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15th Jan '17 12:20:19 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/RedDataGirl,'' Miyuki actually hates his first name, which is why most people call him by his surname, Suzuhara. The exceptions are his father ([[AbusiveParents the reason WHY Miyuki hates his name]]) and Izumiko, who didn't realize that he disliked it until he told her not to use it in front of other people. His friend Manatsu starts using an AffectionateNickname, "Shinkou."



** Calling The Hulk "Bruce" is a [[BerserkButton good way to end up on the receiving end of the worst beat down of your life.]] Justified, though, as they really are separate personalities inhabiting the same body. And they do not like each other.

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** Calling The Hulk "Bruce" is a [[BerserkButton good way to end up on the receiving end of the worst beat down of your life.]] life]]. Justified, though, as they really are separate personalities inhabiting the same body. And they do not like each other.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Jon Arbuckle's brother hates being called "Doc Boy". Unfortunately, their Dad likes to call them and their mother "Jon Boy", "Mom Boy" and "Doc Boy".

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': Jon Arbuckle's brother hates being called "Doc Boy". Boy." Unfortunately, their Dad likes to call them and their mother "Jon Boy", "Mom Boy" and "Doc Boy".
22nd Dec '16 8:47:05 PM AnotherDuck
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* Inverted with many married or middle-aged adults, who may often prefer to be called by their first names instead of Mr. or Mrs. (or Ms.) Something-Or-Other by everyone but their own children, especially by younger people; their reasoning is that they still want to think of themselves as young, and terms like "Mr." imply adulthood. Example: David Silverman, lead animator for ''TheSimpsons'', was once greeted as "Mr. Silverman" by [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe a young boy]] at a film festival - and his response was "Please, call me Dave. Mr. Silverman is my ''father''."
** Could also be an emerging generational preference, with referring to one another as Mr. or Mrs. [[ReportSiht Siht]] in social settings, particularly in cases when the speakers already know one another as opposed to being introduced or meeting for the first time, being seen as stodgy and old-fashioned.

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* Inverted with many married or middle-aged adults, who may often prefer to be called by their first names instead of Mr. or Mrs. (or Ms.) Something-Or-Other by everyone but their own children, especially by younger people; their reasoning is that they still want to think of themselves as young, and terms like "Mr." imply adulthood. Example: David Silverman, lead animator for ''TheSimpsons'', was once greeted as "Mr. Silverman" by [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe a young boy]] at a film festival - and his response was "Please, call me Dave. Mr. Silverman is my ''father''."
** Could also be an emerging generational preference, with referring to one another as Mr. or Mrs. [[ReportSiht Siht]] in social settings, particularly in cases when the speakers already know one another as opposed to being introduced or meeting for the first time, being seen as stodgy and old-fashioned.
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* Website/YouTube PrettyBoy Jason Sansome only ever goes by either his first name, or [=VeeOneEye=], the name of his channel. In the same vein, PJ Liguori (aka [=Kickthepj=]) hasn't told anyone what those initials stand for.
** Jason has since had his surname changed to Viohni, in keeping with his channel name.

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* Website/YouTube PrettyBoy Jason Sansome only ever goes by either his first name, or [=VeeOneEye=], the name of his channel. In the same vein, PJ Liguori (aka [=Kickthepj=]) hasn't told anyone what those initials stand for.
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for. Jason has since had his surname changed to Viohni, in keeping with his channel name.



* Many career military men and women answer to their call-signs or nicknames rather than their birth names, especially within the enlisted ranks and pilots. Within the unit, they are rarely happy to be addressed by their birth names except by a superior but may do so in civilian life.
22nd Dec '16 8:41:44 PM AnotherDuck
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* Pretty much anyone online that is involved in the more... ''inappropriate'' parts of the Internet (or even sufficiently paranoid enough) would much prefer to keep their real name a secret and go by "anonymous", a tripcode, or their screen name. Amongst hacker circles, "dropping dox"[[note]]Revealing a person's personal information[[/note]] is considered one of the worst things you can do to someone, and even [[IKnowYourTrueName revealing their real name is known as "The Powerword"]] and jokingly considered one of the most powerful spells in an internet wizard's arsenal.
17th Dec '16 5:27:22 PM merotoker
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The name comes from the fact that the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestlers]] Wrestling/TripleH (Paul Levesque) and Wrestling/TheBigShow (Paul Wight) both have told fans who refer to them by their birth names that since all their friends and even their wives refer to them by their ring names, as far as they are concerned, those are their real names. This trope is hardly limited to people named Paul, however. Wrestling/{{Raven}} (Scott Levy) is well known for his insistence on being called Raven by ''everyone''. As noted in one of his many shoot interviews, the only people who can call him Scotty are those who first knew him as Scotty the Body.

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The name comes from the fact that the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestlers]] {{professional wrestl|ing}}ers Wrestling/TripleH (Paul Levesque) and Wrestling/TheBigShow (Paul Wight) both have told fans who refer to them by their birth names that since all their friends and even their wives refer to them by their ring names, as far as they are concerned, those are their real names. This trope is hardly limited to people named Paul, however. Wrestling/{{Raven}} (Scott Levy) is well known for his insistence on being called Raven by ''everyone''. As noted in one of his many shoot interviews, the only people who can call him Scotty are those who first knew him as Scotty the Body.



Some entertainers invert this trope when they want to put their personas behind them (often because their work has become an OldShame to them), refusing to answer to their {{Stage Name}}s.

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Some entertainers invert this trope when they want to put their personas behind them (often because their work has become an OldShame to them), refusing to answer to their {{Stage Name}}s.
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** Similarly, Clark and Comicbook/LoisLane's adopted Kryptonian son, Chris Kent, tells his [[ArchnemesisDad evil]] and [[AbusiveParent abusive]] birth parents not to call him by his Kryptonian name, Lor-[[spoiler:Zod]].

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** Similarly, Clark and Comicbook/LoisLane's adopted Kryptonian son, Chris Kent, tells his [[ArchnemesisDad evil]] and [[AbusiveParent abusive]] {{abusive|Parents}} birth parents not to call him by his Kryptonian name, Lor-[[spoiler:Zod]].



* Played for all its [[TearJerker Tear Jerking]] worth at the end of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'''s "A Game of You". Wanda's family simply ''refuses'' to call her anything but "Alvin", since as far as they're concerned Alvin is male. Period. The TearJerker element comes into play [[spoiler:because she isn't around to defend herself anymore. TRY not to cry when Wanda's aunt proudly states 'Alvin' looks so nice with 'his' hair cut, and Barbie saying she was so proud of her hair...]]

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* Played for all its [[TearJerker Tear Jerking]] worth at the end of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'''s "A Game of You". Wanda's family simply ''refuses'' to call her anything but "Alvin", since as far as they're concerned Alvin is male. Period. The TearJerker element comes into play [[spoiler:because she isn't around to defend herself anymore. TRY not to cry when Wanda's aunt proudly states 'Alvin' looks so nice with 'his' hair cut, and Barbie saying she was so proud of her hair...]]hair..]].



* Averted in ''ComicStrip/USAcres''. Roy hates when Lanolin calls him "Bird" instead of calling him by name. [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/2004-07-24 In this strip]], in response to Roy asking her to call him by name, she called him "Ray". He was upset.

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* Averted in ''ComicStrip/USAcres''. Roy hates when Lanolin calls him "Bird" instead of calling him by name. [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/2004-07-24 [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1987/07/24 In this strip]], in response to Roy asking her to call him by name, she called him "Ray". He was upset.



* In ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'', only three people are allowed to call Tonks by her birth name [[EmbarrassingFirstName Nymphadora]]. Two of them are Charlie and Cedric because she lost a bet to each of them (and doesn't make such bets anymore, no matter how often Harry asks). [[LoveInterest Remus]] can call her that as well, [[ObliviousToLove though the significance of it escapes him at first]].
* Dr. Frank Brainstorm of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' ''really'' does not like people to refer to him by his first name. Unfortunately, most everyone does just that, and [[OnceAnEpisode every time he shows up]] one can expect him to shout "IT'S DOCTOR BRAINSTORM!" at least twice. [[BetterThanABareBulb Like everything else in the fic]], this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:

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* In ''Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain'', only three people are allowed to call Tonks by her birth name [[EmbarrassingFirstName Nymphadora]]. Two of them are Charlie and Cedric because she lost a bet to each of them (and doesn't make such bets anymore, no matter how often Harry asks). [[LoveInterest [[LoveInterests Remus]] can call her that as well, [[ObliviousToLove though the significance of it escapes him at first]].
* Dr. Frank Brainstorm of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' ''really'' does not like people to refer to him by his first name. Unfortunately, most everyone does just that, and [[OnceAnEpisode [[OncePerEpisode every time he shows up]] one can expect him to shout "IT'S DOCTOR BRAINSTORM!" at least twice. [[BetterThanABareBulb Like everything else in the fic]], this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]:



* ''TheRightStuff''.

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* ''TheRightStuff''.''Film/TheRightStuff''.



* The protagonist in ''Film/BoogieNights'' asks to be called his StageName, ''Dirk Diggler'', off the set.

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* The protagonist in ''Film/BoogieNights'' asks to be called his StageName, {{Stage Name|s}}, ''Dirk Diggler'', off the set.



* ''Film/PacificRim'': {{Inverted}} with Newt: "Only my mother calls me 'Doctor.'"

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': {{Inverted}} {{Inverted|Trope}} with Newt: "Only my mother calls me 'Doctor.'"



** Tonks, [[EmbarrassingFirstName first name Nymphadora]]. Her father calls her "Dora," as does her LoveInterest, [[spoiler:Remus]], after they get together.

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** Tonks, [[EmbarrassingFirstName first name Nymphadora]]. Her father calls her "Dora," as does her LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, [[spoiler:Remus]], after they get together.



* [[strike:Ruth]] ''Nancy'' Blackett of ''SwallowsAndAmazons''. She refuses to be called Ruth because she's an Amazon, and they're [[IncrediblyLamePun ruthless]].

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* [[strike:Ruth]] ''Nancy'' Blackett of ''SwallowsAndAmazons''. ''Literature/SwallowsAndAmazons''. She refuses to be called Ruth because she's an Amazon, and they're [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} ruthless]].



* Kit Kittredge from the ''AmericanGirl'' series prefers to be called as such rather than by her birth name Margaret Mildred, as she finds the latter "flouncy" for a {{tomboy}} like her.

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* Kit Kittredge from the ''AmericanGirl'' ''Franchise/{{American Girl|sCollection}}'' series prefers to be called as such rather than by her birth name Margaret Mildred, as she finds the latter "flouncy" for a {{tomboy}} like her.



* Cindy Mackenzie of ''Series/VeronicaMars'' much prefers her nickname, Mac.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars''
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Cindy Mackenzie of ''Series/VeronicaMars'' much prefers her nickname, Mac.



*** In a couple of the Big Finish audio stories, she even swears off "Ace" for a while, insisting that the Doctor call her "McShane" or Dorothy. However, since both of those instances are times where she's quite pissed off at the Doctor, she goes back to Ace once she gets over it.

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*** In a couple of the Big Finish audio stories, she even swears off "Ace" for a while, insisting that the Doctor call her "McShane" "[=McShane=]" or Dorothy. However, since both of those instances are times where she's quite pissed off at the Doctor, she goes back to Ace once she gets over it.



