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27th May '16 8:14:25 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the Ginyu Force, named after Captain Ginyu. Then it turns out as of ''Wrestling/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' that the overall space pirate military organization they serve as mercenaries for is actually called the Freeza Force, named directly after its young emperor.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the Ginyu Force, named after Captain Ginyu. Then it turns out as of ''Wrestling/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' that the overall space pirate military organization they serve as mercenaries for is actually called the Freeza Force, named directly after its young emperor.


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* {{Defied|trope}} by Wrestling/KevinSteen when Matt Jackson tried to name the Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla quartet of Steen, Adam Cole and Wrestling/TheYoungBucks "Matt Rushmore".[[/folder]]
7th May '16 3:07:24 AM Psyclone
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** [[spoiler:During the end credits, he actually argues with the developer over the game itself not being called "Deadpool and his Inferior Friends".]]

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** [[spoiler:During During the end credits, he actually argues with credits of the developer over sequel he complains to the developers that the game itself not being isn't called "Deadpool and his Inferior Friends".]]
7th May '16 3:03:02 AM Psyclone
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* The [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps]] in the ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'', which could have been called the Yellow Lantern Corps, but was instead named after its founder. Oddly enough he didn't come up with the name on his own but rather was given to him by ComicBook/BoosterGold, who was distracting Sinestro by claiming to be his biggest fan in the future and a member of the "[[LineOfSightName Sinestro Corps]]"...

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* The [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]] in the ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'', which could have been called the Yellow Lantern Corps, but was instead named after its founder. Oddly enough he didn't come up with the name on his own but rather was given to him by ComicBook/BoosterGold, who was distracting Sinestro by claiming to be his biggest fan in the future and a member of the "[[LineOfSightName Sinestro Corps]]"...
27th Apr '16 8:53:28 PM M84
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* The Emperor of Mankind from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', wanting to honor his favored son Horus' accomplishments, once suggested that Horus change the name of his legion the Luna Wolves to the Sons of Horus. Horus initially refused since he was worried that might cause factionalism and strife among the Astartes. Ironically, Horus would follow the Emperor's suggestion after betraying him for the Ruinous Powers. After Horus' death, the legion name was changed again to the Black Legion, since its new leader Abaddon had lost all faith in Horus following the latter's failure and wanted to make a clean break from him.
13th Apr '16 11:10:08 PM TheUsualSuspect
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** 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.
18th Mar '16 1:47:19 PM Wyldchyld
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* Downplayed in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. RWBY obviously sounds like its leader [[LittleRedFightingHood Ruby Rose]], but she didn't get to name the team that way [[BigGood Ozpin]] did. Same goes for [[{{Jerkass}} Cardin]] and his CRDL (Cardinal). Meanwhile, Jaune's team is given the not-very-indicative name JNPR (Juniper). The only consistent rule with team names seems to be that the leader's name comes first in the acronym.
9th Mar '16 2:55:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FlorenceAndTheMachine - Florence Welch and Isabella "Machine" Summers (they started as a duo, but eventually got more bandmembers, though the songs are usually written just by them - or just Florence and another person)

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* FlorenceAndTheMachine Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine - Florence Welch and Isabella "Machine" Summers (they started as a duo, but eventually got more bandmembers, though the songs are usually written just by them - or just Florence and another person)
19th Feb '16 9:43:48 AM PaulA
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* Music/TheBeatles used in their early years both "[[Music/JohnLennon Johnny]] and the Moondogs" and "Long John and the Silvermen" (referencing [[TreasureIsland Long John Silver]]).

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* Music/TheBeatles used in their early years both "[[Music/JohnLennon Johnny]] and the Moondogs" and "Long John and the Silvermen" (referencing [[TreasureIsland [[Literature/TreasureIsland Long John Silver]]).
4th Jan '16 6:46:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Also subverted by {{Blondie}}. Although Debbie Harry had often been called "Blondie" prior to the band being formed, the name technically referred to the entire band and not just to her.

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* Also subverted by {{Blondie}}.Music/{{Blondie}}. Although Debbie Harry had often been called "Blondie" prior to the band being formed, the name technically referred to the entire band and not just to her.
2nd Jan '16 9:17:10 AM Doug86
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* ''ILoveLucy'': When Lucy and Ethel try to name their new dress shop, they decide to combine their names but can't settle on which one sounds better; LucyEth or EthelLu (a clever reference to Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball's production company Desilu). Another episode has the Ricardos and the Mertzes buying a diner and then each person wanting to name the diner after themselves.

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* ''ILoveLucy'': ''Series/ILoveLucy'': When Lucy and Ethel try to name their new dress shop, they decide to combine their names but can't settle on which one sounds better; LucyEth or EthelLu (a clever reference to Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball's production company Desilu). Another episode has the Ricardos and the Mertzes buying a diner and then each person wanting to name the diner after themselves.
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