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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.
9th Dec '15 3:16:29 AM Omeganian
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* The commanding officer of the first [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Zumwalt next generation US destroyer]] is named [[Franchise/StarTrek James Kirk]] (A. instead of T., though).
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