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9th Feb '17 2:27:26 PM WaggishPony
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* Subtly done in ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Reverend Camden and his wife Annie give all their children Biblical names: Matthew, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruth (always called Ruthie though), Samuel and David.

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* Subtly done in ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', Reverend Camden and his wife Annie give all their children Biblical names: Matthew, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruth (always called Ruthie though), Samuel and David. Plus if viewers knew of the Virgin Mary's mother Saint Anne (from the New Testament Apocrypha anyway), Annie counts as well.
30th Jan '17 6:25:38 AM GothicProphet
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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' has Dwalin and Balin (brothers), Fíli and Kíli (brothers), Óin and Glóin (brothers), Bifur, Bofur and Bombur (cousins), and Dori, Nori and Ori (brothers). There's also Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror. He once had a brother named Frerin.
** Shows up in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' as well. The houses of Men all have names that start with the same letters, and many of the men of the house of Finwe have "Finwe" as an element in their father-names, denoting their royal status. This includes Feanor (Curufinwe Feanaro) and all seven of his sons (Nelyafinwe, Kanafinwe, Turcafinwe, Morifinwe, Curufinwe jr., Pityafinwe, and Telufinwe). Fingolfin's father-name is Nolofinwe.

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' has Dwalin and Balin (brothers), Fíli and Kíli (brothers), Óin and Glóin (brothers), Bifur, Bofur and Bombur (cousins), and Dori, Nori and Ori (brothers). There's also Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror.Thrór. He once had a brother named Frerin.
** Shows up in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' as well. The houses of Men all have names that start with the same letters, and many of the men of the house House of Finwe Finwë have "Finwe" "Finwë" as an element in their father-names, denoting their royal status. This includes Feanor (Curufinwe Feanaro) Fëanor (Curufinwë Fëanáro) and all seven of his sons (Nelyafinwe, Kanafinwe, Turcafinwe, Morifinwe, Curufinwe jr., Pityafinwe, sons: Nelyafinwë (Maedhros), Kanafinwë (Maglor), Turcafinwë (Celegorm), Morifinwë (Caranthir), Curufinwë Jr. (Curufin), Pityafinwë (Amrod), and Telufinwe). Telufinwë (Amras). Fingolfin's father-name is Nolofinwe.Ñolofinwë.
29th Jan '17 9:24:02 AM SonSon
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* In the current arc of ''Anime/OnePiece'' it was revealed that Sanji has three brothers and a sister. The four brothers are named Ichiji, Niji, Sanji and Yonji, the kanji for numbers 1-4. Their older sister Reiju is also named after a number, in her case it's 0. And in Japanese their father partially follows the naming as well, with the Japanese Spelling used for Judge being Jajji, following the -ji suffix of his sons.

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* In the current arc [[Recap/OnePieceWholeCakeIslandArc Whole Cake Island arc]] of ''Anime/OnePiece'' it was is revealed that that:
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Sanji has three brothers and a sister. The four brothers are named Ichiji, Niji, Sanji and Yonji, the kanji for numbers 1-4. Their older sister Reiju is also named after a number, in her case it's 0. And in Japanese their father partially follows the naming as well, with the Japanese Spelling spelling used for Judge being Jajji, ''Jajji'', following the -ji suffix of his sons.sons.
** [[BigEater Big Mom]]'s children have an EdibleThemeNaming, with names such as Pudding, Cracker, Brûlée and Smoothie.
14th Jan '17 6:06:41 AM JonVonBass
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* In the current arc of ''Anime/OnePiece'' it was revealed that Sanji has three brothers and a sister. The four brothers are named Ichiji, Niji, Sanji and Yonji, the kanji for numbers 1-4. Their older sister Reiju is also named after a number, in her case it's 0. And in Japanese their father partially follows the naming as well, with the Japanese Spelling used for Judge being Jajji, following the -ji suffix of his sons.
21st Dec '16 8:58:06 PM PikaHikariKT
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** Lampshaded by Bonnie in ''X and Y'' when Sanpei revealed his older brothers' names were Ippei and Nihei (playing off the Japanese words for "one", "two", and "three").
12th Dec '16 2:36:52 AM rafi
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* ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'': Most members of the Jenius family seem to have names that either start with 'M' or are variants of Milia's name. The parents are Max and Milia; the daughters are Komilia, Miracle, Muse, [[OddNameOut Therese]], Emilia, Miranda, and Mylene; and ''[[Anime/MacrossDelta Delta]]'' reveals a granddaughter named Mirage. Even the adopted eighth daughter Moaramia follows the trend.



* Yumi and Yuuki from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' are siblings with similar names.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the name of the character Kyoko means 'Apricot'. Her sister has [[spoiler:had]] the name 'Momo' which means "Peach."



