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Jan 21st 2012 at 5:52:36 AM •••

I've removed the Earth as an example, because as far as I know there's only one Earth.

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Jan 21st 2012 at 8:22:25 AM •••

I think the logic behind the entry was more 'There are zillions of planets out there, and for the name of our home planet, we chose to name a planet with a lot of dirt Soil.'

Arguably Earth would be more of a clear-cut example if we'd named it Planet or Water, but I can see how it fits the trope.

Jun 5th 2011 at 3:35:19 PM •••

I'm probably getting carried away here, but what about naming less concrete entities along these lines. For example, what about putting together a band and calling it The Band? Or forming a union of states and calling it The United States?

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Jun 5th 2011 at 5:22:47 PM •••

When I first made the YTTKW I just had animals in mind, but, you know... it works. "A thing named after the thing it is" is the basic idea of the trope, so have at it.

May 31st 2011 at 3:31:23 PM •••

I wanted to ask before adding them: should the toys in Toy Story count? I mean, you could make the argument that Mr. Potato-Head is a Mr. Potato-Head, Barbie is a Barbie, and even that Buzz Lightyear is a Buzz Lightyear (one of hundreds).

At the very least, this trope applies to Dolly the doll in Toy Story 3.

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May 31st 2011 at 4:57:33 PM •••

Sounds fine to me. In fact, Woody and the Roundup Gang would count as well. It's a slightly odd variant, but it works.

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