Why can't foreign characters in anime have normal names? Why is it always stuff...

Michael Long
Michael Long

Why can't foreign characters in anime have normal names? Why is it always stuff like
Theodor von Richtenhoff
Cadence Macbeth
Putin Tsarovitch

Why can't we just have Tom, Sarah, Tobias Bauer?

We wouldn't name Japanese characters in our shows "Ronin Pikachu" or some dumb shit.

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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernacular
Gabriel Lee
Gabriel Lee

We wouldn't name Japanese characters in our shows "Ronin Pikachu" or some dumb shit.
We would.

Most of the Japanese characters in shows with absurd foreign names have pretty ridiculous ass Japanese names too.

Leo Gutierrez
Leo Gutierrez

posts no examples

Angel Edwards
Angel Edwards

They look for names with specific meanings that sound cool.

Remember, Japanese names are a lot like Native Americans'. "Hana" literally means flower. "Ryuu" literally means dragon. The interculture crossovers that happened in Europe produced so many names we don't know the meaning of off the top of our heads that it'd just sound silly to do that.

It's why so many Japanese characters have pants-on-head retarded names too. Or just ones that no one uses (-ko is pretty much never used in girls' names nowadays; -mi is where it's at.)

Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith

Most of the Japanese characters in shows with absurd foreign names have pretty ridiculous ass Japanese names too.
Such as? Anything will do, you can cite the most ridiculous over the top satirical program that is obviously just using silly japanese names for comical effect.

Isaiah Nguyen
Isaiah Nguyen

A lot of western languages have that too. In German for example, a lot of old celtic/ germanic shit, not to forget all the latin. Yet we don't go around naming every main character Sigismund, Victor or Augustus

Evan Garcia
Evan Garcia

Qwenthur Barbotage

Connor Hughes
Connor Hughes

That's all cool and all, yet that isn't news to anyone here, nor does it explain shit.

Most Germanic/Anglo names have meanings and the ones that don't are derived from names with meanings. There are exactly 0 reasons to choose archaic whacky names if all you want as director/author is a " western name with meaning"

Bentley Turner
Bentley Turner

Who's John Smith?

Brayden Gutierrez
Brayden Gutierrez

not naming your european character Romulus Augustus

Logan Davis
Logan Davis

Except the word origins of the literally-named names aren't used in their original contexts anymore.

Which is a shame, since I think Felicity and Ruth would work well in our modern vernacular.

Yet we don't go around naming every main character Sigismund, Victor or Augustus
There are exactly 0 reasons to choose archaic whacky names if all you want as director/author is a " western name with meaning"

We westerners can also tell the tone those names evoke, but do you really think a nip is gonna hear "Octavius" and "Michael" and think the former is too old-timey while the latter is fine?

Aaron Murphy
Aaron Murphy

I would say pic related, but that's just cheating.

Isaac Cooper
Isaac Cooper

so solly
errytime

Easton James
Easton James

What are you walking about user, Alicia Sloppyjoes, Stephanie Gorgeouspalace and Flag Eggnog are perfectly normal names

Justin Green
Justin Green

Fucking Captain Tsubasa, I swear to god.

-ko is pretty much never used in girls' names nowadays; -mi is where it's at

But I like -ko.

Daniel Powell
Daniel Powell

Easymode

-L Lawliet
-Backyard Bottomslash

Jacob Powell
Jacob Powell

Mako Mankanshoku is literally like "dressed up Mako"

Upper class and noble names using fancy kanji with meanings like god, ruler, light, dark, etc. or other cheesy descriptive names are massively over represented in typical anime content.

Joshua Richardson
Joshua Richardson

But I like -ko.

Too bad, Dubsy. You gotta use -mi instead now.

Cooper Williams
Cooper Williams

We westerners can also tell the tone those names evoke, but do you really think a nip is gonna hear "Octavius" and "Michael" and think the former is too old-timey while the latter is fine?
The "problem" is more that it is nearly always the "old timey" names they go for. If they flipped a coin over it fine, but they don't, they nearly always go for the whacky option.

In cases like Rias Gremory it works fine, a whacky name, but it has a meaning related to who/what she/her family is, i.e. it isn't exoctic for the sake of being exotic.

It is when there is no meaning to the name that it gets silly, like Irisdina Bernhard from Shwarzesmarken.

Joshua Jenkins
Joshua Jenkins

Those aren't names given to japanese characters by westerners in western shows. You are posting more examples of what the OP is complaining about.

Parker Butler
Parker Butler

thinking Irisdina Bernhard is a silly name
It isn't even like 1/4 of a Lunateresia von Witzleben

Brody Harris
Brody Harris

von Witzleben
Literally who's. If you make a german aristocrat, why not take a prestigious line, like Baden or Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha - can't get more ridiculous than that.

Benjamin Perry
Benjamin Perry

Ok, we are misunderstanding each other, I meant that you name examples of western shows that contain japanese characters with weird names. Some shit like Inazumano Tenshi or some over the top dumb "jap name" appearing in a western show.

So far we have two examples, we have Quentin's Gogo Yubari and the comical Joe Jitsu.

Gabriel Rogers
Gabriel Rogers

Why would you put a foreign character in your story if you aren't going to give them an awesome name?

Elijah Gomez
Elijah Gomez

Implying Max Fightmaster is a shit name

Ethan Phillips
Ethan Phillips

Oh well, look at Ninja Turtles

Oroku Saki
Hamato Yoshi
Karai

Justin Young
Justin Young

Theodor
not a normal name

Alexander Lopez
Alexander Lopez

Is this the Kamachi thread?

Beverly Seethrough
Stephanie Gorgeouspalace
Alicia Sloppyjoes
Olay Blueshake
Flag Eggnog
Prizewell City Slicker
Sladder Honeysuckle
Putana Highball
Seawax
Meena Stinger
Skuld Silent-Third

Julian Ramirez
Julian Ramirez

This basically. Why name a character something boring like "Mike Smith" when you could name them "Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre"

Parker Hall
Parker Hall

This

I'm an author, and I realize Miri von Friedhof is a pretty silly name in German. I don't care. She's a bloody necromancer, she gets the graveyard name.

Besides, I'm less bothered by the names than I am by the FBI going to japan to stop a murderer. What happened at the CIA building?

David Edwards
David Edwards

Wilhelm Jäger is an awesome name, it sounds more German than 90% of the usual German anime names and it is a name you could actually find in Germany.

Theo is, the full Theodor has fallen out of favor.

Xavier Cruz
Xavier Cruz

Quattro Bajeena

Ryder Thomas
Ryder Thomas

Félicitation du Drakon

And she's supposed to be French. Also, her nickname "Shion" is actually really inappropriate if anyone had considered the French language - although I guess one could argue that it's only Japanese speaking people that use it anyway.

but they don't, they nearly always go for the whacky option.
I think the issue is that due to a lack of familiarity, most writers seem to go after names for their sound or meaning, rather than delving much in its usage or feasibleness. That will generally result in goofy names that would never be used otherwise, since finding meanings of standard proper names usually would take a lot more work - you'd need to go after their etymological origin a lot of the time, rather than just relying on the names themselves.

For example, the girl I mentioned above easily could have been named "Felicia", keeping the meaning but using an actual name.

I guess there might be some cultural clash too though, with the Japanese language apparently being more open to exotic names.

Leo Wilson
Leo Wilson

Look no further than BACCANO
Jacuzzi Splott
Graham Specter
Luck Gandor
The heck with those names?

Also, not a person but
Flying Pussyfoot
Whi the heck names a train like that?

Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson

a name you could actually find in Germany.
Maybe in my Grandfathers generation. Any child born in the last 30 years with that name would probably have been bullied into suicide

Henry Torres
Henry Torres

The Character names in Baccano were so fucking dumb holy shit

Jacuzzi Splot
Maiza Avaro
Ladd Russo
Czeslaw Meyer

Jose Hughes
Jose Hughes

Luck Gandor
That one was fairly normal unlike Dallas Genoard

Justin Nguyen
Justin Nguyen

Soun Soulszzcuaritter

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

Forgetting Tick and Tack Jefferson

Aiden Ross
Aiden Ross

At that point I can only assume that it just goes back to "picking what sounds coolest".

It's like those OCs you made when you were thirteen whose were random syllables thrown together to sound vaguely japanese. Except with the languages reversed.

Adrian Reed
Adrian Reed

Maria Cadenzavna Eve

Charles Turner
Charles Turner

Germans don't call their kids Wilhelm anymore?

Liam Martin
Liam Martin

If you are trying to tell a serious story, the characters should have proper names, not just ones that sound cool.

It sounds downright retarded to be honest.
"Von" basically means from.
Her name is Miri from Graveyard.

Just make up a cool sounding name that sounds like it's a place.

Wilhelm Jäger
a name you could actually find in Germany

Chase Ross
Chase Ross

not naming your MC Max Power

Juan Powell
Juan Powell

implying I didn't use Google Translate to name my character Dark Tombstone of the Apocalypse

Parker Cooper
Parker Cooper

Rarely. Sadly, because it is indeed a nice name

Joshua Mitchell
Joshua Mitchell

Japanese characters in anime don't have normal names too.