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the name of the character Kyoko means 'Apricot'. Her sister has [[spoiler:had]] the name 'Momo' which means "Peach."
* Yumi and Yuuki from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' are siblings with similar names.
* ''Franchise/{{Macross}}'': Most members of the Jenius family seem to have names that either start with 'M' or are variants of Milia's name. The parents are Max and Milia; the daughters are Komilia, Miracle, Muse, [[OddNameOut Therese]], Emilia, Miranda, and Mylene; and ''[[Anime/MacrossDelta Delta]]'' reveals a granddaughter named Mirage. Even the adopted eighth daughter Moaramia follows the trend.
11th Dec '16 6:37:04 PM lucy24
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* The children's book series “Sisters Eight” by Lauren Baratz-Logsted has sisters named Annie, Durinda, Georgia ... and so on in alphabetical order, winding up with Zinnia.[[note]]The second-to-last sister is Rebecca, so there would have been room for more.[[/note]]
30th Nov '16 12:29:39 PM Reiforce
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features Qrow and Raven Branwen, both named after birds.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features Qrow and Raven Branwen, both named after birds.birds, along with the Schnee siblings, Winter, Weiss, and Whitley, all referring to the color white.
5th Nov '16 10:02:02 PM X2X
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* The relevant lineage of main characters in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' all have the nickname "[=JoJo=]" for varying reasons:

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* The relevant lineage of main characters in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' all have the nickname "[=JoJo=]" for varying reasons:



** The two protagonist who are [[HeroicBastard illegitimate children]] get a bit more complicated: one (Josuke) has a given name [[AlternateCharacterReading that can also be read as "[=JoJo=]"]]. The other (Giorno Giovanni) combines the alliteration with the name "Dio", in reference to his ExtraParentConception.

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** The two protagonist who are [[HeroicBastard illegitimate children]] get a bit more complicated: one (Josuke) has a given name [[AlternateCharacterReading that can also be read as "[=JoJo=]"]]. "[=JoJo=]."]] The other (Giorno Giovanni) combines the alliteration with the name "Dio", "Dio," in reference to his ExtraParentConception.



** It's revealed in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' that [[CloneJesus Vivio Takamachi's]] original was Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht, whose nickname was "Vivi".

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** It's revealed in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' that [[CloneJesus Vivio Takamachi's]] original was Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht, whose nickname was "Vivi"."Vivi."



** Many named Hyuuga have names that begin with "H". Hiashi, Hizashi, Hinata, and Hanabi all have the same first letter, though Neji does not. [[spoiler:Hinata's]] daughter Himawari is half-Hyuuga and fits the tradition.

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** Many named Hyuuga have names that begin with "H". "H." Hiashi, Hizashi, Hinata, and Hanabi all have the same first letter, though Neji does not. [[spoiler:Hinata's]] daughter Himawari is half-Hyuuga and fits the tradition.



** Rock Lee's [[spoiler:son]] is named "Metal Lee".

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** Rock Lee's [[spoiler:son]] is named "Metal Lee".Lee."



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the name of the character Kyoko means 'Apricot'. Her sister has [[spoiler:had]] the name 'Momo' which means 'Peach'.

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', the name of the character Kyoko means 'Apricot'. Her sister has [[spoiler:had]] the name 'Momo' which means 'Peach'."Peach."



* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':

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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':



** Private Running Gag's family names are all puns on the word "Gag", like Couch Gag, Overly Long Gag, etc. The LooseCanon "Dark World Drabbles" story reveals his descendant a thousand years later continues this trend, being named Mythology Gag.
* ''Fanfic/FrozenHearts'' combines this with AlphabeticalThemeNaming, with all Hans' brothers' names starting on letter H.

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** Private Running Gag's family names are all puns on the word "Gag", "Gag," like Couch Gag, Overly Long Gag, etc. The LooseCanon "Dark World Drabbles" story reveals his descendant a thousand years later continues this trend, being named Mythology Gag.
* ''Fanfic/FrozenHearts'' ''FanFic/FrozenHearts'' combines this with AlphabeticalThemeNaming, with all Hans' brothers' names starting on letter H.



* In ''Fanfic/PersonaEG'', Chrysalis' children are all named after insects or insect terms.
* In "Arm Candy", part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, Dick Grayson names a litter of puppies Harley, Selina, and Kay (short for "Kryptonite"), and then has to come up with alternate explanations for the names suitable for sharing with people who don't know his secret identity.

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* In ''Fanfic/PersonaEG'', ''FanFic/PersonaEG'', Chrysalis' children are all named after insects or insect terms.
* In "Arm Candy", Candy," part of the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' ''FanFic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, Dick Grayson names a litter of puppies Harley, Selina, and Kay (short for "Kryptonite"), and then has to come up with alternate explanations for the names suitable for sharing with people who don't know his secret identity.



