Alternative Titles: Nakama
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Fellowship - Clear, concise, has Tolkien connotations but has other uses, describes the trope well
+36 (yeas:113 nays:77) Thicker Than Blood
- A phrase for a bond that goes beyond simple friendship and transcends even the relationship of blood relatives.
+25 (yeas:119 nays:94) Stalwart Companions
—Is in use, concise and clear, and "companions" doesn't have the connotations that "crew" can have.
-6 (yeas:61 nays:67) Camaraderie
— Short and catchy, describes comradeship and a spirit of trust.
-5 (yeas:13 nays:18) All For One
- so well-recognised, it's used for the trope image and its caption, and I find it unlikely that there's a single person who sees this and doesn't immediately think "And One For All"
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duplicate; the add crowner option is not the reply box
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The best new title would be "Band of Brothers", which already exists.
How many names for snow do you need?
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Tight Knit Crew: Crew, because it denotes a group of people with a common goal, and tight knit because, well they are.
-13 (yeas:44 nays:57) Family Of Friends
— Simple but descriptive. The casual visitor should be able to pick up on the trope's meaning right away.
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Constant Companions - alliterative appeal, "constant" suggests they're always around each other, also means steadfast and "to stand together" in Latin.
-11 (yeas:3 nays:14) -14 (yeas:71 nays:85) Coterie
- Group of people who identifiy closely, or an exclusive group. Describes the trope well, and has few other meanings.
-12 (yeas:25 nays:37) Family of Choice
— established term for "Those people I feel like family about but who I'm not related to by blood." fairly widespread use in Real Life
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The Them - A Good Omens
reference, the name of a group of friends who stood together at the end of the world.
-13 (yeas:56 nays:69) Kith
has a definition
encompassing both friends and family(and an etymology favoring the latter) and is out of use enough that a slight stretching of the connotations should go unnoticed. Should also be a nigh-perfect drop-in replacement.
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How about the title "Family is More than Blood"
-16 (yeas:38 nays:54) Friends Beyond Measure
— Clear and concise. Demonstrates the concept well in only three words. Not attached to any particular fandom, and isn't a made-up word, nor an obscure word.
-14 (yeas:8 nays:22)
Closer Than Family - Implies staying together without blood relation.
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Ohana- Has mainstream recognization, keeps the format of the old trope while being less esoteric and fits the definition theme wise. Already an existing redirect for Nakama
-16 (yeas:3 nays:19) Brothers From Another Mother
— Comes from a ready-existing phrase usually detailing a good friend/friends as close to you as a brother (or sister), but not related to you in any way, which describes Nakama in a nutshell. The name itself is also quite memorable and catchy, mostly due to how well it rhymes.
-17 (yeas:25 nays:42) -17 (yeas:0 nays:17)
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-17 (yeas:4 nays:21) The N Musketeers
: Since they're the best example of the trope, and anyone can put in a number for N...
-17 (yeas:0 nays:17)
I'd like to see a new title that has the word "brothers" or "brotherhood" included (for obvious reasons).
I never saw the movie or read the book, but would "Ya Ya Sisterhood
" work, too?
-18 (yeas:266 nays:284) Framily
— Portmanteau of the two basic concepts of "friends" as "family." Concise and memorable. Shows up in buzzword and online dictionaries with the meaning we want.
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Ohana - Already a redirect
-18 (yeas:17 nays:35) The Fellowship
: Same advantages as "fellowship", definite article removes at least some of the ambiguity.
-18 (yeas:3 nays:21) -18 (yeas:4 nays:22)
Ka-Tet - exact same thing, but only exists in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
-20 (yeas:7 nays:27) -23 (yeas:26 nays:49) Trusted Coterie
- same as "Coterie" but with "Trusted" to give the reader a better idea of what the trope is if they don't know what "Coterie" means, and to emphasise trust in the group.
-23 (yeas:19 nays:42) -21 (yeas:14 nays:35) Mates
— Actually means this trope, is a single word, and Mates
can be used exactly the same way as Nakama
. Comes from Aussie slang.
-21 (yeas:11 nays:32) -21 (yeas:9 nays:30)
Chosen Family: Succinct.
-22 (yeas:14 nays:36) -22 (yeas:1 nays:23) -25 (yeas:23 nays:48) Boon Companions
— Has the bonus of actually meaning what the trope is about.
-25 (yeas:20 nays:45)
Inseparable Friends — To the point. Gets the idea across.
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Band of Brothers. - (The current name of a different trope Band of Brothers
has that not been suggested before now?
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-26 (yeas:4 nays:30)
Non-Family Family sounds okay.
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Kindred - Pros: Refers to a group that is either family or like family, as in "kindred spirits." Pros: Easily to search and recognizable. Cons: Maybe too much emphasis on family.
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Nevermind, vote down.
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Tight- often used to describe the relationship by those within or outside of
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Real Friends. Real friends are like faniliy
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Coterie of Comradely Companions — Clever, witty sounding, gets the idea across, and has the Added Alliterative Appeal
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Crew - Face it, that's what Nakama means.
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-40 (yeas:5 nays:45) Shoulder Buddies
— different take on "bosom buddies" highlighting the "stand side by side on the line" nature of the trope.
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True Trusted Unshakable Framrademigohanakamadiereesh beyond Measure -
it's a little bit of everything. Tons
of prior use. See Google Results here
looks like someone fell asleep of the keyboard.
and a pain in the ass to type
-41 (yeas:8 nays:49) -39 (yeas:17 nays:56) -42 (yeas:5 nays:47) -41 (yeas:10 nays:51) -44 (yeas:2 nays:46) -44 (yeas:3 nays:47) -44 (yeas:3 nays:47) -45 (yeas:4 nays:49) -45 (yeas:9 nays:54) Brohana
—Well, if Friendmigo
is on here, we might as well give its cooler cousin a chance! (For what it's worth, "ohana" means "family" in Hawaiian and was
used to describe this trope in Lilo & Stitch
, and is currently a redirect.)
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Friendmigo - Just made it up a few days ago. Sounds awesome but doesn't clearly describe trope.
-47 (yeas:3 nays:50) One of Us
— honestly fits this trope better than the one that already inhabits it.
-48 (yeas:11 nays:59) -48 (yeas:2 nays:50) Risk Re Ward
(would be "Risk, re: Ward") — in it together, taking ridiculous risks why? Because.
-48 (yeas:3 nays:51) Bloodier Brothers
— Takes "I'd take a bullet for you" to a new level, implies a connection stronger than blood brothers.
-49 (yeas:6 nays:55) Fremily
— Similar to Framily, but sounds slightly better. Name comes from "Friend-Family", like "Framily".
-50 (yeas:3 nays:53) -51 (yeas:3 nays:54) Going Down With The Crew
— variant on the common phrase "going down with the ship", with emphasis on the crew/togetherness
-53 (yeas:4 nays:57) -55 (yeas:7 nays:62) -61 (yeas:11 nays:72) Super Homies
accurately describes the concept and has bonus humor value
-65 (yeas:4 nays:69) True Framily
helps avoid the common "friends and family" meaning of Framily
-69 (yeas:2 nays:71) -73 (yeas:13 nays:86) Jeesh
word from the very popular Ender's Game
which exactly describes this trope, but is somewhat obscure
-75 (yeas:5 nays:80) -77 (yeas:8 nays:85) Friend
— pretty accurate if you ask me.
-95 (yeas:11 nays:106) Bosom Buddies
accurate description of the trope, plus it has "bosom" in it, heh-heh
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