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7th Dec '16 5:48:45 AM Chabal2
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* Averted by a French law that always comes up in discussions of ridiculous past legislation forbids anyone from naming their pig Napoleon.
21st Nov '16 6:34:00 AM Arcorann
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* Saito in volume 9 of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' purchases a horse which he names after Louise. She quickly forces him to change it.
14th Nov '16 1:10:14 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the family tree published at the end of Chapter 12 revealed prologue characters Michael and Signe to have named their son "Magnus", which in the prologue proper is the name of Michael's cat.


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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the family tree published at the end of Chapter 12 revealed prologue characters Michael and Signe to have named their son "Magnus", which in the prologue proper is the name of Michael's cat.
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* In ''Slaughter's Way'' by JTEdson, CampCook Coonskin has a pet skunk named 'Mr. Earp', reflecting how most Texas cowhands felt about Kansas lawman Wyatt Earp.

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* In ''Slaughter's Way'' by JTEdson, Creator/JTEdson, CampCook Coonskin has a pet skunk named 'Mr. Earp', reflecting how most Texas cowhands felt about Kansas lawman Wyatt Earp.
12th Nov '16 9:37:12 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the family tree published at the end of Chapter 12 revealed prologue characters Michael and Signe to have named their son "Magnus", which in the prologue proper is the name of Michael's cat.
7th Oct '16 12:58:17 PM StFan
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** S2 Ep15, "Caught On Tape": Kate names the dog of the killer, Tony, even though it's a girl. This leads to a humorous scene where Tony is listening in on Kate and Abby talking about whether Tony likes them, how cute Tony is, and how maybe they could share Tony.

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** S2 Ep15, [=Ep15=], "Caught On Tape": Kate names the dog of the killer, Tony, even though it's a girl. This leads to a humorous scene where Tony is listening in on Kate and Abby talking about whether Tony likes them, how cute Tony is, and how maybe they could share Tony.



** S5 Ep13, "Dog Tags" has another Type 1, where Abby has to run tests on a military police dog, who she names Jethro.

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** S5 Ep13, [=Ep13=], "Dog Tags" has another Type 1, where Abby has to run tests on a military police dog, who she names Jethro.Jethro.
** Later on, in more of a type 2, we learn that [=DiNozzo=] owns two fishes, which he named Kate and Ziva.
26th Sep '16 9:42:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* An issue of ''DragonMagazine'' had an article on religious attitudes for non-cleric characters, and suggested that chaotic characters may show their devotion through naming weapons, pets, or children after their god. Depending on the character, it may be difficult to discern between a chaotic character using giving the name as a tribute, and an impious character giving it as an insult.

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* An issue of ''DragonMagazine'' ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' had an article on religious attitudes for non-cleric characters, and suggested that chaotic characters may show their devotion through naming weapons, pets, or children after their god. Depending on the character, it may be difficult to discern between a chaotic character using giving the name as a tribute, and an impious character giving it as an insult.
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* At the end of ''Film/TheInterview'', David Skylark revealed that he named his Cavalier Spaniel puppy [[spoiler:after the late Kim Jong-un]].
16th Sep '16 8:10:14 AM StFan
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# '''"[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean We Named The Monkey Jack]]":''' The animal was named after its human counterpart, either [[DeadGuyJunior to honor a fallen comrade]] or (more likely) as a subtle TakeThat against an enemy.
# '''"[[Franchise/IndianaJones We Named The Dog Indiana]]":''' The human was named for the animal, or takes a nickname (or [[InventedIndividual false identity]]) from the name given to a beloved pet or other animal companion.

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# '''"[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean We Named The the Monkey Jack]]":''' The animal was named after its human counterpart, either [[DeadGuyJunior to honor a fallen comrade]] or (more likely) as a subtle TakeThat against an enemy.
# '''"[[Franchise/IndianaJones We Named The the Dog Indiana]]":''' The human was named for the animal, or takes a nickname (or [[InventedIndividual false identity]]) from the name given to a beloved pet or other animal companion.



