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->''"Dear John Freeman, how are you? I miss you at home, come home safe and soon with Gordon Freeman for thanksgiving dinner. Love mom."''
-->-- ''Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences 2: [=WhatHasTobeDone=]''

Some characters will [[LastNameBasis stick to formal address]], some go straight for the FirstNameBasis. Others [[HeyYou don't even bother with names]]. When none of these will do, and the character is not NoNameGiven or TheTropeWithoutATitle, you get the Full Name Basis. This is a good sign that the character might be a FishOutOfWater. Sometimes it is used just because the full name [[RuleOfCool sounds more cool or intimidating]], or at least the user believes that it does (especially when it's the [[BadassBoast user's own name]]). Obviously, if someone is on a Full Name Basis, a FullNameUltimatum loses its effectiveness.

A common subversion is for a character to [[AccidentalMisnaming have their name misinterpreted]]. This can get really long if said character is also TheMagnificent (combining both these tropes leads to LargeHamTitle).
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Tatewaki and Kodachi Kuno in ''RanmaOneHalf'' have a tendency to do this in most cases, generally with the only exceptions to the rule being that they tend to refer to each ''other'' with very sarcastic terms of endearment. The other exception would be Ranma himself, whom Kodachi refers to as "Ranma darling."
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' Ichigo Kurosaki and Byakuya Kuchiki seemed unable to ''not'' refer to the other as such during their fight. They said each other's full names 20 times. Afterwards, when it was clear they were no longer enemies, Ichigo [[FirstNameBasis dropped the last name]] (to Byakuya's chagrin) and Byakuya kept calling him by his full name.
** In the dub, at the points where Ichigo calls Byakuya by name when he doesn't in the original, he sometimes just uses Byakuya's first name; for example, midway through Episode 57, he says "You haven't put a scratch on me yet, Byakuya!"
** Ulquiorra also calls Ichigo and Orihime by their full names, when not calling them "Shinigami" or "woman," respectively, and also once refers to Rukia by her full name.
*** Though in Byakuya and "Ulquiorra [[FanNickname The Saddest Clown in Hueco Mundo's]]" case, they were intentionally trying to be dicks. Likewise, Ichigo was trying to be a dick up until he beat down Byakuya's sorry ass.
** Mayuri Kurotsuchi briefly complains about Ichigo addressing him by his full name without an honorific, but notes that it's better than a FirstNameBasis.
** The Zanpakutou in the filler arc tend to refer to people other than their owners by full name, and Sode no Shirayuki tends to exclusively refer to Rukia as "Kuchiki Rukia."
** When they were enemies Ishida also used to address Ichigo by his full name. He stopped doing that after they became allies and friends.
** After the end of the Soul Society Arc, Aizen changed his hairstyle, and his way of speech as well. It became colder and more formal, changing his personal pronoun (from boku to watashi) and changing the way he refers to others. Aside for his minions, he now calls ''everyone'' by their full name - it sounds really cold.
* In ''MobileSuitGundam'', Frau Bow is more likely to be called by her full name than just Frau.
*** And Ramba Ral.
** And over in ''{{Gundam 00}}'', Tieria Erde refers to other people by their full names more often than not.
** Setsuna also does this so much. "Marina Ismael..." and "Saji Crossroad..." might as well be his catchphrase.
** Between the two, Setsuna and Ribbons also only refer to each other by using their Full Name. It's never just "Setsuna" or "Ribbons".
*** In fact, the Gundam Meisters usually end up referring to not only the other Meisters but ''themselves'' a lot this way. As shown in the quote above, [[Fanfic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn gets annoyed by it.]]
*** And how could we forget Graham Aker, screaming in anguish as his favourite wingman is shot down:
---->'''HOWARD MASON!!!!!!!!!!!!'''
** Domon Kasshu from ''GGundam'' is usually refereed to with both his names by almost everyone.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Light refers to Raye Penber by his full name, and does the same to many of his victims. It is justified, however, as his full name would need to be remembered and written in the Death Note.
** L calls Light either "Light-kun" or "Yagami-kun." However, when doing internal monologues and wondering whether he is Kira or not, he'll refer to Light by his full hame, usually with it preceding the rest of the sentence.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', the Sand Siblings typically refer to Naruto by full name. Since all of them have only one name (Gaara's "Of the Desert" title doesn't count), Naruto is technically doing the same to them.
* Scar in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' would address everyone he spoke either by their full name or their state alchemist title. Al was one of the few that didn't have both and was thus always addressed by Scar as "Alphonse Elric." Which sounded rather awkward at times...
** Major Armstrong also tends to refer to Edward by his full name whenever conversing with him.
** Fuhrer King Bradley is rarely referred to as just Fuhrer Bradley. Having "Fuhrer" for a title and ''"King"'' for a first name is just doubly BadAss.
** In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]] Van Hohenheim's is constantly referred to as "Hohenheim of Light", which was almost exclusively treated as if it (or "That Bastard") was his true name.
* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', most people address or refer to [[BigBad Jail Scaglietti]] by his full name, with the only exceptions being his [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborgs]] and [[DragonWithAnAgenda Lutecia]]. [[BigBad Precia Testarossa]] is also addressed by [[SpacePolice Chrono]] like this, so one could assume that [[TheFederation Time-Space Administration Bureau]] personnel in general treat all criminals in this way.
