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31st Jul '17 4:44:21 PM Adeon
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** The same novel had a passing reference to a former ruler of Lancre called King My He's Heavy the First, and a man called James What The Hell's That Cow Doing In Here Poorchick (or Moocow Poorchick to his friends). The culture has a rule that whatever is actually said at the naming ceremony must become their permanent, official name, with no allowance for error or provision to change it.

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** The same novel had a passing reference to a former ruler of Lancre called King My God He's Heavy the First, and a man called James What The Hell's That Cow Doing In Here Poorchick (or Moocow Poorchick to his friends). The culture has a rule that whatever is actually said at the naming ceremony must become their permanent, official name, with no allowance for error or provision to change it.
23rd Jul '17 2:26:11 PM Malady
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* Subverted and lampshaded in ''Series/TheOfficeUS''. From the beginning of the series to partway into it, Pam is engaged to Roy Anderson. When she eventually breaks up with him, she notes how close she came to becoming PamelaAnderson.

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* Subverted and lampshaded in ''Series/TheOfficeUS''. From the beginning of the series to partway into it, Pam is engaged to Roy Anderson. When she eventually breaks up with him, she notes how close she came to becoming PamelaAnderson.Creator/PamelaAnderson.



* One memorable ''{{Garfield}}'' strip had Garfield watching a TV show where a woman named Philomena Scott Aphat decides not to marry a man named Thaddeus Ramsbottom, because her name would become "Philomena Scott Aphat Ramsbottom".[[note]]"Philomena's got a fat ram's bottom."[[/note]]

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* One memorable ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip had Garfield watching a TV show where a woman named Philomena Scott Aphat decides not to marry a man named Thaddeus Ramsbottom, because her name would become "Philomena Scott Aphat Ramsbottom".[[note]]"Philomena's got a fat ram's bottom."[[/note]]
25th May '17 4:36:55 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Selma Bouvier of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has quite a long surname thanks to several failed marriages: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Discothèque Simpson D'Amico. In order, she was previously married to Sideshow Bob[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E21BlackWidower Black Widower]]"; Bob's full name is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Jr.)[[/labelnote]], Lionel Hutz[[labelnote:]](that one happened off-screen)[[/labelnote]], Troy [=McClure=][[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E19AFishCalledSelma A Fish Called Selma]]")[[/labelnote]], Disco Stu[[labelnote:]](mentioned in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]"; Stu's full name is Stuart Discotèque)[[/labelnote]], Abraham Simpson[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E15RomeOldAndJuliEh Rome-Old and Juli-Eh]]")[[/labelnote]] and Fat Tony[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E19TheRealHousewivesOfFatTony The Real Housewives of Fat Tony]]")[[/labelnote]]. She cited this as her reason for refusing to marry Apu in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing Much Apu About Nothing]]", saying that the last thing she needed was to add "Nahasapeemapeti-whatever" to the mix (which only included Bouvier, Terwilliger, Hutz and [=McClure=] at the time, mind you).

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* Selma Bouvier of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has quite a long surname string of married names thanks to several failed marriages: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Discothèque Simpson D'Amico. In order, she was previously married to Sideshow Bob[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E21BlackWidower Black Widower]]"; Bob's full name is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Jr.)[[/labelnote]], Lionel Hutz[[labelnote:]](that one happened off-screen)[[/labelnote]], Hutz[[labelnote:]](mentioned in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing Much Apu About Nothing]]")[[/labelnote]], Troy [=McClure=][[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E19AFishCalledSelma A Fish Called Selma]]")[[/labelnote]], Disco Stu[[labelnote:]](mentioned in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]"; Stu's full name is Stuart Discotèque)[[/labelnote]], Abraham Simpson[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E15RomeOldAndJuliEh Rome-Old and Juli-Eh]]")[[/labelnote]] and Fat Tony[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E19TheRealHousewivesOfFatTony The Real Housewives of Fat Tony]]")[[/labelnote]].Tony]]"; Tony's full name is Marion Anthony D'Amico)[[/labelnote]] -- none of those relationships lasted beyond an episode. She cited this as her reason for refusing to marry Apu in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing Much Apu About Nothing]]", saying that the last thing she needed was to add "Nahasapeemapeti-whatever" to the mix (which only included Bouvier, Terwilliger, Hutz and [=McClure=] at the time, mind you).
25th May '17 10:48:28 AM nightkiller
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** William Tiberius Rice was the title character of Roddenberry's previous series ''TheLieutenant''.
23rd May '17 4:10:24 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' -- not exactly the same, but Selma has quite a name going at this point: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Stu. She cited this as her reason for refusing to marry Apu, saying that the last thing she needed was to add "Nahasapeemapetiwhatever" to the mix.
** At that point, Selma was only Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=]. Selma's current name is... Drum Roll... forgive me, it's probably not in order... Selma (Middle Name) Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Leonard Hombre Itchy Stu Terwilliger Simpson... thank you, thank you.
*** The Disco Stu Marriage was ''annulled'' therefore no effective marriage took place.
*** Also, Stu´s real surname is ...wait for it...Discotheque. Stuart Discotheque. So, when she was married to him, it went as following: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Discotheque.

