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13th Aug '17 5:32:29 PM avon
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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can occur in unusual circumstances where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Prince Harry for example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming persona.

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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can occur in unusual circumstances where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Prince Harry for example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming unassuming, less high-falutin' persona.
18th Jun '17 2:01:39 PM nombretomado
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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 the 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.

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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 the given name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. ThatOtherWiki Wiki/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.
14th Mar '17 1:27:17 PM avon
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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can occur in unusual circumstances where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Prince Harry for example.

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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can occur in unusual circumstances where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Prince Harry for example.
example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming persona.
14th Mar '17 1:19:24 PM avon
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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can occur in unusual circumstances where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Prince Harry for example.
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.
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