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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.
12th May '16 7:01:59 AM 3rdStringPG
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** Also, British auto racer Mike Jordan.


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** Former Marist point guard and Los Angeles Clippers draft pick Jared Jordan's father also shares a name with [[Creator/MichaelJordan His Airness]]. Like all of the above mentioned Michael Jordans except the actor, they're white.
12th May '16 6:53:01 AM 3rdStringPG
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* 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.
2nd May '16 1:16:07 PM LadyJafaria
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** One of them is the author of ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel''. And yes, there's a ''The Office'' joke on the book series' page about that.
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