Araragi
Senjougahara
Oshino
Dekomori
Makunouchi
Suzumiya
Saten
Uiharu

Zachary Clark
Zachary Clark

If you are trying to tell a serious story, the characters should have proper names, not just ones that sound cool.
I disagree.

Joshua Phillips
Joshua Phillips

How can you not love the name DAN EAGLEMAN?

Jayden Anderson
Jayden Anderson

Thanks a lot for ruining that name forever due to your incompetence.

Hudson Green
Hudson Green

normal names like Tobias

Camden Bailey
Camden Bailey

Narita also wants a say in that regard.
Ryuugamine Mikado

Jordan Turner
Jordan Turner

yfw I just realized Ash "Ketchum" means "catch em"

Zachary Phillips
Zachary Phillips

The normal names tend to conjure up images of overweight Americans, no thanks.

Cooper Martin
Cooper Martin

Are you stupid? It's not like Adolf, it's just out of style. Maybe it will get fashionably again, who knows.

Jason Cooper
Jason Cooper

Izaya

Parker Foster
Parker Foster

Yeah but why?

implying

Coincidence.
That's just the Japanese word for Ketchup.

Andrew Phillips
Andrew Phillips

Not being an animorph

Pleb. I bet you don't even have a hot black naturalist girlfriend who brushes your feathers. You jelly?

Josiah Turner
Josiah Turner

Yeah but why?
Why do I disagree? Because their names being cool doesn't ruin my enjoyment of the story, obviously. I mean, if they had completely made up fantasy names I'd be fine with it, so I don't see why silly English ones should mess me up just because they aren't in a fantasy world.

Mason Rogers
Mason Rogers

Ya, put that isn't what OP was talking about. OP specifically talks about western names.

Also, the weird Japanese names you listed are either not THAT weird or intentionally so for comedic effect/puns.

Adrian Gomez
Adrian Gomez

Tobias is pretty normal, they just go by Toby. Or they're devout Christians.

Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis

As loathe as I am to link to tvtropes, it is a useful resource for this kind of thing: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AsLongAsItSoundsForeign

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FamousNamedForeigner

Skimming over the Japanese examples, it seems like the usual mistake in English-language media is to give Japanese characters nonsensical names ("Sulu" from Star Trek isn't a Japanese name, for example), rather than something over-the-top.

Hudson Reed
Hudson Reed

Not him, but are you telling me that you don't think Kamachi or Narita's Western names are supposed to be silly?

William Rivera
William Rivera

The black naturalist was Jake's love interest, not Tobias'. He had a thing with Rachel, the psycho blond chick

Julian Bell
Julian Bell

But the series you posted a pic of has a guy who's name is literally Edward and a girl named Sherry

James Johnson
James Johnson

Yeah but why?

Not that user, but unless the name is something obscene, it's doesn't really make a difference.

What matters is the writing, which should at LEAST be good enough to make me forget how silly the name is.

Liam Lee
Liam Lee

Elmer C. Albatross

Daniel Nelson
Daniel Nelson

Because they can't pronounce Grzegorz

Elijah Evans
Elijah Evans

Cadence McBeth sounds pretty normal

Anthony Sanders
Anthony Sanders

why are these names not normal?

Eli Young
Eli Young

Getting a naming sense for a language that's not your own is really hard. So much of it depends on cultural context and phonetics. And like points out, it can change quickly over time.

Plus, Japanes is a language where there's an inherent meaning to the characters that make up a person's name, and writers love to make use of that. English doesn't have that exactly, so it's probably harder for Japanese writers to get a handle on what exactly makes a name "sound right".

Asher Bennett
Asher Bennett

pretty normal here in Germany

Hunter Evans
Hunter Evans

You'd basically never find an actual Japanese person with those names, for a variety of reasons. Senjougahara is the name of a battlefield, for example, not a surname that you'd actually see on a real person..

Levi Sanders
Levi Sanders

That feel when can't think up a single german name that isn't hans
It's laways hans ans ms. hans to me

Adam Hernandez
Adam Hernandez

Characters have weird names in fiction. It has nothing to do with being japanese or western.

Actually, there are a lot of people irl with weird names, so I don't what is the problem.

Jose Turner
Jose Turner

It doesn't ruin the enjoyment of a show but there is certainly something wrong when a supposedly normal German person in the modern world is called "Friedrich von Königsberg" or something like that.
It doesn't really bother me but I can't take take it as serious afterwards. It just seems like it's trying so hard to be cool, while it's really silly for anyone who knows the language/culture.

