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  • In The 100 fandom, we have Bellarke (Bellamy/Clarke), Clexa (Clarke/Lexa), Linctavia (Lincoln/Octavia), and Jonty (Jasper/Monty). Occasionally the Clarke/Raven ship will be called Claven, but it's also acquired the Idiosyncratic Ship Naming "Princess Mechanic".
  • Daytime soap fans seem to have a portmanteau name for every couple, every possible couple, and even every impossible couple. For instance, fans of the incestuous Ho Yay between sisters Kendall and Bianca (Binks) on All My Children referred to the pair as "Kinks." Also BAM (Bianca and Maggie) is one of the few that only use the first letter of the characters names.
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  • Portmanteau names are sometimes used by fans of The Amazing Race to refer to the teams, without necessarily implying any shipping. This was done most humorously for Heather & Eve in the show's third season: "Heave" referred both to the team and to the reaction they tended to inspire in the show's fans. Other examples are "Momily" (Nancy & Emily, the mother/daughter team from Season 1) and "Dandrew" (Dan & Andrew, Season 13), although Idiosyncratic Ship Naming is actually more common with teams.
  • A.N.T. Farm: Flyna (Fletcher Quimby/Chyna Parks), Folive (Fletcher Quimby/Olive Doyle).
  • Season 4 of Arrested Development brought us Gob Bluth getting together with Tony Wonder. Their ship name might be expected to be something like "Gony", but since Gob's catchphrase is "I've made a huge mistake", their surnames have been combined to make "Blunder".
  • The Arrowverse fandom has plenty of these:
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    • In Season 4 episode 16 of Arrow, the news explicitly uses "Olicity wedding" for Oliver and Felicity. Thea herself seems to know the portmanteau names of all celebrity couples in Star City. Other ships involving the main character include Canarrow (Oliver/Sara), Lauriver (Oliver/Laurel) and Olyssa (Oliver/Nyssa).
    • The Flash (2014): Because Iris's last name upon marriage is West-Allen, the show has explicitly since season 1 had Westallen said aloud in relation to (Iris/Barry), and Nora West-Allen explicitly states "West-Allen is legendary" in her diary, when referring to her parents' love. The Flash also has Snowbarry (Caitlin/Barry), Baricity (Barry/Felicity), Snowstorm (Caitlin/Ronnie), Westpark (Iris/Linda) and Caitlicity (Caitlin/Felicity). Eddie/Iris was sometimes referred to as Westhawne.
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    • Over on Supergirl (2015), Maggie Sawyer and Alex Danvers took no time whatsoever to become "Sanvers". Ships involving the main character include Karolsen (Kara Danvers / James Olsen), Karamel (Kara / Mon-El) and Karlena (Kara / Lena Luthor). That last one is also often referred to as Supercorp (Supergirl / L-Corp).
    • Legends of Tomorrow has a couple - Amari for Amaya / Zari and Avalance for Sara Lance and Agent Ava Sharpe.
    • Batwoman (2019) has Kanvers for Kate Kane / Kara Danvers.
  • As the World Turns has CarJack (Jack/Carly), Lilden (Holden/Lily), Cake (Luke/Casey), Nuke(Luke/Noah), and LuRE (Luke/Reid, less commonly written as Ruke).
  • Ashes to Ashes (2008): "Galex" for Gene/Alex. It's also the only portmanteau name used by parts of fandom - Chris/Shaz seems to have escaped, for now.
  • Babylon Berlin has "Gerlotte" for Gereon/Charlotte.
  • Battlestar Galactica fandom seems to avoid this, with the exception of Starpollo (Starbuck and Apollo), although Rosadama (Roslin and Adama) does make the odd appearance. Couple names are usually connected by slashes. Perhaps because the characters' names don't lend themselves to portmanteaus.
  • The Big Bang Theory introduced an in-universe example when Leonard dubbed Sheldon and Amy "Shamy"...to which Amy (predictably) took exception to. Fans also use "Shenny" for Sheldon/Penny and "Lenny" for Leonard/Penny.
  • Bomb Girls fans refer to Betty McRae/anybody by putting the first syllable of Betty's surname first: McAndrews (Betty/Kate Andrews), McWitham (Betty/Gladys Witham) and McBond (Betty/Teresa Hill, the bond tour soldier).
  • Bones fandom had Hodgela for the ship of Hodgins and Angela, and Brenangela or Brengela for the popular femmeslash pair of Brennan and Angela, although remarkably, the main OTP of the series, Booth/Brennan, does not have a popular portmanteau couple name ("Semperance" and "Teeley" are rarely used) — though their initials, BB, are often used in fanfic summaries and have pretty much become the equivalent of a name.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • The Buffyverse is full of these: Bangel (Buffy/Angel), Cangel (Cordelia/Angel), Fangel (Faith/Angel), Spred (Spike/Fred), Weslah (Wesley/Lilah), Fresley (Fred/Wesley), Coyle (Cordelia/Doyle), Faithsley (Faith/Wesley), Fangelus (Faith/Angelus), Xanya (Xander/Anya), Wesllyria (Wesley/Illyria), Spaith (Spike/Faith), Spanya (Spike/Anya), Willoz (Willow/Oz) and the list goes on and on and on...
    • On the fem slash side, there's Wiffy (Buffy/Willow), Fawn (Faith/Dawn), Tuffy (Buffy/Tara)... One fanfic writer has commented that "Wiffy" sounds more like Pepe Le Pew/Foul Ole Ron, and some fans also refer to the Buffy/Willow pairing as Billow.
    • Lots of pairing featuring Spike: Spike/Buffy became "Spuffy", "Spangel" is Spike/Angel, while "Spander" refers to Spike/Xander and "Spillow" to Spike/Willow. "Spawn", meanwhile, is Spike/Dawn. "Spiles" is used for the handful Spike/Giles fanfics. "Harmonike" or "Sparmony" for Harmony/Spike. Spike/Anya has also been known as Spankya.
    • Not to mention the best one for Buffy, which is regularly used with a straight face. It's generally an unsentimental ship, no hugs and puppies for anyone involved, canonically or in fic. And yet, its name? Fuffy for Buffy/Faith. It's also referred to as Buffaith, not a huge improvement, but still slightly better.
    • The canon Tara/Willow is called Willara or Tillow. There's also the canonical but much-maligned Kenlow (Willow/Kennedy) and Wuffara for Willow/Buffy/Tara.
    • In the Season 8 comics, the pairing Buffy/Twilight has occasionally been referred to as Blight.
  • Call the Midwife fandom has christened Sister Bernadette/Dr Turner as "Turnadette". (Yes, they are pairing a doctor with a nun. No, they don't particularly care. Fortunately, it's canon.)
  • Castle fandom coined "Caskett" (Castle/Beckett), which is a remarkably clever name for a murder-solving duo. Castle even used it on the show when she asked Beckett if they were like "Brangelina".
