The creators went on to make Kim Possible , which also adores pun names. On drugs , or something. Deko, the resident Mad Scientist of the series: Their name is a play of words on "Kinsey 6", the end of the Kinsey scale defined as exclusively homosexual. Later, we learn that Gard is a unique symbiont whose hosts all serve the same role in Trill society- that of keeping watch for "corrupted" joinings and dealing with the monster that results. Even more obvious is the main character's name, Usagi Tsukino. Fittingly, his name, "Chin-Kee", is a pun on the Chinese ethnic slur "chink".
This links to his reoccurring spiral motif - both on his clothes, and his Rasengan signature attack a whirling ball of chakra. Nigma "Mystery Enigma" , though it was only in recent years they made this a pseudonym. Their name is a play of words on "Kinsey 6", the end of the Kinsey scale defined as exclusively homosexual. To jarringly brush aside the complexities: Which is also known as rapunzel and is what the fairy tale character is named after. Merkit Yakon's sister is a pun on Kermit the frog. Inspector Tawashi, for example, whose name is Japanese for scrub-brush, which his moustache resembles.
Sabina Pleasure "it's been a pleasure" is the most notable; others include Fiona Friend "phone a friend" , Tamara Knight "tomorrow night" , and Diana Meacher "dying to meet you". It's not just females: Victoria at one point features a crooked politician named Snidely Hokem. Hippo books are a series of picture books about illnesses and conditions of young children featuring an anthropomorphic hippo named Dr.
The books are published by a company called Hippocratic Press and this is all a play on the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors, "First, do no harm. Blackmail, named after his black armor, and Sir Pryse. Who are the same person. Worldly Wiseman is renamed Guy Wise. Legality is a fraudulent self-styled psychologist named Liegel. Timorous is called Tim O'Rowse. Talkative is called L. Faithful is renamed T. The lands around the courthouse and jail Doubting Castle has recast as are called the Township of DeSpare.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Anya's real name is Aud pronounced 'Odd' which she is. In the early seasons, Willow counted as one. Beakman's World had a few punny names; the short-order cook that made scientific food-based concoctions is named Art Burn, and the sportscasters in the Wide Beak-World of Sports are named Jim Shortz and Harry Pitts.
There's also Beakman's family. All of them, despite the name, are on the Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain category to some degree. He also mocks himself because of his height with many characters like Dr. The Super Sentai series loves these. To use a single series as an example, let's take the Ozu family from Mahou Sentai Magiranger: Kai MagiRed , main character and a fire magic user, means "first" or "leader" and is written with the Japanese character for "fire".
Tsubasa MagiYellow means "wings" and his personal creature is a Garuda. Urara MagiBlue is the clever one of the group: Houka MagiPink is The Chick of the group and her name means "fragrance". Makito MagiGreen is a user of earth-based magic, as well as a farmer turns out his farm is the sole source of income for that Big Fancy House , in fact.
His name means "sower," and "Maki" refers to the firewood used for kindling, linking him to wood as well. Finally, take the first syllable of each sibling's name and arrange them in the order of oldest to youngest Ma kito, Ho uka, U rara, Tsu basa, Kai and you get "Mahoutsukai," which is Japanese for "magician".
That's not all of the puns in this one series, and every Sentai series is full of naming puns like this. They are all technically "Ozu no Mahotsukai", or "Wizard s of Oz". Spencer's friend, Socko, makes cool, light-up socks.
His hierarchy of relatives is a Hurricane of Puns of names related to their jobs: Paxil psychologist ; and Freight Dog air freight forwarder.
LazyTown has Robbie Rotten. Rusty Nails, an old children's tv show entertainer and the inspiration for Krusty The Clown. Special Victims Unit had a minor character: The episode title is itself a pun, on the hit single Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep. The Hekawi Indians in F Troop supposedly got their name from an incident in which they got lost, fell off a cliff, then exclaimed, "We're the Hekawi! However, Johnny Carson used the Fugawi Indians, leaving it to the audience to get the pun they always did.
Miles Straume Maelstrom on Lost. The writers have claimed they purposely named him that way because they thought it would be "cool. As well as Jack's Dad, Christian Shephard. Lampshaded in the Grand Finale: A man named Christian Shephard. I hope you're not going to be one of those Russian agents whose name is just a cheap sexual pun, Miss Suckmeoff! My name is Smoketoomuch. Eh, my name is Smoketoomuch, Mr. Well, you'd better cut down a little then.
