History FirstNameBasis / LiveActionTV

21st Apr '17 6:00:36 PM avon
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** When called by first name, Riker is always called Will, never William. Even the stiffly formal Captain Jellico (when temporarily filling in for a missing Picard) upon introduction asks Riker whether his preference was Will or William.
1st Apr '17 1:39:38 PM mhnospa
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* [=McGee=] and Gibbs on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' go by their last name (or by the nicknames "Probie" and "Boss," respectively). Abby is about the only person to call [=McGee=] by his first name with any regularity, and Ducky is one of the few who can get away with calling Gibbs by his.

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* [=McGee=] and Gibbs on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' go by their last name (or by the nicknames "Probie" and "Boss," respectively). Abby is about the only person to call [=McGee=] by his first name with any regularity, and Ducky is one of the few who can get away with calling Gibbs by his. Ducky nearly always addresses the other members of the team by their full first names - "Anthony", "Timothy", "Abigail", "Eleanor" etc.
18th Mar '17 1:55:24 PM nombretomado
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* Western [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]: On ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', most of the kids go by nicknames, and the kids who call them by their real name usually really like them. Lisa calls Cookie "Simon," Evelyn calls him by his last name "Cook," and Moze's boyfriend and fanboys call her "Jennifer." Once when she tried to get Ned to call her "Jennifer," he was physically unable to say it.

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* Western [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]: On ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', most of the kids go by nicknames, and the kids who call them by their real name usually really like them. Lisa calls Cookie "Simon," Evelyn calls him by his last name "Cook," and Moze's boyfriend and fanboys call her "Jennifer." Once when she tried to get Ned to call her "Jennifer," he was physically unable to say it.
27th Jan '17 10:23:07 AM RoseAndHeather
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** Detective Olivia Benson is called "Olivia" by most of her co-workers, but always "Liv" by her partner, and, in the later episodes, [[LesYay Alex Cabot]]. If anyone else calls her "Liv", [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious the shit is about to hit the fan]].

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** Detective Olivia Benson is called "Olivia" by most of her co-workers, but always "Liv" by her partner, and, in the later episodes, subsequent seasons, [[LesYay Alex Cabot]].Cabot]] and [[ShipTease Rafael Barba]]. If anyone else calls her "Liv", [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious the shit is about to hit the fan]].



** The [-ADA-] is always her first name, apart from the [[ReplacementScrappy despised ones]], who are "Greylek" and "Paxton". Alex Cabot, in particular, would refer to ''everyone'' by their first name, even when they weren't around. However, Rafael Barba is well-liked but still called "Barba" or "Counselor" instead of Rafael.

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** The [-ADA-] is always her first name, apart from the [[ReplacementScrappy despised ones]], who are "Greylek" and "Paxton". Alex Cabot, in particular, would refer to ''everyone'' by their first name, even when they weren't around. However, Rafael Barba is well-liked but still called "Barba" or "Counselor" instead of Rafael."Rafael" by just about everybody.
17th Jan '17 1:05:49 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** After insistently calling Jaime "Kingslayer" ever since they met, Brienne displays her new-found regard for Jaime Lannister by calling him "Ser Jaime."
** Littlefinger frequently reminds Sansa to call him "Petyr" to encourage some intimacy between them. She prefers to call him "Lord Baelish," which is still more polite than "Littlefinger."
1st Jan '17 10:33:37 AM Yandie666
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* In an early episode of ''Series/XCompany'' Aurora asks Alfred why he never calls her by her name, and he responds that he's afraid of how it would taste (Alfred has Synthesia which causes his senses to be fused). In the second last episode of season two, he calls her Aurora. [[spoiler:They kiss soon after.]]
15th Dec '16 7:40:33 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Jadzia Dax's long-standing friendship with her commanding officer, Benjamin Sisko, earned her the privilege of addressing him by his given name while on duty.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
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In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Jadzia Dax's long-standing friendship with her commanding officer, Benjamin Sisko, earned her the privilege of addressing him by his given name while on duty.



