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25th Mar '17 6:14:45 AM NinjaMango
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Lovesyck}}'' many characters have nicknames or titles, however assassin Carver Stucco stands out for being variably known as: The Knife, Red Shark, Dead Lady C, Our Lady of the Inquisition and Soullyss. After losing her eyes she's also mockingly called Dollface, although few say it her in person.
3rd Mar '17 2:27:01 PM GeniusInTheLamp
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* The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps started as the Holy Name Cadets (after the church that sponsored them), then the Garfield Cadets (when they were based out of Garfield, NJ), the Cadets of Bergen County (when they moved their operations from Garfield), and finally just the Cadets (when they moved out of New Jersey to Allentown, PA).
2nd Mar '17 8:48:21 PM twobee
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** And later as Eragon [[spoiler:Bromson]]
1st Mar '17 3:26:01 PM margdean56
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In 1657, after switching allegiance towards UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga and claiming himself a Minamoto descendence, he again changed his name to Tokugawa Jirōsaburō Ieyasu, as the "moto" in his previous name came from Imamoto Yoshi''moto''. While the "family name" and the self-referring name remained constant afterwards, in the subsequent years he'd more likely be referred to by his title of the time, which would be too long to list here.\\

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In 1657, after switching allegiance towards UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga and claiming himself a Minamoto descendence, descendent, he again changed his name to Tokugawa Jirōsaburō Ieyasu, as the "moto" in his previous name came from Imamoto Yoshi''moto''. While the "family name" and the self-referring name remained constant afterwards, in the subsequent years he'd more likely be referred to by his title of the time, which would be too long to list here.\\
1st Mar '17 3:23:06 PM margdean56
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* As a general rule, anything, living or inanimate, will accumulate myriads of names given long enough time. Bonus point if that thing is recognized in different cultures in different parts of the world; is is possible for those civilizations to give that thing different names even without factoring in the different languages.

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* As a general rule, anything, living or inanimate, will accumulate myriads of names given long enough time. Bonus point if that thing is recognized in different cultures in different parts of the world; is it is possible for those civilizations to give that thing different names even without factoring in the different languages.



** Chinese revolutionaries and thinkers all tend to work with an impressively large number of pseudonyms and noms de plumes in order to evade the Powers that Be.
*** True with most revolutionaries of many nations. They adopt multiple noms de guerre to avoid agents of gov't as well as to project certain images of themselves or to disassociate with their pasts. (Leon Bronstein became Leon Trotsky, Iosif Djugashvilli became Josef Stalin, Vladimir Ulyanov became Vladimir Lenin, Nguyen Sinh Cung became Nguyen Ai Quoc then Ho Chih Minh, Kim Sung Joo became Kim Il Sung, to give a few examples.)
*** The Kim Il-Sung one is an interesting example, as Kim Il-Sung was originally the name of another (more well known) Korean revolutionary leader who was recently killed when the other Kim took his name; essentially, pulling a [[Literature/ThePrincessBride Dread Pirate Roberts]] situation.

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** Chinese revolutionaries and thinkers all tend to work with an impressively large number of pseudonyms and noms de plumes plume in order to evade the Powers that Be.
*** True with most revolutionaries of many nations. They adopt multiple noms de guerre to avoid agents of gov't the government as well as to project certain images of themselves or to disassociate with their pasts. (Leon Bronstein became Leon Trotsky, Iosif Djugashvilli became Josef Stalin, Vladimir Ulyanov became Vladimir Lenin, Nguyen Sinh Cung became Nguyen Ai Quoc then Ho Chih Minh, Kim Sung Joo became Kim Il Sung, to give a few examples.)
*** The Kim Il-Sung one is an interesting example, as Kim Il-Sung was originally the name of another (more well known) Korean revolutionary leader who was recently killed when the other Kim took his name; essentially, pulling creating a [[Literature/ThePrincessBride Dread Pirate Roberts]] situation.



* Romans had praenomen, nomen (or nomen gentile), and cognomen. Praenomen was the given name (i.e. Gaius), nomen was the clan name (e.g. Julius), of which, potentially, there could be several, cognomen was a name that distinguished an individual based on his characteristics (i.e. Caesar, Tacitus). In addition, accomplished individuals often added an agnomen, based on their accomplishments, such as military victories (i.e. Africanus). In addition, there may be additional patronyms based on names of their parents or even grandparents. The other wiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_names]] provides multiple examples.
* Naoki Maeda, of ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' fame. He has produced songs for Konami's Bemani franchise under many, many pseudonyms, most of which he only uses once or twice. It's been rumored that "Naoki Maeda" is not his real name, and is just yet another pseudonym; "Naoki M" is an anagram of "Konami," and some argue that it's too much of a coincidence that his real name would be an unintentional ShoutOut to Konami.