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* The ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham:
-->'''Jeff Dunham:''' I named the dog "Bill" because I got him when [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] was in office, and as a puppy, he was humping ''everything.''
* An old joke (replacing the actors' names as appropriate) concerns an aspiring screenwriter sending his work to a famous director for appraisal. Some time later, he runs into the director walking his dogs, and asks him about it. The director replies that he showed it to [[Creator/PatrickStewart Stewart]] and [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr RDJ]], and they ''loved'' it, damn near devoured his script while showing great enthusiasm. The screenwriter is ecstatic, until one of the director's dogs starts humping the other, at which point the director yells "Stewart! You get off RDJ right now!".
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* [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Scrooge McDuck]] named his horse after his FieryRedhead sister Hortense.

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* [[ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'': Scrooge McDuck]] [=McDuck=] named his horse after his FieryRedhead sister Hortense.



* DoriSeda had given her friend Tony a cat, which he called Doro. When she got a dog from him, she called him Tona. (Her RealLife and her comics [[WriteWhoYouKnow tended to overlap.]])

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* DoriSeda Creator/DoriSeda had given her friend Tony a cat, which he called Doro. When she got a dog from him, she called him Tona. (Her RealLife and her comics [[WriteWhoYouKnow tended to overlap.]])



* In ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' #666, future Batman Damien Wayne is shown to have a cat named Alfred.
* Not exactly a pet, but in the MarvelUniverse, after the Two-Gun Kid is permanently stranded in the 21st Century, he is given a sky-cycle that he names 'Nancy' after his girlfriend back in the WildWest.

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* In ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' #666, future Batman Damien Wayne is shown to have a cat named Alfred.
* Not exactly a pet, but in the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, after the Two-Gun Kid is permanently stranded in the 21st Century, he is given a sky-cycle that he names 'Nancy' after his girlfriend back in the WildWest.



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* In ''FanFic/OfLoveAndBunnies'', the married Jason and Trini name their dog "Tommy". His namesake is...disgruntled when he finds out.
* In the HarryPotter fanfic ''{{Fanfic/Returning}}'', Rose Weasley names her cat after her uncle Charlie. Unfortunately, cat!Charlie is a grumpy monster.

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* In ''FanFic/OfLoveAndBunnies'', ''Fanfic/OfLoveAndBunnies'', the married Jason and Trini name their dog "Tommy". His namesake is...disgruntled when he finds out.
* In the HarryPotter ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''{{Fanfic/Returning}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Returning}}'', Rose Weasley names her cat after her uncle Charlie. Unfortunately, cat!Charlie is a grumpy monster.



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* [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]: Captain Barbossa in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series has a pet monkey named Jack. It is implied that this was a barb against his rival, Captain Jack Sparrow. Likely a reference to Long John Silver's parrot Cap'n Flint (see below under Literature).

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* [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]: {{Trope Namer|s}}: Captain Barbossa in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series has a pet monkey named Jack. It is implied that this was a barb against his rival, Captain Jack Sparrow. Likely a reference to Long John Silver's parrot Cap'n Flint (see below under Literature).



* In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''[[Literature/DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', an undercover woman has to quickly name an imaginary pony. She calls it "Mordechai" - and then wonders, because she [[ObliviousToLove has been told that it's obvious she's in love]] with the real Mordechai and she had even started to wonder if it were true.[[note]]The text is actually somewhat unclear on this: she ''could'' be talking about an imaginary stableboy when she mentions "Mordechai," though the pony is more likely, and would certainly be [[RuleOfFunny funnier.]][[/note]]

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* In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novel ''[[Literature/DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', an undercover woman has to quickly name an imaginary pony. She calls it "Mordechai" - and then wonders, because she [[ObliviousToLove has been told that it's obvious she's in love]] with the real Mordechai and she had even started to wonder if it were true.[[note]]The text is actually somewhat unclear on this: she ''could'' be talking about an imaginary stableboy when she mentions "Mordechai," though the pony is more likely, and would certainly be [[RuleOfFunny funnier.]][[/note]]



* [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} Richard Sharpe]] named his dog Nosey, the nickname of the Duke of Wellington, on the grounds that he'd spent fifteen years taking orders from the bastard, so he might as well give a few.

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* [[Literature/{{Sharpe}} ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe]] Sharpe named his dog Nosey, the nickname of the Duke of Wellington, on the grounds that he'd spent fifteen years taking orders from the bastard, so he might as well give a few.



