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->'''Judge:''' State your first name, your last name, and your occupation. \\
'''Lizardman:''' Lizardman, Lizardman, and... Lizardman.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''

Sometimes, a character either a) is so very funny, BadAss, awesome, or all three, they don't deserve OnlyOneName, or b) has a MeaningfulName to the Nth degree that no other name works. What do you do?

Make their last name, and first name, the same name.

There are four common variations on this:

* Classic Classic: Their first, last, optional middle, and in some cases, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep job title]], are all the exact same word. Never is there a literal OddNameOut, or even a [[MyNaymeIs intentional misspelling]], unless it spans all the names.
* Classic Classical: The name consists of a short first name and a last name that is like the first but longer (like "John Johnson").
* Classic Original: The names aren't quite the exact same thing, but they are extremely close synonyms. Usually, this only works for people named after something, or products and inanimate objects. Often TruthInTelevision, due to {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}} surnames (e.g. "John Jackson" or "Fernando Fernández").
* Classic ''Kurashikku'': Also often used for characters named after something, it's when the two names mean the same thing, in different languages. ("Giovanni Johansen," "Sylvester Woods")

Compare MeaningfulName and ThemeNaming. Can be confused with BondJamesBond. Imagine any one of these characters doing BondJamesBond. (It hurts, doesn't it?)

When not applied to names, this is covered by ShapedLikeItself. Not to be confused with the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, which concerns repetitive dialogue.

See also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_reduplicated_names this list]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[AlliterativeName Nobita Nobi and Nobisuke Nobi]] from ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''.
** Also, [[NamesTheSame the other Nobisuke Nobi]], Nobita's son who he named after his dad.
** [[AlliterativeFamily Not to mention Nobirou Nobi, Nobisuke's (the father's) brother]], [[FamilyThemeNaming and Nobiru Nobi, Nobita's grandfather.]]
* Lisa Lisa and Magenta Magenta from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
** [=JoJo=] is short for Jonathan Joestar.
* Excel in ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' claims her full name in the anime is Excel Excel; it's hard to tell if she is being serious or engaging in hyperbole. The manga clearly defines this and those of other ACROSS members as codenames, and we never find out what her real name is.
* Hinata Hyuga from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a strange anime example. Her first and last name ''mean'' the same thing and are just said differently.
** The same can be said for Hinata Taiyou from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni''.
* Carson D. Carson from ''LightNovel/DirtyPair''.
* Yomiko means "Reading Child" in Japanese, and "Readman" speaks for itself. Thus is named the heroine of ''Anime/ReadOrDie''.
* The sequel series of ''Read or Die'', ''Anime/RODTheTV'', gives us Alice Alice Arquet.
* ''Manga/BoboboBoBoBobo''. Worst, he did the BondJamesBond schtick. [[WidgetSeries That whole series hurts]].
* Konoka Konoe of ''Franchise/{{Negima}}'' (and her grandfather, Konoemon Konoe). Also the old teacher, Takamichi Takahata. At first it can seem like Negi had mispronounced his last name.
* ''[[VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo ef – a tale of memories]]'' give us Hirono Hiro and Miyako Miyamura.
* Otome Saotome in ''P2! -- Let's Play Ping Pong!''.
* 90% of the cast in ''Manga/KagihimeMonogatari'' have this going on.
* Naru Narusegawa of ''Manga/LoveHina''. When calling her "Naru", you never know if it's actually her first name or her last name shortened.
* The ''Manga/DragonBall'' USA dub changed Muten Roshi's title (meaning "invincible old master"; real name unknown) to Master Roshi, which would mean... "master old master."
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', the some of the Innovators names, like Regene Regetta and Revive Revival.
* Ming Ming from the final season of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''.
* Referenced in ''{{Kanon}}'' when a sobbing Ayu accidentally says that her last name is Ayu. Yuuichi then starts calling her Ayu Ayu. Including ''right after'' she later says her full name is Ayu Tsukimiya.
* Khamen Khamen from ''Anime/{{Braiger}}''.
* The second anime series for ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is entitled "''Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, [[GratuitousEnglish Fullmetal Alchemist]]''". Translate the Japanese half into English, and you get "''Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist''". The English version [[{{Woolseyism}} changed the name]] to "''Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood''"
** Granted, a more literally translation of ''Hagane no Renkinjutsushi'' is "Alchemist of Steel" and "Fullmetal Alchemist" is a sort of GratuitousEnglish subtitle in the Japanese version.
** From ''Brotherhood'' you also get "Lust the Lascivious", "Gluttony the Voracious", "Envy the Jealous", "Greed the Avaricious", "Wrath the Furious", "Sloth the Indolent" and "Pride the Arrogant".
** Führer King Bradley must be mentioned. ([[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep King is his first name.]])
* Collin Collins from ''Anime/SpaceCarrierBlueNoah/Thundersub''.
* Kuran Kuran from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''.
* Kazuma Azuma from ''Manga/YakitateJapan''
* Shayla Shayla from ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld''.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' lampshades this by forcing Jaden to say three card names. They are: Gagagigo, Giga Gagagigo, and Gogiga Gagagigo. Even Jaden can't say it due to the repetitive-ness. The real card game also has a fourth member of this family, but it isn't named anything nearly as clever. It's just called Gigobyte.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has monsters with these names as Yuma's deck theme, such as Gagaga Magician and Gogogo Golem.
* Sakura Sakurakōji, heroine and FauxActionGirl of ''Manga/CodeBreaker''. Also her real mother, Sakurako Sakurakōji
* Haruha "Haruhara Haruko" Raharu of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
* Carson D. Carson, crook and erstwhile ally of the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' from TheMovie.
* Apricot Anzu in ''Manga/SorcererHunters''.
* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', Moritaka Mashiro's father, Masahiro Mashiro, is a Classic Classical example in which the given name is longer than the surname.
* A whole lot of this is found in {{LightNovel/Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru}}
** Yukino Yukinoshita
** Yui Yuigahama
** Hayato Hayama
** Saki Kawasaki (Better when said in Japanese order: Kawasaki Saki)
*** Tsurumi Rumi
* Tsukutsun Tsun in ''Manga/DoctorSlump''. The rest of his family also have at least two 'tsu' syllables each.
* Miyako Miyazaki in ''Manga/BambooBlade'', who is affectionately nicknamed "Miya-Miya" by her boyfriend.
