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FinalStarman
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02:36:49 PM Mar 15th 2012
re:ptitle cut

I doubt I need to say this, but this simply has too many inbounds to be cut. Over 350 inbounds for a ptitle redirect is 35 times worth keeping.
vifetoile
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09:48:46 AM Mar 8th 2011
Cleaned all of these up from Discworld (not in the order I found them in):

  • One character who is sort of the Discworld equivalent of an Amerind rejoices in the name of One-Man-Bucket, which is short for "One Man Throwing a Bucket of Water over Two Dogs." The custom is to name your children after the first thing you saw after they were born. His slightly older twin brother, however, wishes he were called Two Dogs Fighting.
  • One shouldn't forget the Carter family of Lancre. The parents understood that girls should be named after virtues. Thus the girls of the family are called Hope, Chastity, Prudence and Charity. However, they got a bit mixed up, and assumed that boys should be named after vices and deadly sins. Thus their brothers are Anger, Jealousy, Covetousness, Deviousness and Bestiality. Amusingly, they turned out more or less the exact opposite of their names. Chastity, for example, is a Lady of Negotiable Affection, and Prudence eventually ended up having thirteen children. Meanwhile, Anger has a remarkably even temper and Bestiality is "very kind to animals."
  • A lot of Terry Pratchett's characters have odd names which are commented upon in the story, even the ones that didn't (supposedly) get named in odd circumstances. Like Mr. Teatime (pronounced "Teh-ah-tim-eh"), Adora Belle Dearheart, Moist von Lipwig, Cheery Littlebottom ...
  • And of course subverted to hell by Magrat, who has her strange name because her mother didn't know how to spell "Margaret".
  • And poor little Esmerelda Margaret Note Spelling... -]
  • Don't forget James What The Hell Is That Cow Doing In Here Poorchick. Everyone calls him Moocow.
  • How about Lancre's famous King My God He's Heavy the First?
  • It's kind of disturbing to reflect that — and to wonder how — there may have been a King My God He's Heavy the Second.

My reasoning is, that these are not Awesome McCoolname s. This has become a list (sometimes too exhaustive) of simply odd or funny names in Discworld. Some of them are in fact explicitly Fail O'Suckyname s. I left plenty of Discworld examples up there, but I cut the ones that didn't fit.
BrianShanahan
04:48:41 PM Apr 23rd 2011
Also the Dragon King of Arms example should be dropped too, as it is a title in heraldry, equivalent to the real life Garter Principal King of Arms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garter_Principal_King_of_Arms) of England. We never find out what the vampire's real name actually is.
70.121.232.215
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10:00:45 AM Nov 29th 2010
How about the illustrated film God Killer? Some of the character names are Halfpipe, Dragos, and Angelfuck.

But where would you catergorize it? It's not really an animated film so much as a visual adiobook
93.229.190.85
05:47:32 PM Jan 27th 2011
Regarding the D in One Piece Names. All *known* Characters sporting a D. as appreviation of their middlebaname fight against a navy in one or another way. [spoiler]They might have something to do with the navy's old enemy that is forbidden to be researched -> nico robin's buster call[/spoiler]
77.1.142.7
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09:36:08 AM Sep 7th 2010
Maybe a rule against YMMV stuff? Max Power is without doubt a good example, but names like Shepard and Master Chief and tons of other examples are really YMMV.
Barano
01:37:16 AM Oct 18th 2010
I wonder about that myself. Many examples are very strongly YMMV. (Such as Takeshi Kovacs which is pretty much a multicultural equivalent of "John Smith".)
Origin9
07:55:11 AM Nov 19th 2010
I have the strong urge to clean up this page, there's way too much stuff that doesn't belong or is YMMV.
don
04:52:22 PM Dec 4th 2010
Definitely needs cleanup: Too many people going "look at this name that's not biblical and/or Anglo-Saxon in origin *smugface*" and not enough real examples.
Aleksei
06:11:31 AM Feb 14th 2011
This seems like an inherently subjective trope. Seems to me most if not all examples would be YMMV to a certain degree.
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