Headcanons: Humanized character names

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It goes without saying that as far as humanizations go, quite a few people have their own interpretations of the characters' nationalities and ethnicities, so differing translations of the characters' names into a more naturally human format ought to logically follow. This thread is for presenting your own headcanons concerning "humanized" pony names.

Starting off, I'll be sticking to the biggest characters for the time being. Much of the characters in my translations bear names of European origin (Germanic, Romance, Celtic, etc.) to better reflect the show's immediate setting.

Night Light Nathan 'Nate' Raizo Hikari (Japanese)
Twilight Velvet Tawna Ljuba Veltheim-Hikari (Russian and German)
-Twilight Sparkle Twyla Spopovich Hikari
-Shining Armor Shawn Artyom Hikari
-Mi Amore 'Cadance' Cadenza Miriam Regina 'Cadance' Cadenza (Italian)
Flurry Heart Florence 'Flurry' Helena Hikari-Cadenza

Granny Smith Gladys Nancy Smith-Macintosh (English and Irish)
Grand Pear Grant Pierre Boutroux (French)
-Bright Macintosh Brett Stamos Macintosh
-Pear 'Buttercup' Butter Pearl Kerry 'Buttercup' Boutroux
Big Macintosh Biff Gabriel Macintosh
Applejack April Jacqueline Macintosh
Apple Bloom Abigail Blossom Macintosh

Igneous Rock Pie Ignatius Roch Pfeiffer (Swiss-German)
Cloudy Quartz Claudia Skye Quast-Pfeiffer (Swiss-German)
-Pinkamena Diane 'Pinkie' Pie Penelope Diane 'Pinkie' Pfeiffer
-Maud Daisy Pie Maud Daisy Pfeiffer
-Limestone Pie Laina Svenja Pfeiffer
-Marble Pie Mabel Wilhelmina Pfeiffer

Bow Hothoof Beau Hayden O'Halloran (Irish)
Windy Whistles Wendy Whitney Sullivan-O'Halloran (Irish)
-Rainbow Dash Rayna Dashiell 'Dash' O'Halloran

Hondo Flanks Horace Donald Falkanger (Norwegian)
Cookie Crumbles Constance 'Connie' Kerstin Christiansen-Falkanger (Norwegian)
-Rarity Miranda 'Randi T' Timea Falkanger
-Sweetie Belle Susan 'Susie' Belle Falkanger

Fluttershy Floortje Truus Schilder (Dutch)
Zephyr Breeze Zephyr Bruce Schilder (Dutch)

Scootaloo Scout Tajuelo Lucero (Filipino)

Firelight Fidelus Lachlan Grennan (Irish)
-Starlight Glimmer Starlet Aurora Grennan

Chiffon Swirl / Cup Cake Charlene Yvonne Svendsen-Kachel (Norwegian)
Carrot Cake Carl Robert Kachel (German)
-Pound Cake Paul Ned Kachel
-Pumpkin Cake Poppy Kimberly Kachel

Sunset Shimmer Summer Sandra Schimmel (German)

Mayor Mare Mayor Maire (French)

Cheerilee Cheryl Ella Lee (English)

Zecora Zakiya Shamasdin (Kenyan)

Gallus Galileo 'Gali' Galifianakis (Greek)
Sandbar Samuel Douglas Baer (German)
Silverstream Silvia Stamatis (Greek)

Jack Pot Birthname: Ala Kazim (Iraqi)
-Trixie Lulamoon Beatrix 'Trixie' Lola Monticelli (Italian, surname from maternal side)

Stormy Flare Stella Michelle Feuerstein (German)
-Spitfire Sabrina Tiffany Feuerstein
Soarin' Harold "Soarin'" Sorensen (Norwegian)
Misty Fly Misty Flynn (Irish)
Fleetfoot Fleur Tina Fox (English)
Thunderlane Thurston Darryl Lane (English)
Rumble Raymond Blake Lane

