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24th Jun '16 10:48:55 AM Awesomesauce210
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* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' shows us that names like this are the reason we need the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/stupid-baby-name-police/ stupid baby name police]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' ''Webcomic/BugMartini'' shows us that names like this are the reason we need the [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/stupid-baby-name-police/ stupid baby name police]].
21st Jun '16 5:55:43 PM Fawfulster
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*** Context on this one: allegedly it was a confusion from the parents. In Mexico, some calendars have a mark indicating that day's saint. Being that Catholicism is the largest religion in Mexico, it isn't uncommon that parents name their children after that saint the day they are born (the "happy birthday" song even says "we're here to celebrate your ''saint''"); the parents purpotedly confused "Anivderev" to an actual saint's name.
*** Expanding on that, many children named after saints could now have weird names to another Mexican's ear due to disuse (such as Apolonio, Anastasio, Elusipo, Bonifacio, Tetta —sounds like "tit"—, Plátano —"Banana"—, female derivatives such as Adolfa, Diega, Dorotea, etc.).
20th Jun '16 4:51:00 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* The short-lived Fred Allen game show ''Judge for Yourself'' once had a contestant named 5/8 Smith. Apparently, there were so many Smiths where he lived that they ran out of first names, or so he claimed. (Allen: "They got into the numerals, eh?") The host had some fun with his name:
-->When your father was naming you 5/8, he must've been celebrating with [[INeedAFreakingDrink one fifth]].
-->You are probably the only man alive who can write his name on an adding machine.
18th Jun '16 4:15:44 PM Odacon_Spy
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** It's also possible to encounter and help out a preppy white guy named [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/FidelCastro Castro]][[note]]Yes, that is his first name[[/note]]. When asked, he explains that his parents were WASPs who gave all their children awkward and pretentious names for their own amusement. He still feels that he got lucky though: they named his sister ''Muffy''.
15th Jun '16 11:51:59 AM Adeon
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* In Iceland, to avert this trope, names must be approved by an official naming committee that, in addition to rules about the name obeying Icelandic grammar and inflections, also includes the provision that the name must not be unduly embarrassing to its bearer. The quintessential Icelandic names are instead old names that are permitted due to tradition though they might sound ridiculous to modern ears. It isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. Thousands of world languages are being lost to globalization as native speakers die out, and Iceland is determined their language is not going to be one of them.\\\
Iceland is really cracking down on this name business. In July 2014, two Icelandic children were turned down for renewal of their passports (which read only "Girl" and "Boy") because their names are Harriet and Duncan. The problem is that unless both of your parents are "foreign", your name must either be on the list or meet the requirements of the Icelandic Name Committee -- and although as their surname Cardew indicates, their father is from Britain, probably Wales (he moved to Reykjavík to be a cook), their mother Kristín is an Icelander, so their names have to comply. Unfortunately, "Harriet" can't be conjugated in Icelandic and "Duncan" contains the letter "c", which doesn't exist in Icelandic. For their part, many Icelanders don't see what the fuss is all about, and the Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr (himself the bearer of an odd name by Icelandic standards) has decried the law as too strict.

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* In Iceland, to avert this trope, names must be approved by an official naming committee that, in addition to rules about the name obeying Icelandic grammar and inflections, also includes the provision that the name must not be unduly embarrassing to its bearer. The quintessential Icelandic names are instead old names that are permitted due to tradition though they might sound ridiculous to modern ears. It isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. Thousands of world languages are being lost to globalization as native speakers die out, and Iceland is determined their language is not going to be one of them.\\\
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is really cracking down on this name business. In July 2014, two Icelandic children were turned down for renewal of their passports (which read only "Girl" and "Boy") because their names are Harriet and Duncan. The problem is that unless both of your parents are "foreign", your name must either be on the list or meet the requirements of the Icelandic Name Committee -- and although as their surname Cardew indicates, their father is from Britain, probably Wales (he moved to Reykjavík to be a cook), their mother Kristín is an Icelander, so their names have to comply. Unfortunately, "Harriet" can't be conjugated in Icelandic and "Duncan" contains the letter "c", which doesn't exist in Icelandic. For their part, many Icelanders don't see what the fuss is all about, and the Mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr (himself the bearer of an odd name by Icelandic standards) has decried the law as too strict.
24th May '16 5:34:53 AM ReaderAt2046
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* Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse is a world that fears the sun. As a result of Corona's treachery, the sun and everything to do with it is taboo, to the point where ponies hide indoors at noon and gold is worthless since nopony wants Corona's metal. Given that, one has to wonder what the ''buck'' would drive a mother to name her filly Solar Flare.
20th May '16 10:48:24 AM minikiss
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* The series host in Webvideo/MovieRehab is called Sag. He also has a friend called [[DeadpanSnarker Barnabas Thade]].
6th May '16 7:39:28 AM aye_amber
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-->'''Superboy:''' Oh, like any kid with that name would ''go'' by [[EmbarrassingFirstName that]]. You'd say "Al" or "Vinnie." "Alvin" is a name for a ''[[AlvinAndTheChipmunks chipmunk]].'' Or a ''dork.'' Besides, you look more like a ''Mark.'' Or a ''Tommy...''

