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* Played with between the original Japanese version and English dub of Anime/MapleTown. For example, Patty's last name in the Japanese version is "Hoprabbit", but in the English version, she is simply "Patty Rabbit", while "Bobby Kumamoff"[[note]]"Kuma" means "bear".[[/note]] in the Japanese version is simply "Bobby Bear" in the English version.[[note]]Creator/{{Capcom}} would eventually adopt a similar practice in both versions of its VideoGame/MegaManX series.[[/note]]

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* Played with between the original Japanese version and English dub of Anime/MapleTown.''Anime/MapleTown''. For example, Patty's last name in the Japanese version is "Hoprabbit", but in the English version, she is simply "Patty Rabbit", while "Bobby Kumamoff"[[note]]"Kuma" means "bear".[[/note]] in the Japanese version is simply "Bobby Bear" in the English version.[[note]]Creator/{{Capcom}} would eventually adopt a similar practice in both versions of its VideoGame/MegaManX series.[[/note]]



* ComicBook/{{Bamse}}. Has pretty much every variant used at some point. (Personal favorite is UnluckyChildhoodFriend Vargen's ("The Wolf") object of affection, Virginia Wolf, literary reference and animal surname in one!
** Interestingly, the three main characters all seem to lack surnames[[hottip:*:(unless Lille Skutt's first name is actually "Little" and even his wife is ALWAYS addressing him by his full name)]], despite two of them being married to women who used to have surnames and the one with a species name still using hers.

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* ComicBook/{{Bamse}}. Has pretty much every variant used at some point. (Personal favorite is UnluckyChildhoodFriend Vargen's ("The Wolf") object of affection, Virginia Wolf, literary reference and animal surname in one!
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one! Interestingly, the three main characters all seem to lack surnames[[hottip:*:(unless Lille Skutt's first name is actually "Little" and even his wife is ALWAYS addressing him by his full name)]], despite two of them being married to women who used to have surnames and the one with a species name still using hers.



* 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 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.



* Lupo Alberto from the eponymous Italian comic character counts, because his name means "Alberto the wolf", but is also his legitimate name AND a pun on 60s actor Alberto Lupo; in the same comic there is also Enrico La Talpa, where "La Talpa" means "The Mole" (which is what he is), but is also his surname.

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* ''Lupo Alberto':
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Lupo Alberto from the eponymous Italian comic character counts, because his name means "Alberto the wolf", but is also his legitimate name AND a pun on 60s actor Alberto Lupo; in the same comic there Lupo.
** There
is also Enrico La Talpa, where "La Talpa" means "The Mole" (which is what he is), but is also his surname.



* [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Miyamoto Usagi]] (Japanese for "rabbit").

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* [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' has Miyamoto Usagi]] Usagi (Japanese for "rabbit")."rabbit").
* In the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' comics [[AlternateContinuity universe]], Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Bafflingly, his name there was "[[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]]" until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away. As mentioned below, Sonic subverts this in the games as "The Hedgehog" is only a title.



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* 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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* Jabba In the Hutt Disney/Pixar film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', many of ''Film/StarWars'', who the characters have names reflective of the brand or style of automobile on which they are based: Mack is a Mack truck, Sally Carerra is a Porsche 911 Carerra, Lizzie is a Ford Model T "Tin Lizzie," [[spoiler:Doc Hudson is [[strike:a]] The Fabulous Hudson Hornet]], etc.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' features Fievel Mousekewitz, Gussie Mausheimer, and Tony Toponi (from the Italian ''topo'', which means mouse). It also featured Warren T. Rat, although [[spoiler:he was
actually is a Hutt (this seems to be the case ''cat'' in disguise]].
* Played
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.in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', as while Jack Skellington sounds like a fancy use of this trope, there are some accents that pronounce "skeleton" as "skellington" (see ''Film/HotFuzz'' for an example).



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* 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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* In Piers Anthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, characters generally take their species classification as a surname such as Smash Ogre, Glory Goblin, Forrest Faun, Che Centaur, Tandy Nymph... On the occasional intrusion of [[{{Muggles}} Mundanes]] into Xanth, most characters are confounded by the existence of an actual last name. They usually just end up being called X Mundane for the duration.
** It gets even better with mixed-species pairings: Glory Goblin married Harold Harpy and had two children: Gloha Goblin-Harpy and Harglo Harpy-Goblin. ....yes.
* The ''BerenstainBears'' children's books. Mama, Papa, Brother and Sister Bear. Brother Bear's original name was Small Bear, until Sister was born and his parents renamed him Brother. Every other character has a bear-related name. Too-Tall Grizzly, Lizzy Bruin, Mayor Honeypot, etc.
* The first ''{{Redwall}}'' book featured this - John Churchmouse, Colin Vole - though since maybe three characters in total even ''had'' "surnames" they may not have been meant to be surnames so much as descriptions. The later books don't use species names as surnames, but species-specific names are common; hedgehogs are almost invariably something like "Spike" or "Stickle" or "Quill."

