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Alliterative Name: Literature
  • Lana Lazar and Edilio Escobar in Gone.
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  • Catch-22. Major Major Major Major was promoted directly from Private to Major while still in recruit training. He can be neither promoted nor demoted, because the army has only one Major Major Major Major and Ex-PFC Wintergreen will not ever allow this to change.
  • A number of wartime pulps are like this. There is the series about RAF pilots Dave Dawson and Freddy Farmer, and one about Army Air Force pilots Red Randall and Jimmy Joyce.
  • The Anne of Green Gables series has barely any, which is surprising when you take into account the scores and scores of characters L. M. Montgomery offers us. There are, however, some:
    • Moody Spurgeon MacPherson
    • Lavendar Lewis
    • Sophy Sinclair
    • Nora Nelson
    • Martha Monkman
    • Trix Taylor
    • Also, if Prissy Andrews ended up marrying Mr Phillips, she would be Priscilla Phillips.
    • And in the 1985 film, Mrs. Spencer's first name is Sarah.
  • Discworld:
    • Carrot Ironfoundersson of Terry Pratchett's "City Watch" series of novels is more commonly referred to as "Captain Carrot". He was notably promoted straight past the rank of Sergeant, having previously been "Constable Carrot" and "Corporal Carrot", and at least one book directly compares him to a superhero.
    • In the German translation by Andreas Brandhorst, who was nicknamed "Alliteration Andy" for this, many more characters get them. Solid Jackson becomes Fester Fanggut, Evil Harry Dread becomes Finsterer Fred Fürchterlich, and so on.
    • Many dwarfs have names like Glod Glodssonssonsson and Snori Snoriscousin. The famous dwarfish folk hero B'hrian Bloodaxe.
  • In the Bigtime book series, featuring a city full of superheroes and supervillains, nearly everyone has an alliterative name.
  • Vladimir Nabokov was fond of giving his characters alliterative names: Humbert Humbert and John Ray Jr (J.R.JR) from Lolita, Cincinnatus C. and his tormentors Rodrig, Rodion, and Roman in Invitation To A Beheading, Professor Timofey Pavlovich Pnin and Vladimir Vladimirovich in Pnin.
  • A lot of characters from Harry Potter have these:
    • All four Hogwarts founders: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, whose names are also obscure puns on their mascot animals.
    • Some of the ghosts, "the Bloody Baron" and "the Fat Friar" ("Nearly-Headless Nick" is also kind of alliterative), "Moaning Myrtle"
    • Arkie Alderton
    • Bathilda Bagshot
    • Bathsheda Babbling (Ancient Runes)
    • Bellatrix Black (before marrying Rodolphus Lestrange)
    • Bertie Bott
    • Broderick Bode
    • Cho Chang
    • Colin Creevey
    • Dedalus Diggle
    • Dudley Dursley
    • Filius Flitwick
    • Florean Fortescue
    • Gellert Grindelwald
    • Gregory Goyle
    • Luna Lovegood
    • "Mad-Eye" Moody (his real name is Alastor, but almost everyone refers to him as "Mad-Eye")
    • Minerva McGonagall
    • Pansy Parkinson
    • Parvati and Padma Patil
    • Peter Pettigrew
    • Piers Polkiss
    • Poppy Pomfrey
    • Quirinus Quirrell
    • Severus Snape
    • Stan Shunpike
    • Ted Tonks (Nymphadora Tonks' father)
    • William "Bill" Weasley
  • The Hunger Games has Hazelle Hawthorne.
    • Word of God gives Foxface's real name as Marissa Mark is on.
  • Ciaphas Cain. Really, Commissar Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!
  • At the beginning of The Neverending Story, the book shop owner tells the protagonist that his name Bastian Balthasar Bux is rather strange. Bastian than points out that the shop owner is called Karl Konrad Koreander. The TV series played along by calling the store ''Coreander's Curiosities".
  • James Bond:
    • In Ian Fleming's last Bond novel, The Man with the Golden Gun, M's full name is revealed to be Admiral Sir Miles Messervy, although his initials had been revealed back in Moonraker. The book also introduces an American agent, Nick Nicholson. The apparent lack of imagination on this note might be attributed to Fleming dying before he could properly edit it.
    • Bond teams up with a Greek GRU agent named Ariadne Alexandrou in Colonel Sun.
    • John Gardner's Role of Honour has Bond working in turn with three ladies with alliterative names. Persephone Proud teaches him computer coding, Freddie Fortune introduces him to one of the villains and Cindy Chalmer is an undercover agent who works alongside him. Bond also sleeps with all three of them.
    • One of the two women accompanying Bond in Nobody Lives for Ever is a professional bodyguard named Nannette Norrich.
    • Harriett Horner from Scorpius. She's quick to point out that her second name (Irene) breaks the alliteration.
    • Win, Lose or Die has Bassam Baradj, the leader of BAST, and Ali Al Adwan, one of former's field leaders.
    • Wolfgang Weisen from Death Is Forever, who is the second Big Bad in the Bond books to be part of the trope.
    • Never Send Flowers has the MI5 agent Carmel Chantry, and her boss Gerald Grant. There's also David Dragonpol, an another case of Big Bad havin a name like this.
  • In A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Odd Name Out in both sets of triplets are these: Quigley Quagmire, Dewey Denouement. Beatrice and Bertrand Baudelaire. Actually, both Beatrice Baudelaires. The titles of the first twelve books are alliterative, as well as many, many locations mentioned throughout the books (Lousy Lane, Lake Lachrymose, Finite Forest, Heimlich Hospital, etc.).
  • The protagonist of the Matthew Reilly novels, Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield. Try saying that five times.