  • Chicago Fire has Dawsey (Dawson/Casey) and Stellaride (Stella Kidd and Kelly Severide).
    • Chicago P.D. has Linstead (Erin Lindsay/Jay Halstead), Burzek (Kim Burgess/Adam Ruzek), Upzek (Adam Ruzek/Hailey Upton), and Upstead (Upton/Halstead).
    • Chicago Med has Mantead (Will Halstead/Natalie Manning).
    • Crossover shippers got Plouch due to PD's Trudy Platt and Fire's Mouch becoming Happily Married.
  • Chuck includes "Jeffster" for Jeff/Lester right in the show as the name of their band. Also, fans popularly refer to Chuck/Sarah as "Charah" in the fandom, which was used in-universe by Casey in the episode "Chuck Versus The Masquerade":
    Casey (to Morgan): Yeah? Look who's talking, you live in Charah's appartment.
  • Community has one lone Portmanteau Couple Name that is used in fandom and shipping: Trobed, stemming from the canon referral to Troy and Abed's new apartment as La Casa Chez Trobed.
  • It took a while for Coronation Street viewers to work out how best to combine Sophie and Sian; Siophie seems to be winning out.
  • In an episode of Cougar Town, Jules and Grayson reject Jayson, in favor of the more off-putting Grules.
  • Criminal Minds: Most of the ship names can be found by smashing last names together; i.e. Morcia (Morgan/Garcia), Hotchniss (Hotchner/Prentiss), and Simmvez (Matthew Simmons/Alvez) in addition to others. There are a few exceptions as well such as Jeid (JJ/Reid), Jemily (JJ/Emily), and Katt (Kristy/Matthew).
  • CSI Verse: Grillows (Grissom/Willows), Sandles (Greg/Sara), Snickers (Sara/Nick) DuCaine (Horatio/Calleigh), Wedges (Lab Rats Wendy and Hodges),, among others. The Official Couple ships aren't in this form, save Flangell (Flack/Angell). (though Dantana is close-Danny/'Montana' (Lindsay's nickname).)
    • It would take pages to list all the portmanteaus from all 3 shows, but if you go to the series' main forum, Talk CSI, you can access a fairly comprehensive list in the Shipper Central forum.
    • CSI also has an inversion of sorts of this with a non-shipping portmanteau: During seasons 10 and 11, fans started referring to the Nate Haskell and Ray Langston interactions as "Raskell".
  • In Degrassi: The Next Generation, the canon couple of Paige and Alex became Palex, and was actually referred to as such by one of the characters in the show. There's also Crash (Craig/Ashley) and Cranny (Craig/Manny). Pia and Miater were both suggested in series for Peter/Mia.
    • Anyone paired with Ellie tends to come out kind of strange - Mellie (Marco/Ellie) Pellie (Paige/Ellie), Jellie (Jesse/Ellie) and Crellie (Craig/Ellie). Also, there's Darco (Dylan/Marco) Crarco (Craig/Marco) Sparco (Spinner/Marco) and Tarco, occasionally reffered to as Mim (Tim/Marco). And Piley (Peter/Riley).
    • Clare seems to get interesting pairing names. Eclare (Eli/Clare), Flare or Clitz (Fitz/Clare), Klare (KC/Clare), DeClare (Clare/Declan), and the newest, Cake (Jake/Clare)
    • Holly J's pairing names come off odd due to the initial she carries, but she's had Spolly J (Spinner), Blue J (Blue), Spolly Jane (Spinner and Jane), Spolly Jay (Spinner and Jay), Dolly J (Declan), Sally J (Sav) or Savvy J (also Sav), and Folly J/Lesbiona J (Fiona).
    • By the end of season 14, the grade 10s are in such a Love Dodecahedron that there are a bunch of ship names including: Camaya (Cam/Maya), Zaya (Maya/Zig), Matlinsworth (Maya/Miles), Zori (Zig/Tori), Zoemund (Zig/Zoe), Gracevas (Zoe/Grace), Ziles (Miles/Zoe), Triles (Tristan/Miles).
    • Season 11 & 12 introduces the friendship that slowly but surely blossoms into a full blown romantic relationship between the eccentric Imogen Moreno and former party girl Fiona Coyne, who are affectionately called "Fimogen" by their supporters.
  • Desperate Housewives has an abundance of these - Brynette (Bree/Lynette), Kathree (Katherine/Bree), Sudie (Susan/Edie), Brorson (Bree/Orson), Brarl (Bree/Karl), Tynette (Tom/Lynette), etc.
  • Doctor Who:
    • Rose pairing names tend to sound hilarious: "Onose" (First Doctor/Rose), "Drose" (Doctor/Rose), "Nose" (Ninth Doctor/Rose), and "Tose" (Tenth Doctor/Rose, pronounced like "toes", although "Tenrose" has become more popular). Possibly Rickey (Rose/Mickey) as well, though it shares a name with Mickey's (dead) alternate universe counterpart.
    • The Doctor/TARDIS pairing is unfortunately sometimes known as "Doctard".
    • The Classic series also has "Nysric" (Nyssa/Adric).
    • The Second Doctor would sometimes refer to companions Jamie and Zoe collectively as "Joey" — a rare case of the portmanteau coming from within the show.
    • Classic and new series has "Dromana" (Doctor/Romana).
    • "Whoufflé" for Doctor/Clara, playing off the series name and Clara's love for soufflés. This term is most often used for pairing the Eleventh Doctor and Clara; for pairing the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, the term "Whouffaldi" is more often used (a combination of Who, souffle, and Capaldi).
      • Due to many fans shipping the actors Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (due to their intense real-life chemistry and friendship), two other names have arisen: Colepaldi by those who ship the two romantically, and Colepals by those who recognize (more accurately) the platonic friendship between them.
    • Some fans have adopted "Twissy" for the Twelfth Doctor and Missy. For Theta/Koschei (Doctor/Master when they were at school) they have Thoschei. It's sometimes also applied to the Doctor/Master ship in general.
  • Dollhouse has Clopher for Claire/Topher, Tennett for Topher/Bennett, Pecho for Paul/Echo, Baunders for Boyd/Saunders and the bizarre-sounding Pellie for Paul/Mellie.
  • Fans of EastEnders quickly coined Chryed — Christian and Syed. Due to the couple's popularity, the BBC website and even the actors have dropped the pairing name in interviews.
  • Eat Bulaga! has "AlDub", referring to the pairing of Alden Richards and internet personality Maine Mendoza, who was then known as her character "Yaya Dub".
  • El corazón nunca se equivoca has Aristemo (Ari/Temo) which has been used in-universe by several characters. Other portmanteaus are Matiego (Mateo/Diego), Matemo (Mateo/Temo), Aristhiago (Ari/Thiago), and Bora (B/Nora).
  • Elementary has a few of these. The main two are Joanlock (Joan/Sherlock) and Joaniarty (Joan/Moriarty).
