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27th Jun '16 12:15:30 AM F-Lambda
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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.

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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), Al; however, it is noticeable that he has the SignificantMonogram "ASP," which is a type of poisonous snake...), 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.
27th Jun '16 12:10:51 AM F-Lambda
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* ''Film/HarryPotter'' has many examples, which are detailed in the Literature section below.
8th Jun '16 8:36:49 PM Gamermaster
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** Downplayed later on when [[spoiler:Asuka]] suggests to [[spoiler: Aki]] that she name her doll after her maternal grandmother, but it gets corrupted from [[spoiler: Kyoko]] to [[spoiler: Kiko]] due to her mishearing the suggestion.
26th May '16 5:25:07 PM FreeJaffa
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* On ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', Nick's son is named "Kelly" in honor of Nick's recently killed mother.
17th May '16 4:56:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** Names which aren't mocked there include "Utu Noranti Pralatong" and "Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu". I think the kid'll be just fine.
*** As scary as his mom is, his dad can ''destroy the entire freaking universe''. No, I don't think he's going to have to worry about bullies ''at all'', thank you very much.
*** What about Talyn? Baby spaceship named after Aeryn's dad.



** Toby's keen to point out, however, that it was Andrea, his not-wife, who was responsible for naming Huck.
** Technically Huck is also named after someone who is dead, Andrea's grandfather.
*** If you count the characters' Twitter accounts as canon, Josh and Donna have a son named after Leo and a daughter named after Joan, Josh' sister.



** Subverted in that said son also shares a name with Penny's father, Charles Widmore, who is shaping up to be a possible BigBad for the series.
*** In dialogue that ended up being cut from the episode, Charles Widmore remarked on Desmond and Penny naming their child after him, to which Desmond replied that his son is named for Charlie Pace, who gave his life to get his friends rescued.



** As revealed in ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', Bill is Dead Guy Junior twice over, named after his paternal grandfather and his paternal half-brother.

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** * As revealed in ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', Bill is Dead Guy Junior twice over, named after his paternal grandfather and his paternal half-brother.
9th May '16 11:21:06 AM Azelf2010
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** Zelena names her baby daughter after [[spoiler: Robin, who is killed by Hades shortly after everyone returns from the Underworld]].
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.
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