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9th Aug '17 8:21:00 PM JM1982
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* ''[[Fanfiction/UltimateSleepwalker Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams]]'' and its companion series ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]'' do this with several characters. The ''Daily Bugle'' employs an [[Creator/SteveDitko Objectivist named Steve]] as its newspaper cartoonist, an art professor named [[Creator/JackKirby John Kirby]] teaches at Empire State University, and Mary Jane Watson's maternal grandfather is named [[Creator/StanLee Stanley Lieber]].
31st Jul '17 7:43:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' spinoff ''Advance of Zeta'' combines this with CulturalCrossReference, as all the experimental mobile suits in it are named for characters from ''WatershipDown''.

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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' spinoff ''Advance of Zeta'' combines this with CulturalCrossReference, as all the experimental mobile suits in it are named for characters from ''WatershipDown''.''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown''.
20th Jul '17 8:41:56 AM Prfnoff
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* Happens in the naming of ships from time to time.
** A series of coastal defence ships built for the Imperial German Navy in the 1890s had names from Germanic mythology: SMS Aegir, SMS Odin, SMS Hagen, SMS Heimdall, SMS Hildebrand, SMS Frithjof, SMS Beowulf, and SMS Siegfried. A series of light cruisers built shortly after had names mostly from Greek mythology: SMS Medusa, SMS Amazone, SMS Ariadne, SMS Thetis, SMS Nymphe, SMS Niobe, and (odd name out) SMS Gazelle.
** Similarly, the Italian navy went into World War I with, among others, a class of torpedo-boats named after mythological figures - Calliope, Canopo, Cassiopea, Centauro, Clio, Calipso, Pegaso, Perseo etc.
** The Royal Navy in World War 2 had three classes of light cruisers named after figures from Greek and Roman mythology, the Leander, Arethusa and Dido Classes.
14th Jun '17 12:47:22 AM DouglasFir
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** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', most of the protagonists' Personas are named after various folk heroes and thieves from literature ([[Literature/ArseneLupin Arsene]], [[UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon Goemon]], Franchise/{{Zorro}}, etc.).
28th May '17 3:34:35 PM nombretomado
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* A number of [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]] heroes in ''WarhammerFantasy'' ride dinosaurs. Particularly, a Carnosaur named Grymloq, a Stegodon named Slaq, and a Pterosaur named Zhwup ([[{{Transformers}} Or rather, Grimlock, Slag, and Swoop]]).

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* A number of [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]] heroes in ''WarhammerFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' ride dinosaurs. Particularly, a Carnosaur named Grymloq, a Stegodon named Slaq, and a Pterosaur named Zhwup ([[{{Transformers}} Or rather, Grimlock, Slag, and Swoop]]).
28th Apr '17 5:52:19 AM Nithael
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* Several suspects in the NancyDrew game ''White Wolf Of Icicle Creek'' have lupine-themed names, including Lou Talbot (for [[Film/TheWolfman1941 Larry Talbot]]) and Bill Kessler (for [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon David Kessler]]).

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* Several suspects in the NancyDrew VideoGame/NancyDrew game ''White Wolf Of Icicle Creek'' have lupine-themed names, including Lou Talbot (for [[Film/TheWolfman1941 Larry Talbot]]) and Bill Kessler (for [[Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon David Kessler]]).



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the Ritualists encountered before the Dark Animus in Throne of Thunder (you face a random set of 6 out of 24, and there's an achievement for killing all of them) are named after alien species in the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' series.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'',:
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Ritualists encountered before the Dark Animus in Throne of Thunder (you face a random set of 6 out of 24, and there's an achievement for killing all of them) are named after alien species in the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' series.


