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10th Feb '16 8:40:36 AM Orbiting
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* B and Virginis in ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', because it's easier than saying "Gliese 504 b" or "59 Virginis" every time they want to talk to each other.
9th Feb '16 6:06:44 PM Pichu-kun
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** On the surface, ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s Scar]] appears to be named after his scar, but [[AllThereInTheManual in a semi-canon novel series, it shows his given name was Taka]], though that isn't much better, as it's Swahili for dirt/trash. His parents obviously loved him. {{Not}}!
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** On the surface, ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s Scar]] Scar appears to be named after his scar, but [[AllThereInTheManual in a semi-canon novel series, series]] it shows his given name was Taka]], "Taka", though that isn't much better, as it's Swahili for dirt/trash. His parents obviously loved him. {{Not}}!
9th Feb '16 6:04:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* Due to a DubNameChange X and Y are this in translations of ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Their names are short for "Xavier" and "Yvonne", though in the original version their names are literally "X" and "Y".

* In a couple of Creator/{{Disney}} 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? Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s name was given to her by her step-sisters (she was the cinder girl). On the surface, [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] appears to be named after his scar, but [[AllThereInTheManual in a semi-canon novel series, it shows his given name was Taka]], though that isn't much better, as it's Swahili for dirt/trash. His parents obviously loved him. {{Not}}! ** On the subject of Snow White, 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. ** Some authors attribute Cinderella the name "Ella", but most usually continue to call her Cinderella regardless. ** [[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Tramp's]] name seems rather strange. [[JustifiedTrope He is a homeless stray though, so he probably named himself, since no human named him.]] Later it's subverted, since that becomes his name, minus "The", once he's adopted. *** This is also an example of EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, because one of his old flames wrote a song about him called "He's a Tramp," and the name stuck. ** Disney/{{Dumbo}}'s name is actually Jumbo Jr. He doesn't seem to mind the cruel nickname he spends most of the movie with, but his mother certainly does.
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* In a couple of Creator/{{Disney}} Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon examples, there are many characters who are never given real names, even in their originally fairy tale format. Disney/SnowWhite, format: ** ''Disney/SnowWhite'', was she given that name at birth or was it given to her because of her beauty as she aged? Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s 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. ** On the surface, [[Disney/TheLionKing ''Disney/TheLionKing'''s Scar]] appears to be named after his scar, but [[AllThereInTheManual in a semi-canon novel series, it shows his given name was Taka]], though that isn't much better, as it's Swahili for dirt/trash. His parents obviously loved him. {{Not}}! ** On the subject of Snow White, 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. ** Some authors attribute Cinderella the name "Ella", but most usually continue to call her Cinderella regardless. ** [[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Tramp's]] name seems Tramp from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' has a rather strange.strange name. [[JustifiedTrope He is a homeless stray though, so he probably named himself, since no human named him.]] Later it's subverted, since that becomes his name, minus "The", once he's adopted. *** adopted. This is also an example of EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, because one of his old flames wrote a song about him called "He's a Tramp," and the name stuck. ** Disney/{{Dumbo}}'s ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'''s name is actually Jumbo Jr. He doesn't seem to mind the cruel nickname he spends most of the movie with, but his mother certainly does.

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* In a couple The protagonist of Creator/{{Disney}} 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 Music/MelanieMartinez's ConceptAlbum, "Cry Baby", is only ever referred to her because of her beauty as she aged? Disney/{{Cinderella}}'s name was given that. According to her by her step-sisters (she was the cinder girl). On the surface, [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] appears to be named after his scar, but [[AllThereInTheManual in a semi-canon novel series, it shows his given name was Taka]], though that isn't much better, as it's Swahili for dirt/trash. His parents obviously loved him. {{Not}}! ** On the subject of Snow White, 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. ** Some authors attribute Cinderella the name "Ella", but most usually continue to call her Cinderella regardless. ** [[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Tramp's]] name seems rather strange. [[JustifiedTrope He is a homeless stray though, so he probably named himself, since no human named him.]] Later it's subverted, since that becomes his name, minus "The", once he's adopted. *** This is also an example of EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, because one of his old flames wrote a song about him called "He's a Tramp," and the name stuck. ** Disney/{{Dumbo}}'s name is actually Jumbo Jr. He doesn't seem to mind songs she received the cruel nickname he spends most of the movie with, but his mother certainly does. because she cried a lot as a child.
4th Feb '16 7:10:52 AM Paranoia
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* 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"
1st Feb '16 11:01:38 AM Tyk5919
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* Most of the Firebirds players from ''Literature/OutOfPosition'' are only referred to by their nicknames. Charm and Jaws' real names, for example, have yet to be revealed.
30th Jan '16 10:24:40 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Film/RockStar'' : Kirk Cuddy refers to all women as "Tottie."
30th Jan '16 8:42:38 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the ''Literature/{{Clementine}}'' books, because the protagonist got a "fruit name," she only ever calls her little brother by vegetable names, such as "Pea Pod," "Rutabaga" and "Spinach." She is very careful never to present a scene in which his real name is used, making it a weird case of the character only being known by his nickname. Series author, Sara Pennypacker, when asked for the real name by fans, has rigidly insisted that only she and her two children will ever know the character's real name.
24th Jan '16 9:16:07 AM nombretomado
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* Katchoo of ''StrangersInParadise''. Her real name is Katina Choovanski, but those close to her only call her that when they're angry with her or in a very serious mood.
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* Katchoo of ''StrangersInParadise''.''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise''. Her real name is Katina Choovanski, but those close to her only call her that when they're angry with her or in a very serious mood.
24th Jan '16 2:15:16 AM KYCubbie
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** Not limited to presidents, either. When a certain young American-born Indian (South Asian, not [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Native American]]) named Piyush was growing up in Baton Rouge, he regularly watched reruns of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' after school, and strongly identified with the family's youngest son. He grew up to become a U.S. congressman, two-term governor of Louisiana, and Republican presidential hopeful. While his legal first name remains Piyush, everyone (even the press) calls him Bobby Jindal.
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** Not limited to presidents, either. When a certain young American-born Indian (South Asian, not [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Native American]]) named Piyush was growing up in Baton Rouge, he regularly watched reruns of ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' after school, and strongly identified with the family's youngest son. He grew up to become a U.S. congressman, two-term governor of Louisiana, and Republican presidential hopeful. While his legal first name remains Piyush, everyone (even the press) calls him Bobby Jindal.
17th Jan '16 4:49:42 AM TheNerevarine
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* The main hero in "The Emerald Sword Saga" by ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire'' is referred to [[TryToFitThatOnABussinessCard many titles]] such as [[TheChosenOne Warrior of Ice]], the Man from Loregard, [[GrimUpNorth the Nordic Warrior]] and [[MasterSwordsman the Swordmaster]].
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* The nameless [[TheHero main hero hero]] in "The Emerald Sword Saga" by ''Music/RhapsodyOfFire'' is referred to [[TryToFitThatOnABussinessCard [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard many titles]] such as [[TheChosenOne Warrior of Ice]], the Man from Loregard, [[GrimUpNorth the Nordic Warrior]] and [[MasterSwordsman the Swordmaster]].
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