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16th Jun '18 5:32:55 PM BrendanRizzo
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* Literature/HarryPotter. In fact, Harry is one of the very few characters in his series to have a completely ordinary name, the other being [[TomTheDarkLord Tom Riddle]] (who really, really hates the name, as it's a constant reminder of his Muggle father). (Most of the characters with normal first names have weird last names.)

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* Literature/HarryPotter. In fact, Harry is one of the very few characters in his series to have a completely ordinary name, the other others being his dead parents (James Potter and Lily Evans), BigBad [[TomTheDarkLord Tom Riddle]] (who really, really hates the name, as it's a constant reminder of his Muggle father).father), and some Muggle and Muggle-born characters. (Most of the characters with normal first names have weird last names.)
31st May '18 7:55:40 PM LadyJafaria
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* Sam Vimes and Tiffany Aching of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' have some of the most ordinary names of the series, which includes a lot of [[AerithAndBob made-up names, real but obscure ones, and bizarre words used as names]]. They're not ordinary people at all, being a {{Determinator}} cop whose dedication to the law is integral to Ankh-Morpork's proper functioning and a talented young witch who's fought off supernatural foes including TheFairFolk.
11th Feb '18 3:31:34 AM Uyyy
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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': All the Agents have generic names, such as Smith, Brown and Jones.

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* ''Film/TheMatrix'': All the Agents have generic names, such as Smith, Brown and Jones. And of course, [[TheHero Neo's]] original name was the not-particularly-evocative Thomas Anderson.
2nd Feb '18 3:26:47 PM DraconisWombat13203
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* The standard for naming beings in the celestial hierarchy of ''Series/{{TheGoodPlace}}''. Michael and Trevor are reality-bending [[DimensionLord dimension lords]], and the overseer of [[FireAndBrimstoneHell the Bad Place]] is called Shawn. Then there's the all-knowing, [[RealityWarper extremely powerful]] [[BenevolentAI informational delivery system]] known simply as [[PhysicalGod Janet]]. Also, [[spoiler: there's Gen, the closest thing the series has to God insofar. She's the real supreme Judge of the Afterlife]].
12th Dec '17 12:16:22 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} gives us ComicBook/JeanGrey. She's had a number of names over the years (Such as Marvel Girl and Phoenix), but nothing ever really stuck. Across various media and incarnations, Jean is just... Jean. Lampshaded in one issue:

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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen gives us ComicBook/JeanGrey. She's had a number of names over the years (Such as Marvel Girl and Phoenix), but nothing ever really stuck. Across various media and incarnations, Jean is just... Jean. Lampshaded in one issue:
2nd Dec '17 8:45:30 PM EmperorMax2019
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* Spoofed in {{Film/Deadpool}} where the prefers to be called Ajax, but Deadpool insists on using his real name of Francis.

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* Spoofed in {{Film/Deadpool}} where the villain prefers to be called Ajax, but Deadpool insists on using his real name of Francis.
25th Nov '17 10:36:42 AM CheeseDogX
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* In ''Film/TheDarkTower'' [[{{Lampshaded}} Jake laughs]] when he finds out the Man in Black's name is Walter. In the books, that's [[IHaveManyNames just one of many names]] the character uses, though admittedly a lot of them are equally mundane.


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** Flagg shows up in ''Literature/TheDarkTower'' books as well, using a number of pseudonyms, and are equally ho-hum. The first one he uses in ''Literature/TheGunslinger'' is Walter O'Dim.
25th Nov '17 10:24:05 AM CheeseDogX
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-->'''Akima''': You can't call a planet "Bob."
-->'''Cale''': So now you're the boss. You're the King of Bob.
-->'''Akima''': Can't we just call it "Earth"?
-->'''Cale''': No one said you have to live on Bob.
-->'''Akima''': I'm never calling it that.
25th Nov '17 9:54:30 AM CheeseDogX
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** Played with in the posters for the first film, as a joke on the fact that the two lead actors were literally named Jones and Smith.

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** Played with in the posters for the first film, as a joke on the fact that the two lead actors were literally named Jones and Smith.Smith, which are very common surnames in America.
10th Nov '17 12:13:17 AM JakesBrain
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has often met a demon who claims to be the ruler of Heck, where small sins are punished. While his full title is the Lord of Insufficient Light, you can just call him Phil.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has often met a demon who claims to be the ruler of Heck, where small sins are punished. While his full title is the Lord Prince of Insufficient Light, you can just call him Phil.


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** Played with in the posters for the first film, as a joke on the fact that the two lead actors were literally named Jones and Smith.
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