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* ''Literature/BeesongChronicles'': The giant bees had no names since they were non-sapient, and then they evolve into the [[BeePeople apis demihuman race]]. When Cora encounters an apis worker, it takes a moment for her to even consider the idea that she might ''want'' a name; she just shrugs and says they can call her whatever they want. They go with Joy.


* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', the title character started out with no name and said she didn't see the point in having one when Yuji asked for her name, though some call her [[RedBaron Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter]]. Yuji refused to accept this and started calling her Shana after her sword, Nietono no Shana. Shana eventually accepted it.
* A rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. But for the sake of reference, he suggests that the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.



* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', the title character started out with no name and said she didn't see the point in having one when Yuji asked for her name, though some call her [[RedBaron Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter]]. Yuji refused to accept this and started calling her Shana after her sword, Nietono no Shana. Shana eventually accepted it.
* A rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. But for the sake of reference, he suggests that the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.


* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', the title character started out with no name and said she didn't see the point in having one when Yuji asked for her name, though some call her [[RedBaron Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter]]. Yuji refused to accept this and started calling her Shana after her sword, Nietono no Shana. Shana eventually accepted it.
* A rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. But for the sake of reference, he suggests that the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.


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* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', the title character started out with no name and said she didn't see the point in having one when Yuji asked for her name, though some call her [[RedBaron Flame-Haired Blazing-Eyed Hunter]]. Yuji refused to accept this and started calling her Shana after her sword, Nietono no Shana. Shana eventually accepted it.
* A rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. But for the sake of reference, he suggests that the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.


* All of the sea creatures in ''Film/TheIncredibleMrLimpet'' seem unaccustomed to the concept of names. After becoming a fish, Limpet names a hermit crab "Crusty" and a female fish "Ladyfish".











* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' the only [[ShapeShifting Changelings]] who have names are the 100 who were sent out to live among the other races of the universe; the rest reside in the Great Link where their bodies and minds become one.

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* On ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine,'' the only [[ShapeShifting Changelings]] who have names are the 100 who were sent out to live among the other races of the universe; the rest reside in the Great Link where their bodies and minds become one. [[spoiler:Interestingly in the series finale, the Female Changeling signs (on a piece of paper) the treaty to end the Dominion War. Despite claiming to have no name, she must have written ''something'', unless it was simply "the Dominion".]]


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* In the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfiction, ''FanFic/{{Aloha}}'', there is an InsectoidAlien race called the Swarm who believes this due to the fact they value the group as a whole rather than the individual. Lilo disagrees and instantly starts naming them.

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* In the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfiction, ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic, ''FanFic/{{Aloha}}'', there is an InsectoidAlien race called the Swarm who believes this due to the fact they value the group as a whole rather than the individual. Lilo disagrees and instantly starts naming them.


** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', Victor is on the beach talking to the animals that have been given sentience and language by Holy Wood. They don't have have names, and Victor inadvertently insults them when he says the mouse should be named Squeakers and the bunny, Thumper.
** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Angua is very explicit about the fact that wolves (unlike either dogs or werewolves) don't have names. Gaspode has trouble wrapping his mind around the concept.
** ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'': Gaspode explains the same thing to Carrot when they "interrogate" a wolf for information on Angua's ''[[IncrediblyLamePun were]]''[[IncrediblyLamePun abouts]]. The book also features a wolf with a name, Gavin, who is an old friend of Angua. It's not so much his name as the name of somebody he ate, but it will do for human interactions.

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** In ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', ''Literature/MovingPictures'', Victor is on the beach talking to the animals that have been given sentience and language by Holy Wood. They don't have have names, and Victor inadvertently insults them when he says the mouse should be named Squeakers and the bunny, Thumper.
** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', ''Literature/MenAtArms'', Angua is very explicit about the fact that wolves (unlike either dogs or werewolves) don't have names. Gaspode has trouble wrapping his mind around the concept.
** ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'': ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'': Gaspode explains the same thing to Carrot when they "interrogate" a wolf for information on Angua's ''[[IncrediblyLamePun were]]''[[IncrediblyLamePun abouts]]. The book also features a wolf with a name, Gavin, who is an old friend of Angua. It's not so much his name as the name of somebody he ate, but it will do for human interactions.