** Chrono once addresses Fate by her full name late in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the original series]], presumably due to her status as a criminal. Vita addresses Nanoha by her full name throughout ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', (and usually [[MaliciousMisnaming gets her given name wrong on purpose]]), but switches to FirstNameBasis by ''[=StrikerS=]''. Signum similarly calls Nanoha "Takamachi Nanoha" in the third ''A's'' sound stage but switches to "Nanoha" after getting to know her better.
** Nanoha and Fate call the Lieze twins by their full names, but are asked to use their first names when referring to them individually and "Lieze" when referring to them both.
* Xellos of ''{{Slayers}}'' always drawls out Lina Inverse's full name.
** Unless this is something unique to a dub version, Xellos has hardly ever used Lina's full name. He usually calls her "Lina-san."
* Kaori Sakiyama of ''Manga/AirMaster''; ''everyone'' says her full name. It helps that she's a force of nature who can match any martial artist except the main character not through training, but [[PowerBornOfMadness sheer unadulterated crazy.]]
* Vice of ''{{Ultimo}}'' tends to refer to Yamato as "Agari Yamato".
* Kirihara ''always'' calls the PrinceOfTennis by his full name. He is [[LampshadeHanging questioned about this]] in at least one of the spin-off video games.
* In ''[[TriangleHeart Triangle Heart 3]]'', Elise [=MacGaren=] once addresses Miyuki as "Miyuki Takamachi"- with her given name first, even while speaking Japanese.
* ''ShugoChara's'' Misaki Watarai persists in calling the protagonist "Hinamori Amu."
* [[HollywoodCyborg Franky]] from ''OnePiece'' is the only Straw Hat that refers to [[AdventurerArchaeologist Nico Robin]] by her full name. He hasn't spent as much time with her as the rest of them though, being a fairly recent addition to the crew.
** Though he does switch to FirstNameBasis after the TimeSkip.
** Also a meta example, as it tends to apply to the fanbase too.
* In ''TokyoMewMew'', most of Zakuro's admirers call her "Fujiwara Zakuro".
* ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'': Rinne Rokudo toward Sakura Mamiya.
* ''LightNovel/AsuraCryin:'' Reishirou Saeki does this with just about everyone, including Tomoharu Natsume, Misao Minakuni, and Shuri Kurosaki.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Series this happens occasionally, usually starting with: "Hi, I'm Ash Ketchum, of Pallet Town". Soon after, almost every other character in the vicinity begins rifling off names.
* Somewhat in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. Nagato never calls people by their name, but when she refers to someone, she ''always'' uses the full name. Except for Kyon, who she's never addressed as anything but [[HeyYou "you"]].
* Self-proclaimed mermaid Umino in ''SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' always refers to the protagonist Nagisa as "Nagisa Yamada", even in the most mundane of conversations.
* Maria Gracebert of ''MaiOtome'' tends to address students by their full names, although Arika is sometimes just "[[FirstNameBasis Arika]]" to her.
* William T. Spears of ''Manga/BlackButler'' seems to address most people by their full names... including himself. ''Always.''
* Ayano Sugiura from ''Manga/YuruYuri'' refers to everyone with normal naming patterns, except for one. '''TOSHINO KYOUKO!'''
* Ayako of SlamDunk always refers to Sakuragi by his full name. Strange, considering Hanamichi Sakuragi doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.
* Takane from the anime version of ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' has the tendency to call people with their full name.
* In ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'', the majority of the characters meeting Hy Shaltat always address to him by his full name. Somewhat justified, given that his first name is very short.
* Akemi Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' refers to almost everyone by their full name, with no honorifics. [[spoiler:It seems to be part of her facade, reflecting her distance from the others compared with [[GroundhogDayLoop previous timelines]]]]. Kyuubey is also known to do this, but not all of the time.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Ryuuko and Satsuki almost always refer to each other by full name, as an indication of their enmity. [[spoiler:When it turns out that not only do they have a common enemy but are also ''sisters'', they switch to a FirstNameBasis, since Ryuuko finds herself unable to refer to Satsuki as "Nee-san".]]
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[[folder:Comic Book]]
* Stephen Stills from ''ScottPilgrim''.
* Dead Girl did this a lot when she first joined {{X-Force}}/X-Statix.
* In {{ComicBook/WITCH}}, the Lins (Yan and Hay) are always referred to by their full name. (though a few teachers have been shown addressing Hay Lin as "Miss Lin".)
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* ''FanFic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences'' has ''every'' character refer to each other by their full names. For an example:
--> When John Freeman got to where the screaming was started from he found his brother Gorden Freeman fighting the final boss and Gordon said "John Freeman! Over here!" so John Freeman went there to where Gordon Freeman was fighting.

** Hilariously, most of the Valve fandom refers to Gordon Freeman by his full name anyways; it's more [[MemeticBadass memetic]] like that.
** In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2946083/1/Metal_Gear_Solid_Fight_of_Metal_Gears Metal Gear Solid: Fight of Metal Gears]]'' and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2953859/1/Metal_Gear_Solid_Fight_of_Metal_Gears_2 its sequel]] by the same author, everyone is referred to by full name in narration and dialogue.
