History Main / EmbarrassingNickname

12th Apr '18 7:18:17 PM Pichu-kun
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SubTrope of InSeriesNickname. AppropriatedAppellation is this trope defied. May overlap with DoNotCallMePaul. See also AccidentalMisnaming, AtrociousAlias, MaliciousMisnaming, NobodyCallsMeChicken, EmbarrassingFirstName, InsistentTerminology.

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SubTrope of InSeriesNickname. AppropriatedAppellation is this trope defied. May overlap with DoNotCallMePaul. See also AccidentalMisnaming, AtrociousAlias, MaliciousMisnaming, NobodyCallsMeChicken, EmbarrassingFirstName, InsistentTerminology.
InsistentTerminology, and OutgrowingTheChildishName.
23rd Mar '18 7:03:42 PM TrevMUN
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** Kasumi Asou alias Theif n°305 was nicknamed 'Flying Little Butt' by Ryo due what he first saw of her. When she reappeared, Ryo remembered the nickname first.

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** Kasumi Asou alias Theif Thief n°305 was nicknamed 'Flying Little Butt' by Ryo due what he first saw of her. When she reappeared, Ryo remembered the nickname first.



* Touchstone in ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}''. Mogget gives him the name, and Touchstone finds it quite annoying, (it's a fool's name) -- yet [[MyGreatestFailure he can't argue with it]].

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* Touchstone in ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}''. Mogget gives him the name, and Touchstone finds it quite annoying, (it's a fool's name) -- yet name)--yet [[MyGreatestFailure he can't argue with it]].



** 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.

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** Esme dislikes the title "[[RedBaron the Puppeteer]]", as she considers it too childlish, childish, but everyone who's heard of her uses the nickname, including her boss.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Wesley was "Head Boy" at Academy. He seems blissfully unaware of the connotations - which is understandable, as Head Boy (and Head Girl) is an extremely normal title in British schools.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Wesley was "Head Boy" at Academy. He seems blissfully unaware of the connotations - which connotations--which is understandable, as Head Boy (and Head Girl) is an extremely normal title in British schools.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' gives us Reginald Endicott "Broccoli" Barclay. Captain Picard orders everyone to knock it off with the nickname -- [[GotMeDoingIt right before calling him that]]. [[FunnyMoments In front of the bridge crew.]]
* ''Series/Warehouse13'': Steve [[AffectionateNickname 'Jinksy']] Jinks also picks up the nickname 'Poopypants' due to being a bit more serious and less prone to goofing off than his fellow Warehouse agents. He loosens up over time, but never manages to lose the nickname.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' gives us Reginald Endicott "Broccoli" Barclay. Captain Picard orders everyone to knock it off with the nickname -- [[GotMeDoingIt nickname--[[GotMeDoingIt right before calling him that]]. [[FunnyMoments In front of the bridge crew.]]
* ''Series/Warehouse13'': Steve [[AffectionateNickname 'Jinksy']] Jinks also picks up the nickname 'Poopypants' "Poopypants" due to being a bit more serious and less prone to goofing off than his fellow Warehouse agents. He loosens up over time, but never manages to lose the nickname.



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* EVE Online has a 'live with the consequences of your choices' policy, and thus won't change a character's name for any reason, even if it ''is'' embarrassing; one fan-created wiki tells the story of a fearsome pirate that chose his character's name poorly, and was stuck for eternity with the name 'Buttpipe'.

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* EVE Online has a 'live "live with the consequences of your choices' choices" policy, and thus won't change a character's name for any reason, even if it ''is'' embarrassing; one fan-created wiki tells the story of a fearsome pirate that chose his character's name poorly, and was stuck for eternity with the name 'Buttpipe'."Buttpipe."
12th Mar '18 7:36:37 PM mattthelurker
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* Prince Achmed from ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'', aka "[[BestialityIsDepraved Tiger Fucker]]".
11th Mar '18 4:28:41 PM vexusdylandasecond
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** Keela is tauntingly called 'Kee-kee' by Kaila. She isn't bothered by it, though.
8th Mar '18 8:47:42 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Vampire Lord is called 'Vamps' by Ahjeen.
2nd Mar '18 7:11:45 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Blake is also known as 'O'. Yeah, just the letter. For some reason.
13th Feb '18 3:44:45 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/MollysGame'', Molly ''hates'' being called "Poker Princess."
19th Jan '18 8:02:00 AM Rytex
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* In ''FanFic/TheApprenticeTheStudentAndTheCharlatan'':
** Luna hates it when Celestia calls her "Lulu," as she finds it childish.
** Twilight hates when her father calls her by her old baby nickname "Twinklesparky," ''especially'' when he does it in front of Nova Shine.
20th Dec '17 10:36:00 PM Zazie122
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' features a scene where Pieck jokingly calls Porco "Pocco". Porco then reminds her that he'd told her never to call him that again.
10th Dec '17 8:45:15 PM LinTaylor
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** Early in the first season, Lelouch uses his Geass on Knight Jeremiah Gottwald, making him do very dishonorable things and then calling him "Orange", just to [[CriminalMindGames throw the investigators off track]]. The nickname sticks, however, and nearly drives Jeremiah mad later, but he learns to not give a damn by the second season, shortly before ascending to [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} godhood]] of UndyingLoyalty.
** As for Lelouch, his friends at Ashford frequently call him "Loulou"... though he doesn't seem to be bothered by this.

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** Early in the first season, Lelouch uses rescues his Geass on Knight friend Suzaku by Geassing his captor Jeremiah Gottwald, making Gottwald and mentioning something called "Orange"; according to him do very dishonorable things and then calling him "Orange", it's just a random word he threw out to [[CriminalMindGames throw make the investigators off track]]. The nickname sticks, however, and nearly drives Britannians think something deeper was going on. Indeed, loyal Britannians assume that "Orange" is code for some under-the-table deal Jeremiah mad later, but he learns had with Zero and start mockingly referring to not give a damn by Jeremiah as "Orange Boy", which drives him up the wall. In the second season, shortly before ascending season we discover that he was fiercely loyal to [[Pantheon/{{Emotion}} godhood]] Lelouch's mother Marianne and [[MyGreatestFailure regretted that he wasn't able to prevent her assassination]]; when he confirms Lelouch's identity, Jeremiah pulls a HeelFaceTurn and [[AppropriatedAppelation embraces "Orange" as "the name of UndyingLoyalty.
my loyalty!"]]
** As for Lelouch, his friends at Ashford frequently call friend Shirley calls him "Loulou"... though "Lulu", but he doesn't seem to be isn't really bothered or embarrassed by this.this. It may have something to do with his feelings for her.
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