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* Okay, so you have a show, who has main characters with names like Perry, Candace, Buford, Linda, Vanessa and Isabella. The name of the show's title characters? WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', we have Mindy, Sean, Sydney......and then there's Jet, which is a rare boys' name.

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* Okay, so you have a show, who has main characters with names like Perry, Candace, Buford, Linda, Vanessa and Isabella. The name names of the show's title characters? WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
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On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', we have Mindy, Sean, Sydney......and then there's Jet, which is a rare boys' boy's name.



** The guys Homer is always meeting at Moe's bar include Lenny, Carl, Larry, Sam (all fairly common mid-20th-century names), and Barney (more of an early-20th-century name).

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** The guys Homer is always meeting at Moe's bar include Lenny, Carl, Larry, Sam (all fairly common mid-20th-century names), and Barney (more of an early-20th-century early 20th-century name).


* ''WestetnAnimation/InfinityTrain'' has a wide variety here. The character names range from relatively normal ([[PlantPerson Nancy]], [[MakingASplash Randall]], [[CatsAreMagic Kate]], [[BlackBestFriend Mikayla]], [[ParentsAsPeople Andy, Megan]], [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Amelia]]]]) to somewhat unusual but still plausible ([[BadassBookworm Tulip]], [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Atticus]], [[MirrorSelf Gambit]], [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Alrick]]]]) to practically made up ([[RobotBuddy One-One]]).

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* ''WestetnAnimation/InfinityTrain'' ''WesternAnimation/InfinityTrain'' has a wide variety here. The character names range from relatively normal ([[PlantPerson Nancy]], [[MakingASplash Randall]], [[CatsAreMagic Kate]], [[BlackBestFriend Mikayla]], [[ParentsAsPeople Andy, Megan]], [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Amelia]]]]) to somewhat unusual but still plausible ([[BadassBookworm Tulip]], [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Atticus]], [[MirrorSelf Gambit]], [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Alrick]]]]) to practically made up ([[RobotBuddy One-One]]).

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* ''WestetnAnimation/InfinityTrain'' has a wide variety here. The character names range from relatively normal ([[PlantPerson Nancy]], [[MakingASplash Randall]], [[CatsAreMagic Kate]], [[BlackBestFriend Mikayla]], [[ParentsAsPeople Andy, Megan]], [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Amelia]]]]) to somewhat unusual but still plausible ([[BadassBookworm Tulip]], [[LoyalAnimalCompanion Atticus]], [[MirrorSelf Gambit]], [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Alrick]]]]) to practically made up ([[RobotBuddy One-One]]).


** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively) and the BuddyCop duo of Smitty and URL (human and robot; latter name pronounced "Earl").

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** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively) and the BuddyCop duo of police partners Smitty and URL (human and robot; latter name pronounced "Earl").


** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively).

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** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively).respectively) and the BuddyCop duo of Smitty and URL (human and robot; latter name pronounced "Earl").


* In the HumanAliens World of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the titular Club is pretty evenly split between Bobs— Flora, Stella, and Aisha/Layla, and Aeriths— Bloom, Tecna, and Musa. The Specialists play this even straighter with normal names Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Riven, and then the stranger Helia and Nabu.

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* In the HumanAliens World of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the titular Club is pretty evenly split between Bobs— Flora, Stella, and Aisha/Layla, and Aeriths— Bloom, Tecna, and Musa. The Specialists play this even straighter with normal names Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Riven, and Roy, and then the stranger Helia Sky, Riven, Helia, Nabu, and Nabu.Nex.


