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An In-Series Nickname is not a FanNickname; although it can frequently be used as such. Instead, it is a nickname specifically given in-series, not even by the producers alone. It is always regarded as canon. Often given out by TheNicknamer. If done enough this may overlap with AccidentalMisnaming or OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.

SuperTrope for AffectionateNickname, EmbarrassingNickname, and RedBaron (aka Badass Nickname).

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/ChibiMarukoChan'': The main character Momoko Sakura's nickname is Maruko. She is almost always called by this name or a variant of it in place of her actual first name (i.e. in a situation in Japanese culture where the use of the first name would be called for).
* ''Anime/{{Redline}}'' has "Sweet JP," our main character, a racecar driver who looks kinda like [[NoMoreHeroes Travis Touchdown]] with even crazier hair. "Sweet JP" is obviously not his real name, it's just been heaped on him because he's the only racer who doesn't mount weapons on his CoolCar.
* [[FieryRedhead Koume Sawaguchi]] from BlueSeed was called "The Hurricane" during her time in the Japanese Self-Defense Force, where she worked before she was [[MilitaryMaverick discharged due to insubordination]] and then transferred to the TAC without her knowledge.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Jeremiah is called Orange-kun/Orange Boy.
** By [=R2=], the "-kun" has been dropped. And the nickname that ruined him has become a mark of {{badass}}, because he is ''the'' EnsembleDarkHorse.
** Also Lelouch is dubbed 'Lulu' by Shirley and Milly. What's more, among the closer members of her family (and LoveInterest Suzaku) Euphemia goes by 'Euphy'.
* Hachiroto 'Hachimaki' Hoshino in ''Anime/{{Planetes}}''. Later, it was revealed that his mentor gave everybody (except Hakim) nicknames; Edel was Hourglass and Tanabe was Little Lady at first, then Angel.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' calls Jiraiya [[DirtyOldMan "Ero Sennin" (Pervy Sage)]]
** Also,Rock Lee and Might Guy are nicknamed "Bushy Brows" and "Super Bushy Brows-sensei" respectively.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Almost everyone receives a nickname off resident TheNicknamer, Yachiru. It's almost potluck as to whether someone ends up with an InSeriesNickname or an AffectionateNickname or an EmbarrassingNickname and she'll often forget a previous nickname she's given and grant a new one.
** Yamamoto is called "Old Man" or "Old Man Yama" by more than a few, including Kyouraku, Kenpachi and Ichigo.
* Tohma is called "Tonma" by Masaru in the original Japanese ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
* Every protagonist in ''JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is nicknamed "Jojo". For instance:
** Part 1: '''Jo'''nathan '''Jo'''estar
** Part 2: '''Jo'''seph '''Jo'''estar
** Part 3: '''Jo'''taro Ku'''jo'''
** Part 4 plays with this trope: the first kanji character in Josuke Higashikata's family name can be read as "Jo".
** Part 5 also plays with this with Giorno Giovana, which can be spelled as "Giogio". In Japanese phonetics, it's still read as "Jojo".
** Part 6: '''Jo'''lyne Cu'''jo'''h.
** Part 7: '''Jo'''hnny '''Jo'''estar.
** Part 8's protagonist borrows the name "Josuke Higashikata", which, as previously mentioned, can be shortened to "Jojo".
* In ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'', Beauty calls Heppokomaru/Gasser "He-kun/Gas Can".
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** Pegasus gives several characters the nickname of "____-boy" based on their name (Yugi-boy, Kaiba-boy, Dukie-boy).
** And in the Japanese version of TheMovie, he shows that the nickname has a female variant when he calls Anzu (Téa) "Anzu-girl".
* In ''Anime/NightWizard'', Hiiragi Renji is nicknamed "fallen man" because of all the time's he's had to repeat grades, (due to his duties as a Night Wizard).
* Luna, aka Prez, in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', the [[DudeLooksLikeALady unfortunate Yuki]] Sohma gets the nickname of Yun Yun (which he points out is ''longer than his actual name.'' This does nothing to dissuade the nickname-giver, Manabe, however). Another student council member is branded with the Chibi (or Chibisuke).
** Ayame gave Kyo the nickname "Kyonkitchi" (or "Lucky Kyo", in the English dub).
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has many, most famously Straw Hat Luffy, since most enemies casually call him Straw Hat. This may be more NomDeGuerre, though, especially the ones in the form of TheMagnificent.
* In ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'', Masane has the nickname Masamune (big chest) in the original and Melenie ("Melony"?) in the dub. [[GagBoobs You get three guesses why]].
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
** Ayumu Kasuga gets tagged with the nickname "Osaka" after about five minutes. This proceeds to [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname supplant her actual name]], to the point at which she struggles to find it on the class listings, and then has it pointed out that they used her nickname, as well.
** Also, Yukari-sensei's [[TheAllegedCar beat-up vehicle]] is dubbed the "Yukari-guruma", which means the "Yukari-car."
** Speaking of Yukari-sensei, she calls her old friend Kurosawa-sensei "Nyamo" rather than her actual personal name Minamo. Tomo being essentially an adolescent Yukari does the same.
* In ''Manga/GhostHunt'', Mai immediately starts calling TallDarkAndSnarky paranormal investigator Kazuya Shibuya "Naru", because it reminds her of how narcissistic she thinks he is.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** [[ShrinkingViolet Nodoka]] is known as "Honya[[note]]Japanese for Bookstore[[/note]]" by most of the class. [[TheNicknamer Chamo]] also has his own nicknames for most of the girls, but listing them all would take too long.
** Albireo Imma/[[InsistentTerminology Ku:nel Sanders]] loves referring to Evangeline as "Kitty", simply because it pisses her off.
** And since [[spoiler:Zazie's recently revealed EvilTwin sister]] won't reveal her name, Negi has taken to referring to her as "Poyo" after her VerbalTic.
* Tamahome from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has been known as "Obake-chan" since childhood because of his markings. [[BerserkButton Don't call him that, though]].
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}''
** Several characters start calling Saki "Rinshan-san" after she demonstrates her uncanny ability to win with Rinshan Kaihou[[note]]Rinshan Kaihou is when you acquire all 4 copies of any one tile, then draw the winning tile ''immediately'' after you complete the set - a purely LuckBasedMission[[/note]].
** Momo typically refers to Nodoka as "[[GagBoobs Boobs-san]]", and has a few other nicknames for certain characters in her internal monologues, such as calling Tomoki "Ryuumonbuchi's glasses girl". Momo herself is often known as "Stealth Momo".
** Kuro is typically referred to as the "Dragon [[SheIsTheKing Lord]] of Achiga", since she attracts Dora tiles.
** Hiroko Funakubo of Senriyama is typically called "[=FunaQ=]" by her older teammates.
** Saki typically calls her long-time friend Kyoutaro "Kyou-chan."
* In ''Anime/LastExile'', Dio calls Claus "Immelman" after his trademark piloting maneuver.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' plays with this one. Tsukasa calls Konata and Miyuki Kona-chan and Yuki-chan respectively. (Fairly normal.) Also, Konata tries to come up with a nickname for Kagami. Tsukasa mentions that an alternate reading for Kagami's name kanji is "Kyou", so Konata calls Kagami "Kyou-chan". That embarrasses/pisses of Kagami, and when Konata asks what she can call Kagami, Kagami's suggestion is to call her Kagami-sama (roughly translates as "The Great Kagami"). [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Naturally, this backfires when Konata actually does it.]] Kagami is so embarrassed that she asks Konata to stop, ''please, for the love of God''.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku comes up with the nickname "Eighter" ("Hatchan" in Japan), because apparently "Android Number Eight" (Or "Jinzouningen Hachi-gou" in Japanese) is too hard for him to say.
* In ''Manga/KOn'', Yui refers to her friends as, Azusa; Azunyan ({{Moe}} cat ears), Ritsu; Ricchan, and Tsumugi; Mugi. She probably would have given Mio a nickname if her name wasn't already short enough. For Azusa (and the others, in the anime), this becomes a clue when Ui tries to covertly fill in for a sick Yui, as she doesn't use these.
* Fay in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' uses a lot of nicknames for Kurogane (Kuro-sama, Kuro-rin, Kuro-tan, Kuro-wanwan, Kuro-daddy and ''many'' more), much to the latter's annoyance.
* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has a few.
** The most notable one is [[DudeLooksLikeALady Alto-hime]], or just "Hime" (Japanese for "Princess"). [[BerserkButton He doesn't like it.]]
** Sheryl Nome's is "The Galactic Fairy"
** Ranka Lee's is "Super Dimension Cinderella"
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' fans are fond of making use of [[TheNicknamer Izaya's]] infantilizing nicknames for his "friends" -- therefore, Shizuo and Kadota find themselves called Shizu-chan (or its loose translation Shizzy) and Dotachin quite a bit outside of the series proper.
* In ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'', Layfon is nicknamed "Layton" by a trio of girls he meets, because it's apparently easier to pronounce. Felli gets jealous when she hears this and decides to call him "Fon-fon". When Layfon objects, she [[CrowningMomentOfFunny runs through several variations of nicknames ("Lay-kun, Lay-chan, Lay-cchi, Senko no Lay...")]] before he finally just accepts Fon-fon.
* In ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'', Ryouhei Sumi is called "Pei". Likewise, Miki has been called "Chief" by Ryouhei due to her being the chief mechanic for the first 3 series.
* ''Anime/RurouniKenshin'' - Perhaps as a nod to the author's own liking for TheShinsengumi, Yahiko posits "Kenshin-gumi" for Kenshin's TrueCompanions very early in the series.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Prussia]] in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' calls his brother Germany "West". Also, Poland calls his HeterosexualLifePartner Lithuania "Liet" (which is a shortening of "Lietuva", the Lithuanian name for, well, Lithuania) and Switzerland calls his little sister Liechtenstein "Liechten".
* Half the main cast of ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''. Daisuke chooses the name "Isabella", partly to express her gender identity, and also because she apparently has a thing for European names. She imposes the name "Sebastian" on her servant Ueda, she probably inspired Jọuji to spell his name "George" (if not the other way around) and she calls Yukari "Carrie", but that's a nickname for her ''other'' nickname "Caroline", given by Miwako for no discernible reason.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' Kogoro Mouri is widely known as "Sleeping Kogoro," due to the sleeping posture when he solves cases. This is, in fact, the effect of Conan's using InstantSedation needles on him and using a voice changer to imitate Kogoro's voice.
* Sasamoto-sensei in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' was known by her students as "[[JapaneseHonorifics Tono]]-sensei," due to an InUniverse application of MemeticBadass. When a couple of the GA-1 students are looking for her, the Art Club members (for whom Sasamoto is their advisor) can't remember her name, and resort to a brief anecdote which identifies her immediately.
** Miyabi Oomichi, is known as "Professor" (except by Namiko, who calls her "Masa" via alternate reading of the kanji, and teachers, who use her surname); and played up to near-OnlyKnownByTheirNickname levels.
* The Liese twins from ''Frachise/LyricalNanoha'', Lieselotte and Liesearia, are known as Lotte and Aria as well as Liese when both of them are addressed. This has caused a major confusion among the fandom and most fans believe their names are actually written is eastern order in Japanese and think they are called "Lotte Liese" and "Aria Liese" in western order.
** Lotte calls Chrono "Chrosuke"/"Kurosuke".
** Reinforce Zwei's nickname is just "Rein".
** Teana is called "Tea" by the other three Forward members.
** Lutecia is called "Lulu", "Lu", "Lu-ojousama" "Lu-chan" and "Lu-ko" by her friends.
** Zafira is often called "Zaffy" by Vivio and Isis.
** Vita is called "Anego" ("Big Sister" or "Boss") by Agito and Lutecia.
** Olivie's nickname was "Vivi" which explains Vivio's name origin.
** Shario Finienno and Mariel Atenza are mostly known by their nicknames "Shari" and "Mari".
** Vivio, Einhard and Rio call their Devices Sacred Heart, Asteion and Solfčge "Cris", "Teo" and "Sol", respectively.
** Among the major DSAA Inter-Middle Championship participants, Sieglinde Jeremiah, Victoria Dahlgrün and Micaiah Chevelle are known as "Sieg", "Victor" and "Mica-nee", respectively.
** Sieglinde eventually starts calling Einhard "Har-nyan".
** Thoma calls Subaru and Alto "Su-chan" and "Aa-chan", respectively.
** The Hückebein members Veyron, Arnage, and [=DeVille=] are often called "Vey", "Aru" and "Ville", respectively.
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''
** Nanamine gets the nickname "Usomine" (typically translated as "Liarmine") from his contributors after they suspect, correctly, that he's lying to them about [[spoiler:how badly his series is doing in the rankings]].
** Also Mashiro's middle school colleagues often call him "Saikou", which is an [[AlternateCharacterReading alternate reading]] of his name "Moritaka". When Takagi starts to use this nickname regularly, Mashiro starts calling Takagi "Shuujin", which is an alternate reading of Takagi's name "Akito". One of Takagi's friends also calls him "Shuuto" in a flashback.
** Azuki, as a voice actress, is often known as "Azukyun" by her fans [[spoiler:and later "Abazurekyun"- derived from the Japanese word for "bitch" ("Bitch-kyun" in the Viz translation) after [[YokoOhNo her relationship with Mashiro]] comes to light]].
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu immediately takes to calling Barnaby "Bunny" after their first outing as a superhero duo. ["Because you hop about and have long ears (referring to the antennae on Barnaby's PoweredArmour) like a cute little rabbit!"] At first he just does it to annoy Barnaby, but it becomes an AffectionateNickname once he starts to acknowledge him as his partner. Only Kotetsu actually calls him Bunny, but the other characters do get in on the fun, such as when they buy him a stuffed bunny for his birthday, or when Saito imprints a little rabbit logo on his supersuit.
* Merry Nightmare from ''Manga/YumekuiMerry'' is also known as, well... [[CharacterTitle Yumekui/Dream Eater Merry]].
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Toma gives [[ShockAndAwe Mikoto Misaka]] the nickname Biri Biri, which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for an electrical discharge. In the dub, he calls her "Bug-zapper".
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''' Keima, while ''very'' well-known among gamers as "The Capturing [[AGodAmI God]]/[[Main/RedBaron The God of Conquest]]," was also predictably nicknamed "[[{{Otaku}} ota]]{{megane}}" by his RealLife classmates. Crunchyroll's subs (and apparently the English dub) translated it to "dweeb" which, while lacking in creativity, is culturally accurate.
* Ami and Mami have one for almost everyone on the main cast in the anime version of ''Anime/TheIdolmaster''.
* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', Grell gives Sebastian the punny and flirtatious nickname of "Sebas-chan" in the Japanese version. In the dub, she goes with "Bassy".
* ''Manga/HarlemBeat'': Mizuki calls Naruse “Narucho”, Sawamura calls Kiriko “Witch” and Kobayashi “Umbrella Guy” (based on the image of aloof umbrella maker during JidaiGeki), Takao nicknamed Kobayashi as “Musashi” for his samurai-esque attitude, [[ScaryBlackMan Zukeran Tetsuya]] from Kyan was often called “Kemp” for his resemblance to Shawn Kemp, [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]] from Threemen’s Hoop only known by their nicknames.
* Tallgeese in ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' has a fan club among the [[AdorablyEvilMinions Zako Soldiers]], referring to him as Lord T.
* A few characters in ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' have nicknames, such as Aiko "Anko" Tokiosumi, Chizuru "Chizu" Honda, Masaru "Kodama" Kodaka, Takami "Komo" Komoda, and Mako "Nakama" Nakarai. The manga indicates that the latter suggested this as a way to make friends. Also in the manga, there's Junji Karita, who is dubbed "Katari" by the pilots, [[spoiler:when he appears on TV falsely claiming to be a Zearth pilot]].
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
** Saori often calls Miho "Miporin" and Yukari "Yukarin". Interestingly enough, she doesn't do the same for Hana, whom she's known before the series, and her ChildhoodFriend Mako.
** The three girls of the Disciplinary Committee[=/=]Mallard team have nicknames- Midoriko "Sodoko" Sono, Moyoko "Gomoyo" Gotou and Nozomi "Pazomi" Konparu"
** Sodoko, irritated by Mako calling her "Sodoko" despite her objections, once tries calling her "Remako", but it doesn't stick, and she goes back to calling her "[[LastNameBasis Reizei]]-[[JapaneseHonorifics san]]" shortly afterward.
** Miho is once referred to as "Mihosha" by Katyusha.
* In ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'', there's the {{Sensei-chan}} Miss Yoriko "Mom" Matsumoto. It was Yuzuko who first called her that, and she didn't like it much, as she wasn't even 30.
* Mr. Nishimura in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' is alternatively known as "Ironman", and he's easily the most badass character in the series.
* ''Manga/MurasakiiroNoQualia''
** Hatou is always called Gaku by Yukari. Hatou's the one who actually suggested the nickname though.
** Tenjou calls Hatou "Helmet Head", due to her haircut, as an EmbarrassingNickname. She doesn't like it.
* In ''Manga/YotsubaTo'', Fuuka's friend Hiwatari is called "Shimauu" (adapted to "Miss Stake" in translation) due to saying "Yoroshiku onegai shimau" ("Nice to miss you") when introducing herself at school.
* Long Wei from ''Manhua/InfinityGame'' refers to Meibo as "chalk girl" (due to her habit of hurting people with it) and Lu Xiao as "Puji" because she wore a Puji brand of hat and he didn't know her name at the time.
* In ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' Kotone calls Haruka "Harupoppo".
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker likes to call Franchise/{{Batman}} by nicknames such as Batsy.
** Harley Quinn, in turn, calls Joker "Puddin'" and "Mr. J".
** ComicBook/RasAlGhul calls Batman "Detective", while his daughter Talia (until recently) called him "Beloved".
* LoisLane calls [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] "Smallville", probably meaning he's a hick by referencing his small hometown.
* Wendy Watson of ''Series/TheMiddleman'' has the nicknames "Dub-Dub" and "Dubbie" (plus the various insults Ida slings in her general direction). And Lacey has her fair share of nicknames for the Middleman himself.
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''
** Spider-Man has about a dozen of these, such as "web-head", "web-slinger", and "wall-crawler".
** His girlfriends frequently call Peter Parker "Petey", although MJ is well-known for calling him "Tiger". In the 1970s she sometimes also called him "Browneyes".
** Other Spider-Man nicknames include "JJJ" for J. Jonah Jameson, "MJ" for Mary Jane, "Robbie" for Joe Robertson, "Doc Ock" for Doctor Octopus, "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Flash]]" for Eugene Thompson, and "Mayday" for [[Comicbook/{{Spider-Girl}} Spidey's alternate-reality daughter May]].
* Some nicknames from Comicbook/TheAvengers: IronMan is "Shellhead", TheMightyThor is "Goldilocks", the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk sometimes is "Jade-Jaws", CaptainAmerica is "Cap" or "Winghead".
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} is "Hornhead".
* From the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}:
** Professor X: "Chuck" (by Wolverine)
** ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}: "Cyke", "Fearless Leader" or plain "Slim"
** Jean Grey: "Jeannie" (by Wolverine) or "[[FieryRedhead Red]]"
** The Beast (Henry P. [=McCoy=]): "Hank"
** {{Magneto}}: "Bucket-head" (by Wolverine)
** {{Storm}}: "Stormy", "Roro", "Wind-Rider", or (aggressively) "Wind-Witch", sometimes "princess" or "boss"
** Colossus: "Pete", "Petey", "little brother" (by Storm in earlier days)
** Nightcrawler: "Elf", "Nightelf", "Fuzzy-Elf", or "Fuzzy"
** {{Wolverine}}: "Wolvie"
** Banshee: "Irish" (by Wolverine)
** Shadowcat is "Kitty", "Kate" (in stories set in the future), "Kitten" (by Storm), "Katya" (by Colossus), "Kätzchen" (by Nightcrawler), "Punkin"(by Wolverine), and sometimes "Cat"
** [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Rogue]]: The fact that "Rogue" was originally her childhood nickname may explain why there aren't that many other frequently used nicknames, although she has been referred to as "Red" and "River-Rat" occasionally.
