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CrypticSage
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09:19:15 PM Jan 1st 2013
Is there a trope where this trope is used to set up a reveal where a character is gay? Should there be?

I have two examples in mind.

In an episode of Scrubs, a male patient says he doesn't want Turk to mess up a tattoo of his fiancée's name Tracy. [Turk] "He[J.D.]'s been acting crazier than my fiancée, Although Carla has been going nuts about the dress. Dude what is up with Tracy?" [Patient] "Dude Tracy's a guy" [Turk] "That would make you gay" [Patient] "I am gay"

In an episode of Titus, Titus walks in on his niece committing suicide because Charlie broke up with her. At the end of the episode... [Sputtering Titus] "Charlie...She's a...Hey that's a trick name. [Looks to niece] Wow that would make you..." [Amy] "...A big dyke" [Titus] "I was going to say lesbian, but if that is what you kids are saying."
HarleyQuinnhyenaholic
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06:48:24 PM Aug 27th 2012
Do we really need the majority of this article to consist of a list of names that are Gender Neutral? Shouldn't the article be made up more of characters who were unfortunately named? Like MISTER Jane Doe from Team Fortress 2?
SeptimusHeap
08:56:25 AM Aug 28th 2012
Bring it up in the Trope Repair Shop.
CelticKnot
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09:41:02 PM Nov 10th 2011
Maybe this is just me, but I don't see the benefit in sorting these by category. Each heading has a lot of entries and there's no apparent sorting method within a heading, so the result is a big pile of examples with no pattern.

If the reason for a person's Gender Blender Name is really that important, it should be divided into either separate pages or another layer of subheadings. If the reason isn't important, the folders should be scrapped and replaced with standard categories (movies, TV, Lit et cetera). That's my two cents.
Vilui
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06:28:12 AM Aug 19th 2011
Carroll/Carol is listed as "in accents with the marry/merry/Mary merger". Really? I'm British (so certainly lack this merger) and both names have the "marry" vowel.
Lullabee
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05:24:39 PM Apr 4th 2010
So what about cases where we don't know enough of the character's backstory to determine how they got their name? Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name may qualify for Most Triumphant Example status, being named after this trope, but I don't know when or if the reason Hanna has a girl's name will be revealed.

Should we start an "Other/Unknown" folder? It seems unlikely it's anything but "Chosen On Purpose", but I don't feel like making assumptions.
SomeGuy
08:31:07 PM Apr 4th 2010
It would probably make more sense to just assume it was Chosen on Purpose until or unless we're shown otherwise. Most of the fictional examples are in "Chosen on Purpose" anyway- most of the other folders just give common variations.
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