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16th Oct '17 9:37:57 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/TombOfDracula'', Dracula is revealed to have descendants who left for the United States. They changed their surname to "Drake" in order to hide their heritage.

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* In ''ComicBook/TombOfDracula'', ''ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula'', Dracula is revealed to have descendants who left for the United States. They changed their surname to "Drake" in order to hide their heritage.
16th Oct '17 9:37:08 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/TombOfDracula'', Dracula is revealed to have descendants who left for the United States. They changed their surname to "Drake" in order to hide their heritage.
14th Oct '17 12:52:39 PM Aquila89
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* Hollywood film director Lewis Milestone Americanized his name from Lieb Milstein.
7th Oct '17 8:42:02 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''Film/TheWrestler'', Randy Robinson was born Robin Ramsinski, but changed it so that he could pursue a career as an AllAmericanFace.
7th Oct '17 4:42:04 PM PaulA
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* The protagonist of the ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen'' series is named Billy Blaze. [[AllThereInTheManual The manual notes that]] this is a naturalized name, and that the family name used to be [[VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}} Blazkowicz]].
1st Oct '17 9:23:10 PM StrixObscuro
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* ComicBook/{{Runaways}}:
** Karolina's parents are aliens from Majesdane. When they arrived on Earth, they adopted the names Frank and Leslie Dean. It's never been revealed what their real names are.
** There's a longstanding theory among fans that Nico's family used to have a different surname, since "Minoru" is usually a male given name.
* Jeffrey Mace, the third ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, is of Russian Jewish descent. His family used to have the surname Masalsky, but changed it when they arrived in America.
* In some continuities, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'s family changed their names from Kelowski to Kyle.


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* In ''Series/TheAmericans'', everyone involved in the Illegals program adopted more American-sounding names when they arrived in the United States, and thus Nadezhda and Misha became Elizabeth and Phillip Jennings, Vitaly became William Crandall, and Semyon became Gabriel.
* In ''Series/{{Caprica}}'', Joseph Adama changed his name to Joseph Adams to fit in better with Caprican society.
1st Oct '17 8:01:31 PM Dravencour
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* Creator/CharlesBronson's original last name was Buchinsky, as he was an Eastern European immigrant. He had it changed to Bronson on the advice of his agent, who was worried about him getting caught up in the 50s-era RedScare and the [=McCarthy=] witch hunts.

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* Creator/CharlesBronson's original last name was Charles Dennis Buchinsky, as he was an Eastern European immigrant. of Lithuanian Lipka Tatar ancestry. He had it the name changed to Bronson on the advice of his agent, who was worried about him getting caught up in the 50s-era RedScare and the [=McCarthy=] witch hunts.
1st Oct '17 7:58:57 PM Dravencour
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* Creator/CharlesBronson's original last name was Buchinsky, as he was an Eastern European immigrant. He had it changed to Bronson on the advice of his agent, who was worried about him getting caught up in the 50s-era RedScare and the [=McCarthy=] witch hunts.
27th Sep '17 5:09:19 AM Juicehead_Baby
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** This wound up backfiring, according to Creator/BruceCampbell's autobiography, as he sometimes got flack from people who thought his name sounded ''Middle-Eastern''.
25th Aug '17 6:49:04 AM Pichu-kun
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* Both Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are Kryptonians. Superman's birth name is "Kal-El" but he was raised as "Clark" by his human family. Pre-Crisis Supergirl used "Linda Danvers" as her SecretIdentity but more modern depictions typically avert this trope and have her use her name, Kara Zor-El, instead.

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* Both Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are Kryptonians. Superman's birth name is "Kal-El" but he was raised as "Clark" by his human family. Pre-Crisis Supergirl used "Linda Danvers" as her SecretIdentity but more modern depictions typically avert this trope and have her use her name, Kara Zor-El, Kara, instead.
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