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A name format based on the fairytale "Cinderella", where the eponymous character is given a Portmanteau nickname of "Cinder+Ella". Recently "X+Ella" has been a popular way to name some characters. This seems to be particularly common for superhero comic books.

It should be noted the the suffix "-ella" is one form of a Latin dimunitive ending; coincidentally, another form is found in another name you might find on TV Tropes — Caligula.

May be used to create a Lazily Gender Flipped Name.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Tsunderella, the title of one of the Lucky Star OVA segments, referring the resident Tsundere Kagami.

    Comic Books 
  • Vampirella. She's also used the alias "Vee" on occasion, but "Vampirella" really is her name. Except for the obscure film adaptation, where she was known as just Ella before she travelled to Earth.
  • Vampirella spawned even more, e.g. the "Portuguese Vampirella" Zakarella.
  • Cyberella, an obscure title from DC's failed Helix line. Although the eponymous Cyberella was originally called Li'l Ella before she was retooled in the 1990s.
  • In the '60s, there was Barbarella, who spawned from France and influenced a few short-lived "answers" from Germany. The comic Uranella and the film-comic Evarella (both NSFW) are just two of them.
  • "Webarella" is the in-universe persona of Wydowna Spider.

    Fairy Tales 
  • Again, the name comes from "Cinderella", although it was originally meant to be cruel and demeaning, in reference to how she would get covered in ashes as a servant.
    • Ironically, it was the kinder version of her nickname, as the other sister called the title character "Cinderwench" or even "Cinderslut", depending on the translation.
  • Other fairy tales with -ella endings:
    • The French fairy tale "Rosanella" - the titular princess is named so because she has a rose printed on her throat.
    • Another French fairy tale, "Peronella" by François Fénelon, which is about a country girl who switches places with an old queen.
    • "Prunella" from Andrew Lang's Grey Fairy Book is another example.
    • A few stories from the Pentamerone, notably Cannetella, Petrosinella (a variant of Rapunzel), and Rosella.

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    Puppet Shows 
  • In Fraggle Rock, Doc's friend Ned Schimmelfinney's cat (and Sprocket's nemesis) is named "Fluffenella."

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    Web Comics 
  • The Non-Adventures of Wonderella has several such named characters, including Hitlerella, Plunderella and Jokerella. When faced with a flower-themed supervillainess who calls herself "The Orchid", Wonderella suggests she call herself "Flowerella" instead.
  • In Penny and Aggie, after the two become friends, Penny often calls Aggie by affectionate nicknames related to her Granola Girl nature. One of these is "Bead-ella."
  • League of Super Redundant Heroes has Distracterella (a supervillainess whose sole power is to distract males with her assets), spoofing the tendency for this naming convention in superhero stories.

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    Real Life 
  • The Vampyrella is not, however, inspired by Vampirella. It is an amoeba sucking on algae, and the name is about a century older.


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