Last Name Basis / Western Animation

Examples of Last Name Basis in in Western Animation.
  • Most of the Safety Patrol on Fillmore! refer to each other by last names, despite being middle schoolers. (Though if your first name was Cornelius, wouldn't you want to go by Fillmore?) Ingrid is usually called by her first name, but not always.
  • (Sheldon) Plankton is referred as to plankton by everyone from SpongeBob SquarePants. even his own grandmother calls him Sheldon.
  • None of the kids (besides Butters) in South Park call (Eric) Cartman by his first name. Only the adults call him that.
    • Kyle calls him "Eric" in the pilot episode. ("Come on, Eric, we're gonna go play at the bus stop!")
    • Wendy, Kenny and Butters sometime called him "Eric." As a rule, fewer characters do as time goes on; by now, it's mostly just the adults.
  • Futurama gives the page quote from an episode that introduces Fry and Leela's full names and lampshades this. Leela is introduced as Turanga Leelanote  on the news, and a surprised Fry says, "Turanga!?". Amy points out it's her first name and calls him Philip while she's at it, and Bender reacts in the exact same fashion with "Philip!?". note 
    • (John) Zoidberg is almost never referred to by his first name. Mom and occasionally Farnsworth are the only exceptions.
An Fry is just simply refereed by his last name Fry to everyone
  • (Glenn) Quagmire in Family Guy.
    • Lois calls him Glenn and a number of other people as well, including his sister. It's mostly his drinking buddies who call him Quagmire.
  • (Denzel) Crocker in The Fairly Oddparents.
    • He constantly invokes this trope on (Timmy) Turner (as do Francis, the school bully, and the Head Pixie).
    • There's also (Sheldon) Dinkleberg.
  • (Penelope) Spectra and (Nicolai) Technus in Danny Phantom.
  • Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, in that his first name (Charles) is hardly ever used. When people wish to refer to him informally, he goes by his middle name, Monty (short for Montgomery).
    • Smithers is also rarely referred to by his first name, Waylon.
    • Homer calls Ned Flanders by his last name. Justified in a Flashback when Ned introduces himself to Homer the day the latter moves into the neighbourhood, and having immediately rubbed him the wrong way by being himself, says
      Flanders: Hi-diddly-hey, new neighbour-ino. My name's Flanders, but my friends call me Ned!
    • Flanders also addresses Homer as "Simpson" early on. As he transforms from a perfect neighbor into an ultra-pious nice guy, he later starts calling Homer by first name (and any number of vari-diddly-ations thereof).
  • Spinelli from Recess, who keeps her first name (Ashley) a secret to differentiate herself from "The Ashleys," a posse of Alpha Bitches that she hates.
    • T.J.'s main rival Lawson, as well as some minor characters (Skeens, Gelman, Mundy, etc.).
  • Captain (Leslie) Hero of Drawn Together. Through the entire run of the series, the only person who addresses Hero by his first name is his mother.
  • In Monster Allergy, everyone, even his parents, addresses Ezekiel Zick by his last name Zick.
  • Boomhauer is simply referred by his surname Boomhauer from King of the Hill. It took 13 seasons for us to learn his first name (Jeff).
  • In Doug, Roger mostly refers to Doug by his last name and rarely calls him by his first name.
  • Kim Possible has Shego, who inverts this. It is suggested that her last name is "Go", but she has "She" in front because she used to be good and part of a team with her brothers, and she was the the only girl. It's also possible their names relate to their first names, but they're never given. Lampshaded by Ron in Go Team Go.
    • Her employer Dr. Drakken (real name Drew Theodore P. Lipsky) is usually addressed or referred to simply as Drakken. The same applies for one of the other villains, (Duff) Killigan, and for Kim's teacher (Steve) Barkin.
    • Also, Mr. Barkin addresses students by their last names; it seems to be a mix of formality and gruffness.
  • The commander of Titan Maximum is simply called Palmer. Even his grandparents call him palmer that, while his far-less-cool little brother is just Willie.
  • Oddly enough, there were a few moments in Rugrats where Angelica would address Tommy as "Pickles," despite the fact that they are cousins and share the same last name.
