Name and Name

Well, The Noun and the Noun meets Character Title. Usually the title characters are either lovers or Heterosexual Life-Partners. This is also a standard title form for Buddy Cop Shows. It's also the obvious choice for a Sketch Show starring a Double Act.

A variant, often found in slacker comedy films, is "Name and Name Do Stuff". (See also Episode Finishes the Title.)

If one of the names is mostly irrelevant, see Garfunkel.

See also Magic Ampersand.

Examples:

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    Anime & Manga 

    Ballads 

    Comedy 
  • Kathy and Mo (Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney)
  • Kato-chan and Ken-chan
  • Penn and Teller

    Comic Books 

    Fairy Tales 

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 

    Literature 

    Live-Action TV 

    Music 
  • Baby Rasta y Gringo
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive originally called themselves "Bachman-Turner", but people kept thinking they were a folk group, so "Overdrive" was added to the name.
  • Big and Rich
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Captain & Tenille
  • Chad and Jeremy (1960s folk duo)
  • Chaka Demus and Pliers (known for their hit song "Murder She Wrote"note )
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Coverdale-Page, a collaboration album between David Coverdale and Jimmy Page.
  • Crosby, Stills, (and) Nash (and Young)
  • Donny and Marie Osmond are often referred to as simply "Donny and Marie".
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (also an example of Character Name and the Noun Phrase)
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • England Dan and John Ford Coley (known for their hit song "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight")
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • The song "Fair and Just" by Kevin Bloody Wilson. A parody of cop shows like Starsky and Hutch. It would probably make Kev's attitude towards Australian police clear enough even without the piggy grunts and squeals.
  • Flanders and Swann
  • The old jazz standard Frankie and Johnny, which some people may know from it's recurring references in classic animated shorts.
  • Darryl Hall and John Oates (also known as simply "Hall and Oates")
  • Heavy D and the Boyz (another Character Name and the Noun Phrase example)
  • Homer and Jethro
  • When Amy Ray and Emily Saliers originally founded the Indigo Girls, they initially called themselves "Saliers and Ray".note 
  • Jan And Dean
  • John Otway + Wild Willy Barrett
  • K-Ci and Jojo (formed after Jodeci broke up)
  • "Lady Ice and Mr Hex" by Heaven 17.
  • "Little T and One Track Mike"
  • Loggins and Messina (a singer-producer duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messinanote )
  • Mel And Kim
  • Peaches and Herbnote 
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary
  • Run-D.M.C.
  • Salt-N-Pepa (Consisting of Cheryl James ["Salt"] and Sandra Denton ["Pepa"]note )
  • Seals and Crofts
  • Sharon, Lois, and Bram
  • She & Him
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Sonny and Cher
  • Wilson Philips (A bit of a subversion, since "Wilson" refers to two members: Carnie and Wendy Wilson, who are both sisters)
  • Wisin y Yandel

    New Media 

    Newspaper Comics 

    Pinball 

     Radio 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Gotrek and Felix in Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

    Theater and Opera 

    TV Tropes 

    Video Games 

    Webcomics 

    Western Animation 

     Real Life 
  • Adam and Eve (how real life they may be is left as an exercise for the reader)
    • Cain and Abel
  • Clothing store chain Abercrombie and Fitch
  • In the UK, TV presenters Ant and Dec, who pretty much always appear together, and always with Ant on the left and Dec on the right for ease of identification.
  • Baskin-Robbins ice cream
  • Ben and Jerry ice cream
  • Mike and Ike candy
  • Numerous countries take this form:
  • Most law firms take this form as well.
  • Many advertising agencies also use this trope.
  • Salt and pepper (not the rap group mentioned above, but the condiments) are often referred to in this order.
  • The Ringling Bros. / Barnum and Bailey Circus (with the "Barnum and Bailey" part itself an example)
  • Scientists sometimes use a "mortar and pestle" when doing experiments.
  • In the U.K., when people got to the beach, they will sometimes bring a "bucket and spade"note  (i.e., for making sand castles, etc.).
  • Cookies and Cream (sometimes written as "cookies'n cream")

Waldorf: Hey, they left us out of this entry!
Statler:I think they were trying to improve it.
Waldorf: Only blanking it would do that!
Both: Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!