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28th Apr '16 11:15:03 PM erforce
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* Film/JamesBond:

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* In Film/ThreeTheHardWay: Mister Keys is stopped by a police officer who demands to see his driver's license, leading to this exchange:

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* In Film/ThreeTheHardWay: ''Film/ThreeTheHardWay'': Mister Keys is stopped by a police officer who demands to see his driver's license, leading to this exchange:



* Terry Pratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} is absolutely crammed full of this trope:

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* Terry Pratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}} is ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books are absolutely crammed full of this trope:



* In ''Texas Teamwork'' by JTEdson, the Sheriff's Department goes looking for a call girl named Lois Lane. The deputies are sure this is an alias, but the madam assures them it is the name on her social security card.

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* In ''Texas Teamwork'' by JTEdson, Creator/JTEdson, the Sheriff's Department goes looking for a call girl named Lois Lane. The deputies are sure this is an alias, but the madam assures them it is the name on her social security card.



* In the Literature/AcornaSeries, Acorna (who was named by a trio of human miners that adopted her when they found her escape pod floating near their ship) is called Khornya by her own race (as they have difficulty pronouncing Acorna), which incidentally means "One Horn" in Linyaari. Needless to say, many are amused and bemused by her name.

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* In the Literature/AcornaSeries, ''Literature/AcornaSeries'', Acorna (who was named by a trio of human miners that adopted her when they found her escape pod floating near their ship) is called Khornya by her own race (as they have difficulty pronouncing Acorna), which incidentally means "One Horn" in Linyaari. Needless to say, many are amused and bemused by her name.



* In JohnVarley's Thunder And Lightning series, Jubal (short for Jubilation) got off easy. His religious fanatic father named his brothers Veneration, Celebration, Sanctification, Exaltation, Consecration, and Hallelujah. His sisters are Gloria Patri, Gloria Fili, Gloria Spiritusanctu, Gloria Inexcelsis, and Gloria Monday. Hallelujah's name derives from his mother finding out she couldn't have any more children.
* Silence Montane from "Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell" by Creator/BrandonSanderson. The author's introduction states that he got the name of the protagonist from a Puritan in genealogical records, and he wondered what would cause parents to name their daughter "Silence" rather than other, more obvious virtues.

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* In JohnVarley's Thunder Creator/JohnVarley's ''Thunder And Lightning Lightning'' series, Jubal (short for Jubilation) got off easy. His religious fanatic father named his brothers Veneration, Celebration, Sanctification, Exaltation, Consecration, and Hallelujah. His sisters are Gloria Patri, Gloria Fili, Gloria Spiritusanctu, Gloria Inexcelsis, and Gloria Monday. Hallelujah's name derives from his mother finding out she couldn't have any more children.
* Silence Montane from "Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell" ''Literature/ShadowsForSilenceInTheForestsOfHell'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson. The author's introduction states that he got the name of the protagonist from a Puritan in genealogical records, and he wondered what would cause parents to name their daughter "Silence" rather than other, more obvious virtues.



* In ''ThePillowman'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, Katurian's full name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Katurian Katurian Katurian]].
* In ''AlmostMaine'', East apparently got his first name from a mess-up on his birth certificate.

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* In ''ThePillowman'' ''Theatre/ThePillowman'' by Creator/MartinMcDonagh, Katurian's full name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Katurian Katurian Katurian]].
* In ''AlmostMaine'', ''Theatre/AlmostMaine'', East apparently got his first name from a mess-up on his birth certificate.



* Many characters allude to the appropriateness of [[VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} War's]] name, but he's certainly not any sort of AnthropomorphicPersonification. Apparently War, Fury, Strife and Death are ''given names''.

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* Many characters allude to the appropriateness of [[VideoGame/{{Darksiders}} War's]] name, War's name in ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'', but he's certainly not any sort of AnthropomorphicPersonification. Apparently War, Fury, Strife and Death are ''given names''.



* In ''MovilleMysteries'', the characters find out that the school PE Teacher, Coach Conkout, is ''really'' named Coach. His father was obsessed with his son being a sucessful coach.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' called "Stanked to the Future", there's a kid named Dicky who hates his parents, and Howard assumes that he hates them for naming him Dicky.

