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12th Mar '17 3:04:34 AM Xtifr
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** Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar (Commonly known as "Julius Caesar")

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10th Feb '17 3:44:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wales is a Planet Of Joneses in ''TheVeryWorldOfMiltonJones''. It's a very common surname there in RealLife as well.

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* Wales is a Planet Of Joneses in ''TheVeryWorldOfMiltonJones''.''Radio/TheVeryWorldOfMiltonJones''. It's a very common surname there in RealLife as well.
14th Jan '17 5:47:59 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* All the cast members of the TV Land sitcom ''Teachers'' have a first name with "Kate" as a root (Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien, and Kathryn Renée Thomas).
8th Jan '17 3:09:13 PM nombretomado
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* An ''ComicBook/XMen'' example; Kitty Pryde's two most notable love interests were Peter Rasputin and Pete Wisdom, resulting in a great deal of ShipToShipCombat among the more fervent fans. Further muddying the issue is the fact that in UltimateMarvel, she was dating [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]] for a time (the Ultimate versions of Rasputin and Wisdom being gay and The Leader, respectively).

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* An ''ComicBook/XMen'' example; Kitty Pryde's two most notable love interests were Peter Rasputin and Pete Wisdom, resulting in a great deal of ShipToShipCombat among the more fervent fans. Further muddying the issue is the fact that in UltimateMarvel, ComicBook/UltimateMarvel, she was dating [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]] for a time (the Ultimate versions of Rasputin and Wisdom being gay and The Leader, respectively).
7th Jan '17 1:35:01 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* The ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'' flash vid "Dan" features an alien race that uses the name "Dan De Zille" (the name of their ruler) for everything on their planet. Like many Planet of Steves examples, they don't find this at all confusing.
* In ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' all of the angels are named Erika. No, not Erica- ''Erika''. With a 'K'.
* LetsPlay/ManyATrueNerd's "Kill Everything" LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' makes frequent use of this trope whenever a nameless mook is stealth-killed in front of someone who should probably be alarmed.
* In Somewhere Else, everyone is [[http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story/story-1/code/read.php?episode=87121 Someone Else]]. Doing something else, of course.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'' flash vid "Dan" features an alien race that uses the name "Dan De Zille" (the name of their ruler) for everything on their planet. Like many Planet of Steves examples, they don't find this at all confusing.
* In ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' all of the angels are named Erika. No, not Erica- ''Erika''. With a 'K'.
* LetsPlay/ManyATrueNerd's "Kill Everything" LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' makes frequent use of this trope whenever a nameless mook is stealth-killed in front of someone who should probably be alarmed.
* In Somewhere Else, everyone is [[http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story/story-1/code/read.php?episode=87121 Someone Else]]. Doing something else, of course.
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31st Dec '16 1:12:31 PM Vir
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** When Peridot first meets Steven, she assumes that Steven is a species name and not a personal moniker, probably building off the above naming system. She even asks him if "Stevens" had replaced humans as Earth's dominant species, meaning she thought Earth literally ''was'' a Planet Of Steve(n)s!

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** When Peridot first meets Steven, she assumes that Steven is a species name and not a personal moniker, probably building off the above naming system. She even asks him if "Stevens" had replaced humans as Earth's dominant species, meaning she thought Earth literally ''was'' a Planet Of of Steve(n)s!
31st Dec '16 1:12:05 PM Vir
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* The ''WeeblAndBob'' flash vid "Dan" features an alien race that uses the name "Dan De Zille" (the name of their ruler) for everything on their planet. Like many PlanetOfSteves examples, they don't find this at all confusing.

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* The ''WeeblAndBob'' ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'' flash vid "Dan" features an alien race that uses the name "Dan De Zille" (the name of their ruler) for everything on their planet. Like many PlanetOfSteves Planet of Steves examples, they don't find this at all confusing.



** When Peridot first meets Steven, she assumes that Steven is a species name and not a personal moniker, probably building off the above naming system. She even asks him if "Stevens" had replaced humans as Earth's dominant species, meaning she thought Earth literally ''was'' a [[PlanetOfSteves Planet Of Steve(n)s]]!

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** When Peridot first meets Steven, she assumes that Steven is a species name and not a personal moniker, probably building off the above naming system. She even asks him if "Stevens" had replaced humans as Earth's dominant species, meaning she thought Earth literally ''was'' a [[PlanetOfSteves Planet Of Steve(n)s]]!Steve(n)s!
29th Dec '16 10:19:37 AM DracoKanji
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** That would make [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou's]] life a lot easier.



* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'' the 17 sons (by 17 different women) of Colonel Aureliano Buendía are all named Aureliano as well.
** Not to mention, in every generation of the family, all boys are named either Aureliano or Jose Arcadio. There's one Jose Aureliano, too, just to mix it up on you.
** For added fun [[AnachronicOrder the story isn't chronological]] so you can't keep in mind who's who based on age either. Yes it is deliberately confusing, why do you ask?

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* In ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'' the 17 sons (by 17 different women) of Colonel Aureliano Buendía are all named Aureliano as well.
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well. Not to mention, in every generation of the family, all boys are named either Aureliano or Jose Arcadio. There's one Jose Aureliano, too, just to mix it up on you.
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you. For added fun [[AnachronicOrder the story isn't chronological]] so you can't keep in mind who's who based on age either. Yes it is deliberately confusing, why do you ask?
19th Dec '16 11:26:53 AM ZombieAladdin
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'': A pair of Team Skull Grunts got their clothes mixed up, so one of them suggests writing their names on them to avoid further confusion. The other one replies back that it's pointless because they're all named "Grunt."



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "So You Skink You Can Dance," all of the dancers on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Shake-a-Leg]]'' are either named Igor or Karina.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' episode "So "[[Recap/LittlestPetShop2012S1E12SoYouSkinkYouCanDance So You Skink You Can Dance," Dance]]," all of the dancers on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Shake-a-Leg]]'' are either named Igor or Karina.
17th Dec '16 12:19:09 PM StFan
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* British comedian Dave Gorman drunkenly bet his then-flatmate Danny Wallace that he'd be able to meet 54 [[note]]the number of cards in a deck, plus two jokers[[/note]] other Dave Gormans after idly mentioning he'd read of another in East Fife. Outcomes included a number of stage shows, a book and a BBC 2 TV series. [[http://www.davegorman.com/projects_are_you_dave_gorman.html More information here]].
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* An ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' example; Kitty Pryde's two most notable love interests were Peter Rasputin and Pete Wisdom, resulting in a great deal of ShipToShipCombat among the more fervent fans. Further muddying the issue is the fact that in UltimateMarvel, she was dating [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]] for a time (the Ultimate versions of Rasputin and Wisdom being gay and The Leader, respectively).

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* An ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' example; Kitty Pryde's two most notable love interests were Peter Rasputin and Pete Wisdom, resulting in a great deal of ShipToShipCombat among the more fervent fans. Further muddying the issue is the fact that in UltimateMarvel, she was dating [[SpiderMan Peter Parker]] for a time (the Ultimate versions of Rasputin and Wisdom being gay and The Leader, respectively).



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* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip had the Pointy-Haired boss announcing that their company would put everybody in a wide salary band and eliminate job position names. When Dilbert asks what job title they'll use, the boss responds, "You'll all be named Beverly."
* An old ''[[Magazine/TheNewYorker New Yorker]]'' cartoon showed a class photo of a bunch of smiling kindergartners with a completely frazzled and exhausted teacher in the middle. The caption reads: "Right to left: Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jennifer, Jason, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jason, Jason, Jennifer, Miss Alice Nelson, Jennifer, Jason...."
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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the Rare Hunters are all named Steve, [[JustifiedTrope because]] Marik's mind-control powers [[WeaksauceWeakness only work]] on guys named Steve, or people whose middle name is Steve. Or last name, presumably. It also works on girls named Steve, although those are understandably rare. Téa is one of them since Marik forced her (and Joey) to legally change their names to Steve. He admits it's an annoying limitation.

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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', the ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** The
Rare Hunters are all named Steve, [[JustifiedTrope because]] Marik's mind-control powers [[WeaksauceWeakness only work]] on guys named Steve, or people whose middle name is Steve. Or last name, presumably. It also works on girls named Steve, although those are understandably rare. Téa is one of them since Marik forced her (and Joey) to legally change their names to Steve. He admits it's an annoying limitation.



-->'''Spirit of the Millennium Ring:''' Actually, we're both called Bakura. \\

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-->'''Spirit --->'''Spirit of the Millennium Ring:''' Actually, we're both called Bakura. \\



* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', all three of the Diamond Dogs are named Music/DavidBowie.
* In ''Fanfic/TheBenChathamAdventures'', all Russians are named Ivan.



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-->'''Coral:'''...I like Nemo.
-->'''Marlin:''' OK, we can have ''one'' be Nemo. But I want most to be called Marlin Jr.

