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2nd Jan '17 9:57:41 PM Mike
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* The main protagonist of Literature/TheLaundryFiles is Robert [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell "Bob" Oliver Francis Howard]]. In one of the stories, he gets an intern, Peter-Fred Young.
24th Oct '16 9:40:04 PM nombretomado
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However, sometimes initials may be used as a ShoutOut to another, pre-existing fictional character. It's almost certainly not a coincidence that so many fictional super-spies in the late 20th and early 21st century have had the initials "[[Film/JamesBond JB]]" ([[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], [[Series/{{Alias}} Jack Bristow]], et al.) And sometimes the similarities may be [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal]] or [[DeathOfTheAuthor completely unintentional]], as for instance with GeneRoddenberry's dashing, womanizing, handsome young [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries hero who first debuted in 1966]]. Although ostensibly named after Capt. James Cook, his "JTK" monogram would be merely a stroke and a half away from the commonly-used monogram for a certain dashing, womanizing, handsome young president who had been martyred, in the eyes of many Americans, merely three years previously. Er... [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical probably]]. In many cases, initials may be used to indicate an AuthorAvatar, especially in MarySue or MartyStu circumstances.

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However, sometimes initials may be used as a ShoutOut to another, pre-existing fictional character. It's almost certainly not a coincidence that so many fictional super-spies in the late 20th and early 21st century have had the initials "[[Film/JamesBond JB]]" ([[Franchise/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], [[Series/{{Alias}} Jack Bristow]], et al.) And sometimes the similarities may be [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal]] or [[DeathOfTheAuthor completely unintentional]], as for instance with GeneRoddenberry's Creator/GeneRoddenberry's dashing, womanizing, handsome young [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries hero who first debuted in 1966]]. Although ostensibly named after Capt. James Cook, his "JTK" monogram would be merely a stroke and a half away from the commonly-used monogram for a certain dashing, womanizing, handsome young president who had been martyred, in the eyes of many Americans, merely three years previously. Er... [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical probably]]. In many cases, initials may be used to indicate an AuthorAvatar, especially in MarySue or MartyStu circumstances.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': James T. Kirk's monogram would be extremely close to that of President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's, of whom series creator GeneRoddenberry was a known admirer.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': James T. Kirk's monogram would be extremely close to that of President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's, of whom series creator GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry was a known admirer.
18th Sep '16 1:39:50 AM Ispotaflaw
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* Jenny Curan in ''Film/ForrestGump''.
13th Aug '16 9:52:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the Rookie's initials are JD. He has no voice (besides for [[StealthPun grunting]]) and no face. JD could stand for John Doe. This would also mean he had the same real name as ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main protagonist Master Chief.

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* In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the Rookie's initials are JD. He has no voice (besides for [[StealthPun grunting]]) and no face. JD could stand for John Doe. This would also mean he had has the same real name as ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main protagonist Master Chief.
13th Aug '16 9:51:34 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the Rookie's initials are JD. He has no voice (besides for [[StealthPun grunting]]) and no face. JD could stand for John Doe. This would also mean we would have 2 Johns. Add this with the Spartan Clone Training facility description for a map in ''[[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Halo 1]]'' (all MP maps/descriptions in Halo are canon) and we may have a John-117 clone. Could explain his John levels of luck.

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* In ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the Rookie's initials are JD. He has no voice (besides for [[StealthPun grunting]]) and no face. JD could stand for John Doe. This would also mean we would have 2 Johns. Add this with he had the Spartan Clone Training facility description for a map in ''[[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Halo 1]]'' (all MP maps/descriptions in Halo are canon) and we may have a John-117 clone. Could explain his John levels of luck.same real name as ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] main protagonist Master Chief.
12th Jul '16 1:36:56 PM StFan
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* British comedian [[TheYoungOnes Adrian]] [[{{Bottom}} Edmondson]] is known for his [[RenaissanceMan staggering array of talents]] in addition to comedy. His middle name is Charles. [[TheAce Think about that for a second.]]

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* British comedian [[TheYoungOnes [[Series/TheYoungOnes Adrian]] [[{{Bottom}} [[Series/{{Bottom}} Edmondson]] is known for his [[RenaissanceMan staggering array of talents]] in addition to comedy. His middle name is Charles. [[TheAce Think about that for a second.]]
8th Jul '16 7:27:39 AM Morgenthaler
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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, TheObiWan or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]][[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.

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The most common Significant Monogram, of course, is "[[{{Jesus}} JC]]," most often seen on the SacrificialLamb, MessianicArchetype, TheObiWan or TheHero. Those initials can be found everywhere from Jesse Custer in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' to Jiminy Cricket in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' to John Connor in ''Film/TheTerminator'' and its sequels to [[VideoGame/DeusEx JC Denton]] to [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]][[note]]How's ''that'' for a TemporalParadox?[[/note]]. When those specific initials are used unintentionally and in a completely discordant manner with the character's role in the story, they can often lead to an almost literal EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory situation.
19th May '16 8:16:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheDresdenFiles Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden's]] initials are HBCD. He must be very thankful his father couldn't think of any magicians whose names began with "A".

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* [[TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden's]] Dresden's initials are HBCD. He must be very thankful his father couldn't think of any magicians whose names began with "A".
19th May '16 8:16:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Variation: In ''AndThenThereWereNone'', Mr./Ms. Owen gives his/her hosts various first and middle names that start with "U" and "N" respectively. Combined with the last name, they're pronounced as "unknown".

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* Variation: In ''AndThenThereWereNone'', ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', Mr./Ms. Owen gives his/her hosts various first and middle names that start with "U" and "N" respectively. Combined with the last name, they're pronounced as "unknown".



* Pops up a few times in the ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' books: Peter Uteger ("P.U.") and Preston Mudd ("P. Mudd") are subject to teasing by their middle school peers. Greg proudly takes credit for the former incident.

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* Pops up a few times in the ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' books: Peter Uteger ("P.U.") and Preston Mudd ("P. Mudd") are subject to teasing by their middle school peers. Greg proudly takes credit for the former incident.



* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' series, one of the character's names is Andrew Simpson Smith.

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* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series, one of the character's names is Andrew Simpson Smith.
11th May '16 4:17:17 PM R1ck
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* The Unitarian church in the California suburban town of Kensington is named "First Unitarian Church of '''Berkeley'''", Berkeley being a somewhat larger town just to the south.[[note]]In fact, when the church was founded, Kensington was not yet a city—it was an unincorporated neighborhood north of the Berkeley border. But they could still have named the church after the neighborhood, if they'd wanted...[[/note]]

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* The Unitarian church in the California suburban town of Kensington is named "First Unitarian Church of '''Berkeley'''", Berkeley being a somewhat larger town just to the south.[[note]]In fact, when the church was founded, Kensington was not yet a city—it was an unincorporated neighborhood north of the Berkeley border. But they could still have named the church after the neighborhood, if they'd wanted...[[/note]]
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