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->''Join Mandy, Brandy, Andy, and Scurge as they learn how to give a care.''\\
-- Mock commercial in [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner StrongBad Email]] #155, "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail155.html Theme Song]]"

In a group of characters with ThemeNaming, sometimes one just doesn't fit the pattern.

To the viewer, this is about as subtle as placing a big, blinking neon sign saying [[ChekhovsGun "HEY, LOOK! THIS GUY'S IMPORTANT!"]] above their head even before the character has a chance to ''do'' anything, and whether or not they really ''are'' important is a matter of debate. For some reason, this character tends to be named Bob, due to the inherent hilarity of the name "Bob". He may also be a SpecialPersonNormalName.

Sometimes identifies TheRuntAtTheEnd. Can also apply to a lapse in IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.

Compare AerithAndBob, TomTheDarkLord. Subtrope of TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''BakuretsuTenshi'', the main characters are named after the heroines of ''LittleWomen'', substituting "Sei" for "Beth". [[spoiler:A LampshadeHanging occurs in the {{OVA}}, where Sei ends up commanding an airship called the ''Elizabeth'']]. Appropriately, Beth's name is sort-of the odd one out in the original novel -- she's the only March sister whose name wasn't changed from RealLife.
** In the original novel Jo was the odd one out with her comparatively tomboyish name, which actually suits her fine considering she's TheStoic ActionGirl.
** According to WordOfGod, Sei's last name is Elizabeth. Why her middle name is the same as the airship is anyone's guess.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' Light is the only Yagami not to have a name that starts with "S" (Sochiro, Sachiko, Sayu)
** Then there's the Wammy's boys: L, Beyond, Mello, Near, and... Matt.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' includes the kanji for the senshi's planets in their last names, save for Aino Minako, whose name comes from Venus being the goddess of love. Fitting this, Minako is also the first senshi to draw her powers from her planet's namesake rather than from what the kanji means. This is because she was created first for ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''.
** In the Outer Senshi, Sailor Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto's last names are Ten'ou (天王), Kaiou (海王), and Meiou (冥王). They mean sky king (Uranus is a Greek "ur-god", the personified sky the way Gaia is the personified earth), sea king (Neptune is the Roman name for Poseidon, the god of the sea), and dark king (Pluto is an alternate name for Hades, god of the death and the underworld). The Japanese name for Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (the planets) are Ten'ousei (天王星), Kaiousei (海王星), and Meiousei (冥王星). See the pattern? ...Sailor Saturn's last name is Tomoe (土萠). It means sprouting earth (and has no connection to mythology whatsoever). The Japanese name for Saturn is Dosei (土星), so Tomoe seems to fit the inner senshi's naming scheme. [[note]] The reason is simple. Saturn is visible with the Naked eye and was long-ago given a name drawn from the Five Elements. The outers required telescopes to see and were learned of through Western Contact, which is why the names are translations from the Roman Latin ones. Saturn's the odd one out because the creators went with the Moon to fill out their FiveManBand.[[/note]]
** Jadeite, Nephrite, and Zoisite stayed the same in the Creator/DiC English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]], Engrish (Jeddite, Nephlite, the oi as a diphthong) notwithstanding. Kunzite became Malachite. Big hint he's Beryl's last henchman. Beryl herself qualifies. Also, Jadeite and Nephrite were the first two. A ''lot'' of Odd Name Out going on.
* The Ly Five in ''ShamanKing''. The other four all have names that end in -ly (Sally, Lily, etc), but the leader's name is Sharona. Naturally, this is intentionally played for laughs when they first introduce themselves.
* A semi-example: Most of the ''RozenMaiden'' sisters are named for jewels. Hinaichigo, Suigintou and Kanaria are not.
* In the first season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', most of the episode titles ended in a cheery "nano". The few ending episodes did not, signifying a MoodWhiplash.
* Inverted in ''SoukouNoStrain'': most of the characters' names come from ''A Little Princess'', but the rare ones whose names come from ''other'' Hodgson Burnett novels have a much smaller role in the plot. Colin, Mary and Cedie [[EverybodysDeadDave existed to die]], while Martha and Dickon are barely around.
* Episode 14 of ''ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' is titled "[[CanadaEh Maple Leaf]]", as opposed to all other episode titles that contain either the word "man" or "woman" in them, and is the largest continuous MoodWhiplash in the entire series.
* The Hwang family in ''TokyoMewMew'' consists of Honcha, Lucha, Hanacha, Heicha, Chancha and Bu-ling. Bu-ling avoids her younger siblings' suffix-based ThemeNaming in order to fit into the food-based theme of the [[MagicalGirl Mew Mews]] (Bu-ling being a pun on pudding).
** In addition, the English version of ''TokyoMewMew'' has Pie, Tart, and Kisshu. "Kisshu" would be the Japanese spelling of "Quiche", but somehow the translators missed that.
* Manga/{{Naruto}}: Poor Neji ("screw") is the only Hyuuga from Part 1 not to have a name about the sun, light, or fire (the others having the [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Names]] Hiashi, Hizashi, Hinata, and Hanabi), highlighting his role as the TheUnfavorite.
** Hizashi himself is unique for being the only known branch Hyuuga to have a name dealing with the sun, light, or fire; this most likely has something to do with him and current Clan Head Hiashi being the sons to the previous Clan Head.
** FillerVillain Raiga is probably an unintentional example. The other Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist (as well as former aspiring member Suigetsu Hozuki) are all named after [[EdibleThemeNaming fruit]], but the anime writers had apparently not yet figured out the ThemeNaming from the two canon members that had already been introduced when that filler arc was made. He's also the only one that lacks pointy teeth as the other members reveal.
** All of the Mangekyo Sharingan's abilities are named after Shinto gods and items (Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, [[spoiler:Susanoo, Yata no Kagami, Totsuka no Tsurugi, Kagutsuchi, Kotoamatsukami, and Yasaka no Magatama, plus the non-Mangekyo Sharingan techniques Izanagi and Izanami]]), except for Kakashi's [[spoiler:and Tobi's]] ability, Kamui, which refers to any deity from '''Ainu''' mythology.
* ''CaseClosed'':
** The suspect in a murder is both the literal odd guy out (he's something of an introvert and doesn't get along well with the rest of the group) and, as Conan quickly realizes in a EurekaMoment, the only one of that circle of friends that doesn't have an airport-based name.
** In another case about an inheritance dispute, the climax is when the will is read. [[spoiler:"Machiko, Hiromi, Hidekazu, Yoshiyuki, Keiko... Carlos."]]
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' the Servant Classes are: Saber, Archer, Lancer, Rider, Caster, Berserker, and... Assassin. [[note]] Alternatively, "Saber" is the odd name out, as it is the only class named for a type of weapon, as opposed to the term for a person who wields the weapon (which would be "Sabreur").[[/note]]
* From ''Manga/OnePiece'', the Eleven Supernovas all have meaningful names... except Killer.
** The Medaka Mermaid Quintuplets are named [[NumericalThemeNaming Ichika, Nika, Sanka, Yonka]]... [[RuleOfFunny and Yonka Two.]]
** The original Seven Warlords except for [[spoiler: Blackbeard]] all have an animal theme in their name.
** The Blackbeard pirates are all named after historical pirates except for Doctor Q. Although later on, they pick up [[spoiler: Shiliew]] who also doesn't fit the naming theme.
* Most of the Ushiromiyas in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' have real Western names (Jessica, George, Maria, Rosa, Rudolph, Krauss, Eva), with one exception: the protagonist, Battler.
** There's also Kinzo, being the only direct Ushiromiya bloodline family member without a Western style name.
** And there's also Kyrie. In Japan, Kirie is an actual name but the romanization to 'Kyrie' (apparently, a reference to Ragnarok Online) is considered strange because she is not a blood relative of the Ushiromiya family and therefore has no reason to have a Western looking name.
* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' has an unintentional example with the three brothers descended from the Ryuoh bloodline: Kaioh, Raoh and Toki. Originally it was just Raoh and Toki, who had a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan kind of rivalry: Toki was a pacifist who wanted nothing more than to use his powers to heal the sick, while Raoh was a tyrannical conqueror who sought to become the world's greatest warrior. Kaioh was later introduced as Raoh and Toki's estranged brother and he turns out to be a more insane version of Raoh, but with a scar on his face.
* These are the Japanese given names for each lead protagonist over the seven seasons of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' anime: Taichi, Daisuke, Takato, Takuya, Masaru, Taiki, Tagiru. Guess which one of the seven isn't a gogglehead. [[spoiler:Hint: "Ta" and "Da" share the same kana, the latter just has a dakuten...]]
* The few non-European names in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' not from Xing really stand out. For example, the named military characters includes Hughes, Hawkeye, Mustang, Bradley, Marcoh, [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Archer]], and...Hakuro. In a ''Japanese manga'', guess which one doesn't matter for crap?
* ''TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes'' features the Eris siblings: Iris, Ferris, and Lucile.
