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** or, if you live in California, [[Film/TheMaskOfZorro "JOAQUIIIIIIIIIIN!"]]

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** or, Or, if you live in California, [[Film/TheMaskOfZorro "JOAQUIIIIIIIIIIN!"]]


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* A OneShotCharacter in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' is a monster living in the Aqua Teens' attic named Willie Nelson, who has to repeatedly clarify he has no relation to [[Creator/WillieNelson the musician]].

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* A OneShotCharacter in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' is a monster living in the Aqua Teens' attic named Willie Nelson, who has to repeatedly clarify he has no relation to [[Creator/WillieNelson [[Music/WillieNelson the musician]].



* Speaking of Marvel, [[ComicBook/XMen Shadowcat]] was named "Kitty Pride" after a real life person who, underestimating the popularity the character would have, authorized it. To avoid being compared to the character, she officially changed her name to "K.P."

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* Speaking of Marvel, [[ComicBook/XMen Shadowcat]] was named "Kitty Pride" Pryde" after a real life person who, underestimating the popularity the character would have, authorized it. To avoid being compared to the character, she officially changed her name to "K.P."


* It's pretty tough to have two such [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/TomJones "not unusual"
"]] names as [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling "Thomas" and "Jones"]].

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* It's pretty tough to have two such [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/TomJones [[Music/TomJones "not unusual"
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unusual"]] names as [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling "Thomas" and "Jones"]].


* It's pretty tough to have two such common names as [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling "Thomas" and "Jones"]].

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* It's pretty tough to have two such common [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/TomJones "not unusual"
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names as [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling "Thomas" and "Jones"]].


* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Sam discovers that, while drunk, he had bet a stranger that he could marry Jacqueline Bisset within a year. On learning that the other party plans to hold him to that bet (and has a binding contract), he reads over the terms of the bet and realises that it doesn't specify Jacqueline Bisset the actress. He immediately sets out to find another woman of the same name to marry him.

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* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': In "[[Recap/CheersS3E18 Bar Bet]]" Sam discovers that, while drunk, he had bet a stranger that he could marry Jacqueline Bisset within a year. On learning that the other party plans to hold him to that bet (and has a binding contract), he reads over the terms of the bet and realises that it doesn't specify Jacqueline Bisset the actress. He immediately sets out to find another woman of the same name to marry him.


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* A Creator/RowanAtkinson [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDfBk4fumJ4 routine]] for the Queen Mother's 90th birthday Royal Gala had him as an Australian named Alec Guinness who is quite puzzled that he was invited to take part, but doesn't quite twig that the letter was meant for the ''other'' Creator/AlecGuinness until the end.
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* A Creator/RowanAtkinson [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDfBk4fumJ4 routine]] for the Queen Mother's 90th birthday Royal Gala had him as an Australian named Alec Guinness who is quite puzzled that he was invited to take part, but doesn't quite twig that the letter was meant for the ''other'' Creator/AlecGuinness until the end.
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* A Creator/RowanAtkinson [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDfBk4fumJ4 routine]] for the Queen Mother's 90th birthday Royal Gala had him as an Australian named Alec Guinness who is quite puzzled that he was invited to take part, but doesn't quite twig that the letter was meant for the ''other'' Creator/AlecGuinness until the end.
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* ''Series/MidnightCaller'': The father of Devon's child is named [[Creator/DickClark Richard Clark]]. He insists on being called Richard and not Dick.


* If you run into a YouTube video with a title promising Simon Cowell's struggle with a wild animal, it's probably the ''first'' Simon Cowell, the one who runs a wildlife aid station in Surrey.

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* If you run into a YouTube Website/YouTube video with a title promising Simon Cowell's struggle with a wild animal, it's probably the ''first'' Simon Cowell, the one who runs a wildlife aid station in Surrey.

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* If you run into a YouTube video with a title promising Simon Cowell's struggle with a wild animal, it's probably the ''first'' Simon Cowell, the one who runs a wildlife aid station in Surrey.


** Hurricane Mitch in 1998 killed ten times as many people as Katrina did, but they mostly weren't Americans, so who cares? In fairness, "Mitch" is a much more common name than "Katrina" ("Catherine" and its other variants are common, but "Katrina" specifically isn't so much), which tends to diffuse the impact. Andrew, the hurricane holding the record for most property damage prior to Katrina, is also common enough as a name that it doesn't stand out.

