What's Happening

Troperville

Tools

collapse/expand topics ykttw archive back to Main/OneLetterName

Camacan
moderator
topic
03:51:48 AM Dec 24th 2011
edited by Camacan
These Real Life examples do not appear to be examples. Not single letter names. They appear to be single letter initials as part of names.
  • Real Life inversion: Johnny Cash's name at birth was was "J. R. Cash;" his parents couldn't agree on a name, but they had agreed on initials. The Air Force, however, would not let him enlist without a "proper" first name (meaning, not some initials), and he legally changed his name to John R. Cash; when he got out of the Air Force and started performing, he took "Johnny" as a stage name.
  • Real life example that gets abbreviated down to a single letter: Coach K, the head basketball coach at Duke University. Probably because most of them couldn't pronounce "Coach Krzyzewski".
  • Russell T Davies added the T to differentiate from radio presenter Russell Davies. It doesn't actually stand for anything.
  • David X Cohen of futurama fame added the X to his name because the writer's guild of america could have only one writer under David Cohen, so he added an X because it sounded "science-fictiony".
  • Former UN secretary-general U Thant isn't actually a Real Life example: U is a Burmese honorific roughly equivalent to "mister", not a name.
  • Two real-life examples are Harry S Truman and Ulysses S. Grant - both of their middle names are just S.
Grenadier
topic
08:58:01 AM May 28th 2011
I'd argue the image is JAFAAC, but that would just be me being a douche.
Camacan
moderator
03:50:12 AM Dec 24th 2011
edited by Camacan
I think you mean JALAAC. I think you would have a fair case in Image Pickin'
ykttw archive back to Main/OneLetterName

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy