Created By: Unknown Troper on January 25, 2008

I have many names

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This was up here before, but it seems to have been a casualty of the great crash. If not, then let me know.

The opposite of No Name Given, characters with so many names and/or titles that it's hard to keep track of them.

  • Dream (The Sandman) is a prime example of this trope since he "collects names as others collect friends".
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who) is a more unusual version of the trope in that he has about a dozen nicknames/aliases/titles but his real/original name is unknown, possibly even to himself.
Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • January 25, 2008
    Hey, hey. Anyone else remember the Spy-Comedy SpyGame? (Heck, it's been so long, that may not even be the title.) I think it was on CBS. The two main characters--a bickering spy Odd Couple--needled one another about their names from time to time. Then, the male half of the duo is called by five different and dirt-common male names in the space of five minutes by different people. It became a Running Gag for that episode, as I recall.
  • January 25, 2008
    Did we decide to split the religon examples, since gods and whatnot tend to have hundreds of names?
  • January 25, 2008
    Not to mention the Devil. "The Devil's Advocate" has that immortal exchange:

    "What are you?" "Oh, I have so many names!" "Satan." "Call me dad."
  • January 26, 2008
    Randall Flagg in the works of Stephen King has been known as Walter Padick, Walter O'Dim, Richard Fry, Marten Broadclaok, The Man In Black, The Walkin' Dude, Maerlyn, and a few others
  • January 26, 2008
    Unknown Troper
    "Many are my names in many countries: Mithrandir among the Elves, Tharkun to the Dwarves; Olorin I was in my youth in the West that is forgotten, in the South Incanus, in the North Gandalf."
  • January 29, 2008
    Unknown Troper