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31st Mar '17 3:02:59 AM bwburke94
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* [[Creator/SamRaimi Sam Raimi's]] family changed their name from the German "Reingewertz".

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* [[Creator/SamRaimi Sam Raimi's]] Creator/SamRaimi's family changed their name from the German "Reingewertz".



* This Australian troper worked at a chicken processing factory with a HighTurnoverRate. As many of the job applicants were Sri Lankans with {{Overly Long Name}}s, they'd be given a short 'Australian' name as well. In another example, some Korean nurses had given themselves Australian first names, but appeared to have selected them from a list as they all began with the letter A.
1st Feb '17 11:46:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* A minor example in ''Film/{{Underworld}}'', where Michael Corvin is a descendant of a Hungarian warlord named Alexander Corvinus. The novelization mentions that Corvin's grandfather dropped the "us" after moving to America.
23rd Dec '16 9:42:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* The original name of ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' is Kori'ander. When she got to Earth, she adopted the name Kory Anders.

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* The original name of ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' is Kori'ander. When she got to Earth, she adopted the name Kory Anders. "Starfire" is also a literal translation of her name.
5th Oct '16 1:43:59 AM Wuz
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* The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Andō (Japanese: 安藤 百福), was a Taiwanese man who emigrated to Japan and is born with a Chinese name, Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福). When he became a naturalized Japanese, he changed his family name to that of his Japanese wife, Andō. His given name, however, kept the original Chinese characters, but their readings are now the native [[AlternateCharacterReading Kun'yomi]] readings.

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* The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Andō (Japanese: 安藤 百福), was a Taiwanese man who emigrated to Japan and is born with a Chinese name, Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福). When he became a naturalized Japanese, he changed his family name name, Go, to that of his Japanese wife, Andō. His given name, however, kept the original Chinese characters, but their readings are now the native [[AlternateCharacterReading Kun'yomi]] readings.readings (Pek-Hok -> Momofuku).
5th Oct '16 1:43:01 AM Wuz
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* The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Andō (Japanese: 安藤 百福), was a Taiwanese man who emigrated to Japan and is born with a Chinese name, Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福). When he became a naturalized Japanese, he changed his family name to that of his Japanese wife, Andō. His given name, however, kept the original Chinese characters, but their readings are now the native [[AlternateCharacterReadings Kun'yomi]] readings.

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* The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Andō (Japanese: 安藤 百福), was a Taiwanese man who emigrated to Japan and is born with a Chinese name, Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福). When he became a naturalized Japanese, he changed his family name to that of his Japanese wife, Andō. His given name, however, kept the original Chinese characters, but their readings are now the native [[AlternateCharacterReadings [[AlternateCharacterReading Kun'yomi]] readings.
5th Oct '16 1:42:48 AM Wuz
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* The inventor of instant noodles, Momofuku Andō (Japanese: 安藤 百福), was a Taiwanese man who emigrated to Japan and is born with a Chinese name, Go Pek-Hok (Chinese: 吳百福). When he became a naturalized Japanese, he changed his family name to that of his Japanese wife, Andō. His given name, however, kept the original Chinese characters, but their readings are now the native [[AlternateCharacterReadings Kun'yomi]] readings.
23rd Jul '16 7:21:25 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': Ender's own father is a first-generation Polish immigrant to America. Their family name "Wiggin" is a naturalized form of "Wieczorek", a common Polish surname, although most Polish immigrants turn it into "Wiggins" instead.
7th Jun '16 7:27:01 AM Doug86
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* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne the British Royal Family changed its collective surname from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saxe-Coburg_and_Gotha Saxe-Coburg Gotha]] to [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Windsor]]. When Creator/HGWells complained about Britain's "alien and uninspiring court," George V is said to have replied, "[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I may be uninspiring, but I'll be damned if I'm alien]]!"

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* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the British Royal Family changed its collective surname from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Saxe-Coburg_and_Gotha Saxe-Coburg Gotha]] to [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Windsor]]. When Creator/HGWells complained about Britain's "alien and uninspiring court," George V is said to have replied, "[[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne I may be uninspiring, but I'll be damned if I'm alien]]!"
31st May '16 11:14:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' is about a man named Jakie Rabinowitz who becomes a jazz singer who goes by the stage name "Jack Robin".
9th May '16 8:18:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* One line in ''Series/AnotherPeriod'' implies the Bellacourt family was once the "Bellawitcz" family.
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