** Phoenix II (Rachel): "Red", "Ray"
** ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}: "Lightengale" (mostly by Rogue), but usually "Ali" (short for Alison) or "Dazz"
** Psylocke: "Betsy" or "Betts"
** ComicBook/{{Gambit}}: "Cajun"
** White Queen: "Frosty"
* From the Comicbook/FantasticFour:
** Human Torch: Matchhead
** Mr. Fantastic: Stretcho
** Thing also calls Susan "Susie" or during the Claremont run "Susie-Q"
* Doctor Sivana dubbed [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] "the Big Red Cheese".
* ComicBook/GreenArrow has been known to call ComicBook/BlackCanary "Pretty Bird" whenever they were dating.
* Comicbook/JudgeDredd is often referred to by other characters as "Old Stonyface".
* ''{{Bookhunter}}'': "Kettle Stitch" is the Library Police's nickname for the book thief they're hunting; so called because their high-quality forgery (left behind to hide the fact that the theft occurred at all) used a kettle stitch to bind the leaflets, rather than the common catch stitch.
* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' Tails in called "pixel-brain" by [[JerkAss Sonic]]
* ''StrontiumDog'': Archibald [=MacNulty=] is only referred to as such by his "gran". On the good kind of "Wanted"-posters, he's "The Tartan Terror". To everyone else, he's "Middenface".
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
** "Sweet Babboo", Sally's puppy love nickname for Linus. Linus is not amused.
** Sally also refers to her big brother Charlie Brown as... "Big Brother".
** 'Peppermint' Patty calls Charlie Brown "Chuck" and Lucy "Lucille". There is also "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Pigpen]]".
** Charlie Brown is "that round-headed kid" to Snoopy and "Charles" to Marcie.
* In his younger days, Michael Patterson of ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' referred to his sister Elizabeth as "Lizardbreath." Younger sister April took over using it for him later on.
* Bucky Katt gives out malicious and hostile nicknames to virtually every other character in ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Any FanNickname can become In Fic Nickname if some fan author uses it in a fic.
* ''FanFic/HarmonyTheory'': Blaze for Trail Blazer.
* There are several in the HungerGames fic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'': [[KidSidekick Kit]] is called "Kitty" and occasionally "Kitty Cat" or "Kitty Kitty" by [[TheProtagonist Vale]] and [[GenkiGirl Lavinia]], while Kit refers to [[PrivilegedRival Obsidian Citrine]] as "Citrus." Vale's sister Laurel is the first to refer to Obsidian as "Sid"; Vale eventually begins to do it, as well (instead of referring to him as "He-Who-Is-Ridiculously-Named"). Also, Vale is occasionally referred to by Sid as "sparkle girl," and Damon refers to her as "the girl who wore stars on her heart," which she likes.
* Fan stories set in Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium
** ''FanFic/TheAwkwardAdventuresOfMeghanWhimblesby'' begins with ordinary Meghan. Her friends were fans and gave her the Elvish name "Melethriel". When Meghan [[TrappedInAnotherWorld falls into Middle-earth]] and [[{{Metamorphosis}} becomes an elf]], she switches her names, so Melethriel is her name and "Meghan" is her nickname. Almost everyone calls her Meghan, but Gandalf calls her Melethriel.
** In ''FanFic/TheGamesOfTheGods'', Rachel and Kari fall into Middle-earth, become elves, and take Elvish names. Rachel becomes Elenlómë and Kari becomes Alkarisil. In the cover story, "Rachel" and "Kari" are nicknames. The truth is that "Rachel" and "Kari" are their names from Australia, and Rachel invented the Elvish names. Rachel prefers to be "Rachel", but "Kari" becomes Alkarisil to all but a few friends.
** In ''FanFic/{{Lothiriel}}'' by [=JunoMagic=], the hobbits shorten Lothíriel to "Lothy", and Lothíriel herself shortens Míriel to "Míri" and Meluir to "Mel".
** In ''FanFic/TimeWillTell'', the elves sometimes give Elvish names to humans. Jorryn becomes ''Mistadiel'' "straying daughter". Denuwyn, a girl of Rohan, becomes ''Merilnan'' "flower of the valley".
* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Duncan [=McSmurf=] is given the nickname [[Film/TheSmurfs Gutsy]] by Hefty, mostly to [[MaliciousMisnaming annoy Duncan]]. Eventually it becomes an InsultOfEndearment.
* ''Fanfic/{{Bait and Switch|STO}}'':
** Capt. Kanril Eleya calls her first officer, Cdr. Tesjha Phohl, "Tess". Her science officer, Cdr. Birail Riyannis, is "Biri". For her part, Tess once calls Eleya "El" when she's in [[MildlyMilitary BFF mode instead of Number One mode]].
** In "Fanfic/TheUniverseDoesntCheat" it turns out that Tesjha Phohl is itself a shortened form of "Siritesjha sh'Phohlhi", and apparently the instructors at Starfleet Academy called Eleya "Scarface" behind her back. ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Because she has a really big scar on her left cheek from when she was in the Bajoran Militia.]])
* In ''[[Fanfic/KillblessAMidsummerNightsDream A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', Michael calls Luna "Moon-butt".
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has "Nomad" for the female Robot Master and "Headless Joe" for the headless Sniper Joe.
* ''FanFic/CrownsOfTheKingdom'' has the Fab Five for Mickey's group, as well as the Sensational Six when Daisy joins them.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', Sally nicknames Lightning "Stickers," because like RealLife racing cars, he has no headlights, just stickers. It starts out derisive, but eventually becomes an InsultOfEndearment.
* In ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', "Ponyo" is just a nickname Sousuke gives to the titular fish. Her real name is Brunhilde. Her dad is none too happy about the way she prefers "Ponyo" over "Brunhilde..."
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Charlie calls Anne-Marie "Squeaker" after she keeps him awake with the squeaking of her bed.
* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'': "Dumbo" is a mean nickname given to a large eared baby elephant whose true name is Jumbo Jr. (Most people do not realize this and the movie title itself uses the Nickname)
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: Continental Drift'': Everybody but Peaches and Ellie call Louis "Wiener".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'': Apparently, "MK" for Mary Katherine.
* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' Flynn calls Rapunzel "Blondie" several times.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''TheBlindSide'': "Big Mike" for the main character, Michael.
* The 2013 {{Carrie}} remake has Christine Hargensen call Tina Blake "Teenie".
* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' has a subversion. Everyone thinks "Mr. Big Nose" is the man's nickname... but it's actually his real name.
* In ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', [[TimCurry Dr. Frank N Furter]] is called by his nickname "Frankie" by various characters throughout the film.
* In the StarWars movies and the expanded universe, droids often get called by a nickname based on their number and initials said as one word. Por Ejemplo: R2-D2 and [=C3P0=] are called "Artoo" and "Threepio" respectively.
** Han Solo in particular has a habit of assigning nicknames (though admittedly not particularly clever ones). He frequently refers to his companions in the first movie as "Kid" (Luke), "Princess" (Leia), and "Goldenrod" (C3-P0).
** And it turns out Anakin 'Darth Vader' Skywalker was called 'Ani' by his girlfriend, which kinda [[NightmareRetardant detracts from his scariness...]]
* In ''Film/TheShining'', Dick Hallorann calls Danny Torrance "Doc", briefly confusing Danny's mother:
-->'''Wendy Torrance:''' We call him Doc sometimes, you know, like in the Bugs Bunny cartoons. But how did you know that?\\
'''Dick Hallorann:''' ...Well, I guess I probably heard you call him that.\\
'''Wendy Torrance:''' ...Well, it's possible, but I honestly don't remember calling him that since we've been with you.
* ''Film/IronMan2''
** The term "Hammeroids" is used by Tony Stark to refer to Justin Hammer's drones, and it's become so popular that it's become often confused as a FanNickname.
** Hammer claims the 7.62mm 6-barrel minigun that ends up integrated with the War Machine suit is known to the US soldiers who use them as, alternately, [[ChunkySalsaRule Uncle Gazpacho]] or "Puff the Magic Dragon". (He was half-right here: The AC-47 gunship, a Vietnam-era ground-support aircraft fitted with several such miniguns for MoreDakka, was nicknamed "Puff the Magic Dragon" for the hail of tracer rounds it rained down on the enemy.) He also nicknames his [[spoiler:not-so-]]super mini-bunker-buster, supposedly capable of "reducing the population of any standing structure to 0" (although it's actually [[spoiler:a laughable dud]]) the "Ex-Wife".
* ''TheLittleRascals'' series: Just about every boy had a nickname. Some became so identified with their characters that their nicknames followed them in life; i.e., Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, George "Spanky" [=McFarlane=], etc.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The firstborn daughter in any family of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' is named Eldest and raised to be the leader of her subsequent sisters. Five years old and an only child, Eldest Porter is affectionately called Eldie by her 'aunt' Ren.
* In the Moran and Moriarty stories ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheDurbervilles'', Sebastian Moran often goes by "Basher", not only cause of his first name but because he's a terrifically violent man. Also, in a nod to Holmes considering Irene Adler ''the'' woman, both M men call her ''that bitch.''
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Rachel was [[XenaWarriorPrincess "Xena"]] courtesy of Marco, and Ax often got called 'Ax-man'. Jake was Fearless Leader from time to time. And the Andalites called Visser Three The Abomination. Tobias was sometimes called 'Bird Boy' for obvious reasons.
* In LMMontgomery's ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series has a few. Gilbert and Anne have nicknames to each other; after their marriage, he calls her "Anne-girl", while she calls him "Gil". Their oldest son James is called Jem; their twins Anne and Diana are nicknamed Di and Nan, and their youngest daughter Bertha Marilla is nicknamed Rilla. Her brother, Walter, calls her "Rilla-my-Rilla", a play on her middle name. This nickname is eventually adopted and used by her crush [[spoiler: later, fiance]], Kenneth Ford.
