->'''Barbossa:''' Why thank ye, Jack.\\
'''Jack Sparrow:''' You're welcome.\\
'''Barbossa:''' Not you. [[TropeNamers We named the monkey Jack.]]
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''

This is where a human character and an animal companion share a name for some reason. This can work one of two ways:

# '''"[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean We Named the Monkey Jack]]":''' The animal was named after its human counterpart, either [[DeadGuyJunior to honor a fallen comrade]] or (more likely) as a subtle TakeThat against an enemy.
# '''"[[Franchise/IndianaJones We Named the Dog Indiana]]":''' The human was named for the animal, or takes a nickname (or [[InventedIndividual false identity]]) from the name given to a beloved pet or other animal companion.

!! Examples of Type 1:


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Mr. Soichiro, Kyoko's dog in ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', is named after her deceased husband. Unusually, he responded to the name "Soichiro" even when her husband was alive.
* Nanami the cow from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. Not only does Anthy name a cow Nanami, in the episode "Cowbell of Happiness", Nanami the ''human'' turns into a cow. [[MindScrew It's that kind of series]].
** She later names a chicken Nanami, as well. It's strongly implied that all Nanami's animal-related issues are a result of Anthy's passive-aggressive retribution for her cruel prank in episode 3. [[spoiler: She ''is'' a witch, after all.]]
* Kouya in ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' renames his youma (demon) "Rokuta" after the human name of his first (and for a long time, only) friend.
* Subverted in ''Anime/WolfsRain''. After feeding a stray dog, a girl named Leara meets a boy who says the dog's called Toboe. She's confused when he later calls himself Toboe. He claims this is because he and the dog are so alike. It's probably not spoileriffic to reveal that the dog is actually a wolf, and that the boy and wolf share the same name [[ActuallyIAmHim because they are one and the same]]. When Leara finds out the truth she freaks out, to his dismay.
* Ichigo of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' names her fluffy mascot, Masha, after her boyfriend, Masaya.
* In light novels of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' around 9th volume, Saito buys a horse and names it Louise. Needless to say that she didn't take it well. He was forced to change the name.
* Used for a dub-only ContinuityNod in the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Judai and co. meet a trained dueling monkey named Wheeler; in [[Anime/YuGiOh the original series dub]], Joey Wheeler was frequently called (as an insult) "a dueling monkey."
** In the dub of the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Mana's bird is named Anzu, referencing the Japanese name of Tea Gardner. The bird is unnamed in the Japanese version.
** A non-pet variant: the duel school created by Seto Kaiba is divided into three dorms named after the ancient Egyptian cards: the opulent Obelisk Blue, Ra Yellow, and the lowest, the run-down Osiris Red. The reason behind the hierarchy? He had the Obelisk card. His rival Yugi had the Osiris card.
* A variant occurs in ''MoonLightLady''. Suzuna's stuffed teddy bear is named Mizuna, and unbeknownst to her shares its name with Suzuna's twin sister.
* In ''Manga/FutariEcchi'', Rika's cat is named Yamada, after her boyfriend.
* In ''Manga/SevenSeeds'', Takahiro Aramaki is left as the SoleSurvivor of his team, alone except for two puppies, which he naturally names after his two dead friends, Mitsuru and Fubuki. The dogs and their descendants are his only company for the next fifteen years, and he associates them strongly with their dead namesakes. After the rest of the teams have emerged from cryostasis, he tells Ayu that he regretted choosing the names almost immediately, because he knew he would probably outlive them again.
* In ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'', Marika Tachibana's parrot is named Raku-sama, after the main protagonist, Raku Ichijou, whom Marika is in love with. She's teaching the parrot all sorts of kinky stuff to say, making her all the more a creepy stalker.
* In ''Manga/SilverSpoon'' Vice-President was the stray puppy that Hachiken found and rescued; the equestrian club decided to name him after Hachiken and he has since become the unofficial guard dog of the horse stable.
* In ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'' they named the dog as Tetsuya 2-go because of obvious similarities with the lead character.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' the estranged wife of detective Kogoro Mouri has a cat called ''Goro''. It takes even Shinichi/Conan a while to realize that there is just one syllable difference. And since they separated before the series began, but she acquired Goro way later, it's also clear who was named after whom.
* The TeamPet in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' is a little squirrel named Ao. He originally belonged to Sinha, who named him after the previous Blue Dragon, who was his mentor and father figure. This leads to an amusing moment in the manga when Yona asks where Sinha learned swordsman ship. Sinha replies "Ao" and Yona, not knowing the backstory, imagines the squirrel holding a knife.
* Saito in volume 9 of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' purchases a horse which he names after Louise. She quickly forces him to change it.
* In ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', Yuri Katsuki has admired famous figure skater Victor Nikiforov ever since he was young. When he learned Victor owned a poodle, he got one himself and named the dog after Victor, though the dog is usually referred to as "Vicchan". Vicchan's death from old age greatly affects Yuri, enough that it causes him to flub his routine at the Sochi Grand Prix Finals.

* The ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham:
-->'''Jeff Dunham:''' I named the dog "Bill" because I got him when [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] was in office, and as a puppy, he was humping ''everything.''
* An old joke (replacing the actors' names as appropriate) concerns an aspiring screenwriter sending his work to a famous director for appraisal. Some time later, he runs into the director walking his dogs, and asks him about it. The director replies that he showed it to [[Creator/PatrickStewart Stewart]] and [[Creator/RobertDowneyJr RDJ]], and they ''loved'' it, damn near devoured his script while showing great enthusiasm. The screenwriter is ecstatic, until one of the director's dogs starts humping the other, at which point the director yells "Stewart! You get off RDJ right now!".

