->''"But what did we really, sincerely, expect anyway, from a movie in which Slim Pickens plays a character named 'Tex'? If you can think of a single line of dialog that Slim Pickens, as 'Tex,' wouldn't say in ''[[Film/ThePoseidonAdventure Beyond the Poseidon Adventure]]'', please do not miss this movie, which will be filled with amazements and startling revelations."''

->'''Boss:''' Shut up, Scarf!\\
'''Pashmina:''' My name isn't Scarf, it's Pashmina.\\
'''Boss:''' Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah! Pashiman's used to make a scarf. You have no other characteristic besides "Scarf". So until further notice, your name is Scarf!\\
'''Pashmina:''' But...\\
'''Boss:''' Your name is a noun just like all the other Ham Hams; Hat, Fat, Book, Book 2, Girl, Corpse, PacMan Ghost and Panda. [-Panda's cool, we hung out.-]\\
'''Maxwell:''' Am I the only one concerned about that corpse?\\
'''Oxnard:''' NO!
-->--''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKzZ6ifUCYk Hamtaro Abridged]]'' by [=JelloApocalypse=]

->''"Their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town called Conejo Springs (''conejo'' being Spanish for 'rabbit'—and [[{{Anvilicious}} watch out for that anvil]])"''
-->-- '''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''', ''Film/SDarko: A Donnie Darko Tale''

->''"''Film/TheMatrix'' is not what you'd call a subtle movie...when the film wanted to hint that [[TheMole Pantoliano will turn traitor]], it named his character after the spelling variant of 'cipher,' which means, among other things, 'zero.' In binary terms, [[GeniusBonus 'zero' is the opposite of 'one,']] which is how everybody refers to Neo, which in turn would make anyone named 'Zero' the polar opposite of the supposed hero of the movie. And doesn't that describe Cypher perfectly? Because he wasn't ''just'' a villain: He represented an entirely different philosophy of dealing with the machines, preferring [[HappinessInSlavery blissful ignorance]] over fighting for [[WasItReallyWorthIt a desolate piece of rock]] with a permanent layer of sun-blocking depression surrounding it."''
-->-- '''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-movies-plots-given-away-by-characters-names_p2/#ixzz33LvWGIPf "5 Movies Plot Given Away by the Character's Names"]]

->''"What does it matter what your name is? Take on whatever you wish, make it your own. But know this: a thousandfold names can not [[ArcWords change the nature of a man.]]"''
-->-- '''Dak'kon''', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''

->''"Didn't anybody hear that? ''Phil Mygrave''? Isn't anyone going to make a joke about that name?"''
-->-- '''{{C|oolCar}}AR''', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements''

->''"Hard. Head. It's not just a name, you know."''
-->-- '''{{Hard|Head}}head''', ''{{Transformers}}: Revelation''

->Margaret is Greek, you geek\\
It means pearl\\
I'm a pure girl...
-->-- '''[[EarWorm Philistine]]''', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' 2 OST

->''"Believe it or not, one of the most difficult tasks you face as Dungeon Master is dreaming up cool names for all those places, [[OddJobGods gods]], [[OurMonstersAreDifferent monsters]], and {{NPC}}s you create. As superficial as this chore might seem, nothing kills interest in an ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]]''[[TradeSnark ®]] game faster than goofy names. The minute your players are attacked by Gargathrank the Unclean, a great deal of the credibility you've carefully fostered flies straight out the window. Don't forget that the players' first impressions of your game world are based, in part, on the names you choose."''
-->-- '''Ray Winninger''', "Dungeoncraft", ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine'' (May 1999)

->''"[=DuBois.=] -- It's a French name. It means woods and Blanche means white, so the two together mean white woods. Like an orchard in spring! You can remember it by that."''
-->-- '''[=Blanche DuBois=]''', ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''

->"My name is Alice, but--"\\
"It's a stupid name enough!" Humpty Dumpty interrupted impatiently; "What does it mean?"\\
"Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.\\
"Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh...
-->-- '''Creator/LewisCarroll''', ''Through the Looking-Glass'' [[note]]Interestingly enough, it is largely because of this work that the name Alice [[AliceAllusion does mean something]]. (More literally, it means "of nobility".)[[/note]]

->''"Eino Leino! It was an Finnish Homopoet who was extremely negative: "Ei" means No in Finnish, and "No" means No in English. So his name was '''No No Lei No!''' And what Lei means, no one knows."''
-->-- '''Robert Gustavsson''', as the Homofobic Herman Ers majestät, in one of his sketches.

->''"Geddit? ''Know'' ''me'' - I'm alone! Genius!"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''' on ''[[Film/{{Showgirls}} Nomi Malone]]'' and dripping with sarcasm.

->''[[AltumVidetur Nomen est omen]]''
-->-- '''[[BilingualBonus Latin proverb]]'''

->''"When a reader reads that Armand de Bois-Tracy met Nob, he or she will have no problem with distinguishing which one is a viscount and which one is a miller."''
-->-- '''[[Franchise/TheWitcher Andrzej Sapkowski]]''', quoted [[http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/Proper_Names_in_Translation here]].

->''"His name is ''Brute''? Yeegh, that doesn't sound too promising."''
-->-- '''Jack''', ''ComicBook/RapunzelsRevenge''

->'''Terry:''' What's the creepy lady's power?\\
'''Tamara:''' I don't know, but they call her 'Bombshell'.\\
'''Terry:''' Oh, ''[[DeadpanSnarker that's]]'' [[LampshadeHanging encouraging]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''

->'''Clumsy:''' Just because your ''name'' is Grouchy doesn't mean you always have to ''be'' grouchy!
->'''Grouchy:''' Uh, yeah. It does.
-->-- ''Film/TheSmurfs''

->''"Her name is '''Regina''' ... for one day she will be '''queen!'''"''
-->-- '''Princess Cora''', presenting her newborn daughter to the court, ''Series/OnceUponATime''

->''"In the midst of all this, there was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_madoff Bernie Madoff]]. An embezzler named "made off". Hmm... Was the name not a clue? Did he have to be with the accounting firm of Dewey, Fuckyou, and Howe?"''
-->-- '''Creator/RobinWilliams''', on Bernie Madoff and the 2008 financial crisis, ''Weapons of Self Destruction''.