* Lampshaded in ''{{Literature/Another}}'' by Mei Misaki when [[spoiler:she explains that she was adopted by her aunt instead of her twin sister Misaki Fujioka to avoid having the name "Misaki Misaki"]].
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Franchise/TheDCU
** Thomas N. Thomas, the secret identity of the imaginatively named superhero TNT.
** TheFlash enemy the Trickster is known as James Jesse, but he changed his name to this from the original (Giovanni Giuseppe) to make it sound less ethnic for his performing career.
** Brian Bryan from ''Comicbook/{{Azrael}}''.
** Gregor Gregorovich of the Blue Trinity in ''Flash'' comics.
** Brian O'Brien, Quality Comics' ''The Clock''.
** Hawk, son of Tomahawk. This doesn't actually get addressed in-story, but since Tomahawk's real name is Tom Hawk, logically Hawk would be...
** Tad Ryerstad, alias Nite-Wing.
** In the Comicbook/DoomPatrol ''Doom Force'' special that parodied ''Comicbook/XForce'', Scratch, the Wolverine parody, has the full name "Morgan Morgan". This is probably meant as a joke on how at the time Wolverine's real name was thought to be "Logan" but it was never established whether that would be his first name or last.
** The MartianManhunter's name (written J'onn J'onzz) looks like it should be one. It's pronounced "John Jones" though.
** {{Zatanna}} Zatara.
** ''Comicbook/{{Shazam}}'' gives us "Uncle Marvel," real name Dudley H. Dudley.
** Tommy Tompkins of the Newsboy Legion
* Creator/MarvelComics:
** J. Jonah Jameson. One ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' comic joked that the "J" ''also'' stands for "Jonah". In actual Marvel continuity, the "J" actually stands for "John".
** J. Jonah Jameson's employee's nickname is Robbie Robertson.
** The La Brea tar pits example is lampshaded by a couple of guards in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''.
** [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060620215612/marveldatabase/images/8/8a/Meme_01.JPG Me-Me]]
* MadScientist Simon von Simon (and his rival in mad science, Sigmund von Sigmund), from ''LittleGloomy''
* Odious Kamodious the demon lord, from Creator/JackKirby's ''Satan's Six''.
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}} Heroes'' graphic novel, Korvus Korbiau. ''Corvus'' is the genus to which ravens belong, and Korbiau is one vowel away from ''corbeau'', which is the French word for raven.
* [[DubNameChange In Brazil and Portugal,]] [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] is known as "Patinhas [=McPatinhas=]".
* ''ComicBook/RichieRich''
** As RealLife wants to have it, there is a comic artist named Richard "Richie" Rich too. (Not to be confused with the Earl of Warwick.)
* ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates'' has Charles C. Charles, a.k.a. "Hotshot Charlie".
* Jamaal J. Jamaal in the daily newspaper strip ''HerbAndJamaal''.
* The main character of German {{Animesque}} comic ''Losing Neverland'' is called Lawrence V Lawrence (Laurie [[InSeriesNickname for short]]).
* The Dutch comic strip series "Eric de Noorman" had a character named Pum-Pum, which later inspired a comic book magazine named "Pum-Pum".
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' fanfic ''Fanfic/UnderTheBridge'' introduces us to Captain Jürgen Jürgen Jürgen of the ''Albacore''. You see, his father stuttered, and didn't want to correct his mistake. He's called "Jürgen" throughout, so we don't find out until near the end that it's repetitive.
* ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' has taken this approach for Sasaki; the author had a moment of confusion as to whether "Sasaki" was meant to be the character's given name or surname, [[TakeAThirdOption so it ended up as both.]][[note]]It's almost certainly meant to be a surname in the source material, as the kanji used to write it spell an extremely common surname.[[/note]]
* In the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' {{romhack}} ''[=EquestriaBound=]'', one of the default names for the third character in your party is Apple. Since that character is Apple Bloom, and the second part of her name is the part that is customized by the player, this causes a repetitive name.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Germain St. Germain, the effective male lead of ''[[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal Heavy Metal 2000]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has [[TheMenInBlack Rick Dicker]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Master Shifu. Shifu is Chinese for Master.
** Chorh Gom Prison.
** Tai Lung's name means Ultimate Dragon, and wanted to become the Dragon Warrior.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Aaron A. Aaronson in ''Film/HotFuzz'', whose name mysteriously refers to a joke one of the Andys made earlier in the movie.
* Officer Dick Dicks in ''[[Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceTravesty 2001: A Space Travesty]]''.
* In ''Whatever It Takes'', Ryan is mostly known by his friends as "Brian Ryan" after they misheard his first name as "Brian" and assumed someone calling him "Ryan" was using his last name.
* Chazz Michael Michaels in ''Film/BladesOfGlory''.
* Dr. Henry Henry in ''Track 29''.
* Grant Grant in ''Film/{{Slither}}''.
* Mario Mario in ''Film/SuperMarioBros''
* The Tim Robbins film ''Film/BobRoberts'', when you remember that Bob is short for Robert.
* Durand Durand in ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. (Note the - albeit voiceless - d which makes it easy to distiguish him from the pop band named after him.)
* In ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'', Julia was engaged to Glenn Guglia (pronounced "Gulia"). He doesn't see what's so funny.
* Rockwell "Rocky" Rockman in ''The Devil's Brigade''.
* [[MessianicArchetype Freder Fredersen]], the protagonist in ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.
* Solomon Solomon from ''Film/{{Magnolia}}''
* Owen Owens from ''Film/{{Toys}}''.
* One of the wishes in ''Film/{{Bedazzled 2000}}'' features the reporter Bob Bob.
* Ascoyne D'Ascoyne in ''Film/KindHeartsAndCoronets''. (In the novel it's based on, ''Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal'', the corresponding character is the even more repetitive Gascoyne Gascoyne.)
* Kuman-Kuman from ''Film/TheInterpreter.''
* The not so obvious Stanley Yelnats in ''Literature/{{Holes}}''. And not just him but his whole paternal line too.
* Mary Merriman from ''Deadly Little Christmas''.
* Wayne Wayne Wayne, Jr., one of the two protagonists of ''Happy, Texas''.
* From ''Film/TheCannonballRun 2'':
-->'''Cannelloni:''' When I passed the powers of the Don...to my son Don...making him...Don Don...
