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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 and UniformityException. Subtrope of TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers. Often occurs with FamousFamousFictional.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The Godhand from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' consist of Femto, Void, Slan, Ubik...and Conrad.
* ''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.
* In ''Anime/BurstAngel'', the main characters are named after the heroines of ''Literature/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 the odd one out in the original novel -- she's the only March sister whose name wasn't changed from RealLife.
* Episode 14 of ''Anime/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.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** Light is the only Yagami not to have a name that starts with "S" (Sochiro, Sachiko, Sayu). He's also the only one with a non-Japanese name.
** Then there's the Wammy's boys: L, Beyond, Mello, Near, and... Matt.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** 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."]]
* 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. Masaru is the only one who isn't a gogglehead.
* The various members of the [[ArmiesAreEvil Red Ribbon Army]] in ''Manga/DragonBall'' have [[ColorfulThemeNaming names themed around colors]], such as Commander Red, General Blue, Colonel Silver, and Ninja Murasaki[[note]]"purple" in Japanese[[/note]]. ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' retroactively introduces their lead scientist, Doctor Gero, whose name goes against the Army's naming convention.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Jinnai names five of his six Bugrom soldiers after the Creator/MarxBrothers, with the last one named Margaret after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Dumont Margaret Dumont]], who served as the comic {{Foil}} to the Marxs.
* 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]]
* ''Manga/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.
* 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'', Hakuro doesn't matter for crap. (It's thought the author meant to name the man "Halcrow", and mistransliterated it.)
* In ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', Yushiro is the only one of the Gowa sons to lack the "Kiyo" (清) character in his name. This is probably symbolic of how he's the only brother who's LockedOutOfTheLoop when it comes to the family's true ambitions and plans, not to mention [[spoiler:his own nature]].
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'': The Elite Four during the Joui War and their [[RedBaron badass titles]]: "White Yaksha" for Gintoki, "Noble of Terror" for Katsura, "Demon Army General" for Takasugi and "Loud Guy" for Sakamoto (though he was also called "Dragon of Katsurahama").
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'': the titular pets are named after the jewels that make up their eyes, sometimes using the full names (Ruby, Larimar) or shortened ones (Io for iolite, Tour for tourmaline). The exception is King, the Jewelpet of onyx.
* After the introduction of stands in Part 3 of ''Manga/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.
* In ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'', 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.
* ''LightNovel/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes'' features the Eris siblings: Iris, Ferris, and Lucile.
* In the first season of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', most of the episode titles ended in a cheery "nano". The few ending episodes did not, signifying a MoodWhiplash.
* ''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.
* The Angels in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' all have names ending in "-el"- Ramiel, Zeruel, Israfel, etc.- with two exceptions:
** Sandalphon. The "-el" ending means "of God" in Hebrew, and those named angels in Judeo-Christian lore do indeed mostly have names ending in "-el", although there are exceptions, and Sandalphon is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandalphon one of them]].
** Tabris, aka [[spoiler:Kaworu Nagisa]]. There is no angel named "Tabris" or anything like it in Judeo-Christian lore. A common theory is that Gainax is referencing the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theophory_in_the_Bible#Yah_theophory Yah theophory]] name "Tabbris" meaning "Good of Yahweh or Yahweh is Good". If true, however, that still makes Tabris the odd one out, since he is the only one without an actual angelic name.
* ''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.
** The male agents of Baroque Works are [[YouAreNumberSix named after numbers]] (Mr. 0, Mr. 1, etc.), while their female partners have calendar-based names (Miss Wednesday, Miss Merry Christmas, etc.). Two in particular stand out:
*** Miss Doublefinger is named after Creator/EiichiroOda's personal gesture for January 1.
*** One agent, an [[{{Crossdresser}} Okama]] named Bentham, takes on both naming schemes at once as Mr. 2 Bon Kurei[[note]]frequently mistranslated as Bon Clay[[/note]], due to having no female partner, as he prefers to play both parts.
** [[spoiler:Lola]] is the only member of the Charlotte family that isn't [[EdibleThemeNaming named after sweets]]. Fittingly, they're also the WhiteSheep of the family
* A semi-example: Most of the ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' sisters are named for jewels. Hinaichigo, Suigintou and Kanaria are not.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** ''Sailor Moon'' 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 ''Manga/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.
* In ''Manga/SketDance'', in one chapter we get introduced to the cast of {{Sentai}} parody ShowWithinAShow ''Slender'' (not [[Franchise/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.
* Inverted in ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'': 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.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'':
** The Hwang family 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 ''Tokyo Mew Mew'' has Pie, Tart, and Kisshu. "Kisshu" would be the Japanese spelling of "Quiche", but somehow the translators missed that.
* Most of the Ushiromiyas in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' have real Western names (Jessica, George, Maria, Rosa, Rudolph, Krauss, Eva), with an 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.
* Everyone in ''Manga/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''.
* The Takanashi family in ''Manga/{{Working}}'' almost all have "zu" as the middle character of their names - mother Shizuna, and her daughters Kazue, Izumi, Kozue, and Nazuna. The one exception, and the only male in the family to boot, is Souta, the fourth of the five children.
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Due to DubNameChange, Osiris's name was changed to Slifer internationally. This makes its name stand out from Ra and Obelisk whose names are in Egyptian or Greek, but not English. This is {{narm}}ing, since the three are '''Egyptian''' Gods.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Out of the six protagonists in the series, Yuki Judai is the only one whose ''first'' name doesn't start with "Yu". His last name Yuki does have a "Yu" but because that's a ''last'' name, it doesn't really count. And he's also the only protagonist to have his name changed into an English one "Jaden", while the others keep their Japanese names.
* ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' has the three main leads as Momoko, Miyako, and Kaoru. Kaoru's name doesn't start with "M" (probably a reference to how Buttercup in the original was named to fit her sisters). Their MagicalGirl names avert this: Hyper Blossom, Rolling Bubbles, and Powered Buttercup. The English dub averts this as well by making their civilian names Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.
* ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'': The Jenius family mostly have names starting with 'M', and two of those who don't are variants on "Milia", their mother's name (Komilia and Emilia), with even the adopted member of the family following the pattern. And then there's Therese Jenius.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Hero Camp'', Dina Might's family, the Might Family superteam, which is made up of David (father), Donna (mother), Desmond (brother), and Charlie (uncle).
* In ''Comicbook/TheSandman,'' all seven of [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the Endless]] are named for abstract concepts that begin with "D," but the protagonist, Dream, is the only one who isn't a "De-" word. (The others are [[DontFearTheReaper Death]], Despair, Destiny, Destruction, Delirium and Desire.)
* The Three Lieutenant Marvels from ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' comics: Tall Marvel, Fat Marvel, and ''Hillbilly'' Marvel.
* The ComicBook/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 ComicBook/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.
* ''ComicBook/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.
* The Jordan family in the ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' comics. There's '''J'''essica Jordan, and her sons '''J'''ack Jordan and '''J'''im Jordan...and Hal Jordan, who's considered the BlackSheep of the family. Notably, though, he's the BlackSheep because he defied his mother to become a pilot--following in the footsteps of his [[DisappearedDad deceased father]] Martin Jordan, who also has an OddNameOut. It serves as an early sign that Hal relates more to his father than to his mother (unlike his brothers, for whom the opposite is true).
* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', all Gaulish women have names ending in ''-ine'', except for Falbala. In the English edition, however, all their names end in ''-a''.
* In ''ComicBook/NewSuperMan'', the Justice League of China all have names that in some way differentiate them from their Justice League counterparts, even without the added "of China" (which isn't actually part of their names); Super-Man, Bat-Man, Wonder-Woman. Avery Ho, the Flash of China, having a one word, one syllable name, doesn't -- she's just the Flash.