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* ''Fanfic/WormGrandOrder'': The Old Man is a god from a long forgotten people and religion. He says that his people did not use names since everyone knew each other.


This is when a character or group of characters have no names, and don't see the point in having them. This is not merely [[NoNameGiven when their name is never revealed]], but when they actually have never been referred to by a name or assigned a name. Such characters are prone to having a FanNickname assigned to them, since it's kind of hard to discuss characters without a way to refer to them. If the characters in the show feel compelled to call them something, you may run into OnlyKnownByTheirNickname, EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, or he might even be referred to by others only by the name of his nation, tribe, or species. But the character himself will not adopt this as a name.

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This is when a character or group of characters have no names, and don't see the point in having them. This is not merely [[NoNameGiven when their name is never revealed]], but when they actually have never been referred to by a name or assigned a name. Such characters are prone to having a FanNickname assigned to them, since it's kind of hard to discuss characters without a way to refer to them. If the characters in the show feel compelled to call them something, you may run into OnlyKnownByTheirNickname, EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, or he they might even be referred to by others only by the name of his their nation, tribe, or species. But the character himself themself will not adopt this as a name.


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* A a rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. But for the sake of reference, he suggests that the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.

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* A a rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. But for the sake of reference, he suggests that the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.


* In ''Literature/{{Stray}}''. Pufftail tells his grandson Kitcher that cats do not have names. Unlike humans, cats do not name things. Pufftail considers himself nameless, though everyone still calls him "Pufftail" nevertheless. This view is not universal amongst cats because his daughter Tabitha, who lives as a pet, considers it a point of pride and independence that her father refuses a name.

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* In ''Literature/{{Stray}}''. Pufftail tells his grandson Kitcher Kitchener that cats do not have names. Unlike humans, cats do not name things. Pufftail considers himself nameless, though everyone still calls him "Pufftail" nevertheless. This view is not universal amongst cats because his daughter Tabitha, who lives as a pet, considers it a point of pride and independence that her father refuses a name.


->''But Old Father Pufftail was a proud and independent cat who called no man or woman or child his owner. He even resented being called a name, though everyone called him Pufftail; and he was, in fact, a much-loved local "character".''

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->''But -->''But Old Father Pufftail was a proud and independent cat who called no man or woman or child his owner. He even resented being called a name, though everyone called him Pufftail; and he was, in fact, a much-loved local "character".''


* In the Disney/LiloAndStitch fanfiction, ''FanFic/{{Aloha}}'', there is an InsectoidAlien race called the Swarm who believes this due to the fact they value the group as a whole rather than the individual. Lilo disagrees and instantly starts naming them.

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* In the Disney/LiloAndStitch ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfiction, ''FanFic/{{Aloha}}'', there is an InsectoidAlien race called the Swarm who believes this due to the fact they value the group as a whole rather than the individual. Lilo disagrees and instantly starts naming them.







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* In ''Literature/{{Stray}}''. Pufftail tells his grandson Kitcher that cats do not have names. Unlike humans, cats do not name things. Pufftail considers himself nameless, though everyone still calls him "Pufftail" nevertheless. This view is not universal amongst cats because his daughter Tabitha, who lives as a pet, considers it a point of pride and independence that her father refuses a name.
->''But Old Father Pufftail was a proud and independent cat who called no man or woman or child his owner. He even resented being called a name, though everyone called him Pufftail; and he was, in fact, a much-loved local "character".''


* A a rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. For the sake of reference, he suggests that they call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.

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* A a rival time-traveler from the future appears in the ninth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel who actively shows disdain for even the existence of names, and prefers to not have one at all. For But for the sake of reference, he suggests that they the others call him Fujiwara. [[FirstPersonSmartass Kyon]] prefers to just call him The Sneering Bastard.

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