Questions tagged [names]

For questions about names: of characters, including titles, nicknames, and honorifics; of in-universe locations, e.g. countries or planets; or of objects, e.g. vessels, weapons, etc. Questions can be in-universe or out-of-universe, about topics such as origins, meanings, usage and pronunciation. For questions about the title of a work of sci-fi or fantasy, use the [title-explanation] tag instead.

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Where did the name “Marvin” come from?

It is documented that the character of Marvin the android was based on Andrew Marshall. Wikipedia further suggests that his name originally was Marshall, but was changed to avoid offense and also to ...
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What is the out-of-universe reason Lucifer Morningstar's new bar called “Ex Lux”?

In Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Lucifer Morningstar gets tired of Hell and comes to Earth, to start a piano bar called "Lux" (best bar in Los Angeles!). The bar has been thoroughly exploited in Mike ...
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What is Neri's full name?

In Ocean Girl, what is Neri's full name? In all the 4 series of Ocean Girl, I never heard anyone mentioning or talking about her full name. Besides Neri had a father and mother still alive, so she ...
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What do the Others call themselves?

LOST features a group known by various names, including "the Others," "the Natives," "the Hostiles," and simply "Them." However, what they call themselves is never really made clear. They only use ...
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Was Gene Wolfe the first to use the animal-plant-mineral naming convention

In The Book of the Long Sun, Gene Wolfe uses the convention that male characters are named for animals or things derived from animals, female characters are named for plants or things derived from ...
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Why are some of the Blake's Seven crew referred to by surname and some by first name?

In the first season of Blake's Seven (Blakes Seven? Blake's 7? Blakes 7?), the titular seven are: (Roj) Blake (Kerr) Avon Jenna (Stannis) Vila (Restal) (Olag) Gan Cally Zen Apart from Zen and ...