* Everyone in ''ViolinistOfHameln'' has a musical instrument for name: Flute, Drum, Guitar, Sizer (synthesizer), Raiel (a type of piano) etc. Everyone except for the main protagonist, Hamel. His mother Pandora is another exception as it refers to her act of releasing a great evil. And you'd think the BigBad, The Demon King Chestra was another exception (as he's supposedly occupying a chest), until you realize Japanese for "king" is "ou"... making him Ou Chestra, or ''Orchestra''.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Jinnai names his six Bugrom soldiers after the MarxBrothers.
* The Godhand from ''{{Berserk}}'' consist of Femto, Void, Slan, Ubik...and Conrad.
* The Angels in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' all have names ending in "-el"- Ramiel, Zeruel, Israfel, etc.- except for one named Sandalphon. [[spoiler: And another named Tabris, AKA Kaworu.]] This is because the "-el" ending means "of God" in Hebrew, and those named angels in Judeo-Christian lore do indeed mostly have names ending in "-el". Sandalphon is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandalphon legitimate angel name]] as well. [[spoiler:There is no angel named "Tabris" or anything like it, though, and where Gainax got that name is a mystery.]]
** Presumably, from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophory_in_the_Bible#Yah_theophory Yah theophory]] name [[spoiler: Tabbris]] meaning "Good of Yahweh or Yahweh is Good". Which, admittedly, is still not an angel name.
* In ''[[Manga/KurokoNoBasuke Kuroko No Basket]]'', all the members of the Generation of Miracles have names that start with a color, [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience and their hair and eyes are that color.]] The only exception is Kuroko, whose name means "black child" but has light blue hair and eyes.
* In ''Manga/SketDance'', in one chapter we get introduced to the cast of {{Sentai}} parody ShowWithinAShow ''Slender'' (not [[TheSlenderManMythos that one]]). The FiveManBand are the Red Commander, Blue Subleader, Pink Cheerleader, Sepia Expander, and Cocoa Brown Suspender. The BigBadDuumvirate are Death Salamander and Sidewinder. Other characters include Bartender, Spy Spider, Slim Crusader, [[ItMakesSenseInContext It's All Over]], Clam Chowder...and Anthony. Anthony won the [[EnsembleDarkhorse 13th place in the second popularity poll]], despite only appearing in that one chapter.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Gantenbainne is the only Espada with a zanpakutou that does not possess a Spanish-themed named. ''Dragra'' seems to be a completely made-up name.
* After the introduction of stands in Part 3 of ''JojosBizarreAdventure'', every stand was named after major arcana in the Tarot. After the main characters finally reach Egypt and all the arcana are used up, stands are named after Egyptian gods, instead...except for [[HeroKiller Vanilla Ice]] and his stand [[PunnyName Cream]], and [[TheUnfought Kenny G]] and his stand Tenor Sax.
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': Basically every recurring character is named after or related to articles of clothing, as are the NamedWeapons and the cars the Anarchy and Demon sister's use. The only exception is [[TeamPet Chuck]]; even his EvilCounterpart (Fastener) fits the ThemeNaming more than he does. In Japanese, Chuck (chakku チャック) is the Japanese word for "zipper", so the trope is only present in the dub.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''HeroCamp'', Dina Might's family, the Might Family superteam, which is made up of David (father), Donna (mother), Desmond (brother), and Charlie (uncle).
* The Three Lieutenant Marvels from ''{{Shazam}}'' comics: Tall Marvel, Fat Marvel, and ''Hillbilly'' Marvel.
* The MetalMen consist of (in the most recent series anyway) Gold, Lead, Mercury, Tin, Iron, Copper, and Tina (which is admittedly just a nickname for "Platinum".)
* When they started out, three of the FantasticFour gave themselves highfaluting polysyllabic, two-word codenames: Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl (later the Invisible Woman) and the Human Torch. Only Ben Grimm got landed with the prosaic and monosyllabic appelation, the Thing. On the other hand, Reed Richards as the leader is the only one with a codename that is not used with a definite article, and has the only codename that contains an honorific.
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'': The Gamorra Brothers are named Sum, Wai and Kaizen. [[spoiler: Possibly apt, as Kaizen Gamorra was the evilest, killing Sum and Wai in a power grab.]]
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': [[KatanasAreJustBetter Leonardo]], [[SchizoTech Donatello]], [[LifeOfTheParty Michelangelo]], [[KnightInSourArmor Raphael]]. In one of the movies, Mikey can't help but get a dig in: "All the good ones end in O!".
** In most of the Japanese localizations, they ALL do - Raphael is called "Rafaello" in those dubs.
*** In Italian they all would be as well. Like all the turtles, Raphael is named for the painter, who was born Raffaello Sanzio. He's just the only one whose Anglicized name still sounds exotic. Compare Leonard, Donald, and Michael.
* ''XXXenophile'': "Now Museum, Now You Don't" features the four goddesses Okaraska, Boolatraaca, Xynotreen and ''Trixie''.
* Names used by the Abrahamic {{God}} in ''Franchise/TheDCU'': The Source, The Presence, The Voice, The Hand, and "Wally". He claims that the last one is how you're supposed to pronounce YHVH, and we've simply been using the wrong transliteration.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' fan fic, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2532056/1/Justice Justice]]'', the Charmed Ones met up with the group of elders who are responsible for the trial. They are: Darban, Esttai, Briel, Serris, and George.
* In ''The Weasley Plot'' the Weasleys had more powerful wards put up on their property by a goblin warding team whose members were named Stiffinger, Roknag, Blathook and Steve. The latter explained that goblins chose new names later in life and that choosing his own involved "[[NoodleImplements three Australian wizards, a large lizard creature with huge teeth called a crocodile and a very large quantity of beer]]."
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5643463/12/A-Door-Ajar A Door Ajar]]'' the Advanced Transfiguration teacher at Harry and his friends' new school owned a couple of cats named Mercutio, Romeo, Juliet and Oscar.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' fan series ''WebAnimation/ZanyToTheMax'':
** The female Warners are named Dot, Jot, and Ko. Downplayed with the male Warners, who are named Yakko, Wakko, Pakko, Makko, and Zak. Guess which ones are the ConjoinedTwins. [[spoiler:[[HalfIdenticalTwins Zak and]] [[TwoBeingsOneBody Ko.]]]] Interestingly, Zak is the only Warner whose name does not have an O in it.
** Every member of the Kat Krew is close to ADogNamedDog, with the exception of [[PokemonSpeak Narf the Mouse]]. The other members of the Kat Krew are [[CaptainObvious Kat the Cat]], Doug the Dog, Shirley the Squirrel, [[HelloNurse Min the Mink]], Drake the Duck, and Bonnie Rabbit.
** The [[MeaningfulName Siamese Quadruplets]], consisting of Kat the Cat and her three sisters: Kate, Katie, and Jessica.
* In ''[[http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/Hogwarts_Dawn/Chapter_1/ Hogwarts' Dawn]]'' as part of their "life improvement plan" for Harry Fred and George enlisted several hulking students nicknamed Smasher, Gnasher (Crabbe), Thrasher (Goyle) and Crusher as bodyguards.
* In the ''Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries,'' [[NightmareFetishist Mandy]] has four pet rats: [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse War, Famine, Death]] and [[FluffyTheTerrible Snowball]]. It was a snowy day when she named that one.
* In ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'' Sasuke, through artificial insemination to ensure he wouldn't be the last Uchiha loyal to Konoha, ends up having three children: [[DeadGuyJunior Fugaku, Mikoto]] and Aiko.
* The Chateau level names in ''VideoGame/{{Something}}'' are based on the elements in the French language (Feu, Eau, Vent, and Terre), but the final Chateau has the name of Chateau Finale.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the dwarfs' names are adjectives that describe their personality - Grumpy, Happy, Dopey, Bashful, Sleepy and Sneezy. The one hold out is Doc, the self-appointed leader.
** Walt Disney said Doc got his name because every doctor he knew was a bit of a bossy know-it-all, even if they were well meaning.
** In a 1912 stage production, the dwarves were named Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick and Quee. Quee was the youngest and apparently a bit light-fingered.
* Scar's henchyenas Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Charles Muntz's dogs are all named after letters of the Greek alphabet (Alpha is the lead dog, Beta is second in command, and so forth). The one hold out is D([[SpellMyNameWithAnS o]])ug, implying that he's so low in the pecking order that there are no more letters left to be named after.
* The ''Sugar Rush'' world of ''Film/WreckItRalph'' has such oddball(But fitting) names like Vanellope von Schweetz, Minty Zaki, Taffyta Muttonfudge...and then there's the racer known as ''Candlehead''.
** Also King Candy's simpler name stands out amidst all the fancy names. [[spoiler: It serves as a clue that he isn't really part of the game.]]
* In ''TheIncredibles'', the two older children have names and powers that are symbolic of their time of life -- hyperactive ten-year-old Dash, who has super speed, and shy fifteen-year-old Violet, who can turn invisible.[[note]]Although her clothes don't, unless specially made to do so. Her name is also symbolic in that ultraviolet is invisible to human eyes, and because a "shrinking violet" is slang for a shy person.[[/note]] Then there's the baby, Jack-Jack, who doesn't appear to have any powers or a significant name.[[note]]But "Jack-Jack" sounds like it may be a nickname rather than his real name. [[spoiler:Subverted in the last act of the movie, we see that he has a veritable cornucopia of powers, thus making him a "Jack" of all Trades.]][[/note]]
* In ''TheBraveLittleToaster'' we get [[ADogNamedDog Toaster, Lampy, Radio, Blanky,]] and... Kirby? It's a type of vacuum, but still.