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-->'''Superboy:''' Oh, like any kid with that name would ''go'' by [[EmbarrassingFirstName that]]. You'd say "Al" or "Vinnie." "Alvin" is a name for a ''[[AlvinAndTheChipmunks ''[[Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks chipmunk]].'' Or a ''dork.'' Besides, you look more like a ''Mark.'' Or a ''Tommy...''
28th Apr '16 11:15:03 PM erforce
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* Film/JamesBond:

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* In Film/ThreeTheHardWay: Mister Keys is stopped by a police officer who demands to see his driver's license, leading to this exchange:

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* In Film/ThreeTheHardWay: ''Film/ThreeTheHardWay'': Mister Keys is stopped by a police officer who demands to see his driver's license, leading to this exchange:



* Terry Pratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} is absolutely crammed full of this trope:

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* Terry Pratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} is ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books are absolutely crammed full of this trope:



* In ''Texas Teamwork'' by JTEdson, the Sheriff's Department goes looking for a call girl named Lois Lane. The deputies are sure this is an alias, but the madam assures them it is the name on her social security card.

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* In ''Texas Teamwork'' by JTEdson, Creator/JTEdson, the Sheriff's Department goes looking for a call girl named Lois Lane. The deputies are sure this is an alias, but the madam assures them it is the name on her social security card.



* In the Literature/AcornaSeries, Acorna (who was named by a trio of human miners that adopted her when they found her escape pod floating near their ship) is called Khornya by her own race (as they have difficulty pronouncing Acorna), which incidentally means "One Horn" in Linyaari. Needless to say, many are amused and bemused by her name.

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* In the Literature/AcornaSeries, ''Literature/AcornaSeries'', Acorna (who was named by a trio of human miners that adopted her when they found her escape pod floating near their ship) is called Khornya by her own race (as they have difficulty pronouncing Acorna), which incidentally means "One Horn" in Linyaari. Needless to say, many are amused and bemused by her name.



* In JohnVarley's Thunder And Lightning series, Jubal (short for Jubilation) got off easy. His religious fanatic father named his brothers Veneration, Celebration, Sanctification, Exaltation, Consecration, and Hallelujah. His sisters are Gloria Patri, Gloria Fili, Gloria Spiritusanctu, Gloria Inexcelsis, and Gloria Monday. Hallelujah's name derives from his mother finding out she couldn't have any more children.
* Silence Montane from "Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell" by Creator/BrandonSanderson. The author's introduction states that he got the name of the protagonist from a Puritan in genealogical records, and he wondered what would cause parents to name their daughter "Silence" rather than other, more obvious virtues.

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* In JohnVarley's Thunder Creator/JohnVarley's ''Thunder And Lightning Lightning'' series, Jubal (short for Jubilation) got off easy. His religious fanatic father named his brothers Veneration, Celebration, Sanctification, Exaltation, Consecration, and Hallelujah. His sisters are Gloria Patri, Gloria Fili, Gloria Spiritusanctu, Gloria Inexcelsis, and Gloria Monday. Hallelujah's name derives from his mother finding out she couldn't have any more children.
* Silence Montane from "Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell" ''Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson. The author's introduction states that he got the name of the protagonist from a Puritan in genealogical records, and he wondered what would cause parents to name their daughter "Silence" rather than other, more obvious virtues.



* In ''ThePillowman'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, Katurian's full name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Katurian Katurian Katurian]].
* In ''AlmostMaine'', East apparently got his first name from a mess-up on his birth certificate.

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* In ''ThePillowman'' ''Theatre/ThePillowman'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, Katurian's full name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Katurian Katurian Katurian]].
* In ''AlmostMaine'', ''Theatre/AlmostMaine'', East apparently got his first name from a mess-up on his birth certificate.



* Many characters allude to the appropriateness of [[VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} War's]] name, but he's certainly not any sort of AnthropomorphicPersonification. Apparently War, Fury, Strife and Death are ''given names''.

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* Many characters allude to the appropriateness of [[VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} War's]] name, War's name in ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'', but he's certainly not any sort of AnthropomorphicPersonification. Apparently War, Fury, Strife and Death are ''given names''.



* In ''MovilleMysteries'', the characters find out that the school PE Teacher, Coach Conkout, is ''really'' named Coach. His father was obsessed with his son being a sucessful coach.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' called "Stanked to the Future", there's a kid named Dicky who hates his parents, and Howard assumes that he hates them for naming him Dicky.

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* In ''MovilleMysteries'', ''WesternAnimation/MovilleMysteries'', the characters find out that the school PE Teacher, Coach Conkout, is ''really'' named Coach. His father was obsessed with his son being a sucessful coach.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' ''RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' called "Stanked to the Future", there's a kid named Dicky who hates his parents, and Howard assumes that he hates them for naming him Dicky.
27th Apr '16 9:53:43 PM realshini
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* In ''Oregon Trail'' 2 (and it's remake 5), one of random NPCs you can talk to is named "Jubilation Higgenbottom", he prefers to go by Julie, and makes an offhanded remark how he gets hassled for his cumbersome name.
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