* Karol Karol from ''[[Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy White]]''.
* French actress Miou Miou.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Franco-Belgian Comics]]
* ''Taka Takata'' is a comic from Joel Azara, telling the daily life of a low-rank Japanese military (the titular character) and caricaturing Japanese society.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Humbert Humbert in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''. Given the author's hobbies, it's a pun at taxonomy's use of repetitive genus/species names, which are called tautonyms.
** In "Granita", Umberto Eco parodies this with his Umberto Umberto. The whole short story is living this trope, half of the examples found here being used.
* Golem Golem, the KillerRobot turned RobotBuddy of ''Literature/FeliksNetAndNika'' series. He was called Golem, but he calls himself Golem Golem because his body was called Golem when it was being built and his program ("mind") was called Golem during programming. Other characters find it odd, but finally decide to go along with it and call him Golem Golem.
* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' has a character called Major Major Major, who was promoted to Major. Ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen ensures that Major Major Major Major can never be promoted or demoted because [[RuleOfFunny he thinks it's funny]].
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' had Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, AKA Uncle Monty. (He studies [[Creator/MontyPython pythons]].)
* Wallace Wallace from ''Literature/NoMoreDeadDogs'' by Creator/GordonKorman.
* Appropriately for a novel about nursery-rhyme crime, Jasper Fforde's ''[[Literature/NurseryCrime The Big Over Easy]]'' has Detective Sergeant Mary Mary.
* Jean Valjean from ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* Detective Meyer Meyer from the Creator/EdMcBain's ''Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct'' series of novels.
* Antoine San-Antonio of the eponymous ''San-Antonio'' series of French police novels by Frédéric Dard. Also, his love interest is named Marie-Marie.
* Jay-Jay, the protagonist of the novel ''The Prince of Central Park''. The exposition explains that his deceased mother's two heroes were the Pope and President Kennedy (the book is set in the 1970s), so she named her son John John after the pair of them.
* Literature/{{Discworld}}:
** It seems that some dwarfs are lacking imagination when naming their sons or daughters. We have Albrecht Albrechtson (''Discworld/TheFifthElephant''), Bashfull Bashfullsson (''Discworld/{{Thud}}''), Gimlet Gimlet (''Discworld/FeetOfClay''), Glod Glodsson (''Discworld/SoulMusic''), and the "Low King", Rhys Rhysson (''The Fifth Elephant'', ''Thud!''). This could be explained by them being named for their father, with the problem that they also use Norse naming conventions, i.e. [father's name]son for last names. The dwarfs do mix it up a bit for variety, as with Snorri Snorriscousin.
** Two counterparts of CMOT Dibbler, Dib Diblossonson and Swallow-Me-Own-Blowdart Dhlang-Dhlang.
** The Discworld counterpart of CrocodileDundee in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' is a humanoid crocodile. So, naturally, he's Crocodile Crocodile.
** One book features a brief mention of a barbarian named something like Sven Svensonsonson.
** Volf Volfssonssonssonsson in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Discworld/SoulMusic''.
** Glod is a common name for dwarves on the Discworld (there used to be just one of them, but then someone with a habit of bad spelling and/or {{Spoonerism}}s made a King Midas-like wish that everything he touched would be turned to "glod", so that poor dwarf got magically copied several thousand times...). Therefore, Glod Glodsson is also a common name.
** It was an illiterate god trying to curse someone in the Ramtops. As a result, the people there tend to be rather short and...er...short-tempered.
* Heathcliff Heathcliff from ''Literature/WutheringHeights.'' Found wandering in the streets as a child by Mr. Earnshaw, who adopted him, but for some reason didn't give the boy his own name. It was at first an instance of OneNameOnly, but later it became both his first name and his surname.
* Chester W. Chester IV of Creator/KeithLaumer's SF novel ''Literature/TheGreatTimeMachineHoax'' (1964).
* Joseph Joséphin, alias [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Rouletabille Rouletabille]].
* ''{{Rant}}'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk has Echo Lawrence, whose father was named Larry. She points this out and seems annoyed at the constant jokes, but [[FridgeBrilliance her nickname takes on an interesting light.]]
* Rickard Dickens in the gangster spoofs by Rolf and Alexandra Becker -- better known as Dickie Dick Dickens.
* Jameson Jameson from Richmal Crompton's ''Literature/JustWilliam'' stories.
* Carlington Carlington, the hero of GeorgetteHeyer's short story "Hazard."
* The pawnshop owner's grandfather in the book ''Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life'' named Oswald Oswald. Jeremy even wanted him to ask about it.
-->'''Jeremy:''' [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who names their kid Oswald Oswald?]]
* One French kid's novel has a character named Germain Germain Germain.
* And a Spanish kid's novel has a Mauricius Mauricius. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the main character, who refers to him as "Mauricius squared".
* Kelly Kelly in the Literature/YoungBond novel ''Double or Die''.
* Donald D. [=DonaldmcDonald=] from Brian Doyle's ''Easy Avenue''
-->And I always wanted to ask him what his initial D. stood for, but I never did.
* Jack Jackson in ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth'', though he's eventually known as Jack Builder.
* [[PungeonMaster Robert Asprin]] couldn't resist naming a Mob boss from a Literature/MythAdventures short story Don [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} Don de Don Don]].
* Major Channing Channing (of the Chesterfield Channings) of ''Literature/TheParasolProtectorate''.
* In Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan novels, Tempe's ex-brother-in-law is named Howard Howard. Apparently, he was abandoned on the steps of a church with a note that said "The baby's name is 'Howard'." The nuns weren't sure if this referred to his first or last name, so...
* The main character in Anthony Boucher's "The Compleat Werewolf" was named Wolf Wolfe. His more irreverent students nicknamed him "Woof Woof."
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', when Yuuki and Asuna are jokingly talking about getting married. Yuuki says that Asuna would have to join her family, as otherwise her name would be Yuuki Yuuki.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Thing T. Thing of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' (the T stands for Thing).
* The famous wise neighbor from ''Series/HomeImprovement'', Wilson. Last name? Wilson. Oh, so then what's his first name? It's Wilson. Oh yes, Wilson W. Wilson. Guess what the "W" stands for.
* ''Series/NewsRadio'':
** Jimmy James. "The man so nice they named him twice." The head script writer has said the character was named after the Music/BeastieBoys song.
