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->'''Buster:''' Hi, I'm Buster Bunny!\\
'''Babs:''' And I'm Babs Bunny!\\
'''Both:''' No relation!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''

Most FunnyAnimal, CivilizedAnimal, or TalkingAnimal characters' surnames, if they have one, go with their species. These often come with the middle initial "T," which of course stands for "The," or "J," following an old cartoon tradition. In some cases the species name is used as a surname, but seems to be just a descriptive term, with a definite article, as in "Edd the Duck," "Kermit the Frog" or "Perry the Platypus."

Bonus points for making it into an AlliterativeName.

Note that, considering surnames originally emerged to be descriptive ("Where's Todd?" "Which Todd? Andrew's son, Todd?" (Anderson) "No, Todd the blacksmith." (Smith) etc.), this is not all that ridiculous. See RaceNameBasis. Considering how [[InterspeciesRomance inter-species marriages]] never seem to happen, (unless they're main characters) it seems likely that a FunnyAnimal will have a surname related to their species. Also the fact that all members of a species share a common ancestor.

When it's the species that takes a character's name, it's AKindOfOne. When it's Dog Smith instead of Alice T. Dog, it's ADogNamedDog. When it's not the actual species name but a pun on it, that's ALizardNamedLiz.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Kotaro Inugami is half-[[{{Youkai}} Inugami]].
** In the Ariadne Magic Academy we have {{Catgirl}}s J. von Katze and S. du Chat (whose surnames are, respectively, German and French words for "cat").
* Tony Tony Chopper of ''Manga/OnePiece''. "Tony" is a nickname based on "''tonakai''", the Japanese word for "reindeer".
* Played with between the original Japanese version and English dub of ''Anime/MapleTown''. For example, Patty's last name in the Japanese version is "Hoprabbit", but in the English version, she is simply "Patty Rabbit", while "Bobby Kumamoff"[[note]]"Kuma" means "bear".[[/note]] in the Japanese version is simply "Bobby Bear" in the English version.[[note]]Creator/{{Capcom}} would eventually adopt a similar practice in both versions of its VideoGame/MegaManX series.[[/note]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'': Bucky O'Hare. And for bonus points, his one-eyed robot is named "Blinky".
* ComicBook/{{Bamse}}. Has pretty much every variant used at some point. (Personal favorite is UnluckyChildhoodFriend Vargen's ("The Wolf") object of affection, Virginia Wolf, literary reference and animal surname in one! Interestingly, the three main characters all seem to lack surnames[[hottip:*:(unless Lille Skutt's first name is actually "Little" and even his wife is ALWAYS addressing him by his full name)]], despite two of them being married to women who used to have surnames and the one with a species name still using hers.
* Pretty much everyone on Earth-C in ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' had a species surname of some sort -- or a species-related ''first'' name for some (see:Rubberduck's alter-ego of "Byrd Rentals"). Brilliantly combined with {{Tuckerization}} for the Earth-C version of Creator/DCComics legend Gardner Fox. Who's a fox.
* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comics show an extended Duck family, including: Uncle Scrooge [=McDuck=], Gladstone Gander, Gus Goose, Molly Mallard, Cornelius Coot, Lulubelle Loon... you get the idea. Other friends of the family include Scrooge's secretary, miss Emily Quackfaster, or TheProfessor Ludwig Van Drake. Daisy Duck and Donald Duck aren't related, thankfully. And for bonus points: Donald's father was named... Quackmore.
* Creator/RobertCrumb's Shuman the Human may have been named as a parody of this practice.
* The Bone cousins in ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}''.
* ''Lupo Alberto':
** Lupo Alberto counts, because his name means "Alberto the wolf", but is also his legitimate name AND a pun on 60s actor Alberto Lupo.
** There is also Enrico La Talpa, where "La Talpa" means "The Mole" (which is what he is), but is also his surname.
** Also, the last name of the character Moses is implied to be Bobtail (a character called his father "Mr. Bobtail" on the phone), and he is, in fact, a bobtail dog.
** UpToEleven with the dunnock character: [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname everyone calls her with the nickname "Silvietta"]], but her first appearance has her specify her real name is Prunella Modularis, the scientific name of the species.
* Calamity James' pet Lemming in ''Comicbook/TheBeano'' is called Alexander ''Lemming''.