[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* "Irish" Murphy's three [[AngryGuardDog dogs]] in ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats''; Tiger, Wolf and Creampuff.
* The Van Pelt siblings in ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Lucy, Linus, and Rerun.

[[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 ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2881749/2/The-Weasley-Plot The Weasley Plot]]'' the Weasleys have more powerful wards put up by a goblin warding team whose members are named Stiffinger, Roknag, Blathook and Steve. The latter explains that goblins acquire 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 owns 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. The ConjoinedTwins are [[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 enlist several hulking students nicknamed Smasher, Gnasher, Thrasher 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.
* In the ''StarWars''[=/=]''MassEffect''[[spoiler:[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}''[=/=]''Franchise/{{Halo}}'']] crossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', the villain (for [[HeelFaceTurn some of the story]] anyway) is a super-powered Siren. Her acolytes fall under AerithAndBob (mainly the "Aerith" part). Other Sirens are named from [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} canon]]: Maya, Lilith, Angel. Her name is...Sarah. She doesn't take this well when her underlings laugh at the SpecialPersonNormalName, though later on it's revealed that "Sarah" is simply the closest convenient translation of [[spoiler:Eridian]] language for her given title, the [[spoiler:"Selfless Servant of the Mantle"]].
* ''FanFic/TheDifferentverse'': Scootaloo's middle name, Madeleine, which is [[WordOfGod a tribute to her voice actress, and to another of the author's favorite characters (Pinkie Pie) also having a human-sounding middle name]].
* Downplayed in ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', which sees the Chinese branch of NERV (in reality effectively a front organisation for the Chinese government) working on its own Evangelion project by modifying one of the Mass-produced Evangelions. Rather than getting a number like the main Evangelions, the result is called "Unit-A".
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' justifies it in a sidestory for Misty. Unlike her sisters, [[FloralThemeNaming Daisy, Violet and Lily who were named after flowers]], she got her name because her parents saw her as "nothing but a little mist", reflecting her status as a non-wanted child and TheUnfavorite.

[[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.
* Scar's henchyenas Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
* The ''Sugar Rush'' world of ''Disney/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 ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' we get [[ADogNamedDog Toaster, Lampy, Radio, Blanky,]] and... Kirby? It's a type of vacuum, but still.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
** According to the book ''Monsters Inc: [[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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' has this example:
-->'''Boingo:''' Dolph, tie up the brat. Lisa, hold the book. Vincent, get the truck. And Keith... [[LampshadeHanging darn it, change your name, please!]] It's not scary and I'm embarrassed to say it. Boris! Try that!
* The Terrafirminator from ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'' is the only lawn mover available that is not named after a cat.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** 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."
** ''Disney/FrozenFever'' has Olaf name the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter snogies]] with names like Flake, Drift, Slush, and... William.
* It's easy to spot the characters in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' who were [[CanonForeigner made up for the movie]], since they have names like [[TheDanza Louie]] and Winifred.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', all seven of Triton's daughters' names begin with the letter "A". All of them also ''end'' in the letter "A", except protagonist Ariel.
* Forrest Woodbush from ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' has several [[DeathbringerTheAdorable critters]] that ride on his frill and horns. They include a salamander named Fury ("He protects me from the creatures that crawl in the night"), a fox named Destructor ("She protects me from mosquitoes"), a tusked gopher named Dreamcrusher ("He protects me from [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having unrealistic goals]])", and a bird named...Debbie.
* Donkey's and Dragon's children in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' are named Peanut, Cocoa, Bananas, Parfait, and Debbie. The last one doesn't directly fit the food-related ThemeNaming but is likely a ShoutOut to the pastry brand "Lil' Debbie."
* In ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho,'' Ned has [[MassiveNumberedSiblings 96 daughters]] [[OutnumberedSibling and one son]]. All of the girls have "H" names, while the son is named Jojo. One wonders if they planned any more "J" names for other sons.

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* In ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', we have Missy, Chrissy, Sissy and ''Justice''. The latter 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 ''Film/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 named 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.
* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'': "My name is Zarnoff. This is Zabu, Zellnor, Zelbor, Zelmina, and, Jeff." The latter one is (literally) crazy.
* ''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=].
* 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 ''Film/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 ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', a protagonist faces off against three masters of Kung Fu. Their names are Hung Well, Long Thang, and Enormous Genitals.
* In ''Film/ThreeAmigos'': Lucky Day, Dusty Bottoms, and Ned.
* In ''Film/ZorroTheGayBlade'', 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.
* In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', Owen's raptors take their names from military callsigns as an allusion to Owen's past in the US Navy. You have Echo, Delta, Charlie and... Blue.
* In ''Film/SnowWhite1916'', the seven dwarfs are named Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick, and Quee.

* From ''Literature/GrailQuest'', King Blogwort's royal advisers in ''Kingdom of Horror'': Tom, Dick, Harry and the Reverend Plantagenet O'Rourke.

