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13th Feb '18 1:03:14 PM CountDorku
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* In ''Webcomic/ValAndIsaac'', only Minnow's parents and sometimes her girlfriend really call her "Melody", and Space Dread's true name is completely secret (the setting's BlackMagic works on IKnowYourTrueName, and apparently Space Dread's real name is worth a ''fortune'' to some of her enemies).
4th Feb '18 5:34:22 PM nombretomado
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* On the game music podcast NitroGameInjection, co-host Suraida never goes by her real name on the air.

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* On the game music podcast NitroGameInjection, ''Podcast/NitroGameInjection'', co-host Suraida never goes by her real name on the air.
4th Feb '18 12:13:33 AM foxley
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* ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfTheMachineGunWoman'': The Machine Gun Woman. Also applies to most of the other elite hitmen, but they get far less screen time.
30th Jan '18 5:48:17 PM nombretomado
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** While most MixedMartialArts fighters have a nickname in addition to their actual name, many are billed with their nickname in place of part of their actual name. This is particularly common with Brazilian fighters.

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** While most MixedMartialArts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighters have a nickname in addition to their actual name, many are billed with their nickname in place of part of their actual name. This is particularly common with Brazilian fighters.
28th Jan '18 10:19:32 PM darkemyst
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* "Obi" from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' goes by a number of nicknames and aliases depending on the situation and has been using Obi as if it were his name since starting to work for Zen. Zen did use what seemed like it was possibly Obi's real name when he gave him a nametag and the authority of working directly under the prince in an official position but Obi did not confirm the name.
21st Jan '18 9:10:45 AM DreadPirate7
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBoyfriendOfTheDead'' due to Ghost Amnesia N has no idea what his name was while alive. He does have a business card with his face on it, but a combination of being ripped up then taped back together and covered in bloodstain's has rendered it illegible, save for the first letter of his name: "N". [[OneLetterName So that's what they call him]].
31st Dec '17 9:53:24 AM nombretomado
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* Cappie (and many other Kappa Taus) in ''{{Greek}}''. Beaver's real name is Walter and the series finale reveals [[spoiler: Cappie's full name is Captain John Paul Jones.]]

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* Cappie (and many other Kappa Taus) in ''{{Greek}}''.''Series/{{Greek}}''. Beaver's real name is Walter and the series finale reveals [[spoiler: Cappie's full name is Captain John Paul Jones.]]
26th Dec '17 8:49:51 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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** Not precisely this trope, but it's interesting to note that almost every single West Wing character is called by either a diminutive or a nickname: 'Jed' is short for Josiah Edward, Leo for Leopold (OK, the "Leopold" appears to be a joke by CJ, considering it's only used once and Leo gives his name in a Congressional hearing as Leo), Toby for Tobias, Josh for Joshua, Sam for Samuel, Donna for Donnatella, Charlie for Charles, Abbey for Abigail, Will for William, Joey for Josephine, Amy for Amelia, Andi for Andrea, Danny for Daniel, Ellie for Eleanor, Mandy for Madeline, Debbie for Deborah, Ed and Larry for Edward and Lawrence, Cliff for Clifford, Matt for Matthew...the list goes on.

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** Not precisely this trope, but it's interesting to note that almost every single West Wing character is called by either a diminutive or a nickname: 'Jed' is short for Josiah Edward, Leo for Leopold (OK, the "Leopold" appears to be a joke by CJ, considering it's only used once and Leo gives his name in a Congressional hearing as Leo), Toby for Tobias, Josh for Joshua, Sam for Samuel, Donna for Donnatella, Charlie for Charles, Abbey for Abigail, Will for William, Joey for Josephine, Kenny for Kenneth, Amy for Amelia, Andi for Andrea, Danny for Daniel, Ellie for Eleanor, Mandy for Madeline, Debbie for Deborah, Ed and Larry for Edward and Lawrence, Cliff for Clifford, Matt for Matthew...the list goes on.
20th Dec '17 1:50:03 PM mkmlp
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** "Space Kid" is even bigger example of this trope, for much of the series, Space Kid was the only thing any of the characters called him and when asked, he claimed he was named after [[UsefulNotes/NASA Neil Armstrong]] which of course no one believes, [[spoiler: at least till "Parents Day", where his HonoraryUncle ''Buzz Aldrin'' reveals that he is in fact, named Neil Armstrong Jr.]]

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** "Space Kid" is even bigger example of this trope, for much of the series, Space Kid was the only thing any of the characters called him and when asked, he claimed he was named after [[UsefulNotes/NASA his grandfather [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Neil Armstrong]] which of course no one believes, [[spoiler: at least till "Parents Day", where his HonoraryUncle ''Buzz Aldrin'' reveals that he is in fact, named Neil Armstrong Jr.]]
20th Dec '17 1:49:23 PM mkmlp
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** "Space Kid" is even bigger example of this trope, for much of the series, Space Kid was the only thing any of the characters called him and when asked, he claimed he was named after [[UsefulNotes/NASA Neil Armstrong]] which of course no one believes, [[spoiler: at least till "Parents Day", where his HonoraryUncle ''Buzz Aldrin'' reveals that he is in fact, named Neil Armstrong Jr.]]
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