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17th Aug '17 9:08:11 PM NineballCirno
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* Averted in the Hobopolis clan dungeon in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' - all hobos have [[ProceduralContent randomly generated names]], and as most of them have one or more nicknames in addition to a first and last name, there are millions of possible combinations. This does result in occasionally fighting [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]].

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* Averted in the Hobopolis clan dungeon in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' - all hobos have [[ProceduralContent [[ProceduralGeneration randomly generated names]], and as most of them have one or more nicknames in addition to a first and last name, there are millions of possible combinations. This does result in occasionally fighting [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon]].



* Somewhat averted in the ''Literature/MillenniumTrilogy''. Many of the minor characters have names and descriptions, and even some background. At one point in the third book, Larsson devotes two pages to profiling a hospital orderly whose only role in the plot is that Blomkvist bribes him to smuggle in a cellphone for Salander.

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* Somewhat averted in the ''Literature/MillenniumTrilogy''.''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''. Many of the minor characters have names and descriptions, and even some background. At one point in the third book, Larsson devotes two pages to profiling a hospital orderly whose only role in the plot is that Blomkvist bribes him to smuggle in a cellphone for Salander.
15th Aug '17 5:45:27 AM Malady
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* Something similar happens in ''{{Elona}}'': any NPC related to a quest which is identical across all games will have the exact same name in all games. Shopkeepers, NPC adventures and townsfolk will have randomly selected names which vary from game to game.

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* Something similar happens in ''{{Elona}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'': any NPC related to a quest which is identical across all games will have the exact same name in all games. Shopkeepers, NPC adventures and townsfolk will have randomly selected names which vary from game to game.
28th Jul '17 5:05:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/16/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures]]'', six year old Bekki Smith-Rhodes acquires two kittens of a ''unique'' pedigree. Her mother is not greatly happy with the new pets. But Bekki is shrewd enough to realise that giving her cats names ''very quickly'', and getting her mother to accept the names, is a good insurance policy to ensure parental acceptance of the new status quo. Named animals, she reasons, will be harder to dispose of.

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* In ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12321109/16/Gap-Year-Adventures Gap Year Adventures]]'', six year old Bekki Smith-Rhodes acquires two kittens of a ''unique'' pedigree. Her mother is not greatly happy with the new pets. But Bekki is shrewd enough to realise that giving her cats names ''very quickly'', and getting her mother to accept the names, is a good insurance policy to ensure parental acceptance of the new status quo. Named animals, she reasons, will be harder to dispose of.
16th Jul '17 7:02:07 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[folder:Music]]
* The standard way to name works of ClassicalMusic was to use some or all of the following: type of composition, order of composition, key, and in modern times, one or more catalog designations (e.g. "Fugue in G minor, K.30, L.499"). The fact that many of the most popular pieces from this time have some sort of additional title to be called by (e.g. ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_fugue Cat Fugue]]'') is likely due to this trope.
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16th Jun '17 12:22:34 AM LadyNorbert
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This is the naming equivalent of YouALLLookFamiliar, and it is caused by TheLawOfConservationOfDetail. Contrast with TheDeadHaveNames (where characters are named poshumously to memorialize them) and HeHadAName (where a dead character's name is invoked specifically to send the message that the deceased ''wasn't'' just a bit of meaningless backdrop).

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This is the naming equivalent of YouALLLookFamiliar, and it is caused by TheLawOfConservationOfDetail. Contrast with TheDeadHaveNames (where characters are named poshumously posthumously to memorialize them) and HeHadAName (where a dead character's name is invoked specifically to send the message that the deceased ''wasn't'' just a bit of meaningless backdrop).
11th Jun '17 1:25:53 PM luiz4200
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** The only canon characters to be referenced by canon names are Stan, Ford, Fiddleford and Bill.

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** The only canon characters to be referenced by canon their names are Stan, Ford, Fiddleford and Bill.
11th Jun '17 1:24:31 PM luiz4200
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** Stan's assistant only appeared in Page 01 but [=Orangephoenix6=] gave him a name [note]Harvard "Harv" Oakland[/note] out of hope the character will be used later in the story.

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** Stan's assistant only appeared in Page 01 but [=Orangephoenix6=] gave him a name [note]Harvard name[[note]]Harvard "Harv" Oakland[/note] Oakland[[/note]] out of hope the character will be used later in the story.
11th Jun '17 1:23:48 PM luiz4200
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** Stan's assistant only appeared in Page 01 but Orangephoenix6 gave him a name[note]Harvard "Harv" Oakland[/note] out of hope the character will be used later in the story.

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** Stan's assistant only appeared in Page 01 but Orangephoenix6 [=Orangephoenix6=] gave him a name[note]Harvard name [note]Harvard "Harv" Oakland[/note] out of hope the character will be used later in the story.
11th Jun '17 1:22:26 PM luiz4200
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* ''FanFic/GFSerendipity'':
** Stan's assistant only appeared in Page 01 but Orangephoenix6 gave him a name[note]Harvard "Harv" Oakland[/note] out of hope the character will be used later in the story.
** The only canon characters to be referenced by canon names are Stan, Ford, Fiddleford and Bill.
9th Jun '17 8:10:14 PM luiz4200
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/BraveChefBrianna'': Out of Brianna's several brothers, Hans is the only one who has meaningful interations with her and the only one whose name is known to the readers.
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