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1->''The Tramp was very glad that Jim Dear and Darling had decided to simply name him "Tramp" when they took him in from the streets. Sure, it was an awfully big coincidence, but it saved him the trouble of having to get used to a new name for himself (He'd already had to deal with Butch, Mikey, and Fritz).''²->''When Angel entered the living room, Junior happily called out her name, "Angel! Angel!"''²->''She put on a smile and went to play with the child; out in the hall, Tramp laughed to himself as he thought about what an even bigger coincidence it was that their owners had decided to name her "Angel," the name she had already been going by on the streets. Well, it was easier for everyone this way.''²-->-- ''Fanfic/LadyAndTheTrampIIIFamilyTroubles''²²A trope involving {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s and {{Talking Animal}}s.²²The story begins with strays or wild animals living on the streets or in the wild. They may fall for a pet animal or take a liking to a human they meet. In the end, they are adopted by a loving human family and given a name. Thing is, they've had that exact same name throughout the entire movie, but were only called that by their animal friends.²²May fall under the category of ContrivedCoincidence, or it could be a form of TranslationConvention from AnimalTalk to English. See also {{Namedar}}. Compare and contrast with AnimalNamingConventions.²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder: Comic Books]]²* Subverted in a ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic where it turns out that dogs' own names for themselves are things like "Thundara, Princess of the Universe".²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Fan Works]]²* ''Fanfic/TheDogfather'' is a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' AU in which Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban years before Harry goes to Hogwarts and gets himself, in his "Padfoot" dog Animagus form, chosen as Harry's pet dog. Harry's Muggle foster parents Tim and Caro [=McIntyre=] decide to name the new dog Padfoot. It's justified by saying that they choose the name because he reminds them of a dog toy Harry had when he was very young, that he called Padfoot (which, unbeknownst to them, was because the toy reminded baby Harry of the real Padfoot).²* Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[ Sun Princess]]''. Winona refers to herself as "Faithful Student" because she considers herself extremely faithful to her owner, Applejack (who she calls "Sun Princess").²* In ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', it's specifically mentioned that the Haibane (humanoid beings with angel wings and halos) don't remember their previous names. They're named after the dreams they have prior to hatching. In ''Fanfic/BeforeWeHadWings'', their previous names just so happen to be the same as their Haibane names.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Film - Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTramp'':²** The first film subverts this trope. Tramp is called by many names by many owners. He is "Butch" to Tony, "Mike" to an Irish family, and "Fritzi" to a German family, and it is implied that there are many more. As for being called "Tramp" when he's adopted by the Darlings, this is never shown in the movie, although it might be present in [[ComicStrip/{{Scamp}} the comics]] and [[WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure the sequel]]. Even that mildly subverts it, as he is called "Tramp" at the end instead of "the Tramp".²** In ''WesternAnimation/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'', the stray to whom Scamp has taken a liking is adopted by the family and named Angel, which she's been called throughout the movie.²* {{Averted}} in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}.'' The main character is a rat named Remy, but his human friend always calls him "Little Chef."²* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/OliverAndCompany'', where Oliver's dog friends only call him "cat," "kitty," "child" or "kid" until Jenny names him "Oliver." Only the voiceover song "Once Upon a Time in New York City" calls him Oliver from the start, and that can be chalked up to the singer being an omniscient narrator.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferdinand}}'' has the titular character run away from home and be adopted by another family, yet keeps the same name.²* {{Averted}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheStar.'' The main character, a donkey, is never named until he's adopted by Mary and Joseph, who call him "Boaz." This is odd because a.) he had a different owner beforehand who apparently never named him, and b.) his friend is a wild dove who ''does'' have a name (Dave). ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Film - Live Action]]²* In ''Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', Caesar [a talking ape] is pretending to be unable to speak; his owner lets him "choose his own name" by opening a reference book and pointing to a random word. Caesar points to the word Caesar.²-->'''Governor Breck:''' Caesar. [[{{Foreshadowing}} A king.]]²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Literature]]²* In ''Spunky's Diary'' by Janette Oke, Spunky is named by his mother. When he's bought by a family, they decide to name him Spunky because of his energy, and the puppy is not at all surprised, since that was already his name.²* Averted in the original literary version of ''Literature/TheJungleBook''. The protagonist is named Mowgli by his wolf foster parents (though he is usually called "little brother" by the other animals, at least until he gets bigger) but the humans who adopt him when he returns to the world of Men call him Nathoo, after their long-lost son. (His new mother believes that he really is Nathoo returned at first, but it is clear that Nathoo was lost at a later age than Mowgli was - she recalls giving Nathoo shoes, but Mowgli was lost before he could walk, and she sees from how his toes are splayed that he has never worn shoes.)²* In ''Literature/HankTheCowdog'', Hank is content with the Slim naming him that, as that was the name his mother gave him.²* The children's book ''Zucchini'' is about a ferret that escapes from the zoo and is adopted by an elementary school class. The students name him Zucchini, the name he had in the zoo. Somewhat justified, as the students have heard about the escape and name the ferret after himself.²* ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'':²** Subverted in ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones. In a world where stars are actually sentient creatures with godlike powers, Sirius is framed for murdering a dwarf star, and banished to Earth to search for a vital piece of evidence -- and, in the process, forced to be reborn as a mortal... a mortal ''dog'', to be precise. When he is later adopted by a young girl, she mulls over his name for a long time, but eventually settles on "Leo" -- lampshading it later, when she learns about 'The Dog-Star, Sirius' at school, and comments that it would've been a better name.²** Played straighter later in the book when Sirius meets Miss Smith, who is generally presented as wise and perceptive and who quickly decides that she's going to call him "Sirius".²* Olga da Polga of the book series of the same name [[InvokedTrope takes it upon herself to make sure this trope happens]]. After hearing her new family discussing various names for her and being disgusted by all of them, she works hard all through the night, tracing the words "Olga da Polga" in the sawdust of her cage.²* Averted in ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'' by Creator/AndreNorton: main character Troy Horan [[PsychicPowers communicates telepathically]] with a group of animals -- a pair of foxes, a pair of cats, and a kinkajou -- with intelligence upgraded to human level. When he asks about their names, the female cat says somewhat disdainfully that they were given "Man's names!", and Troy senses a hint "that there were other forms of identification more subtle and intelligent, beyond the reach of a mere human." There's a touch of HypocriticalHumor there, as she told him that '''after''' she referred to the male fox by his human-given name.²* Averted by TheBookOfTheFilm ''Film/FreeWilly'', in which it's revealed that Willy's "orca name" is Three Spots (referencing the dots under his chin), and the name change is listed among the many ways that life in an aquarium is highly confusing and frightening.²* Averted in the ''Remy Chandler'' series. When Remy picks the puppy that will become his pet, he asks the puppy what his name is. Pretty reasonable, given that Remy [[spoiler: who is really Remiel, a seraph and a warrior of God]], can understand all languages, including the languages of animals. The puppy replies he's called "Fifth of Seven." Remy names Fifth of Seven Marlowe, after his favorite fictional detective.²* Played with in ''[[Literature/TheWolfChronicles Promise of the Wolves]]''. Kaala's name is wolf-speak for "Daughter of the Moon". Her human friend names her "Silvermoon", and Kaala is surprised and pleased that it's so close. It's a minor case of FridgeBrilliance: Kaala has a birthmark on her pelt in the rough shape of a crescent moon, and that was how the pack chose her name when she was born. It makes sense that [=TaLi=] would also see it and think the same way.²* ''Literature/WarriorCats'':²** We see in Barley's backstory that he always had the name Barley, even when he lived in the city; the name didn't initially come from the humans who own the farm he lives on. However, in the ''Ravenpaw's Path'' [[Manga/WarriorCatsManga graphic novel trilogy]], one of the humans calls him "Barley", so we can assume that they just happened to name him his actual name.