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13th Jan '18 3:11:19 AM lillolillo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': In the beginning of ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Kara doesn't want to go by her Kryptonian name, a reminder of her loss, and reiterates she is Linda Lang now.
-->'''Lana:''' Your choice, Kara, but you might ask yourself, what would your people want you want to do?\\
'''Linda:''' It's Linda.



** Kal-El would prefer Superman or Clark, thank you. Interesting variation in that sometimes he will call ''himself'' Kal-El and it is rarely a good thing -- it signifies that he is turning his back on his humanity, [[BewareTheSuperman and that's bad]]. Subverted in that his fellow superheroes often avoid calling him [[SecretIdentity Clark]], so may actually call him "Kal" to call him something like a normal name. Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are more likely to do this.
** Similarly, Clark and Comicbook/LoisLane's adopted Kryptonian son, Chris Kent, tells his [[ArchnemesisDad evil]] and {{abusive|Parents}} birth parents not to call him by his Kryptonian name, Lor-[[spoiler:Zod]].

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** Kal-El would prefer Superman or Clark, thank you. Interesting variation in that sometimes he will call ''himself'' Kal-El and it is rarely a good thing -- it signifies that he is turning his back on his humanity, [[BewareTheSuperman and that's bad]]. Subverted in that his fellow superheroes often avoid calling him [[SecretIdentity Clark]], so may actually call him "Kal" to call him something like a normal name. Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} are more likely to do this.
** ''ComicBook/LastSon'': Similarly, Clark and Comicbook/LoisLane's ComicBook/LoisLane's adopted Kryptonian son, Chris Kent, tells his [[ArchnemesisDad evil]] and {{abusive|Parents}} birth parents not to call him by his Kryptonian name, Lor-[[spoiler:Zod]].



* Played for all its {{Tear Jerk|er}}ing 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..]].
10th Jan '18 2:26:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the HungerGames fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', after [[spoiler: being traumatized by Vale's death and his own subsequent "victory"]], Obsidian lashes out at his caretakers who call him by his given name, instead telling them to call him Sid.

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* In the HungerGames ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'', after [[spoiler: being traumatized by Vale's death and his own subsequent "victory"]], Obsidian lashes out at his caretakers who call him by his given name, instead telling them to call him Sid.
27th Dec '17 7:58:18 AM Chris358
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** Same for Bella's RuleSixtyThree counterpart Beau in ''Literature/LifeAndDeathTwilightReimagined''. His birth name is Beaufort.
---> Beau: "Thank you ''so'' much, Grandpa, for dying just months before I was born and making my mom feel obligated to honor you."
25th Dec '17 10:06:26 PM Apocrypha
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** [[spoiler:Vader's grandson]] Kylo Ren has the same policy in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Everyone calls him by that name until [[spoiler:his father Han]] calls him by his real one, at which point he likewise [[ThatManIsDead disowns it]]. It's true that he would be a lot less imposing if he were still going by [[spoiler:Ben Solo]].

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** [[spoiler:Vader's grandson]] Kylo Ren has the same policy in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Everyone calls him by that name until [[spoiler:his father Han]] calls him by his real one, at which point he likewise [[ThatManIsDead disowns it]]. It's true that he would be a lot less imposing if he were still going by [[spoiler:Ben Solo]]. [[spoiler:But [[ShipTease interestingly]], he doesn't mind [[FoeRomanceSubtext Rey]] addressing him by "Ben".]]
20th Dec '17 11:13:48 PM CashSloth
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* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' and its [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2 sequel]], Dracula reacts furiously when anyone calls him by his former name, [[spoiler: Gabriel Belmont]].
-->'''Dracula''': Don't you ''dare'' [[ThatManIsDead call me that]]! [[IAmTheNoun EU SUNT DRACUL]]!
20th Dec '17 9:52:21 AM Paranoia
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* Agent Smith of ''Film/TheMatrix'' coolly tells our hero "Goodbye, Mr. Anderson" as he holds our hero in a headlock, in front of an arriving express train. As his ultimate gesture of rejecting his past as a slave, Thomas Anderson proudly shouts "My name is Neo!!" and proceeds to kick the evil program's ass. Smith keeps calling him "Mr. Anderson" right up until the end. When he finally calls him "Neo", it's significant (and probably an intentional call back to the example from the first movie).

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* Agent Smith of ''Film/TheMatrix'' coolly tells our hero "Goodbye, Mr. Anderson" as he holds our hero in a headlock, in front of an arriving express train. As his ultimate gesture of rejecting his past as a slave, Thomas Anderson proudly shouts "My name is Neo!!" and proceeds to kick the evil program's ass. Smith keeps calling him "Mr. Anderson" right up until the end. When he finally calls him "Neo", it's significant (and probably an intentional call back to the example from the first movie).for [[IronicEcho several]] [[NotHimself reasons]] and actually unnerves Smith himself.
11th Dec '17 6:56:19 PM CheeseDogX
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** Of course, in the sequels, [[spoiler: when the name Ender is right up there with Adolf (except worse)]], he has learned to just go by Andrew rather than draw unwanted attention by insisting on using his old nickname.

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** Of course, in the sequels, [[spoiler: when the name Ender is right up there with Adolf (except worse)]], he has learned to just go by Andrew rather than draw unwanted attention by insisting on using his old nickname. He is so OnlyKnownByHisNickname that when people hear his name is Andrew Wiggin, they point out that he has the same last name as Ender.
11th Dec '17 11:48:23 AM TheLastIronMan
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] by [[OriginalCharacter Ty]], full name [[MeaningfulName Tyrus Boreale]], in the [[Anime/{{RWBY}}]] fic 'So We're A Couple'. In the flashback third chapter Ty insists on his nickname, because his parents conditioned him to equate his full name with incoming punishment.
-->'''Ty:''' "Please, just 'Ty'. Only my parents call me Tyrus, [[OhCrap and ''that's'' usually when]] [[NoodleIncident I've screwed up.]]"

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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] by [[OriginalCharacter Ty]], full name [[MeaningfulName Tyrus Boreale]], in the [[Anime/{{RWBY}}]] ''Anime/{{RWBY}}'' fic 'So ''So We're A Couple'.Couple''. In the flashback third chapter Ty insists on his nickname, because his parents conditioned him to equate his full name with incoming punishment.
-->'''Ty:''' "Please, just 'Ty'. Only my parents call me Tyrus, [[OhCrap and ''that's'' that's usually when]] [[NoodleIncident I've screwed up.]]"
7th Dec '17 6:15:03 AM randomname25
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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[Iron Woobie Newt]] refuses to be called by the name Rebecca Jordan because "only my brother calls me that."

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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[Iron Woobie [[IronWoobie Newt]] refuses to be called by the name Rebecca Jordan because "only my brother calls me that."
7th Dec '17 6:11:48 AM randomname25
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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[ironwoobie Newt]] refuses to be called by the name Rebecca Jordan because "only my brother calls me that."

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* In ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', [[ironwoobie [[Iron Woobie Newt]] refuses to be called by the name Rebecca Jordan because "only my brother calls me that."
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