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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' - Final episode: Paris and Torres' last-minute baby, Miral, hence: BabiesEverAfter, after B'Elanna's dead mom.

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Final episode: Paris and Torres' last-minute baby, Miral, hence: BabiesEverAfter, after B'Elanna's dead mom.



* In ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', Dr. Bailey gives her son Tucker the middle name George, as her husband wasn't present at the birth and George was the one who stood by her through it. Inverted though, as George's death didn't occur until a few seasons later and it was unplanned.

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Dr. Bailey gives her son Tucker the middle name George, as her husband wasn't present at the birth and George was the one who stood by her through it. Inverted though, as George's death didn't occur until a few seasons later and it was unplanned.



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the male Dwarf Noble Warden can have an OptionalSexualEncounter with a noble hunter [[note]](Dwarf women looking to increase their status through bearing a noble's son)[[/note]] very early in the game. Upon returning to Orzammar later, he will learn that she has borne him a child from that. If he helps her into nobility, he can decide to give the child a name. Among the choices are his own name, the name of his recently-deceased mentor, his dead older brother, his dead father, or his exiled Second.
*** If the Dwarf Noble names their son after their father, it's later revealed that Bhelen ''also'' names his son "Endrin" after their father [[note]] (despite Bhelen being rumoured to have had something to do with his death)[[/note]].
*** In the epilogue, it's observed that Arl Eamon, if his son Connor is killed during the Redcliffe arc, has another child with his wife Isolde. This second child is a girl and named Rowan, in memory of Eamon's late sister, the Queen. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' reveals that Connor is also this trope, having been named after Eamon's late father.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
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male Dwarf Noble Warden can have an OptionalSexualEncounter with a noble hunter [[note]](Dwarf women looking to increase their status through bearing a noble's son)[[/note]] very early in the game. Upon returning to Orzammar later, he will learn that she has borne him a child from that. If he helps her into nobility, he can decide to give the child a name. Among the choices are his own name, the name of his recently-deceased mentor, his dead older brother, his dead father, or his exiled Second.
*** If the Dwarf Noble names their son after their father, it's later revealed playing as a Dwarven Commoner, speaking to your sister Rica will reveal that Bhelen ''also'' names his their son "Endrin" after their his father [[note]] (despite Bhelen being rumoured to have had something to do with his death)[[/note]].
*** In the epilogue, it's observed that Arl Eamon, if his son Connor is killed during the Redcliffe arc, has another child with his wife Isolde. This second child is a girl and named Rowan, in memory of Eamon's late sister, the Queen. ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' reveals that Connor is also this trope, having been named after Eamon's late father.



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the main character's brother Carver is revealed to be named after a Templar with whom his mage father had had a strong friendship. This is only mentioned in playthroughs where Hawke is a mage.

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main character's brother Carver is revealed to be named after a Templar with whom his mage father had had a strong friendship. This is only mentioned in playthroughs where Hawke is a mage.



** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' reveals that Connor is this trope, having been named after Eamon's late father. This initially caused a minor continuity error, as the character was originally named Rendorn. WordOfGod [[AuthorsSavingThrow solved this]] by claiming that Connor was Rendorn's lover, and Eamon [[HasTwoDaddies saw both men as his father]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s first really big TearJerker came when it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Fry became a HumanPopsicle and his family assumed he was dead, his older brother Yancy named his son after him]].

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first really big TearJerker of the series came when it's revealed that [[spoiler:after Fry became a HumanPopsicle and his family assumed he was dead, his older brother Yancy named his son after him]].


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Compare BirthDeathJuxtaposition, WeNamedTheMonkeyJack. Sister trope of LegacyVesselNaming.

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Compare BirthDeathJuxtaposition, WeNamedTheMonkeyJack. Sister trope of LegacyVesselNaming.
LegacyVesselNaming. This is one way of averting OneSteveLimit.


* A strange case of this in the end of the ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' manga: Marron names her daughter, who turns out to have inherited Angel Fin Fish's soul, "Natsuki". Natsuki was the name of Fin's previous human incarnation.
* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'': Reinhard names his son ''"Alexander'' Siegfried." Apparently he had a hard time reconciling his desire to honor his dead best friend with his hatred of Kircheis' first name...