* There is also a mega crossover in which Beyond Birthday (of ''Manga/DeathNote'') refers to his favorite "fictional character" by full name only... [[SarcasmMode naturally]], it's Edward Cullen. Lampshaded in every possible way.
* In ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', during "Threat of Satanic Commonism," JohnLennon is constantly referred to by his full name, even though it's clear that he's supposed to be Vladimir Ilyich ''Lenin''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* People in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' always refers to John Spartan as "John Spartan", never just "John". (Actually, this isn't limited to just John...apparently everyone's on a Full Name Basis with everyone else...)
* The titular ''Film/{{Starman}}'' was a FishOutOfWater who referred to Jenny Hayden not only by her full name, but as if it were one word. "[=JennyHayden=]."
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie ''Film/ThePhantomPlanet'', one of the alien women refers to Earth astronaut Frank Chapman as "Frankchapman", because, apparently, surnames are unheard on a planet with only thirty people.
* Will always calls Lee "Lee Carter" in ''SonOfRambow''.
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', Jake Sully is often referred to by his full name by the Na'vi, often as one word (With the exception of his love interest). This could be because they have OnlyOneName.
* In the original ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' movie, Gary Murray, the school principal. In the screenplay, JossWhedon compared him to Charlie Brown -- you always have to say his full name.
* Used (at first) for laughs in the {{Biopic}} ''Film/TempleGrandin''; autistic Temple has trouble staying in her new room since she doesn't feel like it's hers. Her aunt puts a sign on the door that reads "TEMPLE'S ROOM," only for Temple to come back later and write "TEMPLE'S Grandin ROOM." It takes a not so funny turn when it becomes a plot driver for Temple inventing the 'Hug Machine.'
** Don't forget Temple's greeting every single time, "My name is Temple Grandin!" It's even the first line of the film.
* In ''Film/SmallSoldiers'', after a bad introduction, Archer thinks Alan's name is "Alannowshutup", a mistake that is quickly cleared up.
* The Music/WuTangClan play themselves in a skit in ''Coffee and Cigarettes''. They immediately recognize their server as Creator/BillMurray, and address him by full name at every opportunity.
* In the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film releases, Luna Lovegood typically refers to Harry Potter by his full name.
** Dobby does this as well. As does Voldemort, for the most part.
* Haggis the witch from the ''Film/{{Pumpkinhead}}'' series always refers to everyone who contacts her by their full name. In her case it's probably to emphasize that she's nobody's friend.
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[[folder:Folklore]]
* The basis for a Japanese ''rakugo'' story involving a child whose parents struggle to come up with a suitable name for him; by the time they are finished, he's gained a mouthful -- Jugemu-jugemu Gokonosurikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyomatsu Unraimatsu Furaimatsu Kunerutokoroni-sumutokoro Yaburakojino-burakoji Paipopaipo-paiponoshuringan Shuringanno-gurindai Gurindaino-ponpokopino-ponpokonano Chokyumeino-chosuke. And it is said in full ''every single time''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A two-year-old in ''TheBabySittersClub'' does this, most often with Mary Anne Spier.
* In Neil Gaiman's ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'', Richard introduces himself as "Richard. Richard Mayhew. Dick." Following which Door calls him "[=RichardRichardMayhewDick=]".
* In Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the Aiel people always call outsiders by their full first and last names. It turns out that in their culture, using a shortened nickname is a sign of great intimacy, usually between lovers. So using only "half" a stranger's name makes them feel weird.
** Further justified by the fact that instead of last names, the Aiel have a list of affiliations, and so they are unfamiliar with the last name concept.
* People addressed each other with their full names in ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', since people's names are decided by random from a small pool of names of famous people's names.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Dobby does this to Harry.
** If not referring to him as something like "the boy," Voldemort almost always says Harry's full name.
*** Rita Skeeter is almost always referred to by her full name in narration. However, she is occasionally referred to as "Rita" in dialogue.
* In the novel ''Deadline'' the four year old brother of the main character's love interest refers to her only as "Dallas Suzuki", not anything else.
* One of the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' books, there is a character named Rebecca Dew. Anne notes in a letter to her fiance that she finds it impossible not to use Rebecca Dew's full name.
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has a number of examples.
** In ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', the Noghri, needing a fuller name for Han Solo, refer to him as [=HanClanSolo=] at Luke's suggestion.
** Played with in ''The HandOfThrawn'' duology, where we learn that the entire Empire and New Republic were unknowingly on a "core name basis" with Thrawn, whose full name was Mitth'raw'nuruodo. When Mara explains this, another character asks "So you were on a full name basis with the guy?"
** In ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', Mitth'raw'nuruodo and Jorj Car'das are on a Full Name Basis until Car'das says to just use his [[LastNameBasis last name]]. In turn, Thrawn allowed Car'das to use his "core name", since Car'das mangled the pronunciation of his full one. But by the book's end, Thrawn feels they're close enough to call the human [[FirstNameBasis Jorj]].
** In contrast, also in ''OutboundFlight'', Thrawn's brother Thrass and the young Jedi Lorana work together on a heroic task, but it all happens quickly enough that they never get beyond calling each other Syndic Mitth'ras'safic of the Eighth Ruling Family and Jedi Knight Lorana Jinzler.