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', Cerebus becomes a shepherd and names one of the sheep "Elrod". It is unclear whether he's doing it because the sheep annoys him like Elrod used to, or [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming if (after all these years) he misses Elrod (as well as his other old acquaintances)]]. Outliving everyone you knew can have that effect on you.
* ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'': Scrooge [=McDuck=] named his horse after his FieryRedhead sister Hortense.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' comics, it's revealed that Mary and Finella name their horse after Magus. "Something about his face," Mary says.
* In ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim,'' Ramona has a cat that shares the name Gideon with her most recent ex-boyfriend. It is a source of much speculation why the cat is named thus, especially due to all the MagicalRealism of the story. [[spoiler: Turns out, it was just her way of getting over breaking up with him.]]
* Angel's dragon and Groo's pegasus in ''[[ComicBook/AngelIDW Angel: After the Fall]]'' are both named after Cordelia Chase.
* Creator/DoriSeda had given her friend Tony a cat, which he called Doro. When she got a dog from him, she called him Tona. (Her RealLife and her comics [[WriteWhoYouKnow tended to overlap.]])
* In the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' comics, Scorpius has acquired a small pet lizard-like creature whom he calls John.
* In ''Franchise/{{Batman}},'' one of [[Comicbook/{{Robin}} Damian]]'s pets is a cat named after [[OldRetainer Alfred]], who gave it to him. The fact that he's been shown addressing it as "[[LastNameBasis Pennyworth]]" just adds to the confusion.
* Not exactly a pet, but in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, after the Two-Gun Kid is permanently stranded in the 21st Century, he is given a sky-cycle that he names 'Nancy' after his girlfriend back in the WildWest.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/827529/chapters/1571549 Lab Specimen]]'' Ryuk decides to keep a cockroach as a pet and names it "Light II" much to its namesake's annoyance.
* In ''Fanfic/OfLoveAndBunnies'', the married Jason and Trini name their dog "Tommy". His namesake is...disgruntled when he finds out.
* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Returning}}'', Rose Weasley names her cat after her uncle Charlie. Unfortunately, cat!Charlie is a grumpy monster.
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SeeItAllInBloom'' Todoroki and Izuku have a Chow-Chow named Barkugou and Hitoshi has a cat named Nyazawa are named after their friend Bakugou and their homeroom teacher Aizawa.


[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* {{Trope Namer|s}}: Captain Barbossa in the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series has a pet monkey named Jack. It is implied that this was a barb against his rival, Captain Jack Sparrow. Likely a reference to Long John Silver's parrot Cap'n Flint (see below under Literature).
* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the protagonist names an evil alien plant after his sweetheart. It's meant to be in a nice way, as he first believes the plant is a previously undiscovered (terrestrial) breed.
* Though not an animal, the man who discovers the killer asteroid in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' names it after his bickering wife ("She's a vicious life-sucking bitch from which there is no escape").
* In the ''Film/{{Casper}}'' movie, Dibbs mentions to Carrigan's ghost that he'll use the treasure to buy -- among other things -- a little dog also named "Carrigan" ("a bitch, just like you!") Then Carrigan flings him out the window.
* In ''Film/{{Payback}}'', Porter's ex-girlfriend named her dog after him. This becomes useful later, when a man comes looking for Porter the man, and she takes him to Porter the dog, and has the dog attack.
* In ''Film/FierceCreatures'', Rollo Lee is placed in charge of the Marwood Zoo and one of the zookeepers named a lemur Rollo as a show of respect. Which leads to a bit of hilarity when the human Rollo and the lemur Rollo are together with the "''[[SmallNameBigEgo Pronoid]]''" Vince [=McCain=].
* Marilyn Rexroth in ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'' names her dog [[spoiler:Howard]] after one of her ex-husbands.
* Aragorn's horse Brego in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'' is apparently named after an earlier king of Rohan. Aragorn acknowledges this in a scene from the extended edition, commenting that the horse has "a kingly name". Given how much Rohan values horses this is likely intended as an honor for both horse and King.
* In one of the unused scripts for ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'', Duncan has a monkey named after his cousin Connor.
* The zoo tiger in ''Film/LifeOfPi'' winds up with the human name "Richard Parker" due to a clerical error, since the hunter Richard Parker accidentally wrote his own name in the space for the animal's, and his name was thus recorded as "Thirsty None Given".
* At the end of ''Film/TheInterview'', David Skylark revealed that he named his Cavalier Spaniel puppy [[spoiler:after the late Kim Jong-un]].
* In ''Film/TheTerror'', Katrina's falcon is named Helene, which is the name of the young woman who may or may not be in the ghost/reincarnation of Ilsa von Leppe: a woman who Katrina says does not exist. It's that kind of movie.