->''"Ooh, a potential father to a new wave of humanity is named Adam - bet that was an all-night brainstormer!"''
-->-- '''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]]''' in his review of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''

->''"His parents locked in his career when they named him “[[TheJeeves Jeeves]]”"''
-->-- A comment on ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'' short [[http://5secondfilms.com/watch/butlers_behaving_boldly "Butlers Behaving Boldly"]]

->'''Maurice:''' Well hi there, son, what's your name?
->'''Chip:''' Chip![[note]]He's a teacup.[[/note]]
->'''Maurice:''' ''*examines the large "chip" in his teacup body*'' Figures.
-->-- ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' (stage version)

->'''Johnny Blaze:''' You know the local top cop, Wyatt?
->'''Wyatt Wingfoot:''' Captain Tyrell Manhunter, appropiate name, huh?
-->-- ''Blaze'' #4

->''They both started to feel themselves lose warmth, even as the upper floors' fire spread around them. They were alight as if in hell itself. Jaune could barely feel them, but he'd had a revelation once that he would go up in flames.''
-->-- The ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10709623/1/A-Fallen-Arc-Forever-Fall-Down Forever Fall Down]]'', describing '''[[JeanneDArchetype Jaune Arc]]''''s death [[note]]Slightly edited for grammar errors.[[/note]]

->'''Du Quois''': This is Chevalier, Montage, Detente, Avant Garde, and Deja Vu.\\
'''Deja Vu''': Haven't we met before, monsieur?\\
'''Nick''': I don't think so.\\
'''Du Quois''': Over there: Croissant, Souffle, Escargot, and [[TokenMinority Chocolate Mousse]].
-->-- ''Film/TopSecret''

->''"When you find someone's name, it's often a good idea to find out why they were named so."''
-->-- '''Misho Thrice-Radiant''', ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''

->"And one of these kings was called Misho, and he was named Thrice-Radiant. To his peers, this was for his sorcery, his memory, and his swordsmanship. To the common people, it was for his insight, his charisma, and his compassion."
-->-- ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''

->''"You know what this means? It means ''VideoGame/TheLastStand'' series is a '''long con'''. This is what they were leading up to! They try to hook you on the early games, force you to play online later, then move in for the kill with ''[[AllegedlyFreeGame Dead Zone]]''. Man... I admit, when I saw this was made by "Con Artists Productions", I thought they were just being stylish. I didn't suspect this game was '''literally''' made by con artists. Like, my homepage is "Accursed Farms", but that's just a name I made up. I don't actually live on a farm with fallow earth, and possessed cows, and a sentient scarecrow like in [[Literature/ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark that one scary stories book]]. Not yet, anyway."''
-->-- ''[[WebVideo/FreemansMind Ross]]'s Game Dungeon''

->'''Hava:''' People who are partnered with K'seliss have a tendency to die horribly.\\
'''Fox:''' He's just trying to scare you. What's your name?\\
'''Dies:''' ...Dies-Horribly.
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''

->''"Fishiest of all fishy places was the Try Pots, which well deserved its name; for the pots there were always boiling chowders. Chowder for breakfast, and chowder for dinner, and chowder for supper, till you began to look for fish-bones coming through your clothes. The area before the house was paved with clam-shells."''
-->-- ''Literature/MobyDick''

->''"I thought about how Frank Herbert arrived at the name [[Literature/{{Dune}} Arrakis]]. The Fremen are Buddhist Arabs. The Zen-Sunni wanderers. Their language is Arabic. Bi-lal Kaifa, Ilm & Fiqh, Karama & Ijaz, Kitab al-Ibar. Arrakis is meant to have descended from al-Rakis, "The Dancer." So, that's a path right there. Frank Herbert didn't think "What's a bad-ass name?" He thought "Who named this place? What language did they speak?" He further thought "How do planets get their names?" Well, 'planet' means 'wanderer.' Wanderer is Planet in Greek, so Arrakis is Dancer in Arabic. This was a fertile line of thinking."''
-->-- '''Matthew Colville''', on how he chose the name for Shear, ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''

->''"So your name means "War Battle?!" That's awesome! [[DiscussedTrope Also probably a sign of the unfortunate times you were born into?]] What a sad thought, I'm sorry."''
-->-- '''Sydney''' to '''Gunnhildr''', ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''

->''"If you want something from the map-loving and map-owning Mapson, it must be a map, yes?"''
-->-- '''Mapson''', ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''

->'''Kirsten [=McDuffie=]:''' Do you figure his parents just '''assumed''' he'd grow up to be evil when they named him "'''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Zebediah Killgrave]]'''"?\\
'''Daredevil:''' Yeah. We call it the "[[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor von Doom]]" paradox.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Vol 4 #10''

-> ''I know [the name Kevin is] mundane, but "Kilgrave"? Talk about obvious. Was "Murdercorpse" already taken?''
-->-- '''Jessica''', ''Series/JessicaJones''

->''Lazarus, {{back from the dead}}. Should have known, really.''
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Lazarus Experiment"

->''"You can tell [this car] here is the champion. He has a #1 on him and he drives over the static better than anyone else, and his name is 'Champion'. He'd have a much different career if his name was 'Loser'."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''', review of ''The Little Cars in the Great Race''