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19th Jan '17 4:34:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' introduces herself as [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlahotep the Crawling Chaos]], adding "People call me Nyarko, but I have a real name". Later novels reveal that her true name is TheUnpronounceable, and even being able to comprehend it is quite a feat.

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* The title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' introduces herself as [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlahotep the Crawling Chaos]], adding "People call me Nyarko, but I have a real name". Later novels reveal that her true name is TheUnpronounceable, and even being able to comprehend it is quite a feat.
17th Jan '17 11:48:03 PM 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.



--> '''Dad''' Her name is D.W.
--> '''White House Guard''' That's it? Initials? You didn't give the kid a full name?

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--> '''Dad''' '''Dad''': Her name is D.W.
--> '''White House Guard''' Guard''': That's it? Initials? You didn't give the kid a full name?
16th Jan '17 1:45:06 PM ErebusElysium
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* Robin and ComicBook/Superboy in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', unlike the rest of the team. Robin because Batman insists that his identity is kept secret and Superboy because he doesn't have any other name. Artemis is a special case where her real name is Artemis, but the others (except possibly Robin, who goes to her school) don't know that. Rob's actually a double example: except for Wally, the team only knows him as "Robin," and his civilian friends and family only call him "Dick." This is something fanfic writers seem to get wrong: they constantly refer to him as "Richard" (he's even listed as "Richard G." on FanFiction.Net's character select drop-down), but the only time canon he's ever referenced his given name is during his back story flashback in the tie-in comics. ** When Superboy starts school, he takes the name "Conner Kent."

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* Robin and ComicBook/Superboy in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', unlike the rest of the team. Robin because Batman insists that his identity is kept secret and Superboy because he doesn't have any other name. Artemis is a special case where her real name is Artemis, but the others (except possibly Robin, who goes to her school) don't know that. Rob's actually a double example: except for Wally, the team only knows him as "Robin," and his civilian friends and family only call him "Dick." This is something fanfic writers seem to get wrong: they constantly refer to him as "Richard" (he's even listed as "Richard G." on FanFiction.Net's character select drop-down), but the only time canon he's ever referenced his given name is during his back story flashback in the tie-in comics.
** When Superboy starts school, he takes the name "Conner Kent.""
* Both Blinky and Aaarrrgghh!!! from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''. The former's full name is Blinkous Galadrigal, and only Vendel ever calls him such, and the latter's is Argumont, only referred to by Aaarrrgghh's species' queen.
13th Jan '17 9:00:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Beezus from the ''RamonaQuimby'' series isn't actually named Beezus, she's named Beatrice. Many of the books don't even tell you that! She's named after their mother's younger sister, whom both girls adore.

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* Beezus from the ''RamonaQuimby'' ''Literature/RamonaQuimby'' series isn't actually named Beezus, she's named Beatrice. Many of the books don't even tell you that! She's named after their mother's younger sister, whom both girls adore.



* Many characters in the {{Mistborn}} trilogy appear to be examples of this trope, but occasionally do go by their real names. Two characters that ''are'' examples are Clubs, who is named for his leg injury, and his nephew Spook, a secondary character in the first book. As he develops both as a character and a member of the thieving crew, he's given the name "Spook" because it's easier to say than his real name, "Lestibournes." He eventually stops using his given name in favor of the one he has earned.

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* Many characters in the {{Mistborn}} ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy appear to be examples of this trope, but occasionally do go by their real names. Two characters that ''are'' examples are Clubs, who is named for his leg injury, and his nephew Spook, a secondary character in the first book. As he develops both as a character and a member of the thieving crew, he's given the name "Spook" because it's easier to say than his real name, "Lestibournes." He eventually stops using his given name in favor of the one he has earned.
10th Jan '17 3:40:58 PM wuggles
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* [[Creator/KitHarington Christopher "Kit" Harington]], to the point where he claims that he didn't even know his real name was Christopher until he was 11.
8th Jan '17 4:07:08 PM GothicProphet
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*** And so, in a way, ''every'' Elf is only known by their nickname. Confused yet?
8th Jan '17 4:03:46 PM GothicProphet
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** Elves are an odd case. To summarize:
*** Most of them have two names, a mother-name [[note]]given by their mother[[/note]] and a father-name [[note]]given by their father[[/note]]. Which name they're commonly known by appears to be a matter of personal preference.
*** Then, if they were given Quenya names, they Sindarinised those names, so "Tyelkormo" becomes "Celegorm", "Carnistir" becomes "Caranthir" and "Curufinwë" becomes "Curufin", to take some of the sons of Fëanor as examples.
*** And in some cases they choose not to be called by either their mother-name or their father-name, and take a new name that they chose for themselves or were given by someone. For example, Finarfin's only daughter decided not to be called "Artanis" (her father-name) or "Nerwen" (her mother-name), but instead called herself "Galadriel", a direct translation of "Altáriel", the name her husband Celeborn gave her.



* There are a few of these in the ChaletSchool books, the earliest example being (the) Robin (aka Cecilia Marya Humphries). Later on there's {{Bifauxnen}} Tom Gay (real name Lucinda Muriel, and given that she's an extreme {{Tomboy}}, it's understandable why she hates her real name) and Polly Heriot (real name Hildegard).

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* There are a few of these in the ChaletSchool ''Literature/haletSchool'' books, the earliest example being (the) Robin (aka Cecilia Marya Humphries). Later on there's {{Bifauxnen}} Tom Gay (real name Lucinda Muriel, and given that she's an extreme {{Tomboy}}, it's understandable why she hates her real name) and Polly Heriot (real name Hildegard).
8th Jan '17 2:29:57 AM rafi
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** Kazuya Shibuya. If you have seen the show but can't recall who that is, it may be because everyone calls him "
[[{{Narcissist}} Naru]]" for the entire show.

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** Kazuya Shibuya. If you have seen the show but can't recall who that is, it may be because everyone calls him "
[[{{Narcissist}}
"[[{{Narcissist}} Naru]]" for the entire show.



