History Main / WhoNamesTheirKidDude

20th Nov '17 2:35:58 PM SomberCaelifera
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* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Angela changed her name as soon as she turned 18. Her father suggests she name her son "Staccato Mamba", so it must have been pretty bad. Also, Angela's middle name is "Pearly Gates". Her father is Billy Gibbons of Music/ZZTop, so this makes sense. It is reavealed in season 10 that her real name is Pookie Noodlin

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* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Angela changed her name as soon as she turned 18. Her father suggests she name her son "Staccato Mamba", so it must have been pretty bad. Also, Angela's middle name is "Pearly Gates". Her father is Billy Gibbons of Music/ZZTop, so this makes sense. It (It is reavealed in season 10 that her real name is Pookie Noodlin Noodlin.)
18th Nov '17 2:00:17 AM TommyTiger
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* In ''Fanfic/DiariesOfAMadman'', poor Navarone is actually named [[spoiler:Anonymous]]. His [[TimeyWimeyBall older (past) self]] eventually starts using it in public -- [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore albeit with some embarrassment]] -- but for Nav, even ''mentioning'' that name is a big honking BerserkButton.

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* In ''Fanfic/DiariesOfAMadman'', poor Navarone is actually named [[spoiler:Anonymous]]. His [[TimeyWimeyBall older (past) self]] eventually starts using it in public -- [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore albeit with some embarrassment]] -- but for Nav, even ''mentioning'' that name is a big honking BerserkButton.



** And then there's Corporal Nobby Nobbs, whose full name is 'Cecil Wormsborough St. John Nobbs'. A name made all the more astonishing given that Nobby's family are as working class as it gets, and lived in particularly rough part of the city. ([[FridgeBrilliance It becomes more understandable]] if you know that his great-grandfather was ''possibly'' the illegitimate son of an Earl.) Poor kid.

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** And then there's Corporal Nobby Nobbs, whose full name is 'Cecil Wormsborough St. John Nobbs'. A name made all the more astonishing given that Nobby's family are as working class as it gets, and lived in particularly rough part of the city. ([[FridgeBrilliance It becomes more understandable]] if you know that his great-grandfather was ''possibly'' the illegitimate son of an Earl.) Poor kid.)



* In ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne's House of Dreams]]'', Miss Cornelia comments approvingly on Anne's choice of baby name (James Matthew), and mentions in passing that another new mother in the neighborhood has decided to call her baby Bertie Shakespeare. The poor kid becomes a common fixture in subsequent stories about Anne's children, and is never referred to by anything other than the whole thing: Bertie Shakespeare Drew.

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* In ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne's House of Dreams]]'', Miss Cornelia comments approvingly on Anne's choice of baby name (James Matthew), and mentions in passing that another new mother in the neighborhood has decided to call her baby Bertie Shakespeare. The poor kid He becomes a common fixture in subsequent stories about Anne's children, and is never referred to by anything other than the whole thing: Bertie Shakespeare Drew.



* Rowan Atkinson makes excellent sport of this trope in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiWJWLCoH2M School Master sketch]]. Such poor pupils in his class include Nancyboy-Potter, Undermanager, Zob and Orifice...!

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* Rowan Atkinson makes excellent sport of this trope in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiWJWLCoH2M School Master sketch]]. Such poor pupils in his class include Nancyboy-Potter, Undermanager, Zob and Orifice...!even Orifice.



* While it's standard in ''WebComic/{{Goblins}}'' for the goblins to have a MeaningfulName picked by the fortune teller, everyone is still sympathetic to poor Dies-Horribly, and Hava has to explain to everyone that it turned out the fortune teller wasn't actually trying to name him when he said "Piss-Off-I-Have-A-Headache". Complains-Of-Names got his name because he does, and he has reason to.

