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21st Oct '17 3:32:54 PM Pamina
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it turns out that Kylo Ren's real name is [[spoiler: Ben, after Ben Kenobi, Luke's dead mentor from ''Film/ANewHope'']].

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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it turns out that Kylo Ren's real name is [[spoiler: Ben, after Ben Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, Luke's dead mentor from ''Film/ANewHope'']].
21st Oct '17 3:31:45 PM Pamina
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* At the end of ''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''.

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* At the end of ''Film/PearlHarbor'', Evelyn named her son after his father, her SecondLove Danny, who had died in a battle. It was a little bit more than that... Danny was the boy's ''father''.battle.
8th Oct '17 8:03:24 PM LadyNorbert
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* When [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Cullen]] becomes a father in the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series, he names his daughter Eleanor, after his late mother.



* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it turns out that Kylo Ren's real name is [[spoiler: Ben after Ben Kenobi, Luke's dead mentor from ''Film/ANewHope'']].

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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it turns out that Kylo Ren's real name is [[spoiler: Ben Ben, after Ben Kenobi, Luke's dead mentor from ''Film/ANewHope'']].



** Another Weber example: After Literature/HonorHarrington's "death" a positive embarrassment of people and things are named for her, including what was at least on its commissioning date the galaxy's most powerful warship. (Reports of her death, naturally, were greatly exaggerated; she was enormously embarrassed by all the namesakes when she returned.) Of course, at least one child (and the local equivalent of a royal princess, at that) was named after her BEFORE the event...

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** Another Weber example: After Literature/HonorHarrington's "death" "death," a positive embarrassment of people and things are named for her, including what was at least on its commissioning date the galaxy's most powerful warship. (Reports of her death, naturally, were greatly exaggerated; she was enormously embarrassed by all the namesakes when she returned.) Of course, at least one child (and the local equivalent of a royal princess, at that) was named after her BEFORE the event...



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the male Dwarf Noble Warden can have an OptionalSexualEncounter with a noble hunter [[note]](Dwarf women looking to increase their status through bearing a noble's son)[[/note]] very early in the game. Upon returning to Orzammar later, he will learn that she has born him a child from that. If he helps her into nobility, he can decide to give the child a name. Among the choices are his own name, the name of his recently-deceased mentor, his dead older brother, his dead father or his exiled Second.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the male Dwarf Noble Warden can have an OptionalSexualEncounter with a noble hunter [[note]](Dwarf women looking to increase their status through bearing a noble's son)[[/note]] very early in the game. Upon returning to Orzammar later, he will learn that she has born borne him a child from that. If he helps her into nobility, he can decide to give the child a name. Among the choices are his own name, the name of his recently-deceased mentor, his dead older brother, his dead father father, or his exiled Second.



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the main character's brother Carver is revealed to be named after a Templar with whom his mage father had had a strong friendship.
*** It's not stated in the game, but Carver's twin sister Bethany is almost certainly named for their maternal grandmother, Bethann Amell, who died the same week they were born.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the main character's brother Carver is revealed to be named after a Templar with whom his mage father had had a strong friendship.
friendship. This is only mentioned in playthroughs where Hawke is a mage.
*** It's not stated in the game, but WordOfGod confirms that Carver's twin sister Bethany is almost certainly named for their maternal grandmother, Bethann Amell, who died the same week they were born.
4th Oct '17 11:42:57 PM MJTR
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* Done subtley and retroactively in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''. Bojack shares a very similar name to his mother's brother, Crackerjack, who was introduced in season 4 but died long before the event of the show.
2nd Oct '17 10:42:16 AM JoeMerl
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** Piper and Phoebe each name one of their daughters after Prue, [[LateArrivalSpoiler their dead older sister]] who also happened to have been named after a long-dead ancestor. The finale even features a Prudence IV.

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** Piper and Phoebe each name one of their daughters In the comics, Phoebe's daughter P.J. ("Prudence Johanna") is named after Prue, [[LateArrivalSpoiler their her dead older sister]] who (who also happened to have been named after a long-dead ancestor. The finale even features ancestor). Before that, on the show, Wyatt would have been "Prudence Melinda" had he been a Prudence IV.girl. (When Piper finally does have a daughter, she's just Melinda.)
1st Oct '17 4:03:05 PM JoeMerl
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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was named after his maternal grandfather, who is implied to be deceased based on the context.

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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was named after his maternal grandfather, who is implied to be deceased based on the context. (Presumably the same is true of Arnold's [[CountryCousin cousin Arnie]], who seems to be on his mother's side.)
1st Oct '17 4:01:50 PM JoeMerl
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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. The character of Fry himself is one as he's named after Creator/PhilHartman, whom the creators wanted to voice Zapp Brannigan.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the show's main couple, Aang and Katara are revealed to have had three children, two of which were named after people they knew and cared about: Kya and Bumi.
** Their third child, Tenzin, is a {{meta}} example: both he and Aang's ParentalSubstitute, Gyatso, are named after the 14th Dalai Lama. It's unknown if there's an in-universe connection between those names, though.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s first really big TearJerker came when it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Fry became a HumanPopsicle and his family assumed he was dead, his older brother Yancy names named his firstborn son "Philip" after his long-missing younger brother. However, Fry isn't actually dead, [[HumanPopsicle just frozen]] in a cryogenic lab. him]].
** Meta example:
The character of Fry himself is one as he's named after Creator/PhilHartman, whom the creators wanted to voice [[CasanovaWannabe Zapp Brannigan.
Brannigan]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the show's main couple, Aang and Katara are revealed to have had three children, two of which were named after people they knew and cared about: Kya (Katara's mother) and Bumi.
Bumi (Aang's friend).
** Their third child, Tenzin, is a {{meta}} example: both he and Aang's ParentalSubstitute, Gyatso, are both named after the 14th Dalai Lama. It's unknown if there's an in-universe connection between those names, though.
21st Sep '17 3:02:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* Reinforce Zwei of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', at the request of the original shortly before her HeroicSacrifice. For those who don't know, "Zwei" means "two" in [[GratuitousGerman German]], so it means Reinforce the Second.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Reinforce Zwei of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', Zwei, at the request of the original shortly before her HeroicSacrifice. For those who don't know, "Zwei" means "two" in [[GratuitousGerman German]], so it means Reinforce the Second.