*** In a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming touching moment]] Clara makes an impassioned speech to the other Time Lords that "The Doctor" really ''is'' his name at this point, because he has always ''lived up to that promise''

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*** In a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming touching moment]] Clara makes an impassioned speech to the other Time Lords that "The Doctor" really ''is'' his name at this point, because he has always ''lived up to that promise''promise''.



* Bishop Brennan from ''Series/FatherTed'' hates it when anyone calls him by his first name, Len. [[Main/ManChild Dougal]], suprisingly enough, consistently does exactly that.
** This is a justified example though, as Brennan has a title (Bishop) and a correct form of address (Your Grace) and Dougal is his direct subordinate.

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* Bishop Brennan from ''Series/FatherTed'' hates it when anyone calls him by his first name, Len. [[Main/ManChild Dougal]], suprisingly surprisingly enough, consistently does exactly that.
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that. This is a justified example though, as Brennan has a title (Bishop) and a correct form of address (Your Grace) and Dougal is his direct subordinate.



* Bono from Music/{{U2}}. Incidentally, his birth name ''is'' Paul (David Hewson). TheOtherWiki states, however, that everyone - even his wife and the other band members - calls him "Bono." Also ironic is that he hated the nickname at first (It's short for "Bono Vox", Latin for "Good Voice"). The Edge, from the same band, was originally named David Howell Evens, but says that now even his close family call him Edge.

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* Bono from Music/{{U2}}. Incidentally, his birth name ''is'' Paul (David Hewson). TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] states, however, that everyone - even his wife and the other band members - calls him "Bono." Also ironic is that he hated the nickname at first (It's short for "Bono Vox", Latin for "Good Voice"). The Edge, from the same band, was originally named David Howell Evens, but says that now even his close family call him Edge.



* In most of his professional life, Wrestling/ChrisJericho goes by his nickname. However, for one night on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', he subverted this by being announced by his real name Chris Irvine, as he was honoring his late mother by dancing to her favorite song. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Aww]].

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* In most of his professional life, Wrestling/ChrisJericho goes by his nickname. However, for one night on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', he subverted this by being announced by his real name Chris Irvine, as he was honoring his late mother by dancing to her favorite song. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments [[Heartwarming/ChrisJericho Aww]].



* On the November 29, 2016 episode of ''[=SmackDown=] Live'', Alexa Bliss called Wrestling/BeckyLynch out (in storyline) for referring to her as "Lexi," insisting that she should be called "Alexa." Her real name is Alexis "Lexi" Kaufman.

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* On the November 29, 2016 episode of ''[=SmackDown=] Live'', Alexa Bliss ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown SmackDown Live]]'', Wrestling/AlexaBliss called Wrestling/BeckyLynch out (in storyline) for referring to her as "Lexi," insisting that she should be called "Alexa." Her real name is Alexis "Lexi" Kaufman.



** Saul of Tarsus is not the TropeNamer--he actually preferred to go by Paul, the Greek translation of his name, as he realized that his calling was to (Greek-speaking) gentiles.

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** Saul of Tarsus is not the TropeNamer--he {{Trope Namer|s}}--he actually preferred to go by Paul, the Greek translation of his name, as he realized that his calling was to (Greek-speaking) gentiles.



* [[VideoGame/PaperMario Lakilester]] wants to be called Spike, but guess how often that happens.

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* [[VideoGame/PaperMario Lakilester]] ''VideoGame/PaperMario'': Lakilester wants to be called Spike, but guess how often that happens.



* [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Tetra]] inverts this trope. She does NOT like to be called [[spoiler:Princess Zelda]].
* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' [[spoiler:Velvet Velour]]'s real name can be revealed if you play a Malkavian. She doesn't wish to be called [[spoiler:Susan]] however, stating that [[ThatManIsDead that girl is dead]].

