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Unclear Description: The Namesake get usage counts

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.
 
 4 lu 127, Wed, 12th Sep '12 9:32:52 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking as inactive.
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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.

Correct:

Unclear/Borderline:
  • 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.

Misused:

Zero-context example:

Ghost wicks:

To be continued

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

 6 Spark 9, Thu, 13th Sep '12 2:31:50 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 Septimus Heap, Thu, 13th Sep '12 2:48:05 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
[up]Line of dialogue vs. not spoken. At least according to The Namesake.

 8 Spark 9, Thu, 13th Sep '12 2:49:31 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 Septimus Heap, Thu, 13th Sep '12 2:55:46 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I think another difference is that The Namesake is a bit hidden oir an object, while Title Drop is usually explicit.

 10 Septimus Heap, Tue, 22nd Jan '13 2:14:33 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Bumping this thread and requesting clock.

Do we need a merge/rename Page Action crowner?

 11 lu 127, Mon, 18th Feb '13 3:34:22 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Resetting clock.
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 12 lu 127, Fri, 22nd Feb '13 12:59:22 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
And locking.
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