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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.
17th Apr '17 8:51:19 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', Tony Redwood's dead brother is named "Ridley Redwood". They're both named after two prominent film directors/real life brothers [[Creator/TonyScott Tony]] and Creator/RidleyScott.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'', Tony Redwood's dead brother is named "Ridley Redwood". They're both named after two prominent film directors/real life brothers brothers, [[Creator/TonyScott Tony]] and Creator/RidleyScott.



** In the English version of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', the four ghost sisters in the Forest Temple are named [[LittleWomen Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the barmaid Telma and her cat Louise, alluding to [[Film/ThelmaAndLouise Telma and Louise]].

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** In the English version of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', the four ghost sisters in the Forest Temple are named [[LittleWomen [[Literature/LittleWomen Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the barmaid Telma and her cat Louise, alluding to [[Film/ThelmaAndLouise Telma and Louise]].''Film/ThelmaAndLouise''.



* The two main characters of the NES [[ShootEmUp shoot-em-up]] ''S.C.A.T.'' are not only [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed obvious ripoffs]] of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/SigourneyWeaver, they are even called "Arnold" and "Sigourney". The European release, ''Action in New York'', gave them new names (Silver Man and Sparks) just in case.

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* The two main characters of the NES [[ShootEmUp shoot-em-up]] ShootEmUp ''S.C.A.T.'' are not only [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed obvious ripoffs]] of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/SigourneyWeaver, they are even called "Arnold" and "Sigourney". The European release, ''Action in New York'', gave them new names (Silver Man and Sparks) just in case.
7th Apr '17 11:31:45 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''[=MOTHER2=]'' (but not the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' localization), one obviously matched set of alternate names for Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo and Ness's dog is [[Music/TheBeatles John, Yoko, Paul, George and Ringo]]; another is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Peach, Luigi, Kinopio (=Toad) and Yoshi]].

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* In ''[=MOTHER2=]'' (but not the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' localization), one obviously matched set of alternate names for Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo and Ness's dog is [[Music/TheBeatles John, Yoko, Paul, George and Ringo]]; another Ringo]]. Another set is [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Peach, Luigi, Kinopio (=Toad) and Yoshi]].Yoshi]]. Yet another references the Japanese boy band SMAP.
31st Mar '17 8:17:58 PM Doug86
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* ''Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball'' features names that reference other famous people as replacements for actual baseball players. Some make sense like the Yankees and Red Sox players named after landmarks, but others are more surprising. For example, the Brewers are named after Creator/{{Marvel}} and Creator/{{DC}} characters, the Royals after presidents, and the Orioles after Creator/JohnWaters references. Yes, a Nintendo game [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar referencing]] ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.

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* ''Ken Griffey Jr Presents Major League Baseball'' features names that reference other famous people as replacements for actual baseball players. Some make sense like the Yankees and Red Sox players named after landmarks, but others are more surprising. For example, the Brewers are named after Creator/{{Marvel}} Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and Creator/{{DC}} Creator/{{DC|Comics}} characters, the Royals after presidents, and the Orioles after Creator/JohnWaters references. Yes, a Nintendo game [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar referencing]] ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.
28th Mar '17 7:08:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''OpenBlue'''s players tend to name Avelian NPC's after ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' characters in similar positions. [[FourStarBadass Admirals Hood and Harper]], [[CloakAndDagger Lieutenant Sobeck and Admiral Standish]], and so on. The Espartanos from v1 - v4 were an obvious reference to the Spartans, and the fortress colony of Reach is named for a planet in the Haloverse that serves a similar purpose.

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* ''OpenBlue'''s ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s players tend to name Avelian NPC's after ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' characters in similar positions. [[FourStarBadass Admirals Hood and Harper]], [[CloakAndDagger Lieutenant Sobeck and Admiral Standish]], and so on. The Espartanos from v1 - v4 were an obvious reference to the Spartans, and the fortress colony of Reach is named for a planet in the Haloverse that serves a similar purpose.
20th Mar '17 9:19:31 AM bwburke94
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has a bit of a fairy tale theme going. There are students named Ruby Rose (Little Red Riding Hood), Yang Xiaolong ("Yang" is a Chinese word that translates to "light", referring to Goldilocks), Weiss Schnee (her name is German for "White Snow", referring to Snow White), Blake Belladonna (Bellona, Roman goddess of war or Belle, from Beauty and the Beast), and Jaune Arc (Joan of Arc). Two of the teachers are named Professor Ozpin and Glynda Goodwitch, references to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', and one species of the Creatures of Grim (The Brothers Grimm) are known as Beowolves (Beowulf).
* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' East 13 gang uses code-names from TheWizardOfOz. Normal members are the Quadlings, their leader Cord is the TinMan, and his best friends are the Scarecrow and Glinda. In the beginning of the play, they recruit a young woman with magical powers who Cord immediately calls [[{{Wicked}} Elphaba.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has a bit of a fairy tale theme going. There are students named Ruby Rose (Little Red Riding Hood), Yang Xiaolong Xiao Long ("Yang" is a Chinese word that translates to "light", referring to Goldilocks), Weiss Schnee (her name is German for "White Snow", referring to Snow White), Blake Belladonna (Bellona, Roman goddess of war or Belle, from Beauty and the Beast), and Jaune Arc (Joan of Arc). Arc), among others. Two of the teachers are named Professor Ozpin and Glynda Goodwitch, references to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', and one species of the Creatures of Grim Grimm (The Brothers Grimm) are known as Beowolves (Beowulf).
* ''{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}}'s'' East 13 gang uses code-names from TheWizardOfOz.''The Wizard of Oz''. Normal members are the Quadlings, their leader Cord is the TinMan, and his best friends are the Scarecrow and Glinda. In the beginning of the play, they recruit a young woman with magical powers who Cord immediately calls [[{{Wicked}} Elphaba.]]
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