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* In ''MovilleMysteries'', ''WesternAnimation/MovilleMysteries'', the characters find out that the school PE Teacher, Coach Conkout, is ''really'' named Coach. His father was obsessed with his son being a sucessful coach.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' ''RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'' called "Stanked to the Future", there's a kid named Dicky who hates his parents, and Howard assumes that he hates them for naming him Dicky.
27th Apr '16 9:53:43 PM realshini
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* In ''Oregon Trail'' 2 (and it's remake 5), one of random NPCs you can talk to is named "Jubilation Higgenbottom", he prefers to go by Julie, and makes an offhanded remark how he gets hassled for his cumbersome name.
19th Apr '16 12:36:59 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* In ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', main character Usnavi was named after the first thing his parents saw when they came to America: a boat that said ''US Navy.''
10th Apr '16 6:49:53 AM Ulkomaalainen
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** And then there's Corporal Nobby Nobbs, whose full name is 'Cecil Wormsborough St. John "Nobby" Nobbs'. A name made all the more astonishing given that Nobby's family are as working class as it gets, and lived in particularly rough part of the city. Poor kid.

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** And then there's Corporal Nobby Nobbs, whose full name is 'Cecil Wormsborough St. John "Nobby" Nobbs'. A name made all the more astonishing given that Nobby's family are as working class as it gets, and lived in particularly rough part of the city. Poor kid.
2nd Apr '16 11:11:27 AM PuritanPhysicist
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* There is a [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college football]] coach named Bronco Mendenhall. Apparently his father was a rancher, and Bronco learned to train horses. [[GenerationXerox His own sons are named]] Raeder, Breaker, and Cutter.
28th Mar '16 7:10:04 AM aristos_achaion
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* In ''Manga/DoujinWork'', owing to a misunderstanding, Justice believes Najimi has had a child and named it "Love Typhoon". He expresses surprise that the registry would let the name through.
24th Mar '16 8:42:29 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''.
13th Mar '16 12:16:07 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' series features The Postal Dude.... snippets seen around in ''Postal 2'' reveal that his legal name is actually The Postal Dude, Jr., as it's what's on his driver's license when he goes to pay a parking ticket and his father's grave says "T. Dude, Sr".

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' series features The Postal Dude.... snippets seen around in ''Postal 2'' reveal that his legal name is actually The Postal Dude, Jr., [[note]]or at least "The Dude, Jr."[[/note]], as it's what's on his driver's license when he goes to pay a parking ticket and his father's grave says "T. Dude, Sr".Sr".
** It should be noted that "T. Dude, Sr." was a horrible father and deliberately named his son after himself which brings up the question if The Dude's grandfather was just as horrible.
12th Mar '16 7:30:34 AM eroock
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-->--'''[[Creator/EddieIzzard Tannhäuser]]''', ''Series/BulletInTheFace''

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-->--'''[[Creator/EddieIzzard -->-- '''[[Creator/EddieIzzard Tannhäuser]]''', ''Series/BulletInTheFace''
9th Mar '16 5:57:09 PM Shishkahuben
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* Since American soccer player [=DaMarcus=] Bradley became known worldwide in the 2014 World Cup, many (particularly in Britain) commented on the strangeness of the 'Da' prefix to his name, and he arguably overshadowed the rest of the American team. However, going on mugshots.com and typing 'Da' in the search bar, followed by any man's name, e.g. [=DaMarcus=], [=DaMichael=], [=DaShawn=] etc, results in a surprisingly large amount of results, almost all of them African-American. It just seems strange to those outside Black American culture despite its successful exportation, because hardly any famous people have appeared with those sorts of names.

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* Since American soccer player [=DaMarcus=] Bradley became known worldwide in the 2014 World Cup, many (particularly in Britain) commented on the strangeness of the 'Da' prefix to his name, and he arguably overshadowed the rest of the American team. However, going on mugshots.com to any search engine and typing 'Da' in the search bar, followed by any man's name, e.g. [=DaMarcus=], [=DaMichael=], [=DaShawn=] etc, results in a surprisingly large amount of results, almost all of them African-American. It just seems strange to those outside Black American culture despite its successful exportation, because hardly any famous people have appeared with those sorts of names.
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