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* In ''FanFic/MonstersInParadise'', residents of the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon universe]] are analogues of those that live in [[Franchise/{{Touhou}} Gensokyo]] in some way, shape or form. In one such case, [[MoonRabbit Reisen's]] counterpart turns out to be named [[Franchise/SailorMoon Shayla Moon.]]


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The members of Team Cardinal are all named after birds, as is their team name. However, the team came together because both pairs chose black bishops and a cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical rank that is given to ordained bishops. At least three members of the team are wearing armor similar to medieval church knights, and Christian folklore has it that the cardinal bird is blood red because it's stained with the blood of Christ (red is also the color the ecclesiastical cardinal wears).


A Subtrope is the humorous book-and-author gag sometimes referred to as BattyBooks. Another subtrope is SirVerbALot. A third subtrope, for TV or radio stations with punny names, is {{WPUN}}. If a lot of characters in a given work have a punny name, it could be an example of Punny ThemeNaming. If a group of people's last names forms a pun, it could relate to TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay. Also overlaps often with RealJokeName, where someone laughs at what they think is a pun only to be told that that's actually the character's real name. (And they've NeverHeardThatOneBefore.)

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A Subtrope is the humorous book-and-author gag sometimes referred to as BattyBooks. Another subtrope is SirVerbALot. A third subtrope, for TV or radio stations with punny names, is {{WPUN}}. CampWackyname is also a subtrope. If a lot of characters in a given work have a punny name, it could be an example of Punny ThemeNaming. If a group of people's last names forms a pun, it could relate to TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay. Also overlaps often with RealJokeName, where someone laughs at what they think is a pun only to be told that that's actually the character's real name. (And they've NeverHeardThatOneBefore.)


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* Former wrestler Wrestling/AlexWright's [[http://prowrestlingschool.de wrestling school]] is called The Wright Stuff.

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* ''Fanfic/HalfPastAdventure'' has plenty, in the vein of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', including the main character's brother, the Marquess Pen of Nuts.

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* Wrestling/KimonaWanalaya, a stripper-turned-valet in Wrestling/{{Raven}}'s Nest in ECW in 1996. WCW renamed her Leia Meow.


* It is fairly common for [[ProfessionalWrestling Pro Wrestlers]] to use punny ring names. It should be noted that the punny names listed below tended to be from the early and mid-1990s, which is regarded as a DorkAge by many wrestling fans. Notable examples include:

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* It is fairly common for [[ProfessionalWrestling Pro Wrestlers]] wrestlers to use punny ring names. It should be noted that the punny names listed below tended to be from the early and mid-1990s, which is regarded as a DorkAge by many wrestling fans. Notable examples include:


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* Obariyon and Kodama of Wrestling/TheBatiri were born, respectively, Chris Estrada and Louie Rodriguez. After they left Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} in 2017, they dropped the gimmick and wrestled for a time as Chris Peaks and Louie Valle.


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[[folder: Real Life]]
* Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive 2008-2017 (the year he plans to retire from track).
* Animators Hugh Harman And Rudolph Ising. Creator/HarmanAndIsing. Harman-Ising. '''Harmonizing'''. Who created ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''Merrie Melodies'', and then made ''WesternAnimation/HappyHarmonies''.
* Creator/JohnCandy was born on Halloween, plus he was a very fat man with a sweet personality.
* There is a Finnish meteorologist named "Pekka Pouta". "Pouta" means "fair weather".
** At least that's ''fair'' weather. Here in New Jersey, we have "Storm Field" doing the weather on channel 9.
** FOX News has two meteorologists named Amy ''Freeze'' and Chris ''Sowers''(showers). Dear God.
** There's also L.A. weatherman Dallas Raines.
** And a BBC Local weather presenter called Sara ''Blizzard''
* The Tampa Bay Rays have a pitcher named Grant Balfour.
** There's also former Colorado Rockie and current Cleveland Indian Josh Outman.
* [[ColonelBadass Staff Sargeant]] [[AwesomeMcCoolname Max Fightmaster]].
* Karl Schwarzschild, whose last name means "black shield" is famous for his physics work. Primarily with ''black holes''.
** An entire branch of physics has a punny name -- Quantum Electrodynamics. It deals with (according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]]) "how light and matter interact and is the first theory where full agreement between quantum mechanics and special relativity is achieved". What's its acronym? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q.E.D Q.E.D]].
* Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's producer Fred Fuchs. I'd dare you to spell his name [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd one certain letter off]]...
** There were also great composers called Fučík (more often spelled "Fucik" by English-speakers) of ''Entry of the Gladiators'' fame, and Fux.
*** Fuchs is a common German surname pronounced "fooks". It means "Fox".
* Goichi Suda, creator of ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' and ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', goes by Creator/{{Suda51}} most of the time -- "Goichi", of course, being made of the Japanese words for "five" and "one".
* Gothenburg, Sweden is a [[WorldOfPun City of Puns]], (in)famous for its often very punny jokes, called "Göteborgshumor" ("Gothenburg Humor"). Many, many places and buildings in the city have pun-based names or nicknames. Examples include:
** "Rätt nära Ullevi" ("Court near Ullevi" and also "Pretty close to Ullevi") is a court situated pretty close to the stadium Ullevi.
** "Sponsringen" is a ''round'' fountain ("ringen" = "the ring") ''sponsored'' by a construction company ("sponsringen" = "the sponsorship").
** "Tian" ("The Ten") and "Tolvan" ("The Twelve") are nicknames for a tunnel and a bridge, respectively, each crossing the river Göta Älv. So called because the definite form of the Swedish word for river ("älven") in some local accents sounds like "elva" ("eleven") and the tunnel and bridge run ''under'' and ''above'' the river[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke 10 is "under" 11, 12 is "above" 11]][[/note]].
** "Svettekôrka" ("Svettkyrkan", "Sweat Church"), is a sauna that got its name from a fish market called "Feskekôrka" ("Fiskkyrkan", "Fish Church"), which in turn got its name from the building's resemblance to a church. That's right, a pun-based name based upon another pun-based name.
** A recently opened swimming pool is called "Pöl Harbour" (from Pearl Harbor, "pöl" means "puddle" and sounds similar to "pearl").
* Stockholm, Sweden, also has a pun-based name in the very reputable bakery/cafè Vete-Katten ("The Wheat Cat"). Founded in 1928, the name came about when the first owner, being asked what name the place should have, replied "Det vete katten", which is Swedish slang for "I have no idea", literally "That the cat knows".
* In San Diego, California (USA), you can find the intersection of [[http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/20050 Haveteur Way and Unida Place]]. (Have it your way, you need a place. No, there is no Burger King on Haveteur Way; It's a residential area.)
** Non-intentional example: the intersection of Nixon-Bluett, as in "UsefulNotes/RichardNixon blew it." [[http://electricjonny.deviantart.com/art/Nixon-Bluett-74627002?offset=0]] The best part: the streets are in Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of the UsefulNotes/GeraldFord Presidential Library.
* The OC (California) has the intersection of ''Antonio'' Parkway and Avenida De Las ''Banderas''. [[GenreSavvy Most likely done on purpose]], as that community (Rancho Santa Margarita) was only established in the late 1980s.
* US senator Marion Barry.
* Aleph One, the open source release of the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}} 2: Durandal'' code, was so named because the last game in the trilogy was named ''Marathon Infinity''. To jarringly brush aside the complexities: the smallest infinite set, the size of the counting numbers, is aleph-zero. Aleph one is a set one size bigger.
* Many DragQueen stage names are of the punny variety, such as Sharon Needles, Dieta Pepsi, Tequila Mockingbird, Anita Mann, Bertha Vanation, Mimi Imfurst, and so on.
