Created By: PancticeSquadCutterback on May 31, 2013 Last Edited By: PancticeSquadCutterback on December 27, 2014

Nametag Shirt

An article of clothing bearing the wearer's identity.

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Some people wear a shirt with the first letter of their name. Some, however, are not satisfied, and prefer the full name.

Reasons for this trope may vary. Sometimes people keep forgetting their name and need something to remind other people. Other times, they just want to distinguish themselves.

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Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • May 31, 2013
    Without more examples, analysis, or any sort of specific meaning, this isn't tropable.
  • May 31, 2013
    Real Life Examples:
    • Military , police and/or firefighter's uniforms. Most sports uniforms include the athlete's name.
  • May 31, 2013
    ... if that's the best we can come up with, I'm adding a motion to discard.
  • May 31, 2013
    • There was a comedian - possibly George Carlin, I'm not 100% on that - who had a short routine about this. Paraphrased:
      Want to if you're upper class, middle class, or lower class? Look at where your name is at work.
      If your name is on the building, you're in the upper class. If it's on your door, you're middle class. If it's on your shirt, you're lower class.
    • On Friends Ross names his son Ben after a series of mishaps which befall Ross and his ex-wife's partner at the hospital while she's busy having the baby; at one point there is a janitor's coverall involved which has the name 'Ben' on it. Prior to that they were feuding over what to name him. (We never meet the original Ben.)
    • On The Benny Hill Show Benny gets slapped after seeing a waitress with the nametag "Pat" on her chest - naturally he reads this as an instruction rather than as her name.
    • Many a Professional Wrestler with t-shirt merchandise to sell will be seen wearing a shirt with his own name/logo/etc. Examples include Cactus Jack, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.
  • December 27, 2014
    • Nero: Petoetje and Petatje, the two children from the series, always wear shirt with the letter "P" on them.

    • Elton John wears a vest with his name on it on the album cover of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

    • The Simpsons: After Homer starts his "Mr. Plow" business he walks around with his name "Mr. Plow" on the back of his sweater.

    This can be a good trope, it just needs to be rewritten. Permission to do so?