History Main / PunnyName

20th Jul '17 10:21:29 PM darkemyst
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* In one of the ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' comics, a powerful demon named "Baeshan" appears. Wouldn't be that bad, if his evil followers wouldn't call him "master".
* A number of the missing humans from Kellwood from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' and ''[[http://www.heretherebemonsters.us/ Here There be Monsters]]'' such as Wendy Rhodes, Roland Dunhill and Jess Kiddin.



* In one of the ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' comics, a powerful demon named "Baeshan" appears. Wouldn't be that bad, if his evil followers wouldn't call him "master".
18th Jul '17 12:14:12 PM RallyBot2
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* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' presents us with Klara Prast, a cute little plant controller. Her name sounds like chloroplast, which is the organelle that allows plants to undergo photosynthesis.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' presents us with Klara Prast, a cute little plant controller. Her name sounds like chloroplast, which is the organelle that allows plants to undergo photosynthesis. (She acquired the name via an ArrangedMarriage in roughly 1906, in-universe. The word dates back to about 1885.)
13th Jul '17 11:56:12 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Ashley and Ashlyn of ''Film/FinalDestination3'' are ones of the {{Foreshadowing}} kind seeing how [[spoiler:they're both burned to death in malfunctioning tanning booths. In other words, they become ''ashes''.]]
7th Jul '17 3:44:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In part 3 of the FiveEpisodePilot, Scrooge encounters a modern-day conquistador named Joaquin Slolei ("walking slowly"). His ancestor, Marchen Slolei, was one of the explorers who originally found the Valley of the Golden Suns, along with his partner [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamera Juan Tanamera]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In part 3 of the FiveEpisodePilot, Scrooge encounters a modern-day conquistador named Joaquin Slolei ("walking slowly"). His ancestor, Marchen Slolei, was one of the explorers who originally found the Valley of the Golden Suns, along with his partner [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamera Juan Tanamera]].
28th Jun '17 8:15:21 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Ward Meachum has Harold saved in his contacts list as "[[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frank N. Stein]]".
28th Jun '17 8:14:24 AM dmcreif
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* Creator/WaltDisney used the alias name "M.T. Lott" ([[DontExplainTheJoke "Empty Lot") when buying up large amounts of Florida swampland for the Walt Disney World Resort.

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* Creator/WaltDisney used the alias name "M.T. Lott" ([[DontExplainTheJoke "Empty Lot") Lot"]]) when buying up large amounts of Florida swampland for the Walt Disney World Resort.
28th Jun '17 8:14:09 AM dmcreif
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* Creator/WaltDisney used the alias name "M.T. Lott" ([[DontExplainTheJoke "Empty Lot") when buying up large amounts of Florida swampland for the Walt Disney World Resort.
24th Jun '17 9:05:10 PM merotoker
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** The last one can also count as a [[Main/ParentalBonus Parental Bonus]], since a mint julep is a type of alcoholic beverage consisting of primarily bourbon, water, crushed or shaved ice, and mint.

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** The last one can also count as a [[Main/ParentalBonus Parental Bonus]], ParentalBonus, since a mint julep is a type of alcoholic beverage consisting of primarily bourbon, water, crushed or shaved ice, and mint.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyubey reveals at the end of Episode 8 that the origin for the term "[[MagicalGirl Mahou shoujo]]" is because [[spoiler:they ultimately turn into witches, or "majo".]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyubey reveals at the end of Episode 8 that the origin for the term "[[MagicalGirl Mahou shoujo]]" is because [[spoiler:they ultimately turn into witches, or "majo".]]"majo"]].



** Erza '''Scarlet''', the girl with bright red hair. Erza [[spoiler:didn't originally have a last name. [[ShipTease Jellal picked Scarlet for her]] because he figured it would be easy to remember that her last name was her hair color.]]

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** Erza '''Scarlet''', the girl with bright red hair. Erza [[spoiler:didn't originally have a last name. [[ShipTease Jellal picked Scarlet for her]] because he figured it would be easy to remember that her last name was her hair color.]]color]].



* ''Oddman 11'''s resident PettingZooPerson is a furry dog girl that goes by the name of Inuta Wan, which is kind of like being called Doggy Woof.