** Later in the series, we are introduced to his nemesis, Johnny Johnson.
* Richard (Richie) Richard in ''Series/{{Bottom}}''.
* Charlotte "[[TomboyishName Chuck]]" Charles from ''Series/PushingDaisies''. Her father was named Charles Charles.
** For this reason, some fans believe/hope the Piemaker's full name is Edward "Ned" Edwards.
** There's also Sister Mary Mary from "Bad Habits" and Dick Dicker from "Window Dressed to Kill".
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''' Peter Petrelli.
* Subverted in ''SummerHeightsHigh''. Mr. G's full name is Greg Gregson, but [[spoiler:it is later revealed that his real first name is Helen.]]
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' has Lord Percy Percy.
* ''Series/TheMiddle'' has Sue Sue Heck. Her first name was accidentally written twice on her birth certificate. Her parents have been meaning to get that changed. When they finally get around to it in "The Name," [[spoiler:the government worker at the courthouse thinks her name is interesting. Sue, delighted that someone has finally found something about her unique and special, decides not to have it changed after all.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/ThreesCompany'', Jack works for an encyclopedia salesman named "Morris Morris". (Janet: "Sounds like he should be selling ditto machines!") When he introduces himself to Chrissy, she responds with "Hello Hello."
* Arthur Arthur in ''BeverlyHills90210''. By his own account, he used to go by "Arthur Squared".
* Joe Flaherty's Guy Caballero from ''Series/{{SCTV}}''. Guy is pronounced like the English word for a man. And what does Caballero mean in Spanish?... Man.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters''
** The show has Waldo Geraldo Faldo.
** There is also an episode where Carl Winslow's immediate superior Lt. Murtaugh reveals that he changed his first name to match his current rank, making him Lieutenant Lieutenant Murtaugh -- although his friends call him Lou.
-->"What was your name before you changed it?" "Sergeant."
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': when she takes a job in the real world, Jeannie says her last name is Jeannie too. HilarityEnsues when the CIA attempts to track her, leading to several ultra-serious discussions about the non-existence of a Miss Jeannie Jeannie anywhere on record.
* Chicago's ''Bozo's Circus'' has a clown named Oliver O. Olvier (played by Ray Rayner).
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' has a one-episode scientist named Carl Carlson.
* Mary Cherry and her mother Cherry Cherry from ''Series/{{Popular}}''.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'': When Booth asks his psychiatrist why he always introduces himself as "Gordon, Gordon Wyatt," Dr. Wyatt asks if maybe it hadn't occurred to him that his parents named him "Gordon Gordon".
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Rachel apparently has a chiropractor named "Dr. Bobby Bobby" (she insists it's actually ''Robert'' Bobby). This is ''heavily'' mocked by Ross and her father.
* The angels in ''TouchedByAnAngel'' have either this or OnlyOneName. Their lack of a last name is often the target of jokes.
-->'''Col. Walls:''' Your name is... Rafael Rafael?\\
'''Rafael:''' Yes. It is the name my Father gave me.
* On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', the short before ''Film/TheAmazingTransparentMan'' has talk of a young couple looking forward to their marriage, commenting that the girlfriend can't wait to be Mrs. Joe. Mike responds with, "So his name is Joe Joe?"
** During ''Film/DevilFish'', a computer voice talks about a Dr. Davis, and (for some reason) repeats the "Davis" part twice. Crow thinks this means the character in question is named "Davis Davis Davis", and comments on how unoriginal his parents must have been.
* Clark Clark from an episode of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', and recurring character Ray Ray.
* Steven "Steve" Stevens, the father on ''Series/EvenStevens''.
* Ben Bennett in ''Series/{{Greek}}'' is marginal, but is good enough for his whole name to be his KT nickname.
* Shirley on ''{{Series/Community}}'' names her youngest child Ben before she realizes that Ben Bennett is something of an {{unfortunate name|s}}.
* ''NTSF:SD:SUV'' featured Trent Hauser's rival Van van Damme as the villain of one episode. Like a lot of weird things in this show, the fact that his first name is "Van" isn't commented on.
* ''Series/PoliceSquad'': variation -- Detective Drebin (who is acting undercover as a crooked locksmith) lets himself into a mob boss' office...
-->'''Mob Boss:''' Who are you? And how did you get in here?\\
'''Drebin:''' I'm a locksmith -- and I'm a locksmith.
* Wilson Wilson from the British drama ''Series/{{Utopia}}''.
* The short-lived TNT series ''Bull'' has a family of this: Main character Robert Roberts III is nicknamed "Ditto"; his grandfather, Robert Roberts, Sr., is known as "The Kaiser"; and his father, Robert Roberts, Jr., runs the day to day operations of the trading firm Ditto and his pals broke away from (which The Kaiser owns).
* Paul Lynde's first appearance on ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', before becoming the regular Uncle Arthur, was as Samantha's driving instructor Harold Harold.
* ''Series/ShakeItUp'': Deuce's real name is Martin Martinez, explaining the nickname.
* In one ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode, Jerry hosts a distance runner from Trinidad and Tobago, coming to New York to run the New York Marathon. The runner is named Jean Paul Jean-Paul.
* ''DoctorWho''
** One instance of Clara is Oswin Oswald.
** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror The Crimson Horror]]" had Thomas Thomas.
* One of the competitors in {{Monty Pythons Flying Circus}}' "Upper Class Twit of the Year" sketch was named Vivian Smith-Smythe-Smith.
* The ''Series/KeyAndPeele'' sketches about the East/West Bowl feature players named Jammie Jammie-Jammie, EEEEE EEEEEEEEE (pronounced "dolphin noise, longer dolphin noise"), Ladadadaladadadadada Dala-Dadaladaladalada, Javaris Jamar Javarison-Lamar, Dahistorious Lamystorious, Quatro Quatro, and Xmus Jaxon Flaxon Waxon.