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* In Piers Anthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, characters generally take their species classification as a surname such as Smash Ogre, Glory Goblin, Forrest Faun, Che Centaur, Tandy Nymph... On the occasional intrusion of [[{{Muggles}} Mundanes]] into Xanth, most characters are confounded by the existence of an actual last name. They usually just end up being called X Mundane for the duration.
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duration. It gets even better with mixed-species pairings: Glory Goblin married Harold Harpy and had two children: Gloha Goblin-Harpy and Harglo Harpy-Goblin. ....yes.
* The ''BerenstainBears'' ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' children's books. Mama, Papa, Brother Brother, and Sister Bear. Brother Bear's original name was Small Bear, "Small Bear", until Sister was born and his parents renamed him Brother."Brother". Every other character has a bear-related name. Too-Tall Grizzly, Lizzy Bruin, Mayor Honeypot, etc.
* The first ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' book featured this - John Churchmouse, Colin Vole - though since maybe three characters in total even ''had'' "surnames" they may not have been meant to be surnames so much as descriptions. The later books don't use species names as surnames, but species-specific names are common; hedgehogs are almost invariably something like "Spike" or "Stickle" or "Quill."



* ''Literature/JonathanLivingstonSeagull'' (book and title character) as well as the parody ''Jonathan Seagull Chicken'' which uses characters with names like Segal and Fox as personifications of the corresponding animal
** Another parody was ''Ludwig Von Wolfgang Vulture''.

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* ''Literature/JonathanLivingstonSeagull'' (book and title character) as well as the parody ''Jonathan Seagull Chicken'' which uses characters with names like Segal and Fox as personifications of the corresponding animal
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animal. Another parody was ''Ludwig Von Wolfgang Vulture''.



* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' characters Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad. Also, Fox [=McCloud=], Wolf O'Donnell, and Panther Caroso have their species as their ''first'' names.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' characters ''VideoGame/StarFox'':
** Characters
Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad. Also, Fox [=McCloud=], Wolf O'Donnell, and Panther Caroso have their species as their ''first'' names.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/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.
** In the Archie comics [[AlternateContinuity universe]], Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Bafflingly, his name there was [[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]] until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away.
** This trope is why [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer less informed reporters]] sometimes call him "Sonic Hedgehog."
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'', the various Pokémon the player meets are all named simply by species. (One wonders what happens [[OneSteveLimit if two Bulbasaur]] ever show up in town.) The player, however, can rename his own character and any Pokémon that join his rescue team.

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''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.
** In the Archie comics [[AlternateContinuity universe]], Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Bafflingly, his name there was [[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]] until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away.
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trope. This trope is why [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer less informed reporters]] sometimes call him Sonic "Sonic Hedgehog."
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'', the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'':
** The
various Pokémon the player meets are all named simply by species. (One wonders what happens [[OneSteveLimit if two Bulbasaur]] ever show up in town.) The player, however, can rename his own character and any Pokémon that join his rescue team.



** Your partner is something of an odd case in the first two games, as they introduce themselves with whatever name you chose for them, which potentially makes them the only Pokemon in the world who has a proper name. Gates to Infinity avoids this by having your partner introduce themselves as their species initially, then having them ask you to give them a nickname later (Which they'll claim is the best name ever even if you didn't actually change it).
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' tends to feature this heavily with named Toads, Yoshi, Koopas and Goombas, with the most notable example being main villain King Bowser Koopa, simply Koopa in Japan.

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** Your partner is something of an odd case in the first two games, as they introduce themselves with whatever name you chose for them, which potentially makes them the only Pokemon in the world who has a proper name. Gates to Infinity ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' avoids this by having your partner introduce themselves as their species initially, then having them ask you to give them a nickname later (Which (which they'll claim is the best name ever even if you didn't actually change it).
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' tends to feature this heavily with named Toads, Yoshi, Koopas Koopas, and Goombas, with the most notable example being main villain King Bowser Koopa, simply Koopa (simply Koopa in Japan.Japan).