* A Polish children's magazine, "Miś", used to publish comics about a little FunnyAnimal bear going to school with other bears. Oddly enough, while his schoolfriends had normal human names, the protagonist himself had the name "Miś", "bear". Interestingly, "Miś" is also sometimes used in Polish as the diminutive of "Michael".
* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' has Miyamoto Usagi (Japanese for "rabbit").
* In the ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' comics [[AlternateContinuity universe]], Sonic isn't the titular character's ''real'' name. Bafflingly, his name there was "[[UnfortunateNames Olgivie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog]]" until it was mercifully [[RetCon retconned]] away. As mentioned below, Sonic subverts this in the games as "The Hedgehog" is only a title.
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': Porker Lewis' real name is "[[spoiler:Oscar]] the Pig". Subverted with almost every other character.
* Many characters in the ''ComicBook/SpiderHam'' continuity, appropriately enough due to the series being an AnthropomorphicAnimalAdaptation of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, have surnames based on what species they are. For example, J. Jonah Jameson's counterpart is named J. Jonah Jackal, while this reality's version of [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is named Bruce Bunny.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Done in ''ComicStrip/SlylockFox'' with the animals, although oddly nobody has the surname "Human."
* ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats'': Variant: "The Dog" has such an EmbarrassingFirstName that he never allows anyone to speak it, leading to [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone calling him "the dog"]].
* Norm T. Platypus in ''ComicStrip/MyCage'', along with seemingly everyone else in the comic. Also of note: Nearly everyone's middle name is "T.," which seems to imply that everyone's middle name is... "The."
* ''ComicStrip/RupertBear'': All the animals in Rupert's world go by this.
* Most of the characters from ''ComicStrip/USAcres'', with the exception of Booker and Sheldon.
* In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', various {{Sunday Strip}}s have given Bill's name as William T. Cat or Bill D. Cat.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Many ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' fanfics give raven-shapeshifter Diaval a surname that is some foreign version of "raven" or "crow", or sounds similar to it.
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has Grace Glossy, who's a glossy snake. Her son Teddy fits only by half because he's half a glossy snake and half a gopher snake.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In the Disney/Pixar film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', many of the characters have names reflective of the brand or style of automobile on which they are based: Mack is a Mack truck, Sally Carerra is a Porsche 911 Carerra, Lizzie is a Ford Model T "Tin Lizzie," [[spoiler:Doc Hudson is The Fabulous Hudson Hornet]], etc.
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' features Fievel Mousekewitz, Gussie Mausheimer, and Tony Toponi (from the Italian ''topo'', which means mouse). It also featured Warren T. Rat, although [[spoiler:he was actually a ''cat'' in disguise]].
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', as while Jack Skellington sounds like a fancy use of this trope, there are some accents that pronounce "skeleton" as "skellington" (see ''Film/HotFuzz'' for an example).
* Lightly deconstructed in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. Roger Rabbit, who ''is'' a rabbit, [[InterspeciesRomance marries a human]] (well, a toon-human, anyway) which causes her name to become Jessica Rabbit.
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}},'' many characters have names like this--[[HappilyMarried Mr. and]] [[PlayfulOtter Mrs. Otterton]], [[WickedWeasel Duke Weaselton]], [[SleazyPolitician Mayor]] [[KingOfBeasts Lionheart]], [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Flash]] [[AllThereInTheScript Slothmore]], etc. Occasionally added with BilingualBonus: [[DaChief Chief]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bogo]]'s name comes from ''m'bogo,'' Swahili for "cape buffalo."

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Jabba the Hutt of ''Film/StarWars'', who actually is a Hutt (this seems to be the case with all Hutts: Durga, Gorga, Zorba, etc.). Jabba's actual full name is "Jabba Desilijic Tiure", but no-one ever seems to call him that.

* In Piers Anthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series, characters generally take their species classification as a surname such as Smash Ogre, Glory Goblin, Forrest Faun, Che Centaur, Tandy Nymph... On the occasional intrusion of [[{{Muggles}} Mundanes]] into Xanth, most characters are confounded by the existence of an actual last name. They usually just end up being called X Mundane for the duration. It gets even better with mixed-species pairings: Glory Goblin married Harold Harpy and had two children: Gloha Goblin-Harpy and Harglo Harpy-Goblin... yes.
* The ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'' children's books. Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. Brother Bear's original name was "Small Bear", until Sister was born and his parents renamed him "Brother". Every other character has a bear-related name. Too-Tall Grizzly, Lizzy Bruin, Mayor Honeypot, etc.