* In ''[[Literature/SirAproposOfNothing Woad to Wuin]]'', Apropos discovers that he has named his horse Entipy, after a woman he knows.
* In Creator/RudyardKipling's arctic story ''Quiquern'' Kotuko the young Inuit hunter has a sled dog named Kotuko. The story implies that this is common practice.
* In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novel ''[[Literature/DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', an undercover woman has to quickly name an imaginary pony. She calls it "Mordechai" - and then wonders, because she [[ObliviousToLove has been told that it's obvious she's in love]] with the real Mordechai and she had even started to wonder if it were true.[[note]]The text is actually somewhat unclear on this: she ''could'' be talking about an imaginary stableboy when she mentions "Mordechai," though the pony is more likely, and would certainly be [[RuleOfFunny funnier.]][[/note]]
* In the novel ''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' by Haruki Murakami, the main character names his cat Noboru Wataya after his brother-in-law, whom he hates.
* ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe named his dog Nosey, the nickname of the Duke of Wellington, on the grounds that he'd spent fifteen years taking orders from the bastard, so he might as well give a few.
* In ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'', after the Thomas kids' collie is put to sleep, Shannon Kilbourne gives David Michael a puppy. When Kristy prompts him with "What do you say?" David Michael replies "I say let's name her Shannon!"
* In one of the ''Literature/TheWitcher'' novels, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire and TechnicalPacifist Regis names the party's donkey "Drakul". [[SpoonyBard Jaskier]], who is narrating the story, says that Regis refused to explain the name, saying its "an untranslatable play on words". One possible explanation is "dracul" is Romanian for dragon or devil, which would count as a GeniusBonus since it's also the origin of the word {{Dracula}}.
* In the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novel ''The Last Dodo'', the Doctor names the titular bird Dorothea. He [[StealthPun doesn't explain why]], but Dorothea Chaplet was a former companion, usually called "Dodo".
* In Douglas Adams's [[AuthorExistenceFailure unfinished]] Dirk Gently novel ''The Salmon of Doubt'', Dirk is hired to discover the name of a client's late husband's small dog, which turns out to be "Kierkegaard"; the guy was writing a biography, and sometimes just ''really needed'' an excuse to yell "Shut up, Kierkegaard!"
* As pets can seem a lot like people when you're nine, Peter Hatcher's naming of his dog at the end of ''[[Literature/JudyBlume Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing]]'' might count. He named his new puppy "Turtle", after the pet turtle [[spoiler: his little brother had swallowed]].
* In ''Iron Dawn'', a veteran of the Trojan War who'd fought under Achilles names his horse after the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. The implication is that the old soldier can ''really'' hold a grudge, as he named it that as a snub: he's riding his enemy's wife.
* According to ''Literature/{{Malevil}}'', this is a tradition in rural France. Since UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, ranchers have named their livestock with nobility titles as a generation-spanning TakeThat against their [[AristocratsAreEvil distant ancestors' oppressors]]. Namely at Malevil, there is a Baronne, Comtesse, Marquise, and Princesse.
* In Literature/ArtemisFowl ''The Time Paradox'', in a combination of WeNamedTheMonkeyJack and DeadGuyJunior, the heroes name a lemur [[spoiler: Julius Junior, or [=JayJay=] for short]].
* ''Literature/{{Misery}}'': Annie's pig is named after her favorite character.
* In Dawn Cook's ''Princess at Sea,'' Tess names her gelding "Jy" after her FriendlyRival Captain Jeck (who, incidentally, also cannot have children...)
* [[CrazyAwesome Zimmerman]] from Creator/BenEltons ecothriller ''Stark'' names a camel that he captures and tames for the final attack on Stark after two fallen friends.
* The titular character of Creator/JohnConnolly's ''Charlie Parker'' series names his dog (acquired between books #3 and #4) Walter, which just happens to be the name of a former NYPD colleague and one of his few remaining friends. In a later book he claims this was deliberate during a conversation with the original Walter, although he doesn't elaborate on his reasons.
* In ''Slaughter's Way'' by Creator/JTEdson, CampCook Coonskin has a pet skunk named 'Mr. Earp', reflecting how most Texas cowhands felt about Kansas lawman Wyatt Earp.
* In ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', Long John Silver has a parrot named Cap'n Flint, after his former captain who betrayed him and left him and a bunch of other crewmen to die.
* In ''Literature/HeartInHand'', Alex names a stray cat "Gary" after the unpopular NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, because he has "dark hair, a funny face, and a [[CurseCutShort really really tiny...]]"
* In the AlternateHistory novel ''Literature/HowFewRemain'', Samuel Clemens (a Creator/MarkTwain that never adopted the moniker and instead became a journalist in San Francisco) names his dog "Sutro" after the city mayor, Adolph Sutro. When Sutro's inactivity leads to the city being invaded by the British, Clemens comments that the shared name is actually more insulting for the dog.
* In ''[[Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie The Rose Years]]'', Almanzo Wilder names both a mule and a colt after his older brother, Royal. Roy the mule is probably meant to be a joke, as his wife named their other mule after Nellie Oleson, her childhood rival, but the colt was named "Royal" because he'll be the crown prince of the Wilders' livestock, just like Almanzo's brother was the crown prince of their family.
* In the ''Literature/CharlieParkerSeries'', Parker names his dog Walter after NYPD friend Walter Cole, although his reasons are unclear and it seems likely that the author never actually intended this trope, but simply forgot when naming the dog that he already had a character named Walter. The trope still applies retroactively however, and Walter Cole is never particularly pleased about having a dog named after him.
* Maikel Staynair in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series has a pet cat-lizard he named after his late wife. Only after that did he and his children realize that [[YourTomcatIsPregnant the cat-lizard was a male]]. Since the Staynairs' late matriarch had the kind of sense of humor that would've considered this hilarious, they never bothered to try changing the name.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Daenarys Targaryen named her three dragons after her dead husband Drogo and her dead brothers Rhaegar and Viserys.
* In ''Literature/RedCountry'', Lamb owns a pair of oxen named Calder and Scale. Readers of ''Literature/TheFirstLaw'' will remember those to be the names of Bethod's sons; and given their past enmity, it's likely the names were chosen as a private insult.
* Alex Morrisey of the ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' series named his pet after his ex-wife Agatha. It says a lot about their breakup that said pet is a ''vulture''.
* ''Literature/YoungSherlockHolmes'': Duke Balthasar, the BigBad of ''Red Leech'', is the leader of '[[TheRemnant the Government in Exile of the Confederacy]]'. He has two semi-tamed cougars he calls Grant and Sherman, in what he admits is a kind of sick joke.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Buster, in an attempt to grow away from his near-Oedipal relationship with his mother, adopts a turtle, who he named "Mother".
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn has a pig he calls Little Cory.
* In ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' the kids adopt a puppy and promptly name it "Ramoncito" after Don Ramón the [[TheSlacker resident slacker]]. The kids doesn't mean ill, but of course the human namesake isn't very flattered. Mostly because when the kids justify their reasons by pointing how cute the physical features of Don Ramón look in the puppy, the "homaged" only sees the StealthInsult.
* Bobby on ''Series/CougarTown'' gets a dog who he names Travis, which is also the name of his son. He later explains he names everything he loves Travis. To avoid confusion, he refers to the dog as D.T. which stands for "Dog Travis".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]], Rose travels to an alternate universe, where her father is alive and still married to Jackie. She discovers that in this reality, they didn't have a daughter, but instead have a dog named Rose. She is deeply upset. The Doctor, on the other hand, fails to conceal his amusement.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl Who Waited"]], Amy, [[spoiler: trapped in the Two Streams facility for thirty-six years, gets a CompanionCube robot that she has literally disarmed and painted a smiley-face on for company, and names it Rory. It's initially taken as a sign of how emotionally distant to Rory she now is, she doesn't address him by name. Later however when Old Amy talks to Young Amy, Young Amy points out/reminds her why she named it Rory, instead of "the Doctor" or after her favorite cat. It's because Rory is the love of her life.]]
* There's an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'' where Dougal gets a rabbit, and initially wants to name it Ted, then suggests "Father Jack Hackett" as an appropriate name. So it is played with, but they end up calling it Sampras, which is a sort-of example, since Pete Sampras is obviously a human, but equally obviously not a character on Father Ted. Dougal gives his logic in this as "[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} the obvious rabbits-tennis connection]]."
* In ''Series/FawltyTowers'', Manuel's pet rat ("No rat, ees ''[[InsistentTerminology Siberian Hamster]]!!''") is called Basil.
* In Gordon Ramsay's UK series ''The F Word'', he has a habit of naming the various animals he raises in his backyard after other celebrity chefs. Given that the animals are intended to be ''slaughtered and eaten'' at the end of the series this is pretty clearly intended as a piss take. And Janet Street-Porter once got Gordon back by naming the horse she was going to have slaughtered for its meat after him.
* On ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Benny's ex husband names his dog after her. It's a [[TakeThat female dog]]. This caused some confusion when Benny meets his current wife, who asks her dog if she wants to use the potty.
* In the first episode of ''Gloria'', a much-belated spinoff of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' where Gloria -- now divorced -- starts working for a vet, her son Joey gets a dog he names after his grandfather Archie -- a black, ''gay'' dog.
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': One episode revealed that Miley once had a pig named Luann. The later episode, "Torn Between Two Hannahs" features her obnoxious cousin, Luann, whom she had named it after.
* In the first season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Chandra names his pet lizard after his son, Mohinder.
* One of Wilson's exes in ''Series/{{House}}'' owned a dog with him that constantly peed on their rug; she blamed House for wrecking their relationship and subsequently named the dog Hector because "Hector Does Go Rug" was an anagram of "Doctor Greg House". House thought that connection was tenuous at best too.
* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': Little Ricky names his dog Fred.
* In ''Series/JustShootMe'', one of Jack's ex-wives names her dog after him because it humps anything that moves.
* In ''Series/KaboulKitchen'', General Amanullah named his two dogs "George" and "Bush". Ironically, he is supported by the American government.
* When [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall Gavin's]] mother dies, someone gives him a pet hamster to console him. "I named the hamster Mom, and it died. Ironic, eh?"
* In the ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'' episode "Authority", criminal Merritt Rook names a sheep "Elliot" after Elliot Stabler, implying that Elliot is a sheep who blindly follows rules. He later rescinds that statement though, saying that Elliot "is a human being, not a sheep."
* On ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Daniel has a lab rat named Eloise. We later learn that this is his mother's name as well.
* In the ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' episode "The Bow-Wow Affair", Illya is working alone on the case, but he names a borrowed fox Napoleon.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** S2 [=Ep15=], "Caught On Tape": Kate names the dog of the killer, Tony, even though it's a girl. This leads to a humorous scene where Tony is listening in on Kate and Abby talking about whether Tony likes them, how cute Tony is, and how maybe they could share Tony.