* Satori Komeiji of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' uses her species as her first name as well: she is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satori_(folklore) satori]], of course.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
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Satori Komeiji of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' uses her species as her first name as well: she is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satori_(folklore) satori]], of course.



* Done pretty cleverly in ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', where most of the cast has a MeaningfulName of some sort or other. [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Carmelita Fox]] is, in fact, a vixen, but "Fox" is an actual surname, of course (for Hispanics, as well, such as Mexican President Vicente).
** Also, unofficially or officially; Bentley Wiseturtle and Murry Hippo. As well as Raleigh The Frog and The Panda King. In the case of Jean Bison, his name is pronounced [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay "Bih-Sawn"]].
* [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay Conker the Squirrel]] signs his name as "Conker T. Squirrel," which would make 'Squirrel' Conker's last name.

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* Done pretty cleverly in ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', where most of the cast has a MeaningfulName of some sort or other. [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Carmelita Fox]] is, in fact, a vixen, but "Fox" is an actual surname, of course (for Hispanics, as well, such as Mexican President Vicente).
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Vicente). Also, unofficially or officially; Bentley Wiseturtle and Murry Hippo. As well as Raleigh The Frog and The Panda King. In the case of Jean Bison, his name is pronounced [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay "Bih-Sawn"]].
* [[VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' Conker the Squirrel]] Squirrel signs his name as "Conker T. Squirrel," which would make 'Squirrel' Conker's last name.



* Eric Schwartz's ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'' has a lot of fun with this trope. We have Thomas Wolfe, who is actually only half-wolf; his mother was a fox. He ends up [[InterspeciesRomance marrying Amy Squirrel]], who, not surprisingly, keeps her maiden name. There son ends up being one fourth fox, one fourth wolf, one half squirrel, with the name Timothy Wolf-Squirrel. Meanwhile, {{Fanon}} establishes Sabrina's surname as "Mephitidae" (the scientific family to which skunks belong to), while in the strip itself it's a "WhereTheHellIsSpringfield?" kinda thing.
** And then there's Sheila Vixen. You have to feel sorry for her dad.

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* Eric Schwartz's ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'' has a lot of fun with this trope. We have Thomas Wolfe, who is actually only half-wolf; his mother was a fox. He ends up [[InterspeciesRomance marrying Amy Squirrel]], who, not surprisingly, keeps her maiden name. There son ends up being one fourth fox, one fourth wolf, one half squirrel, with the name Timothy Wolf-Squirrel. Meanwhile, {{Fanon}} establishes Sabrina's surname as "Mephitidae" (the scientific family to which skunks belong to), while in the strip itself it's a "WhereTheHellIsSpringfield?" kinda thing.
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thing. And then there's Sheila Vixen. You have to feel sorry for her dad.



* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''' three main characters are all named after their species. Lampshaded in the [[AltText default subject field under the contact link]] in [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1221 this comic]].

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* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''' three ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''':
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main characters are all named after their species. Lampshaded in the [[AltText default subject field under the contact link]] in [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1221 this comic]].



* In the Disney/Pixar film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', many of the characters have names reflective of the brand or style of automobile on which they are based: Mack is a Mack truck, Sally Carerra is a Porsche 911 Carerra, Lizzie is a Ford Model T "Tin Lizzie," [[spoiler:Doc Hudson is [[strike:a]] The Fabulous Hudson Hornet]], etc.



* Several ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have names that reflect their alternate forms. Bumblebee, who later became Goldbug, turned into a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (bug) in both bodies. There's also Soundwave, who turns into a tape player; Cheetor, Rattrap, Waspinator and any number of others from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', and Tankor and Jetstorm of ''Beast Machines'', to name just a few.
** In ''TransformersAnimated'' it's shown that the name everyone goes by were assigned to them by their drill sargeant in Autobot boot camp, and in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' they apparently picked their own name upon discovering their new alt-forms.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' features Fievel Mousekewitz, Gussie Mausheimer, Tony Toponi (from the Italian ''topo'', which means mouse). It also featured Warren T. Rat, although [[spoiler:he was actually a ''cat'' in disguise]].

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* Several ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have names that reflect their alternate forms. Bumblebee, who later became Goldbug, turned into a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (bug) in both bodies. There's also Soundwave, who turns into a tape player; Cheetor, Rattrap, Waspinator and any number of others from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', and Tankor and Jetstorm of ''Beast Machines'', to name just a few.
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few. In ''TransformersAnimated'' it's shown that the name everyone goes by were assigned to them by their drill sargeant in Autobot boot camp, and in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' they apparently picked their own name upon discovering their new alt-forms.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' features Fievel Mousekewitz, Gussie Mausheimer, Tony Toponi (from the Italian ''topo'', which means mouse). It also featured Warren T. Rat, although [[spoiler:he was actually a ''cat'' in disguise]].
alt-forms.