* According to the book ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', [[AllThereInTheManual ''The Essential Guide'']], the five snakes on [[GorgeousGorgon Celia's]] head are named Amelia, Ophelia, Bobelia, Cordelia, and Madge.
** Also, all of the Scarers in the film except Sulley and Randall [[{{Tuckerization}} are named after]] several Creator/PixarRegulars.
* Jim is the only crow from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' that actually has a proper name. All the others are actually named after their distinguishable outfits.
* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'' has this example:
-->'''Boingo''': Hugo, follow the granny, Dolph, tie up the girl, Lisa, hold the book, and Keith... [[LampshadeHanging gosh darn it change your name, please!]] It isn't scary and I'm embarrassed to say it.
* The Terrafirminator from ''GnomeoAndJuliet'' is the only lawn mover available that is not named after a cat. Guess which one Benny ended up buying!
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has a far more subtle example. All of the main characters have four letters in their names, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Hans, Sven, and the Duke (of Weselton), except Kristoff. Even Elsa calls her and Anna's parents the four-lettered "Mama" and "Papa."
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', we have Missy, Chrissy, Sissy and ''Justice''. Guess which one does a HeelFaceTurn by the end of the movie. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when the others are talking behind Justice's back.
* In the beginning of French movie ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra'', the pet crocodiles belonging to the Queen all have names ending in "is" (as do all Egyptians characters) except for one called Serge.
* The names of the quints from ''RaisingArizona'' are Harry, Larry, Garry, Barry, and Nathan Jr.
* In ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', protagonist Veronica is the only member of the title clique not named Heather.
* In the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' Lyle's henchmen are name Gunner, Gunter, Hans, Jans, and Phil.
* In ''Film/MirrorMask'', all the Monkeybirds are named Bob. Except Malcolm. Malcolm also has a different-coloured beak so he can be visually distinguished from the others.
* ''DudeWheresMyCar?'': "My name is Zarnoff. This is Zabu, Zellnor, Zelbor, Zelmina, and, uh, Jeff." Guess which one's the crazy one.
* ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'': Abdul? Muhammad? ...Bob?
* In the movie ''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'', Captain Spaulding (Groucho Marx) dictates a letter to his lawyer, Charles H. Hungerdunger of Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, Hungerdunger, and [=McCormick=].
* The [[FanNickname Big]] [[RuleOfThree Three]] from ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke, Leia, and ''Han''. One of them is not related to the other two.
* In Film/TheThreeStooges short ''A Pain In the Pullman'', the booking agency's name is Goldstein, Goldberg, Goldblatt, and O'Brien. Of course, O'Brien is the one who speaks with a Yiddish accent.
* The Van Waldenberg siblings in ''BladesOfGlory'' are named Stranz, Fairchild, and Katie. Guess which ones are world-class figure skaters and who "cheers on the sidelines".
* At one point in ''TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', a protagonist faces off against three masters of Kung Fu. Their names are Hung Well, Long Thang, and Enormous Genitals.
* In ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}, the Gay Blade'', there's a scene where the dons (landowners) are introducing themselves, and saying from where in California they've travelled:
--> '''#1:''' "Don Diego, from San Fernando."
--> '''#2:''' "Don Francisco, from San Jose."
--> '''#3:''' "Don Fernando, from San Diego."
--> '''#4:''' "Don Jose, from San Bernardino."
--> '''#5:''' "Don Luis Obispo, from Bakersfield."
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Daniel Handler's ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':
** Sunny, Klaus, and Violet Baudelaire.
*** Violet was actually the name of Claus von Bulow's lawyer.
** Isadora, Duncan, and Quigley Quagmire
** Frank, Ernest, and Dewey Denouement.
** While the names of the first 12 books are alliterative, the last book is simply called "The End."
* Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', five noble families from the Counterweight Continent have been fighting each other for centuries: the Hongs, the Sungs, the Tangs, the Fangs, and the [=McSweeneys=], who are no more important to the plot than any of the other families. A RunningGag is that people have trouble with how the last family don't fit into the pattern.
--->'''Twoflower:''' And the Hongs and the Fangs and the Tangs and the Sungs and the [=McSweeneys=] have been killing one another for thousands of years. It's all part of the royal succession.\\
'''Rincewind:''' [=McSweeneys=]?\\
'''Twoflower:''' Very old established family.
** This is a ShoutOut to James Clavell's Literature/AsianSaga, a novel series about a Scottish family who founded a business empire in China.
** War's children fit this one, too: Panic, Terror, and, um, ''Clancy''. This may be a ShoutOut to the children of Ares and Aphrodite - sons Phobos (fear) and Deimos (terror) and daughter Harmonia (harmony).
** Leonard of Quirm's inventions include such things as the Going Under the Water Safely Device, the Very Fast Coffee Device, or the '''E'''ngine for the '''N'''eutralizing of '''I'''nformation by the '''G'''eneration of '''M'''iasmic '''A'''lphabets, and the Gonne. It's probably an indicator of how [[ArtifactOfDoom different]] [[FantasyGunControl this invention]] was that he didn't name it something like the "Propelling Pieces of Metal through the Air at High Speed using Chemical Energy Device".
* In ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext First Among Sequels]]'' by JasperFforde, Thursday's children are Friday, Tuesday, and Jenny. [[spoiler:Except that Jenny doesn't actually exist -- the villain from one of the previous novels planted fake memories of her in Thursday's brain.]]
* In ''TheWitcher'' there's a passing mention of royal quadruplets from Ebbing, called Putzi, Gritzi, Mitzi and Juan Pablo Vassermiller.
* Peter Rabbit's sisters were named Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.
** Parodied in ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', where Tom's FunnyAnimal counterpart, [[AnimalSuperheroes Warren Strong]] has three daughters (Tesla's counterparts) called Topsy, Turvy and Fluffytail. Fluffytail prefers to be called Delilah.
** Also parodied in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'''s {{filler}} side story, with Flopsy, Mopsy and [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]].
* Subverted in ChristopherMoore's ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff''. All of Balthasar's concubines have elaborately long names usually referring to sex, such as "Tiny Feet of the Divine Dance of Joyous Orgasm" and "Delicate Personage of Two Fu Dogs Wrestling Under a Blanket," with the sole exception of Sue ("Short for Susanna"). Naturally, if any of them are going to be important, it'd be her -- right? [[spoiler:Nope. When the demon Balthasar was keeping sealed gets unleashed and starts killing everyone, it's ''Joy'' (Biff's name for Tiny Feet of the Divine Dance of Joyous Orgasm, because she didn't take kindly to being called "Orgasm") who survives the ordeal and has the biggest role.]]
* In ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' by Creator/AmyTan, one of the daughters has four brothers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and Bing. To elaborate, [[spoiler:guess which one tragically dies when the daughter fails to keep an eye on him?]]
* All of Lynn Kurland's romance novels are titled after songs, with the exceptions of her novellas (except ''To Kiss In The Shadows'', which was released as a single paperback novel) and her books ''Dreams of Stardust'' and ''Much Ado in the Moonlight''. There doesn't seem to be a particular reason for [=DoS=] and [=MAitM=].
* From ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Though Brian is a perfectly good old name from the British Isles, it's also, you know, still used. Frequently. In the fifth film, this is PlayedForLaughs when he states his own name, with "Brian" said more quietly and after a slight pause.
** Everyone in the Weasley family has a normal, old-fashioned kind of name like Fred, George, Ronald or Bill (William). And then they named the girl "Ginevra".
** In the Black family everyone has a name [[StellarThemeNaming connected with astronomy]] -- Sirius, Bellatrix, Regulus etc... Except Narcissa.
*** She's not the only one (Sirius' mom was named Walburga), but she's the main exception. WordOfGod says that she thought of Narcissa's name early and didn't want to change it.
** Harry's children are James, Albus and Lily. Albus stands out as the only "odd" name (though apparently he uses "Al" for short) as well as the only one not named after one of Harry's relatives.
* In ''CaptainUnderpants [[LongTitle and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (And The Subsequent Assault Of The Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)]]'', the main villains are three aliens named Zorx, Klax, and Jennifer. The aliens are aware that their names may raise suspicion while disguising themselves as cafeteria ladies, so they go by [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Zorxette, Klaxette, and Jenniferette]].
* Comes up in the XWingSeries novel ''Wedge's Gamble''. A pilot sees a freighter named Contruum's Pride and knows it's not legit because it doesn't fit that planet's [[ThemeNaming naming system.]] There are holes in his theory - couldn't this ship be ignoring tradition, or not an official Contruum ship? - but as it turns out it's full of TIE fighters.
-->'''Cracken:''' Contruum's my homeworld. Naming conventions for ships restrict virtues to capital ships. Transports are named for beasts of burden and rivers.
* In Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/TroyRising Live Free or Die]]'', on an alien space station that no human has ever heard of or been to:
-->"What do you mean you can't keep up? Its just Ingr, Gurcaur, Hathan, Fandent and Bob. How much can they be drinking?"