** In ''Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka'', Lando befriends some very large intelligent aliens who live in the vacuum of space, and whose names are descriptions of who they are and what they've experienced. The full names of the oldest members of their race can take days to speak. Thus, Lando gradually gets more titles added to the name by which they refer to him, e.g. "Captain-Master-Lando-Calrissian-Sir", all said as though it were one word.
** In the ''NewJediOrder'', the Yuuzhan Vong always go by their full names, and it's explicitly stated that using just part of the name when you're not a close relative is incredibly insulting. The exceptions seem to be priests (who have only one name, on the whole), [[GodEmperor the Supreme Overlord]] (who is above the normal rules), and the Shamed Ones (who get no respect anyway).
** In ''Literature/ChoicesOfOne'', no one ever calls Nuso Esva by anything less than the full name.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables'' has an unusual example: the ''narration'' always refers to Jean Valjean by his full name; it doesn't do this to any other character.
* In ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', we see this with Rachel Elizabeth Dare, most of the time.
** The easiest way to recognize a non-[[{{Muggle}} Mortal]]? They say Perseus Jackson.
* In ''The Boy Who Stole The Elephant'', the main antagonist is referred to by both the narrator and the characters as "Mr. Catfish Williams" - ''never'' anything else. The narrator even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this.
* The Sklorno in Scott Sigler's ''Galactic Football League'' novel series call ''everyone'' by their full names, regardless of species.
* The Narrator does this to Marianne Engel in ''Literature/TheGargoyle'' for unexplained reasons.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Ygritte does this with Jon Snow.
* CaptainBluebear spends some time with a tribe of desert nomads who all have {{Overly Long Name}}s and insist on a Full Name Basis as really basic courtesy; it's considered a mortal insult to refer to anyone by any shortening of their name, to not use a person's name when talking to them, or to mispronounce their name in any way. One of these has about five highly-similar-sounding rhyming names of perhaps ten syllables, followed by 'tennineeightsevensixfivefourthreeone' (note the lack of a 'two').
* In ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'', the narrator does this to the protagonist Robert Jordan.
* The main character in John Green's ''Paper Towns'' has Margo Roth Spiegelman, of the RuleOfCool variety.
-->Margo Roth Spiegelman, whose six-syllable name was often spoken in its entirety with a kind of quiet reverence.
* In the HisDarkMaterials trilogy, certain characters such as Iorek Byrnison and Serafina Pekkala are almost always referred to by their full name.
* In both the original picture books and the AnimatedAdaptation, the main characters of the ''GuessHowMuchILoveYou'' series, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, refer to each other by their full names. It feels a bit odd, as they're strongly implied to be father and son. The animated series confirms this, and also introduces a number of other characters, all of whom are on a full-name basis with each other, apparently as a means of staying true to the style of the picture books.
* The narration in ''The Story of Crime'' series by Mäj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö does this with its central character, Martin Beck. There is not a single occurrence of him being referred to by only his first name or only his last name in all ten books, apart from in dialogue. Beck is the only character for which the narration does this, however.
* Pretty much all the characters in John Corey Whaley's YA novel ''Literature/WhereThingsComeBack'' are referred to this way.
* In MadeleineLEngle's ''AWrinkleInTime'' and sequels, almost everyone refers to Charles Wallace (first and ''middle'' name) as such. In fact, it's a plot point during one scene, in which two doppelgangers are imitating a human, and only one out of three calls Charles Wallace his full name.
* Anderson Biddle in ''Literature/MemoriesOfSummer'', from the girls' old home of Glory Bottom. Lyric explains in the narrative that they called him by his full name because "that was how you did it with town folks".
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the episode "The Shrink, The Dare, Her Date and Her Brother" of ''Series/HappyEndings'', Dave refers to his therapist as Richard, until he finds out he prefers to be called Rick. As his last name is Rickman, Dave finds this strange and from then on, constantly refers to him by his full name.
-->'''Dave:''' What kind of name is Rick Rickman, anyway?
-->'''Alex:''' Its better than Dick Dickman.
-->'''Dave:''' No, you can't change the first name...nevermind, I did dodge a bullet.
* Sheldon from ''TheBigBangTheory'' often refers to Amy by her full name, Amy Farrah Fowler.
* [[WarriorPoet Teal'c]] in ''Series/StargateSG1'' always refers to [[CunningLinguist Daniel]] [[BadassBookworm Jackson]] by his full name, pronouncing it as though it were one word, and leaving out the salutation "Doctor."
** Also, any character without a title (Jonas Quinn, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Ronon Dex]], Vala Mal Doran) is referred to by full name. He'll use ranks or titles in place of first names with others ("General Hammond," "Captain/Major/Colonel Carter,") though Colonel/General O'Neill is usually simply [[LastNameBasis O'Neill]].
*** This may be attributed at least partially to how characters initially introduced themselves to him; O'Neill, for example, in the pilot episode.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance This may be a cultural thing, as most Jaffa have names including an apostrophe. The use of the names could be seen as (first name/title)'(last name)-as in Daniel'Jackson (or Teal'c's son, Rya'c). With Jack, the apostrophe is built in (O'Neill)]].
