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* Despite her name, George from ''Literature/TheFamousFive'' is a girl. She hates being called by her full name "Georgina".
-->"''You're to call my George. Then I'll speak to you. But I shan't if you don't''."
9th Sep '17 2:51:01 PM nombretomado
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* Kit Kittredge from the ''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. She doesn't seem to mind her Aunt Millie addressing her by her real name, for some reason.

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* Kit Kittredge from the ''Franchise/{{American ''Literature/{{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. She doesn't seem to mind her Aunt Millie addressing her by her real name, for some reason.
16th Jul '17 6:10:32 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/{{Layla}} El and Wrestling/KellyKelly poked fun at this in an interview as Layla referred to Kelly as "Barbie" (her real name, believe it or not) and Kelly jokingly corrected her. Outside of Kayfabe, she's usually called "Barbie" by everyone

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* Wrestling/{{Layla}} El and Wrestling/KellyKelly poked fun at this in an interview as Layla referred to Kelly as "Barbie" (her real name, believe it or not) and Kelly jokingly corrected her. Outside of Kayfabe, she's usually called "Barbie" by everyoneeveryone.
16th Jul '17 6:06:41 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/{{Layla}} El and Wrestling/KellyKelly poked fun at this in an interview as Layla referred to Kelly as "Barbie" (her real name, believe it or not) and Kelly jokingly corrected her.

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* Wrestling/{{Layla}} El and Wrestling/KellyKelly poked fun at this in an interview as Layla referred to Kelly as "Barbie" (her real name, believe it or not) and Kelly jokingly corrected her. Outside of Kayfabe, she's usually called "Barbie" by everyone



* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] actually ''legally changed his name'' to "Warrior" (a step up, to be sure, from "James Hellwig"). But this was by many accounts for trademark-related reasons and not personal ones. Other wrestlers have also changed their names to their wrestling names, such as Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (formerly Steve Williams) changing his name to "Steve Austin" in 2007, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage (formerly Page Falkenburg) changing his name to "Dallas Page" in 2003, and Wrestling/{{Chyna}} (born Joan Narie Laurer) changing her name in 2007.

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* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] actually ''legally changed his name'' to "Warrior" (a step up, to be sure, from "James Hellwig"). But this was by many accounts for trademark-related reasons and not personal ones. Other wrestlers have also changed their names to their wrestling names, such as Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (formerly Steve Williams) changing his name to "Steve Austin" in 2007, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage (formerly Page Falkenburg) changing his name to "Dallas Page" in 2003, and Wrestling/{{Chyna}} (born Joan Narie Marie Laurer) legally changing her name to "Chyna" (for trademark reasons much like Warrior) in 2007.
12th Jul '17 8:32:00 PM merotoker
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* Played straight and inverted in ''Anime/TekkamanBlade''. At the beginning of the series, Blade claims to have forgotten his name, which leads to Noal nicknaming him D-Boy. About 20 episodes later, when the crew finds out his given name (Aiba Takaya), he insists that his name is D-boy (For about half an episode anyway before spilling the beans.) It becomes an inversion toward the end of the series when he [[spoiler: "forgets that the Space Knights have nicknamed him "D-boy" and insists that they call him his given name"]] Played straight again when after defeating his brother, he sheds his birthname and nickname, claiming that he is Tekkaman Blade.

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* Played straight and inverted in ''Anime/TekkamanBlade''. At the beginning of the series, Blade claims to have forgotten his name, which leads to Noal nicknaming him D-Boy. About 20 episodes later, when the crew finds out his given name (Aiba Takaya), he insists that his name is D-boy (For about half an episode anyway before spilling the beans.) It becomes an inversion toward the end of the series when he [[spoiler: "forgets that the Space Knights have nicknamed him "D-boy" and insists that they call him his given name"]] name"]]. Played straight again when after defeating his brother, he sheds his birthname and nickname, claiming that he is Tekkaman Blade.



* 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]] {{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..]].



* In ''[[Fanfic/ResonanceDays Resonance Days]]'', witches are [[MeaningfulRename reborn with a new name]] and insist on being referred to by that name. Since they lose their memories upon becoming witches, the name is the alpha and omega of their identity, and being called by another name (even the name they held before their transformation) feels like a personal affront. This is of no small source of consternation for [[spoiler: Kyouko, who finds Oktavia's refusal to answer to 'Sayaka' to be distressing]].

