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30th Apr '16 1:37:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* J from ''I Am J'' was named "Jenifer" by his parents after his deceased aunt. J has a Jewish father, though he isn't too religious. His father wanted a child with a name that starts with "J" because [[FamilyThemeNaming his mom has one too]].



* The back story to ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' informs us that there's a law in Hyrule for princesses to be named in honor of the "sleeping" Zelda in the game.
** As Link and Zelda are constantly reincarnated from previous bearers of the name, all but [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword the first Link and Zelda]] are this. That is, [[HelloInsertNameHere assuming Link is actually named "Link"]].

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* The back story to ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' informs us that there's a law in Hyrule for princesses to be named in honor of the "sleeping" Zelda in the game.
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game. As Link and Zelda are constantly reincarnated from previous bearers of the name, all but [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword the first Link and Zelda]] are this. That is, [[HelloInsertNameHere assuming Link is actually named "Link"]].


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* In the beta version of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', the Good Ending to Shizune's route has her and Hisao discussing baby names. They ponder naming their future kid after [[spoiler:Misha, who was DrivenToSuicide.]]
16th Apr '16 3:11:41 AM Hanz
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* Parodied in ''Videogame/TalesOfTheBorderlands'', where after Rhys' Loader Bot [[HoldTheLine Holds The Line]] so he and Vaughn can get away, Rhys states that he will name his first born Loader Bot in honor of his sacrifice.

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* Parodied in ''Videogame/TalesOfTheBorderlands'', ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', where after Rhys' Loader Bot [[HoldTheLine Holds The Line]] so he and Vaughn can get away, Rhys states that he will name his first born Loader Bot in honor of his sacrifice.
16th Apr '16 3:11:25 AM Hanz
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* Parodied in ''Videogame/TalesOfTheBorderlands'', where after Rhys' Loader Bot [[HoldTheLine Holds The Line]] so he and Vaughn can get away, Rhys states that he will name his first born Loader Bot in honor of his sacrifice.
-->'''Rhys''': ... Or maybe not.
6th Apr '16 2:07:29 PM howdotheyriseup
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Bill Heterodyne named his son "Klaus Barry" after his younger brother and his best friend Klaus Wulfenbach. Over two years after Klaus vanished, mind you, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070810 as the old family seneschal takes pains to make clear]].

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Bill Heterodyne named his son "Klaus Barry" after his younger brother and his best friend Klaus Wulfenbach. Over two years after Klaus vanished, mind you, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070810 as the old family seneschal takes pains to make clear]]. Considering Lucrezia was ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041206#.VwV6rfkrLIU very]]'' close to Klaus before he went missing, this was something that apparently needed to be pointed out quite often.
28th Mar '16 3:58:21 PM AshlynNyx
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*** Heaven herself is a downplayed example, since she got her middle name Leigh from her deceased mother.
26th Mar '16 6:51:09 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', the first book in the ''Earth's Children'' series, Uba is named after her great-grandmother, who died when Uba's mother, Iza, was a baby.

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* In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', the first book in the ''Earth's Children'' ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series, Uba is named after her great-grandmother, who died when Uba's mother, Iza, was a baby.
16th Mar '16 5:31:28 AM Dimas28
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* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' and ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' series feature as many people named after dead significant others as they are after living ones:
** Clary's mom, Jocelyn, is revealed to have taken her new surname, Fray, by combining her previous surname, Fairchild, with Tessa Gray's. She's very much alive, though.
** According to [[AllThereInTheManual the supplementary materials]], Max Lightwood (Alec and Isabelle's younger brother) is named after his uncle, Maxwell, who dropped out of the Shadow World in favor of marrying a mundane girl. Unlike many other examples, the Junior outlives the Senior.
** The epilogue of ''Clockwork Princess'' reveals that Tessa and Will name their son after James "Jem", their friend (and lover in case of Tessa) who, while not dead, has to endure several centuries living as a Silent Brother. The same epilogue also reveals that Gideon and Sophie name one of their daughters after Gideon's deceased mother, Barbara.
10th Mar '16 7:24:34 PM merotoker
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It ''can'' be done well, especially if the background culture is one in which it's a common practice (VictorianBritain, for example). In another case of TruthInTelevision, some people did and still do simply have a custom of naming new children after beloved deceased friends or relatives. If that context isn't there, though, it runs the high risk of coming off as [[{{Narm}} corny]]. Especially if there's more than one namesake running around, and they had just the right number of kids...