** The Black family follows StellarThemeNaming (Sirius, Regulus, Bellatrix, Andromeda, Draco, Scorpius, etc.). There are a few exceptions, notably [[MamaBear Narcissa]], but she passed it on to the Malfoy family through her son [[AntiVillain Draco]] and his son, Scorpius.
** Several Weasleys have names based on Arthurian mythology: the family patriarch is named "Arthur," his daughter's full name, "Ginevra," is an Italian form of "Guinevere," and his middle son is named "Percy" (a shortened form of "Percival"). Almost all of the rest of the men are named after British royalty, with Bill (William), Charlie (Charles), Fred (Frederick), George and Arthur being the most obvious ones.

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** The Black family follows StellarThemeNaming [[StellarName Stellar Theme Naming]] (Sirius, Regulus, Bellatrix, Andromeda, Draco, Scorpius, etc.). There are a few exceptions, notably [[MamaBear Narcissa]], but she passed it on to the Malfoy family through her son [[AntiVillain Draco]] and his son, Scorpius.
** Several Weasleys have names based on [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian mythology: mythology]]: the family patriarch is named "Arthur," his daughter's full name, "Ginevra," is an Italian form of "Guinevere," and his middle son is named "Percy" (a shortened form of "Percival"). Almost all of the rest of the men are named after British royalty, with Bill (William), Charlie (Charles), Fred (Frederick), George and Arthur being the most obvious ones.



*** This is passed on when [[spoiler: Harry names his daughter "Lily"]], and [[spoiler: Ron and Hermione name their daughter "Rose"]].

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*** This is passed on when [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry names his daughter "Lily"]], and [[spoiler: Ron [[spoiler:Ron and Hermione name their daughter "Rose"]].



* Nearly everyone in the Next family of the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series is named after days of the week. There's the titular Thursday herself, her mother, Wednesday, and her son and daughter, Friday and Tuesday. Thursday's daughter, Jenny, is the only striking exception to the pattern. [[spoiler: That's because she doesn't even exist, and is only a mindworm that Aornis placed on her.]] Uncle Mycroft and Aunt Polly Next are also exceptions, as are Thursday's brothers Joffy and Anton.

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* Nearly everyone in the Next family of the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series is named after days of the week. There's the titular Thursday herself, her mother, Wednesday, and her son and daughter, Friday and Tuesday. Thursday's daughter, Jenny, is the only striking exception to the pattern. [[spoiler: That's [[spoiler:That's because she doesn't even exist, and is only a mindworm that Aornis placed on her.]] Uncle Mycroft and Aunt Polly Next are also exceptions, as are Thursday's brothers Joffy and Anton.



* In AnnMMartin's TenKidsNoPets, each of the children's names follow letters of the alphabet. In fact, they're named in order of their birth order/order of names in the baby book (i.e., the 1st child is given the 1st name under A, the 2nd child is given the 2nd name listed under B, etc.)

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* In AnnMMartin's TenKidsNoPets, Ann M. Martin's ''Ten Kids, No Pets'', each of the children's names follow letters of the alphabet. In fact, they're named in order of their birth order/order of names in the baby book (i.e., the 1st child is given the 1st name under A, the 2nd child is given the 2nd name listed under B, etc.)



* The titular Dollanganger family in Creator/VCAndrews' ''[[Literature/FlowersInTheAttic Dollanganger]]'' series all have names that start with 'C': Christopher Sr. and Jr., Corrine, Cathy, and twins Carrie and Cory. While Cathy's sons, Jory and Bart, break this pattern (they were named after their fathers) her adopted daughter Cindy continues it.

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* The titular Dollanganger family in Creator/VCAndrews' ''[[Literature/FlowersInTheAttic Dollanganger]]'' series all have names that start with 'C': "C": Christopher Sr. and Jr., Corrine, Cathy, and twins Carrie and Cory. While Cathy's sons, Jory and Bart, break this pattern (they were named after their fathers) her adopted daughter Cindy continues it.



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* In ''Series/{{TwoAndAHalfMen}}'', Kandi's parents are named Andi and Mandi. Lampshaded by Charlie:

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* In ''Series/{{TwoAndAHalfMen}}'', ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Kandi's parents are named Andi and Mandi. Lampshaded by Charlie:



* "Series/KeepingUpAppearances" has Hyacinth Bucket and her three sisters Daisy, Rose and Violet.

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* "Series/KeepingUpAppearances" ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' has Hyacinth Bucket and her three sisters Daisy, Rose and Violet.



* ''CabinPressure'''s Hercules Shipwright is named for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_C-130 aircraft]], not the mythological character. His brothers, Wellington and Harrier, are also named for aircraft... but [[OddNameOut his sister's name is Sarah]], because his father was "eccentric, not mad."

