History Main / EmbarrassingFirstname

20th Jun '16 5:06:36 PM Shishkahuben
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* Fry's brother in ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' is named Yancy, after his father and great-grandfather. During one episode, Fry finds a statue dedicated to [[DeadGuyJunior "Phillip J. Fry,"]] which Fry believes is due to Yancy taking his name after his disappearance, to replace his own embarrassing name. [[spoiler:The statue honors Yancy's son, named for his beloved uncle, who had gone missing when frozen.]]
17th Jun '16 7:18:59 PM lorgskyegon
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** And, of course, there's Topanga, who's middle name is so embarrassing she won't reveal it.
2nd Jun '16 4:15:47 AM Ulkomaalainen
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** In real life, the singer's name was anglicized from "Bolotin."
1st Jun '16 3:23:43 AM foxley
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* Spider-Man supporting character Flash Thompson, who has been a big part of the feature from the very first story. Roger Stern eventually revealed that his real first name is Eugene.

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* Spider-Man ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' supporting character Flash Thompson, who has been a big part of the feature from the very first story. Roger Stern eventually revealed that his real first name is Eugene.


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* ''Literature/BlackWidowers'': The solution to "The Fourth Homonym" hinges on the real name of the dying man's eldest son, Frank. His given names are B. Franklin. The Widowers assume that the B stands for Benjamin, until Henry points out that he would no reason to be embarrassed by the name Benjamin, or not to use Ben as a nickname. His father was fascinated by Roman history and his eldest son's first name as actually Brutus.
31st May '16 1:19:37 PM VampireBuddha
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', BadAss Irish vampire Cassidy goes by his last name. His first name: ''Proinsias''. (Apparently pronounced "Francis", but that wouldn't help his image any.) "It's... a perfectly respectable Gaelic name... ''Oh Jaysis, Jesse, don't '''tell''' anyone!''"
** Well, it's the Irish Gaelic equivalent/translation of "Francis", but it's actually pronounced "pryne-SHEE-as". Yeah, I wouldn't tell anyone either.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'', BadAss Irish vampire Cassidy goes by his last name. His first name: ''Proinsias''. (Apparently pronounced ''Proinsias'' (the Irish form of "Francis", but that wouldn't help his image any.) any). "It's... a perfectly respectable Gaelic name... ''Oh Jaysis, Jesse, don't '''tell''' anyone!''"
** Well, it's the Irish Gaelic equivalent/translation of "Francis", but it's actually pronounced "pryne-SHEE-as". Yeah, I wouldn't tell anyone either.
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28th May '16 8:10:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The TokenMiniMoe of ''FlameOfRecca'' was very reluctant in giving her name to the heroes. The reason? Her name is Ganko (Stubborn). Cue much taunting and laughing from TheHero and TheBigGuy.

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* The TokenMiniMoe of ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' was very reluctant in giving her name to the heroes. The reason? Her name is Ganko (Stubborn). Cue much taunting and laughing from TheHero and TheBigGuy.
27th May '16 2:59:06 AM Divra
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* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'': Colonel T.C. McQueen never goes by any other name than "Colonel" or "Sir", to cover up the fact that T.C. stands for Tyrus Cassius.
24th May '16 1:21:11 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' there's an NPC soldier who uses the code name "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Captain Gallows]]". No one in the Brotherhood of Steel (not even in the [[TheSquad Lyon's Pride]] ) [[TheQuietOne knows his real name]], to the point where there's a [[SavingPrivateRyan large betting pool for whoever finds the name]]. If the player has a high enough speech skill then they can convince him to reveal that his real name is [[spoiler: Irving]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' there's an NPC soldier who uses the code name "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Captain Gallows]]". No one in the Brotherhood of Steel (not even in the [[TheSquad Lyon's Pride]] ) [[TheQuietOne knows his real name]], to the point where there's a [[SavingPrivateRyan [[Film/SavingPrivateRyan large betting pool for whoever finds the name]]. If the player has a high enough speech skill then they can convince him to reveal that his real name is [[spoiler: Irving]].
23rd May '16 1:51:10 PM Doug86
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* Sully in ''DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' [[LastNameBasis goes by his last name all the time.]] His first name is Byron. Even his dead wife, in her sole appearance in Mike's dream, calls him Sully, although that may be a reflection of how Mike thinks of him.

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* Sully in ''DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' [[LastNameBasis goes by his last name all the time.]] His first name is Byron. Even his dead wife, in her sole appearance in Mike's dream, calls him Sully, although that may be a reflection of how Mike thinks of him.
18th May '16 3:04:58 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Bill [=McNeal=] from ''NewsRadio'' was actually Evelyn William [=McNeal=].

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* Bill [=McNeal=] from ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' was actually Evelyn William [=McNeal=].
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