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22nd Aug '16 5:57:46 PM DevilMaster
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*** What about Alli'''son'''?
23rd Jul '16 8:55:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'': Nikki Wong embodies this trope. Short-cut, purple-dyed hair: check! Grungy wardrobe: check! Sarcastic sense of humor and badass personality: Double check! Name that can apply to Nickolas but instead applies to Nicole: check!

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* ''[[{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'': Nikki Wong embodies this trope. Short-cut, purple-dyed hair: check! Grungy wardrobe: check! Sarcastic sense of humor and badass personality: Double check! Name that can apply to Nickolas but instead applies to Nicole: check!
31st May '16 2:49:03 PM LondonKdS
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* One of the two buddy cop protagonists of ''ComicBook/TheFuse'' is the rather androgynous (though so far straight) Sergeant Klementina "Klem" Ristovych.
31st May '16 9:34:08 AM GCTB
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': Leni sounds like a man's name (Lenny), however, Whomever has ''that'' name ISN'T OneOfTheBoys.
4th May '16 9:44:16 AM sorako
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[[folder: {{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* One of the oldest examples is Ryuunosuke Fujinami from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Also one of the original {{Bifauxnen}} and a WholesomeCrossdresser to boot. As a rule, ''-suke'' is masculine, it's almost like ''-son'' (Jacobson, etc) in English. This is due to the fact her father is one of the most extreme examples of 'wanted a boy' in fiction - he forces her to act, talk, dress and pretend to be a boy when she wants to be feminine but can't manage it because of her upbringing.
* There's a very boyish-looking girl named Edward on ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', a very odd person who chose her own name (in full: Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV).
** According to her father, her real name is Françoise, which is nearly an androgynous name--it's exclusively female, but easily confused with its male counterpart François unless you know how French pronunciation works. Then again, her father is a bit unhinged and thought she was a boy when he was re-introduced to her.
* ''Manga/LastExile'' has a girl named Al (short for Alvis), and another named Alistair.

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[[folder: {{Anime}} Anime and {{Manga}}]]
* One of the oldest examples is Ryuunosuke Fujinami from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Also one of the original {{Bifauxnen}} and a WholesomeCrossdresser to boot. As a rule, ''-suke'' is masculine, it's almost like ''-son'' (Jacobson, etc) in English. This is due to the fact her father is one of the most extreme examples of 'wanted a boy' in fiction - he forces her to act, talk, dress and pretend to be a boy when she wants to be feminine but can't manage it because of her upbringing.
* There's a very boyish-looking girl named Edward on ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', a very odd person who chose her own name (in full: Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV).
** According to her father, her real name is Françoise, which is nearly an androgynous name--it's exclusively female, but easily confused with its male counterpart François unless you know how French pronunciation works. Then again, her father is a bit unhinged and thought she was a boy when he was re-introduced to her.
* ''Manga/LastExile'' has a girl named Al (short for Alvis), and another named Alistair.
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* Nagisa in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', Itsuki in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and Hibiki in ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure''.



* Makoto and Haruka in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', the latter of whom is actually mistaken for male by much of the cast.
** TheNineties English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] weirdly averted this by renaming Haruka "Amara," a very feminine name which still leads to her being mistaken for a guy.
** In some supplemental material that preceded the dub, Haruka was called Alex, which made more sense.

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* There's a very boyish-looking girl named Edward on ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', a very odd person who chose her own name (in full: Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV). According to her father, her real name is Françoise, which is nearly an androgynous name--it's exclusively female, but easily confused with its male counterpart François unless you know how French pronunciation works. Then again, her father is a bit unhinged and thought she was a boy when he was re-introduced to her.
* ''Manga/TheDayOfRevolution'' has a brother and sister named
Makoto and Haruka in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Mikoto (Makoto is the latter of whom is girl.)...and a GenderBender protagonist named Megumi as well, though in this case she actually mistaken for male by much of the cast.
** TheNineties English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] weirdly averted this by renaming Haruka "Amara," a very feminine
pronounced her name which still leads to her being mistaken for a guy.
** In some supplemental material that preceded the dub, Haruka
"Kei" when she was called Alex, which made more sense.a boy. (Isn't kanji fun?)



* Nachi in ''Mugen Densetsu Takamagahara Dream Saga'' is a transsexual, but in the parallel world, was born female and still has her masculine name.
* Fujioka Haruhi of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is mistaken by most people to be male, partially due to her tomboyish personality and speaking style (and short haircut) but also because "Haruhi" is a GenderBlenderName.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' has a female character named Riff. Not to mention [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Larry" Vincent]].

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* Nachi in ''Mugen Densetsu Takamagahara Dream Saga'' In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru is our main character. In a transsexual, but in the parallel world, was born female and still has flashback, her grandfather wonders about her masculine name.
* Fujioka Haruhi of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is mistaken by most people to be male, partially due to
name, and Kyoko says that Katsuya, her tomboyish personality and speaking style (and short haircut) but also because "Haruhi" is a GenderBlenderName.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''
father, picked it to 'bring out her hidden flavor', like adding salt to something sweet to enhance the flavor. Also [[spoiler: Akito]] has a female character named Riff. Not to mention man's name, but there's [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender another reason for this]].
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[[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Larry" Vincent]].Possibly the case of]] [[LadyOfWar Olivier Milla Armstrong]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. While it is somewhat possible the author was going for "Olivia", the katakana writing is indeed with a "e" sound, making her name a masculine one. [[{{Badass}} Which is quite fitting]].
* Nagisa in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', Itsuki in ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' and Hibiki in ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure''.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', the female fairy of the wind is named Baron.



* Oscar François de Jarjayes from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' - her father very much wanted a son and decided to name and raise her as a boy.