* On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', we have Mindy, Sean, Sydney......and then there's Jet, which is a rare boys' name.
* The titular rodents from ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' are named Throttle, Modo and... Vinnie, which is [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname short for Vincent]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', we have the Yugopotamians. The main one, Mark, has a common Earth name. So do his peers, Jeff and Eric. But his parents are named King Grippulon and Queen Jipjorulac. Also, there are some fairies with common names (Wanda, [[StellarName Cosmo]], Simon) among the weird ones (Poof, Juandissimo, Twinkle Flitter Glitter, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jorgen von Strangle]]).
* Parodied by the Irkens in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim:'' while most have odd names like "Zim" or "Skoodge," there's also an Irken named "Tim" and another named "Bob." (And then there are "Red" and "Purple"…) The humans have this too: names like Dib and Gaz are somewhat quirky, while the names of minor characters can range from the normal ("Gretchen," "Brian") to the utterly bizarre ("The Letter M" or even "Poonchy, Drinker of Hate," both of whom are just normal skoolchildren).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' has Kai, Cole, Jay, Zane, Lloyd, and Garmadon. Which of those names stick out to you? (To be fair, the last one is the name of the BigBad. Lloyd also shares it as a last name, because he is [[LukeIAmYourFather Lord Garmadon's son.]])
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series]]''. The male ducks who appear are named Wildwing, Nosedive, Duke, Canard, and Grin (whose real name is Check). The female ducks who appear are Tanya, Mallory, and Lucretia. Okay then.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Gumball, Darwin and Anais, and their parents, Richard and Nicole. As of season 3, Gumball's real name was revealed to be [[spoiler: Zach]].
** In the school, there are kids with normal names like "Alan", "Sarah", "Penny", "Joe", "Sussie" and "William", and more uncommon like "Bobert", "Ocho", and "Juke".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In the show, you have normal names like Dot, Ralph, Rita and Mindy. But then you have uncommon names like Yakko, Wakko, Runt and Pinky.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has an example. Meatwad gets a T-Shirt that makes him a god. His first act of power is to summon the Easter Bunny. He then proceeds to summon the Easter Bunny's twin brother, Darryl.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has realistic names like Ezra Bridger and Jun Sato alongside more colorful ones like Kanan Jarrus and Garazeb Orrelios.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has an example. Meatwad gets a T-Shirt that makes him a god. His first act of power is to summon the Easter Bunny. He then proceeds to summon the Easter Bunny's twin brother, Darryl.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The cul-de-sac kids consist of [[BrattyHalfPint Sarah]], [[CampStraight Jimmy]], [[JerkJock Kevin]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Jonny]] and [[CompanionCube Plank]], [[HelloNurse Nazz]], and [[FunnyForeigner Rolf]]. Now, the names of Plank and Rolf make sense since Plank [[ADogNamedDog is a piece of wood]], and Rolf is from [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield an unknown location in Europe]] he refers to as TheOldCountry, but other than the possibility that Nazz is named after a band, her name is the strangest.
** Nazz could be short for Natalie, so it could go either way.
* The royal couple from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' were King Randor and Queen Marlena, although the latter was supposed to be an earthling. In fact, Prince Adam himself is a pretty plain name, as is Duncan, Man-at-Arms' actual name. The cartoon only has a few odd names as far as recurring characters are concerned (the ones where real names are known) like Teela and Adam's sister Adora (from [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower the spin-off]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has realistic names like Ezra Bridger and Jun Sato alongside more colorful ones like Kanan Jarrus and Garazeb Orrelios.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has an example. Meatwad gets a T-Shirt that makes him a god. His first act of power is to summon the Easter Bunny. He then proceeds to summon the Easter Bunny's twin brother, Darryl.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
The cul-de-sac kids consist of [[BrattyHalfPint Sarah]], [[CampStraight Jimmy]], [[JerkJock Kevin]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Jonny]] and [[CompanionCube Plank]], [[HelloNurse Nazz]], and [[FunnyForeigner Rolf]]. Now, the names of Plank and Rolf make sense since Plank [[ADogNamedDog is a piece of wood]], and Rolf is titular rodents from [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield an unknown location in Europe]] he refers to as TheOldCountry, but other than the possibility that Nazz is ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' are named after a band, her name Throttle, Modo and... Vinnie, which is the strangest.
** Nazz could be
[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname short for Natalie, so it could go either way.
Vincent]].
* The royal couple from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' were King Randor Some of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' include Clarence, Jeff, Chelsea, Sumo, Belson, and Queen Marlena, although the latter was supposed to be an earthling. In fact, Prince Adam himself is a pretty plain name, as is Duncan, Man-at-Arms' actual name. The cartoon only has a few odd names as far as recurring characters are concerned (the ones where real names are known) like Teela and Adam's sister Adora (from [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower the spin-off]]).Malessica.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The show has quirky creative names like "Spongebob" and "Squidward" alongside more normal sounding names like "Patrick" and "Sandy".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In the show, you have normal names like Dot, Ralph, Rita and Mindy. But then you have uncommon names like Yakko, Wakko, Runt and Pinky.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Gumball, Darwin and Anais, and their parents, Richard and Nicole. As of season 3, Gumball's real name was revealed to be [[spoiler: Zach]].
** In the school, there are kids with normal names like "Alan", "Sarah", "Penny", "Joe", "Sussie" and "William", and more uncommon like "Bobert", "Ocho", and "Juke".
* Some of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' include Clarence, Jeff, Chelsea, Sumo, Belson, and Malessica.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Names like "Applejack", "Celestia", "Spitfire", and "Rainbow Dash" are common. However, there are occasionally "normal" names like "Trixie", "(Pony/Donut) Joe", and "Babs". Even so, Trixie is a stage magician and thus performs magic ''tricks,'' so the name is fitting even if the pun is kind of blah. Babs' full name is Babs Seed, as in "bad seed."
** ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' had this in the toys, several ponies having normal names. There is also the main character Pinkie Pie, whose middle name is Diane -- the only example of a "normal" name amongst the Mane Six.
** In Season 1 many fans noticed that ponies from Ponyville and Canterlot had the rather exotic-sounding names while characters from elsewhere, such as Trixie and Gilda, had actual real-life names, and suggested that the exotic name thing was a regional naming thing. It was soon {{Jossed}} for the most part, although griffons tend to have either Germanic or European names save for "Grandpa Gruff" (which could be a nickname).
** ''Granny Smith'' and ''Big Macintosh'' sound "human" (even if they're really apple-themed names like ''Applejack'' & ''Apple Bloom''. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_Smith "Granny Smith"]] & [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_%28apple%29 "[=McIntosh=]"]] are varieties of apple).
** There's also the changeling "[[https://www.derpibooru.org/1021751 Kevin]]", initially named by 4Chan's /mlp/ board but ultimately became AscendedFanon.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' had a lot of this. Mares got the sort of names you expect from MLP, while stallions had down to earth names like Ace and Teddy (though Teddy had the UnmanlySecret of still having a teddy bear, making ''him'' a Trixie case.) The only example of a truly typical-for-MLP name among male ''Tales'' characters was a squire named Squire.
* The now-defunct Mills Corporation, an owner of several U.S. malls, had a kids' club called Muggsy's Meadow. Its mascots included Muggsy Beaver, Carl Raccoon, Lilly Spider and Tred Opossum. All four even got their own cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy''
* {{Parodied|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''--the five [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]] [[spoiler:who make up Norman]] are named Jeff, Carson, Jason, Steve and Shmebulock. For that matter, the main cast consists of characters like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Grunkle (Great Uncle) Stan]], [[ServileSnarker Wendy]] (normal), [[FunPersonified Mabel]], [[EnfantTerrible Gideon]], [[spoiler:[[AbsentmindedProfessor (Stan)Ford]][[note]]middle name: Filbrick (weird)[[/note]] ]] (somewhat unusual), [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] and [[ManChild Soos]] (weird). "Dipper," however, is eventually [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname revealed to be a nickname]] while Soos is [[WriteWhoYouKnow based on a real person]] named Jesús, and this is also the name the twins find on his ID at one point. Although both Dipper and Soos have been indicated to be nicknames at some point in the show [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname that everyone just uses to refer to them]]. Bizarrely, probably the most normal name out of the main cast ([[LouisCypher at least in terms of first names]]) belongs to an EldritchAbomination. His name is (wait for it...) [[spoiler:[[TomTheDarkLord Bill.]]]]