  • Faking It has "Karmy" (Karma/Amy) for the main couple; the minority that ship Liam and Karma seem to have settled on Kiam. Season 2 also spawned "Reamy" for Reagan/Amy.
  • Firefly has several of these: "Silee" or "Saylee" (the Simon/Kaylee Official Couple), as well as "Jaylee" (Jayne/Kaylee), "Rayne" (the odd and verging on Foe Yay Jayne/River ship), "Zayne" (Zoe/Jayne), "Jaynara" (Jayne/Inara), "Kaynara" (Kaylee/Iara). "Maliver" (Mal/River), and "Tamcest" (Simon/River).
  • Jules and Sam from Flashpoint are known as "Jam".
  • Used in-universe in Friday Night Lights when Smash's first-season love interest Waverly briefly dubs their relationship "the Waverlash". Otherwise, the show seems immune to name-smooshing.
  • Fans of Friends have called Monica and Chandler "Mondler," a name actually used by Ross in one episode. "Chanoey" (also a term from the show, though used by Phoebe as a suggestion for a way to name a baby after both of them) has also been used for Chandler/Joey.
  • Game of Thrones has several:
    • For Jon and/or Sansa pairings: Jonsa (Jon/Sansa), Jonerys (Jon/Daenerys), Jygritte (Jon/Ygritte), Sansaery (Sansa/Margarey), Sanrion (Sansa/Tyrion), Theonsa (Sansa/Theon)
    • For other pairings: Robbaery (Robb/Margaery), Robbcella (Robb/Myrcella), Nedsei (Ned/Cersei), Gendrya (Gendry/Arya), Braime (Jaime/Brienne), Briemund (Tormund/Brienne), Rickeen (Rickon/Shireen), Drogerys (Drogo/Daenerys), Stannisandre (Stannis/Meilsandre), Greysandei (Grey Worm/Missandei), Dornerys (Doreah/Daenerys)
  • Glee has tons of these, with some even being used in-universe by the characters.
    • For canon pairings: "Wemma" for Will/Emma, "Quick" for Quinn/Puck, "Finchel" for Finn/Rachel, "Klaine" for Kurt/Blaine, "Raine" for Blaine/Rachel, "Brittana" for Brittany/Santana, "Samcedes" for Sam/Mercedes, "Artina" or "Tartie" for Artie/Tina, "Tike" for Tina/Mike, "Bartie" or "Artittany" for Artie/Brittany, "Santofsky" for Santana/Karofsky, "Fabrevans" for Quinn/Sam.
    • For fanon pairings: "Faberry" for Quinn/Rachel (this one is actually based on their last names, Fabray and Berry), "Puckleberry" for Puck/Rachel, "Kurtofsky" for Kurt/Karofsky, "Kum" for Kurt/Sam, "Partie" for Puck/Artie, "Puckurt" or "Purt" for Kurt/Puck, "Seblaine" for Sebastian/Blaine, "Sebofsky" for Sebastian/Karofsky, "Blam" for Blaine/Sam, "Blatina" or "Blina" for Blaine/Tina... and that's not even half of all of them.
    • For platonic relationships: "Furt" for Finn & Kurt, "Hummelberry" for Kurt & Rachel, "Anderberry" for Blaine & Rachel, "Bike Chanderson" for Blaine & Mike.
    • For threesomes: "Puckleberry Finn" for Puck/Rachel/Finn, "Kurt CoBlaine" for Kurt/Blaine/Cooper, "Klainchel" for Kurt/Blaine/Rachel, "Sebklaine" for Sebastian/Kurt/Blaine, "Faberrittana" for the OT 4 of Quinn/Rachel/Brittany/Santana
    • For the just plain funny/crack examples: "Bike" for Mike/Brittany, "Cherry" for Mike/Rachel, "Fabang" for Mike/Quinn... and guess what portmanteau Puck/Finn and Sam/Puck get.
    • As of Season 4, we get Jarley for Jake/Marley, Ryley for Ryder/Marley, Jitty for Jake/Kitty, and Karley for Kitty/Marley. There's also Jayder for Jake/Ryder, Rinn for Ryder/Finn, Bram for Sam/Brittany and Brochel for Brody/Rachel.
  • In Gossip Girl, these names aren't always used but can still be found sometimes. With the main pairings there's Darena (Serena/Dan) and Chair (Chuck/Blair). Less common pairings are Waldsen (Serena Van Der Woodsen/Blair Waldorf), Dair (Dan/Blair), and Nair/Blate (Nate/Blair). Also, not seen that often (probably due to the ridiculousness of it) but occasionally, the name Duck (Dan/Chuck) pops up.
  • Greek: The forum wars are between Caspie (Casey/Cappie) and Cabecca (Cappie/Rebecca). While the Fan-Preferred Couple is Caspie, the current Official Couple is Cabecca. Not pretty.
  • Green Wing's Caroline/Mac pairing is Caromac.
  • Grey's Anatomy fandom had the short lived Addison/Alex portmanteau Addisex. The canon relationship of Callie and Erica became known as Callica in fandom. Additionally: MerDer for Meredith and Derek, Calzona for Callie and Arizona and Crowen for Cristina and Owen.
  • The Grimm publicity folks have been using "Monrosalee" and "Monromance" when talking about Monroe and Rosalie.
  • Hannah Montana: Liley (Miley Stewart/Lilly Truscott), Loliver (Lilly Truscott/ Oliver Oken), Moliver (Oliver Oken/Miley Stewart), and Mikiley (Mikayla/Miley Stewart).
  • Hannibal has Hannigram (Hannibal/Will Graham), Hannibloom (Hannibal/Alana), ChillyWilly (Chilton/Will Graham) and Margolana or just Marlana (Margot/Alana).
  • In the Hawaii Five-0 fandom, McDanno (Steve McGarrett/Danno Williams) is the most popular pairing. It also has Kodam (Kono Kalakaua/Adam Noshimuri) as well as Chibby (Chin Ho Kelly/Abby Dunn).
  • The Heroes fandom is swarming with portmanteau ship names. The local wiki has a whole category devoted to character relationships, romantic and otherwise, and the only one that doesn't have some kind of portmanteau for a title (including Matt Parkman and his turtle, or "Murtle") is the highly amusing "Peter vs. Sylar" page.
    • Just how ridiculous are Heroes shippers about this portmanteau thing? Plenty: the difference between "Claithan" (Claire/Nathan) and "Claitian" (Claire/Haitian) is a serious one. And then there's Peter Petrelli, the Launcher of a Thousand Ships of Heroes fandom: "Petlar" or "Pylar" (Peter/Sylar), "Paire" (Peter/Claire), "Moheter" (Peter/Mohinder), "Padam" (Peter/Adam), "Petelle" or "Pelle" (Peter/Elle), "Plaude" (Peter/Claude), and "Piro" (Peter/Hiro). Funnily enough, there isn't a smushed pairing name for Peter/Nathan other than "Petrellicest" (and really, the way this show is, that could describe any of four people). Also Kiro (Kensei/Hiro), Hando (Hiro/Ando), Eclaire (Elle/Claire), and Mocah for the Toy Ship Molly/Micah. Oh, and Madam (Mohinder/Adam) was hanging around for a while, despite the two never having met. That's not even one-fourth of all the portmanteau couple names in this fandom, mind you.
