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18th Mar '17 7:29:33 PM Oecchi
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* In ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', Yuri Katsuki has admired famous figure skater Victor Nikiforov ever since he was young. When he learned Victor owned a poodle, he got one himself and named the dog after Victor, though the dog is usually referred to as "Vicchan". Vicchan's death from old age greatly affects Yuri, enough that it causes him to flub his routine at the Sochi Grand Prix Finals.
15th Mar '17 12:05:01 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "A Murdog Mystery", Ruth Newsome, sister to former recurring character Roger Newsome, who was killed off earlier in the season has acquired a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Roger.

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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "A Murdog Mystery", Ruth Newsome, sister to former recurring character Roger Newsome, who was killed off earlier in the season season, has acquired a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Roger.
15th Mar '17 11:54:31 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "A Murdog Mystery", Ruth Newsome, sister to former recurring character Roger Newsome, who was killed off earlier in the season has acquired a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Roger.
4th Mar '17 11:09:42 AM nombretomado
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* In the AlternateHistory novel ''Literature/HowFewRemain'', Samuel Clemens (a MarkTwain that never adopted the moniker and instead became a journalist in San Francisco) names his dog "Sutro" after the city mayor, Adolph Sutro. When Sutro's inactivity leads to the city being invaded by the British, Clemens comments that the shared name is actually more insulting for the dog.

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* In the AlternateHistory novel ''Literature/HowFewRemain'', Samuel Clemens (a MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain that never adopted the moniker and instead became a journalist in San Francisco) names his dog "Sutro" after the city mayor, Adolph Sutro. When Sutro's inactivity leads to the city being invaded by the British, Clemens comments that the shared name is actually more insulting for the dog.
1st Mar '17 12:04:10 AM AthenaBlue
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl Who Waited"]], Amy, [[spoiler: trapped in the Two Streams resort for thirty-six years, gets a CompanionCube robot, that she has literally disarmed and painted a smiley-face on, for company and names it Rory. It's initially taken as a sign of how emotionally distant to Rory she now is, she doesn't address him by name. Later however when Old Amy talks is able to talk to Young Amy, Young Amy points out/reminds her why she named it Rory, instead of the Doctor or after her favorite cat. It's because Rory is the love of her life.]]

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl Who Waited"]], Amy, [[spoiler: trapped in the Two Streams resort facility for thirty-six years, gets a CompanionCube robot, robot that she has literally disarmed and painted a smiley-face on, on for company company, and names it Rory. It's initially taken as a sign of how emotionally distant to Rory she now is, she doesn't address him by name. Later however when Old Amy talks is able to talk to Young Amy, Young Amy points out/reminds her why she named it Rory, instead of the Doctor "the Doctor" or after her favorite cat. It's because Rory is the love of her life.]]
1st Mar '17 12:02:56 AM AthenaBlue
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* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Buster, in an attempt to grow away from his near-Oedipal relationship with his mother, adopts a turtle, who he named "Mother".
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn has a pig he calls Little Cory.
* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' the kids adopt a puppy and promptly name it "Ramoncito" after Don Ramón the [[TheSlacker resident slacker]]. The kids doesn't mean ill, but of course the human namesake isn't very flattered. Mostly because when the kids justify their reasons by pointing how cute the physical features of Don Ramón look in the puppy, the "homaged" only sees the StealthInsult.
* Bobby on ''Series/CougarTown'' gets a dog who he names Travis, which is also the name of his son. He later explains he names everything he loves Travis. To avoid confusion, he refers to the dog as D.T. which stands for "Dog Travis".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]], Rose travels to an alternate universe, where her father is alive and still married to Jackie. She discovers that in this reality, they didn't have a daughter, but instead have a dog named Rose. She is deeply upset. The Doctor, on the other hand, fails to conceal his amusement.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl Who Waited"]], Amy, [[spoiler: trapped in the Two Streams resort for thirty-six years, gets a CompanionCube robot, that she has literally disarmed and painted a smiley-face on, for company and names it Rory. It's initially taken as a sign of how emotionally distant to Rory she now is, she doesn't address him by name. Later however when Old Amy talks is able to talk to Young Amy, Young Amy points out/reminds her why she named it Rory, instead of the Doctor or after her favorite cat. It's because Rory is the love of her life.]]



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer gets a rooster which he names Little Jerry.

