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    Default Indiana Jones and the Mystery of How Surnames Work

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    Steven Spielberg thinks it's time for moviegoers to meet Indiana "Joan." The director revealed to The Sun earlier this week that he is considering having Harrison Ford's iconic Indiana Jones character be played by a woman.

    "We'd have to change the name from Jones to Joan. And there would be nothing wrong with that," he said when asked whether he would make the infamous explorer female.
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    Someone already did this, twice, they changed the name to Lara Croft.
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    Is the character's first name Indiana, then? I've never watched one of these, but I would think that is just a nickname, so why couldn't Indiana Joan be used as one instead? I know some men who are spoken to and referred to by their peergroup by surname, but perhaps "Joan" is fond of her given name and is still from Indiana?
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    I could understand a different name if it were a name in a language where you have male and female forms. But in English and with this name it makes no sense whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelolligagged View Post
    Is the character's first name Indiana, then? I've never watched one of these, but I would think that is just a nickname, so why couldn't Indiana Joan be used as one instead? I know some men who are spoken to and referred to by their peergroup by surname, but perhaps "Joan" is fond of her given name and is still from Indiana?
    Jones is his surname, his father (portrayed by Sean Connery) is Henry Jones.
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    So, if they're going to make a remake of Jessica Jones with a woman in the lead.... oh..
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    Industry convention for this gimmick is to replace "Jones" with "Moans" and make a porn parody.
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