    • Matt/Mohinder doesn't have its own portmanteau name, because the pairing comes as a package of three with their My Two Dads-style daughter, Molly. Thus they are M3, MMM or House of M.
    • It's interesting to note that Zachary Quinto actually coined the term "Sylinder" (Sylar/Mohinder) himself when an red carpet interviewer asked him about his friendly relationship with Sendhil Ramamurthy and he joked that he'd like to do a spinoff sitcom with him with that name. Apparently he's quite aware of the ship, having talked about it frankly and amusedly at interviews and bringing it up randomly at a certain Comicon (to the screaming fangirls' delight, apparently).
  • Holby City christened the Les Yay pairing of Berenice "Bernie" Wolfe and Serena Campbell "Berena". When the two finally kissed — properly and for keeps, with confirmation from the creators that they had been destined to fall in love all along — it trended worldwide on Twitter.
  • House: Chameron (Chase/Cameron), Hameron (House/Cameron), Huddy (House/Cuddy), Chouse (Chase/House), and Wilhouse/Wouse/Hilson (House/Wilson).
    • "Foreteen" (Foreman/Thirteen) was actually used in the show; House calls them that in the Season 5 episode "Unfaithful". The Spanish subtitlers for Latin America obviously don't know about ship names, because they translated this one as "Catorce" ("Fourteen"). Luckily, the name still kinda works in the sense of "Thirteen plus one".
  • House of Anubis has Nina and Fabian paired up as "Fabina". It has even been used on the show.
    • That's not the end of it. There's also... Jabian (Joy/Fabian, another one that has appeared on the show), Peddie (Patricia/Eddie), Jara (Jerome/Mara), Amfie (Amber/Alfie, also appearing on the show), Mickra (Mick and Mara), and that's just scratching the surface. Really, any possible pairing on this show will have one of these names. There have even been arguments over which name is the 'official' one to use.
  • The How I Met Your Mother fandom has the "BROtp" for Barney/Robin, a combination of their names and the term OTP. Another version is "Swarkles" (SWARLEY + robin SPARKLES = SWARKLES).
  • The iCarly fandom uses this extensively:
    • "Cam" (Carly/Sam), "Carper" (Carly/Harper), "Creddie" (Carly/Freddie), "Seddie" (Sam/Freddie), "Sham" (Sam/Ham), "Spam" (Spencer/Sam), "Fencer" (Freddie/Spencer, and is also a reference to an episode), "Crediam" or "Seddily" (Sam/Freddie/Carly OT3).
    • In-universe, Spencer insults two truckers named Sledgehammer and Porkchop over a CB Radio by asking if they would be named "Sledgechop" or "Porkhammer" in the event of a marriage. Also, Creddie vs. Seddie is used directly in the episode iStart A Fan War, which features in-story iCarly fans warring over their favorite ships at a con (along with an infamous Ship Tease).
    • Outside of the iCarly shipping wars, there's Niranda (Nathan Kress and Miranda Cosgrove) and Jathan (Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress). There's also Jerrette (Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy) for the May–December Romance version. On the fem side there is also Jiranda (Jennette McCurdy and Miranda Cosgrove).
    • A What Could Have Been for the show was that the Carly character was originally going to be named Sam & the sidekick character Kira. They had to change it since they weren't able to secure the iSam.com website address. With Freddie keeping his name, it would meant that the ship names would have been reversed, with Seddie & Kreddie instead of Creddie & Seddie, and even the main Les Yay ship (Carly & Sam) likely being Kam.
  • Viewers of the Indian soap opera Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? gave the main couple, Arnav/Khushi, the portmanteau name of "Arshi".
  • Jeeves and Wooster had "Jooster" for the titular duo that was originally coined by Stephen Fry himself, though in a completely non-shipping-related context (talking about how he felt that he had attributes of both Bertie Wooster and Jeeves).
  • In an episode of Jericho, Stanley and Mimi actually have a discussion over what their couple name should be. Mimi is rather appalled that Stanley's comparing them to Brangelina. It is Stanley who dubs the name for them "Stimi".
  • Kamen Rider Double has Teriyaki (Terui/Akiko), Shotako (Shotaro/Akiko) and Makki or Makiko (Makura/Akiko).
  • Tina/Bette on The L Word became "TiBette". Completely inexplicably, given that Bettina is a real name.
    • There's all the hate-names they also have: Lame for Lane (Lilly/Cane), Chain for Chane (Chloe/Cane), Barf for Bianca/Zarf, Zendull for Zendall (Zach/Kedall) and Stinks or Reeks for Rinks (Reese/Binks).
  • In The Last Leg, there's Jalex (Josh/Alex). Originally a fan nickname, it has since been used by the show's official Twitter feed, and mentioned by Adam.
  • The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit fandom is split almost perfectly in half: on one side, the Bensler (Oliva Benson and Elliot Stabler) shippers; on the other, the Cabensons (Alex Cabot and Olivia Benson again). Neither term is widely used.
    • After Stabler left, the portmanteaus became the preferred way of identifying ships. In addition to the two above, there is Calex (Casey Novak/Alex Cabot), Barson (Rafael Barba/Olivia Benson), Bensidy (Olivia Benson/Brian Cassidy), Rollaro (Nick Amaro/Amanda Rollins), Rolivia (Amanda Rollins/Olivia Benson), Bensaro (Olivia Benson/Nick Amaro), Barmaro (Rafael Barba/Nick Amaro), Barisi (Rafael Barba/Sonny Carisi), Rollisi (Amanda Rollins/Sonny Carisi), Tuckson (Olivia Benson/Ed Tucker), Barollins (Rafael Barba/Amanda Rollins), and countless others.
  • Ship names in LazyTown fandom are more like those in anime fandoms than other western fandoms, usually containing a full syllable or two of each name. Examples include SportaSteph for Sportacus/Stephanie, and SportaRobbie for Sportacus/Robbie. Everybody except Stephanie and Sportacus has a two syllable name, so for most characters one uses their full name, making the name of a ship that doesn't involve one of the two heroes arguably not a portmanteau at all.
  • Lewis has Robson for Robbie Lewis/Laura Hobson.
  • About 90% of the Life with Derek fandom ships UST-tastic step-siblings Derek and Casey, referring to the ship as "Dasey". Other popular pairing names include "Lizwin" (Lizzie/Edwin), "Shemily" (Sheldon/Emily), "Demily" (Derek/Emily), "Dally" (Derek/Sally), "Trasey" (Truman/Casey), "Masey" (Max/Casey), "Sasey" (Sam/Casey), and "Salph" (Sam/Ralph).