** This stops being a {{downplayed|Trope}} or SubvertedTrope once you move on to secondary and tertiary characters. THESE go from [[TheBully Robbie, ]][[ThoseTwoGuys Nate, Lee,]] [[{{Gonk}} Toby]], and ([[InSeriesNickname Lazy]]) [[CrazyCatLady Susan]] (normal), to [[{{Meganekko}} Candy]], [[PhoneaholicTeenager Tambry,]] [[HonestJohnsDealership Bud]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Pacifica, Preston, and Priscilla]] (unusual) to [[LarynxDissonance Grenda]], Toot-Toot [=McBumberSnazzle=][[note]]originally Ivan, but [[CloudCuckoolander Mabel]] gave him a new name when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext lost his memory]][[/note]] and Fiddleford (middle name Hadron)(weird).[[MonsterOfTheWeek And that's just the human characters.]]
** Similar to WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, the last names run the gamut as well, but tend to lean toward the Aerith side. In rough order from normal to weird, there's (Jesús) Ramirez[[note]]named after one of the main artists of the show[[/note]], Hernandez, Deputy Durland, [[BadassFamily Pines,]] (Candy) Chiu (possibly made up, definitely a pun), Sheriff Blubbs, (Robbie) Valentino, (Wendy) Corduroy, (Pacifica) Northwest, (Fiddleford Hadron) [=McGucket=], (Toby) Determined, (Gideon) Gleeful, [[EnsembleDarkhorse (Tad)]] [[TheGenericGuy Strange, ]](Bill) [[LouisCypher Cipher]], (Grenda) [[AscendedFanon Grendi]][[ThrowItIn nator]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Zoidberg's little-mentioned first name is "John". The episode where Leela's surname (which is placed before her given name) was revealed to be "Turanga" was the same where Fry's first name was revealed to be "Phillip".
** Bender's full name is Bender [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Bending]] Rodriguez.
** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The show has quirky creative In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'', the titular family have oddly-named members like Triceps, Fynartz, Ohoh, Ditzy, Bother and Blister, Grownboy, and Pfff, and the kids' adoptive cousin is Cordless. Other characters' names like "Spongebob" include Cassandra, Isadora (the Crumpets' Granny), and "Squidward" alongside more normal sounding names like "Patrick" and "Sandy".
Steve.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In the show, you have ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', there are normal names like Dot, Ralph, Rita Dora, Isa, and Mindy. But then you have uncommon Benny, mixed in with names like Yakko, Wakko, Runt Boots, Backpack, and Pinky.
Swiper.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Gumball, Darwin and Anais, and their parents, Richard and Nicole. As of season 3, Gumball's real name was revealed to be [[spoiler: Zach]].
**
''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': In the school, there are kids a village populated with normal names like "Alan", "Sarah", "Penny", "Joe", "Sussie" and "William", and more uncommon like "Bobert", "Ocho", and "Juke".
* Some of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' include Clarence, Jeff, Chelsea, Sumo, Belson, and Malessica.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Names like "Applejack", "Celestia", "Spitfire", and "Rainbow Dash" are common. However, there are occasionally "normal" names like "Trixie", "(Pony/Donut) Joe", and "Babs". Even so, Trixie is a stage magician and thus performs magic ''tricks,'' so the name is fitting even if the pun is kind of blah. Babs' full name is Babs Seed, as in "bad seed."
** ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' had this in the toys, several ponies having normal names. There is also the main character Pinkie Pie, whose middle name is Diane -- the only example of a "normal" name amongst the Mane Six.
** In Season 1 many fans noticed that ponies from Ponyville and Canterlot had the rather exotic-sounding names while characters from elsewhere,
folk such as Trixie Stoick, Gobber, Hiccup, Snotlout, and Gilda, had actual real-life names, and suggested that the Astrid, an exotic name thing was a regional naming thing. It was soon {{Jossed}} for the most part, although griffons tend to have either Germanic or European names save for "Grandpa Gruff" (which could be a nickname).
** ''Granny Smith'' and ''Big Macintosh'' sound "human" (even if they're really apple-themed names like ''Applejack'' & ''Apple Bloom''. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_Smith "Granny Smith"]] & [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_%28apple%29 "[=McIntosh=]"]] are varieties of apple).
** There's also the changeling "[[https://www.derpibooru.org/1021751 Kevin]]", initially
foreign beauty who crashes on their shores is named by 4Chan's /mlp/ board but ultimately became AscendedFanon.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' had
[[SpecialPersonNormalName Heather]]. "Astrid" is a lot of this. Mares got the sort of names you expect from MLP, while stallions had down to earth names like Ace and Teddy (though Teddy had the UnmanlySecret of still having a teddy bear, making ''him'' a Trixie case.) perfectly normal Scandinavian name. The only example rest of a truly typical-for-MLP name among male ''Tales'' characters was a squire named Squire.
* The now-defunct Mills Corporation, an owner of several U.S. malls, had a kids' club called Muggsy's Meadow. Its mascots included Muggsy Beaver, Carl Raccoon, Lilly Spider and Tred Opossum. All four even got their own cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy''
* {{Parodied|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''--the five [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]] [[spoiler:who make up Norman]] are named Jeff, Carson, Jason, Steve and Shmebulock. For that matter, the main cast
her age cohort consists of characters like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Grunkle (Great Uncle) Stan]], [[ServileSnarker Wendy]] (normal), [[FunPersonified Mabel]], [[EnfantTerrible Gideon]], [[spoiler:[[AbsentmindedProfessor (Stan)Ford]][[note]]middle name: Filbrick (weird)[[/note]] ]] (somewhat unusual), [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] Hiccup, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, and [[ManChild Soos]] (weird). "Dipper," however, Tuffnut.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The cul-de-sac kids consist of [[BrattyHalfPint Sarah]], [[CampStraight Jimmy]], [[JerkJock Kevin]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Jonny]] and [[CompanionCube Plank]], [[HelloNurse Nazz]], and [[FunnyForeigner Rolf]]. Now, the names of Plank and Rolf make sense since Plank [[ADogNamedDog
is eventually [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname revealed a piece of wood]], and Rolf is from [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield an unknown location in Europe]] he refers to be a nickname]] while Soos as TheOldCountry, but other than the possibility that Nazz is [[WriteWhoYouKnow based on a real person]] named Jesús, and this is also the name the twins find on his ID at one point. Although both Dipper and Soos have been indicated to be nicknames at some point in the show [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname that everyone just uses to refer to them]]. Bizarrely, probably the most normal name out of the main cast ([[LouisCypher at least in terms of first names]]) belongs to an EldritchAbomination. His after a band, her name is (wait the strangest.
** Nazz could be short
for it...) [[spoiler:[[TomTheDarkLord Bill.]]]]
** This stops being a {{downplayed|Trope}} or SubvertedTrope once you move on to secondary and tertiary characters. THESE
Natalie, so it could go from [[TheBully Robbie, ]][[ThoseTwoGuys Nate, Lee,]] [[{{Gonk}} Toby]], and ([[InSeriesNickname Lazy]]) [[CrazyCatLady Susan]] (normal), to [[{{Meganekko}} Candy]], [[PhoneaholicTeenager Tambry,]] [[HonestJohnsDealership Bud]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Pacifica, Preston, and Priscilla]] (unusual) to [[LarynxDissonance Grenda]], Toot-Toot [=McBumberSnazzle=][[note]]originally Ivan, but [[CloudCuckoolander Mabel]] gave him a new name when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext lost his memory]][[/note]] and Fiddleford (middle name Hadron)(weird).[[MonsterOfTheWeek And that's just the human characters.]]
** Similar to WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, the last names run the gamut as well, but tend to lean toward the Aerith side. In rough order from normal to weird, there's (Jesús) Ramirez[[note]]named after one of the main artists of the show[[/note]], Hernandez, Deputy Durland, [[BadassFamily Pines,]] (Candy) Chiu (possibly made up, definitely a pun), Sheriff Blubbs, (Robbie) Valentino, (Wendy) Corduroy, (Pacifica) Northwest, (Fiddleford Hadron) [=McGucket=], (Toby) Determined, (Gideon) Gleeful, [[EnsembleDarkhorse (Tad)]] [[TheGenericGuy Strange, ]](Bill) [[LouisCypher Cipher]], (Grenda) [[AscendedFanon Grendi]][[ThrowItIn nator]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Zoidberg's little-mentioned first name is "John". The episode where Leela's surname (which is placed before her given name) was revealed to be "Turanga" was the same where Fry's first name was revealed to be "Phillip".
** Bender's full name is Bender [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Bending]] Rodriguez.
** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively).
either way.



