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26th May '16 12:13:57 PM WarJay77
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* ''{{Film/Clueless}}'': Cher, and her best friend Dionne, were both, in Cher's words, "named after great singers of the past who now do infomercials."
14th May '16 3:45:46 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The slave characters in the alternative history series {{Timeline-191}} by Creator/HarryTurtledove all bear famous classical names from the past (Scipio, Xerxes, Aristotle, Bathsheba) echoing the real-life tendency to do this in the American South during slave-owning times.

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* The slave characters in the alternative history series {{Timeline-191}} Literature/Timeline191 by Creator/HarryTurtledove all bear famous classical names from the past (Scipio, Xerxes, Aristotle, Bathsheba) echoing the real-life tendency to do this in the American South during slave-owning times.
9th May '16 7:12:41 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* A very codifying example is the (in)famous [[Manga/DragonBall Son Goku]] (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Gokuu]]); his name is basically the Japanese on'yomi reading of the Chinese name [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]], even written with the same Asian characters (孫 悟空). It's almost a wonder why people think of the saiyan rather than the actual mythological figure himself.
** This even applies to the Ox King; he too, is named after one of the characters from that very novel in the same on'yomi reading (his Japanese name literally is "Bull Demon King"; read in Chinese as Niumouwang or on'yomi as Gyuumaou).
** Also applies to the Goku in Manga/{{Saiyuki}}, though he's much more closely based off of his source material than the above example and also applies to the fellow characters as well.
2nd May '16 7:14:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has [[SdrawkcabName Dlanor]] A. [[http://www.diogenes-club.com/knoxrules.htm Knox]], named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Knox Ronald Knox]], and [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/vandine.htm Willard H. Wright]], named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Huntington_Wright S. S. Van Dine]]. Both figures created rules that codified detective fiction.

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* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has [[SdrawkcabName Dlanor]] A. [[http://www.diogenes-club.com/knoxrules.htm Knox]], named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Knox Ronald Knox]], and [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/vandine.htm Willard H. Wright]], named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Huntington_Wright S. S. Van Dine]]. Both figures created rules that codified detective fiction.
25th Apr '16 9:43:18 PM apm483@gmail.com
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* There are a lot of characters in anime and manga named after Sengoku and Meiji era personalities. Fir a specific example, ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'''s characters keep the surnames, but their given names are changed a little. You get Sakata Gintoki (Kintoki), Okita Sougo (Souji), Hattori Senzo (Hanzo) just to name three of [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters them]].
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': The titular character puts together ''Edogawa'' Ranpo and Arthur ''Conan'' Doyle. Prof. Agasa's surname is Romaji for ''Agatha''.
25th Apr '16 1:13:11 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', the characters are named after Japanese Prime Ministers. i.e. Makoto is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ito_Hirobumi Hirobumi Ito]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', the characters are named after Japanese Prime Ministers. i.e. Makoto Itou is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ito_Hirobumi Hirobumi Ito]].Itou]].
25th Apr '16 1:12:52 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', the characters are named after Japanese Prime Ministers. i.e. Makoto is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ito_Hirobumi Hirobumi Ito]].
20th Apr '16 1:07:28 AM aye_amber
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* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Cassie's last name is [[Creator/HGWells Wells]]. Matt's last name is [[DepecheMode Gahan]]. (Indirectly, though... according to WordOfGod on the FAQ page: "Matt Gahan originally had the last name of 'Gahane' and that was based on a good friend of mine whose last name used the same letters, but I decided to leave off the last 'e' so he'd have the same last name as the lead singer of one of my favorite bands.")

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* ''Webcomic/TimesLikeThis'': Cassie's last name is [[Creator/HGWells Wells]]. Matt's last name is [[DepecheMode [[Music/DepecheMode Gahan]]. (Indirectly, though... according to WordOfGod on the FAQ page: "Matt Gahan originally had the last name of 'Gahane' and that was based on a good friend of mine whose last name used the same letters, but I decided to leave off the last 'e' so he'd have the same last name as the lead singer of one of my favorite bands.")
31st Mar '16 10:45:59 AM Kartoonkid95
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* The title character of ''Film/LtRobinCrusoeUSN'' is named for [[Literature/RobinsonCrusoe that other Crusoe]], as his father dreamed of a life at sea. He laments why he wasn't named [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman Harry]] or [[UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower Ike]].
16th Mar '16 9:54:03 AM twilicorn
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* Exaggerated on ''Series/TheMuppets'' with Gloria Estefan, the penguin Miss Piggy adopted from a vacation in Argentina. The latter claims it was the only Spanish name she could think of at the time she named the penguin.
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