You'd better cut down a little then. Smoke too much, so I better cut down a little then! I expect you get people making jokes about your name all the time, eh? No, actually it never struck me before. Go on, get happy. And they released albums called Rubber Soul and Revolver. A housemate of the Doobie Brothers noted the guys' fondness for "doobies" - a slang term for marijuana cigarettes, which gave them the name.
Bloc Party was named from the term block party, a large public party where everyone in a neighbourhood gets together. Extra punny given that a bloc is "a group of persons, businesses, etc. The name isn't meant to conjure up the image of intentionally destroying newly made buildings, however, but rather that of "new buildings" falling over. A Neubauten, for the non-German tropers, is specifically one of the cheaply-constructed "modern" buildings erected following in many German cities, which had an unfortunate reputation of being extremely unsound compared to the Altbauten old-buildings , which were mostly destroyed after WWII.
Their name attracted unwanted attention within two months of the band's formation thanks to the roof of Berlin's former city hall one of the most famous Neubauten collapsing, killing one person and injuring many others.
Think of a hypothetical NYC based band which formed in July that called themselves "Planes Into Buildings", and you'll get a pretty decent idea of what the band had to deal with.
The Zarsoff Brothers', whose first names included Rocky and Izzy, among others. Sting was named for the yellow and brown striped jumper he used to wear. Dusty Hill of ZZ Top , who hails from a state that has quite a few The band's drummer Frank Beard, who happens to be the only member of the band without said facial hair. Not quite a beard especially compared to his bandmates , so it's not quite averted. One of the many Initial D eurobeat songs is entitled Express Love , which is a play on the word express.
The singer laments that he was suckered into express quick love, but he wants his lover to express show love. Alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven is a punny portmanteau of the phrases "camper van" and " Ludwig van Beethoven. Autechre 's Untilted album, a play on "untitled". The title of Vocaloid song Rainbow Girl seems like Word Salad Title , but "rainbow" is niji in Japanese, which is also a shortening of nijigen - literally "2D", it is a slang term for Moe anime and other forms of media such as video games that are drawn in similar style, and girls who appear in them.
Two tribute bands have this approach: Perry Farrell picked his Stage Name as a pun on "peripheral". Savlonic 's Kandee Flaus. The "Dragapella" group the Kinsey Sicks. Their name is a play of words on "Kinsey 6", the end of the Kinsey scale defined as exclusively homosexual. The other story they tell about their name involved Fun with Acronyms. Many early synth albums had names which were puns on the name of the most popular synth brand at the time, the Moog, such as Jean-Jacques Perrey's Moog Indigo.
These however were usually examples of Cowboy BeBop at His Computer such as the Perrey example , since they assumed that "Moog" is pronounced according to English rules that is, like "mood" but with a "g" , when in fact anyone even moderately knowledgeable knew that it is actually the inventor's Dutch name, and thus pronounced according to Dutch rules; that is, like "rogue" with an M instead of an R.
Sakanaction 's name is a pun on "sakana" the Japanese word for "fish" and "action". One of their albums, DocumentaLy , is a pun on "documentary" and "mental", doubling as tongue-in-cheek Engrish. Huff and references TheBible 's account of David and Goliath. Apparently, the "real name" of Virtual Celebrity Amber G.
When the group announced their lightsticks, they were, quite unsurprisingly, radishes. Carolina Crown's show was titled "Rach Star". It was a mashup of classic rock tunes and the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Nerdcore rapper YTCracker chose an interesting double-meaning stage name. A "cracker" is someone who exploits the weaknesses in a computer or a network, perfect for the artist's nerdy and subversive image. But "cracker" is also a derogatory term for a white person used by black people: There's an Indian female rapper called Hard Kaur.
Snoopy in Peanuts fills his stories with punny character names such as Kitten Kaboodle. His names are considerably more clever than his stories. During a run of strips before Christmas one year, Sally was playing a shepherd in a Nativity play. She told Charlie Brown, "I give my line, 'Hark! The title character's name. Guess where the action is taking place. Popeye - The Oyl Family: Olive, her brother Castor, parents Cole and Nana Rick O'Shay centered around the title character, a deputy sheriff in the Old West.
Happens sometimes in Striker. Warbury Warriors was once owned by Mustapha Futti Kalub. Must have a footy club! E" mystery , while one of the game modes is named "Face Two-Face" face-to-face. Wet Willie as in, the schoolyard prank from White Water. As with the source material, The Flintstones plays this to the hilt.
This dates back at least to shortly after Bloody Sunday, when they printed a number of obviously-made-up letters about the atrocity, nearly identically worded and all including the phrase "But we all know who is to blame —". One blamed "IRA gunmen"; the "author" was a Mrs.
