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13th Nov '16 5:41:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', Komari starts calling Kurugaya Yui-chan. Not only is she horrified with this nickname, she doesn't even realize she's been referred to at first because no one ever calls her by her first name.
** Also, the combat system rests on the fact that winners are supposed to give embarrassing nicknames to the losers. As the only way to get rid of a nickname is to reach the top of the battle rankings, this gives the impetus to keep fighting.
* In ''KatawaShoujo'', Hisao comments early on that he's never liked the nickname "Hicchan", which Misha typically uses when referring to him, and his parents once use on a note, but never objects to it after that.

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* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'':
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Komari starts calling Kurugaya Yui-chan. Not only is she horrified with this nickname, she doesn't even realize she's been referred to at first because no one ever calls her by her first name.
** Also, the The combat system rests on the fact that winners are supposed to give embarrassing nicknames to the losers. As the only way to get rid of a nickname is to reach the top of the battle rankings, this gives the impetus to keep fighting.
* In ''KatawaShoujo'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao comments early on that he's never liked the nickname "Hicchan", which Misha typically uses when referring to him, and his parents once use on a note, but never objects to it after that.
31st Oct '16 7:37:52 AM GrigorII
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8th Oct '16 9:17:58 AM Hanz
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* In ''Series/{{Luke Cage|2016}}'', Cornell Stokes and Mariah Dillard treat their [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames comic book aliases]] "Cottonmouth" and "Black Mariah" respectively as this and both are absolutely furious if they're called that to their faces, though Cottonmouth is still used by others, including his own men.
8th Oct '16 3:11:34 AM NondescriptLarva
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* EVE Online has a 'live with the consiquences of your choices' policy, and thus won't change a character's name for any reason, even if it ''is'' embarassing; 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'.
30th Sep '16 10:23:35 PM caffeinedelusions
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', names have power, so Harry enjoys giving silly nicknames to powerful entities. The more imposing the adversary the sillier the nickname - the Knights of the Blackened Denarius, a group of people possessed by fallen angels, become "the Nickelheads," and the skinwalker so powerful and so fundamentally ''wrong'' that looking at it with magical sight sent Harry into hysterics became "Shagnasty." This habit nearly gets him killed when he tries to nickname Archangel Uriel "Uri," since the "el" in his name refers to God. (However, Uriel is fine with being called "Mr. Sunshine.")

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', names have power, so Harry enjoys giving silly nicknames to powerful entities. The more imposing the adversary the sillier the nickname - the Knights of the Blackened Denarius, a group of people possessed by fallen angels, become "the Nickelheads," and the skinwalker so powerful and so fundamentally ''wrong'' that looking at it with magical sight sent Harry into hysterics became "Shagnasty." This habit nearly gets him killed when he tries to nickname Archangel Uriel "Uri," since the "el" in his name refers to God. (However, Uriel is fine with being called "Mr. Sunshine.")Sunshine," as it doesn't involve warping his actual name. This implies that Angels in the setting are particularly vulnerable to manipulation of True Names, which is one of the characteristic Magics of the setting. Dresden really should have known better.)
26th Sep '16 10:06:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''TheCyantianChronicles'', in which one character goes by the nickname Twinky, which most sane people would consider embarrassing. The fact that his legal name is Clive S. Lewis may or may not have something to do with it.

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* Subverted in ''TheCyantianChronicles'', ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'', in which one character goes by the nickname Twinky, which most sane people would consider embarrassing. The fact that his legal name is Clive S. Lewis may or may not have something to do with it.
18th Aug '16 9:18:10 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', Lydia discovers that, because of the events of [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} the movie]], she's known by various ghosts as "The Mortal Bride." She doesn't like it, although by the end of the story she's willing to make use of the implied threat it carries.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', a [[LovePotion love potioned]] Dawn calls The Bog King "Boggy Woggy Kingy Wingy", much to his frustration.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'', a [[LovePotion love potioned]] {{love potion}}ed Dawn calls The Bog King "Boggy Woggy Kingy Wingy", much to his frustration.



* In ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' there is Boontsie (Stacey), Sunshine (Dawn) and Shannie (Shannon)

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* In ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub,'' there is Boontsie (Stacey), Sunshine (Dawn) and Shannie (Shannon)(Shannon).



** Rumour has it it's best not to call Oberyn Martell The Red Viper in his hearing.

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** Rumour has it it's best not to call Oberyn Martell The "The Red Viper in Viper" within his hearing.



'''Coconut Head:''' Sure, Jennifer. And hey, would you mind not calling me Coconut Head.\\

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'''Coconut Head:''' Sure, Jennifer. And hey, would you mind not calling me Coconut Head.\\Head?\\



** When he was picked to fly to the International Space Station, Howard wanted a macho nickname among the astronaut group so he programmed Elton John's ''Rocket Man'' as his cellphone ringtone and had Raj call him while he was in a teleconference with real-life astronaut Mike Massimino. Unfortunately his mother chose that moment to tell him to come and eat his Fruit Loops. Guess what his nickname turned out to be?

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** When he was picked to fly to the International Space Station, Howard wanted a macho nickname among the astronaut group so he programmed Elton John's ''Rocket Man'' as his cellphone ringtone and had Raj call him while he was in a teleconference with real-life astronaut Mike Massimino. Unfortunately his mother chose that moment to tell him to come and eat his Fruit Froot Loops. Guess what his nickname turned out to be?



* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', after making out with a guy under the bleachers in high school, poor Phoebe ended up with the nickname "Freebie".

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', after making out with a guy under the bleachers in high school, poor Phoebe ended up with the nickname "Freebie"."Freebie."



** Also from the novel/film there is "Spearchucker" Jones, whose nickname has a very embarrassing backstory (and its not the one he gives, either). Oddly enough he seems to accept it in good humour.

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** Also from the novel/film there is "Spearchucker" Jones, whose nickname has a very embarrassing backstory (and its it's not the one he gives, either). Oddly enough However, he seems to accept it in good humour.



** Frank Castle's ex-wife refers to him as "kitten". Then [[BelligerentSexualTension Beckett]] overheard.

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** Frank Rick Castle's ex-wife refers to him as "kitten". Then [[BelligerentSexualTension Beckett]] overheard.



* A Dark Ages viking king whose Northern English fief was located in York was called Ivar the Boneless. No-one knows why: it has been suggested that he was really limber, or that he had cartilage instead of bones, or that he was legless, or maybe he had erectile difficulties. He was renowned for wisdom, as well as for being a berserker on the battlefield. One of the theories is that he had brittle bone disease, the same thing that Samuel L. Jackson's character in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'', and Joker in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', have.