* Played with in an old children naming 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."
::A Russian variant exists where it's Nif-Nif and Nuf-Nuf for the first two animals (the traditional Russian names for the first two of Literature/TheThreeLittlePigs).
* 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!"

* 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 Creator/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 ''Literature/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 Creator/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 is named after Arthurian heroes and/or British royalty. The family patriarch is "Arthur", his sole daughter is "Ginny" ("Ginevra", the Italian form of "Guinevere"), and his oldest sons are "Bill" ([[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfNormandy "William"]]), "Charlie" ([[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart "Charles"]]), "Percy" ("Percival"), "Fred" ([[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover "Frederick"]]), and "George" (...[[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover "George"]]). The sole exception? The youngest son, "Ron", who considers himself TheUnfavorite of the family, and spends much of the series dealing with the resulting emotional baggage.
** 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. On the other hand, their middle names are Sirius, Severus and Luna, meaning that Lily is the only one a.) without an "S" name, b.) with an alliterative name, and c.) who isn't a ''double'' DeadGuyJunior.
* In ''Literature/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 Literature/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 ''[[Literature/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 Creator/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: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 ''Literature/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 ''Literature/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.
** Stannis Baratheon is the only one of his siblings not to have an R name: Robert (older) and Renly (younger).
* The Creator/SandraBoynton book ''15 Pets'' had fourteen animals named Bob, but the turtle has an OverlyLongName.
* Honey Bear, the youngest of Literature/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 1000+]] 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. Some are former kittypets but others aren't. The reason for this seems to be because the common naming format is exclusive to the Clans. Strays who live in Twolegplace, for example, don't name themselves like Clan cats.
* ''Literature/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 ''Literature/{{Hoot}}'' with the four Rottweilers, called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Max, Karl, Klaus]], and [[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 Creator/{{Leo|nardoDaVinci}}, named for his creativity, UsefulNotes/{{Al|bertEinstein}} named for [[BrilliantButLazy thinking his way out of having to do any work]], Creator/{{Carl|Sagan}} named for his contemplative nature, and [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Hal]] for how he likes things a certain way and throws fits when routine is disrupted.
* Almost everyone in ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' is ADogNamedDog or simply referred to by their species surname (Mr.Turtle for example). Franklin is an exception, as is his sister Harriet in the cartoons. {{Justified|Trope}} because WordOfGod says that "Franklin in the Dark" was intended to be a one-shot story with Franklin being the only character. But when she made more stories, she wanted to emphasize the importance of Franklin and that he is the main character by not giving names to the other characters, thus making Franklin unique and important.
* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', the six queens of the [=RainWings=] are named Magnificent, Splendor, Dazzling, Grandeur, Exquisite, and Fruit Bat. Kinkajou [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this when introducing them to Glory.
* Creator/DouglasAdams once said, discussing the title of ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'' that all the titles of the ''Hitchhikers'' books were quotes from [[Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy the first one]]. (His editor wanted to call it ''God's Last Message to His Creation'', but that came from ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'') He followed this pattern with the fifth book ''Literature/MostlyHarmless''. Creatoe/EoinColfer's sixth book, ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'', takes its title from ''So Long and Thanks'', and even quotes the section at the start. It's possible that he wanted to mark it as different to separate it from "the {{canon}}", as implied by the SelfDeprecating introduction.
* In the ''Literature/KateShugak'' novels, the Grosdidier brothers, who serve as the Park's [=EMTs=], are Matthew, Mark, Luke and Pete.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Eddard is the only one of his siblings whose name starts with a vowel (barring nicknames aside of course).
** Robb Stark's siblings' names end with either "N" (the boys, which again is another example for him) or "A" (the girls).
** Just like her father, Arya Stark is the only one of her siblings whose name starts with a vowel.
** Bran Stark is the only one of Ned Stark's true born sons whose name starts with the letter "B".
** Joffrey Baratheon is the only one of his siblings who doesn't have an "M" in his given name.
** Tommen Baratheon is the only one of his siblings who doesn't have the letters "R" and "Y" in his given name.
* ''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!
** The Ericksen family has a strong [[AlliterativeFamily Alliterative]] FamilyThemeNaming. The males' first names start with '''Mar''' (Marvin, Sr., Marvin, Jr., Marcus, Marshall and Marvin W.). The females/wives' on the other hand ends with '''Y''' (Judy, Ashley, Lily and Daisy) except for Marcus' wife Sarah. The two eventually got divorced.
* 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 ''Series/{{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. The latter one wasn't originally created in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks.
* On ''Series/{{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?"
* ''Series/UltraQ'' has a wide array of giant monsters and aliens with weird and wonderful names... and then there's the fish monster called Peter.
* ''Series/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 ''Series/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 ''Series/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 ''Film/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 each incarnation of the Doctor follow the format of TheNthDoctor (the First Doctor, the Second Doctor, etc.). However, the incarnation directly after the Eighth Doctor is referred to as the ''War'' Doctor. Justified in-universe as the Doctor had decided that the War Doctor-incarnation had lost the right to be called the Doctor due to his actions in the Time War, removing him from the sequence. Out of universe, the real reason is that the War Doctor wasn't invented until the Eleventh Doctor's run and had to take up another name to prevent upsetting the numbering (the Ninth Doctor already existed).
* In one episode of ''Series/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. 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 ''Series/{{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 ''Series/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"). After skipping a season, they came back to it again with [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger StarNinjer]] (instead of "[=KoganeNinjer=]), followed by [[Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger Zyouh the World]] (instead of "Zyuoh Rhino").
** 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 ''Series/{{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), 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. Abaddon appears in ''Literature/TheBible'', though as the name of an angel rather than a demon. Most of the angels are given traditional angelic names (Castiel, Gabriel, Uriel, etc.), though Balthazar, Hael, and Anna are not. Anna is [[{{Fanon}} usually believed to be]] short for Anael, as she [[FallenAngel lived as a human]] for a time.
* 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 ''Series/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.
* Every episode of ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' has a title that started with "The Night"... except for the first-season episode "[[Recap/TheWildWildWestS1E5NightOfTheCasualKiller Night of the Casual Killer]]" (omitting the definite article).
* The only episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' that isn't in the form of "The _____" is the second-ever episode, "Male Unbonding".
* In ''Series/FTroop'', Captain Parmenter comes from a family with a proud military tradition. The other male members we either see or hear of are named Achilles, Hercules, Jupiter, Thor and Hannibal. Captain Parmenter's first name? Wilton.
* Oliver Queen, the titular ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', has this in spades:
** To his (maternal half) sister Thea's blood relatives, [[FamilyThemeNaming there's]] '''M'''alcolm (her father), '''M'''oira (their mother) and '''Th'''omas aka Tommy (her paternal half-brother).
** The island Flashbacks in Season 2, [[AlphabeticalThemeNaming with]] Slade, Shado and eventually Sara.
** He's even this to the members of ''his own team'', as he's the only member to date whose given name starts with a vowel. The rest are [[TheLancer John (Diggle)]], [[TheSmartGirl Felicity]], [[TheBigGuy Roy]], [[BattleCouple Sara]], [[SixthRanger Laurel]], [[TokenEvilTeammate Malcolm]] and [[TagalongKid Thea]].
* The names of the main characters on ''Series/LabRats'' are [[AlphabeticalThemeNaming Adam, Bree, Chase, Donald]]...and Leo.
* Fish from ''Series/KirbyBuckets'' is the only one of the five lead characters to go by a nickname rather than a real first name, like Kirby, Eli, Dawn, or Belinda.
* ''Series/NickyRickyDickyAndDawn''. Enough said.
* ''Series/HenryDanger'': Jasper is a very goofy name for a character compared to Henry, Ray, Charlotte, and Piper.
* ''Series/MrYoung'': Adam is really the only of the main kid characters who's known by a realistic first name (unless you count Slab, whose actual first name is Jordan).

