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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.
17th Sep '17 8:48:49 AM Kirayoshi
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** Among his guests on the show, all of whom were trees or wood products (except for "an unusual guest for this program, a piece of laminated plastic") are the band Scots Pine and the Conifers.
15th Aug '17 2:55:08 PM Shadoboy
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** Jake the Dog, and in a bizarre occurrence, Finn the 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.

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** Jake the Dog, and in a bizarre occurrence, Finn the 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. Later as the series progresses we learn that his actual name is [[spoiler:Finn Mertens]].
14th Aug '17 11:19:13 AM Abodos
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has had several characters named "King [[FishPeople Zora]]" in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'', and [[PosthumousCharacter posthumously]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''. Much like with the Hylian kings, this also overlaps with LordCountry, considering their home region is called "Zora's Domain."
2nd Jun '17 9:25:36 PM zarpaulus
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* ''[[http://roughhouse.suburbanjungle.com/ Rough Housing]]'', the sequel comic currently in the works, has Charity Cheeger (Cheetah/Tiger hybrid), and Langley Lupina (wolf).

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* ''[[http://roughhouse.suburbanjungle.com/ Rough Housing]]'', the sequel comic currently in the works, comic, has Charity Cheeger (Cheetah/Tiger hybrid), and Langley Lupina (wolf).(wolf), along with more traditional examples.



* ''Webcomic/PoppyOPossum''. The title character is, as you'd probably guessed, an opossum. Though the artist has implied that she's adopted and the O'Possums are mostly a family of cats.

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* ''Webcomic/PoppyOPossum''. The title character is, as you'd probably guessed, an opossum. Though the artist has implied that she's she was adopted and the O'Possums Possum family are mostly a family of cats.
3rd May '17 11:08:08 AM Prfnoff
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* The Polish stop-motion children's series ''Miś Uszatek'', about a kinergartener bear and his friends. Nearly everyone were named simply "Hare", "Piglet", etc. Lampshaded in one of the episodes, where Hare mentions that most other hares have more imaginative names (though they're all puns on something hare-related.)
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12th Apr '17 8:06:08 AM cheril59
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** The pig triplets, who work for Cyril Sneer, have their last names as Pig: Lloyd, Lloyd, and Floyd. (as confirmed by creator Kevin Gillis). Their mother's name is Suey-Ellen Pig.
12th Apr '17 8:03:54 AM cheril59
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* Bert, Ralph and Melisa in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' all have the last name Raccoon (thus the name of the series) but none of them is related (thankfully as Ralph and Melisa are husband and wife).

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* Bert, Ralph Ralph, Melissa, Bentley, Lisa, George and Melisa Nicole in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' all have the last name Raccoon (thus the name of the series) but none of them Bert is related unrelated to the others (thankfully as Ralph and Melisa Melissa are husband and wife).wife, as are George and Nicole, who are parents to Bentley and Lisa, who are niece and nephew to Ralph and Melissa, and Ralph is George's kid brother).
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