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* A Dark Ages viking king whose Northern English fief was located in York was called Ivar the Boneless. No-one knows why: it has been suggested that he was really limber, or that he had cartilage instead of bones, or that he was legless, or maybe he had erectile difficulties. He was renowned for wisdom, as well as for being a berserker on the battlefield. One of the theories is that he had brittle bone disease, the same thing that like Samuel L. Jackson's character in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'', ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' and Joker in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', have.''Franchise/MassEffect''.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', Morrigan affectionately(?) refers to Demitri Maximoff as "Demi-Demi". He used to get furious about it (since he's trying to kill her and achieve complete rule over their realm of Makai), but games like VideoGame/ProjectXZone reveal that he's gotten used to it and protests her use of it more out of habit than actual outrage.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', Morrigan affectionately(?) refers to Demitri Maximoff as "Demi-Demi". He used to get furious about it (since he's trying to kill her and achieve complete rule over their realm of Makai), but games like VideoGame/ProjectXZone ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' reveal that he's gotten used to it and protests her use of it more out of habit than actual outrage.



** In the second season episode "Vengeance", Carver is given the nickname "Pickle Toes" as the result of a prank; much to the delight of Lor.

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** In the second season episode "Vengeance", Carver is given the nickname "Pickle Toes" as the result of a prank; prank, much to the delight of Lor.



* Military pilot callsigns are usually this--either based on an [[NoodleIncident embarrassing incident]] [[NeverLiveItDown for the pilot]] or a pun on their name. If a nickname ''sounds'' great at first, there's usually a story behind it that will make the pilot blush. The more heroic or impressive callsigns people think of when they think of fighter pilots are reserved for people who have earned their fellows' respect.

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* Military pilot callsigns are usually this--either this, either based on an [[NoodleIncident embarrassing incident]] [[NeverLiveItDown for the pilot]] or a pun on their name. If a nickname ''sounds'' great at first, there's usually a story behind it that will make the pilot blush. The more heroic or impressive callsigns people think of when they think of fighter pilots are reserved for people who have earned their fellows' respect.



** "Mangler" sounds great, until you learn it's not based off his combat prowess, but off an incident involving a hottub, alcohol, a good-looking woman, and [[GroinAttack the zipper of his shorts]].

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** "Mangler" sounds great, until you learn it's not based off his combat prowess, but off an incident involving a hottub, hot tub, alcohol, a good-looking woman, and [[GroinAttack the zipper of his shorts]].



* Much like in the BandOfBrothers example, if someone has earned a derogative or embarrassing nickname while serving in the military, they probably have done something to deserve it. More prominent outside of the airforce where nicknames are less common and epithets are usually ''earned''.

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* Much like in the BandOfBrothers example, if someone has earned a derogative derogatory or embarrassing nickname while serving in the military, they probably have done something to deserve it. More This is more prominent outside of the airforce Air Force, where nicknames are less common and epithets are usually ''earned''.
29th Jul '16 10:26:44 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E4LeaseWithAnOptionToDie Lease With an Option to Die]]". B.A.'s mom still calls him "Scooter" because of his fondness for scooting a toy truck across the carpet when he was little. Murdock keeps bringing it up throughout the episode.
25th Jul '16 8:17:10 AM StFan
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->''"The idea, as I understood it, was to give a kid a nickname appropriate to his appearance or eccentricity of behavior, the crueler the better. A kid with warts, for example, might be known as 'Toad' or 'Frog' or simply 'Warty.' In the course of time, the warts might vanish, but the nickname would remain, continuing its work of warping the kid's personality and kicking holes in his psyche. Nicknames were fun."''

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->''"The idea, as I understood it, was to give a kid a nickname appropriate to his appearance or eccentricity of behavior, the crueler the better. A kid with warts, for example, might be known as 'Toad' or 'Frog' or simply 'Warty.' 'Warty'. In the course of time, the warts might vanish, but the nickname would remain, continuing its work of warping the kid's personality and kicking holes in his psyche. Nicknames were fun."''






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* Early in the first season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', 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.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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Early in the first season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', 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.



* Kyohei Kadota from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' was given the nickname "Dotachin" by Izaya, whom he despises as well as the nickname. His friend Erika will occasional reffer to him as Dotachin getting a mix of responses back.
** Call [[HairTriggerTemper Shizuo Heiwajima]] "Shizu-chan". I dare you.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', [[PersonOfMassDestruction Lina Inverse's]] closely guarded secret is that her official nickname is "Pink Sorceress". It was actually supposed to be a magical title akin to RedBaron but she is extremely embarrassed about the "pink" part.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
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Kyohei Kadota from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' was is given the nickname "Dotachin" by Izaya, whom he despises as well as the nickname. His friend Erika will occasional reffer refer to him as Dotachin Dotachin, getting a mix of responses back.
** Call [[HairTriggerTemper Shizuo Heiwajima]] "Shizu-chan". I We dare you.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', [[PersonOfMassDestruction Lina Inverse's]] closely guarded secret is that her official nickname is "Pink Sorceress". It was is actually supposed to be a magical title akin to RedBaron RedBaron, but she is extremely embarrassed about the "pink" part.



* Nana Mizuha in ''Manga/CaheDetectiveClub'' is named the "Demon Lord of Guttony'' because of her BigEater habits.

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* Nana Mizuha in ''Manga/CaheDetectiveClub'' is named the "Demon Lord of Guttony'' Guttony" because of her BigEater habits.



* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the K in Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell's=] name stands for Katherine, but [[ChivalrousPervert Albireo Imma]] shortens it to "Kitty". She doesn't like it at all.
** In the sequel ''Manga/UQHolder'', this is actually used to show how dangerous Dana is since she calls her Kitty and she doesn't get angry. [[OhCrap Quite the opposite, actually]].
** The only person who was ever given permission to call her that was her adopted son Touta (although there were time travel shenanigans involved).
** And Rakan refers to her by the even more embarrassing ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Loli Grandma]]''. Her next spell comes close to 'accidentally' killing him.
* Allen Walker in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is, if you ask [[JerkAss Kanda]], named "Moyashi" ("Beansprout," in English). He does not appreciate this, and the nickname is one of the reasons Kanda is one of the only people in existence [[AllLovingHero Allen]] can't get along with.
** Not that he cannot hit it back to Kanda by calling him by the first name.

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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K in Evangeline A.K. [=McDowell's=] name stands for Katherine, but [[ChivalrousPervert Albireo Imma]] shortens it to "Kitty". She doesn't like it at all.
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all. In the sequel ''Manga/UQHolder'', this is actually used to show how dangerous Dana is since she calls her Kitty and she doesn't get angry. [[OhCrap Quite the opposite, actually]].
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actually]]. The only person who was ever given permission to call her that was her adopted son Touta (although there were time travel shenanigans involved).
** And Rakan refers to her by the even more embarrassing ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Loli Grandma]]''. Her next spell comes close to 'accidentally' "accidentally" killing him.
* Allen Walker in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is, if you ask [[JerkAss [[{{Jerkass}} Kanda]], named "Moyashi" ("Beansprout," in English). He does not appreciate this, and the nickname is one of the reasons Kanda is one of the only people in existence [[AllLovingHero Allen]] can't get along with.
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with. Not that he cannot hit it back to Kanda by calling him by the first name.