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It ''can'' be done well, especially if the background culture is one in which it's a common practice (VictorianBritain, (UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, for example). In another case of TruthInTelevision, some people did and still do simply have a custom of naming new children after beloved deceased friends or relatives. If that context isn't there, though, it runs the high risk of coming off as [[{{Narm}} corny]]. Especially if there's more than one namesake running around, and they had just the right number of kids...



* James Rogers from ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow'', named in honor of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] best friend [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes James "Bucky" Barnes]], who died during WWII.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie,'' had Dil been born a girl like they originally thought, he would've been named after Stu's deceased mother, Trixie. He is instead named after Didi's cousin, Dylan, though it's unknown whether he is alive or not.



* At the end of ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Kee [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming names her newborn daughter Dylan, after Theo's dead son]].

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* At the end of ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'', Kee [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[Heartwarming/ChildrenOfMen names her newborn daughter Dylan, after Theo's dead son]].



* At the end of the film ''Film/PearlHarbor'', Evelyn named her son after her SecondLove Danny, who had died in a battle.
** It was a little bit more than that... Danny was the boy's ''father''.
* In ''The Mask of Franchise/{{Zorro}}'', Alejandro/Zorro names his son Joaquin after his dead brother.

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* At the end of the film ''Film/PearlHarbor'', Evelyn named her son after her SecondLove Danny, who had died in a battle.
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battle. It was a little bit more than that... Danny was the boy's ''father''.
* In ''The Mask of Franchise/{{Zorro}}'', ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'', Alejandro/Zorro names his son Joaquin after his dead brother.



* Towards the end of the film ''Film/ThePatriot'', Colonel Burwell's newborn son is named after Benjamin Martin's deceased son, Gabriel.

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* Towards the end of the film ''Film/ThePatriot'', Colonel Burwell's newborn son is named after Benjamin Martin's deceased son, Gabriel.



* James Rogers from ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow'', named in honor of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] best friend James "Bucky" Barnes, who died during WWII.
* Played with in the original ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', as near the end of the film, Marty's parents (in 1955) are shown considering that Marty is a nice name. The implication is that they decide to name one of their children after their disappeared friend who helped them get together - who was, of course, their son time-traveling from the future.
** In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', Marty learns he had a great-great-grand-uncle named Martin [=McFly=].

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* James Rogers from ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow'', named in honor of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] best friend James "Bucky" Barnes, who died during WWII.
* Played with in the original ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', as near the end of the film, Marty's parents (in 1955) are shown considering that Marty is a nice name. The implication is that they decide to name one of their children after their disappeared friend who helped them get together - who was, of course, their son time-traveling from the future.
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future. In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', Marty learns he had a great-great-grand-uncle named Martin [=McFly=].



* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' features such winners as the Potter siblings, James [[WordOfGod Sirius]], Lily [[WordOfGod Luna]] (at least ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse she]]'' didn't die) and ''Albus'' ''Severus'' (that's a mouthful, but at least he goes by Al), as well as the orphaned son of Lupin and Tonks, whose name is Ted after Tonks' (dead) father. Supplementary information from Rowling says George even named his son after Fred (naming your son after your own dead twin seems rather awkward... but then, not more awkward than marrying said dead twin's girlfriend). Averted with Ron and Hermione's children, who are named Rose and Hugo, with no "Rose" or "Hugo" ever mentioned on either the Weasley or Granger side.
** Also, earlier in the series, we learn that Lord Voldemort's real name is [[SignificantAnagram Tom Marvolo Riddle]] -- Tom for his father, Marvolo for his maternal grandfather. Granted, the father was still alive when he was born. And we only know that Marvolo died before his son was released from jail. He might have still been alive when Tom was born, meaning that Tom's adherence to the trope is unsure.
** Also, the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black's tradition of naming their children after stars and constellations forced them to occasionally repeat names. Harry's godfather is the third Black to be named Sirius. Sirius Black the First didn't live long enough to attend Hogwarts; one of his brothers named a son after him; and said son is the great-grandfather of Sirius Black the Third.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' features such winners as the Potter siblings, James [[WordOfGod Sirius]], Lily [[WordOfGod Luna]] (at least ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse she]]'' didn't die) and ''Albus'' ''Severus'' (that's a mouthful, but at least he goes by Al), as well as the orphaned son of Lupin and Tonks, whose name is Ted after Tonks' (dead) father. Supplementary information from Rowling says George even named his son after Fred (naming your son after your own dead twin seems rather awkward... but then, not more awkward than marrying said dead twin's girlfriend). Averted with Ron and Hermione's children, who are named Rose and Hugo, with no "Rose" or "Hugo" ever mentioned on either the Weasley or Granger side.
''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Also, earlier in the series, we learn that Lord Voldemort's real name is [[SignificantAnagram Tom Marvolo Riddle]] -- Tom for his father, Marvolo for his maternal grandfather. Granted, the father was still alive when he was born. And we only know that Marvolo died before his son was released from jail. He might have still been alive when Tom was born, meaning that Tom's adherence to the trope is unsure.
** Also, the The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black's tradition of naming their children after stars and constellations forced them to occasionally repeat names. Harry's godfather is the third Black to be named Sirius. Sirius Black the First didn't live long enough to attend Hogwarts; one of his brothers named a son after him; and said son is the great-grandfather of Sirius Black the Third.Third.
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' features such winners as the Potter siblings, James [[WordOfGod Sirius]], Lily [[WordOfGod Luna]] (at least ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse she]]'' didn't die) and ''Albus'' ''Severus'' (that's a mouthful, but at least he goes by Al), as well as the orphaned son of Lupin and Tonks, whose name is Ted after Tonks' (dead) father. Supplementary information from Rowling says George even named his son after Fred (naming your son after your own dead twin seems rather awkward... but then, not more awkward than marrying said dead twin's girlfriend). Averted with Ron and Hermione's children, who are named Rose and Hugo, with no "Rose" or "Hugo" ever mentioned on either the Weasley or Granger side.



* At the end of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', it is revealed that Jonathan and Mina named their son with the first names of the ''entire group''. Whether or not this is cause for justifiable parricide is left as an exercise for the reader. (But they ''called'' him Quincy, after the one who died.)
** In Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''[[Literature/TheDraculaTape The Holmes-Dracula File]]'', young Quincy also has a twin sister, named for Mina's friend Lucy. Which is both this trope, and a hint that Lucy Harker was born with some vampiric traits, as Lucy Westenra had been turned by the Count.

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* At the end of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', it is revealed that Jonathan and Mina named their son with the first names of the ''entire group''. Whether or not this is cause for justifiable parricide is left as an exercise for the reader. (But they ''called'' him Quincy, after the one who died.)
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) In Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''[[Literature/TheDraculaTape The Holmes-Dracula File]]'', young Quincy also has a twin sister, named for Mina's friend Lucy. Which is both this trope, and a hint that Lucy Harker was born with some vampiric traits, as Lucy Westenra had been turned by the Count.



* At the very end of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' by Lemony Snicket, Kit, just before dying, instructs the Baudelaire children to name her newborn daughter after their mother and raise her. The infant's name? [[spoiler: Beatrice.]]
** This is stated to be a tradition of the group. According to [[spoiler: her parent's journal entry, Violet]] would have been named Lemony if she'd been born a boy (at the time, [[spoiler: Beatrice Baudelaire]] thought he was dead).

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* At the very end of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' by Lemony Snicket, Kit, just before dying, instructs the Baudelaire children to name her newborn daughter after their mother and raise her. The infant's name? [[spoiler: Beatrice.]]
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]] This is stated to be a tradition of the group. According to [[spoiler: her parent's journal entry, Violet]] would have been named Lemony if she'd been born a boy (at the time, [[spoiler: Beatrice Baudelaire]] thought he was dead).