* Used liberally in the ''Literature/LittleWomen'' series due to the complete lack of a OneSteveLimit. Characters Margaret Curtis March, Robert March, Margaret March, Josephine March, Elizabeth March, Theodore Laurence, [[spoiler: John Brooke Jr., Margaret Brooke Jr., Josephine Brooke, Robert Bhaer, Theodore Bhaer, and Elizabeth Laurence]] are known as Marmee/Mother, Papa/Father, Meg, Jo, Beth, Laurie (Teddy by Jo), [[spoiler: Demi, Daisy, Josy, Rob, Teddy, and Bess (originally Beth)]] respectively.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', a large quantity of characters have nicknames. Some of the more frequent ones include Jaime "the Kingslayer" Lannister, named for his BodyguardBetrayal, Gregor "the Mountain the Rides" Clegane, named for his huge size, Tyrion "the Imp" Lannister, named for his dwarfism, and Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, named for his short stature and lordship in the Fingers region.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}: Legion'', Alcatraz calls the [[PrivateMilitaryContractors CELL troops]] "[=CELLulites=]".
* In ''{{Dinotopia}}'', Lee Crabb liked to call Bix 'Pinky'.
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] nicknames ''[[TheNicknamer everything]]''. While most of them don't stick, a few catch on even with other characters. Notably, the Archive is Ivy, the skinwalker is Shagnasty, and the Denarians are the Nickelheads. It [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu says something about Harry]] that these are, respectively, the repository of all human knowledge, an EldritchAbomination, and an order of psychos and {{fallen angel}}s. It even gets to be a plot point at times; [[spoiler:naming Ivy gave her her own identity separate from the Archive, which helped her avoid snapping when the Nickelheads caught her.]]
** Not to mention his nickname for [[spoiler:the fallen angel Lasciel, Lash, helping the shadow version of Lash that resided inside Harry's head separate from her former self and helped her gain a sense of identity.]]
** In the series, it's explicitly stated that giving something a name gives it an identity. Another example is Bob, the air spirit Harry keeps in a skull: in ''Dead Beat,'' we find out just how much of Bob's genial and helpful personality is a result of being in Harry's service as opposed to that of someone more serious and less ethical.
*** Because of this fact, the angel Uriel objected strenuously to being nicknamed Uri, and actually succeeds in getting Harry to stop using it.
*** Considering Uriel translates as "Light of God", and Harry was removing the God bit, [[ArchangelLucifer you can kind of understand his objections]].
*** He is perfectly fine with being called Mr. Sunshine though.
* Doctor Evazam, first appearing in ''Film/ANewHope'' but having a real role in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: City of the Dead'', is also called [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor Death]].
* ''Literature/GivesLight'': It sometimes feels like the number of people willing to call Skylar by his real name are in the minority.
* [[Literature/HonorHarrington Citizen Admiral Esther McQueen]], aka Citizen Admiral Cluster Bomb.
** The main character of the series, Admiral Honor "The Salamander" Harrington. Given to her by some of her detractors who noted that she always seemed to find herself "where the fire is hottest."
* In VorkosiganSaga, TheDragon of Emperor Dorca the Just was called Pierre La Sanguinere(bloody pierre)which is a rather ambiguous nickname(either complimenting his badassery or insulting his ruthlessness, probably both). In more modern and settled times, Rene Vorbretten for a while gets called "Ghembretten" because he had an ancestor who was an invading Cetagandan Ghem-warrior. This nickname is meant to be more insulting; it is not only racist but more important(for several vor are marrying galactics anyway) it is insulting both his female ancestor's chastity and patriotism in one breath. And still more important it is calling his legal claims to the countship into question.
* In ''Literature/TheHost'' some Souls have these since [[NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom their names tend to be mouthfuls]]. We get Wanda for Wanderer, Sunny for Sunlight Passing Through the Ice, Pet for Petals Open to the Moon, Fords for Fords Deeps Waters [[spoiler: and Burns for Burns Living Flowers]].
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' Katniss refers to one of her fellow tributes as "Foxface". We never find out her actual name.
** She also likes to refer to Peeta as "the boy with the bread".
** Gale affectionately calls Katniss "Catnip".
** Haymitch usually refers to his two tributes as "sweetheart" and "the boy".
* Literature/{{Kim}} in Creator/RudyardKipling's novel is known in Lahore as the Little Friend of All the World.
* "Elephant" in ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Flatlander]]'' by Creator/LarryNiven.
* Jenna and Septimus in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' call each other Jen and Sep, respectively.
* As noted above in films, in Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheShining'', Danny is frequently referred to as "Doc".
* In ''TheStand'', Glen Bateman calls Stu Redman "East Texas" who in turn calls him "baldy".
** Also, Harold "Hawk" Lauder, Donald Merwin Elbert who goes by Trashcan man or simply Trash, and "Mother" Abigail Freemantle.
* P8 Blue of the StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers is known by the nickname "Pattie". In fact, most members of her race have a nickname - B6 Blue, for instance, is "Bishop" and Z4 Blue is "Ziff".
* Amanandrala Grookonomonslf in ''Literature/StarRiskLtd'' goes by "Grok" among humans because his full name is a mouthful and too hard to pronounce.
* Quite a few fighter pilots in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse (especially the XWingSeries) have nicknames, either given or used as callsigns. For example, Garik Loran is "The Face" (or simply "Face"), Voort SaBinring is "Piggy", Jaina Solo is "Sticks", etc. Many astromech droids also get nicknames, such as Corran Horn's R2 unit, "Whistler".
* In Janet Evanovich's ''StephaniePlum'' series, Ranger calls Stephanie "Babe", though it's always with affection (and occasional [[StuffBlowingUp amusement]]). Morelli calls her "Cupcake", probably more frequently than he uses her actual name.
* ''WickedLovely'' has a few, most notably Aislinn being referred to as Ash more often than not. Niall is also most often called Gancanagh, although that's more because [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep he is a gancanagh.]]
* Creator/KarlMay lived by this trope, for instance in the stories set in the American West, most of the ''Westmänner'' (Westmen) go by their colourful nicknames, not their real ones, for instance [[AuthorAvatar Old Shatterhand]], Old Surehand, Old Firehand, Old Death, Old Wabble, Gunstick-Uncle, Earless and Tante Droll ("Aunt Droll").
* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'': Simon is often called Daylighter by Downworlders, [[spoiler: for that unique, annoying detail about being a vampire that can walk around in sunlight. Thanks, Jace's angel blood]].
* In ''Literature/TheRavenCycle'', due to thinking "Blue" is too weird a name, Gansey will frequently refer to the main character as "Jane" instead, much to her annoyance.
* In ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Elizabeth Bennet is called Lizzy by her family and Eliza by Charlotte (and one assumes, other [[FirstNameBasis First Name Basis]] friends, as [[AlphaBitch Caroline Bingley]] addresses her as Miss Eliza whenever she's being faux-affectionate).
* Semirah, in ''Literature/DrFranklinsIsland'', is called Semi by everyone except Doctor Franklin himself. She called Miranda "Very Cool Girl" until she got to know her. After they are transformed she sometimes calls them Miranda-the-bird and Semi-the-fish [[spoiler: and Arnie-the-snake]] while describing physical things they're doing. Arnie often sarcastically calls Miranda "Wonder Girl".
* In ''Literature/BillyBudd'', Captain Edward Vere is known to his crew as "Starry Vere."
* Iris, leader of ''Literature/TheUltraViolets'' is sometimes referred to as "Riri."
* ''Literature/ThoseThatWake'' has "Man in Suit" for... the man in the suit.
* ''Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt'' has a few.
** ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'': Sofia calls Beatrice "Bea" (pronounced as "Beh-ah").
** "Betvingade": Markus is some times called "Järven", meaning "Wolverine".
** "De skandalösa": Gabriel starts calling Magdalena "Malla".
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Lois usually calls Clark "Smallville", but "[[EmbarrassingNickname Clarky]]" on rare occasions. Lois almost always just call Chloe "cous" (as in, "cousin") or "Chlo"[[note]]Many FanFic writers picked this up to use as an AffectionateNickname from whoever they are pairing Chloe with[[/note]], or more rarely "Goldilocks". She once calls Jimmy "Baby Bear", and he is not happy.
** Chloe sometimes call Lois "Lo".
** Jimmy sometimes call Chloe "[[AffectionateNickname Brighteyes]]". And yes, she has eyes that you can't stop staring at.
** Chloe's boss at the Daily Planet used to call her "Chloster". Jimmy picked it up. She is not amused.
-->'''Chloe''': How much blunt trauma do you think a stapler to the back of the head would cause?
** The names MartianManhunter and {{Supergirl}} starts out as Chloe's nickname for them in ''Smallville''. She is also known for calling Clark the Man of Steel.
** Oliver started the tradition of calling Clark "Boy Scout" and Bart "Impulse". Bizarrely, Brainiac sometimes also call him that, but he always refer to him as Kal-El face to face.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has lots and lots of these, thanks to Sawyer. There's also The Others for the people who live on the island. What they call themselves is never revealed.
* Doctor Cox in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has nicknames for almost everybody: Elliot is Barbie, Turk is Gandi, Kelso is Bobbo, Doug is Nervous Guy or Pee Pants, and JD is either "Newbie" or whatever girl's name he can think of. Carla, who was his only friend at the beginning of the series, is the only one he doesn't nickname.
** ''Everyone'' at Sacred Heart seems to have a nickname for at least one other person. Carla calls JD "Bambi", Turk and JD call each other "Chocolate Bear" (or Brown Bear) and "Vanilla Bear", The Janitor calls Elliot "Blonde Doctor", Cox "Mean Doctor", Carla "Scary Nurse Lady" and Turk "Bald Black Doctor", Kelso calls Turk "Dr. Turkleton" (which is really more of a misunderstanding than a nickname, but...), and then there's Snoop Dog Intern/Resident/Attending (depending on the season), Colonel Doctor, "Laverneagain", etc.
* On ''DeadLikeMe'', Rube often refers to George as "Peanut", as do some other characters. Rube also used to give this nickname to [[spoiler:his daughter]]. He also calls Daisy "Princess."
* ''Series/TeenWolf''
** Stiles calls Derek a sourwolf. The fandom took it and RAN.
** Stiles is a nickname in an of itself; his first name is never revealed because of how embarrassing it apparently is.
--->'''Coach Finstock:''' Stiles, that's right. I thought "Stiles" was his last name.\\
'''Sheriff:''' His last name is "Stilinski".\\
'''Coach Finstock:''' You named your kid "Stiles Stilinski"?\\
'''Sheriff:''' No, that's just what he likes to be called.
--->'''Coach Finstock:''' Oh. Well, I like to be called "cupcake". What is his first name? *reads it on a file* Wow, that's a form of child abuse. I don't - I don't even know how to pronounce that.
