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"So we have Blossom, Bubbles, and, hmmm, Buttercup because... it also begins with a B."
Professor Utonium, The Powerpuff Girls Movie

A form of Theme Naming in which everyone in a family, or one generation of a family at the very least, all possess names with alliteration, that is, starting with the same letter or syllable. Bonus points if their last name also starts with the same letter. While obviously this can be expected to be intentional on the part of the writers, it can also be shown to be deliberate on the part of the characters. Such characters will usually be a little on the quirky side, if so.

May or may not also be an Alliterative Name, in which both first and last names have the same letter. The Theme Naming can be taken even further when these same letter names all have a theme within the same letter. When done In-Universe by the characters, can overlap with Who Names Their Kid "Dude"? and can lead to Rapid-Fire Name Guessing. Taken to extremes, this trope can make recitation of family members into a Tongue Twister.

The trope is fairly rare in films, where a common screenwriting trick is to avoid multiple names beginning with the same sound to make it easier for the audience to keep track.

Sub-trope of Theme Initials, in which several characters who may or may not be related share the same initials, and of Family Theme Naming, in which members of one family have related names which may or may not be alliterative.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Asteroid in Love, the way the Konohata siblings were named starts with the syllable "Mi": Misa and Mira respectively.
  • The Azukis of Bakuman。, with Miyuki and her daughters Miho and Mina. Her husband is unnamed.
  • Doraemon:
    • Nobita Nobi's father is named Nobisuke, whose younger brother is named Nobirou, whose daughter is named Nobie. Nobita himself names his son after his father. The practice seems to be discontinued in the future; Nobita's grandson, who sends Doraemon to the past, is named Sewashi.
    • The Doraemons, six robots modeled after Doraemon: Doranichov, Dora-rinho, Wangdora, Doramed III, Dora the Kid, and El Matadora. Doraemon also has a biological sister (they were produced from the same oil can) named Dorami.
  • In Dragon Ball, we have the hero's family: Son Goku, and his two sons, Gohan and Goten. For extra points, they each have the same kanji for the "go" in their names.
  • Every member of the Tsun family in Dr. Slump has a name starting with "tsu".
  • In Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star, the Mishou family's names all start with the letter K: Kanako, Kouichirou, and Kazuya. The one expection is Mai, who instead has an Alliterative Name.
  • Justified in Horimiya Hori's first name Kyouko was chosen as a Portmanteau of her parents, so she shares the same "Kyou" pattern with her father Kyousuke. This continues in the original webcomic when she and Miyamura have a son named Kyouhei.
  • In Hunter × Hunter, the Zoldyck family has the siblings Illumi, Milluki, Killua, Alluka, and Kalluto, all of whom have "llu" in their name. An interesting note is that the last syllable of each sibling's name becomes the first syllable of the next sibling's name.
  • Nearly every one of the Joestar bloodline of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has a name starting with, if not a J, then a "Jo" sound, including those who aren't main characters (George Sr., Jonathan, George Jr., Joseph, Jotaro, Josuke, Giorno, and Jolyne). The only Odd Name Out, excluding those who married into the family, is Joseph's daughter Holly.
    • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: JoJolion, the unrelated, except through adoption Higashikata family also does this with their sons: Johei, Josho, Josuke (all three of the above changed their names to Norisuke, however), Jobin, Joshu, and by coincidence, their adopted child Josuke.
  • Kamichama Karin has this happening across two families, Karasuma and Kujyou, which both use K-sounds. We have Kirihiko, Kirio and Kirika on the former side and Kazuto, Kazune and Kazusa (and, by marriage, Karin) on the latter. Both families also have a Himeka.
  • Lyrical Nanoha has Teana and her late older brother Tiida. The INNOCENT continuity would break this when it changed Linith into the middle child of the family.
  • Naruto:
    • The present generation of the Hyuga Clan's Main Branch all have names starting with H-sounds: Hiashi, Hinata, and Hanabi. Hiashi's brother was named Hizashi. Hinata's daughter takes after her mom more than her brother does, has the Byakugan, and is named "Himawari".
    • Sasuke and Sakura end up having a daughter named Sarada.
    • The Ino-Shika-Chou triad of clans (Nara, Akamichi, Yamanaka) have done this for generations. Shikaku, Choza, and Inoichi have children named Shikamaru, Choji, and Ino. Their children have children named Shikadai, Chocho, and Inojin.
  • The dub of Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire has May and her little brother Max. The Japanese version averts this as they're "Haruka" and "Masato".
  • The members of the Bergatt family from Snow White with the Red Hair whose names are known are Touka, Tsuruba, and Tariga, all starting with a T.
  • Space Patrol Luluco: has the title character and her mother Lalaco. And according to a Drama CD, her maternal grandmother was named Lilico.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has the Black Siblings: Kittan, Kiyoh, Kinon, and Kiyal.
  • Lucia's biological parents in Venus Versus Virus are named Lilith and Lucif. They also counts under Family Theme Naming.
  • Yo-Kai Watch's Nate (Keita) has a grandfather named Nathaniel (Keizou). In Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside Nate's own son is named Keisuke.
  • The Akaba family of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Reiji, Reira and Leo's given names all written with kanji for "rei" (零), meaning "zero." note ) The theme is carried on by Reiji's older half-sister, Ray, who lacks the proper spelling, but keeps the similar pronunciation