** If a character meets Yachiru, they'll usually end up with an Embarrassing Nickname. Orihime is "[[{{Gainaxing}} Jiggles]]", Rangiku is "[[AbsoluteCleavage Boobs]]", Uryuu is [[NothingButSkinAndBones Pencil]], and Ikkaku is [[{{Pinball}} Pachinko-Head]]. Aramaki is variously called Maki-Maki or Whiskers, and doesn't like either.
** Hitsugaya hates being called "Shirou-chan" by Hinamori but has the grace not to retaliate with the nickname he used to give when they were younger, which was "Bedwetter Momo".
** Mashiro calls Ichigo 'Berry-tan'.
* Kyon from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' hates it when people don't call him by his real name, but he can't be bothered to change that. He never does mention his real name either way, throughout the 9 novels, and the preview of the 10th novel. And the anime, the songs, CD, games, etc. In the 9th novel, Sasaki points this out rather blatantly, and teases the readers with Kyon, by claiming it's a royal and imposing name.
* Dawn in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' hates to be called "Dee Dee", [[spoiler:a reference to an unfortunate childhood incident with a Plusle & Minun]]. Once we find this out, [[TheRival Kenny]] looks less playful and more [[KidsAreCruel cruel]], both by the fact that he hung the Embarrassing Nickname on her in the first place, and that he keeps using it.
** Under her original Japanese name, Hikari, the nickname was "Pikari" because of [[spoiler:how the shock made her hair sparkle]]. But in the dub, she's called "Dee Dee" because [[spoiler:the sparkles looked like "Diamond Dandruff"]].

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** If a character meets Yachiru, they'll usually end up with an Embarrassing Nickname. Orihime is "[[{{Gainaxing}} Jiggles]]", Rangiku is "[[AbsoluteCleavage Boobs]]", Uryuu is [[NothingButSkinAndBones Pencil]], "[[NothingButSkinAndBones Pencil]]", and Ikkaku is [[{{Pinball}} Pachinko-Head]]."[[{{Pinball}} Pachinko-Head]]". Aramaki is variously called Maki-Maki or Whiskers, and doesn't like either.
** Hitsugaya hates being called "Shirou-chan" by Hinamori Hinamori, but has the grace not to retaliate with the nickname he used to give when they were younger, which was "Bedwetter Momo".
** Mashiro calls Ichigo 'Berry-tan'.
"Berry-tan".
* Kyon from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' hates it when people don't call him by his real name, but he can't be bothered to change that. He never does mention his real name either way, throughout the 9 novels, and the preview of the 10th 10[-[[superscript:th]]-] novel. And the anime, the songs, CD, games, etc. In the 9th novel, Sasaki points this out rather blatantly, and teases the readers with Kyon, by claiming it's a royal and imposing name.
* Dawn in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' hates to be called "Dee Dee", [[spoiler:a reference to an unfortunate childhood incident with a Plusle & Minun]]. Once we find this out, [[TheRival Kenny]] looks less playful and more [[KidsAreCruel cruel]], both by the fact that he hung the Embarrassing Nickname on her in the first place, and that he keeps using it.
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it. Under her original Japanese name, Hikari, the nickname was "Pikari" because of [[spoiler:how the shock made her hair sparkle]]. But in the dub, she's called "Dee Dee" because [[spoiler:the sparkles looked like "Diamond Dandruff"]].



* In ''[[Franchise/{{Zoids}} Zoids/0]]'' Bit Cloud starts calling the Tigers/Saberfangs Team "Fuzzy Pandas". Somehow, the nickname sticks whenever Bit and the Blitz Team run into them, and the team itself goes on an emotional roller coaster ride best described as comic relief for the rest of the series. In a CrowningMomentOfFunny, towards the end, the Saberfangs face off one more time against two members of Blitz Team...and the Judge Bot refers to the Saberfangs as the "Fuzzy Pandas Team". All the Saberfang Zoids FaceFault as one and are KO'd as a result.

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* In ''[[Franchise/{{Zoids}} Zoids/0]]'' ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury'' Bit Cloud starts calling the Tigers/Saberfangs Team "Fuzzy Pandas". Somehow, the nickname sticks whenever Bit and the Blitz Team run into them, and the team itself goes on an emotional roller coaster ride best described as comic relief for the rest of the series. In a CrowningMomentOfFunny, towards the end, the Saberfangs face off one more time against two members of Blitz Team...and the Judge Bot refers to the Saberfangs as the "Fuzzy Pandas Team". All the Saberfang Zoids FaceFault as one and are KO'd as a result.



* It's part of the series title, but Barnaby really doesn't like being referred to as "Bunny"/"L'il Bunny"/"Bunny-chan" by his crime-fighting partner Kotetsu in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. He eventually chooses to give up on complaining about it but he never accepts it completely.
** Its embarrassingness is so extreme it can apparently [[spoiler: restore Barnaby's memories of Kotetsu after they'd been forcibly wiped by the series BigBad via a NEXT power]]
** Hilariously though it seems the name has caught on, enough for the mechanic who maintains Barnaby's hi-tech suit to add a rabbit-shaped logo onto it.

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* It's part of the series title, but Barnaby really doesn't like being referred to as "Bunny"/"L'il Bunny"/"Bunny-chan" by his crime-fighting partner Kotetsu in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. He eventually chooses to give up on complaining about it but he never accepts it completely.
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completely. Its embarrassingness is so extreme it can apparently [[spoiler: restore [[spoiler:restore Barnaby's memories of Kotetsu after they'd been forcibly wiped by the series BigBad via a NEXT power]]
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power]] Hilariously, though, it seems the name has caught on, enough for the mechanic who maintains Barnaby's hi-tech suit to add a rabbit-shaped logo onto it.



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* Greg Davies (of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' fame) has a routine where he introduces a flipchart introducing the [[IHaveManyNames many, many]] such nicknames [[ButtMonkey one of his schoolmates]] had, and all the childishly minor incidents that each one [[NeverLiveItDown immortalised]].
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* A version of the [=McGregor=] story told in the "Folklore" section below occurs in an Issue #14 of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. A rather sad-looking guide talks about all the things he helped to build inside a building...and then someone calls out, "Hey! Bill Chimpfucker!"

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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'';
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A version of the [=McGregor=] story told in the "Folklore" section below occurs in an Issue #14 of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''.#14. A rather sad-looking guide talks about all the things he helped to build inside a building...and then someone calls out, "Hey! Bill Chimpfucker!"



* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' plays with this one a bit: Sonic, Knuckles and the Chaotix are introduced to Knux's baby brother. However, once they realize that the kid's gonna be nicknamed "Kneecaps", it's ''Knuckles'' who flips out after Sonic and the Chaotix (including Knuckles' girlfriend) burst out laughing.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' plays ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Played
with this one a bit: Sonic, Knuckles and the Chaotix are introduced to Knux's baby brother. However, once they realize that the kid's gonna be nicknamed "Kneecaps", it's ''Knuckles'' who flips out after Sonic and the Chaotix (including Knuckles' girlfriend) burst out laughing.



* ''Daily Planet'' editor [[{{Superman}} Perry White]] ''[[BerserkButton really hates]]'' being called "Chief".

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': ''Daily Planet'' editor [[{{Superman}} Perry White]] White ''[[BerserkButton really hates]]'' being called "Chief".



* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} The Penguin's]] ''nom de guerre'' also began as an insult. He was teased as a child because he was fat, short, and had a big nose, not to mention that his mother insisted he always carry an umbrella, because his father died of pneumonia after being caught in the rain without one. "Penguin" was a common insult. After his mother died and her long illness cost him so much that the bank foreclosed on their store, he tried to turn to crime, only to be laughed at by a gang of thugs who used the same insult. Fed up with it all, he decided to embrace the insult; he dressed like a penguin, customized his ever-present umbrella into a high-caliber firearm, went back to the gang, gunned down their leader, and took over, completing his StartOfDarkness.

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': The Penguin's]] Penguin's ''nom de guerre'' also began as an insult. He was teased as a child because he was fat, short, and had a big nose, not to mention that his mother insisted he always carry an umbrella, because his father died of pneumonia after being caught in the rain without one. "Penguin" was a common insult. After his mother died and her long illness cost him so much that the bank foreclosed on their store, he tried to turn to crime, only to be laughed at by a gang of thugs who used the same insult. Fed up with it all, he decided to embrace the insult; he dressed like a penguin, customized his ever-present umbrella into a high-caliber firearm, went back to the gang, gunned down their leader, and took over, completing his StartOfDarkness.



* A mutant named Hachiman was sent after the Geraci crime family at the time when Comicbook/ThePunisher became their don. Because he uses an axe alongside with his mutant powers, he has gained the nickname "Hatchetman", which he resents.

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* A mutant named Hachiman was sent after the Geraci crime family at the time when Comicbook/ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher became their don. Because he uses an axe alongside with his mutant powers, he has gained the nickname "Hatchetman", which he resents.



* [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Eugene Thompson's]] nickname "Flash" was changed into one in one of the sillier [[RetCon retcons]] during ''Brand New Day''. Originally it had been used in reference to his [[JerkJock prowess on the]] [[LovableJock football field]], now it became a reference to a case of premature ejaculation on a high-school date.

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* [[ComicBook/SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Eugene Thompson's]] Thompson's nickname "Flash" was changed into one in one of the sillier [[RetCon retcons]] during ''Brand New Day''. Originally it had been used in reference to his [[JerkJock prowess on the]] [[LovableJock football field]], now it became a reference to a case of premature ejaculation on a high-school date.



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* In the ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}''/''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' crossover ''The Queen Who Fell to Earth'' the dragons like to give non-riders descriptive nicknames. Until she became a rider, Hermione's nickname was "Fuzzy One," while Sirius' is "Smelly Dog."

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* Jon Arbuckle's brother "Doc Boy"[[note]]DON'T CALL ME DOC BOY!!![[/note]] in ''{{Garfield}}''. He ''does'', however, prefer that to "Iguana Gums", another nickname he used to have.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Sally's nickname for Linus was "Sweet Babboo"... and he didn't like it one bit.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'', Cooper frequently refers to his boss, Stuart, as "Zucchini Head".
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* In the ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}''/''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' ''Literature/HarryPotter''/''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' crossover ''The Queen Who Fell to Earth'' the dragons like to give non-riders descriptive nicknames. Until she became a rider, Hermione's nickname was "Fuzzy One," while Sirius' is "Smelly Dog."



* ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'': [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] does not like to be called Mettie.

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* ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'': ''Fanfic/PaperMarioX'': [[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight]] does not like to be called Mettie.



* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/147403/applebloom-transform-and-roll-out Applebloom: Transform and Roll Out!]]'', Applebloom reveals that Scootaloo's mother calls her " her little pumpkin-doodlebug" while trying to convince Scootaloo that she's really Applebloom (Applebloom having just found out she's a {{Shapeshifting}} RobotGirl).

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/147403/applebloom-transform-and-roll-out Applebloom: Transform and Roll Out!]]'', Applebloom reveals that Scootaloo's mother calls her " her "her little pumpkin-doodlebug" while trying to convince Scootaloo that she's really Applebloom (Applebloom having just found out she's a {{Shapeshifting}} RobotGirl).



* In the ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' doujin, [[http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/joint_training_camp#5 Joint Training Camp]], Himeko Tsuruta gets annoyed at Awai calling her "Tsuru-hime", a reference to her name and her CombinationAttack with her best friend and ClubPresident Mairu. After telling Awai to stop, Himeko reluctantly accepts Awai calling her "[[FirstNameBasis Himeko]]".
* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', because of Celestia's heroic act of jumping down the mountain ridge to save a pegasus foal without any wings, the pegasi started to call her 'Pink Plummet'. [[BerserkButton Celestia didn't like that one bit.]]

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* In the ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' doujin, [[http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/joint_training_camp#5 Joint Training Camp]], Himeko Tsuruta gets annoyed at Awai calling her "Tsuru-hime", a reference to her name and her CombinationAttack with her best friend and ClubPresident Mairu. After telling Awai to stop, Himeko reluctantly accepts Awai calling her "[[FirstNameBasis Himeko]]".
* In ''FanFic/SlyWitsParadise'', ''Fanfic/SlyWitsParadise'', because of Celestia's heroic act of jumping down the mountain ridge to save a pegasus foal without any wings, the pegasi started to call her 'Pink Plummet'. [[BerserkButton Celestia didn't like that one bit.]]



* In ''FanFic/MyFamilyAndOtherEquestrians'', the protagonist is given the nickname of Bones by his father, which he obviously hates. Soon, even Princess Celestia is using this nickname to mock him.

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* In ''FanFic/MyFamilyAndOtherEquestrians'', ''Fanfic/MyFamilyAndOtherEquestrians'', the protagonist is given the nickname of Bones by his father, which he obviously hates. Soon, even Princess Celestia is using this nickname to mock him.



* Pittan from ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' hates to be called "Pit".

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* Pittan from ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' ''Fanfic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' hates to be called "Pit".