Stinkin' Rich Stanley Kennedy Rich (Irish)
-Filthy Rich Phillip Theodore Rich
-Spoiled Milk-Rich Sophia Lydia Mikkelsen-Rich (Norwegian)
Diamond Tiara Diana Montana Rich

Silver Spoon Silvia Veronica Spooner (English)

Bon Bon / Sweetie Drops Bonnie Beauregarde / Susan Tina Draper (French)
Lyra Heartstrings Lyra Hart Stavrou (Greek)

Daisy Daisy Perkins (English)
Rose Rose Gaultier (French)
Lily Valley Lily Valev (Bulgarian)

Snips Stanley Snipes (English)
Snails Wren Snelling (English)

Sunspot Sonny Byrne Spillane Sr. (Irish)
Stellar Flare Stella Rosemary Flanders-Spillane (English)
-Sunburst Sonny Byrne Spillane Jr.

Bulk Biceps Brock Blythe Sempill (Scottish)

All Aboard Alan Bourdelle (French)

Daring Do / A.K. Yearling Birthname: Darla Enza Durante (Italian)

Sugar Belle Sharon Belenkaya (Russian)
Party Favor Patrick Favreau (French)
Double Diamond Douglas Dumont (French)
Night Glider Nita Glavin (Russian)

Cozy Glow Cassie Glover (English)
Chancellor Neighsay Chancellor Niles Sagan (French)
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I have my own, related to my AU; Most of my pony names are Germanic, Persian or a mix of both unless stated otherwise. I'll start off with the Mane Six and the Princesses, and be warned that often my names sound nothing like they do in canon:

Twilight — Twailaixt 4 "Spærkle" Azamig
Pinkie — Wardagauna Karkadak 3
Rarity — Urraca "Seldnes" Zarraonandía (Basque) 1
Applejack — Jacqueline Pomme (French) 1
Rainbow Dash — Ranginkaman "Dash" Windhwistler
Fluttershy — Wehafarnah Flottersceoh

Celestia — Ælia Calpurnia Cælestia (Latin) 2
Luna — Luna Calpurnia Cælestia (Latin) 2
Cadence — Marcia Anicia Cadentia (Latin) 2
Shining Armor — Azaspareš Azamig
Flurry Heart — Warešuaferzarar / Nix Anicia Cadentia (Latin) 2

1 — Descended from Western immigrant families
2 — Born to Crystallian families or distant descendants of them
3 — Surname is Armenian
4 — Persianized germanic name
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Continuing:

Gilda — Swiatoslawa Sandaxšatrevna (Russian/Scythian)
Greta — Bogdána Tixuburjevna (Russian)
Gabby — Gavkatel Plamyslavevna (Russian)
Gallus — Golosistyj Vlastimirevich (Russian)
Grampa Gruff — Vsevolod Gurakevich (Russian/Scythian)

Igneous Rock — Fravarteš Sarlagabepur Arwandzadeh
Cloudy Quartz — Hripsime Ašotyan Karkadak (Armenian)
Limestone Pie — Hripsime "Krak'ar" Hripsimyan Karkadak (Armenian)
Marble Pie — Marmar Hripsimyan Karkadak (Armenian)
Maud Pie — Mazdak Hripsimyan Karkadak
Granny Pie — Sarlagab Eruvandyan (Armenian)
Surprise — Sarlagab Zarehdokht Arwandzadeh
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Lyra — Zararishtag Lyra 1
Sweetie Drops/Bon Bon — Šamšiadad Deba/Bonne de Bouillon (Assyrian/French)
Twist — Tvastra de Bouillon
Tootsie Flute — Mazdarabi Lyra

Derpy — Darayavaha Puranzadeh
Ponet — Ardašias Monet
Dinky — Vadfradad Puranzadeh
Crackle Pop — Mithridateš Puranzedeh
Raindrops — Bindavaran Puranzadeh