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    Comic Books 
  • Jughead from Archie Comics is really named "Forsythe". He has a sister nicknamed "Jellybean" whose name is "Forsythia".
  • Baron Heinrich Zemo, the original leader of the Masters of Evil in The Avengers and his son and successor, Baron Helmut Zemo. The Avengers/Thunderbolts miniseries established the first Baron Zemo was named Harbin, and the Zemo: Born Better miniseries named the rest of the line as Hademar, Heller, Herbert, Hartwig, Helmuth, Hackett, Hartwig, Hilliard, Hoffman, Hobart and Herman.
  • Groo the Wanderer: Though it's never explicitly stated, "Groo" appears to be a family name of sorts — Groo's sister is named "Grooella", and his grandmother is Granny Groo.
  • Alexander Cabot III and his sister Alexandra from Josie and the Pussycats
  • The Sandman (1989) features the Endless, seven siblings who are named for the concept of which they are Anthropomorphic Personifications: Destiny, Death, Dream, Destruction, Despair, Desire, and Delirium (originally Delight).
  • In Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics), Nack the Weasel (alias Fang the Sniper) in the original continuity had a sister named Nic (short for Nicolette).
  • Superman:
  • The Vision (2015): The Vision, his wife Virginia, their two kids Viv and Vin. Coincidentally, Vision's brother Victor fits with this theme despite not being created by him.
  • The Angel of X-Men is the third Warren of the Worthington family. There's also a Wallace somewhere in his family tree.

    Comic Strips 
  • In Dennis the Menace (UK), Gnasher's puppies are Gnatasha, Gnaomi, Gnora, Gnancy, Gnanette, and Gnipper.
  • Funky Winkerbean: The one-armed teacher's name begins with a B, as do her three sisters.
  • Marvin: The title character, his cousin Megan, and his adopted cousin Ming Ming. Also, Jeff, Jenny, and her sister Janet.

    Fan Works 
  • In the show RWBY, Mercury Black’s father was named Marcus. In the fic The Black Hearts, his mother is named Melanie.
  • Book Of Days:
    • From Part 1: Clover the Clever and her husband, Crimson Rose.
    • As revealed in Part 16: Translator's Hoofnotes [1], Mother and daughter, Primrose and Pansy.
  • Turns up in the LDD-fanfic, Bridge to Terabithia 2: The Last Time. The original novel by Katherine Patterson didn't delve much into members of the Aarons family tree, save for Jess Aarons and his father Jack Aarons. The fanfic adds various additional members extended from the Aarons family tree, with Jess having an aunt named Jeanette, an uncle named John, and in the Distant Epilogue Jess and the not-really-dead Leslie has a son named Jake.
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy fanfiction The Darker Knight has Bruce Wayne parents renamed Bob and Brittany Wayne because of this.
  • In Darkness Burning Anna and Joachim name their firstborn "Elias" after Anna's sister Elsa. Elsa is embarrassed in a self-deprecating manner. She feels bad for her nephew for being named after her.
  • In Fallen Angel's director's cut, its timeline explains that Miles 'Tails' Prower is the son of Maxwell Prower.
  • From Princess Twilight Sparkle President Of The Family Reunion: The siblings from early Cloudsdale, Tweety, Twinkle, and Twiggy.
  • Her Fractured Spirit:
    • Marina has a teenage brother named "Marmaduke" who is usually known as "Marny".
    • Octolad's real name is Salmonford. His mother is called Sammy and his dad is named Samwell. The Odd Name Out is Salmonford's younger brother Hayden.
  • Human After All: Robotgirl and Robotboy are named "Robyn" and "Robert". They view each other as siblings because they were created by the same person.
  • This is the case for the Pantielle family in The Night Unfurls, with all three members (Michael, Mikhail, Michelle) having names that start with "Mi".
  • On the Long Route: When he was younger Buster's parents, whose names start with B, Bitzi and Bo Baxter, were going to have another son named Byron. However, they lost the pregnancy.
  • The Petriculture Cycle: In Transdementia, Pinkamena and Penumbra are presented as Discord's daughters, although they're not actually.
  • Pokémon Reset Bloodlines features two notable examples:
    • In Kanto, there's the Laramie Clan. Known members include Lara, her father Larry and her grandfather Leeroy, all share the initials "LL". Lara's mother Fuko is the only known exception, but it's justified given that she married into the family.
    • In Almia, the Jackrum family has the "JJ" initials: there's a retired Top Ranger named Jenkins, his daughter Jolanka and granddaughter Jane.
  • In Restraint, Azula's daughter is named Azusami.
  • In NoonboryKedabory's Encanto fanfics, Bruno has three daughters who are named Stefanie, Sierra, and Sabrina.
  • The Simpsons: Team L.A.S.H.: The Skinners have three generations of men with “S” names: Sheldon, Seymour, and Simon.
  • In Son of the Sannin, Shizune marries Shisui Uchiha (who in this story doesn't commit suicide). Over the course of the story, they have two children, first a boy named Shiro, and later a girl named Shizuka. This trope doesn't go unnoticed by the other characters.
  • In the Pokémon webcomic, Team Rocket Roots, Giovanni's mother is named Gianna.
  • In The Worst Possible Sitch, Kim is unsurprised to learn that Eddie and Edie are siblings.
    Kim: "Eddie Arcadian was your brother. I can see the resemblance now. And you are?"
    Edie': "Edie Arcadian."
    Kim: "Of course you are."
  • Yamujiburo: Jessie and James have children named Julie and Jean.
  • The Palaververse: Father and youngest and second youngest child all start with "G", as the Griffin Chieftain being the father, each member revealed story by story. Gellert in Moonlight Palaver, with the other two first mentioned respectively in The Tempest and Wedding March.

