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13th May '18 3:13:20 AM Divra
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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'': "Toadkiller Dog" only responds to the name "Toadkiller Dog". Any attempt to abbreviate it into things like "Toadkiller" is met with blank incomprehension.
11th May '18 12:11:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* People in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' always refers to John Spartan as "John Spartan", never just "John". (Actually, this isn't limited to just John...apparently everyone's on a Full Name Basis with everyone else...)

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* People of the future in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' always refers to each other by their full names, most noticeably when they address John Spartan as "John Spartan", never just "John". (Actually, this isn't limited to just John...apparently everyone's on a Full Name Basis with everyone else...)Spartan.
9th May '18 4:19:07 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Series/IssPyaarKoKyaNaamDoon'': Arnav and Khushi often refer to the other and themselves with their full names.
9th May '18 3:32:48 PM FreeJaffa
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* On ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Harry usually refers to a certain character as "DA Cecille Horton".
9th May '18 12:50:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Series/TheGrahamNortonShow Graham Norton]] has a tendency to do this with his guests.

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* [[Series/TheGrahamNortonShow ''Series/TheGrahamNortonShow'': Graham Norton]] Norton has a tendency to do this with his guests.



* ''Series/ToastOfLondon'': One of the two producers who is always overseeing Steven Toast's voice-over work has a RunningGag where he ''always'' begins whatever he's going to say with, "Hello Steven, this is Clem Fandango. Can you hear me?" To which Steven gives increasingly exasperated responses of, "Yes, Clem Fandango, I can hear you!"

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* ''Series/ToastOfLondon'': One of the two producers who is always overseeing oversees all of Steven Toast's voice-over work has a RunningGag where he ''always'' begins whatever he's going to say with, "Hello Steven, this is Clem Fandango. Can you hear me?" To which Steven gives increasingly exasperated responses of, "Yes, Clem Fandango, I can hear you!"you!"
* ''Series/TheAmericans'': Russians refer to each other by first name and patronymic in formal settings, as is TruthInTelevision.



** And again, we have [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Othar Trygvassen,]] '''GentlemanAdventurer!'''

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** And again, we have * [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Othar Trygvassen,]] '''GentlemanAdventurer!'''



* Unless they have a prominent nickname people use, most celebrities are known by their full names.
* Part TruthInTelevision: in Russian, the normal method of addressing is to use the {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}}, but not the family name.
** The "first name + patronymic" address is used only in formal situations. Friends are usually on a first name basis, although it is not unusual for old friends to be on a "patronymic-only" basis, especially if a man has the same name as his father, or if nobody else in the group has that patronymic.

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* Unless they have a prominent nickname people use, most celebrities are known by their full names.
* Part TruthInTelevision: in
In Russian, the normal method of addressing is to use the {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}}, but not the family name.
** The "first name + patronymic" address is used only in formal situations. Friends are usually on a first name basis, although it is not unusual for old friends to be on a "patronymic-only" basis, especially if a man has the same name as his father, or if nobody else in the group has that patronymic.
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** Well, they ''are'' two or three syllables long in most cases.
*** One way to see this in the west is in professional pool. There are two female pool players from Asia (Ga-young Kim from Korea and Xiaoting Pan from China.) During the commentary for their games, they're almost exclusively referred to by their full names.
** Although many Chinese people are referred to by only one name in English (eg 'Mao', 'Chiang'), Yao Ming seems to be a common exception. Creator/JackieChan too.
* Most newspapers will refer to a politician by their full name and title on first mention, for instance "Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee." The New York Times, however, takes it even further, with their first mentions often including middle initials and post-nominal titles as well, creating an often weirdly formal tone when opening mention is made of, say, "Chief Justice John G.
9th May '18 12:44:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', we see this with Rachel Elizabeth Dare, most of the time.

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* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
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we see this with Rachel Elizabeth Dare, most of the time.



* [[WarriorPoet Teal'c]] in ''Series/StargateSG1'' always refers to [[CunningLinguist Daniel]] [[BadassBookworm Jackson]] by his full name, pronouncing it as though it were one word, and leaving out the salutation "Doctor."
** Also, any character without a title (Jonas Quinn, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Ronon Dex]], Vala Mal Doran) is referred to by full name. He'll use ranks or titles in place of first names with others ("General Hammond," "Captain/Major/Colonel Carter,") though Colonel/General O'Neill is usually simply [[LastNameBasis O'Neill]].
*** This may be attributed at least partially to how characters initially introduced themselves to him; O'Neill, for example, in the pilot episode.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance This may be a cultural thing, as most Jaffa have names including an apostrophe. The use of the names could be seen as (first name/title)'(last name)-as in Daniel'Jackson (or Teal'c's son, Rya'c). With Jack, the apostrophe is built in (O'Neill)]].
** Also, Jaffa often refer to each other by their given name plus their place of origin as if this constituted their version of a full name: Teal'c of Chulak/the Tau'ri, Drey'auc of the Cord'ai Plains, etc. Bra'tac tends to use "O'Neill of Minnesota" and "Hammond of Texas", utilizing this naming convention.