Octavia — Octavia 2 Spōn
Silver Spoon — Naxrte Spōn
Royal Riff — Šahgarifeš Spōn

Pokey Pierce — Farnazeš Pirouzadeh
Berry Punch — Pélagie de Berry (French)
Carrot Top — Gajartap Zaranyibardašt
Doctor Whooves — Valdemar Eorcengotazadeh
Trixie — Beatrice di Luna (Italian)

1 — Iberian surname — Descendent of Iberian immigrant families
2 — Latin first name — Distantly descended from western immigrant families
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Kirin Flutterfan
I am working on AU humanized versions of the Mane Six, and that includes their names, of course. They are a combination of multiligual wordplay, puns, translations and references. Anyway, this are the names I have given them so far:

Twilight Sparkle — Yūmei Heidi Freund (夕明・ヘイディ・フロイント) (Japanese/German)
Fluttershy — Parvaneh Shirazi (پروانه شیرازی)(Persian)
Rarity — Renée Tiffany Franco (French/English/Spanish)
Rainbow Dash — Iris "Dash" O'Hara (Greek/Irish)
Pinkie Pie — Philomena Diane Payton (Greek/English)
Applejack — Jaqueline McIntosh (French/Scottish)

I might humanize some others, depending on necessity, but for now, just the Mane Six.
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Twilight Sparkle — Twila/Tara (can't decide) Sparks
Rainbow Dash — Dashiell "Dash" Rayne
Applejack — Jacqueline Apple
Pinkie Pie — Diane Pie
Rarity — Verity Belle
Fluttershy — Vanessa/Flutura (also can't decide) Shy
Sunset Shimmer — Sunita "Sunny" Shine
Starlight Glimmer — Stella Gladwin
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Garble — Süzgeç Muqanoğlu (Turkish)
Ember — Köz Seljuqiz (Turkish)
Torch — Seljuq Toqaqoğlu (Turkish)
Spike — Arslan Mazdadad Azamig 1
Smolder — Yakalevsiz Muqanqiz (Turkish)

1 — Turkish first name
Mildgyth
Best Pink Pony - For being the first person to reach 50k uploads, managing the site's featured images, and countless other contributions to the site.
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
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Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
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Star Swirl the Bearded — Setarasuvirles Balmeth
Somnambula — Qededhaj (Egyptian) /Lucia Lucretia Somnambula (Latin)
Rockhoof — Steinhófr
Flash Magnus — Bozorgflâš
Meadowbrook — Margadir (Aramaic)
Mistmane — Meghakésara (Sanskrit)
Mildgyth
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Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
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Having a go at some of the students' names:

Amber Grain — Ecgwynn Kahrobâydân
Auburn Vision — Victor d'Auvergne (French)
Berry Bliss — Barzig Hataptuł (Armenian)
Berry Sweet — Haverj Šīrēnseteh
Bifröst — Walburga Friese (German)
Citrine Spark — Parušyatis Azanarang
Clever Musings — Xynelmeš Ziragvigar
Dawnlighter — Amalasend Azapegahgar
End Zone — Hrodberht Antámayan
Fire Flicker — Flavie Fuòcentellant (Occitan)
Fuchsia Frost — Fraata Fáfilez de Castrillón (Spanish)
Huckleberry — Farnaspeš Horteberrig
Night View — Nereide Visconti (Italian)
November Rain — Nuño Radagúnez de Gaén (Spanish)
Peppermint Goldylinks — Pune Patwandzaran
Slate Sentiments — Sigward Palmebavan
Strawberry Scoop — Séveriane Fraise de Sablé (French)
Sugar Maple — Miró Sucrauró (Occitan)
Summer Meadow — Shelá Margaqyt (Aramaic)
Violet Twirl — Wanafšag Taumadokht (Persian-Aramaic)
Latecomer

I used the following names for Harry Potter conversions (so meant to fit in in the UK). I used name-meaning sites, but I can't remember the details.

