Named After My Ego
When a character names something after themselves.
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(permanent link) added: 2013-01-15 02:12:01 sponsor: justanid (last reply: 2013-01-17 05:15:47)

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See this YKKTW for things named after a person in general.

Greetings and welcome to This Troper's latest trope from Trope Co.! Despite what the above trope name may say, this trope is really The Wonderfully Interesting Troper.

Sometimes you take pride in your work and want it to serve as a reminder of you through history. So what better way than to give it your own name! Why describe it's function, use Greek or Latin words, or even include business partners' names when you can steal the spotlight? And as a bonus, anything newsworthy that you do counts a free advertising.

Note: Sub-trope of The Namesake, this only applies to something named in-universe. Also, this doesn't apply if someone named something after someone else (often In Memoriam), but can apply to something a relative named after their self.

Missing Supertrope to Egocentric Team Naming & In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It. Compare with Character Title, Egopolis & Named After Somebody Famous. Contrast with Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!.

No Real Life Examples, Please!, the other wiki has plenty.


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Live-Action TV

Western Animation
  • An Imagine Spot in an episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks reveals in the future, Alvin and Brittany having two sons, both of whom are named Alvin, Jr.
  • In Gargoyles David Xanatos owns Xanatos Enterprises (which even has Xanatos Construction as a subsidiary).


Indexes: Naming Conventions, No Real Life Examples, Please!, Theme Naming
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