* Oshizu in ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. Her real name is Shizu Murasame, but she likes to be called Oshizu better.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Krusty, Sideshow Mel and Sideshow Bob might be borderline examples of this; while they do have full names (Krusty's is Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski, Mel's is Melvin Van Horne and Bob's is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger), they're rarely used on the show (Krusty's ''full'' name is never used; the most we hear is Herschel Krustofski).
** We're forgetting the most important one: Bartholomew "Bart" Simpson.
** Margaret "Maggie" Simpson and Marjorie "Marge" Simpson.
** Comic Book Guy was given the canon name Jeff Albertson in "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass", but you'd be forgiven for not knowing it. The subtitles for the 20th season [=DVD=] box set label him simply "Jeff". Interestingly, voice actor Hank Azaria has stated that the person upon whom he based Comic Book Guy's voice was a college dorm mate that everyone knew as "F".
* El Toro in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. "El Toro Fuerte" is the full name, though this may not be his real name. While we're on subject, how about Uncle?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** "That Guy" from the episode "Futurestock". WordOfGod says his real name is Steve Castle.
** There's also Nibbler. Who, for brevity's sake, goes by Nibbler because, as he puts it, "In the time it would take to pronounce one letter of my true name, a trillion cosmoses would flair into existence and sink into eternal night."
** Bender Bending Rodríguez a.k.a. Bending Unit 22
** "Clamps" is revealed in "Silence of the Clamps" as Francis X. Clampazzo. It would be interesting if the X is for Xavier, to make him named after the founder of the Jesuits.
* Frankie (Frances Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone. It's 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 Frances" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** "Double D" (Eddward) is referred to that way by everyone bar his parents, due to being best friends with two guys with incredibly similar names. He's also called "Edd".
** Also Eddy's brother is only referred to as such, even in the credits for TheMovie. Despite rumors, the creators haven't really given him a name as of now.
** Both Ed and Eddy count too, for the same reason as Double D - they're all named "Ed(d)ward".
* Jack of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. We never learn the true name of the Samurai Warrior. The only reason he earned the name Jack, was because he impressed some jive-talking bystanders immediately upon entering the future. Jack adopted the nickname.
* Pickles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''. At least we assume it's a nickname. In a world where Murderface's last name REALLY IS Murderface, it's possible that's his birth name (his parents and brother have been in the show several times and have only called him that).
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Shaggy's name is "Norville Rogers".
** Scooby as well. In at least some incarnations it's short for Scoobert.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Krusty, Sideshow Mel and Sideshow Bob might
''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': The eponymous character is only referred to as Gumball, but it's only in "The Promise" that it's stated to be borderline examples of this; while they do have a nickname. In "The Name" his full names (Krusty's is Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski, Mel's is Melvin Van Horne and Bob's is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger), they're rarely used on the show (Krusty's ''full'' name is never used; revealed (to both the audience and himself) to be Zach Tristopher Watterson [[spoiler: but by the end of the episode "Gumball" [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep has legally become his actual name.]]]]
* Steven Anita Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** Everyone refers to the title character's sister as D.W., when her real name is Dora Winifred (after her grandmother). This is lampshaded in a later episode when she goes missing in the White House.
--> '''Dad''' Her name is D.W.
--> '''White House Guard''' That's it? Initials? You didn't give the kid a full name?
** Also, there's the Brain. His real name is Alan. His classmates are often confused when he is called this.
** There's also Mary Alice "Muffy" Crosswire and Shelley "Binky" Barnes. Binky is an interesting case in that he had ''forgotten'' his name was "Shelley", as he's been referred to exclusively as "Binky"
most we hear is Herschel Krustofski).
of his life.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'':
** We're forgetting the most important one: Bartholomew "Bart" Simpson.
** Margaret "Maggie" Simpson
Dodie and Marjorie "Marge" Simpson.
** Comic Book Guy was given the canon name Jeff Albertson in "Homer
her little brother Hoodsey are only called "Deidre" and Ned's Hail Mary Pass", but you'd be forgiven for not knowing it. The subtitles for the 20th season [=DVD=] box set label him simply "Jeff". Interestingly, voice actor Hank Azaria has stated that the person upon whom he based Comic Book Guy's voice was a college dorm mate that everyone knew as "F"."Robert-Joseph" by their mother.
* El Toro in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. "El Toro Fuerte" ** Mipsy is the full name, though this may not be his real name. While we're on subject, how about Uncle?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** "That Guy" from the episode "Futurestock". WordOfGod says his real name is Steve Castle.
** There's also Nibbler. Who, for brevity's sake, goes by Nibbler because, as he puts it, "In the time it would take to pronounce one letter of my true name, a trillion cosmoses would flair into existence and sink into eternal night."
** Bender Bending Rodríguez a.k.a. Bending Unit 22
** "Clamps" is revealed in "Silence of the Clamps" as Francis X. Clampazzo. It would be interesting if the X is for Xavier, to make him named after the founder of the Jesuits.
* Frankie (Frances Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always
referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone. It's 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 Frances" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** "Double D" (Eddward) is referred to that way
her nickname by everyone bar his parents, due to being best friends with two guys with incredibly similar names. He's also called "Edd".
** Also Eddy's brother is only referred to as such, even in the credits for TheMovie. Despite rumors, the creators haven't really given him a name as of now.
** Both Ed and Eddy count too, for the same reason as Double D - they're all named "Ed(d)ward".
* Jack of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. We never learn the true name of the Samurai Warrior. The only reason he earned the name Jack, was because he impressed some jive-talking bystanders immediately upon entering the future. Jack adopted the nickname.
* Pickles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''. At least we assume it's a nickname. In a world where Murderface's last name REALLY IS Murderface, it's possible that's his birth name (his parents and brother have been in the show several times and have only called him that).
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Shaggy's name is "Norville Rogers".
** Scooby as well. In at least some incarnations it's short for Scoobert.
but her teachers.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', apparently ''everyone'' in the Autobot military goes by a nickname given to them by their drill sergeant. For example, one bot was shown to be good with stingers (small, electric weapons), he was named "Wasp", and when a certain yellow bot fails to show him up with the same weapon, he's considered a bumbler, and from that he gets the name "[[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]]".
** Most of the Transformers in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' are assumed to be going by nicknames they made up based on their alt-modes (Rattrap, Cheetor, Scorponok, etc). This got somewhat confusing when comics were made about them before they gained their alt-modes, which took pains to avoid mentioning their in-series names (at least, for characters who chose their new names onscreen).
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Unlike on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' or the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans source comics]], the heroes never call each other by their civilian names as seen in the comics (which has led to much debate among fans as to ''which'' of the many boys who have filled the role of Robin is the Robin on ''Teen Titans''). The only exceptions (unless you count Cyborg using his last name, "Stone", as an alias while going undercover in season 3) are Beast Boy and Starfire, both called their real names by relatives. If you're wondering, their names are Garfield Logan and Koriand'r, respectively. Raven, well, that's actually her given name (many mistake her name for being "Rachel Roth" but that was an alias). It's actually a little unusual that they never use their real names considering they're best friends. Starfire's a direct translation and B.B. appears to be fleeing the onus of [[EmbarrassingFirstName Garfield]], but this would imply Dick doesn't trust the rest of the team enough for them to know his real name and Cyborg has emotionally distanced himself from "Victor Stone".
** Although one could probably speculate that because Larry, the Robin fanboy from another dimension, has a real name of Nosyarg Kcid ([[SdrawkcabName Dick Grayson backwards]]), and he and Robin share DNA...



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** Everyone refers to the title character's sister as D.W., when her real name is Dora Winifred (after her grandmother). This is lampshaded in a later episode when she goes missing in the White House.
--> '''Dad''' Her name is D.W.
--> '''White House Guard''' That's it? Initials? You didn't give the kid a full name?
** Also, there's the Brain. His real name is Alan. His classmates are often confused when he is called this.
** There's also Mary Alice "Muffy" Crosswire and Shelley "Binky" Barnes. Binky is an interesting case in that he had ''forgotten'' his name was "Shelley", as he's been referred to exclusively as "Binky" most of his life.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'':
** TJ is this way. The T is for Theodore; the J stands for an EmbarrassingMiddleName. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be Jasper.]]
** Spinelli is known by her last name, but that's because her first name is Ashley and in the ''Recess'' world, the Ashleys are a group of shallow {{Valley Girl}}s, and Spinelli is a tomboy who hates girly things.
* Ferb from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.'' It's short for--[[TheUnReveal oh, there's that thing I was looking for]]. Given a ContinuityNod later when his ''sister'' admits she doesn't know. 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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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** Everyone
''Belphegor'', from the series of the same name. He's well known under the name "Belphegor" and everyone, himself included, always refers to the title character's sister him as D.W., when her such. He also goes to great lengths to prevent people from seeing his face or finding out his real name is Dora Winifred (after her grandmother). This is lampshaded name. Understandable, since he's a wanted criminal.
* Unlike Daedalus Boch [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames never being called "Doodlebug"]], Junkyard Dog
in a later episode when she goes missing in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' falls here, never being referred to by his real name, Tucker Long.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'' has
the White House.
--> '''Dad''' Her name is D.W.
--> '''White House Guard''' That's it? Initials? You didn't give the kid a full name?
** Also, there's the Brain.
titular main character, Boo-Boom. His real name is Alan. His classmates are often confused when Filippo, but pretty much the entire series he is called this.
** There's also Mary Alice "Muffy" Crosswire and Shelley "Binky" Barnes. Binky is an interesting case in that he had ''forgotten''
only known by his nickname Boo-Boom, which was given to him by his five animal companions since they don't know his real name was "Shelley", as he's been he is unable to tell them due to having become TheSpeechless.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', both the Cops and the Crooks are virtually never
referred to exclusively as "Binky" most by their real names, only their code names and aliases. This is especially notable in the case of PJ "Longarm" O'Malley; his life.
father and son are both recurring characters, and even they only ever call him Longarm. Only Bulletproof has his real name, Baldwin P. Vess, mentioned more than once.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'':
** TJ is this way. The T is for Theodore; the J stands for an EmbarrassingMiddleName. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be Jasper.]]
** Spinelli
A character from ''WesternAnimation/ComboNinos'' is known by her last name, but that's because her first name is Ashley and in the ''Recess'' world, the Ashleys are a group of shallow {{Valley Girl}}s, and Spinelli is a tomboy who hates girly things.
* Ferb from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.''
as "Old Head". It's short for--[[TheUnReveal oh, there's revealed in one episode that thing I his real name is Bernie.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' practically everyone calls Michael Jackson Mackenzie "[[SatelliteCharacter Mack]]" or ([[EmbarrassingNickname to his annoyance]]) "Mack-Daddy;" the one exception is his girlfriend, [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Jodie]]. Likewise, Charles Ruttheimer III is "Chuck" to himself and his cousins but "[[ExtravertedNerd Upchuck]]" to everyone else.
* On [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior's]] ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', everyone refers to the titular character as "Doc," even her parents. Her real name, Dottie,
was looking for]]. Given a ContinuityNod later when his ''sister'' admits she doesn't know. Dan Povenmire said he would reveal what Ferb is short for if someone guessed. [[https://twitter.com/DanPovenmire/status/633114492788838400 It's "Ferbs."]]only mentioned during the series' first episode.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** "Double D" (Eddward) is referred to that way by everyone bar his parents, due to being best friends with two guys with incredibly similar names. He's also called "Edd".
** Also Eddy's brother is only referred to as such, even in the credits for TheMovie. Despite rumors, the creators haven't really given him a name as of now.
** Both Ed and Eddy count too, for the same reason as Double D - they're all named "Ed(d)ward".



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Leopold "Butters" Stotch. Kenneth 'Kenny' [=McCormick=], Stanley 'Stan' Marsh, and Eric Cartman (who is only ever called Eric by his mother, various teachers, Butters and sometimes Kenny) count too.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Elroy "Lucky" Kleinschmidt. Lucky got his nickname from an incident at Costco when he'd injured himself tripping on pee-pee in the restroom. He sued the store and received a cash settlement.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Frankie (Frances Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone. It's 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 Frances" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** "That Guy" from the episode "Futurestock". WordOfGod says his real name is Steve Castle.
** There's also Nibbler. Who, for brevity's sake, goes by Nibbler because, as he puts it, "In the time it would take to pronounce one letter of my true name, a trillion cosmoses would flair into existence and sink into eternal night."
** Bender Bending Rodríguez a.k.a. Bending Unit 22
** "Clamps" is revealed in "Silence of the Clamps" as Francis X. Clampazzo. It would be interesting if the X is for Xavier, to make him named after the founder of the Jesuits.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Golidlocks generally goes by "Goldie" and TheBigBadWolf goes by "Big Bad" and
has Leopold "Butters" Stotch. Kenneth 'Kenny' [=McCormick=], Stanley 'Stan' Marsh, the real first name of [[EmbarrassingFirstName Aloysius.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]], after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth name was unknown for the entire series,
and Eric Cartman (who is was only ever revealed to be [[spoiler:Mason Pines]] in a book released months after the series ended.
** Also Soos, which according to his driver's license, is short for Jesús (hay-SOOS).
* "Piff" from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Billy calls him this because he refuses to speak on account of his high-pitched voice.
* El Toro in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. "El Toro Fuerte" is the full name, though this may not be his real name. While we're on subject, how about Uncle?
* All The Misfits and The Stingers from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' go exclusively by their StageNames. Pizzazz outright gets mad when
called Eric by his mother, various teachers, Butters "Phyllis", and sometimes Kenny) count too.
when visiting Philly Roxanne insists her old friends call her "Roxy."
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Elroy "Lucky" Kleinschmidt. Lucky got his nickname Jamie "Peep" Two-Squirrels.
** This caused Heloise to get her hopes up when she started receiving love notes
from an incident at Costco when he'd injured himself tripping on pee-pee in a secret admirer with the restroom. He sued the store and received a cash settlement.initials "J.2.S."...



