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18th Apr '18 1:55:28 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', Kay's LivingToys include a dog named Dogg and another named P. Dogg (they're said to be cousins), as well as a bear named G. L. Brown Bear. Many of the wild animals he meets also seem to be named after their species, as Bat, Otter, Water Rat, etc.
26th Mar '18 10:44:47 AM bakadude
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Most FunnyAnimal, CivilizedAnimal, or TalkingAnimal characters' surnames, if they have one, go with their species. These often come with the middle initial "T," which of course stands for "The," or "J," following an old cartoon tradition. In some cases the species name is used as a surname, but seems to be just a descriptive term, with a definite article, as in "Edd the Duck" or "Kermit the Frog."

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Most FunnyAnimal, CivilizedAnimal, or TalkingAnimal characters' surnames, if they have one, go with their species. These often come with the middle initial "T," which of course stands for "The," or "J," following an old cartoon tradition. In some cases the species name is used as a surname, but seems to be just a descriptive term, with a definite article, as in "Edd the Duck" or Duck," "Kermit the Frog.Frog" or "Perry the Platypus."
25th Mar '18 8:10:18 PM Pichu-kun
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* Double time for Moose A. Moose, animated host of the children's learning channel Noggin. In case you're wondering, yes he's a moose.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MooseAndZee'':
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Double time for Moose A. Moose, animated host of the children's learning channel Noggin. In case you're wondering, yes he's a moose.moose.
** Moose's co-star is named Zee D. Bird. She's a bird.
26th Feb '18 10:33:25 AM EDP
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** UpToEleven with the dunnock character: [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname everyone calls her with the nickname "Silvietta"]], but her first appearance has her specify her real name is Prunella Modularis, the scientific name of the species.
9th Feb '18 5:14:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics show an extended Duck family, including: Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose, Molly Mallard, Cornelius Coot, Lulubelle Loon... you get the idea. Other friends of the family include Scrooge's secretary, miss Emily Quackfaster, or TheProfessor Ludwig Van Drake. Daisy Duck and Donald Duck aren't related, thankfully. And for bonus points: Donald's father was named... Quackmore.

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* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics show an extended Duck family, including: Uncle Scrooge McDuck, [=McDuck=], Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose, Molly Mallard, Cornelius Coot, Lulubelle Loon... you get the idea. Other friends of the family include Scrooge's secretary, miss Emily Quackfaster, or TheProfessor Ludwig Van Drake. Daisy Duck and Donald Duck aren't related, thankfully. And for bonus points: Donald's father was named... Quackmore.
6th Feb '18 11:20:23 AM Dghcrh
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Ms. Lucy Simian, who is an ape ("simian" is a term meaning "ape").

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Ms. Lucy Simian, who is an ape ("simian" is a term meaning "ape")."ape") and Tina Rex, a TyrannosaurusRex.
18th Jan '18 1:42:25 AM CaptainTedium
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* Many characters in the ''ComicBook/SpiderHam'' continuity, appropriately enough due to the series being an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, have surnames based on what species they are. For example, J. Jonah Jameson's counterpart is named J. Jonah Jackal, while this reality's version of [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is named Bruce Bunny.
14th Dec '17 5:02:43 PM Narsil
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* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics show an extended Duck family, including: Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose, Molly Mallard, Cornelius Coot, Lulubelle Loon... you get the idea. Other friends of the family include Scrooge's secretary, miss Emily Quackfaster, or TheProfessor Ludwig Van Drake. Daisy Duck and Donald Duck aren't related, thankfully. And for bonus points: Donald's father was named... Quackmore.

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* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics show an extended Duck family, including: Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose, Molly Mallard, Cornelius Coot, Lulubelle Loon... you get the idea. Other friends of the family include Scrooge's secretary, miss Emily Quackfaster, or TheProfessor Ludwig Van Drake. Daisy Duck and Donald Duck aren't related, thankfully. And for bonus points: Donald's father was named... Quackmore.
24th Nov '17 11:19:12 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': Porker Lewis' real name is "[[spoiler:Oscar]] the Pig". Subverted with almost every other character.



* Subverted in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', where "the (species name)" is used more like a title rather than the character's last name and some character: Miles "Tails" Prower and Amy Rose, don't use it at all. Charmy Bee, however is a straight use of this trope. This trope is why [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer less informed reporters]] sometimes call Sonic "Sonic Hedgehog." The Dic cartoons and Archie comics infamously [[CriticalResearchFailure made this mistake as well]], treating Hedgehog as the surname of Sonic's family.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', where "the (species name)" is used more like a title rather than the character's last name and some character: Miles "Tails" Prower and Amy Rose, don't use it at all. Charmy Bee, however is a straight use of this trope. This trope is why [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer less informed reporters]] sometimes call Sonic "Sonic Hedgehog." The Dic cartoons and Archie comics infamously [[CriticalResearchFailure made this mistake as well]], treating Hedgehog "Hedgehog" as the surname of Sonic's family.
3rd Oct '17 8:53:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* In Anna Dewdney's ''Literature/LlamaLlama'' series, the character naming all follows this, but the main character is an unusual case. In the original book, ''Llama Llama Red Pajama'', he was known as "Baby Llama," but in later installments he was no longer a baby, so he became [[ADogNamedDog Llama Llama]] instead, or sometimes simply "Llama." His mother is Mama Llama, and other characters include Nelly Gnu and Gilroy Goat.
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