** He probably brought this on himself by claiming in S2 Ep10, "Chained", to be looking for his dog, a mangy shih-tzu named Kate.
** S5 [=Ep13=], "Dog Tags" has another Type 1, where Abby has to run tests on a military police dog, who she names Jethro.
** Later on, in more of a type 2, we learn that [=DiNozzo=] owns two fishes, which he named Kate and Ziva.
* Tina Lord of ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' named her dog David Vickers after the human character David Vickers. [[YourTomcatIsPregnant Then David Vickers had puppies]].
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Kramer gets a rooster which he names Little Jerry.
* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Krypto," Lois Lane spends much of the episode referring to the dog as "Clarky" because, as she says, "he's annoying and I can't seem to get within ten feet of him without getting sick" which was, of course, actually a dig at Clark. She later suggests that Clark change ''his'' name to avoid confusion.
* One of the signs that Reg Barclay's attempt to maintain contact with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager USS Voyager]] is turning into one of his obsessions is that he has a cat named Neelix.
* Myka on ''Series/Warehouse13'' names her ferret after her partner Pete because "they're both cute and annoying"
* At one point, Neal from ''Series/WhiteCollar'' introduces Peter as 'Mr. Satchmo', in tribute to his yellow lab. Peter then destroys Neal's perfected cover in retaliation, something Neal understood.
* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "A Murdog Mystery", Ruth Newsome, sister to former recurring character Roger Newsome, who was killed off earlier in the season, has acquired a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Roger.
* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Discussed. In the opening scene, the women are trying to find a name for a cat they just took in. One of the options that gets shot down is naming it "Shin", which is the name of the protagonist who owns the house in which they all live.
* In the 27th episode of ''Series/SpiderManJapan'', Takuya Yamashiro's little brother Takuji adopts a dog and names him after his older brother.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* On ''Series/TheMuppets'', Miss Piggy brings back a baby penguin from her vacation to Argentina. She names it Creator/GloriaEstefan, because it was the only Spanish name she could think of at the time.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* An issue of ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' had an article on religious attitudes for non-cleric characters, and suggested that chaotic characters may show their devotion through naming weapons, pets, or children after their god. Depending on the character, it may be difficult to discern between a chaotic character using giving the name as a tribute, and an impious character giving it as an insult.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', Elaine has named her dog Guybrush, for a series of unflattering reasons.
** Mostly because this is a ShoutOut to Indiana Jones.
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', the name of a parrot is a clue to the real identity of a witness, as somebody important to the case lost a girlfriend. Manfred Von Karma retorts that his granddaughter has a dog named Phoenix and that it doesn't mean she named it after him.
* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'': [[spoiler: Sissel was named after Yomiel's dead fiancee, which provides a neat explanation for his GenderBlenderName.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles: Echoes of Time'', in the post-game, has a cat named Sherlotta, after one of the main characters. Well, kind of.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', a family on Outset Island names their pet pig after you.
** A variant occurred earlier in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' (which may overlap with DeadGuyJunior depending on how you look at it). Darunia ends up naming his son after "The Legendary Dodongo Buster", so he's known as "HelloInsertNameHere of the Gorons."
** Also occurs in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', where the cat owned by Beth's family shares Link's name. This makes no sense, until you remember the hilarious ''[[FridgeBrilliance schoolgirl crush]]'' that Beth has for Link.
* Anime/ShinMegamiTensei: VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 has [[TheBigGuy Jungo Torii]] name a cat he finds "Jungo" because it's easy to remember. It gets confusing ''very'' quickly.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Emperor Peony named his rappigs with the name of people from his childhood (bar Luke). Hilariously, Saphir, [[spoiler: which is Dist's real name]], is the name of the stupid one.
** Also, the one named for Jade's sister Nephry (whom Peony has a crush on) has the nicest collar. Jade is ''not'' amused.
* In a ''VideoGame/{{Hakuouki}}'' drama CD, Okita takes in a stray cat and, because he's a troll, names it "Toshizo" after the Shinsengumi's vice-commander Hijikata Toshizo. Comedy ensues when Kondou overhears Okita, Nagakura, and Saito discussing the feline Toshizo's penchant for stealing food, sneaking into people's beds, and siring children around the neighborhood; the misunderstanding that results is not helped by the fact that Saito can't bring himself to [[FirstNameBasis use Hijikata's given name]] even to address a cat, and instead calls the cat "Vice-Commander" as well.
* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', [[BigBad Handsome Jack]] calls up the Vault Hunters to talk about [[ConspicuousConsumption a horse made of diamonds that he bought]], saying that he's considering naming it "Piss-For-Brains" after them. He later settles on the name "Butt Stallion".
* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', Claude makes an offhand mention about having a pet dog named Roddick. It's likely that Claude's father Ronyx named him after the hero of ''VideoGame/StarOcean1'' who Ronyx became good friends with. And apparently because both Roddicks had the same fluffy tail.
* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', Travis Touchdown's cat Jeane is named after his ex-girlfriend. It's never explicitly stated why, though it can be assumed that it was a way to cope with the breakup.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': According to Pandaren legend, Shen-zin Su, [[TurtleIsland the Wandering Isle]], was named after a shopkeeper who humored Liu Lang (the turtle's original owner and traveling companion) when he announced his seemingly ridiculous plan to explore the ocean on the back of a (at the time) normal turtle.
* One feature of all ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' games is the nicknaming of one's mons. So, it is entirely possible to name that Rattata you caught "[[AscendedMeme Joey]]".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}, Joyce has, unintentionally, named two dogs after boys she had crushes on, both times after being mindwiped of the boys' existence. In ''Webcomic/{{Roomies}}'' Joyce has an [[Main/AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited]] [[Main/{{Yandere}} crush on Danny]]. Still mindwiped and unable to remember her prior life, she and new BF Walky get a dog. Named? [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20000422.html Daniel]].
** Additionally, her childhood dog was named Walkies. She'd met Walky onboard the alien craft that gave them superpowers, but they were both mindwiped of the encounter.
* In ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'', Phobia accuses her slave/boyfriend Klepto of naming their dog Mania after his ex-girlfriend of the same name. Subverted because, as Klepto points out, ''Phobia'', who had no idea the other Mania existed, named the dog.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Three [=YouTubers=], Melisa ([=GirlOnDuty=]), Kevin ([=zXNoRegretzzXz=]), and Jamie (Utorak007) did a ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' series called ''LetsPlay Survival Island''. Their friend Crowley ([=irishCROWLEYz=]) couldn't join them, so Mel tamed a wolf and named it after him.
* ''WebSite/NotAlwaysRight has one [[https://notalwaysright.com/very-a-mew-sing/101490/ here.]] Good antidote to telemarketers.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island,'' Harold adopts a snail and names it Leshawna Jr., after his love interest. It's supposed to be a compliment, though Leshawna probably wouldn't take it that way herself.
** Twice [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] adopts animals and names them after [[CasanovaWannabe Cody]], acting as if the pets were their children.
* A possible example in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': The Jester (Joker's analogue) has a monkey named Harley - and we know his allies were killed off almost to a person. It's unknown if the monkey is named after [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart1 Harley Quinn]] the person or if she is Harley Quinn's actual alternate-universe counterpart.
* In the episode "K'nuckles Is A Filthy Rat" of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', Flapjack adopts a rat and calls it "K'nuckles II".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Charles Montgomery ("Monty") Burns steals 25 greyhound puppies from the Simpson family and names his favorite "Little Monty."
** A pair of [[NewAgeRetroHippie New Age Retro Hippies]] have a dog named Ginsburg, after the famed proto-hippie poet.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Steven temporarily adopts a goat and names it Steven Jr.
** When Garnet realizes Steven isn't dependent on her guidance anymore, she adopts a kitten because she missed having someone to take care of. She names the ([[GenderBlenderName female]]) cat after him, but when Steven says that would be confusing, she decides on "Cat Steven".
* On ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall,'' [[CheerfulChild Greg]] carries around a frog that he gives several names, including Wirt Jr. (after [[SociallyAwkwardHero his brother]]) and UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington. In the final episode, he decides that the "perfect frog name" is [[spoiler:Jason Funderburker, the name of Wirt's romantic rival]], who actually seems honored. Interestingly, WordOfGod says that the names are spelled differently (the human is [[spoiler:Jason ''Funderberker'']], with three "e"s instead of a second "u").
* In ''WesternAnimation/ElCid'', Rodrigo names his horse after his girlfriend Jimena, which annoys her greatly when she finds out.
* ''Jack'' Spicer from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' adopts a parrot for a short time which he names Little Jack. It turns out the parrot is the Yin Yin Bird in disguise, Hannibal's bird companion.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné):
** The Swedish botanist is claimed to have named ''Geranium robertianum'' (a flower mostly known for its repulsive odor) [[TakeThat after a childhood bully.]]
** Also the name for the common toad, ''Bufo bufo'', is said to come from Linnaeus' rival as a biologist, Georges-Louis Leclerc, count of Buffon.
** Linnaeus's inclusion, in his taxonomic system, of a rule against naming species after ''yourself'' has done a lot to perpetuate this trope, as you ''can'', at least, honor somebody else that way.
* Music/KatyPerry named her cat [[PunnyName Kitty Purry.]]
* Creator/JohnBarrowman, who played Captain Jack Harkness on ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', has a Jack Russell called Captain Jack.
* Frequently happens when a new species is discovered, such as when [[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Gary Larson]] had a newly-found breed of parasitic louse named after him. It was meant as a compliment (as he stated in one of his books, he knew no one was going to name a new species of swan after him).
** Sir David Attenborough has a species of echidna named after him, as well as a plesiosaur genus.
** UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin has a moth and a prehistoric lemur named after him.
** Sir Creator/TerryPratchett has an extinct sea turtle named for him. A very large one, naturally.
** Martin and Chris Kratt have a preying mantis named for them: an honor they celebrated with a ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' episode, complete with a cameo by the entomologist that chose the name.
* Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_named_after_celebrities list of animals named after celebrities]].
* In some Shi'ite Muslim majority countries, they will frequently kick and refer to dogs as "Umar" as a reference to the 2nd Sunni Caliph.
* One Argentinian journalist, Jorge Lanata, once had a little pig in his show. He named it "Varone" (but said he was also considering naming him "Orlando"), after "Orlando Barone". Because he knew that ''"once he grows up, he will became a big pig"''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-RboDxJsE4]]
* During the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant had a horse named "Jeff Davis."
* Averted by a French law that always comes up in discussions of ridiculous past legislation, which forbids anyone from naming their pig Napoleon.
* As mentioned in Theatre/{{Hamilton}}, Martha Washington had a feral tomcat she named after Alexander Hamilton. The play implies it's because [[ReallyGetsAround he's reliable with the LADIES]] but historians disagree.

