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  • The living hotdog in The Amazing World of Gumball turns out to really be named Hot Dog Guy.
    • There is also a donut cop named Donut Cop, a turd named Mr. Poop, a male doctor named Dr, Man, a butt doctor named Dr, Butt, a green gummy bear named The Green Bear, a fuzz ball named Fuzzball, a dog named Dog, a cat named Kitty, and a mushroom named Mushroom.
  • Many characters of Adventure Time, including Mr. Pig.
  • Similarly, a side character in The Ren & Stimpy Show is a horse named Mr. Horse.
  • Most of the cast of Almost Naked Animals. Oddly, Howie the dog is the only exception.
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  • Angel's Friends: Dolce/Sweet has a Butterfly familiar named Butterfly.
  • Uniqua from The Backyardigans. Turns out her species is called the uniqua.
  • Bird from Bob the Builder.
  • CatDog is about a cat named Cat and a dog named Dog who were born fused together.
  • Cow and Chicken who are respectively a cow and a chicken.
  • Cupcake & Dino: General Services stars, of course, a cupcake named Cupcake, and a dinosaur named Dino.
  • Danny Phantom: One recurring character is a wolflike ghost named Wulf.
  • On Dora the Explorer, Dora's puppy is named "Perrito," which is Spanish for "puppy."
  • Dudley Do-Right's horse is named Horse.
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: No points for guessing Fat Cat's species (though it's also got a double meaning as he is a wealthy animal businessman/criminal too). Also, his henchman Mole is a mole.
  • The titular canine of Family Dog is never referred to by any name other than "the dog." His Christmas stocking even says "Dog" on it!
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  • The Foxbusters: Dog the dog.
  • Franklin: Practically everyone besides the title turtle. His friends include a bear named Bear, a rabbit named Rabbit, a beaver named Beaver, a fox named Fox, a snail named Snail etc. Apparently only turtles are creative enough to give their offspring names not taken after their respective species. Turtle, however, is his Species Surname.
  • George of the Jungle: When he gets in a scrape, he makes his escape with the help of his friend, an ape named Ape.
  • Julius Jr.: Worry Bear sticks out like a sore thumb as the other characters have fantastic names like Julius and Sheree.
  • Kaeloo: The name "Kaeloo" sounds like the Japanese word for frog, "kaeru". Kaeloo, the main character of the show, is a frog.
  • The Souphanousinphones' dog in King of the Hill is named Doggy.
  • One may wonder if Little Bear would still keep the "Little" part of his name when he grows up. Likewise, his friends include a hen named Hen, an owl named Owl, a duck named Duck and a cat named Cat. Averted with Mitzi the monkey, Nofeet the snake and Tutu the dog, however.
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  • Subversion: Little Bill owns a pet hamster named Elephant.
  • Mike, Lu & Og: Played straight with Goat and Pig, but subverted with Spiny the porcupine.
  • Mr. Bogus gives us a rat named Ratty and a mole named Mole, who serve as Bogus's main adversaries.
  • Birch of My Life Me has a cat named Neko.
  • Oswald:
    • Subverted with the sunflower character named "Daisy".
    • "Cactus Polly" is a cactus.
  • Pocoyo's Pato (Spanish for "duck").
  • The title characters of Robot and Monster. Interestingly, all the other characters are robots and monsters, yet have distinct names.
  • The titular pet in Sarah & Duck.
  • The Secret Saturdays have a pet Komodo dragon named Komodo.
  • Sheep, the main character of Sheep in the Big City. According to the show's pilot, Farmer John apparently named him Sheep because he looked like a sheep when he was born.
  • Sonic Sat Am:
    • Bunnie Rabbot is a Funny Animal rabbit. Justified in that "Bunnie" is an actual name.
    • There is also Cat, the cat, and Lupe, the Wolf.
    • Sonic's non-humanoid dog is named Muttski.
  • South Park: Cartman's cat is called Mr. Kitty. Ironically, Mr. Kitty is female.
    • Parodied with the holiday episode, "Woodland Critter Christmas", where this trope is combined with Buffy Speak. The critters (who also happen to be devil worshippers) are named as follows: Squirrely the squirrel, Rabbity the rabbit, Beavery the beaver, Beary the bear, Porcupiney the porcupine, Skunky the skunk, Foxy the fox, Deery the deer, Woodpeckery the woodpecker, Mousey the mouse, Racoony the raccoon, and Chickadee-y the chickadee. It makes sense considering the entire story was cooked up by Cartman at the end of the episode.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • A plankton (sort of) named Plankton. "Plankton's Army" reveals that his full name is Sheldon J. Plankton, so it's technically a Species Surname.
    • A sponge named SpongeBob. This informs audiences that SpongeBob is a sponge, not an anthropomorphic block of Cartoon Cheese.
    • Squidward, who is an octopus, not a squid.
    • A crab named Mr. Krabs. Subverted as he does have a first name, Eugene.
  • Tangled: The Series:
    • Rapunzel's handmaiden/bodyguard Cassandra has an owl companion named... Owl.
    • Varian's pet raccoon is called Rudiger; in this case this trope is combined with Bilingual Bonus, since that is German for "raccoon".
  • In Taz-Mania, Taz has a pet named 'Dog'. Who is a turtle. Who thinks he is a dog.
  • In Thomas the Tank Engine, the main diesel character is named simply Diesel.
  • Thunder Cats and ThunderCats (2011) does have some Odd Names Out, but many of the cast of Catfolk have names denoting their species: Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Jaga, Panthro, Leo and Panthera, as does enemy Chameleon Khamai, and Team Pet Snarf, a snarf.