Twilight Sparkle — Esther Lichtenberg (Ravenclaw). A German Jewish feeling here.
Applejack — Abigail Jaqueline Appel (Gryffindor). Probably some European roots here too, but also American influence.
Pinkie Pie — Pinkamena Diane Pie (Hufflepuff). OK, this one I just went with because it sounds plausible enough.
Rainbow Dash — Raine Bough (Gryffindor). Yeah, not above cheap puns when they work.
Fluttershy — Flora Shire (Hufflepuff). Can you get more quiet and genteel?
Rarity — Adira Taylor (Slytherin). See, I can mix the meanings and the puns!
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Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger

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Starlight Glimmer — Setareceray Azasetarnok
Sunburst — Xwarbersteš Setareflara
Firelight — Swærkir Ataraceray
Stellar Flare — Zaradušt Setareflara

Granny Smith — Sybille Pomme (French)
Goldie Delicious — Denise Pomme (French)
Apple Rose — Rose Pomme (French)
Auntie Applesauce — Susanne Pomme (French)
Apple Bloom — Fleur Pomme (French)
Big Mac — Marcel Pomme (French)
Bright Mac — Bernard Pomme (French)
Pear Butter — Berta Pera (Occitan)
Grand Pear — Gaietan Pera (Occitan)
Edhelistar
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My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends
A Tale For The Ages - Celebrated MLP's 35th Anniversary and FiM's 8th Anniversary
Magical Inkwell - Wrote MLP fanfiction consisting of at least around 1.5k words, and has a verified link to the platform of their choice
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Kirin Flutterfan
@Mildgyth
Wondering for a while about this: Why not Chinese for Mistmane?


@Latecomer
Honestly, I see Fluttershy more of a Gryffindor. Because what can be braver than standing up to your own fears, for the good being of others?
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Wiimeiser
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(Foil Hat)
Sorted by medium:
Babs Seed- Babs Seeley (or Babs Sederwall)
Luster Dawn- Dawn Lester
Spur- Spira Finau (Finau is French, I think, so given that and her accent she's probably from Louisiana. Also, she's probably from a bayou. It's also one letter off "final", and she's basically the last character to be introduced outside the epilogue.)
Biscuit- Biscotti Finau (Yes, that's the best I could come up with)
Bloofy- Bloofy (except he's a chihuahua or something like that)
Gilded Lily- Lily Gold
Loop-de-loop (filly from Fosgitt's debut comic)- Might as well go with "Lulu Delong" for now.
Thestra- Theo Strange
Lilymoon- Lily Moon
Ambermoon- Amber Moon
Littlepip- Pippi Little
Velvet Remedy- Velma Remington
Calamity- Calvin "Cal" Amity (formerly Autumn, but he changed it to distance himself from his brother Leif)
Autumn Leaf- Leif Autumn
Silver Bell- Silva Bell
Poppyseed- Poppy Sederwall (yeah, real original)
Blackjack- Jackie Black
Morning Glory- Gloria Mornington
Scotch Tape- Scottie Tapia
Hired Gun/Silver Storm- Sylvia Gunn
Serenity- First name is still Serenity, and I can't think of a last name.
Sassy Lost- Sally Long
Rainy Days- Rayna Day
Puppysmiles- Poppy S. Day
Threnody- …Gonna to go with "Thora Nedir" for her for now
Icepick- Iris Peck

I still have the full list from the main Crazy Headcanons thread, should I cross-post even though most of the names aren't mine?
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Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
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(Foil Hat)
Apparently Ambermoon is an alcoholic beverage and a Warrior Cats character, Lily Moon is a Harry Potter character, and Babs Seeley is a Nightwing character. What. Anyway, here's the old list:


Scootaloo’s human name is Scout Lewis.

Rarity and Sweetie Belle are Lara T. Suite and Bella Suite. Their parents simply inherit the first names of their pony versions (mother’s maiden name is Crumb, and she was quite happy to change it).

