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7th Feb '16 11:11:44 AM Gamermaster
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* Vivio's name in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is most likely Belkan (out of universe, [[VehicularThemeNaming she's named after]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Vivio the Subaru Vivio]]). After being adopted by Nanoha, she gains her last name "Takamachi" (which is Japanese). The same thing applies to the Wolkenritter in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', where they (except Zafira) receive Hayate's last name "Yagami".
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': ** Vivio's name in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is most likely Belkan (out of universe, [[VehicularThemeNaming she's named after]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Vivio the Subaru Vivio]]). After being adopted by Nanoha, she gains her last name "Takamachi" (which is Japanese). The same thing applies to Japanese). ** In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent'', the Wolkenritter in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaInnocent INNOCENT]]'', where they (except Zafira) receive (who also have Belkan names) gain Hayate's last name "Yagami". Yagami (Japanese). ** The Nakajima family are a downplayed example. All of them have Mid-Childan first names and Nakajima is Japanese since Genya's ancestors came from Earth. However, Nakajima is written out in katakana instead of kanji and their names are in western order to emphasize their foreign nature.
19th Jan '16 12:25:38 PM talltalltree
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* Emilio Koyama in ''Series/BreakingBad''
18th Jan '16 2:06:31 PM DaibhidC
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* Lampshaded in Douglas Adams' ''Mostly Harmless'', the fifth Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novel - a character called Stavro Mueller has a Greek mother and a German father.
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* Lampshaded in Douglas Adams' ''Mostly Harmless'', Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'', the fifth Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' novel - a character called Stavro Mueller has a Greek mother and a German father.
14th Jan '16 1:23:38 PM ElectroKraken
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic This is much more common]] in RealLife than it is in fiction. In real life, this often happens for fairly simple reasons. It's fairly common amongst some families who have arrived in a new country. They may give a newly borln child a (let's say) English first name, while they retain their (for example) Asian or African last name (e.g. Creator/MargaretCho). Also, in "[[CultureChopSuey mixed-culture]]" couples, their children are often named in a way that represents the cultural mixture; you can expect a character who falls under the ButNotTooForeign trope to have this kind of name. And then there are people who name their children after personal friends, [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous famous people]] or give them a name that lost some its cultural ties thanks to the aforementioned famous people.
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic This is much more common]] in RealLife than it is in fiction. In real life, this often happens for fairly simple reasons. It's fairly common amongst some families who have arrived in a new country. They may give a newly borln born child a (let's say) English first name, while they retain their (for example) Asian or African last name (e.g. Creator/MargaretCho). Also, in "[[CultureChopSuey mixed-culture]]" couples, their children are often named in a way that represents the cultural mixture; you can expect a character who falls under the ButNotTooForeign trope to have this kind of name. And then there are people who name their children after personal friends, [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous famous people]] or give them a name that lost some its cultural ties thanks to the aforementioned famous people.
8th Jan '16 10:20:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh). Both names are common in India, but not generally among the same people (especially since they're both surnames, kind of like "Smith Jones").
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh). Both names are common in India, but not generally among the same people (especially since they're both surnames, meaning that "Khan Singh" sounds kind of like "Smith Jones").
8th Jan '16 10:20:08 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh). Both names are common in India, but not generally among the same people.
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh). Both names are common in India, but not generally among the same people.people (especially since they're both surnames, kind of like "Smith Jones").
4th Jan '16 3:37:04 PM Odacon_Spy
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* There's also one-shot character Paolo Vanderbeek from "Live and Let Drive", an Italian-Scottish-Swiss-Dutch Grand-Prix legend.
3rd Jan '16 2:23:15 AM Divra
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* An omnipresent trope in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', due to increasing CultureChopSuey as humanity settles a local area of our Galaxy and empires rise, wane and fall over the many centuries.
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* An omnipresent trope in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', due to increasing CultureChopSuey as humanity settles a local area of our Galaxy and empires rise, wane and fall over the many centuries. One short story set in TheVerse has a red-haired, green-eyed character go undercover as "Rabbi Martinez", which is apparently a completely unremarkable juxtaposition.
5th Dec '15 10:50:32 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh).
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh). Both names are common in India, but not generally among the same people.
5th Dec '15 10:46:54 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Likely unintentional, but Khan Noonien Singh's name mixes an Islamic name of Central Asian origin (Khan) and a Sikh name of Punjabi origin (Singh).
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