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** Rerun Van Pelt. When he is introducing himself to his kindergarten class he reveals that he doesn't even know what his real name is.

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** Rerun Van Pelt. When he is introducing himself to his kindergarten class class, he reveals that even he doesn't even know what his real name is.



* In The Broons, the three youngest kids are called "the twins" and "the bairn". Maybe their parents got tired of naming kids.

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* In The Broons, ''The Broons'', the three youngest kids are called "the twins" and "the bairn". Maybe their parents got tired of naming kids.



** For awhile, Reimu's mother wasn't called her name, actually, she was called "Mikosan" or, as Yukari called her, "the Slattern". We eventually find out, from WordOfGod, that her name is Reiko.

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** For awhile, a while, Reimu's mother wasn't called by her name, actually, name; she was called "Mikosan" or, as Yukari called her, "the Slattern". We eventually find out, from WordOfGod, that her name is Reiko.



* In a ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' fanfic ''I See the Stars'' leisians usually have short names so when Earth-born, half-leisian Adelaide Weir starts to intergrate into the society she has to find some way to shorten her name. She chooses her old nickname "Ada" and is known as Ada Weir to the point it becomes part of her identity.

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* In a the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' fanfic ''I See the Stars'' Stars,'' leisians usually have short names names; so when Earth-born, half-leisian Adelaide Weir starts to intergrate integrate into the society society, she has to find some way to shorten her name. She chooses her old nickname "Ada" and is known as Ada Weir to the point it becomes part of her identity.



* In one chapter of ''Fanfic/{{The Racket-Rotter Chronicles}}'', Annette finds medication prescribed to "Dennis Racket Jr." [[spoiler: Better known as Shark]].

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* In one chapter of ''Fanfic/{{The Racket-Rotter Chronicles}}'', Annette finds medication prescribed to "Dennis Racket Jr." [[spoiler: Better known as Shark]].Shark.]]
* The [[FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series has the {{original character}}s of the Fairy Godfather and Lady Delphine. These are almost certainly not their real names - the second story more or less says as much for Delphine - but no one has any idea what their real names might be. Among the canon cast members, it's not widely known that Donny's real first name is actually Dobsonfly.



* The title character of ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Real name Henry Walton[[note]]which is also GeorgeLucas' middle name[[/note]] Jones, Jr.
** And Mutt Williams in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. Real name [[spoiler:Henry Walton Jones III, according to his mother Marian, at least until she married Mutt's stepfather and changed it to Williams.]]

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* The title character of ''Franchise/IndianaJones''. Real His real name is Henry Walton[[note]]which is also GeorgeLucas' middle name[[/note]] Jones, Jr.
** And Mutt Williams in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. Real His real name is [[spoiler:Henry Walton Jones III, according to his mother Marian, at least until she married Mutt's stepfather and changed it to Williams.]]



* Jeff Lebowski is "The Dude" throughout ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. Mainly because the name Jeff Lebowski is a plot point.

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* Jeff Lebowski is "The Dude" throughout ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. Mainly This is mainly because the name Jeff Lebowski is a plot point.



* Goose in ''Film/TopGun''. Everyone, even his own wife, just calls him that. His real name, which was seen on a box, was [[spoiler: Nick Bradshaw]].

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* Goose in ''Film/TopGun''. Everyone, even his own wife, just calls him that. His real name, which was is seen on a box, was is [[spoiler: Nick Bradshaw]].



* In the various incarnations of ''Franchise/RoboCop'', if you run Omni Consumer Products, then chances are very good your name won't be revealed. The head of OCP in [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first]] [[Film/RoboCop2 two movies]] and the woman in charge of it for the first two episodes of ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'' are only referred to the respective nicknames "The Old Man" and "the Old Woman". The guy who ran it in [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie]] and the man who ran it in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', however, fall under EveryoneCallHimBarkeep as their referred to their respective job titles of "the CEO" and "the Chairman".

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* In the various incarnations of ''Franchise/RoboCop'', if you run Omni Consumer Products, then chances are very good your name won't be revealed. The head of OCP in [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first]] [[Film/RoboCop2 two movies]] and the woman in charge of it for the first two episodes of ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'' are only referred to the respective nicknames "The Old Man" and "the Old Woman". The guy who ran it in [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie]] and the man who ran it in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', however, fall under EveryoneCallHimBarkeep EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep as their referred to their respective job titles of "the CEO" and "the Chairman".



* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' Blackbeard's real name is mentioned only once near the beginning of the film, and from that point on he's referred to as either Blackbeard or Captain. Probably a case of TruthInTelevision -A lot more people know the real-life pirate as Blackbeard than Edward Teach.

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' Blackbeard's real name is mentioned only once near the beginning of the film, and from that point on he's referred to as either Blackbeard or Captain. Probably a case of TruthInTelevision -A - A lot more people know the real-life pirate as Blackbeard than Edward Teach.



* Like his comic book counterpart, Leech's been referred to as simply "Jimmy" with no surname given in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.

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* Like his comic book counterpart, Leech's been Leech is referred to as simply "Jimmy" with no surname given in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.



* In a couple of Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon examples, there are many characters who are never given real names, even in their originally fairy tale format:
** ''Disney/SnowWhite'', was she given that name at birth or was it given to her because of her beauty as she aged? The originally printed fairy tale had her mother bleeding three drops of blood onto the snow right about the time of/as conception, and named her thus. The Disney film leaves it vague if that is her real name or not.
** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'''s name was given to her by her step-sisters (she was the cinder girl). Some authors attribute Cinderella the name "Ella", but most usually continue to call her Cinderella regardless.

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* In a couple of Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon examples, there are many characters who are never given real names, even in their originally fairy tale format:
** ''Disney/SnowWhite'',
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%%** ''Disney/SnowWhite'' -
was she given that name at birth or was it given to her because of her beauty as she aged? The originally printed fairy tale had her mother bleeding three drops of blood onto the snow right about the time of/as conception, and named her thus. The Disney film leaves it vague if that is her real name or not.
** %%** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'''s name was given to her by her step-sisters stepsisters (she was the cinder girl). Some authors attribute Cinderella the name "Ella", but most usually continue to call her Cinderella regardless.regardless.
%% Disney's Cinderella's name actually WAS Cinderella. It says as much in the opening song, and the sequels confirm it too. In other versions of the story (including the live action Disney version), this is accurate, but the animated Cinderella was really named Cinderella. There is also no reason to believe that Snow White's name was anything but Snow White - the Queen calls her that, she calls herself that, and the dwarfs recognize the name as soon as she says it.



* The titular "Amazing" from AmazingGraceAndChuck. One character he meets says its kind of awkward calling him that and asks whether he has a real name. Amazing just smiles and says its "worse"

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* The titular "Amazing" from AmazingGraceAndChuck. One character he meets says its it's kind of awkward calling him that and asks whether he has a real name. Amazing just smiles and says its "worse"it's "worse."



* In ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' Brittle is rarely called by his surename, Kruszyński, and only Redhead (who herself is an example) ever calls him by his name, and even that happened perhaps once. Even when we're looking through his eyes, narrative still calls him Brittle.

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* In ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' Brittle is rarely called by his surename, surname, Kruszyński, and only Redhead (who herself is an example) ever calls him by his name, and even that happened perhaps once. Even when we're looking through his eyes, narrative still calls him Brittle.



* ThePhantomOfTheOpera (real name was Erik)

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* ThePhantomOfTheOpera (real ThePhantomOfTheOpera's real name was Erik)is Erik.



* ''Literature/TheKeyToRondo'': Pretty much everyone in Rondo has a nickname, sometimes [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep referring to their occupation or role in society]]. This is well justified by the fact that [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Blue Queen]] can control the actions of anyone she knows the birthname of.

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* ''Literature/TheKeyToRondo'': Pretty much everyone in Rondo has a nickname, sometimes [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep referring to their occupation or role in society]]. This is well justified by the fact that [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Blue Queen]] can control the actions of anyone of whom she knows the birthname of.birth name.



** Several characters in the Literature/XWingSeries. Rogue Squadron has Hobbie Klivian, whose real name is Derek, but no one ever uses it. Wraith Squadron has the most examples -- their full names are in the Dramatis Personae and usually get mentioned the first time they're introduced, but you wouldn't know that Face, Grinder, Piggy, and Runt had any other names, otherwise.
** Mitth'raw'nuruodo, aka Thrawn. He went with the short version to make it [[SomeCallMeTim easier]], and it stuck. In his culture, core names are only suposed to be used by friends and family, but he doesn't seem to mind; presumably the over-familiarity is preferable to people continually mangling the pronunciation. One particular mangling comes from Vicelord Siv Kav in the form of "Mitthrawdo", no matter how many times he's corrected. Then again, Siv Kav really doesn't like Thrawn, so this is likely intentional.

