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7th Jan '17 11:47:04 PM bombadil211
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* [[Creator/KieferSutherland Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland ]].

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* [[Creator/KieferSutherland Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland ]]. Sutherland]]. He likes to joke that his [[Creator/DonaldSutherland father]] owed a lot of money and favors to a lot of people and gave away naming rights as recompense.
5th Dec '16 5:00:19 PM mirisu92
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** ''Literature/{{Tree}}'': Espiridion, TheNarrator's father, who works as a farm administrator.

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** ''Literature/{{Tree}}'': Espiridion, TheNarrator's father, who works as a farm administrator.administrator, although not exactly part of the landowning oligarchy himself.



** Alistair Cheng, who probably takes the fifty-million-dollar, six-storey cake.

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** Alistair Cheng, who probably takes the fifty-million-dollar, six-storey cake.and several others.
29th Nov '16 10:37:11 PM mirisu92
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** ''Literature/{{Tree}}'': Espiridion, TheNarrator's father, who works as a farm administrator.
29th Nov '16 10:35:05 PM mirisu92
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** Francis Wayland Thurston and Henry Anthony Wilcox ("Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu")

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** Francis Wayland Thurston Thurston, George Gammell Angell, and Henry Anthony Wilcox ("Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu")



* Meanwhile, over in Singapore, ''Literature/CrazyRichAsians'' comes loaded with these, unsurprisingly given that this is a novel about, well, crazy-rich Asians. And since they're heavily Westernised, the posh Anglo/European first names come with the mix, such as:
** Araminta Khoo

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* Meanwhile, over in Singapore, ''Literature/CrazyRichAsians'' comes loaded with these, unsurprisingly given that this is as it's a novel about, well, crazy-rich Asians. And since they're heavily Westernised, the posh Anglo/European first names come with the mix, such as:
** Araminta Lee
** Colin
Khoo


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** Nicholas Young
** Alistair Cheng, who probably takes the fifty-million-dollar, six-storey cake.
29th Nov '16 10:27:46 PM mirisu92
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* Meanwhile, over in Singapore, ''Literature/CrazyRichAsians'' comes loaded with these, unsurprisingly given that this is a novel about, well, crazy-rich Asians. And since they're heavily Westernised, the posh Anglo/European first names come with the mix, such as:
** Araminta Khoo
** Astrid Leong
26th Nov '16 10:06:35 AM Geoduck
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* Chatsworth Osbourne, Jr. from ''TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''.

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* Chatsworth Osbourne, Jr. from ''TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''.''Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis''.
22nd Oct '16 11:31:27 AM thatother1dude
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* Rex Smythe-Higgins III from ''WesternANimation/HeyArnold'', though he is AmbiguouslyBritish.

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* ''WesternANimation/HeyArnold'':
** Rex Smythe-Higgins, Grandpa's old stuck up [[UnexplainedAccent inexplicably British-sounding]] rival, and his not-quite-as-antagonistic grandson
Rex Smythe-Higgins III from ''WesternANimation/HeyArnold'', though he is AmbiguouslyBritish.III.



* Charles Montgomery Burns from ''WesternANimation/TheSimpsons''.

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* Charles Montgomery Burns from ''WesternANimation/TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.



* Princess [[PunnyName Morbucks]] from ''WesternANimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.

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* Princess [[PunnyName Morbucks]] from ''WesternANimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
22nd Oct '16 11:18:52 AM thatother1dude
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->'''Hardison''': The kid's from her first marriage. Widmark.
->'''Elliot''': Whoa, I'm sorry, Widmark?
->'''Hardison''': Rich people, man.

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->'''Hardison''': The kid's from her first marriage. Widmark.
->'''Elliot''':
Widmark.\\
'''Elliot''':
Whoa, I'm sorry, Widmark?
->'''Hardison''':
Widmark?\\
'''Hardison''':
Rich people, man.
22nd Oct '16 11:18:45 AM thatother1dude
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* While not canon, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' fanon has invoked this trope on occasion with the suggestion that Ozymandias' ''full'' name is Adrian Werther Veidt III.

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* While not canon, ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' fanon has invoked this trope on occasion with the suggestion that Ozymandias' ''full'' name is Adrian Werther Veidt III.
3rd Oct '16 6:25:33 AM Morgenthaler
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Royal names are another example of this latter phenomenon. In the late 19th Century, there was a fashion for Victoria/Victor and Albert/Alberta in honour of the queen and her husband. By the time the first ''{{Steptoe and Son}}'' movie was made, 'Arold (Son) told Albert (Steptoe), with reference to the baby they had adopted, "''Naw'', we're no' callin' 'im Albert; 's ''common''!"

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Royal names are another example of this latter phenomenon. In the late 19th Century, there was a fashion for Victoria/Victor and Albert/Alberta in honour of the queen and her husband. By the time the first ''{{Steptoe ''Series/{{Steptoe and Son}}'' movie was made, 'Arold (Son) told Albert (Steptoe), with reference to the baby they had adopted, "''Naw'', we're no' callin' 'im Albert; 's ''common''!"
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