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19th May '18 7:49:56 PM Sharlee
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* Carl Linnaeus, the naturalist who invented taxonomic nomenclature, ''would'' have been named Nilsson as per Scandinavian tradition, had his father not adopted this trope to complete the enrollment paperwork for the University of Lund. Nils chose "Linnaeus" in reference to a gigantic linden tree that grew on the family property.

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* Carl Linnaeus, the naturalist who invented taxonomic nomenclature, ''would'' have been named Nilsson as per Scandinavian tradition, had his father not adopted this trope to complete the his enrollment paperwork for at the University of Lund. Needing ''something'' to put down as a "family name", Nils chose "Linnaeus" in reference to a gigantic linden tree that grew on the family property.
19th May '18 7:47:40 PM Sharlee
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* Carl Linnaeus, the naturalist who invented taxonomic nomenclature, ''would'' have been named Nilsson as per Scandinavian tradition, had his father not adopted this trope to complete the enrollment paperwork for the University of Lund. Nils chose "Linnaeus" in reference to a gigantic linden tree that grew on the family property.
15th May '18 6:33:53 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In Alexey Vinokurov's ''The Country of Three Lands'', a goblin (whose race is viewed as AlwaysChaoticEvil) undergoes a HeelFaceTurn. As goblins are notorious for foul language, this one teaches himself to [[LastSecondWordSwap say "oh, blin"]] (sort of a milder equivalent of "damn" in Russian) whenever he wants to curse. He promptly gets nicknamed Oblin.

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* In Alexey Vinokurov's ''The Country of Three Lands'', ''TheCountryOfThreeLands'', a goblin (whose race is viewed as AlwaysChaoticEvil) undergoes a HeelFaceTurn. As goblins are notorious for foul language, this one teaches himself to [[LastSecondWordSwap say "oh, blin"]] (sort of a milder equivalent of "damn" in Russian) whenever he wants to curse. He promptly gets nicknamed Oblin.
13th May '18 8:18:28 AM hubakon1368
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
* Epsilon is based on the memories of the Alpha AI. Until he is activated and becomes a major member of the cast, he's solely referred to as Epsilon... but after, he almost immediately assumes the name [[spoiler:Church]], just like Alpha did. He knows something's off when, after he's [[spoiler:rescued from the capture unit]], everyone calls him "Epsilon" again. [[spoiler:Turns out they've been calling Agent Washington "Church"... his armor color confuses Caboose.]]

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
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Epsilon is based on the memories of the Alpha AI. Until he is activated and becomes a major member of the cast, he's solely referred to as Epsilon... but after, he almost immediately assumes the name [[spoiler:Church]], just like Alpha did. He knows something's off when, after he's [[spoiler:rescued from the capture unit]], everyone calls him "Epsilon" again. [[spoiler:Turns out they've been calling Agent Washington "Church"... his armor color confuses Caboose.]]
6th May '18 6:00:11 PM nombretomado
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* In one film adaption of ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'', Athos tells his former wife that the Comte de la Fère (his real name) is dead; he uses anecdotes from his past by claiming that they happened to a friend of his.

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* In one film adaption of ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', Athos tells his former wife that the Comte de la Fère (his real name) is dead; he uses anecdotes from his past by claiming that they happened to a friend of his.%%Anyone know which adaptation?
6th May '18 2:11:50 PM nombretomado
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** The original cast of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was implied to have taken their known names around the time they got stranded on the planet. Most of the names are references to their new beast modes, but the captains - "Optimus Primal" and "Megatron" - instead take names after the [[TransformersGenerationOne Generation One]] leaders. (Or, alternately, Megatron takes his from Cybertronian scripture, suggesting the G1 Decepticon did the same.)