* Okay, so you have a show, who has main characters with names like Perry, Candace, Buford, Linda, Vanessa and Isabella. The name of the show's title characters? WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Inverted with the kids' first names. In this case, we have three relatively rare names: Daphne, Velma and [[EmbarrassingFirstName Norville]] ([[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Shaggy]], that is), plus one more "normal" - Fred (short for Frederick).
** Played more straight with their last names - Blake, Dinkley, Rogers and Jones, respectively. The odd one is Dinkley.
* On the planet Galaluna in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', you have people with Earth names like Edward, Arthur, Lance and Ilana as opposed to characters like Modula and Baron.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' featured an alien and a caveman respectively code-named Prometheus and Bob.
* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are named [[ThemeNaming Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl]], and, as you probably guessed, Steven. The full human characters add an extra layer to this. Their names range from fairly common and mundane, such as Connie and Greg, to more obscure, like Lars and Kofi, to [[EdibleThemeNaming food themed]], like Sour Cream and Onion. Their last names are just as varied, although they tend to lean more towards the Aerith side of this trope.

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* Okay, so you In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', we have a show, who has the Yugopotamians. The main one, Mark, has a common Earth name. So do his peers, Jeff and Eric. But his parents are named King Grippulon and Queen Jipjorulac. Also, there are some fairies with common names (Wanda, [[StellarName Cosmo]], Simon) among the weird ones (Poof, Juandissimo, Twinkle Flitter Glitter, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jorgen von Strangle]]).
* Typically,
characters with in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' have normal first names like Perry, Candace, Buford, Linda, Vanessa and Isabella. The unusual last name of (e.g. Barney Rubble). However, one character is named "Bamm-Bamm".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Zoidberg's little-mentioned first name is "John". The episode where Leela's surname (which is placed before her given name) was revealed to be "Turanga" was
the show's title characters? WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
same where Fry's first name was revealed to be "Phillip".
** Inverted with the Bender's full name is Bender [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Bending]] Rodriguez.
** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively).
* The now-defunct Mills Corporation, an owner of several U.S. malls, had a
kids' first names. In this case, we have three relatively rare names: Daphne, Velma club called Muggsy's Meadow. Its mascots included Muggsy Beaver, Carl Raccoon, Lilly Spider and [[EmbarrassingFirstName Norville]] ([[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Shaggy]], that is), plus one more "normal" - Fred (short for Frederick).
** Played more straight with
Tred Opossum. All four even got their last names - Blake, Dinkley, Rogers and Jones, respectively. The odd one is Dinkley.
* On the planet Galaluna in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', you have people with Earth names like Edward, Arthur, Lance and Ilana as opposed to characters like Modula and Baron.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' featured an alien and a caveman respectively code-named Prometheus and Bob.
* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are named [[ThemeNaming Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl]], and, as you probably guessed, Steven. The full human characters add an extra layer to this. Their names range from fairly common and mundane, such as Connie and Greg, to more obscure, like Lars and Kofi, to [[EdibleThemeNaming food themed]], like Sour Cream and Onion. Their last names are just as varied, although they tend to lean more towards the Aerith side of this trope.
own cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy''.



* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': In a village populated with folk such as Stoick, Gobber, Hiccup, Snotlout, and Astrid, an exotic foreign beauty who crashes on their shores is named [[SpecialPersonNormalName Heather]]. "Astrid" is a perfectly normal Scandinavian name. The rest of her age cohort consists of Hiccup, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, and Tuffnut.
* The two main characters from ''WesternAnimation/ShinboneAlley'' are called Archy and Mehitabel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The kids at school whom Bart hangs out with include Milhouse, Lewis, Nelson...and Richard. (Guess which one was quietly phased out of the show.)
** The guys Homer is always meeting at Moe's bar include Lenny, Carl, Larry, Sam (all fairly common mid-20th-century names), and Barney (more of an early-20th-century name).
** Two of the cops on the Springfield police force are named Lou and Eddie. Their boss is named Clancy.
** The Springfield mob consists of (Fat) Tony, Louie, and...Legs. (In one episode Legs starts to reveal where he got his nickname, [[TheUnreveal but gets interrupted by the plot]].)
* In ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'', there are characters with names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': In a village populated with folk such as Stoick, Gobber, Hiccup, Snotlout, and Astrid, an exotic foreign beauty who crashes {{Parodied|Trope}} on their shores is ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''--the five [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]] [[spoiler:who make up Norman]] are named [[SpecialPersonNormalName Heather]]. "Astrid" is a perfectly normal Scandinavian name. The rest of her age cohort Jeff, Carson, Jason, Steve and Shmebulock. For that matter, the main cast consists of Hiccup, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, characters like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Grunkle (Great Uncle) Stan]], [[ServileSnarker Wendy]] (normal), [[FunPersonified Mabel]], [[EnfantTerrible Gideon]], [[spoiler:[[AbsentmindedProfessor (Stan)Ford]][[note]]middle name: Filbrick (weird)[[/note]] ]] (somewhat unusual), [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] and Tuffnut.
[[ManChild Soos]] (weird). "Dipper," however, is eventually [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname revealed to be a nickname]] while Soos is [[WriteWhoYouKnow based on a real person]] named Jesús, and this is also the name the twins find on his ID at one point. Although both Dipper and Soos have been indicated to be nicknames at some point in the show [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname that everyone just uses to refer to them]]. Bizarrely, probably the most normal name out of the main cast ([[LouisCypher at least in terms of first names]]) belongs to an EldritchAbomination. His name is (wait for it...) [[spoiler:[[TomTheDarkLord Bill.]]]]
** This stops being a {{downplayed|Trope}} or SubvertedTrope once you move on to secondary and tertiary characters. THESE go from [[TheBully Robbie, ]][[ThoseTwoGuys Nate, Lee,]] [[{{Gonk}} Toby]], and ([[InSeriesNickname Lazy]]) [[CrazyCatLady Susan]] (normal), to [[{{Meganekko}} Candy]], [[PhoneaholicTeenager Tambry,]] [[HonestJohnsDealership Bud]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Pacifica, Preston, and Priscilla]] (unusual) to [[LarynxDissonance Grenda]], Toot-Toot [=McBumberSnazzle=][[note]]originally Ivan, but [[CloudCuckoolander Mabel]] gave him a new name when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext lost his memory]][[/note]] and Fiddleford (middle name Hadron)(weird).[[MonsterOfTheWeek And that's just the human characters.]]
** Similar to WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, the last names run the gamut as well, but tend to lean toward the Aerith side. In rough order from normal to weird, there's (Jesús) Ramirez[[note]]named after one of the main artists of the show[[/note]], Hernandez, Deputy Durland, [[BadassFamily Pines,]] (Candy) Chiu (possibly made up, definitely a pun), Sheriff Blubbs, (Robbie) Valentino, (Wendy) Corduroy, (Pacifica) Northwest, (Fiddleford Hadron) [=McGucket=], (Toby) Determined, (Gideon) Gleeful, [[EnsembleDarkhorse (Tad)]] [[TheGenericGuy Strange, ]](Bill) [[LouisCypher Cipher]], (Grenda) [[AscendedFanon Grendi]][[ThrowItIn nator]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HarryAndHisBucketFullOfDinosaurs'' has the humans that all have normal names, but the dinosaurs' names vary. Some have normal names (Patsy, Sid, Nancy), while others have made-up names (Taury, Trike, Steggy) and one straddles the line, by being named "Pterence", with a P.
* The two royal couple from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' were King Randor and Queen Marlena, although the latter was supposed to be an earthling. In fact, Prince Adam himself is a pretty plain name, as is Duncan, Man-at-Arms' actual name. The cartoon only has a few odd names as far as recurring characters are concerned (the ones where real names are known) like Teela and Adam's sister Adora (from [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower the spin-off]]).
* Three of the five
main characters from ''WesternAnimation/ShinboneAlley'' of ''WesternAnimation/HigglytownHeroes'' are named Wayne, Kip, and Fran. What are the names of the other two? Twinkle and Eubie.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HorribleHistories'', the protagonists
are called Archy Mo and Mehitabel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The kids at school whom Bart hangs out with include Milhouse, Lewis, Nelson...
''Stitch''. TheBully has a normal first name and Richard. (Guess which one was quietly phased out of the show.)
** The guys Homer is always meeting at Moe's bar include Lenny, Carl, Larry, Sam (all fairly common mid-20th-century names), and Barney (more of an early-20th-century name).
** Two of the cops on the Springfield police force are named Lou and Eddie. Their boss is named Clancy.
** The Springfield mob consists of (Fat) Tony, Louie, and...Legs. (In one episode Legs starts to reveal where he got
unusual last name- his nickname, [[TheUnreveal but gets interrupted full name is Darren Dongle.
* Parodied
by the plot]].)
* In ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'',
Irkens in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim:'' while most have odd names like "Zim" or "Skoodge," there's also an Irken named "Tim" and another named "Bob." (And then there are "Red" and "Purple"…) The humans have this too: names like Dib and Gaz are somewhat quirky, while the names of minor characters can range from the normal ("Gretchen," "Brian") to the utterly bizarre ("The Letter M" or even "Poonchy, Drinker of Hate," both of whom are just normal skoolchildren).
* ''WesternAnimation/JackTheExplorer'' has
characters with common names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.(Jack and Sam), characters with more rare names (Nico and Yoki), and characters with completely [[{{Pun}} alien]] names (Rocket and Chip).



