizen: A powerful ruler with a simple title.
* AKindOfOne
AKindOfOne: Someone's species is named after them.
* {{Ladyella}}
{{Ladyella}}: A woman or girl whose name ends in "ella".
* LargeHamTitle
LargeHamTitle: Someone has a dramatic title that they want to be called by.
* LastMinuteBabyNaming
LastMinuteBabyNaming: A character gets named the moment they're born with no previous consideration.
* LastNameBasis
LastNameBasis: Someone goes by their surname.
* LawOfAlienNames
LawOfAlienNames: Stereotypical names given to aliens.
* LetterMotif
LetterMotif: Two characters are connected because they have one letter connecting their names.
* LetXBeTheUnknown
LetXBeTheUnknown: Naming something "X" makes it mysterious.
* LineOfSightName
LineOfSightName: Making up a name based on what you're looking at.
* LordCountry
LordCountry: The ruler of a country has the same name as the actual land.
* LouisCypher
LouisCypher: A demon in disguise uses an alias that hints at their identity.
* LukeNounverber
LukeNounverber: A surname that implies an action (like being called Alice Skyjumper).
* MaliciousMisnaming
MaliciousMisnaming: Someone intentionally gets someone's name wrong in order to cause trouble.
* TheMaster
TheMaster: An intimidating character called "The Master".
* MeaningfulName
MeaningfulName: Someone's name has an important meaning.
* MeaningfulRename
MeaningfulRename: Someone gets renamed as their old name doesn't fit.
** ShedTheFamilyName
ShedTheFamilyName: Someone gets rid of their surname.
* MeaningfulTitles
MeaningfulTitles: Someone's title defines them.
** AristocratsAreEvil
AristocratsAreEvil: Fancy people are always evil.
** EvilChancellor
EvilChancellor: The ruler's assistant is antagonistic to them.
** TheGoodCaptain
TheGoodCaptain: A heroic captain.
** MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: A morally ambiguous or evil character is called "Doctor".
* AMechByAnyOtherName
AMechByAnyOtherName: A HumongousMecha that's not called a mecha.
* MeltingPotNomenclature
MeltingPotNomenclature:
* MillitaryRankSuperheroVillainNames
MillitaryRankSuperheroVillainNames: TheHero or a villain is named after a military title like "Lieutenant" or "General".
* MisterDescriptor
MisterDescriptor: Characters with only surname, which describes them.
* MisterStrangenoun
MisterStrangenoun: Characters with words as their names.
* MultiethnicName
MultiethnicName: A character with names of several cultures (like being called Hikaru Murphy).
* MrSmith
MrSmith: Using the surname "Smith" as an alias.
* MyHeroZero
MyHeroZero: A protagonist named "Zero".
* MyNaymeIs
MyNaymeIs: A normal-sounding name with unusual spelling.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
MysteriousMiddleInitial: We don't know what a character's middle initial stands for.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous
NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: A character is named after a real-life celebrity.
* NamedByDemocracy
NamedByDemocracy: A character is named because people voted on it.
* NamedByTheAdaptation
NamedByTheAdaptation: A character with no name given acquires a name through an adaptation.
* NameFaceName
NameFaceName: Someone's nickname has something to do with their face.
* NameFromAnotherSpecies
NameFromAnotherSpecies: Someone's species doesn't match their name.
* NamedLikeMyName
NamedLikeMyName: Someone has a generic name that becomes well known when someone sharing the same name does or is involved with something famous.
* NameMcAdjective
NameMcAdjective: Someone's moniker has a surname with "Mc" and then an adjective.
* NameOrderConfusion
NameOrderConfusion: Misunderstandings related to foreign names (e.g. whether to have the surname first or last).
* NamesGivenToComputers
NamesGivenToComputers: Computers are given names.
* NamesTheSame
NamesTheSame: Two characters from different works have the same name.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Scary names.
** NameOfCain
NameOfCain: Bad guys named "Cain" or a variation.
* NamesToTrustImmediately
NamesToTrustImmediately: Names that imply the person with the name is trustworthy.
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom
NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom: A person's name is a description.
* NameTron
NameTron: Machines are named "Something-tron".
* TheNamelessTheNameless: A character without a name.



** NameAmnesia

to:

** NameAmnesiaNameAmnesia: Someone forgets their name.



** NoNameGiven
*** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep

to:

** NoNameGiven
NoNameGiven: A character whose name is not revealed.
*** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeepEveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Someone's name is not revealed as everyone calls them by their job.



*** UnnamedParent

to:

*** UnnamedParentUnnamedParent: Someon's parent's name isn't revealed.



* NomDeMom

to:

* NomDeMomNomDeMom: Someone takes their mother's maiden name.



* PunnyName

to:

* PunnyNamePunnyName: A name is a pun.
25th Apr '17 8:07:46 PM Golondrina
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* APlanetNamedZok



* APlanetNamedZok



* DeathbringerTheAdorable



* FluffyTheTerrible
* FormallyNamedPet



* DeathbringerTheAdorable
* FluffyTheTerrible
* FormallyNamedPet
7th Apr '17 8:14:56 AM crazysamaritan
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** NameAmnesia
6th Apr '17 1:58:06 AM eroock
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->''You won't find many Schuyler Vanderpools blowin' into a harmonica on death row; no one in need of brain surgery is breakin' down the door to see Dr. Lucky Lipshitz; and I'm sure only the most devoted aficionado would pay money to see a ballet dancer named Bruno [=McNulty=].''

to:

->''You ->''"You won't find many Schuyler Vanderpools blowin' into a harmonica on death row; no one in need of brain surgery is breakin' down the door to see Dr. Lucky Lipshitz; and I'm sure only the most devoted aficionado would pay money to see a ballet dancer named Bruno [=McNulty=].''"''
3rd Apr '17 9:14:03 AM crazysamaritan
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* NamelessNarrative
* NamedWeapons
* NamingYourColonyWorld
* NomDeMom
* NoNeedForNames
** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
** NomDeGuerre
** NoLastNameGiven

to:

* NamelessNarrative
* NamedWeapons
* NamingYourColonyWorld
* NomDeMom
*
** NoNeedForNames
** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
** NomDeGuerre
** NoLastNameGiven
NamelessNarrative



** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
** TheNameless

to:

*** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
*** OnlyOneName
*** UnnamedParent
** OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
TheScottishTrope
** TheNamelessWithholdingTheirName
** YouAreNumberSix
** YouKnowTheOne
* NamedWeapons
* NamingYourColonyWorld
* NoLastNameGiven
* NomDeMom
* NomDeGuerre



* OneLetterName



* OnlyOneName
** OneLetterName

to:

* OnlyOneName
** OneLetterName
OnlyKnownByTheirNickname



* SevenIsNana



* UnnamedParent



* YouAreNumberSix
** SevenIsNana

to:

* YouAreNumberSix
** SevenIsNana
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