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6035532/6/Souls-Abound Souls Abound]]'' a goblin who soiled himself during a dragon handling class becomes known as "Crappy."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6035532/6/Souls-Abound Souls Abound]]'' a goblin who soiled himself during a dragon handling class becomes known as "Crappy.""Crappy".
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': Marik from the Abridged Series calls Bakura either "Fluffy", "Florence", or on one occasion "Kitty".
* In ''WebVideo/TheDevilIsAPartTimerAbridged'', at the end of the fight against Lucifer, Satan demotes him to "Lucy".



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* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', Aaron is called "85" by the inmates. It refers to his IQ score, which they found out when they took a look at his personnel file.

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* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/Alien3'', Aaron is called "85" by the inmates. It refers to his IQ score, which they found out when they took a look at his personnel file.



* In ''Film/MenInBlack3'', the main villain Boris instanly gets pissed off if he is called "Boris the Animal".
-->''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis It's. Just. Boris!]]''

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack3'', the main villain Boris instanly instantly gets pissed off if he is called "Boris the Animal".
-->''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis -->'''Boris:''' ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis It's. Just. Boris!]]''



[[folder:Humour]]
* A young man is walking through a small village one day and decides to stop by a bar and have a beer. He walks into a bar, and sees a grizzled old man, crying into his beer. Curious, the young man sits down and says, "Hey old timer, why the long face?" The old man looks at him and points out the window, "See that dock out there? I built that dock with my own two hands, plank by plank, nail by nail, but do they call me [=McGregor=] the dockbuilder? No, no." The old man continued, "And see that ship out there? I've been fishing these waters for my village for 35 years! But do they call me [=McGregor=] the fisherman? No, no." The old man continued, "And see all the crops in the farms out there? I planted and have been farming those crops for my village for nearly 45 years! But do they call me [=McGregor=] the farmer? No, no." The old man starts to cry again, "[[NeverLiveItDown But you ]] [[BestialityIsDepraved screw one goat...]]"

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[[folder:Humour]]
[[folder:Jokes]]
* A young man is walking through a small village one day and decides to stop by a bar and have a beer. He walks into a bar, and sees a grizzled old man, crying into his beer. Curious, the young man sits down and says, "Hey old timer, why the long face?" The old man looks at him and points out the window, "See that dock out there? I built that dock with my own two hands, plank by plank, nail by nail, but do they call me [=McGregor=] the dockbuilder? No, no." The old man continued, "And see that ship out there? I've been fishing these waters for my village for 35 years! But do they call me [=McGregor=] the fisherman? No, no." The old man continued, "And see all the crops in the farms out there? I planted and have been farming those crops for my village for nearly 45 years! But do they call me [=McGregor=] the farmer? No, no." The old man starts to cry again, "[[NeverLiveItDown But you ]] you]] [[BestialityIsDepraved screw one goat...]]"



* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novels, Wedge's first astromech had the designation "Mynock".
--> "Are you called Mynock because you draw a lot of power?"
--> Urgent whistles and tweets were translated to a scrolling line of text at the very top of the screen. "A pilot once said I screamed like a mynock when we were in combat. A slander, Commander."
--> "[[NiceToTheWaiter I can understand that.]] No one likes to be thought of as a space rat."
** In a later book, Wedge finds out that his screaming in battle is indeed distracting, and [[WhatTheHellHero has his mind wiped]].
* In ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' the reason why Arvid moves to America is to escape the rumors that he had sex with a cow, and the nickname the rumor earned him - the Bull at Nybacken.

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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' novels, Wedge's first astromech had has the designation "Mynock".
--> "Are -->''"Are you called Mynock because you draw a lot of power?"
-->
power?"\\
Urgent whistles and tweets were translated to a scrolling line of text at the very top of the screen. "A pilot once said I screamed like a mynock when we were in combat. A slander, Commander."
-->
"\\
"[[NiceToTheWaiter I can understand that.]] No one likes to be thought of as a space rat."
**
"''
::
In a later book, Wedge finds out that his screaming in battle is indeed distracting, and [[WhatTheHellHero has his mind wiped]].
* In ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' the reason why Arvid moves to America is to escape the rumors that he had sex with a cow, and the nickname the rumor earned him - -- the Bull at Nybacken.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is rife with nicknames that are BadAss out of universe, but are hideously embarrassing InUniverse:
*** Tyrion Lannister has been scorned his entire life for being a dwarf, and does not like to be called The Imp.
*** Meanwhile, his brother Jaime has never lived down being The Kingslayer.
*** Poor Brienne. "Brienne the Beauty" is a cruel nickname given to her because she's so homely.
*** Rumour has it it's best not to call Oberyn Martell The Red Viper in his hearing.
*** Aerys II Targaryen's thoughts on being given the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast entirely accurate nickname of The Mad King]] have gone unrecorded, however...
*** Lord Walder Frey is called the Late Lord Frey because of showing up to a battle when it was almost over, assuring the winning side that, of course, he had intended to help them the whole time. It's also appropriate in light of his refusal to die, his heir having died of old age waiting.
*** Sam's first nickname is the ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''-esque Ser Piggy. His second nickname, on the other hand, is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Slayer]] (though the poor guy's managed to convince himself it's an IronicNickname).

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is rife with nicknames that are BadAss badass out of universe, but are hideously embarrassing InUniverse:
*** ** Tyrion Lannister has been scorned his entire life for being a dwarf, and does not like to be called The Imp.
*** ** Meanwhile, his brother Jaime has never lived down being The Kingslayer.
*** ** Poor Brienne. "Brienne the Beauty" is a cruel nickname given to her because she's so homely.
*** ** Rumour has it it's best not to call Oberyn Martell The Red Viper in his hearing.
*** ** Aerys II Targaryen's thoughts on being given the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast entirely accurate nickname of The Mad King]] have gone unrecorded, however...
*** ** Lord Walder Frey is called the Late Lord Frey because of showing up to a battle when it was almost over, assuring the winning side that, of course, he had intended to help them the whole time. It's also appropriate in light of his refusal to die, his heir having died of old age waiting.
*** ** Sam's first nickname is the ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''-esque Ser Piggy. His second nickname, on the other hand, is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Slayer]] (though the poor guy's managed to convince himself it's an IronicNickname).



* The title character of the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' stories is actually named Dan ''Chambeaux'', and hates his nickname because it makes him sound like a decrepit, rotting "shambler", not the well-preserved specimen of walking dead he is.

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* ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'':
**
The title character of the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' stories is actually named Dan ''Chambeaux'', and hates his nickname because it makes him sound like a decrepit, rotting "shambler", not the well-preserved specimen of walking dead he is.



** In the original trilogy, the CowardlyLion of the group is acurately if insensitively dubbed Forely "The Weakest".

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** In the original trilogy, the CowardlyLion of the group is acurately accurately if insensitively dubbed Forely "The Weakest".



