History Main / EmbarrassingNickname

14th Feb '17 12:23:10 PM Mdumas43073
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6th Feb '17 8:21:17 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'':
** When they were both kids, Safi used to call Leopold "Polly". When they meet at a ball, years later, she calls him Polly again and he's horribly embarrassed, being as he is now a young adult and the heir to an empire. So, obviously, she keeps calling him that in publi.
** Esme dislikes the title "[[RedBaron the Puppeteer]]", as she considers it too childlish, but everyone who's heard of her uses the nickname, including her boss.
31st Jan '17 1:23:04 PM Divra
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* Duncan Wu from ''[[VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns Shadowrun Hong Kong]]'' has a bad history with this. In his youth his rather pudgy physique earned him the moniker "Duncan Donut" and his [[CantHoldHisLiquor inability to hold his liquor]] got him the name "Drunkan Dump". When forced into the shadows, he recieves the handle "Gun Show" for his (admittedly rather impressive) collection of hardware. He hates the name, but resigns himself to it.

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* Duncan Wu from ''[[VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns Shadowrun Hong Kong]]'' has a bad history with this. In his youth his [[FormerlyFat rather pudgy physique physique]] earned him the moniker "Duncan Donut" and his [[CantHoldHisLiquor inability to hold his liquor]] liquor and tendency to run his mouth when drunk]] got him the name "Drunkan Dump". When forced into the shadows, he recieves the handle "Gun Show" for his (admittedly rather impressive) collection of hardware. He hates the name, but resigns himself to it.
25th Jan '17 5:01:11 PM nurikokairu
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* Music/MichaelJackson loathes the nickname "Wacko Jacko" with a passion, as the tabloids named him that while spreading bullshits about his life. If you want to be affectionate, calling him "Mike" is better.
25th Jan '17 1:45:12 AM Divra
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* Duncan Wu from ''[[VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns Shadowrun Hong Kong]]'' has a bad history with this. In his youth his rather pudgy physique earned him the moniker "Duncan Donut" and his [[CantHoldHisLiquor inability to hold his liquor]] got him the name "Drunkan Dump". When forced into the shadows, he recieves the handle "Gun Show" for his (admittedly rather impressive) collection of hardware. He hates the name, but resigns himself to it.
22nd Jan '17 12:00:24 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/{{Luke Cage|2016}}'', Cornell Stokes and Mariah Dillard treat their [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames nicknames]] "Cottonmouth" and "Black Mariah" respectively as this and both fly into fits of rage if they're called that to their faces. "Cottonmouth" is still used by others, including his own men.

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* In ''Series/{{Luke Cage|2016}}'', Cornell Stokes absolutely hates being called "[[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames Cottonmouth]]" and flies into fits of rage if called that to his face. Doesn't stop his own men from using the name behind his back. Mariah Dillard treat their [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames nicknames]] "Cottonmouth" and also doesn't like being called "Black Mariah" respectively as this and both fly into fits of rage if they're called that to their faces. "Cottonmouth" is still used by others, including his own men.either.
17th Jan '17 12:03:55 PM SnoopyComet
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* An aversion in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' where the main character prefers to go by his nickname "Dipper" rather than his fairly normal birth name [[spoiler: Mason]].

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* An aversion in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' where the main character prefers to go by his nickname [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname "Dipper" ]] rather than his fairly normal birth name [[spoiler: Mason]].
17th Jan '17 12:00:20 PM SnoopyComet
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* An aversion in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' where the main character prefers to go by his nickname "Dipper" rather than his fairly normal birth name [[spoiler: Mason]].
17th Jan '17 11:00:11 AM Tacitus
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', Klein had the misfortune of getting stuck in the titular game while playing his test character, whom he named "[=BallsDeep69=]." He's had to correct people about his name so often that his guildmates think "My name is Klein!" is how he says hello, while Kirito ([[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious usually]]) calls him "Balls" or "Ballsy."
13th Jan '17 1:32:16 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Petyr Baelish grimaces slightly when Arya asks why people call him "Littlefinger."
** Tyrion dislikes being called "the Imp," but ''owns'' it regardless. He even takes some pride in the sobriquet "Halfman" given to him by the mountain clans. He only takes real offense to being called a "twisted demon monkey."
** Jaime detests being called "Kingslayer," particularly when it comes from men like Ned and Robert whom he views as hypocrites since they fought a rebellion against said king.
** Jon seethes at the name "Lord Snow," until Tyrion tips him on how to deal with it.
** Theon plans a LastStand to avoid being remembered as "The Greyjoy Who Ran," but the ensuing events culminate in him becoming "Reek."
** Lord Karstark declares that Robb should be called "The King Who Lost The North."
** Walder "the Late Lord" Frey earned his moniker for his tardiness at the Battle of the Trident.
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