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* Romans had a praenomen, nomen (or nomen gentile), and cognomen. Praenomen was the given name (i.e. Gaius), nomen was the clan name (e.g. Julius), of which, potentially, there could be several, cognomen was a name that distinguished an individual based on his characteristics (i.e. Caesar, Tacitus). In addition, accomplished individuals often added an agnomen, based on their accomplishments, such as military victories (i.e. Africanus). In addition, there may be additional patronyms based on names of their parents or even grandparents. The other wiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_names]] provides multiple examples.
* Naoki Maeda, of ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' fame. He has produced songs for Konami's Bemani franchise under many, many pseudonyms, most of which he only uses once or twice. It's been rumored that "Naoki Maeda" is not his real name, and is just yet another pseudonym; "Naoki M" is an anagram of "Konami," and some argue that it's too much of a coincidence that his real name would be an unintentional ShoutOut to Konami.



** Some schools have very different nicknames for men's and women's teams—for one particularly notable example, Louisiana Tech calls its men's teams Bulldogs and its women's teams Lady Techsters.
*** UNLV is a special case—it uses separate nicknames only in basketball. Men's basketball uses Runnin' Rebels; women's basketball uses Lady Rebels; all other sports are just Rebels.

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** Some schools have very different nicknames for men's and women's teams—for teams--for one particularly notable example, Louisiana Tech calls its men's teams Bulldogs and its women's teams Lady Techsters.
*** UNLV is a special case—it case--it uses separate nicknames only in basketball. Men's basketball uses Runnin' Rebels; women's basketball uses Lady Rebels; all other sports are just Rebels.
1st Mar '17 3:16:15 PM margdean56
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* The foremost example is probably the [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu pantheon]]. In addition to having up to 33 ''million'' gods, the most powerful gods have a ''thousand and eight names'', with gods and goddesses a tier lower having a relatively paltry [[OneHundredAndEight 108]] names, with other lesser deities having correspondingly fewer epithets. Reciting all of these names - particularly those of Vishnu - is a religious ritual.

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* The foremost example is probably the [[Myth/HinduMythology Hindu pantheon]]. In addition to having up to 33 ''million'' gods, the most powerful gods have a ''thousand and eight names'', with gods and goddesses a tier lower having a relatively paltry [[OneHundredAndEight 108]] names, with other lesser deities having correspondingly fewer epithets. Reciting all of these names - -- particularly those of Vishnu - -- is a religious ritual.



** Odin especially was known for his oodles of names, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_of_Odin reportedly over 200.]] Some of these, like ''Valdr Galga''(Lord of the Gallows) or ''Valtyr''(God of the Slain) also classify as NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast .
** Freyja has a handfull of alternative names, but is said within the mythology to have different name in every land.
* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] lists Muslims' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam 99 Names of Allah]] with an 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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** Odin especially was known for his oodles of names, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_of_Odin reportedly over 200.]] Some of these, like ''Valdr Galga''(Lord Galga'' (Lord of the Gallows) or ''Valtyr''(God ''Valtyr'' (God of the Slain) also classify as NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast .
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.
** Freyja has a handfull handful of alternative names, but is said within the mythology to have different name in every land.
* [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] lists Muslims' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Islam 99 Names of Allah]] with an 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".)
1st Mar '17 3:11:13 PM margdean56
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* Unsurprisingly in a work steeped in myth, lore, and legend, [[TheChosenOne Rand al'Thor]] suffers from this in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': he is known as the Dragon Reborn, He Who Comes with the Dawn, the Car'a'carn, and the Coramoor, not to mention all the lands he has become king or lord of, and he's also the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon who has ''own'' set of lengthy titles: Lord of the Morning (which may overlap with another title - prince of the dawn), the Dragon, Kinslayer, Ruler of the Nine Rods of Dominion, Wearer of the Ring of Tamyrlin...
** Also, the Dark One, who is known by a different name virtually everywhere, and the Forsaken, who all have at least two names- their birth names, of which we only know a few, and the ones the Dark One gave them, plus all of the aliases they have taken, and the rebirths. For example, we have Elan Morin/Ishamael/Moridin/Ba'alzamon/Betrayer Of Hope/Nae'blis, Mieren/Lanfear/Silvie/Selene/Keille and (True Name Unknown)/Balthamel/Aran'gar/Halima.

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* Unsurprisingly in a work steeped in myth, lore, and legend, [[TheChosenOne Rand al'Thor]] suffers from this in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': he is known as the Dragon Reborn, He Who Comes with the Dawn, the Car'a'carn, and the Coramoor, not to mention all the lands he has become king or lord of, and he's also the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon who has ''own'' set of lengthy titles: Lord of the Morning (which may overlap with another title - -- prince of the dawn), the Dragon, Kinslayer, Ruler of the Nine Rods of Dominion, Wearer of the Ring of Tamyrlin...
** Also, the Dark One, who is known by a different name virtually everywhere, and the Forsaken, who all have at least two names- their names--their birth names, of which we only know a few, and the ones the Dark One gave them, plus all of the aliases they have taken, and the rebirths. For example, we have Elan Morin/Ishamael/Moridin/Ba'alzamon/Betrayer Of Hope/Nae'blis, Mieren/Lanfear/Silvie/Selene/Keille and (True Name Unknown)/Balthamel/Aran'gar/Halima.