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-->'''Coral:'''...I like Nemo.
-->'''Marlin:'''
Nemo.\\
'''Marlin:'''
OK, we can have ''one'' be Nemo. But I want most to be called Marlin Jr.



-->'''Pain''': It's a very popular name.
-->'''Panic''': Yeah, remember last year, when every other boy was named Jason? And the girls were all [[AnachronismStew named Brittany]]?

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-->'''Pain''': -->'''Pain:''' It's a very popular name.
-->'''Panic''':
name.\\
'''Panic:'''
Yeah, remember last year, when every other boy was named Jason? And the girls were all [[AnachronismStew named Brittany]]?



* In the Olsen Twins vehicle ''Our Lips Are Sealed'', the school clique that calls themselves "the individualists" is made up entirely of identical girls named Sheila.
** Partially subverted because one of them is really called Erica.

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* In the Olsen Twins vehicle ''Our Lips Are Sealed'', the school clique that calls themselves "the individualists" is made up entirely of identical girls named Sheila.
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Sheila. Partially subverted because one of them is really called Erica.



** Also, most of the bridge crew aboard ''[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]]'' are Assholes.

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** * Also, most of the bridge crew aboard ''[[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]]'' are Assholes.



[[folder:Jokes]]
* A Russian joke: What are your sons named? Iwan. What, all of them? [[PoirotSpeak Da]]. So how do you call them? By [[UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} otczestwo]].
* This joke: A secret agent arrives by train in a village in Wales and tells the train conductor, "I'm looking for a Mr. Jones." The conductor says, "Lots of people are named Jones! There's Jones the Milk, Jones the Post, Jones the Innkeep...why, my own name is Jones!" The agent says, "[[SpySpeak The last sparrow of summer is winging over the horizon]]." The conductor replies, "Ah, it's [[OvertAgent Jones the Spy]] you want!"
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* Dr. Feelgood was founded by four guys named John. Over time, two members were replaced with guys named John.

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* Dr. Feelgood was founded by four guys named John. Over time, two members were replaced -- with guys named John.John.
* In the band [[http://tallyhall.com/media.php Tally Hall's webshow]], men have different names, but just about every woman is named Sally.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip had the Pointy-Haired boss announcing that their company would put everybody in a wide salary band and eliminate job position names. When Dilbert asks what job title they'll use, the boss responds, "You'll all be named Beverly."
* An old ''[[Magazine/TheNewYorker New Yorker]]'' cartoon showed a class photo of a bunch of smiling kindergartners with a completely frazzled and exhausted teacher in the middle. The caption reads: "Right to left: Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jennifer, Jason, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jason, Jason, Jason, Jennifer, Miss Alice Nelson, Jennifer, Jason...."
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* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', all three of the Diamond Dogs are named Music/DavidBowie.



* In Somewhere Else, everyone is [[http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story/story-1/code/read.php?episode=87121 Someone Else]]. Doing something else, of course.



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[[folder:Other]]
* In ''TheBenChathamAdventures'', all Russians are named Ivan.
* In the band [[http://tallyhall.com/media.php Tally Hall's webshow]], men have different names, but just about every woman is named Sally.
* In Somewhere Else, everyone is [[http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story/story-1/code/read.php?episode=87121 Someone Else]]. Doing something else, of course.
* British comedian Dave Gorman drunkenly bet his then-flatmate Danny Wallace that he'd be able to meet 54 [[note]]the number of cards in a deck, plus two jokers[[/note]] other Dave Gormans after idly mentioning he'd read of another in East Fife. Outcomes included a number of stage shows, a book and a BBC 2 TV series. [[http://www.davegorman.com/projects_are_you_dave_gorman.html More information here]].
* A Russian joke: What are your sons named? Iwan. What, all of them? [[PoirotSpeak Da]]. So how do you call them? By [[UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}} otczestwo]].
* This joke: A secret agent arrives by train in a village in Wales and tells the train conductor, "I'm looking for a Mr. Jones." The conductor says, "Lots of people are named Jones! There's Jones the Milk, Jones the Post, Jones the Innkeep...why, my own name is Jones!" The agent says, "[[SpySpeak The last sparrow of summer is winging over the horizon]]." The conductor replies, "Ah, it's [[OvertAgent Jones the Spy]] you want!"
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-->[[LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} NO! NO!]] [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys NOTHING IS NAMED]] [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} STEVE!]]

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-->[[LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} ->[[LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} NO! NO!]] [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys NOTHING IS NAMED]] [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} STEVE!]]STEVE!]]
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