* In ''[[DiamondBrothers The Falcon's Malteser]]'', the main character Nick is kidnapped by four goons called Lenny, Kenny, Benny and Fred.
* Major characters in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' include Isana, Amara, Fidelias, Maximus, Araris, Invidia... Tavi? Every Aleran character has a [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]] {{Awesome McCool Name}} ... except him. [[spoiler:Which, as it happens, is {{foreshadowing}}. His name is short for Oc'''tavi'''an, which is very much in line with the rest.]]
* Also from JimButcher, ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' books all have two word [[DoubleMeaningTitle Double Meaning Titles]], each with the same number of letters in each word (''Grave Peril'', ''Dead Beat'', ''Summer Knight'')... Except for the twelfth book, which is simply called ''[[WhamEpisode Changes]]''.
* The ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' began with ''Eragon'' and ''Eldest,'' both of which start with "E" and have six letters. Fans speculated that the last book in the trilogy would be called ''Empire,'' but the author eventually made it a quartet with the final books titled ''Brisingr'' and ''Inheritance,'' respectively.
* In the novel ''Murder at Avedon Hill,'' the five children in the Avedon family are named Richard, Carin, Edvard, Jon, and Julienne. [[spoiler:If you guessed that ''two'' of them would turn out to be Important and Special, give yourself a pat on the back. Edvard is a vampire-bite victim and Julienne has some sort of magical affinity.]]
* This one appears in Literature/TheBible, of all places:
** Daniel's three friends, Shadrach, Mesrach, and Abednego. {{Justified|Trope}} as their names were changed by the Babylonians. Their given names were Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, which are clearly Jewish. Daniel himself was renamed Belteshazzar, but since he became Prime Minister, he earned the right to be known as Daniel, even in Babylon.
** See also Noah's three sons: Ham, Shem, and Japheth
** Lamech's three sons were Jabal, Jubal... and Tubal-Cain. The first two were from the same mother, the third - and his sister, Naamah - from another. On the other hand, this is only a partial example since Jabal, Jubal and Tubal rhyme.
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives us Han and Leia's children: [[ThemeTwinNaming Jacen, Jaina]], and [[DeadGuyJunior Anakin?]] Not intentional, just that the people behind ''DarkEmpire'' didn't know Jacen and Jaina existed.
* Elizabeth Hand's novella ''Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol'' features a set of cut-rate Ramones called the Maronis -- Tony, Mony, Pony and Tesla. The real Ramones all had names ending in an -ie sound, except for Elvis. [[AndZoidberg And CJ.]]
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the direwolves are named Nymeria, Ghost, Summer, Lady, Grey Wind and... Shaggydog, who was named by a three-year old. It's also an ironic name, given that Shaggydog is the most wild and savage.
* The SandraBoynton book ''15 Pets'' had fourteen animals named Bob, but the turtle has an OverlyLongName.
* Honey Bear, the youngest of TheBerenstainBears, is the only member of the Bear family that has a proper name. Her parents and her older brother and sister are all named after their relationships in the family.
* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', the majority of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 700-something]] characters have compound names like Bluestar, Mudclaw, Russetfur, Cedarpelt, Whitestorm... so when there's a cat living in the Clans with a name like Boulder, Daisy, or Millie, it sticks out.
* ''TheOutsiders'' is more like "normal name out," starring three brothers named Darrel/Darry, Sodapop and Ponyboy. It's actually the latter who is the protagonist.
* The German guy from ''{{Hoot}}'' with the four Rottweilers, called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Max, Karl, Klaus]], ''[[GratuitousGerman und]]'' [[FluffyTheTerrible Pookie Face]].
* A set of experimental cannons in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' are collectively called the Prophets and given names: Joan, Bonnye, Anna, Judith, Gregor, Larisa, Nane, and Ami. It's never discussed, but "Gregor" is a male name.
* In ''Literature/ChronicleOfADeathForetold'', Angela Vicario is the only member of the Vicario family whose given name doesn't start with a P.
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series, one of the Showtime Fairies, Darcy, is referred to as a Diva instead of a Fairy.
* The human characters in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' all are TheNicknamer to some extent, encountering dinosaurs who don't have names of their own. Mr. London names his new Hypsilophodon friends after personality traits that remind him of scientists - and one evil computer. There's {{Leo|nardoDaVinci}}, named for his creativity, {{Al|bertEinstein}} named for [[BrilliantButLazy thinking his way out of having to do any work]], Creator/{{Carl|Sagan}} named for his contemplative nature, and [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Hal]] for how he likes things a certain way and throws fits when routine is disrupted.
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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted identifies underground poker players by their identifying characteristics.
-->'''Ted:''' You know, Butterfly Knife, I'd expect this from Face Tattoo, or Jagged Cheek scar, or Larry, but not you.\\
'''Larry:''' (who has a mohawk, cool moustache, ferret, and eyepatch) Why don't I get cool nickname?!\\
'''Ted:''' You have too many things, Larry, you get one thing!
* On ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', most of the Originals have pretty consistently Hebrew-based traditionally Judeo-Christian names. And then there are Kol (Medieval English/Scandinavian) and Finn (Irish/Old Norse).
* On ''{{Wonderfalls}}'', the Tyler family consists of Darrin, Karen, Sharon, Aaron... and Jaye.
* Clark's friends in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', actually: You got [[ThemeInitials Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, Lois Lane]], and...Chloe Sullivan. Guess which character wasn't originally created in TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks!
* On ''{{Privileged}}'' the relevant characters are Laural, Rose, Sage, Lily...and Megan.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The "Australian Philosophy Professors" sketch, in which the members of the department complain about the newest addition to the faculty being "a bit confusing" -- because he's the only person on the entire staff who isn't named Bruce.
* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'':
** A gag once combined this with SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion, with the law firm of Arten, Marten, Barten, and Fargo.
** A gag in another episode has Benny playing a teacher calling roll. "Carr, Ted?....Parr, Ted?....Farr (''{{Beat}}'', while the audience roars), Terence?"
* ''GilligansIsland'' had the guest stars, "The Mosquitos", whose names were Bingo, Bango, Bongo... and Irving. This was a parody and inversion of "The Beatles", whose names were John, Paul, George... and Ringo.
* Episodes of ''LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' have short, usually one-word titles... except for the seventh season episode "Please Note We are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger".
* Lauren, Lauren, Cassie and Lauren, Will's interns on ''TheWestWing''.
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso decides to save effort by calling all the male interns Dave and all the female interns Debbie. Except the one who actually is named Debbie--in the interest of fairness, he calls her Slagathor.
* Australia's ''TheComedyCompany'' character Con the Fruiterer had daughters Roula, Soula, Toula, Voula, Foula and Agape.
* In the ''SpaceMutiny'' epsiode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Mike and the 'bots make up tons of silly nicknames for the protagonist along the lines of "[=Big McLargeHuge=]", "Slate Slabrock" "Thick [=McRunfast=]", and "Smash Lampjaw" (to name four)...and then there was "Bob Johnson". Doesn't have quite the same punch[[note]] Punch Sideiron[[/note]], does it?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]] saw this with the clerics: Angelo, Christian and... Bob. [[OminousMundanity Sacred Bob]]. [[spoiler:''Angel Bob''.]]
** The "official" names for the thirteen incarnations of the Doctor are as follows: the First Doctor, the Second Doctor, the Third Doctor, the Fourth Doctor, the Fifth Doctor, the Sixth Doctor, the Seventh Doctor, the Eighth Doctor, ''the War Doctor'', the Ninth Doctor, the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelth Doctor.
* In one episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'', the women buy minks to breed for fur. Rose names them Fluffy, Muffy, Buffy, and Joanne.
* For much of ''Series/StargateSG1'', the team consisted of: Sam, Cam/Jack, Dan(iel) and Teal'c. One of them wasn't from Earth. Guess which one.
** They later pass it off as an obscure African name. Given that most Americans don't know much about African languages, it works out.
* ''Series/{{Newhart}}'': "Hi, I'm Larry. This is my brother, Darryl. This is my other brother, Darryl."
* Happens with the names of the tasks on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'': Detour, Roadblock, Yield, Intersection, U-Turn, Speed Bump, and... Fast Forward? One has to wonder why no one thought of calling it a "Shortcut" instead.
* In the ''{{Blackadder}} II'' episode "Head" Blackadder becomes Lord High Executioner. When he is introduced to his staff, the first one is Ploppy, the second is Miss Ploppy. The third one? Baldrick. Ploppy and Miss Ploppy do suggest renaming Baldrick to Ploppy.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has this in the episode "The Zazzy Substitution", wherein Sheldon buys several cats, naming the first five after scientists who worked on The Manhattan Project (Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynmann, Edward Teller, Otto Frisch), and the last one Zazzles. "He's so...zazzy!"
* The four main characters on ''TheYoungOnes'' are Rick, Neil, Mike, and [[GenderBlenderName Vyvyan]].
* One ''Series/GetSmart'' episode featured a descendant of Christopher Columbus. When he and Max first met, Gino (the descendant) was with three girls and introduced them as Pinta, Niña and Rosa. Max incorrectly guessed Rosa's name was "Santa Maria".