* Captain Slow, Jezza, and the Hamster on ''Series/TopGear''.
* Ellie calls Laurie "Jellybean" all the time on ''Series/CougarTown''. It is ''not'' a term of endearment.
** Jules' father Chick calls her "Junebug".
** Bobby calls Jules "J-Bird" and Andy "Ando". One episode states that [[TheNicknamer giving cool nicknames]] is his "superpower".
* In ''Series/{{House}}'', the title character sometimes played the role of TheNicknamer. Most of the applicants introduced in season four aren't ever called by their real names. Some of them even have more than one nickname. They include Thirteen, Cutthroat Bitch, Grumpy, Big Love/Black Mormon, Scooter/Ridiculously Old Fraud/Bosley, and a couple of others.
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', Mulder, by others in the FBI, is known as "Spooky" Mulder, though not originally for his work in the paranormal. Originally, the nickname referred to Mulder's incredible profiling skills when he was in the Academy, and when he worked in the VCU. The nickname the FBI gave Scully after she started working with Mulder was "Mrs. Spooky".
* Dr. Temperance Brennan from ''Series/{{Bones}}'' is known as "Bones".
** Daisy calls Sweets "Lancelot", and Jack calls Booth 'G-man'.
* [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Gene]] [[AshesToAshes Hunt]] calls Alex Drake "Bolly", "Bols", or "Lady B", short for [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero "Bollinger Knickers"]].
** He rarely, if ever, used Sam Tyler's name, referring to him as "Gladys", "Dorothy", "Marjorie", "Doris", and "Boy Wonder", among ''many'' others.
* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Eli Wallace seems to have picked up "Math Boy".
* The hosts and mad scientists had new nicknames for each other nearly every episode on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]''.
-->'''Mike Nelson:''' What's up, Mother-of-Pearl?
-->'''Pearl Forrester:''' I give the nicknames around here Nel... son.
** Pearl called Crow "Art", which was actually an InJoke based on a fan letter to the show.
** TV's Frank called Dr. Clayton Forrester "Steve" for no particular reason at all. There was massive debate among [=MSTies=] over whether it was some obscure pop culture reference until WordOfGod from Frank Conniff confirmed that it was just a random gag.
* On ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' Stanley Bolander was universally known as "Big Man" and everyone called Lt Giardello "Gee." The latter might seem like a simple contraction of his surname, but it actually came from what he said on his first murder scene.
* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' was known as "Theta Sigma" or "Good Old Thete" by his schoolfriends, apparently after his exam results. Also, Donna called him Spaceman, because he is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a man from Space]]...
** Ace (a companion of his [[TheNthDoctor seventh incarnation]]) had a tendency to call him "Professor".
** Rory is well-known as "The Last Centurion" post season 5.
** The Eleventh Doctor [[AffectionateNickname fondly]] calls Clara "My Impossible Girl" and "Souffle Girl".
*** Clara calls him "Chinboy" at times, and "Clever Boy" [[spoiler: usually whenever her echoes die.]]
* Sisko on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' calls Jadzia Dax "Old Man" as the previous Dax host (Curzon) was an old friend and mentor.
* Q often calls the French [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] 'mon capitaine' and the female [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Janeway]] 'Madame Captain.'
* [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Natasha Yar]] is Tasha to everyone, even on duty. The same goes for Geordi.
* Justin from ''QueerAsFolk'' is called "Sunshine" by Debbie, and sometimes Brian.
* The characters of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' have a few nicknames for each other. Slater calls Zack "preppie" and Jesse "mama". Jesse occasionally refers to him as "papa".
* The characters in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' generally shorten the others' names into nicknames such as Phoebe = "Pheebs", Rachel = "Rach", Joey = "Joe", and Monica = "Mon". Ross and Chandler don't get this, though.
** Very occasionally, you hear Chandler called "Chan."
* On ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', "Mare" for Mary and "Mur" for Murray.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Faith efers to Buffy as just "B." sometimes, and she calls Giles 'G-Man' (as does Xander occasionally, though Giles isn't always thrilled). [[BadassLongcoat Spike]] calls Dawn "Little Bit" and "Niblet". Other characters frequently shorten Willow to just Will.
** Spike, (whose real name is William), has nicknames for almost everyone. He calls Angel "Peaches", Willow "Red", Xander "The Whelp", Anya "Demon-Girl", and so forth. He calls Buffy "Slayer", "pet", and "love", but these probably don't count, as she simply is the Slayer, and "pet" and "love" are used as pretty standard slang. On ''Angel'', Illyria was 'Blue' or 'Big Blue' or 'Smurf'.
** Giles is also known as Ripper.
** Genevieve is sometimes called Gigi.
* On the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' end, Wes was often called 'English' by Gunn. Lorne was always using food nicknames for Angel. "Angelcakes" "Angelhair" "Angelfood". Lorne himself was often "The Host" because of his job owning Caritas. Groosalugg was called 'Groo' by Cordy. Fred apparently sometimes called Wes 'Bookman' during their all too brief romance.
* Most of the cast of ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*SH]]'' have nicknames.
** Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce came with his when he arrived in the unit; his father gave it to him, after ''Literature/TheLastOfTheMohicans''.
** Walter O'Reilly became "Radar" because of his extraordinary ability to detect arriving helicopters and anticipate the needs/whims of his supervisor.
** "Trapper John" [=McIntyre=], a carryover from the original novel and film (where the nickname came from an incident where he and a college co-ed were caught [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces having sex in a railroad-car restroom]], and she claimed that he'd "trapped" her).
** Frank "Ferret Face" Burns, a nickname that was first given to him ''by his own brother''.
** Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
** Oliver "Spearchucker" Jones
** "Ugly John" Black
** Hawkeye, Trapper, and B.J. would often address each other as "Hawk", "Trap", and "Beej", respectively.
* Berta of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' calls Alan "Zippy", possibly referring to the fact that he's always running under stress.
** It was because he's quick in bed, actually.
* The main characters on ''GossipGirl'' call each other by their first initial (Blair is B, Serena is S and so on), and Gossip Girl herself tends to refer to them that way. Jenny is Little J and Blair is also called Queen B. Dan does not get this treatment however, but Gossip Girl likes to refer to him as Lonely Boy.
* In ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', Walter refers to his AlternateUniverse counterpart as "Walternate".
** See also: "Fauxlivia."
* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and Elaine sometimes called each other Lainie and Jerome, usually when they were teasing the other person.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' Al often calls Kelly "Pumpkin".
* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Archie calls Gloria "little girl" and (less affectionately) calls Mike "Meathead" and Edith "Dingbat".
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** [=DiNozzo=] has [[TheNicknamer an endless string of names]] for [=McGee=] based on his last name, such as [=McGoogle=], as well as "Probie." Other members of the cast sometimes call [=McGee=] "Elf Lord," because of his online gaming hobby. "Aqua Smurf" has showed up occasionally.
** Abby occasionally addresses Jenny Shepard as "Madam Director".
** There's Gibbs' common nickname for Abby - "Abbs".
** For Jimmy Palmer, he is commonly referred as the "Autopsy Gremlin".
** Dr. Donald Mallard is called "Ducky" by most everyone.
* ''Series/{{NCIS: Los Angeles}}''
** Sam calls Callen by his first name, G. (or Gee).
** Hetty (her real name is Henrietta).
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro Nakamura doesn't seem capable of seeing Nathan Petrelli without punching his fists in the air and shouting [[RunningGag "FLYING-MAN!!!"]].
* On ''Series/CriminalMinds'', Garcia has nicknames for everyone, not to mention Morgan's nicknames for Garcia. Morgan also has the tendency to call Reid "kid" or occasionally "PrettyBoy". Additionally, Reid mentions in the fourth episode of the series that JJ is the only person who ever calls him "Spence". JJ herself is almost always called just JJ, short for Jennifer Jareau.
%%Just a note: although this is sometimes contested, Morgan actually does call Reid "Pretty Boy" on the show. Like in "The Fisher King" and "Lauren", among other examples.%%
* On ''Series/MurphyBrown'', Jim frequently addresses Murphy as "Slugger".
* In ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'', school principal Hayami refers to teacher Sonoda as "puppy"; [[spoiler:she was the Canis Minor Zodiarts and his protege before she evolved into Scorpio and joined him as a CoDragon.]]
* On ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Dean throws around nicknames a lot, but the most important one was 'Cas,' which came to denote the whole separate identity the angel Castiel developed as he bonded with humans, rebelled against Heaven, and sought to stop the Apocalypse. The name caught on in fandom on Castiel's first appearance.
** Sam's hallucination of Lucifer, while providing Sam's side of the conversation, referred to himself as 'Lucy.' He was always a very... laid-back being, but the longer he's Sam's hallucination the more goofy and petulant he gets.
* On ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', some team nicknames become so prominent that they're used in place of the team's actual names by the other racers. This includes [[IronicNickname The Guidos]] (Bill & Joe, Seasons 1 & 11), The Clowns (Jon & Al, Season 4), Mirna & Schmirna (Charla & Mirna, Seasons 5 & 11), The Hippies (BJ & Tyler, Season 9), The Beauty Queens (Dustin & Kandice, Seasons 10 & 11), The Goths (Kynt & Vyxsin, Seasons 12 & 18), [[PortmanteauCoupleName Dandrew]] (Dan & Andrew, Season 13), and The Cowboys (Jet & Cord, Seasons 16 & 18).
* On ''Series/NYC22'' four of the main cast have these starting from day one. Best one, though, is the rookies' Field Training Officer, [[SergeantRock Sgt. Daniel Dean]], who really hates being called "Yoda".
* On ''Series/StargateSG1'', Jack O'Neill often calls [[PuppeteerParasite Goa'uld symbiotes]] "snakes". Except for Teal'c's, which got the nickname "Junior".
** Nine times out of ten, Vala will refer to Teal'c as "Muscles".
* ''{{CSI NY}}'' Danny has always called Lindsay 'Montana' ever since she started working on the team. That said, it's a bit less frequent now that they're married, although it pops up from time to time along with a rather natural occasional 'Babe'
* On the original ''{{Series/CSI}}'', D.B. likes to call Julie Finn 'Jules', and she always hates it.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' often calls Arthur 'prat' or 'clotpole'. Arthur isn't amused.