* In one of the Literature/TheWitcher novels, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and TechnicalPacifist Regis names the party's donkey "Drakul". [[SpoonyBard Jaskier]], who is narrating the story, says that Regis refused to explain the name, saying its "an untranslatable play on words". One possible explanation is "dracul" is Romanian for dragon or devil, which would count as a GeniusBonus since it's also the origin of the word {{Dracula}}.

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* In one of the Literature/TheWitcher ''Literature/TheWitcher'' novels, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and TechnicalPacifist Regis names the party's donkey "Drakul". [[SpoonyBard Jaskier]], who is narrating the story, says that Regis refused to explain the name, saying its "an untranslatable play on words". One possible explanation is "dracul" is Romanian for dragon or devil, which would count as a GeniusBonus since it's also the origin of the word {{Dracula}}.



* According to ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'', this is a tradition in rural France. Since the TheFrenchRevolution ranchers have named their livestock with nobility titles as a generation-spanning TakeThat against their [[AristocratsAreEvil distant ancestors' oppressors]]. Namely at Malevil, there is a Baronne, Comtesse, Marquise, and Princesse.

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* According to ''{{Literature/Malevil}}'', ''Literature/{{Malevil}}'', this is a tradition in rural France. Since the TheFrenchRevolution UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, ranchers have named their livestock with nobility titles as a generation-spanning TakeThat against their [[AristocratsAreEvil distant ancestors' oppressors]]. Namely at Malevil, there is a Baronne, Comtesse, Marquise, and Princesse.



* In the Literature/CharlieParkerSeries, Parker names his dog Walter after NYPD friend Walter Cole, although his reasons are unclear and it seems likely that the author never actually intended this trope, but simply forgot when naming the dog that he already had a character named Walter. The trope still applies retroactively however, and Walter Cole is never particularly pleased about having a dog named after him.

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* In the Literature/CharlieParkerSeries, ''Literature/CharlieParkerSeries'', Parker names his dog Walter after NYPD friend Walter Cole, although his reasons are unclear and it seems likely that the author never actually intended this trope, but simply forgot when naming the dog that he already had a character named Walter. The trope still applies retroactively however, and Walter Cole is never particularly pleased about having a dog named after him.



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* Myka on ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' names her ferret after her partner Pete because "they're both cute and annoying"

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* Myka on ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' names her ferret after her partner Pete because "they're both cute and annoying"



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' S2 Ep15, "Caught On Tape", Kate names the dog of the killer, Tony, even though it's a girl. This leads to a humorous scene where Tony is listening in on Kate and Abby talking about whether Tony likes them, how cute Tony is, and how maybe they could share Tony.
** He probably brought this on himself by claiming in S2 Ep10, 'Chained', to be looking for his dog, a mangy shih-tzu named Kate.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
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S2 Ep15, "Caught On Tape", Tape": Kate names the dog of the killer, Tony, even though it's a girl. This leads to a humorous scene where Tony is listening in on Kate and Abby talking about whether Tony likes them, how cute Tony is, and how maybe they could share Tony.
** He probably brought this on himself by claiming in S2 Ep10, 'Chained', "Chained", to be looking for his dog, a mangy shih-tzu named Kate.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' 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.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Girl Who Waited," 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 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.

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* 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.



* On ''Series/TheMuppets'', Miss Piggy brings back a baby penguin from her vacation to Argentina. She names it Creator/GloriaEstefan, because it was the only Spanish name she could think of at the time.



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* The ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham:
-->'''Jeff Dunham:''' I named the dog "Bill" because I got him when [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] was in office, and as a puppy, he was humping ''everything.''
* An old joke (replacing the actors' names as appropriate) concerns an aspiring screenwriter sending his work to a famous director for appraisal. Some time later, he runs into the director walking his dogs, and asks him about it. The director replies that he showed it to [[Creator/PatrickStewart Stewart]] and [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr RDJ]], and they ''loved'' it, damn near devoured his script while showing great enthusiasm. The screenwriter is ecstatic, until one of the director's dogs starts humping the other, at which point the director yells "Stewart! You get off RDJ right now!".