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* [[WarriorPoet Teal'c]] in ''Series/StargateSG1'' ''Series/StargateSG1'': Teal'c always refers to [[CunningLinguist Daniel]] [[BadassBookworm Jackson]] Daniel Jackson by his full name, pronouncing it as though it were one word, and leaving out the salutation "Doctor."
** Also, any
" Any character without a title (Jonas Quinn, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Ronon Dex]], Vala Mal Doran) is referred to by full name. He'll use ranks or titles in place of first names with others ("General Hammond," "Captain/Major/Colonel Carter,") though Colonel/General O'Neill is usually simply [[LastNameBasis O'Neill]].
*** This may be attributed at least partially to how characters initially introduced themselves to him; O'Neill, for example, in the pilot episode.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance This may be a cultural thing, as most Jaffa have names including an apostrophe. The use of the names could be seen as (first name/title)'(last name)-as in Daniel'Jackson (or Teal'c's son, Rya'c). With Jack, the apostrophe is built in (O'Neill)]].
** Also, Jaffa often refer to each other by their given name plus their place of origin as if this constituted their version of a full name: Teal'c of Chulak/the Tau'ri, Drey'auc of the Cord'ai Plains, etc. Bra'tac tends to use "O'Neill of Minnesota" and "Hammond of Texas", utilizing this naming convention.
O'Neill]].



** He calls pretty much everyone else by their full names, too, which suggests that he thinks Kenneth's last name is "The Page."



* The narrator of ''Literature/TheWestingGame'' refers to several characters by their full names.
** That's because [[spoiler: full names turn out to be a ''major'' plot point]].

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* The narrator of ''Literature/TheWestingGame'' refers to several characters by their full names.
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names. That's because [[spoiler: full names turn out to be a ''major'' plot point]].



** Or "Naomi Wildman, subunit of Ensign Samantha Wildman."



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' everyone refers to Guinevere as "Gwen", save for her [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] Arthur and Lancelot, who almost always call her by her full name.
** As of series 4, there has been an {{inversion}}. Given Gwen's rise in status, she is now frequently being addressed by most characters as "Guinevere," whilst [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] Arthur and Lancelot are using the pet name of "Gwen" as a sign of their more intimate relationships with her. The sole exception is Merlin, who always has (and probably always will, even once she's queen) refer to her as Gwen.

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' everyone refers to Guinevere as "Gwen", save for her [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] Arthur and Lancelot, who almost always call her by her full name.
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name. As of series 4, there has been an {{inversion}}. Given Gwen's rise in status, she is now frequently being addressed by most characters as "Guinevere," whilst [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] Arthur and Lancelot are using the pet name of "Gwen" as a sign of their more intimate relationships with her. The sole exception is Merlin, who always has (and probably always will, even once she's queen) refer to her as Gwen.



* The MainCharacters of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' always refer to their friend Joe Mayo as Joe Mayo. When he asks one of them to do a favor, they even reply, "Sure thing, Joe Mayo."

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
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The MainCharacters of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' main characters always refer to their friend Joe Mayo as Joe Mayo. When he asks one of them to do a favor, they even reply, "Sure thing, Joe Mayo."


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* ''Series/ToastOfLondon'': One of the two producers who is always overseeing Steven Toast's voice-over work has a RunningGag where he ''always'' begins whatever he's going to say with, "Hello Steven, this is Clem Fandango. Can you hear me?" To which Steven gives increasingly exasperated responses of, "Yes, Clem Fandango, I can hear you!"
3rd May '18 2:55:45 AM jormis29
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* The narration in ''The Story of Crime'' series by Mäj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö does this with its central character, Martin Beck. There is not a single occurrence of him being referred to by only his first name or only his last name in all ten books, apart from in dialogue. Beck is the only character for which the narration does this, however.

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* The narration in ''The Story of Crime'' the ''Literature/MartinBeck'' series by Mäj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö does this with its central character, Martin Beck. There is not a single occurrence of him being referred to by only his first name or only his last name in all ten books, apart from in dialogue. Beck is the only character for which the narration does this, however.
17th Apr '18 4:48:26 PM Malady
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* One of the more [[BuffySpeak distinctive speech patterns]] on ''MySoCalledLife'' was the tendency of most of the characters to refer to the others by their full names. This varied from person to person, but the one who just about ''always'' got this treatment was [[TroubledButCute Jordan Catalano]].

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* One of the more [[BuffySpeak distinctive speech patterns]] on ''MySoCalledLife'' ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' was the tendency of most of the characters to refer to the others by their full names. This varied from person to person, but the one who just about ''always'' got this treatment was [[TroubledButCute Jordan Catalano]].
5th Apr '18 9:32:42 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', most people address or refer to [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti]] by his full name, with the only exceptions being his [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborgs]] and [[DragonWithAnAgenda Lutecia]]. [[BigBad Precia Testarossa]] is also addressed by [[SpacePolice Chrono]] like this, so one could assume that [[TheFederation Time-Space Administration Bureau]] personnel in general treat all criminals in this way.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', most people address or refer to [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti]] by his full name, with the only exceptions being his [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborgs]] and [[DragonWithAnAgenda Lutecia]]. [[BigBad Precia Testarossa]] is also addressed by [[SpacePolice Chrono]] like this, so one could assume that [[TheFederation Time-Space Administration Bureau]] personnel in general treat all criminals in this way.
11th Mar '18 11:33:23 AM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* Everyone in the ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' franchise refers to Christopher Robin in this fashion.
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