** Guinevere, queen of legend, of incomparable beauty, heroine of one of the most tragic love stories of all ti-- what, you mean Gwen? Yeah, she's right over there, [[TheCutie giggling with Merlin.]]
* The sidekick on the second incarnation of ''Franchise/{{Lassie}}'' was always called 'Porky'.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'':
** The call-signs of the Viper- and Raptor-pilots function as nicknames to varying degrees.
*** Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace and Karl 'Helo' Agathon are almost always called by their call-signs in conversation.
*** Sometimes the call-sign clearly originates in a nickname, as with Louanne 'Kat' Katraine.
*** [[spoiler: Sharon]] 'Athena' [[spoiler: Agathon]] is an example of a pilot more usually called by her actual first name.
** There are several Cylons with the same form wondering around in the story at any one time, and though it appears Cylons usually have little use for individual names, so it becomes important to distinguish between them.
** For example, the first Number Six iteration we encounter in the story later gains the nickname 'Caprica Six' amongst her people.
** All of the Cylon models except Six also have a human name that is used as an alias by one of their members at one point, but is used later to refer to the model as a whole (e.g. the Dorals). [[spoiler: Some of these might not be nicknames or even aliases, though, as Number One was named John Cavil by his creators. ]]
** William Adama has a couple of nicknames as well. There's his call sign, "Husker," which is rarely used in the main series; "The Old Man," used by several people, but mostly Col. Tigh; and "Zeus," used a few times by Tom Zarek.
** [[ArtificialHuman Human-form]] Cylons are invariably called "skinjobs" by everyone.
** [[CyberCyclops Centurions]] are on one occasion called "chromejobs" but their usual designation is "toasters". In fact, "toaster" is a general name for all Cylons, flesh or metal.
* Marshall Eriksen of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' was known as "Big Fudge". He once called his wife Lily "Mrs. Fudge".
** In various flashforwards, he's called "Judge Fudge" and "Fudge Supreme."
* All four of the Chasers on ''Series/TheChase'' have one of these. Mark is called The Beast, Shaun the Dark Destroyer, Anne The Governess and Paul The Sinnerman. There are others too according to the wiki page.
* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': Both people and ships have nicknames on this show.
** Horatio has several nicknames. Jack Simpson, a midshipman of a bully, keeps calling him "Snotty". His friend, the Duchess of Wharfedale, nicknames him "Mr Aitch", and Maria Mason [[spoiler: who marries him]] calls him "Horry". The first one is clearly meant to be offensive, the second is quite affectionate and he enjoys the Duchess's flattery, but Maria genuinely doesn't know that he dislikes her pet name.
*** A "Snotty" is actually a generic Royal Navy term for a Midshipman, the lowest form of comissioned officer rank.
** Captain Foster is a LivingLegend of the Navy and known as "Dreadnought" Foster. He's indeed somewhat of a FearlessFool and has an in-universe AwesomeEgo.
** One of the captains is called "Black Charlie" Hammond. This nickname was not explained in-universe.
** Captain's Pellew's ship ''Indefatigable'' is a CoolBoat and she kicks some serious ass in series one. She's affectionately called "Indy" or "the bloody Indy". She's deeply loved by her sailors.
** The first ship where Horatio started his career as a midshipman was referred to as ''Slough of Despond''. Her name is in fact HMS ''Justinian''.
* ''Series/MondayMornings'' has some fun with the characters' nicknames. Some of them are affectionate or tongue-in-cheek, some of them are rather harsh.
** Dr. Martin who gets sacked in the very first episode is called "Double Oh Seven" by his colleagues. He supposes it has something to do with [[Franchise/JamesBond a license to kill]].
** Dr. Harding Hooten is secretly called "Hardly Human". [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Nice]] [[AlliterativeName alliteration]].
** Dr. Jorge Villanueva has two (or one, but in two languages) rather flattering. He's called "El Gato" and "Big Cat". Quite appropriate for a legendary trauma surgeon and a BaldBlackLeaderGuy.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'': John Cage is "The Biscuit" (a very old nickname from school), Nelle Porter is "Sub-zero" (she's an IceQueen), Mark Albert is "The Closer" (he's supposed to be brilliant with his closing arguments), and one Elaine's friend and former employee of the firm is called "Peanut" (because he's little).
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Rajesh is usually called Raj for short; Sheldon is called Shelley by his mom and sister; and Howard and Bernadette call each other Howie and Bernie.
* [[TheConfidant Felix]] from ''Series/OrphanBlack'' is usually affectionately referred to as "Fee" by Sarah.
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[[folder:Pinballs]]
* Nearly all of the pool players in ''Pinball/SharkeysShootout'' has a nickname, either as an identifier or reflecting their specialty:
** Dr. Wood, "Mystery Lady"
** Mr. Grey, the "Combo King".
** "Sticks", the Bumper Pool Master.
** Tex, "Mr. Jackpot".
** RealLife billards player Jeanette Lee, "The Black Widow".
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''FibberMcGeeAndMolly'': In addition to Molly always calling her husband "Fibber" (for good reason), Fibber had nicknames for many of the other characters:
** "Gildy" -- Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve
** "Doc" Gamble
** "The Old Timer" for an otherwise unnamed old man
** "Waxy" for series announcer Harlow Wilcox (the series was sponsored by Johnson Wax)
** "Sis" -- a little girl who lived next door who enjoyed harassing Fibber
** "Myrt" (short for Myrtle) -- a nosy telephone operator
* ''TheJackBennyProgram'' -- Actor Eddie Anderson became so identified with his character, Rochester, that he became known as Eddie "Rochester" Anderson.
* ''Amos 'n' Andy'': What's a race comedy without some racially insensitive nicknames?
** George Stevens, aka "The Kingfish"
** "Lightnin'"
* The title character of the detective series ''Boston Blackie''
* ''The Whistler'' -- self-named title character as per the series' intro:
--> "I am The Whistler, and I know many things for I walk by night. I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes! I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak."
* ''The Jimmy Durante Show'': During the 1940s, a sexually provocative character was named "Hotbreath" Houlihan.
** "Hotbreath" was played by Florence Halop, who replaced Selma Diamond on ''NightCourt'' about forty years later. (You wouldn't think it to look at her on ''Night Court'', but she could really sell the sexy voice on radio when she was in her twenties.)
** "Hotbreath's" nickname may have been the inspiration for the similarly nicknamed character Margaret "Hotlips" Houlihan in ''Film/{{Mash}}''.
* ''The Aldrich Family'': In the radio and film series, some of the schoolmates of adolescent (and adenoidal) lead character Henry Aldrich had nicknames:
** Basil "Dizzy" Stevens, Henry's best friend during the first few seasons;
** "Stringbean" Kittinger, a girl who hadn't yet developed.
** "Tubby" Gibbons
** "Pinkie" Peters
** "Butch" Williams
* "Burbly Burwasher" from ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' due to the way he talks (not that anybody says that to his face).
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''{{Rifts}}'', soldiers of the [[TheEmpire Coalition States]] are known as Dead Boys, due to the Coalition's fixation with adorning all their armor and vehicles with a Death's Head motif.
** The genetically uplifting canines called Psi-Hounds are so commonly called Dog Boys that people often get confused when someone calls them by their proper designation.
** The name of the old USA's Chromium Guard power armors is largely a thing of the past, instead everyone knows them as Glitter Boys.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In Music/PDQBach's ''Oedipus Tex'', the title character says in his IAmSong that his friends just call him Ed.
* Alonzo "Stinky" P. Goodhue in the 1938 musical ''Leave It To Me!''.
-->"The boys call me Stinky--because I never can stop the barber from putting things on my hair."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Dr. Ivo Robotnik from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is usually known by his nickname (and, in Japan, original name) Dr. Eggman nowadays.
** Rouge calls Sonic "Big Blue" in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* Neku in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' gets called "'phones" because of his [[HeadphonesEqualIsolation headphones (and what they imply)]]. Neku refers to Minamimoto as "the Grim Heaper". Beat calls Kariya and Uzuki "lollipop" and "pinky", respectively. Many castmembers (and players) call Hanekoma "Mr. H", and Kitaniji gets called "shades".
** Beat is itself a (self-granted) nickname, as is Rhyme (his partner [[spoiler:and sister]]).
** ''The World Ends With You'' is brimming with these. Nearly every hero has at least three, and the villains average about four each.
*** Joshua wins for sheer number of nicknames: Joshua (in place of his given name, Yoshiya), Josh, Josh Josh, Petit Prince, PrettyBoy, Prissy Kid, [[AmbiguouslyGay Pink]], [[AmbiguouslyGay Rainbow]], and [[AmbiguouslyGay Giggles]].
*** For Neku, we have the aforementioned [[HeadphonesEqualIsolation Phones]], along with Blue, Black & Blue, Bruise, Nekky, and Orangeylocks.
*** Shiki gets Stalker and {{Green|EyedMonster}}.
*** Beat's family name is Bito, making "Beat" a nickname in and of itself. He's also referred to as Skulls, Freshmeat, Rottenmeat, Yellow, Skater-Brain, and Deliquent Reaper.
*** Rhyme's given name is Raimu, so ditto. She's also Skulls Jr. and Black.
*** Minamimoto gets Tabooty, The Grim Heaper, Pi-Face, Dr. Pin, and Junior.
*** Yodai has Ram-crotch, Steroids, Higgy, and Big Guy.
*** Konishi's are Iron Maiden, Ironface, Her Iron Frostiness, and Mrs. K.
** The [[ColourCodedCharacters color-coded]] nicknames are based on the ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs bonus chapter, Another Day. Shiki is Green (for [[GreenEyedMonster obvious reasons]]), Beat is Yellow, Joshua is Pink (for [[AmbiguouslyGay even more obvious reasons]]), etc.
** The equipment that is based off what each character wears tends to bear their nicknames, such as "Big Guy's Belt".
* In the English dub of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Rikku was fond of calling Yuna "Yunie."
* Norma from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' assigns a nickname to every other member of the party -- usually a silly diminution of their given names. Norma herself was dubbed "Bubbles" by Moses.
* Every character in the ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' series has their own nickname.