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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': The orc blademasters in the mission "Blackrock & Roll, too!" are all named after characters from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'': Haomarush for Haohmaru, Genjuros for Genjuro, Khanzo for Hanzo, and Jubei'Thos for Jubei.
26th Apr '17 12:10:45 PM Madrugada
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* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' has at least two:
** The Pistol Packin' Polaris Packrat's sentient, and intelligent, and talking guns are named "Smith" and "Wesson"
** On Gallimaufry Station, two of Para's Security Specialists, a cat and a dog, are named "[[Comedy/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Rowan and Martin]]"
26th Apr '17 11:29:22 AM Madrugada
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* There is a species of dinosaur called Gojirasaurus, which literaly translates into Godzilla Lizard
* In the American education system, teachers love naming the people in various word problems, fill-in-the blank questions, hypotheticals that you're supposed to write essays about, etc. after one set of characters or another.
** If they aren't named [[UnfortunateNames some variation on Charlie Chemist]], [[PunnyName Matt E. Matician]] or [[RuleOfThree Patty Particleaccelerator]].
* People sometimes do this with their pets or their children, which can lead to cases of WhoNamesTheirKidDude.
* Some lately discovered and man-made elements on the Periodic Table include Promethium, Einsteinium, Rutherfordium, Nobelium, Lawrencium, Curium, Meitnerium, Europium, Lutetium, Cerium, Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Polonium, Germanium, Francium, Gallium, and Darmstadtium.
** No less than four elements are named after the Ytterby mine near Stockholm where they were first discovered: Ytterbium, Yttrium, Terbium, and Erbium.

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* There is a species of dinosaur called Gojirasaurus, which literaly translates into Godzilla Lizard
* In the American education system, teachers love naming the people in various word problems, fill-in-the blank questions, hypotheticals that you're supposed to write essays about, etc. after one set of characters or another.
** If they aren't named [[UnfortunateNames some variation on Charlie Chemist]], [[PunnyName Matt E. Matician]] or [[RuleOfThree Patty Particleaccelerator]].
* People sometimes do this with their pets or their children, which can lead to cases of WhoNamesTheirKidDude.
* Some lately discovered and man-made elements on the Periodic Table include Table:
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Promethium, Cerium, Uranium, Neptunium, and Plutonium: named after beings in Greek mythology.
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Einsteinium, Rutherfordium, Nobelium, Lawrencium, Curium, Meitnerium, and Meitnerium are all named after scientists.
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Europium, Lutetium, Cerium, Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Polonium, Germanium, Francium, Gallium, and Darmstadtium.
Darmstadtium, all named after geographic regions
** No less than four Four elements are named after the Ytterby mine near Stockholm where they were first discovered: Ytterbium, Yttrium, Terbium, and Erbium.



* Unlike most other celestial bodies--named for [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming gods, spirits, and heroes of ancient myth]]--UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfUranus are named after figures from the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope (Titania, Oberon, Ariel, Miranda, Umbriel etc.). For even more modern shout-outs, we have certain surface features of [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn Saturn's largest moon Titan]], where the mountains and a few other features are named from the mountains of Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium, the plains and certain other features are named for the planets of Creator/FrankHerbert's ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe, and straits (yes, ''straits''--Titan has seas and lakes of hydrocarbons) are named for characters from Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' novels.

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* Unlike most other celestial bodies--named for [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming gods, spirits, and heroes of ancient myth]]--UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfUranus are named after figures from the writings of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope (Titania, Oberon, Ariel, Miranda, Umbriel etc.). For even more modern shout-outs, we have certain
* Certain
surface features of [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn Saturn's largest moon Titan]], where the mountains and a few other features are named from the mountains of Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium, the plains and certain other features are named for the planets of Creator/FrankHerbert's ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe, and straits (yes, ''straits''--Titan has seas and lakes of hydrocarbons) are named for characters from Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' novels.
26th Apr '17 11:16:21 AM Madrugada
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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' has a rather roundabout ShoutOut in the name "Miranda." Miranda is the character from Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' who says the line that ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' by Aldous Huxley [[LiteraryAllusionTitle comes from]]. ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', of course, had the mind-control drug that [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement made all people happy, mindless, and compliant.]]

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' has a rather roundabout ShoutOut in the name "Miranda." Miranda is the character from Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' who says the line [[labelnote:Note]]("Oh, brave new world, that has such people in it!")[[/labelnote]] that ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' by Aldous Huxley [[LiteraryAllusionTitle comes from]]. ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', of course, had the mind-control drug that [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement made all people happy, mindless, and compliant.]]
23rd Apr '17 12:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* The second ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon featured a fighter called [[TheHulk Kluh]], from [[Creator/MarvelComics Planet Levram]]. Later on, his father, Ammag, was introduced, continuing the theme.

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* The second ''[[TMNT2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon featured a fighter called [[TheHulk Kluh]], from [[Creator/MarvelComics Planet Levram]]. Later on, his father, Ammag, was introduced, continuing the theme.
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