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* A strange case of this in at the end of the ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' manga: Marron names her daughter, who turns out to have inherited Angel Fin Fish's soul, "Natsuki". Natsuki was the name of Fin's previous human incarnation.
* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'': Reinhard names his son ''"Alexander'' Siegfried." Apparently Apparently, he had a hard time reconciling his desire to honor his dead best friend with his hatred of Kircheis' first name...



* In ''Anime/MaiHime'', Duran is the name of Natsuki's dog, who was killed in the same car accident as her mother. Not only does it eventually become the name of her Child, but her father names his motorcycle after Duran as a "parody".

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* In ''Anime/MaiHime'', Duran is the name of Natsuki's dog, who was killed in the same car accident as her mother. Not only does it eventually become the name of her Child, child, but her father names his motorcycle after Duran as a "parody".



* Played with in an episode of season 3 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. When Lori's baby is born, [[spoiler: [[DeathByChildbirth killing her in the process]], and Rick [[SanitySlippage snaps]] and goes on a zombie-killing spree inside the prison,]] Carl and Daryl talk for a moment about the baby's name. Carl suggests the names of their fallen female friends, such as Amy or [[spoiler: Sophia,]] but doesn't decide on one in the end. A couple episodes later, Carl decides to name her Judith after his favorite school teacher, and Rick approves.

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* Played with in an episode of season 3 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. When Lori's baby is born, [[spoiler: [[DeathByChildbirth killing her in the process]], and Rick [[SanitySlippage snaps]] and goes on a zombie-killing spree inside the prison,]] Carl and Daryl talk for a moment about the baby's name. Carl suggests the names of their fallen female friends, such as Amy or [[spoiler: Sophia,]] but doesn't decide on one in the end. A couple of episodes later, Carl decides to name her Judith after his favorite school teacher, and Rick approves.



* Done rather horrifyingly on one episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds''. A couple lost their infant son Michael, and were unable to have more children. [[spoiler:They take to kidnapping young women who resemble the wife; the husband rapes the women until they are pregnant. If the woman gives birth to a girl, he murders her and abandons the baby at a church. If she gives birth to a boy, she's allowed to live (and be forced into another pregnancy). The baby boy is always named Michael.]]

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* Done rather horrifyingly on one episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds''. A couple lost their infant son Michael, Michael and were unable to have more children. [[spoiler:They take to kidnapping young women who resemble the wife; the husband rapes the women until they are pregnant. If the woman gives birth to a girl, he murders her and abandons the baby at a church. If she gives birth to a boy, she's allowed to live (and be forced into another pregnancy). The baby boy is always named Michael.]]



* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' involves the victim a pregnant teenager Maria DrivenToSuicide, leading to CSI Nick and Dr. Robbins have to perform an impromptu emergency C-section and CPR when they realize the baby itself isnít also dead yet. After determining what lead to her suicide (a combination of her fatherís death, her negelctful mother, her jock boyfriend and babyís father dumping her, which itself was a result after being cyberbullied with a viral humiliating video of her by the popular cheerleader and the boyfriendís former girlfriend), the boyfriend has a change of heart and chooses to raise their baby daughter, naming her Maria.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' involves the victim a pregnant teenager Maria DrivenToSuicide, leading to CSI Nick and Dr. Robbins have to perform an impromptu emergency C-section and CPR when they realize the baby itself isnít also dead yet. After determining what lead to her suicide (a combination of her fatherís death, her negelctful neglectful mother, her jock boyfriend and babyís father dumping her, which itself was a result after being cyberbullied with a viral humiliating video of her by the popular cheerleader and the boyfriendís former girlfriend), the boyfriend has a change of heart and chooses to raise their baby daughter, naming her Maria.



* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'': Towards the end of season four Linda and Amenadiel decide to name their [[HalfHumanHybrid newborn baby]] Charlie in honor of their friend Charlotte Richards who died at the end of the previous season after TakingTheBullet for Amenadiel.

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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'': Towards the end of season four four, Linda and Amenadiel decide to name their [[HalfHumanHybrid newborn baby]] Charlie in honor of their friend Charlotte Richards who died at the end of the previous season after TakingTheBullet for Amenadiel.



* Parodied in ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', where after Rhys' Loader Bot [[HoldTheLine Holds The Line]] so he and Vaughn can get away, Rhys states that he will name his first born Loader Bot in honor of his sacrifice.