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Elroy "Lucky" Kleinschmidt. Lucky got his nickname from an incident at Costco when he'd injured himself tripping on pee-pee in the restroom. He sued the store and received a cash settlement.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicalAdventuresOfQuasimodo'', Quasi's real name is Jacques de Bernassac, but everyone calls him Quasimodo.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': The main hero, Coop, is only ever called that, even by his own mother. His last name is shown to be Cooplowski, but no first name is given.
* Pickles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''. At least we assume it's a nickname. In a world where Murderface's last name REALLY IS Murderface, it's possible that's his birth name (his parents and brother have been in the show several times and have only called him that).
* The unknown masked man seeking revenge on Mike Chilton in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', [[TheFaceless whose identity was never revealed]] is nicknamed "Red" by Texas.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Pinkamena Diane Pie, better known to everyone as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie.]] She's the OddNameOut when it comes to the main characters because "Pinkie" is a nickname instead of her full name.
** Mi Amore Cadenza is always called "Cadance". Even Twilight, who she babysat as a teen and was good friends with, didn't realize the mare her brother was marrying was Cadance.
* In ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3'' Spike had the full name of "Kenbroth Gilspotten Heathspike", though everyone still just called him Spike.



* Robin and ComicBook/{{Superboy}} in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', unlike the rest of the team. Robin because Franchise/{{Batman}} insists that his identity is kept secret and Superboy because he doesn't have any other name. Artemis is a special case where her real name is Artemis, but the others (except possibly Robin, who goes to her school) don't know that. Rob's actually a double example: except for Wally, the team only knows him as "Robin," and his civilian friends and family only call him "Dick." This is something fanfic writers seem to get wrong: they constantly refer to him as "Richard" (he's even listed as "Richard G." on FanFiction.Net's character select drop-down), but the only time canon he's ever referenced his given name is during his back story flashback in the tie-in comics. ** When Superboy starts school, he takes the name "Conner Kent."
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Jamie "Peep" Two-Squirrels.
** This caused Heloise to get her hopes up when she started receiving love notes from a secret admirer with the initials "J.2.S."...
* "Piff" from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Billy calls him this because he refuses to speak on account of his high-pitched voice.

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* Robin and ComicBook/{{Superboy}} in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', unlike the rest of the team. Robin because Franchise/{{Batman}} insists Ferb from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.'' It's short for--[[TheUnReveal oh, there's that thing I was looking for]]. Given a ContinuityNod later when his identity is kept secret and Superboy because he ''sister'' admits she doesn't have any other name. Artemis know. Dan Povenmire said he would reveal what Ferb is a special case where her real name is Artemis, but the others (except possibly Robin, who goes to her school) don't know that. Rob's actually a double example: except short for Wally, the team only knows him as "Robin," and his civilian friends and family only call him "Dick." This is something fanfic writers seem to get wrong: they constantly refer to him as "Richard" (he's even listed as "Richard G." on FanFiction.Net's if someone guessed. [[https://twitter.com/DanPovenmire/status/633114492788838400 It's "Ferbs."]]
* The titular
character select drop-down), but the of ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' is only time canon he's ever referenced his given called by her real name, "Wisp", in her origin. Characters refer to her as either "Rainbow" or "Rainbow Brite". It's possible she [[ThatManIsDead gave up]] her name is during his back story flashback in the tie-in comics. ** When Superboy starts school, he takes the name "Conner Kent."
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Jamie "Peep" Two-Squirrels.
** This caused Heloise to get her hopes up
when she started receiving love notes from a secret admirer with joined the initials "J.2.S."...
Color Kids.
* "Piff" from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Billy calls him ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'':
** TJ is
this way. The T is for Theodore; the J stands for an EmbarrassingMiddleName. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be Jasper.]]
** Spinelli is known by her last name, but that's
because he refuses to speak on account her first name is Ashley and in the ''Recess'' world, the Ashleys are a group of his high-pitched voice.shallow {{Valley Girl}}s, and Spinelli is a tomboy who hates girly things.



* A character from ''WesternAnimation/ComboNinos'' is known as "Old Head". It's revealed in one episode that his real name is Bernie.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Pinkamena Diane Pie, better known to everyone as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie.]] She's the OddNameOut when it comes to the main characters because "Pinkie" is a nickname instead of her full name.
** Mi Amore Cadenza is always called "Cadance". Even Twilight, who she babysat as a teen and was good friends with, didn't realize the mare her brother was marrying was Cadance.
* In ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3'' Spike had the full name of "Kenbroth Gilspotten Heathspike", though everyone still just called him Spike.
* Steven Anita Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad.''
* On [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior's]] ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', everyone refers to the titular character as "Doc," even her parents. Her real name, Dottie, was only mentioned during the series' first episode.
* Belphegor, from the series of the same name. He's well known under the name "Belphegor" and everyone, himself included, always refers to him as such. He also goes to great lengths to prevent people from seeing his face or finding out his real name. Understandable, since he's a wanted criminal.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]], after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth name was unknown for the entire series, and was only revealed to be [[spoiler:Mason Pines]] in a book released months after the series ended.
** Also Soos, which according to his driver's license, is short for Jesús (hay-SOOS).

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* A character from ''WesternAnimation/ComboNinos'' Jack of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. We never learn the true name of the Samurai Warrior. The only reason he earned the name Jack, was because he impressed some jive-talking bystanders immediately upon entering the future. Jack adopted the nickname.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Krusty, Sideshow Mel and Sideshow Bob might be borderline examples of this; while they do have full names (Krusty's
is known Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski, Mel's is Melvin Van Horne and Bob's is Robert Underdunk Terwilliger), they're rarely used on the show (Krusty's ''full'' name is never used; the most we hear is Herschel Krustofski).
** We're forgetting the most important one: Bartholomew "Bart" Simpson.
** Margaret "Maggie" Simpson and Marjorie "Marge" Simpson.
** Comic Book Guy was given the canon name Jeff Albertson in "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass", but you'd be forgiven for not knowing it. The subtitles for the 20th season [=DVD=] box set label him simply "Jeff". Interestingly, voice actor Hank Azaria has stated that the person upon whom he based Comic Book Guy's voice was a college dorm mate that everyone knew
as "Old Head". "F".
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Shaggy's name is "Norville Rogers".
** Scooby as well. In at least some incarnations it's short for Scoobert.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Leopold "Butters" Stotch. Kenneth 'Kenny' [=McCormick=], Stanley 'Stan' Marsh, and Eric Cartman (who is only ever called Eric by his mother, various teachers, Butters and sometimes Kenny) count too.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Unlike on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' or the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans source comics]], the heroes never call each other by their civilian names as seen in the comics (which has led to much debate among fans as to ''which'' of the many boys who have filled the role of Robin is the Robin on ''Teen Titans''). The only exceptions (unless you count Cyborg using his last name, "Stone", as an alias while going undercover in season 3) are Beast Boy and Starfire, both called their real names by relatives. If you're wondering, their names are Garfield Logan and Koriand'r, respectively. Raven, well, that's actually her given name (many mistake her name for being "Rachel Roth" but that was an alias).
It's revealed in one episode actually a little unusual that they never use their real names considering they're best friends. Starfire's a direct translation and B.B. appears to be fleeing the onus of [[EmbarrassingFirstName Garfield]], but this would imply Dick doesn't trust the rest of the team enough for them to know his real name is Bernie.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
and Cyborg has emotionally distanced himself from "Victor Stone".
** Pinkamena Diane Pie, better known to everyone as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie.]] She's the OddNameOut when it comes to the main characters Although one could probably speculate that because "Pinkie" is a nickname instead of her full name.
** Mi Amore Cadenza is always called "Cadance". Even Twilight, who she babysat as a teen and was good friends with, didn't realize
Larry, the mare her brother was marrying was Cadance.
* In ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3'' Spike had the full
Robin fanboy from another dimension, has a real name of "Kenbroth Gilspotten Heathspike", though everyone still just Nosyarg Kcid ([[SdrawkcabName Dick Grayson backwards]]), and he and Robin share DNA...
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTelebugs'', Arcadia is so
called him Spike.
* Steven Anita Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad.''
* On [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior's]] ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', everyone refers to the titular character as "Doc," even her parents. Her real name, Dottie, was only mentioned during the series' first episode.
* Belphegor, from the series of the same name. He's well known under the name "Belphegor" and everyone, himself included,
because she always refers to him as such. He also goes to great lengths to prevent people from seeing his face or finding out his real name. Understandable, since he's a wanted criminal.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]], after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth
gets the high scores in video games. Her true name was unknown for the entire series, and was only revealed to be [[spoiler:Mason Pines]] in a book released months after the series ended.
** Also Soos, which according to his driver's license,
is short for Jesús (hay-SOOS).never revealed.



