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7th Feb '16 12:32:31 PM vtarira
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** [[spoiler:His 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:His [[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]].
7th Feb '16 12:29:26 PM vtarira
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** [[spoiler:His 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]].
30th Jan '16 7:35:45 AM nombretomado
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* SylvesterStallone, who prefers to be called Sly. * BobHope was born Leslie Townes Hope. There are several different stories as to why he changed it, but one can imagine that being called "Hopelessly" and "Hopeless" as a child had something to do with it.
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* SylvesterStallone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, who prefers to be called Sly. * BobHope Creator/BobHope was born Leslie Townes Hope. There are several different stories as to why he changed it, but one can imagine that being called "Hopelessly" and "Hopeless" as a child had something to do with it.
24th Jan '16 4:29:19 PM nombretomado
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* Glen Beaudin Kolbach, who played Malcolm Frink in ''SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'', prefers to be called G, and has even his first name written as G in his passport, as he says that being called Glen feels like his father is in his room or someone is trying to collect a bill.
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* Glen Beaudin Kolbach, who played Malcolm Frink in ''SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'', ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'', prefers to be called G, and has even his first name written as G in his passport, as he says that being called Glen feels like his father is in his room or someone is trying to collect a bill.
23rd Jan '16 7:12:05 PM dotchan
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* No, ''do'' call him Paul, don't call ''Saul''. ** Acts 13:9 should make it clear that ''Paul'' is his a.k.a.; no passage states that he ''or'' God changed his name. The only thing is that "Saul" doesn't appear past that point. *** "Saul" is his name in Hebrew and "Paul" is his name in Greek. It's just a different translation. (Similar to "Michael" "Miguel" "Mikhail" etc. all being the same.) As his focus shifted from Jews to Gentiles, his name shifted with the language he used to communicate. ** Also, many Jews and some Christian denominations believe God does not like to be called 'God', preferring 'The Lord.' And many more Jews will get quite annoyed if you try to guess his real name and call him "Yahweh" or "Jehovah".
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* No, ''do'' call him TheBible: ** Saul of Tarsus is not the TropeNamer--he actually preferred to go by Paul, don't call ''Saul''. ** Acts 13:9 should make it clear the Greek translation of his name, as he realized that ''Paul'' is his a.k.a.; no passage states that he ''or'' God changed his name. The only thing is that "Saul" doesn't appear past that point. *** "Saul" is his name in Hebrew and "Paul" is his name in Greek. It's just a different translation. (Similar calling was to "Michael" "Miguel" "Mikhail" etc. all being the same.) As his focus shifted from Jews to Gentiles, his name shifted with the language he used to communicate. (Greek-speaking) gentiles. ** Also, many Jews and some Christian denominations believe God does not like to be called 'God', preferring 'The Lord.' And many more Jews will get quite annoyed if you try to guess his real name and call him "Yahweh" or "Jehovah". (They take the commandment "Do not take the LORD's name in vain" extremely seriously and avoid using it at all.)

