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15th Feb '18 3:02:22 PM DoctorDetective
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* Olympian Jesse Owens is one such case -- his actual name is "James Cleveland," and as a youth he went by "J.C." A coach of his misheard it as "Jesse," and Owens never had the heart to correct him and the name stuck.

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* Olympian Jesse Owens is one such case -- his actual name is "James Cleveland," Cleveland Owens" and as a youth he went by "J.C." A coach of his misheard it as "Jesse," and Owens never had the heart to correct him and the name stuck.
10th Feb '18 7:52:37 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Grandpa Lou's cousin Miriam come to visit. The entire time, she kept calling Didi different names. When she leaves and ''Stu'' accidentally calls her a different name, she freaks out and shrieks "It's ''DIDI!''"
** This actually causes most of the problems in the episode "Angelica Breaks A Leg". Angelica fakes a broken leg and is taken to the hospital to be examined; the doctor, who keeps calling the Pickles "Peaches", gets Angelica's x-rays mixed up with those of one "Antonio Peaches".
** In the movie, Rex Pester the news reporter gets all the babies' names wrong: "Young Tammy, baby Dale, the twins Bill and Jill, little Chunky, and poor Amelia."

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
** The episode, "[[Recap/RugratsS2E12AuntMiriamTheInsideStory Aunt Miriam]]"
had Grandpa Lou's cousin Miriam come to visit. The entire time, she kept calling Didi different names. When she leaves and ''Stu'' [[GotMeDoingIt accidentally calls her a different name, name]], she freaks out and shrieks "It's ''DIDI!''"
** This actually causes most of the problems in the episode "Angelica episode, "[[Recap/RugratsS3E7WhenWishesComeTrueAngelicaBreaksALeg Angelica Breaks A Leg". Leg]]". Angelica [[ObfuscatingDisability fakes a broken leg leg]] and is taken to the hospital to be examined; the doctor, who keeps calling the Pickles "Peaches", [[FileMixUp gets Angelica's x-rays mixed up up]] with those of one "Antonio Peaches".
Peaches", a football player who really did break his leg.
** In [[WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie the movie, movie]], Rex Pester the news reporter gets all the babies' names wrong: "Young Tammy, baby Dale, the twins Bill and Jill, little Chunky, and poor Amelia."



** In "Rebel Without a Teddy Bear", Chuckie and Didi accidentally call Henry the stuffed lion "Herman".

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** In "Rebel "[[Recap/RugratsS2E17RebelWithoutATeddyBearAngelicaTheMagnificent Rebel Without a Teddy Bear", Bear]]", Chuckie and Didi accidentally call [[CompanionCube Henry the stuffed lion lion]] "Herman".
10th Feb '18 1:36:23 AM KidDynamite
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* A real life example gave Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan his name. His real name is Raymond Heenan, but Dick the Bruiser kept calling him "Bobby" and it ultimately stuck.

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* A real life example gave [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan Heenan]] his name. His real name is was Raymond Heenan, but Dick the Bruiser kept calling him "Bobby" and it ultimately stuck.
6th Feb '18 9:16:28 AM gb00393
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* Hot Pie from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems seems to think Arya is a Stark of "Winterhell."

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Hot Pie from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' seems seems to think Arya is a Stark of "Winterhell.""
** Tormund calls Sandor "the Dog" rather than the Hound... possibly intentionally.
3rd Feb '18 1:51:55 PM darkchiefy
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* ''WebVideo/OnCinema'' Tim regularly misreads the names of actors on his cue cards, leading to him crediting people such as [[Creator/IdrisElba Idris Elbow]], [[Wrestling/JohnCena John Semen]], and [[Creator/TomHiddleston Tom Diddleston]]

