* Oddly enough, the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise does this ''within itself''. Being named Prowl, Thrust, Snarl, Inferno, or one of any of the other most common names in the Cybertronian phone book, it doesn't mean you've got anything in common with anyone else with the same name.
** However, they're simply {{reboot}}ed shows' versions of the same character, no different from the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic two]] ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' shows each having Starbuck. It's just that [[AdaptationOverdosed there are waaaaay more than two retellings]] of the Transformers' story.
** The toyline, however, is another story. As is the way of these things, fans are a lot more concerned with continuity and such than the makers who just want you to buy it, so when two dissimilar toys are given the same name in the same toyline, or a toy with the name of a character it doesn't resemble comes out, the EpilepticTrees get planted as people try to figure out when the scant lines of bio "take place." Prowl the owl and Prowl the lion both released as WesternAnimation/BeastWars toys? Are they the same guy? Which one, if either, is the same guy as G1 Prowl? There are, in fact, a ''ton'' of toys named Prowl that don't exactly mimic any character named Prowl and are hard to place. Transformers Wiki has a page for each of them, and even some of those pages have a "this is what we think we know; even we can't be sure" section.
*** One weird case is Sky High, which was used for a Pretender one year and then a Micromaster the next, with no relation between the toys.
** In-fiction, there's the Unicron Trilogy, where some ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' Mini-cons have their names re-used for full-sized characters. Most of them don't get their names spoken onscreen, but a few do: The names Dirt Boss, Downshift, Mirage, and Blackout, we'll be hearing from again with characters who clearly cannot be the same ones. Also, the Mini-con helicopter Jolt may or may not be a case: despite both being Mini-con helicopters named Jolt, it's hard to reconcile the backstories of the ''Armada'' and [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]'' versions. Also, some ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' characters share the names of unrelated [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]] characters (while some, like Starscream and Ravage, ''are'' the G1 characters. The show is quite clear on who's who.)
** The movieverse has another version: non-movie material such as comics often movie-ify past characters and use them, and the ''next'' movie comes out and uses the same name with an unrelated character. Sometimes ArcWelding is used (we find out how Arcee becomes one 'bot with three bodies), sometimes not (there's ''no slagging way'' Movie 1 Comic Mudflap and Revenge of the Fallen bad racial stereotype Mudflap are the same guy.)
** Japan's got a different version: Most versions of Optimus Prime are called Convoy. Some get a prefix (Fire Convoy, Grand Convoy, etc.) but then, so do leaders who are not based on Optimus himself (as the ''rank'' Prime is also called Convoy.) Furthermore, what America considers a reboot and what Japan considers a reboot aren't always the same. Therefore, if a character looks like Optimus Prime and is called Convoy or Something Convoy it is ''impossible'' to know if he is intended to be (a) ''the same character as;'' (b) ''a rebooted show's version of; ''or (c) ''a completely different character who happens to be similar to'' any other given Convoy or Something Convoy.
** In a more standard example, the various Autobots named Sideswipe share their name with a character in ''TheIncredibleCrashDummies''.
*** And a [[AWrinkleInTime teenage girl]] shares a (nick)name with a Decepticon Leader.
** It's a running joke in ''TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' that the Transformers have run out of names; one guy changed his name ''from'' Prowl ''to'' Dent.
* RealLife instances were lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!'' by a RunningGag where {{Squee}}ing fangirl Pepper Mills would hound a historical figure for an autograph, only to be disappointed that she'd gotten the wrong person. For instance, she mistook Leonardo Da Vinci and Vladimir Lenin (in separate skits) for Leonardo ''[=DiCaprio=]'' and ''John'' Lennon.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the Land of NegativeContinuity, had two PsychoForHire villains named Negaduck -- one, a one-shot EvilTwin created when some AppliedPhlebotinum split TheHero Kirk-like into his good and evil halves; the other, his recurring EvilCounterpart from a MirrorUniverse, no relation to the first except in inspiration.
** Also, [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Sarah Bellum.]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' is also the official international English name for ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
* Fenton is the civilian first name of a PartTimeHero on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and the civilian last name of the PartTimeHero ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' both have an episode where a girl named Kitten blackmails TheHero into dating her to make her ex-boyfriend jealous.
* A variant on TheDanza, in which voice actress Creator/GreyDelisle has two feline characters named "Kitty." The first being on ''WesternAnimation/DangerRangers'' and the other on ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy''.
* Both ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' have a rabbit character who goes by the name of "Buster."