The name is silly regardless of the writing.
It's not really a big issue though.

Native English speakers always get mad over Engrish in anime, isn't that kind of the same? Japanese will tell you they don't care because it sounds cool.

Joseph Sanchez
Joseph Sanchez

You mean like Patricia Martin?

Nathan Evans
Nathan Evans

My name is Wilhelm Verburg (Dutch father) I am 23 and I have never been bullied in my life. I also like my name, a lot.

Samuel Garcia
Samuel Garcia

I want to hear you scream.

Jayden Fisher
Jayden Fisher

Often other characters will point out that the name is weird though.

Tyler Taylor
Tyler Taylor

Dammit, you're right. It's been a while since I read that series.

I need to redread it. I remember the aliens being really well thought out for a childrens book.

Grayson Green
Grayson Green

Native English speakers always get mad over Engrish in anime, isn't that kind of the same?
I only dislike Engrish when it's really bad - not just bad pronunciation, but shit like the "yer kidding" where its delivery/tone is completely different from the Japanese and doesn't fit the scene.

Caleb Ross
Caleb Ross

underrated post.

Jackson Sanders
Jackson Sanders

Would you prefer something modern and progressive such as Jamal Brown or Faith McLain?

Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz

this, holy shit.

Robert Powell
Robert Powell

Native English speakers always get mad over Engrish in anime

Only if said anime straight-up says LOL THIS IS PERFECT ENGLISH LOOK AT HOW AWESOME WE ARE or something to that extent.

Otherwise it's just hilarious ("Why me sad?" comes to mind).

Julian Nguyen
Julian Nguyen

What cracks me up about the name jamal, is that we now use it to indicate that we are talking about the most monkey of monkey people, but it doesn't change the fact that some poor schmuck (or several rather) goes through life with that name.

Nicholas Reed
Nicholas Reed

Jugemu Jugemu Unko Nageki Ototoi no Shin-chan no Pantsu Shinpachi no Jinsei Balmunk Fezarion Isaac Schneider San Bun no Ichi no Junjou na Kanjou no Nokotta San Bun no Ni wa Sakamuke ga Kininaru Kanjou Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru you de Shiranai no wo Boku wa Shitteiru Rusu Surume Medaka Kazunoko Koedame Medaka... Kono Medaka wa Sakki to Chigau Yatsu Dakara Ikeno Medaka no Hou Dakara Raa-yuu Yuuteimiyaouki Mukou Pepepepepepepepepepepepe Oato ga Yoroshii you de Kore Nite Oshimai Bichiguso Maru

Jordan Barnes
Jordan Barnes

What's worse.
Weird foreign names or names that Tomino made up?

Jack Bennett
Jack Bennett

the only time I've heard engrish that was actually them speaking English that wasn't random lines was like squid girl, and I gotta admit they spoke it well enough

Elijah Diaz
Elijah Diaz

anyone have weird fucking names irl?
tfw jewish first name chinese last name as a catholic in SEA

Noah Howard
Noah Howard

Celtic names are great, they sound great have meaning too.
The nips should use them more.

Example: Aislinn Wishart.
Aisling means "dream" or "vision"

Jordan Baker
Jordan Baker

Kenji Bushido

You mean it's not a widely used name in Japan?

Robert Reyes
Robert Reyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8_NzBdtQjI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqFEnqx9MyM

Angel Sanders
Angel Sanders

Because you're fucking retarded and comparing boring ass American names to European/Russian names.

Vladimir Putin is literally the name of the president of Russia.

His daughter's name is Yekaterina. You're basically asking for everyone to be named John fucking Smith.

Michael Ortiz
Michael Ortiz

Free did pretty when they were in Straya (though they hired gaijin for that part so it's cheating).

Eli Robinson
Eli Robinson

I love those goofy ass western names in Jap shit.

Jacuzzi Splot

Camden Cooper
Camden Cooper

Jojo is pretty good with Western names when the characters aren't being named after bands.
Jonathan Joestar
Joseph Joestar
William Anthonio Zeppeli
Robert E. O. Speedwagon
Mark
Elizabeth Joestar
Johnny Joestar
Diego Brando

Tyler Butler
Tyler Butler

Yes, you are completely right, Vladimir Putin is comparable to something like Stephanie Gorgeouspalace.

You also realize the irony of using the example "john smith" when Vladamir is very common Russian name comparable to John, Thomas etc. in anglo countries.

TL;DR you are an idiot.

James Ward
James Ward

Well, first names are all right at least. Last names are still kinda fucked

Charles Ortiz
Charles Ortiz

American names
No such thing, unless you are talking about jerome, jamal, pearl, crystal and lawanda.

