Possible description rewrite:
There are two distinct Types of characters with first names, and they are characterized differently. This trope manifests itself in these ways:
: First Name+First Name as Last Name
A character with an ordinary first name, and a last name that could
be a considered a common first name. Examples: Paul George, Jesse James, Ezra Fitz.
Type As are characterized as being, at best, boring, mundane, or easily forgettable. Two first names are easily interchanged, confused, or sound like an alias. Type As have names that are simpler and mostly serve as placeholders, especially when the names belong to superheroes or people that have other monikers.
: Two-part First Name
Billy Bob, Billy Joe, Jim Bob. Then females: Barbara Anne, Mary-Anne, Lilly Anne, etc.
Type Bs are shown as being down-home southern types. At best, especially in regards to females, these types are hospitable, traditional, and generous.
At worst, especially in regards to males, they are shown as untrustworthy, flakey, hokey or dishonest. These names are associated with hillibiles and rednecks.
Contrast Names to Run Away From Really Fast
edited 20th May '14 1:03:44 PM by Lakija
It is what it is.