  • Leigh's parents in Dear Mr. Henshaw were Bill and Bonnie Botts; which his mother thought sounded like a comic strip.
  • Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
  • The novelisation of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) had the full name of Gadgeteer Genius Dex be "Dexter Dearborn".
  • Vin Venture in the later part of the Mistborn trilogy.
  • Koushun Takami's Battle Royale has several among the students: Noriko Nakagawa, Kayoko Kotohiki, Fumiyo Fujiyoshi, Yoshimi Yahagi, and of course, Kazuo Kiriyama.
  • Horatio Hornblower, the protagonist of the Horatio Hornblower book series.
  • Honor Harrington:
    • Honor Harrington (Horatio Hornblower IN SPACE!), which qualifies as alliterative in print, and in some parts of England, the alliteration is fully spoken aloud.
    • Sir Horace Harkness.
    • Thomas Theisman
  • In Glen Cook's Garrett, P.I. novels, both Garrett's longest-running girlfriend Tinnie Tate and his home city's top crime boss, Chodo Contague, have alliterative names.
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock The Third. This trope also extends to things like the tribe names ("Bog Burglars", "Hairy Hooligans") and dragons ("Venemous Vorpent" "Driller Dragon").
  • Crime and Punishment: Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov.
  • Peter Pan
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Peter Pevensie.
    • And Polly Plummer.
  • The Pink Carnation series has Percy Ponsonby, the Duke and Dowager Duchess of Dovedale, and Serena Selwick.
  • In the Agatha Christie novel The ABC Murders, a murderer kills people who have such names in alphabetic order: first Alice Ascher, then Betty Barnard and Sir Carmichael Clarke. It turns out at the end that the real target was Clarke, and the other two were only killed to create an image of a Theme Serial Killer.
  • The Cider House Rules: Candy Kendall and Wally Worthington
  • Ned Nickerson, Nancy Drew's boyfriend.
  • The web-novel Domina gives us Adam Andrew Anders. For bonus points, all three names mean approximately "man."
  • Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • In Death series: Jamie Lingstrom in Ceremony in Death refers to Satanic cult leaders Selina Cross and Alban as "Spooky Selina and Asshole Alban". Well said.
  • The War Gods gives us the main character Bahzell Bahnakson. His travelling companion Brandark Brandarkson is probably cheating.
    • The Wild Wash and Broken Bone hradani tribes also count for groups while Bortalik Bay chips in for places.
  • Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels: The book Deadly Deals features a character named Baron Bell. The book Home Free features a character named Jody Jumper, also known as Owen Orzell.
  • Gail Carriger's The Parasol Protectorate series has a character who takes this to the extreme. His name? Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings.
  • Styrbjorn the Strong (Styrbjörn Sterki in the original) from the Old Norse "Tale of Styrbjörn".
  • A Song of Ice and Fire has surprisingly few of these, given the incredibly large cast: Sansa Stark, Hyle Hunt, Lancel Lannister, Podrick Payne, Yurkhaz zo Yunzak, Sarella Sand, Mandon Moore, etc. Nicknames are much more likely to be alliterative.
  • Gives Light is very fond of this trope. The main character's name is Skylar St. Clair.
  • William Arthur Willis (Senior and Junior), Sir Williston Willis, Wendy Walker, Sir Percy Pelham, Deirdre and Declan Donovan, Tony Thames, Lady Barbara Booker and Mikhail Markov of the Aunt Dimity series.
  • Jennifer Government has Pearson Police and (briefly) Billy Bechtel.
  • The Edge Chronicles has a couple:
    • Quode Quanx-Querix
    • Vox Verlix
    • Flambusia Flodfox
    • Spelda Snatchwood
  • The Forsyte Saga:
    • Soames's daughter Fleur Forsyte. Her mother is French and called her "my petite fleur", meaning my little flower, when the baby was born. Soames liked it so much that he decided to name her Fleur. Fleur later mentions that her mother did not like it and wanted her called Marguerite, which is a French variant of Margaret and also a word for an ox-eye daisy.
    • Fleur's suitor and later husband is called Michael Mont. He discusses their fine names with Fleur. He suggests they call each other by their monograms.
      Michael Mont: Don't you bless the day that gave you a French mother, and a name like yours?
      Fleur Forsyte: I like my name, but Father gave it me. Mother wanted me called Marguerite.
      Michael Mont: Which is absurd. Do you mind calling me M.M. and letting me call you F.F.? It's in the spirit of the age.
  • Jane Austen's Persuasion: Anne Elliot's less deserving sisters both have alliterative names.
    • Elizabeth Elliot is the beautiful but evil eldest sister, and she would very much like to get married. However, preferably in such a way that her name would not be changed at all. She pursues her father's heir Mr Elliot, who is a future baronet and will inherit their mansion Kellynch Hall.
    • Mrs Mary Musgrove is Anne's younger sister. She married a wealthy gentleman, though he is of lower status that the titled Elliot family, but all in all, Mary is very satisfied with her match and her name.
  • In Emma, Mrs Elton's rich sister's name is Selina Suckling. The surname is no compliment.
  • In My Ántonia, there is a Norwegian girl called Lena Lingard. She's Antonia's and Jim's friend, especially in the time when they all live in town and frequent town's dancing sessions. She leater becomes Jim's sweetheart.
  • Tom Tulliver from The Mill on the Floss.
  • Lucy Lurie from Disgrace.
  • Mimi Mamoulian and Billy Battuta from The Satanic Verses, who eventually end up together.
  • Justified in Ready Player One: Wade Watts' father was a comic fan, and thought that an alliterative name sounded like a superhero's Secret Identity a la Peter Parker and Clark Kent.
  • The Origami Yoda books have Kellen Campbell.

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