  • Lost:
    • The love quadrangle among Jack, Sawyer, Kate, and Juliet had a portmanteau name for every single possible duo (except for Kate/Juliet): Jate (Jack/Kate), Skate (Sawyer/Kate), Suliet (Sawyer/Juliet), Jacket (Jack/Juliet), and Jawyer (Jack/Sawyer).
    • Fans even have a platonic portmanteau name for the two show runners, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse: Darlton. The pair are aware of and amused by this, even making fun of it after the show on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when they were in bed together.
    • The best Lost Portmanteau Couple Name has got to be "Charladay" for Charlotte Lewis and Daniel Faraday.
    • After Dr. Linus, some fans started "Belana" (Ben + Ilana). Ben also got "Blocke" for his pairing with Locke.
    • While Charlie and Claire are often referred to as PB&J (which can either stand for Pregnant Babe and Junkie or for Peanut Butter and Jelly, due to them growing closer over invisible peanut butter), they're sometimes called, albeit less popularly, CC or Chaire.
    • Other ships include: Jun (Jin/Sun), Despenny (Desmond/Penelope), Shayid (Sayid/Shannon), Karlex (Karl/Alex), Shoone (Shannon/Boone), Hubby (Hurley/Libby), Roseard (Rose/Bernard), Benliet (Ben/Juliet), Sana (Sawyer/Ana Lucia)... the list could go forever...
  • Lucifer (2016): Chloe/Lucifer is referred to as Deckerstar or Chlucifer, with one of the S3 episodes titled “Quintessential Deckerstar”.
  • Malcolm in the Middle fans use 'Wilkercest'. Even though it's often used in general terms, due to the popularity of the pairing, it can also mean Malcolm/Reese specifically. Interesting in that the altered surname, Wilkerson, isn't even necessarily canon (used in the first episode, then arguably RetConned).
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe:
    • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
      • Even before they became an Official Couple, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons were so inseparable that other characters referred to them as the singular entity "Fitzsimmons" from the very first episode onward, so naturally it made a perfect couple name for those who ship the two. After they get married, Simmons suggests they should hyphenate their last names. Fitz jokes that he is against the idea because "Simmons-Fitz" doesn't roll off the tongue very well.
      • Another in-universe one: When Quake becomes one of the public faces of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Koenig mentions that there's fanfic of her. The most popular pairing is apparently "Quack," which is her/Black Widow. Note that Quake and Black Widow have never met.
      • Among fans there is also Skyeward (Skye/Grant Ward), Skimmons (Skye/Jemma Simmons), Simmorse/Mockingnerd (Jemma Simmons/Bobbi Morse), Huntingbird (Lance Hunter/Bobbi Morse), Phillinda (Phil Coulson/Melinda May), Fitzmack (Leo Fitz/Mack), Tripsimmons/Trimmons (Antione Tripplet/Jemma Simmons), and Skoulson (Phil Coulson/Skye).
    • Daredevil (2015): Among fans there are such pairs as Karedevil (Karen Page/Matt Murdock), Clairedevil (Claire Temple/Matt Murdock), and Kastle (Karen Page/Frank Castle).
    • Jessica Jones (2015): Trishica (Trish Walker/Jessica Jones).
    • Iron Fist (2017): Ironwing (Danny Rand/Colleen Wing).
    • Runaways (2017): Deanoru or Nicolina for Karolina Dean/Nico Minoru.
  • M*A*S*H had PierceIntyre — used canonically by Henry (though their clueless Colonel probably wasn't aware of the implications).
    • Also Hawpper for the same pairing, B-eye for B.J./Hawkeye, and Hawkney for Sidney/Hawkeye.
    • BJ alone has the canon Punnicutt (BJ/his wife Peg), Hunnihawk (BJ/Hawkeye) and Punnihawk ([1] Hawkeye/BJ/Peg).
    • In the early mash-slash days of the fandom, there was Chaxie, for Charles/Klinger (who's called Maxie by his ex-wife Laverne). Charles also has Donnarles, for Charles/Donna (the Red Cross nurse whom he marries in the episode "Mr. and Mrs. Who?").
    • Margaret has Houlihawk (Margaret/Hawkeye) and Houlihanderson (Margaret/her friend Lorraine Anderson). Margaret/Hawkeye is also called Hawgret sometimes.
  • The Mentalist gave us the unintentionally hilarious (but widely used) Jisbon (Jane/Lisbon), a.k.a. Jello. Also, Rigspelt for Van Pelt/Rigsby and Chelise for Cho/Elise.
  • Merlin:
    • The most popular ship is Merthur, or Merlin/Arthur. Arlin is also used, but much more rarely.
    • ArMor, the ship name for Arthur/Morgana is both this and an Idiosyncratic Ship Name, as it also refers to a particularly popular scene between the two in the second episode of the series. Some fans think it would be better for the Merlin/Arthur pairing due to its pronunciation (Armer as opposed Armor), and for all the times that Merlin helps Arthur with his armour.
    • Arwen for Arthur/Gwen, which can be misleading or just plain annoying for fans searching for their ship.
    • Other pairing names are Mergana (Merlin/Morgana), Morwen (Morgana/Gwen), Merwen (Merlin/Gwen), and Merdred (Merlin/Mordred). This video amusingly demonstrates what happens when the fans list off several ship names to the actors.
  • The Mighty Boosh shippers are fond of the slightly painful-sounding "Howince". Though not quite as painful as initial attempts at coming up with a portmanteau name, which included "Voward".
  • Miss Sherlock shippers have to taken to using Watolock for Wato/Sherlock.
  • In-universe example on Modern Family: Cam tries to establish one of these for him and his husband Mitch, only to realise that they're either "Ma'am" or "Kitch."
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 brings you... Joike for Joel/Mike. Used as an in-universe gag, though not with that intent.
    • Also, Crom, for those with an interest in Ridiculously Human Robots. This one has a little more weight to it— the characters have spent more than five minutes together, and Crow has had a couple of... moments.
    Crow: Uh, Mike? I would like to ask you for Servo's hand in marriage!
  • Nashville has "Javery" for Fan-Preferred Couple Juliette and Avery, while in-universe the decidedly not Fan-Preferred Couple Rayna and Luke are "Ruke."
  • NCIS:
    • Tiva (Tony/Ziva) is the most commonly-used one. The USA channel even called their Tony and Ziva-centric NCIS marathon the "Tiva Marathon".
    • Other names are Tate (Tony/Gate), Gabby (Gate/Abby), Jibbs (Jenny/Gibbs), McAbby (McGee/Abby), Tibbs (Tony/Gibbs), and Leemer (Lee/Palmer).
    • Also, some have come across the extremely odd, yet hilariously named Palmer and Fornell ship, "Pornell". As you could probably guess, it doesn't have a very large fan base...
    • Some fans of the Jibbs pairing refer to hypothetical children of the pair as "Jibblets," a portmanteau of "Jibbs" and a term used once on the show for a child of Gibbs, "Gibblet."