** Garak was called 'Garak' by everyone which was his surname. When Tain's housekeeper appears in one episode, constantly calling Garak by his first name, it not only stands out glaringly to the audience, but to Odo as well, who is extremely suspicious about why the housekeeper of the man who exiled Garak would have such affection for him. But that question is par for the course, given Garak's MysteriousPast.
*** According to [[WordOfGod Andrew Robinson]], the reason is because she's actually Garak's mother.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', many of the members of the Enterprise's bridge crew would eventually earn the right to refer to their captain as "Jim".
** Dr. [=McCoy=] almost always referred to his Captain, and close friend, as "Jim". It was only [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious in times of great distress]] that he would call him "Captain". Likewise, Kirk usually addressed [=McCoy=] as "Bones", a nickname that only he used during the run of the series. He addressed him as "Leonard" only once, in "Friday's Child", and only because they were congratulating each other on the High Teer of Capella IV, Leonard James Akaar, being named after them (this is also the only time [=McCoy=] addresses Kirk as "James" instead of "Jim").
** Spock, naturally, is the exact opposite of [=McCoy=] (and neither of them would have it any differently): Kirk is usually addressed as "Captain", but when Spock is [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious subject to emotional instability]], he's "Jim". He mellows considerably by the time of the movies, and almost always refers to Kirk as "Jim".

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** Garak was called 'Garak' by everyone which was everyone, but in his surname.first [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight episode]] we discover his ''first'' name is Elim. When Tain's housekeeper appears in one episode, constantly calling Garak by his first name, it not only stands out glaringly to the audience, but to Odo as well, who is extremely suspicious about why the housekeeper of the man who exiled Garak would have such affection for him. But that question is par for the course, given Garak's MysteriousPast.
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MysteriousPast. (In Andrew Robinson]], the reason is Robinson's novel, it was because she's actually Garak's mother.
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mother.)
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In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', many of the members of the Enterprise's bridge crew would eventually earn the right to refer to their captain as "Jim".
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Dr. [=McCoy=] almost always referred to his Captain, never used "Captain" ''except'' when the situation was serious, otherwise he would use Jim and close friend, as "Jim". It was only [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious in times of great distress]] that he Jim would call him "Captain". Likewise, Kirk usually addressed [=McCoy=] as "Bones", a nickname that only he used during the run of the series. "Bones." He addressed him as "Leonard" only once, in "Friday's Child", and only because they were congratulating each other on the High Teer of Capella IV, Leonard James Akaar, being named after them (this is also the only time [=McCoy=] addresses Kirk as "James" instead of "Jim").
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"Jim"). Spock, naturally, is the exact opposite of [=McCoy=] (and neither of them would have it any differently): Kirk is usually addressed as "Captain", but when Spock is [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious subject to emotional instability]], he's "Jim". He mellows considerably by the time of the movies, and almost always refers to Kirk as "Jim".



* Meanwhile, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Jean-Luc Picard's more aristocratic style of command meant that only longtime friend Beverly Crusher ever referred to him by his first name (aside from recurring antagonist Q, but there were... [[HoYay other]] [[AGodAmI reasons]] for that one. And Riker, in the episode where he was briefly turned into a Q; Picard promptly called him on it.) Data, Worf, and Geordi, however, were referred to by first name even while on duty (albeit in part because the first two ''only'' had a first name.)
** Worf ''does'' have a surname, if only because he spent much of his life with human parents. He just doesn't use it. (His son may be referred to as Alexander Rozhenko, but he's always [[{{Patronymic}} Worf, Son of Mogh]].)
*** Picard will also switch off how he refers to the crew depending on whether it is a formal or informal situation. When acting as Captain Picard, he says Mr. Data, Mr. Worf, Dr. Crusher. When informal or more personal, he used first names, particularly with, as above, Beverly, who he's known for like two decades. Will Riker gets the nickname of "Number One" on duty unless it's a full-formal situation.
*** Troi and Riker almost always informally call each other Deanna and Will, although they were in a relationship previously and are very close friends.
* To finish it off, the [[MildlyMilitary Even More Mildly Military]] crew of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' were referred to by first name almost all the time, with only two exceptions: Janeway, who was TheCaptain, and who only gave this privilege to [[TheLancer Chakotay]]; and the Doctor, who had no name besides "The Doctor."
** Of course, even after Chakotay gets upgraded to FirstNameBasis, it's hard to tell because "Captain" and "Kathryn" sound so much alike.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. When Daniels, Captain Archer's steward, reveals that he's a time-travelling agent from the 31st Century he starts calling the captain "Jonathan" without being invited. Silik, his opponent in the Temporal Cold War, also calls Archer 'Jon', likely for the same reasons -- as a patronising way of indicating that he's completely familiar with him (due to his knowledge of the future).
** Archer has a tendency to refer to his crew by their first names even when on duty, except on occasions when he is being intentionally formal. Interestingly, nobody ever uses Trip's actual first name, Charles, and calling him Trip is akin to being on a first name basis.

