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Legally can you name characters after songs (poems, etc.) so long as those characters don't purport to affiliated w/ the song or the song writer/author?

A similar question here asks the opposite question and the answer seems to be pretty encouraging that (in my case) a song would fail to properly describe the character of it's namesake such that it would be held up in court.

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possible duplicate of Are Names of Characters Copyrighted by Authors? –  Dan Hanly Dec 18 '13 at 11:20
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Is the character going to be clearly related to the song or based on it? There may be differences between having a character named "Jacky Paper" (just the name is alike), and a boy named "Jackie Paper" who has an imaginary dragon friend (a clear reference), and an adult "Dr. Paper" who turns out to have adventured with Puff the Magic Dragon as a child. –  Standback Dec 18 '13 at 14:55
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Yeah, perfect clarification... My intent is that the character would be absolutely unrelated and would not try to pose as the character from the song, but rather the character needs an alias and she picked one from a song. –  Rikon Dec 19 '13 at 14:47
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In the question you've linked to, it discussed in depth about how copyright works with characters. Surely you question is answered there? Regardless of the medium, the same applies. The key point is

a fictional character must be specifically described and fully developed

This is nigh-on impossible to achieve in a song, given the limited length.
IANAL but I think you'll be safe.

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Cool thanks, that's what I got out of it too, but I'm somewhat new to this so last thing I wanted to do was have some legal mess out of the gate. –  Rikon Dec 18 '13 at 13:38
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No worries, glad I could help clarify. –  Dan Hanly Dec 18 '13 at 15:15
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