!! Examples of Type 2:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/{{GUNNM}}'', main character Gally is named after a cat that Dr. Ido owned, which had died a short time before he found her. She's not happy to hear this. Of course, in [[Manga/BattleAngelAlita the U.S. version]], the cat's name is Alita instead. Either way, part of the reason she's not happy about it is that [[GenderBlenderName the cat was male]].
* In ''Manga/{{Nana}}'', one of the two Nanas was nicknamed "Hachi" to differentiate between them. This came from UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}}, because she was known for being incredibly loyal. And also means "Eight" in Japanese. "Nana", respectively, [[ArcWords meaning]] [[SevenIsNana "Seven"]].
* Amadeus, Sieglinde's BattleButler dragon in ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance'' is named after her late dog from when she was a kid.
* In ''Manga/TheDaichisEarthDefenceFamily'', younger child Dai learns that he was named for a dog his mother had as a child. To hammer it further, the kanji for Dai's name can be made into the kanji for "dog" with just one more stroke.
* Yoite from ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' has the same name as a cat Yukimi used to have. Strangely, this is later inverted into Type 1 when Yukimi gets another cat after [[spoiler:Yoite dies]] and, unconsciously influenced by the [[spoiler: traces of his memories of Yoite]](the person, not the first cat), names it Yoite. [[ZigZaggingTrope And in the end it's subverted]] when everyone [[spoiler: regains their memories of Yoite]] and Yukimi [[spoiler:renames the cat "Yoi"]].
* In the ''Manga/BlackButler'' manga, Sebastian was named after Ciel's dog. Though he didn't show it, Sebastian was quite displeased at this, as he doesn't like dogs.
* The main character of ''Manga/KimiWaPetto'' first decides to keep Takeshi as a 'pet' because he reminds her of her old dog -- so, in reference to said dog, she calls him "Momo". [[spoiler:Even on their wedding day...]]
* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' a tragic version is a girl named Charlotte who received a doll named "Tabitha" shortly before her mother was poisoned. Her now-insane mother believes the doll to be her daughter, so Charlotte took to calling herself Tabitha.
* In ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin,'' the title characters' search for Hiroshi takes them to Elis Michaela, a woman he dated after he [[FakingTheDead faked his death]]. He told Elis that he had no name, so she called him "Rock" after a dog she once had. His response was a playful "Woof, woof."
* In ''Earth's Defense Family,'' mother Seiko recounts that as a child, she had to return a puppy that she had found to its original owner. Her son Dai suddenly realizes that in Japanese, "dog" is just "Dai" with one added line, and becomes indignant at the implication that he was named that way. (The English dub handles this by saying that the dog's name was "Dino-Chief," with Dai's name being pronounced like the first syllable.)