* The unknown masked man seeking revenge on Mike Chilton in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', [[TheFaceless whose identity was never revealed]] is nicknamed "Red" by Texas.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' practically everyone calls Michael Jackson Mackenzie "[[SatelliteCharacter Mack]]" or ([[EmbarrassingNickname to his annoyance]]) "Mack-Daddy;" the one exception is his girlfriend, [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Jodie]]. Likewise, Charles Ruttheimer III is "Chuck" to himself and his cousins but "[[ExtravertedNerd Upchuck]]" to everyone else.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', both the Cops and the Crooks are virtually never referred to by their real names, only their code names and aliases. This is especially notable in the case of PJ "Longarm" O'Malley; his father and son are both recurring characters, and even they only ever call him Longarm. Only Bulletproof has his real name, Baldwin P. Vess, mentioned more than once.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Nobody ever calls Dr. Venture "Thaddeus." It's always "Rusty" (his childhood nickname) or "Doc," which is funny since he never actually finished college. (He has an honorary doctorate from a university in Tijuana, Mexico.) There are several others whose real name we know, but who go by their nickname 99.9% of the time: the Monarch (Malcolm,) Dr. Girlfriend/Dr. Mrs. the Monarch (Sheila,) Phantom Limb (Hamilton,) and Sgt. Hatred (Courtney.) Henchman #21 also counts, though he has spent more time going by his real name (Gary) than any of the previously listed characters have.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': The eponymous character is only referred to as Gumball, but it's only in "The Promise" that it's stated to be a nickname. In "The Name" his full name is revealed (to both the audience and himself) to be Zach Tristopher Watterson [[spoiler: but by the end of the episode "Gumball" [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep has legally become his actual name.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': The main hero, Coop, is only ever called that, even by his own mother. His last name is shown to be Cooplowski, but no first name is given.



* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' has resident GadgeteerGenius "Brains", whose real name is only mentioned in one episode. (It's "Hiram Hackenbacker", by the way.) [[WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo The reboot]] has {{Race Lift}}ed him into a BollywoodNerd, so presumably this is no longer canon.



* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' has resident GadgeteerGenius "Brains", whose real name is only mentioned in one episode. (It's "Hiram Hackenbacker", by the way.) [[WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo The reboot]] has {{Race Lift}}ed him into a BollywoodNerd, so presumably this is no longer canon.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicalAdventuresOfQuasimodo'', Quasi's real name is Jacques de Bernassac, but everyone calls him Quasimodo.
* All The Misfits and The Stingers from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' go exclusively by their StageNames. Pizzazz outright gets mad when called "Phyllis", and when visiting Philly Roxanne insists her old friends call her "Roxy."
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'':
** Dodie and her little brother Hoodsey are only called "Deidre" and "Robert-Joseph" by their mother.
** Mipsy is referred to by her nickname by everyone but her teachers.



* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' is only ever called by her real name, "Wisp", in her origin. Characters refer to her as either "Rainbow" or "Rainbow Brite". It's possible she [[ThatManIsDead gave up]] her name when she joined the Color Kids.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Golidlocks generally goes by "Goldie" and TheBigBadWolf goes by "Big Bad" and has the real first name of [[EmbarrassingFirstName Aloysius.]]
* Unlike Daedalus Boch [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames never being called "Doodlebug"]], Junkyard Dog in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' falls here, never being referred to by his real name, Tucker Long.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTelebugs'', Arcadia is so called because she always gets the high scores in video games. Her true name is never revealed.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'' has the titular main character, Boo-Boom. His real name is Filippo, but pretty much the entire series he is only known by his nickname Boo-Boom, which was given to him by his five animal companions since they don't know his real name he is unable to tell them due to having become TheSpeechless.

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* The titular character In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', apparently ''everyone'' in the Autobot military goes by a nickname given to them by their drill sergeant. For example, one bot was shown to be good with stingers (small, electric weapons), he was named "Wasp", and when a certain yellow bot fails to show him up with the same weapon, he's considered a bumbler, and from that he gets the name "[[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]]".
** Most
of ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' is only the Transformers in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' are assumed to be going by nicknames they made up based on their alt-modes (Rattrap, Cheetor, Scorponok, etc). This got somewhat confusing when comics were made about them before they gained their alt-modes, which took pains to avoid mentioning their in-series names (at least, for characters who chose their new names onscreen).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Nobody
ever called by her real name, "Wisp", in her origin. Characters refer to her as either "Rainbow" or "Rainbow Brite". calls Dr. Venture "Thaddeus." It's possible she [[ThatManIsDead gave up]] her name when she joined the Color Kids.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Golidlocks generally goes by "Goldie" and TheBigBadWolf goes by "Big Bad" and has the real first name of [[EmbarrassingFirstName Aloysius.]]
* Unlike Daedalus Boch [[ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames
always "Rusty" (his childhood nickname) or "Doc," which is funny since he never being called "Doodlebug"]], Junkyard Dog actually finished college. (He has an honorary doctorate from a university in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' falls here, never being referred to Tijuana, Mexico.) There are several others whose real name we know, but who go by their nickname 99.9% of the time: the Monarch (Malcolm,) Dr. Girlfriend/Dr. Mrs. the Monarch (Sheila,) Phantom Limb (Hamilton,) and Sgt. Hatred (Courtney.) Henchman #21 also counts, though he has spent more time going by his real name, Tucker Long.
name (Gary) than any of the previously listed characters have.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTelebugs'', Arcadia is so called Robin and ComicBook/Superboy in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', unlike the rest of the team. Robin because she always gets the high scores in video games. Her true name Batman insists that his identity is never revealed.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'' has the titular main character, Boo-Boom. His
kept secret and Superboy because he doesn't have any other name. Artemis is a special case where her real name is Filippo, Artemis, but pretty much the entire series he is only known by his nickname Boo-Boom, which was given others (except possibly Robin, who goes to him by his five animal companions since they her school) don't know that. Rob's actually a double example: except for Wally, the team only knows him as "Robin," and his real civilian friends and family only call him "Dick." This is something fanfic writers seem to get wrong: they constantly refer to him as "Richard" (he's even listed as "Richard G." on FanFiction.Net's character select drop-down), but the only time canon he's ever referenced his given name is during his back story flashback in the tie-in comics. ** When Superboy starts school, he is unable to tell them due to having become TheSpeechless. takes the name "Conner Kent."
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* Gyro Zeppeli from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]''. His real name is [[spoiler: Julius Caeser]] Zeppeli.
* Kyon and his sister in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' - their real names will likely never be revealed. "Kyon" is just an irritating nickname his aunt once gave him and that his sister spread, that ended up sticking despite all his efforts to discourage it. His sister doesn't even get ''that'' much; everyone just calls ''her'' "little sister".
** In "The Disappearence of Haruhi Suzumiya", an alternate dimension Haruhi asks Kyon for his name. After wondering whether to give his nickname (which this Haruhi wouldn't know) or his real name (which not even the Haruhi from his dimension would know), he ends up giving the obviously fake name this Haruhi might remember him by: [[MrSmith John Smith]]. She then goes on to call him John.
-->'''Kyon:''' When you say John, are you referring to me?
-->'''Haruhi:''' Why go with Kyon when John's a much cooler name?

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* Gyro Zeppeli ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' gives us Kuroyukihime, leader of Nega Nebulus and the main character's love interest. Even her digital ID, supposed to reveal a person's real information and is impossible to hack in-universe, displays her name as Kuroyukihime. One of her friends refers to her as Sa-chan, which is the closest hint it gives us to her real name.
* Tokidoki
from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]''. His real ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' is almost always known as Toki both inside and outside the story, mainly because his full name is [[spoiler: Julius Caeser]] Zeppeli.
* Kyon
described as "too weird". (It's Japanese for 'sometimes,' and his sister in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' - their real names will likely never be revealed. "Kyon" is while the Japanese do ''sometimes'' use words for names, just an irritating nickname his aunt once gave him and like any other language, that his sister spread, that ended up sticking despite all his efforts to discourage it. His sister doesn't even get ''that'' much; everyone just calls ''her'' "little sister".
** In "The Disappearence
isn't one of Haruhi Suzumiya", an alternate dimension Haruhi asks Kyon for his name. After wondering whether to give his nickname (which this Haruhi wouldn't know) or his real name (which not even the Haruhi from his dimension would know), he ends up giving the obviously fake name this Haruhi might remember him by: [[MrSmith John Smith]]. She then goes on to call him John.
-->'''Kyon:''' When you say John, are you referring to me?
-->'''Haruhi:''' Why go with Kyon when John's a much cooler name?
them.)



* Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno from ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* The top eight members of Ragnarok in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' have codenames based in Myth/NorseMythology. Only three of them have their full names revealed during the story in which they appear. The three others who [[DefeatMeansFriendship join the Shinpaku Alliance]] don't have their names revealed for another hundred or so chapters.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'':
** Boss from this series and the various spin-offs/sequels thereof (''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero''...). He's claimed that even the author doesn't know his real name.
--->'''Boss''': Kabuto's close friend Boss. Even the author doesn't know my real name.
** During [[GrandFinale the final arc of the original manga]], Dr. Hell revealed that "Hell" was not his true name but a pseudonym... [[ObviouslyEvil that he nicknamed himself with]].
* Shien Mushanokoji, the quarterback of the Seibu Wild Gunmen in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', is only called "The Kid" for several volumes before his name is revealed.
** Monta's real name is Raimon Taro, but due to a misunderstanding when he first introduced himself to Sena he's been called "Monta" by everyone but his mother ever since. Even his locker says "Monta" on it.
** Additionally, when Sena and Monta set out on the trail of the mysterious third founding Devil Bat, literally all they know about him is his nickname, Musashi, causing them to think he's JerkAss soccer player '''Mu'''ro '''Sa'''to'''shi'''. Musashi turns out to be a guy named Gen Takekura; the nickname is never directly explained, although "Takekura" and "Musashi" are two different ways to read the same kanji (武蔵).
** "Buffalo" Ujishima of the Seibu Wild Gunmen. Not that it can be helped, since his actual given name, "Baharou", is pronounced identically to "Buffalo" in Japanese.
** Patrick "Panther" Spencer is never called Patrick (or any permutation thereof) by anyone; his name is only mentioned as an answer to a [[FourthWallMailSlot "Devil Bat Spy"]] question.