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* ** Meanwhile, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Jean-Luc Picard's more aristocratic style of command meant that only longtime friend Beverly Crusher ever referred to him by his first name (aside from recurring antagonist Q, but there were... [[HoYay other]] [[AGodAmI reasons]] for that one. And Riker, in the episode where he was briefly turned into a Q; Picard promptly called him on it.) Data, Worf, and Geordi, however, were referred to by first name even while on duty (albeit in part because the first two ''only'' had a first name.)
** Worf ''does'' have a surname, if
Data only because he spent much of his life with human parents. He just doesn't use it. (His son may be referred to as Alexander Rozhenko, but he's always [[{{Patronymic}} ''has'' one name and Worf, Son though HappilyAdopted, uses the Klingon {{Patronymic}} "Son of Mogh]].)
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Mogh" rather than his parents' surname of Rozhenko). Picard will also switch off how he refers to the crew depending on whether it is a formal or informal situation. When acting as Captain Picard, he says Mr. Data, Mr. Worf, Dr. Crusher. When informal or more personal, he used first names, particularly with, as above, Beverly, who he's known for like two decades. Will Riker gets the nickname of "Number One" on duty unless it's a full-formal situation.
*** ** Troi and Riker almost always informally call each other Deanna and Will, although they were in a relationship previously and are very close friends.
* To finish it off, the ** The [[MildlyMilitary Even More Mildly Military]] crew of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' were referred to by first name almost all the time, with only two exceptions: Janeway, who was TheCaptain, and who only gave this privilege to [[TheLancer Chakotay]]; and the Doctor, who had no name besides "The Doctor."
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" Of course, even after Chakotay gets upgraded to FirstNameBasis, it's hard to tell because "Captain" and "Kathryn" sound so much alike.
* ** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. When Daniels, Captain Archer's steward, reveals that he's a time-travelling agent from the 31st Century he starts calling the captain "Jonathan" without being invited. Silik, his opponent in the Temporal Cold War, also calls Archer 'Jon', likely for the same reasons -- as a patronising way of indicating that he's completely familiar with him (due to his knowledge of the future).
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future). Archer has a himself refers to his bridge crew by first name even while they're on duty--Hoshi and Trip are old friends, but this isn't so for the rest. However, when Ensign Reed questions his tendency to refer invite various crewmen to dinner, [[JustifiedTrope Archer explains]] his crew by their first names even belief that rigid formality would be a liability when on duty, except on occasions when he is being intentionally formal. Interestingly, nobody ever uses Trip's actual first name, Charles, they're basically alone in deep space, and calling him Trip is akin to being on he'd rather they be more like TrueCompanions than a first name basis.military crew, and the first-name basis would fall into that.
20th Nov '16 5:08:45 PM haloinsider
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** Moments where Cox actually calls JD by his name are often [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.]]

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** Moments where Cox actually calls JD by his name are often [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Crowning Moments of Heartwarming.]]]] The clearest case coming at the end of "My Fallen Idol", after J.D. helps to bring Cox out of his alcoholic stupor and Cox thanks him.
5th Nov '16 12:37:36 PM nombretomado
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* The eponymous InspectorLynley [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious almost]] universally called his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, either 'Sergeant' or 'Havers' while on duty. It's not until the last produced episode of the show that he switches to calling her 'Barbara' on a regular basis, only calling her 'Havers' when he is cross with her; this marks a significant shift in their relationship. (Havers, however, calls him nothing but 'Sir', relying on tone to get her point across, as he is both her social and professional superior.)

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* The eponymous InspectorLynley Series/InspectorLynley [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious almost]] universally called his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, either 'Sergeant' or 'Havers' while on duty. It's not until the last produced episode of the show that he switches to calling her 'Barbara' on a regular basis, only calling her 'Havers' when he is cross with her; this marks a significant shift in their relationship. (Havers, however, calls him nothing but 'Sir', relying on tone to get her point across, as he is both her social and professional superior.)
23rd Aug '16 8:27:00 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is almost always Cromwell, and if it's someone who's close (or Henry in affectionate mode) it's shortened to Crumb. The only person in his professional life who routinely called him Thomas was his mentor and ParentalSubstitute, Cardinal Wolsey.
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