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* Parodied in ''Videogame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', where after Rhys' Loader Bot [[HoldTheLine Holds The Line]] so he and Vaughn can get away, Rhys states that he will name his first born firstborn Loader Bot in honor of his sacrifice.



* Nathan Drake from ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' named his daughter Cassie after his mother ,Cassandra Morgan, who died from suicide when he was a kid.

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* Nathan Drake from ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' named his daughter Cassie after his mother ,Cassandra mother, Cassandra Morgan, who died from suicide when he was a kid.



** Meta example: The character of Fry himself is one as he's named after Creator/PhilHartman, whom the creators wanted to voice [[CasanovaWannabe Zapp Brannigan]].

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** Meta example: The character of Fry himself is one as he's named after Creator/PhilHartman, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen whom the creators wanted to voice voice]] [[CasanovaWannabe Zapp Brannigan]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Subverted. The episode that shows how [[ExtremeDoormat Woodhouse]] came to be the Archer's butler has him running a seedy bar in Tangiers after drifting around the world in grief over Reggie, his commanding officer in the British Air Force during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarI}}W1, [[HoYay who he was very close to]]. It's this bar that VERY pregnant secret agent Mallory Archer stumbles into proclaiming that people are trying to kill her and her water just broke. She gives birth to her son Sterling there on the bar, and after she names him after a silver rattle that someone had traded for his bar tab, Woodhouse asks if she would give him the middle name "Reggie". Mallory laughs and says no, because the name is "too gay". Instead, she makes his middle name Mallory after herself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Subverted. The episode that shows how [[ExtremeDoormat Woodhouse]] came to be the Archer's butler has him running a seedy bar in Tangiers after drifting around the world in grief over Reggie, his commanding officer in the British Air Force during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarI}}W1, [[HoYay who he was very close to]]. It's this bar that VERY pregnant secret agent Mallory Archer stumbles into proclaiming that people are trying to kill her and her water just broke. She gives birth to her son Sterling there on the bar, and after she names him after a silver rattle that someone had traded for his bar tab, Woodhouse asks if she would give him the middle name "Reggie". Mallory laughs and says no, no because the name is "too gay". Instead, she makes his middle name Mallory after herself.



* The Romans were wonderfully uncreative in naming their children. Upper class Roman families had about 2 dozen first names to choose from. To give just one example, the famous Julius Caesar's ''praenomen'' (given name, more or less) was Gaius, which he shared with his father and grandfather. And an adopted great-great-grandson better known as [[TheCaligula Caligula]]. This feature can make Roman history just a little confusing.
** There's also the interesting little quirk about female naming in Roman society. A daughter's praenomen was the feminine of her father's last name. If the father was named Cornelius, for example, his first born daughter would be named Cornelia. If he had a string of daughters they would also be named Cornelia but would receive a second qualifying praenomen of "Secunda" "the second." and so on. This got really complicated when several men named Cornelius all had daughters, so they all got nicknames, like Cornelia Africana, Julia Caesaris or Caecilia Merula.

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* The Romans were wonderfully uncreative in naming their children. Upper class Upper-class Roman families had about 2 dozen first names to choose from. To give just one example, the famous Julius Caesar's ''praenomen'' (given name, more or less) was Gaius, which he shared with his father and grandfather. And an adopted great-great-grandson better known as [[TheCaligula Caligula]]. This feature can make Roman history just a little confusing.
** There's also the interesting little quirk about female naming in Roman society. A daughter's praenomen was the feminine of her father's last name. If the father was named Cornelius, for example, his first born firstborn daughter would be named Cornelia. If he had a string of daughters they would also be named Cornelia but would receive a second qualifying praenomen of "Secunda" "the second." and so on. This got really complicated when several men named Cornelius all had daughters, so they all got nicknames, like Cornelia Africana, Julia Caesaris or Caecilia Merula.



** Mix-and-match variations on the same first and middle names cuts down on the confusion somewhat. However, having a Christopher, a Christian, a Kristina, and a Crystal (for example) who are all first cousins, all respond to "Chris", and are about the same age is confusing for everyone.

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** Mix-and-match variations on the same first and middle names cuts cut down on the confusion somewhat. However, having a Christopher, a Christian, a Kristina, and a Crystal (for example) who are all first cousins, all respond to "Chris", and are about the same age is confusing for everyone.