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* [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Tetra]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'': Tetra inverts this trope. She does NOT like to be called [[spoiler:Princess Zelda]].
* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' [[spoiler:Velvet Velour]]'s real name can be revealed if you play a Malkavian. She doesn't wish to be called [[spoiler:Susan]] however, stating that [[ThatManIsDead that girl is dead]].



* ''SaintsRowTheThird'': Do not call Killbane "Eddie". [[spoiler:He might snap your neck.]]

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* ''SaintsRowTheThird'': ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'': Do not call Killbane "Eddie". [[spoiler:He might snap your neck.]]



* Thrall/Go'el of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a comlicated relationship with this trope. He grew up as a slave under the name Thrall ([[MeaningfulName literally "slave"]]), and even after gaining his freedom decided not to change it, so as to remember where he came from. He later learned his birth name was Go'el, but continued to use the name Thrall while his LoveInterest Aggra calls him by his birth name. Thrall's eventual decision to set aside his office of Warchief, and then his slave name, reflect his CharacterDevelopment in letting go of his bitterness towards the humans' Alliance that enslaved him to embrace his potential as a shaman who protects the entire world, not just the Horde.
* In {{VideoGame/The Witch and The Hundred Knight}}, Metallia always corrects whoever addresses her as "Lia", which is her original name. This becomes a {{running gag}} throughout THE ENTIRE GAME.

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* Thrall/Go'el of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a comlicated complicated relationship with this trope. He grew up as a slave under the name Thrall ([[MeaningfulName literally "slave"]]), and even after gaining his freedom decided not to change it, so as to remember where he came from. He later learned his birth name was Go'el, but continued to use the name Thrall while his LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} Aggra calls him by his birth name. Thrall's eventual decision to set aside his office of Warchief, and then his slave name, reflect his CharacterDevelopment in letting go of his bitterness towards the humans' Alliance that enslaved him to embrace his potential as a shaman who protects the entire world, not just the Horde.
* In {{VideoGame/The Witch and The Hundred Knight}}, ''VideoGame/TheWitchAndTheHundredKnight'', Metallia always corrects whoever addresses her as "Lia", which is her original name. This becomes a {{running gag}} throughout THE ENTIRE GAME.



* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' in the true ending path has Toriel being called [[spoiler: "Tori" by Asgore, her former husband. She coldly reminds him not to call her by that name due to her still resenting him for making his people suffer when he couldn't go through with his plan. Later on, another character calls her Dreemurr and she kindly asks them not to call her by that name since her ex-husband also uses it as his last name.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' in the true ending path has Toriel being called [[spoiler: "Tori" by Asgore, her former husband. She coldly reminds him not to call her by that name due to her still resenting him for making his people suffer when he couldn't go through with his plan. Later on, another character calls her Dreemurr and she kindly asks them not to call her by that name since her ex-husband also uses it as his last name.]]name]].



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:After learning that her mother has cheated on her husband, Reina cuts all ties with her and forms a new self with the name "Rena".]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:After learning that her mother has cheated on her husband, Reina cuts all ties with her and forms a new self with the name "Rena".]]"Rena"]].



* In ''Webcomic/DumnestorsHeroes'', the [[DelusionsOfEloquence Dark Lordess]] [[MyNaymeIs Tyfnee]] explains that Tyfnee is her middle name; she never really liked "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Atrocia]]"

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* In ''Webcomic/DumnestorsHeroes'', the [[DelusionsOfEloquence Dark Lordess]] [[MyNaymeIs Tyfnee]] explains that Tyfnee is her middle name; she never really liked "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Atrocia]]"Atrocia]]".



* Judge Dead from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' seems to hate his real name, Théodore, prefering his OnlineAlias to it. A scene from the novels has his boss heavily imply that he considers doing this ridiculous when they are face-to-face in real life. The webseries had him insist on his real name not being used online while something ''much'' more urgent than the proper way to adress him was going on and showed [[spoiler:his father, Tenshirock, using it]] in late Season 5 episodes.