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/StaticShock Static]]'' both have a GadgeteerGenius {{sidekick}} with the last name Foley.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' was the name of a Mutt & Jeff-type duo who appeared in a series of Van Beuren Studios cartoons in the early 1930's. Of course, the later WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry are now far better-known.
* Max the White Rabbit; [[Literature/MaxAndRuby rambunctious and mischevous younger sibling]] or [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice psychotic freelance police officer?]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' and ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen'' both have characters named [[FailOSuckyname Dorkus]].
* In-universe example in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': in "The Perils of Polling", Hank, while giving his name to a reporter, makes mention of a "Hank P. Hill" who apparently doesn't pay his Discover card bills.
* Toby Tortoise is actually an animated character from one of two Disney cartoons: ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' or ''Disney/RobinHood''.
* Similarly, both ''[[MiscellaneousDisneyShorts Goliath II]]'' and ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' feature tigers named Rajah among the films' main cast.
* Both ''[[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto's Kid Brother]]'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' feature [[CatsAreMean mean cats]] named Lucifer.
** And speaking of ''Cinderella'', the title heroine's [[HeelFaceTurn ugly stepsister Anastasia]] actually falls in love with a baker named Dmitri in the DirectToVideo sequel, ''Cinderella II: Dreams Come True''. [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Sound familiar?]]
* Pablo the Penguin is either a penguin of an indeterminate species from ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' or a Galapagos penguin from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros''.
* Is Rocko [[WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin a penguin]] or [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife a wallaby]]?
* Creator/HannaBarbera was known for reusing names for its characters. To wit:
** Fred--[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstone]] and [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Jones]]
** Augie--Doggie (''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'') and Anderson (''TheFunkyPhantom'')
** Scooby--the Seal (''Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor'') and Scooby-Doo (The two Scoobys would finally meet in episode 37 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.)
** Dum-Dum--the dog (''Touché Turtle'') and the dimbulb of the [[WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop Ant Hill Mob]]
** Bubbles--the keyboardist for the [[WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} Neptunes]], the drummer for WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, and a MonsterClown on ''The Further Adventures of [=SuperTed=]''
** Wally--Gator and the drummer for the Sundance Kids (1973's ''Butch Cassidy'')
** Peter--Potamus, Puck and [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Perfect]]
** Two Sgt. Blasts--from ''Wacky Races'' and the ''Private Oyl'' segment of 1981's ''The ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} & Olive Comedy Show''
** Larry--a member of the WesternAnimation/ClueClub and one of WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges
** Clyde--the leader of the Ant Hill Mob from ''Wacky Races'', the orange ghost from ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'', and Rawhide Clyde from the ''Crazy Claws'' segment of ''WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow''
** Dee Dee--Skyes from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels'', a friend of Popeye Jr. on ''Popeye and Son'' and [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dexter's dim-witted sister]]
** Penny--the chubette friend from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow'', Bubba [=McCoy's=] wife on ''WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles'', and the Chief's secretary on [[WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs Super Secret Secret Squirrel]]. Penelope Pitstop may also count, as Peter Perfect and Pvt. Meekley from ''Wacky Races'' call her Penny.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow'' had permutations of the Dalton Brothers in a couple of episodes--they would be pared down to three (Dirty, Dastardly and Dinky) for ''Laff-a-Lympics''.
** The face is the same: The Gruesomes on season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' were retooled as the Creeplys for ''WesternAnimation/{{Laff-a-Lympics}}''.
** Dinky Dalton (''Huckleberry Hound'', ''Laff-a-Lympics'') and Dinky Dog (''The All-New Popeye Hour'')
** Two Ant Hill Mobs: A gang of insect bikers in the Atom Ant cartoon "Bully for Atom Ant", and the mobsters from ''Wacky Races'' and ''The Perils of Penelope Pitstop''.
** Two King Klongs: The giant gorilla Dick Dastardly hypnotizes in the ''Wacky Races'' episode "Real Gone Ape," and the wrestler Bananas the Gorilla becomes in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch Help! It's The Hair Bear Bunch!]]'' episode "King Klong vs. the Masked Marvel."
** Blubber--Luke's bear on ''Wacky Races'' and the crybaby on ''[[WesternAnimation/CBBears Posse Impossible]]''.
** Tom--One of Moby Dick's young pals, [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Chan]] and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Cat]] (ostensibly from the H-B 1975 reboot).
** Alan--the stud puppy from ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' and the groovy shades-wearing GadgeteerGenius of the Chan Clan.
** Scooter--the youngest of the Chan Clan, the leader of the Space Kidettes, and the penguin on ''The Skatebirds''.
** Henry--the janitor on ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons,'' Corry's pal on ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}},'' and the eldest of the Chan Clan.