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* Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno from ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* The top eight members title character of Ragnarok in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' have codenames based in Myth/NorseMythology. Only three of them have their full names revealed during the story in which they appear. The three others who [[DefeatMeansFriendship join the Shinpaku Alliance]] don't have their names revealed for another hundred ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' is simply called Beel, or so chapters.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'':
** Boss from this series
Baby Beel, by everyone. Justified, as his real name, [[OverlyLongName Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV]] would be a mouthful... and the various spin-offs/sequels thereof (''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero''...). He's claimed that even the author Oga doesn't remember his full name anyway.
* Several members of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s cast are commonly referred to only by nicknames. The only one of the cast who has a name we actually
know is real (and not just a nickname or an alias) is Rokuro Okajima, the main character, whom everyone just calls "Rock". Amongst other examples, "Revy" is a nickname (first name "Rebecca", nothing else known), "Dutch" is a nickname, "Balalaika" is a nickname, and "Hansel and Gretel" are nicknames (but they have no real names anyway).
** Balalaika is later given a full name: Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena.
* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' has Yumeno "Q" Kyuusaku (whose real name is never spoken aloud) and Oda "Odasaku" Sakunosuke. Also possibly the case with Mori, as Elise calls him Rintarou, which was the real name of the real-life Mori Ougai, which might imply that it's
his real name.
--->'''Boss''': Kabuto's close friend Boss. Even the author
name as well.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Accelerator notes that he used to have a real name. A normal name. He even tells how many characters were in it (3?) but
doesn't know my reveal what it was. He's only called Accelerator now.
** Index too. Presumably she wasn't named Index when she was born, but probably after she was forced to memorize an entire library of knowledge and had the rest of her memory wiped. Whatever the case, "Index Librorum Prohibitorum" is apparently her actual legal name now, as it appears on any form of ID she carries.
** Aogami Pierce[[note]]which literally means "the blue-haired guy with piercings"[[/note]] presumably has a
real name.
** During [[GrandFinale the final arc of the original manga]], Dr. Hell revealed that "Hell" was not his true
name but a pseudonym... [[ObviouslyEvil that he nicknamed himself with]].
* Shien Mushanokoji,
as well. To us, though, he's just the quarterback blue-haired guy with piercings.
%%* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': The head
of the Seibu Wild Gunmen in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', [[TerroristsWithoutACause Re:Code]] is only ever called "The Kid" One Being Sought", which is fine for several volumes before [[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?").
* C.C. (pronounced "C-Two") in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is only known by these initials. The only time her real
name was spoken out loud the viewer is revealed.
** Monta's
only treated with the speaker's vague lip-movements. Supposedly, it had originally been planned that her true identity would have some relevance in the second season. But since ExecutiveMeddling significantly altered season 2, that plan got dropped.
* V. T. from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' runs a pool for people guessing her name. Her
real name is Raimon Taro, but due to a misunderstanding when he first introduced himself to Sena he's been Victoria Terpsichore. Vicious, the show's main antagonist, never reveals his true name either.
* The famed criminal Mister in ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'' is so
called "Monta" by everyone but because he has as many aliases and false identities as there are stars in the sky and nobody knows what his mother ever since. Even real name actually is.
* The protagonist of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is rarely referred to by
his locker says "Monta" on it.
** Additionally, when Sena and Monta set out on the trail of the mysterious third founding Devil Bat, literally all they know about him is his nickname, Musashi, causing them to think he's JerkAss soccer player '''Mu'''ro '''Sa'''to'''shi'''. Musashi turns out to be a guy named Gen Takekura; the nickname is never directly explained, although "Takekura" and "Musashi" are two different ways to read the same kanji (武蔵).
** "Buffalo" Ujishima of the Seibu Wild Gunmen. Not that it can be helped, since his actual given
real name, "Baharou", is pronounced identically Kimihito Kurusu. The girls around him tend to "Buffalo" in Japanese.
use various nicknames for him, generally some variation of "Darling", "Master" or "Husband".
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'':
** Patrick "Panther" Spencer is never called Patrick (or any permutation thereof) by anyone; his name Sanada East's StudentCouncilPresident is only mentioned known as an answer to "Ringo-chan."
** The Literature Girl or "Yassan." Her real name was never released.
* The [[AntiHero hero]] of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is only known by his CodeName, Hei ("black" in Chinese) [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Black Reaper]], BK-201 (his Messier number), and "Li Shengshun" (or some variation) as his NiceGuy civilian alias. Whatever his real name was we'll probably never know, as he gave it up
a [[FourthWallMailSlot "Devil Bat Spy"]] question.long time ago.



* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' is only known by her CodeName (which has its own sinister backstory), even to her liaisons, the closest thing she has to family. In fact, [[spoiler:she doesn't have any "real" name at all, since she isn't that real herself, in the first place.]]
* The villain in ''Manga/GunXSword'' is known only as the Claw, sometimes called "Comrade" by his allies. He rejected his real name long ago and it is never revealed.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' has confirmed The Claw Man's real name to be Koo Krying Kroo and he's William Woo's father.
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', there is the mafia boss named The Baby. [[spoiler:His real name is given TheUnreveal treatment.]]
* Ash Ketchum in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is a downplayed example of this. Team Rocket always refer to him as "the Twerp." They almost never refer to him by his real name and you can probably count the number of times they've ever done so to his face on one hand.
* The Pharaoh in the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. His real name is unknown and is a plot point in the last season, so the only thing his friends can call him is by his title, which they use in lieu of a name, rather than as a respectful gesture or as a title as Ishizu and Shadi would use it.
* Ryo Marufuji, the Kaiser, of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. There is a time when people call him Hell Kaiser until they call him only Kaiser again.
* Only a few characters call Shark from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' by his name Ryoga Kamishiro.
* C.C. (pronounced "C-Two") in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is only known by these initials. The only time her real name was spoken out loud the viewer is only treated with the speaker's vague lip-movements. Supposedly, it had originally been planned that her true identity would have some relevance in the second season. But since ExecutiveMeddling significantly altered season 2, that plan got dropped.
* The Gaba Thieves in ''[[Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru]]'' make a deliberate point of only ever using nicknames to protect their identities. When Nike and Kukuri briefly join them, the leader Sly immediately gives them codenames. This is taken a step further with Sly himself, who [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone calls "Ookashira"]], essentially meaning "Boss".

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* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' is only known by her CodeName (which has its own sinister backstory), even to her liaisons, Nearly everyone on the closest thing she has to family. In fact, [[spoiler:she doesn't have any "real" name at all, since she isn't that real herself, in the first place.]]
* The villain in ''Manga/GunXSword''
main cast of ''Manga/DenkiGaiNoHonyaSan'' is known only as the Claw, sometimes called "Comrade" by his allies. He rejected his real name long ago and it is never revealed.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' has confirmed The Claw Man's real name to be Koo Krying Kroo and he's William Woo's father.
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', there is the mafia boss named The Baby. [[spoiler:His real name is given TheUnreveal treatment.]]
* Ash Ketchum in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is a downplayed example of this. Team Rocket always refer to him as "the Twerp." They almost never refer to him by his real name and you can probably count the number of times they've ever done so to his face on one hand.
* The Pharaoh in the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. His real name is unknown and is a plot point in the last season, so the only thing his friends can call him is by his title, which they use in lieu of a name, rather than as a respectful gesture or as a title as Ishizu and Shadi would use it.
* Ryo Marufuji, the Kaiser, of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. There is a time when people call him Hell Kaiser until they call him only Kaiser again.
* Only a few characters call Shark from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' by his name Ryoga Kamishiro.
* C.C. (pronounced "C-Two") in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is only known by these initials. The only time her real name was spoken out loud the viewer is only treated with the speaker's vague lip-movements. Supposedly, it had originally been planned that her true identity would have some relevance in the second season. But since ExecutiveMeddling significantly altered season 2, that plan got dropped.
* The Gaba Thieves in ''[[Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru]]'' make a deliberate point of only ever using nicknames to protect
their identities. When Nike nickname, e.g. Fu Girl, Director, Sensei, Sommelier, and Kukuri briefly join them, the leader Sly immediately gives them codenames. This is taken a step further with Sly himself, who [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone calls "Ookashira"]], essentially meaning "Boss".Kameko.