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* While it's standard in ''WebComic/{{Goblins}}'' for the goblins to have a MeaningfulName picked by the fortune teller, everyone is still sympathetic to poor Dies-Horribly, and Hava has to explain to everyone that it turned out the fortune teller wasn't actually trying to name him when he said "Piss-Off-I-Have-A-Headache". Complains-Of-Names got his name because he does, and he has reason to.
2nd Nov '17 7:52:57 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid,'' [[PrinceCharming Eric]] tries to guess [[PluckyGirl Ariel]]'s name, since she's now TheSpeechless and can't just tell him. His first guess is "Mildred." When she makes a face, he just laughs and says "Okay, no!"

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* Nutsy from Disney's animated ''Disney/RobinHood'':
-->'''Sheriff:''' Criminitly, now I know why yer momma calls ya "Nutsy".
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid,'' [[PrinceCharming Eric]] tries to guess [[PluckyGirl Ariel]]'s name, since she's now TheSpeechless and can't just tell him. His first guess is "Mildred." When she makes a face, he just laughs and says "Okay, no!" no!"
* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', young Terk is not impressed when Tarzan's adoptive mother decides to name him that. Then she shrugs and says, "...okay, it's ''your'' baby."



* Nutsy from the Disney's animated ''Disney/RobinHood'':
-->'''Sheriff:''' Criminitly, now I know why yer momma calls ya "Nutsy".
* A Christmas special made by DIC called ''AHollywoodHoundsChristmas'' (it appears on Shout Factory's DIC Christmas Blast DVD) in which the main character is actually named "Dude." A running gag in the special is how people are able to (accidentally) guess his name. At one point, he even goes "is there anybody who ''doesn't'' know my name?..."

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* Nutsy from the Disney's animated ''Disney/RobinHood'':
-->'''Sheriff:''' Criminitly, now I know why yer momma calls ya "Nutsy".
* A Christmas special made by DIC called ''AHollywoodHoundsChristmas'' ''WesternAnimation/AHollywoodHoundsChristmas'' (it appears on Shout Factory's DIC Christmas Blast DVD) in which the main character is actually named "Dude." A running gag in the special is how people are able to (accidentally) guess his name. At one point, he even goes "is there anybody who ''doesn't'' know my name?..."
29th Oct '17 11:01:00 PM intastiel
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* [[http://www.cansofbeans.com/ Cans of Beans]] might as well be the trope namer, featuring leads named Carl, Dude Brosmith, and Dude's cousin, Hibbie.

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* [[http://www.cansofbeans.com/ Cans of Beans]] might as well be has the trope namer, featuring leads named Carl, double-barreled name [[http://www.cansofbeans.com/comics/7 Dude Brosmith, and Dude's cousin, Hibbie.Brosmith]], which Carl immediately {{lampshade|Hanging}}s. Eventually revealed that [[spoiler:it's short for [[EmbarrassingFirstName Dudley]], but Brosmith is the real family name]].
29th Oct '17 1:20:53 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' introduces us to Blaineley in ''World Tour'', a conniving gossipy talk show host who tries to usurp command of the Aftermath segments from Geoff and Bridgette, shipping the latter to Siberia. Geoff sings what amounts to an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, capping off with the revelation that her real name is ''Mildred'', to which she reacts in horror.
24th Oct '17 7:12:24 AM AM_NK
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* Brazil has a tradition of weird names, usually with a foreign origin: homages (e.g. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creedence_Clearwater_Couto Creedence Clearwater Couto]]), misspelling imports (Michael = Maicon, Maycon, Maikon, Maykon) or names that just try to sound different (most commonly -son, such as Denilson, Valdson, Liedson and Nadson). Then there's names such as [[http://www.jcuberaba.com.br/userfiles/_Tospericargerja-Torres-(1).jpg Tospericagerja]], an homage to six players of the team who won TheWorldCup in 1970 (TOStão, PElé, RIvellino, CArlos Alberto, GERson and JAirzinho), and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odvan Odvan]], homage to the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlAx9_QD0oc O]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divan_(furniture) Divã]]".