** Also, Jaffa often refer to each other by their given name plus their place of origin as if this constituted their version of a full name: Teal'c of Chulak/the Tau'ri, Drey'auc of the Cord'ai Plains, etc. Bra'tac tends to use "O'Neill of Minnesota" and "Hammond of Texas", utilizing this naming convention.
* Tracy Jordan of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' calls Liz Lemon by her full name. His wife Angie does the same.
** He calls pretty much everyone else by their full names, too, which suggests that he thinks Kenneth's last name is "The Page."
* The narrator in ''PushingDaisies'' does this a lot. Except for Ned, who apparently doesn't have a last name.
* Bob Rooney, a minor character from ''MarriedWithChildren'' was never called simply 'Bob' (even his wife calls out his full name in the bedroom). The writers once explained that in every group of friends one person is always called by his full name.
* On ''TheMiddleMan'', Noser always refers to Wendy as "Wendy Watson".
* ''ThePriceIsRight'' host Drew Carey usually refers to TheAnnouncer, Rich Fields, by his full name, especially when asking for another contestant. Rich sometimes plays along and prefixes his copy with "All right, Drew Carey..."
* The narrator of ''TheWestingGame'' refers to several characters by their full names.
** That's because [[spoiler: full names turn out to be a ''major'' plot point]].
* Ben Bennett on ''{{Greek}}''. His full name is hilarious enough to be his Kappa Tau nickname.
* David Tench, Australia-based Channel 10's short-lived computer-generated parody of American talk-show hosts, had the habit of speaking to his celebrity guests by their full names.
* Most other characters on ''Series/{{Lost}}'' are known by their first or last name exclusively, but Benjamin Linus and Daniel Faraday are almost invariably referred to by their full name and ''always'' refer to themselves that way.
* In ''GilmoreGirls'', Emily lampshades this in her jealousy over Pennilyn Lott, an old flame of Richard's: she states that Lott should never be referred to as anything other than Pennilyn Lott, indicating her wish that no one should be familiar with Pennilyn.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had this with Naomi Wildman, who was always "Naomi Wildman" to Seven of Nine.
** Or "Naomi Wildman, subunit of Ensign Samantha Wildman."
* Grace Polk and Adam Rove get this fairly often, though not all the time, in ''JoanOfArcadia''.
* Lois Habiba from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' almost always refers to herself with both names.
* One of the more [[BuffySpeak distinctive speech patterns]] on ''MySoCalledLife'' was the tendency of most of the characters to refer to the others by their full names. This varied from person to person, but the one who just about ''always'' got this treatment was [[TroubledButCute Jordan Catalano]].
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', one of the subtle differences in "The One That Could Have Been" is that Rachel calls Joey by his full name when referring to him. To her, he's a celebrity, and just like we call celebrities by their full names (for example, we would say Matt [=LeBlanc=] when talking about the actor, not Matty), she calls him Joey Tribbiani.
* Angela Kinsey, who plays Angela Martin on ''TheOffice'', always calls her character by her full name behind the scenes because they [[TheDanza share the same first name]].
** Two other actors—Oscar and Phyllis—are in the same boat, but I can't recall whether they use their respective characters' full names when referring to them. (Creed shares his [[AsHimself whole name]] with his character, not just his first name.)
** Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration, is always referred to as Bob Vance.
*** And he refers to himself as "Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration".
-->'''Priest:''' Do you Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration take this woman
* Rich ditz Mary Cherry on ''{{Popular}}'' is always referred to with her full name. (The same goes for her mother, Cherry Cherry.) Also, not only does April Tuna get this all the time, but she uses it on other people as well, most notably Carmen Ferrera.
* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' everyone refers to Guinevere as "Gwen", save for her [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] Arthur and Lancelot, who almost always call her by her full name.
** As of series 4, there has been an {{inversion}}. Given Gwen's rise in status, she is now frequently being addressed by most characters as "Guinevere," whilst [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] Arthur and Lancelot are using the pet name of "Gwen" as a sign of their more intimate relationships with her. The sole exception is Merlin, who always has (and probably always will, even once she's queen) refer to her as Gwen.
* In ''Series/RobinHood'', Djaq usually always calls Will Scarlett and Allan-a-Dale by their full names.
* In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', they did a skit which was a documentary on a forgotten baroque musician, in which every mention of his name recited his full name: "Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm".
* In ''DaddysDaughters'', Galina Sergeevna Vasnetsova (Music/LizaArzamasova) is always addressed as Galia Sergeevna, even by her own family. This is [[RussianNamingConvention how the Russians address adults]], emphasizing that Galina Sergeevna is WiseBeyondHerYears.
* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', Tom Hanks is at one point inducted into the Five Timers club for hosting the show five times. During the sketch, he gets to meet Paul Simon, whom he calls "Mr Simon," but is subsequently told "Please, call me 'Paul'.". Then he runs into Steve Martin, who tells him "Tom, Tom old bean! Let's have a look at you. That robe fits you smashingly." Tom Hanks, enthusiastically thanks him-- "Thanks, Mr. Martin." To which he responds "Please, call me Mr. ''Steve'' Martin."