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', we have names that went from originally normal like Lucy, Bobby, Luan, and Clyde to downright "made-up" like Rusty Spokes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', we have names that went from originally normal like Lucy, Bobby, Luan, ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' featured an alien and Clyde to downright "made-up" like Rusty Spokes.a caveman respectively code-named Prometheus and Bob.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** This occurs even among the Earth kids. Some of Star's class includes Marco, Janna, Jackie, Alfonso (normal), Star herself, Ferguson (last name O'Durguson), and [=StarFan13=].
** Antagonist Ludo's very large family all have names that would be unusual by human standards and ending in "-udo"... [[OddNameOut except for]] Dennis.
** Tom's parents, Lady and Lord Lucitor, a.k.a. Wrathmelior and... Dave.
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': Understandable due to the show being set in space, but some of the human characters have more unusual names, and some of the aliens have names that could realistically be given to humans. The seven main characters are Shiro (human), Lance (human), Coran (alien), Hunk (human), Allura (alien), Pidge (human, but to be fair her real name is Katie), and Keith ([[HalfHumanHybrid human/alien]]). For the (human) Holt family, there's Colleen, Sam, Matt, and Pidge/Katie. Among the aliens are Shay, Nyma, Kolivan, Rolo, Lotor, Krolia, Sendak, Ryner, Alfor, Narti, Acxa, Honerva, Kova (a cat), Hira, Sal, Slav, Rax, and Thace.
* Sometimes lists of names are shown for the [[AdorableEvilMinions Watchdogs]] in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A lot of them are completely normal, but then there's stuff like Treasure. [[HyperCompetentSidekick Oh, and Commander Peepers.]] The five main characters in the show are called Lord Hater, Commander Peepers, Lord Dominator, Wander...and Sylvia.[[note]](The least humanoid of the five. Her mom's name is Dorothy.) Wander has been confirmed to be a nickname, and it certainly stands to reason that Hater and Dominator aren't their real names either. [[/note]]
* In the HumanAliens World of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the titular Club is pretty evenly split between Bobs— Flora, Stella, and Aisha/Layla, and Aeriths— Bloom, Tecna, and Musa. The Specialists play this even straighter with normal names Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Riven, and then the stranger Helia and Nabu.
** The supporting characters in the Magix dimension include Faragonda, Valtor, Saladin, Hoe-Bow, Diaspro, Miele, Oritel, Codatorta, and Zarathustra, as well as Cassandra, Lucy, Darcy, Luna, Miriam, Jared, and Anne.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** This occurs even among the Earth kids. Some of Star's class includes Marco, Janna, Jackie, Alfonso (normal), Star herself, Ferguson (last name O'Durguson),
A deliberate example from ''WesternAnimation/LesSisters'': Marine and [=StarFan13=].
** Antagonist Ludo's very large family all
Wendy have names that would be unusual by human standards and ending in "-udo"... [[OddNameOut except for]] Dennis.
** Tom's parents, Lady and Lord Lucitor, a.k.a. Wrathmelior
to come up with aliases to get into a place they were banned from, so they come up with two names: Marina (a fairly normal name) and... Dave.
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': Understandable due to the show being set in space, but some of the human characters have more unusual names, and some of the aliens have names that could realistically be given to humans. The seven main characters are Shiro (human), Lance (human), Coran (alien), Hunk (human), Allura (alien), Pidge (human, but to be fair her real name is Katie), and Keith ([[HalfHumanHybrid human/alien]]). For the (human) Holt family, there's Colleen, Sam, Matt, and Pidge/Katie. Among the aliens are Shay, Nyma, Kolivan, Rolo, Lotor, Krolia, Sendak, Ryner, Alfor, Narti, Acxa, Honerva, Kova (a cat), Hira, Sal, Slav, Rax, and Thace.
* Sometimes lists of names are shown for the [[AdorableEvilMinions Watchdogs]] in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A lot of them are completely normal, but then there's stuff like Treasure. [[HyperCompetentSidekick Oh, and Commander Peepers.]] The five main characters in the show are called Lord Hater, Commander Peepers, Lord Dominator, Wander...and Sylvia.[[note]](The least humanoid of the five. Her mom's name is Dorothy.) Wander has been confirmed to be a nickname, and it certainly stands to reason that Hater and Dominator aren't their real names either. [[/note]]
* In the HumanAliens World of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the titular Club is pretty evenly split between Bobs— Flora, Stella, and Aisha/Layla, and Aeriths— Bloom, Tecna, and Musa. The Specialists play this even straighter with normal names Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Riven, and then the stranger Helia and Nabu.
** The supporting characters in the Magix dimension include Faragonda, Valtor, Saladin, Hoe-Bow, Diaspro, Miele, Oritel, Codatorta, and Zarathustra, as well as Cassandra, Lucy, Darcy, Luna, Miriam, Jared, and Anne.
Wendynoodle.



* Three of the five main characters of ''WesternAnimation/HigglytownHeroes'' are named Wayne, Kip, and Fran. What are the names of the other two? Twinkle and Eubie.

