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22nd Jan '16 4:29:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, StephenFry mentions "nominative determinism," the social theory that if your name is meaningful its meaning will reflect in your career choice. David Mitchell: "That's why you run that caff."
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* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, StephenFry Creator/StephenFry mentions "nominative determinism," the social theory that if your name is meaningful its meaning will reflect in your career choice. David Mitchell: "That's why you run that caff."
4th Jan '16 2:35:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Kurt Hummel from the musical TV show is named after Kurt Von Trap from the musical ''TheSoundOfMusic''. Might count for some if not all of the other Glee-club members too. Rachel's full name is Rachel Barbra Berry. She is a huge Barbra Streisand fan. Quinn's name rhymes with Finn and sounds like Queen. Santana Lopez is probably be named after the guitarist Carlos Santana and the singer Jennifer Lopez. Brittany S. Pierce's name is already explained on Glee; Britney Spears. Also: Kurt rhymes with Burt. As of season two: coach Bieste, which is pronounced "beast" and fits with her manly personality. Puck's first name, Noah, is slightly ironic. Noah is a typical NiceJewishBoy name and contrasts with Puck's bad-boy attitude. Sue Sylvester, the cartoon villain, has a cartoon villain's name (Sylvester the Cat).
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Kurt Hummel from the musical TV show is named after Kurt Von Trap from the musical ''TheSoundOfMusic''.''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''. Might count for some if not all of the other Glee-club members too. Rachel's full name is Rachel Barbra Berry. She is a huge Barbra Streisand fan. Quinn's name rhymes with Finn and sounds like Queen. Santana Lopez is probably be named after the guitarist Carlos Santana and the singer Jennifer Lopez. Brittany S. Pierce's name is already explained on Glee; Britney Spears. Also: Kurt rhymes with Burt. As of season two: coach Bieste, which is pronounced "beast" and fits with her manly personality. Puck's first name, Noah, is slightly ironic. Noah is a typical NiceJewishBoy name and contrasts with Puck's bad-boy attitude. Sue Sylvester, the cartoon villain, has a cartoon villain's name (Sylvester the Cat).
4th Jan '16 5:35:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''PairOfKings'': [[LilAbner Sadie Hawkins]] {{Expy}} Queen Uber Oogli.
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* ''PairOfKings'': [[LilAbner ''Series/PairOfKings'': [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Sadie Hawkins]] {{Expy}} Queen Uber Oogli.

* ''PowerRangers'': Has taken to doing this in recent years.
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* ''PowerRangers'': ''Series/PowerRangers'': Has taken to doing this in recent years.
27th Dec '15 8:32:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Psych}}'': The Santa Barbara PD arrests a notorious serial killer named Mr. Yang in the season three finale. Is anyone really surprised when a Mr. Yin starts leaving a trail of bodies in the season four finale? * ''{{QI}}'': In one episode, StephenFry mentions "nominative determinism," the social theory that if your name is meaningful its meaning will reflect in your career choice. David Mitchell: "That's why you run that caff."
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* ''{{Psych}}'': ''Series/{{Psych}}'': The Santa Barbara PD arrests a notorious serial killer named Mr. Yang in the season three finale. Is anyone really surprised when a Mr. Yin starts leaving a trail of bodies in the season four finale? * ''{{QI}}'': ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, StephenFry mentions "nominative determinism," the social theory that if your name is meaningful its meaning will reflect in your career choice. David Mitchell: "That's why you run that caff."
22nd Dec '15 3:19:07 PM pinkdalek
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** TheDragon in "Genesis of the Daleks" is called Nyder. "Neidr", pronounced the same way, is Welsh for "snake". Although, as many fans have pointed out, it's Gharman who is the one who tries to give the Daleks knowledge of good and evil, not Nyder.
13th Dec '15 5:56:19 PM nombretomado
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*** With a slight spelling change, it could even be an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' reference. The first power he absorbs is [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].
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*** With a slight spelling change, it could even be an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' ''Franchise/XMen'' reference. The first power he absorbs is [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].
30th Oct '15 8:31:13 PM Quantumpanda
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*** All the Dolls are given names drawn from the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet Phonetic Alphabet]]: Alpha, Echo, Kilo, Mike, November, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Victor, and Whiskey are all credited as character names of Actives (and X-Ray and Yankee are referenced by name in the finale, though not credited). Clearly, no Dollhouse was ever expected to have more than 26 Actives at a time...
12th Sep '15 11:32:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Has a bully named Billy Loomer, a [[AlphaBitch mean girl]] named Missy Meany, and a woodshop teacher named Dusty Chopsaw. Any questions?
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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Has a bully named Billy Loomer, a [[AlphaBitch mean girl]] named Missy Meany, and a woodshop teacher named Dusty Chopsaw. Any questions?