** Klunk--the assistant in the ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla'' short "Mad Scientist" and the imperfect aircraft inventor of ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
** Curly--Neal of ''The Harlem Globetrotters'' and Howard of ''The Robonic Stooges'', although it is most likely a case of both figures being actual people to start with.
** Two Bettys frequented the same show in the 1979/80 season on NBC's ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing'': Barney Rubble's wife, and Benji Grimm's friend in the ''Thing'' segments (based on the ''Fantastic Four'' character).
** Billy--the numbskull pal of Mandy on ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and the numbskull member of the Gangreen Gang on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
** Chopper--the dog who protects Yakky Doodle, and the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/WheelieAndTheChopperBunch''
** Episode Name's the Same: "Don't Fool With a Phantom" was the title of a ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode and an episode title on ''Scooby-Doo'' expy ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''.
** Agent 000--the code name of WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel, and the long-suffering boss of the Robonic Stooges.
** Squawky Talky was the name of a parrot in ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow'' story arc "The Treasure of Skipper Kipper." Twelve years later, "Squawky Talkies" would be the name of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''.
** A pair of chaps named Happy: The photographer in ''Around The World In 79 Days'' (segment of ''TheCattanoogaCats'') and Precocia Holiday's big brother on ''TheRomanHolidays''. The latter also serves as a StealthPun.
* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short "Trick or Treat" features a character named [[PunnyName Witch Hazel]], as do the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny shorts "Bewitched Bunny" and "Broomstick Bunny". Although they were two different characters created by two different studios ([[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]] and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]], respectively), JuneForay provided the voices for both witches.
** Yet another Witch Hazel character appeared in the ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu'' print comics.
* Brain - a name given to [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Arthur's]] friend, [[WesternAnimation/TopCat a member of Top Cat's gang]] and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} mouse who tries]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain to take over the world.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' both had a Stinky Peterson. Somewhat awkward with the two shows being quite similar and even sharing a number of voice actors. And while it was live-action, ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' also had a Stinky Peterson.
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' and ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' featured nasty blond females named Helga.
** And speaking of the Football Head, both ''HeyArnold'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had one-shot antagonists named The Sewer King [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin who lived in the sewers]] and had an aversion to light but that's where the similarities ended. ''Arnold's'' Sewer King is a crazy kook who refuses to return Grandpa's watch but is mostly harmless. ''BTAS's'' Sewer King on the other hand is a dangerous psychopath running his own sick version of [[Literature/OliverTwist Fagin's Gang.]]
* In 1966, around the time the second incarnation of the Doctor on TheBBC's ''Series/DoctorWho'' was traveling about, RankinBassProductions' ''King Kong'' cartoon series on ABC Saturday mornings had a villain named Doctor Who.
* Two evil organizations called "M.A.D.": The agents on ''Tom of T.H.U.M.B.'' (segment of the 1966 ''King Kong'' cartoon--acronym meaning "'''M'''aladjusted, '''A'''nti-social and '''D'''arn mean") and the agents of ''InspectorGadget'' (acronym meaning[[note]]according to supplemental material, TheMerch or both[[/note]] either "'''M'''ean '''A'''nd '''D'''irty" or "'''M'''alevolent '''A'''gency of '''D'''estruction", not to mention Penny's derogatory version).
* The kingdom on ''KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects'' was Bongo Congo. In the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'', it was Congo Bongo.
* In an odd form of recycling, this time by a writer, Zagras the Wizard goes from being Keeper of the Comets (in the episode "The Cosmic Comet") in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' to a wizard in ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''.
** They had a writer in common, Tom Ruegger.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheodoreTugboat'', both shows about talking vehicles with a similar structure, had a few cases of this. One interesting case is that both have a regular character named Emily, one a friendly great ocean tug, the other a Scottish steam locomotive.
* Within the same series, ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' had two Smurf characters going by the name of Nosey: the real Smurf version who appeared in "The Lost City Of Yore", who was named simply because he was nosy, and the Gargamel-posing-as-a-Smurf version who appeared in "The Mr. Smurf Contest", who was named because of the nose.
** Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', both it and ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had an episode called 'The Littlest Giant'. One giant runs away because he has trouble adjusting to a different civilisation, and the other because he is bullied by his own kind.
* From ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', there's a background pony named Rose (not a FanNickname, but actually called Rose onscreen). There's a popular ''Series/DoctorWho'' companion named Rose. Given the popularity of "Doctor Whoof", a background pony that bares a resemblance to Creator/DavidTennant and spawned a ton of crossover fanworks, its kinda surprising the Pony Rose isn't seen more in said fanworks.
