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Dec 19th 2017 at 2:25:32 PM •••

Pretty sure Yamada-kun counts as well. If not, then the overlap with Meaningful Name needs to be resolved

Edited by somebody_cares
Mar 25th 2017 at 1:20:57 AM •••

This and Meaningful Name look one and the same to me. If that's the case, we should start a TRS thread on it.

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Mar 25th 2017 at 2:03:09 PM •••

Not all Meaningful Names have a pun, not all Punny Names have any other meaning.

Edited by Malady
Nov 7th 2016 at 6:48:20 PM •••

After I made an edit to "Western Animation" on this page, "Real Life" became messed up. It is no longer hidden in a folder and nothing I can see with the folder control formatting would have messed it up. Tinkering with the folder control formatting did nothing to fix.

Edited by IAmNotAFunguy
May 26th 2014 at 6:09:35 PM •••

I know this trope has a lot of overlap with Meaningful Name, but I am wondering: if for example, someone with fire-based elemental powers, named Charlie *

, Ashly, Bernadette, or Blaze, or with the surname Cook, would either be this trope or Meaningful Name. Most really just have a homophone for a fire-related word in them (or are homophones for burning/fire in the case of the last two), so it's hard to say which one they'd fall under.

Mar 23rd 2014 at 2:41:56 PM •••

Yu Yu Hakusho seems to have characters with these kind of names (i.e. Kuwabara).

Dec 7th 2013 at 4:16:25 PM •••

I went ahead and removed some completely gratuitous Take Thats at the English dub of Pokémon. This trope is about puns, not about a work's dubbing quality.

May 7th 2012 at 7:38:50 PM •••

Trying to figure out if the performance being discussed here on The Other Wiki (it is the only reference I can find to it) counts as this.

Sep 5th 2011 at 1:31:49 PM •••

This article needs to be cleaned up. A lot of the examples contain unnecessary instances of Complaining About Puns You Don't Like.

Camacan MOD
Dec 11th 2010 at 8:49:18 PM •••

These are probably not examples. It is not explained how Dumbledore is like a bumblebee in a way that makes it a pun. For Flitwick, having a name that sounds good is not a pun.

  • Harry Potter
    • Dumbledore translates to Bumblebee. Flitwick just sounds perfect for a charms teacher.

This is probably not an example: an open reference is not a pun.

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  • "The Great Khali," after Kali, Hindu goddess of night and death (who, in literary descriptions, indeed looks a lot like her namesake wrestler).

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Camacan MOD
Dec 10th 2010 at 10:33:31 PM •••

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