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* In the short story "The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes" by Laura Lippman, the protagonist is a young girl named Sheila Locke-Weiner. At one point she asks her mother if she can shorten it to just Sheila Locke, but her mother says that would be disrespectful to her father. Her mother goes on to say that if children tease her about, she should point out that is actually pronounced 'Whiner'. Sheila's silent observation is that that is not very much better.

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* In the short story "The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes" by Laura Lippman, the protagonist is a young girl named Sheila Locke-Weiner. At one point she asks her mother if she can shorten it to just Sheila Locke, but her mother says that would be disrespectful to her father. Her mother goes on to say that if children tease her about, about it, she should point out that is actually pronounced 'Whiner'. Sheila's silent observation is that that is not very much better.

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* In the short story "The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes" by Laura Lippman, the protagonist is a young girl named Sheila Locke-Weiner. At one point she asks her mother if she can shorten it to just Sheila Locke, but her mother says that would be disrespectful to her father. Her mother goes on to say that if children tease her about, she should point out that is actually pronounced 'Whiner'. Sheila's silent observation is that that is not very much better.


* ''Literature/TheAmyVirus'': Both the protagonist Cynthia Butt and her friend Renate Silverdick.
* In the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' book/short story ''Snickerdoodle,'' the main character is a girl named Kayla who is bullied at snowboarding camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Fortunately, a couple of camp councilors caught the bullies sneaking out of the cabin, and the bullies are punished with shoveling snow all day and having their parents notified.

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* ''Literature/TheAmyVirus'': Both the protagonist Cynthia Butt (which is one of the reasons why she wants to change it to Cyan Beaut) and her friend Renate Silverdick.
* In the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' book/short story ''Snickerdoodle,'' the main character is a girl named Kayla who is bullied at snowboarding camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Fortunately, a couple of camp councilors caught the bullies sneaking out of the cabin, cabin and are forced to confess the whole thing. The bullies are punished with shoveling snow and doing other chores all day and having their parents notified.


* ''Manga/NewGame'' Umiko Ahagon dislikes her last name and insists that the other employees call her by her first name.



* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'': The Hitler-like dictator of Britain in ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' is named Adam ''Susan''. No wonder they changed his name into Sutler on [[Film/VForVendetta the movie]].

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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'': The Hitler-like dictator of Britain in ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' is named Adam ''Susan''. No wonder they changed his name into Sutler on in [[Film/VForVendetta the movie]].



* Admiral Zaal'Koris vas Qwib-Qwib, from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. This is the result of: 1) his culture taking their last names from the ship they are assigned to after completing their ComingOfAge ritual, 2) his civilization buying/salvaging/taking any ship that can be of use to them, and 3) the fact that some ships have a galactic registry that makes simply renaming them extremely impractical. This is something of a sensitive topic for him, which Tali warns you of beforehand, but you are free to ignore this advice for the lulz.

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* Admiral Zaal'Koris vas Qwib-Qwib, from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. This is the result of: 1) his culture taking their last names from the ship they are assigned to after completing their ComingOfAge ritual, ritual ("Koris" is his family name), 2) his civilization buying/salvaging/taking any ship that can be of use to them, and 3) the fact that some ships have a galactic registry that makes simply renaming them extremely impractical. This is something of a sensitive topic for him, which Tali warns you of beforehand, but you are free to ignore this advice for the lulz.



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* ''Literature/LesMiserables'' has an amusing tangent discussing the origins of the name of the Gorbeau House, where Valjean and Cosette end up living. It was originally the site of a law practice run by guys named Renard (Fox) and Corbeau (Crow), who were widely mocked for their last names due to the combination of [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast those names, especially in combination forbiddingly suggesting]] that they were [[AmoralAttorney amoral attorneys]], and because it suggests [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fox_and_the_Crow_(Aesop) the fable of the Fox and the Crow]], whose verse telling by Creator/JeanDeLaFontaine is almost universally known in France. Eventually, the two petitioned the king for permission to change their names, and he agreed, decreeing new surnames for them. Corbeau was luckily renamed Gorbeau, but Renard was less luckily renamed Prenard ("taker"), a name suggesting someone greedy and/or a thief.


-->-- ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]''

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-->-- ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]''
''VideoGame/BanjoTooie''



* Trixie Lulamoon of FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse absolutely hates her last name. She claims it's due to being teased by foals singing "Skip To My Lou" when she was younger, but it might also be due to being embarrassed by what her drunk AlternateSelf (who does go by "Lulamoon"), gets up to when she comes out to play.

