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* Subverted in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' when one of the Misaka sisters finds a stray cat. When Touma asks what she wants to name it, she responds "dog".
-->'''Misaka 10032''': A cat named "dog". [[EmotionlessGirl Heh heh heh.]]
* ''Manga/BlackButler:'' [[spoiler:Angela is a AngelUnaware.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' also fit this trope, despite some of them being fluent in human language.
* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', Angelica's dog was named Perro, or "dog" in Spanish.
** Oddly, in ''Anime/TheBigO'', there was a ''cat'' named Perro.[[note]]Though, in Japanese, "pero" is also the onomatopoeia used for cats licking themselves (Japanese has no double-R), giving an alternate explanation for the name.[[/note]]
* A partial example of this is found in ''Franchise/OnePiece'', where there are at least 2 [[FishPeople Fishmen]] that are named after the fish they're based on. Their names are [[LightningBruiser Jinbe]] and [[IrrationalHatred Daruma]]. The former is a whale shark Fishman (In Japan, whale sharks are called "'''jinbe'''e-zame") and the latter is a cookie cutter shark Fishman (cookie cutter sharks are called "'''daruma'''-zame" in Japan).
* This is omnipresent in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. While the species names are either PokemonSpeak or VerbalTicName, it's a little weird that nearly every pet Pokémon is named after its species.
** In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', trainers who bother nicknaming their Pokémon usually give nicknames that barely deviate from the species' name anyways.
** In fact, White is the only nicknaming Dex Holder who gives her Pokémon regular names, albeit slightly punny ones.
* The heroine of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is a duck who can turn into a human girl. Her name is Duck. Often she's still referred to by her Japanese name, Ahiru... which is Japanese for "Duck."
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Subverted by Kodachi's pet, Mister Turtle, [[spoiler:a crocodile]].
* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', the TeamPet Jeep (aka Hakuryuu) is a white dragon who [[VoluntaryShapeshifting can turn into]] a [[CoolCar Jeep]]. ''Hakuryuu'' means "white dragon."
* In ''Manga/{{SuperLovers}}'', Tanuki/Racoon. It's a little complicated..
* In ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', Ryuuji's parakeet is named "Inko-chan". "Inko" happens to be Japanese for "parakeet".
* In ''Manga/WildLife'', Tesshou's dog is named Inu, which is dog in Japanese. [[spoiler: He also befriends a bear, which he calls Kuma, that is bear in Japanese]].
* ''Anime/{{K}}'' gives us Neko, a cat, neko of course being Japanese for cat.
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