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** The "Gambler" class in [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue the first generation]] has always been called that in Japanese, but was {{bowdlerize}}d to "Gamer" in ''[[VideoGameRemake FireRed and LeafGreen]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndLetsGoEevee'' and to [[PrivateEye PI]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' solely because of the trenchcoats they wear, even though all their dialogue still refers to gambling.

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** The "Gambler" class in [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue the first generation]] has always been called that in Japanese, but was {{bowdlerize}}d to "Gamer" in ''[[VideoGameRemake FireRed and LeafGreen]]'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonLetsGoPikachuAndLetsGoEevee'' and to [[PrivateEye [[PrivateDetective PI]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' solely because of the trenchcoats they wear, even though all their dialogue still refers to gambling.

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* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': Cliff Huxtable's full first name was originally "Clifford", but it was later changed to "Heathcliff".


** In his first appearance, the real name of Fat Tony was stated to be William Williams, but in subsequent appearances it was changed to Anthony D'Amico.

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** In his first appearance, appearance in "Bart the Murderer", the real name of Fat Tony was stated to be William Williams, but in subsequent appearances Williams. From "The Homer They Fall" onward, it was changed to Anthony D'Amico.


** Homer's mother's name was supposed to be "Penelope Olsen" according to the ''Simpsons Family Album," but in her first on-screen appearance (where her real name was never explicitly stated) it was mentioned that Penelope Olsen was one of her many pseudonyms. In subsequent episodes she was always "Mona Simpson."

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** Homer's mother's name was supposed to be "Penelope Olsen" according to the ''Simpsons Family Album," but Album". When she appears in her first on-screen appearance (where her real "Mother Simpson", this name was never explicitly stated) it was mentioned that Penelope Olsen was is only one of her many pseudonyms. she went under while on the run from the law, and it's not actually specified which if any was real. In subsequent episodes she was is always "Mona Simpson."Simpson" (the first name mentioned in "Mother Simpson").


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Several minor characters have used different names on-screen than have been used in various off-screen canon:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Several minor characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' have used different names on-screen than have been used in various off-screen canon:


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', Robot's friend Mitch was given two different surnames. The episode "Scantron Love" has Ms. Kavendash refer to him as "Mitchell Davis", while "Hookie 101" has him listed with the last name "Freemen" when Principal Madman looks at a list of students and realizes that Robot and his friends have decided to skip school today.


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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive,'' [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Davan]]'s ex-girlfriend who appears in the first strip was referred to by a different name which was later changed to "Gia." Previous strips were [[RetCon changed to match the new name]]. (Given that the early strips were based off the author's real life, it's possible the actual ex took offense.)

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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive,'' [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Davan]]'s ex-girlfriend who appears in the first strip was referred to by a different name which was later changed to "Gia." Previous strips were [[RetCon [[OrwellianRetcon changed to match the new name]]. (Given that the early strips were based off the author's real life, it's possible the actual ex took offense.)


''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'': One of Madeline's friends was originally named Sylvie but later became Simone.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'': One of Madeline's friends was originally named Sylvie but later became Simone.

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* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'':
** Fred Rutherford's wife is named Geraldine in Season One. Her name is Gwendolyn from Season Two onwards.
** In his first appearance in "Beaver and Gilbert", Gilbert's surname is Gates. His surname is Bates in all of his subsequent appearances, with the exception of "Beaver's English Test" in which Mr. Blair refers to him as "Mr. Harrison."


* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', is the feather-duster's name Fifi (the name used in the second direct-to-video sequel) or Babette (the name used in the stage musical)?

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* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', is the feather-duster's name Fifi (the name used in the second direct-to-video sequel) sequel), or Babette (the name used in the stage musical)?musical), or Plumette (the name used in the 2017 live-action remake)?



* Chapter 3 of ''Literature/PinkiePieAndTheRockinPonypaloozaParty'' mentions Sweetie Drops, while one of the bonus activity pages lists Bon Bon. These are two formerly [[AdaptationNameChange separate]] official names of one pony, though she doesn't appear in the book herself. The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon]] later established that [[spoiler:"Sweetie Drops" is her real name but her code name is "Bon Bon". Everypony knows her by the latter name]].

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* Chapter 3 of ''Literature/PinkiePieAndTheRockinPonypaloozaParty'' mentions Sweetie Drops, while one of the bonus activity pages lists Bon Bon. These are two formerly [[AdaptationNameChange separate]] official names of one pony, though she doesn't appear in the book herself. The [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon]] later established that [[spoiler:"Sweetie Drops" is her real name name, but she's a secret agent and her code name is "Bon Bon". Everypony knows her by the latter name]].


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* ''Literature/RamonaQuimby'': Mrs. Quimby's maiden name is Haswell in ''Beezus and Ramona,'' but in ''Ramona Forever'', it's Day.


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''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}'': One of Madeline's friends was originally named Sylvie but later became Simone.


* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Double Helix", Dr. Nodel's first name is Martin. In the sequel "The Origin of Species", his first name is Eric.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'':
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In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Double Helix", Dr. Nodel's first name is Martin. In the sequel "The Origin of Species", his first name is Eric.Eric.
** In "Valerie 23", the Innobotics Corporation executive Charlie's surname is Rogers. In the sequel "Mary 25", it is Bouton.


** In an Orange Islands episode, video game character Lorelei of the Elite Four [[AdaptationNameChange was known]] [[DubNameChange as Prima]] because her canon name was too long to work with the LipLock.

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** In an Orange Islands episode, video game character Lorelei of the Elite Four [[AdaptationNameChange was known]] [[DubNameChange known as Prima]] because the game's version of her canon English name [[LipLock was too long to work with for the LipLock.lip flaps of her Japanese name ("Kanna")]].


** Mr. Persnickety was renamed to Mr. Fussy in Season 2.

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** Mr. Persnickety was renamed to Mr. Fussy in Season 2. (Which was his original name anyway)


* Spike the Bulldog has been called "[[OneSteveLimit Butch]]" and "Killer" a few times.

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* ** Spike the Bulldog has been called "[[OneSteveLimit Butch]]" and "Killer" a few times.

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