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* Three In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', we have names that went from originally normal like Lucy, Bobby, Luan, and Clyde to downright "made-up" like Rusty Spokes.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series]]''. The male ducks who appear are named Wildwing, Nosedive, Duke, Canard, and Grin (whose real name is Check). The female ducks who appear are Tanya, Mallory, and Lucretia. Okay then.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Names like "Applejack", "Celestia", "Spitfire", and "Rainbow Dash" are common. However, there are occasionally "normal" names like "Trixie", "(Pony/Donut) Joe", and "Babs". Even so, Trixie is a stage magician and thus performs magic ''tricks,'' so the name is fitting even if the pun is kind of blah. Babs' full name is Babs Seed, as in "bad seed."
** ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' had this in the toys, several ponies having normal names. There is also the main character Pinkie Pie, whose middle name is Diane -- the only example of a "normal" name amongst the Mane Six.
** In Season 1 many fans noticed that ponies from Ponyville and Canterlot had the rather exotic-sounding names while characters from elsewhere, such as Trixie and Gilda, had actual real-life names, and suggested that the exotic name thing was a regional naming thing. It was soon {{Jossed}} for the most part, although griffons tend to have either Germanic or European names save for "Grandpa Gruff" (which could be a nickname).
** ''Granny Smith'' and ''Big Macintosh'' sound "human" (even if they're really apple-themed names like ''Applejack'' & ''Apple Bloom''. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_Smith "Granny Smith"]] & [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_%28apple%29 "[=McIntosh=]"]] are varieties of apple).
** There's also the changeling "[[https://www.derpibooru.org/1021751 Kevin]]", initially named by 4Chan's /mlp/ board but ultimately became AscendedFanon.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' had a lot of this. Mares got the sort of names you expect from MLP, while stallions had down to earth names like Ace and Teddy (though Teddy had the UnmanlySecret of still having a teddy bear, making ''him'' a Trixie case.) The only example of a truly typical-for-MLP name among male ''Tales'' characters was a squire named Squire.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' has Kai, Cole, Jay, Zane, Lloyd, and Garmadon. Which of those names stick out to you? (To be fair, the last one is the name
of the five BigBad. Lloyd also shares it as a last name, because he is [[LukeIAmYourFather Lord Garmadon's son.]])
* In ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'', there are characters with names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.
* Okay, so you have a show, who has main characters with names like Perry, Candace, Buford, Linda, Vanessa and Isabella. The name of the show's title characters? WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', we have Mindy, Sean, Sydney......and then there's Jet, which is a rare boys' name.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Inverted with the kids' first names. In this case, we have three relatively rare names: Daphne, Velma and [[EmbarrassingFirstName Norville]] ([[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Shaggy]], that is), plus one more "normal" - Fred (short for Frederick).
** Played more straight with their last names - Blake, Dinkley, Rogers and Jones, respectively. The odd one is Dinkley.
* The two main characters from ''WesternAnimation/ShinboneAlley'' are called Archy and Mehitabel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The kids at school whom Bart hangs out with include Milhouse, Lewis, Nelson...and Richard. (Guess which one was quietly phased out of the show.)
** The guys Homer is always meeting at Moe's bar include Lenny, Carl, Larry, Sam (all fairly common mid-20th-century names), and Barney (more of an early-20th-century name).
** Two of the cops on the Springfield police force are named Lou and Eddie. Their boss is named Clancy.
** The Springfield mob consists of (Fat) Tony, Louie, and...Legs. (In one episode Legs starts to reveal where he got his nickname, [[TheUnreveal but gets interrupted by the plot]].)
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The show has quirky creative names like "Spongebob" and "Squidward" alongside more normal sounding names like "Patrick" and "Sandy".
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** This occurs even among the Earth kids. Some of Star's class includes Marco, Janna, Jackie, Alfonso (normal), Star herself, Ferguson (last name O'Durguson), and [=StarFan13=].
** Antagonist Ludo's very large family all have names that would be unusual by human standards and ending in "-udo"... [[OddNameOut except for]] Dennis.
** Tom's parents, Lady and Lord Lucitor, a.k.a. Wrathmelior and... Dave.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has realistic names like Ezra Bridger and Jun Sato alongside more colorful ones like Kanan Jarrus and Garazeb Orrelios.
* The
main characters of ''WesternAnimation/HigglytownHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are named Wayne, Kip, and Fran. What are the [[ThemeNaming Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl]], and, as you probably guessed, Steven. The full human characters add an extra layer to this. Their names of range from fairly common and mundane, such as Connie and Greg, to more obscure, like Lars and Kofi, to [[EdibleThemeNaming food themed]], like Sour Cream and Onion. Their last names are just as varied, although they tend to lean more towards the other two? Twinkle Aerith side of this trope.
* On the planet Galaluna in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', you have people with Earth names like Edward, Arthur, Lance
and Eubie.Ilana as opposed to characters like Modula and Baron.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'', the titular family have oddly-named members like Triceps, Fynartz, Ohoh, Ditzy, Bother and Blister, Grownboy, and Pfff, and the kids' adoptive cousin is Cordless. Other characters' names include Cassandra, Isadora (the Crumpets' Granny), and Steve.
* A deliberate example from ''WesternAnimation/LesSisters'': Marine and Wendy have to come up with aliases to get into a place they were banned from, so they come up with two names: Marina (a fairly normal name) and... Wendynoodle.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackTheExplorer'' has characters with common names (Jack and Sam), characters with more rare names (Nico and Yoki), and characters with completely [[{{Pun}} alien]] names (Rocket and Chip).

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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': Understandable due to the show being set in space, but some of the human characters have more unusual names, and some of the aliens have names that could realistically be given to humans. The seven main characters are Shiro (human), Lance (human), Coran (alien), Hunk (human), Allura (alien), Pidge (human, but to be fair her real name is Katie), and Keith ([[HalfHumanHybrid human/alien]]). For the (human) Holt family, there's Colleen, Sam, Matt, and Pidge/Katie. Among the aliens are Shay, Nyma, Kolivan, Rolo, Lotor, Krolia, Sendak, Ryner, Alfor, Narti, Acxa, Honerva, Kova (a cat), Hira, Sal, Slav, Rax, and Thace.
* Sometimes lists of names are shown for the [[AdorableEvilMinions Watchdogs]] in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A lot of them are completely normal, but then there's stuff like Treasure. [[HyperCompetentSidekick Oh, and Commander Peepers.]] The five main characters in the show are called Lord Hater, Commander Peepers, Lord Dominator, Wander...and Sylvia.[[note]](The least humanoid of the five. Her mom's name is Dorothy.) Wander has been confirmed to be a nickname, and it certainly stands to reason that Hater and Dominator aren't their real names either. [[/note]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'', the HumanAliens World of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the titular family have oddly-named members like Triceps, Fynartz, Ohoh, Ditzy, Bother Club is pretty evenly split between Bobs— Flora, Stella, and Blister, Grownboy, Aisha/Layla, and Pfff, Aeriths— Bloom, Tecna, and the kids' adoptive cousin is Cordless. Other characters' Musa. The Specialists play this even straighter with normal names Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Riven, and then the stranger Helia and Nabu.
** The supporting characters in the Magix dimension
include Faragonda, Valtor, Saladin, Hoe-Bow, Diaspro, Miele, Oritel, Codatorta, and Zarathustra, as well as Cassandra, Isadora (the Crumpets' Granny), Lucy, Darcy, Luna, Miriam, Jared, and Steve.
Anne.
* A deliberate example from ''WesternAnimation/LesSisters'': Marine and Wendy In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wonkidos}}'', the humans have to come up with aliases to get into a place they were banned from, so they come up with two names: Marina (a fairly normal name) and... Wendynoodle.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackTheExplorer'' has characters with common
names (Jack like Evan, but the Wonkidos are called things like Wobbles and Sam), characters with more rare names (Nico and Yoki), and characters with completely [[{{Pun}} alien]] names (Rocket and Chip).Apps.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Zoidberg's little-mentioned first name is "John". The episode where Leela's surname ([[NameOrderConfusion which is placed before her given name]]) was revealed to be "Turanga" was the same where Fry's first name was revealed to be "Phillip".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Zoidberg's little-mentioned first name is "John". The episode where Leela's surname ([[NameOrderConfusion which (which is placed before her given name]]) name) was revealed to be "Turanga" was the same where Fry's first name was revealed to be "Phillip".

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** The recurring news anchor team of Morbo and Linda (green alien and blonde human, respectively).