  • (Enzo) Matrix from ReBoot.
  • In SWAT Kats, Commander Feral's first name (Ulysses) is used only once in the entire series.
  • The same is true of Hal Needham from Stunt Dawgs.
  • (William) Murderface and (Charles Foster) Ofdensen in Metalocalypse.
  • Archer:
    • Despite the fact that the head of ISIS is Malory Archer, nearly everyone except Malory addresses her son Sterling as simply "Archer."
    • Krieger's first name has only been revealed in supplemental material, and even his 401K lists him as "Doctor Krieger".
    • The Archers' butler Woodhouse is simply called by his last name Woodhouse also qualifies. Even when his old war buddies visit him, one of them addresses him as "Large Corporal Woodhouse".
  • "Once-ler" is implied to be a surname in The Lorax 70s special.
  • In The Mr. Men Show, various characters (usually Mr. Grumpy) sometimes refer to a Mr. Man or Little Miss without saying "Mr." or "Miss."
  • In The Ren & Stimpy Show, Commander Hoek, although he doesn't mind simply being addressed "Ren".
  • Ben 10:
    • From Ben 10, Dr. (Aloysius James) Animo is only addressed by his last name amino and even himself only uses his first name occasionally.
    • In Ben 10: Omniverse, Rook Blonko is addressed this way, but that's because his name is introduced with the surname first. Seeing as he is sent to Bellwood in America, and his species doesn't seem to leave their planet often, it could have been a mistake on Ben and everyone's part, thinking they were calling him by his first name.
  • (Buck) Tuddrussel from Time Squad.
  • Ulrich, Jeremie and Odd of Code Lyoko are this way in X.A.N.A. Awakens. It's implied Ulrich and Jeremie are this way due to their different social classes at Kadic though no explanation is given for Odd falling victim to it.
  • During the last season of Daria, Jane would occasionally call Daria by her last name, Morgendorffer. Usually, she was just teasing.
  • Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja:
    • Howard Weinerman rarely calls (Randy) Cunningham by his first name.
    • On the villains side is (William) Viceroy.
  • Garmadon from Ninjago is only ever referred to by a title, then his last name. Lord Garmadon when he was evil and trying to take over the world, and later Sensei Garmadon. He has a son named Lloyd Garmadon and brother, who is only ever called Wu.
  • Jimmy and Cindy from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron usually call each other by their last names as a sign of their rivalry. Come the episode "Stranded" Cindy calls Jimmy by his first name as the two get closer, surprising Jimmy and later Carl, Sheen, and Libby. To the point where Jimmy mentions that he wasn't even aware that Cindy knew his first name.
  • In Over the Garden Wall, everybody addresses Jason Funderberker with this or Full-Name Basis, but never First-Name Basis.
  • Duckman: (Eric Tiberius) Duckman, (Willibald Feivel) Cornfed, and (George Herbert Walker) King Chicken, although eventually their full names are revealed. Duckman is ashamed of his, and makes fun of Cornfed's name the first time it comes up.
  • In Adventure Time, every single character (sans Marceline) calls Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum by her last name.
  • Miranda from As Told by Ginger is largely dismissive of Ginger and refers to her as "Foutley".
  • Shope is simply referred as by her last name shope from Supernoobs. Her first name is Jennifer.
  • Initially played straight in the ABC Saturday Superstar movie Yogi's Ark Lark with Smitty, the Jellystone Park maintenance man, until he reveals that his first name is Noahnote , after which, he is referred to by his first name for rest of the special.
  • The names of the Color Kids from Rainbow Brite are treated as their full names. Shy Violet is usually referred to as "Violet".note 
  • Danger Mouse has the title character's partner/sidekick, (Ernest) Penfold.
    • Baron Silas Greenback is commonly referred to as simply "Baron Greenback", or just "Greenback", as is seemingly tradition for villains who have more than just one name.
  • On Goldie & Bear, Bear's real first name is actually Jack. Bear is his last name. When he was little, he came to be known as "Baby Bear" and eventually the name stuck as just "Bear."
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