    Film — Animation 
  • King Triton and Queen Athena's seven daughters in The Little Mermaid all have first names that start with "A" and, in the case of the six oldest daughters, end with "A." From oldest to youngest, the daughters' names are: Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, Adrina and Ariel.
  • The Rodriguez Brothers from The Book of Life: Pablo, Pancho, and Pepe.
  • The family of acrobatic eggs in Una película de huevos are named Bibi, Bebi and Bubi (Pronounced "Beebee", "Behbee" and "Boobie")
  • Brave has the triplets Harris, Hubert, and Hamish.

    Film — Live Action 

  • And Then I Turned Into a Mermaid has the Seabrook sisters, Myla, Margot, Melissa, Molly, and Minnie. They have an aunt named Maureen, and their grandmother was named Murielle. Their ancestors include Mira, Marilla, Myra, Morwenna, and Mericia.
  • The names of all seven Lightbringers (gods who claimed to be siblings) in Arcia Chronicles started with an "A".
  • In the novel Ballet Shoes, the girls' adopted mother named the first two Pauline and Petrova (after the saints Paul and Peter, respectively), but was annoyed when the youngest arrived already named Posy.
  • The Nita family in Breaking the Wall all have names starting with "N." One character, two year old Lani, seems like an exception until you realize her name is short for Nolani.
  • Cavendon Hall: The Ingham family's four daughters are named Diedre, Daphne, DeLacy, and Dulcie.
  • In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, there's Charlie's grandparents: Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, and Grandma Georgina.
  • Children of the Lens features Clarrissa and Kimball Kinnison and their children Camilla, Christopher, Constance, Karen, and Kathryn.
  • In Deep Secret, Will Venables has five daughters whose names all begin with "V." Maree quips that it's cute now, but is due to cause problems when they're teenagers and boys start sending love letters.
  • In The Dinosaur Lords, the Emperor's daughters are named Melodía and Monserrat.
  • The Laws family line in the Doctor Who Expanded Universe novel The Wheel of Ice comprise Josephine Laws, her daughter Josie, Josie's daughter Joss, Joss's daughter Jo, and Jo's daughter Phee, making Phee the Odd Name Out. Only not really, because all their names are short for Josephine.
  • The Essex Serpent: The Ransomes have three children whose names all start with J. They're called Joanna, John and James.
  • Experimental Film has Wrob Barney, who was born Robert. His siblings are named Richard, Robin, and Reid, and his father is named Russett.
  • Firstborn: Magpies have a tendency to do this. Maggie's parents Mag and Max named their children Maggie, Mark, Marge, Mandy, Mack, and Matt. Maggie's mate Dan named their four boys Denny, Dash, Del, and Dave. Maggie, who hates this practice and finds her own name embarrassing, named their daughter Anastasia. Maggie's family also counts as a A Lizard Named "Liz".
  • The Dollanganger family from Flowers in the Attic. There's Corrine, Cathy, Christopher, Carrie, and Cory. Cathy's son Jory continues the tradition by naming his twins Dierdre and Darren.
  • Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!: Coach K's real name is Kevin. His son is named Kyle.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Albus Dumbledore had two siblings, Aberforth and Ariana.
    • Voldemort's family (the Gaunts) also counts: Marvolo, Merope, and Morfin. His real name, "Tom," is the Odd Name Out, bestowed after his mother had run off with his father.
    • The Patil sisters, Padma and Parvati.
    • A variant: Ron and Hermione's children are named Rose and Hugo. Also, Luna's twins are named Lorcan and Lysander, though their father is named Rolf.
  • Julia's Kitchen has Cara's best friend Marlee, her brother Max, and her mother Minnie.
  • In King Kelson's Bride, there's Savile Baron Kishknock, his wife Princess Sivorn (sister of the Létald Hort of Orsal and widow of Prince Richard Haldane Duke of Carthmoor) and their children: Savilla, Sivney, Siany, and Sorley. This must be something between the couple, for Sivorn's daughters by Prince Richard are named Richelle and Araxie.
  • In Lottie and Lisa, the parents are named Luiselotte and Ludwig. The twins' names are Luise and Lotte after their mother.
  • The Merlin Trilogy: A child has parents whose names start with "Al", Alice and Alexander.
  • N.E.R.D.S.: Matilda's six older brothers are named Marky, Max, Michael, Moses, Mickey and Mobi. Her mom's Korean name is Mi-Sun but she's known as Molly in America. Only the father, Ben, doesn't follow this pattern.
  • Robert A. Heinlein’s The Number of the Beast: Jacob has Deety fetch him Dr. Zeb Carter. Only she gets him Zebadiah, not his cousin Zebulon. Handwaved as a Silly Will.
  • In Planet Earth Is Blue, Billy and Francine's adult children are named James, Joseph, John, and Joanie.
  • Rain Reign has Rose's father and uncle, Wesley and Weldon Howard.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • Stannis Baratheon, his wife, Selyse, and their daughter, Shireen.
    • Wyman Manderly has two sons named Wylis and Wendel and two granddaughters named Wynafryd and Wylla.
    • Boltons tend to start with an "R": Royce, Roose, Ramsay... and Domeric.
  • In the Star Wars Legends continuity, Han and Leia carry on the aforementioned family tradition by naming their twin children Jacen and Jaina. Their younger son Anakin, after his grandfather, is the Odd Name Out.
  • The only named offspring of Pufftail and Tammy in Stray is their daughter Tabitha.
  • In Tolkien's Legendarium (The Lord of the Rings, etc.), it is extremely common for families to have names with similar meaning or sound, and as such there are many with alliterative names.
    • It happens in two of the three major human families in The Silmarillion. Twenty-three members of the house of Bëor (out of about thirty) have names starting with a B. There are slightly fewer Haladin, so there are slightly fewer characters whose names start with an H... but six of them have names starting with "Hal".
    • A hobbit example would be the siblings Peregrin (Pippin), Pearl, Pimpernel, and Pervinca, children of Paladin Took.
    • Very, very common among Elves, causing many a headache for readers of the Silm. There's Finwë, his children Fëanor, Findis (who doesn't appear in the published Silm), Fingolfin, and Finarfin. There's Fëanor's sons, Maedhros, Maglor, Celegorm, Caranthir, Curufin, Amrod and Amras. There's Fingolfin's son Fingon, and Finarfin's sons Finrod, Aegnor and Angrod. There's Elwing, her twin brothers Eluréd and Elurín, her husband Eärendil, and her sons Elrond and Elros. There's Elrond's sons, Elladan and Elrohir, and his grandson Eldarion.
