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14th Jan '16 12:54:30 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' uses this trope widely. The main characters are the Dewclaw family, after a specific animal body part; there's a family of foxes with the surname 'Fennec', after a sort of fox with rabbit-like ears, and a local feline mechanic is named Aby Eyeshine (Abyssinian).
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' uses this trope widely. The main characters are the Dewclaw family, after a specific animal body part; there's a family of foxes with the surname 'Fennec', after a sort of fox with rabbit-like ears, and a local feline mechanic is named Aby Eyeshine (Abyssinian). The most extreme example is Catherine Aura, who's a turkey vulture (scientific name: ''cathartes aura'').
6th Jan '16 12:00:04 PM thatother1dude
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First name means A Dog Named Dog. And Squidward is actually an octopus.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs (Eugene H. Krabs) is a crab. Plankton also has this trope; "Plankton's Army" revealed that his full name is Sheldon J. Plankton. Patrick is a semi-example. He's a starfish (or, more properly, a sea star) and his name is "Patrick Star". Also, there's Squidward Quincy Tentacles, who's, well, a squid. Of course, SpongeBob himself probably counts too. (And he also [[MeaningfulName wears square pants...]])
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mr. Krabs (Eugene H. Krabs) is a crab. Plankton also has this trope; "Plankton's Army" revealed that his full name is Sheldon J. Plankton. Patrick is a semi-example. He's a starfish (or, more properly, a sea star) and his name is "Patrick Star". Also, there's Squidward Quincy Tentacles, who's, well, a squid. Of course, SpongeBob himself probably counts too. (And he also [[MeaningfulName wears square pants...]])
27th Dec '15 1:58:28 AM tealmage
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* ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' has characters including Catherine-Marie Cygne the swan, Reynard Vulpes the fox, Monsieur Grenwee (sounds like ''grenouille'') the frog, and the title character Jayjay Falcon [[spoiler: though he changed his name from "Robespierre"]]. Other characters' names are based on, but not identical to, their species names: Eric Porc the porcupine, Rupert Rabbington the rabbit, and Sparrowson the…sparrow. Then there's Séverin [[Onomatopoeia Cocorico]] the rooster, and the Demiaou family (who are cats).
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* ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' has characters including Catherine-Marie Cygne the swan, Reynard Vulpes the fox, Monsieur Grenwee (sounds like ''grenouille'') the frog, and the title character Jayjay Falcon [[spoiler: though he changed his name from "Robespierre"]]. Other characters' names are based on, but not identical to, their species names: Eric Porc the porcupine, Rupert Rabbington the rabbit, and Sparrowson the…sparrow. Then there's Séverin [[Onomatopoeia [[{{Onomatopoeia}} Cocorico]] the rooster, and the Demiaou family (who are cats).
27th Dec '15 1:58:00 AM tealmage
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* ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' has characters including Catherine-Marie Cygne the swan, Reynard Vulpes the fox, Monsieur Grenwee (sounds like ''grenouille'') the frog, and the title character Jayjay Falcon [[spoiler: though he changed his name from "Robespierre"]]. Other characters' names are based on, but not identical to, their species names: Eric Porc the porcupine, Rupert Rabbington the rabbit, and Sparrowson the…sparrow. Then there's Séverin [[Onomatopoeia Cocorico]] the rooster, and the Demiaou family (who are cats).
18th Dec '15 12:33:30 AM Hanz
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** Also, unofficially or officially; Bentley Wiseturtle and Murry Hippo. As well as Raleigh The Frog and The Panda King,
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** Also, unofficially or officially; Bentley Wiseturtle and Murry Hippo. As well as Raleigh The Frog and The Panda King,King. In the case of Jean Bison, his name is pronounced [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay "Bih-Sawn"]].
23rd Nov '15 6:59:57 PM Dere
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* Several places in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', though there are some exceptions: Miles "Tails" Prower, Amy Rose... and in the Archie comics, Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Apparently, his name is [[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]].
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* Several places in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', though there are some exceptions: Miles "Tails" Prower, Amy Rose... and in the Archie comics, Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Apparently, Bafflingly, his name is there was [[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]].Hedgehog]] until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away.
22nd Nov '15 2:35:09 PM StFan
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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]] * In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Kotaro Inugami is half-[[{{Youkai}} [=Inugami=]]].
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[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]] [[folder:Anime & Manga]] * In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': ** Kotaro Inugami is half-[[{{Youkai}} [=Inugami=]]].Inugami]].

* The Bone cousins in ''ComicStrip/{{Bone}}''.
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* The Bone cousins in ''ComicStrip/{{Bone}}''.''ComicBook/{{Bone}}''.

* Most of the characters from ''ComicStrip/USAcres'', with the exception of Booker and Sheldon.

[[folder:Comic Strips]] * Done in ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox'' with the animals, although oddly nobody has the surname "Human." * ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats'': Variant: "The Dog" has such an EmbarrassingFirstName that he never allows anyone to speak it, leading to [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone calling him "the dog"]]. * Norm T. Platypus in ''ComicStrip/[[FootrotFlatsMyCage'', along with seemingly everyone else in the comic. Also of note: Nearly everyone's middle name is "T.," which seems to imply that everyone's middle name is... "The." * ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'': All the animals in Rupert's world go by this. * Most of the characters from ''ComicStrip/USAcres'', with the exception of Booker and Sheldon.Sheldon. [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Film]] * Jabba the Hutt of ''Film/StarWars'', who actually is a Hutt (this seems to be the case with all Hutts: Durga, Gorga, Zorba, etc.). Jabba's actual full name is "Jabba Desilijic Tiure", but no one ever seems to call him that.
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * Jabba the Hutt of ''Film/StarWars'', who actually is a Hutt (this seems to be the case with all Hutts: Durga, Gorga, Zorba, etc.). Jabba's actual full name is "Jabba Desilijic Tiure", but no one no-one ever seems to call him that.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Done in ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox'' with the animals, although oddly nobody has the surname "Human." * Variant: '[[FootrotFlats The Dog]]' has such an EmbarrassingFirstName that he never allows anyone to speak it, leading to [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone calling him 'the dog']]. * Norm T. Platypus in ''MyCage'', along with seemingly everyone else in the comic. ** Also of note: Nearly everyone's middle name is "T.," which seems to imply that everyone's middle name is... "The." * All the animals in [[ComicStrip/RupertBear Rupert's]] world go by this. [[/folder]]
12th Nov '15 4:54:42 PM nombretomado
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* RobertCrumb's Shuman the Human may have been named as a parody of this practice.
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* RobertCrumb's Creator/RobertCrumb's Shuman the Human may have been named as a parody of this practice.
8th Nov '15 5:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* Stimpson J. Cat (''RenAndStimpy'')
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* Stimpson J. Cat (''RenAndStimpy'')(''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'')
21st Oct '15 8:52:12 PM mirisu92
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* If you want to go into other languages, "Adam" or "Adams" can count as this.
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