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** In Korean E, O, and U are possible family names (이, 오, and 우, respectively), but are more commonly written as Lee, Oh, and Woo. Addtionally, because of the structure of the Korean writing system--Korean is written in syllable units in which each unit must have 2-4 letters, even if the first letter is a null symbol--it is impossible to have a single character name.

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** In Korean E, O, and U are possible family names (이, 오, and 우, respectively), but are more commonly written as Lee, Oh, and Woo. Addtionally, because of the structure of the Korean writing system--Korean is written in syllable units in which each unit must have 2-4 letters, even if the first letter is a null symbol--it is impossible to have a single character name.
letter name in Korean.


** The Korean surname Lee/I would use two letters, but one character. The majority of Korean surnames are one character, but made up of 2-3 letters. It is impossible for any words to be one letter in Korean.
** Except Lee/I uses the null symbol which isn't a letter. It is just a place holder for no sound. At least 2 symbols but one sound which would correspond to a letter is possible.
* A valid Korean name is A O. A double dose of One Letter Name!

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** The In Korean surname Lee/I would use two E, O, and U are possible family names (이, 오, and 우, respectively), but are more commonly written as Lee, Oh, and Woo. Addtionally, because of the structure of the Korean writing system--Korean is written in syllable units in which each unit must have 2-4 letters, but one character. The majority of Korean surnames are one character, but made up of 2-3 letters. It even if the first letter is a null symbol--it is impossible for any words to be one letter in Korean.
** Except Lee/I uses the null symbol which isn't
have a letter. It is just a place holder for no sound. At least 2 symbols but one sound which would correspond to a letter is possible.
* A valid Korean name is A O. A double dose of One Letter Name!
single character name.


* Q from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII 3rd Strike''. The third season of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' introduces G, who has an alternate costume that gives him Q's coat and hat.

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* Q from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII 3rd Strike''. The third season of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' introduces G, who has an alternate costume that gives him Q's coat a trenchcoat, hat, and hat.mask that looks [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute oddly similar]] to Q.


* Q from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII 3rd Strike''. The third season of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' is introducing a newcomer named G, as well.

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* Q from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII 3rd Strike''. The third season of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' is introducing a newcomer named introduces G, as well.who has an alternate costume that gives him Q's coat and hat.

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* J Allard, the former VP of Microsoft's Xbox division during the early UsefulNotes/Xbox360 era, although he was born as "James Allard".


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* [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=74252 This]] ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card (from an official joke set) has a ''zero'' letter name.
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* V from ''Vegan Virgin Valentine''. Her full name is [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Vivienne Vail Valentine]], so you can see why she shortens it.

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* V from ''Vegan Virgin Valentine''. Her full name is [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal [[AlliterativeName Vivienne Vail Valentine]], so you can see why she shortens it.

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* ''VideoGame/PsyCard'': One of the playable characters is a girl named "Z".


* Q from ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Since it's used for both the character and the species to which he belongs, things can get confusing when other Qs show up. (Though it's less so in print: the second Q from "Deja Q" is rendered as Q2, and Q's son is q.) An ExpandedUniverse trilogy adds another god-like being named 0. That's right, a One ''Digit'' Name. There's also <*> (that energy cloud from TOS causing humans and Klingons to fight), a One Asterisk Name.

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* Q from ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Since it's used for both the character and the species to which he belongs, things can get confusing when other Qs show up. (Though it's less so in print: the second Q from "Deja Q" is rendered as Q2, and Q's son is q.) An ExpandedUniverse trilogy adds another god-like being named 0. That's right, a One ''Digit'' Name. There's also <*> "*" (that energy cloud from TOS causing humans and Klingons to fight), a One Asterisk Name.


* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Tim meets a League of Assassins member named Z. While he later learns the man's given name was Zeddmore Washington Z only uses that name on faked papers anymore and no longer considers it his name.

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* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Tim meets a League of Assassins member named Z. While he later learns the man's given name was Zeddmore Washington Z only uses that name on faked papers anymore and no longer considers it his name.name instead considering it something he left behind with the rest of his old life.

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* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Tim meets a League of Assassins member named Z. While he later learns the man's given name was Zeddmore Washington Z only uses that name on faked papers anymore and no longer considers it his name.


* The protagonist of ''Literature/{{I Am J}}'' is a teenage trans boy whose name is "J". Early in the book, a flashback shows that in sixth grade he gets into a confrontation with a teacher when she kept on calling him "Jenifer", though his soon-to-be friend Melissa stepped in and made an excuse that he couldn't be called "Jenifer" because of an incident in his family that caused the name to bring up negative memories.

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* The protagonist of ''Literature/{{I Am J}}'' is a teenage trans boy whose name is "J". Early in the book, a flashback shows that in sixth grade he gets into a confrontation with a teacher when she kept on calling him "Jenifer", though his soon-to-be friend Melissa stepped in and made an excuse that he couldn't be called "Jenifer" because of an incident in his family that caused the name to bring up negative memories. J tells Blue that his name is short for "Jason", but in the end he decides that his chosen name is literally just "J".


* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo]] [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Tetris]]'' refers to the characters from the Tetris world as T, S, Z, J, L, O, and [[spoiler:X]], each named after their respective Tetrimino piece [[spoiler:and Pentamino piece]]. The English dub has only O retain this, while everyone else was given longer, phonetically similar names.

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* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo]] [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Tetris]]'' refers to the characters from the Tetris world as T, S, Z, I, J, L, O, and [[spoiler:X]], each named after their respective Tetrimino piece [[spoiler:and Pentamino piece]]. The English dub has only O retain this, while everyone else was given longer, phonetically similar names.


* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo]] [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}]]'' refers to the characters from the Tetris world as T, S, Z, J, L, O, and [[spoiler:X]], each named after their respective Tetrimino piece [[spoiler:and Pentamino piece]]. The English dub has only O retain this, while everyone else was given longer, phonetically similar names.

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* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo]] [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}]]'' ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo]] [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Tetris]]'' refers to the characters from the Tetris world as T, S, Z, J, L, O, and [[spoiler:X]], each named after their respective Tetrimino piece [[spoiler:and Pentamino piece]]. The English dub has only O retain this, while everyone else was given longer, phonetically similar names.

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* The Japanese version of ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo]] [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}}]]'' refers to the characters from the Tetris world as T, S, Z, J, L, O, and [[spoiler:X]], each named after their respective Tetrimino piece [[spoiler:and Pentamino piece]]. The English dub has only O retain this, while everyone else was given longer, phonetically similar names.

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