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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is made of this trope.
-->'''Mose''': Hey Coconut Head, would you mind not calling me Mose?
-->'''Coconut Head''': Sure, Jennifer. And hey, would you mind not calling me Coconut Head
-->'''Mose''': Get a decent haircut and we'll talk.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', Bill's mom writes a love note on the outside of his lunch bag in which she refers to him as "Little Man."

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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is made of this trope.
-->'''Mose''': -->'''Mose:''' Hey Coconut Head, would you mind not calling me Mose?
-->'''Coconut Head''':
Mose?\\
'''Coconut Head:'''
Sure, Jennifer. And hey, would you mind not calling me Coconut Head
-->'''Mose''':
Head.\\
'''Mose:'''
Get a decent haircut and we'll talk.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'':
**
In the pilot episode of ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', episode, Bill's mom writes a love note on the outside of his lunch bag in which she refers to him as "Little Man."



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Howard's mother and eventually Bernadette call Howard "tushie-face," something which Leonard immediately posts to Twitter upon hearing.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
**
Howard's mother and eventually Bernadette call Howard "tushie-face," something which Leonard immediately posts to Twitter upon hearing.



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' - two words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8pEzi1E5Og Robin Sparkles]]!

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' - two ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Two
words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8pEzi1E5Og Robin Sparkles]]!



-->'''Michelle''': Stop calling me 'Nips,' Tony.
-->'''Tony''': It's a funny name! I've seen a few nipples, Nips, and yours are fucking hilarious.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars''.

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-->'''Michelle''': -->'''Michelle:''' Stop calling me 'Nips,' Tony.
-->'''Tony''':
"Nips", Tony.\\
'''Tony:'''
It's a funny name! I've seen a few nipples, Nips, and yours are fucking hilarious.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars''.''Series/VeronicaMars'':



* Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, on ''Series/{{MASH}}''. The origin of the nickname is explained in the original novel and film: she gets it after a sexual tryst between her and Frank Burns (during which she implores Burns to "kiss my hot lips") is broadcast to the rest of the camp over the P.A. system.
** Weirdly, in the series some of Margaret's old flames are familiar with this nickname, suggesting that she may have earned the same nickname independently of the 4077 in some unreferenced and unrelated NoodleIncident.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'':
**
Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan, on ''Series/{{MASH}}''.Houlihan. The origin of the nickname is explained in the original novel and film: she gets it after a sexual tryst between her and Frank Burns (during which she implores Burns to "kiss my hot lips") is broadcast to the rest of the camp over the P.A. system.
**
system. Weirdly, in the series some of Margaret's old flames are familiar with this nickname, suggesting that she may have earned the same nickname independently of the 4077 in some unreferenced and unrelated NoodleIncident.



** Also from the novel/film there is 'Spearchucker' Jones, whose nickname has a very embarrassing backstory (and its not the one he gives, either). Oddly enough he seems to accept it in good humour.
* In the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Magic Bus", to Hyde's horror, the gang learns that Jackie (his girlfriend) calls him "Puddin' Pop".

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** Also from the novel/film there is 'Spearchucker' "Spearchucker" Jones, whose nickname has a very embarrassing backstory (and its not the one he gives, either). Oddly enough he seems to accept it in good humour.
* ''Series/That70sShow'':
**
In the ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Magic Bus", to Hyde's horror, the gang learns that Jackie (his girlfriend) calls him "Puddin' Pop".



*** Eric also gets called "Foreskin" from time to time (his last name is Foreman). In one episode, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Donna]] started that one, not knowing how much it would stick.
*** Also, "Tater Nuts" for Kelso.
* Series/{{Castle}}'s ex-wife refers to him as "kitten". Then [[BelligerentSexualTension Beckett]] overheard.
-->'''Castle''': I definitely saved your life. And you know what that means, don't you? It means you owe me.\\
'''Beckett''': Owe you WHAT?\\
'''Castle''': Whatever I want. And you know exactly what I want, don't you? You know what I really, really want you to do... never, EVER, call me kitten.

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*** ** Eric also gets called "Foreskin" from time to time (his last name is Foreman). In one episode, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Donna]] started that one, not knowing how much it would stick.
*** ** Also, "Tater Nuts" for Kelso.
* Series/{{Castle}}'s ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
** Frank Castle's
ex-wife refers to him as "kitten". Then [[BelligerentSexualTension Beckett]] overheard.
-->'''Castle''': --->'''Castle:''' I definitely saved your life. And you know what that means, don't you? It means you owe me.\\
'''Beckett''': '''Beckett:''' Owe you WHAT?\\
'''Castle''': '''Castle:''' Whatever I want. And you know exactly what I want, don't you? You know what I really, really want you to do... never, EVER, call me kitten.



** Detective Ryan on ''Series/{{Castle}}'' is sometimes called "Honey Milk" after his revelation of the drink his girlfriend sometimes makes him at night.

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** Detective Ryan on ''Series/{{Castle}}'' is sometimes called "Honey Milk" after his revelation of the drink his girlfriend sometimes makes him at night.



* "Fat" Neil on ''Series/{{Community}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
**
"Fat" Neil on ''Series/{{Community}}''.Neil.



* Lord Flintshire, aka Shrimpie, from ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. He's a perfectly dignified sixtyish British aristocrat. Apparently his siblings also had sealife-themed nicknames, but he got stuck with the really bad one.

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* Lord Flintshire, aka a.k.a. Shrimpie, from ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. He's a perfectly dignified sixtyish British aristocrat. Apparently his siblings also had sealife-themed nicknames, but he got stuck with the really bad one.



* ''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/{{Warehouse 13}}'': 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/{{Warehouse 13}}'': ''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.



[[folder:Mythology and Folklore]]
* A Dark Ages viking king whose Northern English fief was located in York was called Ivar the Boneless. No one knows why: it has been suggested that he was really limber, or that he had cartilage instead of bones, or that he was legless, or maybe he had erectile difficulties. He was renowned for wisdom, as well as for being a beserker on the battlefield. One of the theories is that he had brittle bone disease, the same thing that Samuel L. Jackson's character in Unbreakable, and Joker in MassEffect, have.

