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16th Jun '17 5:24:26 PM Vir
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', the gang adopt a litter of puppies. Wilt names three of them after UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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* In one episode of Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', being a former small-time basketball player before his CareerEndingInjury, is named after professional player Wilt Chamberlain.
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the gang adopt adopts a litter of puppies. Wilt names three of them after UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
16th Jun '17 5:22:20 PM Vir
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* Inversion in case of Albert Einstein, the comedian, not the physicist. He (the comedian) became famous as Creator/AlbertBrooks.

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* Inversion in the case of Albert Einstein, the comedian, not the physicist. He (the comedian) became famous as Creator/AlbertBrooks.
16th Jun '17 5:21:57 PM Vir
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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' being very loosely based on Creator/HansChristianAndersen's ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' features four characters, named in order; Hans, Kristoff, Anna and Sven

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* Francesco Bernoulli, the Italian racecar from ''WesternAnimation/Cars2'', is actually named after Dutch/Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli, who actually came up with the law of conservation of fluid dynamics.
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' being very loosely based on Creator/HansChristianAndersen's ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' features four characters, named in order; Hans, Kristoff, Anna and SvenSven.



* Francesco Bernoulli, the Italian racecar from [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} ''Cars 2'']], is actually named after Dutch/Swiss mathmetician Daniel Bernoulli, who actually came up with the law of conservation of fluid dynamics.



** Milhouse's named is based on UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's middle name. Creator/MattGroening gave him the name because he felt it was the most unfortunate name you could give to a child.

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** Milhouse's named name is based on UsefulNotes/RichardNixon's middle name. Creator/MattGroening gave him the name because he felt it was the most unfortunate name you could give to a child.



** Butch himself is an odd example sharing the name with a real life outlaw. While never expressed in the show the band name may in fact be a in-universe pun based on this trope.

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** Butch himself is an odd example sharing the name with a real life outlaw. While never expressed in the show the band name may may, in fact fact, be a an in-universe pun based on this trope.trope.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', the gang adopt a litter of puppies. Wilt names three of them after UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
14th Jun '17 1:11:24 AM DouglasFir
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* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', with its huge cast, most opposing teams named characters follow a theme. Teams that use famous people include the History Club team (historic figures), Volleyball team (Japan's 1964 Olympic volleyball team), Freshman team (Japan's 2011 World Cup soccer team), and Automotive Club team (race car drivers).
14th Jun '17 12:37:31 AM DouglasFir
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* It's common for characters in ''Series/AngieTribeca'' to be named after rock musicians - for example, [[Music/TheJGeilsBand Jay Geils]] and [[Music/TheAlanParsonsProject Alan Parsons]].
10th Jun '17 11:34:12 AM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games take this UpToEleven (literally) with Lord Dimwit Flathead's eleven siblings: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller John D.]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson T.J. "Stonewall"]], [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Johann Sebastian]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan J. Pierpont]], [[UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison Thomas Alva]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucrezia_Borgia Lucrezia]], [[Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson Ralph Waldo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones John Paul]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright Frank Lloyd]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth Babe]].

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games take this UpToEleven (literally) with Lord Dimwit Flathead's eleven siblings: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller John D.]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson T.J. "Stonewall"]], [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Johann Sebastian]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Morgan J. Pierpont]], [[UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison Thomas Alva]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucrezia_Borgia Lucrezia]], [[Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson Ralph Waldo]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones John Paul]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright Frank Lloyd]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth Babe]].
4th Jun '17 12:32:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'', and its sequels, mention [[LampshadeHanging rather explicitly]] that Dolly Malestrom was named after Dolly the Cloned Sheep. Given that it takes place in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2020s]], this reference actually makes sense. It places Dolly's birth some time between 1996 and 1998, making her just slightly older than Candi.

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* ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'', and its sequels, mention [[LampshadeHanging rather explicitly]] that Dolly Malestrom was named after Dolly the Cloned Sheep. Given that it takes place in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2020s]], this reference actually makes sense. It places Dolly's birth some time between 1996 and 1998, making her just slightly older than Candi.
31st May '17 8:35:46 PM PaulA
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** Twins Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Time For The Stars'' have the full names of UsefulNotes/ThomasPaine Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.

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** Twins Tom and Pat Bartlett, from ''Time For The Stars'' ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', have the full names of UsefulNotes/ThomasPaine Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Bartlett and Patrick Henry Michelangelo Bartlett.
30th May '17 6:36:31 PM nombretomado
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* Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in ''TheWestWing'' says he was named after his ancestor Josiah Bartlett (despite the spelling difference), who was a real-life signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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* Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' says he was named after his ancestor Josiah Bartlett (despite the spelling difference), who was a real-life signer of the Declaration of Independence.
20th May '17 5:57:04 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Nymeria is named after a warrior queen of legend.
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