* The famed criminal Mister in ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'' is so called because he has as many aliases and false identities as there are stars in the sky and nobody knows what his real name actually is.
%%* ''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?").
* Nobody in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' calls Miyabi Oomichi "Miyabi". She's mainly referred by the main cast as "Professor," while Namiko calls her by the AlternateCharacterReading "Masa," and the FacelessMasses calls her "Oomichi-san".
* Kasanoda from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. We're given his first name (which is Ritsu), but he's almost always referred to as Kasanoda or some [[AccidentalMisnaming mispronunciation]] of his name.
** Mori and Honey as well, except to [[FirstNameBasis each other]].
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Accelerator notes that he used to have a real name. A normal name. He even tells how many characters were in it (3?) but doesn't reveal what it was. He's only called Accelerator now.
** Index too. Presumably she wasn't named Index when she was born, but probably after she was forced to memorize an entire library of knowledge and had the rest of her memory wiped. Whatever the case, "Index Librorum Prohibitorum" is apparently her actual legal name now, as it appears on any form of ID she carries.
** Aogami Pierce[[note]]which literally means "the blue-haired guy with piercings"[[/note]] presumably has a real name as well. To us, though, he's just the blue-haired guy with piercings.
* The [[AntiHero hero]] of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is only known by his CodeName, Hei ("black" in Chinese) [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Black Reaper]], BK-201 (his Messier number), and "Li Shengshun" (or some variation) as his NiceGuy civilian alias. Whatever his real name was we'll probably never know, as he gave it up a long time ago.
* Tokidoki from ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' is almost always known as Toki both inside and outside the story, mainly because his full name is described as "too weird". (It's Japanese for 'sometimes,' and while the Japanese do ''sometimes'' use words for names, just like any other language, that isn't one of them.)

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* The famed criminal Mister Gaba Thieves in ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow'' is so called because he has as many aliases and false identities as there are stars in the sky and nobody knows what his real name actually is.
%%* ''Manga/CodeBreaker'': The head
''[[Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru]]'' make a deliberate point of [[TerroristsWithoutACause Re:Code]] is only ever called "The One Being Sought", which using nicknames to protect their identities. When Nike and Kukuri briefly join them, the leader Sly immediately gives them codenames. This is fine for [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Ogami]] [[spoiler: taken a step further with Sly himself, 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?").
* Nobody in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass''
[[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep everyone calls Miyabi Oomichi "Miyabi". She's mainly referred by "Ookashira"]], essentially meaning "Boss".
* Takeshi Goda in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' is commonly known as Gian. Some of
the main cast as "Professor," while Namiko calls her by the AlternateCharacterReading "Masa," and the FacelessMasses calls her "Oomichi-san".
* Kasanoda from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. We're given his first name (which is Ritsu), but he's almost always referred to as Kasanoda or some [[AccidentalMisnaming mispronunciation]] of his name.
** Mori and Honey as well, except to [[FirstNameBasis each other]].
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Accelerator notes that he used to have a real name. A normal name. He even tells how many
characters were in it (3?) but doesn't reveal what it was. He's only called Accelerator now.
** Index too. Presumably she wasn't named Index when she was born, but probably after she was forced to memorize an entire library of knowledge
such as Shizuka and had the rest of her memory wiped. Whatever the case, "Index Librorum Prohibitorum" is apparently her actual legal name now, as it appears on any form of ID she carries.
** Aogami Pierce[[note]]which literally means "the blue-haired guy with piercings"[[/note]] presumably has a real name as well. To us, though, he's just the blue-haired guy with piercings.
* The [[AntiHero hero]] of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' is only known by his CodeName, Hei ("black" in Chinese) [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Black Reaper]], BK-201 (his Messier number), and "Li Shengshun" (or some variation) as his NiceGuy civilian alias. Whatever his real name was we'll probably never know, as he gave it up a long time ago.
* Tokidoki from ''Manga/{{Amatsuki}}'' is almost always known as Toki both inside and outside the story, mainly because his full name is described as "too weird". (It's Japanese for 'sometimes,' and while the Japanese do ''sometimes'' use words for names, just like any other language, that isn't one of them.)
Gian's mother still call him Takeshi.



* All the Zoanoids, some Zoalords, and even Lost Numbers are never given names in ''Manga/{{Guyver}}''. Some just have their model number type as a nickname. Some Zoalords seem to rename themselves after famous figures or fictional literary characters.

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* All In ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', the Zoanoids, some Zoalords, kids all call Jun Shiratori "Yuuki," meaning "courage," since he's always telling them to face their fears and even Lost Numbers are speak their minds.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'':
** Shien Mushanokoji, the quarterback of the Seibu Wild Gunmen , is only called "The Kid" for several volumes before his name is revealed.
** Monta's real name is Raimon Taro, but due to a misunderstanding when he first introduced himself to Sena he's been called "Monta" by everyone but his mother ever since. Even his locker says "Monta" on it.
** Additionally, when Sena and Monta set out on the trail of the mysterious third founding Devil Bat, literally all they know about him is his nickname, Musashi, causing them to think he's JerkAss soccer player '''Mu'''ro '''Sa'''to'''shi'''. Musashi turns out to be a guy named Gen Takekura; the nickname is
never directly explained, although "Takekura" and "Musashi" are two different ways to read the same kanji (武蔵).
** "Buffalo" Ujishima of the Seibu Wild Gunmen. Not that it can be helped, since his actual
given names name, "Baharou", is pronounced identically to "Buffalo" in ''Manga/{{Guyver}}''. Some just Japanese.
** Patrick "Panther" Spencer is never called Patrick (or any permutation thereof) by anyone; his name is only mentioned as an answer to a [[FourthWallMailSlot "Devil Bat Spy"]] question.
* The Oracion Seis of ''Manga/FairyTail'' all
have their model number type as a nickname. Some Zoalords seem codenames. Hoteye mentions that his real name is [[spoiler:Richard]],though.
** Cobra later tells Kinana that his name is [[spoiler:Erik]] but unlike Hoteye, he continues
to rename themselves after famous figures or fictional literary characters. use his codename afterward.



* Nodame from ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' rarely gets called by her real name, Megumi Noda.
* V. T. from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' runs a pool for people guessing her name. Her real name is Victoria Terpsichore. Vicious, the show's main antagonist, never reveals his true name either.
* Several members of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s cast are commonly referred to only by nicknames. The only one of the cast who has a name we actually know is real (and not just a nickname or an alias) is Rokuro Okajima, the main character, whom everyone just calls "Rock". Amongst other examples, "Revy" is a nickname (first name "Rebecca", nothing else known), "Dutch" is a nickname, "Balalaika" is a nickname, and "Hansel and Gretel" are nicknames (but they have no real names anyway).
** Balalaika is later given a full name: Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena.
* Takeshi Goda in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' is commonly known as Gian. Some of the characters such as Shizuka and Gian's mother still call him Takeshi.

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* Nodame from ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' rarely gets called Nobody in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' calls Miyabi Oomichi "Miyabi". She's mainly referred by her real name, Megumi Noda.
* V. T. from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' runs a pool for people guessing her name. Her real name is Victoria Terpsichore. Vicious,
the show's main antagonist, never reveals his true name either.
* Several members of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s
cast are commonly as "Professor," while Namiko calls her by the AlternateCharacterReading "Masa," and the FacelessMasses calls her "Oomichi-san".
* InUniverse in ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu''. After [[IdiotHero Daiya]] nicknamed the Crab Bunker "Kani Tank", it is only
referred to only by nicknames. The only one of the cast who has a as its real name we actually know during the most serious of moments... [[InsistentTerminology and by Puria all the time]].
* ''Manga/GhostHunt'':
** Kazuya Shibuya. If you have seen the show but can't recall who that is, it may be because everyone calls him "
[[{{Narcissist}} Naru]]" for the entire show.
** And [[spoiler:Kazuya Shibuya
is not his real (and not just a nickname or an alias) is Rokuro Okajima, the main character, whom name either. It's Oliver Davies]]
** There's also Takigawa, who
everyone just calls "Rock". Amongst other examples, "Revy" is a nickname (first name "Rebecca", nothing else known), "Dutch" is a nickname, "Balalaika" is a nickname, and "Hansel and Gretel" are nicknames (but they have no real names anyway).
** Balalaika is later given a full name: Sofiya Irininskaya Pavlovena.
* Takeshi Goda in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' is commonly known as Gian. Some of the characters such as Shizuka and Gian's mother still call him Takeshi.
"Bou-san."



* Kazuya Shibuya from ''Manga/GhostHunt''. If you have seen the show but can't recall who that is, it may be because everyone calls him "[[{{Narcissist}} Naru]]" for the entire show.
** And [[spoiler:Kazuya Shibuya is not his real name either. It's Oliver Davies]]
** There's also Takigawa, who everyone just calls "Bou-san."
* The Oracion Seis of ''Manga/FairyTail'' all have codenames. Hoteye mentions that his real name is [[spoiler:Richard]],though.
** Cobra later tells Kinana that his name is [[spoiler:Erik]] but unlike Hoteye, he continues to use his codename afterward.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Yamato's real name is unknown and since his introduction he has just gone by the CodeName Tsunade gave him even after the mission he was given it for ended. Apparently he likes "Yamato" better than his real name, whatever it might be. Readers often confuse "Tenzo" to be his real name, but it's actually just the CodeName he used he worked with Kakashi. Given the more recently-revealed details of his background, it's entirely possible Yamato has no idea what his real name is and simply prefers to go by whatever his current code-name is for convenience's sake.
** We eventually find out [[spoiler:A and Killer Bee]] don't go by their real names, but rather nicknames that have been used by [[spoiler:the Raikage and his partner]] through their village's history.
* Kafuka Fura of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is using a false name derived from that of Franz Kafka. At one point there's a flashback to Nami's kindergarten class, and one of Nami's classmates, who looks like a younger Kafuka, is identified by the name An. It seems to be implied that Kafuka's real name is An Akagi, the Japanese title for ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', in reference to Kafuka's [[ThePollyanna ultra-optimistic personality]]. The name/book title literally means "Red Anne", but is also a pun on "red end" in Engrish, and in both cases, refers to [[KillEmAll what Kafuka is likely to ultimately do to her classmates]].