** Another example from "WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic" is Spike. There's a dinosaur called Spike in "TheLandBeforeTime".
*** ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' both have characters called Spike as well. The X Man [[SpellMyNameWithAnS spells his name with a Y]] though.
**** Also, [[{{Rugrats}} Spike]] is a dog.
***** [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 And a Transformers character.]]
****** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer And a Vampire]]
******* [[VideoGame/ApeEscape And the main character in Ape Escape.]]
** In-franchise, ''Equestria Girls'' is both the name of a {{song parody}} of KatyPerry's "California Gurls" and a HighSchoolAU [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls spinoff film]].
* Both ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' and ''ThePlagueDogs'' feature foxes named Tod which is the proper term for an adult male fox.
* Is Mrs. Potts [[Disney/BeautyandtheBeast a teapot]] or WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder's neighbor?
* Both the ClassicDisneyShorts and Creator/FamousStudios feature ducklings named Huey.
* A pair of characters named Max: [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch's forlorn dog]] and [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine the none-too-bright second to the Chief Blue Meanie.]]
* All the Pennys listed in the Hanna-Barbera tab above, plus: WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget's cute (and smart) little niece, the adorable peanut girl with antlers on whom [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]] has a crush, Bessie's chubby pal on ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'', a member of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', Rudy's pal/love interest on ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'', the imperiled little girl in Disney's ''Disney/TheRescuers'', and Sherman's girlfriend in the ''Mr. Peabody & Sherman'' movie.
* Four with the name Mr. E: ''Mr. E From Tau Ceti'' (a Russian import from 1958 serialized under the Cartoon Classics umbrella title), the Ed Sullivan/Mister T hybrid from the Bakshi MightyMouse episode "Don't Touch That Dial," a teacher on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', and original Mystery Inc. member and present ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' anti-hero.
* Binky the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' shares the same name with Binky the Clown from ''ShakesTheClown''. Binky from Garfield came out first (starting in the comic version).
* Mako is [[PlayingWithFire a Firebender]] and one of the lead character in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' . There's also a more obscure Mako ([[SharkMan think a of sharkman]]) in the ''DinoRiders'' series who serve as an underling for [[TheDragon Hammerhead]] and [[BigBad Krulos]]. He rides the [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs monoclonius]] in [[MerchandiseDriven the toyline]]. [[YouSayTomato Their names are pronounced differently however.]]
* Two masked figures named Zero: the hero ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' relates as a bedtime story to Olive Oyl's niece Diesel, and the antagonist who defaces buildings with zeroes in the "Mucho Loma" ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc.
* Goliath is the name of two talented dogs, one turns into a lion, ItMakesSenseInContext, whenever his owner Samson activates his magic bracelets, the other can talk, if only to his young owner Davey.
* The USAcres cartoon has a pig voiced by comedian Kevin Meaney named Aloysius, who is in charge of the television industry. In the 2012 film adaption of ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', there is a man named Aloysius O'Hare who is in charge of the air industry. Also, both are shorter than the other characters they are shown with.
** Also, Roy Rooster shares the same name as a rooster in [[http://www.ebaumsworld.com/jokes/read/5180/ this joke]].
** Shelldon the Egg shares the same name another animal character on [[WesternAnimation/{{Shelldon}} a Saturday Morning cartoon on qubo]], but the character is a sea creature and not an egg with feet.
** Another ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' example: The male protagonist, Ted, shares his name with [[Film/{{Ted}} a talking teddy bear.]]
* [[TheBraveLittleToaster Lampy]] and [[VeggieTales Lampy]].
** Not to be confused with [[WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins Lambie]], who is called Lampie in the Korean dub of the show.
* DudleyDoRight and [[CrusaderRabbit Dudley Nightshade]], both attributed in some respect to Jay Ward.
** Don't forget [[WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy Dudley Puppy]]
* Scrappy--Columbia Pictures' mischievous little boy, ScoobyDoo's brash little nephew of dubious popularity, and MightyMouse's orphan pal (from the Bakshi series).
* The title's the same: "Now Museum, Now You Don't" was the title of an episode of ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' and of a [=DiC=]-produced episode of ''WesternAnimation/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventures.''
* Lola is either [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Bugs Bunny's girlfriend]], [[WesternAnimation/CharlieAndLola Charlie's little sister]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}} Tommy Turnbull's pal.]]
* Ratty from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' is significantly different than Ratty from ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.
