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18th Jan '16 9:23:56 AM thatother1dude
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* Princess Kidagakash from ''WesternAnimation/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. Unable to pronounce her name, Milo asks if she has a nickname. It's Kida. (The man is a linguist, and can't handle four syllables?) ** Hey--give him some credit, after all, they do fit a [[FreudianSlip specific]] [[UglyGuyHotWife couple of]] [[{{Adorkable}} tropes]]... Why are we surprised that he's getting flustered talking to a pretty girl?
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* Princess Kidagakash from ''WesternAnimation/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''. Unable to pronounce her name, Milo asks if she has a nickname. It's Kida. (The man stumbles on pronouncing it (although probably because [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted]]; he is a linguist, linguist), and can't handle four syllables?) ** Hey--give him some credit, after all, they do fit a [[FreudianSlip specific]] [[UglyGuyHotWife couple of]] [[{{Adorkable}} tropes]]... Why are we surprised that he's getting flustered talking to a pretty girl?she says he can call her Kida.
31st Dec '15 12:16:55 AM Anddrix
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* In a Khundian dialect, {{Lobo}} means roughly "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast He-Who-Devours-Your-Entrails-And-Thoroughly-Enjoys-It]]".
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* In a Khundian dialect, {{Lobo}} Lobo means roughly "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast He-Who-Devours-Your-Entrails-And-Thoroughly-Enjoys-It]]".
18th Dec '15 2:11:32 PM galaxyeyes
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* Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle from ''ComicBook/ResidentAlien'' tends to go by either "Harry" or "Doc" since either is easier to pronounce than "Dr. Vanderspeigle"
2nd Dec '15 6:25:53 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''[[Fanfic/ASongOfIceAndFiresThatWerentAllMyFault A Song of Ice and Fires That Weren't All My fault]]'', [[spoiler:the parasite/spirit of intellect born of Harry and Lash]] has a name [[TheUnpronounceable that defies human pronunciation]], but her mother also gave her the name Lydia.
21st Oct '15 1:25:08 PM Willbyr
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* Ren and Miu in ''DearS'' are called Ren and Miu because those are fragments of their [[OverlyLongName absurdly long full names]]. Interestingly, "Ren" means "nothing" in the [=DearS=] language, which confuses and angers Miu. Takeya gave Ren her name because it's the first number of her [[YouAreNumberSix ID number]]; this ends up being a plot point. Whereas Ren uses the first part of her ID number as her name, Miu uses the last part. * In ''PsychicAcademy'', psychics are called by the names of their [[BattleAura psychic eminences]]. The average eminence name is four words long. Thus they're generally referred to by the first word in the name. The main character's brother has a ''six-word'' name - which gets shortened to [[MyHeroZero Zero]] ("Zerodyme" is the first word). * Z's introduction in ''TenchiMuyo''. It's something along the lines of "Me? I'm Z-0001332536893. [[LampshadeHanging But that's too long]], so just call me 'Z.'" * In the anime version of ''{{Trigun}}'', Vash The Stampede's full name may or may not be "Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gumigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andre Charton-Haymoss Ivanovicci Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III".
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* Ren and Miu in ''DearS'' ''Manga/DearS'' are called Ren and Miu because those are fragments of their [[OverlyLongName absurdly long full names]]. Interestingly, "Ren" means "nothing" in the [=DearS=] language, which confuses and angers Miu. Takeya gave Ren her name because it's the first number of her [[YouAreNumberSix ID number]]; this ends up being a plot point. Whereas Ren uses the first part of her ID number as her name, Miu uses the last part. * In ''PsychicAcademy'', ''Manga/PsychicAcademy'', psychics are called by the names of their [[BattleAura psychic eminences]]. The average eminence name is four words long. Thus they're generally referred to by the first word in the name. The main character's brother has a ''six-word'' name - which gets shortened to [[MyHeroZero Zero]] ("Zerodyme" is the first word). * Z's introduction in ''TenchiMuyo''.''Anime/TenchiMuyo''. It's something along the lines of "Me? I'm Z-0001332536893. [[LampshadeHanging But that's too long]], so just call me 'Z.'" * In the anime version of ''{{Trigun}}'', ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash The Stampede's full name may or may not be "Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gumigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andre Charton-Haymoss Ivanovicci Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III".
19th Oct '15 8:15:34 AM morenohijazo
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-->'''Tka Rik (Tka-Lithan Richti-Nik):''' My name would sound to you like Tka-a-Litan Rich-ty-a-Nik. An impatient person like you would probably find it somewhat long, so you may call me simply Tka-Rik.
9th Sep '15 3:55:45 PM DarkHunter
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* A variation occurs in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. The Wraiths are all NoNameGiven to humans, so Sheppard has taken to naming individual wraiths with common mortal names. So far we've had Bob, Steve, Michael and Todd. [=McKay=] wants to pick the name of the next Wraith. ** Don't forget Kenny.
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* A variation occurs in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. The Wraiths are all NoNameGiven to humans, so Sheppard has taken to naming individual wraiths with common mortal names. So far we've had Bob, Steve, Michael Michael, Todd, and Todd. Kenny. [=McKay=] wants to pick the name of the next Wraith. ** Don't forget Kenny.Wraith.
8th Aug '15 4:36:16 AM Adept
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* Gnomes in ''{{Eberron}}'' are said to collect names like friends, and usually choose the [[SomeCallMeTim kookiest]] or [[AwesomeMcCoolName coolest-sounding]] ones to be addressed by ([[MoodWhiplash sometimes both]]). ** This tendency to collect names is from the Tinker gnomes of {{Dragonlance}}. Its usually a hodgepodge of their deeds, nicknames and family history. * ''ForgottenRealms'' has some dark elven Houses with official and shorter common names. Try to say three times, for example, "[[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy Drizzt]] Daermon N'a'shezbaernon", and you'll see why "Do'Urden" was used more often. For that matter, archaic High Drow as a whole is reserved mainly for ritual or official use and so different from the everyday dialect that few drow but priestesses can understand it.
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* Gnomes in ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' are said to collect names like friends, and usually choose the [[SomeCallMeTim kookiest]] kookiest or [[AwesomeMcCoolName coolest-sounding]] ones to be addressed by ([[MoodWhiplash sometimes both]]). ** This tendency to collect names is from the Tinker gnomes of {{Dragonlance}}.TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}. Its usually a hodgepodge of their deeds, nicknames and family history. * ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has some dark elven Houses with official and shorter common names. Try to say three times, for example, "[[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy Drizzt]] Daermon N'a'shezbaernon", and you'll see why "Do'Urden" was used more often. For that matter, archaic High Drow as a whole is reserved mainly for ritual or official use and so different from the everyday dialect that few drow but priestesses can understand it.