* Mouse Mouse, the puppet co-moderator from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had Roseanne Roseannadanna, a recurring character on "Weekend Update" played by Gilda Radner.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' #80's "Museum of Madison Avenue" has a pedestal honoring Charles Charles (Chuck Chuck to his friends), whose pioneering contribution to the advertising industry was discovering the importance of repetition.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Music/DuranDuran
* Talk Talk
* Mr. Mister
* The Automatic Automatic [[labelnote:(not that anyone calls them that anyway)]]The band was originally The Automatic. In America, there was already another band called The Automatic, so they changed their American name to The Automatic Automatic. To the rest of the world, they're still The Automatic. To America... [[JustIgnoreIt they're still The Automatic]].[[/labelnote]]
* The The
* Music/BruceDickinson went by Bruce Bruce (inspired by Creator/MontyPython's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruces_sketch sketch]]) before joining Music/IronMaiden.
* Music/OzzyOsbourne
* Australian band Jackson Jackson.
* There's a Latin band called ''The Los Hermanos Brothers,'' which of course translates to "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The The Brothers Brothers]]."
* Tony! Toni! Toné!
* In the late 1990s, there was a short-lived CountryMusic duo called Regina Regina, which consisted of two women named Regina. (Their last names were Nicks and Leigh.)
* Honorarily Mention to "Was (Not Was)"
* Belgian rock band Allez Allez.
* The front singer of the Belgian rock band The Scabs is named Willy Willy.
* Music/David Bowie's song "Rebel, Rebel".
* Music/FrankSinatra's song "New York, New York".
* Music/EvelynEvelyn, who had a hit single with "Elephant Elephant."
* Music/BobDylan's song "Corinna, Corinna."
* Xiu Xiu. (Probably not related at all to the female Chinese Pentathlon athlete.)
* Phillip Phillips
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* The Japanese release of ''Pinball/PinballDreams'' for the SuperNintendo was named "Pinball Pinball".
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[[folder:ProfessionalWrestling]]
* Characters/{{WWE Diva|s}} Wrestling/KellyKelly which is a lot better than her real name Barbie Blank.
* ''Wrestling/RingOfHonor'''s Eddie Edwards, which is his actual birth name.
* [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Dudley Dudley]]
* Rad Radford
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Count von Count from ''Series/SesameStreet''. His name appears one... two! Two times! Ah ah ah ah ah! ''(DramaticThunder)''
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' has a character named Digger Digwell. On top of it, he often introduces himself to characters in the Imagination Station as "Digger, Digger Digwell", prompting many of the characters to address him as "Digger Digger Digwell".
* In ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Arthur Dent introduces himself to Slartibartfast as "[[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Dent. Arthur Dent.]]" which Slartibartfast takes to mean his name is "Dentarthurdent".
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* One of comedian Joel Hodgson's stand-up skits involved a two-headed ventriloquist dummy he named Danny O'Danny.
* Stand-up comedian Bruce Bruce.
* Comedian Ahmed Ahmed has a bit where he lampshades his repetitive Arabic name, saying that he has to get to the airport early "because it's not a good time to be named Ahmed, and my name's Ahmed Ahmed."
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[[folder:Theater]]
* The hero of Creator/Martin=McDonagh's play ''The Pillowman''' is named Katurian K. Katurian. Guess what the middle initial stands for. His parents "were funny people". Given the context, and the dual definition of "funny", he probably meant they were strange rather than amusing. They are funny-peculiar rather than funny ha-ha.
* Nicely Nicely Johnson of ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls''
* A Swedish farce which spawned six movies had as its main character eternal law student Sten Stensson Stéen.
* In Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Theatre/UncleVanya'', Waffles' real name is Ilya Ilych Telegin. Someone accidentally calls him Ivan Ivanich, and he corrects them.
* The hero of Robert Bolt's play for children ''The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew'' is the portly knight Oblong Fitz-Oblong.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'' introduced us to the politician Charles L. Charles. [[spoiler:Actually [=LeChuck=] in disguise.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' reveals that Stan's full name is Stan S. Stanman.
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series:
** Mask [=DeMasque=]. His original Japanese name, Kamen Mask, also counts.
** The Japanese version of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' features characters named Takita Kitaki and Namina Minami. Namina Minami became Alita Tiala in the English version (Takita Kitaki became the non-example Wocky Kitaki)
** Detective Dick Gumshoe also falls under this trope.
* James James, father of Jan James, from ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} I Love Bees]]''.
* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'':
** ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''' QuirkyMinibossSquad all have colour-based names and titles -- three of them have the same colour mentioned twice. To whit, "Azur the Cerulean" (or "Blue the Blue"), "Rosso the Crimson" ("Red the Red") and "Nero the Sable" ("Black the Black").
** The Japanese-only story line added one more to the list - "Argento the Silver" ("Silver the Silver").
* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has this specifically as the naming scheme of one of the playable races. Depending on faction, the syllable scheme is AAB AB or ABB AB for females, and AAB CCB or ABC DBC (where A and D are very similar sounding) for males.
* Non-character example: In ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', Link learns a number of magic spells. Easily the oddest one is the Spell Spell. Its function has nothing to do with spelling, either.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''::
** Darkrai's name comes from the English word ''dark'' and the Japanese word for dark, ''kurai''.
** In the Japanese versions of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', Klink, Klang, and Klinklang were named Giaru, Gigiaru, and Gigigiaru. People would jokingly refer to the third form as [[OverlyLongName Gigigigigigigigigiaru]] (the number of "gi"s varied, of course).
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has Bill Williamson. Since Bill is short for William his name is actually William Williamson.
* The ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' fandom generally embraces Mario Mario as the main character's full name, despite this being officially {{Jossed}} by Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto. Mainly because they're known as the Mario BROTHERS. This would imply Luigi's last name is Mario. Meaning Mario only goes by his surname.
* Celestial 'Celes' Stella, the older sister of the Stella we see in ''VisualNovel/KaraNoShoujo.'' Both names are clearly linked to the heavens and stars. TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth, perhaps?
* Dick Richardson of ''Videogame/{{Fallout 2}}''; Given that Dick is short for Richard.
* Suzu Suzuki and Sae Saionji of VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo.
* Sasasegawa Sasami of ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters''. There is a RunningGag revolving around Rin, [[UnknownRival supposedly her rival]], [[MaliciousMisnaming never getting her name right]].
* Peko Pekoyama of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''.
* ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'' features a character named Nina Nina. The [[HelloInsertNameHere player character]] and their [[{{Familiar}} Guardian Beast]] make fun of it by introducing themselves the same way.