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** Several characters in the Literature/XWingSeries.''Literature/XWingSeries''. Rogue Squadron has Hobbie Klivian, whose real name is Derek, but no one ever uses it. Wraith Squadron has the most examples -- their full names are in the Dramatis Personae and usually get mentioned the first time they're introduced, but you wouldn't know that Face, Grinder, Piggy, and Runt had any other names, otherwise.
** Mitth'raw'nuruodo, aka Thrawn. He went with the short version to make it [[SomeCallMeTim easier]], and it stuck. In his culture, core names are only suposed supposed to be used by friends and family, but he doesn't seem to mind; presumably the over-familiarity is preferable to people continually mangling the pronunciation. One particular mangling comes from Vicelord Siv Kav in the form of "Mitthrawdo", no matter how many times he's corrected. Then again, Siv Kav really doesn't like Thrawn, so this is likely intentional.



* In ''Daughter of the Forest'', the other way around - Everyone knows the male protagonist as Hugh of Harrowfield, except for those closest to him, who call him Red. More straightforward in the sequel, when he has moved to Ireland: everyone calls him Iubdan ('the little man'), so that hardly anyone remembers that he's actually a Briton called Hugh.

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* In ''Daughter of the Forest'', it's the other way around - around. Everyone knows the male protagonist as Hugh of Harrowfield, except for those closest to him, who call him Red. More straightforward in the sequel, when he has moved to Ireland: everyone calls him Iubdan ('the little man'), so that hardly anyone remembers that he's actually a Briton called Hugh.



* In the ''Literature/TheCatWho'' series, Qwill's girlfriend Polly Duncan is known by most only as Polly. Possibly no one else in Moose County knows that her Shakespeare-loving father named his daughter [[Theater/AMidsummerNightsDream Hippolyta]]. Qwill himself also fits the trope, except that he had his name legally changed; his oldest friend Arch is the only other person in the world who knows that James Mackintosh Qwilleran was born Merlin James Qwilleran.



* Bubbles from Series/TrailerParkBoys. His real name his never given on the show (and one episode confirms that Bubbles is a nickname given to him in childhood). It's especially comical when he's arrested or in court and they still only call him Bubbles.

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* Bubbles from Series/TrailerParkBoys.''Series/TrailerParkBoys''. His real name his never given on the show (and one episode confirms that Bubbles is a nickname given to him in childhood). It's especially comical when he's arrested or in court and they still only call him Bubbles.



* Coach in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Somewhat parodied when Coach answers the phone, and when the person on the other end asks for Ernie Pantusso, he asks where that person is. Sam Malone says "That's you, Coach," at which point Coach gets back on the phone and says "Speaking!" While he got his nickname for the obvious reason (he was Sam's coach during his baseball days) he always believed he got it because he always traveled cheap.

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* Coach in ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Somewhat parodied when Coach answers the phone, and when the person on the other end asks for Ernie Pantusso, he asks where that person is. Sam Malone says "That's you, Coach," at which point Coach gets back on the phone and says "Speaking!" While he got his nickname for the obvious reason (he was Sam's coach during his baseball days) days), he always believed he got it because he always traveled cheap.



** In later seasons, Sawyer is almost exclusively called James [[spoiler: or Jim, when he's working for DHARMA in the 1970's. The fact that he ''doesn't'' use the name "Sawyer" there plays into a scene in "He's Our You"]].

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** In later seasons, Sawyer is almost exclusively called James [[spoiler: or Jim, when he's working for DHARMA in the 1970's. The fact that he ''doesn't'' use the name "Sawyer" there plays into a scene in "He's Our You"]].You."]]



* John "J.D." Dorian in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Only his brother and (late) father call him "Johnny". [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The]] [[AlmightyJanitor Janitor]], whose name we still don't know, although that's more because every time he reveals it, the audience is quickly led to believe he was lying. Turk arguably gets it worse than J.D. ([[RunningGag Being called girls' names not withstanding]]), since only his biological family & his superiors in surgery call him Chris or Christopher, but Dr. Kelso got drunk at his wedding to Carla (Who still calls him by his [[LastNameBasis last name]] after the wedding) & subsequently thought his name was ''Turk Turkleton'' & called him that for the rest of the series, with some people picking up on it & calling him by that name on occasion.