* The first ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' book featured this - John Churchmouse, Colin Vole - though since maybe three characters in total even ''had'' "surnames" they may not have been meant to be surnames so much as descriptions. The later books don't use species names as surnames, but [[ALizardNamedLiz species-specific names]] are common; hedgehogs are almost invariably something like "Spike" or "Stickle" or "Quill."
* Benjy Mouse and Frankie Mouse from ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1''. (As "mouse" is only sometimes capitalized, it's surely not a surname here.)
* ''Literature/JonathanLivingstonSeagull'' (book and title character) as well as the parody ''Jonathan Seagull Chicken'' which uses characters with names like Segal and Fox as personifications of the corresponding animal. Another parody was ''Ludwig Von Wolfgang Vulture''.
* The children in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' make friends with Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. Mr. Beaver's best friend is apparently Badger. How this naming system works in a country populated largely by talking animals is never really explained, although it disappears later in the series; in the final book we have Jewel the Unicorn and Farsight the Eagle.
* Used on occasion in the ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'' series: Sally Ratmousen, Count von Ratoff, [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Hercule]] [[{{Pun}} Poirat]], etc. Most of the surnames are either mouse-related (Sweetfur, Von Kickpaw) or [[PunnyName puns on the character's occupation]].
* ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'':
** We have the Spelling Bee, literally a giant bee that is good at spelling.
** Tock the Watchdog: a dog with a giant clock in his body.
** The Awful Dynne is a living personification of noise (an "awful din") -- with a double SpeciesSurname courtesy of a pun. He's a smoky spirit that lives in a bottle, and thus also an awful ''djinn''.
* Una Persson, in the Jerry Cornelius stories by Michael Moorcock and others, is also a possibility.
* In ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'', Eddie assumes, before meeting Jessica Rabbit, that she's a Toon rabbit. Nope--she's a Toon ''human'', but she married a Toon rabbit and took his last name.
* In the Chinese story collection ''Liaozhai Zhiyi'' as well as other paranormal stories in the same period, fox-spirits often take the surname "Hu", which is pronounced the same as "fox" in Chinese.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Eet may be this. When he tells Jern he's Eet, Jern asks whether it's his species or name, and he treats the question as silly. Then, he appears to be unique.
* In Paul Kidd's ''Literature/SpiritHunters'' the [[{{Yokai}} animal spirit]] characters have their species names as surnames ({{Kitsune}} Sura, Nezumi Chiri, etc.) Though they also happen to be nobility in an Empire where it appears that the non-human races are represented by a single high-born clan each.
* Used frequently in Creator/BeatrixPotter stories, most notably [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit Peter Rabbit]], his cousin [[Literature/TheTaleOfBenjaminBunny Benjamin Bunny]], and [[Literature/TheTaleOfJemimaPuddleduck Jemima Puddleduck]]. [[TheTaleOfMrTod Mr Tod]] (a fox) and Tommy Brock (a badger) both have somewhat archaic species surnames, but still count.
* In Anna Dewdney's ''Literature/LlamaLlama'' series, the character naming all follows this, but the main character is an unusual case. In the original book, ''Llama Llama Red Pajama'', he was known as "Baby Llama," but in later installments he was no longer a baby, so he became [[ADogNamedDog Llama Llama]] instead, or sometimes simply "Llama." His mother is Mama Llama, and other characters include Nelly Gnu and Gilroy Goat.
* In ''Literature/TheMidnightFolk'', Kay's LivingToys include a dog named Dogg and another named P. Dogg (they're said to be cousins), as well as a bear named G. L. Brown Bear. Many of the wild animals he meets also seem to be named after their species, as Bat, Otter, Water Rat, etc.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Ducky's nickname comes from the fact that his name is Donald Mallard. And he's ''human''.
* Replace "species" with "nationality" and a certain engineer from ''Franchise/StarTrek'' counts. He's Scottish and his last name is "Scott," with the nickname "Scotty."
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' had the sketch "It's a Tree", starring a talking member of the plant kingdom named Arthur Tree.
** Among his guests on the show, all of whom were trees or wood products (except for "an unusual guest for this program, a piece of laminated plastic") are the band Scots Pine and the Conifers.
* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', the 1991 sitcom, revolves around the Sinclair family. Although the surname isn't a direct species reference, it is a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Oil Sinclair Oil]] and its dinosaur logo.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Both followed (Poink T. Ferret, Java Frog, Hump T. Camel, Hugh Manatee, Temp Ferret) and averted (Mutt Barker - illegitimate son of Bob, Arthur Bronswagger, Jimmy Noneck, Shak, Ezra Shawartz, Crappy Shawartz) on ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow''. One of the newest characters, CoolOldGuy Gof, has a name that stands for Gray Old Fox.
* In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', most Muppets of recognizable non-human species have one or another form of Species Surname.
* Played with in an sketch on ''Series/SesameStreet'', where Kermit the Frog wants a T-Shirt with his name on it, but the salesman kept mixing it up with shirts for Kermit the "Gorf", "Forg" and "Grof". Naturally, the other Kermits come in one by one for their own shirts.
* Also of Creator/JimHenson, comes ''Series/FraggleRock''. Every Fraggle has a surname of Fraggle. Mokey will often use it when scolding another character by [[FullNameUltimatum calling them by their full name]].
* [[Creator/TheBBC Children's BBC]] puppet presenters Edd the Duck and Gordon T. Gopher also qualify. In an interview for the ''Gordon T Gopher Annual'', Gordon insists his middle name isn't "The," but [[EmbarrassingMiddleName refuses to say what it actually is]].
* Roland Rat, his brother Little Reggie Rat, and his friends Kevin the Gerbil, Errol the Hamster, Glenis the Guinea Pig, and Fergie the Ferret.
* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' has Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Daniel Striped Tiger, Harriet Elizabeth Cow, and an entire family of platypuses with the surname Platypus. There's also Bob Dog, who is not a puppet but rather a guy in a dog suit.
* Inverted with the Italian puppet Franchise/TopoGigio (assuming Topo is his name) as Topo means "mouse" in Italian and he is an anthropomorphic mouse. Subverted in most of the other countries where the association is not so obvious (albeit in Spanish means mole, which is also a rodent).

* Kate Monster and Trekkie Monster in ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' (though in this case "monster" is a race, not a species). {{Lampshaded}} when someone asks if they're related. They're not, and the exchange is the setup for a song called "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist". Stretching the definition of "species" still further, one of the other puppet characters is named Lucy T. Slut.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'':
** Characters Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad. Also, Fox [=McCloud=], Wolf O'Donnell, and Panther Caroso have their species as their ''first'' names.
** Also ''Pig''ma Dengar, Leon Powalski (a chameLEON), Bill Grey, a greyhound, and Katt Monroe (cat with a K). Falco Lombardi is a subversion; his name corresponds to falcons, but [[NonIndicativeName he is a pheasant]].
** And Fara Phoenix. [[PunnyName Say it.]] If it sounds like "fennecs" [[NoPronunciationGuide you did it right]].
* Subverted in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', where "the (species name)" is used more like a title rather than the character's last name and some character: Miles "Tails" Prower and Amy Rose, don't use it at all. Charmy Bee, however is a straight use of this trope. This trope is why [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer less informed reporters]] sometimes call Sonic "Sonic Hedgehog." The Dic cartoons and Archie comics infamously [[CriticalResearchFailure made this mistake as well]], treating "Hedgehog" as the surname of Sonic's family.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'':
** The various Pokémon the player meets are all named simply by species. (One wonders what happens [[OneSteveLimit if two Bulbasaur]] ever show up in town.) The player, however, can rename his own character and any Pokémon that join his rescue team.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] In the second game. A Teddiursa and Ursaring who were paired together couldn't tell each other apart when the former evolved.
** Your partner is something of an odd case in the first two games, as they introduce themselves with whatever name you chose for them, which potentially makes them the only Pokemon in the world who has a proper name. ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' avoids this by having your partner introduce themselves as their species initially, then having them ask you to give them a nickname later (which they'll claim is the best name ever even if you didn't actually change it).
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' tends to feature this heavily with named Toads, Yoshi, Koopas, and Goombas, with the most notable example being main villain King Bowser Koopa (simply Koopa in Japan).
* Most mavericks in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series sport species surnames.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Satori Komeiji uses her species as her first name as well: she is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satori_(folklore) satori]], of course.