Jaxon Lee
Jaxon Lee

Joseph Joestar
Still best sounding name of all time
Also Dio sounds and looks normal as fuck to me

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill

Wasabi-no-ginger is pretty out there.

Kayden Sanchez
Kayden Sanchez

Holy shit, the trick to being an MC is to have a weird ass name.
Works in real life too
Barack Obama

Logan Perry
Logan Perry

Flying adjective
1.
making flight or passing through the air; that flies :
a flying insect; an unidentified flying object.
2.
floating, fluttering, waving, hanging, or moving freely in the air:
flying banners; flying hair.
3.
extending through the air.
4.
moving swiftly.
5.
made while moving swiftly:
a flying leap.
6.
very hasty or brief; fleeting or transitory:
a flying visit; a flying remark.
7.
designed or organized for swift movement or action.
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/flying

pussyfoot (v.) also pussy-foot, 1903, "tread softly," from pussy (n.1) + foot (n.). As a noun from 1911, "a detective," American English, from the nickname of U.S. government Indian Affairs agent W.E. Johnson (1862-1945), in charge of suppressing liquor traffic on Indian reservations in Oklahoma, who was noted for his stealthy tactics. Related: Pussyfooting; pussy-footed (1893).
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=pussyfoot&allowed_in_frame=0

Xavier Davis
Xavier Davis

Hans Humpty

Ryder Smith
Ryder Smith

lawanda
get yo white ass over 'ere

Zachary Nguyen
Zachary Nguyen

It is funny because a lot of westerns can't speak japanese properly either. Mostly because of accent.

Also, japanese that needs to speak english as part of their job usually can talk in english fluently, you can only know that the person is not a native speaker because of their overly formal choice of vocabulary.

Bentley Price
Bentley Price

you can only know that the person is not a native speaker because of their overly formal choice of vocabulary.
Actually it is their 1,[email protected] stature, jetblack thin straight hair and the different fold of the eye.

Liam Wright
Liam Wright

Joestar
Speedwagon
normal
What did he mean by this?

Isaac Hill
Isaac Hill

Even their japanese names are common, like Jotaro and Josuke.

But in Steel Ball Run, the names starts getting fucked up.

Gabriel Jackson
Gabriel Jackson

Speedwagon
Not named after a band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJzNZ1c5C9c

You need to brush up on your dadrock.

Ian Murphy
Ian Murphy

Yeah, admittedly the last names are still retarded. Probably should have left them out

Yeah, that list wasn't supposed to exclude band names. I just fucked up my post.

Aiden Long
Aiden Long

Like Hikaru Sulu maybe?

Oliver Gutierrez
Oliver Gutierrez

It was a phonecall.

Lucas Myers
Lucas Myers

Now that I have heard this song while browsing Sup Forums I will forever associate it with waifusim and love for 2D(imaginary) girls.

I don't know whether to thank you or not.

Leo Adams
Leo Adams

Suzuki Toyota

Juan Howard
Juan Howard

Jokes on you, I don't have a phone.

Josiah Rivera
Josiah Rivera

Seppuku Nakadashi

Easton Wright
Easton Wright

100+ posts
Nothing about Gaijin-kun

Step it up, senpais.

Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams

Bukkake Netorare

Adrian Barnes
Adrian Barnes

That's not what he meant. Western names are not words in the vernacular like Japanese names are.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernacular

How many people have you met named
"beautiful bud"
"lovely breeze"
"sweet scent"
or "thousand waves"

I have literally met girls with each of those names in Japanese and the words for their names mean exactly that in modern Japanese.

Kayden Wood
Kayden Wood

ALSO, why cant they even pronounce a simple euroname right?
thor
thoru
edwin
erewinu-san

Joshua Long
Joshua Long

give it time.

Isaac Stewart
Isaac Stewart

tfw japs are literally retarded when it comes to languages

Josiah Rivera
Josiah Rivera

Take your shitty forced memes and shove them up your ass.

Caleb Gutierrez
Caleb Gutierrez

its not like when fuckin suzuki kazuya comes in i go like " oh whatsup sussuki kassujá"
its like they dont even try

Ryder Rodriguez
Ryder Rodriguez

Same reason english speakers can't pronounce JP for shit.

Jacob Myers
Jacob Myers

There's a difference between pronunciation and adding extra syllables.

Sebastian Young
Sebastian Young

see

Jordan Edwards
Jordan Edwards

English is a pain in the ass to pronounce. Japanese people have no problem pronouncing Italian, Spanish, Portuguese etc, except for the Ls.

