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16th Mar '17 8:48:58 AM Ereiam
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* ''Equator Cold'', the third album of Creator/EnkiBilal's ''Nikopol Trilogy'', features a [[GeniusBruiser chess boxing champion]] named John Elvis Johnelvisson.
12th Mar '17 1:39:19 PM nombretomado
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* One of the competitors in ''{{Monty Pythons Flying Circus}}''' "Upper Class Twit of the Year" sketch is named Vivian Smith-Smythe-Smith.

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* One of the competitors in ''{{Monty ''Series/{{Monty Pythons Flying Circus}}''' "Upper Class Twit of the Year" sketch is named Vivian Smith-Smythe-Smith.
12th Mar '17 3:33:53 AM Xtifr
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* In the immediate family of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, there were seven women called Julia from the Julius family. Which in modern times would make their full names "Julia Julius". This wasn't unique to his family, though. That's how Roman naming conventions for women worked (except early in Roman history).

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* In the immediate family of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, there were seven women called Julia from the Julius family. Which in modern times would make their full names "Julia Julius". This wasn't unique to his family, though. That's how Roman naming conventions for women worked (except early in Roman history).
3rd Mar '17 5:18:27 PM WillyFourEyes
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** [=JoJo=] is short for Jonathan Joestar.
* Excel in ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' claims her full name in the anime is Excel Excel; it's hard to tell if she is being serious or engaging in hyperbole. The manga clearly defines this and those of other ACROSS members as codenames, and we never find out what her real name is.

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** [=JoJo=] is short for [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Jonathan Joestar.
Joestar]] and [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Joseph Joestar]].
* Excel in ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' claims her full name in the anime is Excel Excel; it's hard to tell if she is being serious or engaging in hyperbole. The manga clearly defines this and those of other ACROSS members as codenames, and we never find out what her real name is.is never revealed.



* The sequel series of ''Read or Die'', ''Anime/RODTheTV'', gives us Alice Alice Arquet.

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* The sequel series of ''Read or Die'', ''Anime/RODTheTV'', gives us has a character named Alice Alice Arquet.



* Naru Narusegawa of ''Manga/LoveHina''. When calling her "Naru", you never know if it's actually her first name or her last name shortened.

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* Naru Narusegawa of ''Manga/LoveHina''. When calling her "Naru", you never know it isn't clear if it's actually her first name or her last name shortened.



* Kazuma Azuma from ''Manga/YakitateJapan''

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* Kazuma Azuma from ''Manga/YakitateJapan''''Manga/YakitateJapan''.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' lampshades this by forcing Judai to say three card names. They are: Gagagigo, Giga Gagagigo, and Gogiga Gagagigo. Even Judai can't say it due to the repetitive-ness. The real card game also has a fourth and fifth member of this family, but they aren't 't named anything nearly as clever. They're just called Gigobyte and Gagagigo the Risen.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' lampshades this by forcing Judai to say three card names. They are: Gagagigo, Giga Gagagigo, and Gogiga Gagagigo. Even Judai can't say it due to the repetitive-ness. The real card game also has a fourth and fifth member of this family, but they aren't 't named anything nearly as clever. They're just called Gigobyte and Gagagigo the Risen.



* Sakura Sakurakōji, heroine and FauxActionGirl of ''Manga/CodeBreaker''. Also her real mother, Sakurako Sakurakōji

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* Sakura Sakurakōji, heroine and FauxActionGirl of ''Manga/CodeBreaker''. Also her real mother, Sakurako SakurakōjiSakurakōji.
19th Feb '17 11:52:52 AM gyorokpeter2
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** According to Google Translate the scientific name for modern humans, "Homo sapiens sapiens", means [[ShapedLikeItself "a wise man is wise"]].

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** According to Google Translate the The scientific name for modern humans, "Homo sapiens sapiens", means [[ShapedLikeItself "a "wise wise man is wise"]].human".
19th Feb '17 6:24:17 AM erforce
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* From ''Film/TheCannonballRun 2'':

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* From ''Film/TheCannonballRun 2'':''Film/CannonballRunII'':
12th Feb '17 12:05:00 AM AthenaBlue
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* Humbert Humbert in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''. Given the author's hobbies, it's a pun at taxonomy's use of repetitive genus/species names, which are called tautonyms.
** In "Granita", Umberto Eco parodies this with his Umberto Umberto. The whole short story is living this trope, half of the examples found here being used.
* Golem Golem, the KillerRobot turned RobotBuddy of ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' series. He was called Golem, but he calls himself Golem Golem because his body was called Golem when it was being built and his program ("mind") was called Golem during programming. Other characters find it odd, but finally decide to go along with it and call him Golem Golem.