** Ditto [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nue Nue]] Houjuu.
* Done pretty cleverly in ''Franchise/SlyCooper'', where most of the cast has a MeaningfulName of some sort or other. [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Carmelita Fox]] is, in fact, a vixen, but "Fox" is an actual surname, of course (for Hispanics, as well, such as Mexican President Vicente). Also, unofficially or officially; Bentley Wiseturtle and Murry Hippo. As well as Raleigh The Frog and The Panda King. In the case of Jean Bison, his name is pronounced [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay "Bih-Sawn"]].
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' Conker the Squirrel signs his name as "Conker T. Squirrel," which would make 'Squirrel' Conker's last name.
* ''VideoGame/SidAndAlsIncredibleToons'' stars Sid E. Mouse and Al E. Cat, doubling as a PunnyName ([[DontExplainTheJoke City Mouse, Alley Cat]]). Minor animal characters include Bik Dragon, Hildegard Hen, Phil Rat and Eunice Elephant.
* The PC game ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' has the title rabbit's last name and also has Princess Eva Earlong and Devan Shell.
* The title character of the mobile phone game ''[[http://www.joustinbeaver.com/ Joustin Beaver]]'' is a beaver who looks like Music/JustinBieber.
* In a rare ''human'' example, ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' features Vekel the Man, the bartender at [[BadGuyBar the Ragged Flagon.]]
* One of the protagonists in ''VideoGame/{{Psychosomnium}}'' is a bee named [=McBee=].
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' games do this a lot. Kazooie even [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on it]] when the two meet a pig in ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', and he says his name is Chris. Kazooie is astonished his name isn't pig-related. Her suspicions are confirmed when he gives his full name, [[PunnyName Chris P. Bacon]].
* Stray animals in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' are all named Stray Cat, Stray Dog, and Wild Horse. If adopted by a human family, particularly [=NPCs=], their first name changes to a generic pet name drawn from a list, and their last name may or may not change to the same as the human who adopted them.
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfMassmouth'': A worm-like alien named The Worm, though it's not clear if it isn't just a nickname.
* The sentient non-human races in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' use species surnames - Kimahri Ronso and Seymour Guado being the two most prominent (though Seymour is in fact half-human).
* ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' has characters including Catherine-Marie Cygne the swan, Reynard Vulpes the fox, Monsieur Grenwee (sounds like ''grenouille'') the frog, and the title character Jayjay Falcon [[spoiler: though he changed his name from "Robespierre"]]. Other characters' names are based on, but not identical to, their species names: Eric Porc the porcupine, Rupert Rabbington the rabbit, and Sparrowson the... sparrow. Then there's Séverin [[{{Onomatopoeia}} Cocorico]] the rooster, and the Demiaou family (who are cats).
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has had several characters named "King [[FishPeople Zora]]" in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'', and [[PosthumousCharacter posthumously]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''. Much like with the Hylian kings, this also overlaps with LordCountry, considering their home region is called "Zora's Domain."

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Paul Hammerbro from ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom''. Known throwing hammers when angry.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' uses this trope widely. The main characters are the Dewclaw family, after a specific animal body part; there's a family of foxes with the surname 'Fennec', after a sort of fox with rabbit-like ears, and a local feline mechanic is named Aby Eyeshine (Abyssinian). The most extreme example is Catherine Aura, who's a turkey vulture (scientific name: ''cathartes aura'').
* Used extensively in ''Webcomic/TheSuburbanJungle - Starring Tiffany Tiger''. An interesting variant used therein is Leona Lioness, who manages to work both species AND gender into her surname...
* ''[[http://roughhouse.suburbanjungle.com/ Rough Housing]]'', the sequel comic, has Charity Cheeger (Cheetah/Tiger hybrid), and Langley Lupina (wolf), along with more traditional examples.
* Grace Sciuridae in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' (Sciuridae being the formal term for the squirrel family). Extra points for her CodeName, Shade Tail, which is what the name actually means in Latin.
* Eric Schwartz's ''Webcomic/SabrinaOnline'' has a lot of fun with this trope. We have Thomas Wolfe, who is actually only half-wolf; his mother was a fox. He ends up [[InterspeciesRomance marrying Amy Squirrel]], who, not surprisingly, keeps her maiden name. There son ends up being one fourth fox, one fourth wolf, one half squirrel, with the name Timothy Wolf-Squirrel. Meanwhile, {{Fanon}} establishes Sabrina's surname as "Mephitidae" (the scientific family to which skunks belong to), while in the strip itself it's a "WhereTheHellIsSpringfield?" kinda thing. And then there's Sheila Vixen. You have to feel sorry for her dad.