Apples: Mack Appleseed, Jackie Appleseed, and Blossom Appleseed, who live with their grandmother, Mrs. Smith, who never uses her first name for whatever reason. (Blossom thinks she forgot it.)

Twi and her family are Miley Sparks, Spike Sparks (adopted), Shane Sparks and his wife Candace Sparks (nee Love). Parents are Bright Sparks (who never quite forgave his parents for naming him so whimsically) and Velma Sparks (nee Twine). Shane's daughter is Snow Sparks

Fluttershy has a name that doesn’t work for this pattern at all, so "fate" has re-named her human counterpart Violet Wilde.

Raine Beux-Dash is obvious. No, I mean she herself is. When you’re loud, fast, and colorful, you tend to get attention.

Diane Pyle never goes by her given name unless things are really serious, and she tries to avoid serious things as a matter of principle, and generally goes by "Pink". Her sister Maud Pyle doesn’t seem bothered by this, but she doesn’t exactly wear her heart on her sleeve.
Their father Ignatius hoped his other two daughters turn out normal, but alas this was not the case. Irma believes she runs the asylum, and she pretty much has since almost driving her sister Marble to suicide. Their mother Clara does not approve.

James and Samuel Flemming have a bridge to sell you. (They say their friends can call them "Jim" and "Sam", but when they say "friends", they mean "marks".)

Coco Powell is the real talent of the operation, and deserves a better boss than Suri Palomere.

Tiara Richards just wants to make friends with other girls, but her evil mother Spira doesn't allow her to hang out with common folk, so her only friend is Sylvia Spooner. Phil doesn't take notice since he's too busy managing his store.

Babs Seeley lives in the big city and is trying to raise money to start a barber shop.

Phoebe Finn just wants to snap a good shot of Violet.

Kathryn-Claire wants nothing more than Miley's autograph. Randall Lane has a crush on Kathryn, but his big brother Thor Lane disapproves.

Cherry Lee is so close to being sacked it's not funny. That Tiara and Sylvia torment Scout, Blossom and Bella for not wearing bras yet certainly isn't helping.

Ash Button just wants to get into Bella's panties. However, he's too obsessed with Garry's Mod to leave his room.

Trixie Moon is sick of Miley stealing her thunder.

Dusty Light despises Raine after an incident at military school.

Therese Hagen is Violet's stoner friend. The two frequently hang out together, sometimes with local troublemaker Diesel Corbett.

Celeste and Luna Royal do government work. Most of their effort is concentrated on Maya Mayer.

Derpy Hooves is Dupree Hughes. Her middle name is Muffy

Star L. Glickman is wanted in 50 states for theft, invasion of privacy and cult indoctrination.

Riley Parker is basically Miley with glasses and worse social skills. The first time they met, they spent like half an hour poking each other to make sure they were both real.

Sonia Dusk is an idiot with no real moral compass. Erica Blaze hates everyone and isn’t afraid to show it. Both prove useful, if irritating, pawns for Ondine G. Odessa, a high-functioning sociopath with a lovely singing voice.

Mayor Mary Majors is only an elected official, she can’t possibly make decisions by herself!

Soren Bolt is surprisingly athletic for a guy who eats so many baked goods.

Cici Saddler is pushier than a bulldozer, but her heart’s in the right place.

When he grows up, Foster White is going to be either a professional photographer or some kind of spy. There are those who’d argue he’s that second one already.

Suzette Summers used to be a horrible person, but turned her life around following a near-death experience.

Minuette is Minnie Yuet.

Moondancer is Mona Daniels.

Lemon Hearts is Elma Hartley.

Twinkleshine is Tawny Kelso.

Amethyst Star is Amy Hester.

Cloudchaser and Flitter are Claudia and Flora Chase.

Blossomforth is Blossom North.

Raindrops is Renee DeRozan.

Bulk Biceps is Blake Bison.

Spitfire is Scarlett Firestone.

Fleetfoot is Felicia Fortson.

