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12th Aug '17 4:28:19 PM gophergiggles
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* Discussed in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' when Sokka is learning to fight with a sword from a Fire Nation master. At the end of the episode the master, who knew all along he was from the Water Tribe, cautions him that giving the name "Sokka" blows his identity and suggests he tries the innocuous (In the Fire Nation, at least) name of "Lee". Doubles as a gag since Zuko's chosen alias is ''also'' Lee.
--> '''Piandao:''' Oh, I've been around a while. You pick things up. Of course I knew from the beginning that Sokka was Water Tribe. You might want to think of a better Fire Nation cover name. Try Lee. There's a million Lee's.
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4th Aug '17 4:45:51 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their [[HeartDrive Gem]], and the creators seem to have gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Steven Quartz Universe]]. PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, ''shocked'' to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their [[HeartDrive Gem]], and the creators seem to have gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Steven Quartz Universe]]. PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, ''shocked'' to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."



* A subtle joke with the naming conventions of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is that [[AerithAndBob most of the characters have very bizarre names]] like "K.O." or "Red Action", but their robotic antagonists all have completely mundane, like "Shannon" and "Jethro".

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* A subtle joke with the naming conventions of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is that [[AerithAndBob most of the characters have very bizarre names]] like "K.O." or "Red Action", but their robotic antagonists all have completely mundane, mundane ones, like "Shannon" and "Jethro".
4th Aug '17 4:45:26 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their [[HeartDrive Gem]], and the creators seem to have gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Steven Quartz Universe]].
** PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, shocked! to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their [[HeartDrive Gem]], and the creators seem to have gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, [[AwesomeMcCoolName Steven Quartz Universe]]. \n** PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, shocked! ''shocked'' to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."


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* A subtle joke with the naming conventions of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' is that [[AerithAndBob most of the characters have very bizarre names]] like "K.O." or "Red Action", but their robotic antagonists all have completely mundane, like "Shannon" and "Jethro".
26th Jul '17 9:26:54 PM Gleemonex
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* In ''Film/TheManFromEarth'', [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld John]] [[ContemporaryCaveman Oldman]] claims that, for most of his [[TimeAbyss 14,000 year life]], his name has generally been some variation of "John".

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* In ''Film/TheManFromEarth'', [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld John]] [[ContemporaryCaveman Oldman]] ]] claims that, for most of [[spoiler: his [[TimeAbyss 14,000 year life]], his name has generally been some variation of "John".]]
7th Jul '17 7:32:00 PM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has a sewer-dwelling alien with gigantic fangs that the team captured. Captain Jack named it Janet, because "Barbara just never seemed right."
29th Jun '17 12:01:12 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': John and Jane Smith are highly-skilled assassins.

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* ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'': ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'': John and Jane Smith are highly-skilled assassins.
19th Jun '17 2:53:07 AM sgamer82
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Whitebeard, considered one of the most powerful pirates in the world, has relatively normal name is Edward Newgate. His first name actually comes from the Real life pirate Edward Teach, aka UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Whitebeard, considered one of the most powerful pirates in the world, has relatively normal name is Edward Newgate. His first name surname Edward actually comes from the Real life pirate Edward Teach, aka UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}.



* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' gives us the leader of the Jaicro Empire. The mighty Emperor...Johnny.

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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' ''Anime/SpaceDandy'':
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gives us the leader of the Jaicro Empire. The mighty Emperor...Johnny.
2nd Jun '17 9:36:29 AM erforce
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* Henry Jones Jr is the rather ordinary name of the man better known as Film/IndianaJones.

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* Henry Jones Jr is the rather ordinary name of the man better known as Film/IndianaJones.Franchise/IndianaJones.
27th Apr '17 11:46:54 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their Gem, and then we have the [[OddNameOut titular character]], who's also a Crystal Gem. His full name, Steven Quartz Universe, is [[AwesomeMcCoolName considerably less ordinary]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The female Crystal Gems are named for their Gem, [[HeartDrive Gem]], and then we the creators seem to have the [[OddNameOut titular character]], who's also a Crystal Gem. His gone out of their way to use ones that are actual names: [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]], [[BigFun Amethyst]], [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Garnet]], [[spoiler:[[HotBlooded Ruby]] and [[TheStoic Sapphire]]]]. The main character, meanwhile, is [[AllLovingHero Steven]]. Though less ordinary is his full name, Steven Quartz Universe, is [[AwesomeMcCoolName considerably less ordinary]].Steven Quartz Universe]].
** PlayedForLaughs in one episode, when he's shocked, shocked! to learn that his father was actually born Greg ''[=DeMayo=],'' having changed it as an adult. Steven grumbles that that's a much cooler name than plain old "Universe."
11th Apr '17 11:47:12 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet'': Mitt's full name is Alhammitt Alhammittson, which is the single most common man's name in the earldom of Holand, where he comes from. Mitt is [[spoiler:secretly descended from [[RoyalBlood the last king of Dalemark]], ends up [[RightfulKingReturns becoming king himself]] under the regnal name "Amil the Great", and as the cherry on top is ''{{immortal|ity}}''.]]

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* ''Literature/TheDalemarkQuartet'': Mitt's full name is Alhammitt Alhammittson, Alhammittsson, which is the single most common man's name in all of South Dalemark, and especially the earldom of Holand, where he comes from. Mitt is [[spoiler:secretly descended from [[RoyalBlood the last king of Dalemark]], ends up [[RightfulKingReturns becoming king himself]] under the regnal name "Amil the Great", and as the cherry on top is ''{{immortal|ity}}''.]]
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