* Played with a bit in ''Webcomic/PvPOnline'' by Skull the Troll. "Troll" is a straight example, but the "the" actually stands for "Theodore."
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/DaisyOwl'': Daisy isn't an owl, but her adoptive father is.
* ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''':
** Three main characters are all named after their species. Lampshaded in the [[AltText default subject field under the contact link]] in [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1221 this comic]].
** [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=952 Strip 952]] featured "Tuggy T. Tugboat the Tugboat."
** The AlliterativeName variant is explored in [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1513 this comic]].
* ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' has Samantha Wolf, a.k.a. "Wolfie," who is human... [[spoiler:except [[WolfMan during the full moon]]]].
* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' features avian Dolly Bird, and her insect sibling G-Nat, who also uses the alias Nate Diptera (''Diptera'' being an order of insects including gnats, black flies, and midges).
* ''Webcomic/{{Melonpool}}'' has Sam T. Dogg (admittedly misspelled).
* ''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse brought us Nob T. Mouse (the "T" stands for "The"), Flop Fish and Frederick Rabbitt.
* ''Webcomic/{{Femmegasm}}'' has Shelly Mander, who is a breed of salamander.
* Andrea Mouse in ''Webcomic/{{Horndog}}''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' when Artie the hyperintelligent hamster is turned into a human, he takes on the pseudonym "Nick Cricetida".
-->'''Mell''': Where did you get a name like Cricetida, anyway?\\
'''Artie''': It's my family name.\\
'''Mell''': Well, duh...\\
'''Artie''': Cricetidae. A family within the order Rodentia, comprising wood mice, voles, hamsters, and over 70 distinct species of gerbil. One Mongolian species, ''Meriones unguiculatus'', is popular as a pet--
%% * Most of the titular species ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Rosechus]]) in ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''.
* ''Webcomic/PoppyOPossum''. The title character is, as you'd probably guessed, an opossum. Though she was adopted and the Possum family are mostly cats.
* In ''Nine to Nine'' the characters [[http://www.tigerknight.com/99/2014-05-25 discuss]] that if a lioness teacher marries a horse, it would be confusing for kids to call her "Mrs. Horse".
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', resident [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] Rocko Sasquatch is surprised to learn that he is, in fact, a hairless [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti sasquatch.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is the case with all the dinosaur characters in ''Blog/TheTyrannosaurChronicles''. The main character, for example, is Traumador the Tyrannosaur. It is also implied that "the" is their middle name, with the notable exception of one of Traumador's friends, Norman '''''a''''' Centrosaur.
* A ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' Photoplasty ("[[http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_268_19-things-old-people-suspect-about-modern-culture_p19/#14 19 Things Old People Suspect About Modern Culture]]") mocks people who confuse Music/JustinBieber with this.
* [[http://tokiandcowiki.wikidot.com/wiki:bunny-rabbitwright Bunny's]] surname, Rabbitwright, is a variant of this and she is, well, duh, a rabbit
* The titular family of ''Literature/TheDoctorsOfTheCatFamily''. There are also cats with different surnames (Kit Marican, Hector Kithro), and the one hare character has the surname "Clearwater".
* From ''Wiki/{{Killerbunnies}}'', we have Genevieve's last name, "Marshrabbit", her last name being somewhat of a variant and the fact that a marsh rabbit is a subspecies of Brush Rabbit, commonly found in the southern parts of the United States. Another variant is with Iglika, whose last name is "Zayek", which is Bulgarian for "rabbit"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Nearly all animal characters from WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, Creator/WaltDisney and Creator/HannaBarbera, the last as recent as the Shirt Tales.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' uses this for a RunningGag; since Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny are the show's OfficialCouple, every time they introduce themselves together, they have to say, "No relation" afterward. This is eventually commented on in their cameo in an ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' skit.
-->'''Noah:''' Okay, let's hope not, this is a children's show...
* Several Creator/WalterLantz characters, including WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, and his regular opponents, Buzz Buzzard and Wally Walrus; and Andy Panda.
* Edward Platypus from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' is the only character in [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals a show full of animals]] to use this trope. All the characters with given last names avert this. Neckerly for Nina (still works pretty well as she's a giraffe), Smiles for Patsy (a mongoose), Clogmeyer for Samson (a guinea pig), and Lumpus for....Scoutmaster Lumpus (a moose with his first name being Algonquin).
