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11th Dec '16 2:01:08 AM Xtifr
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* Anthony Boucher's ''The Compleat Werewolf'' has a wizard lampshade the hell out of this, pointing out that the titular character is named "Wolfe Wolf".

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* Anthony Boucher's ''The Creator/AnthonyBoucher's short-story "The Compleat Werewolf'' Werewolf" has a wizard lampshade the hell out of this, pointing out that the titular character is named "Wolfe Wolf".
22nd Oct '16 7:14:00 PM buttbutt
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* ''Resurrection of Monstress'' has [[http://www.oafe.net/yo/rom_wolf.php Wolfinica]], who doesn't seem to have any other name or secret identity.
18th Oct '16 5:51:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''[[Literature/EgilsSaga Saga of Egil Skallagrimsson]]'', Egil's grandfather Ulf, nicknamed Kveld-Ulf, is rumored to be a "shape-changer"--someone whose spirit roams around in animal shape while the shape-changer appears to sleep. 'Kveld-Ulf' means 'evening-wolf' and alludes to him turning a wolf (''úlfr'') at evening (''kveld''; i.e. when he goes to sleep).

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* In the ''[[Literature/EgilsSaga Saga of Egil Skallagrimsson]]'', Egil's grandfather Ulf, nicknamed Kveld-Ulf, is rumored to be a "shape-changer"--someone whose spirit roams around in animal shape while the shape-changer appears to sleep. 'Kveld-Ulf' means 'evening-wolf' and alludes to him turning a wolf (''úlfr'') at evening (''kveld''; i.e. when he goes to sleep).



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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology (as told in Ovid's ''Literature/{{Metamorphoses}}'' and other sources) King Lycaon of Arcadia was turned into a wolf as a punishment for trying to serve human flesh to his guest Zeus. His name contains "lykos", the Greek word for 'wolf'.

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* In Myth/ClassicalMythology (as told in Ovid's ''Literature/{{Metamorphoses}}'' and other sources) King Lycaon of Arcadia was turned into a wolf as a punishment for trying to serve human flesh to his guest Zeus. His name contains "lykos", the Greek word for 'wolf'.

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22nd Sep '16 10:06:49 AM DaibhidC
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Less commonly, it can apply to [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent other werebeasts]]: werelions called Leo, werebears called Bjorn, and so on.




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* Beorn the Skin-Changer in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has a name that means "bear" in Old English.




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* [[ConversationalTroping Referenced]] in TheRant to one ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' strip. When Pandora is complaining that name-based magic affinity is a thing that exists, even though it ''makes no sense'', and it guarantees that if Catalina Bobcat gets spells they'll be cat-related, the rant says "[[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=506 Name-based magic affinity: Now canon for all your "the guy with wolf in their name is a werewolf" or whatever logic.]]"
1st Jul '16 10:12:47 AM JoeMerl
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* In the now-defunct [[http://askmagicalyoungjustice.tumblr.com/ Ask Magical Young Justice]] CharacterBlog, Wolf goes from being [[ADogNamedDog an actual wolf]] on [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice the show]] to a werewolf student named [[http://askmagicalyoungjustice.tumblr.com/tagged/Cain-Wolf Cain Wolf]].
14th Jun '16 10:28:30 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'': While the game doesn't have werewolves, is does have a guy who can turn into a bear by the name of Beorn Bearstruck. {{Literature/Wulfrik}} the Wanderer, while not a werewolf, does have a certain wolf theme (in addition to serving Khorne, among whose many nicknames is the Bloodwolf).
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The SpaceWolves are Viking-themed SpaceMarines and some suffer from a condition that turns them into wolflike mutants called wulfen. Their names all being some variation on the wolf theme (Ragnar Blackmane, Harald Deathwolf, Canis Wolfborn), overlap is inevitable, yet the only named wulfen is Murderfang (and even that's a nickname).
5th May '16 2:58:04 PM Mcnickel
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** Lupin gets an extra mention because his PARENTS had themed names (Father: Lyall, from the Old Norse '''liulfr''', meaning wolf, Mother's maiden name was Howell [Howl]) .
13th Mar '16 11:13:42 AM LordGro
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** Lupin gets an extra mention because [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/65/74/ba6574991f6e20da4aa3cb2bfb940174.jpg his PARENTS had themed names.]]
10th Mar '16 6:55:44 PM Mcnickel
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** Lupin gets an extra mention because [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/65/74/ba6574991f6e20da4aa3cb2bfb940174.jpg his ''parents'' had themed names.]]

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** Lupin gets an extra mention because [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/65/74/ba6574991f6e20da4aa3cb2bfb940174.jpg his ''parents'' PARENTS had themed names.]]
10th Mar '16 6:52:45 PM Mcnickel
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** Lupin gets an extra mention because [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/65/74/ba6574991f6e20da4aa3cb2bfb940174.jpg his ''parents'' had themed names.]]



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