** The archetypal example (at least in Britain) is Danny [=LaRue=], from the French ''dans la rue''.
** Best drag ''king'' name ever? Smack Diaz.
** Best drag ''queen'' name? Shelita Buffet.
* UsefulNotes/RollerDerby players also take stage names, usually related to their style of play (Ana Ki, Sky Rokkit, Hula Gunn, Annie Mal, and Belle de Brawl are some examples from Roll Britannia.)
** Derby names are often violent (Tara Bichapart), sexual (Aurora Whorealis), nerdy (Hannah Shot First), sacrilegious (Crust Almighty) or multiple of these at the same time. All of these examples are from the Minnesota [=RollerGirls=].
* A British adult education institute once had an evening class on the music of Music/TheBeatles. One of the people who signed up for it was called Penelope Lane.
** The Beatles' cartoon episode "Penny Lane" had the boys trying to stop what they think is a robbery on Penny Lane in Liverpool, only to find that it was an attempt to rob the diamonds of heiress Penelope Lane.
* Creigh Deeds, the defeated Democratic candidate in the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election. The joke is in the last name, which provided a clever tag for Republican rival Bob [=McDonnell=]'s ad campaigns ("Know him by his words. Know him by his ''DEEDS''")
* For some time, Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture was named Richie Farmer.
* The Anglo-Saxon king Ethelred the Unready's modern name stems from a contemporary pun -- [=Æ=]þelræd means "noble counsel", so his unhappy subjects dubbed him "[=Æ=]þelræd Unræd" -- "Noble-counsel No-counsel". Given that he managed to secretly orchestrate a national massacre in an age when long-distance communication meant a bloke on a horse, a lack of preparation was probably not one of his major flaws.
** Which is why they called him Unrede. In the massacre, he killed a sister of badass king Sweyn Forkbeard, the greatest [[HornyVikings Viking king]] of the day and a [[BloodKnight ferocious warrior]]. When Sweyn found out what became of his dear sister, he assembled a gigantic army and descended upon Saxon England, which was completely unprepared. [[CurbStompBattle It didn't end well for Ethelred.]]
* The British record label turned media firm Chrysalis is named after its two founders, '''Chris''' Wright and Terry '''Ellis'''.
* Urologist Dick Chopp.
* Finno-Swedish Winter War behind-enemy-lines specialist, 2nd Lieutenant Harry Järv. A double pun since "Järv" means wolverine, and the identically pronounced "Djärv" means bold.
* Someone named Mike Rowe once registered the domain name [=MikeRoweSoft.com=]. (Eventually, Microsoft bought it from him.)
** You don't mean THE [[Series/DirtyJobs Mike Rowe]], do you?
** An Australian linen manufacturer makes a stuffing material they call Micro-Soft. A court ruled that there is no danger of confusing this trademark with Microsoft's, since the two companies aren't even in remotely similar lines of business, and hence no infringement.
* There is a British radio presenter named Fenella Fudge. It is not yet known if she's been told how much it sounds like 'Vanilla'.
* The computer programming language C++ contains an increment operator, ++ . This programming language is based on the programming language called C. Hence, its name means "C plus one" or "C incremented".
** An enhanced version of an old-school and notoriously verbose programming language has been mooted called ADD 1 TO COBOL GIVING COBOL.
*** That statement, by the way, is littered with syntax errors: ADD... GIVING... should not reference the same variable twice (ADD 1 TO COBOL would be the way to do it), some compilers do not support TO with GIVING (because ADD 1 TO COBOL is already a complete statement), and most compilers would make COBOL a reserved word and hence unusable as a variable name. Years of wearily dealing with compilation errors have a cumulative effect.
** Then there's Microsoft's own C derivative; C#. The # is supposed to be a sharp symbol, akin to musical notes, which means C# is one note higher than C (or an increment). Alternatively, it also looks like two increment operators (++) stacked together.
* The sign # (hash) precedes a name of the IRC channel. Hence the channels #ish, #smoke, #maryjane and #brownies (and their counterparts in different languages) were only to be expected.
* Season 13 of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' featured Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Starr Spangler.
* There's a tennis player called Anna Smashnova.
* There's Schickhaus Franks ("A frank by any other name can never, never taste the same as Schickhaus, Schickhaus Franks!"). Described by one radio announcer as the most carefully pronounced hot dogs in the world.
* An heiress to the Lear Jet fortune? Shanda. Yes. The kid was named Shanda Lear.
** That was also the drag name (spelled Shanda Le''e''r) of a recurring character in the [[CaliforniaDoubling US/Canada]] version of ''Series/QueerAsFolk''.
* Punny or not, former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle.
* A UsefulNotes/GermanLanguage and medical example: Todd's syndrome, wherein only one side of the body (or so) is awake (the other half being asleep. ''Coma'' asleep). To a terrified first-time experiencer of a seizure and Todd's syndrome, it may feel that they are dying -- Tod is German for "death".
* MSNBC has a reporter/commentator named Krystal Ball, who's been working with other talking heads to predict whom the next Republican presidential candidate will be.
* [[http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/onair/dave-gorman/features/pun-street/index.html Pun Street]], a feature on Dave Gorman's show on Absolute Radio collects [[http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/onair/dave-gorman/features/pun-street/pun-street-yellow-pages.html punny business names]], so long as they really exist. Painful highlights include:
** [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Halal]], is it meat you're looking for? (Speciality Butcher)
** [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse He Van]], [[http://www.he-vanandman.co.uk/ Movers Of the Universe]] (Removals)
** [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Indiana Bones and the Temple of Groom]] (Dog Groomers)
** [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Norman D Landing]] (War Memorabilia Store)
** [[Film/MaryPoppins Super Calibre Frigo Logistic Import Export Davis]] (Frozen Haulage Specialist)
* Similar to the above example, a book called ''Ngalang Pinoy'' (Pinoy Names) was released in the Philippines, compiling unusual business names, movie titles, slogans, and everything in between. You've got a massage parlor called You Kneaded Me, a furniture shop called To Home It May Concern, a fitness center called Gym Carry, and a tailoring service called James Tailor, among other things.
* Punny Names are popular for Canadian businesses. One that comes to mind is an oyster bar called Aw, Shucks
* On D-Day, the British 7th Parachute Battalion was commanded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Geoffrey_Pine-Coffin Lt. Col. Richard Pine-Coffin]].
* The AT-4 shoulder-fired rocket launcher. It fires 84mm warheads.
* The late archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Sin, who died in 2005.
* American football player Chad Ochocinco. Take a wild guess what number he is. (Very jarring to some, as his original name was Chad ''Johnson''. And 85 in Spanish is ''ochenta y cinco.'')
* [[VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}} 5th Cell]] employs a programmer named Cody [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haskell_(programming_language) Haskell]].
* In the pre-Internet era, FanFic writers, especially SlashFic writers, resorted to pseudonyms to hide their activities from both the media companies and easily-shocked "mundanes." Sometimes these handles were political (The [=PTL=] Club) or whimsical, but sometimes the slasher resorted to a handle like "Betina Sheets" or "Lotta Sleeze"
* The physicists Ralph Alpher and George Gamow wrote a paper on the origins of the universe (in particular, on the synthesis of elements after the Big Bang); before publication, Gamow asked Hans Bethe to add his name to the paper, resulting in a fitting sequence of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpher-Bethe-Gamow_paper Alpha, Beta, Gamma]]".
* As of 2012, NBC has a page named Paige.
* Three members of the cardinal family of birds (Cardinalidae), the Northern Cardinal (''Cardinalis cardinalis'') and Vermilion Cardinal (''Cardinalis phoeniceus''), in addition to the the Pyrrhuloxia (''Cardinalis sinuatus'') when using its alternate and easier-to-grasp name of Desert Cardinal (all three members of the ''Cardinalis'' genus if the family Cardinalidae) are named for their crests, which were thought to resemble a Catholic cardinal's hat. However, not all members of the cardinal family have a crest, as with grosbeaks and American buntings ([[CallASmeerpARabbit no relation to Old World buntings]], which are in the same family as American ''sparrows'').
