Namedworld and Namedland

A very, very popular naming scheme for many, many things. Simply take an attribute and append "-land" or "-world" to it. It's the easiest way to come up with the name of a country. Similar to Premiseville.


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    Comic Books 
  • Kree Homeworld, Skrull World and Mojo World.
  • DC Comics has Warworld, an artificial planet that can feasibly annihilate life on a global scale if left unchecked. Naturally, it's usually under the command of Mongul.
  • As with the Video Game, the Swordquest tie-in comics have Earthworld, Fireworld, Waterworld, and Airworld.



  • Norse Mythology does this with the nine worlds as most of them end with the word "Heim" (translates as world, land, and sometimes home).

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    Visual Novels 
  • Within the Ace Attorney series, there exists a theme park called Gatewater Land.

    Web Comics 
  • Erfworld
  • In Drowtales, "Chel'el'Sussoloth" literally translates to "city of light within darkness". It's located within a cave roughly the size of the island of Manhattan. There's also a region known as the Skyworld on the surface.

    Western Animation 
  • Pac-Land from Pac-Man.
  • In The Fairly OddParents!, in addition to "Fairy World", there's also a Dairy World, Hairy World, and Scary World, all of which are pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls, "The City of Townsville" is an example of both this trope and Department of Redundancy Department, as the suffix "ville" also means "city".
  • The native homeland of the eponymous character of Mr. Bogus is called Bogusland.
  • The PBS animated series WordWorld, where everything's made out of words. Literally.
  • Every single location in the Super Mario Bros television series had a name in this format. You had the James Bond themed Spy Land, the Mad Max themed Car Land, the fairly obvious Pirate World and even the somewhat twist on the formula with its naming El Desert Land and a Mexican theme.
  • Most episodes of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic takes place in Ponyville. Every other city also have punny horse names, but none as blatant.

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