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04:44:18 PM Sep 3rd 2013
We should rename this "I am not Doctor Who." It'd be easier to get for everyone, and still be relevant.
01:22:45 AM Sep 26th 2013
The only problem is that he is the Doctor, so it's still half-right.
06:29:39 PM Oct 24th 2013
Nah, not really. Either it's his name or it's not his name, and Doctor Who is not his name.
05:31:38 AM Nov 24th 2013
This trope definitely needs to renamed
03:44:39 PM Aug 27th 2013
Where to put an example of a videogame that makes a mistake about a book? Namely in Final Fantasy VI in the World of Ruin there's a place with many hellish monsters, including Dante.

Should it go to Video Games or Literature?
03:41:09 PM Jan 30th 2012
DC just announced they are changing his name to Shazam once and for all. Looks like we need a new trope name.
08:25:50 AM Sep 9th 2012
edited by DynamiteXI
Not necessarily, for a number of reasons.

1.) He was Captain Marvel for approximately sixty years, during which he was NOT Shazam. 2.) The guy in the page picture is from a continuity where he's Captain Marvel. 3.) I doubt the new name will last, given the character's history; all it takes is a new DC editor who likes Captain Marvel, and ANOTHER reboot post-New 52. 4.) Wikipedia and the DC Comics Wikia both still use "Captain Marvel." 5.) Captain Mar-Vell is NOT Shazam. :)
06:07:11 PM Dec 23rd 2011
Why is this YMMV all of a sudden?
12:29:13 PM Jan 7th 2012
The cited examples seem to come down to whether or not the name confusion is frequent for a certain character, such as Captain Marvel/Shazam, Link/Zelda, Pit/Kid Icarus, or The Creature/Frankenstein. It's factually inaccurate to the source material to say that the hero of Ocarina of Time is a boy named Zelda, but it's subjective whether or not the misunderstanding is common. I'd personally have tagged it as trivia and not YMMV, but there you are.

If you have a media example of the misunderstanding, the trope to put on the work's page would be Cowboy Bebop at His Computer, as that one isn't YMMV tagged.
10:17:38 PM Apr 29th 2011
Should we maybe differentiate between things that are actually misnamed and metonymy?
10:14:27 AM Mar 1st 2011
This page has gotten to just under 225,000 characters, and is getting a bit difficult to navigate in my opinion. Once it hits 400,000 characters, it will hit Fast Eddie's Big Page Lock report and need to be split.

I propose that we go ahead and perform the split now to pre-empt the problem, and to make the page more readable. I would be basically giving each folder its own sub-page, with the main article being an index of those sub-pages.

Would anyone object to me doing this? If not, I will probably get to it in a week or so, to give people time to chime in.
06:54:48 AM Mar 17th 2011
Since no one objected, I went ahead and made this change. New examples should be placed in the appropriate subpage.
09:58:39 AM Jul 17th 2010
Unless it's under the idea of "which one of you is Beatle or Ramone or Eagle", then band names don't fit here.
10:38:05 AM Jul 9th 2010
I think my rationale in the reasons was a bit vague, but I still can't see how Valve/Steam/Source fit.
02:17:41 AM Jul 1st 2010
edited by SomeSortOfTroper
Make a note to remind people not to put Brand Name Takeover examples here. Brand Name Takeover examples belong on...Brand Name Takeover. Shocking, isn't it?
10:31:39 PM Jun 29th 2010
Somebody with more time than me should add "Slitheen" under "Doctor Who"
10:26:11 AM Jul 9th 2010
No, because a) The show isn't called Slitheen and b) Every Raxacoricofallapatorian with a line is part of the Slitheen family.
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