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* In ''[[Fanfic/ResonanceDays Resonance Days]]'', ''Fanfic/ResonanceDays'', witches are [[MeaningfulRename reborn with a new name]] and insist on being referred to by that name. Since they lose their memories upon becoming witches, the name is the alpha and omega of their identity, and being called by another name (even the name they held before their transformation) feels like a personal affront. This is of no small source of consternation for [[spoiler: Kyouko, who finds Oktavia's refusal to answer to 'Sayaka' to be distressing]].



* ''Fanfic/MirrorsImage'': Chrysalis gets angry when Princess Celestia calls her Starlight, [[spoiler:her name when she was Celestia's pupil a thousand years ago, mainly because she believes Celestia abandoned her. It doesn't help that Celestia was BrainwashedAndCrazy the last time she tried to contact her.]]

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* ''Fanfic/MirrorsImage'': Chrysalis gets angry when Princess Celestia calls her Starlight, [[spoiler:her name when she was Celestia's pupil a thousand years ago, mainly because she believes Celestia abandoned her. It doesn't help that Celestia was BrainwashedAndCrazy the last time she tried to contact her.]]her]].



* In ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'', Elle gets very upset when her grandmother calls her by her birth name [[spoiler: Jessiebell]], feeling that her grandmother has no regard for her change in identity [[spoiler: after her childhood friend and [[ArrangedMarriage fiancee]] James died.]]

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* In ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'', Elle gets very upset when her grandmother calls her by her birth name [[spoiler: Jessiebell]], feeling that her grandmother has no regard for her change in identity [[spoiler: after her childhood friend and [[ArrangedMarriage fiancee]] James died.]]died]].



* Kit Kittredge from the ''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.
** She doesn't seem to mind her Aunt Millie addressing her by her real name, for some reason.

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* Kit Kittredge from the ''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.
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her. She doesn't seem to mind her Aunt Millie addressing her by her real name, for some reason.



* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Nikita reacts with anger when people try to call her by her birth name, Erynia, as it reminds her of her AbusiveDad.

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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Nikita reacts with anger when people try to call her by her birth name, Erynia, as it reminds her of her AbusiveDad.[[AbusiveParents abusive dad]].



* Rodney [=McKay=] of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' tried to hide the fact that his first name is actually [[EmbarrassingFirstName Meredith]]...it only got out because of his sister, who persistently calls him by it.
** There's one episode where he meets an alternate version of himself known as Rod. [=McKay=] complains that he was never able to get anyone to call him Rod.

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* Rodney [=McKay=] of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' tried to hide the fact that his first name is actually [[EmbarrassingFirstName Meredith]]...it only got out because of his sister, who persistently calls him by it.
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it. There's one episode where he meets an alternate version of himself known as Rod. [=McKay=] complains that he was never able to get anyone to call him Rod.



-->Tok'ra: "Do not call us that! [[[NotHelpingYourCase Takes on the glowing eyes and deep voice the Big Bads are known for]]] '''We are not Goa'uld!'''"

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-->Tok'ra: -->'''Tok'ra''': "Do not call us that! [[[NotHelpingYourCase Takes on the glowing eyes and deep voice the Big Bads are known for]]] '''We are not Goa'uld!'''"



* Music/EmilieAutumn insists her her legal name is "Emilie Autumn Liddel", despite fans buying merchandise and receiving them from "Emily Fritzges". On her website, the words "Emily" and "Fritzges" are filtered out and discussion of this name is grounds for a banning.
* [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]]'s first name is James, but he'd rather be called by his middle one - possibly because his father is also called James (and Paul gave a son this name as well).

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* Music/EmilieAutumn insists her her legal name is "Emilie Autumn Liddel", despite fans buying merchandise and receiving them from "Emily Fritzges". On her website, the words "Emily" and "Fritzges" are filtered out and discussion of this name is grounds for a banning.
* [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]]'s Music/PaulMcCartney's first name is James, but he'd rather be called by his middle one - possibly because his father is also called James (and Paul gave a son this name as well).



* Despite what some smarks think, the names you hear on TV are what they are called in real life. This was spoofed on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where a demon mocked Wrestling/TheUndertaker by calling him Mark. It was also alluded to during the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness angle when Wrestling/VinceMcMahon said that "Mark" had begun to think his gimmick was real.
** Averted in a non-Deadman angle with Undertaker in 2002 involving his wife and a woman who claimed to have had an affair with him (and later confessed to being paid off by nemesis Wrestling/PaulHeyman to tell that lie); both women referred to him as "Mark" throughout the storyline.

