History MeaningfulName / VisualNovels

26th Jul '16 7:31:49 AM Nepeta
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*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother being a musician]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfSomething matricide]]]], no less). His japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts. Her japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' and 'Heart Sound'.

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*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother being a musician]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfSomething [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything matricide]]]], no less). His japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts. Her japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' and 'Heart Sound'.
26th Jul '16 7:30:41 AM Nepeta
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*** Apollo and Athena's names tie are from the same origin as Phoenix'. Apollo was the god of the sun, truth and music (which is [[spoiler:foreshadowing his mother being a musician]]), and in the Orestheia, Apollo was the first one who defended (for [[spoiler:[[DoesThisRemindYouOfSomething matricide]]]], no less). His japanese name essentially means 'A surprising man of law'. And Athena? Her namesake was the goddess of the clear sky, but especially of defence, wisdom and arts. Her japanese name consists of the words 'Hope Moon' and 'Heart Sound'.



** Furio Tigre, the tiger to Phoenix/''Ryuu''ichi's [[TigerVersusDragon dragon]], and his Japanese name literally means 'Tiger Boy'.



** Furio Tigre, the tiger to Phoenix/''Ryuu''ichi's [[TigerVersusDragon dragon]], and his Japanese name literally means 'Tiger Boy'.
26th Jul '16 7:14:28 AM Nepeta
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*** Also, 'Dahlia' sounds suspiciously like '[[Literature/TheBible Delilah]]'.

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*** Also, 'Dahlia' sounds suspiciously like '[[Literature/TheBible '[[Literature/SamsonAndDelilah Delilah]]'.
26th Jul '16 7:13:37 AM Nepeta
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*** Also, 'Dahlia' sounds suspiciously like '[[Literature/TheBible Delilah]]'.
26th Jul '16 7:10:32 AM Nepeta
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*** His English name ties in to the one of Colias Palaeno, as 'Quercus Alba' is an old oak, while 'Colias Palaeno' is a butterfly.
26th Jul '16 7:03:31 AM Nepeta
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** Also, the entire Fey family, a family of spirit mediums. The word fey means "Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality."

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** Also, the entire Fey family, a family of spirit mediums. The word fey means "Having or displaying an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality."", or 'Close to death'.



** Furio Tigre, the tiger to Phoenix/''Ryuu''ichi's [[TigerVersusDragon dragon]].

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** Furio Tigre, the tiger to Phoenix/''Ryuu''ichi's [[TigerVersusDragon dragon]].dragon]], and his Japanese name literally means 'Tiger Boy'.
14th May '16 10:04:41 AM cakecake
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* Possibly a coincidence, but a very dark one if not. Ririka/Lyrica, female lead of the obscure ChubbyChaser DatingSim ''DebuPlus'' shares her name with a brand of diabetes medication.

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* Possibly a coincidence, but a very dark one if not. Ririka/Lyrica, female lead of the obscure ChubbyChaser DatingSim ''DebuPlus'' ''DebuPlus'', shares her name with a brand of diabetes medication.
14th May '16 10:04:07 AM cakecake
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** There's a certain amount of ThemeNaming going on with the witches; Beatrice, Virgilia and [[spoiler: Clair Vauxof Bernard]] are named for characters in Dante's ''DivineComedy''. Maria, the Witch of Origins [[spoiler:has the power to create a soul out of the void]].
** The Seven Sisters of Purgatory. All named various names of The Devil, the most obvious being Satan and Lucifer. Rather [[ShownTheirWork brilliantly]], their "sins" are all related to that particular name, such as Lucifer being Pride: in the Bible, The Devil was known as Lucifer as an Angel who fell from Heaven because of pride. Mammon is used to refer to greed, etc.
** Despite Battler's name not being a plausible one in real life, it relates quite well to his [[{{Determinator}} personality]]; [[AlternateCharacterReading the kanji in his name]] literally mean "fighting person".



* In ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'', "Kawakami" uses the kanji for "God" as opposed to the more commonplace "Above" - a fitting name for the [[FantasticFightingStyle fighting style known as Japan's ultimate secret weapon]].



* In ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'', "Kawakami" uses the kanji for "God" as opposed to the more commonplace "Above" - a fitting name for the [[FantasticFightingStyle fighting style known as Japan's ultimate secret weapon]].



* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** There's a certain amount of ThemeNaming going on with the witches; Beatrice, Virgilia and [[spoiler: Clair Vauxof Bernard]] are named for characters in Dante's ''DivineComedy''. Maria, the Witch of Origins [[spoiler:has the power to create a soul out of the void]].
** The Seven Sisters of Purgatory. All named various names of The Devil, the most obvious being Satan and Lucifer. Rather [[ShownTheirWork brilliantly]], their "sins" are all related to that particular name, such as Lucifer being Pride: in the Bible, The Devil was known as Lucifer as an Angel who fell from Heaven because of pride. Mammon is used to refer to greed, etc.
** Despite Battler's name not being a plausible one in real life, it relates quite well to his [[{{Determinator}} personality]]; [[AlternateCharacterReading the kanji in his name]] literally mean "fighting person".



** In-universe in ''999'', the cast's names are all based on their bracelet numbers, self-assigned, apart from Junpei and the 9th man: Ace, 1, from the ace in a pack,. Snake, 2 , from snake eyes in dice. Santa, 3, as in "san", the Japanese word for "three". Clover, 4, based on a 4 leaf clover. June, 6, because June is the sixth month. Seven is, 7, because...seven. Finally, Lotis is 8, and is based on the number of leafs a Lotus flower is depicted as having in Eastern religions.

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** In-universe in ''999'', the cast's names are all based on their bracelet numbers, self-assigned, apart from Junpei and the 9th man: Ace, 1, from the ace in a pack,. Snake, 2 , from snake eyes in dice. Santa, 3, as in "san", the Japanese word for "three". Clover, 4, based on a 4 leaf clover. June, 6, because June is the sixth month. Seven is, 7, because...seven. Finally, Lotis is 8, and is based on the number of leafs a Lotus flower is depicted as having in Eastern religions.religions.
* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' takes place on Virgo Island, where everyone earns their name through their actions and/or personality traits. Each clan favors certain names as well.
-->'''Ambrosia:''' On Virgo Island, we earn our names through our characteristics, deeds, and accomplishments. It is common for us to have more than one name throughout our life.
8th Feb '16 2:53:10 PM Natty
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* In ''VisualNovel/HalloweenOtome'': Emma Cee's name was chosen of its similarity to MC (Main Character). Mr. Wolf's real name [[spoiler: Tyler]] is a reference to the singer and composer of much of the game's music.
14th Jan '16 6:20:01 AM nowaymanguy
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* From ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' and it's prequel game, ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' there's a few, including Luna. Luna is a [[spoiler:robot that was made on the moon]], tying her into both the Latin name for the Moon, as well as Luna, the Roman Goodess.
** Dio means "God" in Italian which ties into his role as [[spoiler:Left, the leader of the Myrmidons, and therefore the self-entitled "God" of the new human race]].

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* From ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' and it's prequel game, ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' there's a few, including Luna. Luna is a [[spoiler:robot that was made on the moon]], tying her into both the Latin name for the Moon, as well as Luna, the the Roman Goodess.
** Dio means "God" in Italian which ties into his role as [[spoiler:Left, the leader of the Myrmidons, and therefore the self-entitled "God" of the new human race]].
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