  • Trustee from the Toolroom: Keith and Katie adopt Janice, daughter of John and Joanna.
  • In Warrior Cats, Graystripe and Millie's kits are named Bumblekit, Blossomkit, and Briarkit.
  • Whateley Universe: Keeping Cool (Part 2): The Redford family children, are Dylan, Dina, and David, from oldest to youngest.
  • The warring SandWing sisters Burn, Blister, and Blaze from Wings of Fire. They also have three brothers with their own alliteration: Scald, Singe and Smolder.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Baal Veer: The Daglis, consisting of Manav, Meher, and their father Mahesh. Their mother Smita breaks the pattern, however.
  • Big Shot (2021): The Gruzinsky Family all their names start with the letter "L," there is Larry, Lillian, Louise and Lucas.
  • The Halliwell sisters in Charmed all have names starting with the letter "P," as do their mother and grandmother. In fact, when Patty gave her child up for adoption, the one request she made was that she be given a "P" name. When the sisters travel back in time Grams, whose name is Penny, takes a moment to snark on the family theme after learning Phoebe's name.
    Grams: Oh, another "P". What a surprise.
    • Subverted, however, when Piper named her sons Wyatt and Chris. They were also the first boys born for generations. (Phoebe quipped they should name Wyatt "Potter.") The comics continuation also showed Phoebe and Paige starting families; Phoebe was the only one of the three to opt to continue the "P" naming tradition.
  • El corazón nunca se equivoca has the Córcega-Castañeda family: Amapola, Aristóteles and Arquímedes.
  • Danger Force has twins Mika and Miles Macklin.
  • Desperate Housewives: All of the children of Lynette and Tom Scavo have a name starting with the letter "P": Preston, Porter, Parker, Penny, Paige.
    • Also, Lynette and her sisters, Lucy and Lydia
  • Game of Thrones: Stannis Baratheon, with his wife Selyse and their daughter Shireen.
    • House of the Dragon: Baratheons from over a century and a half earlier had named starting with "Bor", Boremund and Borros.
  • The Spencers on General Hospital. Father Luke, Mother Laura, Son Lucky (actually Luke, Jr, but given the nickname to distinguish him from his father), and Daughter Lesley Lu.
  • Glee: Sam Evans's parents are unseen, but his younger siblings are named Stacey and Stevie.
  • Here Come the Brides has the Bolt brothers, Jason, Joshua, and Jeremy, as well as their deceased father Jonathan.
  • The Clarke family on House of Anubis - John, Joan, Jerome...and Poppy.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • The Ericksen family strictly follows this, with males having names that start with Mar (Marvin Sr., Marvin, Jr., Marcus, Marshall and Marvin W.) and females ending with Y (Judy, Ashley, Lily and Daisy).
    • Of course there's Ted Mosby and The Mother, whose name is revealed to be Tracy McConnel.
    • Barney's father Jerome and his new family; his wife Cheryl, daughter Carly and son Jerome Jr.
  • Keluarga Besar: Anto and Andin's children are named Alika and Adit.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Durin and Disa shares the initial D, while their children's name start with G, Gelda and Gamli.
  • Max & Shred: Siblings Alvin and Abby Ackerman
  • An episode of Mr. Belvedere, "Moonlighting", featured the Bilinski family, Burt, Buzz, Brenda, and Bobbi. When introduced to the Owens family, Buzz mocked them because their names all started with different letters.
  • Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In had the Farkel family: Frank and his wife Fanny, and their kids (some alliterated, some rhymed, and some were just puns) - Sparkle (& her sometimes twin Charcoal) Farkel, twins Simon and Gar Farkel, Mark Farkel, Fritz, Flicker, and Fred Farkel. None of the kids looked like Frank, but they all looked like his "friend and trusty neighbor" Ferd Berffle.
  • Sadakatsiz:
    • Ali's mother is doctor Asya, whose mother is, in turn, Ayla. All of their names start with "a" and some characters are shared, such as the "l" in Ali and Ayla and the "y" and "a" in Asya and Ayla. In a twist of this being Played for Drama, Asya's father's mistress is also named Asya. In fact, he invokes this trope by naming his daughter after the love of his life.
    • Teased but ultimately subverted with Asya and Aras. They are going to marry and Aras has a strong interest in getting along with Ali. However, shortly before they can start a new life, they break up.
    • Zigzagged with Haluk and Hicran, whose names start with "h". Haluk is deeply in love with Gönül and is going to marry her. However, he has an affair with Hicran (she's a sex worker) that results in a son whom Haluk rejects out of fear of losing Gönül. Haluk and Hicran don't love each other and are never really a family.
    • Selen and her mother Serap. Both of their names start with "s".
    • Aras and his mother Ayse have their names start with "A". Doubled down with Alliterative Name seeing that their surname is Ateşoğlu.
  • A '70s Sesame Street News skit had Kermit the Frog reporting from Piper's Pickled Pepper Patch, hoping to get an interview with the famous Peter Piper. After running into relatives Porter Piper, Potter Piper, Piper Piper, Papa Piper, and Parker Piper (along with family dog Pepper Piper), he finally learns that Peter's "in Portland, pressing pants."
  • Smallville: The Luthor family's first and last names nearly all begin with "L." Lachlan Luthor, Lionel Luthor, Lex Luthor (whose full first name is actually "Alexander", Lutessa Lena Luthor, Lillian Luthor, Lucas Luthor, etc. The only exception is Julian Luthor. And the clone of Julian goes by Grant Gabriel.
  • Supergirl (2015), naturally, also does this. The Luthor family consists of siblings Lena and Lex (full name Alexander) and their mother Lillian, with Lionel having passed away at some point. Lucy and Lois Lane also appear.
  • Wynonna Earp: All Earp heirs' names start with "W"; Wyatt, Ward, Willa, Wynonna, and Waverly. (Though Waverly is technically not an Earp.)
  • 3/5ths of The Newmans of The Young and the Restless. Nikki Newman (thanks to marrying Victor Newman), son Nicholas, and his son Noah.
  • Z-O-M-B-I-E-S (2018): The Necrodopolis Family all their names start with the letter "Z" there is Zevon and his children Zed and Zoey.

