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16th Jul '16 8:58:46 AM nombretomado
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* According to urban legend, in mid-20th century Soviet Union, Physics books by AlbertEinstein were signed as (translated to English) Albert Singlestone due to his obviously Jewish last name. While the story is almost certainly false[[note]]while Einstein ''was'' Jewish, his name only looks stereotypically Jewish to American English-speaking readers[[/note]], it jokingly reflects the awkward attempts of the Soviet Union to reconcile widespread antisemitism with an internationalist stance.

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* According to urban legend, in mid-20th century Soviet Union, Physics books by AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein were signed as (translated to English) Albert Singlestone due to his obviously Jewish last name. While the story is almost certainly false[[note]]while Einstein ''was'' Jewish, his name only looks stereotypically Jewish to American English-speaking readers[[/note]], it jokingly reflects the awkward attempts of the Soviet Union to reconcile widespread antisemitism with an internationalist stance.
24th Jun '16 12:05:47 AM PaulA
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* The surname of Russian sleuth Literature/ErastFandorin is one of these. He is RussianGermany by ancestry, and the family name was originally Van Dorn.

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* The surname of Russian sleuth Literature/ErastFandorin is one of these. He is RussianGermany [[GermanRussians German Russian]] by ancestry, and the family name was originally Van Dorn.
22nd Jun '16 10:09:36 PM PaulA
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* Old Shatterhand, the fictional avatar of writer Creator/KarlMay, is always called "Charlie" (usually spelled phonetically: ''Scharlih'') by his good friend, the Apache chief Literature/{{Winnetou}}. The Arabian version goes by name "Kara ben Nemsi", "Karl the son of Germans".

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* Old Shatterhand, the fictional avatar of writer Creator/KarlMay, is always called "Charlie" (usually spelled phonetically: ''Scharlih'') by his good friend, the Apache chief Literature/{{Winnetou}}. The Arabian version in the Literature/OrientCycle goes by name "Kara ben Nemsi", "Karl the son of Germans".
16th Jun '16 2:19:36 PM Chabal2
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** Colonel Sponz becomes Colonel Esponja in the BananaRepublic of San Theodoros.
13th Jun '16 2:04:18 AM PaulA
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines RomanAClef example: when EdgarAllanPoe relocated the murder of Mary Rogers from New York to Paris so Auguste Dupin could investigate it, he renamed her Marie Roget.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines RomanAClef example: when EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe relocated the murder of Mary Rogers from New York to Paris so Auguste Dupin Literature/CAugusteDupin could investigate it, he renamed her [[Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget Marie Roget.Rogêt]].
7th Jun '16 7:24:47 PM Fito
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* The stage name of the singer Music/{{Gotye}} (real name Wouter "Wally" De Backer) is a roundabout example of this. Gotye is a phoentic spelling of the French name Gautier, of which Wouter is the Dutch form (and Walter the English form). Since he was born in Belgium, it's likely he was actually called that before his family moved to Australia.

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* The stage name of the singer Music/{{Gotye}} (real name Wouter "Wally" De Backer) is a roundabout example of this. Gotye is a phoentic phonetic spelling of the French name Gautier, of which Wouter is the Dutch form (and Walter the English form). Since he was born in Belgium, it's likely he was actually called that before his family moved to Australia.
2nd Jun '16 10:02:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Main character [[ManipulativeBastard Jang Gun]] of the {{Manhwa}} ''{{Yureka}}'' selects "General," the English translation of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Jang Gun]], as the name for an AI based on himself--he ends up using the moniker instead when the AI isn't as cooperative as he expected.

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* Main character [[ManipulativeBastard Jang Gun]] of the {{Manhwa}} ''{{Yureka}}'' ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' selects "General," the English translation of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Jang Gun]], as the name for an AI based on himself--he ends up using the moniker instead when the AI isn't as cooperative as he expected.
31st May '16 6:37:17 AM foxley
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* Master Oogway in WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda. His name is an anglicisation of "Ugui" which is mandarin Chinese for "Tortoise"

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* Master Oogway in WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda.''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. His name is an anglicisation of "Ugui" which is mandarin Chinese for "Tortoise"



* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': In "The Theft of the Ball of Tine", Nick uses the alias Mr Velluta while posing as a journalist. Velluta is Italian for Velvet.

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* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': In "The Theft of the Ball of Tine", Twine", Nick uses the alias Mr Velluta while posing as a journalist. Velluta is Italian for Velvet.
31st May '16 6:34:18 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': In "The Theft of the Ball of Tine", Nick uses the alias Mr Velluta while posing as a journalist. Velluta is Italian for Velvet.
24th Apr '16 6:34:28 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/StrangeTimesAreUponUs'': Ba'wov and K'Gan -> Bowie and Keegan. A case of picking a similar-sounding name rather than translating it.

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* ''Fanfic/StrangeTimesAreUponUs'': Ba'wov and K'Gan -> Bowie and Keegan. A case of picking a similar-sounding name rather than translating it.it (the characters are Klingons).
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