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11th Apr '16 12:18:47 PM ultimomant
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* In "Film/TheForceAwakens", Kylo Ren is revealed to have once been named [[spoiler: Ben Solo]]. That's right, [[spoiler: he's Han and Leia's son, along with Luke's nephew and Anakin/Vader's grandson. Unlike his grandfather, he does not take a Darth name but he is the apparent leader of the 'Knights of Ren' so the concept still stands.]]

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\n* In "Film/TheForceAwakens", ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Kylo Ren is revealed to have once been named [[spoiler: Ben Solo]]. That's right, [[spoiler: he's Han and Leia's son, along with Luke's nephew and Anakin/Vader's grandson. Unlike his grandfather, he does not take a Darth name but he is the apparent leader of the 'Knights of Ren' so the concept still stands.]]
27th Dec '15 1:59:23 PM PrinceConor
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*In "Film/TheForceAwakens", Kylo Ren is revealed to have once been named [[spoiler: Ben Solo]]. That's right, [[spoiler: he's Han and Leia's son, along with Luke's nephew and Anakin/Vader's grandson. Unlike his grandfather, he does not take a Darth name but he is the apparent leader of the 'Knights of Ren' so the concept still stands.]]
11th Dec '15 10:55:34 PM IlGreven
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* Series/GeneralHospital: After a car accident left Jason Quartermaine without any memories of his life before the accident, he distanced himself from the Quartermaines...except for his grandmother Lila ''Morgan'' Quartermaine, whom he took his new last name from, becoming Jason Morgan, mob enforcer for Sonny Corinthos.
10th Dec '15 12:52:49 PM SailorPtah
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* Miranda in ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' goes by her mother's surname, Lake. It's also the one she used when entering into the Contract with Poe, meaning that he's not able to say it, but ''is'' able to refer to her by her father's surname.
1st Nov '15 10:14:06 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''QueensBlade'' franchise, the main heroine Leina Vance is never refered as such by herself, since she doesn't want to be associated with nobility and her family anymore, not to mention [[spoiler: in the sequel, she becomes a masked fugitive, so she doesn't want to be related with her sister Claudette, the new queen]].

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* In the ''QueensBlade'' ''Anime/QueensBlade'' franchise, the main heroine Leina Vance is never refered referred as such by herself, since she doesn't want to be associated with nobility and her family anymore, not to mention [[spoiler: in the sequel, she becomes a masked fugitive, so she doesn't want to be related with her sister Claudette, the new queen]].
4th Aug '15 5:20:42 AM TrustBen
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* In the Literature/ElleryQueen novel ''There Was an Old Woman'', Sheila Potts sheds "Potts" because it's tied to her controlling mother and three mad siblings from mother's first marriage. She takes her [[ItMakesSenseInContext father's maiden name]] of "Brent". [[spoiler: At the end of the novel she further changes her name to "Nikki Porter", becoming Ellery's secretary.]]
31st Jul '15 7:06:25 AM jormis29
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* Also inverted in the case of the actor Jeremy Brett (best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the Granada TV series). His father, who was of a very high social status (including being a Lord Lieutenant--a personal representative of the British monarch--and an heir to the Cadbury fortune). Brett's father insisted that Jeremy Brett change his name (from Peter Jeremy William Huggins) for the sake of the family honor. (He took the name Brett from "Brett & Co.," the label of his first suit.)

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* Also inverted in the case of the actor Jeremy Brett (best known for playing [[Series/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes in the Granada TV series).series]]). His father, who was of a very high social status (including being a Lord Lieutenant--a personal representative of the British monarch--and an heir to the Cadbury fortune). Brett's father insisted that Jeremy Brett change his name (from Peter Jeremy William Huggins) for the sake of the family honor. (He took the name Brett from "Brett & Co.," the label of his first suit.)
31st Jul '15 7:01:14 AM jormis29
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* Creator/NathanielHawthorne wrote a lot about Puritans, and almost never portrayed that society as a whole sympathetically. He was the descendant of a judge involved in [[BurnTheWitch the Salem Witch Trials]], and he hated that. So he changed his last name from "Hathorne" to "Hawthorne."

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* Creator/NathanielHawthorne wrote a lot about Puritans, and almost never portrayed that society as a whole sympathetically. He was the descendant of a judge involved in [[BurnTheWitch [[WitchHunt the Salem Witch Trials]], and he hated that. So he changed his last name from "Hathorne" to "Hawthorne."
31st Jul '15 6:50:47 AM TrustBen
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* Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a lot about Puritans, and almost never portrayed that society as a whole sympathetically. He was the descendant of a judge involved in [[BurnTheWitch the Salem Witch Trials]], and he hated that. So he changed his last name from "Hathorne" to "Hawthorne."

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* Nathaniel Hawthorne Creator/NathanielHawthorne wrote a lot about Puritans, and almost never portrayed that society as a whole sympathetically. He was the descendant of a judge involved in [[BurnTheWitch the Salem Witch Trials]], and he hated that. So he changed his last name from "Hathorne" to "Hawthorne."
31st Mar '15 10:17:20 PM jormis29
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* An entire country was forced into this in 1930s and 1940s, as the Mongolian communist party banned the use of surnames (or, technically, clan names) as a relic of the feudal past. Since 2000s, Mongolians started using surnames again, but as the original names were mostly lost, many used this as the opportunity at a MeaningfulRename. Many took up the name of GenghisKhan's clan, the Borjigiin.

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* An entire country was forced into this in 1930s and 1940s, as the Mongolian communist party banned the use of surnames (or, technically, clan names) as a relic of the feudal past. Since 2000s, Mongolians started using surnames again, but as the original names were mostly lost, many used this as the opportunity at a MeaningfulRename. Many took up the name of GenghisKhan's UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan's clan, the Borjigiin.
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