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18th Mar '17 2:25:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (after all, they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]]) - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: ApocalypseCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.

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* In ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'': ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Adam, father of the [[EldritchAbomination angels]], and Lilith [[spoiler: mother of all terrestrial life]] are named after the first man from the bible, and his first wife from Jewish mythology. This is somewhat of an InvokedTrope - these aren't actually their names (after all, they're [[spoiler: aliens that are millions of years old]]) - but they were given them by [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Seele]], a [[spoiler: ApocalypseCult]] with Kabbalistic trappings who give everything names coming from Christianity or Judaism, such as the Angels (both the species name and their individual names) and the Lance of Longinus.
14th Mar '17 7:36:57 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', named after 16th-century theologian John Calvin and 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. In a similar vein, Calvin's teacher, Mrs. Wormwood, [[ShoutOutThemeNaming is named after]] a character in C. S. Lewis' ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. It's unlikely the principal Mr. Spittle is another literary reference.

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', named after 16th-century theologian John Calvin and 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. In a similar vein, Calvin's teacher, Mrs. Wormwood, [[ShoutOutThemeNaming is named after]] a character in C. S. Lewis' Lewis's ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''. It's unlikely the principal Mr. Spittle is another literary reference.



** ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' once had a parody strip coincidentally also named "Luther and Locke"

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** ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' once had a parody strip coincidentally also named "Luther and Locke"Locke."



* Cullen does this in-universe, in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', with the pets he acquires as the story unfolds. When he selects one of the Fereldan horses for his own, he names him Ferdinand (after Brother Ferdinand Genitivi, his favorite author); later, when Leliana gives him one of her messenger crows for his exclusive use, he names her Brona (after [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste]]'s mother).



* In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen fourth]] installment of the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' there would have been a fifth turtle joining called [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]].

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* In the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen fourth]] installment of the ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles,'' there would have been a fifth turtle joining called [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]].



* The Gates family, from the ''Film/NationalTreasure''' movies. The protagonist is Benjamin Franklin Gates. His father is Patrick Henry Gates, ''his'' father was named John Adams Gates--it's apparently a family tradition.
* The names of characters in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' include, among others of this type, Hedley Lamarr (Creator/HedyLamarr) and Olson Johnson ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olsen_and_Johnson Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson]]). Other Johnsons include [[strike: Samuel and Howard]] the whole town.

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* The Gates family, from the ''Film/NationalTreasure''' movies. The protagonist is Benjamin Franklin Gates. His father is Patrick Henry Gates, ''his'' father was named John Adams Gates--it's Gates... it's apparently a family tradition.
* The names of characters in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' include, among others of this type, Hedley Lamarr (Creator/HedyLamarr) and Olson Johnson ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olsen_and_Johnson Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson]]). Other Johnsons include [[strike: Samuel and Howard]] the whole town.
11th Mar '17 4:36:13 PM nombretomado
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* In Literature/TheLastSong, the main character Ronnie (played by MileyCyrus) is named after Miley's grandfather, Senator Ron Cyrus.

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* In Literature/TheLastSong, ''Literature/TheLastSong'', the main character Ronnie (played by MileyCyrus) Music/MileyCyrus) is named after Miley's grandfather, Senator Ron Cyrus.
6th Mar '17 4:14:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Katsuhiko becomes the Bugrom's military leader, and gains six Bugrom underlings. He nicknames them [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo,]] Gummo (after the fifth Marx Brother who didn't appear in any of the movies) and Margaret(after Margaret Dumont, who frequently played Groucho's love interest/straight woman).

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* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Katsuhiko becomes the Bugrom's military leader, and gains six Bugrom underlings. He nicknames them [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo,]] Gummo (after the fifth Marx Brother who didn't appear in any of the movies) and Margaret(after Margaret Dumont, who frequently played Groucho's love interest/straight woman).
3rd Mar '17 10:29:25 PM Xtifr
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* TruthInTelevision. Many people have named their infants after characters made famous by religious/mythological scriptures: Adam, Eve, Noah, Moses, Abraham, Maria, Benjamin, Jonah, Joshua, Ezechiel, Joseph, Jesus (this name is more common in Spain than in other countries), Eli, Muhammad, Fatima, Thor, Venus, Hercule(s), Jason, Diana,... , sometimes without even knowing what these people actually did. Other names will also directly bring up associations with famous people nowadays: [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]], [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey]], [[Creator/WaltDisney Walt]], [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar César or Caesar]], [[UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII Cleopatra]], [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]], [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden Osama]], [[UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein Saddam]], [[UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette Marie-Antoinette]], [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth]], [[Creator/VincentVanGogh Vincent]], [[Creator/MarlonBrando Marlon]], [[Creator/MarilynMonroe Marilyn]], [[UsefulNotes/RembrandtVanRijn Rembrandt]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo]], [[UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun Attila]], [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Genghis]], [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Benito]], [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]], Marina (named after the 1958 song by Rocco Granata),...