* 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.
* ''Music/TheMonkees'' released an album in 1967 titled ''Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd''. "Jones," of course, refers to Davy Jones, while the [[WesternZodiac zodiac]] names are the horoscope signs of the other three Monkees.

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* The first generation of the Vachon WrestlingFamily that got started in the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA consisted of Paul, Maurice, and Diane, under their respective ring names Butcher, Mad Dog, and Vivian. That being said, the guys were often Paul "Butcher" Vachon and Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon, but never Diane "Vivian" Vachon. Considering the second generation were Pitbull, The Beast and Wrestling/{{Luna|Vachon}}, "Vivian" was this to the entire family.
* The Monroes Jet, Rocket and Sputnik were all well known for their era. Bubba, not so much.
* The members of the Spirit Squad (a heel stable of male cheerleaders) were Johnny, Mikey, [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler Nicky]], Kenny, and Mitch.

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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]].

* In ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee'', 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. The latter 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 ''Literature/SnowWhite'' was the first to [[NamedByTheAdaptation name the seven dwarfs]]; they were Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick and Quee. The latter was also the youngest (at about 99).
* Larry Shue's farce ''The Nerd'' features characters named Willum, Tansy, Axel, Warnock, Clelia and Thor. The title character’s name? [[AerithAndBob Rick.]] This is subverted in TheReveal -- [[spoiler:Rick is actually an actor named '''Kemp Hall'''.]]

* In the ''{{Bratz}}'' toy line, the witchy cousins "Bratzillas" are named Yazmina, Cloetta, Megana, Sashabella, and Jade.

