History LastNameBasis / LiveActionTV

8th Jul '17 11:21:07 AM HeroGal2347
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* Everyone in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' called Sully by his surname sully. This was probably partly because he [[{{EmbarrassingFirstName}} was embarrassed by his name Byron.]] (It was Byron.)

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* Everyone in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' called Sully by his surname sully. This was probably partly because he [[{{EmbarrassingFirstName}} was embarrassed by his name name, Byron.]] (It was Byron.)



* In [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1966 Batman series]], Chief O'Hara's little known first name is Miles.

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* In [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1966 Batman series]], Chief O'Hara's little known first name is Miles.Miles.
* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': Jeffrey always refers to Bogg by his surname, never as Phineas or anything else, which gets pretty odd during highly emotional moments.
13th Jun '17 10:20:20 PM foomushroom
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** Averted by the pathologist in seasons 1 and 2, who is always "[[FirstNameBasis Max]]" to the extent his last name was completely unknown until he showed up as a character on the prequel series ''Series/Endeavour''. Played straight with Dr. ([[EmbarrassingFirstName Grayling]]) Russell and Dr. (Laura) Hobson.
** Both Lewis and Morse nearly always refer to other cops and suspects by their surnames (Morse is exclusively "Sir" for Lewis). Superiors (like Chief Superintendent Strange, whose first name "James" is only revealed in ''Series/Endeavour'') are usually referred to by rank or as "Sir" in their presence, although even they generally get the surname treatment when Lewis or Morse is talking about them in third person.
** In ''Series/Lewis'' the titular character and Sergeant Hathaway share a similar dynamic, although Lewis uses "James" for his sergeant substantially more frequently than Morse did for him. The Chief Super is almost always called "Innocent." However, Lewis graduates to referring to Dr. Hobson as "Laura," foreshadowing their [[RelationshipUpgrade]] later in the series.

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** Averted by the pathologist in seasons 1 and 2, who is always "[[FirstNameBasis Max]]" to the extent his last name was completely unknown until he showed up as a character on the prequel series ''Series/Endeavour''.''Series/{{Endeavour}}''. Played straight with Dr. ([[EmbarrassingFirstName Grayling]]) Russell and Dr. (Laura) Hobson.
** Both Lewis and Morse nearly always refer to other cops and suspects by their surnames (Morse is exclusively "Sir" for Lewis). Superiors (like Chief Superintendent Strange, whose first name "James" is only revealed in ''Series/Endeavour'') ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'') are usually referred to by rank or as "Sir" in their presence, although even they generally get the surname treatment when Lewis or Morse is talking about them in third person.
** In ''Series/Lewis'' ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' the titular character and Sergeant Hathaway share a similar dynamic, although Lewis uses "James" for his sergeant substantially more frequently than Morse did for him. The Chief Super is almost always called "Innocent." However, Lewis graduates to referring to Dr. Hobson as "Laura," foreshadowing their [[RelationshipUpgrade]] RelationshipUpgrade later in the series.
13th Jun '17 10:17:44 PM foomushroom
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* Famously, ''Series/InspectorMorse'''s full name [[spoiler:Endeavour]] wasn't revealed until 1997.

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* Famously, ''Series/InspectorMorse'''s [[EmbarrassingFirstName full name name]] [[spoiler:Endeavour]] wasn't revealed until 1997.1997.
** Morse almost exclusively refers to his sergeant as "Lewis." The number of times Morse refers to Lewis as "Robbie" can be counted on one hand.
** Averted by the pathologist in seasons 1 and 2, who is always "[[FirstNameBasis Max]]" to the extent his last name was completely unknown until he showed up as a character on the prequel series ''Series/Endeavour''. Played straight with Dr. ([[EmbarrassingFirstName Grayling]]) Russell and Dr. (Laura) Hobson.
** Both Lewis and Morse nearly always refer to other cops and suspects by their surnames (Morse is exclusively "Sir" for Lewis). Superiors (like Chief Superintendent Strange, whose first name "James" is only revealed in ''Series/Endeavour'') are usually referred to by rank or as "Sir" in their presence, although even they generally get the surname treatment when Lewis or Morse is talking about them in third person.
** In ''Series/Lewis'' the titular character and Sergeant Hathaway share a similar dynamic, although Lewis uses "James" for his sergeant substantially more frequently than Morse did for him. The Chief Super is almost always called "Innocent." However, Lewis graduates to referring to Dr. Hobson as "Laura," foreshadowing their [[RelationshipUpgrade]] later in the series.
16th May '17 4:52:25 PM RoseAndHeather
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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by everyone. Only one squad member -- Olivia Benson -- has ever called him "Rafael", and that only once. In turn, he usually calls (Sonny) Carisi and (Amanda) Rollins by their last names, uses 'Fin' for Odafin Tutuola, and addresses Olivia either by her first name or, as their friendship develops, "Liv".