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* The ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham:
-->'''Jeff Dunham:''' I named the dog "Bill"
On ''Series/TheMuppets'', Miss Piggy brings back a baby penguin from her vacation to Argentina. She names it Creator/GloriaEstefan, because I got him when [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] it was in office, and as a puppy, he was humping ''everything.''
* An old joke (replacing
the actors' names as appropriate) concerns an aspiring screenwriter sending his work to a famous director for appraisal. Some time later, he runs into only Spanish name she could think of at the director walking his dogs, and asks him about it. The director replies that he showed it to [[Creator/PatrickStewart Stewart]] and [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr RDJ]], and they ''loved'' it, damn near devoured his script while showing great enthusiasm. The screenwriter is ecstatic, until one of the director's dogs starts humping the other, at which point the director yells "Stewart! You get off RDJ right now!".time.



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* The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) is claimed to have named ''Geranium robertianum'' (a flower mostly known for its repulsive odour) [[TakeThat after a childhood bully.]]

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* The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) Linné):
** The Swedish botanist
is claimed to have named ''Geranium robertianum'' (a flower mostly known for its repulsive odour) odor) [[TakeThat after a childhood bully.]]



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* In ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'', main character Gally was named after a cat that Dr. Ido owned, which had died a short time before he found her. She's not happy to hear this. Of course, in [[Manga/BattleAngelAlita the U.S. version]], the cat's name is Alita instead. Either way, part of the reason she's not happy about it is that [[GenderBlenderName the cat was male]].
* In ''Manga/{{Nana}}'', one of the two Nanas was nicknamed "Hachi" to differentiate between them. This came from UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}, because she was known for being incredibly loyal.
** And also means "Eight" in Japanese. "Nana", respectively, [[ArcWords meaning]] [[SevenIsNana "Seven"]].

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* In ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'', main character Gally was is named after a cat that Dr. Ido owned, which had died a short time before he found her. She's not happy to hear this. Of course, in [[Manga/BattleAngelAlita the U.S. version]], the cat's name is Alita instead. Either way, part of the reason she's not happy about it is that [[GenderBlenderName the cat was male]].
* In ''Manga/{{Nana}}'', one of the two Nanas was nicknamed "Hachi" to differentiate between them. This came from UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}, because she was known for being incredibly loyal.
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loyal. And also means "Eight" in Japanese. "Nana", respectively, [[ArcWords meaning]] [[SevenIsNana "Seven"]].



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* Franchise/IndianaJones so disliked being named for his father that he used the nickname Indiana for most of his adult life. As revealed in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', this was the name of the family dog.
-->'''Sallah''': Please, what does it mean, this "Junior" business?\\
'''Henry''': That's his name. Henry Jones ''Junior''.\\
'''Indy''': I like Indiana.\\
'''Henry''': [[TropeNamers We named the]] ''[[TropeNamers dog]]'' [[TropeNamers Indiana.]]\\
'''Sallah''': The ''dog''? You are named after the dog?!? Hahaha!\\
'''Indy''': (''wearily'') I've got some very fond memories of that dog.
** The decision to ditch his father's (who that last line implies he ''doesn't'' have many "fond memories" of) name in favour of the name of his beloved childhood pet tells the audience just what kind of childhood he had.
** Indiana was [[TributeToFido actually the name]] of Creator/GeorgeLucas' dog (who was also the inspiration for [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]]). And following the line, the other two protagonists of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Temple of Doom]]'' were named after dogs, Willie (Creator/StevenSpielberg's) and Short Round (screenwriters Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz)
** Played with in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' with Mutt Williams, who is named not after a dog but after a synonym for "dog."
** In the GraphicAdventure, Marcus says his family had a cat named Marcus before he was born, and Elsa, if she survived the Grail Temple sequence, says she thinks her father had a secretary named Elsa.
** ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' parodies this with Montana Jones, who was also named after a dog, but it turns out his real name is North Dakota Jones, Jr.
* Subverted in the Hungarian animated film ''Webcomic/TreasureOfSwampCastle'': the main female protagonist, Szaffi gets her name after her baby sneeze, but incidentally it's the same as her surrogate mother's cat's name.
%%* Film/CrocodileDundee.