  • "Norman and Norma" by The Divine Comedy:
    Norman and Norma,
    Had three lovely daughters,
    Nadia, Nora and Naimh.

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • Every named member of the Fey family except for Pearl, Ami, Iris, or Dahlia has a name beginning with an "M" (Mia, Maya, Misty, Morgan). This does not apply in the original Japanese version, in which their names are Chihiro, Mayoi, Maiko, and Kimiko, respectively.
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice has the twins Bonny and Betty de Famme, doubling as Theme Twin Naming, and the siblings Sorin and Selena Sprocket, doubling as Alliterative Names.
  • Animal Crossing:
    • Subverted with twins Timmy (Mamekichi) and Tommy (Tsumukichi) in relation to Tom Nook (Tanukichi). They're actually not related to him.
    • Pelly (Peliko) and Phyllis (Pelimi) are sisters.
    • Blathers and his sister Celeste are named "Fuuta" and "Fuuko" in Japan.
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings: Siblings Mathias and Mireille, the prince and princess of Adalet.
  • Elden Ring: This being written by George R. R. Martin, the demigod extended family have alliterative names. From the first Elden Lord, Godfrey, has his children Godwyn and his distant descendent Godrick. The second Elden Lord, Radagon, had three children with Rennala - Radahn, Rykard, and Ranni - and on his second marriage with Marika, he had Malenia and Miquella.
  • Ensemble Stars! has the Sakuma siblings, Rei and Ritsu.
  • The Duval dynasty of Elite 2: Frontier and Elite 3: Frontier First Encounters has all emperors' names starting with H.
  • Downplayed in Fallout 4. The husband and wife's canon names are Nate and Nora, but their baby's name is always Shaun. So it's more like Alliterative Couple.
  • Farnham Fables:
    • The three princes of Farnham are Fredrick, Flewdor, and Philip (whose name doesn't start with an "F" but still has an "F" sound), and their father is named Ferdinand.
    • The Edisons all have first names which start with a "W": Wilford, William, Wendy, and Winona.
  • Diner Dash Adventures reveals that Flo's mysterious parents are named Fred and Fairly. Her grandmother is named Florence.
  • The Fire Emblem franchise:
  • In Hidden City, the Conductor reveals that his wife is named Molly and that he has two daughters named Marie and Marge. But since the Conductor himself is Only Known by Their Nickname, we don't know if he fits his family's theme naming.
  • Kameo: Elements of Power has Kameo and her adoptive sister Kalus.
  • Kileak have it's hero, Matt Coda. In the sequel, it stars Matt Coda's son, Masao Coda.
  • The Angel Sisters of Medieval Cop are called Aurum, Azure, Apple, Ao, and Arc. The pattern apparently extends to their human hosts (Amber Heart can channel Aurum) and incarnations (Arc Angelheart was an incarnation of, well, Arc). So every woman with a name starting with "A" is suspect by this point.
  • The Winstrate family from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire all have names that originate from the word "victory.", and so, they all start with "V": Victor, Vicky, Victoria, Vito, and Vivi.
  • Resident Evil seems to like siblings with alliterative names. We have Chris and Claire Redfield, and Alexia and Alfred Ashford. There's also Albert and Alex Wesker, but they're not quite a straight example, as they're not biologically related. Also, the other children from the Wesker project didn't fit the Theme Naming, although Albert and Alex were the only two who survived.
  • The Sims 2 is full of this: in Pleasantview, we have Darren and Dirk Dreamer. In Strangetown, we have the Smith family, with Jenny, Johnny and Jill; and the Specter household, with Olive and Ophelia.
  • Style Savvy has a translation only example. Due to She's a Man in Japan, Pario was changed into a woman named "Rococco" in the first game. In the second game he reappeared again but looking quite different. English translations made the sequel version into the son of the original and named him "Rocco".
  • This Starry Midnight We Make: After the third quest for Yi Xinghua, the name Yi Xinghua is mentioned, and they're surname first, so that's Same Surname Means Related, and both their names start with Xing. It's revealed that, they're brother and sister.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY:
    • Weiss Schnee's name means "white snow". Her mother and siblings all have names beginning with the letter W that evoke the colour white and can be associated with snow when combined with their surname: Willow ("snow willow", a real-life tree species), Winter ("winter snow"), and Whitley (either "snowy white glade" or "snow-white glade"). Weiss's father, Jacques (ne Gelé, making him literally "Jack Frost"), does not share the association because he married into the family, taking both Willow's name and her inheritance, the company founded by Willow's father, Nicholas (who is based on Saint Nicholas — Santa Claus).
    • Mercury's father's name was Marcus and both are named for Roman gods. Marcus is related to the name Mars, the Roman counterpart to Ares; and Mercury is the Roman counterpart to Hermes. Both gods have also given their names to planets.
    • Penny Polendina's father is named Pietro. They're both inspired by Pinocchio, with Penny as the Robot Girl with a human soul and Pietro playing Geppetto's role as her father. Their surname comes from an insult thrown at Geppetto in the original story because of the yellow wig he wears.

