Unclear Description: The Namesake

Deadlock Clock: 21st Feb 2013 11:59:00 PM
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Is this trope about work titles whose significance doesn't become clear until late or about characters and other things for which works are named?
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Description is about the former, but the name is about the latter. You're right, it's unclear. I think it was supposed to be about people or things for wich the work was named and wich only appear after The Reveal.

edited 23rd Jul '12 7:24:21 PM by kundoo

I suggest Eponym Reveal as a better title.
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The description contradicts itself about what the trope is. The wick check below assumes that it is a title whose meaning is revealed late.


  • Ever After: More like a Shout-Out to the source material
  • Characters.Godivas: "[Godiva is the namesake] Of the restaurant and of the show."
  • Film/Severance:* "In the base camp near the end of the movie, one of the buildings has a very faded painting of the word "Szeveranz" on the side in large letters, referencing the movie's title." Namesake or ordinary Title Drop?
  • Warrior Cats and Warrior Cats: The New Prophecy: The spoilered explanation is "Midnight", not something about a prophecy.
  • Whacked!: "Whacked! the video game is named after Whacked!, the gameshow in the video game." Doesn't say if that's revealed late.


Zero-context example:

Ghost wicks:

To be continued

edited 13th Sep '12 3:11:05 PM by Lophotrochozoa

6 Spark913th Sep 2012 02:31:50 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Isn't that simply the trope Title Drop?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
7 SeptimusHeap13th Sep 2012 02:48:05 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
[up]Line of dialogue vs. not spoken. At least according to The Namesake.
8 Spark913th Sep 2012 02:49:31 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] That strikes me as a rather arbitrary distinction, and I don't think it's worth hard-splitting on.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
9 SeptimusHeap13th Sep 2012 02:55:46 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I think another difference is that The Namesake is a bit hidden oir an object, while Title Drop is usually explicit.
10 SeptimusHeap22nd Jan 2013 02:14:33 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Bumping this thread and requesting clock.

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