Berry Punch is Brie Punnett.

Ruby Pinch is Ruby Punnett.

Cheese Sandwich is Chester Sands.

Golden Harvest/Carrot Top is Goldeen Harvey.

Caramel is Carey Melvin.

Noteworthy is Nate Worthy.

Lyra Heartstrings is Lyra Hastings.

Bon-Bon/Sweetie Drops is Bonnie Sweet.

Dr. Whooves is Dr. Hughes.

Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon-3 is Violet Scranton.

Octavia Melody is…you know, she can still be Octavia Melody.

Quincey Panton complains about nearly everything.

Thor Axe wants to see Chris-Alice Queen put in her place.

Gabby Griffin doesn't know what she wants to do with her life.

Claire Stripe wants to become a fashionista like Lara, but all she can think about is spoons.

Skyler Steele and Valerie Traynor are madly in love, but don't know they're holding each other back.

Nellie Wong can't bear to reject her accepted image of herself and lose weight, despite getting stuck in six doors just yesterday alone.

Little is known about Craig P. Hughes except he’s related to Dupree Hughes somehow.

Pippi Little was born in a vault and has never been outside before. She fights to make sure no one else lives the way she has, even fighting to the death.

Jackie Black was originally Fuschia Gomez, but changed her name after being fitted with prosthetic limbs, spine and heart.

Sylvia Sturm couldn't stand to see her adopted daughter Serenity dying on the streets.

Marky N. Severn was once sold into slavery as part of a human trafficking ring.

Poppy Smiler is a mysterious lost girl looking for her mother. Some say she's a ghost, others say she's a hallucinogenic neurotoxin.

Maven Danza buries her face in books rather than confront her abandonment issues.

Flash Sanders tries to act cool, but lately nothing’s gone right for him. It doesn’t help that he comes across as shallow. Or that he’s kinda got abandonment issues of his own. (From the same person who caused Maven’s, no less. Miley Sparks, you have much to answer for.)

Gilda Griffith acts tough because she’s afraid of getting hurt. Ironically, this mostly just makes people feel less guilty if they hurt her.

Ms. Margaret Harshwinter is always a professional.

Gloria Daisy Plant and her brother, Timothy Bruce Plant, hope you’re all happy campers.

Deuce Kord bears a striking resemblance to John DeLancie and does pretty much whatever he damn well pleases.

Scarlet Gilmore used to be a cult leader.

Suzy Gloor tried to destroy the world by hacking into the LHC.

Sandy Barr is rather generic. The only notable characteristic he has is all his friends are immigrants.

Raine's mother Wendy (nee Whistler) needs to stop being a cheerleader.

Gloria Mornington lost an arm to nuclear radiation.

Spira and Biscotti Finau have received a warning to keep their chihuahua Bloofy in line or else he'll be put down.

Dawn Lester thinks making friends is a waste of time. Miley does not approve of her attitude.

Sunny Lemon Looks like a ten year old girl and sounds like a 30 year old man.
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To avoid influencing myself, I've avoided every other post in the thread before making this post. I'll go back and read them right afterward.

Because of "Pinkamena Diane Pie", I actually did exactly this way back when — at least with the main gals and the CMC — and pissed off everyone in my RP by, uh, kinda pushing it on them all a bit hard.

Some of these names (but not all) follow one or more of the below conditions:

1. The regular pony name can be formed by trash-compacting the "full name" (the canon-ish "Pinkamena Diane Pie" fulfills this condition)
2. The name relies on an old "headcanon" that is no longer show-compatible
3. The family are country hicks so the middle name is some awkward thing like "Benevolence"



Twilight Sparkle: Dawn Athena Sparkle
Shining Armor: Sigurd Adonis Sparkle

I don't remember if the canon has any hint of this, but our Twilight Velvet was a classy romance novelist. Because of that, I used literary / mythology middle names for her children. Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, while Adonis is… basically the god of being a hunk.