* ''NoahsArc'': Brandy, who oscillates between LadyDrunk and HardDrinkingPartyGirl.
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* ''NoahsArc'': ''Series/NoahsArc'': Brandy, who oscillates between LadyDrunk and HardDrinkingPartyGirl.
21st Jul '15 8:24:09 PM TheSpiresWillGuideMeHome
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** "Snyder" is Danish for "cheater". It could also be because of his extremely snide personality.
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** "Snyder" is Danish for "cheater". "cheater." It could also be because of his extremely snide personality.

** Anya's name when she was a human was Aud, pronounced "Odd". This matches her personality. *** "Anyanka" (her full name) when is possibly derived from old Greek ἀνάγκη, "necessity". Just read the Other Wiki's entry and think of her RealityWarper powers. ** "Faith" as in her faith in people which she keeps losing.
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** Anya's name when she was a human was Aud, pronounced "Odd". "Odd." This matches her personality. *** "Anyanka" (her full name) when is possibly derived from old Greek ἀνάγκη, "necessity". "necessity," Just read the Other Wiki's entry and think of her RealityWarper powers. ** "Faith" as in her faith in people people, which she keeps losing.
21st Jul '15 8:23:16 PM TheSpiresWillGuideMeHome
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** A wizard who intended to [[VirginSacrifice sacrifice his virgin daughter]] to a demon on his 50th birthday named said daughter ''Virginia''. It didn't work out, as his efforts to isolate her were extremely unsuccessful.
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** A wizard who intended to [[VirginSacrifice sacrifice his virgin daughter]] to a demon on his 50th birthday named said daughter ''Virginia''. ''Virginia.'' It didn't work out, as his efforts to isolate her were extremely unsuccessful.

** Angel, named because his sister though he'd returned to her from the dead as an angel. Historical volumes describe him as "the one with the angelic face" and "the demon with the face of an angel". ** Jasmine, so named because she loved the smell of Jasmine flowers, which in itself is meaningful, as The Language of Flowers states that the Jasmine flower symbolizes "attachment and amiability". [[MakesSenseInContext This is a REALLY good example.]] ** Several of the names in Angel also count...William means 'a protector' and kind of ironically, Liam, Angel's birth name, means 'out of William', even though it was the other way around with him and Spike. ** Also, [[TheVamp Lilah]]'s name has connotations of "seductive" and "night beauty".
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** Angel, named because his sister though he'd returned to her from the dead as an angel. Historical volumes describe him as "the one with the angelic face" and "the demon with the face of an angel". angel." ** Jasmine, so named because she loved the smell of Jasmine flowers, which in itself is meaningful, as The Language of Flowers states that the Jasmine flower symbolizes "attachment and amiability". amiability." [[MakesSenseInContext This is a REALLY good example.]] ** Several of the names in Angel also count...William means 'a protector' and kind of ironically, Liam, Angel's birth name, means 'out "out of William', William," even though it was the other way around with him and Spike. ** Also, [[TheVamp Lilah]]'s name has connotations of "seductive" and "night beauty".beauty."

** On Lorne's homeworld, they drink "Flib liquor," humans are "cows", and they clean out "flehegna" stables. Maybe his nickname was apt.
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** On Lorne's homeworld, they drink "Flib liquor," humans are "cows", "cows," and they clean out "flehegna" stables. Maybe his nickname was apt.

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** On Lorne's homeworld, they drink "Flib liquor," humans are "cows", *** Another possibility, although this one is quite a stretch, is that his name was meant to convey just how much he and they clean out "flehegna" stables. Maybe his nickname was apt.Faith were polar opposites. A Slayer who hails from the East Coast is paired with a Watcher whose name means "from the west meadow."
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