* A fairly creative example can be seen in the civilian name of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': Drake Mallard. The name has "hey, I'm a duck" written all over it, but they are also genuine names.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'':
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A fairly creative example can be seen in the civilian name of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': Darkwing Duck: Drake Mallard. The name has "hey, I'm a duck" written all over it, but they are also genuine names.



** It's also hard to tell where his daughter's name would fit in. She's apparently a duck (one episode cites she's got duck molecules, anyway), but her birth parents gave her the name Gosalyn, which sounds more like 'gosling' than anything duck related; she takes 'Mallard' as a last name after Darkwing adopts her.
*** Her birth surname is Waddlemeyer. That could reference either ducks or geese. Her birth parents are never pictured, but her grandfather, Professor Waddlemeyer, looks like an obese Ludwig von Drake, or a gray-haired Herb Muddlefoot; presumably a duck.
*** But when she adopts a secret identity now and then, the name she uses is Quiverwing Quack. Only ducks and pelicans quack, and Gosalyn is very definitely not a pelican.

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** It's also hard to tell where his daughter's name would fit in. She's apparently a duck (one episode cites she's got duck molecules, anyway), but her birth parents gave her the name Gosalyn, which sounds more like 'gosling' than anything duck related; she takes 'Mallard' as a last name after Darkwing adopts her.
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her. Her birth surname is Waddlemeyer. That could reference either ducks or geese. Her birth parents are never pictured, but her grandfather, Professor Waddlemeyer, looks like an obese Ludwig von Drake, or a gray-haired Herb Muddlefoot; presumably a duck.
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duck. But when she adopts a secret identity now and then, the name she uses is Quiverwing Quack. Only ducks and pelicans quack, and Gosalyn is very definitely not a pelican.



* PlayedWith in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Heffer Wolfe is a cow who was RaisedByWolves [[note]] Interestingly the rest of the cast averts this. Shellbachner for Filburt (a turtle), Rama for Rocko (a wallaby), Bighead for Ed and Bev (toads), Hutchinson for Paula (a cat). [[/note]].
** [[InsistentTerminology He's a steer!]]

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* PlayedWith in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Heffer Wolfe is a cow steer who was RaisedByWolves [[note]] Interestingly [[note]]Interestingly the rest of the cast averts this. Shellbachner for Filburt (a turtle), Rama for Rocko (a wallaby), Bighead for Ed and Bev (toads), Hutchinson for Paula (a cat). [[/note]].
** [[InsistentTerminology He's a steer!]]
[[/note]].



* Jake the Dog, and in a bizarre occurrence, Finn the Human in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. According to the creator, Finn is named "Finn the Human" because he is supposedly the LastOfHisKind. Note that these aren't their surnames - they're brothers, as Finn was adopted by Jake's parents, so they'd probably have the same surname if it applied to Dogs in the Land of Ooo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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Jake the Dog, and in a bizarre occurrence, Finn the Human in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.Human. According to the creator, Finn is named "Finn the Human" because he is supposedly the LastOfHisKind. Note that these aren't their surnames - they're brothers, as Finn was adopted by Jake's parents, so they'd probably have the same surname if it applied to Dogs in the Land of Ooo.



* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', as while Jack Skellington sounds like a fancy use of this trope, there are some accents that pronounce "skeleton" as "skellington" (see ''Film/HotFuzz'' for an example).



** And in the related show ''WesternAnimation/BenAndHollysLittleKingdom'', the elf family members appear to be called Ben Elf, Mr Elf and Mrs Elf.

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** And in * In the related show ''WesternAnimation/BenAndHollysLittleKingdom'', the elf family members appear to be called Ben Elf, Mr Elf and Mrs Elf.



* ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' has Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose. Their middle initial is a reference to the show's creator, Jay Ward.

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* ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' has Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose. Their middle initial is a reference to the show's creator, Jay Ward.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Fluttershy's pet rabbit Angel, who is occasionally called Angel Bunny.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Fluttershy's pet rabbit Angel, who is occasionally called Angel Bunny.



* All of the cat people in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' have [[PunnyName cat-based punny names]]. Mayor Manx's surname is a breed of cat [[SubvertedTrope (which he isn't one of, him having a tail while Manxes lack one)]].
** Technically, he could still be one, as only show-quality Manxes lack a tail. There also exist "stumpy" and "longy" Manxes, which have, respectively, partial or full tails.