* In the Franchise/SuperSentai franchise, the codenames for some of the [[SixthRanger Extra Rangers]] don't follow the same pattern as the main members, unless they're named after the metallic colors (Gold or Silver). Examples include:
** The members of ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' consists of Spade Ace, Dia(mond) Jack, Heart Queen, Clover King and Big One. This trope also applies to their alter-egos, since Big One's surname is the only one that doesn't end with an "-i" sound (Sakurai, Higashi, Mizuki, Daichi and Bamba).
** In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', Dragon Ranger is the only ranger who is based on a mythical creature instead of an actual prehistoric beast like the main team (Tyranno Ranger, Mammoth Ranger, ect.)
** In ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', all of the rangers are named after their respective totem animal except Kiba Ranger, whose name translates to the "Fang Ranger" (his totem animal is a white tiger).
** For the other teams we have [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman X1 Mask]] ([[OneShotCharacter a one-episode warrior in green]]), [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger King Ranger]] (instead of "Oh Black"), [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]] (since there's already a "Time Red"), [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Shurikenger]] (instead of "Hurricane Green"), [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Killer]] (instead of "Abare White"), [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Deka Break]] (instead of "Deka White"), [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Shine]] (instead of "Magi Gold"), [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Geki Chopper]] (instead of "Geki White") and [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Knight]] (instead of "Gosei Silver").
** A non-extra example is featured in ''Series/BattleFeverJ'', where the [[SmurfettePrinciple lone girl]] of the team is codenamed "Miss America" instead of following the "Battle (nation's name)" pattern of the other members.
* In ''Franchise/PowerRangers,'' get ready for the "is he a Ranger or not?" battle to ''never'' end if a hero's name doesn't have "Ranger" in it. [[note]]The last ''three'' to not have Ranger in the name did have "Knight" in the name ([[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Koragg the Knight Wolf, Solaris Knight]], [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Sentinel Knight]]), so "Knight" seems to be established for more-heavily-armored Ranger-like characters ([[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Robo Knight]] lacks the "Ranger" part in his name but was explicitly referred to as one in his debut.)[[/note]] Similar to sentai, the SixthRanger is also going to be named for something other than his color about half the time.
* In a vampire-themed episode of ''{{Psych}}'', a suspect's three roommates are named "Eddie, Jake, and Lucien." Shawn, Gus, and Julie immediately look for "Lucien." [[spoiler:Of course, it's not Lucien or Jacob, but [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward]].]]
* On the TV series ''Series/{{Batman}}'', all members of the Gotham police force had an Irish name starting with O. Except for Goldberg.
* The demons in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' all have classical demonic names (Azazel, Lilith, even [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alastor Alastair]]), with the exceptions of Ruby, Crowley and Meg[[note]]granted, it's not her real name[[/note]], who all end up allying with the protagonists against their own kind.
** Alastair's name was actually derived from the mystic/ occultist Aleister Crowley. Thus Alastair's name doesn't fit in with the "Classical demonic names" list but Alastair and Crowley get their own category.
* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', the episode "The Gold Job", Hardison gave code names to his team. Parker is Gold. Sophia is Silver. Nate is Mercury. And Eliot is Mr. Punchy.
* On one episode of ''NightCourt'', a Hispanic couple name their newborn triplets Rosalita, Lucinda, and Gummo (the last of these suggested by resident oddballs Bob and June Wheeler).
* The Clarke Family on ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' goes as follows- John Clarke, Joan Clarke, Jerome Clarke, and...Poppy Clarke.
* The ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' were challenged to herd cats in Season 13, Episode 6. The cats' names were given as if they were a rogue's gallery of villains in a super hero story. They were called Puffball the Punisher, The Crabby Tabby, Devious Domino, Miss White, the Ginger Ninja, and Bob.
* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit featuring a sporting event had all the competitors claiming that they owed their success to Jesus Christ. When the rankings were displayed onscreen, in last place was a guy named Max Weinstein.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{KMFDM}} normally names their albums with five letters, words, or [[LuckyCharmsTitle symbols]], but dropped this convention for two albums; ''Hau Ruck'' and ''Tohuvabohu''. Also, the remix album ''Brimborium'', whose title has no relation to its parent album.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* 'Irish' Murphy's three [[AngryGuardDog dogs]] in ''FootrotFlats''; Tiger, Wolf and Creampuff.
* The Van Pelt siblings in ''{{Peanuts}}'': Lucy, Linus, and Rerun.
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': The Name of El-Shaddoll Grystal didn't came from Jewish Mythology. Instead, it is from the wordplay of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gem-Knight_Garnet Gem-Knight Garnet]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gem-Knight_Crystal Gem-Knight Crystal]].
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''The25thAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'', Leaf's siblings are Marigold, Brook, Pinecone, Landscape, Raisin...and Paul.
* The five main players in ''Theatre/AltarBoyz'' are Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham.
* Happens in the musical ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' during the "Cell Block Tango" number. Mona tells of her ex-boyfriend, Al Lipschitz, who would try to find himself and on the way "found" Ruth, Gladys, Rosemary...and Irving.
** Also amongst the murderesses, there is Velma, Roxie, Mona, Liz, June, Annie, and Hunyak. Hunyak is the only one who is truly innocent [[spoiler:and the only one we see get hanged]]. In this case, it's a bit justified - the character is Hungarian and the fact that she is foreign and unable to speak English is why she's in jail to begin with.
* ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'': The DramatisPersonae in some editions lists "companions to Antonio and Bassanio": Salarino, Solanio, Salerio and Gratiano. Guess which one ends up being important.
* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Iago is the only one without an Italian name. His name is Spanish; this makes it a {{prophetic name|s}}, as in early seventeenth-century England, Spanish people were considered AlwaysChaoticEvil (thanks to the Anglo-Spanish rivalry at sea and the not-untraumatizing experience of the Spanish Armada).
** Not only that- 'Iago' is the Spanish version of Jacob, otherwise known as James. And what was one of Saint James's titles? The Moor Killer.
** The Hebrew meaning of Jacob is "the supplanter," which also fits Iago ... or at least what he wants to be ... pretty well.
* In NeilSimon's ''{{Rumors}}'', the four male leads are Ken, Len (short for Leonard), Glenn, and...Ernie.
* The 1912 adaptation of ''SnowWhite'' was the first to [[NamedByTheAdaptation name the seven dwarves]]; they were Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick and Quee. The latter was also the youngest (at about 99).
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[[folder:Toys]]
* In the ''{{Bratz}}'' toy line, the witchy cousins "Bratzillas" are named Yazmina, Cloetta, Megana, Sashabella, and Jade.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Blinky, [[MeaningfulName Pinky]], Ink(e)y and Clyde, the ghosts from ''PacMan''.
** ''Ms. Pac-Man'' replaced Clyde with Sue.
** And ''Jr. Pac-Man'' replaced him with Tim.
** According to TheOtherWiki, in the original Japanese version, one set of names for them (see [[http://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/Lost_In_Translation/Puckman here]]) was Akabei (or "赤ベイ", with 赤 meaning "red"), Pinky, Aosuke (or "青助", with 青 meaning "blue"), and Guzuta (or "愚図た", with 愚図 meaning "indecisive person" or "someone who lags behind"). Guzuta is the only one that doesn't refer to a color.
* Commonly used in the different levels of ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games.
* In the Dusty Dunes Desert area of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', three men in sombreros who are arranged like the reels of a slot machine introduce themselves as big brother Pancho, kid brother Pincho, and Tomas Jefferson.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the Tingle brothers: Tingle, Ankle, Knuckle, and David Jr, although the latter isn't actually related.
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'': Most of the important characters' HumongousMecha are named after Egyptian deities... Except for [[{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]], which is the only one not powered by the {{Unobtainium}} known as Metatron.
* The Generic Dudes GangOfHats from ''RiverCityRansom'' is a group of thugs with rhyming names (Gary, Cary, Terry, Jerry, etc.) Their leader's name? ''Ralph''.
* In the original ''FireEmblem'' (and its remake, ''Shadow Dragon''), Oguma's three axemen are named Saji, Maji, and Barts in the Japanese version and Cord, Bord and Barst in the American version. This is expounded upon in the ending, the two similarly named ones becomes woodcuters, while the one that sticks out stays with the army.
* Until ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' came out, [[SilentHill2 James]] was, either accidentally or on purpose, the Odd Man Out of the protagonists whose names otherwise began with H. ([[SilentHill1 Harry]], [[SilentHill3 Heather]], and [[SilentHill4 Henry]].)
* The Brownie Kings from ''EternalDaughter'': Mixie, Moxy, Pixie, Poxy, and Randolph.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the Curious family siblings are named Jenny, Pascal, Vidcund, and Lazlo.
* In ''Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream'' (''EternalSonata''), if the subtitle didn't tip you off that he's the main character, his name would. It's the only one that has nothing ''literally'' to do with music (compare it to other names: Polka, Jazz/Jitterbug, Allegretto, Viola, Beat, etc.).
