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18th Jun '16 5:03:44 PM BNSF1995
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* Mikasa from ''Anime/AttackOnTitan'' is named after an Imperial Japanese Battleship

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* Mikasa from ''Anime/AttackOnTitan'' is named after an Imperial Japanese BattleshipBattleship that served during the Russo-Japan War. It helps that Mikasa hits like a battleship.
25th Apr '16 6:33:59 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', it's not uncommon for people on Solaris to be named after 20th century cars, such as Dodson '''Chrysler''' Sarmishkidu and '''Benz Fiat''' Shalmunazar. A bit strange, considering the events take place 20,000 years from now.
25th Apr '16 6:25:09 AM ChronoLegion
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* One of the members of the Kamikaze team in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' is named Suzuki Toyota Oshinawa. Presumably, given how Japanese names work, it's probably not his birth name.
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22nd Mar '16 1:26:35 AM Knight20
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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.
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