Allan Crain

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid Keter

Special Containment Procedures: As SCP-XXXX can be easily synthesized, no samples are to be retained for testing. SCP-XXXX can be neutralized by mixing with equal parts sodium chromate (Na2CrO4).

Foundation containment teams should be activated in the event of a higher-than-statistically-likely concentration of civilians named Trevor is detected in an area. Agents are to be embedded in any commercial laboratories actively working on sweetener technology to ensure they do not produce any samples of SCP-XXXX.

All researchers involved in testing SCP-XXXX should have the first name Trevor to avoid potential side effects in the event of a containment failure.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a pale blue fluid with a viscosity similar to water and a density of 1100kg/m3 at standard temperature. It has no discernible scent and a distinctly sweet flavor. It has the chemical composition [DATA REDACTED].

When a named, living organism is exposed to SCP-XXXX, a CK-class reality-restructuring event will occur to change that organism's name to "Trevor"1. This restructuring effects both memories and all written records, but will not affect deeper structural probability; as such, its effects can be detected by inference. E.g., it is vanishingly improbable that all test subjects used to experimentally determine the effects of SCP-XXXX would have been named Trevor to begin with, implying that the subjects became named Trevor as a result of SCP-XXXX exposure.

The effects of SCP-XXXX only apply to named, living organisms. Non-name designations (e.g., "SCP-XXX") are unaffected, even when the organism has no other name, although it will effect nicknames if present. Deceased organisms and named inorganic items (e.g., dolls) are not affected.

Organisms affected by SCP-XXXX can have their names changed to something other than Trevor through normal means, with the caveat that subjects will feel the same level of connection with the name Trevor that they presumably did to their original name.

Discovery: SCP-XXXX was first isolated in the drinking water supply at the Abbey of St. Palaemon in Lewiston, NY. Foundation statistical software installed in computers at the Census bureau detected that all monks in residence at the abbey were named Trevor and flagged it as statistically unlikely. Mobile Task Force Omicon-23 ("Census Takers") was dispatched to investigate.

MTF-O-23's commanding officer (Agent Trevor Steele) determined that one member of the order2 had a background in organic chemistry and had been working on developing a new artificial sweetener in his spare time. Unfortunately, it is believed that both Agent Steele and her second in command, Agent Trevor Lashley, were affected before containment could be achieved.

Partial experimental log:
Testing performed by Dr. Trevor Blankenship3

Test #: 1
Subject: D-80159, Trevor M██████
Test: Given 1cc dose of SCP-XXXX
Notes: All foundation and prison records indicate subject's name is Trevor. When asked his name, subject claims to be named Trevor M██████. Pre-experiment interview corroborates the first name of subject as being Trevor.

Test #: 2
Subject: D-80306, Trevor J█████
Test: Given 1cc dose of SCP-XXXX
Notes: Same result as Test #1. Given that test #1 and #2 were basically identical, the most likely conclusion is that this test was to determine SCP-XXXX's effects on organisms already named Trevor.

Test #: 4
Subject: Adult male golden retriever trained to respond to to its name4
Test: Given .3cc dose of SCP-XXXX
Notes: Subject was renamed5 and successfully trained to respond to the new name

Test #: 8
Subject: Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston Fern) plant, given a name by Dr. Blankenship
Test: SCP-XXXX added to water in planter
Notes: Dr. Blankenship reports remembering naming the subject Trevor, despite that not being a logical test to run at this point.

Test #: 17
Subject: D-80605, Trevor F███████
Test: Subject was allowed to legally change name, given 1cc dose of SCP-XXXX
Notes: Subject was chosen based on self-reported desire to undergo legal name change. Court proceedings indicate the subject's name was legally changed to Trevor from Sage6. Subject indicated happiness with the results of the name change, saying that she always felt her old name did not suit her.

Test #: 48
Subject: D-80915, Trevor U████████
Test: Short poem written about subject, then given 1cc dose of SCP-XXXX
Notes: Poem is as follows:
There once was a D-class named Trevor
Who thought himself frightfully clever
He labeled [EXPUNGED]
As "Breech-repair stick:
In emergency, swiftly pull lever"7

Addendum 1: On 20██-03-15, Dr. Blankenship was asked to appear before the ethics committee regarding the excessive use of human subjects in the testing of SCP-XXXX. Dr. Blankenship provided the following statement:

There is no excuse for my behavior. Testing indicates, and had indicated from a very early point, that most effects of SCP-XXXX could be replicated with equal effectiveness using animals or even plant subjects, so there was no reason to use human subjects for the majority of the performed tests. In fact, the very strong argument could be made that a researcher would have to be grossly incompetent to do so.

However, my previous record with the foundation shows, I believe, that I am not grossly incompetent, and also shows that every test had been cleared beforehand by the Human Subjects board. Therefore, the most logical conclusion is that the effects of SCP-XXXX are more far-ranging than previously assumed.

I have clear memory of my actions and my motivation behind them in this universe, and as such I must accept full responsibility for them. However, I would request that the committee consider the nature of SCP-XXXX as a mitigating factor.

Thank you,
Dr. Trevor Blankenship, PhD

Dr. Blankenship was formally reprimanded for his actions but no further disciplinary measures were taken. All further testing on SCP-XXXX halted.