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* ''Oddman 11'''s resident PettingZooPerson {{Petting Zoo Pe|ople}}rson is a furry dog girl that goes by the name of Inuta Wan, which is kind of like being called Doggy Woof.



* Perhaps merely by coincidence, ComicBook/JeanGrey has mutant powers because she possesses the X-''gene''.

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* ComicBook/XMen
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Perhaps merely by coincidence, ComicBook/JeanGrey has mutant powers because she possesses the X-''gene''.X-''gene''.
** The real name of old villain the Vanisher is Telford Porter. [[StevenUlyssesPerHero Guess what his mutant superpower is]].
** The villain Cassandra Nova. Given her grotesque appearance and lack of social skills, it was likely meant as an ironic pun on [[TheCasanova Casanova]] (Cassie Nova).



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has been known to use the name Joe Kerr as a pseudonym. Yeesh.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has been known to use the name Joe Kerr as a pseudonym. Yeesh.



** ''Comicbook/HarleyQuinn'' whose birth name is Harleen Quinzel.
** And The Riddler's name is '''E'''dward '''Nigma''' (Or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Nygma]]), sometimes given as Mr. E. Nigma ("Mystery Enigma"), though it was only in recent years they made this a pseudonym.

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** ''Comicbook/HarleyQuinn'' Comicbook/HarleyQuinn whose birth name is Harleen Quinzel.
** And The Riddler's ComicBook/TheRiddler's name is '''E'''dward '''Nigma''' (Or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Nygma]]), sometimes given as Mr. E. Nigma ("Mystery Enigma"), though it was only in recent years they made this a pseudonym.



* In Creator/MarvelComics, there is a character named [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]], the king of a race of superhumans. His real name: Blackagar Boltagon. Unsurprisingly, this is rarely mentioned.

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* In Creator/MarvelComics, there is a character named [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]], ComicBook/BlackBolt, the king of a race of superhumans. His real name: Blackagar Boltagon. Unsurprisingly, this is rarely mentioned.



* The real name of old ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain the Vanisher is Telford Porter. [[StevenUlyssesPerHero Guess what his mutant superpower is]].
** Or there's the ''X-Men'' villain Cassandra Nova. Given her grotesque appearance and lack of social skills, it was likely meant as an ironic pun on [[TheCasanova Casanova]] (Cassie Nova).



** Also: the now-deceased hero {{Byronic|Hero}}.
*** Actually the name of that hero is [[http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Fironic Fironic]]
** Also also: The French terrorist, Bomb Voyage.
*** Rejected names for whom included Bomb Perignon (the champagne firm wouldn't allow it) and Sacre Blew.

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** Also: the now-deceased hero {{Byronic|Hero}}.
*** Actually the name of that hero is [[http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Fironic Fironic]]
** Also also:
The French terrorist, Bomb Voyage.
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Voyage. Rejected names for whom included Bomb Perignon (the champagne firm wouldn't allow it) and Sacre Blew.



* The Teak-Won-Dodos in the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie.
** The Shangri-Llama from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse''.

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* The Teak-Won-Dodos in the first ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' movie. \n** The Shangri-Llama from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse''.



* The ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' movies had a character called Will Benson, who near the end of the second movie reveals that he's the son of the killer...."Will, Ben's son!" he exclaims.
** Not only that, but the killer's full name is Ben Willis.

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* The ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' movies had a character called Will Benson, who near the end of the second movie reveals that he's the son of the killer...."Will, Ben's son!" he exclaims.
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exclaims. Not only that, but the killer's full name is Ben Willis.



* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''. Federal Wildlife Marshall Willenholly is a ShoutOut to the characters Marshall, Will and Holly on the 1970's children's TV show ''Series/LandOfTheLost''.
** And in a deleted scene, FBI agent Sidan Marty (Creator/{{Sid and Marty Krofft|Productions}}, who created ''Series/LandOfTheLost'').

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* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''. Federal Wildlife Marshall Willenholly is a ShoutOut to the characters Marshall, Will and Holly on the 1970's children's TV show ''Series/LandOfTheLost''.
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''Series/LandOfTheLost''. And in a deleted scene, FBI agent Sidan Marty (Creator/{{Sid and Marty Krofft|Productions}}, who created ''Series/LandOfTheLost'').



