Playing With / Overly Long Name

Basic Trope: A person or a place has a very long name.
  • Straight: There is a guy named Bob Randel Henriksen von Fahrenheit Strauser.
  • Exaggerated: There is a guy named Bob Randel Henriksen von Fahrenheit Strauser Heinrich Clausen von Stratcher Ericson Johnson von Harch von.
  • Downplayed: There is a guy named Bob Randel Henriksen.
  • Justified: Bob came from a long line of European ancestry that kept the tradition going.
  • Inverted: There is a guy named B.
  • Subverted: Bob's long name actually is something he made up, and his real one is just Bob Henriksen.
  • Double Subverted: Until it turns out that he was joking, and his long name is his real one.
  • Parodied: Bob names number over a thousand.
  • Averted: Bob's real name is just Bob Henriksen.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Hey! I thought names were supposedly just made up of two words!"
  • Invoked: Alice insist Bob pretend to have a longer name so he sounds aristocratic when she introduces him to her family.
  • Exploited: Bob names himself in this manner to protect himself from being killed by a notebook.
  • Defied: Bob intentionally renames himself to Bob Henriksen, after he hated having a long name.
  • Discussed: "So, what's your name?" "I'll tell you, but it might take a while"
  • Conversed: Alice complains that the names of characters in the novel she must make a presentation about are too long for her to remember.
  • Implied: Detective Abraham noted Bob's true name during his speech to the public.
  • Deconstructed: Bob's overly long name makes him unable to fill his entire name in a small sheet of paper.
  • Reconstructed: Not until somebody hands over a bigger piece of paper so that he could write it all down there.
  • Played for Laughs: Bob's entire name is made up of funny words.


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