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18th Apr '17 9:28:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/TheDarkProfitSaga Orconomics]]'', Gorm saves a Goblin from an adventurer and asks his name. The Goblin replied "Gleebek", which is what Gorm starts calling him. They don't understand one another, as Gorm doesn't speak Shadowtongue, and the Goblin doesn't speak [[CommonTongue Imperial]]. Eventually, they end up in an Orc town, where a bilingual Orc reveals that "gleebek" is Shadowtongue for "hello". A bit of FridgeBrilliance: "Gleebek" keeps saying his name every time some calls him by it. Why? Because he thinks people are saying "hello" to him, so he says "hello" back. Everyone else just assumes he's being cute, repeating his name back at them. The Goblin's actual name is Tib'rin. Gorm feels a little stupid for calling him "Gleebek" all this time.
12th Apr '17 4:27:52 PM Blazer
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Krillin keeps calling Dende "Little Green", almost making it a CatchPhrase for Dende to say "My name is Dende." Dende ultimately gets so pissed off he tells Freeza about Earth ''because'' Krillin keeps calling him that.

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Krillin keeps calling Dende "Little Green", almost making it a CatchPhrase for Dende to say "My name is Dende." Dende ultimately gets so pissed off he tells Freeza about Earth ''because'' Krillin keeps calling him that. When Dende becomes Kami of Earth, Dende ''finally'' has enough of Krillin's BS and beats him to force him to say his name.
** Speaking of Freeza, it's also something of a CatchPhrase for him to reply "My name is ''Lord Freeza'', yes." whenever someone gets his name wrong. This includes Goku calling him "Freezer" and Trunks calling him "Frieza" (pronounced "Fry-za")
25th Mar '17 9:00:58 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper keeps forgetting Dave's name, calling him Doug, Darryl and Debbie, among other names.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'', ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper keeps forgetting Dave's name, calling him Doug, Darryl and Debbie, among other names.names, until the end of the movie where he calls him [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Ramirez]]. The end credits get in on it too, where they call him Debbie before correcting it.



-->'''Mr. Darling:''' Wendy, haven't I warned you? Stuffing the boys heads with a lot of silly stories!
-->'''Wendy:''' Oh, but they're not.
-->'''Mr. Darling:''' I say they are! Captain Crook, Peter Pirate...
-->'''Wendy:''' Peter ''Pan'', father.
-->'''Mr. Darling:''' Pan, Pirate...''Poppycock!!''

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-->'''Mr. Darling:''' Wendy, haven't I warned you? Stuffing the boys boys' heads with a lot of silly stories!
-->'''Wendy:'''
stories!\\
'''Wendy:'''
Oh, but they're not.
-->'''Mr.
not.\\
'''Mr.
Darling:''' I say they are! Captain Crook, Peter Pirate...
-->'''Wendy:'''
Pirate...\\
'''Wendy:'''
Peter ''Pan'', father.
-->'''Mr.
father.\\
'''Mr.
Darling:''' Pan, Pirate...''Poppycock!!''
16th Mar '17 9:20:57 AM nombretomado
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* In "Theatre/AVeryPotterSequel", Harry and Ron call Hermione everything from 'Hermy-One' to 'Hermononucleosis'.
* In ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', G(a)linda often refers to Boq as "Biq," usually because she can't remember. He politely corrects her every time.

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* In "Theatre/AVeryPotterSequel", ''Theatre/AVeryPotterSequel'', Harry and Ron call Hermione everything from 'Hermy-One' to 'Hermononucleosis'.
* In ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'':
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G(a)linda often refers to Boq as "Biq," usually because she can't remember. He politely corrects her every time.



* The eponymous character in TheMusicMan goes by the name of Harold Hill, but the last time Marcellus saw him, he went by the name Gregory. As such, he calls him Greg for the rest of the show. Played with in that the "wrong" name is actually his real name.

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* The eponymous character in TheMusicMan ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' goes by the name of Harold Hill, but the last time Marcellus saw him, he went by the name Gregory. As such, he calls him Greg for the rest of the show. Played with in that the "wrong" name is actually his real name.
13th Mar '17 5:12:53 AM thewhitefairy
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11th Mar '17 9:57:00 AM nombretomado
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* The 2014 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s had an infamous moment where JohnTravolta called [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Idina Menzel]] "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rfSmgoO7f8 Adele Dazeem]]". Menzel made sure to [[https://twitter.com/janetkrupin/status/440931045274583040/photo/1 exploit the joke]].

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* The 2014 UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s had an infamous moment where JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta called [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Idina Menzel]] "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rfSmgoO7f8 Adele Dazeem]]". Menzel made sure to [[https://twitter.com/janetkrupin/status/440931045274583040/photo/1 exploit the joke]].
9th Mar '17 11:45:02 AM Jgamer
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' franchise uses this quite a bit as a RunningGag.
** Tons of people aren't able to properly pronounce Neptune's name [[FridgeLogic (yet they can pronounce Planeptune perfectly fine)]], meaning that she gets tons of nicknames. Neptune lampshades this in '''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'' when she first runs into Uzume, who also can't pronounce her name.
** Few people ever get [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Arfoire's]] name right, which annoys her enough that when someone does actually say her name right, she cries TearsOfJoy (she still tries to kill them though). Then again, considering that the one doing the misnaming is usually [[TheGadfly Neptune]], it straddles the line between this trope and MaliciousMisnaming.
27th Feb '17 8:00:35 PM R.G.
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Rossiu, known by Kamina as "Dekosuke": "Forehead Guy".

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Rossiu, known by Kamina as "Dekosuke": "Forehead Guy".Boy".
9th Feb '17 6:26:38 PM Katsuhagi
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' fan fic series [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6743572/chapters/15411358 TIE Fighter]] in relation to Chiss names and the difficulty humans have pronouncing the full versions and why they prefer humans just not try. “Pronounced improperly, [Thelea’s] name can inadvertently sound like our language’s word for a small tunneling rodent that lives in the high snow pack on our world.”

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in the ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' fan fic series [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6743572/chapters/15411358 TIE Fighter]] in relation to Chiss names and the difficulty humans have pronouncing the full versions and why they prefer humans just not try. “Pronounced improperly, [Thelea’s] [Thelea’s] name can inadvertently sound like our language’s word for a small tunneling rodent that lives in the high snow pack on our world.”



* UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was actually born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but the congressman who nominated him for West Point got his name wrong on the application and Grant decided to [[SureLetsGoWithThat go with it]].

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* UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was actually born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but the congressman Congressman who nominated him for West Point got his name wrong on the application application, mistaking his middle name for his given name and his mother's maiden name (Simpson) for a middle initial, and Grant decided to [[SureLetsGoWithThat go with it]].it]] since he'd never liked [[SignificantMonogram this implications of his initials]].
9th Feb '17 6:23:59 PM Katsuhagi
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* UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was actually born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but the congressman who nominated him for West Point got his name wrong on the application and Grant decided to [[SureLetsGoWithIt go with it]].

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* UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant was actually born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but the congressman who nominated him for West Point got his name wrong on the application and Grant decided to [[SureLetsGoWithIt [[SureLetsGoWithThat go with it]].
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