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward'', Sally's sister Jackie names her daughter after the family cat. Her husband isn't happy when he finds out.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12404778/1/Knights-of-Remnant-The-Ring-of-Darkness Knights of Remnant: The Ring of Darkness]]'', a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' FusionFic, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Jaune]], who is this story's version of [[spoiler:Aragorn]] took the fake name [[spoiler:Strider]] from his dog, with the lines in the scene revealing this being a shout-out to ''Franchise/IndianaJones''

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Subverted in the Hungarian animated film ''Animation/TreasureOfSwampCastle'': the main female protagonist, Szaffi gets her name after her baby sneeze, but incidentally it's the same as her surrogate mother's cat's name.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'':
** Indiana Jones so disliked being named for his father that he used the nickname Indiana for most of his adult life. As revealed in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', this was the name of the family dog.
--->'''Sallah:''' Please, what does it mean, this "Junior" business?\\
'''Henry:''' That's his name. Henry Jones ''Junior''.\\
'''Indy:''' I like Indiana.\\
'''Henry:''' [[TropeNamers We named the]] ''[[TropeNamers dog]]'' [[TropeNamers Indiana.]]\\
'''Sallah:''' The ''dog''? You are named after the dog?!? Hahaha!\\
'''Indy:''' ''[wearily]'' I've got some very fond memories of that dog.
** The decision to ditch his father's (who that last line implies he ''doesn't'' have many "fond memories" of) name in favor of the name of his beloved childhood pet tells the audience just what kind of childhood he had.
** Indiana was [[TributeToFido actually the name]] of Creator/GeorgeLucas' dog (who was also the inspiration for [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]]). And following the line, the other two protagonists of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom The Temple of Doom]]'' were named after dogs, Willie (Creator/StevenSpielberg's) and Short Round (screenwriters Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz).
** Played with in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' with Mutt Williams, who is named not after a dog but after a synonym for "dog".
** In the GraphicNovel, Marcus says his family had a cat named Marcus before he was born, and Elsa, if she survived the Grail Temple sequence, says she thinks her father had a secretary named Elsa.