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* Despite what some smarks think, the names you hear on TV are what they are called in real life. This was spoofed on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where a demon mocked Wrestling/TheUndertaker by calling him Mark. It was also alluded to during the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness angle when Wrestling/VinceMcMahon said that "Mark" had begun to think his gimmick was real.
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real. Averted in a non-Deadman angle with Undertaker in 2002 involving his wife and a woman who claimed to have had an affair with him (and later confessed to being paid off by nemesis Wrestling/PaulHeyman to tell that lie); both women referred to him as "Mark" throughout the storyline.



* As Wrestling/{{Sabu}} and Wrestling/RobVanDam can attest, [[Wrestling/EdFarhat The Sheik]] would never break-character, going so far as refusing to answer the phone if someone called an asked to speak to "Ed" (his given name).

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* As Wrestling/{{Sabu}} and Wrestling/RobVanDam can attest, [[Wrestling/EdFarhat The Sheik]] would never break-character, going so far as refusing to answer the phone if someone called an and asked to speak to "Ed" (his given name).



* Notable that part-[[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] Wrestling/TheBigShow actually ''did'' wrestle under his real name for a while when he made his WWF debut in 1999, before phasing it out. He also went to work under the ring name "Paul 'The Great' Wight" after leaving WWE for a time around 2007 before going back to "The Big Show" moniker upon his return.

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* Notable that part-[[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] part-{{Trope Namer|s}} Wrestling/TheBigShow actually ''did'' wrestle under his real name for a while when he made his WWF debut in 1999, before phasing it out. He also went to work under the ring name "Paul 'The Great' Wight" after leaving WWE for a time around 2007 before going back to "The Big Show" moniker upon his return.



* [[InvertedTrope Inverted:]] As he left the WWE full-time in lieu of his movie career, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson began to distance himself from the moniker of "The Rock" to form his movie identity, at the advice of his then-manager, which left a lot of fans feeling miffed at the gesture. It is probably not coincidental that, with superstar movie career firmly established, Johnson fired that manager and hired his ex-wife in his place around the same time he returned into the WWE fold; since his 2011 special appearance run, he has not been averse to being called The Rock outside of the ring, unlike before. However, arch-rivals Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/CMPunk still refer to him as "Dwayne" consistently in a mocking fashion.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted:]] {{Inverted|Trope}}: As he left the WWE full-time in lieu of his movie career, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson began to distance himself from the moniker of "The Rock" to form his movie identity, at the advice of his then-manager, which left a lot of fans feeling miffed at the gesture. It is probably not coincidental that, with superstar movie career firmly established, Johnson fired that manager and hired his ex-wife in his place around the same time he returned into the WWE fold; since his 2011 special appearance run, he has not been averse to being called The Rock outside of the ring, unlike before. However, arch-rivals Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/CMPunk still refer to him as "Dwayne" consistently in a mocking fashion.



* Similar to Test, Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (born Ryan Allen Reeves) legally changed his first name from Ryto Ryback so he can compete using that name outside of WWE. He doesn't appear to mind, however, that some people in the wrestling business who first knew him as Ryan refer to him as such.

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* Similar to Test, Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (born Ryan Allen Reeves) legally changed his first name from Ryto to Ryback so he can compete using that name outside of WWE. He doesn't appear to mind, however, that some people in the wrestling business who first knew him as Ryan refer to him as such.



* 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. [[Heartwarming/ChrisJericho Aww]].
** Jericho once made an appearance on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} going by "Chris Irvine" as well.

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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. [[Heartwarming/ChrisJericho Aww]].
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Aww]]. Jericho once made an appearance on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} going by "Chris Irvine" as well.



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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} Bomberman 64: The Second Attack]]'', Regulus refers to himself as Bulzeeb, seeing himself as a completely different warrior due to his dramatic increase in power since the last game. [[spoiler:He goes back to being called Regulus by the end]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} Bomberman 64: The Second Attack]]'', Regulus refers to himself as Bulzeeb, seeing himself as a completely different warrior due to his dramatic increase in power since the last game. [[spoiler:He goes back to being called Regulus by the end]].end.]]



* Cecilia of ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' prefers to be called "Ceci". She never really says why.
*** A possible reason is that it might be a bit difficult for a child like her to say.
** Averted in ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2'' as she says she's trying to stop asking people to call her Ceci.

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* Cecilia of ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' prefers to be called "Ceci". She never really says why.
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why. A possible reason is that it might be a bit difficult for a child like her to say.
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say. Averted in ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2'' as she says she's trying to stop asking people to call her Ceci.



* Larson of ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' has good reason for his birth name being a BerserkButton; he's a female-to-male UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} and his original name was "Marie". "DON'T CALL ME THAT! I HATE THAT NAME!"

