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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]]
1st May '16 5:01:54 AM erforce
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-->-- [[http://www.nicksflickpicks.com/greenmil.html Nick's Flick Picks review]] of ''TheGreenMile''

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-->-- [[http://www.nicksflickpicks.com/greenmil.html Nick's Flick Picks review]] of ''TheGreenMile''
''Film/TheGreenMile''



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 ''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 ''TheTerminator'' ''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.
8th Apr '16 9:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Del Boy names his son Damien Derek Trotter. Rodney points out that this makes his initials [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT DDT]].
* [[FamilyMatters Carl Otis Winslow.]] And he's well aware of what it spells.

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* In ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Del Boy names his son Damien Derek Trotter. Rodney points out that this makes his initials [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT DDT]].
* [[FamilyMatters [[Series/FamilyMatters Carl Otis Winslow.]] And he's well aware of what it spells.
9th Mar '16 7:18:08 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 7:15:29 AM Hossmeister
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* ''AllInTheFamily'': when Mike and Gloria had a son, they were going to name him after the two grandfathers: Stephen Archibald Stivic. Archie complained that his name should come first, until Mike mentioned his initials would then be A.S.S. Eventually, they named him Joseph.

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* ''AllInTheFamily'': ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': when Mike and Gloria had a son, they were going to name him after the two grandfathers: Stephen Archibald Stivic. Archie complained that his name should come first, until Mike mentioned his initials would then be A.S.S. Eventually, they named him Joseph.
1st Feb '16 6:46:06 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/CharlesDickens was reportedly very surprised when a reader pointed out that the initials of the title character in ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' (a quasi-autobiographical novel) are Dickens' own, reversed (there's also a Charles Darnay in ''ATaleOfTwoCities'').

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* Creator/CharlesDickens was reportedly very surprised when a reader pointed out that the initials of the title character in ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'' (a quasi-autobiographical novel) are Dickens' own, reversed (there's also a Charles Darnay in ''ATaleOfTwoCities'').''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'').
23rd Jan '16 9:47:37 AM nombretomado
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** In his book ''On Writing'', StephenKing notes how he hit on the name... and then gently mocks the critics who chastised him for going with the obvious initials. "Well, ''duh!'' It's not rocket science, guys."

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** In his book ''On Writing'', StephenKing Creator/StephenKing notes how he hit on the name... and then gently mocks the critics who chastised him for going with the obvious initials. "Well, ''duh!'' It's not rocket science, guys."
15th Jan '16 9:48:19 PM nombretomado
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* If you come across any character with the initials "RF" in a Creator/StephenKing book, there's a good chance that character is actually [[TheStand Randall Flagg]].

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* If you come across any character with the initials "RF" in a Creator/StephenKing book, there's a good chance that character is actually [[TheStand [[Literature/TheStand Randall Flagg]].
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