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* ''WebVideo/OnCinema'' In ''WebVideo/OnCinema'', Tim regularly misreads the names of actors on his cue cards, leading to him crediting people such as [[Creator/IdrisElba Idris Elbow]], [[Wrestling/JohnCena John Semen]], and [[Creator/TomHiddleston Tom Diddleston]]
3rd Feb '18 1:51:13 PM darkchiefy
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* ''WebVideo/OnCinema'' Tim regularly misreads the names of actors on his cue cards, leading to him crediting people such as [[Creator/IdrisElba Idris Elbow]], [[Wrestling/JohnCena John Semen]], and [[Creator/TomHiddleston Tom Diddleston]]
1st Feb '18 5:59:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MrBelvedere'', Heather's friend Angela constantly gets Mr. Belvedere surname wrong, calling him "Mr. Bellybutton", "Mr. Bellpepper", et cetera. Angela never said the same (wrong) surname twice.

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* In ''MrBelvedere'', ''Series/MrBelvedere'', Heather's friend Angela constantly gets Mr. Belvedere surname wrong, calling him "Mr. Bellybutton", "Mr. Bellpepper", et cetera. Angela never said the same (wrong) surname twice.
23rd Jan '18 7:07:21 AM Siempie
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** The Doctor keeps calling Danny "P.E.", despite both Danny and Clara constantly correcting him that he's a maths teacher. This is more of the Doctor's prejudice against the military, since Danny is a retired soldier. In the Doctor's mind, the only thing a soldier is good for is physical stuff. Danny eventually just rolls with it.
** Also, the Ninth Doctor keeps calling Micky "Ricky" despite the constant corrections. Then it turns out to be that Micky's AlternateUniverse counterpart is really named Ricky.

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** The Ninth Doctor keeps calling Micky "Ricky" despite the constant corrections. Then it turns out to be that Micky's AlternateUniverse counterpart is really named Ricky.
** The Twelfth Doctor, [[ResurrectionSickness suffering from amnesia and delirium after his regeneration]], constantly mixes up or forgets the names of the people he knows. He calls Strax "Grumpy" (after the dwarf), Clara "Handles", "the not-me one" and "the asking-questions one", and Vastra and Jenny "the green one" and "the not-green one" respectively. He also calls Strax "Clara" at one point, and when Clara angrily corrects him, he gets confused and asks them to start wearing nametags.
** In a more deliberate example, Twelve keeps calling
Danny "P.E.", despite both Danny and Clara constantly correcting him that he's a maths ''maths'' teacher. This is more of the Doctor's prejudice against the military, since Danny is a retired soldier. In the Doctor's mind, the only thing a soldier is good for is physical stuff. Danny eventually just rolls with it.
** Also, the Ninth Doctor keeps calling Micky "Ricky" despite the constant corrections. Then it turns out to be that Micky's AlternateUniverse counterpart is really named Ricky.
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22nd Jan '18 3:23:31 PM margdean56
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* In the tenth chapter of ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck]],'' Scrooge just ''can't'' get the name of the Junior Woodchucks organization right. Over the course of the story, he calls them "Midget Gophers," "Runt Chipmunks," "Dwarf Voles" and "Microbe Moles," with everyone -- including the Beagle Boys -- constantly trying to correct him. On the last page, he finally gets it right, causing his sister Matilda to automaticall start correcting him and then realize her error:

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* In the tenth chapter of ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck]],'' Scrooge just ''can't'' get the name of the Junior Woodchucks organization right. Over the course of the story, he calls them "Midget Gophers," "Runt Chipmunks," "Dwarf Voles" and "Microbe Moles," with everyone -- including the Beagle Boys -- constantly trying to correct him. On the last page, he finally gets it right, causing his sister Matilda to automaticall automatically start correcting him and then realize her error:
19th Jan '18 11:37:10 PM Seanette
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', the high school principal is an out-of-touch nebbish. He first calls Carrie "Carrie Wright" instead of White, and then misremembers her first name as Cassie. Carrie does NOT take it well.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', the high school principal is an out-of-touch nebbish. He first calls Carrie "Carrie Wright" instead of White, and then misremembers her first name as Cassie. Carrie Carrie, already severely stressed after the shower incident, does NOT take it well.
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