* ''TheBorgias:'' Giulia Farnese is always referred to as Giulia Farnese, or else her nickname "La Bella".
* The MainCharacters of ''{{Seinfeld}}'' always refer to their friend Joe Mayo as Joe Mayo. When he asks one of them to do a favor, they even reply, "Sure thing, Joe Mayo."
** Also, Kramer's offscreen pal Bob Sacomano. Unusual because Kramer usually has friends who are only identified by [[LastNameBasis one name]] (Newman, Spector, Lomez, Brody, even himself before "Cosmo" was revealed in Season 6), but Bob Sacomano is always Bob Sacomano.
** There's also Crazy Joe Davola. When Elaine briefly dates him (before having found out about the "crazy" part), she refers to him as Joe or Joey, but Jerry and Kramer always refer to him as Crazy Joe Davola.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation:'' Chris Traeger always refers everyone by their full names. Especially "Ann Perkins." Even when he was dating her.
* Evan on ''RoyalPains'' always introduces himself as "Evan R. Lawson, CFO of [=HankMed=]".
* ''FridayNightLights'' does this a lot, particularly with Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen.
* Imogen Moreno in ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' spends the first half of her intro season using this trope. She stops doing it when they toned down her strangeness for the second half of the season. Which is odd, as this was the most normal thing about her at the time.
* Peter Mills on ''Series/ChicagoFire'', to the point where he starts doing it himself.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' antagonist David Robert Jones is referred to by full name in every episode he plays a part in.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' combines this trope with EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: at [=McClaren's=] bar, the waitress Wendy is always referred to as [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Wendy the Waitress]].
* Characters on ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' always, ''always'' seem to refer to each other by their full name - Will Graham, Jack Crawford, Alana Bloom, Beverly Katz, Freddie Lounds - except, notably enough, when it comes to the good doctor himself. Alana usually calls him Hannibal, everyone else calls him Dr. Lecter.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The bassist of Music/ReelBigFish is referred to in the CD booklets as: Matt "mattwong" Wong.
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* Charlie Brown in ''ComicBook/{{Peanuts}}'' is mostly addressed this way. Exceptions are Marcie (who calls him "Charles") and Peppermint Patty (who calls him "Chuck"). His sister Sally calls him 'Big Brother', because at the very least calling him by her own family name would be odd.
** In many post-1970 strips, Snoopy refers to him as "the Round-Headed Kid," suggesting he doesn't even know, or has forgotten, his name. Also, in a 1990 storyline, Charlie Brown's summer girlfriend Peggy Jean calls him "Brownie Charles," because that's how he nervously introduces himself.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Radio talk shows will often do this with featured guests, for the benefit of people just tuning it.
* Radio SketchShow ''ThatMitchellAndWebbSound'' features "Master Hinjuku for whom the Mountains of Hinshao Cleft in Twain his Passage to Allow". He's really good with air conditioning.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Kjell Bjarne in the play ''{{Elling}}'' is rarely if ever referred to as anything other than "Kjell Bjarne". Curiously, his roommate and the main character of the play, Elling himself, is an OnlyOneName.
* I Sebastiani, the Greatest Commedia Dell'Arte Troupe in the Entire World! They've got their fans more or less trained so anytime anyone says "I Sebastiani", it gets followed up with "the Greatest Commedia Dell'Arte Trouble in the Entire World!"
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'', Shelke always refers to Vincent as "Vincent Valentine". Once or twice she just calls him Vincent, but she plays it straight the overwhelming majority of the time.
** Then there's ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', in which there are two black mages raising a baby chocobo... Bobby Corwen. Giving a chocobo a last name in the first place is noteworthy, but they say "Bobby Corwen" enough that Eiko points out, "Can't you just call him by his first name...?" It's worth mentioning, though, that this is also likely a shout out with "Bo"bby "Co"rwen referring to Boco, from ''Final Fantasy V'' and ''VIII''. (Although the black mages themselves might just not understand that you don't always use last names...)
* In ''VideoGame/GrimGrimoire'', Advocat has a lot of fun fully pronouncing Lillet Blan's full name.
* Date Masamune of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' always refers to his rival Sanada Yukimura by his full name. Yukimura goes through varying degrees of this, though he eventually graduates to FirstNameBasis with an honorific speech-wise, but still uses Masamune's full name during {{Inner Monologue}} s.
** To be honest, amongst the fandom most characters are known predominately by their full names. It just seems to flow better somehow.
* [[LeeroyJenkins Leeeeroy Jeeenkiiiins!]]
* Given enough character space for names, it is entirely possible for players to enter a full name for characters with customisable names. If the game was scripted on the assumption that players would only enter a first name, this trope results. ''SecretOfEvermore'' is an example, due to a ridiculously-long name entry space.
* David Crenshaw, of ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/{{HAWX}}'', to the point that his actual callsign is almost AllThereInTheManual.
* Amane in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' almost always calls the [[HelloInsertNameHere protagonist]] by his full name.
* In ''Videogame/IMissTheSunrise'', formal and/or [[TheStoic stoic]] characters [[LastNameBasis tend to address Ros as "Ouranos"]], while more informal and/or emotional characters [[FirstNameBasis will address Ros by his/her first name]]. Fitting the pattern, the extremely formal and [[TheStoic emotionless]] Typelog employees address Ros on a Full Name Basis.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Franziska von Karma in the ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' series refers to practically ''everyone'' by their full names.