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** The original cast of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was implied to have taken their known names around the time they got stranded on the planet. Most of the names are references to their new beast modes, but the captains - "Optimus Primal" and "Megatron" - instead take names after the [[TransformersGenerationOne [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation One]] leaders. (Or, alternately, Megatron takes his from Cybertronian scripture, suggesting the G1 Decepticon did the same.)
28th Apr '18 5:32:40 AM Peteman
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* In Machinima/RedVsBlue, Epsilon is based on the memories of the Alpha AI. Until he is activated and becomes a major member of the cast, he's solely referred to as Epsilon... but after, he almost immediately assumes the name [[spoiler:Church]], just like Alpha did. He knows something's off when, after he's [[spoiler:rescued from the capture unit]], everyone calls him "Epsilon" again. [[spoiler:Turns out they've been calling Agent Washington "Church"... his armor color confuses Caboose.]]

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* In Machinima/RedVsBlue, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''
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Epsilon is based on the memories of the Alpha AI. Until he is activated and becomes a major member of the cast, he's solely referred to as Epsilon... but after, he almost immediately assumes the name [[spoiler:Church]], just like Alpha did. He knows something's off when, after he's [[spoiler:rescued from the capture unit]], everyone calls him "Epsilon" again. [[spoiler:Turns out they've been calling Agent Washington "Church"... his armor color confuses Caboose.]]]]
** In Sarge's backstory, we learn Sarge had his name changed because he wanted to be a sergeant, and this was a step up from the phrase "dress for the job you want".
26th Apr '18 3:58:34 PM LoreleiLaCroix
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* In ''Fanfic/AsDreamsAreMadeOn'', the protagonist, Cassandra, is a fictionalized version of the author who landed in [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella Swan's]] body on the day of her arrival in Forks. Around midway through the story, after a series of dramatic events, Cass begins thinking of and referring to herself as Bella even when speaking to people who are already in the know, and begins referring to Charlie Swan solely as 'dad,' as well.
25th Apr '18 11:31:45 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Happened in Brennan's BackStory. Her current name (Temperance) reflects her overly-logical and reserved nature. Meanwhile, her birth name (Joy) is quite the opposite. Indeed, she turned to science and logic in order to keep herself from getting hurt after being abandoned by first her parents and then her brother.
19th Apr '18 9:40:11 PM PaulA
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* In Fialleril's ''Franchise/StarWars'' fics, the Amavikka culture on Tatooine includes a ritual performed by slaves who have gained their freedom in which they affirm their identity as a free individual, and may give themselves a new name if the old one has associations they wish to discard with their old life. (Not everybody does choose a new name; in the AU "The Guiding Winds", when Darth Vader does the ritual to mark his freedom from Palpatine, he names himself Anakin Skywalker, returning to the name his mother gave him.) In the AU ''Fanfic/DoubleAgentVader'', when Anakin frees the droid designated XF-53 from the Empire's control, he encourages her to follow the tradition, and she names herself KD-7 ("Kadee" for short), in reference to the Amatakka word ''kol-depuan'', which means "unfettered".

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* In Fialleril's ''Franchise/StarWars'' fics, the fics:
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Amavikka culture on Tatooine includes a ritual performed by slaves who have gained their freedom in which they affirm their identity as a free individual, and may give themselves a new name if the old one has associations they wish to discard with their old life. (Not everybody does choose a new name; in the AU "The Guiding Winds", when Darth Vader does the ritual to mark his freedom from Palpatine, he names himself Anakin Skywalker, returning to the name his mother gave him.) In the AU ''Fanfic/DoubleAgentVader'', when Anakin frees the droid designated XF-53 from the Empire's control, he encourages her to follow the tradition, and she names herself KD-7 ("Kadee" for short), in reference to the Amatakka word ''kol-depuan'', which means "unfettered"."unfettered".
** In ''Fanfic/HereticPride'', Anakin recalls that one of his ancestors adopted the surname "Skywalker" for herself because her family had been split up and moved around by the slavemasters and she didn't know what her real family name was. It's a homage to a folk hero called Ekkreth, the Sky Walker.
** In ''Heretic Pride'', Jedi younglings who come from a famous family are given new names to prevent them from finding out who their birth families were and reforming an attachment. This is one of the things that makes it more difficult for Anakin to find out what became of Padme's sister after she was taken by the Jedi.
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