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26th Jul '16 2:49:16 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* It's probably easier to count the number of characters in both ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' and its sequel who ''aren't'' only known by their nicknames, or go by names that could easily be psuedonyms (such as the Fans in ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', some of which wear the same type of masks as Jacket did in the first game and just so happen to go by the same names.)]

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* It's probably easier to count the number of characters in both ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' and its sequel who ''aren't'' only known by their nicknames, or go by names that could easily be psuedonyms (such as the Fans in ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber'', some of which wear the same type of masks as Jacket did in the first game and just so happen to go by the same names.)]names).
23rd Jul '16 4:59:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' - Edward Bear.

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* ''Literature/WinnieThePooh'' - ''Literature/WinnieThePooh': Winnie's name is a nickname for Edward Bear.


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* Many of the deceased kids in ''Literature/{{Ghostgirl}}'' have a "dead name" that they're frequently called. For example, Picollo Pam swallowed her picollo while "Metal Mike" was listening to metal music while taking his driver's test and crashed, which caused him to have metal shards in his heads as well.
23rd Jul '16 9:50:38 AM ShadowStealer7
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** [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]], after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth name is unknown.

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** [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]], after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth name is unknown.was unknown for the entire series, and was only revealed to be [[spoiler:Mason Pines]] in a book released months after the series ended.
18th Jul '16 6:55:31 AM gravious
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* Very common in ''Series/TheWire'', considering many of the characters are criminals who only go by their street names. Lampshaded by Omar during this exchange at Bird's murder trial:
--> '''ASA Ilene Nathan:''' And do you see the gunman who killed Mr. Gant anywhere in the courtroom today?
--> '''Omar Little:''' ''(calling out)'' Ay, yo, what up Bird?
--> '''Nathan:''' For the record, you are identifying the defendant, Marquis Hilton.
--> '''Omar:''' He just Bird, to me.
11th Jul '16 1:29:03 PM Keltena
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* Cog Kleinschmidt from ''Webcomic/{{Clockwork}}'' goes exclusively by the nickname his sister gave him as a baby, as it has more meaning attached to it than his real name for him after his father and sister calling him it.
7th Jul '16 9:44:44 PM Pichu-kun
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%%** ''Disney/SnowWhite'' - was she given that name at birth or was it given to her because of her beauty as she aged? The originally printed fairy tale had her mother bleeding three drops of blood onto the snow right about the time of/as conception, and named her thus. The Disney film leaves it vague if that is her real name or not.
%%** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'''s name was given to her by her stepsisters (she was the cinder girl). Some authors attribute Cinderella the name "Ella", but most usually continue to call her Cinderella regardless.
%% Disney's Cinderella's name actually WAS Cinderella. It says as much in the opening song, and the sequels confirm it too. In other versions of the story (including the live action Disney version), this is accurate, but the animated Cinderella was really named Cinderella. There is also no reason to believe that Snow White's name was anything but Snow White - the Queen calls her that, she calls herself that, and the dwarfs recognize the name as soon as she says it.



** Sam never gets called by her real name Samantha, Freddie never gets called by his real name Fredward except by his mother (and Sam when she wants to insult him) and Carly is possibly a nickname/short version of Carlotta, Caroline or some other similar, longer name.

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** Sam never gets called by her real name Samantha, Samantha.
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Freddie never gets called by his real name Fredward except by his mother (and Sam when she wants to insult him) him).
** In the ''iCarly'' movie ''[=iDate=] A Bad Boy'', there's a scene where Sam enters the Shays' house
and Carly calls for Carly. She says, "Carly? Carly? Carlotta?" So Carly's real name is possibly a nickname/short version of Carlotta, Caroline or some other similar, longer name.Carlotta unless "Carlotta" is the nickname.



** In the ''iCarly'' movie ''[=iDate=] A Bad Boy'', there's a scene where Sam enters the Shays' house and calls for Carly. She says, "Carly? Carly? Carlotta?" So Carly's real name is Carlotta.