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* Blinky, [[MeaningfulName Pinky]], Inky and Clyde, the ghosts from ''VideoGame/PacMan''. ''Ms. Pac-Man'' replaced Clyde with Sue and ''Jr. Pac-Man'' replaced him with Tim. According to Wiki/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 [[ColourfulThemeNaming doesn't refer to a color]].
* Commonly used in the different levels of ''Franchise/{{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 [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]], which is the only one not powered by the {{Unobtainium}} known as Metatron.
* The Generic Dudes GangOfHats from ''VideoGame/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, [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 James]] was, either accidentally or on purpose, the Odd Man Out of the protagonists whose names otherwise began with H. ([[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Harry]], [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 Heather]], and [[VIdeoGame/SilentHill4 Henry]].)
* The Brownie Kings from ''VideoGame/EternalDaughter'': Mixie, Moxy, Pixie, Poxy, and Randolph.
%% * In ''VideoGame/{{The Sims 2}}'', the Curious family siblings are named Pascal, Vidcund, Lazlo, and Jenny.
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* In ''Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream'' (''VideoGame/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]]: VideoGame/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'''. Kyon is Greek for Dog (though it's still odd name out for not being German).
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', there is a band ([[CombinationAttack no, not that Band]]) of five [[{{Wutai}} Eblanese]] [[GratuitousNinja 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 ([[Series/TheMortonDowneyJrShow Morton]], [[Music/ThePlasmatics Wendy]], Music/{{Iggy|Pop}}, Music/{{Roy|Orbison}}, [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy]] and Music/{{Ludwig|VanBeethoven}}). The exception is Larry, who (contrary to popular belief) wasn't named for anyone in particular, but was called that because, according to WordOfGod, he "just looked like a Larry".
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' did this once per game, with three palette-swap ninjas:
** The original male ninjas: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and secret character Reptile. Smoke continues the S-theme, but Noob Saibot doesn't really.
** The female ninjas: Kitana, Mileena, and secret character Jade.
** 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'' (granted it's a soft C which is usually left alone), 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.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** Most of the Mavericks in the ''Mega Man X'' series use AnimalThemeNaming in the form of "(Element) (Animal)". The few that buck this trend are named after [[FloralThemeNaming fungi, flowers, and vegetables]]: Split Mushroom (from ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''), Axle the Red (a.k.a. Spike Rosered, ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX5 X5]]''; more on that below), Tornado Tonion (''[[VideoGame/MegaManX7 X7]]''), and Optic Sunflower (''[[VideoGame/MegaManX8 X8]]'').
** 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.)
** Things went back to normal with the New Generation Reploids in ''X8'', with the exception of Gravity Antonion.
* ''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). And he's the TreacherousAdvisor. Also, up until the fifth generation, the {{Big Bad}}s all had [[OminousMundanity more realistic names]].
** The {{Canon Name}}s to most protagonists are mostly average names, but Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' and his DistaffCounterpart Leaf are the exceptions. Red ''technically'' is an actual name, though it's quite rare, especially in Japan.
** Type: Null is the only Pokémon to not even ''have'' a real name.
* ''VideoGame/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 ''Franchise/{{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'')
* ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' has a playable cast filled with [[MeaningfulName meaningful]] and [[PunnyName punny]] names. There's Serph (Surf, as in water, which is related to [[AnIcePerson ice]]), Heat ([[PlayingWithFire fire]]), Argilla (means "[[DishingOutDirt clay]]"), Gale ([[BlowYouAway wind]]), Cielo (means "[[ShockAndAwe sky]]")...and then there's Roland, whose name has absolutely nothing to do with [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]. Also a pretty outstanding case of AerithAndBob. [[spoiler:It makes slightly more sense when you remember that everyone in the playable cast except Roland are AIs, but then you find out the AIs are based on real people that actually had those names when they were alive, making it ''weirder.'']]
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', the DarkWorld counterparts of Temple Grounds, Agon Wastes, Torvus Bog and Sanctuary Fortress are respectively Sky Temple Grounds, Dark Agon Wastes, Dark Torvus Bog and ''Ing Hive''. Repeated in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', where the main planets visited are Norion, Bryyo, Elysia and ''Pirate Homeworld''. Ing Hive has the name because it's where the Ing proliferate the most, while Pirate Homeworld is the only planet without a fully confirmed name (averted in the Japanese version of the game, where it's called Urtraghus; the only hint suggesting this name in the Western versions is the name of an enemy, Urtragian Shriekbat).
* 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 ''VideoGame/{{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.)
* One quest in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' involves finding items for four demonic band members: Bognort, Stinkface, Flargwurm and Jim.
* The Mighty Number team from ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'' consist of Pyrogen, Cryosphere, Dynatron, Seismic, Battalion, Aviator, Brandish, Countershade, and... Beck. According to the backstory, this is because the Mighty Numbers' creator, Dr. White, designed Mighty No. 9 as a {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}}, and gave him a human name to reflect this.
* The different playable characters in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' are all named after biblical figures, except for two of the secret characters: [[MyNameIsQuestionMarks ???]] and [[spoiler: The Lost]].
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' has the redesigned animatronics: Toy Freddy, Toy Bonnie, Toy Chica, and... The Mangle, who, according to ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld'', was named '''Funtime''' Foxy before they were broken and turned into an attraction.
* ''Every single case'' in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series has the word "Turnabout" somewhere in the title... except for case 5 of the first game's remake, "Rise from the Ashes".
* If you consider it part of the series due to being made by the same company with the same director and having very similar gameplay elements, then ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' is this to the "Souls" series of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''.
* In ''[[VisualNovel/SchoolDays Overflow Universe]]'':
** Hanon Nijou is the only daughter of Wakaba whose name doesn't contain kanji for number, instead relying on the [[PunnyName "non/none"]] part for a reference to number zero.
** Inori Ashikaga is the only daughter of [[spoiler:Shun Hazama]] whose name isn't related to number/time/world, instead meaning "to pray". Justified since [[spoiler:she was abandoned by Natsuhi when she was still a baby.]]
** Moeka Inou is the only daughter of Moegi to not be named after dance of music, instead named after her mother.
* In ''Finding Martin'' Martin's house has penguin lawn ornaments named Huey, Dewey, Louie, Stewie and Chuck.
* In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]]'', one of Gerald's jobs is to track down and kill a set of Ballas [=OGs=]. From first to last, the names of your targets are Big T, Little T, Small F and Terrance.
* In ''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger'', Ty's family consists of Bri, Di, Ty, Sly, and Betty.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the hidden Temmie village is home to [[PlanetOfSteves Temmie, Temmie, Temmie, Temmie, Temmie, Temmie,]] and Bob.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' features a trio of housewives who [[GossipyHens enjoy gossip]] named Anna, Manna, and Sasha. Sasha stand out because in ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' her personality was completely different. She was somber and depressed instead of chipper and gossipy, and she never hung out with the other housewives. ''[=BTN=]'' changed her role and personality but not her name.
** ''Back To Nature'' features a family of Lillian, Basil, Popuri... and Rick. Rick's name is the odd-one out because he [[RelatedInTheAdaptation originally was unrelated]] to Popuri. In ''Harvest Moon 64'' he was the cousin to Gray and Ann (thus the red hair they all share). Popuri and her parents were originally florists, not chicken farmers, thus the plant-based theme of their nams.
* ''VideoGame/CubeColossus'': A.M.U-01 Azrael, for the Biblical Angel of Death, instead of something out of Norse Mythology like the other A.M.Us, Heimdall, Valkyrie, Odin, and Loki.
* In the Korean visual novel ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'', the five main characters' birth names are all typical Korean names: Yoosung, Jaehee, Hyun (although he [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname prefers to be called Zen]]), Jumin... except for Luciel. Lampshaded in one chat where Jaehee and Yoosung agree that "Luciel" is a weird name to say.
* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': Jinn and Lords Whitepeach and Blackberry are the demon world's Cat Pile BROTHERS!! But, Jinn isn't named after a food like Lords Whitepeach and Blackberry.
* The ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance trilogy is made up of games titled ''[[VideoGame/SpyroSeasonOfIce Season of Ice]]'', ''[[VideoGame/Spyro2SeasonOfFlame Season of Flame]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/SpyroAttackOfTheRhynocs Attack of the Rhynocs]]''. Supposedly, ''Attack of the Rhynocs'' was originally going to continue the trend by being titled ''Season of Wind''.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Most FunnyAnimal characters have such as "Cream", "Sonic", "Silver", "Knuckles", and "Blaze". The obvious odd one out of the Classic characters is Amy Rose, who has a perfectly 'normal' sounding name. Typically only human characters have names like hers (for example, Maria Robotnik). Amy is also one of the few FunnyAnimal characters with a surname. Tails also counts, as his real name is the {{punny|Name}} but otherwise mundane, "Miles Prower".
* Despite the ''Franchise/{{Onimusha}}'' series taking place in Japan for the most part, the majority of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Genma]] don't have Japanese names, at all. Some of them are named after characters in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', such as Fortinbras, Guildenstein, and Marcellus. The second game introduced Genma with peculiar names, like Ginghamphatts, Jujudormah, and Gogandantess. The only Genma in the series with Japanese names were originally human to begin with ''and'' are of Japanese descent. One such character is UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.
* ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'': Most characters in the trilogy have either Japanese or Ainu-derived names. Then there's Jachdwalt, a distinctly German name. While he is from a different country, his country is not suggested to have a different language or naming tradition, and other characters from his country don't have German names either. This discrepancy is never explained nor even commented on.

