History NamesTheSame / RealLife

25th May '16 7:29:21 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* '''Tom Baker''' is the name of the actor best known as [[Creator/TomBaker the fourth Doctor]], and also the name of a mastering engineer who has worked on material by NineInchNails amongst other bands. There are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Baker_(disambiguation) quite a few others]] as well, perhaps unsurprisingly, since both "Tom" and "Baker" are pretty common names.
* '''Ashleigh Ball''', the singer of HeyOcean and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the voice of Applejack and Rainbow Dash]], shares her name with a British field hockey player.

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* '''Tom Baker''' is the name of the actor best known as [[Creator/TomBaker the fourth Doctor]], and also the name of a mastering engineer who has worked on material by NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails amongst other bands. There are [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Baker_(disambiguation) quite a few others]] as well, perhaps unsurprisingly, since both "Tom" and "Baker" are pretty common names.
* '''Ashleigh Ball''', the singer of HeyOcean and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the voice of Applejack and Rainbow Dash]], shares her name with a British field hockey player.
24th May '16 7:38:25 AM PkmnFightr
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** And neither of them is to be confused with British singer James Morrison-- whose real name is actually James Morrison Catchpole.

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** And neither of them is to be confused with British singer James Morrison-- '''James Morrison'''-- whose real name is actually James Morrison Catchpole.Catchpole. He himself is not to be confused with West Bromwich Albion/Scotland midfielder '''James Morrison'''.
21st May '16 3:25:27 PM Whipsmart
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* Actor/comedian Creator/AlbertBrooks' real name is '''UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein'''.

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* Actor/comedian Creator/AlbertBrooks' real name is '''UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein'''.'''UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein'
* Grandson of the 34th President of the United States, UsefulNotes/DwightEisenhower and eponym of Camp David, '''David Eisenhower''' shares almost the exact the same name with [[TheSociopath David Eisenhaur]], who bullied and murdered thirteen year-old Nicole Lovell.
19th May '16 9:45:32 PM nombretomado
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* '''Creator/DavidMitchell''' is either a novelist or the star of PeepShow who has decided to confuse the issue further by writing a novel.

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* '''Creator/DavidMitchell''' is either a novelist or the star of PeepShow ''Series/PeepShow'' who has decided to confuse the issue further by writing a novel.
19th May '16 8:23:39 PM nombretomado
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* '''Jason Scott Lee''' is an Asian-American actor known for starring in ''Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory'' and the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/TheJungleBook''. Jason Lee is a Caucasian actor known for appearing in many Creator/KevinSmith films, and being the star of ''MyNameIsEarl'' and the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. On some sites, the former is mistakenly credited for roles by the latter.

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* '''Jason Scott Lee''' is an Asian-American actor known for starring in ''Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory'' and the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/TheJungleBook''. Jason Lee is a Caucasian actor known for appearing in many Creator/KevinSmith films, and being the star of ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' and the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. On some sites, the former is mistakenly credited for roles by the latter.
18th May '16 9:15:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** And an actor (he plays Trevor in TrailerParkBoys).

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** And an actor (he plays Trevor in TrailerParkBoys).Series/TrailerParkBoys).
16th May '16 8:36:46 PM KYCubbie
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** See the M folder for an obscure example involving Paul Bearer's real name.

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** See the M folder for an obscure example involving the wrestling Paul Bearer's real name.



** '''John Johnson''' not only shares the name with a man in the same city as him, save middle initials, they share the same birth date. Unfortunately, one is a hardworking man the other is a registered sex offender and local bureaucracy is mixing the hardworking man with the other one. [[[[http://wivb.com/2014/02/12/man-haunted-by-sex-offender-with-same-name-birthdate/ See News story here]].

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** '''John Johnson''' not only shares the name with a man in the same city as him, save middle initials, they share the same birth date. Unfortunately, one is a hardworking man man, the other is a registered sex offender offender, and local bureaucracy is mixing the hardworking man with the other one. [[[[http://wivb.[[http://wivb.com/2014/02/12/man-haunted-by-sex-offender-with-same-name-birthdate/ See News news story here]].



* '''Randy Johnson''' could be the mediocre NFL quarterback from the '60s and '70s, or the star baseball pitcher of the '90s and '00s known as "The Big Unit". Their full first names, however, differ; the NFL player is Randolph, while the MLB player is Randall.