* Sheriff Duane Dwayne from ''VideoGame/{{Harvester}}''
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Leo Leonardo (the 3rd) from ''Webcomic/VGCats''.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** A case of a Repetitive Code Name: the word "Sciuridae", the family name for squirrels, means "shade-tail". Grace Sciuridae, once carried the code name Shade Tail. [[MeaningfulName Good reason, too.]]
** Later they introduced [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-11-29 Arthur J Arthur.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'': Todd Todd Todd Todd Todd T. Squirrel. Though for convenience's sake, one "Todd" will suffice.
* Polk Polkster from ''Webcomic/PolkOut''.
* ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'' changed his name from Vaughn to [[MeaningfulName Von Hunter]], so his real name is Van Vaughn, or possibly (as his sidekick decided) Van Von Vaughn.
* Dennis Dennis III from ''AwesomeStormJustice41''
* Mayor Mayor from ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'', the first ''Mayor'' being his occupation, the second one his surname.
* The original ''Sporkman'' had Steve "The Steve" Stevenson.
* Wayne W. Wayne from ''Webcomic/TwoGuysAndGuy''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Evil League of Evil from ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''
* The title character from ''[[http://www.alexandraerin.com/stories/2007/the-redundant-man-who-was-redundant/3#more-3 The Redundant Man Who Was Redundant]]'' is called Steven Stevenson II. He works in the Department Of Redundant Acronyms with his secretary, Dora.
* Title character from ''WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings''.
* MorganMMorgansen
* Brett Bretterson is So-and-So's imaginary boyfriend in ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad.''
* The main ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' universe has the Heavy Lourde. (Lourde is French for heavy.)
* Nico Nico Douga, the (rough) Japanese Youtube equivalent.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Barney Rubble's kid, Bamm-Bamm.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lenny and Carl's full names are Lenford Leonard and Carlton Carlson.
** Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks}} [[RecycledTheSeries The Animated Series]]'':
** Leonardo Leonardo.
** King Leonardo, Leonardo Lion, the title character of ''King Leonardo and His Short Subjects''. "Leonardo" means "brave lion".
* Señor Senior, Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. And his son whose name is...well, you can guess, right?
* In ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', Goofy got the surname "Goof". And Pete's full name was Peter Pete. His son PJ is Peter Pete Junior.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
** Bender Bending Rodriguez.
** Presidential candidates John Jackson and Jack Johnson are Classic Original and Original Classic of the same name, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' has a character named Texan Texas Tex (the most Texan Texan in all of Vermont).
* Big Billy, aka William W. Williams of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Professor Willard W. Willard from the classic ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}''.
* Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}''.
* In one of the Rankin Bass stop-motion specials from the 70's, ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'', there's Burgermeister Meisterburger.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Tweek Tweak.
** The Woodland Critters, including Beary the Bear, Rabbity the Rabbit, Squirrely the Squirrel, Chickadeey that Chickadee, etc.
** Doctor Dr. Doctor.
* Luke St. Luke from ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** Creator/GregWeisman [[WordOfGod has established]] that the recurring policeman character Morgan's canonical full name is actually Morgan Morgan.
** A more subtle one: [[CunningLikeAFox Fox Renard]]. However, her birth name was Janine, and she changed the last name after [[UnholyMatrimony her marriage]] to [[XanatosGambit David Xanatos]].
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Carl's full name is Carl Karl, according to the credits of more recent episodes. Originally he was credited as "Karl," while "Carl" was seen the first time his name was spelled in the show proper, making this a sort of gag/AuthorsSavingThrow.
** As life goes, there ''exists'' a [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Karl German composer]] and a [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Carl Austrian theatre player]] with that name (the latter is a pseudonym, though).
* Jeong Jeong from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', though it's not a first-name-last-name thing. He just has two identical names.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** Cosmo Cosma.
** Music/{{Britney|Spears}} [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Britney]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDatingGuy'' provides us with Anderson Anderson. Apparently, his parents thought it was funny.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' has Mr. Sultana Sultana, who lives next door to Acme Labs.
* ''WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker''
* Jamie James from ''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared''.
* Professor Professor and Doctor Doctor from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow''.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Rita & Runt]]'' spoof of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', Runt's full name is given as "Runt Valrunt".
* Dr. David Dave from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''.
* The OneShotCharacter Angela D'Angelou, from ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Mabel flashes back to a time where she was kept up all night by Dipper's summer reading. The book Dipper was reading? It was written by Jenkins W. Jenkins.
* Ling Ling from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* In the immediate family of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, there were seven women called Julia from the Julia family. Which in modern times would make their full names "Julia Julia". Or if you are less complimentary about it, nobody bothered to give them a name.
* The famous 17th century astronomer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo Galileo Galilei]]. This was, in fact, fairly popular in Italy in the past, especially during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Any Italian history book is a trove of repetitive names, though none quite as famous as Galileo.
* Due to UsefulNotes/{{Patronymic}}s, you will sometimes run into people with the same first name and patronymic, and when you're in a country that doesn't commonly use last names this becomes ''very'' confusing. Like a Pavel Pavlovich (literally Pavel son of Pavel) whose dad was ''also'' a Pavel Pavlovich. The extensive use makes something like this possible--albeit uncommon--in Egypt, and in Arabic-speaking countries in general. It's very normal for a guy to name his first son after his own father (the son's grandfather), and so on. So having a guy named "Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed..." unto several generations is not only common, it's practically a national joke in some countries (Egypt chief among them) that if the Arabic system of nomenclature didn't allow you to pick an arbitrary ''nth'' ancestor as your last name (e.g. the random Ibrahim tossed in because you aren't the first son of the first son ''ad infinitum'') or use an ancestral nickname keeps, practically everyone would have one and the government would have to ban them.
** You can also get people who have the same first name, patronymic, and last name. Pavel Pavlovich Pavlov.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mstislav_Mstislavich Mstislav the Bold]] (Mstislav Mstislavich)
* Sporty siblings Gary, Phil (football) and Tracy (netball) Neville's father was a rugby player named Neville Neville. (Sing it to the tune of Music/DavidBowie's "Rebel Rebel".)
* RFK assassin Sirhan B. Sirhan. This is on account of Arabic naming customs (Sirhan was a Palestinian Christian); his full name (Sirhan Bishara Sirhan) is entirely {{Patronymic}}: Arabs didn't get on to this whole "surname" thing until relatively recently, so it's common to have one's grandfather's name as the last name, and it's also very common to name your eldest son after your father.