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* Humbert Humbert in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''. Given One French kid's novel has a character named Germain Germain Germain.
* And a Spanish kid's novel has a Mauricius Mauricius. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by
the author's hobbies, it's a pun at taxonomy's use of repetitive genus/species names, which are called tautonyms.
** In "Granita", Umberto Eco parodies this with his Umberto Umberto. The whole short story is living this trope, half of the examples found here being used.
* Golem Golem, the KillerRobot turned RobotBuddy of ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' series. He was called Golem, but he calls himself Golem Golem because his body was called Golem when it was being built and his program ("mind") was called Golem during programming. Other characters find it odd, but finally decide
main character, who refers to go along with it and call him Golem Golem.as "Mauricius squared".
* Detective Meyer Meyer from Creator/EdMcBain's ''Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct'' series of novels.



* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' had Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, AKA Uncle Monty. (He studies [[Creator/MontyPython pythons]].)
* Wallace Wallace from ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' by Creator/GordonKorman.
* Appropriately for a novel about nursery-rhyme crime, Jasper Fforde's ''[[Literature/NurseryCrime The Big Over Easy]]'' has Detective Sergeant Mary Mary.
* Jean Valjean from ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* Detective Meyer Meyer from the Creator/EdMcBain's ''Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct'' series of novels.
* Antoine San-Antonio of the eponymous ''San-Antonio'' series of French police novels by Frédéric Dard. Also, his love interest is named Marie-Marie.
* Jay-Jay, the protagonist of the novel ''The Prince of Central Park''. The exposition explains that his deceased mother's two heroes were the Pope and President Kennedy (the book is set in the 1970s), so she named her son John John after the pair of them.

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' had Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, AKA Uncle Monty. (He studies [[Creator/MontyPython pythons]].)
* Wallace Wallace from ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' by Creator/GordonKorman.
* Appropriately for a novel about nursery-rhyme crime, Jasper Fforde's ''[[Literature/NurseryCrime
The Big Over Easy]]'' has Detective Sergeant Mary Mary.
* Jean Valjean from ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* Detective Meyer Meyer from the Creator/EdMcBain's ''Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct'' series of novels.
* Antoine San-Antonio of the eponymous ''San-Antonio'' series of French police novels by Frédéric Dard. Also, his love interest is named Marie-Marie.
* Jay-Jay, the
protagonist of the novel in Creator/AnthonyBoucher's ''The Prince of Central Park''. The exposition explains that his deceased mother's two heroes were the Pope and President Kennedy (the book Compleat Werewolf'' is set called Wolfe Wolf. His more irreverent students nicknamed him "Woof-Woof."
* Rickard Dickens
in the 1970s), so she named her son John John after the pair of them.gangster spoofs by Rolf and Alexandra Becker -- better known as Dickie Dick Dickens.



* Heathcliff Heathcliff from ''Literature/WutheringHeights.'' Found wandering in the streets as a child by Mr. Earnshaw, who adopted him, but for some reason didn't give the boy his own name. It was at first an instance of OneNameOnly, but later it became both his first name and his surname.

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* Heathcliff Heathcliff from ''Literature/WutheringHeights.'' Found wandering in In Erich Kästner's ''Das doppelte Lottchen'' (adapted, among other things, into several American movies called ''Film/TheParentTrap'', Lotte and Luise the streets as a child by Mr. Earnshaw, who adopted him, but for some reason didn't give the boy his own name. It was at two separated twins first an instance of OneNameOnly, meet in a fictional place called Seebühl am Bühlsee (roughly "Lakehill on Lake Hill").
* Donald D. [=DonaldmcDonald=] from Brian Doyle's ''Easy Avenue''
-->And I always wanted to ask him what his initial D. stood for,
but later it became both I never did.
* The title character in Paul R. Beath's ''Febold Feboldson: Tall Tales from the Great Plains''.
* Golem Golem, the KillerRobot turned RobotBuddy of ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' series. He was called Golem, but he calls himself Golem Golem because
his first name body was called Golem when it was being built and his surname.program ("mind") was called Golem during programming. Other characters find it odd, but finally decide to go along with it and call him Golem Golem.
* Morton "Suds" Morton in Jerry Spinelli's ''Literature/FourthGradeRats.''