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[[folder:Mythology and Folklore]]
[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* A Dark Ages viking king whose Northern English fief was located in York was called Ivar the Boneless. No one No-one knows why: it has been suggested that he was really limber, or that he had cartilage instead of bones, or that he was legless, or maybe he had erectile difficulties. He was renowned for wisdom, as well as for being a beserker berserker on the battlefield. One of the theories is that he had brittle bone disease, the same thing that Samuel L. Jackson's character in Unbreakable, ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'', and Joker in MassEffect, ''Franchise/MassEffect'', have.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Jon Arbuckle's brother "Doc Boy"[[note]]DON'T CALL ME DOC BOY!!![[/note]] in ''{{Garfield}}''. He ''does'', however, prefer that to "Iguana Gums", another nickname he used to have.
* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Sally's nickname for Linus was "Sweet Babboo"... and he didn't like it one bit.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'', Cooper frequently refers to his boss, Stuart, as "Zucchini Head".
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Jon Arbuckle's brother "Doc Boy"[[note]]DON'T CALL ME DOC BOY!!![[/note]] in ''{{Garfield}}''. He ''does'', however, prefer that to "Iguana Gums", another nickname he used to have.
* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Sally's nickname for Linus was "Sweet Babboo"... and he didn't like it one bit.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'', Cooper frequently refers to his boss, Stuart, as "Zucchini Head".
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[[folder:Professional
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Greg Davies (of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' fame) has a routine where he introduces a flipchart introducing the [[IHaveManyNames many, many]] such nicknames [[ButtMonkey one of his schoolmates]] had, and all the childishly minor incidents that each one [[NeverLiveItDown immortalised]].
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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', John [=MacTavish=] is nicknamed "Soap". Given how [[NoodleIncident nicknames are given in Real Life]], it must make people wonder how he got that nickname. Also, after being promoted into Captain in part 2, he never mentions his nickname, and thus after being addressed by Captain Price (his senior in part 1) as "Soap" after saving him from the gulag, [=MacTavish's=] subordinates could be heard asking "Who's Soap?" Captain Price even lampshades this trope by asking in the first game "What the hell kind of name is Soap anyway?"
** It's a British nickname, meaning he was straightedge, never got in trouble. Squeaky Clean.

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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', John [=MacTavish=] is nicknamed "Soap". Given how [[NoodleIncident nicknames are given in Real Life]], it must make people wonder how he got that nickname. Also, after being promoted into Captain in part 2, he never mentions his nickname, and thus after being addressed by Captain Price (his senior in part 1) as "Soap" after saving him from the gulag, [=MacTavish's=] subordinates could be heard asking "Who's Soap?" Captain Price even lampshades this trope by asking in the first game "What the hell kind of name is Soap anyway?"
**
anyway?" It's a British nickname, meaning he was straightedge, never got in trouble. Squeaky Clean.



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* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', Richard hates being called "Dick".
** Although it seems to be growing on him...
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', given that Roan is called the Abomination,
** [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter001/ib007.html Dara assumes it, and asks for his real name]]
** [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue4PAGES/ib082.html Dara tells Mac to call him by his real name]] even though Mac is an innocent FanGirl who doesn't realize it's a problem -- with [[GlowingEyes glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] to underscore.
* Resident Cloudcuckoolander David of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' calls his [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom history teacher]] "Mr. Poodle of Noodles."
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': For Ace, this crosses over into DudeWheresMyRespect territory, since Nina and her sister, Layla refuse to call him by his name. Nina insists on referring to him as "Puppy" [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/as_tall_as_puppy despite knowing how it upsets him.]] While her sister refers to him as either [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/three_kisses "mongrel"]], or more commonly, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/beat_up_in_the_shower "the mutt".]]
* A fairly early ''{{Nodwick}}'' story arc involved several people Yeagar had bullied as a kid forming an organization to seek revenge. The "injustice" suffered by the leader, Borthomew [=MacForte=] was being given the nickname "Fart-Foot [=McPoot=]" in reference to his embarrassing foot odor.

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* In ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'', Richard hates being called "Dick".
**
"Dick". Although it seems to be growing on him...
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', given that Roan is called the Abomination,
**
Abomination, [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter001/ib007.html Dara assumes it, and asks for his real name]]
**
name]]. [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue4PAGES/ib082.html Dara tells Mac to call him by his real name]] even though Mac is an innocent FanGirl who doesn't realize it's a problem -- with [[GlowingEyes glowing]] [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] to underscore.
* Resident Cloudcuckoolander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} David of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' calls his [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom history teacher]] "Mr. Poodle of Noodles."
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': For Ace, this crosses over into DudeWheresMyRespect territory, since Nina and her sister, Layla refuse to call him by his name. Nina insists on referring to him as "Puppy" [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/as_tall_as_puppy despite knowing how it upsets him.]] While her sister refers to him as either [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/three_kisses "mongrel"]], or more commonly, [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/beat_up_in_the_shower "the mutt".]]
* A fairly early ''{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' story arc involved involves several people Yeagar had bullied as a kid forming an organization to seek revenge. The "injustice" suffered by the leader, Borthomew [=MacForte=] was being given the nickname "Fart-Foot [=McPoot=]" in reference to his embarrassing foot odor.



[[folder: Web Original]]
* In {{WebVideo/Brains}}, the protagonist Alison sees 'Al' as this, since it's a holdover from the days of fighting off the zombie hordes; shorter names meant quicker reaction times. And now her crush continues to call her that, out of sheer habit.
* In ''{{Literature/Dream High School}}'', Corliss, {{The Ditz}}, calls you G-dow (you joked that your name was Grok, Destroyer of Worlds. She believed you and calls you by those initials) and calls Gavin Gav-Gav.
* [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik from the Abridged Series]] calls Bakura either "Fluffy", "Florence", or on one occasion "Kitty".
* Daphne Diller, the indestructible private eye in ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles'', does not like it when people call her "Daffodil".
* In TheDevilIsAPartTimerAbridged, at the end of the fight against Lucifer, Satan demotes him to 'Lucy'.
* Creator/{{Tobuscus}} has a pal, Gabe, who shows up in several of his videos. Toby has dubbed him ''Gabe''buscus, which unfortunately sounds a lot like ''Gay''buscus. The face Gabe makes when Toby calls him this indicates that he, unlike Toby, is not amused.
* Ghost from Radio/TrueCapitalist Radio ''hates'' being called a "hambone". It's ironic since Ghost initially used the term to make fun of people who he deemed to be fat, lazy moochers who contributed nothing to society. He encouraged his listeners to use the term in public whenever they saw a "fat, jelly ass", but the trolls who call into his show during the Radio Graffiti segment began to use the insult against him.