  • Nine to Nine: The Wolf family all have names that start with Wolf, except the mom, who's named Caitlyn (with a possible maiden name of Coyote).
  • Champions of Far'aus: The Hyperia Pantheon’s current High priest is Will, and the Pantheon’s former High priestess was his aunt, Wila.
  • In Dumbing of Age, all of Joyce's siblings have names beginning with J. Even "Joshua", who's actually a closet trans woman, goes by Jocelyne amongst those in the know.
  • In Electric Wonderland, Natasha Wing and her parents, Nathaniel and Nina Wing, all have names that begin with N.
  • Mr. Mighty, the main character of Everyday Heroes, is named Marion, has brothers Michael and Morrison, and sisters Marilyn and Monroe.
    • Dr. Glen Goode's daughters are Gloria and Greta.
  • From Homestuck, we have Rose and Roxy Lalonde, Dave and Dirk Strider, Karkat and Kankri Vantas, and of course Calliope and Caliborn (who share a body).
    • While they have different last names, John and Jade plus Jake and Jane are all technically related to each other (ectobiology can get very confusing). The J-family naming even extends to Grandpa/pre-scratch Jake’s children, Joey and Jude. The only characters in the Harley-Egbert clan that avert this are A. Claire and John and Jane's fathers, the latter of whom are referred to as just "Dad".
  • In I Want To Be A Cute Anime Girl, the three siblings' names start with ch, the C coming from their mother's first initial and the H from their father, and when Cheryl chooses her new name, she keeps with the theme to the relief of her parents. Lampshaded when Cheryl calls them out for using the naming convention when last names are better for distinguishing relatives.
  • In Magience, Ariana has five children: Ren, Rin, Roan, Rune and Rayne.
  • In Shortpacked! and Dumbing of Age, Robin's sisters are named Roz and Riley. For all we know, there may be more of them; Robin prefers if her family only shows up to impart conveniently-timed life lessons.
  • In Sinfest, the Author's pets are Pooch and Percy.
  • Stand Still, Stay Silent: The Madsen family seems to have a thing for M-names, as shown by the family tree. Only those that married into the family are spared.

    Web Original 
  • Critical Role has twins Vax'ildan and Vex'ahlia Vessar, along with their younger half-sister Velora Vessar.
    • Campaign 2 has the Clay family, with Caduceus, Corrin, Cornelius, Constance, Calliope, Colton, and Clarabelle.
  • Pokémon World Tour: United has the various Officer Jennys in the setting. Each and every one of them has a first name starting with the letter A, such as Amelia, Amethyst, or Acantha. Meaning they are all literally "A. Jenny". One of the few who doesn't, Rose's grandmother, still has an alliterative sounding name Odessa. At first it seems that Rose is the Odd Name Out, in keeping with her status as the family Black Sheep, but between Acts 1 and 2 it's revealed that she goes by her middle name and her actual first name is "Alouette".