* Nolaloth (short for Nolalothcaragasint) in ''NeverwinterNights2''.
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* Nolaloth (short for Nolalothcaragasint) in ''NeverwinterNights2''.''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''.

* ''{{Everquest}}'' features an efreeti lord by the name of Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar, who is usually just called "Lord Bob." Or, on at least one server, "Lord Poofy-Pants."
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* ''{{Everquest}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' features an efreeti lord by the name of Lord Doljonijiarnimorinar, who is usually just called "Lord Bob." Or, on at least one server, "Lord Poofy-Pants."

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* In ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords'', the protagonist encounters a wolf who introduces himself as "Winter" after telling the player that his wolf name is impossible for a human mouth to pronounce.
14th Jul '15 6:11:19 PM nombretomado
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* The MartianManhunter, J'onn J'onnz, goes by John Jones.
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* The MartianManhunter, ComicBook/MartianManhunter, J'onn J'onnz, goes by John Jones.
2nd Jun '15 5:46:35 PM WillKeaton
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* The Chiss in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse have long names, but may allow others to address them by their "[[FirstNameBasis core names]]". The most famous one is Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo, otherwise known as [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn]]. Chiss who haven't given permission are irritated when non-Chiss use them. It's more or less stated in OutboundFlight that sharing the core name is a little personal, but Thrawn disregarded this to the point that as of the Literature/HandOfThrawn duology, not a lot of people [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname knew he had more name]].
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* The Chiss in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''[[Franshise/StarWars Star Wars]]'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] have long names, but may allow others to address them by their "[[FirstNameBasis core names]]". The most famous one is Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo, otherwise known as [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Thrawn]]. Chiss who haven't given permission are irritated when non-Chiss use them. It's more or less stated in OutboundFlight that sharing the core name is a little personal, but Thrawn disregarded this to the point that as of the Literature/HandOfThrawn duology, not a lot of people [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname knew he had more name]].

* A Swedish Chef sketch on Series/TheMuppetShow has the Chef's uncle (played by DannyKaye) reveal the Chef's actual name, which is a long string of gibberish. The uncle then adds, "We call him Tom."
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* A Swedish Chef sketch on Series/TheMuppetShow ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' has the Chef's uncle (played by DannyKaye) reveal the Chef's actual name, which is a long string of gibberish. The uncle then adds, "We call him Tom."
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