* In the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games, you get a nickname from your spouse once you [[RelationshipValues get married.]] Some games will offer up their own suggestions ("Honey," "Sweetie," "Darling"), but you can also come up with your own in a HelloInsertNameHere fashion.
* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing,'' your neighbors will sometimes come up with nicknames for you. Some of them are independent and pre-programmed (such as "buddy" or "sparky"), but some of them are based on your name. (So if your name was "Andy," they might give you nicknames like "A-Dawg" and "A-Boss.")
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Link is given all sorts of nicknames to get around the whole custom name business and simplify programming: Fairy Boy, Hero Boy, Mr. Hero, and so on.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', Romani takes to calling Link "Grasshopper", since he apparently patters about when he walks and wears green.
-->Link? That's a nice name, but... How about... '''Grasshopper'''? That's the name Romani gives you.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', Yuzu and Atsuro do this to each other. He calls her "Yoohoo" to needle her and when she gets mad at him she calls him "Okatsuro" to make fun of his {{otaku}} tendencies. Furthermore, you can chose a nickname for your [[HelloInsertNameHere protagonist]], which will be used by Yuzu and Atsuro (other characters will use his real name, which you also chose).
* Yangus constantly refers to the main character of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' as "Guv". Even Jessica called him by that name once when they were imprisoned.
* In-game trades in the ''Pokémon'' games will always have said traded Pokemon already have a nickname. For example, in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Yellow]]'', you can trade your Cubone for a [[strike:Machoke]] Machamp named "Ricky".
** In ''Videogame/PokeParkWii'', the main character is a technically nameless Pikachu, but the Pokemon of the Lava Zone nickname him Lightning Strike.
** You get to choose your character's nickname in ''{{Videogame/Pokemon X and Y}}''. There are default choices or you can choose your own. The default ones involve the first letter of your name, like 'Lady *latter* or 'Little' *letter* or 'Queen' *letter* for a female or 'Lil' *letter* or 'Big' *letter* or '*letter*-meister' for a male.
* "[[GagBoobs Boobie Lady]]" for [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi Faye Ling]] thanks to [[CloudCuckooLander Taokaka]].
** Taokaka is quite TheNicknamer. Her repertoire also contains "Lacking Lady"[[note]]Noel Vermillion[[/note]], "Green Guy"[[note]]Hazama, who has green hair[[/note]], "Ice Man"[[note]][[AnIcePerson Jin Kisaragi]][[/note]], "Creepy Guy" [[note]][[DepravedBisexual Jin again]][[/note]] and so on. Ragna also gets called "Raggy" and "Rags" by Hazama.
* In the North American version of ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', certain children from your village will add a "Y" to whatever you choose to [[HelloInsertNameHere name yourself]]. This worked fine for most names, but created a rather odd looking/sounding name if what you put in ends with an O or a Y, resulting in names like "Marcoy" or "Tonyy."
* A boatload amongst the OriginalGeneration of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'':
** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Excellen Browning]] stylizes herself as "Ms. Excel" ("Ex-oneesama", in the original Japanese), to promote her CoolBigSis attributes. She also calls her HumongousMecha Weiss Ritter affectionately as "Weissy" ("Weiss-chan", in the original Japanese).
** Alongside OnlyKnownByTheirNickname, [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Brooklyn Luckfield and Ricarla Borgnine]] are called "Bullet" and "Carla", respectively. For Bullet, he prefers people address him that way; for Carla, virtually no one calls her "Ricarla".
** To emphasize the TrueCompanions aspect and camaraderie between them, a few characters are addressed as simply as possible, such as [[VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars Ryusei "Ryu" Date, Raidiese F. "Rai" Branstein]], [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Yuuki "Yuu" Jaggar]], [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4 Irmgult "Irm" Kazahara]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Latooni "Lat" Subota]]. The subversion is [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars2 Masaki "Masa" Andoh]], whom Excellen coins, because he doesn't like to be called that.
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ series'': "Knight", a nickname [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Hibiki Kamishiro]]'s dead older sister gave him; coincidentally, [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Suzune Saijou]] also calls him this, likening him to one after rescuing her. Additionally, Hibiki uses this as his Occult Forum username.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', all of the Spartans earn the nickname [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Demon"]] from the Elites after [[EarnYourTitle opening countless daring, death defying cans of whoopass]] all over the Covenant.
* Vyers from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' is almost exclusively referred to by his Laharl-provided moniker, Mid-Boss, by characters and fans alike.
** Characters, fans, and the ''game itself'' - as soon as Laharl declares "Your new name is Mid-Boss", that's what appears as the header for his text boxes whenever he speaks.
** Fuka in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'' at some point begins to call Valvatorez and Fenrich Valzy and Fenfen. While Valvatorez is indifferent, Fenrich ''hates'' his new moniker. Similarly, Vulcanus calls Valvatorez Mr. Weirdo.
* Varric nicknames everyone but [[PlayerCharacter Hawke]] and [[TheBigGuy Aveline]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Anders is "Blondie", [[CloudCuckooLander Merrill]] is "Daisy", [[PirateGirl Isabela]] is "Rivaini", Bethany is "Sunshine", and so on.
** In ''Mark of the Assassin'', Hawke finally asks Varric for a nickname and gets a different one depending on personality; "Waffles" for a Paragon Hawke, "Killer" for a Ruthless Hawke and "Chuckles" for Snarky Hawke. The latter personality actually admits they ''like'' "Chuckles".
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', James Vega [[TheNicknamer nicknames]] most of the crew. He refers to [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] as "Loco" (male) or "Lola" (female).
* While being called {{sempai|Kohai}} is easily an [[JapaneseHonorifics honorific]] for the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' main character, he is called 'Sensei' by Teddie simply for his coolness factor. His [[TheLancer Lancer]] Yosuke calls him "Partner".
** He's a HeroicMime who the player gets to name, so the voice-over gives him ''a lot'' of nicknames: [[SempaiKohai senpai]], 'Sensei', Partner, Ni-san (Big-Bro in the dub), Chief, Boss, etc.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor,'' Mario earns the name "The Great Gonzales" as his fighting name in the [[InevitableTournament Glitz Pit.]] Even after he stops being a Glitz Pit fighter, his Yoshi partner continues to call him "Gonzales." Then again, he ''was'' quite literally hatched in the pit, as he points out when saying goodbye to Mario in the ending.
** Mario and Luigi also get "[[ColourCodedForYourConvenience Red Stache]] and [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience Green Stache]] in MarioAndLuigi RPG series, especially in SuperStarSaga which takes place in a neighboring kingdom and not everybody is as acquainted with the two.
* Each of the three main characters in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' has a canon nickname. Jade's is "Shauni," after her [[ReportingNames IRIS callsign.]] Double H's is "Hub," which the people of IRIS call him and may or may not be his real name. Pey'j's, which he gets only late-game, is [[spoiler: "Chief," because he ''is.'']]
* Dr. Herbert Higginbotham from ''LittleBigPlanet 2'' is also known as "Halitosis Herbert".
* Subverted by Otacon and Solid Snake in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' games. Most everyone uses those names for them, as they are their official code names. The depth of their friendship is shown in the fact that they sometimes refer to each other by their ''real names'' -- Hal and Dave, respectively.
* ProfessorLayton has minor nicknames for the two kids in his life. His apprentice, Luke, is often "my boy," while his adopted daughter Flora is the only person he ever addresses as "dear."
* Lord Alden from ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'' has earned the nickname Ice Wolf for his powerful ice-based [[AMechByAnyOtherName ATAC]], ruling over the coldest land on the continent and cool demeanor in combat.
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', Nightwolf (one of the few spiritually aware Earthrealm dwellers; he's apparently communed with thunder god Raiden a few times in the past) occasionally refers to Raiden as [[AllMythsAreTrue Haokah, the spirit of thunder and lightning in Lakota mythology.]]
* Vert/Green Heart from ''{{Neptunia}}'' earns the nickname "Thunder Tits" from Blanc/White Heart in the first game's intro sequence.
** The main heroine, Neptune/Purple Heart, is called "Nep-Nep".
** IF is called "Iffy".
** Nepgear from the second game is called "Ge-Ge", "Gear", or "Nep Jr.".
* [[PerkyGoth Uriel Chuluun]] and [[ProfessionalKiller Kira Thanos ]] are the primary source of this (among [[LesYay other]] [[ShipTease things]]) in ''{{Rift}}''. First, Uriel calls Kira "Kay Tee" (much to her dismay). Kira snarkily calls Uriel "Princess" (which is [[RebelliousPrincess technically true]]) in response (much to her ''delight''). And the tie-in story "Drowning in Snow" has Kira referring to the Mighty Leap ability (a racial trait attributable to being [[ElementalEmbodiment part air elemental]]) as "Bahmi Bounce."
* In ''{{VideoGame/Tribes}},'' the Spinfusor, a gun that shoots what are essentially [[AbnormalAmmo exploding blue Frisbees]], is nicknamed the Stormhammer in the second game's manual.
* In PokerNightAtTheInventory and PokerNight2:
** Strong Bad: Heavy calls him "Tiny Heavy".
** Heavy Weapons Guy: Max calls him "Mr. Weapons," while Strong Bad calls him "Heavym'n".
** Max: Strong Bad calls him "Bunnym'n".
** Tycho: Strong Bad calls him "Dork" or "Nerd Rancher".
** The Player: In the sequel, GLaDOS calls them "Our Silent Friend".
** Claptrap: GLaDOS calls him "The Little Robot" or "Mr. Funnychips".
** Sam: Ash likes to nickname him after other different famous dogs, like Clifford. He also calls him "Chief".
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** Engineer = Engie, "Hardhat"
** Demoman = Demo
** Medic = Doc, Doktor
** The mercenaries as a whole = "The Teufort Nine"
* In ''GrandTheftAutoV'', several characters refer to Michael and Trevor as "Mikey" and "T," respectively. (As for Michael and Trevor themselves, they use each other's nicknames about as often as they use each other's real names, reflecting their simultaneously close and strained relationship throughout the game.)
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* ''Infinity'' series:
** In ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'', Sara calls her friend Tanaka You "Nakkyu", and You calls Sara "Mayo". Additionally, Coco uses "Takepyon", "Tsugumin", and "Shou-chan" for Takeshi, Tsugumi, and the Kid [[note]]aka. ''Shounen'' in the original Japanese version, whereas the english version has her use "Kiddo" as a nickname instead.[[/note]].