* ''WatershipDown'': one of Fiver's children is named Threar, presumably in honor of the destroyed Sandleford Warren's chief rabbit, the Threarah (Lord Threar).
* ''LittleWomen'': Amy's and Laurie's daughter is named Elizabeth -- who goes by Bess in the sequels -- after the dead little sister. The rest of the surviving March sisters' children are all named after still-living relatives.

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* ''WatershipDown'': ''Literature/WatershipDown'': one of Fiver's children is named Threar, presumably in honor of the destroyed Sandleford Warren's chief rabbit, the Threarah (Lord Threar).
* ''LittleWomen'': ''Literature/LittleWomen'': Amy's and Laurie's daughter is named Elizabeth -- who goes by Bess in the sequels -- after the dead little sister. The rest of the surviving March sisters' children are all named after still-living relatives.



* In ''{{Remnants}}'', Jobs named his second daughter after Tate, who died when she crashed the alien super ship so that it would become The Source and be ready for the 'regreening' of Earth.

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* In ''{{Remnants}}'', ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'', Jobs named his second daughter after Tate, who died when she crashed the alien super ship so that it would become The Source and be ready for the 'regreening' of Earth.



* In season three of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' we learn that Sylar names his future son Noah.
** Although that timeline probably was averted by later events.

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* In season three of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' we learn that Sylar names his future son Noah.
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Noah. Although that timeline probably was averted by later events.



* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', Scully names her son William, after Mulder's father. This was probably done as a way to confirm William's paternity; since Scully wasn't supposed to be able to get pregnant, there is a WhosYourDaddy thread to season 8. It would be an odd tribute, since given all we learn about Bill Mulder over the course of the series and how he treats his son, he's not really the kind of guy you'd want to name your kid after. Not to mention he's not Mulder's biological father.
** William is also the name of ''her'' father and older brother, both called Bill. Baby William is the only William in the series ''not'' to be called "Bill" or "Billy."

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* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', Scully names her son William, after Mulder's father. This was probably done as a way to confirm William's paternity; since Scully wasn't supposed to be able to get pregnant, there is a WhosYourDaddy thread to season 8. It would be an odd tribute, since given all we learn about Bill Mulder over the course of the series and how he treats his son, he's not really the kind of guy you'd want to name your kid after. Not to mention he's not Mulder's biological father.
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father. William is also the name of ''her'' father and older brother, both called Bill. Baby William is the only William in the series ''not'' to be called "Bill" or "Billy."



* In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode that was [[UnCanceled intended to be the series finale]], Paige is assigned to protect an innocent named Joanna, but she fails at it and Jo dies. In the next season, there's a five-or-six-episode StoryArc that involves the Charmed Ones taking on false names, and Paige's pseudonym was Jo. It's apparent that Paige was naming herself after this dead friend of hers, and while this is never hinted at in the show's text, it's enough of a FridgeBrilliance that it was probably completely intentional on the writers' part.
** Piper and Phoebe each name one of their daughters after Prue, [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready their dead older sister]] who also happened to have been named after a long-dead ancestor. The finale features even features a Prudence IV.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''
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In the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' episode that was [[UnCanceled intended to be the series finale]], Paige is assigned to protect an innocent named Joanna, but she fails at it and Jo dies. In the next season, there's a five-or-six-episode StoryArc that involves the Charmed Ones taking on false names, and Paige's pseudonym was Jo. It's apparent that Paige was naming herself after this dead friend of hers, and while this is never hinted at in the show's text, it's enough of a FridgeBrilliance that it was probably completely intentional on the writers' part.
** Piper and Phoebe each name one of their daughters after Prue, [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready [[LateArrivalSpoiler their dead older sister]] who also happened to have been named after a long-dead ancestor. The finale features even features a Prudence IV.



* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Leroy Jethro Gibbs is named after a friend of his father's. However, it would seem that his father's friend is still alive, so this entry probably doesn't count anymore.
** Also, Tony apparently named a ''[[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack fish]]'' after [[AnyoneCanDie Kate]].

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* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is named after a friend of his father's. However, it would seem that his father's friend is still alive, so this entry probably doesn't count anymore.
** Also, Tony apparently named a ''[[WeNamedTheMonkeyJack fish]]'' after [[AnyoneCanDie Kate]].



