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7th Jul '16 6:06:20 AM AndyLA
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* [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]
** "Bajeena" has actually been romanised as "Vagina" on at least some official merchandise.
** And Kiki from ''08th MS Team'' would be un-PC in the Philippines. Kiki in Filipino means pussy.
*** Similarly, the Miyazaki film ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' ran into this same problem, so they changed the protagonist's name.

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', due to its long and consistent use of AerithAndBob, is bound to have a few:
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[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]
** *** "Bajeena" has actually been romanised as "Vagina" on at least some official merchandise.
** Also our young protagonist Camille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).
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And Kiki from ''08th MS Team'' would be un-PC in the Philippines. Kiki in Filipino means pussy.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had Elpeo Puru, a young pilot named after ''Lemon/L People'' (''Eru Pīpuru''), a popular hentai magazine with an unhealthy focus on young girls. Given the unsettling hints about her handler Glemmy's proclivities, this is appropriate in all the wrong ways.
** All of the [[ArtificialHuman Innovators]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' have odd names, which besides those of Tieria and Ribbons tend to be verbs changed into nouns (as in [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Healing/Hilling]] Care). One's name is Bring Stability, but the name has also been translated as [[AwesomeMcCoolname Bring]] [[KnifeNut Stab]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast bity]].
*** Similarly, The series also has the GN-X mobile suit series, whose name is pronounced exactly like "Jinx." They are (occasionally Elite) Mooks that explode in large numbers.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' brings us Natora ''Einus'' (yes, it is pronounced that way).
** Sai Argyle from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".
*** His last name is unfortunate, too. Who would want to be named for a pattern most people associate with socks?
* Similarly to the aforementioned Kiki example,
the Miyazaki film ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' ran into this same problem, so they changed the protagonist's name.



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had Elpeo Puru, a young pilot named after ''Lemon/L People'' (''Eru Pīpuru''), a popular hentai magazine with an unhealthy focus on young girls. Given the unsettling hints about her handler Glemmy's proclivities, this is appropriate in all the wrong ways.
* Also in ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' our young protagonist Camille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).
* Similar situation for the Spanish dub of ''Laputa: Anime/CastleInTheSky''. "La puta" in Spanish means "the whore", [[MarketBasedTitle so they took out the "Laputa" part in the title in several countries]], but there's still the issue of the place in the movies the title comes from. The English dub attempted to downplay this by pronouncing it "LAP-u-ta".

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' had Elpeo Puru, a young pilot named after ''Lemon/L People'' (''Eru Pīpuru''), a popular hentai magazine with an unhealthy focus on young girls. Given the unsettling hints about her handler Glemmy's proclivities, this is appropriate in all the wrong ways.
* Also in ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' our young protagonist Camille Bidan [[BerserkButton got into a lot of fisticuffs and even earned a mortal enemy for being noted of having a girl's name]] (technically, the name is gender-neutral, but it is more commonly used for girls).
* Similar situation for the Spanish dub of ''Laputa: Anime/CastleInTheSky''. "La puta" in Spanish means "the whore", [[MarketBasedTitle so they took out the "Laputa" part in the title in several countries]], but there's still the issue of the place in the movies the title comes from. The English dub attempted to downplay this by pronouncing it "LAP-u-ta"."LAP-u-ta" (although the name is meant to be pronounced "La''pyu''ta", as per the Japanese name).



* All of the [[ArtificialHuman Innovators]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' have odd names, which besides those of Tieria and Ribbons tend to be verbs changed into nouns (as in [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Healing/Hilling]] Care). One's name is Bring Stability, but the name has also been translated as [[AwesomeMcCoolname Bring]] [[KnifeNut Stab]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast bity]].
** The series also has the GN-X mobile suit series, whose name is pronounced exactly like "Jinx." They are (occasionally Elite) Mooks that explode in large numbers.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' brings us Natora ''Einus'' (yes, it is pronounced that way).



* Sai Argyle from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".
** His last name is unfortunate, too. Who would want to be named for a pattern most people associate with socks?
17th Jun '16 7:50:18 AM Sergey_Smirnov
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* ''Manga/{{Terraformars}}: Which is the worst name to name a German officer? If you guessed [[Usefulnotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]] then you are correct, meet [[http://terraformars.wikia.com/wiki/Adolf_Reinhard Adolf Reinhard]]... to make matters worse his girlfriend is named Eva

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* ''Manga/{{Terraformars}}: ''Manga/{{Terraformars}}'': Which is the worst name to name a German officer? If you guessed [[Usefulnotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]] then you are correct, meet [[http://terraformars.wikia.com/wiki/Adolf_Reinhard Adolf Reinhard]]... to make matters worse his girlfriend is named Eva
17th Jun '16 7:49:45 AM Sergey_Smirnov
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* ''Manga/{{Terraformars}}: Which is the worst name to name a German officer? If you guessed [[Usefulnotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]] then you are correct, meet [[http://terraformars.wikia.com/wiki/Adolf_Reinhard Adolf Reinhard]]... to make matters worse his girlfriend is named Eva
24th May '16 4:32:58 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has Pantyhose Taro, [[spoiler: who was given that name by DirtyOldMan and PantyThief Happosai.]]

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has Pantyhose Taro, [[spoiler: who was given that name by DirtyOldMan and PantyThief Happosai.]]]] His village's rules state that only the one who named a child can change that name. His entire character is built around finding said guy and forcing him to change it.
12th May '16 2:27:51 PM TheBigBopper
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** Yet ''another'' example: Viral's first mech is called Enki, which is fine. His second is called Enkidu, which is also a neat reference to ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''. His third is called Enki''dudu'', which probably sounds OK to a Japanese person, but to an English-speaker...

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** Yet ''another'' example: Viral's first mech is called Enki, which is fine. His second is called Enkidu, which is also a neat reference to ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''. His third is called Enki''dudu'', which probably sounds OK to a Japanese person, but to an English-speaker...English-speaker it sounds like doo-doo or "poop".
1st Apr '16 10:56:44 AM Willbyr
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* In the dub of ''UltimateMuscle'', Gazelleman is called Dik Dik van Dik, after a very small type of deer. This is more than likely deliberate; when [[Series/XPlay Adam Sessler]] reviewed one of the games based off the series and it became a CatchPhrase of sorts for the next year or so.

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* In the dub of ''UltimateMuscle'', ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'', Gazelleman is called Dik Dik van Dik, after a very small type of deer. This is more than likely deliberate; when [[Series/XPlay Adam Sessler]] reviewed one of the games based off the series and it became a CatchPhrase of sorts for the next year or so.
21st Jan '16 8:19:30 PM Adept
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* Chikubi, the class hamster in ''{{Mitsudomoe}}''. The little guy's name means "Nipples", chosen because boob-lover Futaba thought his tail reminded her of one. The name stuck.

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* Chikubi, the class hamster in ''{{Mitsudomoe}}''.''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}''. The little guy's name means "Nipples", chosen because boob-lover Futaba thought his tail reminded her of one. The name stuck.
13th Jan '16 10:39:17 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/GundamAge'' brings us Natora ''Einus'' (yes, it is pronounced that way).

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* ''Anime/GundamAge'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge'' brings us Natora ''Einus'' (yes, it is pronounced that way).
23rd Aug '15 2:16:57 PM nombretomado
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* [[Anime/ZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]

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* [[Anime/ZetaGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena and Jamitov Hymen, anyone?!]]
21st Aug '15 10:02:42 PM nombretomado
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* Sai Argyle from ''Anime/GundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".

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* Sai Argyle from ''Anime/GundamSeed'': ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': "Sai" is Hokkien for "shit".
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