* Joseph Joséphin, alias [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Rouletabille Rouletabille]].
* ''Literature/{{Rant}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has Echo Lawrence, whose father was named Larry. She points this out and seems annoyed at the constant jokes, but [[FridgeBrilliance her nickname takes on an interesting light.]]
* Rickard Dickens in the gangster spoofs by Rolf and Alexandra Becker -- better known as Dickie Dick Dickens.
* Jameson Jameson from Richmal Crompton's ''Literature/JustWilliam'' stories.

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* Joseph Joséphin, alias [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Rouletabille Rouletabille]].
* ''Literature/{{Rant}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has Echo Lawrence, whose father was named Larry. She points this out and seems annoyed at the constant jokes, but [[FridgeBrilliance her nickname takes on an interesting light.]]
* Rickard Dickens in the gangster spoofs by Rolf and Alexandra Becker -- better known as Dickie Dick Dickens.
* Jameson Jameson
Remus Lupin from Richmal Crompton's ''Literature/JustWilliam'' stories.''Literature/HarryPotter'' is a Classic Kurashikku example: "Remus" comes from the Remus of Roman mythology, who was RaisedByWolves, and "Lupin" comes from the Latin "lupus," meaning "wolf." But his father, Lyall Lupin, is even worse, because "Lyall" is derived from a Norse name meaning "wolf." Therefore, Remus is [[MemeticMutation Werewolf McWerewolf, son of Werewolf McWerewolf]].



* One French kid's novel has a character named Germain Germain Germain.
* And a Spanish kid's novel has a Mauricius Mauricius. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the main character, who refers to him as "Mauricius squared".
* Kelly Kelly in the ''Literature/YoungBond'' novel ''Literature/DoubleOrDie'', the younger sister of Bond's friend Red Kelly.
* Donald D. [=DonaldmcDonald=] from Brian Doyle's ''Easy Avenue''
-->And I always wanted to ask him what his initial D. stood for, but I never did.
* Jack Jackson in ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', though he's eventually known as Jack Builder.
* [[PungeonMaster Robert Asprin]] couldn't resist naming a Mob boss from a Literature/MythAdventures short story Don [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} Don de Don Don]].
* Major Channing Channing (of the Chesterfield Channings) of ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate''.
* In Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan novels, Tempe's ex-brother-in-law is named Howard Howard. Apparently, he was abandoned on the steps of a church with a note that said "The baby's name is 'Howard'." The nuns weren't sure if this referred to his first or last name, so...
* The protagonist in Creator/AnthonyBoucher's "The Compleat Werewolf" is called Wolfe Wolf. His more irreverent students nicknamed him "Woof-Woof."
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', when Yuuki and Asuna are jokingly talking about getting married. Yuuki says that Asuna would have to join her family, as otherwise her name would be Yuuki Yuuki.
* Morton "Suds" Morton in Jerry Spinelli's ''FourthGradeRats.''
* In Erich Kästner's ''Das doppelte Lottchen'' (adapted, among other things, into several American movies called ''Film/TheParentTrap'', Lotte and Luise the two separated twins first meet in a fictional place called Seebühl am Bühlsee (roughly "Lakehill on Lake Hill").
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a minor character called Benfrey Frey.



* The title character in Paul R. Beath's ''Febold Feboldson: Tall Tales from the Great Plains''.
* Remus Lupin from Literature/HarryPotter is a Classic Kurashikku example: "Remus" comes from the Remus of Roman mythology, who was RaisedByWolves, and "Lupin" comes from the Latin "lupus," meaning "wolf." But his father, Lyall Lupin, is even worse, because "Lyall" is derived from a Norse name meaning "wolf." Therefore, Remus is [[MemeticMutation Werewolf McWerewolf, son of Werewolf McWerewolf]].