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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, in case you didn't notice).
** The member of the death metal band Taranchula are Dave Bjornborg, Dave Olafstenston and Schenkel [=McDoo=]. Highlighted in their music video, where the two Daves look like typical Scandinavian death metal rockers while Schenkel [=McDoo=] has a PornStache and a pink polo shirt.
** Then there's also the quote above, mentioning characters named Mandy, Brandy, Andy, and Scurge.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': All characters are given names that are colour-based, or associated with colours. The ColourfulThemeNaming was [[https://twitter.com/montyoum/status/406894139746172928/photo/1/large confirmed]] by the creators long before the in-universe reason was revealed. Eighty years ago a terrible world war ended that had, among other things, tried to destroy artistic merit, individuality and diversity. To remember that, and make sure it never happened again, people all over Remnant have named themselves and their children after colour themes. The exceptions to this rule are Ozpin and Salem, two beings that have a very unique and mysterious past, both with each other and within Remnant itself.

* 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}}'':
** ''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.
** [[spoiler: Roxy Lalonde]] is the only kid with more than one syllable in their first name.
** Carapace names change [[IHavemanyNames all the time]], but retain the same initials: [=WV=] has Wizardly Vassal, Wayward Vagabond, and Warweary Villein. Jack Noir instead becomes Spades Slick, Scurrilous Straggler, [[spoiler: Sovereign Slayer, and Bec Noir]]. The Black Queen became Snowman as well.
** 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.
** ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' has the four poker-playing elves: Ropo, Zobo, Foko, and Blod.
* ''Webcomic/YouDamnKid'' shows some of the problems that can occur with this naming pattern: [[http://youdamnkid.com/?comic=the-best-of-ydk-max-silvio the odd name out gets mis-remembered]].
* 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.
* [[http://thewretchedones.smackjeeves.com/ The Wretched Ones]] has the characters John Thomas, Charlie Webb, Nicky Thomas, Jack Adler, and the twins, Yayne and Sparkes Lukanta.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has Ferretina the Weasel Queen's giant anthropomorphic rabbit goons, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Nietzsche.
* The three brothers from ''Webcomic/{{Plume}}'' are Azeel, Aricon and Corrick. Guess who ends up magical and immortal.
* The webcomic ''First Contact'' features six teens, with biblical names like Uriel, Sisera, Adam, Lucas, Isaiah...and then Morgan was introduced. [[https://mspfa.com/?s=18418&p=198 A commenter]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]]:
--> The first one with a non-biblical name. wow.

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* ''Literature/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 UsefulNotes/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.
* Fey's three fairies from the Literature/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.
* From Wiki/{{Killerbunnies}}, we have SameSexTriplets Fern, Flori, and Tommie Evans and the Junkard sisters Henrietta, Hattie, and Munchie.
* In the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' episode, "The New House!", Brooklyn T. Guy is revealed to be part of the Guy family, and has brothers with first names such as This, What, The, A, Chicago, Manhattan, San Fransisco, Miami, and Frank (just Frank).
* ''WebVideo/ThomasSanders'' is known to have 'Sanders Sides'; personified forms of parts of him that usually carry a name ending on an -on or -an (Roman, Patton, Logan), and the last one was revealed to be Virgil. This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in canon.