* Unintentional example: In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', main character Perrin meets a girl who has run away from her privileged lifestyle to become an adventurer but is having trouble deciding on a name. At first she introduces herself as "Mandarb," an [[FictiveLanguage Old Tongue]] word meaning "blade," and Perrin laughingly points out that one of the horses in his group has the same name. She then decides that Faile, meaning Falcon, would also be a cool name. Which becomes a MeaningfulName due to an earlier prophecy, and any appearance in subsequent prophecies.
* There's a YA book called ''Literature/MyLouisianaSky'' where the main character's mentally handicapped mother named her Tiger, after a cat she had when she was a little girl and loved so much she [[AndCallHimGeorge accidentally squeezed it to death.]]
* Towser, an old jester in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' got his name from one of his king's dogs when he pledged to be as loyal as a hound.
* The 19th-century novel ''Literature/AtTheBackOfTheNorthWind'' has a cabman's son named Diamond, named for his father's favorite horse, who is important character himself in the book, and is referred to by the narrator as Old Diamond.
* One of the many alter-egos [[ActionGirl Arya Stark]] comes up with over the course of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is "Nymeria", the name of the pet direwolf she was once forced to [[ShooTheDog release into the wild]]. This in turn is a case of Type 1, as she named the wolf after a legendary warrior queen.
* In ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'' the Emperor and Empress's second son is named Horus Gaheris MacIntyre with his middle name coming from one of the Imperial families dogs. Although in this case the dogs in question are genetically engineered to have human-level intelligence and Gaheris was severely injured saving the Empress from an assassination attempt shortly before the son was born making this more a case of naming a child after a close friend rather than a pet.
* ''Literature/TheSagaOfHrolfKraki'' has Queen Olof of Saxony bearing a baby daughter after being raped by King Helgi of Denmark. She names the girl Yrsa after one of her dogs and has her raised as a serf.
* PlayedWith in ''Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin''--the title character was named Emrys, but his IdentityAmnesia and his suspicions about his mother meant that he was not very attached to that name. In the first book he has a pet merlin named Trouble that pulls a HeroicSacrifice for him, so he takes "Merlin" on as a new name instead.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles and Frasier discover their late mother's journal with numerous references (apparently) to them and their problems. After spending the episode angsting over the implications, they discover that they've been reading her lab journal from before their birth. "Niles" and "Frasier" were her experimental rats. At first they're relieved, but then it dawns on them;
-->'''Niles:''' Our mother named us after ''rodents''!
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' has Adrian Monk's older brother, Ambrose, whose father named him after a tortoise.
* In the first season of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' it is it is revealed that Cherry's real name is Rita. [[spoiler:She had escaped from an abusive husband taking all their belongings include Cherry the dog, before burning down their condo. When the dog died she started using the dog's name because she liked it better]]
* Lionel Fusco of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' was named after a lion his father once fed at the local zoo.