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* Selma Bouvier of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' -- not exactly the same, but Selma has quite a name going at this point: long surname thanks to several failed marriages: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Stu. Discothèque Simpson D'Amico. In order, she was previously married to Sideshow Bob[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E21BlackWidower Black Widower]]"; Bob's full name is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, Jr.)[[/labelnote]], Lionel Hutz[[labelnote:]](that one happened off-screen)[[/labelnote]], Troy [=McClure=][[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E19AFishCalledSelma A Fish Called Selma]]")[[/labelnote]], Disco Stu[[labelnote:]](mentioned in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E10TheresSomethingAboutMarrying There's Something About Marrying]]"; Stu's full name is Stuart Discotèque)[[/labelnote]], Abraham Simpson[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E15RomeOldAndJuliEh Rome-Old and Juli-Eh]]")[[/labelnote]] and Fat Tony[[labelnote:]]("[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E19TheRealHousewivesOfFatTony The Real Housewives of Fat Tony]]")[[/labelnote]]. She cited this as her reason for refusing to marry Apu, Apu in "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing Much Apu About Nothing]]", saying that the last thing she needed was to add "Nahasapeemapetiwhatever" "Nahasapeemapeti-whatever" to the mix.
** At that point, Selma was
mix (which only Selma Bouvier Terwilliger included Bouvier, Terwilliger, Hutz [=McClure=]. Selma's current name is... Drum Roll... forgive me, it's probably not in order... Selma (Middle Name) Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz and [=McClure=] Leonard Hombre Itchy Stu Terwilliger Simpson... thank you, thank you.
*** The Disco Stu Marriage was ''annulled'' therefore no effective marriage took place.
*** Also, Stu´s real surname is ...wait for it...Discotheque. Stuart Discotheque. So, when she was married to him, it went as following: Selma Bouvier Terwilliger Hutz [=McClure=] Discotheque.
at the time, mind you).
18th May '17 4:45:18 PM SomberCaelifera
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** In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation'', J.T. Yorke's full name is James Tiberius Yorke.

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** * In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation'', J.T. Yorke's full name is James Tiberius Yorke.
18th May '17 4:44:24 PM SomberCaelifera
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** And then, during [[spoiler:her ''next'' wedding]], it's revealed that this isn't her real name--actually it's even more embarrassing.

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** And then, during [[spoiler:her ''next'' wedding]], it's revealed that this isn't her real name--actually it's even more embarrassing. [[spoiler: She was born Pookie Noodlin Pearly-Gates Gibbons.]]
4th May '17 9:12:15 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** His daughter Kinga is given the middle name of "Clayton" after her father.
28th Apr '17 3:39:11 PM jormis29
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* Drew Carey's middle name in ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' is Allison. ([[TheDanza Also the actor's real middle name]])
** Mimi: "Wow, all ''three'' of your names are girls' names!"

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* Drew Carey's Creator/DrewCarey middle name in ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' is Allison. ([[TheDanza Also the actor's real middle name]])
** Mimi: "Wow, -->'''Mimi''': Wow, all ''three'' of your names are girls' names!"names!



** In an episode of the US version, one of the lines from Scenes From A Hat was "Embarrassing Secrets About Our Host, Drew Carey". Ryan Styles walks on and says "What kind of a middle name is 'Alison'?" As noted above and below, this really is Drew's middle name.

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** In an episode of the US version, one of the lines from Scenes From A Hat was "Embarrassing Secrets About Our Host, Drew Carey".Creator/DrewCarey". Ryan Styles walks on and says "What kind of a middle name is 'Alison'?" As noted above and below, this really is Drew's middle name.
11th Mar '17 5:45:14 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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