* In some Italian families, family tradition indicates that the reason Italian families were so big was because they had to have at least two sons - one to be named for each of the parents' fathers. This meant that they had to have at least three sons to be able to introduce a new name.

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* In some Italian families, family tradition indicates that the reason Italian families were so big was because that they had to have at least two sons - one to be named for each of the parents' fathers. This meant that they had to have at least three sons to be able to introduce a new name.



** Still very much true among large families in Ireland where it's not uncommon to have several grandchildren sharing their grandfathers and grandmothers name. In fact due to most Irish names having both a masculine and feminine version this isn't limited by the children's gender. With families tending to be smaller nowadays it's also not uncommon for sons to simply gain their father's name.

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** Still very much true among large families in Ireland where it's not uncommon to have several grandchildren sharing their grandfathers and grandmothers name. In fact fact, due to most Irish names having both a masculine and feminine version this isn't limited by the children's gender. With families tending to be smaller nowadays it's also not uncommon for sons to simply gain their father's name.



* It's a common practice among Ashkenazi Jews to name babies after deceased relatives (while Sephardi Jews prefer living relatives). This honors the memory of the deceased, provides them a spiritual connection with the new child and, one hopes, inspires the kid with the relatives' virtues. Historically, it was actually considered bad luck to name a baby after a still-living relative, ''especially'' an elderly one, under the belief that it might confuse the [[TheGrimReaper Angel of Death]] and get the child taken instead. Some also believe that it's unlucky to use the name of someone who died young (often defined as before sixty), though this is not universal.

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* It's a common practice among Ashkenazi Jews to name babies after deceased relatives (while Sephardi Jews prefer living relatives). This honors the memory of the deceased, provides them a spiritual connection with the new child and, and -- one hopes, hopes -- inspires the kid with the relatives' virtues. Historically, it was actually considered bad luck to name a baby after a still-living relative, ''especially'' an elderly one, under the belief that it might confuse the [[TheGrimReaper Angel of Death]] and get the child taken instead. Some also believe that it's unlucky to use the name of someone who died young (often defined as before sixty), though this is not universal.



* Inuit society used to (and some possibly still do) do this; names were not gender specific and it was believed the dead were reincarnated in the next birth, so the new baby was named after the last relative to have died.

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* Inuit society used to (and some possibly still do) do this; names were not gender specific gender-specific and it was believed the dead were reincarnated in the next birth, so the new baby was named after the last relative to have died.



* Averted in Asian countries (especially China), where intentionally naming your child after dead (or living) relatives is taboo, as Confucianism places a high importance in maintaining a strict familial hierarchy, naming a child after someone else in the family is seen as trying to falsely elevate or debase that child to a ranking that he or she does not belong. Intentionally naming your child after non-relatives is not taboo'd by still considered to be in bad taste. People who want to honour someone generally have to mask their intent with poetic and indirect allusions.
* ''Kabuki'' actors who are members of great acting lineages exchange their stage names (usually associated with specific roles) for new ones or pass them down to their successors in ceremonies called ''shūmei''. For example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichikawa_Danjuro_XII Ichikawa Danjuro XII]] (the heir to a name going back to the original Ichikawa Danjūrō, who died in 1704) was born in 1946 to Ichikawa Danjūrō XI as as Natsuo Horikoshi, and was known as Ichikawa Shinnosuke VI and Ichikawa Ebizō X before taking his final last name at a ''shūmei'' in 1986.

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* Averted in Asian countries (especially China), where intentionally naming your child after dead (or living) relatives is taboo, as Confucianism places a high importance in maintaining a strict familial hierarchy, naming a child after someone else in the family is seen as trying to falsely elevate or debase that child to a ranking that he or she does not belong. Intentionally naming your child after non-relatives is not taboo'd tabooed by still considered to be in bad taste. People who want to honour someone generally have to mask their intent with poetic and indirect allusions.
* ''Kabuki'' actors who are members of great acting lineages exchange their stage names (usually associated with specific roles) for new ones or pass them down to their successors in ceremonies called ''shūmei''. For example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichikawa_Danjuro_XII Ichikawa Danjuro XII]] (the heir to a name going back to the original Ichikawa Danjūrō, who died in 1704) was born in 1946 to Ichikawa Danjūrō XI as as Natsuo Horikoshi, and was known as Ichikawa Shinnosuke VI and Ichikawa Ebizō X before taking his final last name at a ''shūmei'' in 1986.

