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Aug 17th 2014 at 10:35:55 AM •••

Setting aside that this should really be a ymmv trope, these examples are zero context and in some cases feature two characters that have never even met.

Don't think this trope should be just an excuse to put up a long list on arbitrary names, but at the very least explain why they are called such.

  • Portmanteau Couple Name: A lot of them:
    • Mako and Korra = Makorra
    • Bolin and Korra = Borra
    • Mako and Asami = Masami
    • Pema and Tenzin = Pemzin
    • Iroh II and Asami = Irosami or Irohsami
    • Lin and Tenzin = Linzin
    • Jinora and Skoochy = Jinoochy
    • Kai and Jinora = Kainora, Kinora, or Jinkai
    • Bolin and Opal = Bopal or Opalin
    • Zaheer and P'Li = Za'Li or P'heer
    • Korra and Asami = Korrasami
    • Bolin and Jinora = Bolinora
    • Bolin and Asami = Bosami
    • Bolin and Eska = Boleska
    • Senna and Tonraq = Senraq
    • Korra and Opal = Korpal
    • Tahno and Korra = Tahnorra
    • Amon and Korra = Amorra
    • Huan and Eska = Huanska or Eskan
    • Kai and Jinora = Kainora

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Aug 17th 2014 at 10:54:47 AM •••

Actually, I think that the "X and Y" part is context enough. Always hard to establish with name tropes like that.

Aug 17th 2014 at 3:43:17 PM •••

I'd probably shove it in the Trivia tab, because that's all these names are. I'd also stick with either major relations like the Asami/Mako/Korra/Bolin love triangle-thingy, where people root for one side or the other. Or if there are huge fan pairings, they could count.

Aug 18th 2014 at 12:16:43 AM •••

Portmanteau Couple Name is not Trivia, actually, Also, we usually don't care about popularity at all.

Aug 18th 2014 at 6:13:20 AM •••

I think the point is it should be a Trivia trope, or possibly YMMV since that's where Idiosyncratic Ship Naming is.

I thought maybe it wasn't labelled as such because there are plenty of In-Universe ones, but nope, it's specifically about shipping.

Anyway, it doesn't belong on the main page in any case. Not to mention every single one is added by a single user (creader)... it just isn't main page material.

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Aug 18th 2014 at 9:28:44 AM •••

@Septimus Heap: We don't care about popularity of works, but for fan generated stuff like these portmanteau? I think a little discretion is needed. I mean, not every fan fiction gets its own page here, does it?

Aug 18th 2014 at 10:00:05 AM •••

Every fan fiction work can get its own page (with are exceptions). As for "discretion" with respect of examples, too frequently it becomes "I disagree", which is not a reason for removing stuff at all with YMMV items.

Portmanteau Couple Name will need a YMMV banner methinks, but that is properly forum discussion.

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