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  • Digimon uses this style for species derivatives.

  • The KnightsEnd part of Knightfall had its title styled this way to keep it from being read as "Knight-send".


  • Used in literature occasionally to show a character is a Motor Mouth (as in, "doesn't bother to breathe" fast.) A character in the Animorphs book series, who was something of an ethereal being who didn't so much "speak" as "telepathically slam his thoughts into your brain," had his dialogue rendered this way.


  • Can also be seen in the names of a few U.S. sports teams:
    • Minor league baseball:
      • Triple-A: Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Scranton/Wilkes-Barrre RailRiders
      • Double-A: Akron RubberDucks, Frisconote  RoughRiders, Lancasternote  JetHawks, Midland RockHounds
      • Single-A: Augusta GreenJacketsnote , Charlestonnote  RiverDogs, Clintonnote  LumberKings, Lakewood BlueClaws
      • Short-Season A: Aberdeennote  IronBirdsnote , Everett AquaSox, Tri-Citynote  ValleyCats
      • Independent leagues: Fargo–Moorhead RedHawks, a double dose with the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Normalnote  CornBelters
    • U.S. college sports:
      • RedHawks: Miami, as in Miami University in Ohio, not to be confused with the University of Miami in Florida, nicknamed Hurricanes; also the NAIA school Martin Methodist, in Tennessee.
      • RedStorm: Rio Grande, an NAIA school in Ohio.note 
      • ThunderWolves: Colorado State–Pueblo, an NCAA Division II school.
      • WolfPack: No example in the U.S., but the Canadian school Thompson Rivers uses this form.

  • Tends to be a theme in Mega Man Battle Network, with each Navi being basically SomethingMan.EXE, although somewhat justified due to all the characters being computer programs, and back when it was released, spaces were fairly uncommon in file names. The only Navis that defies this trope is Bass, who is simply Bass.EXE, and Zero, who started off as a virus but was converted into a Navi, Zero.EXE. It does also crop in up in names of areas due to Capcom having an obsession in some games with 8 letter character limits for just about everything, resulting in things like TownArea.
  • The Nintendo GameCube is named this way.


  • SpongeBob SquarePants's name is written this way. A lot of people forget that this is the case and usually write it as "Spongebob Squarepants".

  • Camel case is the standard when it comes to naming variables and functions in JavaScript, whose name also demonstrates it.
  • Some people's names have these, especially if they begin with "Le" or "De", e.g. LeVar Burton or Danny DeVito.
  • Latin script transcription of Hebrew often uses it when a title includes a noun that begins with a definite article, the prepositions "to", "as", "-ly", "in" and "from", and "and", as they are written as part of the word in the respective writing systems they use: שיר (shir) is "song", השיר (hashir) - ‘the song’. So the Hebrew name of the Song of Songs would usually be Shir haShirim. Other systems might use ha-Shirim instead; this convention is usually used for Arabic (e.g. Al-Qur'an and not AlQur'an).
  • Also used for some African languages, e.g., kwaZulu and kiKongo.
  • Used by corporations when two or more predecessor companies are merged into one new one (as well as for trademark purposes).
  • May overlap with Portmanteau Couple Name, Portmantitle, especially when the name comes from the first syllable of each person's name (TomKat), as opposed to merely blending them (Bennifer).
  • DreamWorks and former subsidiary DreamWorks Animation are made this way
  • Also used in programming as one style for defining multi-word variables.
    • This is actually useful so you can give a succinct idea of what said variable is supposed to do, instead of having to write lengthy comments about them in the function in which they're being used.
    • In other languages, such as LISP, the preferred convention is caravan-case, as LISP does not use infix syntax (thus freeing the hyphen), and caravan-case is generally seen as easier to read
    • For those less familiar with the limitations of programming grammars, it's mainly because usually you can't have a space in a variable name.
  • Used by corporations to string together two or more common nouns in a way that can be trademarked.


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