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* John "J.D." Dorian in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Only his brother and (late) father call him "Johnny". "Johnny." [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The]] [[AlmightyJanitor Janitor]], whose name we still don't know, although that's more because every time he reveals it, the audience is quickly led to believe he was lying. Turk arguably gets it worse than J.D. ([[RunningGag Being called girls' names not withstanding]]), since only his biological family & his superiors in surgery call him Chris or Christopher, but Dr. Kelso got drunk at his wedding to Carla (Who still calls him by his [[LastNameBasis last name]] after the wedding) & subsequently thought his name was ''Turk Turkleton'' & called him that for the rest of the series, with some people picking up on it & and calling him by that name on occasion.



** In the ''iCarly'' movie ''iDate A Bad Boy'', there's a scene where Sam enters the Shays' house and calls for Carly. She says, "Carly? Carly? Carlotta?" So Carly's real name is Carlotta.
** Gibby's name is Orenthal Cornelius Hayes Gibson. His friends didn't know his real name until iStill Psycho. Even his mother calls him Gibby.
* In ''Series/GossipGirl'', everyone calls Nate Archibald's father The Captain... Including Nate.

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** In the ''iCarly'' movie ''iDate ''[=iDate=] A Bad Boy'', there's a scene where Sam enters the Shays' house and calls for Carly. She says, "Carly? Carly? Carlotta?" So Carly's real name is Carlotta.
** Gibby's name is Orenthal Cornelius Hayes Gibson. His friends didn't know his real name until iStill [=iStill=] Psycho. Even his mother calls him Gibby.
* In ''Series/GossipGirl'', everyone calls Nate Archibald's father The Captain... Including "The Captain"... including Nate.



* The Fonz, occasionally "Fonzie", on ''Series/HappyDays'' is only seldom referred to by his real name, Arthur Fonzarelli.

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* The Fonz, occasionally or "Fonzie", on ''Series/HappyDays'' is only seldom referred to by his real name, Arthur Fonzarelli.Fonzarelli. Richie's mother is the only person allowed to call him Arthur.



* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', apparently neither Isabela nor Anders are known by their real name. WordOfGod states that Anders is apparently called that because he is [[http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/304/index/6511895/3 from the Anderfels]], while Isabela's real name, and the reason she goes by "Isabela", is simply [[http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/5118004%26lf%3D8/1#5120696 unknown]]. Fenris from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is only known by a nickname for the bulk of the game; his real name ([[spoiler:Leto]]) is revealed in his personal quest in Act 3, and he subsequently orders everyone not to call him that, because "Fenris" is the only life he can remember.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', apparently neither Isabela nor Anders are known by their real name. WordOfGod states that Anders is apparently called that because he is [[http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/304/index/6511895/3 from the Anderfels]], while Isabela's real name, and the reason she goes by "Isabela", is simply [[http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/5118004%26lf%3D8/1#5120696 unknown]]. Fenris from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is only known by a nickname for the bulk of the game; his real name ([[spoiler:Leto]]) is revealed in his personal quest in Act 3, and he subsequently orders everyone not to call him that, because "Fenris" is the only life he can remember.



*** The Iron Bull's mercenary company, the Chargers, are also only known by nicknames - Krem, Dalish, Stitches, Grim, Skinner, and Rocky. Krem, who is the second-in-command, signs formal documents as Cremisius Aclassi, but is never actually called anything but Krem by other characters.



* The protagonist of the American campaign in ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'' is referred to only by his call sign, (Cmdr) Grizzly One, while all the ''other'' characters are named. The protagonist in the Soviet campaign is only ever called "Comrade". The sequel, ''Battlezone II: Combat Commander'' averts this, naming the new protagonist - Lt. John Cooke.

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* The protagonist of the American campaign in ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'' ''VideoGame/BattleZone1998'' is referred to only by his call sign, (Cmdr) Grizzly One, while all the ''other'' characters are named. The protagonist in the Soviet campaign is only ever called "Comrade". The sequel, ''Battlezone II: Combat Commander'' averts this, naming the new protagonist - Lt. John Cooke.



* In the WebSerialNovel ''Literature/TheGraystoneSaga'', Lady Gray is almost never addressed as anything else, except the occasional derivative (e.g. "Your Ladyship"). Her surly companion Sabastian is possibly the only person in the world who is aware that she has any other name, at least until narrator Tobiah overhears him use it.



* Frankie (Francis Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone. This is generally self-imposed though, due to their silly names.
** And justified at least in Bloo's case, since he was made up and given that name by Mac, when latter was three years old. Nobody would stick to a name a very little kid gave him.
** Notably, [[AntiquatedLinguistics Mister Herriman]] does not abide by this, and calls them "Miss Francis" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.