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** The oldest of Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand's four daughters is named Elia, presumably after Oberyn's sister.


* In a ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, Teyla names her new baby "Torren" for her deceased father (and "John" for her teammate and rescuer though he's still very much alive.)

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* In a ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Teyla names her new baby "Torren" for her deceased father (and "John" for her teammate and rescuer though he's still very much alive.)



* Ryan tries this in ''Series/{{Castle}}'' when he thinks he and Esposito are going to die trapped in a building while his wife is in labor. He tells his wife to name their baby "Javier" if it's a boy, after his best friend. Esposito immediately counters with [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "You're going to name a white Irish kid 'Javier'?"]]

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* Ryan tries this in ''Series/{{Castle}}'' when he thinks he and Esposito are going to die trapped in a building while his wife is in labor. He tells his wife to name their baby "Javier" if it's a boy, after his best friend. Esposito immediately counters with [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "You're going to name a white Irish kid 'Javier'?"]]'Javier'?"


* John Buchan's Richard Hannay novels: Hannay's friend and mentor saves the day with a HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''Literature/MrStandfast'', and the next novel in the series, ''Literature/TheThreeHostages'', reveals that Hannay has named his first son Peter in his honor. Young Peter John Hannay[[note]]The "John" is for John S. Blenkiron, another of their colleagues -- but he lives to the end of the series[[/note]] goes on to play a major role in ''Literature/TheIslandOfSheep''.

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* John Buchan's Richard Hannay novels: Hannay's friend and mentor Peter Pienaar saves the day with a HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''Literature/MrStandfast'', and the next novel in the series, ''Literature/TheThreeHostages'', reveals that Hannay has named his first son Peter in his honor. Young Peter John Hannay[[note]]The "John" is for John S. Blenkiron, another of their colleagues -- but he lives to the end of the series[[/note]] goes on to play a major role in ''Literature/TheIslandOfSheep''.


* In the Ian Banks book ''The Crow Road'', central character Prentice's brother names his newborn son Kenneth Rory Prentice Mchoan. Prentice (half) jokingly points out his concern that he's the only one of the baby's namesakes who isn't dead...

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* In the Ian Banks Creator/IainBanks book ''The Crow Road'', central character Prentice's brother names his newborn son Kenneth Rory Prentice Mchoan. Prentice (half) jokingly points out his concern that he's the only one of the baby's namesakes who isn't dead...


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* John Buchan's Richard Hannay novels: Hannay's friend and mentor saves the day with a HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''Literature/MrStandfast'', and the next novel in the series, ''Literature/TheThreeHostages'', reveals that Hannay has named his first son Peter in his honor. Young Peter John Hannay[[note]]The "John" is for John S. Blenkiron, another of their colleagues -- but he lives to the end of the series[[/note]] goes on to play a major role in ''Literature/TheIslandOfSheep''.