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Henry is named after his adoptive mother's dead father. [[{{Patricide}} Whom she murdered.]]

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
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Henry is named after his adoptive mother's dead father. [[{{Patricide}} Whom she murdered.]]



* The GrandFinale of ''Series/WhiteCollar'' revealed that the Burkes named their newborn son [[spoiler: Neal. However, the final scene reveals that Mr. Caffery faked his death.]]

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* The GrandFinale of ''Series/WhiteCollar'' revealed that the Burkes named their newborn son [[spoiler: Neal. However, the final scene reveals that Mr. Caffery faked his death.]]death]].



* A common but strongly discouraged practice in roleplaying games is for TheMunchkin to name their new character after their old dead character. If Dudefella gets croaked by an Orc, another character with the exact same skills named "Dudefella II" appears to replace him! How amazing!

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* A common but strongly discouraged practice in roleplaying games is for TheMunchkin the {{Munchkin}} to name their new character after their old dead character. If Dudefella gets croaked by an Orc, another character with the exact same skills named "Dudefella II" appears to replace him! How amazing!



* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}},'' Yancy names his firstborn son "Philip" after his long-missing younger brother. However, Fry isn't actually dead, [[HumanPopsicle just frozen]] in a cryogenic lab.
** The character of Fry himself is one as he's named after Philip Hartman, whom the creators wanted to voice Zapp Brannigan.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}},'' Yancy names his firstborn son "Philip" after his long-missing younger brother. However, Fry isn't actually dead, [[HumanPopsicle just frozen]] in a cryogenic lab.
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lab. The character of Fry himself is one as he's named after Philip Hartman, Creator/PhilHartman, whom the creators wanted to voice Zapp Brannigan.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' spoofs this while at the same time providing a possible explanation for one of the show's most famous running gags. In one episode, Kenny's mother announces she is pregnant, which causes Kenny to become extremely worried that he is being replaced. By the end of the episode, Kenny has died (as usual) and his mom delivers a son who looks exactly like him. In honor of their departed son, they name the baby Kenny. At which point Kenny's dad remarks that "this is like the fiftieth time this has happened." To which his wife replies, "Fifty-second." And if you're wondering how come baby Kenny is an eight year old Kenny again? Don't worry, there was another episode that explained THAT too.
* A combination of this, WeNamedTheMonkeyJack, and RunningGag occurs in the second. ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon, where the turtles name every friendly Ceratopsid they meet in the Cretaceous Period after Zog, their fallen Triceraton ally.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' spoofs this while at the same time providing a possible explanation for one of the show's most famous running gags. In one episode, Kenny's mother announces she is pregnant, which causes Kenny to become extremely worried that he is being replaced. By the end of the episode, Kenny has died (as usual) ([[TheyKilledKennyAgain as usual]]) and his mom delivers a son who looks exactly like him. In honor of their departed son, they name the baby Kenny. At which point Kenny's dad remarks that "this is like the fiftieth time this has happened." To which his wife replies, "Fifty-second." And if you're wondering how come baby Kenny is an eight year old Kenny again? Don't worry, there was another episode that explained THAT too.
* A combination of this, WeNamedTheMonkeyJack, and RunningGag occurs in the second. ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' cartoon, where the turtles name every friendly Ceratopsid they meet in the Cretaceous Period after Zog, their fallen Triceraton ally.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie,'' had Dil been born a girl like they originally thought, he would've been named after Stu's deceased mother, Trixie. He is instead named after Didi's cousin, Dylan, though it's unknown whether he is alive or not.



* Also a case of TruthInTelevision. One example is UsefulNotes/DanQuayle, whose full name is James Danforth Quayle -- Danforth was the last name of a friend of Quayle's father. Said friend died in battle during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and Dan was named in honor of him.
** What makes it a name for the "Your Honor, the Defense rests" file (said to the judge after giving the full name of someone who killed his parents...) is that J. Danforth Quail is the name of a villain from Scrooge [=McDuck=].
* TruthInTelevision: Ever wondered why there have been so many kings named Louis in France and George or Edward in Great Britain? (among others...)

