Created By: CaveCatJune 3, 2013 Last Edited By: CaveCatJune 4, 2013
Nuked

No First Name

A character with no first name.

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Trope
Community Feedback Replies: 12
  • June 3, 2013
    WeAreAllKosh
    Are you referring to where the character is only known by their last name (the first name never revealed), or where they literally have no first name? If the former, Mr. Morden from Babylon 5 would be an example--his first name is never given or referred to.
  • June 4, 2013
    Arivne
    What about people with only one name? Would they count?

    Or would it depend on whether their name sounded like a first or last name?
  • June 4, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    Isn't this covered by Last Name Basis?
  • June 4, 2013
    CaveCat
    ^No, Last Name Basis is where a character is referred only by their last name whereas this trope is where a character literally has no first name, just to clear up any confusion.
  • June 4, 2013
    StarSword
    Maybe No Given Name, to allow for peoples who put the given name after the surname.
  • June 4, 2013
    Lyendith
    Only One Name would cover this I think.

  • June 4, 2013
    CaveCat
    I think this is a little bit different than Only One Name.
  • June 4, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Only One Name is about the character having a given name (first name) but no additional qualifiers - no family/clan/last name, no title, nothing else.
  • June 4, 2013
    jbrecken
    So this trope would cover someone like Agent Smith from the Matrix, where he has a last name but no first name because he doesn't really exist?
  • June 4, 2013
    Lyendith
    ^^ There are examples of last names in OON. And even then, that sounds like a Ridiculously Similar Trope. In the case of first- and last-name basis, the two tropes have different implications, but here I don't see a reason to make a separate trope.
  • June 4, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Different implications are not a reason to make a separate trope?

    ^^ Smith is a Matrix 'agent' and his individual moniker is 'Smith'. Only One Name.

  • June 4, 2013
    maxwellsilver
    It doesn't look there's a different implication, or anything that actually differentiates it from Only One Name.

    Besides, the description is a mess.

    Already have.

    Discard.

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