Ryder Edwards
Ryder Edwards

It's the way their language works.
You try pronouncing a name from a language where they use whistles or some shit.

Dylan Barnes
Dylan Barnes

I know a nigger named Tobias

Camden Nelson
Camden Nelson

all of those languages have a shitton of L's in them dude

Nicholas Evans
Nicholas Evans

Do you even know how their language works? They speak in syllables. Telling someone who only speaks nip to pronounce most consonant pairs without putting a vowel in between is like asking a random American to pronounce Nǁnǂe.
(ǁ and ǂ are different kinds of click)

Jason Taylor
Jason Taylor

Because their alphabet has no isolated consonants aside from the "n" sound. Everything else has a vowel behind it.

Nathaniel Bennett
Nathaniel Bennett

japan
all about honor, kindness and shit
wont even try to pronounce ur name
errything japanese
i find it rude

Sebastian Wilson
Sebastian Wilson

I know that, but using Edwin as an example, are you telling me that even if you were taught your whole life that you pronounce that name "Edwinu" you couldn't just stop yourself saying that last syllable?

It's not at all like adding whistles and clicks into a name because that is something that is never used in the English language, however the Japanese can pronounce the "win" part of Edwin, they just add an extra syllable after.

Eli Foster
Eli Foster

You don't seem to understand what either of them meant and just decided to be let out some inner sperg. Since you are being an autist I won't feel bad returning the favour. Here, let me spell it out for you.

OP starts thread complaining about pants on head silly names given to western characters in anime.

Anon1 replies to OP that japs do this because names have meanings in japanese so they like to find similar names for their western characters.

Anon2 replies to Anon1 that if this is the line of logic, "names need meaning", there is no reason to choose archaic western names over contemporary ones, as they both carry meaning.

Your spergrant about it being vernacular or not is completely irrelevant.

Furthermore
western names are not words in the vernacular
Why bother trying to come across like a smartass when you are going to say something stupid like this.

Bauer
Becker
Schmitt
Zimmerman
Weiß
Krüger
Fletcher
Taylor
Smith
Cooper
...
and the list goes on and on and on

Basically you are an idiot

Christian Perez
Christian Perez

syllables
clicknoises
fuckin tell a parrot with a language made out of highpitches and screaming and they will get it right. japs are just too full of themselves

Leo Sanders
Leo Sanders

Putin was literally the name the OP called out for being weird

Congratulations for being somehow more retarded than the op. I'm sorry for your family.

Easton Evans
Easton Evans

Well, aren't you a special snowflake.
Good for you, but most people can't pronounce for shit.
See :
Any english dub.

Austin Foster
Austin Foster

Motherfucker, I would like to see you pronounce an indian or mideast name properly.
Why you think they use mundane english names during phone support? The average murikan can't into foreign names.

Jordan Watson
Jordan Watson

Actually that is bullshit. Anglo's have a far easier time adapting to moonspeak than vice versa. There are no sounds in moon that are completely alien to anglos. Maybe -kyo, -ryo etc. which tend to get pronouced as -kiyo and -riyo etc. by anglos. Other way round though, there are plenty of sounds/constructions in anglo that are completely alien to Japs, for starters any word that string together multiple consecutive consonants, shit like "catchphrase" which just turns into the mess of "katzufuraizu".

That isn't to say anglo's can easily speak moon without an accent, but there is no real case of "reverse engrish".

Jack Morales
Jack Morales

Putana Highball
funny things, in Italian puttana means bitch

Liam Cruz
Liam Cruz

well arent u a fuckin retard.
most people make the effort to try, not fuck up their whole name in their jap accent.
alfred
alluafredduh
japversion
suzuki
still suzuki cuz im not deliberately trying to make their name as norwegian as possible

Parker Scott
Parker Scott

No, it's because they're rusing as Americans to try and trick you out of your money.

Josiah Hall
Josiah Hall

Good thing she's indian

Jonathan White
Jonathan White

You can adapt to -kyo, -ryo, ect. if you aren't a hick.

Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez

hit me with a name then faggot cuz i can. also u missed the entire point of our discussion, also where the fuck u get murican from? dumb bitch lel

Levi Rivera
Levi Rivera

I named my necromancer 'Miri from graveyard'. Something tells me you're not a very good author.

Nolan Harris
Nolan Harris

But it says "putin tsarovitch" in the OP anon-kun, are you deliberately and conveniently leaving out the "tsarovitch" to support your argument?
As an east German I can promise you that "putin tsarovitch" would in fact be a beyond retarded Russian name.