²** Dovewing's name as a [=ThunderClan=] warrior is almost exactly the same as when [[spoiler:she was an Ancient named Dove's Wing.]]²* An understandably rare human example in ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles'' where Twig is captured as a pet for a Termagant Trog, while pretending to be unable to speak he starts chanting "Twig, Twig, Twig." which causes her to decide this is a good name for him.²* The ''Literature/{{Moonbeam}}'' series of graded readers is about a chimp who gets captured and taken to America to be part of the space program. Even before she is captured, when she's just a wild chimp running around the jungle, the narration refers to her as "Moonbeam", the name her NASA handlers give her; however, given the reading level the early books are pitched at it might just be that the authors wanted to avoid confusing beginner readers with an explanation of "the chimp who would later be called Moonbeam but at this point didn't have a name".²* Perhaps averted in ''Literature/BlackBeauty'' in the case of the titular character - despite the title, only one of his various owners ever calls him Black Beauty. His other names include Darky and Blackjack. However, we don't really know what he calls himself, given that it is narrated from first person and the other horses don't call him by name, so he could regard his name as being Black Beauty. However, Ginger definitely fits in with the trope, and so does Merrylegs.²* Averted in ''Windrusher''. A cat named "Tony" is abandoned by his owners. Other animals call Tony "Windrusher" instead of "Tony".²* Averted in the novelization of ''Film/Annie1982'', which narrates Annie's adoption of Sandy from Sandy's point-of-view. In his mind he calls himself "Scram," because that's what most humans "call" him, until Annie gives him his new name.²* The ''Animal Ark'' book ''Tabby in the Tub'' has a variation involving human-given names of pets (about the closest one can get to this trope in a series fully grounded in realism), when the protagonist names a stray cat "Blossom" after watching her play with some fallen flowers. When they find the cat's owner near the end of the book, she tells them that the name she had given the cat was... Blossom.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Live Action TV]]²* ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'': The LG rescue someone who has contacted them for help, who turns out to be a sapient chimpanzee who communicates via email and voice synthisizer. He complains of the name he's been given, "Peanuts."²-->'''Chimp''': Please stop addressing me by my slave name.²-->'''Yves''': How do you prefer we address you?²-->'''Chimp''': By the name I have given myself: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Web Comics]]²* ''Webcomic/OfMiceAndMayhem'': The president's daughter names Chip... Chip. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the other characters.²* ''Webcomic/RaineDog'': Inverted. Raine's old name, Princess, was abandoned when she joined the pack of wild dogs. "Names are how humans know us. We have no need for them."²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatianStreet'' both averts and plays this straight. In "My Fair Dolly", Dolly gets a random Human so she can compete against Clarissa in a Dog Show. The Human, upon seeing Dolly, calls her Camilla. In the Episode; "Doggie Da Vinci", Da Vinci becomes a local celebrity for her art work. When she is being chased by the crowd, they call out different names to her, such as "Labrador Dali", before settling on calling her "Doggie Da Vinci". Dylan lampshades this, questioning how the humans knew what her name is. [[JustifiedTrope Of course]], the joke is that Da Vinci shares a name with a famous artist that the humans are referencing when they call her that.²* At the end of the ChristmasSpecial ''Christopher the Christmas Tree'', when the title character becomes [[spoiler:the president]]'s Christmas tree, [[spoiler:the president]] makes a speech about why he's decided to give the tree a name: Christopher.²* Averted at the end of the first ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'' episode, where Yipper is matched up with a little boy who decides to name him Bob, to the bemusement of the other pound puppies. Also, averted with Taboo, who is called "Lucky" by his Human. Played straight with Niblet's sister Rebound (so named because she's always returned) after she's adopted by [=McLeish=]'s mother Agatha.²* Averted with dolphins in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. People called Doris "Dotty" and Dr. Blowhole "Flippy".²²[[/folder]]²----


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