* Even after receiving the codename [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Big Boss]], Jack insists on being called Naked Snake. [[spoiler:At least until the end of Peace Walker, where he accepted the title.]] * [[SaintsRowTheThird Do not call Killbane "Eddie".]] [[spoiler:He might snap your neck.]]
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'': Even after receiving the codename [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Big Boss]], Boss, Jack insists on being called Naked Snake. [[spoiler:At least until the end of Peace Walker, where he accepted the title.]] * [[SaintsRowTheThird ''SaintsRowTheThird'': Do not call Killbane "Eddie".]] "Eddie". [[spoiler:He might snap your neck.]]
16th Jan '16 4:35:57 PM nombretomado
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* StanLee. He doesn't get mad if you call him Stanley Lieber, he just does his best to impress upon you that it's not his name anymore.
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* StanLee.Creator/StanLee. He doesn't get mad if you call him Stanley Lieber, he just does his best to impress upon you that it's not his name anymore.
15th Jan '16 7:34:51 AM Anddrix
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* MarilynManson is, [[ViewersAreMorons in case you couldn't tell]], [[StageNames not his real name]]. Yet, even his CrazyAwesome dad, who Manson has described as "more of a rock star than myself" calls him Manson. For those who are wondering, he was born Brian Hugh Warner, his middle name coming from his father's first name. Originally all of the members of the band took stage names that were combinations of (female) sex symbols and serial killers as a commentary on the two things they felt America obsessed over the most, but none of the others is so well known as Marilyn due to him changing the band's name from "Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids" to just "Marilyn Manson", so most people never caught on. (the one who gets closer is Twiggy Ramirez, but he still plays in other projects under birth name Jeordie White)
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* MarilynManson is, [[ViewersAreMorons in case you couldn't tell]], tell, [[StageNames not his real name]]. Yet, even his CrazyAwesome dad, who Manson has described as "more of a rock star than myself" calls him Manson. For those who are wondering, he was born Brian Hugh Warner, his middle name coming from his father's first name. Originally all of the members of the band took stage names that were combinations of (female) sex symbols and serial killers as a commentary on the two things they felt America obsessed over the most, but none of the others is so well known as Marilyn due to him changing the band's name from "Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids" to just "Marilyn Manson", so most people never caught on. (the one who gets closer is Twiggy Ramirez, but he still plays in other projects under birth name Jeordie White)
14th Jan '16 8:00:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* Luna from ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' is named "Princess Molestia" however while banished to space camp for one-thousand hours she decided "Luna" was her 'spirit name'.
10th Jan '16 4:41:39 PM Gimere
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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 never, ever a good thing -- it signifies that he is turning his back on his humanity. [[BewareTheSuperman 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.
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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 never, ever a good thing -- it signifies that he is turning his back on his humanity. humanity, [[BewareTheSuperman That's 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.

** Inverted when Superman and Myx had a RoleReversal and Myx had to get Superman to say his name backwards. "Namrepus" didn't work but "Le-Lak" did.
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** Inverted when Superman and Myx had a RoleReversal role reversal and Myx had to get Superman to say his name backwards. "Namrepus" didn't work but "Le-Lak" did.

* Many {{Franchise/Batman}} villains dislike being called by their real names, one example being Professor Crane in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' insisting his name is "Scarecrow".
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* Many {{Franchise/Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} villains dislike being called by their real names, one example being Professor Crane in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' insisting his name is "Scarecrow".

** Ginevra "Ginny" Weasley's full first name isn't even revealed in the books until Auntie Muriel is heard using it in the last book[[note]]At least in-story. J.K. Rowling had revealed Ginny's full name years prior, to counter rampant {{Fanon}} that "Ginny" was short for "Virginia" rather than "Ginevra," which is the Italian variant of Guenever and so goes nicely with "Arthur" and "Percival."[[/note]].
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** Ginevra "Ginny" Weasley's full first name isn't even revealed in the books until Auntie Muriel is heard using it in the last book[[note]]At least in-story. J.K. Rowling had revealed Ginny's full name years prior, to counter rampant {{Fanon}} that "Ginny" was short for "Virginia" rather than "Ginevra," which is the Italian variant of Guenever Guinevere and so goes nicely with "Arthur" and "Percival."[[/note]].

* In ''[[AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Avonlea]]'', one of Anne's students introduces himself on the first day of school as "Jacob." Only later does Anne learn that he's actually named St. Clair, and his mother is very insistent that Anne call him by that name. Anne and her student soon reach a compromise: she, as his teacher, is allowed to call him St. Clair - but if any of his classmates uses the name, he'll beat them up.
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* In ''[[AnneOfGreenGables ''[[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Anne of Avonlea]]'', one of Anne's students introduces himself on the first day of school as "Jacob." Only later does Anne learn that he's actually named St. Clair, and his mother is very insistent that Anne call him by that name. Anne and her student soon reach a compromise: she, as his teacher, is allowed to call him St. Clair - but if any of his classmates uses the name, he'll beat them up.

