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* ''Literature/TheMuddleHeadedWombat'' revolves around a trio of friends: a wombat named Wombat, a long-tailed bush mouse named Long-Tailed Bush Mouse ("Mouse" to her friends), and a tabby cat named Tabby.

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* ''Literature/PrideWars'': Leo the [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic]] lion.


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* ''Literature/EndlingTheLast'': Renzo has a dog named Dog.

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* In ''The Least One'', protagonist Boy's father hated his given name, so he decided his children would choose their own names. (Boy had an older brother who was called "Son" until he selected the name John for himself.) Adolescent Boy, obsessed with choosing the right name for himself, remains undecided until the very end of the novel. His choice is not revealed.

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* In ''Literature/SwordOfShadows'', Vaylo Bludd, [[RedBaron the Dog Lord]] keeps a pack of five war dogs, all of whom he simply calls "dog" (or by description if he needs to single one out, ie "the wolf dog"). Apparently Vaylo has owned so many dogs over the course of his life, and his identity so strongly tied to that fact, that naming them would feel as strange - and unnecessary - to him as naming his limbs. Vaylo's grandchildren, however, don't share his restraint and named the wolf dog - the largest and most aggressive of the pack - "[[FluffyTheTerrible Fluff]]". Vaylo considers the fact that the wolf dog actually answers to that name to be the funniest thing he's ever seen.


* The main characters of ''Broken Gate'' with their names being Nezumi(rat or mouse), Toramaru (called "Tora", tiger), and Ryuuji (two dragons), leaving their sister Miyako the OddNameOut, as her name isn't necessarily an animal one.

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* The main characters of ''Broken Gate'' with their names being Nezumi(rat Nezumi (rat or mouse), Toramaru (called "Tora", tiger), and Ryuuji (two dragons), leaving their sister Miyako the OddNameOut, as her name isn't necessarily an animal one.

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*The main characters of ''Broken Gate'' with their names being Nezumi(rat or mouse), Toramaru (called "Tora", tiger), and Ryuuji (two dragons), leaving their sister Miyako the OddNameOut, as her name isn't necessarily an animal one.

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* ''Literature/DinosaurVs'' features a dinosaur named Dinosaur as the protagonist.

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* In ''Literature/TheBarbarianAndTheSorceress'', Rom refuses to name his horse, not wanting to get attached to the animal, only to find himself calling it "Horse" as a name.

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* ''Literature/WhatTheHellDidIJustReadANovelOfCosmicHorror'': John's dog is named Diogee. Knowing John, its name is likely pronounced "D O G," even though the audio book apparently missed the joke and pronounces it "Dye-Oh-Gee."

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* ''Literature/MansfieldPark:'' One early indication that Lady Bertram is a dim bulb is that she has a pet pug named “Pug”.

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* A slight variation appears in ''Literature/{{Brotherband}},'' where the dog is not named "Dog," but rather "Kloof," since that's the sound she makes when she barks. (Which she does. Often).

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** Then there's [[CanonForeigner Gopher]] from the Disney cartoons.


* Inverted in ''Literature/YoungWizards'', where a [[spoiler: dog]] turns out to be a [[spoiler: {{god}}]].

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* Inverted in ''Literature/YoungWizards'', where a [[spoiler: dog]] [[spoiler:dog]] turns out to be a [[spoiler: {{god}}]].[[spoiler:{{god}}]].


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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Ella the Harpy. Her name is apparently Latin for..."harpy", as she says:
--> Ella. Aella. 'Harpy.' In English. In Latin.


* Mouse from the sequels to ''Literature/IfYouGiveAMouseACookie''.

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* Mouse from All of the sequels to ''Literature/IfYouGiveAMouseACookie''.animal characters in the ''Literature/IfYouGiveAMouseACookie'' and associated spin-off books and animated series are this. Mouse, Dog, Cat, Pig and Moose.


* In ''Literature/TheLordofTheRings'' the King of Rohan is named Théoden, which is essentially the Old English word for king. It is said to be a translation of the Rohirric word/name Tûrac, which again simply means "king." The long list of names of previous kings of Rohan (Fengel, Walda, etc.) are also essentially Old English words with related meanings (lord, ruler, etc.)

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* In ''Literature/TheLordofTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' the King of Rohan is named Théoden, which is essentially the Old English word for king. It is said to be a translation of the Rohirric word/name Tûrac, which again simply means "king." The long list of names of previous kings of Rohan (Fengel, Walda, etc.) are also essentially Old English words with related meanings (lord, ruler, etc.)

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