For a while in The New '10s , genuine letters signed with punny names became a regular slot on the letters page called "Pseuodonyms", until it got out of hand and the editors put a stop to it. There are still occasional letters printed with punny signatures, usually discussing whether or not they should bring back "Pseudonyms".
In his youth, astronomer Patrick Moore and his friends delighted in winding-up the editors of crackpot magazines by submitting spoof articles under pseudonyms such as "N. Ormuss" and "Professor Meisenratz". It is fairly common for Pro Wrestlers to use punny ring names. It should be noted that the punny names listed below tended to be from the early and mids, which is regarded as a Dork Age by many wrestling fans.
Rection, claiming that WCW management had given him the name 'Morrus' to make him look stupid. Adam Bomb Punny names in the post- Attitude Era are toned tone a bit. Kane , which is a homophone for Cain , who was also a vindictive brother in The Bible.
Lita , short for "Lolita". Bit of a sell-by date on that one. Even wrestling moves can have punny names. One such example is the Fisherman's Suplex, so named because it involves 'hooking' your opponent's leg.
Wrestler's finishing moves sometimes have puns based on their ring name, such as "Air Bourne " or " Paige Turner". Progress Wrestling has a wrestling priest called Pastor William Eaver. His name can be shortened to Bill Eaver. Staple of radio show Car Talk , which has a fictional production staff consisting almost entirely of bad puns such as their Russian meter feeder Nikolai Putin Nickle I Put in or resident single mother Erasmus B. Dragon Her ass must be draggin'.
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the creators and hosts of Car Talk , so love this punny name that they named their production company "Dewey, Cheetham and Howe" the window of the DC and H corporate offices, at the corner of Brattle and JFK Streets, are a source of constant amusement to residents of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The most complete list of the Car Talk staff can be found at the show's Web site.
Back when W00t Radio still did live shows, even the autoplay list had its own DJ. It's an example of rhyming slang where the rhyming syllable was later removed. Here Hampton Wick — meaning prick — is being shortened to Hampton then disguised as Jampton, then amplied by Hugh ge! BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles will sometimes ask his listeners to text other radio shows using this sort of name, then send in the results.
More ingenious listeners come up with multiple names, such as Liz, Anya and Carl Hickbread lasagne and garlic bread and a man calling himself Mark who said he was in his car with his baby son Spencer, knowing that the DJ would say hello to Mark and Spencer. This is what happens when you come up with silly names for your characters while in a radio studio.
The names of most items and monsters in the card game Munchkin are punny names. Two of the better examples are the Broad Sword, a weapon only female players could use, and its counterpart the Gentleman's Club, which only men could use.
Warhammer 40, In the Eisenhorn trilogy, one of the Daemonhosts is called Prophaniti. Kharn the Betrayer, whose name is derived from the Arabic word for "betrayer". Some of the names for humans used by other species fall under this category: One of the Dark Eldar chiefs is named Kruellagh the Vile. Sandy Mitchell 's Ciaphas Cain books are loaded with punny names. And the name of the Callidus assassin who takes him out? One of the supplementary books for the old d6 Star Wars RPG has a vignette about a ship being captured by pirates.
As the ship is being drawn into the pirates' vessel, the captain notices something and begins laughing, to the puzzlement of his crew. The pirate ship drawing them in is called the 'Harmzwuay'. Yes, the ship was in 'harm's way'.
The Gathering - some cards have punny names Apes of Rath. One card name made punny by its flavor text: Double-sided cards which do two different things depending on which "side" you play are named after common phrases.
Two-Headed Giant of Foriys is an early example. The cards of the joke sets Unglued and Unhinged. Perhaps not necessarily a punny name, but we do have the character Mangara, whose name is an anagram Warhammer Fantasy - Lizardman names are often Incredibly Lame Puns on real words, such as the names of foods: Xilicuncani chili con carne , Xhilipepa chili pepper , Manquoxutni mango chutney.
At least they're getting slightly better- Skink Priest Tehenhauin two in one used to be called Tini-huini , and was originally introduced alongside Itzi-Bitzi and Tiktaqto.
These are often chosen for character names in Paranoia. However, her name can also be a pun, as it's a homophone for "misjudge" - to form an incorrect opinion about something.
When her effect works against a player, she can be said to have 'misjudged' the card and allowed a hostile effect to occur.