* There is a Borealis Avenue in Aurora, Ontario (Canada).
* Mozilla's XUL format used for code in its software, standing for XML User Interface Language, is intentionally pronounced the same as the name of Zuul from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', and trying to read it as a plain XML file results in the error message "There is no data -- there is only XUL", a reference to a line from the film in question.
* Fittingly, one of the main proponents of the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama wasn't born in the US is called ''Orly Taitz''. ORLY?
* Many PornNames, such as "Justin Syder".
* Belgian village Ternat lies in a flood zone, translating the pun yields Therewet.
* Mayor of Mukilteo, WA, a city known for its lighthouse and ferry route: Joe Marine. Yes, that's his legal name.
* David Freese is the St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman and the hometown hero of the 2011 World Series. He is also a Franchise/{{Batman}} fan. So when Six Flags St. Louis unveiled their revamped roller coaster, Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, in the spring of 2012, who do you think they got to endorse it?
** And then there's Michael Wacha, who inspires signs that read "[[Series/TheMuppetShow WACHA! WACHA!]]"
* Ex-Fugitive Kerry Silvers, featured on ''[[Creator/InvestigationDiscovery I (Almost) Got Away with It]]'', once took up the alias "Justin Case."
* Music/KanyeWest and Creator/KimKardashian's daughter: North West
** Creator/DrakeBell tweeted, not long after North's birth, that he hopes to name his first son Taco.
* B-movie director/actor and metal fanzine publisher [[LouisCypher Bill Zebub]].
* The GNU Bison software (which acts as a parser generator for the GNU operating system and its derivatives) was written to be compatible with the older Yacc ("Yet Another Compiler Compiler") program used by UsefulNotes/{{UNIX}} and its derivatives, such as BSD. Yacc, of course, could be pronounced as "yak", which is somewhat similar in appearance to a bison.
* One of the pre-recorded announcer voices on UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground is known as "Sonia" because she get'''s on ya''' nerves.
* There are many gag names that are common in pranks and the like. They usually look okay when written but when said describe something inappropriate. Well-known examples include Heywood Jablomey (this one actually fooled a newscaster) and Ben Dover.
* The KAC Masterkey is an under-barrel attached shotgun for the M16 and M4. It's mainly used to blow off the hinges of doors to breach them in order to gain entry.
* Texan philanthropist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg Ima Hogg]]. There are endless jokes that she had a sister named "Ura". Ima herself was embarrassed by her name and tended to sign paperwork "Miss Hogg" or "I. Hogg", switching later in life to "Imogene" (the name from which "Ima" was derived).
* "Nim Chimpsky" was the name of a chimpanzee whom researchers tried to teach (sign) language. Besides of "chimp", it comes from the name of the famous linguist Noam Chomsky. Ironically, Nim didn't turn out very linguistically gifted, not even compared to some other apes in similar experiments.
* A bilingual example exists in South Korea with transgender TV personality Harisu (legal name Lee Kyeong-un). Her production company gave her the name Harisu because it was approximately how Koreans would pronounce "hot issue", the hot issue being that she was the first transgender on Korean television. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040906124457/http://kn.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2003/11/29/200311290046.asp]]
* The disk authoring software UsefulNotes/{{Nero}} [[WhileRomeBurns Burning ROM]]: all-capitalized to turn the Italian capital, which is spelled that way in German, into UsefulNotes/ReadOnlyMemory.
* The same emperor was probably right not to trust a man named Gaius Rubellious Plautus.
* There is a stubborn, outspoken, and mentally tough UsefulNotes/IndyCar driver named Will Power.
* [[DryCrusader Carrie Nation]] (full name: Carrie Amelia Moore Nation) started calling herself "Carry A. Nation" for the pun. She said that it meant "carry a nation for prohibition".
* While it's not clear if he drank beer or not; 1970s and 1980s sitcom writer Bud Wiser might have been the target of a lot of "Budweiser" related jokes.
* The founder of the [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Gravity Falls Fanclub]] "The Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel" (named after a secret society in the show itself) is named Douglas [=MacKrell.=]
* Honorable mention should go to the aptly-named [[http://littlealeinn.com/ Little A'Le'Inn]] bar in Nevada, located close to (where else?) Area 51.
* [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague Leicester City]] footballer/soccer player Danny Drinkwater.
* Creator/WaltDisney used the alias name "M.T. Lott" ([[DontExplainTheJoke "Empty Lot"]]) when buying up large amounts of Florida swampland for the Walt Disney World Resort.
* There is a clear soda named [[ThoseWackyNazis Not See]] Kola, whose bottle has a German eagle drinking a bottle and GratuitousGerman text. The same manufacturer does a {{Red|Scare}} lemonade called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leninade Leninade]], full of punny slogans ("Get Hammered & Sickled!").
* It's weirdly poetic and funny that the guy responsible for the biggest {{Ponzi}} scheme of all time is named Bernie ''Madoff''.
* Comedian Ralphie May decided to use his surname for this while naming his children: April June May and August James May.
* Almost any German barber shop. [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/de/nscholz/friseurnamen Have a list.]]
* English soccer attacker Harry Kane was gods gift for commentators.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_Funding Remember the Big Equity Fraud?]] The controls were lousy and they got away with names in the policies like "Safe T. First".
* There's a species of bacteria that biologists have given the name ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamera_lens Kamera lens]]''.
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* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has this with the entire cast; all important cast members have pun names that explain their most important character traits once written out horizontally in Kanji, except a teacher and the first student, who are named after a philosopher and a writer. The titular character is a prime example of this: Nozomu Itoshiki appears fairly normal when written vertically, but the characters become the word "Zetsubou", which means despair, once written horizontally. As expected, he is always depressed about something and attempts suicide enough that he has a kit he carries with him to facilitate in these endeavors.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Socko and his relatives.
* The names of characters in ''Comicbook/{{Asterix}}'' are all puns; one of the reasons why the English-language version became popular was [[{{Woolseyism}} the art the translators showed in creating English puns out of French puns.]]
* In ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry 7'', all of the girls have names that reference female Hollywood stars, such as Drew Baringmore and Jamie Lee Coitus.
* In the ''Lotus'' series there are such opponents as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niki_Lauda Mickey Lauder]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Prost Alain Phosphate]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Boutsen T. Hairy Bootsen]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Mansell Nijel Mainsail]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayrton_Senna Ayrton Sendup]].
* Almost every character in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has an utterly puntastic name. The titular character ("impossible"), her sidekick Ron Stoppable ("unstoppable", though he often proves simply "stoppable"), and so on. Across the aisle is Shego (probably a take on "watch her go", or "she" and "ego" put together), and her theme-named superhero siblings Hego (big tough He-Man type), Mego (self-centered), and Wego (multiplication powers... also probably twins, but with that power it's tough to judge). See also Lord Montey Fisk (AKA Monkey Fist... they really are), Senor Senior, Sr. and his son Senor Senior, Jr., [=DNAmy=], a daredevil stuntwoman named Adrena Lynn, and so on.
* Almost every character in the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games have punny names, and those who are familiar with both versions can appreciate the challenges in localizing the names so they make sense. For a quick timesink, try checking out the character section in [[http://www.court-records.net/ Court Records]].
** A few aren't puns but other forms of wordplay. For instance, all employees of Blue Screens Inc have palindrome names (Lisa Basil, Glen Elg...)
* ''[[ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} Thimble Theatre]]'''s Oyl Family: Nana, Cole, Castor and of course, Olive.
