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17th Aug '17 3:15:54 PM CorahsUncle
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* John Roberts in 2005. One anchored the CBS evening on the weekends, the other was sworn in as the Chief Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not to mention that "John" and "Roberts" are an ordinary first name and surname, respectively, in the English-speaking world. You'll find a handful of them.
* If you work in a profession where you have a lot of contact with the general public, you will run across ordinary people with the same names as celebrities. For example, just here in Ontario, there is a furnace technician named Music/JimSteinman; a farm fuel delivery driver named Creator/JerryLewis who got a call from a farmer named Creator/DeanMartin; and a vet customer named Creator/MarilynMonroe (she spelled it "Munro").

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* John Roberts in 2005. One anchored the CBS evening news on the weekends, the other was sworn in as the Chief Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not to mention that "John" and "Roberts" are an ordinary first name and surname, respectively, in the English-speaking world. You'll find a handful of them.
* If you work in a profession where you have a lot of contact with the general public, you will run across ordinary people with the same names as celebrities. For example, just here in Ontario, there is a furnace technician named Music/JimSteinman; a farm fuel delivery driver named Creator/JerryLewis who got a call from a farmer named Creator/DeanMartin; and a vet customer named Creator/MarilynMonroe (she spelled it "Munro").



* The wrestling booking simulator Game/TotalExtremeWrestling has a fictional wrestler named Jack Bruce who works a rock star gimmick and shares a name with the late Music/{{Cream}} bassist.
* Philippine Wrestling Revolution wrestler John Sebastian. You know, like the guy who sang for the Lovin' Spoonful and did the theme to Series/WelcomeBackKotter and the Franchise/CareBears cartoon.

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* The wrestling booking simulator Game/TotalExtremeWrestling ''VideoGame/TotalExtremeWrestling'' has a fictional wrestler named Jack Bruce who works a rock star gimmick and shares a name with the late Music/{{Cream}} bassist.
* Philippine Wrestling Revolution wrestler John Sebastian. You know, like the guy who sang for the Lovin' Spoonful and did the theme to Series/WelcomeBackKotter ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' and the Franchise/CareBears cartoon.''Franchise/CareBears'' cartoon.
* In the early 1950s, two women named Creator/PattyMaloney were living in the UsefulNotes/{{Orlando}} area. The ''other'' one wrote for the ''Orlando Evening Star'', but they're not known to have met each other.
17th Aug '17 2:59:28 PM thatother1dude
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] is the TropeNamer, being first elated to discover that an over-the-top action hero is "named like my name", and then driven to change his name when "Homer Simpson, Police Cop" is {{Re Tool}}ed as bumbling comic relief.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] A OneShotCharacter in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' is a monster living in the TropeNamer, being first elated Aqua Teens' attic named Willie Nelson, who has to discover that an over-the-top action hero is "named like my name", and then driven repeatedly clarify he has no relation to change his name when "Homer Simpson, Police Cop" is {{Re Tool}}ed as bumbling comic relief.[[Creator/WillieNelson the musician]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is the TropeNamer, with Homer being first elated to discover that an over-the-top action hero is "named like my name", and then driven to change his name when "Homer Simpson, Police Cop" is {{Re Tool}}ed as bumbling comic relief.
17th Aug '17 2:54:52 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', when Hal Jordan hears about Guy Gardner's replacement on Earth, [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]], Hal's first reaction is [[Series/TheDailyShow "The fake news guy?"]] (this was spoken so he couldn't tell that they were spelled differently).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', when Hal Jordan hears about Guy Gardner's replacement on Earth, [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]], Hal's first reaction is [[Series/TheDailyShow "The fake news guy?"]] (this was spoken spoken, so he couldn't tell that they were spelled differently).
5th May '17 11:15:02 PM Chabal2
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* This can happen in ''{{VideoGame/Pharaoh}}'': At high popularity levels, one of the ratings is "Mothers name their children after you." At low levels, "Mothers use your name to frighten their children". And it's much easier to lose popularity than regain it...
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15th Feb '17 1:25:18 AM bwburke94
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* Would current U.S. President Barack Obama be on the EmbarrassingMiddleName page if a man named Hussein and a man named Osama hadn't been enemies of the United States and "Hussein" wasn't rare to the point of OneMarioLimit in America?
* Brig. Gen. Sir Michael Jackson.
** Not to be confused with the late beer critic of the same name.
** Or the Los Angeles-based talk radio host, also of the same name.
** Or the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens wide receiver.
*** Whose actual last name is Dyson, but preferred the last name Jackson.
** Or the former head of Channel 4 -- What made so many Mr and Mrs Jacksons independently choose the name Michael?
** Because it was the most common/second most common name in America for a good, long time. And on that note, former Cleveland Indians closer Mike Jackson.
** Also some singer or other.
*** You mean [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jackson_(singer) the one]] who wrote ''Blame It on the Boogie''?

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* Would current 44th U.S. President Barack Obama UsefulNotes/BarackObama be on the EmbarrassingMiddleName page if a man named Hussein and a man named Osama hadn't been enemies of the United States and "Hussein" wasn't rare to the point of OneMarioLimit in America?
* Brig. Gen. Sir Michael Jackson.
** Not to be confused with
Jackson, and the late beer critic of the same name.
** Or the Los Angeles-based talk radio host, also of the same name.
** Or the Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens wide receiver.
*** Whose actual last name is Dyson, but preferred the last name Jackson.
** Or the former head of Channel 4 -- What made so many Mr and Mrs Jacksons independently choose the name Michael?
** Because it was the most common/second most common name in America for a good, long time. And on that note, former Cleveland Indians closer Mike Jackson.
** Also some singer or other.
*** You mean [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Jackson_(singer) the one]] who wrote ''Blame It on the Boogie''?
various other people sharing Music/MichaelJackson's name.
20th Nov '16 6:25:36 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* InUniverse version with Subjects 5 and 6 in ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', who are both named Tom. #5 is a normal patient, and #6 is well known as being highly dangerous and violent. Their names cause them to get mixed up by [[spoiler: the players, who assumed that the Tom who'd been Ruby's companion since near the beginning was Subject #5 and the raccoon they met later was Subject #6. It's really the other way around]].
17th Nov '16 6:07:08 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', when Hal Jordan hears about Guy Gardner's replacement on Earth, [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague John Stewart]], Hal's first reaction is [[Series/TheDailyShow "The fake news guy?"]] And yes, while they are spelled differently, it's not something you can tell just by hearing it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', when Hal Jordan hears about Guy Gardner's replacement on Earth, [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]], Hal's first reaction is [[Series/TheDailyShow "The fake news guy?"]] And yes, while (this was spoken so he couldn't tell that they are were spelled differently, it's not something you can tell just by hearing it.differently).
30th Sep '16 1:02:40 PM MockFerret
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** Even the ''Gospel of John'' has to refer to him as "Judas (not Iscariot)" at one point.
27th Sep '16 11:36:28 PM PaulA
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* Another Bill Clinton shows up in TomClancy's ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears''. Ironically, he's a Secret Service agent.

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* Another Bill Clinton shows up in TomClancy's Creator/TomClancy's ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears''. Ironically, he's a Secret Service agent.
21st Sep '16 8:40:05 PM Zanreo
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'', Tiger Telematics (who usually just goes by Tiger) gets mistaken for Tiger Electronics, another "Tiger" company who's more well-known. He's not happy about this.
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