* The protagonist of Music/MelanieMartinez's ConceptAlbum, "Cry Baby", is only ever referred to as that. According to the song "Cry Baby" she received the nickname because she cried a lot as a child. The music video implies that is ''literally'' her name, as her older brother wrote that on her birth certificate (though it's possible they changed it later).

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* The protagonist of Music/MelanieMartinez's ConceptAlbum, "Cry Baby", is only ever referred to as that. According to the song "Cry Baby" she received the nickname because she cried a lot as a child. The music video however implies that is ''literally'' her name, as her older brother wrote that on her birth certificate (though it's possible they changed it later).



** There's also Mary Alice "Muffy" Crosswire and Shelley "Binky" Barnes.
*** Binky is an interesting casein that he had ''forgotten'' his name was "Shelley", as he's been referred to exclusively as "Binky" most of his life.

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** There's also Mary Alice "Muffy" Crosswire and Shelley "Binky" Barnes.
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Barnes. Binky is an interesting casein case in that he had ''forgotten'' his name was "Shelley", as he's been referred to exclusively as "Binky" most of his life.



* ''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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has Leopold "Butters" Stotch. Kenneth 'Kenny' McCormick, [=McCormick=], Stanley 'Stan' Marsh, and Eric Cartman (who is only ever called Eric by his mother, various teachers, Butters and sometimes Kenny) count too.



** Pinkamena Diane Pie, better known to everyone as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie.]]
** Mi Amore Cadenza is always called "Cadance". Even Twiligh, who she babysat as a teen and was good friends with, didn't realize the mare her brother was marrying was Cadance.

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** 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 Twiligh, Twilight, who she babysat as a teen and was good friends with, didn't realize the mare her brother was marrying was Cadance.
7th Jul '16 9:31:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ayumu '[[TheIdiotFromOsaka Osaka]]' Kasuga from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' - her teachers, friends, fans... she's the only person who uses her real name.
** On the class listings for the second year, she initially thinks she is not in Yukari's class, but then sees that her name is listed as "Osaka".

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Ayumu '[[TheIdiotFromOsaka Osaka]]' Kasuga from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' - Kasuga- her teachers, friends, fans... she's the only person who uses her real name.
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name. On the class listings for the second year, she initially thinks she is not in Yukari's class, but then sees that her name is listed as "Osaka".



* Scar from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gets known as... well... "Scar" due the one he has on the face. He said he abandoned his name, which is never revealed. The main antagonist is usually known as "Father" or "the Eastern Sage", though his "true name" is [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Homunculus]]. More or less. His own 'father' calls him "Dwarf in the Flask".

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Scar from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gets known as... well... "Scar" due the one he has on the face. He said he abandoned his name, which is never revealed.
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The main antagonist is usually known as "Father" or "the Eastern Sage", though his "true name" is [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep Homunculus]]. More or less. His own 'father' calls him "Dwarf in the Flask".



* SenseiChan Sakura Megumi from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' 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.

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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'':
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SenseiChan Sakura Megumi from ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is only ever referred to as "Megu-nee" by the characters, though she wishes they would refer to her as "Sakura-sensei". "Sakura-sensei".
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Yuuri is referred to as "Rii" more often than her full name.name.
** [[spoiler:Rii's sister]] is exclusively known as "Ruu".



* [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Alexander "Lex" Luthor.]]
** This serves to distinguish him from the heroic Luthor of Earth-3, who went by Alexander. As did [[FaceHeelTurn his]] [[HeelFaceTurn son]].

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* [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Alexander "Lex" Luthor.]]
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]] This serves to distinguish him from the heroic Luthor of Earth-3, who went by Alexander. As did [[FaceHeelTurn his]] [[HeelFaceTurn son]].



* Sonic from [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog his comic]] only went by his nickname, he was given the embarrassing middle name of Maurice, and WordOfGod claimed his first name to be Oglivie.

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* Sonic from [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog his comic]] ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' only went by his nickname, he nickname. He was given the embarrassing middle name of Maurice, and WordOfGod claimed his first name to be Oglivie.