* When Zahn features Talon Karrde in his ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' novels, he has all of Karrde's organization's ships bear punny names, but they're quietly punny, and no one remarks on names like "Wild Karrde", "Amanda Fallow", and "Lastri's Ort". Too quiet, perhaps, since other writers using the same character will give him ships that have more generic names.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has Gourry Gabriev and (presumably his ancestor) Rowdy Gabriev -- warriors from the family that kept [[LaserBlade Sword of Light]]. They're neither very rowdy nor gory, of course.
* On Music/KingCrimson's ''The [=ConstruKction=] of Light'' album, any songs that have a hard "c" in the title replace it with a "Kc", as in "King Crimson": "[=ProzaKc=] Blues", "[=FraKctured=]", and the title track.
* The ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' books by Piers Anthony are ''built'' on puns, so the large number of pun names within is understandable.
** In the first two books, the puns were scarce, and not even noted by the characters. As the series progressed, they became more common. [[RunningTheAsylum And then he started taking reader-submitted puns]]. He quickly became so inundated with puns that he ended up with a ''waiting list'' due to there always being far too many to use in a single book. The result? Not only are the books filled with possibly the universe's largest concentration of puns, ''in-universe'' the land of Xanth came to be described as ''literally'' made of puns. That is, the ''actual physical substance'' of Xanth is puns. By this point, pretty much every minor character and many major ones have punny names.
* ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' uses food puns. This also extends to when [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed real-life people and events are parodied]] ({{Creator/Michael Ba|y}}gle and [[UsefulNotes/ElectronicEntertainmentExpo Eat-3]], for instance)
* There's a toiletries company called "Soap and Glory" (itself a pun of "Hope and Glory") which names all of its products after soap-themed puns off of common phrases or idioms. Examples include "Scrub Atomic", "Face Soap and Clarity", "Calm One, Calm All", "Mist You Madly", and "Pulp Friction". [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sub Atomic, Faith, Hope and Charity, Come One, Come All, Missed You Madly, and Pulp Fiction[[/labelnote]]
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* These turn up frequently in classic ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''-type shorts from the '40s and '50s. They often have Punny Titles, as well. One well-known example is [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote]].
* [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Thomas "Tom" Cat]]
* Walter Finchell, the name of a bird reporter in the Creator/VanBeurenStudios Toddle Tales cartoon "A Little Bird Told Me", is a play off the name of the then famous radio star Walter Winchell.
* Several ''Deputy Dawg'' characters: Vincent Van Gopher, Ty Coon, Pig Newton.
* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' is set in Jellystone Park, an obvious pun on Yellowstone National Park. Yogi's own name seems to be a play on baseball great Yogi Berra -- but the creators denied it.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Bart's prank names used on Moe include Amanda Huggenkiss, Mike Rotch, Al Coholic, Oliver Klozoff, I.P. Freely, Jacques Strappe, and Homer Sexual. Sometimes the gag is played with: Bart asks for "Hugh Jass", only to be handed over to him [[note]]Funnier still for computer buffs since Hugh Jarse is a British programmer[[/note]]. And again when Mr. Burns accidentally phoned Moe's Tavern asking for "a Mr. Smithers, first name Waylon", and Moe assumed that it was a joke name and got mad.
** In "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", Homer, Apu, Skinner, and Wiggum (who got replaced by Barney) formed a band called "The B. Sharps". It was a suggestion of Apu's to fill the criteria of "something that's funny, but less so each time you hear it". The episode is an affectionate parody of Music/TheBeatles ("be dulls" according to the show's premise), Music/TheBeatles, of course, itself being a punny name. See Music above.
** "Max Power" was also used, in the episode titled "Homer to the Max". Homer was using a LineOfSightName he got from a household appliance.
** Birch Barlow made up "Councilman Les Whinen" in order to give Sideshow Bob a punchline during a mayoral debate.
** Rich Texan's socialite daughter is named Paris Texan, a play on Paris Hilton and the city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris,_Texas Paris, Texas]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', again like the computer game series it came from, all of her henchmen were like this. Some examples easily remembered were Sarah Bellum (a genius and a kind of second in command), Ace Bandage (a stuntman), Clara and Cora Net (musicians, albeit bad ones), Paige Turner, Al Loy, Phill M. Critic, the list goes on.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', wherein almost everyone has a pun name, some more clever than others:
** Kim's obvious meaning is "impossible", but Kimberly also means "leader".
** Ron Stoppable, a reaching rhyme for "unstoppable", plus Ronald means "helper".
** Rufus, a naked mole rat, is named after a type of snake that eats naked mole rats.
** Every member of Kim's family, that has a name, has an "-im" name. It's tradition.
** Shego and her siblings on Team Go!2, Hego, Mego and Wego the twins whose names all rhyme.
** Shape-shifting rich bitch Camille Leone
* Abound in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': for instance, Wanda, [[RichBitch Remy Buxaplenty]], Vicky ("icky with a V"), and Jorgen von Strangle. Odds are these are probably the more subtle examples.
** The Crimson Chin (voiced by Jay Leno) is a superhero with a large chin (a nod to Jay Leno's famous chin) and has various arch enemies who are in the "Body Of Evil" such as Bronze Kneecap, Golden Gut, Gilded Arches, and Iron Lung.
** The Crimson Chin himself has a punny name in his secret identity, '''C'''harles '''H'''ampton '''In'''digo, also making it a beat of a MeaningfulName.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] with Cupid. Although his name comes straight from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Roman mythology]], this incarnation of him embodies the [[{{Greed}} meaning of the word cupidity]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' has a race of fish-like aliens called Plutarkians (most of which are named after cheeses), one notable example of one is Lawrence Limburger he's named after the infamous Limburger cheese which is known for its bad smell and smells extremely terrible himself (well... he's a plutarkian and all plutarkians smell bad).
* Almost every name in ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' was a pun, including Dot Matrix, which is a kind of printer, Mouse the hacker, and the henchmen Hack and Slash. The writers outdid themselves when {{Captain Ersatz}}s of Mulder and Scully appeared, called Fax Modem and Data Nully.
* The original ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' had Chip, the first syllable of "chipmunk", and Dale, which allows the title to be a pun of "Chippendale". Then the Rescue Rangers came along and added a cheese-lover named Monterey Jack and a fly named Zipper.
** ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' has a pair of gophers that, in tribute to Chip n' Dale, are named Mac and Tosh.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' comes with a whole lot of punny names.
** In "Double 'O Chipmunk", the "Chippendale" pun goes {{visual|Pun}} when Dale takes off his spy [[TuxedoAndMartini suit]] and wears nothing but a bowtie, much like the ChippendalesDancers.
** "Gadget Hackwrench" is kind of an anti-pun. She's big on gadgets, but she's quite skilled (or, to put it another way, she's not a hack with a wrench).
*** It is also worth noting that hackwrench is a real tool.
** News anchor Stan Blather is an {{Expy}} of both Dan Rather and Creator/WalterCronkite.
** Next, we have the astronauts Roger Houston, Buzz Airfields and Joy Rider, the latter being an {{Expy}} of the RealLife NASA astronaut Sally Ride.
** Sureluck Jones, PrivateDetective and protagonist of the eponymous novels, is a ShoutOut to Literature/SherlockHolmes.
** Cruiser and Bruiser are hawks who fly like they've watched ''Film/TopGun'' once too often. Cruiser in particular is a play on Creator/TomCruise.
** Aldrin Klordane, the main villain of the FiveEpisodePilot, is named after two chemicals and just as dangerous.
** Also from the FiveEpisodePilot, the little furry dog K. Sera and the martial arts-savvy fish Juice Lee.
-->'''K. Sera:''' "Sera!"
** Evil travel agent Seymour's name can also be understood as "see more". He exploits this pun for advertising purposes.
** Even vessels get punny names in this show: the "Lucitetania".
** "When Mice Were Men" goes wild with its punny names: Monty's Spanish friend is named Don Quijole (pronounced "keyhole"), and their nemesis bull is named El Emenopio ([[IncrediblyLamePun from "L-M-N-O-P"]]).
