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20th Jun '18 1:12:16 AM beergood
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* One ''ComicStrip/PiranhaClub'' strip had Sid make a bar bet that he could memorize five pages of the New York City phone book in 10 seconds.
-->'''Sid:''' Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith...



* The writers of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' seem to love the name William and all its derivatives. Hereís a list of all the William variants used on the show: William the Bloody (Spikeís human name and original title), Liam (Angelís human name), Billy Fordham ("Lie to Me"), Billy Palmer ("Nightmares"), Billy Crandal ("I Only Have Eyes For You"), Billy Blim (the eponymous ''Angel'' episode), Willy the Snitch, and Willow's name being shortened to Wil (yeah, this one is a bit of a stretch).

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* The writers of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' seem to love the name William and all its derivatives. Hereís a list of all the William variants used on the show: William the Bloody (Spikeís human name and original title), Liam (Angelís human name), Billy Fordham ("Lie to Me"), Billy Palmer ("Nightmares"), Billy Crandal ("I Only Have Eyes For You"), Billy Blim (the eponymous ''Angel'' episode), Willy the Snitch, and Willow's name being shortened to Wil (yeah, this one is a bit of a stretch). There's also at least three characters who go by "Anne".
16th Jun '18 8:51:24 AM harharhar
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* A [=FedEx=] advertisement involved a delivery boy trying to deliver a package to Mr. Zhang, a factory worker. Turns out ''everyone'' in the factory had the surname Zhang. [=FedEx=] on the other hand successfully delivers their package to a Mr. Zhang Wei.[[note]]Zhang Wei is the most common full name in China, which the ad doesn't point out.[[/note]]

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* A [=FedEx=] advertisement involved [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c5iTBNCTbU a delivery boy trying to deliver a package to Mr. Zhang, Zhang]], a factory worker. Turns out ''everyone'' in the factory had the surname Zhang. [=FedEx=] on the other hand successfully delivers their package to a Mr. Zhang Wei.[[note]]Zhang Wei is the most common full name in China, which the ad doesn't point out.[[/note]]
14th Jun '18 5:43:21 AM nanakiro
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* Being personifications of cells, the cast of ''Manga/CellsAtWork'' don't have names. Some groups have official number designations (like the courier red blood cells and the Killer T squadron), but most are referred to by species name.
20th May '18 12:46:07 PM zarpaulus
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Fry Am The Egg Man," there's a planet where all the inhabitants are named Angus.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Fry Am The Egg Man," there's a Scottish-themed planet where all the inhabitants are named Angus.
9th May '18 2:10:31 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Strandpiel'', it emerges that every new generation of the Smith-Rhodes family names its forstborn daughter Johanna, in honour of the founding matriarch. At the time of this story, up to ''six'' women called Johanna Smith-Rhodes can appear. Admittedly four of them are dead, but the intercession of the first Witch in the family allows them to play a lively role in family affairs. [[note]]To differentiate, they use middle names; the six identify themselves, in age order, as Johanna Livinia, johanna cornelia, Johanna Martia, Johanna Francesca, Johanna Famke (living) and Johanna Viktoria (also living, known alternatively as Young Johanna or The Pink Death.)[[/note]]

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Strandpiel'', it emerges that every new generation of the Smith-Rhodes family names its forstborn firstborn daughter Johanna, in honour of the founding matriarch. At the time of this story, up to ''six'' women called Johanna Smith-Rhodes can appear. Admittedly four of them are dead, but the intercession of the first Witch in the family allows them to play a lively role in family affairs. [[note]]To differentiate, they use middle names; the six identify themselves, in age order, as Johanna Livinia, johanna cornelia, Johanna Cornelia, Johanna Martia, Johanna Francesca, Johanna Famke (living) and Johanna Viktoria (also living, known alternatively as Young Johanna or The Pink Death.)[[/note]]
9th May '18 2:09:20 PM AgProv
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Strandpiel'', it emerges that every new generation of the Smith-Rhodes family names its forstborn daughter Johanna, in honour of the founding matriarch. At the time of this story, up to ''six'' women called Johanna Smith-Rhodes can appear. Admittedly four of them are dead, but the intercession of the first Witch in the family allows them to play a lively role in family affairs. [[note]]To differentiate, they use middle names; the six identify themselves, in age order, as Johanna Livinia, johanna cornelia, Johanna Martia, Johanna Francesca, Johanna Famke (living) and Johanna Viktoria (also living, known alternatively as Young Johanna or The Pink Death.)[[/note]]
2nd May '18 10:19:49 AM GunarmDyne
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* A ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' short from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' shows Orson the pig traveling to a planet of aliens who are all named [[strike: Fred]] Bob.

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* A ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' short from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' shows Orson the pig traveling to a planet of aliens who are all named [[strike: Fred]] Bob.Phil. When he manages to get his brothers stranded on the planet he tells them to "Ask for Phil," sending them on a wild goose chase as every Phil ends up pointing them towards a different Phil.
1st May '18 11:47:27 AM JoeMerl
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** {{Discussed}} in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' when Doofenshmirtz meets Phineas and Ferb's platypus, Perry, [[ContractualGenreBlindness and doesn't recognize him as the Perry the Platypus whom he fights every day]].
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' Is ''every'' platypus named "Perry?"
-->'''Phineas:''' In a perfect world, yes.
12th Mar '18 8:03:05 AM Njein
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* In the [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia American Mafia]], a large number of mobsters share the same name and can only be distinguished by a nickname, such as Gaspipe, Sonny Black, Vinny the Chin, Big Paul, etc. Mobsters get their nicknames in many ways: their physical appearance, their occupation, where they live, a trait associated with them, the weapon they use when committing crimes, etc.

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* In the [[UsefulNotes/TheMafia American Mafia]], a large number of mobsters share the same name and can only be distinguished by a nickname, such as Gaspipe, Sonny Black, Vinny the Chin, Big Paul, etc. Mobsters They get their nicknames in many ways: their physical appearance, their occupation, where they live, a trait associated with them, the weapon they use when committing crimes, etc.
26th Feb '18 6:01:58 AM 64SuperNintendo
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