* Webcomic/ZeroZeroZeroThisComicAppearsFirstAlphabetically has its main characters Bat and Bean, who are apparently supposed to be a bat and a walking bean with a face.
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', though it's only used partially and only for some of the animal-people. The "brothers" of Grace, animalistic shape-shifters, are Guineas (a guinea pig), Hedge (a hedgehog) and [[OddNameOut Vlad]] (a bat... sorta). The kicker is when Elliot, temporarily transformed into a cat-person, is caught and interrogated by Damien.
-->'''Damien:''' Now, what is your name?\\
'''Elliot:''' Um, well, what with me being a cat and all... Cat?\\
'''Damien:''' All of you animal-people have horrible names.
* A character in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' is a dog named Pooch. Monique lampshades the absurdity, furiously asking Pooch's owner if he'd name her "Girl".
* The robot from ''Webcomic/{{Zap}}'''s real name is XR-743-9Q. Zap can't remember it, so he redubs him to Robot.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', two of the main characters are a mimic named Mimic and a gelatinous cube named Gelatinous Cube.
* In ''Crazy Ghosts'' we get Ghost, who has no knowledge he is a RealityWarper and is also a LecherousOldMan
* A non-animal version comes up in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', when Tagon asks Petey what the local inhabitants -- whose water-covered planet they're orbiting -- call their world, it comes out as "Wet". When Tagon comments that this isn't very imaginative, Petey replies that they compare favourably to the natives of "Earth".
* In ''TryingHuman'', a Grey alien is able to keep a pet dog with the interest of learning human customs. Although not explicitly called by name in the comic, it is referred to in the author's comments as Dog.
* Annie in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' builds a robot in the very first chapter and starts calling him Robot. He does have a proper name, revealed later on, but the main characters keep calling him Robot (which can get somewhat confusing since there's a lot of other robots in the story).
* In ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'', [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/04i-10.html a boy named Boy.]]
* [[RPGWorld Dragobo]] is a parody of it. When he meets other Dragobos and tell them his name, they joke about it by calling him "THE Dragobo".
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': Mario seeks the Toad named Toad, and the Yoshi named Yoshi. Mario finds [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2012/08/20/431-frog/ the wrong Toad]], and the wrong Yoshi.
--> "I'm not Toad! I'm just ''a'' Toad!... You got the wrong guy!"
* Discussed [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1513 here]] in Webcomic/DinosaurComics.
* The main character of ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' is, unsurprisingly, a cat; more obscure is Nin Wah, whose name is taken from the Chinese for "red panda." On a grander scale, entire ''planets'' are named for their inhabiting species (or possibly vice versa): [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/01/03/good-to-be-back/ Cats come from Planet Cat]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/02/did-that-just-happen/ Gazelles come from Planet Gazelle]], and so forth.