Here is exactly what's in the sandbox for Intentional Misnaming
Another possibility is that the two individuals have an Odd Friendship, and person A refers to person B that way as a form of casual teasing. Person B may dislike the nickname, but Person A is too daft to realise that.
It very clearly includes both misnaming that has no ill-will and isn't minded by the misnamee (The first sentence) and well-meant misnaming intended as teasing that is
disliked by the victim, and presumes that the misnamer is clueless. (The second one.)
If the trope is intended to be "Misnaming to indicate that one character doesn't like or doesn't respect the other, done with ill-will" — which is what the rest of the definition says, neither of those parts should be there.
Because the three variants are used differently and usually have very different results in how the audience feels about the person who is doing the misnaming. In the case of an Odd Friendship
, the result is largely dependent on the context of the rest of the relationship. In the case of the person who is clueless about the fact that the other person doesn't like it, the misnaming accentuates thier foolishness, cluelessness or social ineptitude, but doesn't make them less sympathetic by itself. In the case of intentional misnaming from dislike, it makes the misnamer less sympathetic to the audience.
Three different ways to handle it, three different results from the audience, three different tropes.
edited 13th Jan '13 1:35:57 PM by Madrugada
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