** After a while, several other characters switch to calling ''her'' by her full name. [[{{Hypocrite}} Which she considers very rude]].
* Touka in ''VisualNovel/SharinNoKuni'' refers to Kenichi by his full name, Morita Kenichi, until a certain point. Apparently, the reason is that using his last name would be formal, and his first name would be [[{{tsundere}} too intimate]].
** She originally did it to try to annoy him, he doesn't really care though. It latter just becomes her nickname for him; every one of the three heroine has a nickname for him, Sacchi's is Moriken and Natsumi's is Ken-chan.
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': Rin always refers to [[RepetitiveName Sasasegawa Sasami]] using her full name. Or, rather, she always tries to use her full name, [[AccidentalMisnaming but messes it up somehow]].
* Hifumi Yamada from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' refers to everyone by their full name ''and'' with [[JapaneseHonorifics the old-fashioned honorific "-dono"]]. [[spoiler:Later on, this turns out to be a big clue towards interpreting his dying words and figuring out who murdered him.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/SekienNoInganock'', a brothel matron in the Infinitely Crowded Street prefers to be called by her full name Alisa Greg. In fact, she subtly demands it, and the naga-like woman has torn up a man's face with fangs drawn, even though he was a customer.
* Lampshaded in the first phase of the [[NoExportForYou Japan only]] game, ''The Reminiscences of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. When Kyon is [[http://thegamesofharuhisuzumiya.dreamwidth.org/14393.html deciding how to address Haruhi in the alternate universe]] (the options being [[FirstNameBasis first name]], [[LastNameBasis last name]] or full name), Haruhi will object and ask if you call everyone by their full name if you choose the third option, leading Kyon to settle on just "[[LastNameBasis Suzumiya]]".
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' The Cheat's name is ''always'' [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Cheat]], making for some weird dialogue, such as, "Awesome! My very own The Cheat!" Also, the Brothers Strong are always called Strong Bad/Sad/Mad. Nobody ever calls Pom Pom "Pom", always "Pom Pom". This applies to other characters like Pan Pan, Sickly Sam, and The Homestar Runner (the "[[{{Retraux}} old-timey]]" one, not the "modern" one, who's typically just "Homestar").
* A majority of ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' characters have full names. It's easier to count the few people who have {{only one name}}s
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Famous Lawyer Jack Thompson in ''PowerupComics''.
* In his heroic persona, ANTONIO SMITH, FORENSIC LINGUIST of ''{{Narbonic}}'', complete with [[BoldInflation All caps and job description]].
* In ''Dead Days'', Brown ended a call to Steven Spielberg with his full name to rub his success into Blonde's face.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Yori always referred to ''KimPossible'' by her full name, and usually Dr. Drakken would do the same.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Marceline's GenderFlip counterpart Marshall Lee.
* John Redcorn, ''KingOfTheHill''.
** Kahn and Minh always refer to the Hills by their full names.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', a Highbreed refers to the main character as "Ben, Ben Tennyson"; the way he introduced himself.
** Rath addresses everybody by their full name.
* In at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', the villain of the week refers to the protaganist as Mr. Chan, Jackie Chan after the character introduced himself ala Film/JamesBond.
* ''Every single celebrity'' to guest-star on ''FamilyGuy''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Dr. Doofensmirtz constantly refers to Perry the Platypus in this fashion.
* Gwen Mezzro on ''PepperAnn''.
* ''AngelaAnaconda''
* Some robots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', such as Fry's Creator/LucyLiu-bot, would address people by their full names and in RoboSpeak.
* HeelFaceTurn RobotBuddy Cytro addresses MaxSteel by his full name.
* Cad Bane in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', likely because Star Wars already had [[DarthBane another bad guy named Bane]].
* ComicBook/[[TheMightyThor Thor]] does this in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* "A pimp named Slickback" from TheBoondocks.
* Aya, the [[RobotGirl Robot]] SpaceshipGirl on ''GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', did this. However, since the other characters had OnlyOneName, it was only noticable with Hal Jordan, the others being called "Sergeant Kilowog" and "Razer".
** [[{{Jerkass}} Appa Ali Apsa]] tended to call Hal "Hal Jordan of Sector 2814", or simply [[YouAreNumberSix "2814"]].
* Most characters in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' outside of the Burners almost always refer to the main character as "Mike Chilton."
* Sue Bob Murphy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''.
** Outside the show's in-universe, fans almost always refer to Becky Benson from "A Science Fair to Remember" by her full name, mainly to avoid confusion with T.J.'s sister [[OneSteveLimit with the same first name]].
* Penny Ling from WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 is always referred to by full name, for no immediately obvious reason.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Earl always refers to Flint by his full name. In [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2 the sequel]], it's shown he refers to everyone outside his family by their full name, unless he doesn't know their last name (eg. Brent, Manny, Chester V). He even refers to Steve as Steve Lockwood.