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* Oscar François de Jarjayes ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' has a female character named Riff. Not to mention [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "Larry" Vincent]].
* ''Manga/LastExile'' has a girl named Al (short for Alvis), and another named Alistair.
* Ayumu
from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' - her father ''Manga/{{Life}}'' has a male name, which she hates for that reason and thinks doesn't fit her. She has short hair for most of the manga and can easily pass as a boy a lot of the time, but she's actually very much wanted a son and decided to name and raise her as a boy.feminine.



* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' inverts this by giving a major male character the distinctly ''female''-sounding name, Claire. This doesn't make him any less {{Badass}}.
* ''Manga/TheDayOfRevolution'' has a brother and sister named Makoto and Mikoto (Makoto is the girl.)...and a GenderBender protagonist named Megumi as well, though in this case she actually pronounced her name "Kei" when she was a boy. (Isn't kanji fun?)
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru is our main character. In a flashback, her grandfather wonders about her masculine name, and Kyoko says that Katsuya, her father, picked it to 'bring out her hidden flavor', like adding salt to something sweet to enhance the flavor. Also [[spoiler: Akito]] has a man's name, but there's [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender another reason for this]].

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'' inverts this by giving a major male character the distinctly ''female''-sounding name, Claire. This doesn't make him any less {{Badass}}.
* ''Manga/TheDayOfRevolution'' has a brother
Haman Karn from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and sister ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' is named Makoto for a male figure from [[Literature/TheBible the Book of Esther]], the Persian king's EvilChancellor. It's pretty appropriate since she's an iron-fisted dictator ruling on behalf of a child.
* Nachi in ''Mugen Densetsu Takamagahara Dream Saga'' is a transsexual, but in the parallel world, was born female
and Mikoto (Makoto is the girl.)...and a GenderBender protagonist named Megumi as well, though in this case she actually pronounced her name "Kei" when she was a boy. (Isn't kanji fun?)
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru is our main character. In a flashback, her grandfather wonders about
still has her masculine name, name.
* Fujioka Haruhi of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' is mistaken by most people to be male, partially due to her tomboyish personality
and Kyoko says that Katsuya, her father, picked speaking style (and short haircut) but also because "Haruhi" is a GenderBlenderName.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', while "Yellow" (Japanese pronunciation, ''ierou'') is by no means a real name in any language,
it sounds very masculine to 'bring out her hidden flavor', like adding salt Japanese ears, as "''ie''" and "''rou''" are both common suffixes to something sweet to enhance male names. Fittingly, Yellow goes around [[SamusIsAGirl masquerading]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} as a boy]] for the flavor. Also [[spoiler: Akito]] has a man's name, but there's [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender another reason for this]].first two arcs she appears in.



* Ayumu from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' has a male name, which she hates for that reason and thinks doesn't fit her. She has short hair for most of the manga and can easily pass as a boy a lot of the time, but she's actually very feminine.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', while "Yellow" (Japanese pronunciation, ''ierou'') is by no means a real name in any language, it sounds very masculine to Japanese ears, as "''ie''" and "''rou''" are both common suffixes to male names. Fittingly, Yellow goes around [[SamusIsAGirl masquerading]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} as a boy]] for the first two arcs she appears in.

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* Ayumu Oscar François de Jarjayes from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' has ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' - her father very much wanted a male name, which she hates for that reason son and thinks doesn't fit her. She has short hair for most of the manga decided to name and can easily pass raise her as a boy a lot of boy.
* Makoto and Haruka in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'',
the time, but she's latter of whom is actually very feminine.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', while "Yellow" (Japanese pronunciation, ''ierou'') is by no means a real name in any language, it sounds very masculine to Japanese ears, as "''ie''" and "''rou''" are both common suffixes to
mistaken for male names. Fittingly, Yellow goes around [[SamusIsAGirl masquerading]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} as a boy]] for by much of the cast.
** TheNineties English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon
first two arcs she appears in.anime]] weirdly averted this by renaming Haruka "Amara," a very feminine name which still leads to her being mistaken for a guy.
** In some supplemental material that preceded the dub, Haruka was called Alex, which made more sense.



* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Possibly the case of]] [[LadyOfWar Olivier Milla Armstrong]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. While it is somewhat possible the author was going for "Olivia", the katakana writing is indeed with a "e" sound, making her name a masculine one. [[{{Badass}} Which is quite fitting]].
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', the female fairy of the wind is named Baron.
* Haman Karn from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' is named for a male figure from [[Literature/TheBible the Book of Esther]], the Persian king's EvilChancellor. It's pretty appropriate since she's an iron-fisted dictator ruling on behalf of a child.

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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Possibly the case of]] [[LadyOfWar Olivier Milla Armstrong]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. While it is somewhat possible the author was going for "Olivia", the katakana writing is indeed with a "e" sound, making her name a masculine one. [[{{Badass}} Which is quite fitting]].
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', the female fairy
One of the wind oldest examples is named Baron.
* Haman Karn
Ryuunosuke Fujinami from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. Also one of the original {{Bifauxnen}} and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' a WholesomeCrossdresser to boot. As a rule, ''-suke'' is named for a male figure from [[Literature/TheBible masculine, it's almost like ''-son'' (Jacobson, etc) in English. This is due to the Book fact her father is one of Esther]], the Persian king's EvilChancellor. It's pretty appropriate since she's an iron-fisted dictator ruling on behalf most extreme examples of 'wanted a child.boy' in fiction - he forces her to act, talk, dress and pretend to be a boy when she wants to be feminine but can't manage it because of her upbringing.



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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.
**
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.
pieces.
23rd Apr '16 12:51:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' had Ronny, short for Veronica.
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