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' [[OriginalGeneration OG Saga]]: EndlessFrontier has group of antagonists call Orchestral Army. Their members have German name based on "Literature/TheBremenTownMusicians" (Henne - Hen, Ezel - Donkey and Katze - Cat), then we have a CuteWitch call '''Kyon'''.
** Which still fits the Bremen Town Musicians, because Kyon is Greek for Dog (though it's still odd name out for not being German)
* In ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', there is a band ([[CombinationAttack no, not that Band]]) of five [[{{Wutai}} Eblanese]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]], enough to form a full party in that game. Of these ninja, the first four are named Tsukinowa, Izayoi, Zangetsu, and Gekkou, Japanese terms for phases of the moon. The last is named Edge -- Edge, being one of the heroes from the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV previous game]] and their king and master. And his real name is "Edward Geraldine."
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' has the Koopalings, named after famous musicians. The exception is Morton Koopa Jr., named after Morton Downey, Jr., a talk show host as well. He also has Jr. as the last name instead of Koopa.
* ''MortalKombat'' did this once per game, with three palette-swap ninjas:
** The original male ninjas: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and secret character Reptile.
** The female ninjas: Kitana, Mileena, and secret character Jade. Smoke continues the S-theme, but Noob Saibot doesn't really.
** And the cyber-ninjas in the third game do it ''twice'': Cyrax, Sektor, and Smoke. Note that Cyrax is one of the few times you see the letter C in ''MortalKombat'', so of course in the ''Ultimate'' reboot, he has a HeelFaceTurn. Also note that Smoke is monosyllabic, a throwback to the original smoke, and non-science-fictiony. Also, he actually ''helps'' Sub-Zero; too bad he gets thrown in the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and ultimately teams up with Noob Saibot.
* Axl Rose, Tornado Tonion, etc. in ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. Most of the robots are patterned after ''{{animal|ThemeNaming}}s''! Also, Gravity Antonion for not just being Gravity Ant.
** This started all the way back in the original VideoGame/MegaManX1 game, where there's, among other animals, an octopus, a penguin, an armadillo and...er, a kuwanger. Boomer Kuwanger (known as Boomerang Kuwanger in Japanese) is technically a stag beetle, but for some reason he retained most of his strange Japanese name in English translations (the other mavericks have similar names in Japanese, like Icy Penguigo, Storm Eagleed and Launcher Octopuld.)
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'' is also the only game where the Mavericks retain their exact Japanese names (regardless of how little sense it makes to Western ears, like Infinity Mijinion), while ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' breaks the naming tradition altogether and names the Mavericks after members of Music/GunsNRoses (leading to names like The Skiver, Duff McWhalen and Grizzly Slash.)
* In Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, Eevee is the only member of its family not to have "eon" in its name. Similarly, Tyrogue is the only one of its family to not have "Hitmon" in its name.
** Among characters, the [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Seven Sages of Team Plasma]] have names based on colors... except Ghetsis, who is named after a musical chord (the dissonant G-C# tritone). Guess who's actually a TreacherousAdvisor?
*** Ghetsis is a double example: up until the fifth generation, the {{Big Bad}}s all had [[OminousMundanity more realistic names]].
* ''TacticsOgre'' has the Foriner sisters: Selye, Shelley, Sisteena, and...Olivia.
* Two odd names in the six levels of ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!''- Insectia, Reptilia, '''Splot''', Quaria, '''Burrubs''', and Arachnia.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Stacking}}'', the main character Charlie Blackmore is the only member of his family whose name doesn't start with the letter A.
* {{The strategist}}s of the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series have always been from the Silverberg family ([[VideoGame/SuikodenII Shu]], at least, is a student of [[VideoGame/SuikodenI Mathiu]]), but [[VideoGame/SuikodenV the fifth game]] gives you Lucretia Merces, a hot Karayan {{expy}} of Zhuge Liang, who has no relation to the Silverbergs in any way. The other side's strategists have nothing to do with the family either.
* Belladonna is the only properly named character from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series to be related to the Velvet Room and not have a name that somehow ties into ''{{Frankenstein}}''. The remainder are Igor, Nameless, Elizabeth, Margaret (this one's pretty obscure -- she's the ship captain's sister in the novel), and Theodore. (most likely for Theodore Roszak, author of ''The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein'')
* In ''MetroidPrime 2'', the DarkWorld counterparts of Temple Grounds, Agos Wastes, Torvus Bog and Sanctuary Fortress are respectively Sky Temple Grounds, Dark Agon Wastes, Dark Torvus Bog and ''Ing Hive''. Repeated in ''Metroid Prime 3'', where the main planets visited are Norion, Bryyo, Elysia and ''Pirate Homeworld''. Ing Hive has the name probably because it's where the Ing proliferate the most, while Pirate Homeworld is the only planet without a fully confirmed name.
* The main protagonists in ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}'' are Hiro, Mikiko, and Superfly.
* ''VideoGame/GatlingGears'' has all the bosses' names [[SpellMyNameWithAThe start with a "The"]], except for one. The Vanguard, The Gardener, The Excavator, Shockstorm, The Bouncer, and The Butler.
* In ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', Dark Lord Valvoga consists of three beings: Ophelia, Dryzen, and Mickey. It does not help that Mickey is decidedly camp and constantly bullied by the other two despite technically being in control.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', Ambulas is the only one of the Corpus MechaMooks to not use AnimalThemeNaming.
* The [[PsychoRangers Handsome Men]] from ''{{Killer7}}'', in true {{Sentai}} tradition, are all named after the colors they wear (Handsome Red, Handsome Blue, Handsome White Pearl, etc.,) except for Handsome Dead (who's dark red and yellow.)
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* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' ShowWithinAShow ''Cheat Commandos'', everybody has a cool commando name, for instance, Crackotage, Gunhaver, Fightgar and Silent Rip... and then there's Firebert and Reynold. (Reynold later undergoes a FaceHeelTurn and renames himself "Scrawnjob". Also, there's Mr. Bland, Senor and... The Robot (the only one who doesn't have a variation of "Mister" in his name, [[ViewersAreMorons in case you didn't notice]]).
** See also the member of Taranchula in the image above. Two Daves with Scandinavian names, and a Schenkel [=McDoo=].
** In a Strong Bad Email called "web comics", Strong Bad describes web comics as being about "video games, gamernerds, webgeeks, dorknerds, gamewads, nerdgames, webwebs, and elves."
** Then there's also the quote above, mentioning characters named Mandy, Brandy, Andy, and Scurge.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': All characters except one follow a ColourfulThemeNaming that conforms to a set of [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large specific rules]] based around colours. The exception is Professor Ozpin "[[WordOfGod for reasons]]".
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The characters from the eponymous video game in ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' are named after slightly mangled pieces of Eighties slang - Radd, Gnarl, and Bogey (from 'bogus', not the British for 'booger'). The only one who isn't is Radd's 'girlfriend', Sheena, who's not only invincible, but who ends up merging with a version of herself from the sequel to her game, and becoming the most versatile fighter in the comic.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has four kids, whose online handles can be shortened to TT (tentacleTherapist), TG (turntechGodhead), GG (gardenGnostic), and... EB (ectoBiologist), which belongs to [[LovableNerd John]], our original protagonist. This discrepancy is actually a ChekhovsGun; [[spoiler:a group of [[AllTrollsAreDifferent internet/real trolls]]]] had forced him to change his handle from ghostyTrickster.
** uranianUmbra(UU) and undyingUmbrage(uu) are the only chathandles that don't correspond to a pair of DNA proteins. Instead they represent uracil, which replaces thymine in RNA. The latter also is also the only handle that isn't in caps.
** ''ProblemSleuth'' has the four poker-playing elves: Ropo, Zobo, Foko, and Blod.
* ''Webcomic/YouDamnKid'' [[http://www.youdamnkid.com/d/20000403.html shows some of the problems that can occur with this naming pattern.]]
* Not a name thing, exactly, but Lady Surka of ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'', a professional bridge-troll, lists some of her past jobs as dishwasher, assassin, and pirate queen.
* PlayedWith in ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked:'' November is the daughter of King January, and has older sisters named August and September. The queen is named Avril, which follows the TemporalThemedNaming in another language. (They're also missing an October, though WordOfGod says that's because there's a two-year difference between September and November's ages.)
* The main cast of ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' is [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean James]], [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]], [[Theatre/LesMiserables Javert]] and [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Erik]].
* In Webcomic/BandVsBand, the Candy Hearts are Honey, Coco, Cherry, and Zero.
* All of the Grand Masters in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' have titles that they got from their abilities... except Stonemaster. [[SubvertedTrope It still fits his powers though]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'', Iolwerth is giving an introduction to his family which has traveled through time in order to attend Molly's wedding. After a lengthy list of 16-th century English names, he lands on [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=07012008 Taffy]], who has a mental disorder and is capable of pwning in video games upon initial exposure.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''SailorNothing'', [[TropeOverdosed of course]], uses it twice: [[spoiler:the Fashion Club (Ami, Emi, Umi, and A'''k'''i) and the Dark Generals (Argon, Neon, Xenon, Radon, and '''Cobalt''').]]