** In ''VisualNovel/{{Remember11}}'', Yuni refers to Kokoro as "Kokoron", and Lin as "Tobilin".
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Nick and Edgey are Larry Butz's nicknames for Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth, respectively. Mia catches onto "Nick", and when she dies, she passes it on to Maya, whose use of it inspires Pearl to call him "Mr. Nick". Edgeworth, on the other extreme, is rarely called by his nickname, and rarer still by his first name.
** And there's Damon Gant, who calls them "Wright-O" and "Worthy", and the Judge "Udgey". And Godot, who calls Nick "Mr. Trite."
** Phoenix is also called Feenie by his college girlfriend Dahlia. [[spoiler: And her twin sister Iris, [[TwinSwitch the one he actually dated.]]]]
** Larry Butz also likes to call Franziska von Karma "Franzy", much to her ''extreme'' displeasure.
** Pearl gets called "Pearls" by Phoenix and "Pearly" by Maya. In the former case, it was because he couldn't bring himself to call her by her real name (she was too cute).
** As for Apollo Justice, he is sometimes called "Polly", but his most famous nickname is Klavier's "Herr Forehead".
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'': Kazuko is called Wanko by just about everyone, and the producers often refer to her by the latter name instead. "Wan" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound a dog makes, but the obvious EmbarrassingNickname conceals a StealthPun - the "Kazu" in "Kazuko" is written as the Japanese kanji for "one", hence "one-ko".
* All over the place in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''. The only nickname not coined by [[TheNicknamer Okabe]] is Mayuri's, who calls herself "Mayushi" (and Okabe "Okarin").
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Harbourmaster}}''
** One of the running gags is Gilou calling Tal "Bloodless" -- not because he is pale, but because [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster2/009-015.html "Monteblanc" sounds like Aquaan for "drained of blood".]]
** [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster3/018-002.html Clipper explains that she got her nickname from her timber officer job]] (her real name translates "Far Sight"), and later tells Tal that [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster3/018-016.html the entomorphs generally enjoy being nicknamed.]]
* All the girls from ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'' call each other by their nicknames.
* In the webcomic ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'', Nathan calls Alexander "Captain Fancy Pants" behind his back.
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', Rocky tends to nickname people. He nicknamed Angelika "Bitch Girl" and dubbed Pauline "Beast Bitch."
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has [[EvilOverlord General Tarquin]] who is nicknamed by [[SarcasticDevotee Miron]] and [[TheMentor Julio Scoundrél]] as "Tarkie".
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Marik calls Yugi Binky-Boy.
* In ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Nathaniel Harris is referred to as Blood Boy on the sole basis that hardly anyone knew his real name. Also to an extent are most of the terrorists, and Yelizaveta 'Bounce' Volkova.
* In ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'', whenever Aimee is out of earshot Shelton calls her "psycho fox lady".
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has many. The characters usually address Freelancers with a shortened version of their callsign.
** Freelancer Texas is called "Tex" [[ViewerGenderConfusion (despite being female)]].
** Washington is called "Wash"
** New York is just "York".
** When [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Caboose]] has to deal with Private Donut, he can only seem to remember the other's name as [Military Rank] + [Pastry], leading to a series of nicknames like "Private [=McMuffin=]" and "Major Cinnamon Bun".
** "Commander Pop-'n-Fresh"
* The ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' meme has a bunch of both this an [[FanNickname Fan nicknames]], but the one most popular in-series nickname belongs to Joseph Goebbels, who is often addressed as "Skeletor" because he is (or at least he is shown in the movie ''Downfall'' to be) extremely pale and thin, which many characters believe makes him look half-dead.
* In {{LIS_DEAD}}, Dramatic Detective and Mysterious Mr. M will call each other DD and M respectively most of the time.
* In the ''{{Franchise/Buildingverse}}'' a lot of people end up with nicknames (there are several nicknamers running around). Sarah got Sar in ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'' (and Boss-lady from the goblins in general); Christine Chris (and Chrissy by Tracy in ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}''); James Jamie; Jareth several bordering on insults (the Glittertwit for example, they don't stick); Mrs. Norrington Mrs. N (by Sarah); Éponine 'Pony; Mistoffelees Misto; Darkness (Big) D. etc..
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Glaistig Uaine uses titles based on their powers to describe various parahumans; most notably, she refers to Taylor as "Queen Administrator."
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', [[TheNicknamer Golgotha]] has nicknames for quite a few characters, most of which rely on puns difficult to translate from French.
* In ''WebVideo/FilthyFrank'', Frank calls himself "Papa Frank", and Safari Man calls him "Furanku". The fans sometimes refer to Frank by this as well.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Toph likes to give nicknames to her friends. Most of them are one-offs but her nickname for Aang, "Twinkletoes", sticks.
** Azula's much-despised nickname for her brother, "Zuzu".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
** The Lieutenant is [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname only known by his nickname]]. Bolin however, calls him mustache guy once.
** In addition, flashbacks show that Toph still calls Aang "Twinkletoes" as adults.
--->'''Aang:''' Toph, I'm 40 years old. You think you can stop with the nicknames?\\
'''Toph:''' Fraid not.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
** Edd is usually called "Double-D" to avoid confusion with Ed. Eddy gives Edd the more derisive "Sockhead", while Ed is "Lumpy".
** Rolph rarely calls any characters by their real names. The Eds are often called "____ Ed Boy" by him. Nazz is also either referred to as "Spindleshanks Nazz-Girl" or "Go Go Nazz Girl". Kevin also calls Jimmy "Fluffy".
** The protagonists are rarely called by their full names; Eddward, Edward, and Edward.[[labelnote:Note]]Then again, the name "Eddy" could be short for Edwin, as only Double-D and Ed had their real names confirmed as Edward[[/labelnote]]
** Kevin is called "Shovel Chin" by Eddy due to his large chin.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', Tommy, Chuckie, and Dil all call each other by the initial of their first name (T, C, D). Phil does this as well though nobody calls him P.
* Skipper from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' calls King Julien "Ringtail" and Mort "Sad-eyes".
* Colleen from ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' calls Hunter "Hunty-wunty" and gives Blitz various silly nicknames like "Chester Chubbycheeks" and "Stuffington Fluffypants" ("Fluffy" for short).
* "[[DistressedDamsel Danger-Prone Daphne]]" of ''ScoobyDoo''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' practically everyone calls Michael Mackenzie "Mack." One exception is his best friend [[TheDitz Kevin]], who calls him "Mack-Daddy." Mack finds that one rather annoying.
** Another example is Charles "Upchuck" Ruttheimer III.
** There is also the Lane siblings' AffectionateNickname for their youngest sister "Janie," and Jake's habit of calling Daria "kiddo."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the gang sometimes refer to Gretchen as "Gretch" and Spinelli as "Spin".
** T.J. always goes by his nickname (his full name is Theodore Jasper Detweiler), but even his nickname has a nickname: he's often referred to as "Teej".
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' had Kurt refer to himself as "Fuzzy Blue Elf"; others adapted to this and also developed deviations such as "Blue Boy" and "The Fuzzy One."
** Also from ''X-Men Evolution'' are Chuck (Professor-X), Cyke (Cyclops), Red (Jean Grey), Elf (Nightcrawler), Half-pint (Shadowcat), and Porcupine (Spyke).
* Many characters of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' have these. For example, there's Princess Bubblegum, who is on occasion called "PB" and "Peebles".
* Spike from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is sometimes called "Spikey-Wikey".
** It doesn't end with just Spike. Applejack is sometimes called "AJ", Rainbow Dash is occasionally called "Dash" but more usually, "Rainbow" and once called "RD", Apple Bloom was once called "AB", Sweetie Belle's name has been shorted to just "Sweetie" sometimes, Pinkie Pie is usually just, "Pinkie", Twilight Sparkle is almost always just called "Twilight" (or "Twily" by her brother), Big Macintosh is sometimes called, "Big Mac", Sweetie Belle once called Scootaloo, "Scoot" and new colt, Pipsqueak was sometimes called "Pip" in his debut episode. Also, Rainbow Dash calls Scootaloo, "Squirt". Cadance's full name is "Mi Amore Cadenza".
** And there's even more! Rainbow Dash is sometimes called "Dashie" (mostly by Pinkie Pie) and Pinkie herself was once called "Pinks", Twilight sometimes calls her brother "B.B.B.F.F.", and Twilight Sparkle's name is occasionally shortened to just "Twi" while Gilda the griffin was almost always called "G" by Rainbow Dash. On the slightly less pleasant side of things, childhood bullies have referred to Rainbow Dash as "Rainbow Crash" and Fluttershy as "Klutzershy".
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': Odd takes to calling Aelita "Princess" and Jérémie "Einstein". [[AlphaBitch Sis]][[LovableAlphaBitch si]] sometimes refers to Aelita as "M(r)s. Einstein," either because she's just as much of a TeenGenius as Jérémie is or because of [[BetaCouple how close]] [[PairTheSmartOnes she and Jérémie are]].
* The superheroes in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Both Robins are called "Rob" or "Boy Wonder," Zatanna is "Z," Miss Martian is "Miss M.," Kid Flash is called "K.F." by Dick and "Kid" by his uncle and Aqualad. Sportsmaster calls Cheshire "little girl" and Artemis "baby girl."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', Mike and Chuck call each other "Mikey" and "Chuckles" at times. Mike often calls Julie "Jules/Jewels." Texas is sometimes called Tex.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Third, aka Dot. [[BerserkButton But call her Dottie and you die]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] gets called "Spongy" a few times, Patrick "Pat", and Squidward Tentacles' name gets abbreviated to "Squid" or "Squiddy". In the German dub his name is [[AlliterativeName Thaddäus Tentakel]], but everyone abbreviates it to "Thaddel", even Thaddäus himself. At one point Squilliam (Siegbert) mockingly calls him "Thaddelchen" (Liebchen Thaddäus Tentakel).
* InSeriesNicknames are used in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', too. Mordecai gets "Mordy" or "Mordo", Rigby "Rigs", Benson gets called "Benny" a few times and got nicknamed "Bens" once, and High Five Ghost's name gets abbreviated to "Fives".
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