History Main / IHaveManyNames

18th Jan '18 3:42:14 PM nighttrainfm
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* Franchise/{{The Slender Man|Mythos}}, "[[FanNickname Slendy]]", "[[WebVideo/MarbleHornets The Operator]]" (though that's never used in-series), "[[WebVideo/TribeTwelve The Administrator]]" and "[[OhCrap OH GOD, WHAT IS THAT?!]]"

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* Franchise/{{The Slender Man|Mythos}}, Man|Mythos}}:
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"[[FanNickname Slendy]]", "[[WebVideo/MarbleHornets The Operator]]" (though that's never used in-series), "[[WebVideo/TribeTwelve The Administrator]]" and "[[OhCrap OH GOD, WHAT IS THAT?!]]"
15th Jan '18 6:31:59 PM Lilsasa
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* ''Literature/MoDaoZuShi'': Due to being set in alternate ImperialChina, all notable people have at least 3 names: a birth name, a common name, and a title. The main character Wei Ying (魏婴) has the courtesy name Wuxian(无羡)and the title Yiling Patriarch(夷陵老祖). The love interest Lan Zhan (蓝湛) has the courtesy name Wangji (忘机) and the title [=HanGuang-Jun=] (含光君). All of these names are used based on personal relationships and situations.
12th Jan '18 5:22:34 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has the Crippled God, who is also referred to as the Fallen God and the Chained One. But his real name [[spoiler: is Kaminsod]].

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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
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Crippled God, who God is also referred to as the Fallen God and the Chained One. But his real name [[spoiler: is Kaminsod]].[[spoiler:Kaminsod]].
** Anomander Rake, being a millennia-old Ascendant, has so many names and titles it's ridiculous. Those include, but are not limited to: Anomandaris Dragnipurake, Anomandaris Irake, Black-Winged Lord, Blacksword, First Son of Mother Dark, Knight of High House Dark, Lord of Moon's Spawn and Mane of Chaos.
11th Jan '18 2:02:15 PM VVK
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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': In "That Which Redeems", on being suspected of being an EvilWeapon, Torg's newly talking sword says that "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Unholy Evil Death Bringer]]" is only one of the things it has been called. Fans and then Torg eventually settle for "Chaz".

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
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In "That Which Redeems", on being suspected of being an EvilWeapon, Torg's newly talking sword says that "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Unholy Evil Death Bringer]]" is only one of the things it has been called. Fans and then Torg eventually settle for "Chaz"."Chaz".
** A certain CareerKiller first appears pretending to be a reporter by the name of Nash Straw. Not long after, he's pretending to be "Warren Nashville". Later, he introduces himself to an employer as Reynold Strom, which you might think is his real name, since he's not pretending ''not'' to be a hired killer at that point. But it's probably not, because he keeps on coming up with a new alias for every new context. Supernatural creatures watching the unfolding of fate also call him "the Strawman".
31st Dec '17 2:43:24 PM Corlagon
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* [[Creator/MarvelComics The comics division of Magazine Management]] first used the brand Timely Comics, then Atlas, then Marvel, then Atlas again, before returning to Marvel for good, and that's ignoring the times when they went without any brand. As for the formal stuff, they published their works through a shitload of shell companies: Atlas News Company, Inc., Daring Comics, Inc., Humorama, Inc., Marvel Comics, Inc., Miss America Publishing Corporation, Mohawk Publications Corporation, Timely Publications, Warwick Publications, Inc. and some 100 more. [[https://www.comics.org/publisher/78/indicia_publishers/ No kidding.]]
24th Dec '17 4:09:57 PM AntonF
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* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] lists Muslims' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam 99 Names of Allah]] with a hundredth name only known by Him. The name "Allah" itself is merely the Arabic word for "God". (Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews also refer to their deity as "Allah".)

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* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] lists Muslims' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam 99 Names of Allah]] with a hundredth name only known by Him. The name "Allah" itself is merely the Arabic word for "God". (Arabic-speaking "God"; Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews also refer to their deity as "Allah".)


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* Arabic has [[https://stepfeed.com/arabs-love-lions-so-much-they-name-their-sons-after-them-in-15-different-ways-8872 around 300 words for lion]], with certain top estimates counting to 400. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Khalawayh The author]] who compiled the dictionary containing the names had a habit of collecting synonyms for living things and no way indicated everyday use, with a lion's share (pun intended) being used as personal names (the usual Arabic word for lion is "Asad"). Still, you have to wonder [[KingOfBeasts how highly regarded]] the lions are among the Arabs to have so many, mostly [[RedBaron imposing]], titles, as other usual animals-to-be-respected like wolves don't get the same treatment (and unlike the lions, are very much still present in the Middle East). Samples of the names include Abbas, Feras, Hamza, Haydar, Ifrit, Hasur, Awf, and Mayyas.
19th Dec '17 8:08:45 PM BookReaderUSA
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** Tom Riddle is also known as Lord Voldemort, the Dark Lord, You-Know-Who and He Who Must Not Be Named.

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** Tom Riddle is also known as Lord Voldemort, the Dark Lord, You-Know-Who You-Know-Who, and He Who Must Not Be Named.He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Of course, the use of these names varies depending on the speaker's relationship to Voldemort or the period of his life that is being discussed. The Dark Lord is generally reserved for Death Eaters or other allies of Voldemort, while his opponents (who are often too afraid ([[TheDreaded and not without reason]]) use "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named". Furthermore, the character's birth name "Tom Riddle" is used by the narration when referring to the character's younger years, or sometimes to include his entire life. Furthermore, [[BigGood Albus Dumbledore]] has referred to Voldemort by Tom Riddle ''to the latter's face'' in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', [[spoiler: as does Harry himself in ''Deathly Hallows'']].
16th Dec '17 5:53:25 AM papyru30
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** His RoguesGallery have several nicknames that the narration refer to them as in some comics.
11th Dec '17 9:57:05 AM Eievie
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* In P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'', heroine Jame picks up many names. Her real name is Jamethiel, but that's an ill-fated name to give anyone because of the infamy of its last bearer, so she's Jame -- but many people try and back-form the nickname to Jameth, since it's the only name in her culture except for the bad one that would have that abbreviation. She is called Talisman in the thieves' guild, the B'Tyrr (which also means Talisman) as a tavern dancer, and Jamie by her old tutor. Her epithets include Priest's Bane and Lordan of Ivory.

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* In P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'', heroine Jame picks up many names. Her real name is Jamethiel, but that's an ill-fated name to give anyone because of the infamy of its last bearer, so she's Jame -- but many people try and back-form the nickname to Jameth, since it's the only name in her culture except for the bad one that would have that abbreviation. She is called Talisman in the thieves' guild, the B'Tyrr B'tyrr (which also means Talisman) as a tavern dancer, and Jamie by her old tutor. Her epithets include Priest's Bane and Lordan of Ivory.
22nd Nov '17 9:15:25 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:Death itself has more names than can be counted, among them the Pale Pony, the Grim Reaper, the Collector of Souls, the Final Answer, the Great Equalizer, the Unbarginable Griffon, the Reclaimer of Final Breaths, the Stealer of Souls, the Defeater of Empires, the Swallower of Oceans, the Thief of Years, the Ultimate Reality, the Harvester of Souls, the Keeper of the Keys at the End of the Universe, one of the Four Harbingers of Apocalypse, the Terror of the Grave, the Proclaimed First and Final Soul of Creation, and many more that have been forgotten.]]
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