Kamaitachi's name sounds exactly like the yokai Kamaitachi. Both "kama" stand for "sickle", but the difference between their names is the "itachi" part. The Yosenju's "itachi" stands for "one long sword" while the yokai's "itachi" stands for "weasel". Urinetown has the toilet-monopolizing Urine Good Company. On the Town has a few of these used for one-off jokes: Claire's full name is Claire De Loone. John Offenblock is known to all by his nickname , Chip. Uperman, Hildy's boss, is identified by the back of his jacket as "S.
For example, the hairstylist is Rogaine, the criminal is Rob Banks, the one with an ear infection is Eileen, and the judge was Levy Fines. Cactus Flower features a nightclub named "The Slipped Disc. There are these plush toys called "Mushabellies" which are fat, cuddly plush animals that chatter when you squeeze mush their stomachs the bigger ones however make a funny fart-like sound known as grumbling when you squeeze them.
Many Ty plush toys. Some have a Meaningful Name , too. At its worst, it's truly Horri-Bull , and that makes us Fangry. In Beast Wars , most characters were given names that suited their animal modes.
The munky is Optimus Primal, the cheetah is Cheetor, Blackarachnia is a mostly black arachnid, the pterosaur is Terrorsaur, etc. Often done by Larry Hama in the civilian names of G. However, the story team thought the pun was silly, and the creature has since been renamed to Mata Nui Cow. Mixels gives every Mixel a pun based on their abilities, design, or element, such as Flain a genius with fire-based abilities coming from "flame" and "brain" or Seismo, an earthquake-causer, coming from "seismograph".
Even the name of their enemies, the Nixels, manages to become a pun, thanks to their goal of eradicating all creativity, or nix ing it. Artix Entertainment being the Hurricane of Puns it is just loves these, for example we have the knights of the pactagonal table. Sir Prize and Sir Cus the local pranksters.
Sir Valence and Sir Vey, scouts. Not to mention Sir Chandestroy. Remedy Entertainment games give us: Alan Wake , who is A. And that's exactly the problem. The Ace Attorney series have a ton of pun-filled names: This is even lampshaded in the first case, when if you call Cindy Stone the victim Cinder Block, the judge points out how bad a pun it was.
The puns are evident, if not quite as blatant, in the original Gyakuten Saiban games — the names translate into a phrase that describes the character; the creators said it began with two characters in the first game 's second case the characters known in English as April May and Redd White and gained steam from there.
Phoenix Wright seems to be aware of this when he tells a joke: Why am I a good defense attorney? Because I'm "wright" all the time. Some of her skills also repeated the name of the move in all hiragana in the description, which ties into the whole classical Japanese thing.
Apil and Yomi are from an old platformer called Full Swing. Rain Bow is an entirely new pun. Take My Sword For It is a modified pun, but it remains somewhat intact. Ram Bow is a mostly new pun. Cross Sword is a new pun for yet another Japanese homophone pun. The members of Team Cardinal are all named after birds, as is their team name. However, the team came together because both pairs chose black bishops and a cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical rank that is given to ordained bishops.
At least three members of the team are wearing armor similar to medieval church knights, and Christian folklore has it that the cardinal bird is blood red because it's stained with the blood of Christ red is also the color the ecclesiastical cardinal wears.
Mainly he has that name as an excuse to cram as many dick jokes into the dialogue as possible. Ragnarok Wisdom makes one at the expense of Ragnarok Online 's character transfer service, where characters can be transferred from one server to another. I Love My Nut with the same name as someone on Sakray Eerie Cuties has 14 year old Brooke Lyn, whose name is self-explanatory say it fast a couple of times.
But, just in case: In one of the Bruno the Bandit comics, a powerful demon named "Baeshan" appears. Wouldn't be that bad, if his evil followers wouldn't call him "master". Cher Lita Harper from Cheer! Several of the character names in Erfworld are puns e. Verres for certain pronunciations of Verres anyway. Appropriate, considering Grace's love of stuffed animals.
And I think you know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about his penis. A subtler one is Faz O. Lee, named for a certain fast food chain who had an ad campaign featuring a kid with an infuriatingly smug grin similar to Faz's own. Not so subtle is Alan, who's an Alien. One of the recurring customers in Shortpacked! Ultra Car is so used to this, she's surprised to hear Jacob's last name Williams isn't some awful pun. Crazy dictator Klaus Der Phobia in Building Almost every character in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!
Lookathat, Fructose Riboflavin, O. Blivius Bystander, Roofus the roof-repair robot, Mrs. Also used frequently in Everyday Heroes Mina's partner in Magical Mina is a stuffed fox named Mulder. Also, Eve's mother is Dawn Ning. The KA Mics - Pops up from time to time. Ironically the Pun Police all have a punny name.