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** Bender's full name is Bender [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Bending]] Rodriguez.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', we have Mindy, Sean, Sydney......and then there's Jet, which is a rare boys' name.
* The titular rodents from ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' are named Throttle, Modo and... Vinnie, which is [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname short for Vincent]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', we have the Yugopotamians. The main one, Mark, has a common Earth name. So do his peers, Jeff and Eric. But his parents are named King Grippulon and Queen Jipjorulac. Also, there are some fairies with common names (Wanda, [[StellarName Cosmo]], Simon) among the weird ones (Poof, Juandissimo, Twinkle Flitter Glitter, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Jorgen von Strangle]]).
* Parodied by the Irkens in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim:'' while most have odd names like "Zim" or "Skoodge," there's also an Irken named "Tim" and another named "Bob." (And then there are "Red" and "Purple"…) The humans have this too: names like Dib and Gaz are somewhat quirky, while the names of minor characters can range from the normal ("Gretchen," "Brian") to the utterly bizarre ("The Letter M" or even "Poonchy, Drinker of Hate," both of whom are just normal skoolchildren).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' has Kai, Cole, Jay, Zane, Lloyd, and Garmadon. Which of those names stick out to you? (To be fair, the last one is the name of the BigBad. Lloyd also shares it as a last name, because he is [[LukeIAmYourFather Lord Garmadon's son.]])
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series]]''. The male ducks who appear are named Wildwing, Nosedive, Duke, Canard, and Grin (whose real name is Check). The female ducks who appear are Tanya, Mallory, and Lucretia. Okay then.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' - Zidgel, Midgel, Fidgel, and Kevin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', most of the names come from a hodgepodge of different East Asian and Native American (Inuit in particular) languages, many of which are rather nonstandard names at that, or standard names with nonstandard pronunciation ("Mai" is spoken as "may" rather than "my"). You also have names drawn from other parts of Asia (like Zaheer and Pathik), [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Anglicized non-Western names]] (like June), and Western names changed to look less so (which is how we get "Korra" from "Cora"). To top it all off, there were also a few canon names which simply seem completely out-of-place: Hope, Mai's little brother Tom-Tom, Toph's mother Poppy, mover actress Ginger, and Raiko's wife Buttercup. Sometimes it's significant; Suyin's kids mostly have Chinese-style names (Huan, Wei, Wing), but Baatar is a Mongolian name and Opal is straightforwardly English, and they were the odd ones out - Baatar and Baatar Jr. are non-benders, the latter of who sided with [[PuttingOnTheReich Kuvira]] for most of Season 4, and Opal [[spoiler:is an airbender]], meaning neither is an earthbender unlike the other three.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has realistic names like Ezra Bridger and Jun Sato alongside more colorful ones like Kanan Jarrus and Garazeb Orrelios.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' has an example. Meatwad gets a T-Shirt that makes him a god. His first act of power is to summon the Easter Bunny. He then proceeds to summon the Easter Bunny's twin brother, Darryl.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The cul-de-sac kids consist of [[BrattyHalfPint Sarah]], [[CampStraight Jimmy]], [[JerkJock Kevin]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Jonny]] and [[CompanionCube Plank]], [[HelloNurse Nazz]], and [[FunnyForeigner Rolf]]. Now, the names of Plank and Rolf make sense since Plank [[ADogNamedDog is a piece of wood]], and Rolf is from [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield an unknown location in Europe]] he refers to as TheOldCountry, but other than the possibility that Nazz is named after a band, her name is the strangest.
** Nazz could be short for Natalie, so it could go either way.
* The royal couple from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' were King Randor and Queen Marlena, although the latter was supposed to be an earthling. In fact, Prince Adam himself is a pretty plain name, as is Duncan, Man-at-Arms' actual name. The cartoon only has a few odd names as far as recurring characters are concerned (the ones where real names are known) like Teela and Adam's sister Adora (from [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower the spin-off]]).
* WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}, Beebe and Patti (short for Patricia) are relatively normal. And then you have Skeeter (short for Mosquito), Chalky and Skunky.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The show has quirky creative names like "Spongebob" and "Squidward" alongside more normal sounding names like "Patrick" and "Sandy".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In the show, you have normal names like Dot, Ralph, Rita and Mindy. But then you have uncommon names like Yakko, Wakko, Runt and Pinky.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Gumball, Darwin and Anais, and their parents, Richard and Nicole. As of season 3, Gumball's real name was revealed to be [[spoiler: Zach]].
** In the school, there are kids with normal names like "Alan", "Sarah", "Penny", "Joe", "Sussie" and "William", and more uncommon like "Bobert", "Ocho", and "Juke".
* Some of the main kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' include Clarence, Jeff, Chelsea, Sumo, Belson, and Malessica.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Names like "Applejack", "Celestia", "Spitfire", and "Rainbow Dash" are common. However, there are occasionally "normal" names like "Trixie", "(Pony/Donut) Joe", and "Babs". Even so, Trixie is a stage magician and thus performs magic ''tricks,'' so the name is fitting even if the pun is kind of blah. Babs' full name is Babs Seed, as in "bad seed."
** ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' had this in the toys, several ponies having normal names. There is also the main character Pinkie Pie, whose middle name is Diane -- the only example of a "normal" name amongst the Mane Six.
** In Season 1 many fans noticed that ponies from Ponyville and Canterlot had the rather exotic-sounding names while characters from elsewhere, such as Trixie and Gilda, had actual real-life names, and suggested that the exotic name thing was a regional naming thing. It was soon {{Jossed}} for the most part, although griffons tend to have either Germanic or European names save for "Grandpa Gruff" (which could be a nickname).
** ''Granny Smith'' and ''Big Macintosh'' sound "human" (even if they're really apple-themed names like ''Applejack'' & ''Apple Bloom''. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_Smith "Granny Smith"]] & [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntosh_%28apple%29 "[=McIntosh=]"]] are varieties of apple).
** There's also the changeling "[[https://www.derpibooru.org/1021751 Kevin]]", initially named by 4Chan's /mlp/ board but ultimately became AscendedFanon.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' had a lot of this. Mares got the sort of names you expect from MLP, while stallions had down to earth names like Ace and Teddy (though Teddy had the UnmanlySecret of still having a teddy bear, making ''him'' a Trixie case.) The only example of a truly typical-for-MLP name among male ''Tales'' characters was a squire named Squire.
* The now-defunct Mills Corporation, an owner of several U.S. malls, had a kids' club called Muggsy's Meadow. Its mascots included Muggsy Beaver, Carl Raccoon, Lilly Spider and Tred Opossum. All four even got their own cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/GetMuggsy''
* {{Parodied|Trope}} on ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''--the five [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]] [[spoiler:who make up Norman]] are named Jeff, Carson, Jason, Steve and Shmebulock. For that matter, the main cast consists of characters like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Grunkle (Great Uncle) Stan]], [[ServileSnarker Wendy]] (normal), [[FunPersonified Mabel]], [[EnfantTerrible Gideon]], [[spoiler:[[AbsentmindedProfessor (Stan)Ford]][[note]]middle name: Filbrick (weird)[[/note]] ]] (somewhat unusual), [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] and [[ManChild Soos]] (weird). "Dipper," however, is eventually [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname revealed to be a nickname]] while Soos is [[WriteWhoYouKnow based on a real person]] named Jesús, and this is also the name the twins find on his ID at one point. Although both Dipper and Soos have been indicated to be nicknames at some point in the show [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname that everyone just uses to refer to them]]. Bizarrely, probably the most normal name out of the main cast ([[LouisCypher at least in terms of first names]]) belongs to an EldritchAbomination. His name is (wait for it...) [[spoiler:[[TomTheDarkLord Bill.]]]]
