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23rd Aug '16 8:10:13 PM PaulA
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* 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.
2nd Aug '16 5:30:23 PM HKiyama
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* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' and ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': All [[MassiveNumberedSiblings six]] of the brothers' names end with "'''-matsu'''".

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* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' and ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': All [[MassiveNumberedSiblings six]] of the '''Matsu'''no brothers' names end with "'''-matsu'''".
2nd Aug '16 5:21:38 PM HKiyama
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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 ''"Our War Game" Game"'' shows that their grandmother lives in Shimane, the same place as Yamato Takeru.



* From the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles, most of the Beelzenian Royal Family's emperors all have names related to Roman gods--Janus, Jupiter, Juno, etc. In an even closer example of the trope, Emperor Jupiter Beelzenia named all of his children after months.

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* From the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles, ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', most of the Beelzenian Royal Family's emperors all have names related to Roman gods--Janus, Jupiter, Juno, etc. In an even closer example of the trope, Emperor Jupiter Beelzenia named all of his children after months.



* The Tsukishima brothers from ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' follow a light-based scheme: Akiteru (明光) means “bright light”, while Kei is another reading for the kanji 蛍 (hotaru), meaning “firefly”.
** Taken up a notch when you combine the kanji to make 蛍光 (keikou; “fluorescence”). It fits well with their character designs (blond hair, light brown eyes).

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* The Tsukishima brothers from ''Manga/{{Haikyuu}}'' follow a light-based scheme: Akiteru (明光) means “bright light”, while Kei is another reading for the kanji 蛍 (hotaru), (''hotaru''), meaning “firefly”.
** Taken up a notch when you combine the kanji to make 蛍光 (keikou; (''keikou''; “fluorescence”). It fits well with their character designs (blond hair, light brown eyes).



* 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'' all have the nickname "Jojo" "[=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", in reference to his ExtraParentConception.



** 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 but her older brother Boruto does not.

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** 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 but her tradition.
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older brother Boruto does not.also sort of fits, as "bo" is the voiced version of "ho" (i.e. it has dakuten next to it) in Japanese syllabary.



* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' and ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': All [[MassiveNumberedSiblings six]] of the brothers' names end with "'''-matsu'''".
** Their parents also join in on the theme; their names are '''Matsu'''zo and '''Matsu'''yo.



** 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 "Guenevere," 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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** 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 "Guenevere," "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.



* In ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', Utrhed's father, son, brother and one cousin (and presumably most of his paternal ancestors) are ''all'' named Uthred.

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* In ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', Utrhed's Uthred's father, son, brother and one cousin (and presumably most of his paternal ancestors) are ''all'' named Uthred.
30th Jul '16 3:24:19 PM wootzits
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* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'': The Pigeon sisters are named Gwendolyn and Cecily, after the heroines of ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.



* The heirs of the Gates family from [[Film/NationalTreasure National Treasure]] are all named after Founding Fathers of the American Revolution -- Benjamin Franklin, Patrick (Henry) and Thomas (Jefferson) Gates, respectively.


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* ''Film/TheLegendOfFrenchieKing'': the Sarrazin siblings have Biblical names; the 4 brothers are named after the authors of the Four Gospels, and their big sister Maria is presumably named after the Virgin Mary.
* The heirs of the Gates family from ''Film/NationalTreasure'' are all named after Founding Fathers of the American Revolution -- Benjamin Franklin, Patrick (Henry) and Thomas (Jefferson) Gates, respectively.
* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'': The Pigeon sisters are named Gwendolyn and Cecily, after the heroines of ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.
26th Jul '16 7:50:15 AM Godzillawolf
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** Private Running Gag's family names are all puns on the word "Gag", like Couch Gag, Overly Long Gag, etc.

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** 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.
25th Jul '16 9:24:49 PM ultimomant
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** Private Running Gag's family names are all puns on the word "Gag", like Couch Gag, Overly Long Gag, etc.
23rd Jul '16 4:58:54 PM nombretomado
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* The Jolly family from ''[[CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper]]'s Haunted Christmas'', consisting of father Noel, his wife Carol and daughter Holly.

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* The Jolly family from ''[[CasperTheFriendlyGhost ''[[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper]]'s Haunted Christmas'', consisting of father Noel, his wife Carol and daughter Holly.
26th May '16 1:08:02 PM Pichu-kun
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** Rock Lee's [[spoiler:son]] is named "Metal Lee".
25th May '16 10:55:26 PM shuniya
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* ''Anime/BtX'' have brothers Kotaro and Teppei embed with metals "steel" and "iron" within their given names respectively. In East Asian culture, steel comes before iron in when in alignment together, with Kotaro also baring the name "taro (first-born son)" in his name makes it a dead ringer that he is the first-born of the two.
19th May '16 1:12:40 PM Exusia
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** ''Jojolion'' introduces a different theme with the Higashikata family. All the family members that are female [[spoiler:introduced as female, anyway]] have names that are homonyms for card suits; Daiya = Diamond, Hato = Heart, Tsurugi = Spade, Mitsuba = Club. Furthermore, all the Stand users in the family except for Josuke have the word "King" in their Stands' names, reinforcing the playing card theme.
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