* Magnus Magnusson, the original host of the BBC quiz ''Mastermind''. Although he was Icelandic, this isn't a direct patronym, the Magnus in Magnusson was his grandfather.
* Longtime strongman champion Magnus ver Magnusson, also Icelandic.
* Professional road cyclist Robbie [=McEwen=] named his son Ewan.
* Mime Marcel Marceau.
* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar soldier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_St._John John St. John]]. Not to be confused with Creator/JonStJohn, who also counts.
* Aharon Aharonson, botanist and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI spy.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Pavel Pavel Pavel]] is a Czech engineer and a researcher who experimented with the Easter Island statues.
* [[http://snurl.com/cu06l Jindrich Jindrich]] was a Czech musician and a composer.
* In scientific circles, this is known as a ''tautonym'' when it applies to taxonomic classifications, where the genus and species of an animal have the same name. For example, ''Rattus rattus'' is the rat, ''Bison bison'' is the bison, while ''Puffinus puffinus'' is... the Manx Shearwater. [[QuiteInteresting Minus ten points if you said Puffin]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tautonyms Wikipedia has an incomplete -but not small- list of tautonyms.]]
** One that deserves special mention is the Western Lowland Gorilla - ''Gorilla gorilla gorilla''!
** According to Google Translate the scientific name for modern humans, "Homo sapiens sapiens", means [[ShapedLikeItself "a wise man is wise"]].
* There are also ''Classic kurashikku'' examples:
** ''Diceros bicornis'', the black rhinoceros, is "two horns" in both Greek and Latin.
** ''Xiphias gladius'', the swordfish, is "sword" in both Greek and Latin.
** ''Ursus arctos'', the brown bear, is "bear" in, yes, Latin and Greek. However the Latin name comes first in this case, whereas the Greek name comes first in the other two.
** ''Equus caballus'', the horse, is two different Latin words, both meaning "horse"; however, in this case, ''equus'' is Classical Latin, while ''caballus'' is a Vulgar Latin borrowing from Gaulish.
* Guy Fawkes (he of Gunpowder Plot fame) used "John Johnson" as an alias. It wasn't very effective...
* 20th-century [[ThePhilosopher philosopher]] John [=McTaggart=] Ellis [=McTaggart=], author of ''The Nature of Existence''.
* There's also sci-fi writer Thomas T. Thomas.
* Writers William Carlos Williams
* Writer Jerome K. Jerome.
* William Williams, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
* U2's set designer is another Willam Williams.
* Liam Williams, William McWilliam, Liam Fitzwilliam, etc. also count. Copper Liam Williamson being a good example.
* Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. This one came from his grandfather, Boutros Ghali, who was the first Copt named Prime Minister of Egypt. In his honor, the family changed their surname to "Boutros-Ghali". The later Secretary-General was named after his grandfather.
* Holling Clancy Holling.
* Ford Madox Ford ([[SubvertedTrope born Ford Madox Hueffer]]).
* Cool Runnings actor Doug E. Doug, which is a stage name.
* ''Not'' Cao Cao, legendary warlord of the Three Kingdoms Period and major character of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (and its various adaptations). Though the name seems repetitive when transliterated, in Chinese it is in fact composed of two different, though nearly homophonous, characters: 曹操. For that matter, homonymic names are common in Chinese culture.
* Jack Johnson, singer.
* Jack Johnson, boxer.
* Author of the novel ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'', Edwin Abbott Abbott. He originally published it under the pseudonym "A. Square" (a double pun; once on his own name and once on the characters of Flatland, whose lower-middle class were literal squares). The original additions simply refer to the author is "A Square", without the period, "A" being the indefinite article and not an initial. The narrator is literally a square.
* Space Shuttle astronaut Richard Richards. The mind boggles at the unfortunate nicknames that could spawn.
* Erik Erikson, the psychologist famous for coining the term "identity crisis", was born with the name Erik Salomonson. However, his father was only so in the legal sense, as his mother (also Jewish) had an extramarital affair with a Danish man (possibly) named Erik. Hence...
* A conservative political commentator Erick Erickson.
* Afghan Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
* Comic artist and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Venture Brothers]]'' storyboarder Stephen [=DeStefano=].
* Welsh band "The Automatic" are known as The Automatic Automatic in America due to a pre-existing act by the name of Automatic. American fans of the Welsh band commonly refer to them by their original name.
* The word "ben" is Hebrew for son, so the name Benson translates into "son son". Before anyone says, "That's funny, but Benson is an ''English'' name," Benson means "Ben's Son", i.e. "Son of Benjamin". Benjamin is of course Hebrew for "Son of my right hand", from "ben" (son) and "yamin" (right). So, by an amusing accident, English isolated the part of the name that means "son" as the nickname for Benjamin... and thus "Benson" is, in a round about way, "Son-son" (son of son).
* Benjamin Netanyahu's late brother was named Yonatan Netanyahu. Considering that "Yonatan" is a contraction of "Yehonatan" and "Netanyahu" is a reversal of the same name with a slightly different transliteration, his name was basically Jonathan Nathanjo -- or Jo''nathan Nathan''iel.
* New York, New York. "The city so nice they named it twice."
* Djibouti, Djibouti, in Africa.
* This was an old stereotype of people from the Scandinavian countries (where patronymic surnames are common), especially when they emigrated to America. This inspired the rhyme "Yon Yonson" (John Johnson).
* "My Morning Jacket" lead singer Jim James.
* One of the founding members of The Kinks is named Dave Davies.
* Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles are named for one Griffith J. Griffith.
* [[http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=242075 San San Te]]. Different parts of the same page suggest that the second "San" may be part of his last name, or it may be a middle name/part of his first name.
* There is an area in Arizona known as Table Mesa.
* Simone Simons, lead singer of Music/{{Epica}}.
* Simone Simon, the French actress best known in the United States for ''Film/CatPeople''.
* Loch Lochy
* Mansa Musa, 14th century emperor of Ghana and Mali.
* Alexander Alexandrov, writer of the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Hymn of the Soviet Union]].
* Sir Isaac Isaacs, who was both the first Australian-born and first Jewish Governor-General of Australia.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_(audience) Mexican wave]] (as often seen in sport stadiums) is called ''[[GratuitousSpanish La Ola]]'' (Spanish for ''The Wave'') by the Germans. Often you can hear German people talk about "die ''La Ola''-Welle" - "The ''The Wave''-wave"!
