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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can often occur with individuals in positions where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Prince Harry for example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming, approachable, and less high-falutin' persona.

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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can often occur with individuals in positions where it's not expected, formality is more the convention, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Prince Harry for example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming, approachable, and less high-falutin' persona.


A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can occur in unusual circumstances where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Prince Harry for example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming, less high-falutin' persona.

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A variant of this is when a character on first name basis is known and called exclusively by the diminutive version of that first name. Therefore, a character, named William, regardless of the situation, is "Will", "Bill" or "Billy". The character uses his full first name only when he is required to (official paperwork and I.D., for example). This can often occur with individuals in unusual circumstances positions where it's not expected, such as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Prince Harry for example. This is often a deliberate, individual preference in the interest of a promoting a more unassuming, approachable, and less high-falutin' persona.


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* FirstNameBasis/FanFictionFirstNameBasis/FanWorks


-->-- ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', less than a minute before the RelationshipUpgrade.

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-->-- ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', less than a minute before the RelationshipUpgrade.
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* FirstNameBasis/WebComicsFirstNameBasis/{{Webcomics}}


Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese the given name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. Wiki/ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write names in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.

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[[NameOrderConfusion Keep in mind that in Japanese the family name comes first first]] so in anime and manga this is more of a "last name basis"[[labelnote:*]]In Japanese the given name is called "shita no namae" or "bottom name", referring to the vertical writing[[/labelnote]]. Wiki/ThatOtherWiki almost always reverses this order for westerners, as do some translations (and many Japanese themselves when they write names in alphabet), complicating things considerably. Bonus points are awarded if you notice in the audio that one name is used but in the subtitle a different name is used. Note that this is much less important in languages other than Japanese, because most languages just automatically use First Name Basis to denote equality and/or friendship, more or less. Except when they don't.


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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with OneNameOnly, such as Prince, or Cher.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with OneNameOnly, OnlyOneName, such as Prince, or Cher.

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'''Nurse Mary:''' ''(grins)'' Edmund.

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'''Nurse Mary:''' ''(grins)'' ''[grins]'' Edmund.

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