Grayson Morris
Grayson Morris

>>1419530045
nono hes a great author man. every good author hides their retardedness behind stupid shit to make them appear smart

Logan Williams
Logan Williams

Hence "maybe".

Sebastian Sanchez
Sebastian Sanchez

Most Americans would pronounce that as "sue-zoo-key," which would be wrong.

Gavin Phillips
Gavin Phillips

Also, japanese that needs to speak english
I take it you're not referring to yourself.

Zachary Gonzalez
Zachary Gonzalez

John Smith
Irina Jelavich
Raye Penber
Edward Elric
Lara Gonzalez
Rebecca Lee
Rebecca Hopkins
Rebecca Miyamoto
Lee Sampson
Claire Stanfield

Yes, only weird, weird names.

Alexander Howard
Alexander Howard

It's less to do with their accent than the way they think, and their attempts to transcribe English into kana.

They do try, God bless them. They just aren't very good at it, at least if they've been in Japan their whole life and never lived or worked abroad.

By the way, most English speakers will mess up "Suzuki" by putting the stress on the wrong syllable. Try asking any biker fag.

Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith

Hirschsprung's disease
de-zi-i-zo-u no hi-ru-su-pu-ro-n-gu

Someone needs to go pay a jap to pronouce these unusual words and upload it.

Christian Fisher
Christian Fisher

Don't forget overextending the vowel sounds.

Noah Baker
Noah Baker

good thing im not american then

Nathaniel Davis
Nathaniel Davis

You're being far too apologetic.

Jacob Martin
Jacob Martin

"Suzuki"
Yeah people tend to go "Szookey"

Adam Sanchez
Adam Sanchez

fucking i can feel the sparkle in ur eyes when ur writing about japs all the way here to norway

Jaxson Davis
Jaxson Davis

Well speaking of index specifically, after the anime ends a mercenary named Stephanie Gorgeouspalace shows up. Ask the author what he was thinking.

Luis Jones
Luis Jones

people tend to drop the vowel
In what country do you live?

Carson Jenkins
Carson Jenkins

Best thing about that name is that there is no way for a Jap to not completely butcher it.

Sutefuni Gorujusupuarusu

Henry White
Henry White

I can't help it if the op can't spell tsarevich.

Justin Morgan
Justin Morgan

LMG with shotgun pellets

what

Hunter Phillips
Hunter Phillips

South Asia

Eli Wood
Eli Wood

The real problem is that @98% or so ethnic Japanese most Japs are being taught English by other Japs. When this happens oral English goes flying out of the window and the only thing they learn is how to decipher the meaning of an English text and maybe how to write it. If they are lucky they get an anglo ALT and if they are superduper lucky they get a fully qualified anglo teacher, but one is rare and the other basically non-existant. If they do happen to be taught with the help of an actual anglo you notice it a lot in their pronunciation. Without one though, it is just a viscious circle of bad Engrish. The only spoken English they hear is the occasional phrase on their TV spoken in thick Engrish.

Andrew Torres
Andrew Torres

tsarevich
Which would still be a really fucking retarded name to give a Russian Character unless he is the Tsar's son, in which case the "Putin" given name becomes really fucking retarded.

Either way it is a retarded name anon-kun, which is what you were initially disputing. In other words, you were wrong and are now grasping at straws.

Ayden Perry
Ayden Perry

A step below Sonia Nevermind.

Liam Mitchell
Liam Mitchell

It is like the surnames were chosen to make up for the mundane nature of the first names.

John Sanders
John Sanders

Heavy Object's LN has a character named Alicia Sloppyjoes.

Jackson Moore
Jackson Moore

The EX stories had an elite named Skuld Silent-Third.

Wyatt Sanchez
Wyatt Sanchez

Wolfram von Bielefeld

Samuel Hughes
Samuel Hughes

Mako Mori

Jordan Miller
Jordan Miller

Maybe, but I'm not going to get caught up on how non-native speakers speak/write English.
It's cute as hell on girls, too, so I'm not complaining.

As a Brit, coming from a country with equally abysmal foreign language education, I'll let it pass.

Brandon Rivera
Brandon Rivera

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Japanese woman named "Tang Shen"

Mortal Kombat
Character's name is literally "Shujinko"

Zachary Bailey
Zachary Bailey

Carl Eduard von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha
Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
You can't top German aristocrats when it comes to ridiculous names

Owen Ross
Owen Ross

Meant to quote

Isaac Mitchell
Isaac Mitchell

"Graham Specter" and "Czeslaw Meyer" could be real names, but they'd both be an odd mix of origins. The former could be like a third or fourth generation Dutch immigrant in the US, while the latter might be a Polish (half?)Jew.

