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* In [[Literature/MegLangslowMysteries ''Stork Raving Mad'']], once Meg Langslow realizes that the snobbish English Department heads have been calling all the Drama Department professors "Professor" while calling their own staff "Doctor", Meg reverses this when addressing them, making sure to refer to her husband as "Doctor Waterston" and to the English professors, even the department head, as "Professor."


* The team leader on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' makes an effort to introduce Reid as "''Doctor'' Spencer Reid" because they know that his youth will lead people to dismiss him, probably assuming he's an intern or assistant, if they don't establish his status as a full member of the team right off the bat.



* The team leader on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' makes an effort to introduce Reid as "''Doctor'' Spencer Reid" because they know that his youth will lead people to dismiss him, probably assuming he's an intern or assistant, if they don't establish his status as a full member of the team right off the bat.


When a character insists on addressing another person in a specific manner, even though the other character would have preferred to be addressed differently. The exact nature of the appellation depends on the nature of the relationship between two characters and is indeed often used to establish that relationship. One common variation is that the character simply likes annoying the other; in another, he or she uses particularly polite forms of address to keep a certain distance to the addressee.

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When a character insists on addressing another person in a specific manner, even though if the other character would may have preferred to be addressed differently. The exact nature of the appellation depends on the nature of the relationship between two characters and is indeed often used to establish that relationship. One common variation is that the character simply likes annoying the other; in another, he or she uses particularly polite forms of address to keep a certain distance to the addressee.



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* The team leader on ''Series/CriminalMinds'' makes an effort to introduce Reid as "''Doctor'' Spencer Reid" because they know that his youth will lead people to dismiss him, probably assuming he's an intern or assistant, if they don't establish his status as a full member of the team right off the bat.

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* ''Fanfic/IAmRedacted'': At the start of his hero career, Izuku had to keep reminding the public that his hero identity's name was ''Nimbus'', not Redacted. By the time he meets Ochako and the main story starts, he's given up correcting them -- which is, ironically, when his fellow heroes start calling him by his real hero name, at Ochako's insistence.

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** Don't forget CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow.

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** Don't forget CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow.

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* The terrorist group ISIS/Daesh refers to their enemies by several nicknames in their propaganda magazines and social media: Christians are referred to as "Crusaders", though this is aimed at Westerners in general regardless if they are religious or not; Shia Muslims are called "Safavids" - referring to an ancient Persian dynasty that made Shia Islam their state religion which ISIS believes is heretical - again, regardless if they are Iranian or not, and in a more general note, any Muslim that doesn't pledge allegiance to them are "apostate".
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* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games, Varric almost insistently refers to other characters by the nicknames he assigns them instead of their given names. (He uses their real names if speaking ''about'' them, but not ''to'' them.) Most of them are okay with this, but there's at least one line of dialogue in which Merrill exasperatedly reminds him that "my name is not ''Daisy''!"
** It's humorously inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', in which Aveline is the only companion for whom he ''doesn't'' have a nickname - and she's annoyed by this and wants to know why.

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* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games, Varric almost insistently refers to other characters by the nicknames he assigns them instead of their given names. (He uses their real names if speaking ''about'' them, but not ''to'' them.) Most of them are okay with this, but there's at least one line of dialogue in which Merrill exasperatedly reminds him that "my name is not ''Daisy''!"
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''Daisy''!" It's humorously inverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', in which where Aveline is the only companion for whom he ''doesn't'' have a nickname - -- and she's annoyed by this and wants to know why.why.
* In ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', 9S repeatedly attempts to convince his stuffy partner 2B to call him "Nines", like all his friends at the Bunker do, only for her to tell him to stick to the protocol most of the time. [[spoiler:Towards the end of the game it is revealed that the real reason 2B does her best to distance herself from him is that she is, in essence, his personal executioner who has killed and wiped his memory multiple times already -- despite being desperately InLoveWithTheMark.]]

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* ''Literature/DavidCopperfield'': At the time of David's birth his great-aunt Betsy Trotwood insisted that the baby would be a girl and demanded that she be christened Betsy Trotwood Copperfield. When the baby was born a boy Betsy left in a huff and David was named for his late father. When Betsy becomes a guardian to young David in later years, she insists on calling him "Trotwood". David takes it in good spirit.


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* ''Theatre/LostInYonkers'': 15-year-old Jay, grandson of a German Jewish immigrant family, is actually named Jacob. His mean old grandma, who did the immigrating, refuses to call him Jay and only addresses him as Jacob (pronounced "Yakov").
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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', no matter how many times Elizabeth Swan asks Will Turner to call her by her first name, he insists on addressing her as "Miss Swan." It's one of the reasons her father likes him, although it exasperates her.

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', no matter how many times Elizabeth Swan asks Will Turner to call her by her first name, he insists on addressing her as "Miss Swan." It's one of the reasons her father likes him, although it exasperates her.


* Throughout {{Morbius}}' 2nd solo series, Becky keeps calling Morbius "Mike" despite him telling her several times that he prefers his full first name, Michael.

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* Throughout {{Morbius}}' ComicBook/{{Morbius}}' 2nd solo series, Becky keeps calling Morbius "Mike" despite him telling her several times that he prefers his full first name, Michael.


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* Throughout {{Morbius}}' 2nd solo series, Becky keeps calling Morbius "Mike" despite him telling her several times that he prefers his full first name, Michael.

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* Throughout {{Morbius}}' 2nd solo series, Becky keeps calling Morbius "Mike" despite him telling her several times that he prefers his full first name, Michael.
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* Throughout {{Morbius}}' 2nd solo series, Becky keeps calling Morbius "Mike" despite him telling her several times that he prefers his full first name, Michael.


* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', no matter how many times Elizabeth Swan asks Will Turner to call her by her first name, he insists on addressing her as "Miss Swan." It's one of the reasons her father likes him, although it exasperates her.

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', no matter how many times Elizabeth Swan asks Will Turner to call her by her first name, he insists on addressing her as "Miss Swan." It's one of the reasons her father likes him, although it exasperates her.

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