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* Franchise/IndianaJones so disliked being named for his father that he used the nickname Indiana for most of his adult life. As revealed in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', this was the name of In ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward'', Sally's sister Jackie names her daughter after the family dog.
-->'''Sallah''': Please, what does it mean, this "Junior" business?\\
'''Henry''': That's his name. Henry Jones ''Junior''.\\
'''Indy''': I like Indiana.\\
'''Henry''': [[TropeNamers We named the]] ''[[TropeNamers dog]]'' [[TropeNamers Indiana.]]\\
'''Sallah''': The ''dog''? You are named after the dog?!? Hahaha!\\
'''Indy''': (''wearily'') I've got some very fond memories of that dog.
** The decision to ditch his father's (who that last line implies
cat. Her husband isn't happy when he ''doesn't'' have many "fond memories" of) name in favour of the name of his beloved childhood pet tells the audience just what kind of childhood he had.
** Indiana was [[TributeToFido actually the name]] of Creator/GeorgeLucas' dog (who was also the inspiration for [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]]). And following the line, the other two protagonists of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Temple of Doom]]'' were named after dogs, Willie (Creator/StevenSpielberg's) and Short Round (screenwriters Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz)
** Played with in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' with Mutt Williams, who is named not after a dog but after a synonym for "dog."
** In the GraphicAdventure, Marcus says his family had a cat named Marcus before he was born, and Elsa, if she survived the Grail Temple sequence, says she thinks her father had a secretary named Elsa.
** ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' parodies this with Montana Jones, who was also named after a dog, but it turns out his real name is North Dakota Jones, Jr.
* Subverted in the Hungarian animated film ''Webcomic/TreasureOfSwampCastle'': the main female protagonist, Szaffi gets her name after her baby sneeze, but incidentally it's the same as her surrogate mother's cat's name.
%%* Film/CrocodileDundee.
finds out.



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* Unintentional example: In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', main character Perrin meets a girl who has run away from her privileged lifestyle to become an adventurer but is having trouble deciding on a name. At first she introduces herself as "Mandarb," an [[FictiveLanguage Old Tongue]] word meaning "blade," and Perrin laughingly points out that one of the horses in his group has the same name.
** She then decides that Faile, meaning Falcon, would also be a cool name. Which becomes a MeaningfulName due to an earlier prophecy, and any appearance in subsequent prophecies.
* There's a YA book called ''MyLouisianaSky'' where the main character's mentally handicapped mother named her Tiger, after a cat she had when she was a little girl and loved so much she [[AndCallHimGeorge accidentally squeezed it to death.]]
* Towser, an old jester in ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' got his name from one of his king's dogs when he pledged to be as loyal as a hound.
* The 19th-century novel ''At The Back of the North Wind'' has a cabman's son named Diamond, named for his father's favorite horse, who is important character himself in the book, and is referred to by the narrator as Old Diamond.
* One of the many alter-egos [[ActionGirl Arya Stark]] comes up with over the course of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is "Nymeria", the name of the pet direwolf she was once forced to [[ShooTheDog release into the wild]]. This in turn is a case of Type 1, as she named the wolf after a legendary warrior queen.
* In ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'' the Emperor and Empress's second son is named Horus Gaheris MacIntyre with his middle name coming from one of the Imperial families dogs. Although in this case the dogs in question are genetically engineered to have human-level intelligence and Gaheris was severely injured saving the Empress from an assassination attempt shortly before the son was born making this more a case of naming a child after a close friend rather than a pet.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfHrolfKraki'' has Queen Olof of Saxony bearing a baby daughter after being raped by King Helgi of Denmark. She names the girl Yrsa after one of her dogs and has her raised as a serf.