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* All of the cat people in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' have [[PunnyName cat-based punny names]]. Mayor Manx's surname is a breed of cat [[SubvertedTrope (which he isn't one of, him having a tail while Manxes lack one)]].
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one)]]. Technically, he could still be one, as only show-quality Manxes lack a tail. There also exist "stumpy" and "longy" Manxes, which have, respectively, partial or full tails.
17th Jun '16 2:52:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* SkunkFu uses species ''given'' names rather than surnames.

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* SkunkFu WesternAnimation/SkunkFu uses species ''given'' names rather than surnames.



* ''CatScratch'' has Human Kimberly. Though it's unlikely that her actual first name is "Human," just about every character calls her that while referring to other humans by regular names.

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* ''CatScratch'' ''WesternAnimation/CatScratch'' has Human Kimberly. Though it's unlikely that her actual first name is "Human," just about every character calls her that while referring to other humans by regular names.
14th Jun '16 3:53:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every character in ''TheCaribouKitchen'' has this, plus some AddedAlliterativeAppeal (ie. Claudia Caribou, Abe Anteater etc.)

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* Every character in ''TheCaribouKitchen'' ''WesternAnimation/TheCaribouKitchen'' has this, plus some AddedAlliterativeAppeal (ie. Claudia Caribou, Abe Anteater etc.)
18th May '16 6:54:14 AM pgj1997
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* PeppaPig is a straight example. Most are [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Names]] as well; Suzy Sheep, Rebecca Rabbit, Emily Elephant, Pedro Pony.

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* PeppaPig WesternAnimation/PeppaPig is a straight example. Most are [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Names]] as well; Suzy Sheep, Rebecca Rabbit, Emily Elephant, Pedro Pony.
27th Apr '16 12:14:02 AM Galacton
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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. Bafflingly, his name there was [[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]] until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away.
** ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' gives Amy's full name as "Amy Rose the Hedgehog" (i.e., "Amy Rose" is a "double name," but her friends call her "Amy" for short), which makes her a straightforward example in that game.

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* Several places Subverted in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', though there are where "the (species name)" is used more like a title rather than the character's last name and some exceptions: character: Miles "Tails" Prower, Prower and Amy Rose... and in Rose, don't use it at all. Charmy Bee, however is a straight use of this trope.
** In
the Archie comics, comics [[AlternateContinuity universe]], Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Bafflingly, his name there was [[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]] until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away.
** ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' gives Amy's full name as "Amy Rose the Hedgehog" (i.e., "Amy Rose" is a "double name," but her friends call her "Amy" for short), which makes her a straightforward example in that game.
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13th Apr '16 6:18:48 PM bigwinged
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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' has Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Daniel Striped Tiger, Harriet Elizabeth Cow, and an entire family of platypuses with the surname Platypus. There's also Bob Dog, who is not a puppet but rather a guy in a dog suit.
9th Mar '16 5:28:46 AM StFan
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* Pretty much everyone on Earth-C in ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' had a species surname of some sort---or a species-related * first* name for some (see: Rubberduck's alter-ego of "Byrd Rentals").
** Brilliantly combined with {{Tuckerization}} for the Earth-C version of DCComics legend Gardner Fox. Who's a fox.
* 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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* Pretty much everyone on Earth-C in ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' had a species surname of some sort---or sort -- or a species-related * first* ''first'' name for some (see: Rubberduck's (see:Rubberduck's alter-ego of "Byrd Rentals").
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Rentals"). Brilliantly combined with {{Tuckerization}} for the Earth-C version of DCComics Creator/DCComics legend Gardner Fox. Who's a fox.
* DonaldDuck 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.



* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' games do this a lot. Kazooie even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on it]] when the two meet a pig in ''BanjoTooie'', and he says his name is Chris. Kazooie is astonished his name isn't pig-related. Her suspicions are confirmed when he gives his full name, [[PunnyName Chris P. Bacon]].

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' games do this a lot. Kazooie even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on it]] when the two meet a pig in ''BanjoTooie'', ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', and he says his name is Chris. Kazooie is astonished his name isn't pig-related. Her suspicions are confirmed when he gives his full name, [[PunnyName Chris P. Bacon]].



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27th Feb '16 10:47:24 PM Prfnoff
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* 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."

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* Norm T. Platypus in ''ComicStrip/[[FootrotFlatsMyCage'', ''ComicStrip/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."
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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* 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...]])
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