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* ''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 [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Fred]].
** Ferb's cousins are named Beckham, Beckham, Pelé, Beckham, Pelé, and Eliza ([[SubvertedTrope middle name Beckham]]).
* In the ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Fatso, Fusso, and Lazo, who become Fatso, Stretch, and Stinkie in TheMovie.
* All the charactes in ''WesternAnimation/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.
* In the ShowWithinAShow "The Squishy Bears" in ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', we have Cozy, Puffy, Wuzz-Wuzz and ''Pierre''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In the brief StoryArc about the quest for Cartman's father, the narrator asks this question: "Who built the pyramids? Was it the Babylonians? Barbrady? Samaritans?" (Barbrady is a police officer, not born in the ancient times and he's only ''one person'').
** 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). Well, we at least know why ''he'' took so long to reveal it...
* ''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 (the latter being 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}}.
* 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 technology, and Bloom, with fire powers. The last one is the leading character.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': "This is Maude, Rod, Todd, and I'm Ned!"
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' all have violent or fantastic names: William Murderface, Toki Wartooth, Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf... and then there's the drummer, Pickles.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' the four quadrants of the galaxy are named as Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Steve.
* The Dinobots in ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
** Though their names [[NoNameGiven are never said in the film itself]], the ''[[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Age of Extinction]]'' Dinobots also follow this trend. Grimlock is accompanied by Scorn, Slug, and Strafe. There's also Slash, who got cut from the movie, and Slog and Snarl, who were created for the toyline.
* ''WesternAnimation/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!"
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': Boris Badenov once claimed to be a partner in the advertising firm of Dancer, Prancer, Blitzen and Fink. 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]].
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** The four human members of Mystery Incorporated are Daphne, Velma, Norville[[note]]Shaggy[[/note]], and [[AerithAndBob Fred.]]
** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' features a family carnival run by the Jipners, who consisted of Jolly, Joey, Jerry, Julie (to name a few) and Bart.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'': In [[YetAnotherChristmasCarol "Scroogey Doo"]], Bob Cratchit has six sons and only one of them isn't named Tim.
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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]]
* ''WesternAnimation/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 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 "[[MeaningfulName bear]]"), aside from the born-onscreen baby Hope, whose name was specifically chosen to be meaningful.
* Out of all of Suyin's children in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' Opal is the only one with a non-Asian name.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': The three protagonists are named Sam, Alex, and Clover and they're all girls--Sam's real name is Samantha and Alex's real name is Alexandra. Clover's the only one who doesn't go by a nickname--their SitcomArchNemesis, Mandy's, real name ''is'' in fact "Mandy."
* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': Unlike his brothers, Orson's name doesn't end in "-rt".
* ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/{{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 named Richard and Nicole. His ascended pet/brother is named Darwin, and his sister is named Anais. And yet Gumball is the odd name out. [[note]] Originally, his real name was Zack, with Gumball just being his nickname. But after the events of a certain episode, he legally changed his name to Gumball[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' are named George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy.
* [[Creator/KeithDavid Goliath]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' is (initially) the only member of the Manhattan Clan that's not named after a certain section of New York City. Gargoyles usually have NoNeedForNames, so the others took names in modern times; Goliath, however, was named by humans back in the Middle Ages. He's later joined by [[AffirmativeActionGirl Angela]], whose birth clan tended to use angelic names. However, WordOfGod confirms that their caregivers couldn't of correct names for all thirty hatchlings, which is why there's also an Ophelia.
* The ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' are named Fifer, Fiddler, and Practical. The latter one's house is the only one that doesn't get blown down by TheBigBadWolf.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** 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; the rest have only three syllables each.
** Pinkie's name is unusual in that it's explicitly a nickname. Her full name is "Pinkamena [Diane] Pie". Her middle name also stands out in a world where everyone has names like "Applejack" or "Starlight", being one of the few ponies (Trixie is another one) with such a name.
** There's also one of Pinkie's sisters: In a world where every character has exotic names (for real world standards) she is called Maud (although her full name is [[PunnyName Maud Pie]]). Subverted in that her full name is "Maudalina Daisy Pie".
* In ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', Molly's favourite band is The New Chips of the Block; Donnie, Ronnie, Lonnie, Film/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 ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/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. The names are 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. Later, he nicknames a pair of foes Bebop and Rocksteady, not due to their appearance or powers, but simply because he sees those words printed on the side of their van (but in a meta sense, because those are the names those characters had in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the first cartoon]].)
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** In the first episode, there's a group of gnomes named Jeff, Carson, Steve, Jason, and... [[TheUnintelligible Shmebulock]].
** The members of Sev'ral Timez are Greggy C, Creggy G, Leggy P, Chubby Z, and Deep Chris.
* 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.
** Steven names each member of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Ruby Squad]] after the location of their [[HeartDrive Gem]]--[[ShellShockedVeteran Eyeball]], Army, Navy[[note]]her stomach, where a human would have a ''navel.'' This one confused Garnet.[[/note]], Leggy...but then the last, with her Gem on her chest, is "Doc," likely a ShoutOut to ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarves'' above.
** In the Hungarian dubbing, all of the Gem names are translated, but Jasper is inexplicably left in English. Strangely, when mentioning what kind of gem she is, they use the correct "jáspis". It's likely that the translator simply thought it's a human name, like Steven, and realized the error too late.
** The Brazilian dub translates Amethyst and Pearl's names, but keeps "Garnet". Possibly because it would translate to ''granada'', which also means "grenade", and that either wouldn't be a very appealing name or would obfuscate the intended meaning.
* On ''WesternAnimation/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': In "Bing! Bang! Boom!", the twins want to name the three baby Thunderdrums 'Bing', 'Bang' and 'Lloyd'.
* The ten daughters of ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' all have their names made of four letters (i.e. Lori, Leni, Luna). The one son, Lincoln, is the exception to the letter limit.
* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', [[DudeMagnet resident hottie]] Nazz has the weirdest name out of all the characters on the show--it's justified in her friend, [[FunnyForeigner Rolf's]], case, since he's a foreigner and "Rolf" was probably a common name back in the country he and his family are originally from.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' has one that's either [[ViewersAreGeniuses an Easter egg for dedicated Transformers fans]] or a total coincidence. The Rescue Bots are Heatwave, Chase, Blades, and Boulder. Of the four, only Boulder does not reuse a name from an earlier "Transformers" series.
* The Color Kids in ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' all have a PunnyName or an AlliterativeName, the exception being Lala Orange.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' episode, "The Five Faces of Ickis", a Huckster creates a potion for Ickis that makes him create five clones of him [[RingerPloy to help him with his five-scare assigment the Gromble gave him]]. The Huckster names the five clones Trickis, Tickis, Thickis, Chickis, and Gummo.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Back to School", we are introduced to Cliff's nephew Biff, Shriek's niece Squeak, and Lube's nephew Bartholomew, whose name obviously doesn't rhyme with his uncle's.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', [[TheNapoleon Ludo]]'s father and siblings all have names ending with "udo" with the exception of his younger brother Dennis.
* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': In "Nazboo's Family Reunion", Nazboo is revealed to have siblings named Razboo, Kazboo and ''Frank''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'':
** Omi is the only one of the four monks with OnlyOneName. At the beginning of the episode "Omi Town" he laments about this. Justified, since he's the only one who doesn't know about his family.
** Jack Spicer might count, too. In a world full of exotic names, he's the only one with a common name like "Jack".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' short "The Feelers", Stinger is the only member of the titular insect rock band whose name doesn't being with M, the other members being named Mo Skito, Mitzi Moth, and Max.

