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31st Dec '17 11:20:05 AM Psyclone
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "New Kids on the Blech", when Lisa discovers Bart's boy band is part of a subliminal advertising campaign for the US Navy, their manager "L.T. Smash" turns out to actually be ''Lt.'' Smash. She discovers this because his real name was on a placard, [[RuleOfFunny which they altered by pasting on a speck of paper with a period]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "New Kids on the Blech", when Lisa discovers Bart's boy band is part of a subliminal advertising campaign for the US Navy, their manager "L.T. Smash" turns out to actually be ''Lt.'' Smash. She discovers this because his real name was on a placard, [[RuleOfFunny which they altered by pasting on a speck of paper with a period]]. However, once this is revealed he formally introduces himself as "Lieutenant...L.T. Smash".
20th Dec '17 12:08:45 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown,'' SantaClaus was a DoorstopBaby with a tag that said "Claus," but was adopted by [[ChristmasElves the Kringle family of elves]], who named him Kris. Later, when he becomes an outlaw (for the crime of making toys) he adopts his birth name to avoid detection.



** Creator/LewisCarroll is a special case -- the name is actually Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's real first and middle names [[RecursiveTranslation translated into Latin, and then back again into English.]]

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** Creator/LewisCarroll is a special case -- the name is actually Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's real first and middle names [[RecursiveTranslation translated into Latin, and then back again into English.]]English]].
19th Dec '17 7:32:44 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': In the episode "Imposter's Home for Um... Make 'Em Up Pals", Goofball is introduced by his first name. When Frankie overhears a group of kids calling him "John," she believes she has more proof he is not an imaginary friend. Goofball explains that it is his middle name and that he is named after his owner, Larry. He then tacks on another explanation that "Larry" is his owner's middle name. [[ShockingSwerve Despite all evidence]], this turns out to be true.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
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In the episode "Imposter's Home for Um... Make 'Em Up Pals", Goofball is introduced by his first name. When Frankie overhears a group of kids calling him "John," she believes she has more proof he is not an imaginary friend. Goofball explains that it is his middle name and that he is named after his owner, Larry. He then tacks on another explanation that "Larry" is his owner's middle name. [[ShockingSwerve Despite all evidence]], this turns out to be true.true.
** In "Affairweather Friends", Berri disguises herself as a rich human child named [[FunWithHomophones Barry]].
19th Dec '17 7:30:22 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "New Kids on the Blech", when Lisa discovers Bart's boy band is part of a subliminal advertising campaign for the US Navy, their manager "L.T. Smash" turns out to actually be ''Lt.'' Smash.
* This turned out to be the case in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', specifically the nickname version. It turns out that Pidge Gunderson's real name is Katie Holt who entered Galaxy Garrison training under an assumed name (and [[WholesomeCrossdresser gender]]) to search for her missing brother Matt after getting banned from the base in her real identity. She chose Pidge as an alias because that's the nickname that Matt used to call her growing up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "New Kids on the Blech", when Lisa discovers Bart's boy band is part of a subliminal advertising campaign for the US Navy, their manager "L.T. Smash" turns out to actually be ''Lt.'' Smash.
Smash. She discovers this because his real name was on a placard, [[RuleOfFunny which they altered by pasting on a speck of paper with a period]].
* This turned out to be the case in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', specifically the nickname version. It turns out that Pidge Gunderson's real name is Katie Holt Holt, who entered Galaxy Garrison training under an assumed name (and [[WholesomeCrossdresser gender]]) to search for her missing brother Matt after getting banned from the base in her real identity. She chose Pidge as an alias because that's the nickname that Matt used to call her growing up.
13th Nov '17 4:54:20 PM CV12Hornet
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* Emperor Andreas Komnenos in ''Literature/AnAgeOfMiracles'' goes by Andreas when he has to go incognito for a while. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that as a very popular emperor, he looks younger than most commoners his age and there are a lot of people named Andreas.
5th Nov '17 6:05:11 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''A Prince Commands'', Michael uses this while passing himself off as the American friend of the prince.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''A Prince Commands'', ''Literature/ThePrinceCommands'', Michael uses this while passing himself off as the American friend of the prince.
19th Oct '17 4:06:23 AM KnightofLsama
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* This turned out to be the case in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', specifically the nickname version. It turns out that Pidge Gunderson's real name is Katie Holt who entered Galaxy Garrison training under an assumed name (and [[WholesomeCrossdresser gender]]) to search for her missing brother Matt after getting banned from the base in her real identity. She chose Pidge as an alias because that's the nickname that Matt used to call her growing up.
10th Oct '17 6:04:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'', [[JimButcher by the same author]], has [[spoiler: Gaius Oc'''tavi'''an]]. And you thought the name was out of place amongst the AwesomeMcCoolname crowd.

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'', [[JimButcher [[Creator/JimButcher by the same author]], has [[spoiler: Gaius Oc'''tavi'''an]]. And you thought the name was out of place amongst the AwesomeMcCoolname crowd.
4th Oct '17 3:37:21 PM Triscon42
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* Fanfic/ACrownOfStars: [[spoiler: Chapter 74 reveals that Gendo had followed Asuka and Shinji back to Earth, serving as a Private in their army under his birth name of Rokubungi.]]

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* Fanfic/ACrownOfStars: [[spoiler: Chapter 74 reveals that Gendo had followed snuck into the Army Asuka and Shinji lead back to Earth, serving as a Private in their army under using his birth name of Rokubungi.Rokubungi as an alias.]]
4th Oct '17 3:31:35 PM Triscon42
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* Fanfic/ACrownOfStars: [[spoiler: Chapter 74 reveals that Gendo had followed Asuka and Shinji back to Earth, serving as a Private in their army under his birth name of Rokubungi.]]
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