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* Unintentional example: In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Subverted in the Hungarian animated film ''Animation/TreasureOfSwampCastle'': the main character Perrin meets a girl who has run away from female protagonist, Szaffi gets her privileged lifestyle to become an adventurer name after her baby sneeze, but is having trouble deciding on a name. At first she introduces herself as "Mandarb," an [[FictiveLanguage Old Tongue]] word meaning "blade," and Perrin laughingly points out that one of the horses in his group has incidentally it's the same name.
** She then decides that Faile, meaning Falcon, would also be a cool name. Which becomes a MeaningfulName due to an earlier prophecy, and any appearance in subsequent prophecies.
* There's a YA book called ''MyLouisianaSky'' where the main character's mentally handicapped mother named
as her Tiger, after a cat she had when she was a little girl and loved so much she [[AndCallHimGeorge accidentally squeezed it to death.]]
* Towser, an old jester in ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' got his name from one of his king's dogs when he pledged to be as loyal as a hound.
* The 19th-century novel ''At The Back of the North Wind'' has a cabman's son named Diamond, named for his father's favorite horse, who is important character himself in the book, and is referred to by the narrator as Old Diamond.
* One of the many alter-egos [[ActionGirl Arya Stark]] comes up with over the course of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is "Nymeria", the name of the pet direwolf she was once forced to [[ShooTheDog release into the wild]]. This in turn is a case of Type 1, as she named the wolf after a legendary warrior queen.
* In ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'' the Emperor and Empress's second son is named Horus Gaheris MacIntyre with his middle name coming from one of the Imperial families dogs. Although in this case the dogs in question are genetically engineered to have human-level intelligence and Gaheris was severely injured saving the Empress from an assassination attempt shortly before the son was born making this more a case of naming a child after a close friend rather than a pet.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfHrolfKraki'' has Queen Olof of Saxony bearing a baby daughter after being raped by King Helgi of Denmark. She names the girl Yrsa after one of her dogs and has her raised as a serf.
surrogate mother's cat's name.



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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles and Frasier discover their late mother's journal with numerous references (apparently) to them and their problems. After spending the episode angsting over the implications, they discover that they've been reading her lab journal from before their birth. "Niles" and "Frasier" were her experimental rats. At first they're relieved, but then it dawns on them;
-->'''Niles:''' Our mother named us after ''rodents''!
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has Adrian Monk's older brother, Ambrose, whose father named him after a tortoise.
* In the first season of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' it is it is revealed that Cherry's real name is Rita. [[spoiler:She had escaped from an abusive husband taking all their belongings include Cherry the dog, before burning down their condo. When the dog died she started using the dog's name because she liked it better]]
* Lionel Fusco of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' was named after a lion his father once fed at the local zoo.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles and Frasier discover their late mother's journal with numerous references (apparently) to them and their problems. After spending the episode angsting over the implications, they discover that they've been reading her lab journal from before their birth. "Niles" and "Frasier" were her experimental rats. At first they're relieved, but then it dawns on them;
-->'''Niles:''' Our mother
''Franchise/IndianaJones'':
** Indiana Jones so disliked being
named us after ''rodents''!
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has Adrian Monk's older brother, Ambrose, whose
for his father named him after a tortoise.
* In
that he used the first season nickname Indiana for most of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' it is it is his adult life. As revealed that Cherry's real in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', this was the name is Rita. [[spoiler:She had escaped from an abusive husband taking all their belongings include Cherry of the dog, before burning down their condo. When the dog died she started using the dog's name because she liked family dog.
--->'''Sallah:''' Please, what does
it better]]
* Lionel Fusco of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' was
mean, this "Junior" business?\\
'''Henry:''' That's his name. Henry Jones ''Junior''.\\
'''Indy:''' I like Indiana.\\
'''Henry:''' [[TropeNamers We named the]] ''[[TropeNamers dog]]'' [[TropeNamers Indiana.]]\\
'''Sallah:''' The ''dog''? You are
named after a lion the dog?!? Hahaha!\\
'''Indy:''' ''[wearily]'' I've got some very fond memories of that dog.
** The decision to ditch
his father's (who that last line implies he ''doesn't'' have many "fond memories" of) name in favor of the name of his beloved childhood pet tells the audience just what kind of childhood he had.
** Indiana was [[TributeToFido actually the name]] of Creator/GeorgeLucas' dog (who was also the inspiration for [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]]). And following the line, the other two protagonists of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Temple of Doom]]'' were named after dogs, Willie (Creator/StevenSpielberg's) and Short Round (screenwriters Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz).
** Played with in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' with Mutt Williams, who is named not after a dog but after a synonym for "dog".
** In the GraphicNovel, Marcus says his family had a cat named Marcus before he was born, and Elsa, if she survived the Grail Temple sequence, says she thinks her
father once fed at the local zoo.had a secretary named Elsa.