* ''HomeAndAway''s Brax is not called Darryl. He's Brax. * One season of ''HellsKitchen'' had a contestant named Robert; when Chef Ramsay called him "Bobby" once, he got surprisingly angry. As he later explained in the ConfessionCam (and to Ramsay after the service), Bobby was the name of his father, a cruel man who told Robert that he would never amount to anything, making it obvious why the name offended him. After hearing the explanation, Ramsay apologized and promised not to use that name anymore.
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* ''HomeAndAway''s ''Series/HomeAndAway''s Brax is not called Darryl. He's Brax. * One season of ''HellsKitchen'' ''Series/HellsKitchen'' had a contestant named Robert; when Chef Ramsay called him "Bobby" once, he got surprisingly angry. As he later explained in the ConfessionCam (and to Ramsay after the service), Bobby was the name of his father, a cruel man who told Robert that he would never amount to anything, making it obvious why the name offended him. After hearing the explanation, Ramsay apologized and promised not to use that name anymore.

* It is interesting to note that wrestling name conventions stick for a long time. For example, Wrestling/TheUndertaker is ALWAYS Undertaker or 'Taker. Unless, of course, you're Wrestling/RicFlair, who met him during his 'Mean' Mark Callous days. Flair still calls him Mark. It extends on most of the time, though there are exceptions. Wrestling/LanceStorm, for example, refers to [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms Shane Helms as The Hurricane]], even though he met him during the Shane Helms days.
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* It is interesting to note that wrestling name conventions stick for a long time. For example, Wrestling/TheUndertaker is ALWAYS ''always'' Undertaker or 'Taker. Unless, of course, you're Wrestling/RicFlair, who met him during his 'Mean' Mark Callous days. Flair still days and, as such, calls him Mark. It extends on most of the time, though there are exceptions. Wrestling/LanceStorm, for example, refers to [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms Shane Helms as The Hurricane]], even though he met him during the Shane Helms days.

* In storyline, [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Stardust]] HATES it when you call him by his birth name, Cody. Which is why fans chant that name whenever he's in the ring.
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* In storyline, [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Stardust]] HATES ''hates'' it when you call him by his birth name, Cody. Which is why fans chant that name whenever he's in the ring.

* In the ''KingdomHearts'' games, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall Leonhart]] stops using his given name [[ThatManIsDead out of shame and guilt]] at [[ShellShockedVeteran not being able to save his world]] from TheHeartless, answering instead to "Leon" and irritably correcting [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Yuffie]] when she calls him "Squall."
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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall Leonhart]] stops using his given name [[ThatManIsDead out of shame and guilt]] at [[ShellShockedVeteran not being able to save his world]] from TheHeartless, answering instead to "Leon" and irritably correcting [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Yuffie]] when she calls him "Squall."

** Although that episode was about how any girl with the first name Ashley has no choice but to join the clique of [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bitches]] the Ashleys. Spinelli kept her first name hidden because she didn't want to be associated with them.
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** Although that episode was about how any girl with the first name Ashley has no choice but to join the clique of [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bitches]] {{Alpha Bitch}}es the Ashleys. Spinelli kept her first name hidden because she didn't want to be associated with them.

** Interestingly, the UFC itself has a policy against letting fighters have stage names , and very few fighters are allowed to compete under nicknames only (IE, Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski is fine, but not "The Pitbull"), unless it's been a long established personal name they're widely known by. This includes Mirko Crocop (rumors are the UFC dropped his last name Filipović because it was too hard to say for American fans, despite him using it in PRIDE) and Kimbo Slice (because no one is going to pay to see Kevin Furgeson fight).
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** Interestingly, the UFC itself has a policy against letting fighters have stage names , names, and very few fighters are allowed to compete under nicknames only (IE, Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski is fine, but not "The Pitbull"), unless it's been a long established personal name they're widely known by. This includes Mirko Crocop (rumors are the UFC dropped his last name Filipović because it was too hard to say for American fans, despite him using it in PRIDE) and Kimbo Slice (because no one is going to pay to see Kevin Furgeson fight).
6th Jan '16 2:13:10 PM FF32
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* In ''LANoire'', only Captain Donnelly can call Rusty Galloway by his first name: [[spoiler:Finbarr]].
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* In ''LANoire'', ''VideoGame/LANoire'', only Captain Donnelly can call Rusty Galloway by his first name: [[spoiler:Finbarr]].
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