Main What Did You Expect When You Named It Discussion

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07:22:34 AM May 15th 2014
Edited this entry: "I served 20 years in the USN, and I have no idea what you are talking about. Since the end of the 1800s to the 1950s, submarines have been named after fish and other sea creatures (i.e. Barracuda, Narwhale, Dolphin, Porpoise, Salmon, Sargo, Tambor, Mackerel, Gato, etc) In fact, there is a anecdote on this. After they started naming Submarines after States, statesmen, and cities, a woman asked Adm. Rickover why they stopped naming them after fish. He quipped back, "fish don't vote"."

I removed the first sentence. Discussion and using the word "I" isn't allowed on trope pages.
07:50:45 AM May 15th 2014
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I actually cut... everything but the first bullet point. It was all off topic and natter.

I also edited the first bullet point because it was borderline nonsensical at the moment (who thinks the Jimmy Carter is named for anyone but the President? Why have they completely confused classes with individual submarines?).
06:35:51 PM Dec 22nd 2010
I'm wondering if this trope could have a shorter, more practical name. I wouldn't be surprised if such a thing exists somewhere; something like "the Titanic Effect" or "the Curse of the Titanic" or "Name of Doom".
08:39:28 PM Sep 17th 2011
edited by DonaldthePotholer
Just to say, "The Titanic Effect" could have people thinking about how everything has to have a Romance in it nowadays. I mean, that's how the movie averted this Trope, isn't it?
08:42:32 PM Sep 17th 2011
How about "The Damien Effect," because when has anybody in fiction ever been named that and not been either an Eldritch Abomination or had the attitude problems of one?
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