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17th Nov '16 3:17:05 PM Eievie
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When a character needs a name that tells the audience right away how [[AwesomeMcCoolname awesome]] they are, this trope is one way to do it. The character will have a first name that's interesting and long - [[RuleOfThree at least three syllables long]] - contrasted by short and unremarkable last name.

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When a character needs a name that tells the audience right away how [[AwesomeMcCoolname awesome]] they are, this trope is one way to do it. The character will have a first name that's interesting and long - [[RuleOfThree long--[[RuleOfThree at least three syllables long]] - contrasted long]]--contrasted by short and unremarkable last name.



* ''ComicBook/DesolationJones'' - While this is not the character's name, the series title fits the bill.

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* ''ComicBook/DesolationJones'' - ''ComicBook/DesolationJones'': While this is not the character's name, the series title fits the bill.



* Franchise/IndianaJones - As pointed out in the quote above, his real name is Henry Jones, Junior, but everyone remembers it as the name of the franchise.

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* Franchise/IndianaJones - ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': As pointed out in the quote above, his real name is Henry Jones, Junior, but everyone remembers it as the name of the franchise.
5th Nov '16 4:24:50 PM nombretomado
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* InspectorMorse, who was finally revealed to have the exotic first name "Endeavour".

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* InspectorMorse, Series/InspectorMorse, who was finally revealed to have the exotic first name "Endeavour".
3rd Nov '16 10:56:29 AM AreYouTyler
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** Maybe because [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad,_Bad_Leroy_Brown Leroy Brown]] is a bad, bad name?

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** Maybe because [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad,_Bad_Leroy_Brown [[Music/JimCroce Leroy Brown]] Brown is a bad, bad name?name]]?
23rd Oct '16 9:10:05 AM LaptopGuy
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23rd Oct '16 9:09:21 AM LaptopGuy
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* [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Aurelian Smith, Jr.]]
6th Jul '16 6:02:54 AM JohnPrestwick
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* Zacharias Smith in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
27th May '16 3:14:30 PM DaibhidC
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are prone to this, with characters such as Eskarina Smith and Legitimate First (can't blame a mother for being proud). Young witches also often go through a phase of reinventing themselves with elaborate first names.



* Creator/TerryPratchett has two Indy parodies: Howondaland Smith, Balrog Hunter in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and Alabama Smith in ''[[Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy Only You Can Save Mankind]]''.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett has two Indy parodies: Howondaland Smith, Balrog Hunter in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' and Alabama Smith in ''[[Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy Only You Can Save Mankind]]''. ''Discworld'' also has Eskarina Smith from ''Discworld/EqualRites''.
22nd May '16 4:58:33 PM lakingsif
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* Rashida Jones, the daughter of Quincy Jones.

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* Rashida Jones, Creator/RashidaJones, the daughter of Quincy Jones.
19th Apr '16 11:12:38 AM erforce
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games feature a character named Antharia Jack. He's a movie star known for playing ''IndianaJones''-style roles, but his character's name is his own.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games feature a character named Antharia Jack. He's a movie star known for playing ''IndianaJones''-style ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-style roles, but his character's name is his own.
16th Mar '16 6:44:27 AM TheTroperOutofSpace
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* ''VisualNovel/SocratesJonesProPhilosopher''
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