** Sugar Ray Lizard is a play on Sugar Ray Leonard and a [[SpeciesSurname lizard]]. And guess where the name [[TheAhnold Arnold Mousenegger]] comes from. Not to mention the comic character [[Literature/TheRedBadgeOfCourage Red Badger of Courage]].
** "Pie in the Sky" has [[Theatre/SweeneyTodd Ma Sweeney and her son Todd]].
** Not bad enough? Try Fat Cat's French cousin Maltese [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar de Sade]].
** "Puffed Rangers" has UsefulNotes/HongKong-based Hu Yu ("Who? You?") and Genghis Khat.
** The final episodes bring us Canina [=LaFur=], Zsa Zsa [[SpeciesSurname Labrador]] (who isn't even one) and Wild Bill Hiccup.
* ''WesternAnimation/FiremanSam'' has Mandy Flood and Bella Lasagne.
* WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle
** Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. It should be pointed out that the names Boris and Natasha were in RealLife common pseudonyms used by KGB agents within the Soviet Union. The two main Russian characters in ''Film/GoldenEye'', though not KGB agents, were also named in reference to this (Boris and Natalya). The former, for those who don't get it, is a reference to Russian tsar Boris ''Godunov''.
** Others on the show include Bermuda Schwartz, circus owners the Bungling Brothers, the Ruby Yacht of Omar Khayyam, and the infamous whale Maybe Dick. Also, many of Boris' aliases are puns as well: D. W. Grifter, Creator/{{Alfred Hitch|cock}}hike, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Hemlock Soames]], etc.
** The heroes themselves are alumni from Wossamotta U., and Rocky is a graduate of the Cedar Yorpantz Flying Academy.
* All of the aliens (except the three horror movie based ones) that Ben turns into in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' have this including Grey Matter, Heatblast, Fourarms, Upgrade, Upchuck, Wildmutt, Wildvine, Ditto, Ghostfreak, Cannonbolt, [=X-LR8=] and Diamondhead. And their species name and planet are also puns.
* A lot of the villains in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' have this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' brings us, among other examples, Sandy Cheeks.
* One of Peter's friends in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is named Cleveland Brown, which is the name of a football team. Also, he's black. Cleveland is the name of a dead president as is [[Series/TheJeffersons Jefferson]].
* Most of the army officers in ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', often oxymorons. Includes General Specific, Private Public, Major Television Event, General Lee Outrageous, Major Motion Picture, Major Minor (who is a baby), Major Pain, Major Historical Figure.
** This makes the second Major Minor in cartoons. The old Leonardo-TTV cartoon ''Klondike Kat'' (a segment of ''Underdog'') had the commander of the Klondike Kops by that name.
*** Third. WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}} in the old Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons is constantly being hunted by a Major Minor.
** Heck, the fictional company which makes the products presented during the series is even ''named'' Oxymoron.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Token, the only black kid, is obviously a play off of TokenMinority. It became even more obvious when his name was {{retcon}}ned from "Williams" to "Black".
** Another more prominent example was Ms. Choksondik, who [[spoiler:was eventually found dead with semen in her stomach, implying that she actually "choked on dick"]]. Subverted because the kids themselves missed the pun, and instead twisted her name into typical fourth-grade insults ("Mrs. Makes-Me-Sick", etc.).
** A punny nickname: [[TokenWholesome "Butters" Stotch]], a play on ''butterscotch.'' When he had to [[WholesomeCrossdresser pretend to be a girl]] he called himself "Marjorine", a play on "margarine".
** The "K-9" concept is also parodied with Kit-9 and K-10 (Kit-10 being "kitten").
** '''Aunt Flo''' Kimble, the 50/60-year-old relative of the Marshes (Sharon's direct aunt, Stan and Shelly's great-aunt who visits once a month), who was introduced and unceremoniously disposed of in Season 2's Halloween episode "Spookyfish". Even after the one-shot character's death came and went, it seemed as though the writers could not resist the urges to throw one more pun related to the poor woman's name into the mix.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' often features bizarre combinations of animals, ranging from pig-chickens to alligator-leeches. So when it came time to feature the obligatory buzzards in "The Desert" guess what the combo was. Bee-vulture. They are Buzzards.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', the boys go to Japan and perform "Three Little Maids from School" in a Kabuki theater, then meet Dave (who doesn't know the boys went to Japan, nor does he know that men play women's roles in Kabuki). When he asks their names, Alvin gives "Suki", Simon gives "Yaki", and Theodore, rubbing his stomach, gives "Yum-yum".
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad!'' which parodies the James Bond films, the female lead is called "Sexpun T'Come".
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' had punny names aplenty. Abis Mal, his relative Abnor Mal, and his sidekick, Haroud Hazi Bin. Other examples include Amin Damoolah, Queen Hippsodeth, and Ayam Aghoul. Even one of the names that isn't a ''pun'' per se, Mozenrath, is {{Tuckerization}}, as it's based on creators' last names.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'' is full of this, most notably when Stripperella is working undercover as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ("Kathy Teria") or a criminal ("Robin Stuff"). Not to mention her boss, Chief Stroganoff.
* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'': I.M. Weasel, I.R. Baboon
* Every name of the main cast on ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp'', such as [[UnfortunateNames Larry Littlejunk]] and Willard Deutschebog.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Most of the names of people and places are puns involving the words "rock" or "stone" or something sounding prehistoric or primitive. Examples include "Rock Vegas" (Las Vegas) and the actor "Cary Granite" (Cary Grant).
* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' also made use of various "space"/high-tech themed puns for people/places, such as TV host "Jack Star" (Jack Paar) or "Las Venus" (Las Vegas again...).
* Everyone knows ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'s girlfriend Olive Oyl; in the original newspaper comics she also has a brother named Castor, parents named Cole and Nana, and several extended family members with similar punny names. In the Movie, when Olive objects to Popeye's naming the baby Swee'pea, Popeye asks, "What were you going to call him, Baby Oyl?"
** It's more of a coincidence if anything, but Popeye himself might count. Just split the name in half, you get "pop" and "eye", which could either be a reference of his powerful punches or the fact that he lost his right eye.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': Dil Pickles.
* Gem Stone from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has several of these, like Nat King Cobra.
** Coupled with BilingualBonus: The villain in the pilot was a Japanese man named Otaku Senzuri, who's caught having ADateWithRosiePalms using Dr. Venture's new [[DeathRay Oo Ray]]. [[spoiler:"{{Otaku}}", of course, means an obsessive fanboy, and "Senzuri" means masturbation (lit. "a thousand rubs").]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'': [[MirandaRights Miranda Wright]] is a policewoman.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** Sara Bellum, a name that is seemingly very common in this index.
** [[GuessWhoImMarrying Ima Goodelady]], for one episode. [[spoiler:[[TheVamp It's Sedusa in disguise]].]]
** Classmates Elmer Sglue, Julie Bean, Mike Believe and Harry Pitt.
** Japanese attorney Sosumi Blind from "I See a Funny Cartoon In Your Future".
** Princess [[RichBitch Morbucks]].
** Sonny Dial, host of [[NicheNetwork the time channel]].
** From "Girls Gone Mild", Stan and Sandra Practice ([[MoralGuardians Standards & Practices]]).
** Mask Scara from "A Made Up Story."
** Lou Gubrious/Hal Larious from "City of Frownsville."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' gives us the robot Bender, a robot made for bending girders. Later episodes introduce his identical copy Flexo and a female bending robot called Anglelyne.