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* Frankie (Francis (Frances Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone. This is generally self-imposed though, due to their silly names.
everyone.
** And justified at least in Bloo's case, since he was made up and given that name by Mac, when the latter was three years old. Nobody would stick to a name a very little kid gave him.
** Notably, [[AntiquatedLinguistics Mister Herriman]] does not abide by this, and calls them "Miss Francis" Frances" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.



** And of course, the Cabbage Man.



* TJ from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. The T is for Theodore; the J apparently stands for an EmbarrassingMiddleName.
** It's Jasper.

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* TJ from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. The T is for Theodore; the J apparently stands for an EmbarrassingMiddleName.
** It's
EmbarrassingMiddleName. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be Jasper.]]



** Dan Povenmire said he would reveal what Ferb is short for if someone guessed. [[https://twitter.com/DanPovenmire/status/633114492788838400 It's "Ferbs".]]

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** Dan Povenmire said he would reveal what Ferb is short for if someone guessed. [[https://twitter.com/DanPovenmire/status/633114492788838400 It's "Ferbs".]]"Ferbs."]]



* A character from WesternAnimation/ComboNinos is known as "Old Head". It's revealed in one episode that his real name is Bernie.

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* A character from WesternAnimation/ComboNinos ''WesternAnimation/ComboNinos'' is known as "Old Head". It's revealed in one episode that his real name is Bernie.



* Babs Bunny from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''' full name is Barbara Anne Bunny. Calling her by her full name [[DoNotCallMePaul is an easy way to get on her bad side.]]

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* Babs Bunny from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''' full name ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' is in fact named Barbara Anne Bunny. Calling her by her full name [[DoNotCallMePaul is an easy way to get on her bad side.]]



* There are a lot of royals from the Antiquity until the 18th century who share similar first names like Henry, Charles, Edward, Philippe, Maria, Mary, Gustav, George, John. To keep them apart ancient historians came up with self-invented nicknames for these people that usually describe their characters (UsefulNotes/RamsesII the Great, UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat, Philippe the Good, Charles the Bold, John the Fearless, Louis the Pious, Akbar the Great, UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart, Suleiman the Magnificent, William the Conqueror, Ivan the Terrible, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat, UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler,...), mental state (Johanna the Mad), race or etnicity (Philippe the Arab, UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu, Louis the German,...) or a notable physical appearance (Pippin the Short, Charles the Bald, Charles the Fat, Frederick Barbarossa (''Red Beard'')) or age (UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheYounger, Louis the Child,...). These names were definitely '''not''' used during the royals own lifetime. In many cases the epithat ''the good'' or ''the bad'' is now contested by modern historians, because they were often applied to judgements and standards of people in later centuries. For instance, UsefulNotes/MaryTudor, nicknamed ''Bloody Mary'' may have executed a lot of people during her reign, but [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth I]], who is often considered ''good'' didn't shy away from executing people either.

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* There are a lot of royals from the Antiquity until the 18th century who share similar first names like Henry, Charles, Edward, Philippe, Maria, Mary, Gustav, George, John. To keep them apart ancient historians came up with self-invented nicknames for these people that usually describe their characters (UsefulNotes/RamsesII the Great, UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/PompeyTheGreat, Philippe the Good, Charles the Bold, John the Fearless, Louis the Pious, Akbar the Great, UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart, Suleiman the Magnificent, William the Conqueror, Ivan the Terrible, UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat, UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat, UsefulNotes/RobertTheBruce, UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat, UsefulNotes/VladTheImpaler,...), mental state (Johanna the Mad), race or etnicity ethnicity (Philippe the Arab, UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu, Louis the German,...) or a notable physical appearance (Pippin the Short, Charles the Bald, Charles the Fat, Frederick Barbarossa (''Red Beard'')) or age (UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheYounger, Louis the Child,...). These names were definitely '''not''' used during the royals own lifetime. In many cases the epithat epithet ''the good'' or ''the bad'' is now contested by modern historians, because they were often applied to judgements judgments and standards of people in later centuries. For instance, UsefulNotes/MaryTudor, nicknamed ''Bloody Mary'' Mary,'' may have executed a lot of people during her reign, but [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth I]], who is was often considered ''good'' called ''Good Queen Bess,'' didn't shy away from executing people either.