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* Brazil has a tradition of weird names, usually with a foreign origin: homages (e.g. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creedence_Clearwater_Couto Creedence Clearwater Couto]]), misspelling imports (Michael = Maicon, Maycon, Maikon, Maykon) or names that just try to sound different (most commonly -son, such as Denilson, Valdson, Liedson and Nadson). Then there's names such as [[http://www.jcuberaba.com.br/userfiles/_Tospericargerja-Torres-(1).jpg Tospericagerja]], an homage to six players of the team who won TheWorldCup in 1970 (TOStão, PElé, RIvellino, CArlos (Tostão, Pelé, Rivellino, Carlos Alberto, GERson Gerson and JAirzinho), Jairzinho), and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odvan Odvan]], homage to the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlAx9_QD0oc O]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divan_(furniture) Divã]]".
21st Oct '17 4:06:27 AM DrySoul
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''Please note this is not just a matter of people/characters having UnfortunateNames -- this applies '''only when there is an InUniverse reaction to the fact.'''''

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''Please note this is not just a matter of people/characters having UnfortunateNames -- this applies '''only when there is an InUniverse reaction to the fact.'''''
''''' Compare EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, ADogNamedDog, ALizardNamedLiz.
17th Oct '17 4:23:03 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''[[FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon The Mare From the Moon]]'': While listening to the story of Ponyville's founding (which involved the Apple family and the Rich family), Spliced Genome wonders to herself "who in their right mind would give their foal the first name ''Stinking''?"
17th Oct '17 2:02:25 AM TommyTiger
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* Texas Governor Jim Hogg infamously named his daughter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg#Name Ima]]. This spawned a lot of public jokes (the most famous being that she had a sister named Ura) and the poor girl never lived it down. In fairness her father claimed she was named after a character in a poem and that he wasn't consciously aware of how it sounded, though a lot of the more cynical Texans didn't believe him. TheOtherWiki's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg article on Ima Hogg]] tells us that her grandfather heard of her name, saw the obvious problem, and rushed in vain to stop the christening. Despite her embarrassing name, she became one of the most respected ladies of Texas, a famous philanthropist and patron of the arts, "The First Lady of Texas".

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* Texas Governor Jim Hogg infamously named his daughter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg#Name Ima]]. This spawned a lot of public jokes (the most famous being that she had a sister named Ura) and the poor girl she never lived it down. In fairness her father claimed she was named after a character in a poem and that he wasn't consciously aware of how it sounded, though a lot of the more cynical Texans didn't believe him. TheOtherWiki's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg article on Ima Hogg]] tells us that her grandfather heard of her name, saw the obvious problem, and rushed in vain to stop the christening. Despite her embarrassing name, she became one of the most respected ladies of Texas, a famous philanthropist and patron of the arts, "The First Lady of Texas".
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* A now-offline list of officially given names in Germany once noted that - apart from names where the combination of first and last name or name and occupation (a gynecologist named Mrs. Hole) - there had been two Adolf Hitlers, five Eva Brauns (Hitler's fiance) and a small variety of other famous nazis around 2000. While Eva Braun might be forgiven (since both first and second name are very common), the Adolf Hitler cases caused quite an uproar as well as sympathy in the website's guestbook. Since the website didn't specify the age of the name holders, it might be possible that the poor Adolf Hitlers were somewhere between 60 and 90 back then and thus born and named when it was still all right to admire the original guy in Germany.

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* A now-offline list of officially given names in Germany once noted that - apart from names where the combination of first and last name or name and occupation (a gynecologist named Mrs. Hole) - there had been two Adolf Hitlers, five Eva Brauns (Hitler's fiance) and a small variety of other famous nazis around 2000. While Eva Braun might be forgiven (since both first and second name are very common), the Adolf Hitler cases caused quite an uproar as well as sympathy in the website's guestbook. Since the website didn't specify the age of the name holders, it might be possible that the poor all those Adolf Hitlers were somewhere between 60 and 90 back then and thus born and named when it was still all right to admire the original guy in Germany.
28th Sep '17 3:01:25 PM rosvicl
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* Charlotte Macleod's humorous mystery novels about Sarah Kelling include Sarah's cousins Jesse, Woodson, and James. Sarah notes that her cousin Lionel's approach to child-raising is about what you'd expect from someone who would name his children, collectively, after a famous outlaw.
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