History Main / ThemeTwinNaming

26th Aug '16 11:12:02 PM Plactus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Denise of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' had a twin brother named Dennis.
5th Aug '16 9:42:39 AM Katsuhagi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{VideoGame/Splatoon}}'' has the Squid Sisters [[PunnyName Callie and Marie]], though they're actually cousins. Their names in Japanese are Aori and Hotaru, which are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfin_reef_squid two]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watasenia_scintillans species]] of squid.

to:

* ''{{VideoGame/Splatoon}}'' has the Squid Sisters [[PunnyName Callie and Marie]], Sisters, whose names are always some sort of {{Pun}} in different localizations, though they're actually cousins. cousins.
**
Their names in Japanese are Aori and Hotaru, which are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfin_reef_squid two]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watasenia_scintillans species]] of squid.squid.
** They're [[PunnyName Callie and Marie]] in English, a pun on calimari.
** In French they're Ayo and Oly, based on aioli sauce which is frequently served with seafood.
** In Spanish they're Mar and Tina, meaning "sea" and "tub" respectively.
** In German they're Aioli (the aforementioned sauce) and Limone, "lemon" and both are types of condiments.
5th Aug '16 9:38:39 AM Katsuhagi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{VideoGame/Splatoon}} has the Squid Sisters [[PunnyName Callie and Marie]], though they're actually cousins.

to:

* {{VideoGame/Splatoon}} ''{{VideoGame/Splatoon}}'' has the Squid Sisters [[PunnyName Callie and Marie]], though they're actually cousins.cousins. Their names in Japanese are Aori and Hotaru, which are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfin_reef_squid two]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watasenia_scintillans species]] of squid.
5th Aug '16 9:32:20 AM Katsuhagi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', sequel to ''The Last Airbender'' above, Korra's fraternal twin cousins, Desna and Eska, are named after rivers : the Desna is a river in Russia and Ukraine that flows into the Dnieper, and the Eska is a river in southern Alaska.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', sequel to ''The Last Airbender'' above, Korra's fraternal twin cousins, Desna and Eska, are named after rivers : the Desna is a river in Russia and Ukraine that flows into the Dnieper, and the Eska is a river in southern Alaska. The third season also introduces Suyin Beifong's twin sons Wei and Wing.
5th Aug '16 9:27:38 AM Katsuhagi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Shannon and Kanon from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' look like an example at first glance, but in fact aren't actually related and those aren't their real names either (they're Sayo and Yoshiya respectively) and all the servants of the Ushiromiya family take names that have the "音" (sound) character in them and thus most end with "On."
4th Aug '16 12:23:07 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Film]]

* Parodied in the third ''AustinPowers'' with the twins [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Fook Mi and Foo Kyu]].
* Noreen and Doreen from ''{{Hairspray}}''.
* President Scroob's twin mistresses, Marlene and Charline, from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke and Leia Skywalker, Ann and Tann Gella, Jaina and Jacen Solo.

to:

[[folder:Film]]

* Parodied in the third ''AustinPowers'' with the twins [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Fook Mi and Foo Kyu]].
* Noreen and Doreen from ''{{Hairspray}}''.
* President Scroob's twin mistresses, Marlene and Charline, from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke and Leia Skywalker, Ann and Tann Gella, Jaina and Jacen Solo.
[[folder:Films -- Animated]]



* Flora and Fauna, the ConjoinedTwins from Series/TheAddamsFamily.



* In the sequel to the deliberately campy ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'', two characters who had been killed off turn out to have had identical twins. One of them merely shares the last two letters of his dead brother's name, but the other one has ''exactly the same name''. When he's asked whether it ever caused confusion, he explains "We have different last names".
* In Film/FaceOff, the fraternal twin terrorists Castor and Pollux Troy (Castor and Pollux are the [[WesternZodiac Gemini]] twins).