** Maria of Bourgondy was from Bourgondy, France.

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** Maria of Bourgondy Burgundy was from Bourgondy, Burgundy, France.
17th Jun '16 8:41:04 PM Doug86
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* Used as a major plot point when [[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance Teddy Weddy]] becomes a character in OneOverZero, as speaking his real name will awaken him from the dead. [[spoiler:He finally comes alive when Zadok realizes his real name was Theodore.]]

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* Used as a major plot point when [[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance Teddy Weddy]] becomes a character in OneOverZero, ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'', as speaking his real name will awaken him from the dead. [[spoiler:He finally comes alive when Zadok realizes his real name was Theodore.]]
9th Jun '16 6:11:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Flick in Jean Shepherd's short stories, of which ''AChristmasStory'' is the most famous adaption. He was based on a real-life childhood friend of Shepherd's whose last name was Flickinger.

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* Flick in Jean Shepherd's short stories, of which ''AChristmasStory'' ''Film/AChristmasStory'' is the most famous adaption. He was based on a real-life childhood friend of Shepherd's whose last name was Flickinger.
8th Jun '16 5:50:03 AM GeneralSpecific
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* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': The head of [[TerroristsWithoutACause Re:Code]] is only ever called "The One Being Sought", which is fine for [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Ogami]] [[spoiler: who is also his [[CainAndAbel brother]] ]] but sounds a bit odd coming other members of Re:Code ("'The One Being Sought', what are our plans?").
** I think this is a problem in the translation. Though seen in hindsight, he could've just been called "Seeker" (see the translation note for chapter 81).

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* %%* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': The head of [[TerroristsWithoutACause Re:Code]] is only ever called "The One Being Sought", which is fine for [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Ogami]] [[spoiler: who is also his [[CainAndAbel brother]] ]] but sounds a bit odd coming other members of Re:Code ("'The One Being Sought', what are our plans?").
** I think this is a problem in the translation. Though seen in hindsight, he could've just been called "Seeker" (see the translation note for chapter 81).
plans?").
7th Jun '16 9:58:31 PM gewunomox
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* Tre Cool (Frank Edwin Wright III) and Mike Dirnt (Michael Pritchard) of GreenDay. Averted by Billie Joe Armstrong, whose name really ''is'' Billie Joe.

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* Tre Cool (Frank Edwin Wright III) and Mike Dirnt (Michael Pritchard) of GreenDay.Music/GreenDay. Averted by Billie Joe Armstrong, whose name really ''is'' Billie Joe.
5th Jun '16 3:23:20 PM nombretomado
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* Mr. Big on ''SexAndTheCity''. We don't learn his first name until the last shot of the series, or his full name until TheMovie. [[spoiler: John James Preston.]]

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* Mr. Big on ''SexAndTheCity''.''Series/SexAndTheCity''. We don't learn his first name until the last shot of the series, or his full name until TheMovie. [[spoiler: John James Preston.]]



* Ned in ''PushingDaisies'', although as [[NoNameGiven that's the only name we're given for him]] besides "the pie maker", it's possible that it's actually his birth name rather than an abbreviation.

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* Ned in ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', although as [[NoNameGiven that's the only name we're given for him]] besides "the pie maker", it's possible that it's actually his birth name rather than an abbreviation.
1st Jun '16 9:13:15 PM PaulA
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* In "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd", the protagonist meets a boy who's reluctant to tell her his real name, so she dubs him 'Tumpkin' on the grounds that she has to call him ''something''. At the end of the story, she finds out who he really is, but the reader doesn't get to learn his real name, because she keeps calling him by the name they became friends by.
26th May '16 2:04:14 PM nielas
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* Dentist, gambler and gunslinger Dr. John Henry Holliday is primarily remembered by his nickname "Doc".



* Dr. John Henry "Doc" Holliday.
19th May '16 6:02:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Screech was almost never referred to as Samuel Powers on ''SavedByTheBell'', even by teachers.

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* Screech was almost never referred to as Samuel Powers on ''SavedByTheBell'', ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', even by teachers.
18th May '16 9:14:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Bubbles from TrailerParkBoys. His real name his never given on the show (and one episode confirms that Bubbles is a nickname given to him in childhood). It's especially comical when he's arrested or in court and they still only call him Bubbles.

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* Bubbles from TrailerParkBoys.Series/TrailerParkBoys. His real name his never given on the show (and one episode confirms that Bubbles is a nickname given to him in childhood). It's especially comical when he's arrested or in court and they still only call him Bubbles.
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