* A variant is used in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. Link is shocked to discover that a room at the Stock Pot Inn has already been reserved for him. Turns out there's a Goron also named Link[[note]][[HelloInsertNameHere or whatever you named the hero]][[/note]] who made the reservation. You just happened to arrive before he did. Steal his room at your peril, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential 'cause you can find him outside shivering in the cold later if do]]. Remember that this is the festival season, and all the hotels were booked solid a long time ago. The Goron doesn't get angry if you steal his room, though: if you do so, his VerbalTic makes him say his name as "Link-goro!". The receptionist doesn't understand him and sends him away saying there's no reservation under that name. In the [[VideoGameRemake 3DS remake]], the receptionist remembers that a Goron made the reservation, and you can't steal the room until you have the Goron Mask.
* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HotelDuskRoom215''. Protagonist Kyle Hyde books a room at Hotel Dusk, and when he signs his name the receptionist asks "Really? Is that really your name?" After a little bit, it's revealed someone with the same name stayed at the hotel the year before. Naturally, Kyle gets suspicious.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsII'' has a variation in versions of the ending where [[spoiler:Alex Mason survives Panama]]. David Mason checks in with Woods at the Vault, only to be asked by the guard out front "another Mason?" David immediately assumes something's wrong and tells him to secure the building, enters Woods' room, and finds nothing out of the ordinary other than a new guest who turns out to be [[spoiler:his long-thought-dead father]].
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