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* Judge Dead from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' seems to hate his real name, Théodore, prefering his OnlineAlias to it. A scene from the novels has his boss heavily imply that he considers doing this ridiculous when they are face-to-face in real life. The webseries had him insist on his real name not being used online while something ''much'' more urgent than the proper way to adress address him was going on and showed [[spoiler:his father, Tenshirock, using it]] in late Season 5 episodes.



* He may have been called 'Astronomonov,' but his parents named him 'Susan.' [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory We know him by a different name:]] Mandark.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': He may have been called 'Astronomonov,' but his parents named him 'Susan.' [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory We know him by a different name:]] name: Mandark.



** This comes in handy later on when [[spoiler: Mainframe is rebooted, complete with a copy of young Enzo.]]

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** This comes in handy later on when [[spoiler: Mainframe is rebooted, complete with a copy of young Enzo.]]Enzo]].



* Although this happens only once in ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBobSquarepants}}'', Patrick's [[LargeHam reaction]] deserves a mention.

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* Although this happens only once in ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBobSquarepants}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Patrick's [[LargeHam reaction]] deserves a mention.



* Malcolm [[OneLetterName X]] was born Malcolm Little, a name he never took to. He changed his name to Detroit Red as a teenager, and finally to "Malcolm X" upon joining the Nation of Islam. Even after breaking ties with the church, he never looked back at his old name. (He changed it again to Malcolm Shabazz or Malik el-Shabazz, but "X" stuck in the minds of the public.)

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* Malcolm [[OneLetterName X]] UsefulNotes/MalcolmX was born Malcolm Little, a name he never took to. He changed his name to Detroit Red as a teenager, and finally to "Malcolm X" upon joining the Nation of Islam. Even after breaking ties with the church, he never looked back at his old name. (He changed it again to Malcolm Shabazz or Malik el-Shabazz, but "X" stuck in the minds of the public.)



* Likewise, when Cassius Clay converted to Islam and took the Muslim name Muhammad Ali, Ernie Terrell and Floyd Patterson continued to call him Cassius Clay to annoy him. In the ring, Ali taunted Terrell by shouting "What's my name?" en route to victory.

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* Likewise, when Cassius Clay converted to Islam and took the Muslim name Muhammad Ali, UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli, Ernie Terrell and Floyd Patterson continued to call him Cassius Clay to annoy him. In the ring, Ali taunted Terrell by shouting "What's my name?" en route to victory.



* [[Series/ToshiieToMatsu Toshiie Maeda]], retainer of OdaNobunaga, had the birth name "Inuchiyo"; his colleagues often teased him by calling him "Inu" (i.e., "Dog") even after he came of age.

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* [[Series/ToshiieToMatsu Toshiie Maeda]], retainer of OdaNobunaga, UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, had the birth name "Inuchiyo"; his colleagues often teased him by calling him "Inu" (i.e., "Dog") even after he came of age.



* John, James, George and Richard...it doesn't have the same ring as [[Music/TheBeatles John, Paul, George and Ringo]], does it? Not to mention, EddieIzzard's joke about [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]] names wouldn't work.

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* John, James, George and Richard...it doesn't have the same ring as [[Music/TheBeatles John, Paul, George and Ringo]], does it? Not to mention, EddieIzzard's Creator/EddieIzzard's joke about [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]] names wouldn't work.



* Nobody -- except their immediate birth family and their co-star Margaret Dumont -- ever called [[MarxBrothers Ahdie, Leo or Julie Marx]] by their birth names.[[note]]With an extra good reason for Ahdie, considering it was short for "Adolph"-- not a terrific name for a Jewish guy after WWII...[[/note]][[note]]Although Adolph Marx changed his name to Arthur in 1911, because he hated the name itself...[[/note]]

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* Nobody -- except their immediate birth family and their co-star Margaret Dumont -- ever called [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Ahdie, Leo or Julie Marx]] by their birth names.[[note]]With an extra good reason for Ahdie, considering it was short for "Adolph"-- not a terrific name for a Jewish guy after WWII...[[/note]][[note]]Although Adolph Marx changed his name to Arthur in 1911, because he hated the name itself...[[/note]]



** Patricia RooneyMara even stated that [[http://www.papermag.com/2010/01/rooney_mara.php "I never felt like a Tricia. And Rooney is more memorable."]], adding that both her father and her brother go by the middle name as well.