* There was an email that did the rounds a while ago which purported to be a memo from OsamaBinLaden to his underlings. In it, he called for Al-Qaeda members to be vigilant of Western infiltrators, and he assigned a patrol group consisting of Muhammad, Akbar, Abdul and Dave.
** Well, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint the name "David" is just as Semitic as those other three...]]
* Fey's three fairies from the WhateleyUniverse, Trixie, Dixie, and Brunhilda.
* In [[Literature/NottingCove ''Fairies of Notting Cove'']], all the forest fairies have Irish names, except for The Cook, who is OnlyKnownByTheirNickName. Saga is also an Odd Name Out, justified since she's a foreigner.
* In ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Kakyoin gives cherry-themed names for the group: Jotaro becomes Sakuranbotaro, Joestar (Joseph's last name) becomes Sakuranbostar, and Kakyoin becomes Cherryin. Avdol's name still stays the same.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Candace repeatedly mentions that she dreams of marrying [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Jeremy]] and having two children named Xavier and Amanda. Then comes an episode when her little brothers travel through time and meet her future children: Amanda, Xavier and Fred.
* In the ''RockosModernLife'' Christmas special, Rocko's new elf neighbors are all named after tools, except "Mango" (as the family patriarch explains, "I was feeling fruity").
* The Ghostly Trio of ''CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Fatso, Fusso, and Lazo, who become Fatso, Stretch, and Stinkie in TheMovie.
* All the charactes in ''MaryokuYummy'' have GratuitousJapanese names (Ooka, Hadagi, etc.) except for Bob. This could be because he's a delivery man, and doesn't live in the same land as the main characters, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Who built the pyramids? Was it the Babylonians? Barbrady? Samaritans?"
** When the male {{Goth}} Kids are [[GivenNameReveal finally named]] they turn out to be Michael (the tall one), Pete (the one with the red streak) and Firkle (the kindergartener).
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': "Dear Vikings" has several vikings named Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, [[PlanetOfSteves Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf,]] [[OverlyLongGag Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf, Olaf,]] and ... Gorton.
* Yakko, Wakko, and Dot (guess who's the [[SmurfettePrinciple Warner Sister]]) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', who get double credit for this trope as the actors that voice them are all similar, with two rhyming names and a third odd name: Creator/{{Tress|MacNeille}}, Creator/{{Jess|Harnell}}, and Creator/{{Rob|Paulsen}} (guess which one also voiced {{WesternAnimation/Pinky|AndTheBrain}} and [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Dr. Scratchansniff]]).
* The five girls in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' are Stella with sun and moon powers, Flora with flower power, Musa with music power, Tecna with...well, take a guess, why don't you? Last but not least - Bloom, with fire powers. Guess who's the main character?
* [[TheSimpsons "This is Maude, Rod, Todd, and I'm Ned!"]]
* An episode of ''InvaderZim'' shows Dib setting up a spy camera in Zim's kitchen and watching the feed from his room while his four recording devices, Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Stevie, are being repaired.
* In ''HeyArnold'', Frankie G.'s group consist of several people whose names end in an "-ie" or "-y" suffix and their last initial, and Chaz.
* Most of the band members of Dethklok in ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' all have violent or fantastic names: William Murderface, Toki Wartooth, Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf... and then there's the drummer, Pickles.
* In ''DuckDodgers'' the four quadrants of the galaxy are named as Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Steve.
* The Dinobots in ''{{Transformers}}'' are Snarl, Swoop, Slag, Sludge... and Grimlock. Not only is Grimlock the only one who doesn't have an "S" in his name, but he's the only one whose name is a made-up word. Of course, he's the leader of the pack and the most popular of them.
** He's also the only Dinobot whose torso isn't red.
** The versions of the Dinobots that show up in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' and ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' change things a little, but keep the same general pattern (minus the torso-coloration bit): In ''Animated'', Grimlock's team is just Swoop and Snarl, and in ''Fall of Cybertron'', Everyone's name is the same except Slag, who's called Slug in this version. ([[UnfortunateNames Because...]]) But still, everyone starts with an S except Grimlock.
* Somewhat related: ''PepperAnn'''s grandma, Lillian, had two daughters, Lydia (the protagonist's mom), and Jane, which would be Lane, but Lillian was so tired after birth that she reversed the L.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has Calculon, who was "all of history's great acting robots: Acting Unit 0.8, Thespo-mat, David Duchovny!"
* ''RockyAndBullwinkle'': Boris Badenov once claimed to be a partner in the advertising firm of Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen and Fink. No prizes for guessing which. In the "Rue Britannia" story arc, Rocky and Bullwinkie are antagonized by three schemers named Filcher, Belcher and Jay.
* An episode of the Disney series ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' had the eponymous character being followed by agents Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo]].
* An episode of ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' featured a family carnival run by the Jipners, who consisted of Jolly, Joey, Jerry, Julie (to name a few) and Bart. Guess which one was the ghost. [[spoiler:Subverted as it was Joey.]]
* The Possible family in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Kim, Jim, Tim, Slim, (great aunt) Mim and Joss.
* In the 2010 animated series of ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook'', the crocodile's five sons are Biter, Grabber, Chomper, Guzzleguts and Colin.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins 3-2-1 Penguins!]]'', the eponymous penguins have the names Zidgel, Fidgel, Midgel, and Kevin.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has an in-universe example. It's the oddity of the man referring to [[ThirdPersonPerson himself]] as Grougaloragran that tips Nox off to the fact that he is actually one of the legendary dragons, because apparently only they used names like that.
* Everyone in ''AlmostNakedAnimals'' is ADogNamedDog. Except for Howie, who ''is'' a dog.
* Four thugs that were in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' were [[AllThereInTheManual named]] Hoody Boy, Git N Paid, Daddy Lidz, and [[http://jerome-k-moore.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3hkn0p Henry]]
* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' are named Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles. Bubbles is the only Powerpuff Girl that is not named after a flower... unless you count [[{{Gonk}} Bunny]] and [[EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels Bullet]].
** This is actually kind of reversed but [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-universe. Blossom and Bubbles have meaningful names - Blossom was chosen because she was the first to open up to the Professor, like a flower. Bubbles was chosen because of her bubbly personality. And Buttercup was chosen because it also started with a B.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Out of all living people in the Fire Nation Royal Family, Zuko is the only one whose name doesn't start with a vowel. His sister is named Azula, his parents are Ozai and Ursa, and his uncle is named Iroh.
** Ursa herself stands out for having the only Western-based name (Ursa is Latin for "bear"), aside from the born-onscreen baby Hope, whose name was specifically chosen to be meaningful.
* ''TotallySpies'': The three protagonists are named Sam, Alex, and Clover. And the three of them are girls.
* ''USAcres'': Unlike his brothers, Orson's name doesn't end in "-rt".
* ''DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': Klunk is the only one in the Vulture Squadron to have a name that doesn't end in Y. Dick Dastardl'''y''', Muttle'''y''' and Zill'''y'''. Also, Dick is the only one of the four to be known by name ''and'' surname.
* In ''{{Birdz}}'', Sleepy Bat is the only character with a "cartoony" name instead of a more normal one. Lead character Eddie and his family could also qualify, since their last name is Stork''owitz'' instead of the SpeciesSurname that everyone else has.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': His parents are Richard and Nicole. His ascended pet/brother is Darwin, and his sister is Anais. And yet Gumball is the odd name out.
* ''TheJetsons'' are named George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy.
* [[KeithDavid Goliath]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' is the only member of the Manhattan Clan (until Angela joins the cast later -- and Angela fits the ThemeNaming of the Avalon Clan she was born into) that's not named after a certain section of New York City. That's because being the leader, he is the first gargoyle to actually be given a name, back in the MiddleAges (his followers were all named in the present day).
* The Disney/ThreeLittlePigs are named Fifer, Fiddler, and Practical. Guess whose house didn't get blown down by TheBigBadWolf!
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the six main character ponies named: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkle. The last name is the only one with four syllables.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', Molly's favourite band is The New Chips of the Block; Donnie, Ronnie, Lonnie, BonnieAndClyde.
* One episode of the ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' series features five puppy siblings: Whip, Chip, Blip, Flip, and Chubbers.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' presents an interesting case of this trope, in that all but one of the Gummi Bears' names are [[MeaningfulName meaningful]]. Sunni is the CheerfulChild (with yellow fur), Cubbi the TagalongKid and youngest in the group, Tummi the BigEater, Grammi the ApronMatron, Gruffi is a GrumpyBear (albeit [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold with a heart of gold]]), and Gusto is HotBlooded. That leaves Zummi, the only one without a meaningful name. It may have something to do with his spoonerism tendencies, or to emphasize his "wizard-like" nature given that a lot of sound effect depictions have the letter Z, like "Zap" or "Kazaam".
* Milli, Geo and Bot from ''TeamUmizoomi''. Take a wild guess about what they do.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', a character named Larry was introduced. Unlike Pinky and the Brain, Larry was not named after a body part (he was named after one of the Three Stooges).
* The main characters of WowWowWubbzy are named Wubbzy, Widget, Walden, and Daizy (who first appeared in Season 2).