** "Bender" is also a slang term for a prolonged drinking spree, and all robots in Futurama are fuelled by alcohol.
** And Zoidberg's comedian uncle [[Creator/HaroldLloyd Harold Zoid]].
** The Robot Devil's official name? Beelzebot.
* ''Music/{{Gorillaz}}'': 2D's real name is Stuart Pot, which earned him the nickname Stu-Pot. After suffering two car accidents, he became known as 2D because of the two dents in his head, which is also a pun on his "two-dimensional" nature as a cartoon character.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''
** The female host is named June. ''Guess how many episodes premiered that month (and once had a marathon during the month)?''
** ''The Off-Beats'' had Betty-Ann Bongo, who played the bongos, and {{Rapunzel|Hair}}.
* The kids from Portfolio Productions' ''Hood'' have punny names that reflect their powers: [[LeParkour Parker]] has superhuman agility, Bird can [[SpeaksFluentAnimal communicate with]] and control (you guessed it) birds, Loona can inflate her body like a balloon, etc.
* [[AlwaysChaoticEvil The Weavils]]' names on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' mix "weasel" and "evil".
* ''WesternAnimation/CrusaderRabbit'' (television's first cartoon made specifically for the medium) had a recurring villain named Dudley Nightshade. The second series had a story arc with a foreign dignitary named the Agowan.
* ''WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet'' made use of some nice puns, most notably the name of a country: Runovia.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' uses this trope extensively, although previous versions of [[Franchise/MyLittlePony the franchise]] did not.
** This is particularly common for location names, with are usually real-life place names modified to include horse puns: examples include Fillydelphia[[note]]originally intended to be the main setting, but the writers were forced to use the previously existing name of "Ponyville" instead[[/note]], Baltimare, Manehattan, Trottingham, Las Pegasus, Vanhoover, Canterlot, the temple of Ponehenge, Neighagra Falls and Saddle Arabia. Other pun-based names include Appleloosa, a frontier town founded by apple farmers. The [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent seaponies']] home, Seaquestria, is a somewhat subtler pun on the words "Equestria" (the main country where the air-breathing ponies live), "sea" and "sequester" (as the seaponies lived there in hiding from threats in the surface world).
** Many character names are also derived in this manner, such as Hummingway the hummingbird, Elizabeak the chicken, Owlowiscious the owl and the very strict and unpleasant Chancellor Neighsay.
*** The Power Ponies, a group of superheroes in [[ShowWithinAShow an in-universe comic series]], include the {{Super Speed}}y Filli-Second and Mistress Marevelous, fight a supervillain called the Mane-iac (whose most notable power is her PrehensileHair -- or Prehensile Mane, as the case may be) and are based in the (also fictional) city of Maretropolis.
*** One of the characters created for [[ShowWithinAShow the in-universe game]] ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Ogres & Oubliettes]]'' is the [[DemBones skeleton warrior]] Skellinor, whose name is a pun on "skeleton" and the women's name Elinor.
** Fannames for unnamed background ponies are even more likely to be this. As well as ponfied versions of real people.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' occasionally uses this for background industries.
** In Series 4, some covered narrow gauge wagons were labeled "D. Fusit Gunpowder".
** One of the model makers claims the fuel tankers from Series 3 that read "Sodor Fuel" started off as an inside joke ("Sod Off, You All").
** In "Toad Stands By", Scruffy's name comes from the lettering on his sides ("S.C.Ruffey & Co.").
** The terminus of Thomas' branch, Ffarquhar, is a vaguely Welsh corruption of "Far Away Quarry".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Tugs}}'', being created and modeled by much of ''Thomas the Tank Engine'''s crew, has some similarly punny names.
** Demder Rocks (I.E. "There's gold in them thar hills!")
** The "Ewell Neverno" oil company.
** The garbage wharf manager has one -- barely legible above his door.
* Dr. Horace N. Buggy from the ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker'' short ''WesternAnimation/TheCrackedNut'' as well as ambassador Ivan Awfulitch from "The Dippy Diplomat."
* Dave Seville's second cousin, twice removed on his father's side from ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'' is named "Chuck Wagon", (ala ''chuckwagon'' or ''chuck wagon'') a type of wagon historically used to carry food and cooking equipment on the prairies of the United States and Canada
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has [[MadScientist Dr. Gene Splicer]], who specializes in making MixAndMatchCreatures.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'' has a double agent named Kent B. Trusted.
* Inventor Pat Pending on ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''.
* Odie Cologne ("eau de cologne") of ''WesternAnimation/KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects'' makes perfumes.
* On ''The Go-Go Gophers'' (segment of ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}''), Col. Kit Coyote's superior was General Nuisance.
* The debut episode of ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'', "No Sax Please, We're Egyptian", featured two characters named Hoomite and Yubi, which led to a WhosOnFirst go with Duckula. The episode title itself is a nod to the play ''No Sex Please, We're British.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', it turns out that B-movie veteran Oxnard Montalvo's manservant is named Man-Cervantes.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has had Xavier Onassis (inventor of the time machine in "It's About Time!") and Khaka Peu Peu (would-be super-villain from "The Beak"), slipping by the execs both times.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' members Sliced Ice and Soar Loser.
* The WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw cartoon "El Kabong" features a Mexican villain named Don Chilada.
* With FamilyThemeNaming on [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior]]'s ''WesternAnimation/TheHive'': Buzzbee, big sister Rubee and Babee.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' have a group of amphibious villains called the Wartmongers, who constantly hunt after Pussywillow Pixies.
** The episode title "Mummy Dearest" a play on ''Mommie Dearest".
** "Painter's Egg-cellent Adventure" a play on ''Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure".
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' includes characters named Pacifica Northwest, Toby Determined, and Tad Strange. There's also the [[{{Lilliputians}} Lilli-putt-ians]] from "The Golf War", which is lampshaded when one of them remarks "The name makes more sense written down."
* Tommy Anybody from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MisterT'' has a bulldog named Dozer.
* WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit lives on these. The following are just a few of the many examples.
** For a start, the two protagonists: "Wallace" can be and is diminutised as "Wally", which as noted above is also slang for a foolish or naïve person. A "grommet" is a rubber ring which seals the edges of a hole to prevent them chafing the insulation of wires passed through it.
** [[WesternAnimation/ACloseShave "Wendolene"]] is a pun on "Windolene", a window-cleaning agent, which matches Wallace and Gromit's current job in that short. Also the sheep, Shaun ("shorn").
** Many in ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'', including the fact that Lady Tottington is more usually known as "Totty" -- British slang for an attractive woman.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'' is filled to the brim with punny names, most notably the WholesomeCrossdresser main protagonist, Guy Hamdon.
* The WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoon, "Pudgy the Watchdog" has a cat give Betty [[MyCard his card]] which reads, "Al E Katz".
* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats Motormouse & Autocat]]'', a feline named Al E. Cat replaces Autocat at the Spin Your Wheels garage.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' (2015) episode "Planet Of The Toilets" starts off with a sentient toilet named John who goes rogue after a microchip is dropped in its bowl and it becomes "Loo-cifer."
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In part 3 of the FiveEpisodePilot, Scrooge encounters a modern-day conquistador named Joaquin Slolei ("walking slowly"). His ancestor, Marchen Slolei, was one of the explorers who originally found the Valley of the Golden Suns, along with his partner [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamera Juan Tanamera]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDickTracyShow'' had detective and martial arts expert Joe Jitsu.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', TheBigBadWolf is generally known as Big Bad because he's, well, the "BigBad." Well, to the [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold degree that he's actually bad]], anyway.
* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''
** In the ''Mickey [=MouseWorks=]'' short "Mickey's Cabin" Mickey tries to contact his friend Po to help Pete and his cousin Zeke count the cash inside a stolen ATM. His friend's full name (Mickey claims) is "Po Lice".
* In ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'', one of the three main characters was a comfort doll named Molly Coddle, whose name was a play on "mollycoddle". To mollycoddle someone is to be overprotective and excessively pampering toward someone.