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* Kazuya Shibuya from ''Manga/GhostHunt''. If you have seen The villain in ''Manga/GunXSword'' is known only as the show but can't recall who that is, it may be because everyone calls him "[[{{Narcissist}} Naru]]" for the entire show.
** And [[spoiler:Kazuya Shibuya is not
Claw, sometimes called "Comrade" by his allies. He rejected his real name either. It's Oliver Davies]]
long ago and it is never revealed.
** There's also Takigawa, who everyone just calls "Bou-san."
*
''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' has confirmed The Oracion Seis of ''Manga/FairyTail'' all have codenames. Hoteye mentions that his Claw Man's real name is [[spoiler:Richard]],though.
** Cobra later tells Kinana that his name is [[spoiler:Erik]] but unlike Hoteye, he continues to use his codename afterward.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Yamato's real name is unknown and since his introduction he has just gone by the CodeName Tsunade gave him even after the mission he was given it for ended. Apparently he likes "Yamato" better than his real name, whatever it might be. Readers often confuse "Tenzo"
to be his real name, but it's actually just the CodeName he used he worked with Kakashi. Given the more recently-revealed details of his background, it's entirely possible Yamato has no idea what his real name is Koo Krying Kroo and simply prefers to go by whatever his current code-name is for convenience's sake.
** We eventually find out [[spoiler:A and Killer Bee]] don't go by their real names, but rather nicknames that have been used by [[spoiler:the Raikage and his partner]] through their village's history.
* Kafuka Fura of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is using a false name derived from that of Franz Kafka. At one point there's a flashback to Nami's kindergarten class, and one of Nami's classmates, who looks like a younger Kafuka, is identified by the name An. It seems to be implied that Kafuka's real name is An Akagi, the Japanese title for ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', in reference to Kafuka's [[ThePollyanna ultra-optimistic personality]]. The name/book title literally means "Red Anne", but is also a pun on "red end" in Engrish, and in both cases, refers to [[KillEmAll what Kafuka is likely to ultimately do to her classmates]].
he's William Woo's father.



* The title character of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' is simply called Beel, or Baby Beel, by everyone. Justified, as his real name, [[OverlyLongName Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV]] would be a mouthful... and Oga doesn't remember his full name anyway.
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'':
** Sanada East's StudentCouncilPresident is only known as "Ringo-chan."
** The Literature Girl or "Yassan." Her real name was never released.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Franky's real name is Cutty Flam. "Franky" was a name given to him by Iceburg.
** Hachi is rarely ever called by his real name "Hatchan", since it sounds very cute.
** Edward Newgate and Marshall D. Teach are known almost exclusively as "Whitebeard" and "Blackbeard", respectively.
** Most people refer to the Admirals of the Marines by their color-coded alias, and rarely know or use their real names.
** During the Paramount War in Marineford, a flashback shows the Pirate King complaining to Whitebeard because everyone's started calling him "Gold Roger" when his real name is [[spoiler: Gol D. Roger]]. By the present day hardly anyone refers to him using that name. The world knows him as the Pirate King Gold Roger.
** Many members of the Donquixote family are only known by their given codenames. The four family executives are codenamed for the four card suits; thus, Donquixote Rocinante is almost exclusively referred to as "Corazon", and we never learn Trebol's, Diamante's, or Pica's real names. Some of the underlings are the same way; we are explicitly told that "Buffalo" and "Baby 5" are codenames, but we never learn their real ones.

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* All the Zoanoids, some Zoalords, and even Lost Numbers are never given names in ''Manga/{{Guyver}}''. Some just have their model number type as a nickname. Some Zoalords seem to rename themselves after famous figures or fictional literary characters.
* The title character of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' is simply called Beel, or Baby Beel, by everyone. Justified, ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' introduces herself as his [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlahotep the Crawling Chaos]], adding "People call me Nyarko, but I have a real name, [[OverlyLongName Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV]] would be a mouthful... and Oga doesn't remember his full name anyway.
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'':
** Sanada East's StudentCouncilPresident is only known as "Ringo-chan."
** The Literature Girl or "Yassan." Her real name was never released.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Franky's real
name". Later novels reveal that her true name is Cutty Flam. "Franky" was a name given to him by Iceburg.
** Hachi is rarely ever called by his real name "Hatchan", since it sounds very cute.
** Edward Newgate
TheUnpronounceable, and Marshall D. Teach are known almost exclusively as "Whitebeard" and "Blackbeard", respectively.
** Most people refer
even being able to the Admirals of the Marines by their color-coded alias, and rarely know or use their real names.
** During the Paramount War in Marineford, a flashback shows the Pirate King complaining to Whitebeard because everyone's started calling him "Gold Roger" when his real name
comprehend it is [[spoiler: Gol D. Roger]]. By the present day hardly anyone refers to him using that name. The world knows him as the Pirate King Gold Roger.
** Many members of the Donquixote family are only known by their given codenames. The four family executives are codenamed for the four card suits; thus, Donquixote Rocinante is almost exclusively referred to as "Corazon", and we never learn Trebol's, Diamante's, or Pica's real names. Some of the underlings are the same way; we are explicitly told that "Buffalo" and "Baby 5" are codenames, but we never learn their real ones.
quite a feat.



* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion''
** Hinata is primarily referred to by her shortened name, Hina or Hina-chan.
** "Smith" is revealed to be a nickname long after his introduction, when the manga unceremoniously reveals that his real name is Tatsuyuki Misumi.
* The title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' introduces herself as [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlahotep the Crawling Chaos]], adding "People call me Nyarko, but I have a real name". Later novels reveal that her true name is TheUnpronounceable, and even being able to comprehend it is quite a feat.
* InUniverse in ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu''. After [[IdiotHero Daiya]] nicknamed the Crab Bunker "Kani Tank", it is only referred to as its real name during the most serious of moments... [[InsistentTerminology and by Puria all the time]].
* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' gives us Kuroyukihime, leader of Nega Nebulus and the main character's love interest. Even her digital ID, supposed to reveal a person's real information and is impossible to hack in-universe, displays her name as Kuroyukihime. One of her friends refers to her as Sa-chan, which is the closest hint it gives us to her real name.
* In ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', legal contractors are often nicknamed after [[OurMonstersAreDifferent their Chain]], such as [[CreepyCrows Raven,]] [[spoiler: who turns out to be [[FutureBadass Gilbert]] post-TimeSkip,]] or [[MadHatter Hatter,]] aka [[BunnyEarsLawyer Xerxes Break.]] [[spoiler: That name is also an alias: his birth name is [[IHatePastMe Kevin Regnard.]]]] And then there is [[SilkHidingSteel Charlotte Baskerville,]] whom everyone started calling "Lottie" after Jack came up with the nickname.
* Nearly everyone on the main cast of ''Manga/DenkiGaiNoHonyaSan'' is known only by their nickname, e.g. Fu Girl, Director, Sensei, Sommelier, and Kameko.

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* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion''
** Hinata
Kyon and his sister in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' - their real names will likely never be revealed. "Kyon" is primarily referred to by her shortened name, Hina or Hina-chan.
** "Smith" is revealed to be a
just an irritating nickname long after his introduction, when the manga unceremoniously reveals aunt once gave him and that his sister spread, that ended up sticking despite all his efforts to discourage it. His sister doesn't even get ''that'' much; everyone just calls ''her'' "little sister".
** In "The Disappearence of Haruhi Suzumiya", an alternate dimension Haruhi asks Kyon for his name. After wondering whether to give his nickname (which this Haruhi wouldn't know) or
his real name is Tatsuyuki Misumi.
* The title character of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' introduces herself as [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlahotep
(which not even the Crawling Chaos]], adding "People Haruhi from his dimension would know), he ends up giving the obviously fake name this Haruhi might remember him by: [[MrSmith John Smith]]. She then goes on to call me Nyarko, but I have a real name". Later novels reveal that her true name is TheUnpronounceable, and even being able to comprehend it is quite a feat.
* InUniverse in ''Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu''. After [[IdiotHero Daiya]] nicknamed the Crab Bunker "Kani Tank", it is only referred to as its real name during the most serious of moments... [[InsistentTerminology and by Puria all the time]].
* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' gives us Kuroyukihime, leader of Nega Nebulus and the main character's love interest. Even her digital ID, supposed to reveal a person's real information and is impossible to hack in-universe, displays her name as Kuroyukihime. One of her friends refers to her as Sa-chan, which is the closest hint it gives us to her real name.
* In ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', legal contractors
him John.
-->'''Kyon:''' When you say John,
are often nicknamed after [[OurMonstersAreDifferent their Chain]], such as [[CreepyCrows Raven,]] [[spoiler: who turns out you referring to be [[FutureBadass Gilbert]] post-TimeSkip,]] or [[MadHatter Hatter,]] aka [[BunnyEarsLawyer Xerxes Break.]] [[spoiler: That name is also an alias: his birth name is [[IHatePastMe Kevin Regnard.]]]] And then there is [[SilkHidingSteel Charlotte Baskerville,]] whom everyone started calling "Lottie" after Jack came up me?
-->'''Haruhi:''' Why go
with the nickname.
* Nearly everyone on the main cast of ''Manga/DenkiGaiNoHonyaSan'' is known only by their nickname, e.g. Fu Girl, Director, Sensei, Sommelier, and Kameko.
Kyon when John's a much cooler name?