    • Another in-show example after Tony notices sparks between Gibbs and CGIS Agent Abigail Borin:
      Tony: What, nobody else on Team Bibbs?
    • Michael Weatherly has also mentioned McGony (McGee/Tony) in an interview.
    • In "Canary", an episode that had a fairly high amount of interaction between McGee and Abby, Abby at one point joyously declared, "From the ashes, McAbby will rise!
    • Season 15 introduced Slibbs, sparked by the UST between Gibbs and new main character Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane (Maria Bello). After all, "Jibbs" was already taken.
    • NCIS: Los Angeles gets into the act with "Densi" (Deeks/Kensi). CBS not only officially adopted this as well as "Tiva", but sells "Densi" T-shirts!
    • NCIS: New Orleans has Percy and LaSalle with PerSalle.
  • Necessary Roughness had the in-universe example "She-K" for the ill-fated professional and personal relationship between Terrance "T.K." King and Sheera Kane.
  • The New Normal: Brian + David = Bravid.
  • The Office (US) has Jim + Pam = Jam. Now we just need one for Andy Bernard and Erin... Ernard? Andrin?
    • There's also Dwangela (Dwight + Angela), although that ship seems to have been sufficiently sunk.
    • In-Universe, when Kevin thinks Pam and Jim are not seeing each other he complains that he won't get to call them "PB&J" (Pam Beesley & Jim). Possibly a Fandom Nod to the example above.
  • Once Upon a Time combines this trope with Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Any pairing with Emma Swan has the word "Swan" in it: Swan Queen for Emma/Regina, Captain Swan for Emma/Hook, Swanfire for Emma/Neal, Mad Swan for Emma/Jefferson, Wooden Swan for Emma/August, Golden Swan for Emma/Rumpelstilskin, and Frozen Swan for Emma/ Elsa. And this is just for one character.
    • It's actually easier to list the ships that don't also fall under Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Rumbelle for Rumpelstiltskin/Belle, Snowing for Snow White/Prince Charming, Gremma for Graham/Emma, Tinkerhook for Tinkerbell/Hook, Hookriel for Hook/Ariel, Tinkerfire or Tinkfire for Tinkerbell/Baelfire, Darlingfire or Wenfire for Wendy Darling/Baelfire, and Millian for Milah/Killian.
  • One Tree Hill has such gems as Naley (Nathan/Haley), Pucas (Peyton/Lucas haters), Leyton (Peyton/Lucas), and Brucas (Brooke/Lucas).
    • Let's not forget the Les Yay shippers with Breyton (Brooke/Peyton), Brachel (Brooke/Rachel), Paley (Peyton/Haley), and Peytanna (Peyton/Anna). Just to name a few.
  • In-universe example from Parks and Recreation: Shortly after Tom Haverford and Ann Perkins begin dating, Tom announces the official debut of their couple name — "Tan". She instantly announces the official end of the couple name, and he bounces back with "Haverkins".
  • Shaw/Root of Person of Interest becomes Shoot. Given that both are very good with guns, it's pretty apt. Also, Reese/Finch becomes Rinch and Carter/Reese becomes CaReese.
  • Power Rangers has several of these, ranging from Mighty Morphin 's Tommy/Kim into "Tomberly," Dino Thunder 's Kira/Tommy into "Kirommy," to SPD 's Sky/Bridge into "Skidge." When characters Mack, Will, Ronny, and Rose appeared in Operation Overdrive, various combinations resulting in "Rock" and "Roll" were inevitable. And now we have Gia and Emma = Giemma.
  • Pretty Little Liars fans have names for every conceivable ship (romantic and platonic). Some of the most common ones include: Ezria (Aria/Ezra), Spoby (Spencer/Toby), Wrencer (Spencer/Wren), Haleb (Hanna/Caleb), Paily (Emily/Paige), Emaya (Emily/Maya), Taleb (Toby/Caleb), Emison (Emily/Alison), Sparia (Spencer/Aria), Hannily (Hanna/Emily)
  • Primeval gives us Conby (Connor/Abby), Click (Claudia/Nick), Nickenny (Jenny/Nick), Janny or Denny (Danny/Jenny), Secker (Sarah/Becker), Jecker or Jesker (Jess/Becker), Memily (Matt/Emily), and probably tons more that no one bothers to think of.
  • The Prison Break fandom has MiSa for Michael/Sara. Less popular examples include Lara or LiSa (Lincoln/Sara, although it's also used by fans of their friendship), KeSa (Kellerman/Sara), MiSu (Michael/Sucre), LiSu or Surrows (Lincoln/Sucre), LiSo (Lincoln/Sofia), and Tabruzzi (Abruzzi/T-Bag).
  • Psych: "Shules" for Shawn/Juliet and "Shassie" for Shawn/Lassie. The latter was actually used in the show itself, alongside "Shassiter" and "Sharlton," when Shawn got excited over Lassiter following his gut instincts.
  • Fans of the Reaper ship Sam/Devil tend to call it "Sevil".
  • Rebelde Way: Pablizza (Pablo/Marizza) and Minuel (Mia/Manuel). They haven't completely taken off, due to the series not being that well known to English-speaking audiences, but at least "Pablizza" is used prominently in videos and as a hashtag on Twitter. And admittedly, it rolls off the tongue quite nicely.
  • Riverdale is littered with these, despite the Archie comics fanbase generally not using ship-names:
    • For the classic Archie/Betty/Veronica love triangle: Varchie or Archieronnie (Archie/Veronica), Barchie or Archetty (Betty/Veronica), Beronica (Betty/Veronica), and Beronchie (Betty/Veronica/Archie)
    • For popular couples outside of the main love triangle: Bughead (Betty/Jughead), Joaquin/Kevin (Joavin), Choni (Cheryl/Toni), Cheronica (Cheryl/Veronica), Jarchie (Jughead/Archie), and Archieval (Archie/Valerie)
    • For crack-ships: Chughead (Jughead/Cheryl), Juronica (Jughead/Veronica), Cherosie (Cheryl/Josie), Reghead (Reggie/Jughead), Beggie (Betty/Reggie), Keggie (Kevin/Reggie), Cheggie (Cheryl/Reggie), Chilton (Cheryl/Dilton), and much more.
  • Rizzoli & Isles shippers refer to Jane/Maura as Rizzles and Frost/Frakie as Frostie.
  • In-universe example in Royal Pains: In "Astraphobia," when Evan and Divya discover that Jill and Hank have gotten back together (again), Evan comments, "Oh my god, Jill and Hank. Jank! Jank is back!" Then he proposes that since they make such a good team, he and Divya should have a combo name. He rejects "Evadivs" and considers "Divyan." Divya suggests, "Divya and idiot. Diddiot."
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures has Cluke (Clyde/Luke), Clani (Clyde/Rani) and Lukria (Maria/Luke) among others. Luke used "Clani" in-universe in the final serial before the series' untimely cancellation.