** This stops being a {{downplayed|Trope}} or SubvertedTrope once you move on to secondary and tertiary characters. THESE go from [[TheBully Robbie, ]][[ThoseTwoGuys Nate, Lee,]] [[{{Gonk}} Toby]], and ([[InSeriesNickname Lazy]]) [[CrazyCatLady Susan]] (normal), to [[{{Meganekko}} Candy]], [[PhoneaholicTeenager Tambry,]] [[HonestJohnsDealership Bud]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Pacifica, Preston, and Priscilla]] (unusual) to [[LarynxDissonance Grenda]], Toot-Toot [=McBumberSnazzle=][[note]]originally Ivan, but [[CloudCuckoolander Mabel]] gave him a new name when he [[ItMakesSenseInContext lost his memory]][[/note]] and Fiddleford (middle name Hadron)(weird).[[MonsterOfTheWeek And that's just the human characters.]]
** Similar to WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, the last names run the gamut as well, but tend to lean toward the Aerith side. In rough order from normal to weird, there's (Jesús) Ramirez[[note]]named after one of the main artists of the show[[/note]], Hernandez, Deputy Durland, [[BadassFamily Pines,]] (Candy) Chiu (possibly made up, definitely a pun), Sheriff Blubbs, (Robbie) Valentino, (Wendy) Corduroy, (Pacifica) Northwest, (Fiddleford Hadron) [=McGucket=], (Toby) Determined, (Gideon) Gleeful, [[EnsembleDarkhorse (Tad)]] [[TheGenericGuy Strange, ]](Bill) [[LouisCypher Cipher]], (Grenda) [[AscendedFanon Grendi]][[ThrowItIn nator]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Zoidberg's little-mentioned first name is "John". The episode where Leela's surname ([[NameOrderConfusion which is placed before her given name]]) was revealed to be "Turanga" was the same where Fry's first name was revealed to be "Phillip".
* WesternAnimation/EonKid, a Kids' WB CG-animated cartoon features robotic warriors such as Gaff, Eiger, and Ssampac.... and also humans/robots named Marty, Ally, and George.
* Okay, so you have a show, who has main characters with names like Perry, Candace, Buford, Linda, Vanessa and Isabella. The name of the show's title characters? WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Inverted with the kids' first names. In this case, we have three relatively rare names: Daphne, Velma and [[EmbarrassingFirstName Norville]] ([[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Shaggy]], that is), plus one more "normal" - Fred (short for Frederick).
** Played more straight with their last names - Blake, Dinkley, Rogers and Jones, respectively. The odd one is Dinkley.
* On the planet Galaluna in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', you have people with Earth names like Edward, Arthur, Lance and Ilana as opposed to characters like Modula and Baron.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' featured an alien and a caveman respectively code-named Prometheus and Bob.
* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are named [[ThemeNaming Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl]], and, as you probably guessed, Steven. The full human characters add an extra layer to this. Their names range from fairly common and mundane, such as Connie and Greg, to more obscure, like Lars and Kofi, to [[EdibleThemeNaming food themed]], like Sour Cream and Onion. Their last names are just as varied, although they tend to lean more towards the Aerith side of this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' has a split between characters with everyday names and characters with common words that are atypical for names. In the main cast alone, there's Max, Pete, and PJ (Pete Jr.) on one side, and Goofy and Pistol on the other, while Peg sounds like an everyday name but has a common word source (as a MythologyGag to [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Peg-Leg Pete]]). Counting movie and minor characters, there are characters named Debbie, Douglas, Rose, Marty, Bob, Wally, Bobby, Roxanne, Stacey, Bradley, and Sylvia, as well as Giblets, Tooth, Nail, Leech, Coupe, Spud, and Tank.
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': In a village populated with folk such as Stoick, Gobber, Hiccup, Snotlout, and Astrid, an exotic foreign beauty who crashes on their shores is named [[SpecialPersonNormalName Heather]]. "Astrid" is a perfectly normal Scandinavian name. The rest of her age cohort consists of Hiccup, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, and Tuffnut.
* The two main characters from ''WesternAnimation/ShinboneAlley'' are called Archy and Mehitabel.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The kids at school whom Bart hangs out with include Milhouse, Lewis, Nelson...and Richard. (Guess which one was quietly phased out of the show.)
** The guys Homer is always meeting at Moe's bar include Lenny, Carl, Larry, Sam (all fairly common mid-20th-century names), and Barney (more of an early-20th-century name).
** Two of the cops on the Springfield police force are named Lou and Eddie. Their boss is named Clancy.
** The Springfield mob consists of (Fat) Tony, Louie, and...Legs. (In one episode Legs starts to reveal where he got his nickname, [[TheUnreveal but gets interrupted by the plot]].)
* In ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'', there are characters with names like Jack, Joey and... Oggy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'': There's Julius, Clancy, Ping and... Sheree?
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', we have names that went from originally normal like Lucy, Bobby, Luan, and Clyde to downright "made-up" like Rusty Spokes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Olaf is the only one with a normal name; the others have weird names like Stumpy[[note]]In the show's original concept, he had stumps instead of hands[[/note]] and Quack Quack[[note]]A duck who can only say "Quack"[[/note]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'':
** This occurs even among the Earth kids. Some of Star's class includes Marco, Janna, Jackie, Alfonso (normal), Star herself, Ferguson (last name O'Durguson), and [=StarFan13=].
** Antagonist Ludo's very large family all have names that would be unusual by human standards and ending in "-udo"... [[OddNameOut except for]] Dennis.
** Tom's parents, Lady and Lord Lucitor, a.k.a. Wrathmelior and... Dave.
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': Understandable due to the show being set in space, but some of the human characters have more unusual names, and some of the aliens have names that could realistically be given to humans. The seven main characters are Shiro (human), Lance (human), Coran (alien), Hunk (human), Allura (alien), Pidge (human, but to be fair her real name is Katie), and Keith ([[HalfHumanHybrid human/alien]]). For the (human) Holt family, there's Colleen, Sam, Matt, and Pidge/Katie. Among the aliens are Shay, Nyma, Kolivan, Rolo, Lotor, Krolia, Sendak, Ryner, Alfor, Narti, Acxa, Honerva, Kova (a cat), Hira, Sal, Slav, Rax, and Thace.
* Sometimes lists of names are shown for the [[AdorableEvilMinions Watchdogs]] in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. A lot of them are completely normal, but then there's stuff like Treasure. [[HyperCompetentSidekick Oh, and Commander Peepers.]] The five main characters in the show are called Lord Hater, Commander Peepers, Lord Dominator, Wander...and Sylvia.[[note]](The least humanoid of the five. Her mom's name is Dorothy.) Wander has been confirmed to be a nickname, and it certainly stands to reason that Hater and Dominator aren't their real names either. [[/note]]
* In the HumanAliens World of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the titular Club is pretty evenly split between Bobs— Flora, Stella, and Aisha/Layla, and Aeriths— Bloom, Tecna, and Musa. The Specialists play this even straighter with normal names Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Riven, and then the stranger Helia and Nabu.
** The supporting characters in the Magix dimension include Faragonda, Valtor, Saladin, Hoe-Bow, Diaspro, Miele, Oritel, Codatorta, and Zarathustra, as well as Cassandra, Lucy, Darcy, Luna, Miriam, Jared, and Anne.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', just about every character has a Swahili name, as in ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Kion, Bunga, Fuli, Ono, Beshte, Janja, Reirei, you name it... and then there's a zebra named ''Thurston''.
* Three of the five main characters of ''WesternAnimation/HigglytownHeroes'' are named Wayne, Kip, and Fran. What are the names of the other two? Twinkle and Eubie.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' names tend to be cool-sounding descriptive English nouns, verbs, or portmanteaus, occasionally modified to be trademark-friendly, like Ravage, Bluestreak, or Ironhide. However, a handful still stick out. Optimus Prime, and various other "leader" characters, tend to have [[GratuitousLatin Latin names,]] a couple characters have names that are words in other languages (Rapido, Gekisoumaru), a number of characters have names that are basically gibberish (Violen Jiger, Unicron), and a handful even have human names in various languages (Raiden, Kirk).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'', the titular family have oddly-named members like Triceps, Fynartz, Ohoh, Ditzy, Bother and Blister, Grownboy, and Pfff, and the kids' adoptive cousin is Cordless. Other characters' names include Cassandra, Isadora (the Crumpets' Granny), and Steve.
* A deliberate example from ''WesternAnimation/LesSisters'': Marine and Wendy have to come up with aliases to get into a place they were banned from, so they come up with two names: Marina (a fairly normal name) and... Wendynoodle.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackTheExplorer'' has characters with common names (Jack and Sam), characters with more rare names (Nico and Yoki), and characters with completely [[{{Pun}} alien]] names (Rocket and Chip).

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