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* The United Kingdom of England, Scotland, (Northern) Ireland, and...Wales.
* 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''. The latter case is justified, as Rickover was generally regarded as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy", and even more to the point led the team that developed the Navy's first nuclear-powered subs.
** With the current generation of [=SSNs=], the ''Seawolf'' and ''Virginia'' classes, USS ''Seawolf'' is a throwback to the original submarine naming scheme that had been abandoned in the 1970s (prior to the ''Los Angeles'' class all attack subs were named after aquatic creatures). USS ''Connecticut'' begins the new scheme of naming them after states, but is immediately followed by an exception to the scheme with USS ''[[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Jimmy Carter]]''. The follow-on ''Virginia'' class are almost all named after states, with the exceptions of the 12th (''John Warner'') and 22nd (''Hyman G. Rickover'') that are named after people. With a total of 67 ''Virgina''-class boats planned and [[CaptainObvious only 50 states]], obviously several more exceptions to the naming scheme will be required.
** 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-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Jossiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie. Their father is Jim-Bob, 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 Creator/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; Ringo's real name is Richard, though.
* Henry VIII's wives were: Catherine, Catherine, Catherine, Anne, Anne ... and Jane.
* The Phoenix siblings: River, Rain, Liberty, Summer, and... [[Creator/JoaquinPhoenix Joaquin]] (When he was a child, Joaquin asked to be named Leaf, so he could be like his siblings, and he was credited as such in his first roles.)
* 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]]. After HanGeng a.k.a HanKyung left, 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.
* After The Rev died, Music/AvengedSevenfold consisted of [[AwesomeMcCoolname M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ]] and... Arin Ilejay. Brooks Wackerman has no stage name, but his real name could be mistaken for one.
* Physics:
** The main branches of classical physics are mechanics, optics, acoustics, thermodynamics and ''electromagnetism''. Not only does the latter one end with a different syllabe, but it refers implicitly to two forms of energy (electricity and magnetism) instead of one.
** In quantum and particle 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.
* In the periodic table of elements, the noble gases are ''helium'', neon, krypton, argon, xenon, radon and oganesson. Helium is named like that because it's a direct translation from the Greek word ''helios'' (Sun).
* The solar system:
** In several languages, Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that is not named after a Greco-Roman god. And nope, "Terra" (Roman name for Mother Earth) will not help either. In the case of Chinese and Japanese, all the planets' names end in 星 (''-xīng'', ''-sei'', star/planet) except for Earth (地球, ''dì qiú'', ''Chikyuu'', "earth-ball").
** Uranus was named after a Greek god (the others' were named after Roman gods), and while most moons named for figures associated with the parent planet's namesake, Uranus has moons named after Shakespeare characters, [[DownplayedTrope though the first Uranian moons to be discovered were specifically named after air spirits]]. And before even getting this one name, it was almost named George (after King George III) or Herschel (after William Herschel, the man credited with its discovery in 1781). Since Uranus was the first planet to be disovered using modern technology, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness it took a little while to come up with a standard for naming conventions]].
** Neptune is also a break in the naming pattern of the giant planets. The other three are named for the fathers of the preceding planets' namesakes; Jupiter is Mars's father, Saturn is Jupiter's father, and Uranus was named for the Greek counterpart of Saturn's father specifically to keep this pattern going. However, this pattern couldn't be continued when an additional planet was found because Uranus/Caelus doesn't have a father in mythology, so Neptune was named after one of Jupiter's brothers instead.
** 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]].
** All Kuiper Belt objects are deliberately named for deities that are ''not'' Greek or Roman, with two exceptions. Pluto and its moons are grandfathered in from Pluto's stint as the solar system's ninth planet. An exception was also made for Eris and its moon due to Eris's brief stint as the tenth planet.
* The Earth's continents are named Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, the two Americas, and ''Europe''; the last one's name starts and ends with a different letter in English. In Japanese, Antarctica is the odd one out, as it's the only one whose name is regularly written entirely in kanji.
* The four provinces of Ireland are Ulster, Munster, Leinster, and Connacht (or 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. It's even more of an oddball in the Scandinavian languages, where Saturday is named Lørdag/Lördag, which comes from the old name laugardagr. It means cleaning day/bath day.
** In Portuguese, meanwhile, the odd ones out are the days of the weekend. While weekdays are called Segunda-feira (Second Fair/Monday) through Sexta-feira (Sixth Fair/Friday), Saturday is called Sábado (from Sabbath) and Sunday is Domingo (from Dominic). Another exception could be made for Tuesday, since it uses an older form of the word third, (Terça-feira, as opposed to Terceira-feira).
** In China, Sunday is the odd one. The names for Monday through Saturday all correspond with the Chinese number for what day of the week it is, (Monday is 1, Tuesday is 2, and so on), but Sunday uses the Chinese word for "sun", instead of 7.
** In Germany, "Mittwoch" is the only one not ending on "-tag"...if you use "Samstag", not "Sonnabend" (that's regionally dependent).
* The University of California, 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, Marshall, Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt]], and...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sixth]]. This is just a placeholder until they ''do'' decide on a name, but it's already been ten years... [[labelnote:note]]Though it should also be noted it also took a long time to settle on "Marshall College", and it was known as "Third College" for quite a while. How long? ''Twenty-three years.''[[/labelnote]]
* [[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. DNA replaces uracil with thymine, making adenine the odd one out as the only one starting with a vowel.
* In the English alphabet, the letter W is the only letter with more than one syllable in its name.
* In English and German, seven is the only digit whose name 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. The latter one was born after 1945.
* The casinos on the UsefulNotes/LasVegas Strip have honored seven individuals by dimming their lights for several minutes following their deaths. They are Music/ElvisPresley, Creator/SammyDavisJr, Music/DeanMartin, Creator/GeorgeBurns, Music/FrankSinatra, Don Rickles... and former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.[[note]]Tarkanian (who died in 2015) was honored between Sinatra (1998) and Rickles (2017). A few months after Rickles' death, the Strip casinos also dimmed their lights as a memorial to victims of a mass shooting in which a gunman fired from a Strip hotel at people attending an open-air concert next to the Strip.[[/note]]
%%* [[Creator/JRRTolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.]]
* The four brackets of the NCAA Basketball Tournament are named East, South, West... and Midwest. Somewhat justified in that all of the names are traditionally used for U.S. regions, and "North" has almost never been used in this sense, at least not since [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar the Civil War]]. Many of the states that might be called "North" are in the traditional Midwest.
* The regions of Chile display this trope in two different ways:
** Each region is given a Roman numeral, followed by a name—except for the Santiago Metropolitan Region, home to the country's capital. That region is instead given the designation RM.[[note]]Spanish: ''Región Metropolitana''[[/note]]
** As for the names, all befit a Spanish speaking country, except for the one named after revolutionary leader Bernardo O'Higgins.
* In Central Massachusetts, there are the adjacent towns (in clockwise order): Southborough, Westborough, Northborough, and Marlborough. Nowhere in the state is there an Eastborough.
* Queen Victoria's sons: Albert (later Edward VII), Alfred, Arthur, and Leopold.
* At the Smithsonian National Zoo, a family of Asian small-clawed otters are named Chowder, Clementine, Pork Chop, Pickles, Saffron, Olive, Peaches, Turnip, Radish, Rutabaga, and Kevin. Whole Foods Market sponsored the naming.
* Somewhat famously, Starbucks Coffee doesn't serve "Small", "Medium" and "Large" drinks. Instead, an extra large 24 oz. drink is "Trenta", a 20 oz. drink is "Venti", a 16 oz. drink is "Grande", and a 12 oz. drink is..."Tall". There's actually a reason for that: the chain's smallest drink size (8 oz.) used to be called "Short", and "Tall" was the next size up. [[note]] You can still order a Short drink, but the size is no longer listed on the menu.[[/note]] Overlaps with ArtifactTitle, since "Tall" is now the ''smallest'' size on the menu.
* The four Wallach siblings: Sam, Sylvia, Shirley... and [[Creator/EliWallach Eli]]. Shirley was the youngest, but still.