  • Schitt's Creek has Texas (Ted/Alexis) and Datrick (David/Patrick).
  • Scorpion has used "Quintis" in-universe for Happy (Quinn) and Toby (Curtis). Fans also use "Waige" for Walter/Paige and "Melvester" for Sylvester/Megan (Walter's sister).
  • Scrubs:
    • Turk and Carla were sarcastically referred to by Dr. Cox as "Curk" and "Tarla" in one episode. Later, in the "My Princess" episode, Cox represents the two in his story as a two-headed witch named "Turla".
    • Some fans use JDox (JD/Cox), Jelliot (JD/Elliot), and Jorlliet (Jordan/Elliot).
  • Shameless (US): Fans of the canon gay pairing Ian/Mickey refer to them as "Gallavich", a combination of Ian Gallagher and Mickey Milkovich. The term is also used from time to time by those who pair Lip (Ian's brother) with Mandy (Mickey's sister).
    • Some also use "Fimmy" or "Stona" for Fiona and Jimmy/Steve, depending on which of his two names the fan prefers.
  • From the Sherlock fandom, which - as you will soon see - consists of practically every ship imaginable (and even some that are not):
    • Het pairings: Sherlene, Sherene, Adlock (Sherlock/Irene Adler); Sherlolly, Sherolly, Mollock (Sherlock/Molly); Jolly, Johnlolly (John/Molly); Lestrolly, Molstrade, Lolly (Lestrade/Molly); Mythea (Mycroft/Anthea); Morene (Moriarty/Irene); Myrene (Mycroft/Irene); Molliarty (Molly/Moriarty), Mollcroft, Molcroft (Molly/Mycroft), Salcroft (Sally/Mycroft)
    • Slash pairings: Johnlock (John/Sherlock); Mystrade (Mycroft/Lestrade); MorMor (Moriarty/Sebastian Moran); Sherstrade (Sherlock/Lestrade); Johnstrade (John/Lestrade); Jimlock, Sheriarty (Sherlock/Jim Moriarty); Johncroft (John/Mycroft); Mylock (Mycroft/Sherlock); Johnbastian (John/Sebastian Moran); Morlock (Sebastian Moran/Sherlock)
    • Femslash pairings: Molrene, Mollene (Molly/Irene)
    • OT3s: Jollock (John/Molly/Sherlock); Johnlockstrade (John/Sherlock/Lestrade); Johnlockary (John/Sherlock/Mary)
  • Skins fans wasted no time in combining the Emily/Naomi ship into "Naomily", which has permeated to the extent that E4 use it for official stuff (most notably the Unseen Skins features), and even the more mainstream media have picked it up. "Freffy" (Freddie/Effy) and "Ceffy" (Cook/Effy) are codified, but vastly less popular; "Keffy" (Katie/Effy) is established, but suffers from being non-canon.
    • Those who Actor Ship Lily Loveless and Kathryn Prescott (Naomi and Emily) have a few; "LoveScott" is around but rare, but vastly more common is "LilyKat". A very drunk attempt at typing the latter while providing Twitter coverage of an event they were attending at a nightclub also spawned the highly bizarre "LiltJar", which is fast becoming a shibboleth for the fandom.
    • From the first generation, there's Sid/Cassie, which were quickly nicknamed Sassie by fans. Other common nicknames are Chral (Chris/Jal), Taxxie (Tony/Maxxie), Chassie (Chris/Cassie), and Teffy or Stonemcest (Tony/Effy).
  • Smallville:
    • Clois (Clark/Lois), Clana (Clark/Lana), Chlark (Chloe/Clark), Chlollie (Chloe/Oliver Queen), Lexana (Lex Luthor/Lana), Chlex (Chloe/Lex).
    • Due to the fact that Clark and Chloe are both launchers of a thousand ships and their ship names tend to start with Cl- and Chl- respectively, many slash ships (usually on Clark's side) gets mixed up with straight ships on Chloe's side, and the prime example is Clex/Chlex. This ironically also happens with "Chlark" itself, as some people thought it was a misspelling of "Clark".
    • Lesser known pairings include Chlod, Mionel, Clollie (note the lack of the "h"), etc.
    • They use it in the forums AND on the show itself. ("Lexana" in a newspaper heading as they get married (as a reference to tabloids using Portmanteau Couple names with Real Life famous couples, "Bluretto" in the episode "Stiletto" in reference Lois's temporary superhero id and Clark's current press nickname "The Red Blue Blur").
  • Sonny with a Chance has Channy (Chad Dylan Cooper/Sonny Monroe).
  • Logan/Veronica on Veronica Mars became the hilarious/adorable (delete as applicable) "LoVe." Which was probably better than Veronica/Duncan, which the fans only used their initials and came up with "VD."
  • Star Trek
    • Star Trek: The Original Series:
      • Kirk/Spock became "Spirk" (although it's sometimes jokingly called "Kock" or "Kick"). There's even an ongoing debate over which one should be the "official" pairing name, with a third subset of fans wailing that a portmanteau does — well, something bad to the fandom, anyway — and that the only proper shortening of the pairing is K/S.
      • There's "McSpirk" for McCoy/Spock/Kirk, although "McSpork" would probably be funnier.
      • "Chulu" is becoming rather popular for Chekov/Sulu, as is "Spuhura" for Spock/Uhura. They've been popping up like whack-a-moles since Star Trek (2009) came out.
      • "Scones" came up on the kink meme as a name for the Bones/Scotty ship.
      • "McKirk" and "Jones" for the pairing of Kirk and McCoy, a.k.a. Jim and Bones.
      • "T'Pura" for T'Pring/Uhura.
      • "Chahura" for Chapel/Uhura.
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation: "DaForge" for Data/Geordi.
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "Garashir" for Garak/Bashir.
    • Star Trek: Picard: "Hughnor" for Hugh/Elnor; the name was coined on Tumblr, but the pairing itself was created by Jonathan Del Arco, so the shippers have the blessing of Word of Saint Paul.
  • This idea has exploded with Stargate Atlantis. Sort of understandable in that one of the main character's name is McKay, which has led to various pairing names like McWeir (McKay and Elizabeth Weir), McShep (McKay and John Sheppard), McCarter (McKay and Samantha Carter), McKeller... you get the idea.
    • Aversion: the Sheppard/Weir pairing is called "Sparky". The person who started the Sheppard/Weir LJ community hated portmanteau ship names and said something like "We're not calling this pairing Shweir! Anything but that! We can even call it 'Sparky' if you like!" and it stuck. This also appears to be an allusion to the character Sheppard's obsession with having to name new things/concepts himself rather than allowing anyone else to coin the terms.