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* Trixie Lulamoon of FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse ''FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' absolutely hates her last name. She claims it's due to being teased by foals singing "Skip To My Lou" when she was younger, but it might also be due to being embarrassed by what her drunk AlternateSelf (who does go by "Lulamoon"), gets up to when she comes out to play.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Feet of Clay'', Watch commander Sam Vimes interviews a new police recruit: a Dwarf called Cheery. As this first name is straight out of Walt Disney, this is embarrassing enough. More is to follow. The dwarf's second name is Littlebottom. and Cheery Littlebottom has an even more embarrassing secret yet...

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In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Feet of Clay'', ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', Watch commander Sam Vimes interviews a new police recruit: a Dwarf called Cheery. As this first name is straight out of Walt Disney, this is embarrassing enough. More is to follow. The dwarf's second name is Littlebottom. and Cheery Littlebottom has an even more embarrassing secret yet...



* On ''{{Series/Wings}}'', Roy is in love with a woman named Barbara Farkachevsky. Antonio points out that she'd probably marry him in a heartbeat just so she could be rid of that horrible surname.

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* On ''{{Series/Wings}}'', ''Series/{{Wings}}'', Roy is in love with a woman named Barbara Farkachevsky. Antonio points out that she'd probably marry him in a heartbeat just so she could be rid of that horrible surname.



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* A certain SleazyPolitician witness in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' calls himself Paul Atishon, but when asked to identify himself in court, he reveals that his full name is actually Paul Atishon-'''Wimperson'''. Athena says it's little wonder he decides to keep the latter half of his name out.


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* A certain SleazyPolitician witness in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' calls himself Paul Atishon, but when asked to identify himself in court, he reveals that his full name is actually Paul Atishon-'''Wimperson'''. Athena says it's little wonder he decides to keep the latter half of his name out.
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* In the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' book/short story ''Snickerdoodle,'' the main character is a girl named Kayla who is bullied at snowboarding camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

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* In the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' book/short story ''Snickerdoodle,'' the main character is a girl named Kayla who is bullied at snowboarding camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles. Fortunately, a couple of camp councilors caught the bullies sneaking out of the cabin, and the bullies are punished with shoveling snow all day and having their parents notified.


* One issue of the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' magazine includes a fictional story about a girl named Kayla who is bullied at summer camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

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* One issue of In the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' magazine includes a fictional book/short story about ''Snickerdoodle,'' the main character is a girl named Kayla who is bullied at summer snowboarding camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles.


* One issue of the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' magazine included a fictional story about a girl named Kayla who is bullied at summer camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

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* One issue of the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' magazine included includes a fictional story about a girl named Kayla who is bullied at summer camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

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* One issue of the ''[[Literature/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]]'' magazine included a fictional story about a girl named Kayla who is bullied at summer camp because her last name is Bobsburger. She becomes the target of a mean-spirited prank; the bullies sneak into her cabin at night while she is asleep and cover her hair in ketchup, mustard, and pickles.


* In [[https://cyelatm.tumblr.com/post/172415663791 this]] ''Close Your Eyes, Look At The Mountains'' strip, Rosie's last name is revealed to be [[VideoGame/Undertale Undertale]].

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* In [[https://cyelatm.tumblr.com/post/172415663791 this]] ''Close Your Eyes, Look At The Mountains'' strip, Rosie's last name is revealed to be [[VideoGame/Undertale Undertale]].''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''.


* In [[https://cyelatm.tumblr.com/post/172415663791 this]] ''Close Your Eyes, Look At The Mountains'' strip, Rosie's last name is revealed to be VideoGame/Undertale.

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* In [[https://cyelatm.tumblr.com/post/172415663791 this]] ''Close Your Eyes, Look At The Mountains'' strip, Rosie's last name is revealed to be VideoGame/Undertale.[[VideoGame/Undertale Undertale]].

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* In [[https://cyelatm.tumblr.com/post/172415663791 this]] ''Close Your Eyes, Look At The Mountains'' strip, Rosie's last name is revealed to be VideoGame/Undertale.

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* ''Literature/TheAmyVirus'': Both the protagonist Cynthia Butt and her friend Renate Silverdick.


* Manga/SoulEater Evans.

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* Manga/SoulEater Evans.''Manga/SoulEater'': Soul doesn't like to be referred to by his last name "Evans", and adopted the CodeName "Soul Eater" when he came to the DWMA. [[spoiler:This isn't because he resents the name--he actually thinks he ''[[HeroicSelfDeprecation doesn't live up to it]]''.]]

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