History Main / VehicularThemeNaming

20th Feb '18 7:48:46 PM themisterfree
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** The leaders of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autozam_AZ-1 Autozam]] are named after American cars: the Eagle Vision and the Geo Metro.

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** The leaders of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autozam_AZ-1 Autozam]] are named after American cars: the Eagle Vision and the Geo Metro.Metro[[note]]Eagle was a nameplate Chrysler invented to sell the Renault/AMC joint venture cars when they bought out the latter (the name originated from the proto-crossover AMC Eagle); after the Renault agreement ended Chrysler used it mainly as a way to badge-engineer Mitsubishi models, and the brand, given its' lack of a plan and its' overlap with other marques, was dead by 1998. As for Geo, it was essentially an "import fighter" created by Chevrolet based mainly off Suzuki models, and it too was dead by the late 90s, though some models were subsumed into the Chevy lineup and remained there well into the 2000s[[/note]].
4th Nov '17 7:24:01 PM notShemp
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4th Nov '17 7:23:39 PM notShemp
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* The multitudes of porn actresses who name themselves "Porsche," "Mercedes," "Lexus," etc. The connotation is one of wealth and luxury, and rare pleasures.
** As a sidenote, Mercedes is (or better, was - thank you, Mr. Daimler) a perfectly fine given name for a girl. [[InvertedTrope The car was named after Mercedes Jellinek]], daughter of an Austrian merchant.
* Former Michigan Congressmen William Ford, Bob Carr, and Dick Chrysler. Ford is a descendant of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Oddly, the most famous political Ford from Michigan, UsefulNotes/{{Gerald|Ford}}, was not related.
* The space shuttle orbiters (''Challenger'', ''Discovery'', ''Endeavour'', ''Columbia'' and ''Atlantis'') were all named after sailing ships.
* Technology companies often go with a theme for codenaming their products. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) used LocationThemeNaming and then AnimalThemeNaming before they began using the names construction vehicles, such as Bulldozer or Excavator.
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[[folder:RealLife]]
* The multitudes of porn actresses who name themselves "Porsche," "Mercedes," "Lexus," etc. The connotation is one of wealth and luxury, and rare pleasures.
** As a sidenote, Mercedes is (or better, was - thank you, Mr. Daimler) a perfectly fine given name for a girl. [[InvertedTrope The car was named after Mercedes Jellinek]], daughter of an Austrian merchant.
* Former Michigan Congressmen William Ford, Bob Carr, and Dick Chrysler. Ford is a descendant of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Oddly, the most famous political Ford from Michigan, UsefulNotes/{{Gerald|Ford}}, was not related.
* The space shuttle orbiters (''Challenger'', ''Discovery'', ''Endeavour'', ''Columbia'' and ''Atlantis'') were all named after sailing ships.
* Technology companies often go with a theme for codenaming their products. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) used LocationThemeNaming and then AnimalThemeNaming before they began using the names construction vehicles, such as Bulldozer or Excavator.
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15th Jul '17 4:02:29 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly to ''Evangelion'', many military characters in ''[[Manga/ZeroSevenGhost 07-Ghost]]'' have names from WW2 Japanese warships: Ayanami, Hyuuga and Katsuragi in the manga, and Yukikaze in one drama CD.

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* Similarly to ''Evangelion'', many military characters in ''[[Manga/ZeroSevenGhost 07-Ghost]]'' have names from WW2 UsefulNotes/WW2 Japanese warships: Ayanami, Hyuuga and Katsuragi in the manga, and Yukikaze in one drama CD.



* Most of the military characters from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are named after aircraft or vehicles, whether WW2 era or present-day: Mustang, Hughes, Bradley, Hawkeye, Hayate, etc.

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* Most of the military characters from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are named after aircraft or vehicles, whether WW2 [=WW2=] era or present-day: Mustang, Hughes, Bradley, Hawkeye, Hayate, etc.



* The Saberdolls from ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' are named after German tanks from WorldWarII (Tiger, Luchs, and Panther.) This also qualifies them for AnimalThemeNaming.

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* The Saberdolls from ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' are named after German tanks from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (Tiger, Luchs, and Panther.) This also qualifies them for AnimalThemeNaming.
20th Jun '17 12:18:32 PM Gamermaster
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-->--[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/nanoha-spinoff-vivid-strike.30247/page-5#post-7069148 forum post]]

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-->--[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/nanoha-spinoff-vivid-strike.30247/page-5#post-7069148 forum post]]
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23rd Apr '17 1:08:29 AM Golondrina
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* In the {{Walkyverse}}, we have Ultra-Car, who probably shouldn't count since s/he was, originally, an actual car. However, in the AlternateUniverse SpinOff ''DumbingOfAge,'' human counterpart "Carla" plays it a bit straighter.

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* In the {{Walkyverse}}, Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}, we have Ultra-Car, who probably shouldn't count since s/he was, originally, an actual car. However, in the AlternateUniverse SpinOff ''DumbingOfAge,'' ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge,'' human counterpart "Carla" plays it a bit straighter.
28th Mar '17 2:37:38 AM harharhar
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* The first ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' game has villains who are named after vehicles, such as Merak (Maserati Merak), or car-related terms, such as Daytona (Daytona racing).
26th Mar '17 2:14:07 PM nombretomado
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* The Four Devas in ''OgreBattle'' are named after cars - Debonair, Figaro, Previa, and Lebaron, although Lebaron's name was changed to Luvalon in the English version.

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* The Four Devas in ''OgreBattle'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' are named after cars - Debonair, Figaro, Previa, and Lebaron, although Lebaron's name was changed to Luvalon in the English version.
5th Mar '17 10:54:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has several members of the White Base crew derive their names from WWII-era fighter planes; Amuro Ray comes from the Mitsubishi [=A6M=] Zero ([=A6M=] in Japanese is "A-Roku-Mu", and "zero" is "Rei"); Kai Shiden from the Kawanishi [=N1K2-J=] Shiden Kai, and so forth. A few post-war planes are referenced as well. M'Quve's second in command, Uragang, is named for the Dassault Ouragan, first fielded in the early years of the ArabIsraeliConflict.

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* The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has several members of the White Base crew derive their names from WWII-era fighter planes; Amuro Ray comes from the Mitsubishi [=A6M=] Zero ([=A6M=] in Japanese is "A-Roku-Mu", and "zero" is "Rei"); Kai Shiden from the Kawanishi [=N1K2-J=] Shiden Kai, and so forth. A few post-war planes are referenced as well. M'Quve's second in command, Uragang, is named for the Dassault Ouragan, first fielded in the early years of the ArabIsraeliConflict.UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict.
25th Feb '17 7:30:34 PM Zef
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* The natives of Cephiro in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' are named after models of cars (like Cephiro [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Cefiro itself]]).

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* The natives of Cephiro and their magic spells in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' are named after models of cars (like Cephiro [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Cefiro itself]]).
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