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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1543267562077125500²%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:350:[[Film/PacificRim https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cool_name_jaegers.png]]]]²[[caption-width-right:350:Not pictured: "Complete Badass".]]²²->'''Ted:''' So, Captain, how'd you get that name anyway?\²'''The Captain:''' Gave it to myself. A real man chooses his own name.\²'''Ted:''' Well, pleased to meet you, Captain. I'm Galactic President Superstar [=McAwesomeville=].²-->-- ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', "Natural History"²²%% One quote is sufficient. Please place extras on the quotes page.²²Sometimes, people grow up with boring names, and they imagine more exciting and exotic names for themselves. If you let this person write a piece of fiction, expect this ''flair'' for the exotic to show up in a lot of their characters. Try to imagine this person as a baby or as a toddler and everyone calling them this. [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Try to imagine the parents who would name them this.]]²²It can appear in stories set in a modern-day city, where everyone inexplicably has "cool" names. There's no one named Bill, Todd, or John. It's all "Anubis," "Scar," "Bullet," "Diamond," etc. Even better if these aren't [[TheMagnificent nicknames]], but their ''actual'' [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep given names]]. It can double up as a MeaningfulName.²²When a video game lets you do this to the characters you control, it's called HelloInsertNameHere.²²The inverse of UnfortunateNames and AtrociousAlias, while SpecialPersonNormalName lies in between.²²LukeNounverber and DarknessVonGothickname are {{Sub Trope}}s.²²Compare ThemeNaming, PropheticNames.²²See also NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast, NamesToTrustImmediately, XtremeKoolLetterz, PunctuationShaker, MyNaymeIs, AerithAndBob, LawOfAlienNames and WhoNamesTheirKidDude.²²[[noreallife]]²----²!!Example subpages:²[[index]]²* AwesomeMcCoolname/AnimeAndManga²* AwesomeMcCoolname/ComicBooks²* AwesomeMcCoolname/FanWorks²* AwesomeMcCoolname/{{Film}}²* AwesomeMcCoolname/{{Literature}}²* AwesomeMcCoolname/LiveActionTV²* AwesomeMcCoolname/{{Music}}²* AwesomeMcCoolname/MythsAndReligion²* AwesomeMcCoolname/TabletopGames²* AwesomeMcCoolname/{{Theatre}}²* AwesomeMcCoolname/VideoGames²* AwesomeMcCoolname/WebComics²* AwesomeMcCoolname/WebOriginal²* AwesomeMcCoolname/WesternAnimation²* AwesomeMcCoolname/{{Other}}²[[/index]]²²----

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