* The protagonist of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is rarely referred to by his real name, Kimihito Kurusu. The girls around him tend to use various nicknames for him, generally some variation of "Darling", "Master" or "Husband".
* In ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', the kids all call Jun Shiratori "Yuuki," meaning "courage," since he's always telling them to face their fears and speak their minds.
* In ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' we have Barnaby "Bear" Bernstein (Gorouta "Kuma" Kumashina in Japan) who is never referred to by his proper name. To a lesser extent eother characters often have shortened versions of their names, like "Eddie" and "Katie". Even Nathan's parents only call him "Nate".
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
** SenseiChan Sakura Megumi is only ever referred to as "Megu-nee" by the characters, though she wishes they would refer to her as "Sakura-sensei".
** Yuuri is referred to as "Rii" more often than her full name.
** [[spoiler:Rii's sister]] is exclusively known as "Ruu".
* ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'' has the protagonist Yotaro who doesn't even mention his own name, not even when first speaking to his rakugo idol Yakumo. Yotaro is a nickname given to him by Yakumo, and [[MeaningfulRename it means "fool" in rakugo slang]]. Less than halfway through the first episode of the anime, we get a guy from Yotaro's past and only then is this trope averted - his real name is Kyoji.

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* Gyro Zeppeli from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run''. His real name is [[spoiler: Julius Caeser]] Zeppeli.
* The protagonist top eight members of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' Ragnarok in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' have codenames based in Myth/NorseMythology. Only three of them have their full names revealed during the story in which they appear. The three others who [[DefeatMeansFriendship join the Shinpaku Alliance]] don't have their names revealed for another hundred or so chapters.
* Mitsune 'Kitsune' Konno from ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* ''Anime/{{Madlax}}''
is rarely referred only known by her CodeName (which has its own sinister backstory), even to her liaisons, the closest thing she has to family. In fact, [[spoiler:she doesn't have any "real" name at all, since she isn't that real herself, in the first place.]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'':
** Boss from this series and the various spin-offs/sequels thereof (''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'', ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero''...). He's claimed that even the author doesn't know his real name.
--->'''Boss''': Kabuto's close friend Boss. Even the author doesn't know my real name.
** During [[GrandFinale the final arc of the original manga]], Dr. Hell revealed that "Hell" was not his true name but a pseudonym... [[ObviouslyEvil that he nicknamed himself with]].
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', there is the mafia boss named The Baby. [[spoiler:His real name is given TheUnreveal treatment.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Yamato's real name is unknown and since his introduction he has just gone
by the CodeName Tsunade gave him even after the mission he was given it for ended. Apparently he likes "Yamato" better than his real name, Kimihito Kurusu. The girls around him tend to use various nicknames for him, generally some variation of "Darling", "Master" or "Husband".
* In ''Manga/{{Erased}}'', the kids all call Jun Shiratori "Yuuki," meaning "courage," since he's always telling them to face their fears and speak their minds.
* In ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' we have Barnaby "Bear" Bernstein (Gorouta "Kuma" Kumashina in Japan) who is never referred to by his proper name. To a lesser extent eother characters
whatever it might be. Readers often have shortened versions of their names, like "Eddie" and "Katie". Even Nathan's parents only call him "Nate".
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
** SenseiChan Sakura Megumi is only ever referred
confuse "Tenzo" to as "Megu-nee" by the characters, though she wishes they would refer to her as "Sakura-sensei".
** Yuuri is referred to as "Rii" more often than her full name.
** [[spoiler:Rii's sister]] is exclusively known as "Ruu".
* ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'' has the protagonist Yotaro who doesn't even mention
be his own real name, not even when first speaking to but it's actually just the CodeName he used he worked with Kakashi. Given the more recently-revealed details of his rakugo idol Yakumo. Yotaro is a nickname given to him by Yakumo, and [[MeaningfulRename it means "fool" in rakugo slang]]. Less than halfway through the first episode of the anime, we get a guy from Yotaro's past and only then is this trope averted - background, it's entirely possible Yamato has no idea what his real name is Kyoji.and simply prefers to go by whatever his current code-name is for convenience's sake.
** We eventually find out [[spoiler:A and Killer Bee]] don't go by their real names, but rather nicknames that have been used by [[spoiler:the Raikage and his partner]] through their village's history.
* Nodame from ''Manga/NodameCantabile'' rarely gets called by her real name, Megumi Noda.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Franky's real name is Cutty Flam. "Franky" was a name given to him by Iceburg.
** Hachi is rarely ever called by his real name "Hatchan", since it sounds very cute.
** Edward Newgate and Marshall D. Teach are known almost exclusively as "Whitebeard" and "Blackbeard", respectively.
** Most people refer to the Admirals of the Marines by their color-coded alias, and rarely know or use their real names.
** During the Paramount War in Marineford, a flashback shows the Pirate King complaining to Whitebeard because everyone's started calling him "Gold Roger" when his real name is [[spoiler: Gol D. Roger]]. By the present day hardly anyone refers to him using that name. The world knows him as the Pirate King Gold Roger.
** Many members of the Donquixote family are only known by their given codenames. The four family executives are codenamed for the four card suits; thus, Donquixote Rocinante is almost exclusively referred to as "Corazon", and we never learn Trebol's, Diamante's, or Pica's real names. Some of the underlings are the same way; we are explicitly told that "Buffalo" and "Baby 5" are codenames, but we never learn their real ones.
* Kasanoda from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. We're given his first name (which is Ritsu), but he's almost always referred to as Kasanoda or some [[AccidentalMisnaming mispronunciation]] of his name.
** Mori and Honey as well, except to [[FirstNameBasis each other]].
* In ''Manga/PandoraHearts'', legal contractors are often nicknamed after [[OurMonstersAreDifferent their Chain]], such as [[CreepyCrows Raven,]] [[spoiler: who turns out to be [[FutureBadass Gilbert]] post-TimeSkip,]] or [[MadHatter Hatter,]] aka [[BunnyEarsLawyer Xerxes Break.]] [[spoiler: That name is also an alias: his birth name is [[IHatePastMe Kevin Regnard.]]]] And then there is [[SilkHidingSteel Charlotte Baskerville,]] whom everyone started calling "Lottie" after Jack came up with the nickname.



* Ash Ketchum in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is a downplayed example of this. Team Rocket always refer to him as "the Twerp." They almost never refer to him by his real name and you can probably count the number of times they've ever done so to his face on one hand.



* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' has Yumeno "Q" Kyuusaku (whose real name is never spoken aloud) and Oda "Odasaku" Sakunosuke. Also possibly the case with Mori, as Elise calls him Rintarou, which was the real name of the real-life Mori Ougai, which might imply that it's his real name as well.

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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' has Yumeno "Q" Kyuusaku (whose real name ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion''
** Hinata
is never spoken aloud) and Oda "Odasaku" Sakunosuke. Also possibly primarily referred to by her shortened name, Hina or Hina-chan.
** "Smith" is revealed to be a nickname long after his introduction, when
the case with Mori, as Elise calls him Rintarou, which was the real name of the real-life Mori Ougai, which might imply manga unceremoniously reveals that it's his real name is Tatsuyuki Misumi.
* Kafuka Fura of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is using a false name derived from that of Franz Kafka. At one point there's a flashback to Nami's kindergarten class, and one of Nami's classmates, who looks like a younger Kafuka, is identified by the name An. It seems to be implied that Kafuka's real name is An Akagi, the Japanese title for ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', in reference to Kafuka's [[ThePollyanna ultra-optimistic personality]]. The name/book title literally means "Red Anne", but is also a pun on "red end" in Engrish, and in both cases, refers to [[KillEmAll what Kafuka is likely to ultimately do to her classmates]].
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
** SenseiChan Sakura Megumi is only ever referred to
as well."Megu-nee" by the characters, though she wishes they would refer to her as "Sakura-sensei".
** Yuuri is referred to as "Rii" more often than her full name.
** [[spoiler:Rii's sister]] is exclusively known as "Ruu".
* ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'' has the protagonist Yotaro who doesn't even mention his own name, not even when first speaking to his rakugo idol Yakumo. Yotaro is a nickname given to him by Yakumo, and [[MeaningfulRename it means "fool" in rakugo slang]]. Less than halfway through the first episode of the anime, we get a guy from Yotaro's past and only then is this trope averted - his real name is Kyoji.
* In ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' we have Barnaby "Bear" Bernstein (Gorouta "Kuma" Kumashina in Japan) who is never referred to by his proper name. To a lesser extent eother characters often have shortened versions of their names, like "Eddie" and "Katie". Even Nathan's parents only call him "Nate".
* The Pharaoh in the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh''. His real name is unknown and is a plot point in the last season, so the only thing his friends can call him is by his title, which they use in lieu of a name, rather than as a respectful gesture or as a title as Ishizu and Shadi would use it.
* Ryo Marufuji, the Kaiser, of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. There is a time when people call him Hell Kaiser until they call him only Kaiser again.
* Only a few characters call Shark from ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' by his name Ryoga Kamishiro.
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* ''Film/CampXRay'': Much like the "Dollars Trilogy" example above, Private [[spoiler:Amy]] Cole is referred to as "Blondie" by Ali for the majority of the film, despite being played by obvious brunette KristenStewart.

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* ''Film/CampXRay'': Much like the "Dollars Trilogy" example above, Private [[spoiler:Amy]] Cole is referred to as "Blondie" by Ali for the majority of the film, despite being played by obvious brunette KristenStewart.Creator/KristenStewart.
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