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* '''Randy Johnson''' could be the mediocre NFL quarterback from the '60s and '70s, or the star Hall of Fame baseball pitcher of the '90s and '00s known as "The Big Unit". Their full first names, however, differ; the NFL player is Randolph, while the MLB player is Randall.



** Or the Bobby Jones who was an NBA journeyman in the late 2000s, and is now a journeyman in the Italian league?



* '''UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan''', the basketball superstar who ''was'' the [=NBA=] during the 1990s (when he wasn't playing minor-league baseball, anyway) and '''Creator/MichaelBJordan''', actor in ''Series/FridayNightLights'', ''Film/FruitvaleStation'', and ''Film/FantasticFour2015''.

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* '''UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan''', the basketball superstar who ''was'' the [=NBA=] during the 1990s (when he wasn't playing minor-league baseball, anyway) and '''Creator/MichaelBJordan''', actor in ''Series/FridayNightLights'', ''Film/FruitvaleStation'', ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', and ''Film/FantasticFour2015''.''Film/{{Creed}}''.



* A few ContinuitySnarl cases can happen with relocated\defunct\renamed teams.

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* A few ContinuitySnarl cases can happen with relocated\defunct\renamed relocated/defunct/renamed teams.



* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy Ted Kennedy]]''' was an American senator. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy_%28ice_hockey%29 Ted Kennedy]] was a Canadian hockey player. Eerily, both of them died in August 2009 with in 9 days of each other (RIP Teds).

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* '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy Ted Kennedy]]''' was an American senator. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kennedy_%28ice_hockey%29 Ted Kennedy]] was a Canadian hockey player. Eerily, both of them died in August 2009 with in within 9 days of each other (RIP Teds).



* '''KK(&)K''', a German company specializing in manufacturing turbochargers, or the '''[[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Ku Klux Klan]]''', a group of [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan white supremacists]] in strange hats.

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* '''KK(&)K''', a German company specializing in manufacturing turbochargers, or the '''[[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan Ku Klux Klan]]''', KKK]]''', a group of [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan white supremacists]] supremacists in strange hats.



* There is a '''Las Vegas''' in Nevada and another one in New Mexico. And a third one in UsefulNotes/{{Honduras}}. As the name literally means "The Meadows", it could apply to several locations.

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* There is a '''Las Vegas''' '''UsefulNotes/LasVegas''' in Nevada and another one in New Mexico.UsefulNotes/NewMexico. And a third one in UsefulNotes/{{Honduras}}. As the name literally means "The Meadows", it could apply to several locations.



* '''Frank [=McCourt=]''' - Former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Irish-American author who wrote ''AngelasAshes''?

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* '''Frank [=McCourt=]''' - Former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Irish-American author who wrote ''AngelasAshes''?''Literature/AngelasAshes''?



** Speaking of the Giants, neither one is to be confused with Japan's Yomiuri Giants, nor are the Detroit Tigers to be confused with the Hanshin Tigers. The first mistake happened in the second ''MajorLeague'' movie, where the Indians' coach is at first happy to hear they've got a player coming in from "the Giants". Similarly, in ''The Order'', during interviews with "Calamity" James Wa the interviewer repeatedly mistakes "the Tigers" that James' dad played with for the team in Detroit.

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** Speaking of the Giants, neither one is to be confused with Japan's Yomiuri Giants, nor are the Detroit Tigers to be confused with the Hanshin Tigers. The first mistake happened in the second ''MajorLeague'' ''Film/MajorLeague'' movie, where the Indians' coach is at first happy to hear they've got a player coming in from "the Giants". Similarly, in ''The Order'', during interviews with "Calamity" James Wa the interviewer repeatedly mistakes "the Tigers" that James' dad played with for the team in Detroit.



** Or Jim O'Brien; the former Baltimore[[note]]now Indianapolis[[/note]] Colts kicker remembered mainly for kicking the game-winning field goal in {{SuperBowl}} V.

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** Or Jim O'Brien; the former Baltimore[[note]]now Indianapolis[[/note]] Colts kicker remembered mainly for kicking the game-winning field goal in {{SuperBowl}} UsefulNotes/SuperBowl V.



* '''One Nation''' - the infamous former anti-immigration [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian political party]] once headed by Pauline Hanson, or SarahPalin's 2011 constitution-draped bus tour of America? Pretty much any politically knowledgeable Australian would accordingly find the implications of the name of Palin's tour either hilarious or disturbing (or both).