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* ''CabinPressure'''s ''Radio/CabinPressure'''s Hercules Shipwright is named for the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_C-130 aircraft]], aircraft,]] not the mythological character. His brothers, Wellington and Harrier, are also named for aircraft... but [[OddNameOut his sister's name is Sarah]], because his father was "eccentric, not mad."



* The brothers in ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'' are all given Biblical names in alphabetical order (Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, etc.) However, due to the lack of "F" names in the Bible, the sixth brother has to make do with "Frankincense", which he shortens to Frank.

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* The brothers in ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'' are all given Biblical names in alphabetical order (Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, etc.) However, due to the lack of "F" names in the Bible, the sixth brother has to make do with "Frankincense", "Frankincense," which he shortens to Frank.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a small family all named after dairy products: Cream the Rabbit; her mother, Vanilla, and her Chao, Cheese. Other Chao associated with Cream were named Chocola and Milk.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a small family all named after dairy products: Cream the Rabbit; her mother, Vanilla, and her Chao, Cheese. Other Chao associated with Cream were named Chocola (Cheese's twin brother, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome only seen in]] ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'') and Milk.Milk (who is named by Cream in the DS version of ''VideoGame/SonicColors'').



* {{Proton Jon}} reveals in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpXeax8SPkY&t=46m livestream]] that his sister's name is Jen.

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* {{Proton Jon}} LetsPlay/ProtonJon reveals in a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpXeax8SPkY&t=46m livestream]] that his sister's name is Jen.



* {{Popeye}} has Olive Oyl and her family (Nana, Castor, Cole).

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* {{Popeye}} ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} has Olive Oyl and her family (Nana, Castor, Cole).



** Every member of Sokka and Katara's family (as well as most of the Southern Tribe) have a 'K' in their names: Katara, Sokka, Hakoda, Kya, and Kanna.

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** Every member of Sokka and Katara's family (as well as most of the Southern Tribe) have a 'K' "K" in their names: Katara, Sokka, Hakoda, Kya, and Kanna.



** The Powerpuff Girls all have cutesy names that have double consonants and begin with B. Also, two of them are named after flowers. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in TheMovie: the Professor names Blossom because she instantly "opens up" to him, Bubbles because of her bubbly personality, and Buttercup "[[ThemeInitials because it's also a 'B' name]]."

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** The Powerpuff Girls all have cutesy names that have double consonants and begin with B. Also, two of them are named after flowers. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in TheMovie: the Professor names Blossom because she instantly "opens up" to him, Bubbles because of her bubbly personality, and Buttercup "[[ThemeInitials because it's also a 'B' "B" name]]."



** There's also their [[EvilTwin Evil Triplet]] SpearCounterpart[=s=] Brick, Butch, and Boomer.

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** There's also their [[EvilTwin Evil Triplet]] SpearCounterpart[=s=] [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterparts]] Brick, Butch, and Boomer.



* With {{Punny Name}}s on [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior]]'s ''WesternAnimation/TheHive'' - Buzzbee, big sister Rubee, and Babee

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* With {{Punny Name}}s on [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior]]'s ''WesternAnimation/TheHive'' - -- Buzzbee, big sister Rubee, and Babee



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Ned Flanders's wife was named Maude, and their kids are Rod and Todd, all of which (most likely intentionally) rhyme with "God".

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Ned Flanders's wife was named Maude, and their kids are Rod and Todd, all of which (most likely intentionally) rhyme with "God"."God."



** There's also Pinkie Pie's sisters: Marble Pie and Limestone Pie. Don't see the theme in their names? [[https://twitter.com/gmberrow/status/658484541716340736 Maybe this will help.]]. In general, their family also follows a rock theme, with Maud Pie [[note]] i.e., Mud Pie[[/note]], and their parents Igneous Rock and Cloudy Quartz.

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** There's also Pinkie Pie's sisters: Marble Pie and Limestone Pie. Don't see the theme in their names? [[https://twitter.com/gmberrow/status/658484541716340736 Maybe this will help.]]. ]] In general, their family also follows a rock theme, with Maud Pie [[note]] i.e., Mud Pie[[/note]], and their parents Igneous Rock and Cloudy Quartz.
5th Nov '16 9:40:45 PM X2X
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', brothers Yamato and Takeru are named after Japanese folk hero Yamato Takeru. For bonus points, the movie ''"Our War Game"'' shows that their grandmother lives in Shimane, the same place as Yamato Takeru.

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', brothers Yamato and Takeru are named after Japanese folk hero Yamato Takeru. For bonus points, the movie ''"Our ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Our War Game"'' Game]]'' shows that their grandmother lives in Shimane, the same place as Yamato Takeru.
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