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* ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy''
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Larson of ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' has good reason for his birth name being a BerserkButton; he's a female-to-male UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} and his original name was "Marie". "DON'T CALL ME THAT! I HATE THAT NAME!"



* Subverted in the prequel book to ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''On the Origin of PCs''. Redcloak and Right-Eye promise to always call each other "Little brother" and "Big brother" instead of using the nicknames they gave themselves in order to avoid being killed. However, after [[spoiler:Redcloack kills Right-Eye]], Right-Eye only calls him Redcloak [[spoiler:before dying]].

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* Subverted in the prequel book to ''TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''On the Origin of PCs''.[=PCs=]''. Redcloak and Right-Eye promise to always call each other "Little brother" and "Big brother" instead of using the nicknames they gave themselves in order to avoid being killed. However, after [[spoiler:Redcloack kills Right-Eye]], Right-Eye only calls him Redcloak [[spoiler:before dying]].



* Played with and played straight with Stone of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] prefers to be called "Stone", to the point that he rarely tells people his first name and refuses to give it to people when asked. After he responded to the question with "Just Stone" one too many times, his teammates began telling other people his first name was "Just". While this annoyed him at first, eventually he started ''intentionally'' telling people that "Just" was his first name. His actual first name is "Wendell".

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* Played with and played straight with Stone of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] Roleplay/{{Global Guardians|PBEMUniverse}} prefers to be called "Stone", to the point that he rarely tells people his first name and refuses to give it to people when asked. After he responded to the question with "Just Stone" one too many times, his teammates began telling other people his first name was "Just". While this annoyed him at first, eventually he started ''intentionally'' telling people that "Just" was his first name. His actual first name is "Wendell".



* There was a whole episode devoted to Spinelli's deep hatred of her first name, Ashley, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
** Although that episode was about how any girl with the first name Ashley has no choice but to join the clique of {{Alpha Bitch}}es the Ashleys. Spinelli kept her first name hidden because she didn't want to be associated with them.

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* There was a whole episode devoted to Spinelli's deep hatred of her first name, Ashley, in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
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''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. Although that episode was about how any girl with the first name Ashley has no choice but to join the clique of {{Alpha Bitch}}es the Ashleys. Spinelli kept her first name hidden because she didn't want to be associated with them.



* Jon Stewart, known for ''Series/TheDailyShow'', was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; he dropped his surname because of issues with his father. He has said that there are still people who "take great pleasure in calling me by my given name".

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* Jon Stewart, Creator/JonStewart, known for ''Series/TheDailyShow'', was born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; he dropped his surname because of issues with his father. He has said that there are still people who "take great pleasure in calling me by my given name".



* Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame often has to remind fans not to call him Ben, since ''everybody'' in his personal life calls him Yahtzee except his parents. In ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' he explained that he mostly stopped using his given name when he first moved to Australia, and local associates asked what he wanted to be called (Australian nicknaming conventions being what they are); he said that he associated being called 'Ben' with unhappy childhood memories and difficult family relationships, so to him the handle of 'Yahtzee' is associated with creative freedom and greater self-expression.

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* [[Creator/BenCroshaw Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw Croshaw]] of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame often has to remind fans not to call him Ben, since ''everybody'' in his personal life calls him Yahtzee except his parents. In ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' he explained that he mostly stopped using his given name when he first moved to Australia, and local associates asked what he wanted to be called (Australian nicknaming conventions being what they are); he said that he associated being called 'Ben' with unhappy childhood memories and difficult family relationships, so to him the handle of 'Yahtzee' is associated with creative freedom and greater self-expression.



** Clive James of Australia changed his name ''to'' Clive as a child, since Vivian [[HaveAGayOldTime turned into a girl's name]] once Vivien Leigh [[GoneWithTheWind became famous]].

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** Clive James of Australia changed his name ''to'' Clive as a child, since Vivian [[HaveAGayOldTime turned into a girl's name]] once Vivien Leigh [[GoneWithTheWind [[Film/GoneWithTheWind became famous]].



* 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''."

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* David Silverman, lead animator for ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/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''."
12th Jul '17 10:22:35 AM SirRed
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* Similar to Test, Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (born Ryan Allen Reeves) legally changed his first name from to Ryback so he can compete using that name outside of WWE. He doesn't appear to mind, however, that some people in the wrestling business who first knew him as Ryan refer to him as such.

