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12th Feb '17 12:55:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/RaisingArizona'': The main character H.I. [=McDunnough=] is always referred to by his first two initials, usually pronounced as "High." When writing a Dear Jane letter saying goodbye to his wife, he signs it, after a moment of hesitation, "Herbert."
6th Feb '17 8:14:29 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Cam considers "Camilla" to be one. Merik initially assumes that's because she doesn't want anyone to know [[SweetPollyOliver she's a girl]], [[spoiler:but it turns out it's because Cam's transgender and doesn't want to be referred to by a very traditional female name.]]
28th Jan '17 9:19:18 PM Sabyk
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', rabid feminist Susan's full name is Tiffany Susan Pompoms.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', rabid feminist Susan's full name is Tiffany Susan Pompoms.Pompoms, in contrast to her serious personality.
25th Jan '17 9:51:19 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', the Principal of Mixopolis Middle School has the first name of "Knave", as in the peasantry class. Mixadel was able to guess it purely out of ''insulting'' him with the term.
19th Jan '17 12:47:16 PM Willbyr
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* In the {{Shaman King}} {{Fan Fic}} ''{{Fanfic/Oversoul}}'', Kali's spirit guardian's name is Chikushou. It sounds and is even spelled like a Japanese swear word. As a result, she usually just goes by Chi.

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* In the {{Shaman King}} {{Fan Fic}} ''{{Fanfic/Oversoul}}'', ''Manga/ShamanKing'' fic ''FanFic/{{Oversoul}}'', Kali's spirit guardian's name is Chikushou. It sounds and is even spelled like a Japanese swear word. As a result, she usually just goes by Chi.
12th Jan '17 9:25:06 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': "Arcie" comes from "R. C.", for Reinhart Corallis, much to Arcie's embarrassment when it's revealed near the end.
12th Jan '17 1:15:26 PM Katsuhagi
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** Hey, let's be fair--anyone who can get away with using the name "Fate" is gonna prefer it to anything else.



* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' [=OVAs=], Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari is embarassed by her Western first name and prefers to go by her code name.
** Though she also finds her code name a bit embarrassing as well, as she muses that it sounds like a porn star's name.

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* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' [=OVAs=], Nancy "Miss Deep" Makuhari is embarassed by her Western first name and prefers to go by her code name.
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name. Though she also finds her code name a bit embarrassing as well, as she muses that [[{{Woolseyism}} it sounds like a porn star's name.name]] (in the original Japanese, she just complains that it isn't "cute").
10th Jan '17 9:59:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', BadAss Irish vampire Cassidy goes by his last name. His first name: ''Proinsias'' (the Irish form of "Francis", but that wouldn't help his image any). "It's... a perfectly respectable Gaelic name... ''Oh Jaysis, Jesse, don't '''tell''' anyone!''"

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', BadAss badass Irish vampire Cassidy goes by his last name. His first name: ''Proinsias'' (the Irish form of "Francis", but that wouldn't help his image any). "It's... a perfectly respectable Gaelic name... ''Oh Jaysis, Jesse, don't '''tell''' anyone!''"



* In [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?34086-MSPA-Fanfiction-IV&p=4485031#post4485031 this]] (pre-Alpha) ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fanfic, [[BadAss Bro's]] first name turns out to be Calvin, with "Charles" (the name he used in the author's previous Bro fics) being only his middle name.

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* In [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?34086-MSPA-Fanfiction-IV&p=4485031#post4485031 this]] (pre-Alpha) ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fanfic, [[BadAss Bro's]] Bro's first name turns out to be Calvin, with "Charles" (the name he used in the author's previous Bro fics) being only his middle name.
7th Jan '17 7:27:26 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', the vampire Veruca's name means "wart". Her nickname, "Froggy", is no better.
16th Dec '16 8:24:33 AM longWriter
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* ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'': [[LastNameBasis Brutto]]'s first name is Francis. When an A.I. reveals this to the team, he threatens them if they make fun of it.
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