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28th Apr '16 9:54:41 PM Arctimon
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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series gives us a female pink poodle named Harriet who runs the barber shop. DownPlayed or PlayedForLaughs, since she's not really a tomboy and due to the series' silly peaceful nature.
28th Apr '16 8:57:16 PM aye_amber
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* {{ER}} actress Michael Michele. What, was Michelle Michele too punny?

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* {{ER}} Series/{{ER}} actress Michael Michele. What, was Michelle Michele too punny?
27th Apr '16 2:14:08 PM lloyd22
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* In ''Film/{{Crooklyn}}'', the main girl's name is Troy, which isn't even a unisex name.
23rd Apr '16 12:53:01 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', one of the teammates that Shepard must pick up is a convict named Jack. When you release Jack from cryo-stasis, the other party members are surprised to find a shaven young woman of a smallish frame covered in tattoes [[{{Stripperiffic}} and little else]]... Who proceeds to single-handedly go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge across the ship and tear it to pieces.
** ''Franchise/MassEffect'' also has Ashley "Ash" Williams.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Ashley "Ash" Williams, who is alternately referred to by the full and shortened versions.
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In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', one of the teammates that Shepard must pick up is a convict named Jack. When you release Jack from cryo-stasis, the other party members are surprised to find a shaven young woman of a smallish frame covered in tattoes [[{{Stripperiffic}} and little else]]... Who proceeds to single-handedly go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge across the ship and tear it to pieces.
** ''Franchise/MassEffect'' also has Ashley "Ash" Williams.
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23rd Apr '16 12:51:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' had Ronny, short for Veronica.
23rd Apr '16 12:49:11 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'': Takes this to absurd levels. Of the two primary female rangers on the show, one is "[[OneLetterName Z]]" (short for Elizabeth) and one is "Syd" (short for "Sydney"). They were a rather tough TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo (with Z as the Tomboy and Syd as the Girly Girl), in some cases tougher than the boys, and Z is [[{{Bokukko}} extremely tomboyish]], MamaBear regarding Sam [[spoiler: the future Omega Ranger]] issues aside. It gets worse: On the A-squad, the end credits reveal its [[spoiler:Red]] Ranger, female, to be named Charlie, and she's tougher still, and extremely tomboyish in mannerisms while still something of a [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]]. She's either the best thing to happen in feminism in the franchise, or a StrawFeminist, depending on who you ask.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'': Takes this to absurd levels.''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' really ran with this. Of the two primary female rangers on the show, one is "[[OneLetterName Z]]" (short for Elizabeth) and one is "Syd" (short for "Sydney"). They were a rather tough TomboyAndGirlyGirl duo (with Z as the Tomboy and Syd as the Girly Girl), in some cases tougher than the boys, and Z is [[{{Bokukko}} extremely tomboyish]], MamaBear regarding Sam [[spoiler: the future Omega Ranger]] issues aside. It gets worse: On the A-squad, the end credits reveal its [[spoiler:Red]] Ranger, female, to be named Charlie, and she's tougher still, still. Kat Manx, by contrast, was the team's engineer and extremely tomboyish in mannerisms while still something of a [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]]. She's either the best thing to happen in feminism in the franchise, or a StrawFeminist, depending on who you ask.avoided direct combat unless forced.
19th Apr '16 7:18:50 AM GlassRain
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* Hank, the lesbian werewolf in ''Webcomic/TheNightBelongsToUs''.
15th Apr '16 7:39:50 AM 4444jdm
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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series gives us a female pink poodle named Harriet who runs the barber shop. DownPlayed or PlayedForLaughs, since she's not really a tomboy and due to the series' silly peaceful nature.
14th Apr '16 11:19:25 PM aye_amber
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* Scout from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', which is her nickname - her full name is Jean Louise Finch. Needless to say, you only find that out in scenes where her aunt is trying to put her in dresses or other "formal" settings are happening.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':

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* Scout from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird,'' which is her nickname - -- her full name is Jean Louise Finch. Needless to say, you only find that out in scenes where her aunt is trying to put her in dresses or other "formal" settings are happening.
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* Sets up all the action in Swedish tween book ''Literature/DarfinkarOchDonickar Dårfinkar och dönickar]]'' (which translates roughly as "idiots and crazies", only the words used are very uncommon). Simone (French female name) is forced to move when her single mother finds a new man. Angry about it, she cuts off her hair. The next day, her new teacher introduces her as "the new boy, Simon". She runs with it.
* Gabriel Landry in ''Literature/AllThatGlitters'' by VCAndrews. This appears to be a rather odd {{Retcon}}, since the other books in the series name her as "Gabrielle."

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* Sets up all the action in Swedish tween book ''Literature/DarfinkarOchDonickar Dårfinkar och dönickar]]'' ''Literature/DarfinkarOchDonickar'' (which translates roughly as "idiots and crazies", crazies," only the words used are very uncommon). Simone (French female name) is forced to move when her single mother finds a new man. Angry about it, she cuts off her hair. The next day, her new teacher introduces her as "the new boy, Simon". Simon." She runs with it.
* Gabriel Landry in ''Literature/AllThatGlitters'' by VCAndrews.Creator/VCAndrews. This appears to be a rather odd {{Retcon}}, since the other books in the series name her as "Gabrielle."



* It's never commented on, but Beldaran in the prequels of the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''. To explain it comes in two parts. The male disciples of the god Aldur get the prefix 'Bel' meaning beloved attached to their names while females disciples get the femenine form 'Pol.' Secondly the name without the prefix 'Daran' is used by her son and several of her descendants as a perfectly serviceable masculine name.

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* It's never commented on, but Beldaran in the prequels of the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''. ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}.'' To explain it comes in two parts. The male disciples of the god Aldur get the prefix 'Bel' "Bel" meaning beloved attached to their names while females disciples get the femenine feminine form 'Pol.' "Pol." Secondly the name without the prefix 'Daran' "Daran" is used by her son and several of her descendants as a perfectly serviceable masculine name.
12th Apr '16 6:19:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* Downplayed in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' but the most tomboyish fairy is called Merriweather. That has historically been a boys' name and in fact is usually what the nickname 'Merry' is short for.
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* Sidney of ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films.

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* Sidney of ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films. She's also nicknamed 'Sid' by her friends. The fourth film also has a LadEtte called Kirby.



* ''Film/TheHole'''s resident AlphaBitch is a Frances who only goes by 'Frankie'.



* ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'''s lead female is a tomboy with BoyishShortHair called Leslie. The book was written in the 1970s when Leslie was more common as a boys' name, and didn't take off as a name for girls until a decade later. To further blur the line, the leading male is called Jess. It's probably for the above reason that the film adaptation (taking place in 2007) de-emphasises Leslie's tomboy nature.



* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'''s eighth season had a female character called Billie. We never find out if this is short for anything.

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* ''{{Series/Charmed}}'''s eighth season had a female character called Billie. We never find out if this is short for anything. Her sister Christy is a borderline example. In America, it's a girls' nickname. But elsewhere it can be a male nickname too (being short for both 'Christopher' and 'Christina').


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* NXT brings us {{Wrestling/Bayley}}, though she's not particularly tomboyish or feminine. Her character is a super friendly CuddleBug who wants to be friends with everyone.
* For a while, an FCW Diva went by 'Wesley Holiday' before being given more feminine names like Courtney Taylor and Beverly.
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