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16th Aug '17 7:27:42 AM Jacob175
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* In ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'', D is only ever known as such, even during the good ending. Of course, he lost his memory, so it makes sense he wouldn't know his full name. [[spoiler:Beat the game 100% and it's pretty clear his full name is Daniel Edwards.]]



* Cog Kleinschmidt from ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'' goes exclusively by the nickname his sister gave him as a baby, as it has more meaning attached to it than his real name for him after his father and sister calling him it.

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* Cog Kleinschmidt from ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'' goes exclusively by the nickname his sister gave him as a baby, as it has more meaning attached to it than his real name for him after his father and sister began calling him it.
7th Aug '17 2:02:29 PM Gemser
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* Poltergeist Polterguy from ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'' goes only by the name Polterguy. His real name is neither revealed in the game nor in the manual.
25th Jul '17 9:55:32 PM TheSinful
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* Daphne Greengrass's little sister Astoria in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11634921/1/Itachi-Is-That-A-Baby Itachi, Is That A Baby?]]'' is nigh-universally referred to as "Girl-Tobi" after Hari insists on calling her such, even teachers do. Several people don't actually know her name.
23rd Jul '17 9:42:31 PM RallyBot2
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* [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes James Buchanan Barnes]] is almost always referred to as Bucky, or Bucky-Cap (when serving as Captain America). Only his girlfriend ComicBook/BlackWidow refers to him by his first name.

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* [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes James Buchanan Barnes]] is almost always referred to as Bucky, or Bucky-Cap (when serving as Captain America). Only his girlfriend ComicBook/BlackWidow refers to him by his first name. He returns the favor, being one of the very few characters to call her Natalia.
11th Jul '17 7:29:11 PM WaterBlap
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** Conversely, the LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts all call each other by their respected handles (Maxwell Adams, Evek, Ferr, and pipes!!). Of course, every once in a while, they'll slip up (either in a moment of IsThisThingStillOn? for Evek or {{Angrish}} for pipes!!), and that's when their UStream erupts in chatter.

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** Conversely, the LetsPlay/FreelanceAstronauts all call each other by their respected handles (Maxwell Adams, Evek, Ferr, and pipes!!). Of course, every once in a while, they'll slip up (either in a moment of IsThisThingStillOn? for Evek or {{Angrish}} for pipes!!), and that's when their UStream Ustream erupts in chatter.
6th Jul '17 1:07:42 PM bwburke94
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** The Doctor's granddaughter is only referred to as "Susan Foreman", the identity she assumed at Cole Hill School, even though "Foreman" is a punning alias and "Susan" seems a very unlikely name for a Gallifreyan.

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** The Doctor's granddaughter is only referred to as "Susan Foreman", the identity she assumed at Cole Coal Hill School, even though "Foreman" is a punning alias and "Susan" seems a very unlikely name for a Gallifreyan.



** Captain Jack Harkness. Stole his name in the 1940's on the grounds that [[AwesomeMcCoolName it sounded cool]]. Even he might not remember his real name. Certainly, no one else does. Except possibly for Gray.

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** Captain Jack Harkness. Stole his name in the 1940's on the grounds that [[AwesomeMcCoolName it sounded cool]]. Even he might not remember his real name. Certainly, no one else does. Except possibly for Gray.name; though ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' gives Time Agency-era Jack the name [[spoiler:Javic Piotr Thane]], it's not yet confirmed whether he was using his real name at that point.



** "River Song" is actually the nickname of [[spoiler: [[KidFromTheFuture Melody Pond]] (translated into the language of the Gamma Forest).]] Even after this is discovered, everyone ''still'' refers to her as River. [[spoiler: Including Amy and Rory, her ''parents''.]]

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** "River Song" is actually the nickname an alias of [[spoiler: [[KidFromTheFuture Melody Pond]] (translated into the language of the Gamma Forest).]] [[spoiler:Melody Pond]]. Even after this is discovered, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory learn her birth name, everyone ''still'' refers to her as River. [[spoiler: Including Amy and Rory, her ''parents''.]]River.



** The ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' also gives us Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair, Roslyn "Roz" Forrester, Samantha "Sam" Jones, Beatrice "Trix" Macmillan, Thomas Hector "Hex" Schofield, Fitzgerald "Fitz" Kreiner, Destriianatos (Destrii) and Erimemushinteperem (Erimem). (Bernice "Benny" Surprise Summerfield and Charlotte "Charley" Pollard are arguable cases, since both have their original names used with some regularity.)