Dallas is a real first name, and Luck could believably be one too. Given the timeframe, so could Jacuzzi; it's a real LAST name, the company would be maybe five or six years old by the time the character was born. It'd probably be considered really odd by the 1930s, though.

Maiza and Ladd are pretty bad, though.

Gavin Gutierrez
Gavin Gutierrez

There are an okay amount of famous people with pretty badass sounding names too. Jaromir Jagr and Dolph Lundgren come to mind. But nips choose to invent their own retarded ones anyway.

Elijah Ward
Elijah Ward

Edmond Honda

Lucas Carter
Lucas Carter

Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger comes pretty close, but she needs a few more first names.
And don't forget people with names like Schweinebraten or Tittmann.

Jordan Edwards
Jordan Edwards

Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg
This never stops being funny

Owen Nguyen
Owen Nguyen

Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim is still my favorite.

Henry Adams
Henry Adams

Theophrastus Bombastus

Isaac Reyes
Isaac Reyes

Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg
That name and title still didn't protect his political career or uni papers. Career and academic name shrekt, but I am sure he gives 0 fucks with all the contacts the guy has.

Joshua Parker
Joshua Parker

And now imagine those guys spending a year in Japan and they have to write their full names in katakana in all those visa documents.
マリア・ニコラウス・ヨハン・ヤーコブ・フィリップ・フランツ・ヨーゼフ・ジルヴェスター・カール=テオドール・フライヘア・フォン・ウント・ツー・グッテンベルク

Robert Harris
Robert Harris

forgot カール=テオドール・ at the beginning

Brody Clark
Brody Clark

Baden
prestigious line

Lucas Reed
Lucas Reed

Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump

Leo Butler
Leo Butler

90% percent of german anime character are nobles

Juan Thomas
Juan Thomas

implying that's not a realistic representation of Germany

Jason Sanders
Jason Sanders

not really

Jordan Roberts
Jordan Roberts

Why can't foreign characters in anime have
normal names?

What exactly is a normal name?

I have a very "traditional" name, but from every google search I make, I'm the only one in the world to have it. And it's probably more of a mouthful than any of the ones you linked.

I remember in highschool, a lot of the kids had some crazy compound names. Stuff like

`Marie Sophie Larivière Tremblay"
"Jean Simon Tousain Lafrenière"

My grandma also has a pretty unique surname. Crescence.

Lincoln Foster
Lincoln Foster

Most of the Japanese characters in shows with absurd foreign names have pretty ridiculous ass Japanese names too.

I'm ultra triggered by shows that just name girls by the colors of their hair.

Angel Taylor
Angel Taylor

My grandma
Old people don't really count.
Names like Archibald and Solomon aren't normal and haven't been for a long time.

Connor Walker
Connor Walker

Does it really require a genius to figure out that something like "gorgeouspalace" or "octavius" aren't normal western names?

Asher Robinson
Asher Robinson

normal western names?

Well pretty soon the most normal western name is going to be some variation of Muhammad or whatever.

Old people don't really count.

She's not that old. Turned 99 today. Happy birthday, grandma.

Lincoln Phillips
Lincoln Phillips

Does it really require a genius to figure out that something like "gorgeouspalace"

"Happy Castle" and "Shining Castle" are fairly common family names here.

Connor Sanders
Connor Sanders

You should watch Gyaruko-chan. Their names is literally their stereotypes.

Lincoln Taylor
Lincoln Taylor

Yes, but not in English.

Lucas Ramirez
Lucas Ramirez

Old people don't really count
I actually knew a guy in school named Solomon, I also knew some people with very different names, like Mirabelle and Badr.

Thomas Richardson
Thomas Richardson

Solomon
I live in Germany, that name sorta died out here.

Andrew Murphy
Andrew Murphy

I live in Romania and knew someone called Justinian(prolly religious family).

Also, over here it seems that strong male names got out of vogue. Got a lot more meme Roman names that got imported from Transylvania and other shit like that. No Vasile, Jon, Gjorgje etc(transliterated here with soft i being 'j').

Cooper Price
Cooper Price

I live in Brazil, and "Salomão" is not that weird here. Although the youngest person with that name that I know is in his 50's.

Noah Ortiz
Noah Ortiz

That one's reserved for Eastern ex-USSR republic terrorists nowadays.

Angel Davis
Angel Davis

Because Theodor von Richtenhoff sounds cooler than Tom Brown or Mike Bush some shit.

The better question is why do you care?

Brayden Bell
Brayden Bell

It's old people name like Gertrudes

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