  • Subverted in Tom and Jerry; Tom's name is actually short for Thomas, and is not just a reflection on the fact that he is, in fact, a tomcat.
  • The Finnish dub of VeggieTales changes the characters' names to this trope.
  • Every character in WordWorld. Which makes a certain amount of sense, since most objects in Word World are made of the letters that spell what it is.
  • Young Justice has the alien robot sphere named Sphere and the albino wolf named Wolf. Lampshaded when Conner (who named the above two) is introduced to a monkey named Monkey. He says that's a good name.
  • Terrytoons' Deputy Dawg had a character named Al E. Gator.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has Zecora the zebra, Mayor Mare and DJ PON-3; the latter two are Ascended Fanon. Surprisingly for a children's franchise, they usually manage to avoid this.
  • Inverted in Stunt Dawgs. Their pet dog is named Human.
  • Played straight in Peg + Cat where half of the title duo is a cat named Cat, a pig named Pig, a small chicken named Little Chicken, the group of teens are called The Teens and many other examples.
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket stars a pig named Pig, goat named Goat, and a cricket named Cricket. The latter used to be a Mantis, but things changed.
  • Skunk Fu! has all the characters named after their species: Skunk, Rabbit, Fox, Pig, and Panda.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Steven adopts a magical pink lion and names it "Lion."
    • The Gems all look humanoid but it's been shown their physical forms are an illusion and they're literally just their gemstone. So we have a pearl named "Pearl", a ruby named "Ruby", etc., despite the fact that there are more than one of each type. In cases of confusion, they seem to use serial numbers - for instance, the "main" Amethyst is revealed to be named Amethyst Facet-5 Cut-8XM. The only exceptions are the Diamonds, who are distinguished by color (and there's only one of each), and the Ruby squad, who Steven nicknames to distinguish them. "Navy" even uses her nickname herself a few times.
    • A variant: in "Gem Harvest," Steven creates a pumpkin Planimal which gets named "Pumpkin," though it acts like a dog.
  • The canine foil of Foghorn Leghorn had been identified on model sheets as Barnyard Dawg.
  • The titular character of Sheriff Callie's Wild West is of course, a Calico cat.
  • In The Legend of Korra, Lord Zuko has a dragon named Druk; druk is Bhutanese for '(Thunder) Dragon'.
  • The Forgotten Toys: One of the main characters is a teddy bear named Teddy.
  • Downplayed with The Wild Puffalumps, as their names are actually the name of the animals that they are based on.
  • In We Bare Bears, The main characters are Grizzly the grizzly bear and Panda the panda bear. Downplayed with Ice Bear the polar bear.
  • A Little Curious has several members of its cast with names like this. "Mop" is a mop, "Mr. String" is a piece of string, "Plush" is a plush dog, "Little Cup" is a small cup, "Pad" is a notepad, and "Pencil" is a no. 2 pencil. There's a pair of mary janes named "Mary Jane", but her older sister (a pair of sneakers) has a Punny Name of "Lacey" instead.
  • In Wanda and the Alien, Alien's name actually is "Alien", as revealed in one episode where the pair visit Alien's family when Alien is sick.
  • In Julius Jr., there is Worry Bear, who's name is in clear contrast to the other characters' names.
  • In the special The Easter Bunny is Coming To Town Sunny and his friends decide to deliver eggs in the somber town of Town.
  • Bear is this Goldie & Bear, except that it's not quite played straight - Bear is actually his last name. His first name is actually Jack, but when he was little his parents also called him "Baby Bear" and "Bear" ended up sticking.
  • Milo Murphy's Law has an interesting spin on this: Milo's dog is named "Diogee", pronounced like "D-O-G." (For bonus points, this is actually a Tuckerization of co-creator Dan Povenmire's sister's dog.)
  • Codename: Kids Next Door has the The Delightful Children from down the Lane's adoptive father be named Father.
  • Aladdin has the genie named Genie. In one episode of Aladdin: The Series he meets a female genie with a name. When he proudly shouts "Hi, I'm Genie!" she snarks "oh, that's original."
  • In Total Drama's first season, D.J. finds a rabbit during the camping challenge, adopts it as a pet and names it Bunny.
  • The entire cast of Apple & Onion is this; one episode had the titular duo name a cat "Cat".
  • On Peter Rabbit, almost all of the characters have actual names (though may occasionally have a Species Surname), but the shrew character is simply "Shrew."
  • Several characters in Unikitty! including Unikitty herself, her brother Puppycorn (both of them unicorn hybrids, Unikitty being a cat/unicorn hybrid and Puppycorn a dog/unicorn), and their bodyguard Hawkodile.
  • Hedgehog from Summer Camp Island is a Funny Animal hedgehog girl. She's the Odd Name Out amongst the characters as everyone else has names like "Oscar" and "Alice".
  • In The Moxy Show, Moxy's best friend is a flea named Flea.
  • On Wishfart, Dez's friend and roommate is a talking puffin named Puffin.
  • The title character of Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? is a robot whose first name is Robot.
  • Die Sendung mit der Maus: "Trude und ihr Tier". (May count as subversion, as Tiernote  is no animal anyway, but belongs to Benevolent Monsters.) An episode to name him ended in a fail. (And there where he comes from he probably has one anyway.)
    • The show's mascots may also count. It's never come up onscreen one way or another, but Word of God persistently refers to them as simply Maus, Elefanten & Ente (mouse, elephant and duck).

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