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** The ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' also gives us Isabelle "Izzy" Sinclair, Roslyn "Roz" Forrester, Samantha "Sam" Jones, Beatrice "Trix" Macmillan, Thomas Hector "Hex" Schofield, Fitzgerald "Fitz" Kreiner, Destriianatos (Destrii) and Erimemushinteperem (Erimem). (Bernice ([[Franchise/BerniceSummerfield Bernice "Benny" Surprise Summerfield Summerfield]] and Charlotte "Charley" Pollard are arguable cases, since both have their original names used with some regularity.)
30th Jun '17 6:43:08 PM Tacitus
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', poor Klein got trapped in the titular game as a test character he named [[EmbarrassingNickname BallsDeep69,]] so [[{{Jerkass}} Kirito]], his enemies, and [[FunWithSubtitles even the subtitles]] refer to him by his handle, or as "Balls" or "Ballsy." By the third episode his guildmates think "My name is Klein!" is just how he says hello, and react in confusion when Kirito [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious actually calls him Klein for once.]]



* Sarge of Machinima/RedVsBlue. (Although this later turns out to be a case of HisNameReallyIsBarkeep.) Most fans probably don't remember Doc's real name ([=DuFresne=]), since it was only mentioned once or twice. Sister's name (Kaikaina) is only revealed in external materials. Most of the Freelancers are likewise known only by their codenames, though several of the more important ones do get revealed (Tex is Alison, Washington is David, and Wyoming is Reginald).

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* Sarge In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', after Frank [=DuFresne=] makes his introduction, his teammates declare his name too hard to remember, so for the rest of Machinima/RedVsBlue. (Although this later turns out to be a case of HisNameReallyIsBarkeep.) Most fans probably don't remember Doc's the series he's only been known as "Doc." [Grif's] Sister is an even worse case, since her real name ([=DuFresne=]), since it Kaikaina was only mentioned once or twice. Sister's name (Kaikaina) is only first revealed in external materials. materials. Most of the Freelancers Freelancer agents are likewise only known only by their codenames, though several we do know the first names of some of the more important relevant ones do get revealed (Tex - Tex is Alison, Washington is David, and Wyoming is Reginald).Reginald, etc. Sarge fell under this trope for a long time, until Season 14 revealed that HisNameReallyIsBarkeep.
20th Jun '17 8:01:10 AM Piterpicher
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*** It turns out that there's a ''second'' Purple Guy in ''VideoGameFiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'', though the game refers to him as "Eggs Benedict". His real name is [[spoiler:Michael Afton (son of the aforementioned William Afton)]], but he goes by another nickname these days, [[spoiler:Springtrap.]]

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*** It turns out that there's a ''second'' Purple Guy in ''VideoGameFiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'', ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'', though the game refers to him as "Eggs Benedict". His real name is [[spoiler:Michael Afton (son of the aforementioned William Afton)]], but he goes by another nickname these days, [[spoiler:Springtrap.]]
19th Jun '17 11:48:10 PM LadyNorbert
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* Cory in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Nobody, not even his wife, knows his real name is Cornelius.

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* Cory in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Nobody, Apart from his parents, nobody - not even his wife, wife - knows his real name is Cornelius.



* Similarly, Mac Taylor's full name has never been used on ''Series/{{CSI NY}}''. Everyone just calls him Mac. WordOfGod says it's [[=McCanna=]].

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* Similarly, Mac Taylor's full name has never been used on ''Series/{{CSI NY}}''. Everyone just calls him Mac. WordOfGod says it's [[=McCanna=]].[=McCanna=].



* DJ Tanner on ''Series/FullHouse''. Her real name is Donna Jo.

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* DJ Tanner on ''Series/FullHouse''.''Series/FullHouse'' (and later, ''Series/FullerHouse''). Her real name is Donna Jo.
19th Jun '17 4:30:34 AM AireDaleDogz
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* In ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', Germ's real name ''might'' be Geremy, but nobody actually knows for certain. He just showed up one day, really.

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* In ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', Germ's real name ''might'' be Geremy, Jeremy, but nobody actually knows for certain. He just showed up one day, really.really.
** Among the main characters, no-one refers to Mae as Margaret, and Gregg and Bea are seldom called Greggory and Beatrice.
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