* As the intro says, "Bob" works great for this - WesternAnimation/ReBoot takes place inside a computer, so characters are named after actual computer terms - Dot Matrix, Mouse, Megabyte, Hexadecimal, Daemon. And then there's our hero, the Guardian of the system, Bob.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012]]'', the various mutants that crop up [[TheNicknamer get named by Mikey]] according to a physical trait or power. Thus we get Snakeweed, Spyder Bytez, Leatherhead, and... Justin, who is some sort of combination of octopus, electirc eel, cobra, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and cat]], and gets named 'Justin' because Mikey couldn't think of a better name at the time.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', we get a group of gnomes named Jeff, Carson, Steve, Jason, and... [[TheUnintelligible Shmebulock]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the Crystal Gems are named Pearl, Garnet, Amethyst and Steven. For the record he's replacing his mother, who was named Rose Quartz, and "Quartz" also happens to be Steven's middle name.
* On ''KingOfTheHill,'' Bill goes back to his ancestral home and meets three beautiful women named Lily, Rose and Violetta. All three come onto him, but Bill knows that one of them [[KissingCousins is his biological cousin]] while the others are his cousins' widows; he just doesn't know which is which. While all three follow FloralThemeNaming, it's Violetta, the one with the variant, whom he's related to.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' features a pair of Autobot twins named Jetfire and Jetstorm, who can [[CombiningMecha combine.]] In so doing, however, they totally break the naming scheme by becoming ''Safeguard''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents,'' the Anti-Fairies are all {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the Fairies, with names like "Anti-Cosmo," "Anti-Wanda," etc. Poof's analogue, however, goes by [[SdrawkcabName Foop]] instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'', the Monkey Biz Gang consisted of four monkeys named Bingo, Bango, Bongo, and Fred.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Back in the 1910s, the White Star Line drew up drafts for three large ships that would all be named for, well, being large: ''Olympic'' was the first, then ''Titanic'' and finally ''Gigantic''. After what happened to the second one, the company feared that releasing the third with the ThemeNaming intact would cause people to associate it with the disaster, so the ''Gigantic'' was renamed to ''Britannic''.
** [[DownerEnding And sank a few years later]], during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
** On the other hand, the ''Olympic'' somehow managed to [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ram and sink an attacking German U-Boat.]]
* For a long time, the fleet of the Finnish ferry operator Viking Line consisted of seven ferries: Amorella, Gabriella, Isabella, Mariella, Rosella, Cindarella and ... Ålandsfärjan. Today, the odd one out is Viking XPRS.
* Similarly, the current US carrier fleet: ''[[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous USS Nimitz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Vinson]]'' et al., and the ''Enterprise'' as the survivor of the previous naming theme (however, this is justified in that the Enterprise is of a different class of ship than the others).
** Going the other way, all the ''Ohio''-class [=SSBNs=] are named after states except ''USS Henry M. Jackson'', and all the ''Los Angeles'' class [=SSNs=] are named after cities except ''USS Hyman G. Rickover''.
** With the names of three (of ten expected) ''Gerald R. Ford''-class carriers announced, [[LegacyCharacter ''Enterprise'']] is once again an odd name out, with the other two being ''[[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Gerald R. Ford]]'' and ''[[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous John F. Kennedy]]''.
* The Duggar family from ''19 Kids And Counting'' consisting of children Joshua, Jana, John, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Jossiah, Joy-Ann, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie. Their father is Jim, their mother is... Michelle.
* Director Robert Rodriguez named his four sons the unique and rather badass sounding Rebel, Rocket, Racer, and Rogue. While he kept the "R" theme with his daughter, he gave her the much more normal sounding Rhiannon.
* Website/NotAlwaysRight: [[http://notalwaysright.com/hawaii-spell-that/9451 Oh, that poor kid.]]
* The MarxBrothers: Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, and... ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Dumont Margaret]]''.
* [[Music/TheBeatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo]]. With Ringo replacing Pete.
* Henry VIII's wives were: Catherine, Catherine, Catherine, Anne, Anne ... and Jane.
* The Phoenix siblings: River, Rain, Liberty, Summer, and... Joaquin (though he was billed as Leaf Phoenix early in his career, the others were born with their names.)
* The members of Super Junior and subgroups: Leeteuk, Kangin, Kibum, Hangeng, Siwon, Heechul, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Yesung, Shindong, Kyuhyun, Zhou Mi... and [[CanadaEh Henry]].
** Now that HanGeng a.k.a HanKyung has left, you could say that Zhou Mi also fits this trope, being the only one with a Chinese name.
** Their label mates, the girl group f(x), also fit this trope. Victoria, Amber, Luna, Krystal and... Sul-Li.
* In quantum physics, the different 'flavours' of quarks are (listed in groups of two) down and up, bottom and top, and strange and charm.
** In older textbooks you'll sometimes see truth and beauty, strange and charm, and up and down.
* Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that is not named after a Greco-Roman god. And nope, "Terra" will not help either.
** Same for Japanese--all the planets' names end in 星 (''-sei'', star/planet) except for Earth (地球, ''Chikyuu'', "earth-ball").
** Uranus is also an oddball. Named after a Greek god to the others' Roman gods, and while most moons named for figures associated with the parent planet's namesake, Uranus has moons named after Shakespeare characters. Could be worse: it was almost named George (after King George III) or Herschel (after William Herschel, the man credited with its discovery in 1781).
** Almost all of Jupiter's moons are currently named after women associated with the mythical figure, mostly his lovers. The major exception is the largest moon, Ganymede, which is named after [[BiTheWay his male lover]].
* The Earth's continents are named Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, the two Americas, and Europe.
* The four provinces of Ireland are Ulster, Munster, Leinster, and Connaught.
* The three periods that made up the Mesozoic era are called the Triassic, the Jurassic, and the Cretaceous.
* The names of six of the seven days of the week have names of Germanic origin, with Monday and Sunday respectively named after the sun and the moon and the others named after Anglo-Saxon gods - except Saturday, which is named after the Roman god Saturn.
* The University of California at San Diego is split into six colleges (which basically entails different general education requirements, generally with some vague theme to each college's curriculum): [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Revelle, Muir, Warren, Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt]], and...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sixth]]. This is just a placeholder until they ''do'' decide on a name, but it's already been ten years...
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rugby_Championship The Rugby Championship]] is played between Australia, Argentina, South Africa, and New Zealand. Each national team has a nickname. They are, respectively, [[AnimalThemeNaming the Wallabies, Los Pumas, the Springboks]]... and the All Blacks.
* The four nucleotides of RNA are adenine, cytosine, guanine, and uracil.
* In the English alphabet, the letter W is the only letter with more than one syllable in its name.
* The digits 1, 2, 3, 4... 9, seven [[CaptainObvious (7)]] is the only one that has more than one syllable.
* The SI base units: meter, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, candela, and kilogram. That last one is the only one to have an SI prefix in the name of the base unit itself, which is TheArtifact from when it was first named, during the UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution.[[note]]The unit of mass was originally going to be called the "grave", but since "margrave" is a title of nobility, that changed real quickly.[[/note]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Adolf Eichmann]] had four sons: Klaus Eichmann, Horst Adolf Eichmann, Dieter Helmut Eichmann and Ricardo Francisco Eichmann. Guess wich one was born after 1945.
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* Played with in the old joke: "My mother had four children. The first was named Spring, the second, Summer, and the third, Autumn. What was the name of her last child?" [[spoiler:The answer, of course, is the first name of the person asking the question, which is probably ''not'' "Winter".]]
** Another version of the joke goes: "Sarah's mother has four children. Three are named April, May and June. What is the fourth child named?" [[spoiler:Sarah.]] The original name can be anything.
** Yet another one: "Tom's mom had three children. If one was Monica and another was Veronica, what was the third?"
** Also: A woman had four children: Eeney, Meeney, Miney... and Steve. Why? [[spoiler:She didn't want no mo']].
* There's also the joke:
--> So apparently one out of five people in the world are Chinese. MY family has five people in it, so I guess one of them must be Chinese. Could be my mom. Or my dad. Or my brother Jack. Or my little brother Heilong. [[spoiler:I'm pretty sure it's Jack.]]
* And this joke:
--> A farmer enters a pub with three ducks and he asks the bartender to mind the ducks for him. The bartender agrees and when the farmer leaves the pub, the first duck says to the bartender, "Hi, I'm Huey and I've been in and out of puddles loads of times."\\
The second duck then says to the bartender, "Hi, I'm Louie and I've been in and out of puddles even more times than Huey"\\
The third duck is about to say, "Hi, I'm...", when he is interrupted by the bartender who says, "Let me guess, your name is Dewey."\\
The third duck answers "No.... it's Puddles."
* During the initial furor around the hunt for Osama bin Laden, a joke made the rounds in the form of an Al Qaeda memo:
--> We have learned that the Americans are attempting to infiltrate our hiding places. To prevent this, we will have around the clock watches. The first watch will be Abdul, followed by Malik, then Steve, and finally Hassan.
* Averted, or maybe inverted, by a Scottish military joke:
--> "O'Brien?" "Present, Sir." "Cohen?" "Present, Sir." "Woinarowski?" "Present, Sir." "Right, Cameron Highlanders present and correct, Sir!"
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