* Dr. Frank N. Furter, of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
** The never-filmed sequel ''Revenge of the Old Queen'' also gave us Lord deLordy.

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* Dr. Frank N. Furter, of ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
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''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. The never-filmed sequel ''Revenge of the Old Queen'' also gave us Lord deLordy.



* In ''[[Film/RockyAndBullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle]]'' the titular pair are joined by FBI agent Karen Sympathy.

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* In ''[[Film/RockyAndBullwinkle The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle]]'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'' the titular pair are joined by FBI agent Karen Sympathy.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Anya's real name is Aud (pronounced 'Odd') which she is.
** In the early seasons, Willow counted as one.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Anya's real name is Aud (pronounced 'Odd') which she is. \n** In the early seasons, Willow counted as one.






* ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'' gives us sad-sack camp counselor Kevin Lee, called almost exclusively "Ug" by his charges.

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* ''Series/SaluteYourShorts'' gives us sad-sack ''Series/SaluteYourShorts''
** Sad-sack
camp counselor Kevin Lee, called almost exclusively "Ug" by his charges.



* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': The {{Shoutout}} to the creators in the station's name (KACL) is an inadvertant pun (cackle).

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': The {{Shoutout}} to the creators in the station's name (KACL) is an inadvertant inadvertent pun (cackle).



* Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} has a wrestling priest called Pastor William Eaver. His name can be shortened to Bill Eaver

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* Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} Wrestling/ProgressWrestling has a wrestling priest called Pastor William Eaver. His name can be shortened to Bill Eaver






* In ''The Sims 2'', some of the graves in Olive Spectre's yard are for Sims will PunnyNames, such as Earl E. DeMise, his brother Tim Lee, Lou and Hugh Thansia, and Rigger Mortis.

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* In ''The Sims 2'', ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', some of the graves in Olive Spectre's yard are for Sims will PunnyNames, Punny Names, such as Earl E. DeMise, [=DeMise=], his brother Tim Lee, Lou and Hugh Thansia, and Rigger Mortis.



* ''Wario Land: Shake It!''

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* ''Wario Land: Shake It!''''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt''



* Nancy Drew follows a chain of PunnyName clues from one cemetery plot to the next in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Legend of the Crystal Skull]]''

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* Nancy Drew follows a chain of PunnyName Punny Name clues from one cemetery plot to the next in ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Legend of the Crystal Skull]]''



** A CelebrityStar that decides to play an archer takes the OnlineAlias of Grobin Des Doigts, which is a play on "Robin Des Bois", the French name of RobinHood.

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** A CelebrityStar that decides to play an archer takes the OnlineAlias of Grobin Des Doigts, which is a play on "Robin Des Bois", the French name of RobinHood.Myth/RobinHood.



* An [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video1403_Perverted_Stories_34_Pterodactyl_Dinosaur_Spermo_Plasmoids.aspx episode]] of [[AgonyBooth Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack]] claimed the director the infamous [[RuleThirtyFour Pterodactyl Dinosaur Spermo Plasmoids]] was named "Dean O'file" (dino-phile).

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* An [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video1403_Perverted_Stories_34_Pterodactyl_Dinosaur_Spermo_Plasmoids.aspx episode]] of [[AgonyBooth [[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack]] claimed the director the infamous [[RuleThirtyFour Pterodactyl Dinosaur Spermo Plasmoids]] was named "Dean O'file" (dino-phile).



** In "Double 'O Chipmunk", the "chippendale" pun goes [[VisualPun visual]] when Dale takes off his spy [[TuxedoAndMartini suit]] and wears nothing but a bowtie, much like the ChippendalesDancers.

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** In "Double 'O Chipmunk", the "chippendale" pun goes [[VisualPun visual]] {{visual|Pun}} when Dale takes off his spy [[TuxedoAndMartini suit]] and wears nothing but a bowtie, much like the ChippendalesDancers.