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* TruthInTelevision. Many people have named their infants after characters made famous by religious/mythological scriptures: Adam, Eve, Noah, Moses, Abraham, Maria, Benjamin, Jonah, Joshua, Ezechiel, Joseph, Jesus (this name is more common in Spain than in other countries), Eli, Muhammad, Fatima, Thor, Venus, Hercule(s), Jason, Diana,... , sometimes without even knowing what these people actually did. Other names will also directly bring up associations with famous people nowadays: [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Napoleon]], [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse Mickey]], [[Creator/WaltDisney Walt]], [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar César or Caesar]], [[UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII Cleopatra]], [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]], [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]], [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden Osama]], [[UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein Saddam]], [[UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette Marie-Antoinette]], [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth]], [[Creator/VincentVanGogh Vincent]], [[Creator/MarlonBrando Marlon]], [[Creator/MarilynMonroe Marilyn]], [[UsefulNotes/RembrandtVanRijn Rembrandt]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Leonardo]], [[UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun Attila]], [[UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan Genghis]], [[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Benito]], [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]], Marina (named after the 1958 song by Rocco Granata),...
23rd Feb '17 6:36:45 AM LadyNorbert
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* The fae boy from ''Literature/AnEncounterAndAnOffer'' is [[MeaningFulRename renamed]] [[KingArthur Arthur]], after being put under Sir Kay's care. Ironically, he has no idea why.

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* The fae boy from ''Literature/AnEncounterAndAnOffer'' is [[MeaningFulRename [[MeaningfulRename renamed]] [[KingArthur Arthur]], after being put under Sir Kay's care. Ironically, he has no idea why.



* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' Nietzscheans tend to have names that are mashups of famous people. Like "Tyr Anasazi", or "Charlemagne Bolivar".
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Abraham Ford (UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and UsefulNotes/GeraldFord; alternate interpretation: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Abraham was shot in Ford's Theater]]).[[note]]Interestingly, there's also the actor Andrew Lincoln; it is a stage name, but he's British so it's probably not derived from Presidents.[[/note]]

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* In ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' ''Series/{{Andromeda}},'' Nietzscheans tend to have names that are mashups of famous people. Like people, like "Tyr Anasazi", or Anasazi" and "Charlemagne Bolivar".
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Abraham Ford (UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and UsefulNotes/GeraldFord; alternate interpretation: [[{{Foreshadowing}} Abraham was shot in Ford's Theater]]).[[note]]Interestingly, there's also the actor Andrew Lincoln; it Lincoln, which is a stage name, but name; however, he's British British, so it's probably not derived from Presidents.[[/note]]


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* In ''Series/{{Timeless}},'' when the team goes to different points in time, they call themselves by names of famous people from the future.
11th Feb '17 11:54:07 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has too many to count.

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%% * ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has too many to count.



* In ''Literature/StarTrekPrey'', the Circle of Jilaan's illusion ships are all named after {{Stage Magician}}s: Cross's is the ''Blackstone'', and Jilaan's own ship was the ''Zamloch''.

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* In ''Literature/StarTrekPrey'', the Circle of Jilaan's illusion ships are all named after {{Stage Magician}}s: Cross's is the ''Blackstone'', Ardra's is the ''Houdini'' and Jilaan's own ship was the ''Zamloch''.
11th Feb '17 11:50:03 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Literature/StarTrekPrey'', the Circle of Jilaan's illusion ships are all named after {{Stage Magician}}s: Cross's is the ''Blackstone'', and Jilaan's own ship was the ''Zamloch''.
11th Feb '17 11:46:49 AM DaibhidC
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* Shuttlecraft in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are generally named after famous scientists or explorers, most famously the ''Galileo'', which had a [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]] episode named after it.
4th Feb '17 6:09:15 AM Mario500
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* Creator/RobinWilliams named his daughter, Creator/ZeldaWilliams, after the princess in the ''VideoGame/LegendOfZelda'' video games -- who was in turn named by creator Miyamoto after Creator/ZeldaFitzgerald.

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* Creator/RobinWilliams named his daughter, Creator/ZeldaWilliams, after the princess in the ''VideoGame/LegendOfZelda'' video games -- who was in turn named by creator Shigeru Miyamoto after Creator/ZeldaFitzgerald.
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