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** Hurricane Mitch in 1998 killed ten times as many people as Katrina did, but they mostly weren't Americans, so who cares? In fairness, "Mitch" is a much more common name than "Katrina" ("Catherine" and its other variants are common, but "Katrina" specifically isn't so much), which tends to diffuse defuse the impact. Andrew, the hurricane holding the record for most property damage prior to Katrina, is also common enough as a name that it doesn't stand out.


** Former Marist point guard and Los Angeles Clippers draft pick Jared Jordan's father also shares a name with [[Creator/MichaelJordan His Airness]]. Like all of the above mentioned Michael Jordans except the actor, they're white.

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** Former Marist point guard and Los Angeles Clippers draft pick Jared Jordan's father also shares a name with [[Creator/MichaelJordan [[UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan His Airness]]. Like all of the above mentioned Michael Jordans except the actor, they're white.


* Speaking of Marvel, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Shadowcat]] was named "Kitty Pride" after a real life person who, underestimating the popularity the character would have, authorized it. To avoid being compared to the character, she officially changed her name to "K.P."

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* Speaking of Marvel, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Shadowcat]] was named "Kitty Pride" after a real life person who, underestimating the popularity the character would have, authorized it. To avoid being compared to the character, she officially changed her name to "K.P."


* John Roberts in 2005. One anchored the CBS evening on the weekends, the other was sworn in as the Chief Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not to mention that "John" and "Roberts" are an ordinary first name and surname, respectively, in the English-speaking world. You'll find a handful of them.
* If you work in a profession where you have a lot of contact with the general public, you will run across ordinary people with the same names as celebrities. For example, just here in Ontario, there is a furnace technician named Music/JimSteinman; a farm fuel delivery driver named Creator/JerryLewis who got a call from a farmer named Creator/DeanMartin; and a vet customer named Creator/MarilynMonroe (she spelled it "Munro").

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* John Roberts in 2005. One anchored the CBS evening news on the weekends, the other was sworn in as the Chief Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not to mention that "John" and "Roberts" are an ordinary first name and surname, respectively, in the English-speaking world. You'll find a handful of them.
* If you work in a profession where you have a lot of contact with the general public, you will run across ordinary people with the same names as celebrities. For example, just here in Ontario, there is a furnace technician named Music/JimSteinman; a farm fuel delivery driver named Creator/JerryLewis who got a call from a farmer named Creator/DeanMartin; and a vet customer named Creator/MarilynMonroe (she spelled it "Munro").



* The wrestling booking simulator Game/TotalExtremeWrestling has a fictional wrestler named Jack Bruce who works a rock star gimmick and shares a name with the late Music/{{Cream}} bassist.
* Philippine Wrestling Revolution wrestler John Sebastian. You know, like the guy who sang for the Lovin' Spoonful and did the theme to Series/WelcomeBackKotter and the Franchise/CareBears cartoon.

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* The wrestling booking simulator Game/TotalExtremeWrestling ''VideoGame/TotalExtremeWrestling'' has a fictional wrestler named Jack Bruce who works a rock star gimmick and shares a name with the late Music/{{Cream}} bassist.
* Philippine Wrestling Revolution wrestler John Sebastian. You know, like the guy who sang for the Lovin' Spoonful and did the theme to Series/WelcomeBackKotter ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' and the Franchise/CareBears cartoon.''Franchise/CareBears'' cartoon.
* In the early 1950s, two women named Creator/PattyMaloney were living in the UsefulNotes/{{Orlando}} area. The ''other'' one wrote for the ''Orlando Evening Star'', but they're not known to have met each other.


* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] is the TropeNamer, being first elated to discover that an over-the-top action hero is "named like my name", and then driven to change his name when "Homer Simpson, Police Cop" is {{Re Tool}}ed as bumbling comic relief.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] A OneShotCharacter in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' is a monster living in the TropeNamer, being first elated Aqua Teens' attic named Willie Nelson, who has to discover that an over-the-top action hero is "named like my name", and then driven repeatedly clarify he has no relation to change his name when "Homer Simpson, Police Cop" is {{Re Tool}}ed as bumbling comic relief.[[Creator/WillieNelson the musician]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is the TropeNamer, with Homer being first elated to discover that an over-the-top action hero is "named like my name", and then driven to change his name when "Homer Simpson, Police Cop" is {{Re Tool}}ed as bumbling comic relief.

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