* The premise of ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' is that a clerical error turns human boy [[AdamAndOrEve Adam]] ''Lyon'' into Adam ''Lion,'' causing him to be sent to a school of animals. Almost all of the animals actually follow this trope too with the primary exceptions being Mr. Hornbill (a rhino, despite the fact that hornbills are real birds too), Mrs. Tusk (an elephant), Coach Gills (a goldfish), and Mr. Blowhole (a whale).
* A version of the first variation is found in ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood''. All of the original animals just have their species as their name: for example, "Fox," "Badger," "Toad" or "Weasel." Their descendants have differing names, though.
* Several ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' have names that reflect their alternate forms. Bumblebee, who later became Goldbug, turned into a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (bug) in both bodies. There's also Soundwave, who turns into a tape player; Cheetor, Rattrap, Waspinator and any number of others from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', and Tankor and Jetstorm of ''Beast Machines'', to name just a few. In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' it's shown that the name everyone goes by were assigned to them by their drill sargeant in Autobot boot camp, and in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' they apparently picked their own name upon discovering their new alt-forms.
* Some of the first Droopy cartoons give his last name as Poodle. One cartoon gives him the name [=McPoodle=].
* ''WesternAnimation/MooseAndZee'':
** Double time for Moose A. Moose, animated host of the children's learning channel Noggin. In case you're wondering, yes he's a moose.
** Moose's co-star is named Zee D. Bird. She's a bird.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'':
** A fairly creative example can be seen in the civilian name of Darkwing Duck: Drake Mallard. The name has "hey, I'm a duck" written all over it, but they are also genuine names.
** On the other hand, his sidekick is a [=McQuack=].
** It's also hard to tell where his daughter's name would fit in. She's apparently a duck (one episode cites she's got duck molecules, anyway), but her birth parents gave her the name Gosalyn, which sounds more like 'gosling' than anything duck related; she takes 'Mallard' as a last name after Darkwing adopts her. Her birth surname is Waddlemeyer. That could reference either ducks or geese. Her birth parents are never pictured, but her grandfather, Professor Waddlemeyer, looks like an obese Ludwig von Drake, or a gray-haired Herb Muddlefoot; presumably a duck. But when she adopts a secret identity now and then, the name she uses is Quiverwing Quack. Only ducks and pelicans quack, and Gosalyn is very definitely not a pelican.
** Some of the rest of the cast follows this trope (Such as SHUSH agent Grizzlikoff) but most of them are too busy making other puns (like the scientist Sarah Bellum).
** Bonus points for the city where all this takes place... ''St. Canard''. [[BilingualBonus "Canard," of course, is French for "duck."]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' had two of these: Mallory [=McMallard=] and Duke L'Orange. Say that latter one out loud. And then there was a character with the first name of Canard (the French for duck). Double bonus points for giving their all-too-human manager the surname Palmfeather.
* Examples from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'': Rat Capone and his sidekicks Sugar Ray Lizard and Arnold Mousenegger, Fat Cat's lackey Mole, Conrad Cockatoo, Mr. Starfish from Captain Fin's crew, Canina [=LaFur=] (from ''canine''). It's highly unlikely, though, that Canina [=LaFur=]'s evil stuntdog Zsa Zsa Labrador is a Lab Retriever.
* PlayedWith in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Heffer Wolfe is a steer who was RaisedByWolves [[note]]Interestingly the rest of the cast averts this. Shellbachner for Filburt (a turtle), Rama for Rocko (a wallaby), Bighead for Ed and Bev (toads), Hutchinson for Paula (a cat). [[/note]].
* Many characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' have last names that also happen to be their species. For example, there's the title character Bonkers D. Bobcat, his love interest Fawn Deer, and his friend/co-star Jitters A. Dog.
* ''WesternAnimation/CatScratch'' has Human Kimberly. Though it's unlikely that her actual first name is "Human," just about every character calls her that while referring to other humans by regular names.
* From ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', there's Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, Junior Asparagus... Actually, it'd be easier to list counterexamples.
* The Dutch have WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak. Guess what kind of animal he is.
* Every character in ''WesternAnimation/TheCaribouKitchen'' has this, plus some AddedAlliterativeAppeal (ie. Claudia Caribou, Abe Anteater etc.)