* In the 1988 comedy ''Big Business'' (not to be confused with [[Film/BigBusiness the Laurel and Hardy movie of the same name]]), rich Mrs. Shelton and poor Mrs. Ratliff [[ContrivedCoincidence both happen to give birth to identical female twins]] in the same hospital. On Mr. Shelton's suggestion as Shelton twins are named Rose and Sadie, after his two favourite aunts. This is overheard by Mr. Ratliff, who, being unable to think of anything better (the good names apparently were all used up among the already existing Ratliff brood), decides to give his new daughters the same two names. But as an absent-minded nurse managed to mix up the two sets of twins, the end result is that in one actual set of twins (both played by Lily Tomlin) both are called Rose, while those in the other (Bette Midler) are both called Sadie.
* Another case of mixed-up sets of identical twins occurs in ''Film/StartTheRevolutionWithoutMe'': aristocrats Philippe and Pierre [=DeSisi=] and commoners Claude and Charles Coupé, both played by Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland.
* ''Film/HailCaesar'': Identical twins and rival gossip columnists Theodora and Thessaly Thackery, played by Tilda Swindon.
* While he only appears in a brief sketch from an early-90s [[Film/TheEarthDaySpecial Earth Day special]], leading to debate on how canon he is, Egon Spengler from ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' apparently has an identical twin brother named Elon. ''Literally'' completely identical. (Both Spengler twins were played by [[Creator/HaroldRamis the same actor]] within the span of a year or so.) Egon does mention having nieces and nephews in the [[VideoGame/GhosbustersTheVideoGame 2009 video game]], but doesn't mention Elon or even having a twin outright.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has the 1988 comedy ''Big Business'' (not to be confused with [[Film/BigBusiness the Laurel and Hardy movie of the same name]]), rich Mrs. Shelton and poor Mrs. Ratliff [[ContrivedCoincidence both happen to give birth to identical female twins]] in the same hospital. On Mr. Shelton's suggestion as Shelton twins are named Rose Ruffnut and Sadie, after his two favourite aunts. This is overheard by Mr. Ratliff, who, being unable to think of anything better (the good names apparently were all used up among the already existing Ratliff brood), decides to give his new daughters the same two names. But as an absent-minded nurse managed to mix up the two sets of twins, the end result is that in one actual set of twins (both played by Lily Tomlin) both are called Rose, while those in the other (Bette Midler) are both called Sadie.
* Another case of mixed-up sets of identical twins occurs in ''Film/StartTheRevolutionWithoutMe'': aristocrats Philippe and Pierre [=DeSisi=] and commoners Claude and Charles Coupé, both played by Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland.
* ''Film/HailCaesar'': Identical twins and rival gossip columnists Theodora and Thessaly Thackery, played by Tilda Swindon.
* While he only appears in a brief sketch from an early-90s [[Film/TheEarthDaySpecial Earth Day special]], leading to debate on how canon he is, Egon Spengler from ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' apparently has an identical twin brother named Elon. ''Literally'' completely identical. (Both Spengler twins were played by [[Creator/HaroldRamis the same actor]] within the span of a year or so.) Egon does mention having nieces and nephews in the [[VideoGame/GhosbustersTheVideoGame 2009 video game]], but doesn't mention Elon or even having a twin outright.
Tuffnut.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Parodied in the third ''AustinPowers'' with the twins [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Fook Mi and Foo Kyu]].
* Noreen and Doreen from ''{{Hairspray}}''.
* President Scroob's twin mistresses, Marlene and Charline, from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke and Leia Skywalker, Ann and Tann Gella, Jaina and Jacen Solo.
* Flora and Fauna, the ConjoinedTwins from Series/TheAddamsFamily.
* In the sequel to the deliberately campy ''Film/TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra'', two characters who had been killed off turn out to have had identical twins. One of them merely shares the last two letters of his dead brother's name, but the other one has ''exactly the same name''. When he's asked whether it ever caused confusion, he explains "We have different last names".
* In Film/FaceOff, the fraternal twin terrorists Castor and Pollux Troy (Castor and Pollux are the [[WesternZodiac Gemini]] twins).
* In the 1988 comedy ''Big Business'' (not to be confused with [[Film/BigBusiness the Laurel and Hardy movie of the same name]]), rich Mrs. Shelton and poor Mrs. Ratliff [[ContrivedCoincidence both happen to give birth to identical female twins]] in the same hospital. On Mr. Shelton's suggestion as Shelton twins are named Rose and Sadie, after his two favourite aunts. This is overheard by Mr. Ratliff, who, being unable to think of anything better (the good names apparently were all used up among the already existing Ratliff brood), decides to give his new daughters the same two names. But as an absent-minded nurse managed to mix up the two sets of twins, the end result is that in one actual set of twins (both played by Lily Tomlin) both are called Rose, while those in the other (Bette Midler) are both called Sadie.
* Another case of mixed-up sets of identical twins occurs in ''Film/StartTheRevolutionWithoutMe'': aristocrats Philippe and Pierre [=DeSisi=] and commoners Claude and Charles Coupé, both played by Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland.
* ''Film/HailCaesar'': Identical twins and rival gossip columnists Theodora and Thessaly Thackery, played by Tilda Swindon.
* While he only appears in a brief sketch from an early-90s [[Film/TheEarthDaySpecial Earth Day special]], leading to debate on how canon he is, Egon Spengler from ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' apparently has an identical twin brother named Elon. ''Literally'' completely identical. (Both Spengler twins were played by [[Creator/HaroldRamis the same actor]] within the span of a year or so.) Egon does mention having nieces and nephews in the [[VideoGame/GhosbustersTheVideoGame 2009 video game]], but doesn't mention Elon or even having a twin outright.
[[/folder]]



* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has the twins Ruffnut and Tuffnut.
4th Aug '16 12:20:40 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Molly and Polly from ''PigeonStreet'' ("Molly and Polly, they're two of a kind / They look both the same when they're seen from behind / But when they turn round then it's easy to see / Who's Molly with an M and Polly with a P").
* SingleMindedTwins Hip and Hop Koopa in ''TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''.
* Ang and Ling Jouyan in ''LegendOfTheDragon'' -- because Ang is Yang and Ling is Yin.
* Robin and Rosie in the British stop-motion series ''CockleshellBay''.

to:

* Molly and Polly from ''PigeonStreet'' ''WesternAnimation/PigeonStreet'' ("Molly and Polly, they're two of a kind / They look both the same when they're seen from behind / But when they turn round then it's easy to see / Who's Molly with an M and Polly with a P").
* SingleMindedTwins Hip and Hop Koopa in ''TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''.
''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3''.
* Ang and Ling Jouyan in ''LegendOfTheDragon'' ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheDragon'' -- because Ang is Yang and Ling is Yin.
* Robin and Rosie in the British stop-motion series ''CockleshellBay''.''WesternAnimation/CockleshellBay''.
3rd Aug '16 11:22:07 AM JoeMerl
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Israel has not one, [[NamesTheSame but three]] sets of triplets named [[http://www.israel21c.org/three-sets-of-rhyming-triplets/ Dor, Or and Mor]].
30th Jul '16 1:02:22 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DavidWeber does this in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series with the Masadan ships in ''Honor of the Queen''.

to:

* DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber does this in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series with the Masadan ships in ''Honor of the Queen''.
29th Jul '16 12:21:53 PM kuma9k
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the 1988 comedy ''Big Business'' (not to be confused with [[Film/BigBusiness the Laurel and Hardy movie of the same name]]), rich Mrs. Shelton and poor Mrs. Ratliff [[ContrivedCoincidence both happen to give birth to identical female twins]] in the same hospital. On Mr. Shelton's suggestion the Shelton twins are named Rose and Sadie, after his two favourite aunts. This is overheard by Mr. Ratliff, who, being unable to think of anything better (the good names apparently were all used up among the already existing Ratliff brood), decides to give his new daughters the same two names. But as an absent-minded nurse managed to mix up the two sets of twins, the end result is that in one actual set of twins (both played by Lily Tomlin) both are called Rose, while those in the other (Bette Midler) are both called Sadie.

to:

* In the 1988 comedy ''Big Business'' (not to be confused with [[Film/BigBusiness the Laurel and Hardy movie of the same name]]), rich Mrs. Shelton and poor Mrs. Ratliff [[ContrivedCoincidence both happen to give birth to identical female twins]] in the same hospital. On Mr. Shelton's suggestion the as Shelton twins are named Rose and Sadie, after his two favourite aunts. This is overheard by Mr. Ratliff, who, being unable to think of anything better (the good names apparently were all used up among the already existing Ratliff brood), decides to give his new daughters the same two names. But as an absent-minded nurse managed to mix up the two sets of twins, the end result is that in one actual set of twins (both played by Lily Tomlin) both are called Rose, while those in the other (Bette Midler) are both called Sadie.


Added DiffLines:

* {{VideoGame/Splatoon}} has the Squid Sisters [[PunnyName Callie and Marie]], though they're actually cousins.
This list shows the last 10 events of 203. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ThemeTwinNaming