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21st Jan '17 6:03:33 PM AFP
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* ''Film/TheAmericanPresident'' has this as such a driving theme that it's reflected in the title of the movie. Andrew Shepard can't even get his best friend to address him by name when they're shooting pool.
-->'''A.J.:''' Nice shot, Mr. President.
-->'''President Shepherd:''' 'Nice shot, Mr. President?' You won't even call me by my name when we're playing pool?
-->'''A.J.:''' [[Creator/DrSeuss I will not do it playing pool, I will not do it in a school. I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam I Am.]]
-->'''President Shepherd:''' At ease, A.J., at ease.
21st Jan '17 7:09:30 AM Gosicrystal
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21st Jan '17 7:08:53 AM Gosicrystal
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Different from OnlyKnownByTheirNickname, in that it is actually describing what they do. If the character initiates it, it's SpellMyNameWithAThe. May be the result of a NamelessNarrative or AFGNCAAP. For parents, see UnnamedParent. Related to TheyCallHimSword. Compare/Contrast RaceNameBasis when race is used for this and the character may or may not have a name and ADogNamedDog.

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Different from OnlyKnownByTheirNickname, in that it is actually describing what they do. If the character initiates it, it's SpellMyNameWithAThe. May be the result of a NamelessNarrative or AFGNCAAP.FeaturelessProtagonist. For parents, see UnnamedParent. Related to TheyCallHimSword. Compare/Contrast RaceNameBasis when race is used for this and the character may or may not have a name and ADogNamedDog.
15th Jan '17 12:23:50 PM smelkus
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* In the "Series/Red Dwarf The Cat is a humanoid creature evolved from cats who is only known as The cat
13th Jan '17 3:12:17 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The Spice King, who receives Daenerys outside Qarth, lampshades it by insisting his name is too intricate for foreigners to pronounce.
** The wildling leader who captures Jon and Qhorin is known only as Lord of Bones.
** The head of the Faith of the Seven forsakes his name upon ascent and is known only by his rank: High Septon.
11th Jan '17 10:58:20 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the Cardinal Witches are usually referred to by the name of the Cardinal point they represent. Only Glinda's personal name has been revealed and regularly used.

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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the Cardinal Witches are usually referred to by the name of the Cardinal point they represent.represent, i.e. "East" and "West". Only Glinda's personal name has been revealed and regularly used.
10th Jan '17 6:41:39 PM nombretomado
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* The LoadingReadyRun sketch "Johny Four" had the titular Johny tell the story of how he went to the local bar called Bar where he ordered a Beer brand beer which was served to him by a bartender called Bartender. Johnny is an UnreliableNarrator so we are not sure if that [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep is the guy's real name]] or just the name he uses at work to fit the bar's theme.

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* The LoadingReadyRun WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun sketch "Johny Four" had the titular Johny tell the story of how he went to the local bar called Bar where he ordered a Beer brand beer which was served to him by a bartender called Bartender. Johnny is an UnreliableNarrator so we are not sure if that [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep is the guy's real name]] or just the name he uses at work to fit the bar's theme.
8th Jan '17 3:11:21 AM AlternativeCola
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** The Earth King is never called anything other than "The Earth King." According to [[AllThereInTheManual Nickelodeon site]] he was born "Kuei," but was never referred as anything other than his title after being crowned at age four, which apparently was the same with all of the other kings. If a previous monarch needs to be mentioned specifically, they're simply referred to by number.[[note]]Kuei is the fifty-second.[[/note]] Book 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' repeats this with his daughter, the then-Earth Queen (apparently the only one so far), named in the credits as Hou-Ting. Averted in Book 4 with her nephew Wu.

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** The Earth King is never called anything other than "The Earth King." According to [[AllThereInTheManual Nickelodeon site]] he was born "Kuei," but was never referred as anything other than his title after being crowned at age four, which apparently was the same with all of the other kings. If a previous monarch needs to be mentioned specifically, they're simply referred to by number.[[note]]Kuei is the fifty-second.[[/note]] Book 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' repeats this with his daughter, the then-Earth Queen (apparently the only one so far), named in the credits as Hou-Ting. Averted in Book 4 with her nephew Wu.Wu, who doesn't become a king due to the Earth Kingdom being dissolved and [[spoiler:Wu choosing not to continue the kingdom in the finale]].
8th Jan '17 3:07:22 AM AlternativeCola
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** The Earth King is never called anything other than "The Earth King." According to [[AllThereInTheManual Nickelodeon site]] he was born "Kuei," but was never referred as anything other than his title after being crowned at age four, which apparently was the same with all of the other kings. If a previous monarch needs to be mentioned specifically, they're simply referred to by number.[[note]]Kuei is the fifty-second.[[/note]] Book 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' repeats this with his daughter, the then-Earth Queen (apparently the only one so far), named in the credits as Hou-Ting.
** ''Avatar'' actually does this for quite a few people; Longshot, The Foamy Mouth Guy, [[AtrociousAlias Sparky Sparky Boom Man]],[[note]]Thankfully, this was quickly changed to the much cooler-sounding Combustion Man.[[/note]] The Cabbage Guy, The Mechanist.
** For that matter, the spirit the Avatar is the host for has never been called anything but "The Avatar Spirit" even though all the other spirits have names. It has since been revealed in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]]'' that the Avatar Spirit's name is [[spoiler: Ravva]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' only refers to the Flash and Hawkman by their codenames, not their real ones. EordOfGod stated the Flash was Barry Allen and comments made by Hawkman confirm him to be Katar Hol.

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** The Earth King is never called anything other than "The Earth King." According to [[AllThereInTheManual Nickelodeon site]] he was born "Kuei," but was never referred as anything other than his title after being crowned at age four, which apparently was the same with all of the other kings. If a previous monarch needs to be mentioned specifically, they're simply referred to by number.[[note]]Kuei is the fifty-second.[[/note]] Book 3 of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' repeats this with his daughter, the then-Earth Queen (apparently the only one so far), named in the credits as Hou-Ting.
Hou-Ting. Averted in Book 4 with her nephew Wu.
** ''Avatar'' actually does this for quite a few people; Longshot, Smellerbee, Pipsqueak, Sneers, The Duke, The Foamy Mouth Guy, [[AtrociousAlias Sparky Sparky Boom Man]],[[note]]Thankfully, this was quickly changed to the much cooler-sounding Combustion Man.[[/note]] The Cabbage Guy, The Mechanist.
** For that matter, the spirit the Avatar is the host for has never been called anything but "The Avatar Spirit" even though all the other spirits have names. It has since been revealed in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Legend of Korra]]'' that the Avatar Spirit's name is [[spoiler: Ravva]].
Raava]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' only refers to the Flash and Hawkman by their codenames, not their real ones. EordOfGod WordOfGod stated the Flash was Barry Allen and comments made by Hawkman confirm him to be Katar Hol.
7th Jan '17 2:39:31 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the Cardinal Witches are usually referred to by the name of the Cardinal point they represent. Only Glinda's personal name has been revealed and regularly used.
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