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* In an Gordon Ramsay's UK series ''The F Word'', he has a habit of naming the various animals he raises in his backyard after other celebrity chefs. Given that the animals are intended to be ''slaughtered and eaten'' at the end of the series this is pretty clearly intended as a piss take. And Janet Street-Porter once got Gordon back by naming the horse she was going to have slaughtered for its meat after him.
* On ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Benny's ex husband names his dog after her. It's a [[TakeThat female dog]]. This caused some confusion when Benny meets his current wife, who asks her dog if she wants to use the potty.
* In the first
episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer ''Gloria'', a much-belated spinoff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' where Gloria -- now divorced -- starts working for a vet, her son Joey gets a rooster which dog he names Little Jerry.after his grandfather Archie -- a black, ''gay'' dog.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': One episode revealed that Miley once had a pig named Luann. The later episode, "Torn Between Two Hannahs" features her obnoxious cousin, Luann, whom she had named it after.



* Tina Lord of ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' named her dog David Vickers after the human character David Vickers. [[YourTomcatIsPregnant Then David Vickers had puppies]].
* When [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Gavin's]] mother dies, someone gives him a pet hamster to console him. "I named the hamster Mom, and it died. Ironic, eh?"

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* Tina Lord One of ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' named her Wilson's exes in ''Series/{{House}}'' owned a dog David Vickers after the human character David Vickers. [[YourTomcatIsPregnant Then David Vickers had puppies]].
* When [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Gavin's]] mother dies, someone gives
with him a pet hamster to console him. "I that constantly peed on their rug; she blamed House for wrecking their relationship and subsequently named the hamster Mom, and it died. Ironic, eh?"dog Hector because "Hector Does Go Rug" was an anagram of "Doctor Greg House". House thought that connection was tenuous at best too.
* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Little Ricky names his dog Fred.



* On ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Benny's ex husband names his dog after her. It's a [[TakeThat female dog]]. This caused some confusion when Benny meets his current wife, who asks her dog if she wants to use the potty.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn has a pig he calls Little Cory.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Buster, in an attempt to grow away from his near-Oedipal relationship with his mother, adopts a turtle, who he named "Mother."

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* On ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Benny's ex husband In ''Series/KaboulKitchen'', General Amanullah named his two dogs "George" and "Bush". Ironically, he is supported by the American government.
* When [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Gavin's]] mother dies, someone gives him a pet hamster to console him. "I named the hamster Mom, and it died. Ironic, eh?"
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' episode "Authority", criminal Merritt Rook
names his dog a sheep "Elliot" after her. It's Elliot Stabler, implying that Elliot is a [[TakeThat female dog]]. This caused some confusion when Benny meets his current wife, sheep who asks her dog if she wants to use the potty.
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn has
blindly follows rules. He later rescinds that statement though, saying that Elliot "is a pig he calls Little Cory.
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Buster, in an attempt to grow away from his near-Oedipal relationship with his mother, adopts
human being, not a turtle, who he named "Mother.sheep."



* One of the signs that Reg Barclay's attempt to maintain contact with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager USS Voyager]] is turning into one of his obsessions is that he has a cat named Neelix.
* Myka on ''Series/Warehouse13'' names her ferret after her partner Pete because "they're both cute and annoying"
* One of Wilson's exes in ''Series/{{House}}'' owned a dog with him that constantly peed on their rug; she blamed House for wrecking their relationship and subsequently named the dog Hector because "Hector Does Go Rug" was an anagram of "Doctor Greg House". House thought that connection was tenuous at best too.

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* One of In the signs that Reg Barclay's attempt to maintain contact with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager USS Voyager]] ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' episode "The Bow-Wow Affair", Illya is turning into one of his obsessions is that working alone on the case, but he has a cat named Neelix.
* Myka on ''Series/Warehouse13''
names her ferret after her partner Pete because "they're both cute and annoying"
* One of Wilson's exes in ''Series/{{House}}'' owned
a dog with him that constantly peed on their rug; she blamed House for wrecking their relationship and subsequently named the dog Hector because "Hector Does Go Rug" was an anagram of "Doctor Greg House". House thought that connection was tenuous at best too.borrowed fox Napoleon.



* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Little Ricky names his dog Fred.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': One episode revealed that Miley once had a pig named Luann. The later episode, "Torn Between Two Hannahs" features her obnoxious cousin, Luann, whom she had named it after.

