History Main / ShoutOutThemeNaming

31st Oct '17 5:22:41 PM jormis29
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a surprising bit of CulturalCrossReference with Nodoka's four treasure hunter friends in the MagicWorld StoryArc. All of them are named after characters in James P. Hogan's ''[[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/0345301072/0345301072.htm Inherit the Stars]]'' novel. Craig Caldwell is named after Gregg Caldwell, Kristin Danchecker is named after Professor Christian Danchekker, Lynn Gulland is named after Lyn Garland, and Aisha Coryell is named after Koriel.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a surprising bit of CulturalCrossReference with Nodoka's four treasure hunter friends in the MagicWorld StoryArc. All of them are named after characters in James P. Hogan's ''[[http://www.webscription.net/10.1125/Baen/0345301072/0345301072.htm ''[[Literature/GiantsSeries Inherit the Stars]]'' novel. Craig Caldwell is named after Gregg Caldwell, Kristin Danchecker is named after Professor Christian Danchekker, Lynn Gulland is named after Lyn Garland, and Aisha Coryell is named after Koriel.
9th Oct '17 11:36:08 AM Malady
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has ThemeNaming all over the place, but Shinichi's surroundings worth some mention. He called himself the modern SherlockHolmes, and he lives in lot 2-21, Beika, Tokyo. Next to Beika we have Haido (Hyde Park anyone?), and the river that flows across the neighbourhoods is called Teimutsu (Thames, anyone?). Is this still Tokyo, or is London who happened to be inhabited by Japanese?



** Promethium, Cerium, Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium: named after beings in Greek mythology.
** Einsteinium, Rutherfordium, Nobelium, Lawrencium, Curium, and Meitnerium are all named after scientists.
** Europium, Lutetium, Polonium, Germanium, Francium, Gallium, and Darmstadtium, all named after geographic regions
** Four elements are named after the Ytterby mine near Stockholm where they were first discovered: Ytterbium, Yttrium, Terbium, and Erbium.



* Someone at the KGB gave code names from the classics, such as Perseus, Persian, Medusa, Achilles, Aesculapius; and a lowly Ukranian professor was Zeus. American cities included Carthage and Tyre (possibly for Washington, DC, and New York).
30th Aug '17 12:52:23 PM Snicka
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Jesse and Woolter, Doug's ram assistants, are named after Jesse Pinkman and Walter White from ''Series/BreakingBad''.
9th Aug '17 8:21:00 PM JM1982
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* ''[[Fanfiction/UltimateSleepwalker Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams]]'' and its companion series ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'' do this with several characters. The ''Daily Bugle'' employs an [[Creator/SteveDitko Objectivist named Steve]] as its newspaper cartoonist, an art professor named [[Creator/JackKirby John Kirby]] teaches at Empire State University, and Mary Jane Watson's maternal grandfather is named [[Creator/StanLee Stanley Lieber]].
31st Jul '17 7:43:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' spinoff ''Advance of Zeta'' combines this with CulturalCrossReference, as all the experimental mobile suits in it are named for characters from ''WatershipDown''.

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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' spinoff ''Advance of Zeta'' combines this with CulturalCrossReference, as all the experimental mobile suits in it are named for characters from ''WatershipDown''.''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown''.
20th Jul '17 8:41:56 AM Prfnoff
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* Happens in the naming of ships from time to time.
** A series of coastal defence ships built for the Imperial German Navy in the 1890s had names from Germanic mythology: SMS Aegir, SMS Odin, SMS Hagen, SMS Heimdall, SMS Hildebrand, SMS Frithjof, SMS Beowulf, and SMS Siegfried. A series of light cruisers built shortly after had names mostly from Greek mythology: SMS Medusa, SMS Amazone, SMS Ariadne, SMS Thetis, SMS Nymphe, SMS Niobe, and (odd name out) SMS Gazelle.
** Similarly, the Italian navy went into World War I with, among others, a class of torpedo-boats named after mythological figures - Calliope, Canopo, Cassiopea, Centauro, Clio, Calipso, Pegaso, Perseo etc.
** The Royal Navy in World War 2 had three classes of light cruisers named after figures from Greek and Roman mythology, the Leander, Arethusa and Dido Classes.
14th Jun '17 12:47:22 AM DouglasFir
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** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', most of the protagonists' Personas are named after various folk heroes and thieves from literature ([[Literature/ArseneLupin Arsene]], [[UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon Goemon]], Franchise/{{Zorro}}, etc.).
28th May '17 3:34:35 PM nombretomado
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* A number of [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]] heroes in ''WarhammerFantasy'' ride dinosaurs. Particularly, a Carnosaur named Grymloq, a Stegodon named Slaq, and a Pterosaur named Zhwup ([[{{Transformers}} Or rather, Grimlock, Slag, and Swoop]]).

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* A number of [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]] heroes in ''WarhammerFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' ride dinosaurs. Particularly, a Carnosaur named Grymloq, a Stegodon named Slaq, and a Pterosaur named Zhwup ([[{{Transformers}} Or rather, Grimlock, Slag, and Swoop]]).
28th Apr '17 5:52:19 AM Nithael
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* Several suspects in the NancyDrew game ''White Wolf Of Icicle Creek'' have lupine-themed names, including Lou Talbot (for [[Film/TheWolfman1941 Larry Talbot]]) and Bill Kessler (for [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon David Kessler]]).

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* Several suspects in the NancyDrew VideoGame/NancyDrew game ''White Wolf Of Icicle Creek'' have lupine-themed names, including Lou Talbot (for [[Film/TheWolfman1941 Larry Talbot]]) and Bill Kessler (for [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon David Kessler]]).



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Ritualists encountered before the Dark Animus in Throne of Thunder (you face a random set of 6 out of 24, and there's an achievement for killing all of them) are named after alien species in the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' series.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'',:
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Ritualists encountered before the Dark Animus in Throne of Thunder (you face a random set of 6 out of 24, and there's an achievement for killing all of them) are named after alien species in the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' series.


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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': The orc blademasters in the mission "Blackrock & Roll, too!" are all named after characters from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'': Haomarush for Haohmaru, Genjuros for Genjuro, Khanzo for Hanzo, and Jubei'Thos for Jubei.
26th Apr '17 12:10:45 PM Madrugada
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* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' has at least two:
** The Pistol Packin' Polaris Packrat's sentient, and intelligent, and talking guns are named "Smith" and "Wesson"
** On Gallimaufry Station, two of Para's Security Specialists, a cat and a dog, are named "[[Comedy/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Rowan and Martin]]"
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