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  • Okay, so I know this has been discussed a thousand times before. But I'm not posting this just to say "It's Roderick." Here are some clues as to what the name might be.

    Idea #1: The name must be embarrassing enough that he would rather go by "Dipper".

    • "Mabel" is a pretty old-fashioned name. Maybe Dipper's name is equally old fashioned, but much weirder ("Algernon")
    • Or maybe their parents wanted to rhyme their names or make them similar, giving Dipper an awkward name. ("Glabel")
    1. 2: One of Dipper's friends, or someone he knows has the same name as him, so he changed it so they wouldn't get confused.

    Any ideas?

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    • The wildest idea I've seen yet in a fan-fiction was "Saptarshi," which is the Hindu name for the Big Dipper. Supposedly his parents are into Hindu astrology and named him for his birthmark.

      I still prefer Frederic, from Frederic and Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance."

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    • RockSunner wrote: The wildest idea I've seen yet in a fan-fiction was "Saptarshi," which is the Hindu name for the Big Dipper. Supposedly his parents are into Hindu astrology and named him for his birthmark.

      Ha!

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    • I always thought that he had a normal name (Bill, Kyle, Eric) but kids called him "Little Dipper" because of his short size and birthmark. He liked the last part so he started calling himself "Dipper". This would also explain why he got so mad when Mabel was about to call him "Little Dipper". Your theory's make more sense then mine though...

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    • Tuna529 wrote: I always thought that he had a normal name (Bill, Kyle, Eric) but kids called him "Little Dipper" because of his short size and birthmark. He liked the last part so he started calling himself "Dipper". This would also explain why he got so mad when Mabel was about to call him "Little Dipper". Your theory's make more sense then mine though...

      That's a good theory, though I don't think he would CHOOSE to be called Dipper. Maybe kids teased him (from Double Dipper "Kids used to make fun of my birthmark before I started hiding it all the time.") and the name stuck, even at home because of Mabel being Mabel. And we don't know what their parents are like, but any mom who would stick her child in a lamb costume would definitely approve of a "cute" nickname.

      Also, I noticed that one of the names you suggested was Bill. THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME. What if Bill is actually Dipper from the future, and at the end of the series Dipper falls into a portal of some kind or otherwise turns into Bill the demon? NEW THEORY! A bad one, but I've heard worse.

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    • I think Dipper's real name is Michelle.

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    • Calling it now...Dipper's real name is Timmy Fenton Pines. :p

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    • His name is Probably.....David....there I said it,

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    • Dippers real name is Dipper ok!. Wendy was the one who said it was a nickname not family of some sort. The episode where she says it is a nickname is before Into the Bunker where he tells her his crush to her face. That leaves us with two Scenarios. One she accidentley said it was a nickname and Dipper did not correct her out of fear of losing his chances with her or He told her it was a nickname in one of his nervous Rambles and did not correct himself or her for the same reasons as scenario 1. Plus would not you think that Mabel would call him by his real name at least when she is angry or during one of the weirmageddon part 2 flashbacks or maybe Zyler and Craz say it because it is a dream world, most sisters would prefer to call their brothers by there real name not a nickname. That is why Alex has not told us Dipper real name yeat because the "Real' name has been right in front of us the whole time.

      Alex please say it was me who made this theory if you read- Gabc207

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    • Small edition to my theory he also calls himself Dipper in the opening monolouge in Tourist Trapped now would not he have addresed himself as his actual name to the audience or Mabel call him by his real name during all the moments they were in peril due to gnomes?

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    • Hirsch has confirmed it is a nickname, though. And Bill has confirmed that his real name is "stupid" (Well, his name's not "Stupid", it is a stupid name... you know what I mean).

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    • Hirsh also posted the mcgucket leak which was not true at all plus he said he likes to toy with us for fun  and isint Dipper a stupid name seriousley who wants to named after a dumb constallation

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    • Personally, I think Dipper's real name might be either Milo or Michael, because both names start with an M, like Mabel's name, and both Alex & Ariel's names start with the same letter A, so I think that Dipper's real name starts with an M too.

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    • WikiaIvan1997 wrote:
      Personally, I think Dipper's real name might be either Milo or Michael, because both names start with an M, like Mabel's name, and both Alex & Ariel's names start with the same letter A, so I think that Dipper's real name starts with an M too.

      Would give a whole new universe of meaning to M&Ms.