** As a subtrope of that, thanfiction, mastermind behind the "[[FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness DAYDverse]]", is especially prone to this. IIRC, there are only three kids who ''aren't'' named after dead people, and two were adopted from another country. Of course, there are a [[KillEmAll lot of names to choose from]]...

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** As a subtrope of that, thanfiction, mastermind behind the "[[FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness DAYDverse]]", is especially prone to this. IIRC, there There are only three kids who ''aren't'' named after dead people, and two were adopted from another country. Of course, there are a [[KillEmAll lot of names to choose from]]...



* Averted in ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'', as the parents-to-be were afraid they would begin making comparison to the child's namesake and unintentionally force the child to imitate them.

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* ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'':
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Averted in ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'', as the parents-to-be were afraid they would begin making comparison to the child's namesake and unintentionally force the child to imitate them.



* Speaking of ''Manga/OnePiece'', expect many children of Luffy to be named [[spoiler:Ace]].

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* Speaking of ''Manga/OnePiece'', expect many children of Luffy to be named [[spoiler:Ace]]."Ace".



* It's mentioned in one of the spinoffs to the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' that Freya's childhood friend was going to name her child after her if they were female. Freya isn't dead, however her friend thought she was killed when [[spoiler:she was run out of town for being a lesbian.]] When Freya notes that it's considered bad luck to name your kid after a living person, she questions if maybe they should alter the spelling.

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* It's mentioned in one of the spinoffs to the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' that Freya's childhood friend was going to name her child after her if they were female. Freya isn't dead, however her friend thought she was killed when [[spoiler:she she was run out of town for being a lesbian.]] lesbian. When Freya notes that it's considered bad luck to name your kid after a living person, she questions if maybe they should alter the spelling.spelling instead.
* In one chapter of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12318310/1/ My Sister Leni]]'', Leni finds out that her parents had a stillborn baby that they named "Leni" prior to her.
20th Sep '17 12:04:23 PM DaibhidC
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* In stories set in the alternate future of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', several of the Titans do this; Tempest's daughter is named after his former lover, Nightwing's daughter after his mother, and Flash's twins after his aunt and uncle. (In the main DCU, Flash's daughter is still named Iris, but Flash's son is named after the Golden-Age Flash, although its Jai not Jay, presumably because there was already a Dead Guy Junior for Barry. Funnily enough, neither Jay nor Barry is dead at the moment.)

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* In stories set in the alternate future of ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', several of the Titans do this; Tempest's daughter is named Tula after his former lover, Nightwing's daughter is Mar'i after his mother, mother Mary (but with Tamaranean spelling), and Flash's twins are Iris and Barry after his aunt and uncle. (In uncle.
* In
the main DCU, Flash's Wally West's daughter is still named Iris, but Flash's his son is named after the Golden-Age Flash, although Flash (although its Jai not Jay, Jay) presumably because there was already a Dead Guy Junior for Barry. Funnily enough, neither Jay nor Barry is dead at the moment.)



* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence: Superman #2]]'', Superman and Lois name their son Jonathan Samuel Kent in honor of their fathers. Jonathan is obviously the name of Clark's adoptive father but the fact that they named their son Samuel after Lois' father, who was responsible for the destruction of [[ComicBook/NewKrypton New Krypton]] makes this especially poignant. Lois also initially suggests naming him Jor, after Jor-El, but Clark insists that he sees himself as human more than kryptonian.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence: Superman #2]]'', Superman and Lois name their son Jonathan Samuel Kent in honor of their fathers. Jonathan is obviously the name of Clark's adoptive father but the fact that they named their son Samuel after Lois' father, who was responsible for the destruction of [[ComicBook/NewKrypton New Krypton]] makes this especially poignant. Lois also initially suggests naming him Jor, after Jor-El, but Clark insists that he sees himself as human more than kryptonian.Kryptonian.



* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', Wally West (the third Flash) names his son after Barry Allen, the second Flash and his mentor. It's not established if Iris West-Allen, his aunt, is alive or not, but he also names his daughter after her.
* ''ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'': "Bart" Allen is named after his grandfather Barry Allen, though they luckily go by different nicknames since Bart [[KidFromTheFuture ends up in the past]].

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* In ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', Wally West (the third Flash) names his son after Barry Allen, the second Flash and his mentor. It's not established if Iris West-Allen, his aunt, is alive or not, but he also names his daughter after her.
* ''ComicBook/{{Impulse}}'': "Bart" Allen is named after his grandfather Barry Allen, though they luckily go by different nicknames since Bart [[KidFromTheFuture ends up in the past]].
15th Sep '17 8:21:48 PM heartauthor
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* In ''VideoGame/WhatRemainsOfEdithFinch'', Edith mentions that her mother once told her if she had been a boy, her name would have been Gus, after her mom's younger brother.
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