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* Also a case of TruthInTelevision. One example is UsefulNotes/DanQuayle, whose full name is James Danforth Quayle -- Danforth was the last name of a friend of Quayle's father. Said friend died in battle during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and Dan was named in honor of him.
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him. What makes it a name for the "Your Honor, the Defense rests" file (said to the judge after giving the full name of someone who killed his parents...) is that J. Danforth Quail is the name of a villain from Scrooge [=McDuck=].
* TruthInTelevision: Ever wondered why there have been so many kings named Louis in France and George or Edward in Great Britain? (among others...)



** A more extreme example is Denmark, which for over five centuries alternated Fredericks and Christians, each named after their grandfathers.
*** Five centuries and counting. They keep naming them that.

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** A more extreme example is Denmark, which for over five centuries alternated Fredericks and Christians, each named after their grandfathers.
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grandfathers. Five centuries and counting. They keep naming them that.



* TruthInTelevision again: The Romans were wonderfully uncreative in naming their children. Upper class Roman families had about 2 dozen first names to choose from. To give just one example, the famous Julius Caesar's ''praenomen'' (given name, more or less) was Gaius, which he shared with his father and grandfather. And an adopted great-great-grandson better known as [[TheCaligula Caligula]]. This feature can make Roman history just a little confusing.

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* TruthInTelevision again: The Romans were wonderfully uncreative in naming their children. Upper class Roman families had about 2 dozen first names to choose from. To give just one example, the famous Julius Caesar's ''praenomen'' (given name, more or less) was Gaius, which he shared with his father and grandfather. And an adopted great-great-grandson better known as [[TheCaligula Caligula]]. This feature can make Roman history just a little confusing.



* TruthInTelevision: It's a common practice among Ashkenazi Jews to name babies after recently deceased relatives, it's a way of honoring the memory of a person. Historically, it was actually considered bad luck to name a baby after a still-living relative, ''especially'' an elderly one -- the reasoning being that it might confuse the [[TheGrimReaper Angel of Death]] at the moment of the namesake’s death, resulting in the child being taken instead.

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* TruthInTelevision: It's a common practice among Ashkenazi Jews to name babies after recently deceased relatives, it's a way of honoring the memory of a person. Historically, it was actually considered bad luck to name a baby after a still-living relative, ''especially'' an elderly one -- the reasoning being that it might confuse the [[TheGrimReaper Angel of Death]] at the moment of the namesake’s death, resulting in the child being taken instead.
27th Feb '16 1:58:09 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt for 275 years, during which they married wildly incestiously, and named all they boys Ptolemy, and all the girls Berenice, Cleopatra, or Arsinoe.
27th Feb '16 1:16:19 PM BrendanRizzo
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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' features such winners as the Potter siblings, James [[WordOfGod Sirius]], Lily [[WordOfGod Luna]] (at least ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse she]]'' didn't die) and ''Albus'' ''Severus'' (that's a mouthful, but at least he goes by Al), as well as the orphaned son of Lupin and Tonks, whose name is Ted after Tonks' (dead) father. Supplementary information from Rowling says George even named his son after Fred (naming your son after your own dead twin seems rather awkward... but then, not more awkward than marrying said dead twin's girlfriend). Possibly subverted with Ron and Hermione's children, who are named Rose and Hugo, with no "Rose" or "Hugo" ever mentioned on either the Weasley or Granger side.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' features such winners as the Potter siblings, James [[WordOfGod Sirius]], Lily [[WordOfGod Luna]] (at least ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse she]]'' didn't die) and ''Albus'' ''Severus'' (that's a mouthful, but at least he goes by Al), as well as the orphaned son of Lupin and Tonks, whose name is Ted after Tonks' (dead) father. Supplementary information from Rowling says George even named his son after Fred (naming your son after your own dead twin seems rather awkward... but then, not more awkward than marrying said dead twin's girlfriend). Possibly subverted Averted with Ron and Hermione's children, who are named Rose and Hugo, with no "Rose" or "Hugo" ever mentioned on either the Weasley or Granger side.
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