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[[folder: Web Original]]
* In {{WebVideo/Brains}}, the protagonist Alison sees 'Al' as this, since it's a holdover from the days of fighting off the zombie hordes; shorter names meant quicker reaction times. And now her crush continues to call her that, out of sheer habit.
* In ''{{Literature/Dream High School}}'', Corliss, {{The Ditz}}, calls you G-dow (you joked that your name was Grok, Destroyer of Worlds. She believed you and calls you by those initials) and calls Gavin Gav-Gav.
* [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Marik from the Abridged Series]] calls Bakura either "Fluffy", "Florence", or on one occasion "Kitty".
* Daphne Diller, the indestructible private eye in ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles'', does not like it when people call her "Daffodil".
* In TheDevilIsAPartTimerAbridged, at the end of the fight against Lucifer, Satan demotes him to 'Lucy'.
* Creator/{{Tobuscus}} has a pal, Gabe, who shows up in several of his videos. Toby has dubbed him ''Gabe''buscus, which unfortunately sounds a lot like ''Gay''buscus. The face Gabe makes when Toby calls him this indicates that he, unlike Toby, is not amused.
* Ghost from Radio/TrueCapitalist Radio ''hates'' being called a "hambone". It's ironic since Ghost initially used the term to make fun of people who he deemed to be fat, lazy moochers who contributed nothing to society. He encouraged his listeners to use the term in public whenever they saw a "fat, jelly ass", but the trolls who call into his show during the Radio Graffiti segment began to use the insult against him.
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* In his SuperPaperMario LetsPlay, LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} reveals that his mother used to call him Mimikins when he was young. Went back to bite him at the end of the LP.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the superhero Lady Photon is usually referred to by the media as Photon Mom, which she loathes.
* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', Marcia Shyneet believes that Slacker Magician is an embarrassing nickname, since it gives anyone the idea that Marcia's a slacker. However, Seth and Kohaku thought it was interesting and gave Marcia a pep-talk.
* ''FairyTaleFriday'''s version of {{Thumbelina}} was nicknamed "Cockchafer" in college.
* During the Phantom Blood shorts in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Jonathan calls Dio Debu [[note]]While a contraction for Dio Brando, it is also means tubby in Japanese[[/note]] during his attempt at coming up for a nickname for Dio. Dio finds it embarrassing because he does not like being called fat and suggests that Jonathan should call him Chanel instead.
* WebVideo/{{Calfreezy}}'s online name had quite a snowclone effect with many of his fans calling him a number of things like "Calsqueezy", "Caltripod", "Calfrozen", and "Calpringles". It got so far that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=49&v=zAVH3ayuYno he made a video]] [[DiscreditedMeme asking people to stop.]]
* Peter in ''WebVideo/LovelyLittleLosers''. His nickname, "Pedro," doesn't ''sound'' embarrassing--but he ''hates'' when anyone calls him that. The implication is that it reminds him of his huge screw-up at the end of the prequel, ''WebVideo/NothingMuchToDo''.



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* Okay these are pretty terrible: Fenturd, Fentoad, Fentoenail, and the list goes on. Yep These are some of the title character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''[='=]s many very disturbing/embarrassing nicknames. And those are half as bad compared to the nicknames like Invis'o-Bill. The one he hates the most.
** There's also 'Froot Loops' for the resident BigBad VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* Zuko ("Zuzu") of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

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* In ''WebVideo/{{Brains}}'', the protagonist Alison sees "Al" as this, since it's a holdover from the days of fighting off the zombie hordes; shorter names meant quicker reaction times. And now her crush continues to call her that, out of sheer habit.
* In ''Literature/DreamHighSchool'', Corliss, {{The Ditz}}, calls you G-dow (you joked that your name was Grok, Destroyer of Worlds. She believed you and calls you by those initials) and calls Gavin Gav-Gav.
* Daphne Diller, the indestructible private eye in ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles'', does not like it when people call her "Daffodil".
* Creator/{{Tobuscus}} has a pal, Gabe, who shows up in several of his videos. Toby has dubbed him ''Gabe''buscus, which unfortunately sounds a lot like ''Gay''buscus. The face Gabe makes when Toby calls him this indicates that he, unlike Toby, is not amused.
* Ghost from Radio/TrueCapitalist Radio ''hates'' being called a "hambone". It's ironic since Ghost initially used the term to make fun of people who he deemed to be fat, lazy moochers who contributed nothing to society. He encouraged his listeners to use the term in public whenever they saw a "fat, jelly ass", but the trolls who call into his show during the Radio Graffiti segment began to use the insult against him.
* In his ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' LetsPlay, LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} reveals that his mother used to call him Mimikins when he was young. Went back to bite him at the end of the LP.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the superhero Lady Photon is usually referred to by the media as Photon Mom, which she loathes.
* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', Marcia Shyneet believes that Slacker Magician is an embarrassing nickname, since it gives anyone the idea that Marcia's a slacker. However, Seth and Kohaku thought it was interesting and gave Marcia a pep-talk.
* ''WebVideo/FairyTaleFriday'''s version of Literature/{{Thumbelina}} was nicknamed "Cockchafer" in college.
* During the Phantom Blood shorts in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', Jonathan calls Dio Debu [[note]]While a contraction for Dio Brando, it is also means tubby in Japanese[[/note]] during his attempt at coming up for a nickname for Dio. Dio finds it embarrassing because he does not like being called fat and suggests that Jonathan should call him Chanel instead.
* WebVideo/{{Calfreezy}}'s online name had quite a snowclone effect with many of his fans calling him a number of things like "Calsqueezy", "Caltripod", "Calfrozen", and "Calpringles". It got so far that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=49&v=zAVH3ayuYno he made a video]] [[DiscreditedMeme asking people to stop.]]
* Peter in ''WebVideo/LovelyLittleLosers''. His nickname, "Pedro," doesn't ''sound'' embarrassing--but he ''hates'' when anyone calls him that. The implication is that it reminds him of his huge screw-up at the end of the prequel, ''WebVideo/NothingMuchToDo''.
* [[http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/020726.html Seen here]] on ''WebSite/OverheardInNewYork''.
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Animation]]
* Okay these are pretty terrible: Fenturd, Fentoad, Fentoenail, and the list goes on. Yep These are some of the title character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''[='=]s many very disturbing/embarrassing nicknames. And those are half as bad compared to the nicknames like Invis'o-Bill. The one he hates the most.
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most. There's also 'Froot Loops' "Froot Loops" for the resident BigBad VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Zuko ("Zuzu") of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.("Zuzu").



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' concerned Tino picking up the nickname "Pumpkin Pie" as it's B plot (which tied into the A plot of Tish's name being used [[PersonAsVerb as a colloquialism]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'':
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One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' concerned concerns Tino picking up the nickname "Pumpkin Pie" as it's B plot its B-plot (which tied into the A plot of Tish's name being used [[PersonAsVerb as a colloquialism]]).



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "Homer's Enemy", Homer gave Frank Grimes the nickname "Grimey", which he hated. Eventually, he was buried under that name.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the episode, "Homer's Enemy", Homer gave Frank Grimes the nickname "Grimey", which he hated. Eventually, he was buried under that name.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':



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* [[http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/020726.html Seen here]] on WebSite/OverheardInNewYork.
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* Resident Cloudcuckoolander David of ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' calls his [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom history teacher]] "Mr. Poodle of Noodles."

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* Resident Cloudcuckoolander David of ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' calls his [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom history teacher]] "Mr. Poodle of Noodles."
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