* Chameleon from ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', also known as Shapeshifter, Soar, and [[spoiler:Cirrus]]. And those are only the aliases we know - he has at least three more of them.

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* Chameleon from ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', also known as Shapeshifter, Soar, and [[spoiler:Cirrus]]. And those are only the aliases we know - -- he has at least three more of them.
1st Mar '17 2:26:31 PM margdean56
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** The protagonist (Natty Bumpoo) has gone by many names over his lifetime, but in this particular novel is most often called Hawkeye. The French call him La Longue Carabine.

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** The protagonist (Natty Bumpoo) Bumppo) has gone by many names over his lifetime, but in this particular novel is most often called Hawkeye. The French call him La Longue Carabine.
1st Mar '17 2:20:39 PM margdean56
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** Earlier in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', when Belgarath's identity is still a tenuous secret and source of much confusion to Garion, the old man states that he has many names and chooses to go by "Wolf" at the moment, suggesting he takes many aliases as he travels the world. However, once the cat of his true name is out of the bag, he sticks with that for the rest of the series and never attempts to go incognito, although he has some other titles such as "Disciple of Aldur" and "Ancient and Beloved" that come to some use. Garion, of course, goes on to attain the above additional appellations afterwards.

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** Earlier in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', when Belgarath's identity is still a tenuous secret and source of much confusion to Garion, the old man states that he has many names and chooses to go by "Wolf" at the moment, suggesting he takes many aliases as he travels the world. However, once the cat of his true name is out of the bag, he sticks with that for the rest of the series and never attempts to go incognito, although he has some other titles such as "Disciple of Aldur" and "Ancient and Beloved" that come to in for some use. Garion, of course, goes on to attain the above additional appellations afterwards.



* Creator/{{Voltaire}}'s ''Literature/{{Candide}}'' contains one - which is to be expected, as it's a parody of just about everything on the face of the planet. One minor character is consistently addressed as Don Fernando d'Ibaraa y Figueora y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza. Played for comic effect with the man's poor servant in the musical.

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* Creator/{{Voltaire}}'s ''Literature/{{Candide}}'' contains one - -- which is to be expected, as it's a parody of just about everything on the face of the planet. One minor character is consistently addressed as Don Fernando d'Ibaraa y Figueora y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza. Played for comic effect with the man's poor servant in the musical.



* ''Literature/DragonQueen'': the old man claims to have many names, but the reader never actually get one. Making this, strangely enough, also an example of NoNameGiven.

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* ''Literature/DragonQueen'': the old man claims to have many names, but the reader never actually get gets one. Making this, strangely enough, also an example of NoNameGiven.
1st Mar '17 2:08:34 PM margdean56
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* Comicbook/{{Galactus}} is said by the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have many names. Something of an InformedAbility, though. We know ''one'' other name for him, Galan, from when he was a normal person in the universe before this one. Presumably all the other names for him are the names given by other cultures he has destroyed over the millenia - except the name "Galactus" has no meaning particular to Earth, and we've heard one alien's name for Galactus, and it's just "Gah Lak Tus." That's in the UltimateUniverse, but still, Galactus probably has the fewest known names on this page.
* In Marvel's ''[[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'', when faced up against the Midgard Serpent when it does not know him, Thor identifies himself with an authentic reeling off of his names from mythology.

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* Comicbook/{{Galactus}} is said by the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have many names. Something of an InformedAbility, though. We know ''one'' other name for him, Galan, from when he was a normal person in the universe before this one. Presumably all the other names for him are the names given by other cultures he has destroyed over the millenia - millennia -- except the name "Galactus" has no meaning particular to Earth, and we've heard one alien's name for Galactus, and it's just "Gah Lak Tus." That's in the UltimateUniverse, but still, Galactus probably has the fewest known names on this page.
* In Marvel's ''[[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'', when faced up against facing the Midgard Serpent when it does not know him, Thor identifies himself with an authentic reeling off of his names from mythology.



*** As an example of the HydraProblem, Set literally Has Many Names- Set, Apep, Ophion, Tiamat, Lotan, Leviathan and Apocalypse, one for each of its seven heads. Presumably a case of JuliusBeethovenDaVinci, with each name forming the basis for varying mythical great serpent monsters (though the Egyptian god Set, in Marvel, is a separate character, albeit one who took the ''name'' of the Elder God).

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*** As an example of the HydraProblem, Set literally Has Many Names- Set, Names--Set, Apep, Ophion, Tiamat, Lotan, Leviathan and Apocalypse, one for each of its seven heads. Presumably a case of JuliusBeethovenDaVinci, with each name forming the basis for varying mythical great serpent monsters (though the Egyptian god Set, in Marvel, is a separate character, albeit one who took the ''name'' of the Elder God).
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