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27th Aug '16 7:05:15 AM jormis29
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* Grigori Eisenstein in ''ComicBook/FiendsOfTheEasternFront'' shares his first name with {{Rasputin|ianDeath}}. He is accordingly difficult to kill, [[spoiler:going so far as a NotQuiteDead moment. Being a partially transformed vampire helps.]]



* Grigori Eisenstein in ''Fiends of the Eastern Front'' shares his first name with {{Rasputin|ianDeath}}. He is accordingly difficult to kill, [[spoiler:going so far as a NotQuiteDead moment. Being a partially transformed vampire helps.]]
16th Aug '16 4:30:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** Planet names in "The Chase": Aridius, which is a desert when we see it, was presumably named while it was still an ocean world, and likewise Mechanus must have been named when the intent was still that the Mechanoids would prepare it for human colonisation, rather than keeping it. The ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' review for the PastDoctorAdventures novel ''Catastrophea'' refers to "the charming Creator/TerryNation habit of naming planets after what's ''going'' to happen to them".

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** Planet names in "The Chase": Aridius, which is a desert when we see it, was presumably named while it was still an ocean world, and likewise Mechanus must have been named when the intent was still that the Mechanoids would prepare it for human colonisation, rather than keeping it. The ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' review for the PastDoctorAdventures Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''Catastrophea'' refers to "the charming Creator/TerryNation habit of naming planets after what's ''going'' to happen to them".
20th Jul '16 10:13:36 AM Premonition45
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* Zephyr ''Teachout'' is a law professor, whose father was also a law professor.
30th Jun '16 9:29:50 PM KiraDoom
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* A meta example regarding the name of a series: the title of [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Cartoons Network's]] ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' became this after the series was cancelled and fell into obscurity. Now fans of the show are wondering the titular question.
8th Jun '16 3:26:13 PM margdean56
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* Combining this with PunnyName, Nick ''Bottom'' of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' get his head turned into that of a donkey, or alternatively, an ''ass''. Of course, considering Shakespeare's language, [[HilariousInHindsight this may have not been intentional.]]

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* Combining this with PunnyName, Nick ''Bottom'' of ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' get gets his head turned into that of a donkey, or alternatively, an ''ass''. Of course, considering Shakespeare's language, [[HilariousInHindsight this may not have not been intentional.]]
8th Jun '16 3:24:45 PM margdean56
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** [=NightWings=] name all their dragonets this way, like an assasin named Deathbringer or a prophet named Morrowseer.

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** [=NightWings=] name all their dragonets this way, like an assasin assassin named Deathbringer or a prophet named Morrowseer.
5th Jun '16 1:51:49 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Mohammad Yone named his Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH PowerStable "Disobey". No one was surprised when Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Genba Hirayanagi and Wrestling/KentaKobayashi overthrew him as leader and renamed the group "No Mercy".[[/folder]]
15th May '16 8:02:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* Likewise, the "Marduk Institute" in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' chose child candidates to pilot the Evangelions. The fact that Marduk was also a Sumerian god to whom children were (supposedly) sacrificed is appropriate.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Likewise, the "Marduk Institute" in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' chose child candidates to pilot the Evangelions. The fact that Marduk was also a Sumerian god to whom children were (supposedly) sacrificed is appropriate.



* All of the Sailor Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as well as Tuxedo Kamen, were somehow conveniently reborn into families whose family names reference the particular senshi's planet.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
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All of the Sailor Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Senshi, as well as Tuxedo Kamen, were somehow conveniently reborn into families whose family names reference the particular senshi's planet.



* Light Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'', who has the character for "[[AGodAmI god]]" in his name...
** His first name is also a bilingual prophecy about how [[spoiler: he eventually replaces L]] as well as being a reference to Lucifer whom he eventually parallels.
** More directly, as it's written using the [[FourIsDeath four-stroke kanji for "moon"]], it represents death in Japanese numerology.

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* Light Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'', who has the character for "[[AGodAmI god]]" in his name...
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name... His first name is also a bilingual prophecy about how [[spoiler: he eventually replaces L]] as well as being a reference to Lucifer whom he eventually parallels.
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parallels. More directly, as it's written using the [[FourIsDeath four-stroke kanji for "moon"]], it represents death in Japanese numerology.



* Suzaku Kururugi of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a name that means 'phoenix'. [[spoiler:This comes to make sense in the series finale, where he technically 'dies' as Suzaku Kururugi, and comes back to 'save the world' as Zero. To make it even more blatant, the way he "dies" is in an explosion of flames.]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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Suzaku Kururugi of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a name that means 'phoenix'. [[spoiler:This comes to make sense in the series finale, where he technically 'dies' as Suzaku Kururugi, and comes back to 'save the world' as Zero. To make it even more blatant, the way he "dies" is in an explosion of flames.]]



* [[Anime/{{Pokemon2000}} "...then the world will turn to ash..."]]

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* [[Anime/{{Pokemon2000}} The prophecy in ''Anime/{{Pokemon2000}}'' says "...then the world will turn to ash..."]]". It turns out it's referring to Ash Ketchum, the protagonist. Averted i the Japanese version as his name is "Satoshi".


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* Invoked in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsMagic'' with the Apple family, who farms apples. The main members are Applejack, Big McIntosh, Apple Bloom, and Granny Smith. Apple Bloom has wants to be president (nevermind that Equestria has princesses, not presidents) but according to her sister "We didn't name ya Apple Bloom so you could grow up to be the president".
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1st Apr '16 1:46:56 AM PkmnFightr
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* Stoke City Midfielder Stephen Ireland plays for the Irish National Football Team
* There's a football joke that goes: "Life would be awesome if David Villa played for Aston Villa, Antonio Valencia played for Valencia, and Danny Shittu played for [[spoiler:Liverpool (or any team hated by the person telling the joke).]]"
** Ironically, Shittu averts this trope in real life, having earned 32 caps for his native Nigeria (including an appearance in the [[TheWorldCup 2010 World Cup]].)
* Former NBA Player Frank Brickowski must have been teased a lot during his free-throw attempts (Then again, 74.1% FT percentage isn't too bad for a power forward).
* Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has the misfortune of playing in a very hitter-friendly ballpark.


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24th Mar '16 9:07:45 PM Qwertygiy
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* RealLife example: race car driver [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Speed Scott Speed]].

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* RealLife example: race car [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym A real life list of these can be found on]] [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]].
* Formula 1 and NASCAR
driver [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Speed Scott Speed]]. 20 years earlier, the unrelated NASCAR driver Lake Speed.



** German singer Roberto Blanco (black) added purely for completist reasons.

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** German singer Roberto Blanco (black) added purely for completist reasons.(black).
* A tragic example in Edward Glenn Roberts, Jr., a successful NASCAR driver in the 1950's who has always been known exclusively by his nickname [[AwesomeMcCoolName "Fireball" Roberts.]] He earned the nickname from the speed of his college baseball pitch, but died in 1964 [[WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt of third-degree burns]] suffered in a terrible crash.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym A real life list of these can be found on]] [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]].
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