Splitting: My Name Is Not Durwood

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101 Spark92nd Jan 2013 10:54:43 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] I like Malicious Misnaming. Wrong Name sounds like the supertrope, though.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
102 lu1274th Jan 2013 02:15:30 PM from 空蝉丸
103 SeptimusHeap9th Jan 2013 08:55:37 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I think we'll need an Alt Names crowner.
Taunting Nickname sounds good for type b, but what about the one where they just forget because they're an idiot?
105 SeptimusHeap9th Jan 2013 09:51:16 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
I suggested Wrong Name.

Maybe we could use Alt Names crowners here.
106 lu1279th Jan 2013 10:08:49 AM from 空蝉丸
How about Cant Get The Name Right for the non-malicious variant? It seems wide enough for forgetfulness, airheadedness and just plain difficult names.

edited 9th Jan '13 10:09:10 AM by lu127

107 SeptimusHeap9th Jan 2013 10:17:58 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
That is OK for me.
108 lu1279th Jan 2013 11:44:44 AM from 空蝉丸
Ok, empty alt titles for the INTENTIONAL VERSION hooked. Fill it up.
Looking through the examples there it looks like there are some semi-malicious non-deliberate ones. Like a normally not that forgetful person repetedly gets the name of one particular person wrong to show how few fucks they give about that person. I am thinking of ones like this:

  • Mr. Burns' inability to remember Homer's name — indeed, anything about him at all — is a Running Gag, though he doesn't call him other names. Subverted when Mr. Burns is found shot, shortly after Homer snaps and accosts Mr. Burns in his office in an effort to make him remember his name. When Mr. Burns recovers from his coma, the only words he could say are "Homer Simpson", which made Homer the prime suspect in the shooting.

  • Dr. Drakken could never remember Ron Stoppable's name — referring to him many times as "the buffoon". Which led to a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Ron in So The Drama.

  • In the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Berry Scary", Bloo almost never gets Berry's name right, miscalling her "Mary", "Jeri", etc. She doesn't mind, up until Bloo simultaneously shoots her down and calls her Heather.

  • In the Digimon Adventure 02 dub, Davis calls TK "TE", "TJ", and pretty much every other combination. TK suspects he does it intentionally. In the original version, this was a none-too-translatable pronoun — and honorific-related matter that basically amounts to Daisuke calling Takeru "Hey You" with a bit of extra pointedness. It might not always be intentional. In one instance where a flustered Davis calls him "TA". TK questions it, and Kari giggles, "He can't even spell TK!" Though it was definitely intentional when he called him "TP". And it's been confirmed that the script writers were brave enough to go through the whole alphabet.

Just wondering which one of the two these would go into.

edited 10th Jan '13 10:31:52 AM by willthiswork

110 Oreochan9th Jan 2013 05:32:46 PM from Pennsylvania
Well, if character A constantly gets character B's name wrong (and won't bother to get it right because they don't care for the person) even though they know it's not their name... I would think it was intentional.
"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
Digimon Adventure 02 is the taunting variant. He does it deliberately to be a low-key thorn on TK's side.
112 Laukku11th Jan 2013 11:12:27 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Then there's variations where everybody gets a character's name wrong. This is not because they're malicious or dumb, the person's name in question just is too weird or complicated for normal people to remember. Examples include "the worm guy" in Godzilla and Guybrush Threepwood in Monkey Island.
...Which is already noted on the description of Accidental Misnaming.
114 Madrugada11th Jan 2013 12:20:44 PM , Relationship Status: In season
I've voted both of the "nickname" variants down. This isn't really about nicknames. It's about misnaming. The current laconic at the top of the crowner is not accurate to the description on the sandbox: "Person A hates or dislikes Person B. Person A repeatedly and intentionally calls Person B a name to rile them up, specifically a mutation of their own name. "

edited 11th Jan '13 12:21:46 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
I don't see how it's inaccurate. That's the trope: a permutation of one's name made to annoy them by being insulting or derisive.

Malicious Misnaming is awkward. Very awkward. "Taunting" conveys the meaning behind the trope, since it's made to rile someone up.
116 RJSavoy12th Jan 2013 10:34:07 AM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
A nickname is an actual (just unofficial in some sense) name. It can be insulting, but the point is that the person is identified by it. Misnaming is more accurate in that what we have here is intended to be a wrong rather than alternate name. The erstwhile [Trope Name] and many other examples make a point of inventing something new each time, so it has no value in identifying someone.
117 Madrugada13th Jan 2013 08:14:12 AM , Relationship Status: In season
"Taunting" means "done deliberately with intent to make the victim angry". Malicious means "done both deliberately and hurtfully" Endora wasn't trying to make Darrin mad when she called him Durwood or Daniel or Darrel; but she was trying to hurt him.

And a "nickname" is a name other than the person's real name used to identify them. (a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual <his wavy hair earned him the nickname “Curly” early in life>) Synonyms for nickname include: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet, handle, moniker (also monicker), sobriquet (also soubriquet), surname.

Misnaming is calling someone by the wrong name. Endora was not nicknaming Darrin, she was misnaming him. As RJ points out, what she called him varied so widely that it wouldn't work as an identifier.

She was not tauntingly nicknaming him. She was maliciously misnaming him.

We have other tropes for nicknames. Like Only Known by Their Nickname, Affectionate Nickname, Ironic Nickname, Embrassing Nickname...

edited 13th Jan '13 8:18:57 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
118 Madrugada13th Jan 2013 08:16:20 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Incidentally, I've altered the laconic as well. This isn't about teasing, which implies good humor, or at least the intent of good humor. It's about being mean.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
119 SeptimusHeap13th Jan 2013 08:18:14 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
The laconic in the crowner, I assume.
120 Madrugada13th Jan 2013 08:19:08 AM , Relationship Status: In season
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
It is also about teasing, if the pair have an Odd Friendship. It says so in the second to last paragraph in the description.

The fact that the Trope Namer is hurtful does not mean that the trope is only about that. We aren't going by trope namers alone. They do not define a trope.

edited 13th Jan '13 8:19:57 AM by lu127

122 Madrugada13th Jan 2013 08:26:31 AM , Relationship Status: In season
There is a qualitative difference between someone refusing to use another person's correct name because they dislike them, and a friend using weird nicknames to another friend.

And the current description is the old one, that covered three types of misnaming: deliberate, accidental and teasing. We're splitting it in to Malicious and Accidental. "Friendly teasing" is neither of those, but if it had to be lumped in with one of the other two, it's closer to Accidental than Malicious, since "malicious" and "Friendly" are antonyms.

edited 13th Jan '13 8:50:29 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Are you looking at the sandbox? That's what we're using. Intentional Misnaming. That's not the old description, it';s the refined one. Teasing is part of the trope.
124 Madrugada13th Jan 2013 11:03:05 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Yes. And I still don't see why you're lumping "Means well but is clueless that the person being named doesn't like it" with "Intends to be hurtful". The way they're used in stories, and what they connote about the character doing the misnaming are very different.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
That's not quite the difference. For example, one friend teasing another by getting their name wrong on purpose. Affectionate but intentional.

Alternative Titles: My Name Is Not Durwood
9th Jan '13 11:40:52 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
My Name Is Not Durwood is getting split into accidental and malicious misnaming. Pick a name for this sandbox.

Laconic: Using a permutation of someone's name in a insulting/derisive/malicious way.

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