History Main / ShoutOutThemeNaming

16th Jan '17 11:41:38 AM notahandle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball'' features names that reference other famous people as replacements for actual baseball players. Some make sense like the Yankees and Red Sox players named after landmarks, but others are more surprising. For example, the Brewers are named after Creator/{{Marvel}} and Creator/{{DC}} characters, the Royals after presidents, and the Orioles after Creator/JohnWaters references. Yes, a Nintendo game [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar referencing]] ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.



* In ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'', most of the forest Nomes are named after magic spells from old VideoGame/{{Zork}} InteractiveFiction games.

to:

* In ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'', most of the forest Nomes gnomes are named after magic spells from old VideoGame/{{Zork}} InteractiveFiction games.
12th Jan '17 1:34:04 AM RoseUnity
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ''Anime/HighschoolOfTheDead'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6612117/15/World-of-the-Dead World of the Dead]]'' features some of this in the epilogue, as the protagonists have named their chickens [[Anime/HellsingUltimate Alucard, Integra, Seras, Pip, Walter, and Alexander]]. Fitting, considering one of the main characters is named after the creator of Hellsing, Kohta Hirano.
31st Dec '16 11:07:35 AM Kartoonkid95
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Grandma's Dead", Elmyra names her pet hamsters after the kids of ''Series/TheBradyBunch''.
4th Dec '16 7:20:33 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''[=MOTHER2=]'' (but not the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' localization), one obviously matched set of alternate names for Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo and Ness's dog is [[Music/TheBeatles John, Yoko, Paul, George and Ringo]]; another is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Peach, Luigi, Kinopio (=Toad) and Yoshi]].
26th Nov '16 10:28:26 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Film]]

to:

[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven. [[Creator/HansChristianAndersen Think about that]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven. [[Creator/HansChristianAndersen Think about that]].
26th Nov '16 10:27:50 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven. Think about that.

to:

* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven. [[Creator/HansChristianAndersen Think about that. that]].
26th Nov '16 10:01:32 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Major characters in ''PennyAndAggie'' tend to be introduced with two hangers-on (who, unlike ThoseTwoGuys, tend to move ''toward'' [[AscendedExtra the spotlight]]) with ThemeNaming. Specifically, Penny's [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Sara and Michelle]], Rich's [[MarvelUniverse Stan and Jack]], and Lisa's [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Fred and Daphne]]. Also, although introduced separately, an adult couple is named [[Creator/NicholasBrendon Nick]] and [[Creator/CharismaCarpenter Charisma]].

to:

* Major characters in ''PennyAndAggie'' ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' tend to be introduced with two hangers-on (who, unlike ThoseTwoGuys, tend to move ''toward'' [[AscendedExtra the spotlight]]) with ThemeNaming. Specifically, Penny's [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Sara and Michelle]], Rich's [[MarvelUniverse Stan and Jack]], and Lisa's [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Fred and Daphne]]. Also, although introduced separately, an adult couple is named [[Creator/NicholasBrendon Nick]] and [[Creator/CharismaCarpenter Charisma]].
9th Nov '16 11:49:51 AM DracoKanji
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', the Three Old Men are named Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim are named after Brazilian songwriter and musician Antinio Carlos Jobim, a pioneer of bossa nova.
5th Nov '16 9:50:02 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The inhabitants of the Velvet Room from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series have, of all things, theme naming based on ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}'':

to:

* The inhabitants of the Velvet Room from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series have, of all things, theme naming based on ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}'':
5th Nov '16 9:48:25 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The inhabitants of the Velvet Room from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series have, of all things, theme naming based on ''Franchise{{Frankenstein}}''. Igor is named for the hunchbacked assistant that became associated with the Frankenstein mythos after Fritz in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} first Universal film]] -- the name "Igor" probably originally came from the non-hunch-backed assistant from ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'' or a conflation of Fritz with Ygor from the Universal films, and was codified as an element of ''Frankenstein'' in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' -- Nameless for the monster, and Elizabeth for Victor's bride from [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the novel]]. Margaret from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' continues the trend, by being named for the sister of the arctic explorer from the novel. The OddNameOut is Belladonna -- although visually modeled on the Bride from the film ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', her name is original. There's also a case to be made for the Demon Artist, but that's more of a title than a name. Theodore is more obscure; assuming he follows the pattern, he's most likely named for -- given that he's a male replacement for Elizabeth -- Theodore Roszak, who authored ''Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein'', but it's possible he's instead named for Theodor von Holst, who did the illustrations for the 1831 edition of ''Frankenstein''. Marie from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Golden'' is most likely named for author Mary Shelley.

to:

* The inhabitants of the Velvet Room from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series have, of all things, theme naming based on ''Franchise{{Frankenstein}}''. ''Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}'':
**
Igor is named for the hunchbacked assistant that became associated with the Frankenstein mythos after Fritz in the [[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} first Universal film]] -- the name "Igor" probably originally came from the non-hunch-backed assistant from ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'' or a conflation of Fritz with Ygor from the Universal films, and was codified as an element of ''Frankenstein'' in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' -- ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
** In the [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} first]] [[VideoGame/Persona2 two]] games,
Nameless for is "named" after the monster, and Elizabeth for Victor's bride from [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the novel]]. Margaret from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' continues the trend, by being named there's also a case to be made for the sister of Demon Artist, though the arctic explorer from the novel.latter is more of a title than a name. The OddNameOut is Belladonna -- although visually modeled on the Bride from the film ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', her name is original. There's also a case to be made for
** The trend is particularly apparent with
the Demon Artist, but that's more Velvet Siblings, with the ladies all being named after characters from the [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} original novel]]. Elizabeth from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is named after Victor's bride, Margaret from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is named after the sister of a title than a name. the arctic explorer Robert Walton, and Justine and Caroline from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' are respectively named after Victor's mother and the Frankenstein family home's servant. Theodore from ''Persona 3 Portable'' is more obscure; assuming he follows the pattern, he's most likely named for after -- given that he's a male replacement for Elizabeth -- Theodore Roszak, who authored ''Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein'', but it's possible he's instead named for after Theodor von Holst, who did the illustrations for the 1831 edition of ''Frankenstein''. ''Frankenstein''.
**
Marie from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Golden'' is most likely named for author Mary Shelley.
This list shows the last 10 events of 247. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ShoutOutThemeNaming