* [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale]].
** It should be pointed out that the names Boris and Natasha were in RealLife common pseudonyms used by KGB agents within the Soviet Union. The two main Russian characters in ''Film/GoldenEye'', though not KGB agents, were also named in reference to this (Boris and Natalya).
** The former, for those who don't get it, is a reference to Russian tsar Boris ''Godunov''.
*** ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' also gave us Bermuda Schwartz, circus owners the Bungling Brothers, the Ruby Yacht of Omar Khayyam, and the infamous whale Maybe Dick. Also many of Boris' aliases are puns as well: D. W. Grifter, Creator/{{Alfred Hitch|cock}}hike, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Hemlock Soames]], etc.

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* [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle
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Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale]].
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Fatale. It should be pointed out that the names Boris and Natasha were in RealLife common pseudonyms used by KGB agents within the Soviet Union. The two main Russian characters in ''Film/GoldenEye'', though not KGB agents, were also named in reference to this (Boris and Natalya).
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Natalya). The former, for those who don't get it, is a reference to Russian tsar Boris ''Godunov''.
*** ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' also gave us ** Others on the show include Bermuda Schwartz, circus owners the Bungling Brothers, the Ruby Yacht of Omar Khayyam, and the infamous whale Maybe Dick. Also many of Boris' aliases are puns as well: D. W. Grifter, Creator/{{Alfred Hitch|cock}}hike, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Hemlock Soames]], etc.



* All of the aliens (except the three horror movie based ones) that Ben turns into in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' have this including Grey Matter, Heatblast, Fourarms, Upgrade, Upchuck, Wildmutt, Wildvine, Ditto, Ghostfreak, Cannonbolt, [=X-LR8=] and DiamondHead.
** And their species name and planet are also puns.

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* All of the aliens (except the three horror movie based ones) that Ben turns into in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' have this including Grey Matter, Heatblast, Fourarms, Upgrade, Upchuck, Wildmutt, Wildvine, Ditto, Ghostfreak, Cannonbolt, [=X-LR8=] and DiamondHead.
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DiamondHead. And their species name and planet are also puns.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' brings us, among other examples, Sandy Cheeks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' brings us, among other examples, Sandy Cheeks.



** Coupled with BilingualBonus: The villain in the pilot was a Japanese man named Otaku Senzuri, who's caught having ADateWithRosiePalms using Dr. Venture's new [[DeathRay Oo Ray]]. [[spoiler:"{{Otaku}}", of course, means an obsessive fanboy, and "Senzuri" means masturbation (lit. "a thousand rubs")]].

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** Coupled with BilingualBonus: The villain in the pilot was a Japanese man named Otaku Senzuri, who's caught having ADateWithRosiePalms using Dr. Venture's new [[DeathRay Oo Ray]]. [[spoiler:"{{Otaku}}", of course, means an obsessive fanboy, and "Senzuri" means masturbation (lit. "a thousand rubs")]].rubs").]]



* The female host of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' is named June. ''Guess how many episodes premiered that month (and once had a marathon during the month)?''

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''
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The female host of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' is named June. ''Guess how many episodes premiered that month (and once had a marathon during the month)?''



** Many in WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit, including the fact that Lady Tottington is more usually known as "Totty" -- British slang for an attractive woman.

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** Many in WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit, ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', including the fact that Lady Tottington is more usually known as "Totty" -- British slang for an attractive woman.
17th Jun '17 8:59:45 AM nombretomado
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** Jericho Cane is also the name of ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character in ''Film/EndOfDays'', though only using the Biblical angle - the movie also features a character named Christine York, "Christ In New York".

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** Jericho Cane is also the name of ArnoldSchwarzenegger's Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's character in ''Film/EndOfDays'', though only using the Biblical angle - the movie also features a character named Christine York, "Christ In New York".
11th Jun '17 12:02:10 PM nombretomado
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* Alternative rock band Music/CamperVanBeethoven is a punny portmanteau of the phrases "camper van" and "LudwigVanBeethoven." Camper than Beethoven.

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* Alternative rock band Music/CamperVanBeethoven is a punny portmanteau of the phrases "camper van" and "LudwigVanBeethoven."Music/LudwigVanBeethoven." Camper than Beethoven.
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