* Almost every character in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a two-word name. As such, characters such as Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie are called by their full names on a regular basis, though abbreviating it to just "Rainbow" or "Pinkie" is fairly common in the show. Other characters such as Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle are referred to exclusively with both names, though the fandom sometimes gives them [[FanNickname nicknames]] for convenience's sake. One notable aversion is Twilight Sparkle, whose name "Sparkle" is usually dropped unless addressed by her enemies, or as a FullNameUltimatum.
* Dodie and Hoodsey on ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' are referred to as Dierdre Hortense and Robert Joseph, respectively, by their mother.
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[[folder:Wiki]]
* Sometimes occurs with certain characters, such as '''Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!''' from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' who (at least on this wiki) is always referred to as exactly that, BoldInflation and all.
** Similarly the DC universe character Solomon Grundy is rarely called anything but Solomon Grundy and almost never Solomon or Grundy. (This is [[JustifiedTrope understandable]], since "Solomon Grundy" is more of a codename referencing a nursery rhyme than a proper name.)
** Ahem... '''[[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED!]]'''
* Literature/CiaphasCain, [[RunningGag HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]]! But oddly, only here on the Wiki. In-continuity, he gets called what's appropriate to the station of the person addressing him.
** And again, we have [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Othar Trygvassen,]] '''GentlemanAdventurer!'''
* Also happens for series with long names, usually they are namespaced by the full name, so linking then via WikiWords is prone to this. For example, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (which is informally refered as just ''Evangelion'', ''NGE'' or ''Eva''), but in our articles (and especially in the [[BuffySpeak mouse-hovering thingy]]) you'll most likely see in its full name.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Unless they have a prominent nickname people use, most celebrities are known by their full names.
* Part TruthInTelevision: in Russian, the normal method of addressing is to use the {{Patronymic}}, but not the family name.
** The "first name + patronymic" address is used only in formal situations. Friends are usually on a first name basis, although it is not unusual for old friends to be on a "patronymic-only" basis, especially if a man has the same name as his father, or if nobody else in the group has that patronymic.
* In China, people invariably introduce themselves and are referred to by their full name, and it is quite normal even for friends to use their full name in everyday conversation, unless they have titles or nicknames.
** Well, they ''are'' two or three syllables long in most cases.
*** One way to see this in the west is in professional pool. There are two female pool players from Asia (Ga-young Kim from Korea and Xiaoting Pan from China.) During the commentary for their games, they're almost exclusively referred to by their full names.
** Although many Chinese people are referred to by only one name in English (eg 'Mao', 'Chiang'), Yao Ming seems to be a common exception. JackieChan too.
* Ron Paul.
** There was a time where it was always "Ron Paul [[ImageBoards /b/]]".
* Richard Dean Anderson never seems to be called anything but Richard Dean Anderson. He even lampshades it on his [[TheSimpsons Simpsons]] appearance: "Did somebody mention my names?"
* Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is almost always referred to by his full name. His predecessor, Göran Persson, was too, although that could have had something to do with the fact that both "Göran" and "Persson" are very common Swedish names.
* Bob Dole. Sometimes "Robert Dole", but never just "Dole".
* In real life conversation, if someone addresses you or refers to you by your full name, there may be two possible reasons: either your name is alliterative (like "Peter Parker" or "Clark Kent") or they really don't like you much.
** [[FullNameUltimatum Or your mother's pissed off at you.]]
** It can also be true not only for alliterative reasons but simply if the names sound good together; close acquaintances can often refer to each other by their full names if the last name is one, or sometimes two, syllables.
* Vladimir Stogniyenko, a popular Russian sports commentator, nearly always refers to the Argentine football (soccer) legend Maradona by his full name, Diego Armando Maradona.
* It is common in South Korea due to many people having most commonly three one-syllable names.
** Although it's more likely due to the fact that there are fewer than fifty family names commonly in use in Korea, with about a third of all Koreans sharing the family names Kim, Park, or Lee.
* A variation: Creator/SamuelLJackson. The "L" is not optional. Unless you refer to him as "Sam Jackson" or "Sam ''Motherfuckin''' Jackson". Never Sam, never Samuel, and never Mr. Jackson
** Some presidents do this too: UsefulNotes/HarrySTruman, UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant, etc.
* The late Billy Mays. It's hard to imagine it being anything else. Even "William" sounds odd.
* Andrew Lloyd Webber. No one would know who was being spoken about without the Lloyd in there.
** That's because it's his surname - Andrew Lloyd Webber, brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, son of composer William Lloyd Webber. (Lloyd was his middle name, though, and he added it as a surname to avoid confusion with another musician.) ALW is not Lord Webber,e's Lord Lloyd-Webber (with the hyphen).
* Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Most people assume that "Conan" is part of a compound surname, but it's just his (second) middle name.
* Happens a lot in real life when talking about two people with the same first name in the same conversation, or sometimes to clarify which person you're talking about.
* Facebook tagging in statuses and comments tends to cause this.
* [[GunmanWithThreeNames Assassins of famous people tend to get this treatment. For example, John Wilkes Booth, Mark David Chapman, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray...]]
* [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Labour politician]] George Brown (the TropeNamer for [[PrivateEye "tired and emotional"]]) was so adamant about being referred to by his full name that when he received a peerage, he insisted that his title be "Baron George-Brown".
* Happens frequently in schools were you might have 5 kids with popular name for that year.
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