* The ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode "Trouble with Mimes" had Ami and Yumi encounter a mime named Sy Lantz.
* ''WesternAnimation/JeanLucAndDondoozat'': Dondoozat. As in "Don't do that".
* Most of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' have punny real names -- motorcycle cop Highway is David E. Harlson (as in Harley-Davidson) for instance. A few of the Crooks' toy bios list several punny ''aliases'' each: getaway driver Turbo Tutone is also known as Manuel Transmission. Explosives expert Koo Koo is also known as Thyme [=DeLay=], Francis X. Plosion, Alfred C. Fore, and Levon O'Clock.
* ''WesternAnimation/MackAndMoxy'' gives us Shelfish Sheldon, who is a selfish lobster shellfish who in each episode tries to steal the happiness brought by the Great Helpee.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'': Bother and Blister, a pair of twins comprising a brother and sister.
** Ditzy's French name "Têtenlair" from "tête en l'air" (head in the air).
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* ''WebVideo/KateModern'' features a character named Justin Credible.
* Creator/JossWhedon's ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has a woman called Fury Leika on the Evil League [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment of Evil]], as named in the credits. As in, you know, [[WomanScorned that quote]].
* The ''Roleplay/LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' had an unkillable RedShirt named Scott Free & Quito Power was named because she was the key to power.
* Several of the shops from ''Website/GaiaOnline'' have punny names. "Sam's Body and Parts" and "Ruby's Rack" are two major examples.
* ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' features a debaucherous, virgin-sacrifice-seeking pagan god named "Tototl", which is the Nahuatl word for "bird". Like the English word "bird", however, "Tototl" can also mean the "other" kind of "bird".
* The Huge Manatee from ''[[Literature/{{Zoofights}} Zoofights 3]]''.
* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': Invoked to a most awesome degree in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkAUFeOyf6s The Ballad of Truck Thunders]]".
* Every character in the short story ''[[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2844064/1/Global_Spinning Global Spinning]]'' has a punny name, generally pertaining to their professional, from geologist Rocky Hill to anti-abortion activist [[GratuitousSpanish Concepcion Santos]] to banker Rich Buckhalter, among others.
* All of the politicians in ''The Redistricting Game'', starting with party heads Libby Rahl and Connor Servative.
* SinisterMinister Deacon Struck in the genre [[GenreDeconstruction “deconstruct”]] -ing superhero blog novel ''Literature/FlyoverCity!''
* In the ''Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'', Jared's SealedArmyInACan, the Little Plastic Green Beret, all have names that make puns when used with their rank, such as General Idea, Major Detail, and Captain Crunch.
* The two scientists who show up in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick reviews are named Dr. '''Coch'''ram '''Block''' and Dr. '''Coq'''uette '''Tease'''.
* ''WebVideo/StuffYouLike'''s Sursum Ursa (Sursum-up, Ursa-bear. Her surname? Bearup.)
* [[http://sue-chan.com/art3/euphrates.jpg This]] piece of art references a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigris–Euphrates_river_system pair of famous rivers]], by showing a ''[[CatGirl Tigress]]'' named ''Euphrates''.
* ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' has a lot of these:
-->'''Takada:''' How long have you been seeing Light?
-->'''Misa:''' I see lights all the time! There's like a billion of them on the [[spoiler: I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore...]] Day Tree!
** Apparently Ryuk's last name is [[MrSmith Smith]] and recalls his "Granny Smith, the Greatest Smith of them all!"
** [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Bed Bath and Beyond Birthday!]]
** Mikami's ScreenName is [[MickeyMouse Mikimau5]].
** Also when Near is pranking and (being pranked) they use fake names the likes of "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Amanda Huggenkiss]]" and "Ollie Tabooger."
* Though only seen once, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' continues the vegetable puns for the Saiyans that were established in the main series. In a flashback, it's shown that King Vegeta had a messenger named Butaraga.
* Apparently you can't have a sports blog network without those. For proof, see [[http://www.sbnation.com/blogs SB Nation]] (the Chicago Bulls have "Blog a Bull", the Phoenix Coyotes "Five for Howling", and the Atlanta Falcons one is "The Falcoholic"), Creator/{{ESPN}}'s [[http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop True Hoop]] (Milwaukee Bucks: "Bucksketball", Detroit Pistons: "Piston Powered") and Magazine/SportsIllustrated's [[http://fansided.com/network/ Fansided]] (Cleveland Indians: "Wahoo’s on First", Pittsburgh Penguins: "Pens Labyrinth").
** Once, a franchise rename killed a pun: the Charlotte Bobcats one was "Rufus on Fire". Once the Bobcats returned to be the Hornets -- and {{Mascot}} Rufus T. Lynx was decommissioned in favor of old mascot Hugo the Hornet -- they became At The Hive, the name for the old New Orleans Hornets blog (renamed "The Bird Writes" once that team became the Pelicans). Of course [[http://www.rufusonfire.com/2014/5/20/5732636/reviving-at-the-hive the announcement had some punny suggestions]] by both the head blogger (Hugo's Boss, Southern Hosbeetality) and the commenters ("The Buzz Is Back In Town").
* ''WebVideo/SteamTrain'' covers computer games -- that is, UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} games.
* A subtle one would be [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/art/Killerbunny-III-Razelle-Anne-Serchendistroy-432646090 Razelle Anne Serchendistroy]], which would be a play on two phrases "Raise Hell" and "Search and Destroy".
* ''WebVideo/ManateeGirlTheMovie'' has main villain...The In Humanatee.
* ''Series/{{Noob}}'' has a few:
** A CaptainErsatz of [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] with NoSenseOfDirection is named Jack Céparou, "Céparou" sounding both close to "Sparrow" and just like an informal way of saying "which way is it?" in the original French.
** A CelebrityStar that decides to play an archer takes the OnlineAlias of Grobin Des Doigts, which is a play on "Robin Des Bois", the French name of Myth/RobinHood.
** The creator of ''AudioPlay/RefletsDAcide'', known as "JBX", plays a character named Jibedix for a few episodes. "Jibedix" sounds like JB-10 [[note]] X is 10 in roman numerals [[/note]] in French.
* [[JustForPun Quite a few article titles on]] Wiki/TVTropes.
* Hotmail, the first-ever webmail service, was named as a pun on HTML, the language in which web pages are written. ([=HoTMaiL=] -- the name is still to this day capitalised that way in some internal [=URLs=].) [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer Which hasn't stopped some filthy-minded journalists putting their own interpretations on the name.]]
* The [[http://starwars.wikia.com Star Wars Wiki]] was inevitably nicknamed "Wookieepedia". Likewise, the [[http://lego.wikia.com Lego Wiki]] is "Brickipedia".
* An [[http://www.agonybooth.com/video1403_Perverted_Stories_34_Pterodactyl_Dinosaur_Spermo_Plasmoids.aspx episode]] of [[Website/TheAgonyBooth Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack]] claimed the director the infamous [[RuleThirtyFour Pterodactyl Dinosaur Spermo Plasmoids]] was named "Dean O'file" (dino-phile).
* Princess Script/MayXnocens (makes no sense, referring to the plot) as well as Rhett October, who is introduced while other characters are looking for him.
* [[WebVideo/{{Sidemen}} Sideman]] Tobi Brown goes by the alias of "Tobi Lerone", based off the chocolate bar, Toblerone.
* The RecurringCharacter Erwe Von Esse from ''[[Blog/ElChiguireBipolar El Chigüire Bipolar]]'', roughly meaning 'that prat' in Spanish.
* WebVideo/LifeHacksForKids: "Tic-Tac-Totally Fun Hack"
* During one of ''[[WebVideo/TheAnnotatedSeries The Annotation Station]]'''s riffs, one annotator replaced somebody's punny name with "Stu P. Idpun".