* The Australian rapper born Amethyst Amelia Kelly took half of her stage name from the name of her dog. She took the other half from the street she grew up on. That's how she came to be known as Music/IggyAzalea.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* In Irish legend, young Sétanta was attacked by a guard dog belonging to Chulainn and killed it. In recompense, he promises to raise a new guard dog, and to take the dog's place himself until the new dog was ready, earning him the name by which he is known in legend: Cú Chulainn, or, in English "Chulainn's Hound".

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* At the end of ''Film/TalesFromMuppetlandTheFrogPrince'', it's revealed that Prince Robin and Princess Melora named their son after Kermit. Kermit, meanwhile is very honored to know that a prince is named after him.

* In the play ''Theatre/ChristmasOnMars'' by Harry Kondoleon, Audrey discovers her mother named her after a cat she once had.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' again: [[spoiler:Yomiel, for the events on the day the game takes place, took the cat's name "Sissel" as an alias for dealing with the blue-skinned foreigners.]]
* Early in ''VideoGame/MedievalCop 3: The Princess and the Grump'' Dregg has to snap Polly out of depression. If you pick "Insult him" Dregg remarks that Polly's parents hated him so much that they named him after the family parrot.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/BatmanAndSons'', Catwoman named her son, Terry, after her first cat.
-->'''Batman:''' She named my son after a cat, Alfred.
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue4PAGES/ib082.html Mac starts to speculate about this as soon as she learns his real name is Roan, because she knew of a horse that was called a roan.]]
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' parodies this with Montana Jones, who was also named after a dog, but it turns out his real name is North Dakota Jones, Jr.
* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the family tree published at the end of Chapter 12 revealed prologue characters Michael and Signe to have named their son "Magnus", which in the prologue proper is the name of Michael's cat.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Film/NoobLaQueteLegendaire'', Rafale does this to himself by complete accident. He technically simply used his real last name for his avatar, but the franchise canon happens to include another minor in-game character named Rafale: Omega Zell's flying mount.
* [[https://www.instagram.com/misty_draws/ Misty]] took her online name from her cat, named Misty, [[NamesTheSame not the]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[OneMarioLimit character.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Sterling WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} gets his codename "[[EmbarrassingNickname Duchess]]" from his mother's beloved dog.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* There is an asteroid named after Mr. Spock... the namer's cat.
* Kemal Ataturk had an entire menagerie called Abdul.
* [[Creator/CSLewis Clive Staples Lewis]] didn't like his name (understandably). At the age of four, he began insisting that everyone call him Jacksie, after the family's recently-deceased dog; 'Jacksie' mutated over the years into 'Jack', the nickname his relatives finally stuck with.
* Marion Michael Morrison had a dog named Duke as a boy, and went everywhere with it. As a result, one of his neighbors started calling him "Little Duke"; when he grew up and became famous as John Wayne, the nickname of "Duke" stuck with him.
* Yet another real life example: Bindi Sue Irwin. Her first name comes from a crocodile (given [[Series/CrocodileHunter her father]], that should surprise no one), and her middle name comes from the family dog's name (this is a slight subversion, as the dog's name apparently is ''Sui'').
* Delta Burke's name came from the family cat. The name was decided upon shortly after her birth when a relative exclaimed, "She looks like Delta the cat!"
* In Australia, [[http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news18316.html a toddler named]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makybe_Diva Makybe]] was reunited with her family. Yes, she was named after the racehorse.
* Zenyatta Alexandra has become a rather popular name for ''human'' "fillies". It is often explicitly stated that they are named after the famous racehorses [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenyatta Zenyatta]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Alexandra Rachel Alexandra]].
* [[Creator/BanjoPaterson Andrew Barton Paterson]], Australian poet and journalist, took his more well-known name from Banjo, the family racehorse.
* Music/SidVicious was named after Music/JohnLydon's pet hamster Sid, who once bit him, causing Vicious to exclaim: "That Sid is really vicious."