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    That sounds reasonable, but what if there is more than one Satoshi from Masara Town? How would you differentiate people with the same first name who come from larger cities?

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    Wasn't that done with occupation and parents' names? So he may be "Hanako's son Satoshi, from Masara". And if there's more than one Hanako there with a son named Satoshi, he may be "Satoshi, from Masara, the son of Hanako the gardener"

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    I think they just left them out of the anime because it's easier to remember one name rather than two. They obviously have them, but in a show geared towards children, how often do you have characters with more than one name? Maybe it's more common in Japan, but just off the top of my head, I can't think of that many animes who have characters with more than one name. And certainly not the ones geared towards younger viewers. But maybe I'm just blocking stuff out.

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    Yu-Gi-Oh characters have last names.

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    Heh...I think Pocket Monster's target audience is slightly younger than Yu-gi-oh's.
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    Don't forget Steven Stone

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    Ah, yes... Hmm, is that the only known instance of a surname in the game canon?

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    In-game, I don't think the professors have *given* names, do they? Hmm, concievibly, say Special or somewhere wanted to give Ookido a given name, could they call him something other than Yukinari?

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    In game, we wouldn't be able to tell whether those were given or family names - they seem to have only one name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhen Lin
    Ah, yes... Hmm, is that the only known instance of a surname in the game canon?
    Wouldn't 'Mr. Briney' technically be a surname? You wouldn't normally tack on a 'Mr.' if it was his first name, no matter how old he is.
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    But Zachary Evans! ;o;

    *shot*

    Game-wise, I can't really think of any others other than Mr. Daigo-face. (Steven. XD)

    I love how they give people first names but no last names or they give them last names but no first names. XD TF, please. TF. XD

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    I guess since it's their fantasy world, they have no problems, because they can just give everyone a different name :P

    I got a random SMS from South Africa a couple of weeks ago (I live in Australia) asking me what Misty's last name was, because my friends were fighting about it XD

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    "Misty Williams" is a long ago proven fake. Same with whatever Brock's last name is supposed to be - Harrison or Henry or whatever.

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    ..oh yeah. XD How could I forget them, Vito is hot stuff!

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