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** Patricia RooneyMara Creator/RooneyMara even stated that [[http://www.papermag.com/2010/01/rooney_mara.php "I never felt like a Tricia. And Rooney is more memorable."]], adding that both her father and her brother go by the middle name as well.



* {{Website/Youtube}} PrettyBoy Jason Sansome only ever goes by either his first name, or [=VeeOneEye=], the name of his channel. In the same vein, PJ Liguori (aka [=Kickthepj=]) hasn't told anyone what those initials stand for.

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* {{Website/Youtube}} Website/YouTube PrettyBoy Jason Sansome only ever goes by either his first name, or [=VeeOneEye=], the name of his channel. In the same vein, PJ Liguori (aka [=Kickthepj=]) hasn't told anyone what those initials stand for.



* Maurice Joseph Micklewhite was the birth name of Michael Caine.

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* Maurice Joseph Micklewhite was the birth name of Michael Caine.Creator/MichaelCaine.
15th Dec '16 9:02:09 PM Doug86
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* ''{{Peanuts}}'' creator Charles M. Schulz obviously used his given name professionally, but among friends and relatives he preferred to be called Sparky, the nickname he was first given by an uncle two days after he was born.

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* ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' creator Charles M. Schulz obviously used his given name professionally, but among friends and relatives he preferred to be called Sparky, the nickname he was first given by an uncle two days after he was born.
14th Dec '16 5:11:02 PM Camassia
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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] ''hates'' it when you call him Gordon, to the point of simply pretending he was never named Gordon Sumner in the first place.

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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] Music/{{Sting}} ''hates'' it when you call him Gordon, to the point of simply pretending he was never named Gordon Sumner in the first place.
5th Dec '16 2:10:43 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the Red Knight reacts with anger to being called by his given name, as for one, he's faked his death and is trying to hide that, and for other, the past he's left behind is still too painful to return to. With some CharacterDevelopment, he eventually returns to his given name.
2nd Dec '16 10:40:58 PM PatPayne
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* Nobody -- except their immediate birth family and their co-star Margaret Dumont -- ever called [[MarxBrothers Ahdie, Leo or Julie Marx]] by their birth names.[[note]]With an extra good reason for Ahdie, considering it was short for "Adolph"-- not a terrific name for a Jewish guy after WWII...[[/note]]

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* Nobody -- except their immediate birth family and their co-star Margaret Dumont -- ever called [[MarxBrothers Ahdie, Leo or Julie Marx]] by their birth names.[[note]]With an extra good reason for Ahdie, considering it was short for "Adolph"-- not a terrific name for a Jewish guy after WWII...[[/note]][[note]]Although Adolph Marx changed his name to Arthur in 1911, because he hated the name itself...[[/note]]
2nd Dec '16 12:08:26 PM Ciara25
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** Voldemort counts too. Dumbledore [[spoiler: (and later Harry too)]] continues calling him by his real name of Tom Riddle to his face, though.

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** Voldemort counts too. Dumbledore [[spoiler: (and later Harry too)]] continues calling him by his real name of Tom Riddle to his face, though.though, as a refusal to fear him.
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* On the November 29, 2016 episode of ''[=SmackDown=] Live'', Alexa Bliss called Wrestling/BeckyLynch out (in storyline) for referring to her as "Lexi," insisting that she should be called "Alexa." Her real name is Alexis "Lexi" Kaufman.
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