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3rd Jan '17 6:44:58 PM MJTR
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* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'': Scar and King Bradley[[spoiler:/Wrath]] share a really long name based on a popular Japanese tale: Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke.

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* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'': Hiromu Arakawa joked that Scar and King Bradley[[spoiler:/Wrath]] share a really long name based on a popular Japanese tale: Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke.
Chōsuke, in response to the fact that neither's name is ever said in canon (in Bradley's case, he can't even remember it.)
15th Dec '16 12:02:08 PM RayRJJackson
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* ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'': Scar and King Bradley[[spoiler:/Wrath]] share a really long name based on a popular Japanese tale: Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke.
29th Nov '16 11:01:25 PM PaulA
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** In another of Pratchett's works, ''Strata'', an alien character says "My name is sixty-three syllables long, but you may call me Silver".
* Fred the sentient [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_hole white hole]] from Creator/DianeDuane's ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series. His name ''starts'' with "Khairelikoblepharehglukumeilichephreidosd'enagouni", and his ''full'' name is probably a lot longer than that.
** This is justified because the name is probably in the speech, so it fully describes it. Given how large he is, there are so many features that lead to a long name
** Then there's Ed the shark (full name Ed'Rastekeresket t'k Gh'shestaesteh). And Filif (Filifermanhathrhumneits'elhhessaifnth) the tree-like alien. And, too, S'reee (S'reee a!hruuniAoul-mmeiihnhwiii!r) the humpback whale. The author really likes this trope, it seems.

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** * In another of Pratchett's works, ''Strata'', ''Literature/{{Strata}}'', an alien character says "My name is sixty-three syllables long, but you may call me Silver".
* Creator/DianeDuane's ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series has a lot of this.
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Fred the sentient [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_hole white hole]] from Creator/DianeDuane's ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series. ''So You Want to Be a Wizard''. His name ''starts'' with "Khairelikoblepharehglukumeilichephreidosd'enagouni", and his ''full'' name is probably a lot longer than that.
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that. This is justified because the name is probably in the speech, so it fully describes it. Given how large he is, there are so many features that lead to a long name
name.
** Then there's Ed the shark (full name Ed'Rastekeresket t'k Gh'shestaesteh). And Gh'shestaesteh) in ''Deep Wizardry''.
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Filif (Filifermanhathrhumneits'elhhessaifnth) the tree-like alien. And, too, alien.
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S'reee (S'reee a!hruuniAoul-mmeiihnhwiii!r) the humpback whale. The author really likes this trope, it seems.whale, again in ''Deep Wizardry''.



** No kidding -- in her ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, most of her aliens' names get shortened considerably. For example, the Romulan Commander [[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu]]. "Call me Ael." Or the [[SapientCetaceans Delphine]] scientist Hwiii ie'ee u-Ulak! ha'. It's pronounced "Wheee!"

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** No kidding -- * This also occurs in her Diane Duane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, most of her aliens' names get shortened considerably. For example, novels.
** ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}'': The central character,
the Romulan Commander [[Literature/{{Rihannsu}} Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu]].t'Rllaillieu. "Call me Ael." Or the "
** ''Dark Mirror'': The
[[SapientCetaceans Delphine]] scientist Hwiii ie'ee u-Ulak! ha'. It's pronounced "Wheee!"
13th Nov '16 3:14:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The famous Irish Anglican writer [[Creator/CSLewis Clive Staples Lewis]] went by "Jack" among his friends.
13th Nov '16 9:33:58 AM nombretomado
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* 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'' has the Chef's uncle (played by DannyKaye) Creator/DannyKaye) reveal the Chef's actual name, which is a long string of gibberish. The uncle then adds, "We call him Tom."
10th Nov '16 5:29:51 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', Mickey's full name (Melechemoshemyazanagual) is much longer. Soon after he gives Menelaus permission to use it, he tries to tell something is as sure as that his name is Mickey, and Menelaus points out that it's not.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/TheHermeticMillennia'', Mickey's full name (Melechemoshemyazanagual) is much longer. Soon after he gives Menelaus permission to use it, he tries to tell something is as sure as that his name is Mickey, and Menelaus points out that it's not.
5th Nov '16 1:01:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Chiss in the ''[[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]].

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* The Chiss in the ''[[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 Literature/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]].
31st Oct '16 9:47:50 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* PlayedWith in ''Film/ANewHope''. Luke comes into possession of [[CallToAdventure two droids bearing a message]] for an Obi Wan Kenobi, and deduces that the message might be meant for Ben Kenobi, an old hermit that lives near Luke's homestead. Ben and Obi Wan do indeed turn out to be the same person.

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* PlayedWith in ''Film/ANewHope''. ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''Film/ANewHope'' plays with this trope when
Luke comes into possession of [[CallToAdventure two droids bearing discovers a message]] message for an Obi Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and correctly deduces that the message might be meant for Ben Kenobi, an old name refers to a local hermit that lives near Luke's homestead. Ben and Obi Wan do indeed turn out to be who currently goes by ''Ben'' Kenobi.
** Jabba's full name is Jabba Desilijic Tiure, which goes a long way toward explaining why most of
the same person.characters just refer to him as "Jabba the Hutt."



** And be [[FunWithAcronyms rather rude]]... Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. (O.Z.P.I.N.H.E.A.D.) But one wonders why he didn't just suggest "Oscar Diggs" or "Oz Diggs".

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** And be [[FunWithAcronyms rather rude]]... Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. (O.Z.P.I.N.H.E.A.D.) But one wonders why he didn't just suggest "Oscar Diggs" or "Oz Diggs".Diggs."
23rd Oct '16 10:54:35 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->Meighen: God, did we sound this bad when we were into new age?
-->Kath: All two weeks? Probably.

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-->Meighen: -->'''Meighen:''' God, did we sound this bad when we were into new age?
-->Kath:
age?\\
'''Kath:'''
All two weeks? Probably.




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* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'': The [[{{Hipster}} hipster]] vampire siblings have names so old and complicated, you'd never be able to pronounce them using ''mainstream'' phonetics. Mimic elects to call them [[Music/VampireWeekend Ezra and Koenig]] instead.
11th Oct '16 10:23:10 PM PaulA
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* In the last book of the ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series by Creator/BruceCoville, the main characters meet a giant weird alien whose name is [[TheUnpronounceable unpronounceable]] by a human and is something like "Uhuurbeegdjyuli". They decide to refer to it as "Big Julie" (which is also the name of a character in the musical ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'').

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* In the last book of the ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series ''Literature/MyTeacherFlunkedThePlanet'' by Creator/BruceCoville, the main characters meet a giant weird alien whose name is [[TheUnpronounceable unpronounceable]] by a human and is something like "Uhuurbeegdjyuli". They decide to refer to it as "Big Julie" (which is also the name of a character in the musical ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'').
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