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* '''One Nation''' - the infamous former anti-immigration [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian political party]] once headed by Pauline Hanson, or SarahPalin's UsefulNotes/SarahPalin's 2011 constitution-draped bus tour of America? Pretty much any politically knowledgeable Australian would accordingly find the implications of the name of Palin's tour either hilarious or disturbing (or both).



* There are two American coastal cities named '''Portland''' one in Maine on the Atlantic coast, and one in Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. When the site on the Columbia River that would become the latter was organized into a town, the two owners of the land [[HeadsOrTails flipped a coin]] (the "Portland Penny", which is in an Oregon museum) to decide what it would be named. Francis Pettybone of Portland, Maine won, while Asa Lovejoy of [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Boston, Massachusetts]] lost. Presumably in some AlternateUniverse there's a similar article about [[PleaseSelectNewCityName Boston, Oregon]] - and in both universes, there are towns named Boston and Portland in the UK to add just a soupçon more confusion.

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* There are two American coastal cities named '''Portland''' one in Maine on the Atlantic coast, and [[UsefulNotes/{{Portland}} one in Oregon Oregon]] in the Pacific Northwest. When the site on the Columbia River that would become the latter was organized into a town, the two owners of the land [[HeadsOrTails flipped a coin]] (the "Portland Penny", which is in an Oregon museum) to decide what it would be named. Francis Pettybone of Portland, Maine won, while Asa Lovejoy of [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Boston, Massachusetts]] lost. Presumably in some AlternateUniverse there's a similar article about [[PleaseSelectNewCityName Boston, Oregon]] - and in both universes, there are towns named Boston and Portland in the UK to add just a soupçon more confusion.



* The great nephew of fighter pilot known as the RedBaron had the same name as his: '''Manfred Albert Freiherr von Richthofen'''. Though he only came to proeminence [[SelfMadeOrphan when his daughter Suzane arranged to get him killed]].

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* The great nephew of fighter pilot known as the RedBaron had the same name as his: '''Manfred Albert Freiherr von Richthofen'''. Though he only came to proeminence prominence [[SelfMadeOrphan when his daughter Suzane arranged to get him killed]].
14th May '16 9:35:33 PM nombretomado
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* '''Anne Ramsey''' was an actress who played villainous mothers in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' and ''Film/TheGoonies''. Anne Rams'''a'''y is the actress who played Jamie's sister on MadAboutYou.

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* '''Anne Ramsey''' was an actress who played villainous mothers in ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain'' and ''Film/TheGoonies''. Anne Rams'''a'''y is the actress who played Jamie's sister on MadAboutYou.''Series/MadAboutYou''.
13th May '16 2:36:17 PM WillyFourEyes
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* '''Amy Parks''' is a Creator/SevenNetwork news reporter. '''Amii Park''' is a RugbyLeague stadium in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, Australia. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROeDUCn8c-8 This has not gone unnoticed.]]* There's '''Dan Patrick''', the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick sports talk show host]], and Dan Patrick, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick_(politician) the Texas politician]]. [[http://30fps.mocksession.com/2014/05/27/tx-lt-governor-candidates-name-is-dan-patrick-klbk-clearly-google-image-searchd-that-name/ One TV station accidentally put a picture of Sports!Dan Patrick]] next to his name when covering a Republican runoff primary.

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* '''Amy Parks''' is a Creator/SevenNetwork news reporter. '''Amii Park''' is a RugbyLeague stadium in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}, Australia. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROeDUCn8c-8 This has not gone unnoticed.]]* ]]
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There's '''Dan Patrick''', the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick sports talk show host]], and Dan Patrick, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick_(politician) the Texas politician]]. [[http://30fps.mocksession.com/2014/05/27/tx-lt-governor-candidates-name-is-dan-patrick-klbk-clearly-google-image-searchd-that-name/ One TV station accidentally put a picture of Sports!Dan Patrick]] next to his name when covering a Republican runoff primary.
13th May '16 12:57:12 PM 3rdStringPG
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** There's also professional wrestler Jesse White, the son of Wrestling/{{Vader}} and a former NXT talent as Jake Carter.


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* '''Andy Williams''': Could be one of the guitarists of metalcore band [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl0Z72PoDdY Every Time I Die]], or the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2El5ttjM9I unlikely favorite singer]] of ''Series/TheSimpsons'' bully Nelson Muntz.
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