Alternate names: Food Named Animal
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A form of Theme Naming
where an animal character is named after, or has a Punny Name
based on, a type of food or meat made from that animal, or alternatively a product made from that animal. Might have kind of disturbing implications
if you think too hard about it.
Subtrope of Theme Naming
. Also see Punny Name
Compare Edible Theme Naming
, A Dog Named Dog
Anime and Manga
Peter Porker The Spectacular Spider-Ham
- In Silver Spoon, Hachiken got attached to a piglet, which he named Pork Bowl (with suggestions from his friends since the pig will be raised for meat and slaughtered eventually...). He later did the same with a bunch of other piglets (much to his friends' dismay)
- In Excel Saga, Excel names her pet (presumably a dog) emergency ration Menchi, a.k.a. mince meat.
, a Funny Animal
version of Spider-Man.
- Lanolin the sheep from U.S. Acres is a sort-of example. She is named after an oil extracted from wool and used for soaps and cosmetics.
- Lamb Chop from Lamb Chop's Play-Along.
- Vyvyan from The Young Ones tried to sneak a pig into a TV game show by claiming it was his team's mascot, Bacon Sandwich. (Granted, he also claimed it was a deformed ferret rather than a pig, but he later admitted that part wasn't true.)
- Several characters from Animal Crossing fit this, such as Hambo the pig, Pate the duck, and Takoyaki the octopus. For a non-food example, there's Elmer the horse (as in the glue)
- One of the partners from Paper Mario is a Cheep-Cheep (fish-like creature) named Sushie.
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: In one of the fights in the arena, you fight side-by-side with a wild boar named Porkchop.
- Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout 3 all feature canine characters named 'Dogmeat'.
- X.O. Seal: One of the members of the Livestock Mob is a rotund pig named Pork Round.
- The piglet Chris P. Bacon.
- Farmers sometimes employ this trope to distinguish animals that are to be eaten from ones that are to be kept long-term. This helps ensure their kids don't get too attached to the ones slated for somebody's dinner table.