  • Common among the popular/long-lasting couples on So You Think You Can Dance. Most prominent would be Ivison (Ivan/Allison), Katua (Katee/Joshua), and Marksie (Mark/Chelsie). Sometimes acknowledged on the show, with "Benjelle" (Benji/Donyelle) [later parodied with "Tranji" (Travis/Benji)] and "Twitchington" (Twitch/Kherington). Also can pop up for couples that didn't actually happen, such as "Travison" (Travis/Allison) and "Trivan" (Travis/Ivan).
  • South of Nowhere fans refer to Spencer/anybody by putting Spencer's name first: Spashley/Spash (Spencer/Ashley), Spangs/Sparmen (Spencer/Carmen AKA Bangs), Spaiden (Spencer/Aiden) etc.
  • Starsky & Hutch has an in-universe example: Starsky's mechanic calls him and Hutch "Starskinson."
  • Stranger Things brings us several: Mileven (Mike Wheeler/Eleven), Byler (Will Byers/Mike Wheeler), Stancy (Steve Harrington/Nancy Wheeler), Jancy (Jonathan Byers/Nancy Wheeler), Lumax (Lucas Sinclair/Max Mayfield), Elmax (Eleven/Max Mayfield), Harringrove (Steve Harrington/Billy Hargrove), and Jopper (Joyce Byers/Jim Hopper).
  • Suits fans came up with Marvey for Harvey/Mike and Darvey for Harvey/Donna. Apparently Harvey's name lends itself to these.
  • Supernatural:
    • The two biggest ships in the fandom are Destiel or DeanCas (Dean/Castiel) and Wincest (Sam/Dean; the portmanteau comes from their last name Winchester and them being brothers). The show has referred to these ship names in episodes where the characters find fanfiction or fan conventions based on books written about their adventures; when Sam learns about Destiel in one of these episodes, he muses that "Deastiel" would be more appropriate.
    • For those not into Destiel or Wincest, Sassy or Sastiel (Sam/Castiel) is a third option and Wincestiel (Sam/Dean/Castiel) is a fourth option.
    • Sam/Lucifer is Samifer, but this term is also used to describe when Lucifer is using Sam as a vessel in The End.
    • Sam/Gabriel is Samriel or Sabriel, the latter which can be a bit of a Mind Screw for a Supernatural fan who also enjoys the novel of the same name.
    • Other ship portmanteaus: Samby or Suby (Sam/Ruby), Megstiel (Meg/Castiel), Denny (Dean/Benny), Destiny (Dean/Castiel/Benny), Crobby (Crowley/Bobby), Samelia (Sam/Amelia), Saileen (Sam/Eileen), Calthazar (Castiel/Balthazar), and that's not even all of them for characters who've actually interacted in canon.
    • For those into Real-Person Fic, there's "J2" (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Sam and Dean's actors; sometimes also used to describe the two in general and not just Actor Shipping), "Cockles" (Castiel's actor Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles), and "Mishalecki" (Misha C Ollins and Jared Padalecki).
  • Rob and Amber from Survivor and The Amazing Race were dubbed "Romber" after the Survivor: All Stars season ended with them in the final two.
  • Teen Wolf has Scallison for Scott and Allison and Sterek for Stiles/Derek.
    • As the series grew popular, so did the ship names; now there's Stydia (Stiles/Lydia), Jydia (Jackson/Lydia), Halemore (Derek Hale/Jackson Whittemore), Scisaac (Scott/Isaac), Pydia (Peter/Lydia), Dennifer (Derek/Jennifer), Allydia (Allison/Lydia), Dethan (Danny/Ethan), Derica (Derek/Erica), Sterica (Stiles/Erica), Dackson (Jackson/Danny), and the list goes on and on...
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles already had "Camerah" for Cameron/Sarah after just one episode. As well as "Jameron" for John/Cameron, "Dameron" for Derek/Cameron, and "Jamerek" for John/Cameron/Derek.
  • In-universe example on That '70s Show: Shortly after Eric and Donna have sex for the first time, Eric describes to Hyde that it felt like becoming a new entity altogether..."Donric Formciotti".
  • That's So Raven and its Sequel Series Raven's Home has Chrave (Chelsea/Raven) for the fandom's most popular pairing.
  • Wizards of Waverly Place has Jalex (Justin Russo/Alex Russo).
  • Torchwood fandom gets into the act as well. Janto, Gwack, Gwys, Towen, and Janten sound utterly ridiculous (Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Jack, Gwen/Rhys, Tosh/Owen, and Jack/Ianto/Tenth Doctor, respectively).
  • Unnatural History has Hesper (Henry/Jasper), Menry or Haggie for Henry/Maggie, Jaggie (Jasper/Maggie), and Hespaggie for Henry/Jasper/Maggie.
  • Fans of The Vampire Diaries have too many to count, due to the large amounts of Ship Tease on the show.
    • Some of the most common ones include: Stelena (Stefan/Elena), Delena (Damon/Elena), Stebekah (Stefan/Rebekah), Roman (Rose/Dameron), Steferine or Statherine (Stefan/Katherine), Datherine (Damon/Katherine), Daroline (Damon/Caroline), Jerennie or Beremy (Bonnie/Jeremy)
    • The show also generated an astounding number of Crack Pairings that include: Jyler (Jeremy/Tyler), Kateline or Fortrova (Caroline Forbes/Katerine Petrova a.k.a. Katherine Pierce), Giltrova or Katelena (Katherine/Elena), Klaroline (Kalus/Caroline), Stelijah (Elijah/Stefan), Klamon (Klaus/Damon)
    • The series' spin-off, The Originals, introduced more of these: Haylijah (Hayley/Elijah), Klamille or Cami (Klaus/Camille), Rebel or Marbekah (Rebekah/Marcel), Kolvina (Kol/Davina), Freelin (Freya/Keelin), Jaiden (Josh/Aiden) and Klayley (Klaus/Hayley), just for starters.
    • The other spinoff Legacies introduced even more: Handon (Hope/Landon), Posie (Penelope/Josie), Hizzie (Hope/Lizzie), Hafael (Hope/Rafael), Hosie (Hope/Josie), Jasie (Jade/Josie), Haya (Hope/Maya)... and that's not even half of all the ship portmanteaus out there.
  • Victorious had many the day that the series came out, probably due to the popularity of portmanteau couple names on iCarly above, from the same creator: "Bade" (Beck/Jade), "Bori" (Beck/Tori), "Cabbie" (Cat/Robbie), "Tandre" (Tori/Andre), "Trobbie" (Trina/Robbie), "Cade" (Cat/Jade), Bat (Beck/Cat), Jori (Jade/Tori), Catorade (Cat/Tori/Jade), and many, many others.
  • The White Queen: "Richanne" for Richard of Gloucester/Anne Neville.
  • On Wynonna Earp, Waverly Earp/Nicole Haught quickly became known as WayHaught. As of the season 2 finale, it's even used in dialogue.
  • Scully/Mulder on The X-Files became "Sculder" or "Mully".
  • From You, Me and the Apocalypse, the canon ship between Arnold and Scotty has been dubbed Artty.
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