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19th Sep '17 12:55:04 PM captainspycrab
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty Rick and Morty's]]'' Gromflomites seem to have this as a species-wide naming convention. The two Gromflomites whose names we've heard in full thus far are the assassin Krombopulos Michael and the interrogator Cornvelious Daniel. Side materials of dubious canonicity also feature a Gromflomite named Canklanker Thom.
30th Aug '17 7:57:30 PM SeldomWobbles
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* ''Merona Grant and the Lost Tomb of Golgotha:'' Merona Grant. Somewhat {{Lampshaded}} when she pokes fun at her own name to shatter the delusions of an in-world admirer.

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* ''Merona Grant and the Lost Tomb of Golgotha:'' Merona Grant. Somewhat {{Lampshaded}} when she pokes fun at her own name to shatter the delusions of an in-world admirer.
30th Aug '17 7:33:39 PM SeldomWobbles
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* ''Merona Grant and the Lost Tomb of Golgotha:'' Merona Grant. Somewhat {{Lampshaded}} when she pokes fun at her own name to shatter the delusions of an in-world admirer.
-->'''Woolworth:''' Merona… I simply love that name. It’s so strong, adventurous and independent sounding.\\
'''Merona:''' It means sheep.
15th Aug '17 6:26:09 AM jormis29
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* OlderThanTelevision: Literature/NorthwestSmith from C. L. Moore's early science fiction.

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* OlderThanTelevision: Literature/NorthwestSmith from C. L. Moore's Creator/CLMoore's early science fiction.
27th Jun '17 11:16:33 AM JamesAustin
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->'''Sallah''': Please, what does it always mean, this... this "Junior"?\\
'''Professor Henry Jones''': That's his name. (points to himself) Henry Jones (points to Indy) Junior.\\
'''Indiana Jones''': I like "Indiana".\\
'''Professor Henry Jones''': We named the ''dog '' Indiana.

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->'''Sallah''': ->'''Sallah:''' Please, what does it always mean, this... this "Junior"?\\
'''Professor Henry Jones''': Jones:''' That's his name. (points ''[points to himself) himself]'' Henry Jones (points ''[points to Indy) Indy]'' Junior.\\
'''Indiana Jones''': Jones:''' I like "Indiana".\\
'''Professor Henry Jones''': Jones:''' We named the ''dog '' ''dog'' Indiana.



* Mahershalalhashbaz (or "simply" Mahershala) Ali, an actor who won Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/{{Moonlight}}''.

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* Mahershalalhashbaz (or "simply" Mahershala) Ali, an actor who appeared in ''Series/{{House of Cards|US}}'' and ''Series/LukeCage2016'' and who won Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/{{Moonlight}}''.''Film/Moonlight2016''.



* [=Supermodel=] [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=MacPherson=]]] has played this straight and inverted. She was born Eleanor Gow. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother married a man named [=MacPherson=]. Eleanor took the last name and shortened her first name for balance.

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* [=Supermodel=] [[Creator/ElleMacPherson Elle [=MacPherson=]]] Supermodel Creator/ElleMacPherson has played this straight and inverted. She was born Eleanor Gow. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother married a man named [=MacPherson=]. Eleanor took the last name and shortened her first name for balance.
19th Jun '17 6:52:51 AM AgentKyles
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* Julianne Moore, actress.

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* Julianne Moore, Creator/JulianneMoore, actress.
1st Jun '17 1:30:10 AM PaulA
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* Sci-fi author Creator/RobertAHeinlein was very fond of this trope, most often with the surname "Smith". His characters included Valentine Michael Smith, Woodrow Wilson Smith, and Johann Sebastian Bach Smith.

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* Sci-fi author Creator/RobertAHeinlein was very fond of this trope, most often with the surname "Smith". His characters included [[Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand Valentine Michael Smith, Smith]], [[Literature/TimeEnoughForLove Woodrow Wilson Smith, Smith]], and [[Literature/IWillFearNoEvil Johann Sebastian Bach Smith.Smith]].
16th May '17 1:04:50 PM wuggles
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* Mahershalalhashbaz (or "simply" Mahershala) Ali, an actor who played Mombasa in ''Film/{{Predators}}''.

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* Mahershalalhashbaz (or "simply" Mahershala) Ali, an actor who played Mombasa in ''Film/{{Predators}}''.won Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/{{Moonlight}}''.
4th May '17 2:39:27 PM ProfessorThascales
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* From Agatha Christie's ''The ABC Murders'': Alexander Bonaparte Cust.
2nd May '17 12:24:58 AM ProfessorThascales
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* From ''Knaves Templar'' (a historical mystery): Peregrinus Monk and Theophilus Phipps.
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