A "Runcible Spoon" is a spork. Runcible is also a rather "spoony" man, though not a bard. Their relationship ends about as well as that of their inspiration, though for different reasons. When he asks Hunter what he wants, Hunter responds with "Good King of Cats, nothing but all of your nine lives! The Hu family, leading to many Abbott and Costello -style jokes.
The most blatant example is the matriarch of the family, Shii Ann Hu, for whom Incredibly Lame Puns are used shamelessly. The alt-text mentions that the rights live next door.
Loren Ipsum from Irregular Webcomic! Ebony Nauss from The Way of the Metagamer. He is a black dog. He was literally a throw-away gag and just served to show how much of an ass Colonel Fodder is when he dismisses the death despite being a "little attached" to the man.
Karin-dou 4koma features Catherine, a half fire-eating bird and half dog youkai. Her real name is Inukai Suzume, but no one calls her that. Merkit Yakon's sister is a pun on Kermit the frog. Corgi Quest features Privious de la Cage'd, who was first encountered hanging in a giant cage. That's actually a Porn Name and presumably not the character's birth name , but it's also a pun.
Pv P has a character named Max Power. So, so very many bad pun names in Princess Chroma. If it's not an obvious pun, it's probably a Meaningful Name with punny leanings, or at least a punny Bilingual Bonus.
The eponymous Anna from Anna Galactic. Pretty much everyone, even the protagonist her name is Fern, and she's green Beatrice, who's really into bees. Also Tyrone Asarus and Jill Anjack.
Barry Ill from Sparklecare , as in "very ill", because he is a patient at the titular hospital. They ran away from Area Shugari has a rather sugary personality.
Everyone from Ceannis has plant-related names. Leif isn't from there, but his name is a pun on "leaf. Take a wild guess at his species.
KateModern features a character named Justin Credible. Joss Whedon 's Dr. As in, you know, that quote. Several of the shops from Gaia Online have punny names. Which came first—the splendid stone work of the Picts. Note from the map that the stones are heavily concentrated in the east, north of the Forth and extending as far as the Orkney and Shetland islands.
Here is a brief breakdown of those arbitrary categories:. Rough stones containing only symbols, dating from the 6th to 8th c AD. Stones usually rectangular in shape, usually showing Christian crosses on one or both sides in addition to other symbols, dating from the 8th and 9th c AD.
The first fact to note here is that the classifications all include post-Christian dates, i. And yet, the designs themselves tell of a people long predating the Christian influence.
There are anywhere from 30 to 50 such designs, with the following designations:. I will show these figures in part II of this article next week. The point I am making here is that the symbols shown above seem to reflect a society and a style far older than the 6th c AD.
These symbols, it has been suggested, predate the symbol stones and were perhaps based on the tattoos the Pictish tribes used to decorate their bodies. From body adornments, which may have had symbolic or magical properties, the symbols may have been transferred onto objects such as jewellery, shields and doorposts before finally ending up on the symbol stones.
Simple or early forms of the symbols are carved on the walls of coastal caves at East Wemyss , Fife and Covesea , Moray. It is therefore thought likely that they were represented in other more perishable forms that have not survived in the archaeological record, perhaps including clothing and tattoos.
I have absolutely no doubt that Pictish inscriptions were painted in caves, and that they will be found by archaeologists, along with creature symbols to rival those of the neanderthal-age cave paintings in France. But teen soap operas are supposed to be that way! Even though I was super emotional all the time, I loved every second of watching it. When Haley got hit by a car and then Nathan killed the guy: When Nanny Carrie kidnapped Jamie and Haley went to find him: And when he came back and held Peyton hostage: Literally the entire shooting episode: When Lucas saved Peyton: When Dan shot and killed Keith: When Brooke admitted to her insecurities: When Brooke got mugged and beat up at her store: When Haley left with Chris Keller to tour and Nathan was so depressed:
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Almost every character in the Ace Attorney games have punny names, and those who are familiar with both versions can appreciate the challenges in localizing the names so they make sense. One well-known example is Wile E. I Love My Nut with the same name as someone on Sakray
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Often done by Larry Hama in the civilian names of G. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor gives us the evil Lord Shadowspawn— or, as Luke realizes, "Lord Shadow's Pawn," meaning that there's someone else controlling him. Almost datting character in Kim Possible has an utterly puntastic name. His Chinese translators decide to have a jab at the round-eyed foreign devils by transcribing his surname into Chinese with the symbols for "gargantuan penis". Inside Fashion The hottest new looks and the latest styles from the designers that matter to you. She's big on gadgets, but she's quite skilled or, to put onne another way, she's not a hack with a wrench.