** Also, the last name of Bogus's best friend, Tommy, is either Anybody, [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Pickles]], [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Gilligan]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}} Turnbull]], or [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Himi]].
** Another example of title's the same: the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E6BeachBlanketBogus Beach Blanket Bogus]]" also became the title of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Action''.
** Yet another example, with Mole either being Ratty's sidekick, [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers one of Fat Cat's lackeys]], or [[Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire a dirt-obsessed geologist]].
* Nigel is either [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor the leader of Sector V]], [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys the patriarch of the Thornberry family]], or [[WesternAnimation/{{Rio}} a sadistically malevolent cockatoo]].
* Leonardo was either [[KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects the king of Bongo Congo]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow Clyde Crashcup's mute assistant]], or [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles a sewer-dwelling terrapin superhero]].
* Alvin is either [[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks a member of one of the chipmunks]] or [[LittleLulu the annoying little boy who often pesters Lulu]].
* Don Coyote: Hanna-Barbera's take for American television or the misguided protagonist of a 1991 episode of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse''.
* Snoopy: [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown's dog]] or one of Hanna-Barbera's ''Space Kidettes.''
* Linus: [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Lucy Van Pelt's little brother]] or the Lionhearted (mascot of Post Crispy Critters cereal and star of a 1964 CBS cartoon show).
* Warner Bros. had three Ralphs: Ralph Phillips (a daydreaming little boy), Ralph Crumden (a mouse avatar of Jackie Gleason's character from ''TheHoneymooners'') and Ralph Wolf (a Wile E. Coyote lookalike in Chuck Jones' sheepdog-wolf series).
** Two Claudes as well: Claude Cat (from the early 50s) and the antagonist from the 1968 "Bunny And Claude" cartoons.
* ''Gruesome Twosome'' was the title of a Tweety cartoon from 1945; the Gruesome Twosome were the macabre participants in ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' with their Creepy Coupe.
* Felix is both a cat from a classic cartoon series, and a video-game handyman from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. The latter also has Vanellope Von Schweetz, who was probably partly named for [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Penelope Pitstop]].
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' featured a one-shot character named Charlotte Pickles, the name of Angelica's mom on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* "Supervista" is the [[DubNameChange Italian name]] for either [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Perceptor]] or [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Barnacle Boy]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "One If By Clam, Two If By Sea" features a one-off father/daughter pair named Nigel and Eliza. [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Sound familiar?]]
* Both ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 Littlest Pet Shop]]'' (2012) feature a hedgehog character named Russell.
* ''Turbo'' is either [[Disney/WreckItRalph the main protagonist of an old racing game gone rogue]] or [[{{WesternAnimation/Turbo}} a garden snail who acquires super speed]].
* Ren was either [[WesternAnimation/PiratesOfDarkWater a young prince battling evil forces on the planet Mer]] or [[TheRenAndStimpyShow a dysfunctional Chihuahua.]]
* Terrytoons had two cats under the name Pinhead Schlabotka. The first was a hulking lamebrain in the ''Mighty Mouse'' cartoon "Law And Order," and the other was a sharpie criminal in "Police Dogged" (with one-shot character Clancy The Bull).
* [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee]] and [[OggyAndTheCockroaches Dee Dee]].
** Also, [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Didi]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} Deedee]] (different spelling and [[SpellMyNameWithAnS note that it's one word and not two]], respectively)
* There's an ant named '''Fu Fu''' in ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan''. There's a bat named '''Fu-Fu''' in ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat''. The latter is mostly forgotten tho, since it hasn't aired in ages.
* Brutus is either the retooled version of Bluto in the Al Brodax WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} cartoons or the pet lion on Hanna-Barbera's 1972 show ''TheRomanHolidays''.
* In the ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' franchise, Delilah is either the antagonistic monitor lizard from the [[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop1995 1995 series]] or the world famous cat from the [[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 2012 reboot]].
* Two creatures named Crazy Legs: a [[CBBears desert snake trying to avoid a hungry buzzard]], and [[Series/ThePinkPanther a hungry crane pursuing a dragonfly]].
* Cool Cat was a hip tiger from the "Dork Age" of LooneyTunes cartoons, or a member of the puppet band on ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
* Oona can refer to a mermaid with either [[WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies purple hair and a purple tail]] or [[WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst yellow hair and a blue tail]].
* Two Gastons: Gaston Le Crayon was an obscure {{Terrytoons}} character (an impoverished French artist with a [[GenreSavvy genre savvy]] paint brush); the other Gaston was the chiseled anti-hero of Disney's ''Beauty And The Beast''.
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