List of Homestuck Relationship Names

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The Homestuck fandom has a large and diverse cast of characters, so there are many potential ships. Homestuck ships use a mix of portmanteaus and full virgule titles when referring to a ship. It is also popular to come up with joke names for ships. One blog devoted to such names can be found here.

Naming Conventions

The Virgule

As in many other fandoms, romantic pairings are most commonly denoted by a slash, or virgule, separating the characters' names. For example, a story labeled as "John Egbert/Dave Strider" refers to a romantic (and/or sexual) work whose primary couple is John Egbert and Dave Strider.


It is not common for Homestuck pairings to use abbreviated initials. This is partly due to the fact that many characters use aliases for their online chat clients which are also initials. For example, John Egbert's Screen Name is "ectoBiologist" which is shortened to EB. This leads to many different abbreviations. Another factor may be that almost every pair of initials, both chat handles and full names, is intentionally repeated between multiple characters. For example, Dave Strider and Dirk Strider are both popular characters that abbreviate to DS. Dave's chat handle matches Roxy's in abbreviating to TG, and Dirk's matches Rose's with TT. Instead, portmanteaus are used.


Portmanteaus are more common in Homestuck ship names. For example, Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam is often referred to as Rosemary. Portmanteau names tend to be used more with popular pairings in Homestuck; lesser known pairings do not have as widely accepted names. Because all the human kid characters' first names are only four letters long, pairing names between them tend to follow the format NameName.


The trolls have their own specific, complicated romance system, divided into four "quadrants". The four quadrants are: Matespritship ♥, Moirallegiance ♦, Auspisticism ♣, Kismesissitude ♠.

The heart, diamond, club, and spade symbol are used similarly to how romantic pairings are denoted by a slash, or virgule, separating the characters' names. For example, a story labeled as "Gamzee Makara♠Karkat Vantas" refers to a "black" romantic work whose primary couple is Gamzee Makara and Karkat Vantas. This style is typically only used when at least one troll character is involved. Emoticon versions of these symbols are also used: Matespritship <3, Moirallegiance <>, Auspisticism c3<, Kismesissitude <3<. Multiple quadrants may be combined in one "pairing" tag, such as "Gamzee Makara <> Karkat Vantas <3 Nepeta Leijon."

Common Pairing Names

Het Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau /
Other Names
John Egbert/Rose Lalonde John Egbert/Rose Lalonde JohnRose, Grimdorks
John Egbert/Jade Harley John Egbert/Jade Harley JohnJade, Prospitcest
Dave Strider/Rose Lalonde Dave Strider/Rose Lalonde RoseDave, DaveRose, Dersecest, Knightlight
Dave Strider/Jade Harley Dave Strider/Jade Harley DaveJade, JadeDave, Time and Space, Spacetime
John Egbert/Vriska Serket John Egbert/Vriska Serket Johnvris, Con Heir, Spider8reath
Jade Harley/Karkat Vantas Jade Harley/Karkat Vantas Kats 'n Dogs, Jadekat
Dave Strider/Terezi Pyrope Dave Strider/Terezi Pyrope Daverezi, Cherry Glare
Karkat Vantas/Terezi Pyrope Karkat Vantas/Terezi Pyrope Karezi, Adorabloodthirsty, Candy Red
John Egbert/Roxy Lalonde John Egbert/Roxy Lalonde Breathalyzer, Roxygen
Vriska Serket/Tavros Nitram Vriska Serket/Tavros Nitram Vristav, Tavris, Tavriska, Spiderbull
Sollux Captor/Aradia Megido Sollux Captor/Aradia Megido AraSol, Solara, Soladia, Maid of Honey, Honeymaid
Equius Zahhak/Aradia Megido Equius Zahhak/Aradia Megido Equiara
Nepeta Leijon/Equius Zahhak Nepeta Leijon/Equius Zahhak Meowrails, STRONG Catnip
Eridan Ampora/Feferi Peixes Eridan Ampora/Feferi Peixes EriFef, Feferidan, Arrowfish
Sollux Captor/Feferi Peixes Sollux Captor/Feferi Peixes SolFef
Nepeta Leijon/Karkat Vantas Nepeta Leijon/Karkat Vantas Karkitten, Karcat, Katnep, Nepkat
Kanaya Maryam/Karkat Vantas Kanaya Maryam/Karkat Vantas Kankat, Karkan, Karnaya, Bloody Mary
Gamzee Makara/Terezi Pyrope Gamzee Makara/Terezi Pyrope Gamrezi, Court Jesters, Juggalo Justice, Blind Rag
Calliope/Caliborn Calliope/Caliborn Uucest, Cherry Limeade

