History Main / FirstNameBasis

21st Apr '16 10:58:01 AM Goldfritha
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The sudden switch in nickname or [[{{Honorifics}} honorific]] when referring to a character, usually from their family name to their given name, is frequently used to demonstrate a [[RelationshipUpgrade significant change]] in the relationship between two characters, the desire for one by one party, or that they are [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]. Never using ''any'' formal indicators and just calling a character by their exact name is about as common to show the same thing.

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The sudden switch in nickname or [[{{Honorifics}} honorific]] when referring to a character, usually from their family name to their given name, is frequently used to demonstrate a [[RelationshipUpgrade significant change]] in the relationship between two characters, the desire for one by one party, that they have evaded listeners who require more formality, or that they are [[NotHimself Not Themselves]]. Never using ''any'' formal indicators and just calling a character by their exact name is about as common to show the same thing.
12th Aug '15 12:59:06 PM Lyendith
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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese what we call the first name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write names in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.

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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese what we call the first given name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write names in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.
12th Aug '15 12:52:50 PM Lyendith
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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese what we call the first name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write their name in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.

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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese what we call the first name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write their name names in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.
12th Aug '15 12:52:01 PM Lyendith
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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese it's called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write their name in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.

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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese it's what we call the first name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write their name in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.
12th Aug '15 12:49:30 PM Lyendith
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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis". ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations, complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.

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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis". basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese it's called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations, translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write their name in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.
12th Apr '14 11:54:13 AM TastySauce
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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis". ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations, complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just use FirstNameBasis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.

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Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis". ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations, complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use FirstNameBasis First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.
15th Mar '14 10:54:51 AM TastySauce
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-->-- ''BlackadderGoesForth'', less than a minute before the RelationshipUpgrade.

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-->-- ''BlackadderGoesForth'', ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', less than a minute before the RelationshipUpgrade.



Another common trope is a character actually saying the other's name rather than some [[HeyYou rude variant of "you"]] or [[AccidentalMisnaming of your name]] to show a relationship getting closer. The other situation is a character who was previously irritated to be called by a "cutesy" name finally accepting the moniker, usually from the sort of overly cheerful character who [[TheNicknamer does that with everyone's name]].

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Another common trope is a character actually saying the other's actual name rather than some [[HeyYou rude variant of "you"]] or [[AccidentalMisnaming of your their name]] to show a relationship getting closer. The other situation is a character who was previously irritated to be called by a "cutesy" name finally accepting the moniker, usually from the sort of overly cheerful character who [[TheNicknamer does that with everyone's name]].



For the creepy, an enemy uses these as TermsOfEndangerment.

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For the creepy, creepy use of this by an enemy uses these as enemy, see TermsOfEndangerment.
9th Dec '13 11:54:31 AM BlueGuy
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17th Sep '13 6:09:56 AM RandomAdventure
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* FirstNameBasis/WebOriginal
30th Aug '13 3:25:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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Another common trope is a character actually saying the other's name rather than some [[HeyYou rude variant of "you"]] or [[MyNameIsNotDurwood of your name]] to show a relationship getting closer. The other situation is a character who was previously irritated to be called by a "cutesy" name finally accepting the moniker, usually from the sort of overly cheerful character who [[TheNicknamer does that with everyone's name]].

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Another common trope is a character actually saying the other's name rather than some [[HeyYou rude variant of "you"]] or [[MyNameIsNotDurwood [[AccidentalMisnaming of your name]] to show a relationship getting closer. The other situation is a character who was previously irritated to be called by a "cutesy" name finally accepting the moniker, usually from the sort of overly cheerful character who [[TheNicknamer does that with everyone's name]].
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