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* Common in fan fiction. Expect plenty of kids named Haku in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fics, and a Sirius or two in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Of course, JKR had to go and one-up everyone with aforementioned Potter kids.
** As a subtrope of that, thanfiction, mastermind behind the "[[FanFic/DumbledoresArmyAndTheYearOfDarkness DAYDverse]]", is especially prone to this. There are only three kids who ''aren't'' named after dead people, and two were adopted from another country. Of course, there are a [[KillEmAll lot of names to choose from]]...
* In the ''Literature/HIVESeries'', [[spoiler: Lucy Dexter]] can conveniently be the namesake of either a boy or a girl, and was conveniently close to both Otto and Laura. In every fic where the two have a child, it will be named after her or Raven.
* ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'':
** Averted with [[spoiler:Aki]], as the parents-to-be were afraid they would begin making comparison to the child's namesake and unintentionally force the child to imitate them.
** Downplayed later on when [[spoiler:Asuka]] suggests to [[spoiler: Aki]] that she name her doll after her maternal grandmother, but it gets corrupted from [[spoiler: Kyoko]] to [[spoiler: Kiko]] due to her mishearing the suggestion.
* Before ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' premiered, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' sequel fics would often give Aang and Katara a daughter named Kya, after Katara's mother, and/or a son named Gyatso, after Aang's mentor/father figure. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' {{josse|d}}s the Gyatso one, but confirms Kya as the name of Aang and Katara's lone daughter. Not to mention their eldest son being named after Aang's old friend King Bumi.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** It appears that it's expected that if Ichigo and Rukia marry [[note]]:pairing that never happened in canon[[/note]], they'll either have a son with his mother's color scheme, his father's everything else, and the name Kaien, or a daughter named either Hisana or Masaki.
** Masaki also applies in the Ichigo/Orihime pairing, but their son is often named Sora. [[spoiler:This pairing happened in canon, but the name was jossed; he's named Kazui.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** If Roy and Riza have a baby boy, he'll be named after Maes.
** If Edward and Winry have a girl, her name will be Nina or Trisha.
** Fanfics for the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] use the above ideas often but also include Ed naming his daughter after "Winry" or Rose naming her son "Edward". Neither die in the series, however the fact that they're split apart in separate universes leaves the same effect.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Whenever Shikamaru has a kid in fanfics, it's pretty expected that the brat'll be named after Asuma in some way. This was jossed in the manga, as his son instead follows the "Shika-" FamilyThemeNaming.
** Naruto himself is not spared this fate; half the time or more his kids would be called either Minato or Kushina. Again, jossed: Boruto and Himawari.
** It's not uncommon to see Neji call his son Hizashi.
** ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'' has Itachi van Alstyne, the son of the long-since departed Uchiha Itachi arriving in Konoha.
** Many of Sasuke's kids in fanfics are either named after his parents or his brother. In canon, his only daughter is Sarada.
* Simmons Shirly Grif from ''Murderers Row''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' fics, Victor and Victoria inevitably end up calling their first-born daughter Emily. Although that's an improvement compared to the author going with the 'V' theme and naming the children something like Vincent/Valerie.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' fanfic, if the author feels the need to give [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Princess]] from the third game a name, chances are they'll have her named after her dead auntie Rose.
* Although the closing credits of ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' give the name of Elizabeth's son as Will (already this trope, of course), a striking number of fanfic writers ignore this in favour of the name James. (Possibly because Norrington is... deader, probably. Or just because of the OneSteveLimit.)
* In the "FanFic/TamersForeverSeries" the infant Taichi Kamiya is named after his late uncle who apparently committed suicide.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fanfic "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8120153/1/Two-Wrongs-and-a-Right Two Wrongs and a Right]]" has this and SomeoneToRememberHimBy. ''And'' a FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo.
* In "Fanfic/MarieDSuesseAndTheMysteryNewPirateAge", a variant happens. The eponymous character, nicknamed "Mar," vanishes from the world as a result of a wish to restore it, and to fulfill his promise to remember her name, Law names a kitten after her.
* Speaking of ''Manga/OnePiece'', expect many children of Luffy to be named "Ace".
* In some ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' fics, Ken and Miyako names his/their son "Osamu."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Heatherís baby is to be named after her motherís late [[spoiler:campmate]].
* In combination with SomeoneToRememberHimBy, Jeyne Westerling in the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ContinuationFic ''Fanfic/TheNorthRemembers'' names her newborn son Robb after his murdered father, and nicknames him Robbie. Edmure was also wishing to do the same likewise, but it's subverted when his lady wife is later executed because of the political intrigue that pervades Westeros.
* At the end of the ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', [[spoiler: Lavinia/Tansy and Damon]] name their two children after [[spoiler: Vale and Kit]].
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'', Sally (Sparrow) Watson names her firstborn Katherine, after her blasted-to-the-past best friend Cathy Nightingale. "Watson and Sparrow" implies that Cathy was the only real family Sally had.
* ''[[https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10667104/1/People-Gonna-Talk People Gonna Talk]]'': Zig-zagged in this ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fic. Mako has four children by three different women (ItMakesSenseInContext). His twin daughters are both named for living people (his grandmother Yin and Korra's mother Senna), while his sons and Bolin and Opal Bei Fong's daughter all follow this trope: San (named for Mako's late father), Aang (for the previous Avatar), and Poppy (named for her great-great-grandmother Poppy Bei Fong).
* In ''FanFic/DantesNightAtFreddys'', Dante and Lucia's daughter is referred to as Evie after Dante's mother Eva, and according to its predecessor Revelations, her middle name is Matis, after Lucia's adopted mother Matier. Additionally, their son is named Arthur, which is pronounced similarly to "Sparda", Dante's father.
* Both played straight and averted in the FanFic/ElementalChessTrilogy. Grumman asks Roy whether he and Riza plan to name their unborn child after Maes Hughes; Roy replies that there are too many people who deserve the honor of having a child named for them, and so they've decided to give the baby a name all his or her own. Played straight by Ling and Lan Fan, however, who name their first child Fu, after her grandfather.