* No one ever calls Franchise/{{Barbie}} by her name, Barbara. Her oldest younger sibling seems to have a nickname but she's only called "Skipper"

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* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'':
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No one ever calls Franchise/{{Barbie}} Barbie by her full name, Barbara. Barbara.
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Her oldest younger sibling seems to have a nickname but she's only called "Skipper"



** Tail's real name, Miles Prower, usually [[AllThereInTheManual isn't mentioned in the games at all]].
** ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' did, and was the only game to call him "Tails", the quotes representing the fact that it's not his real name.
** This was a plot point in [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog one of the cartoons]]. Some two-tailed foxes show up claiming to be Tails' parents, and Sonic realizes later they must be fake because they called him "Tails" right off the bat instead of "Miles", when that was a nickname that Sonic gave him.

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** Tail's real name, Miles Prower, usually [[AllThereInTheManual isn't mentioned in the games at all]].
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all]]. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' did, and was the only game to call him "Tails", the quotes representing the fact that it's not his real name.
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name. This was a plot point in [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog one of the cartoons]]. Some two-tailed foxes show up claiming to be Tails' parents, and Sonic realizes later they must be fake because they called him "Tails" right off the bat instead of "Miles", when that was a nickname that Sonic gave him.



* Krusty, Sideshow Mel and Sideshow Bob of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 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 (and as far as I know Krusty's ''full'' name is never used; the most we hear is Herschel Krustofski).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Krusty, Sideshow Mel and Sideshow Bob of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' 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 (and as far as I know Krusty's (Krusty's ''full'' name is never used; the most we hear is Herschel Krustofski).



* "That Guy" from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Futurestock". WordOfGod says his real name is Steve Castle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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"That Guy" from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Futurestock". WordOfGod says his real name is Steve Castle.



* Frankie (Frances Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone.
** And justified at least in Bloo's case, since he was made up and given that name by Mac, when the latter was three years old. Nobody would stick to a name a very little kid gave him.
** Notably, [[AntiquatedLinguistics Mister Herriman]] does not abide by this, and calls them "Miss Frances" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.
* Double D (Eddward) from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is referred to that way by everyone bar his parents, due to being best friends with two guys with incredibly similar names.

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* Frankie (Frances Foster) and Bloo (Blooregard Q. Kazoo) from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' are almost always referred to by their respective nicknames by everyone.
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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.
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him. Notably, [[AntiquatedLinguistics Mister Herriman]] does not abide by this, and calls them "Miss Frances" and "Master Blooregard," respectively.
* Double D ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** "Double D"
(Eddward) from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is referred to that way by everyone bar his parents, due to being best friends with two guys with incredibly similar names.names. He's also called "Edd".



* 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).
* Shaggy (Norville Rogers) in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''

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* Pickles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''
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''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).
* Shaggy (Norville Rogers) in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Shaggy's name is "Norville Rogers".



* [[ProfessionalKiller Combustion Man]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', whose name Sokka made up. He has a real name, but it is never revealed. Zuko knows it, but doesn't divulge it; when Sokka calls him Combustion Man, Zuko replies, "Well, that's not his name, but--" before getting interrupted.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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[[ProfessionalKiller Combustion Man]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Man]], whose name Sokka made up. He has a real name, but it is never revealed. Zuko knows it, but doesn't divulge it; when Sokka calls him Combustion Man, Zuko replies, "Well, that's not his name, but--" before getting interrupted.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Unlike on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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Unlike on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', ''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.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".



** 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".



* In ''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.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', everyone ''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.



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

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



* 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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* Ferb from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.'' It's short for--[[TheUnReveal oh, there's that thing I was looking for]].
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for]]. Given a ContinuityNod later when his ''sister'' admits she doesn't know.
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know. Dan Povenmire said he would reveal what Ferb is short for if someone guessed. [[https://twitter.com/DanPovenmire/status/633114492788838400 It's "Ferbs."]]



* Megan, Christopher and Stewart in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** Meg's been called Megan a few times, mostly early on. Then again, "A Fistful of Meg" implied her real name was [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]] after Peter wrote it on her birth certificate.

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* Megan, Christopher and Stewart in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
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''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Meg's been called Megan a few times, mostly early on. Then again, "A Fistful of Meg" implied her real name was [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]] after Peter wrote it on her birth certificate.