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    • WikiaIvan1997 wrote:
      Personally, I think Dipper's real name might be either Milo or Michael, because both names start with an M, like Mabel's name, and both Alex & Ariel's names start with the same letter A, so I think that Dipper's real name starts with an M too.

      Really I mean Did you read anything I posted



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    • I have some kind of idea that his real name is Mason, but we don't know  for sure. Though it was revealed that his real name is very close to Mabel's.

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    • Alex is lying!!!!

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    • WikiaIvan1997 wrote:
      Personally, I think Dipper's real name might be either Milo or Michael, because both names start with an M, like Mabel's name, and both Alex & Ariel's names start with the same letter A, so I think that Dipper's real name starts with an M too.

      That's a good idea/point.

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    • I'm thinking that it should be close to Mabel's name

      e.g. Abel

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    • My theory is that Dipper's real name is Max. Here are my reasons:

      1) Alex Hirsch said his name shares something with Mabel's, which I agree is probably the first letter.

      2) Dipper and Mabel are based on Alex and his sister Ariel (which also supports the first letter theory, since Alex and Ariel both start with "A").

      3) Mabel's name ends the same way Ariel's does (MabEL, AriEL), so it would make sense for Dipper's name to end the same as Alex's. Max is the only (common) name I know of that starts with an "M" and ends with an "X".

      I think my theory's pretty solid. In fact, if his name isn't Max, I will be surprised.

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    • Gabc207 wrote:
      Alex is lying!!!!

      I liked the theory, it does make sense because you would call someone by their name rather than a nickname, even in dire situations, 

      maybe the whole name sounding the same is just a trick to throw us off, like the parents probably didn't name them like the stans because the kids were never given any idea the stans were twins too.

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    • I think his name is.......wait for it.......Mason!!!

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    • Mabel and syrup

      DIPPER SYRUP

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    • So the name Mabel means "lovable", which MAJORLY reflects her personality. I was thinking that maybe Dipper's name reflects his personality. Maybe his name means "smart" or something along those lines, the names that mean "smart" and are not really normal that come to mind are:

      • Clever
      • Nikka
      • Achida (this one actually means smart brother)
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    • I don't know it's not Tyron

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    • It can't be Tyrone, because Dipper said "Its the name he's always wanted".

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    • What if Dipper name was actully Lebam :O 

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    • WikiaIvan1997 wrote:
      Personally, I think Dipper's real name might be either Milo or Michael, because both names start with an M, like Mabel's name, and both Alex & Ariel's names start with the same letter A, so I think that Dipper's real name starts with an M too.

      Umbreon the serial killer wrote:

      His name is Maple

      It starts with M

      it rymes with Mabel

      Maple Pines

      Maple is  a kind of tree

      EITHER THAT OR HIS NAME IS THIS

      parum TEMO(lATIN FOR LITTLE dIPPER)

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    • Alex said his name isn't

      Michael

      Mabel

      Bill 

      Or Alex

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    • WhoamI132 wrote:
      Mabel and syrup

      DIPPER SYRUP

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    • What if Dipper has a normal name, and Bill called it "stupid" like "HAHAHAHA HE HAS A STUPID HUMAN NAME FOR MEAT SACKS AND FLESH PUPPETS!!"

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    • Well, we do have 2 clues.

      1) Dipper's real name has a simerlarity to Mabel's

      2) It is not Micheal, Mabel, Bill or Alex.

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    • What if his name is Skyler? Could be possible

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    • SkyGaming wrote: I think his name is.......wait for it.......Mason!!!

      Muffin59959 wrote: I have some kind of idea that his real name is Mason, but we don't know  for sure. Though it was revealed that his real name is very close to Mabel's.

      You guys get cookies.

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    • Hmm, could it be possible for his real name to be revealed in the Journal 3? The one that came out this summer, atleast it did here in the US.

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    • Muffin59959 wrote: Hmm, could it be possible for his real name to be revealed in the Journal 3? The one that came out this summer, atleast it did here in the US.

      It was.

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    • Thread's over. Its Mason.

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    • I KNEW IT!

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    • What if its Dongle?

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    • Check the companion Journal 3 by Alex Hirsch, Rob Renzetti and another person.

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    • It was revealed there.

      Or see this for the truth: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/GravityFallsJournal3

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    • ITS MASON!

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    • CreatorMystic wrote: ITS MASON!

      Thank you, good user. We were totally lost there for a while.

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    • What a savage.

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