** The final volume of the series reveals that it's also played straight by Alphonse and May Chang, whose daughter is named Nina. Ed and Winry, meanwhile, don't name any of their children after anyone who has ''died'', but one of their sons is named Curtis, in honor of the (still living) Sig and Izumi.
* A few ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' AU fics where [[spoiler: the Eclipse never happens and Griffith dies from illness or injuries after his imprisonment]] have Guts and Casca living a life together with the child Casca was pregnant with in the canon, naming their son after their deceased leader and friend. Some fics take it a step further with the couple having multiple children, with one of their daughters being named after Guts' deceased adopted mother, Sys.
* Discussed in a (possibly non-canon) ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'' omake. After Shinji admitted how easily he could turn out like his father if Asuka was killed/comatose, she made him promise that -in the event that she couldn't be with him- he should marry [[ThreesomeSubtext Rei]] instead and name a daughter after her. He made her give the same promise (although he pointed out that adoption would probably be required under those circumstances).
* AlternateUniverse Janine's daughter, Elizabeth Joan Watson in ''The Sanctuary Telepath''. Given that she grew up in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain it makes some sense, even more so as she can be downright sentimental. Elizabeth was her [[HappilyAdopted adoptive mother's]] name, Joan comes from John (her brother, already dead in that reality) and Watson is the girl's late father's last name (James Watson) which Janine uses for her despite that they've never been married and ''she'' uses her brother's last name, Druitt.
* It's mentioned in one of the spinoffs to the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' that Freya's childhood friend was going to name her child after her if they were female. Freya isn't dead, however her friend thought she was killed when she was run out of town for being a lesbian. When Freya notes that it's considered bad luck to name your kid after a living person, she questions if maybe they should alter the spelling instead.
* In one chapter of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/MySisterLeni'', Leni finds out that her parents had a stillborn baby that they named "Leni" prior to her.
* When [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Cullen]] becomes a father in the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series, he names his daughter Eleanor, after his late mother. Later, Cassandra adopts a baby boy and names him Anthony, after her late brother.
* ''FanFic/TheShinSekai'': Rikuo and Tsurara's second child, Rihan, is named in honor of Rikuo's [[DisappearedDad late father]].
* Zinnia in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' is revealed to have a daughter named Aster. A sidestory later reveals she was named after her late friend from canon.
** [[TheHero Ash himself]] is an example, as Delia named him after her father Ashton Ketchum, who died shortly before he was born.
* In the ''Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Parthenogenesis}}'', Carmen named her daughter Marguerite after her deceased mother.
* ''Fanfic/NotAMonster'': Morton Jr. is named in memory of Bowser's oldest brother Morton, who died of Koopa Pox as a child.
* ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'': It's shown that in the future, [[HasTwoMommies Tekno and Amy will have a baby]] named Johnny. He's named after Johnny Lightfoot, a Freedom Fighter who died in the last arc of the [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic original series]].
* There is a ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' story where Dan and Laurie's teenage son has the middle name Walter, which was Rorschach's real name. (It should be noted that Rorschach is actually still alive in this story due to time travel shenanigans, but there's no way Dan knew that.)
* Pilar's middle name in ''Fanfic/StarlightIsForAlways'' comes from Jerrica's deceased mother Jacqui. Her given name comes from a relative of her dad's, but it's not mentioned if they're dead or not.
* Shadow's daughter Maria in ''Blog/SingleParentsNight'' looks strikingly like Shadow's sister figure Maria Robotnik, who was killed over 50 years ago. The difference is that Maria Robotnik was a human child, but Maria is a hedgehog toddler. It's explained that Maria is a clone of sorts that Shadow found on ARK.
* Numerous ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' fanfics engage in this trope, for multiple different characters.
** Cloud's son will often be named Zack, and his daughter will often be named either [[ItWasHisSled Aerith]] or [[WeHardlyKnewYe Ilfana]], depending on who he's paired with.
** Vincent's daughter is usually named Lucrecia.
** The few stories that have [[SecondLove Barret paired with someone]] usually give him a son named Dyne and/or a daughter named [[TheLostLenore Myrna.]]
* ''Fanfic/TilDeathDoUsPart'':
** Ash and Misty's son is named after Ash's deceased biological father Will.
** Jessie and James' son Skylar married Samuel and Delia's granddaughter Brooke (who is implied to be the child of their daughter Laurel and Tracey). They named their child "Samuel" after his great-grandfather.
* In the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series ''Fanfic/DescentIntoDarkness'', Maria was named after her paternal grandmother Mary.
* In ''Fanfic/MindBrigade'', Eve names her daughter after [[spoiler:Jamie]]. The two weren't particularly close, with [[spoiler:Jamie]] being a reclusive grouch and the two speaking only a handful of times, but he did inadvertently help Eve decide not to abort and he [[spoiler:saved Jill's life after he died by offering in his will to be her heart donor.]]
* In ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'', Peter's daughter, May "Mayday" Parker, after his late Aunt May, who succumbed to old age.
* Fanfic/TheGreatMetaFic is based on a tournament called Ship Survivor on ''Blog/RWBYSubreddit'', with Redditors as characters. Since many Reddtors returned for Ship Survivor II even though their characters were killed off in the first installment of the fic, similarly-named relatives of the original characters represent them in the sequel.
** Also applies to the series proper. [[FanPreferredCouple Weiss and Jeane's]] daughter will often be named after [[TrueCompanions Pyrrha,]] Ruby's daughter will often be named after [[MissingMom Summer]], and Blake's son (which she'll have with either Sun or [[LesYay Yang]]) will often be named after [[LikableVillian Adam.]]
* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncounterForAPhantom'': Jazz says that had Danny been born a girl, his name would have been Danielle, after their maternal great-grandmother. So in a sense, [[OppositeSexClone Danielle]] is this.
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* In ''Manga/YakitateJapan'', Pierrot goes back in time to prevent his mother's [[DeathByChildbirth death by childbirth]]. When he gets back, both his parents are alive and he's told he is disappointing his namesake - their clown family who went missing after saving the mother's life. By changing the timeline, he became a Dead Guy Jr. to himself and can't live up to his own example[[note]]In the original timeline, he was named after the tag on his clothes[[/note]].