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* Jameson Jameson from Richmal Crompton's ''Literature/JustWilliam'' stories.
* Humbert Humbert in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''. Given the author's hobbies, it's a pun at taxonomy's use of repetitive genus/species names, which are called tautonyms.
** In "Granita", Umberto Eco parodies this with his Umberto Umberto.
The title whole short story is living this trope, half of the examples found here being used.
* Jean Valjean from ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* [[PungeonMaster Robert Asprin]] couldn't resist naming a Mob boss from a ''Literature/MythAdventures'' short story Don [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} Don de Don Don]].
* Wallace Wallace from ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' by Creator/GordonKorman.
* Appropriately for a novel about nursery-rhyme crime, Jasper Fforde's ''[[Literature/NurseryCrime The Big Over Easy]]'' has Detective Sergeant Mary Mary.
* Major Channing Channing (of the Chesterfield Channings) of ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate''.
* Jack Jackson in ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', though he's eventually known as Jack Builder.
* Jay-Jay, the protagonist of the novel ''The Prince of Central Park''. The exposition explains that his deceased mother's two heroes were the Pope and President Kennedy (the book is set in the 1970s), so she named her son John John after the pair of them.
* ''Literature/{{Rant}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has Echo Lawrence, whose father was named Larry. She points this out and seems annoyed at the constant jokes, but [[FridgeBrilliance her nickname takes on an interesting light.]]
* Joseph Joséphin, alias [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Rouletabille Rouletabille]].
* Antoine San-Antonio of the eponymous ''San-Antonio'' series of French police novels by Frédéric Dard. Also, his love interest is named Marie-Marie.
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' had Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, AKA Uncle Monty. (He studies [[Creator/MontyPython pythons]].)
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a minor
character in Paul R. Beath's ''Febold Feboldson: Tall Tales from called Benfrey Frey.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** ''Literature/ServantsOfTheEmpire'' presents
the Great Plains''.
* Remus Lupin from Literature/HarryPotter
audience with one Leo Leonis, father of Zare, whose name is a Classic Kurashikku example: "Remus" comes from guaranteed to make any [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_(constellation) astronomy enthusiasts]] who see it giggle.
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', when Yuuki and Asuna are jokingly talking about getting married. Yuuki says that Asuna would have to join her family, as otherwise her name would be Yuuki Yuuki.
* In Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan novels, Tempe's ex-brother-in-law is named Howard Howard. Apparently, he was abandoned on
the Remus steps of Roman mythology, who was RaisedByWolves, and "Lupin" comes from the Latin "lupus," meaning "wolf.a church with a note that said "The baby's name is 'Howard'." But The nuns weren't sure if this referred to his father, Lyall Lupin, is even worse, because "Lyall" is derived first or last name, so...
* Heathcliff Heathcliff
from ''Literature/WutheringHeights.'' Found wandering in the streets as a Norse child by Mr. Earnshaw, who adopted him, but for some reason didn't give the boy his own name. It was at first an instance of OneNameOnly, but later it became both his first name meaning "wolf." Therefore, Remus is [[MemeticMutation Werewolf McWerewolf, son and his surname.
* Kelly Kelly in the ''Literature/YoungBond'' novel ''Literature/DoubleOrDie'', the younger sister
of Werewolf McWerewolf]].Bond's friend Red Kelly.



* Richard (Richie) Richard in ''Series/{{Bottom}}''.
** Many of Creator/RikMayall's characters were named some variation on this theme -- q.v. Rick Richard in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' and Rich Richards in ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap''.



* Richard (Richie) Richard in ''Series/{{Bottom}}''.
** Many of Creator/RikMayall's characters were named some variation on this theme -- q.v. Rick Richard in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' and Rich Richards in ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap''.



** One instance of Clara is Oswin Oswald.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks One instance instance]] of Clara is called Oswin Oswald.
10th Feb '17 4:25:43 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/Blue_Steel/Chapter_9/ Blue Steel]]'' one of the reporters at a press conference is named Simon Simonson.
31st Jan '17 1:57:49 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' lampshades this by forcing Jaden to say three card names. They are: Gagagigo, Giga Gagagigo, and Gogiga Gagagigo. Even Jaden can't say it due to the repetitive-ness. The real card game also has a fourth and fifth member of this family, but they aren't 't named anything nearly as clever. They're just called Gigobyte and Gagagigo the Risen.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' lampshades this by forcing Jaden Judai to say three card names. They are: Gagagigo, Giga Gagagigo, and Gogiga Gagagigo. Even Jaden Judai can't say it due to the repetitive-ness. The real card game also has a fourth and fifth member of this family, but they aren't 't named anything nearly as clever. They're just called Gigobyte and Gagagigo the Risen.
24th Jan '17 4:28:54 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* Remus Lupin from Literature/HarryPotter is a Classic Kurashikku example: "Remus" comes from the Remus of Roman mythology, who was RaisedByWolves, and "Lupin" comes from the Latin "lupus," meaning "wolf." But his father, Lyall Lupin, is even worse, because "Lyall" is derived from a Norse name meaning "wolf." Therefore, Remus is [[MemeticMutation Werewolf McWerewolf, son of Werewolf McWerewolf]].
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