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11th Nov '17 1:58:25 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s Nymphadora Tonks, "who prefers to be known by her surname only" ("So would you if your fool of a mother had called you 'Nymphadora'"). While her mother Andromeda presumably uses this first name, and her father calls her "Dora," everyone else uses Tonks.
** Voldemort's actual name, [[spoiler: Tom Marvolo Riddle]], also counts as he has a very common first name and dislikes anything that makes him common.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Nymphadora Tonks, "who prefers to be known by her surname only" ("So would you if your fool of a mother had called you 'Nymphadora'"). While her mother Andromeda presumably uses this first name, and her father calls her "Dora," everyone else uses Tonks.
** Voldemort's actual name, [[spoiler: Tom Marvolo Riddle]], also counts as he has a very common first name and dislikes anything that makes him common. His real name is also a constant reminder of his [[spoiler:Muggle]] heritage, something he really wants to distance himself from.
8th Nov '17 3:10:36 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'', Darkness absolutely hates her real first name [[spoiler:Lalatina]]. When Kazuma revealed her real name to the members of the Adventurers' Guild, them praising her unironically ("Three cheers for [[spoiler:Lalatina]]!") was so embarrassing that she looked like she wanted to shrivel up and die, even though normally she's a masochist who literally gets off on being humiliated.
4th Nov '17 5:41:48 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In the ''Roleplay/LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' Sailor Evil's full name is Griselda Ethylene Evil & she didn't want to be known as Sailor Griselda.

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* In the ''Roleplay/LeagueOfIntergalacticCosmicChampions'' Sailor Evil's full name is Griselda Ethylene Evil & and she didn't want to be known as Sailor Griselda.
16th Sep '17 10:18:51 AM Malady
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* Doctor [=McKay=] of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' prefers to be addressed by his middle name, Rodney, because his first name is Meredith. Strangely his teammates don't know it; you'd expect that it would've been in his file, unless he had it legally changed. Good luck getting his sister to stop calling him that, though. An AlternateReality [=McKay=] goes a step further and prefers to be called Rod. Then again alternate-[=McKay=] is so damn awesome that maybe he goes by Meredith but his reputation precedes him enough for everyone to call him Rod, if you know what I mean. The [=McKay=] from the main timeline laments that he could never get anyone to call him "Rod."

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* Doctor [=McKay=] of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' prefers to be addressed by his middle name, Rodney, because his first name is Meredith. Strangely his teammates don't know it; you'd expect that it would've been in his file, unless he had it legally changed. Good luck getting his sister to stop calling him that, though. An AlternateReality AlternateUniverse [=McKay=] goes a step further and prefers to be called Rod. Then again alternate-[=McKay=] is so damn awesome that maybe he goes by Meredith but his reputation precedes him enough for everyone to call him Rod, if you know what I mean. The [=McKay=] from the main timeline laments that he could never get anyone to call him "Rod."
12th Sep '17 6:49:11 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/TerraIgnota'',Mycroft comments early on that while his own first name used to be one of the most common (presumably due to Sherlock Holmes fans), his past conduct made it so that it lost popularity and people named Mycroft are inclined to go by other names in public, like Mycroft Guildbreaker going by Martin Guildbreaker instead. Once the reader learns that Mycroft's [[spoiler:a serial killer]], this makes a lot of sense.
9th Sep '17 6:58:17 PM sgamer82
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* Run-Run/La-La in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'' is utterly embarrassed by her name, and can get violently angry if people constantly repeat it or, worse, ''sing'' it. She will also go do all in her power to prevent people who don't know her name from ever learning it and is annoyed by Nike's persistence in the matter.

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* Run-Run/La-La Run-Run in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'' ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru'' is utterly embarrassed by her name, and which is the Japanese equivalent to "La-La". She can get violently angry if people constantly repeat it or, worse, ''sing'' it. She will also go do all in her power to prevent people who don't know her name from ever learning it and is annoyed by Nike's persistence in the matter.
9th Sep '17 5:26:13 PM nombretomado
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* Samantha "Sam" Pearce of ''BackyardSports'' hates being called "Samantha."

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* Samantha "Sam" Pearce of ''BackyardSports'' ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' hates being called "Samantha."
27th Aug '17 9:31:52 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'', gunman Jack Hamilton decided to change his name after leaving the Teru Tribe. His real name? Harmonica.

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* In ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'', gunman Jack Hamilton decided to change his name after leaving the Teru Tribe. His real name? Harmonica.
7th Aug '17 5:37:00 PM rjd1922
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* The male lead of ''[[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan]]'' is named [[CherryBlossoms Sakura]]. Poor guy.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the leader of a group of powerful, dangerous, though [[PunchClockVillain punch-clocky]] bounty hunters calls himself Alexander Zaytsev, also known as the "[[RedBaron Twilight Zaytsev]]". His real name? [[{{Honorifics}} Chiko-tan]].

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* The male lead of ''[[LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan]]'' ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' is named [[CherryBlossoms [[CherryBlossomGirl Sakura]]. Poor guy.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the leader of a group of powerful, dangerous, though [[PunchClockVillain punch-clocky]] bounty hunters calls himself Alexander Zaytsev, also known as the "[[RedBaron Twilight Zaytsev]]". His real name? [[{{Honorifics}} [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics Chiko-tan]].



* In ''[[TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam]]'', slow-witted skating burnout Crash's real name is Gaylord Ootbagh. Ouch.

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* In ''[[TonyHawksProSkater ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam]]'', slow-witted skating burnout Crash's real name is Gaylord Ootbagh. Ouch.
7th Aug '17 5:39:39 AM SolidSonicTH
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