Slash Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau /
Other Names
John Egbert/Dave Strider John Egbert/Dave Strider JohnDave, Hammertime, Pepsi Cola
John Egbert/Karkat Vantas John Egbert/Karkat Vantas Johnkat, Communism, Hammer and Sickle
Dave Strider/Karkat Vantas Dave Strider/Karkat Vantas Davekat, Crabapples
Gamzee Makara/Karkat Vantas Gamzee Makara/Karkat Vantas Gamkat, Gamkar, Moirails with Benefits, A Knight of Honks
Gamzee Makara/Tavros Nitram Gamzee Makara/Tavros Nitram GamTav, PBJ
Eridan Ampora/Sollux Captor Eridan Ampora/Sollux Captor Erisol, Aerosol
Sollux Captor/Karkat Vantas Sollux Captor/Karkat Vantas Solkat, Ketchup and Mustard
Tavros Nitram/Dave Strider Tavros Nitram/Dave Strider Davros, DaveTav, Time for Sick Fires, Timetabull
Jake English/Dirk Strider Jake English/Dirk Strider DirkJake, JakeDirk, Pumpkin, Pistol Pony Rodeo, Skullcap
Dave Strider/Dirk Strider or
Dave Strider/Bro Strider
Dave Strider/Dirk Strider or
Dave Strider/Bro Strider
Dirk Strider/Caliborn Dirk Strider/Caliborn Dirkuu
John Egbert/Dirk Strider John Egbert/Dirk Strider JohnDirk, Tide Pod
Cronus Ampora/Kankri Vantas Cronus Ampora/Kankri Vantas Cronkri

Femslash Pairings

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau /
Other Names
Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam Rosemary, Grimsnark
Rose Lalonde/Jade Harley Rose Lalonde/Jade Harley JadeRose, RoseJade, Gun 'n Roses, riflerose
Kanaya Maryam/Vriska Serket Kanaya Maryam/Vriska Serket Vriskan, Spidermoth, Sparkling Sapphires
Kanaya Maryam/Jade Harley Kanaya Maryam/Jade Harley Spaceship
Terezi Pyrope/Vriska Serket Terezi Pyrope/Vriska Serket Vrisrezi, Scourge Sisters, Scourgecest
Jane Crocker/Roxy Lalonde Jane Crocker/Roxy Lalonde Cotton Candy, Lime Martini
Calliope/Roxy Lalonde Calliope/Roxy Lalonde Calliroxy, Margarita, Skullcandy
Calliope/Jane Crocker Calliope/Jane Crocker Key Lime Pie
Meenah Peixes/Aranea Serket Meenah Peixes/Aranea Serket Les8ifins, Gillfronds, Hardcore Sweeties
Meenah Peixes/Vriska Serket Meenah Peixes/Vriska Serket Les8ifins 2.0
Rose Lalonde/Vriska Serket Rose Lalonde/Vriska Serket Rosevris
Aradia Megido/Feferi Peixes Aradia Megido/Feferi Peixes Arafef
Terezi Pyrope/Nepeta Leijon Terezi Pyrope/Nepeta Leijon Scratch n Sniff
Rose Lalonde/Terezi Pyrope Rose Lalonde/Terezi Pyrope Roserezi
Jade Harley/Terezi Pyrope Jade Harley/Terezi Pyrope Jaderezi
Kanaya Maryam/Terezi Pyrope Kanaya Maryam/Terezi Pyrope Kanrezi
Jade Harley/Feferi Peixes Jade Harley/Feferi Peixes JadeFef
Jade Harley/Vriska Serket Jade Harley/Vriska Serket Jadevris
Roxy Lalonde/Meenah Peixes Roxy/Meenah Cotton Condy

Threesomes & Moresomes

Characters Involved Primary Pairing Name Portmanteau /
Other Names
John Egbert/Rose Lalonde/Dave Strider/Jade Harley John/Rose/Dave/Jade Beta OT4
Kanaya MaryamDirk StriderCaliborn Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Nepeta Leijon/Feferi Peixes/Kanaya Maryam The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Jade Harley/Dave Strider/Karkat Vantas Yiffty Shades of Gray