->'''Gruntilda:''' Prepare to join your buddy Bottles! You'll wish you'd never taken on the mighty Gruntilda Winkybunion!\\
'''Kazooie:''' Winkybunion? Is that your last name then?\\
'''Gruntilda:''' Err...um, no. Of course not. But don't you go telling anyone or I'll sue you...\\
'''Banjo:''' Whatever you say, Winky!\\
'''Gruntilda:''' Now die!
-->-- ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]''

While the EmbarrassingFirstName deals with the character not liking his first name and the EmbarrassingMiddleName with the middle name, the EmbarrassingLastName is where a character has a last name that sounds embarrassing to the public. It may be a sign of UnfortunateName or UnfortunateImplications.

SubTrope of ShedTheFamilyName. Also see FirstNameBasis or OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.

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!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* SoulEater Evans.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': The Silk Spectre, originally a Polish immigrant, romanized her name to Sally Jupiter. Her daughter/successor, Laurie, is not much of a fan of said name as well as being forced into the role, and prefers to keep her original last name.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In the novel and film ''Hannibal'', Lecter needles Italian police inspector Pazzi about his surname, which has an unpleasant history in Florence. He implies that Pazzi's career may have been hindered by his family's historical reputation.
* From ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' we have ex-CIA agent and current social worker, Cobra Bubbles. He's intimidating enough that nobody ever makes fun of him for it.
-->'''Nani''': Mr... Bubbles. That's a strange-
-->'''Bubbles''': Yes, I know. Are you going to invite me inside?
* The Focker Family from ''Film/MeetTheParents'' and its sequels

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Feet of Clay'', Watch commander Sam Vimes interviews a new police recruit: a Dwarf called Cheery. As this first name is straight out of Walt Disney, this is embarrassing enough. More is to follow. The dwarf's second name is Littlebottom. and Cheery Littlebottom has an even more embarrassing secret yet...
** There's also Agnes Nitt, who imagines an alternate personality named Perdita X Dream. When she needs to give her identity in {{Discworld/Maskerade}}, she goes with Perdita X Nitt... and is told they need to do something about the Nitt.
* There is a running joke in the ''Waxahachie Smith'' novels by JTEdson regarding how embarrassing the surname Ramsbottom is. Smith even adopts it as his GoToAlias on the grounds that nobody would pick it as an assumed name.
* The protagonist of Donald E. Westlake's novel ''Help I am Being Held Prisoner'' has the extremely unfortunate last name of Kunt (pronounced Koont, and he insists on the umlauts, or little dots above the u[[labelnote:*]]Which in reality make them NOT pronounced "oo", but the actual vowel doesn't exist in English[[/labelnote]]). This would be bad enough under ordinary circumstances, but when he goes to prison it threatens to become completely intolerable.
* ''Literature/WalkTwoMoons'' has a family called the Winterbottoms (one of the characters mocks this by drawing a cartoon of someone surnamed "Ice-Bottom"), and a mysterious woman named Mrs Cadaver (which a character points out is another word for "corpse").

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* Several episodes of ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' featured a character who was a struggling comic who was stuck with the unfortunate name of Vic [[AdolfHitler Hitler]].
* In ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter'', the BigBad was the unfortunately named Mr. Sue.
* In an episode of ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'' one of the suspects is a retired wrestler who still goes by his stage name. He is made to admit his actual name, and reveals his last name is Fairy.
* In the episode of ''Series/{{ALF}}'' where he was JUST about ready to head back to Melmac (not the series finale, but the one taking place around Brian's birthday), Alf reveals his full Melmacian name to be Gordon Shumway (which causes plenty of laughs from the family and embarrassment to him).
* On ''{{Series/Wings}}'', Roy is in love with a woman named Barbara Farkachevsky. Antonio points out that she'd probably marry him in a heartbeat just so she could be rid of that horrible surname.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Admiral Zaal'Koris vas Qwib-Qwib, from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. This is the result of: 1) his culture taking their last names from the ship they are assigned to after completing their ComingOfAge ritual, 2) his civilization buying/salvaging/taking any ship that can be of use to them, and 3) the fact that some ships have a galactic registry that makes simply renaming them extremely impractical. This is something of a [[BerserkButton sensitive topic]] for him, which Tali warns you of beforehand, but you are free to ignore this advice for the lulz.


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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Jassart [=LeBlanc=]'s real last name in ''WebComic/SnowByNight'' is Charbonnier. It's embarrassing to him because it means "son of a charcoaler," which is more or less the most looked-down-upon occupation in Saronnean society.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' Carter forced his wife to change her last name because it was Jewish so that they could get into certain establishments.
* Alejandro from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has his last name revealed by Chris to everyone in ''All Stars''. Chris gets a good laugh at learning that his name is "Alejandro Burros Muertos" (Dead Donkey.) This gets lampshaded further into the episode.
* Percy King, the mob boss villain from ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob''. What we think is his surname is actually his middle name. At the end of the movie, his real last name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Dimpleweed]].

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