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* ''Ragnarok Wisdom'' makes one at the expense of ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'''s character transfer service, where characters can be transferred from one server to another. If a character with the same name already exists, they'll have a suffix added to their name; someone transferring from Sakray would, for example, have "_Sak" added. [[http://adultimum.net/rw/451/ And this comic... had the character... I Love My Nut with the same name as someone on Sakray...]]
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' has 14-year-old Brooke Lyn, whose name is self-explanatory (say it fast a couple of times). But, just in case: it's an obvious nod to Brooklyn, NY.
* In one of the ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' comics, a powerful demon named "Baeshan" appears. Wouldn't be that bad, if his evil followers wouldn't call him "master".
* A number of the missing humans from Kellwood from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' and ''[[http://www.heretherebemonsters.us/ Here There be Monsters]]'' such as Wendy Rhodes, Roland Dunhill, and Jess Kiddin.
* Cher Lita Harper (from ''[[http://cheer.thewotch.com Cheer!]]'' and ''Webcomic/TheWotch'') is a pun on "cheerleader".
** By the way, her name as a male was Sonny making her "Sonny & Cher".
* Several of the character names in ''WebComic/{{Erfworld}}'' are puns (e.g. "Jillian Zamussels" -- "jillions of muscles")
* One reader of ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' pointed out an unintentional pun on Shive's part with the name Tedd D. Verres (for certain pronunciations of Verres anyway). Appropriate, considering Grace's love of stuffed animals.
* ''Webcomic/HellInc'': demonic manager B.L. Zebub, main character Doug's boss, is a pretty obvious play on the name Beelzebub
* ''Webcomic/VioletZombie'': "Penelope Martinez" dies and becomes the zombie girl "Penelope Mortinez."
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' has a recurring newscaster named Randy Pinkwood, if you know what I'm talking about. And I think you know what I'm talking about. [[spoiler:I'm talking about his ''penis''.]]
* Epidemic in the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}} -- Whitney Howard Lesse is witless, Ruth Lesse is ruthless, Dick Lesse is cuckolded freely, Leslie Bean is a lesbian, Sydney Yus is not actually insidious, Dick P. Johnson...no comment, and Dina Sarazu is...um...a scientist (specifically, a paleontologist by training).
** A subtler one is Faz O. Lee, named for a certain fast food chain who had an ad campaign featuring a kid with an infuriatingly smug grin similar to Faz's own. Not so subtle is [[spoiler:Alan, who's an Alien.]]
** One of the recurring customers in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' is [[JerkAss Hughes Assat]]. Ultra Car is so used to this, she's surprised to hear Jacob's last name (Williams) ''isn't'' some awful pun.
* Crazy dictator Klaus Der Phobia in ''Webcomic/{{Building 12}}''.
* Derek Ulysses Law, the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire from ''[[http://www.tru-lifeadventures.com TRU-Life Adventures]]''.
* Almost every character in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''. Examples: Hibachi the dragon, Princess Voluptua, Agent Ben and Agent Jerry, Heywood J. Lookathat, Fructose Riboflavin, O. Blivius Bystander, Roofus the roof-repair robot, Mrs. Spitoonelli, Mr. Kreplach, etc. etc. etc.
* Also used frequently in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' ... so frequently that they need [[PunnyName/EverydayHeroes a separate page]].
* Mina's partner in ''[[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2002-06-07&comic=MaMi Magical Mina]]'' is a stuffed fox named [[Series/TheXFiles Mulder]].
* In ''Webcomic/OctopusPie'', the main character and her brother were named Everest and Rushmore ("Eve" and "Mor" for short). Since their last name is "Ning", that makes them Eve Ning and Mor Ning. Also, Eve's mother is Dawn Ning.
* ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'': Pops up from time to time. Ironically the Pun Police all have a punny name.
* From ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' we have Professor Runcible Spoon. A "Runcible Spoon" is a ''spork''. Runcible is also a rather "spoony" man, though not a [[MemeticMutation bard]].
* ''Webcomic/SuicideForHire'' gives us a ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' ShoutOut with Tybalt and Rosaline Montlet. Their relationship ends about as well as that of their inspiration, though for [[DomesticAbuse different reasons]]. Also, Tybalt is a cat, in a reference to Shakespeare's Tybalt being referred to as "Prince of Cats". When he asks Hunter what he wants, Hunter responds with "Good King of Cats, nothing but ''all'' of your nine lives!"
* ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'' gives us obsessive ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' player Mari''gold Farmer''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'':
** The Hu family, leading to many Creator/AbbottAndCostello-style jokes. The most blatant example is the matriarch of the family, Shii Ann Hu, for whom [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/08/19 are used shamelessly]].
** [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/11/29 The alt-text mentions that the rights live next door]].
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum Loren Ipsum]] from ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''.
* Ebony Nauss from ''Webcomic/TheWayOfTheMetagamer''.
* ''Webcomic/TheFoxSister'': Soot Bull in Korean means Charcoal Fire (숫불). He is a black dog.
* The unseen Leon Diedde in Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces dies during surgery. He was literally a throwaway gag and just served to show how much of an ass [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Colonel Fodder is]] when he dismisses the death despite being a "little attached" to the man.
* ''Webcomic/KarinDou4koma'' features Catherine, a half fire-eating bird and half dog {{youkai}}. "Fire-bird-dog" —> "Ka-Tori-Inu" —> "Catherine". Her real name is Inukai Suzume, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname but no one calls her that]].
* ''Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse'': Merkit (Yakon's sister) is a pun on [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the frog]].
* ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest'' features Privious de la Cage'd, who was first encountered hanging in a giant cage.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' and its spin-off ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' have "Chanelle Numberfine" (Chanel No.9, geddit). That's actually a {{Porn Name|s}} (and presumably not the character's birth name), but it's also a pun.
* ''Webcomic/PvP'' has a character named Max Power.
* So, so very many bad pun names in ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma''. June Summer. April Showers. May Flowers. If it's not an obvious pun, it's probably a MeaningfulName with punny leanings, or at least a punny BilingualBonus.
* ''{{Webcomic/Rain}}'': The full name of Randy, who’s just a minor supporting character, is Rand M. Guy.
* ''Webcomic/TheWorldIsFlat'' depicts this with an optometry clinic named "The Eyes Have It" in [[http://theworldisflatcomics.tumblr.com/post/140999269203/eye-doctor-tumblr-twitter-instagram-reddit this comic.]]
* The eponymous Anna from ''Webcomic/AnnaGalactic''.
* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Pretty much everyone, even the protagonist (her name is Fern, and she's green...).
* ''Webcomic/UhOhItsADinosaur'': Beatrice, who's really into bees. Also Tyrone Asarus and Jill Anjack.
* [[http://www.wildelifecomic.com/comic/63 Repeatedly]] [[http://www.wildelifecomic.com/comic/187 lampshaded]] in ''Webcomic/WildeLife'' by Literature/{{Clifford the Big Red|Dog}}... werewolf, though he insists that it's a family name and his mother doesn't know about his shapeshifting.
* Barry Ill from ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'', as in "very ill", because he is a patient at the titular hospital.
* [[MeaningfulRename Self-inflicted]] by the vigilante duo Guinea and Pig from ''Webcomic/TryingHuman'', with all the BlackComedy implied. [[spoiler: They ran away from Area51.]]
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': Shugari has a rather [[TastesLikeDiabetes sugary]] personality.
* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'': Everyone from Ceannis has plant-related names. Leif isn't from there, but his name is a pun on "leaf."
* ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' has the school principal Beau Vine. Take a wild guess at his species.
* ''Webcomic/SoilThatBindsUs'': Dandelion Tuft-Flores is said to "grow like a weed".
* ''Webcomic/ThePetriDish'' features [=iBall=] the cyborg made from a whale's eye.
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