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* In ''Manga/YakitateJapan'', Pierrot goes back in time to prevent his mother's [[DeathByChildbirth death by childbirth]]. When he gets back, both his parents are alive and he's told he is disappointing his namesake - their clown family friend who went missing after saving the mother's life. By changing the timeline, he became a Dead Guy Jr. to himself and can't live up to his own example[[note]]In the original timeline, he was named after the tag on his clothes[[/note]].

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* In ''Manga/YakitateJapan'', Pierrot goes back in time to prevent his mother's [[DeathByChildbirth death by childbirth]]. When he gets back, both his parents are alive and he's told he is disappointing his namesake - their clown family who went missing after saving the mother's life. By changing the timeline, he became a Dead Guy Jr. to himself and can't live up to his own example[[note]]In the original timeline, he was named after the tag on his clothes[[/note]].

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** Also applies to the series proper. [[FanPreferredCouple Weiss and Jeane's]] daughter will often be named after [[TrueCompanions Pyrrha,]] Ruby's daughter will often be named after [[MissingMom Summer]], and Blake's son (which she'll have with either Sun or [[LesYay Yang]]) will often be named after [[LikableVillian Adam.]]

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** Also, the movie villain Garlic Jr. is named after his father, who was banished by Kami to the Dead Zone.


* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncounterForAPhantom'': Jazz says that had Danny been born a girl, his name would have been Danielle, after their maternal grandmother. So in a sense, [[OppositeSexClone Danielle]] is this.

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* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncounterForAPhantom'': Jazz says that had Danny been born a girl, his name would have been Danielle, after their maternal grandmother.great-grandmother. So in a sense, [[OppositeSexClone Danielle]] is this.

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