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* The Australian rapper born Amethyst Amelia Kelly took half of her stage name from the name of her dog. She took the other half from the street she grew up on. That's how she came to be known as Music/IggyAzalea.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* The Australian rapper born Amethyst Amelia Kelly took half of Unintentional example: In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', main character Perrin meets a girl who has run away from her stage privileged lifestyle to become an adventurer but is having trouble deciding on a name. At first she introduces herself as "Mandarb," an [[FictiveLanguage Old Tongue]] word meaning "blade," and Perrin laughingly points out that one of the horses in his group has the same name. She then decides that Faile, meaning Falcon, would also be a cool name. Which becomes a MeaningfulName due to an earlier prophecy, and any appearance in subsequent prophecies.
* There's a YA book called ''Literature/MyLouisianaSky'' where the main character's mentally handicapped mother named her Tiger, after a cat she had when she was a little girl and loved so much she [[AndCallHimGeorge accidentally squeezed it to death.]]
* Towser, an old jester in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' got his
name from one of his king's dogs when he pledged to be as loyal as a hound.
* The 19th-century novel ''At the Back of the North Wind'' has a cabman's son named Diamond, named for his father's favorite horse, who is important character himself in the book, and is referred to by the narrator as Old Diamond.
* One of the many alter-egos [[ActionGirl Arya Stark]] comes up with over the course of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is "Nymeria",
the name of her dog. She took the other half pet direwolf she was once forced to [[ShooTheDog release into the wild]]. This in turn is a case of Type 1, as she named the wolf after a legendary warrior queen.
* In ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'' the Emperor and Empress's second son is named Horus Gaheris MacIntyre with his middle name coming
from one of the street she grew up on. That's how she came Imperial families dogs. Although in this case the dogs in question are genetically engineered to be known have human-level intelligence and Gaheris was severely injured saving the Empress from an assassination attempt shortly before the son was born making this more a case of naming a child after a close friend rather than a pet.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfHrolfKraki'' has Queen Olof of Saxony bearing a baby daughter after being raped by King Helgi of Denmark. She names the girl Yrsa after one of her dogs and has her raised
as Music/IggyAzalea.a serf.



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* In Irish legend, young Sétanta was attacked by a guard dog belonging to Chulainn and killed it. In recompense, he promises to raise a new guard dog, and to take the dog's place himself until the new dog was ready, earning him the name by which he is known in legend: Cú Chulainn, or, in English "Chulainn's Hound".

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In Irish legend, young Sétanta was attacked by a guard dog belonging to Chulainn ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles and killed it. Frasier discover their late mother's journal with numerous references (apparently) to them and their problems. After spending the episode angsting over the implications, they discover that they've been reading her lab journal from before their birth. "Niles" and "Frasier" were her experimental rats. At first they're relieved, but then it dawns on them;
-->'''Niles:''' Our mother named us after ''rodents''!
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has Adrian Monk's older brother, Ambrose, whose father named him after a tortoise.
*
In recompense, he promises to raise a new guard the first season of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' it is it is revealed that Cherry's real name is Rita. [[spoiler:She had escaped from an abusive husband taking all their belongings include Cherry the dog, and to take before burning down their condo. When the dog died she started using the dog's place himself until the new dog was ready, earning him the name by which he is known in legend: Cú Chulainn, or, in English "Chulainn's Hound".because she liked it better]]
* Lionel Fusco of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' was named after a lion his father once fed at the local zoo.



[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward'', Sally's sister Jackie names her daughter after the family cat. Her husband isn't happy when he finds out.

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[[folder:Music]]
* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward'', Sally's sister Jackie names The Australian rapper born Amethyst Amelia Kelly took half of her daughter after stage name from the family cat. Her husband isn't happy when he finds out.name of her dog. She took the other half from the street she grew up on. That's how she came to be known as Music/IggyAzalea.



[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* In Irish legend, young Sétanta was attacked by a guard dog belonging to Chulainn and killed it. In recompense, he promises to raise a new guard dog, and to take the dog's place himself until the new dog was ready, earning him the name by which he is known in legend: Cú Chulainn, or, in English "Chulainn's Hound".
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* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' parodies this with Montana Jones, who was also named after a dog, but it turns out his real name is North Dakota Jones, Jr.



* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', Rafale did this to himself by complete accident. He technically simply used his real last name for his avatar, but the franchise canon happens to include another minor in-game character named Rafale: Omega Zell's flying mount.

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* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', Rafale did does this to himself by complete accident. He technically simply used his real last name for his avatar, but the franchise canon happens to include another minor in-game character named Rafale: Omega Zell's flying mount.



** [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus No he didn't!]]
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