Basic Trope: A surname considered embarrassing to the character.
- Straight: Alice's last name is Butt, and that causes a lot of embarrassment for her when people tease her because of it.
- Downplayed: Alice's surname is Finger, but she doesn't seem to mind about it.
- Justified: "Butt" is a real surname, but it also means "bottom", which will inevitably lead to teasing.
- Subverted: Alice doesn't mind being named Alice Butt. She just finds it amusing.
- Double Subverted: Then a serial killer named Tom Butt is caught, and Alice starts hating her surname.
- Parodied: Alice Butt changes her name to Betty Butt.
- Sometimes Alice's last name of "Butt" causes her embarrassment, other times she doesn't mind, and still other times, she finds it funny.
- Different members of the Butt family have different opinions of their last names.
- Averted: Alice's last name does not give her grief.
- Enforced: "I've heard that some people have the last name of "Butt". Let's name a character that and see what happens!"
- Lampshaded: "Wow, that surname is embarrassing"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Alice changes her surname.
- Alice's parents Bob Butt and Charlotte Smith decide to name her Alice Smith instead of Alice Butt.
- Discussed: "So 'Weiner', 'Wang', and 'Butt' are real surnames?"
- Conversed: "That poor character, it must be hard getting things under the name of Butt"
- Implied:Bob: "So, what's your name?"
Bob: "Alice what?"
Alice: (shyly) "I don't want to say..."
- Played for Laughs: There's a Running Gag of Alice being, well, the Butt-Monkey because of her surname.
- Played for Drama: Alice has social anxiety because of her surname.
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