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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Little Ricky names his Tina Lord of ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' named her dog Fred.
David Vickers after the human character David Vickers. [[YourTomcatIsPregnant Then David Vickers had puppies]].
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': One In an episode revealed of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer gets a rooster which he names Little Jerry.
* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Krypto," Lois Lane spends much of the episode referring to the dog as "Clarky" because, as she says, "he's annoying and I can't seem to get within ten feet of him without getting sick" which was, of course, actually a dig at Clark. She later suggests
that Miley once had Clark change ''his'' name to avoid confusion.
* One of the signs that Reg Barclay's attempt to maintain contact with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager USS Voyager]] is turning into one of his obsessions is that he has
a pig cat named Luann. The later episode, "Torn Between Two Hannahs" features Neelix.
* Myka on ''Series/Warehouse13'' names
her obnoxious cousin, Luann, whom she had named it after.ferret after her partner Pete because "they're both cute and annoying"



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the episode "The Girl Who Waited", Amy, [[spoiler: trapped in the Two Streams resort for thirty-six years, gets a CompanionCube robot, that she has literally disarmed and painted a smiley-face on, for company and names it Rory. It's initially taken as a sign of how emotionally distant to Rory she now is, she doesn't address him by name. Later however when Old Amy talks is able to talk to Young Amy, Young Amy points out/reminds her why she named it Rory, instead of The Doctor or after her favorite cat. It's because Rory is the love of her life.]]
** Also, in "Rise of the Cybermen", Rose travels to an alternate universe, where her father is alive and still married to Jackie. She discovers that in this reality, they didn't have a daughter, but instead have a dog named Rose. She is deeply upset, but the The Doctor just starts laughing.
* In the ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' episode "The Bow-Wow Affair", Illya is working alone on the case, but he names a borrowed fox Napoleon.
* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' the kids adopt a puppy and promptly name it "Ramoncito" after Don Ramón the [[TheSlacker resident slacker]]. The kids doesn't mean ill, but of course the human namesake isn't very flattered. Mostly because when the kids justify their reasons by pointing how cute the physical features of Don Ramón look in the puppy, the "homaged" only sees the StealthInsult.
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' episode "Authority", criminal Merritt Rook names a sheep "Elliot" after Elliot Stabler, implying that Elliot is a sheep who blindly follows rules. He later rescinds that statement though, saying that Elliot "is a human being, not a sheep."
* In ''Series/KaboulKitchen'', General Amanullah named his two dogs "George" and "Bush". Ironically, he is supported by the American government.
* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Krypto," Lois Lane spends much of the episode referring to the dog as "Clarky" because, as she says, "he's annoying and I can't seem to get within ten feet of him without getting sick" which was, of course, actually a dig at Clark. She later suggests that Clark change ''his'' name to avoid confusion.
* In the first episode of ''Gloria'', a much-belated spinoff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' where Gloria -- now divorced -- starts working for a vet, her son Joey gets a dog he names after his grandfather Archie -- a black, ''gay'' dog.
* In Gordon Ramsay's UK series ''The F Word'' he has a habit naming the various animals he raises in his backyard after other celebrity chefs. Given that the animals are intended to be ''slaughtered and eaten'' at the end of the series this is pretty clearly intended as a piss take. And Janet Street-Porter once got Gordon back by naming the horse she was going to have slaughtered for its meat after him.
* Bobby on ''Series/CougarTown'' gets a dog who he names Travis, which is also the name of his son. He later explains he names everything he loves Travis. To avoid confusion, he refers to the dog as D.T. which stands for "Dog Travis".
26th Feb '17 1:17:26 PM Sharlee
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* Alex Morrisey of the ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' series named his pet after his ex-wife Agatha. It says a lot about their breakup that said pet is a ''vulture''.
20th Feb '17 1:05:11 PM Sharlee
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** Linnaeus's inclusion, in his taxonomic system, of a rule against naming species after ''yourself'' has done a lot to perpetuate this trope, as you ''can'', at least, honor somebody else that way.
20th Feb '17 1:02:28 PM Sharlee
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** Creator/TerryPratchett has an extinct variety of turtle named for him.

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** Sir Creator/TerryPratchett has an extinct variety of sea turtle named for him.him. A very large one, naturally.
20th Feb '17 1:00:52 PM Sharlee
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** Creator/TerryPratchett has an extinct variety of turtle named for him.
** Martin and Chris Kratt have a preying mantis named for them: an honor they celebrated with a ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' episode, complete with a cameo by the entomologist that chose the name.
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