    Western Animation 
  • All the dalmatians in 101 Dalmatian Street have names that start with D.
  • The Eldritch Sisters from The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Malviola, Malaranea, Maliflua and Maldonna.
  • The Czech version of Adventures of the Gummi Bears:
    • All the little bears' names start with the "b" sound: Brepta, Babča, Brůča, Bumla, Bára, Bíďa and Bóža.
    • King Greggor is called Kristián and his daughter Calla is called Klára. Her friend Cavin, who was also like a member of the family, is called Kryštof.
  • DuckTales (1987):
    • The Beagle Boys, instead of numbers as in the original Carl Barks comics, have names that start with "B": Bigtime, Bouncer, Burger, Baggy, Bankjob, Babyface and Bebop. Other members of the family include Banzai, Buckaroo, Blitzkrieg, and Megabyte.
    • Their female counterparts, the Beagle Babes, are named Babydoll, Bouffant, and Boom-Boom.
    • The Beagle Boys also have alliterative names in DuckTales (2017). As well as the ones who share names with their previous continuity counterparts, there's Black Arts and Bully. Ma Beagle is the Odd Name Out, being called Katherine.
  • The Warrick family in Ewoks. Played straight with the children - they're Weeche, Widdle/Willy, Wicket and Winda Warrick. Averted with their parents, Deej and Shodu.
  • Pete's family in Goof Troop, Pete, Peg, PJ, and Pistol.
  • The Jetsons all have names that start with the "j" sound, except Elroy.
  • The Cooper siblings from the Life With Loopy segments on KaBlam! - Larry and Loopy.
  • Kaeloo: All of Kaeloo's cousins have names starting with the letter K, as well as some of her aunts and uncles. Known members are Kaeloo herself, Kevin, Kurt, Karl, Klaus, Karine, Krystal, Kilian, and Kimiko.
  • The Loud House:
    • The Loud children have their names being with an L; there's boy Lincoln and girls Luna, Lynn (Jr), Lori, Luan, Leni, Lisa, Lucy, Lana, Lola and Lily. Lynn is named after her father, Lynn Sr. This even extends to their relatives, with Lynn Sr.'s dad being named Leonard, the kids' great-great-grandfather being named Lynwood, and one of their distant ancestors being named Lucille.
    • The genderswapped versions of the family in "One of the Boys" are named: Luke, Lynn, Loki, Lane, Loni, Levi, Lars, Leif, Lexx, Leon, and Linka.
    • Their new neighbors in "Future Tense" consist of Bumper Sr. and Jancey Yates and their children Beatrix, Bumper Jr, Belle, and Beau.
    • The Casagrande children are named Carlota, CJ (Carlos Jr), Carl, and Carlitos, all of whom are named after their father, Carlos.
  • Miraculous Ladybug: Nino Lahiffe and his little brother Noel, in the original French (the English dub changes Noel's name to Chris).
  • In Moral Orel, Clay Puppington's miscarried siblings are named Clark, Clarissa, Clementine, Clara, Clarice, Clea, Clancy, Clarence, Clinton, and Clondike.
  • Mr Krbec and his Animals: All names of Mr Krbec's animals start with the letter K: Kokesh, Kocanda and Kukula. Interesting, because he probably only named Kokesh.
  • The Cake family in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has two generations with their own alliteration. First we have the owners of Sugarcube Corner, Cup and Carrot Cake. The episode "Baby Cakes" introduces their son and daughter, Pound and Pumpkin Cake.
    • Griffons are an entire species of this. Every named Griffon in the show starts with 'G'.
  • Oh Yeah! Cartoons:
    • "Twins Crimson and Those Amazing Robots" stars twin siblings whose names both begin with B, the boy being named Bene and the girl being named Beckette.
    • The titular characters of the short "The Semprini Triplets" all have names that start with M (Melvin, Melinda and Malcolm).
  • In Pepper Ann, Lydia Pearson's mother Lilly and father Leo both have forenames starting with L. It was to become a family tradition to give all kids names beginning with L until Lydia's little sister was born. First they wanted to name her Laney, but then Lilly accidentally wrote a mirrored L on the birth certificate so the name Janey came out.
  • All members of the Pocket family in Polly Pocket follow this. Polly, Pierce, Pamela, Paxton, Peter, Penelope, Prudence, Porcia, even the family pet is named "Peaches".
  • Popeye's nephews Peepeye, Pupeye, Pipeye and Poopeye. Definitely drew the short straw on that last one.
  • The Powerpuff Girls:
    • The Powerpuff Girls were named because of this. Professor named Blossom and Bubbles because of their personalities. He named Buttercup because it also starts with a B. There's also their "sister/creation" Bunny.
    • The girls' evil Spear Counterparts are named Butch, Boomer, and Brick.
    • In the comics, the girls have Alternate Universe Evil Counterparts in the form of the Powerpunk Girls. Their names are Brute, Brat, and Berserk.
    • In the original cartoon, the girls created a fourth sister that they named "Bunny", however she ended up exploding due to being unstable. In the reboot, it's revealed that they had a long-lost older sister named "Blisstina", or "Bliss" for short.
  • Rolie Polie Olie has Billy Bevel, his baby brother Binky, and their parents, Baxter and Bonita.
  • Misery's family in Ruby Gloom all have names which are gloomy or negative words starting with the letter M. In the episode "Misery Loves Company" we meet her cousins Malady and Malaise. Later we get Morose and Mayhem. Misery is also a common name down the family line, so much so that they lost count of just how many have had the name.
  • In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, we have Daphne and her four identical sisters, Daisy, Dawn, Dorothy, and Delilah.
  • Marge and her youngest daughter Maggie from The Simpsons. It's even more noticeable with their full names: Marjorie and Margaret.
  • South Park: Kenny McCormick, with his brother Kevin and sister Karen. His mother Carol's name is also pronounced with a hard "k" sound.
  • Work It Out Wombats!: The crab family. The parents are named Kit and Kat, and their children are named Carly, Cece, and Clyde.
  • Yin Yang Yo! has the last episode reveal that that the titular trio are this. As it turns out, Yo is the twins' missing father.
  • Invoked in the Young Justice (2010) episode "Performance": the Team joins Haly's Circus undercover as a family of acrobats named Dan, Dawn, Dane, Dean and Diane Danger.

