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22nd Jan '16 10:37:25 PM nombretomado
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* StephenFry wrote a novel and realized only halfway through planning it that [[ItsBeenDone his idea was basically]] ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. He made it an intentional WholePlotReference with {{Meaningful Name}}s of one sort or another for the characters; Mercedes's counterpart is called Portia.
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* StephenFry Creator/StephenFry wrote a novel and realized only halfway through planning it that [[ItsBeenDone his idea was basically]] ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''. He made it an intentional WholePlotReference with {{Meaningful Name}}s of one sort or another for the characters; Mercedes's counterpart is called Portia.
16th Jan '16 1:00:40 PM karstovich2
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* Former Michigan Congressmen William Ford, Bob Carr, and Dick Chrysler. Ford is a descendant of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.
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* Former Michigan Congressmen William Ford, Bob Carr, and Dick Chrysler. Ford is a descendant of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. Oddly, the most famous political Ford from Michigan, UsefulNotes/{{Gerald|Ford}}, was not related.
22nd Aug '15 10:09:29 AM Hocaro
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* Mikasa from ''Anime/AttackOnTitan'' is named after an Imperial Japanese Battleship
31st May '15 10:57:27 AM still_guns
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** In the remake, Asuka's surname is changed from Soryu to Shikinami, to reflect the now-changed background of the character. As per WordOfGod, Rei, Asuka and Mari are all named after the postwar Ayanami-class destroyers rather than their World War Two Fubuki-class namesakes.
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** In the remake, Asuka's surname is changed from Soryu to Shikinami, to reflect the now-changed background of the character. As per WordOfGod, Rei, Asuka and Mari are all named after the postwar Ayanami-class destroyers rather than their World War Two Fubuki-class namesakes.namesakes (and the aircraft carrier Soryu, in Asuka's case).
3rd Apr '15 9:39:17 AM DouglasFir
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* Technology companies often go with a theme for codenaming their products. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) used LocationThemeNaming and then AnimalThemeNaming before they began using the names construction vehicles, such as Bulldozer or Excavator.
29th Mar '15 9:06:11 AM DouglasFir
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* ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'': The NX-class ships are named after space shuttles. (See ''Literature/StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch'' below).

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* ''Literature/StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch'' continues the trend of NX-class ships bearing the names of space shuttles (the ones seen in the show itself were called ''Enterprise'' and ''Columbia'', just like the first two space shuttles).

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* The space shuttle orbiters (''Challenger'', ''Discovery'', ''Endeavour'', ''Columbia'' and ''Atlantis'') were all named after sailing ships.
6th Mar '15 7:09:55 PM asdfr
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** Hell, even the title is also named after a car (Dodge's).
26th Jan '15 6:02:23 PM colonelquaritch
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** In the remake, Asuka's surname is changed from Soryu to Shikinami for no apparent reason, but the theme is retained: ''both'' are the names of WWII Japanese warships. *** Perhaps to keep up with the other EVA girls? All their surnames end with nami too.
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** In the remake, Asuka's surname is changed from Soryu to Shikinami for no apparent reason, but Shikinami, to reflect the theme is retained: ''both'' now-changed background of the character. As per WordOfGod, Rei, Asuka and Mari are all named after the names of WWII Japanese warships. *** Perhaps to keep up with the other EVA girls? All postwar Ayanami-class destroyers rather than their surnames end with nami too.World War Two Fubuki-class namesakes.

* Most of the military characters from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are named after WWII aircraft: Mustang, Hughes, Bradley, Hawkeye, Hayate, etc.
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* Most of the military characters from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are named after WWII aircraft: aircraft or vehicles, whether WW2 era or present-day: Mustang, Hughes, Bradley, Hawkeye, Hayate, etc.
2nd Jan '15 1:27:01 AM Merlock
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[[AC:Webcomics]] * In the {{Walkyverse}}, we have Ultra-Car, who probably shouldn't count since s/he was, originally, an actual car. However, in the AlternateUniverse SpinOff ''DumbingOfAge,'' human counterpart "Carla" plays it a bit straighter.
4th Nov '14 7:07:31 PM StarSword
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[[AC:FanWorks]] * ''Fanfic/PeaceForgedInFire'': Several of the Romulan ships are named after the {{Generation Ship}}s that took the Romulans to Romulus in ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Romulan Way''. Among them are the three leads' ships--D'trel's ''Kholhr'' (''Vengeance''), Morgan's ''Aen'rhien'' (''Bloodwing''), and Velal's ''Eyhon Eludet'eri'' (''Lost Road'')--as well as the RedShirt ships ''Delevhas'' (''Shield'') and ''Eyiv s'Rea'' (''Rea's Helm'').
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