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* Similar to Test, Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (born Ryan Allen Reeves) legally changed his first name from to Ryto Ryback so he can compete using that name outside of WWE. He doesn't appear to mind, however, that some people in the wrestling business who first knew him as Ryan refer to him as such.
9th Jul '17 11:39:19 AM thecarolinabull01
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* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] actually ''legally changed his name'' to "Warrior" (a step up, to be sure, from "James Hellwig"). But this was by many accounts for trademark-related reasons and not personal ones.
** The same goes for [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]] and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.
*** Wrestling/RickRude's real name was Richard Rood, so that wasn't much of a stretch.
* Used during a storyline where Wrestling/EricBischoff was being put on trial to see if he could remain RAW GM. "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters was called in to testify on behalf of Bischoff, but Vince was able to discredit his testimony by proving he committed perjury, as his name isn't really Chris Masters, but Chris Mordetzky. This was quickly forgotten and his real last name was never mentioned on TV again.
* 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. [[Heartwarming/ChrisJericho Aww]].
** Jericho once made an appearance on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} going by "Chris Irvine" as well.

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* [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] actually ''legally changed his name'' to "Warrior" (a step up, to be sure, from "James Hellwig"). But this was by many accounts for trademark-related reasons and not personal ones.
** The same goes for [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]] and Wrestling/{{Chyna}}.
*** Wrestling/RickRude's real name was Richard Rood, so that wasn't much of a stretch.
* Used during a storyline where Wrestling/EricBischoff was being put on trial
ones. Other wrestlers have also changed their names to see if he could remain RAW GM. "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters was called in to testify on behalf of Bischoff, but Vince was able to discredit his testimony by proving he committed perjury, their wrestling names, such as Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (formerly Steve Williams) changing his name isn't really Chris Masters, but Chris Mordetzky. This was quickly forgotten and to "Steve Austin" in 2007, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage (formerly Page Falkenburg) changing his real last name was never mentioned on TV again.
* 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
to "Dallas Page" in 2003, and Wrestling/{{Chyna}} (born Joan Narie Laurer) changing her name Chris Irvine, as he was honoring his late mother by dancing to her favorite song. [[Heartwarming/ChrisJericho Aww]].
** Jericho once made an appearance on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} going by "Chris Irvine" as well.
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* Similar to Test, Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (b. Ryan Allen Reeves) legally changed his first name from to Ryback so he can compete using that name outside of WWE. He doesn't appear to mind, however, that some people in the wrestling business who first knew him as Ryan refer to him as such.

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* Similar to Test, Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (b. (born Ryan Allen Reeves) legally changed his first name from to Ryback so he can compete using that name outside of WWE. He doesn't appear to mind, however, that some people in the wrestling business who first knew him as Ryan refer to him as such.such.
* Wrestling/RickRude's real name was Richard Rood, so that wasn't much of a stretch.
* Used during a storyline where Wrestling/EricBischoff was being put on trial to see if he could remain RAW GM. "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters was called in to testify on behalf of Bischoff, but Vince was able to discredit his testimony by proving he committed perjury, as his name isn't really Chris Masters, but Chris Mordetzky. This was quickly forgotten and his real last name was never mentioned on TV again.
* 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. [[Heartwarming/ChrisJericho Aww]].
** Jericho once made an appearance on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} going by "Chris Irvine" as well.
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* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' the main character insists on being called Hououin Kyouma, his "true name". Despite this, many characters refer to him by his real name, Okabe Rintaro, much to his chagrin.
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* Eddie Van Halen prefers to be called Edward Van Halen.
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* [[Creator/BenCroshaw Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw]] often has to remind fans that he doesn't go by Ben in real life. Even his parents call him Yahtzee.



* Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame doesn't like being called Ben by his fans because they come across as overly familiar despite being strangers. Matt, a friend of his, said in a podcast that only his parents call him Ben anymore. In ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' he explained that he mostly stopped using his given name when he first moved to Australia, and local associates asked what he wanted to be called (Australian nicknaming conventions being what they are); he said that he associated being called 'Ben' with unhappy childhood memories and difficult family relationships, so to him the handle of 'Yahtzee' is associated with creative freedom and greater self-expression.

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* Yahtzee Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' fame doesn't like being called Ben by his often has to remind fans because they come across as overly familiar despite being strangers. Matt, a friend of his, said in a podcast that only his parents not to call him Ben anymore.Ben, since ''everybody'' in his personal life calls him Yahtzee except his parents. In ''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' he explained that he mostly stopped using his given name when he first moved to Australia, and local associates asked what he wanted to be called (Australian nicknaming conventions being what they are); he said that he associated being called 'Ben' with unhappy childhood memories and difficult family relationships, so to him the handle of 'Yahtzee' is associated with creative freedom and greater self-expression.
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