* Stimpson J. Cat (''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'')
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Jake the Dog, and in a bizarre occurrence, Finn the Human. According to the creator, Finn is named "Finn the Human" because he is supposedly the LastOfHisKind. Note that these aren't their surnames - they're brothers, as Finn was adopted by Jake's parents, so they'd probably have the same surname if it applied to Dogs in the Land of Ooo. Later as the series progresses we learn that his actual name is [[spoiler:Finn Mertens]].
** The princess-heavy show has some fun with this, in that there is even a character named Dr. Princess (it's her surname), who has no apparent connection to royalty.
* WesternAnimation/PeppaPig is a straight example. Most are [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Names]] as well; Suzy Sheep, Rebecca Rabbit, Emily Elephant, Pedro Pony.
* In the related show ''WesternAnimation/BenAndHollysLittleKingdom'', the elf family members appear to be called Ben Elf, Mr Elf and Mrs Elf.
* Baloo of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' gave his full name as Baloo Bear in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' has Rocket J. Squirrel and Bullwinkle J. Moose. Their middle initial is a reference to the show's creator, Jay Ward.
* Played straight on ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''. Most of the cast has their species as a surname, but the central family is Storkowitz.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Fluttershy's pet rabbit Angel, who is occasionally called Angel Bunny.
** In Season 1, the owner of the doughnut shop in Canterlot was known as Pony Joe. (Or at least, that's what Spike called him.) Later, in Season 2, he's known as Doughnut Joe.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", Ms. Harshwhinny constantly refers to Spike as "Mr. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] Dragon".
* All of the cat people in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' have [[PunnyName cat-based punny names]]. Mayor Manx's surname is a breed of cat [[SubvertedTrope (which he isn't one of, him having a tail while Manxes lack one)]]. Technically, he could still be one, as only show-quality Manxes lack a tail. There also exist "stumpy" and "longy" Manxes, which have, respectively, partial or full tails.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Mr. Krabs (Eugene H. Krabs) is a crab. Plankton also has this trope; "Plankton's Army" revealed that his full name is Sheldon J. Plankton. Patrick is a semi-example. He's a starfish (or, more properly, a sea star) and his name is "Patrick Star". There's also Larry the Lobster.
* All the monster families in ''WesternAnimation/HenryHugglemonster'' have surnames ending in '-monster'.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Ms. Lucy Simian, who is an ape ("simian" is a term meaning "ape") and Tina Rex, a TyrannosaurusRex.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Perry the Platypus, Peter the Panda... and just about any named animal in the show.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', as opposed to the others who have OnlyOneName. His first name, however, is yet to be revealed.
* Bert, Ralph, Melissa, Bentley, Lisa, George and Nicole in ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' all have the last name Raccoon (thus the name of the series) but Bert is unrelated to the others (thankfully as Ralph and Melissa are husband and wife, as are George and Nicole, who are parents to Bentley and Lisa, who are niece and nephew to Ralph and Melissa, and Ralph is George's kid brother).
** The pig triplets, who work for Cyril Sneer, have their last names as Pig: Lloyd, Lloyd, and Floyd. (as confirmed by creator Kevin Gillis). Their mother's name is Suey-Ellen Pig.
* All the Gummi Bears in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' have the last name "gummi", which is the name of the fantastic species of magical bears in-universe.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_(surname) Human (surname)]]
* If you want to go into other languages, "Adam" or "Adams" can count as this.
* Markus 'Notch' Persson, creator of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', is a person. (Though it's actually pronounced more like "passion".)
** It's the 8th most common surname in Sweden (spelling variants actually include "Person"); unsurprisingly, it is actually a variant of "Peterson". Between 1996-2006, Göran Persson was the Swedish equivalent of prime minister.
** ''Creator/MichaelMoorcock'' has a recurring character "Una Persson" extending the pun to the surname.
* Subverted by the actress Leslie Mann, who is not a man.
** Writers Heinrich, Thomas and Klaus Mann were men, though. By the way, in olden days "man" also had the meaning "human being", not just "adult male human being".
* There is a Huguenot family with the surname L'Homme de Courbière, one of whom was a Prussian general who became famous for the defense of the fortress of Graudenz (Grudziadz) in 1807.
* A common AprilFoolsDay prank is to ring a zoo and ask to speak to a "Mr. G. Raffe", or somesuch.
* Universities will sometimes use their mascot's name and its species name as a placeholder name in this way when showing students how to fill out forms or the like.