* In a similar vein, the La Brea Tar Pits. "La" = "The" and "Brea" = "Tar". The The Tar Tar Pits.
* Ramiro "Pedro" Gonzales-Gonzales, a popular contestant on Groucho Marx's ''You Bet Your Life'' who went on to become a character actor.
-->'''Groucho:''' If we got together as an act, what would it be called?\\
'''Pedro:''' "Gonzalez-Gonzalez and Marx".\\
'''Groucho:''' Do you believe that? Two men in the act, and I get third billing!
* Garet Garrett. Born Edward Peter Garrett, officially changed his name to qualify for this trope. It was [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname originally]] [[http://mises.org/daily/2751 his pen name.]]
* Scandinavian languages has rather few "usable" first names for men, so people with names like "Sven Svensson" (Swedish), "Lars Larsen" (Danish), "Halvor Halvorsen" (Norwegian) or "Sigurbjorn Sigurbjornsson" (Icelandic) are not too uncommon.
* Author, baron, freiherr, politician etc. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yrjö_Koskinen Yrjö Yrjö-Koskinen]]
* In many German dynasties and noble families it was customary to designate the different branches of one house by their residence. If the family name already was taken from a place-name, this could lead to cases as the counts of Salm-Salm (as opposed to their relatives, the counts of Salm-Kyrburg) and the margraves of Baden-Baden (as opposed to those of Baden-Durlach) in the 18th century.
* The now largely forgotten German writer Ida Marie Luise Sophie Friederike Gustava Countess Hahn (1805-1880) called herself Countess Hahn-Hahn since her wedding to a distant relative, Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf Count Hahn-Basedow.
* The Austrian satirist Alexander Friedrich Roda (1872-1945), who later emigrated to the US, changed his name to Alexander Roda Roda in 1908.
* Also from Austria, Field Marshal Josef Wenzel Graf Radetzky von Radetz (1766-1858).
* "Sahara" translates to "Desert," so people unwittingly refer to the Sahara as "the Desert Desert."
* Chris Christie, the current governor of New Jersey.
* The large Sheftall family of Georgia were influential in founding the city of Savannah and started one of the oldest Jewish communities there. One of them was Sheftall Sheftall. At some point they must have just run out of names.
* This can happen with foreign foods that are amended with the native name for the food, such as "shrimp scampi."
* American country singer (of Swedish descent) Kris Kristofferson.
* Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols, though it's a stage name, and his birth name is simply Courtney Taylor. According to him, it started as an in-joke: He had called a friend, and someone else picked up, so he had them write down a message - because he had to repeat his last name to the person on the other end, they wrote his name down as "Courtney Taylor-Taylor".
* Similarly, Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, former Jethro Tull bassist. His actual name was Jeffrey Hammond, yet he added the second "Hammond" after his mother's maiden name.
* Character actor Edward Edwards.
* Arthur [=MacArthur=] (I to III), a succession of military officers during the American imperialist era. However, out of this family, the most famous member's name is [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Douglas]].
* Happens a lot in Jewish names: Naftali Tzvi (Deer Deer), Dov Ber (Bear Bear), Aryeh Leib (Lion Lion) and Ze'ev Wolf (Wolf Wolf). Naftali Tzvi Hirsch is Deer Deer Deer.
* Lauren Bush (niece of one president of the US and granddaughter of another) married David Lauren to become Lauren Bush Lauren.
* Eleanor Roosevelt married her cousin Franklin Roosevelt to become Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt.
* Short-lived actor/murderer Milos Milos (real name Miloš Milošević)
* In baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies land this twice. Not just because of their current name, but also because in 1883 they replaced (and took all their players and staff from) the [[MeaningfulRename Worcester Worcesters]].
* Evans Evans was a '60s character actress who appeared in several TV shows and ''Film/BonnieAndClyde''.
* Series/AmericanIdol contestant Phillip Phillips.
* Actress Sasha Alexander. In Russian, "Sasha" is a diminutive of Alexander (or Alexandra).
* The Egyptian American stand-up comic/actor AhmedAhmed.
* American humorist Hugh Gallagher's alter ego is Belgian "pop star" Von Von Von.
* For this trope in action, look no further than the kings of Morocco and Jordan. The current king of Morocco is Muhammad VI, son of Hassan II, son of Muhammad V, and his son will be (barring unforeseen unpleasantness) Hassan III. In Jordan, the current king is Abdullah II, son of Hussein, and his son will be Hussein II barring unforeseen unpleasantness.
* Nyambi Nyambi who plays Samuel on ''Series/MikeAndMolly''.
* River Jordan (river river) and Sahara desert (desert desert).
* The late chief and father of the present chief of the "[[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Bonnie Scotland Scottish]]" clan Gregor was called Sir Gregor [=MacGregor=] of [=MacGregor=] (the [=MacGregor=] of [=McGregor=] bit being his full surname and is used only by the clan chiefs, the rest of the family use [=MacGregor=]).
* Lake Jaurijärviozerosee in German wartime charts in Lappland. The name means simply ''lake-lake-lake-lake'' in Sami, Finnish, Russian and German. The original Sami name is simply ''jauri'' ("lake"). Finns then named it ''Jaurijärvi'', Russians ''Jaurijärviozero'' and Germans ''Jaurijärviozerosee'' without anyone realizing the true meaning of the original Sami name.
** Fort Fortfortfortfort. See YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord for others like these.
* Henry [=FitzRoy=], HenryVIII's illegitimate son, means "Henry, the King's son" -- Henry being the King's name, too, makes him Henry Henrysson.
* [[Music/NinjaSexParty Dan Avidan]] and Dana Avidan, the children of Avi Avidan and [[OddNameOut Deb]].
* Jose Chavez y Chavez, an associate of Billy the Kid.
* Fernando Fernandez (example mentioned above) was actually a Spanish comic artist. Googling reveals he surely has a few namesakes...
* About *any* Panda bear is named such. (Including the cartoon Panda Tao Tao.)
* The actor Billy Dee Williams, whose full name is William December Williams.
* Croatian poet Dimitrije Demeter. ([[ClassicalMythology Demeter]] is a ''very'' common name on the Balkans, either as first name "Dimitri" or as family name, so he'll probably has a ton of namesakes.)
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