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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by everyone. Only one squad member -- member, Olivia Benson -- Benson, has ever called him "Rafael", and that only once. In turn, he usually calls (Sonny) Carisi and (Amanda) Rollins by their last names, uses 'Fin' for Odafin Tutuola, and addresses Olivia either by her first name or, as their friendship develops, "Liv".
16th May '17 4:51:58 PM RoseAndHeather
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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by everyone. Only one squad member -- Olivia Benson -- has ever called him 'Rafael', and that only once.

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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by everyone. Only one squad member -- Olivia Benson -- has ever called him 'Rafael', "Rafael", and that only once.once. In turn, he usually calls (Sonny) Carisi and (Amanda) Rollins by their last names, uses 'Fin' for Odafin Tutuola, and addresses Olivia either by her first name or, as their friendship develops, "Liv".
16th May '17 4:49:40 PM RoseAndHeather
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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by everyone. Only one squad member -- Olivia Benson -- has ever called him 'Rafael', and that only once.
21st Apr '17 2:32:27 PM tropower
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* The Young Restless Philip Robert Chancellor IV is commonly called Short Version Of his last name by everyone "Chance"
* One life to live Robert ''Ford'' Ford is known as Bobby to family an jessica but is known solely as Ford Also Oliver '' Fish '' Fish is known solely Fish
* The Shield Curtis ''Lemonhead'' Lemansky is known Simply as lemonhead or Lem
* Degrassi junior high an degrassi high an degrassi new generation Derek ''Wheels'' Wheeler is refreed simply as wheels an Mike '' Dallas'' Dallas is just simply Dallas to everyone an Mark P "Fitz" FitzGerald Is Fitz To everyone

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* The Young Restless In ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'', Philip Robert Chancellor IV is plays with this trope, as everyone commonly called Short Version calls him "Chance", the short version Of his last name by everyone "Chance"
name.
* One life to live In ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', Robert ''Ford'' Ford is known as Bobby to his family an jessica and Jessica but is known otherise referred to solely as Ford Also Oliver '' Fish '' Fish Ford. There is known solely Fish
also (Oliver) Fish.
* The Shield ''Series/TheShield'' also plays with this trope. Curtis ''Lemonhead'' Lemansky is known Simply usually referred to as lemonhead "Lemonhead" or Lem
* Degrassi junior high an degrassi high an degrassi new generation Derek ''Wheels'' Wheeler is refreed
simply as wheels an Mike '' Dallas'' Dallas is just simply Dallas to everyone an Mark P "Fitz" FitzGerald Is Fitz To everyone"Lem".



* Pretty much all the adults in ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' are referred to as Mr / Mrs X (or "X's mum / dad") in-show, their first names only appearing in the credits. Mr Gilbert's first name is mentioned a couple of times (it's Phil) but [[BerserkButton he doesn't take kindly to being called by it]].

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* Pretty much all the adults in ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' are referred to as Mr / Mrs X (or "X's mum / dad") in-show, their first names only appearing in the credits. Mr Mr. Gilbert's first name is mentioned a couple of times (it's Phil) but [[BerserkButton he doesn't take kindly to being called by it]].it]].
* In [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1966 Batman series]], Chief O'Hara's little known first name is Miles.
15th Apr '17 1:21:25 PM LOOSECANNONCANADA
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** Carla does call Turk by his first name Chriatopher when she's mad or when they're having sex.

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** Carla does call Turk by his first name Chriatopher Christopher when she's mad or when they're having sex.
15th Apr '17 1:10:26 PM LOOSECANNONCANADA
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* This was originally the plan with Farkle on ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' (his first name would've been Sheamus), until the producers decided to make him the son of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' egghead Stuart Minkus (who himself ''was'' an example of this trope on ''BMW'').

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* This was originally the plan with Farkle on ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' (his first name would've been Sheamus), until the producers decided to make him the son of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' egghead Stuart Minkus or Simply just Minkus to everyone he even to refered Himself as Minkus (who himself ''was'' an example of this trope on ''BMW'').
15th Apr '17 1:04:40 PM LOOSECANNONCANADA
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** Oz was known solely by his nickname (a shortened form of his last name) through his entire run on the show. His full name, Daniel Osbourne, was not revealed until after he left.

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** Oz was known solely by his nickname (a shortened form of his last name) name Osbourne) through his entire run on the show. His full name, Daniel Osbourne, was not revealed until after he left.
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