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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. Obviously, this can sometimes overlap with Cinderella Plot, if the Cinderella's name follows the story trend.


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

    Comic Books 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. More recent stories claim that it's an alias; her actual Drakulonian name is unpronouncable in human tongues.
  • Vampirella spawned even more, e.g. the "Portuguese Vampirella" Zakarella.

    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.

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Barbarella
  • Blubberella, a movie by Uwe Boll. Here is the official trailer.
  • Done in reverse with Ella Cinders, a modern-day takeoff on "Cinderella".
  • Kajaki: A wounded soldier thinks he is dying, and tells his friend Smudge to tell his pregnant wife to call the kid Alexander if it's a boy, and Sofia if it's a girl. Smudge replies "I'll tell her to call it Smudge Junior, and ... Smudgella if it's a girl."
  • Passionella, Jules Feiffer's movie-themed Setting Update of the tale. Her real name is just Ella.


     Live-Action TV 

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

  • Monster High: "Webarella" is the in-universe persona of Wydowna Spider.

    Video Games 

  • League of Super Redundant Heroes has Distracterella (a supervillainess whose sole power is to distract males and non-straight females with her assets), spoofing the tendency for this naming convention in superhero stories.
  • The Non-Adventures of Wonderella has, in addition to the protagonist, several other similarly 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."

    Western Animation 

    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.