* Race Bannon of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' fame. In the ''[[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures Real Adventures]]'' episode "Race against Danger" he tells Jonny his real name, and Jonny's understandably flabbergasted. "''Roger?!''"
** The name "Roger" had been used in the classic series.
* Kick, Mouth and [[NoNameGiven Emo Kid]] in ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''.

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* Race Bannon of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' fame. In the ''[[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures Real Adventures]]'' episode "Race against Danger" he tells Jonny his real name, and Jonny's understandably flabbergasted. "''Roger?!''"
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"''Roger?!''" The name "Roger" had been used in the classic series.
* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'':
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Kick, Mouth Mouth, and [[NoNameGiven Emo Kid]] in ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''.Kid]].



* 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."

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* 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.
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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."



* Pinkamena Diane Pie of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Better known to everyone as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie.]]
** In [[Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3 G3]], the character we know as Spike had the full name of Kenbroth Gilspotten Heathspike, though everyone still just called him Spike.

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* * ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Pinkamena Diane Pie of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Better Pie, better known to everyone as [[{{Cloudcuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie]] [[GenkiGirl Pie.]]
** In [[Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3 G3]], Mi Amore Cadenza is always called "Cadance". Even Twiligh, who she babysat as a teen and was good friends with, didn't realize the character we know as mare her brother was marrying was Cadance.
* In ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyG3''
Spike had the full name of Kenbroth "Kenbroth Gilspotten Heathspike, Heathspike", though everyone still just called him Spike.



* [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth name is unknown. Also Soos, which according to his driver's license, is short for Jesús (hay-SOOS).

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[[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' Dipper]], after his [[DistinguishingMark Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on his forehead]]. His birth name is unknown. unknown.
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Also Soos, which according to his driver's license, is short for Jesús (hay-SOOS).



* Dodie and her little brother Hoodsey from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' are only called "Deidre" and "Robert-Joseph" by their mother. Mipsy is referred to by her nickname by everyone but her teachers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'':
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Dodie and her little brother Hoodsey from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' are only called "Deidre" and "Robert-Joseph" by their mother. mother.
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Mipsy is referred to by her nickname by everyone but her teachers.



1st Jul '16 8:29:59 PM nombretomado
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* The magicians in TheBartimaeusTrilogy all use nicknames, because they can't control the demons if they know their true name. The demons would prefer their names not to be known either (so they can't be summoned), but use them nonetheless.

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* The magicians in TheBartimaeusTrilogy ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' all use nicknames, because they can't control the demons if they know their true name. The demons would prefer their names not to be known either (so they can't be summoned), but use them nonetheless.
30th Jun '16 6:14:46 AM Anicomicgeek
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* In the various incarnations of ''Franchise/RoboCop'', if you run Omni Consumer Products, then chances are very good your name won't be revealed. The head of OCP in [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first]] [[Film/RoboCop2 two movies]] and the woman in charge of it for the first two episodes of ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'' are only referred to the respective nicknames "The Old Man" and "the Old Woman". The guy who ran it in [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie]] and the man who ran it in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', however, fall under EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep as their referred to their respective job titles of "the CEO" and "the Chairman".

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* In the various incarnations of ''Franchise/RoboCop'', if you run Omni Consumer Products, then chances are very good your name won't be revealed. The head of OCP in [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first]] [[Film/RoboCop2 two movies]] and the woman in charge of it for the first two episodes of ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'' are only referred to the respective nicknames "The Old Man" and "the Old Woman". The guy who ran it in [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie]] and the man who ran it in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', however, fall under EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep as their they're referred to their respective job titles of "the CEO" and "the Chairman".
18th Jun '16 1:26:37 AM LadyNorbert
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** Rerun Van Pelt. When he is introducing himself to his kindergarten class he reveals that he doesn't even know what his real name is.

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



* ThePhantomOfTheOpera (real name was Erik)

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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



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

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



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



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

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



** And of course, the Cabbage Man.



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



** Maria of Bourgondy was from Bourgondy, France.

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** Maria of Bourgondy Burgundy was from Bourgondy, Burgundy, France.
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