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10th Dec '15 7:46:33 PM Beholderess
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*In ''Podcast/CriticalHit'', a live play DungeonsAndDragons podcast, [[TheStrategist Ket]] refers to his teammates almost exclusively by their last name while giving orders in battle.
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6th May '15 9:40:27 PM LaptopGuy
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Sometimes there's a DoubleStandard for this trope: the same show may refer to men by their last names and women by their first names.

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Characters on a last-name basis are much more likely to be male than female. Sometimes there's a DoubleStandard for this trope: the same show may refer to men by their last names and women by their first names.
28th Mar '15 11:12:12 AM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "The Problem With Popplers''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', -->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "The Problem With Popplers''
8th Oct '14 4:43:31 PM MercenX
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* In Roleplay/ThisIsWar Logan specifically tells Tex to refer to him by his surname

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* In Roleplay/ThisIsWar ''Roleplay/ThisIsWar'' Logan specifically tells Tex to refer to him by his surnamesurname.
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Lie Ren is referred to in show as just Ren. This has been the subject of heated speculation about the customs of names in RWBY given that names of Asian origin in real life give the surname ''first''. However, Yang Xiao Long is referred to as Yang and we've recently learned her father's name is Taiyang, thus she is not referred to by her family name. Further, Ren lends the R to his team's name (JNPR), which parallels CRDL in that Sky Lark also seems to lend his surname. However, this is left unclear at this time as we have yet to hear anyone refer to Sky Lark by anything other than his full name.
** Roman is occasionally referred to as just "Torchwick."
8th Sep '14 6:02:56 PM Archangel1202
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[[folder: Roleplay]]
* In Roleplay/ThisIsWar Logan specifically tells Tex to refer to him by his surname
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18th Jun '14 2:48:07 AM XFllo
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In many shows, the characters refer to each other by their [[FirstNameBasis given names]], and the audience refers to these characters as such. We refer to the {{Friends}} as Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, etc. This is usually the case in {{Dom Com}}s and other shows where many of the characters are related and therefore have the same last name. However, TheXFiles could probably be considered the TropeCodifier, as that series took this trope to an extreme. Try thinking of a single character in that series who isn't referred to with either a descriptive title, or their last name.

In other shows, usually based on a shared workplace, characters refer to each other by surnames only. Nobody ever calls Series/{{House}} by his given name, Greg; not even his best friend, whom House also calls by surname, Wilson. Most of the characters on ''{{CSI}}'' call Gil Grissom by his surname (as they do Brass, Hodges, and Ecklie). Accordingly, since this is the way the character is canonically addressed, fans will refer to them by their surname as well, sometimes to the point of forgetting a character's given name entirely.

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In many shows, the characters refer to each other by their [[FirstNameBasis given names]], and the audience refers to these characters as such. We refer to the {{Friends}} friends of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' as Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, etc. This is usually the case in {{Dom Com}}s and other shows where many of the characters are related and therefore have the same last name. However, TheXFiles ''Series/TheXFiles'' could probably be considered the TropeCodifier, as that series took this trope to an extreme. Try thinking of a single character in that series who isn't referred to with either a descriptive title, or their last name.

In other shows, usually based on a shared workplace, characters refer to each other by surnames only. Nobody ever calls Series/{{House}} by his given name, Greg; not even his best friend, whom House also calls by surname, Wilson. Most of the characters on ''{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' call Gil Grissom by his surname (as they do Brass, Hodges, and Ecklie). Accordingly, since this is the way the character is canonically addressed, fans will refer to them by their surname as well, sometimes to the point of forgetting a character's given name entirely.
5th Apr '14 3:15:11 AM petrus4
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In many shows, the characters refer to each other by their [[FirstNameBasis given names]], and the audience refers to these characters as such. We refer to the {{Friends}} as Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, etc. This is usually the case in {{Dom Com}}s and other shows where many of the characters are related and therefore have the same last name. However, TheXFiles could probably be considered the TropeCodifier, as that series took this trope to a ridiculous extreme. Try thinking of a single character in that series who isn't referred to with either a descriptive title, or their last name.

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In many shows, the characters refer to each other by their [[FirstNameBasis given names]], and the audience refers to these characters as such. We refer to the {{Friends}} as Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, etc. This is usually the case in {{Dom Com}}s and other shows where many of the characters are related and therefore have the same last name. However, TheXFiles could probably be considered the TropeCodifier, as that series took this trope to a ridiculous an extreme. Try thinking of a single character in that series who isn't referred to with either a descriptive title, or their last name.
5th Apr '14 3:14:32 AM petrus4
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In many shows, the characters refer to each other by their [[FirstNameBasis given names]], and the audience refers to these characters as such. We refer to the {{Friends}} as Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, etc. This is usually the case in {{Dom Com}}s and other shows where many of the characters are related and therefore have the same last name.

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In many shows, the characters refer to each other by their [[FirstNameBasis given names]], and the audience refers to these characters as such. We refer to the {{Friends}} as Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, etc. This is usually the case in {{Dom Com}}s and other shows where many of the characters are related and therefore have the same last name. However, TheXFiles could probably be considered the TropeCodifier, as that series took this trope to a ridiculous extreme. Try thinking of a single character in that series who isn't referred to with either a descriptive title, or their last name.
4th Oct '13 9:22:57 AM Mario500
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How much TruthInTelevision this is for modern US culture varies, especially for professional settings. Title-and-last-name-basis is often used in formal business relationships, for example with a customer or a boss. Even in less formal settings, LastNameBasis is seen among groups of coworkers and male-male interactions, especially when there is a lot of first-name overlap. Females tend to stay with first names say first and last name if there is an overlap. It's also the standard in the US military, where you might be a bit hazy on the first name of your best buds.

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How much TruthInTelevision this is for modern US culture varies, especially for professional settings. Title-and-last-name-basis is often used in formal business relationships, for example with a customer or a boss. Even in less formal settings, LastNameBasis is seen among groups of coworkers and male-male interactions, male persons, especially when there is a lot of first-name overlap. Females Female persons tend to stay with first names say and tend to only use both first and last name names if there is an overlap. It's also the standard in the US military, where you might be a bit hazy on the first name of your best buds.
12th Aug '13 7:50:34 AM Discar
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->'''Newscaster:''' ...Turanga Leela.
->'''Fry:''' ''Turanga?!''
->'''Amy:''' That's her name, Philip.
->'''Bender:''' ''Philip?!''

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->'''Newscaster:''' ...Turanga Leela.
->'''Fry:''' ''Turanga?!''
->'''Amy:'''
Leela.\\
'''Fry:''' ''Turanga?!''\\
'''Amy:'''
That's her name, Philip.
->'''Bender:'''
Philip.\\
'''Bender:'''
''Philip?!''
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