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27th Jan '16 2:06:26 PM margdean56
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* In the sci-fi novel ''Literature/TheGreenFuturesOfTycho'' by Creator/WilliamSleator, the eponymous main character's parents have named their children after Tycho Brahe, an astronomer; Tamara Karsavina, a ballet dancer; Ludwig van Beethoven, a composer and Leonardo da Vinci, an inventor and artist. They hoped the names would inspire them to aspire careers associated with them.
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* In the sci-fi novel ''Literature/TheGreenFuturesOfTycho'' by Creator/WilliamSleator, the eponymous main character's parents have named their children after Tycho Brahe, an astronomer; Tamara Karsavina, a ballet dancer; Ludwig van Beethoven, a composer and Leonardo da Vinci, an inventor and artist. They hoped the names would inspire them to aspire to careers associated with them.

* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', the three oracles are named after [[Creator/AgathaChristie Agatha]], [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Arthur]], and [[Creator/DashiellHammett Dashiell]], after the mystery novelists.
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* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', the three oracles are named after [[Creator/AgathaChristie Agatha]], [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Arthur]], and [[Creator/DashiellHammett Dashiell]], after the mystery novelists.
27th Jan '16 1:56:29 PM margdean56
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** The main characters are named after famous [[http://xkcd.com/197/ Italian artists]] from the Renaissance. In the '80s cartoon, they were briefly joined by a foursome of mutant frogs, who were all named after historical conquerors and warlords (Genghis Khan, Atilla the Hun, Rasputin the Mad Monk, and UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte; Shredder named them, claiming he wanted to imitate Splinter and name them after historical figures [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad that he himself idolized.]]).
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** The main characters are named after famous [[http://xkcd.com/197/ Italian artists]] from the Renaissance. In the '80s cartoon, they were briefly joined by a foursome of mutant frogs, who were all named after historical conquerors and warlords (Genghis Khan, Atilla Attila the Hun, Rasputin the Mad Monk, and UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte; Shredder named them, claiming he wanted to imitate Splinter and name them after historical figures [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad that he himself idolized.]]).

** ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had a pretty obvious TakeThat with the ''[[ShowWithinAShow Imature ''Oversized Samurai Slugs]]'' who were also named after artists - Picasso, Warhol, Rockwell, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Grandma Moses]].
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** ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had a pretty obvious TakeThat with the ''[[ShowWithinAShow Imature ''Oversized Immature Oversized Samurai Slugs]]'' who were also named after artists - Picasso, Warhol, Rockwell, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Grandma Moses]].
23rd Jan '16 9:42:17 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' episode "Caregiver", StephenKing guest stars as a "cleaner" named Bachman. "Richard Bachman" was an alias King used to publish stories early in his career.
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* In the ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' episode "Caregiver", StephenKing Creator/StephenKing guest stars as a "cleaner" named Bachman. "Richard Bachman" was an alias King used to publish stories early in his career.
16th Jan '16 6:11:24 PM nombretomado
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* The original two members of Penny's GirlPosse were named Sara and Michelle. There is no Gellar. Nick and Charisma are also named after Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter (aka [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander and Cordelia]]), and Stan and Jack after StanLee and JackKirby.
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* The original two members of Penny's GirlPosse were named Sara and Michelle. There is no Gellar. Nick and Charisma are also named after Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter (aka [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander and Cordelia]]), and Stan and Jack after StanLee Creator/StanLee and JackKirby.Creator/JackKirby.
15th Jan '16 2:43:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* Joe Henning first wrestled in WWE under the name Michael [=McGillicutty=] but gave himself a MeaningfulRename to become Curtis Axel - both after his father Curt Henning and his grandfather Larry Henning, whose RedBaron was 'The Axe'. * {{Wrestling/Naomi}}'s ring name was apparently named after supermodel Naomi Campbell.
30th Dec '15 1:12:49 PM igordebraga
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* [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]] is named after Music/TheBeatles' song "Rocky Raccoon". One story [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/rocky1.jpg even opens with a version of the opening lyrics.]]
24th Dec '15 4:47:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the Reboot ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes'', the Orando royal family (Sensor's family) are the [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor House of Wynzorr]]. The current monarch is [[BritishRoyalFamily King Charlz, and his son's name is Prince Willum]].
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* In the Reboot ''Comicbook/LegionOfSuperheroes'', the Orando royal family (Sensor's family) are the [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor House of Wynzorr]]. The current monarch is [[BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily King Charlz, and his son's name is Prince Willum]].
15th Dec '15 10:04:13 AM Anddrix
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** Gally is named after Galileo Galilea.
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** Gally is named after Galileo Galilea.Galilei.
15th Dec '15 1:24:49 AM 3rdStringPG
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[[folder:ProWrestling]] * Though known by a variety of ring names over his long career, Sid Eudy is arguably most famous as Wrestling/SidVicious, having named himself after the [[Music/SidVicious Sex Pistols bassist of the same name.]] * Phil Lafon, best known to '90s WWF fans as one-half of the tag team Furnas and Lafon, once wrestled as Dan Kroffat, a tribute to a 1970s Canadian wrestler of the same name. * Before he became the electrifying People's Champion, Wrestling/TheRock was a boring, goody-two-shoes babyface called Rocky Maivia, a combination of his father's ring name (Rocky Johnson) and his grandfather's ring name (Peter Maivia). * Would you believe one of WWF's most notorious jobbers of the '80s and '90s was once (probably unintentionally) named after one of its biggest stars of the same era? While he usually wrestled (and counted lights) under his real name, Barry Horowitz briefly wrestled as ''Brett'' Hart, no relation to the [[Wrestling/BretHart Excellence of Execution]] himself. [[/folder]]
7th Dec '15 9:14:39 AM Hossmeister
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' has the name Laurence Curls, and people call him Moe. He is named after ''Film/TheThreeStooges''.
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice for All'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' has the name Laurence Curls, and people call him Moe. He is named after ''Film/TheThreeStooges''.
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