Twilight is a parody of a Mary Sue, at least in terms of her character design, and Dawn is a good Mary Sue name. It is of course a more hopeful not-day-or-night cliché than "twilight" is and leans closer to the sun; Twilight has a more concrete relationship with Celestia than with Luna.

Sigurd is from Norse mythology. He was a big hunky dragonslayer. Shining Armor is not that far off from him, I think. (And they both start with an S.)



Rarity: Rachel Clarity Belle
Sweetie Belle: [???] Belle

I used to know this super cute gal in elementary school named Rachel. "Rachel Clarity" could be trash-compacted into "Rarity". She goes not use her country-as-hell surname because, if you didn't notice, she is kind of ashamed of her country roots (but not always.) Using "Clarity" as a middle name is, of course, a very country family thing to do.

I don't remember Sweetie Belle's "full name"; just that she's why the surname was Belle.



Applejack: Jasmine Constance Apple
Apple Bloom: Brooke Faith Apple
Big Macintosh: Maxwell [???] Apple
Granny Smith: Gruntilda [???] Apple
"Jack" is a very common nickname. You can use it regardless of what someone's actual name is, but "Jasmine" was the closest feminine name I could think of that wasn't PoS Jacqueline. Like with Rarity, middle names like "Constance" are pretty old-timey and/or rural. Constance, the word, is a pretty similar concept to trust or honesty.

BROOKE IS A SUPER CUTE NAME and vaguely sounds like Bloom, if you're drunk enough. "Faith" was basically just a random hick middle name as it is not needed for the inverse trash-compaction.

Granny is just short for Gruntilda… but I refuse to permit any other "human name" for Granny. I see nothing wrong with comparing Granny to the only other recognizable figure to bear that name in the last 30 years.



[we can obviously skip Pinkie because yeah]



Fluttershy: Florina [???] [Sher-something]

Trash compactor rule was in full swing here: the first draft of the name was Florina Terra Sherwood. That's three things that no pegasus would ever be named because they don't, as a daily life culture thing, know what flowers, earth, and wood are. The only reason is that the first syllables are FLO-TER-SHER. The Nordic Fluttershy.

Florina is a cute name for her, but the other stuff needs adjustment.



Rainbow Dash: Danielle [???] Rainbow
Scootaloo: Alfreda Bernadetta Lucchesi

I actually didn't name Rainbow Dash. Her player basically immediately picked that name as soon as he saw me naming characters, and I dared not get in the way. Dash's family was not revealed at the time and the player basically made all of them rainbow-haired jocks. This was all rather agreeable, I think.

Scootaloo's parents would not come home for the next 7+ years, so we all made up our own ideas. Mine was that she was actually from a rich noble family and absolutely despised being a "proper lady", so she never talked about her family, not even to shut Diamond Tiara up. So, I gave her the snottiest noblest name I possibly could. "Alfreda" is a pun on chicken alfredo due to the scootaloo chicken meme. Bernadetta is there solely because that is a terrible middle name she would hate. "Lucchesi" is a cool-sounding name from the -loo in Scootaloo. The slightly complicated idea there is she would've refused to answer to her first or middle name, forcing people to call her Miss Lucchesi or some such. This was soon shortened to Lu. She rode a scooter, so she became Scooter Lu. This was soon slurred to Scootaloo.



Celestia Aurora Pendragon
Luna Selene Pendragon

There is no bosser surname than PENDRAGON. It generally either means you are a dragon or one of your ancestors was. In our RP, I played Celestia, and she got so mad at her sister once that she turned into a bigass dragon (our Luna feared dragons) and perched outside in the cold and refused to move or turn back until Luna said she was sorry.

Aurora and Selene are just dawn and moon names in some mythos or another.



Gilda: Grizelda [something something]
In general, longer female names are more embarassing and lady-like, so I like to give them to tough girls the way big biker dudes are named stuff like Sally.

Gilda would have shortened her name during her school bully days. I didn't give her anything but a first name.
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