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24th Jun '17 12:07:36 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', unless you go with the "Mario Mario and Luigi Mario" explanation (which isn't canon according to WordOfGod). Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' in that if you were to talk to one of the Toads as Luigi, said Toad praises him and wonders if he should call him and Mario "Luigi Brothers" from now onwards.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', unless you go with the "Mario Mario and Luigi Mario" explanation (which isn't canon according to WordOfGod).(Which [[FlipFlopOfGod is sometimes canon]]). Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' in that if you were to talk to one of the Toads as Luigi, said Toad praises him and wonders if he should call him and Mario "Luigi Brothers" from now onwards.
4th May '17 5:21:59 PM NumberFortyFour
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* Referenced in ''Series/{{Icarly}}''. The [[ShowWithinAShow: in-universe webshow]] is named iCarly despite Sam having equal screen time and Freddie's contributions being just as invaluable as either of theirs. In one episode, a rival who wanted to start her own webshow mentioned this as a tactic to try and get Sam to abandon iCarly and do a show with her. Though Sam brushes it off this time, she later brings it up during a fight with Carly in a later episode. Subverted, however, in that it was actually Freddie who thought of the name.
15th Feb '17 12:09:45 AM bwburke94
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* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} Charlotte Bobcats]] were named after their founding owner Robert "Bob" Jackson.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} Charlotte Bobcats]] (now the second incarnation of the Charlotte Hornets) were named after their founding owner Robert "Bob" Jackson.



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', unless you go with the "Mario Mario and Luigi Mario" explanation (which isn't canon according to WordOfGod). Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' in that if you were to talk to one of the Toads as Luigi, said Toad praises him and wonders if he should call him and Mario "Luigi Brothers" from now on words.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', unless you go with the "Mario Mario and Luigi Mario" explanation (which isn't canon according to WordOfGod). Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/SuperMario64 Super Mario 64 DS]]'' in that if you were to talk to one of the Toads as Luigi, said Toad praises him and wonders if he should call him and Mario "Luigi Brothers" from now on words.onwards.


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* Averted in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Ruby is the leader of Team RWBY and Sun is the leader of Team SSSN (pronounced "Sun"), but neither was responsible for their team's name.
19th Jan '17 8:03:08 PM FreeJaffa
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* ComicBook/SpiderGwen is in a band called "the Mary Janes" with her world's Mary Jane Watson.
27th Nov '16 7:02:41 PM PaulA
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** There's also "Pranger's Bangers", named for its commanding officer [[Creator/DavidDrake Drake]] Pranger, which figures prominently in one story arc.

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** There's also "Pranger's Bangers", "[[Literature/HammersSlammers Pranger's Bangers]]", named for its commanding officer [[Creator/DavidDrake Drake]] Pranger, which figures prominently in one story arc.
23rd Nov '16 3:22:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''/VideoGame/StarcraftII'' has Raynor's Raiders, formerly known as Raynor's Rangers when they were upholding the law.

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* ''/VideoGame/StarcraftII'' ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' has Raynor's Raiders, formerly known as Raynor's Rangers when they were upholding the law.
23rd Nov '16 3:20:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarcraftII'' has Raynor's Raiders, formerly known as Raynor's Rangers when they were upholding the law.

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* ''StarcraftII'' ''/VideoGame/StarcraftII'' has Raynor's Raiders, formerly known as Raynor's Rangers when they were upholding the law.
13th Nov '16 4:19:29 PM LorienTheYounger
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** It may be noteworthy that the Nick Xenophon Team is the only one to have multiple elected members; Bob Katter, Jacqui Lambie and Derryn Hinch are the only elected MPs from their eponymous parties in the federal Parliament. Although KAP does have two representatives in the Queensland state parliament as well, one of whom is Bob Katter's son.

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** It may be noteworthy that the Nick Xenophon Team is the only one to have multiple elected members; members, with one Lower House MP and three senators. Bob Katter, Jacqui Lambie and Derryn Hinch are the only elected MPs [=MPs=] from their eponymous parties in the federal Parliament. Although Parliament, although KAP does also have two representatives in the Queensland state parliament as well, one (one of whom is Bob Katter's son.son).
13th Nov '16 4:17:02 PM LorienTheYounger
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* This has become popular in UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics lately, partly because of problems with registering more mundane names. Thus with seats in parliament are Katter's Australia Party, and Palmer's United Australia party. The extremist and much older (now dead) Pauline's United Australia Party is another example. All of these originate in the state of Queensland, famous for its conservative political mavericks.
** The head of the Nick Xenophon Team justified his use of this trope, saying that while he didn't like using his own name, name recognition was important in politics and his candidates would be elected on his reputation.

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* This has become popular in UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics lately, partly because of problems with registering more mundane names. Thus Those with seats in the federal parliament are Katter's Australia Party, currently include the "Nick Xenophon Team", "Katter's Australian Party", the "Jacqui Lambie Network" and Palmer's "Derryn Hinch's Justice Party". Older now-defunct examples include the "Palmer United Party" and the short-lived "Pauline's United Australia party. The extremist and much older (now dead) Pauline's United Australia Party is another example. All of these originate in Party". In the state of Queensland, famous most recent election, independent senator Glenn Lazarus also ran for its conservative political mavericks.
re-election under the "Glenn Lazarus Team" but failed to retain his seat.
** The head of the Nick Xenophon Team justified his use of this trope, saying that while he didn't like using his own name, name recognition was important in politics and his candidates would be elected on his reputation.own reputation.
** It may be noteworthy that the Nick Xenophon Team is the only one to have multiple elected members; Bob Katter, Jacqui Lambie and Derryn Hinch are the only elected MPs from their eponymous parties in the federal Parliament. Although KAP does have two representatives in the Queensland state parliament as well, one of whom is Bob Katter's son.
30th Oct '16 3:50:22 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' had the characters founding the Olympic Games. When they're trying to come up with a name, Salmoneus suggests "The Salmoneus Games." No one is amused.

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* An episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' had the characters founding the Olympic Games. When they're trying to come up with a name, Salmoneus suggests "The Salmoneus Games." No one is amused.
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