    Real Life 
  • Bill Cosby gave all five of his kids names beginning with E, supposedly for "excellence".
  • Vince Vaughn's father is named Vernon and his sisters are Victoria and Valeri. He's mentioned in interviews that the alliteration continued in pets' names as well (such as Vlade and Valiant).
  • Taken to ridiculous extremes by retired boxer George Foreman, whose sons are named George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. And two of his daughters named Freeda George and Georgetta. Foreman jokes, "If you're going to get hit as many times as I've been hit by Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield — you're not going to remember many names."
  • The famous author and satirist Ambrose Bierce was the tenth of 13 children, all of whom were given names starting with the letter A. In order of birth, the Bierce siblings were Abigail, Amelia, Ann, Addison, Aurelius, Augustus, Almeda, Andrew, Albert, Ambrose, Arthur, Adelia, and Aurelia.
  • The Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting, famous for their extremely conservative religious beliefs and abnormally large family. All of the children's names begin with their father's initial. In order of birth, there is Josh, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie. Their dog is named Jasmine, and Michelle and Joshua's wife Anna are also known as Jichelle and Janna. Jim Bob's niece, Amy, has also been referred to as Jamy.
    • The twentieth baby Michelle miscarried was called Jubilee.
    • The eldest son has carried on this tradition, though his children are all named beginning with the letter 'M', his mother's first initial. They're named Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, Maryella, and Madyson.
  • The parents in another abnormally large family featured in American reality TV, Deon and Karen Derrico of Doubling Down with the Derricos, use the same pattern as the Duggars. In order of birth, they're Darian, Derrick, twins Dallas and Denver, quintuplets Deonee, Daician, Daiten, Deniko, and Dariz, twins Diez and Dior, and triplets Dawsyn, De'Aren, and Dwyer.
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson, his wife Lady Bird Johnson (actually a nickname, her given names were Claudia Alta), and daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Luci Baines Johnson. (There is no truth to the legend that the family dog was named Little Beagle.)
  • The three daughters of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands are called Catharina-Amalia, Alexia, and Ariane. He has joked about having a triple-A status.
  • Joseph Goebbels had seven children (one adopted, six biological), named Harald, Helga, Hildegard, Helmut, Holdine, Hedwig and Heidrun. Some theorized that this was a tribute to Adolf Hitler, but there's no evidence supporting that. Magda Goebbels' first husband's other two children also had H names.
  • Joan Crawford's four adopted children: Christina, Christopher (originally named Phillip Terry, jr. after her then-husband when they adopted him; she had him renamed Christopher Crawford after they divorced), and identical twins Cindy and Cathy.
  • Kings George I, II, III, and IV, who all ruled one after the other.
    • George II tried to avoid this: he named his oldest son Frederick. However, Prince Frederick died before George II did, meaning that when the king's time came, he left the throne to Frederick's oldest son—named George.
  • The Kardashian/Jenner family: Kris Kardashian and her daughters Kim, Khloe, Kourtney... their brother's name is Robert, after his dad. Their stepfather was Olympian Bruce Jenner (seriously) and his (now her) sons are named Burt, Brandon, and Brody. Their sister is Casey (Bruce's transition to a woman wound up fitting her: Caitlyn), and everyone's half-sisters are Kylie and Kendall (phew!).
  • Short-lived Country Music band The Clark Family Experience consisted of brothers Aaron, Adam, Alan, Andrew, Ashley, and Austin Clark. Adam, Ashley, and Austin later founded a second band, Sons of Sylvia.
  • Paul Anka has five daughters: Amelia, Anthea, Alicia, Amanda, and Alexandra.
  • Director Robert Rodriguez has five children: Rocket, Rebel, Rogue, Rhiannon, and Racer.
  • Brazilian comics author Mauricio de Sousa, who created Monica's Gang, has among his children (who inspired many of his characters): Mariângela, Magali, Mônica, Marina, Mauro, Maurício and Marcelo, besides Vanda and Valéria.
  • Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham, has a wife named Jan and children named Jaz and Jager.
  • All of Sylvester Stallone's children have names that start with S. Sage, Seargeoh (it's pronounced Sergio), Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlett.
  • Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson 5 has six sons: Jermaine Jr. Jeremy, Jaimy, Jourdynn, Jaafar, and Jermajesty. His brother Tito (real name Toriano) also did this, as his three sons are Toriano Jr. "Taj", Taryll, and Tito "TJ". Fittingly, they formed a band called 3T.
  • Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens has Koby Aaron, Kory Allen, Kacy Austin, and Kody Alec (K is a statistical initial for strikeout).
  • Jake (Jacob) and Josh(ua) Harris, in addition to all the other Jakes (or were they Joshes?).
  • The Roman emperor Constantine I named his sons Crispus, Constantine, Constantius, and Constans, and his daughters Constantina and Helena.
  • Senator Ted Cruz’s daughters both have “CCC” names, Caroline Camille and Catherine Christiane.
  • Field biologists like Jane Goodall frequently assign names to members of wild animal populations they study, and often the same first letter will be used when naming animals from the same maternal lineage.
  • English footballer Wayne Rooney has four children: Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass (pronounced with a hard "C").
  • Jessica Alba’s parents gave her and her brother Joshua names like this. She continued the theme with her own children: Honor, Haven, and Hayes.
  • Jason Schwartzman's father is Jack Schwartzman, and his half-brother is John Schwartzman.
  • Bryan Danielson married Brie Bella and their two kids also star with "B"
  • The Miz (real name Mike Mizanin) married Maryse and their kids were also given "M" names.
  • Bernarr Macfadden and his third wife had eight children: Byrne, Byrnece, Beulah, Beverly, Brewster, Berwyn, Braunda and Helen.