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Throughout his travels in time and space, the Doctor took and was called by a number of different aliases, titles and names. Some were fleeting. Others, for example John Smith, were used by almost all of his incarnations. The Doctor told few individuals his real name. Instead, he asked others to call him the Doctor.

The Doctor's real name Edit

As his true name was not generally known, "the Doctor" (or "Doctor Who") became an alias. It was implied that his given name was ceremoniously withdrawn and stricken by his Cousins as punishment for a disgrace he brought upon his House. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)

Even when he was put on trial by the Time Lords, he was only referred to as "the Doctor", (TV: The War Games) although the Valeyard, a culmination of the Doctor's darker side who prosecuted the second trial, acknowledged that it was an alias. (TV: The Mysterious Planet) Even those who had known him in childhood addressed him only as "the Doctor", such as the Master, (TV: Death in Heaven) and the Rani. (COMIC: Weapons of Past Destruction)

According to one account, during his first incarnation, the Doctor adopted this name in dealing with human colonists on the planet Iwa at the same time that his granddaughter adopted the name "Susan". (PROSE: Frayed) Another account implied that the Doctor's title had been chosen as a Gallifreyan custom, (TV: The Sound of Drums) and that he had been using it before he left Gallifrey. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

The Doctor's real name has been said to be difficult to pronounce, for humans at least, (AUDIO: Slipback) possessing thirty eight syllables. (PROSE: Sleepy) The First Doctor once told an interrogator he "wouldn't be able to pronounce the first syllable of [his name]." (PROSE: Salvation) His seventh incarnation likewise told one of his captors that he "doubt[ed] [they]'d be able to pronounce the name [he] was originally given." (PROSE: Illegal Alien) When asked about the Doctor's name, Peri Brown once said that the Doctor had told her she would find it unpronounceable. (AUDIO: Slipback)

The Doctor kept his true name hidden despite numerous "mind-probe" attempts and the effect of a truth field. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace, The Time of the Doctor) The Carrionite Lilith, unable to discover the Tenth Doctor's true name even with the "witchcraft" used by her kind, remarked, "There is no name," and that the Doctor was hiding his true name in despair. (TV: The Shakespeare Code) The psychically-gifted Evelina, who attempted to foretell the Doctor's future, remarked that his "true name" was "hidden" from her. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)

Significance Edit

The Eleventh Doctor told Clara Oswald that his real name was not important, since he specifically chose the title of "Doctor" to take its place, saying it was "like a promise you make." (TV: The Name of the Doctor) This promise was, as recited by the Tenth and War Doctors; "Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up, never give in." (TV: The Day of the Doctor) When Clara was forced to take on his role for him, the Twelfth Doctor told her that "goodness has nothing to do with [being a Doctor]". (TV: Flatline)

The Master knew of this and implied that the Doctor's title had been chosen because it meant "the man who makes people better", although he found the choice "sanctimonious" for someone who ended millions of lives and ruined many others. (TV: The Sound of Drums) River Song was aware of this contradiction in the Doctor's behaviour: she said that the Doctor was the first to have this title and that the rest of the universe later adopted it, usually to mean "healer" or "wise man". However, she added, in some parts of the universe, such as in the Gamma Forests, it eventually came to mean "mighty warrior". (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

According to Dorium Maldovar, the Silence had a particular interest in the Doctor's name. He explained that if the Doctor lived long enough, "on the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, [when] no creature could speak falsely or fail to answer", a question that must never be answered would be asked: "Doctor Who?". The Silence wanted to stop the Doctor from revealing his true name. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

The Doctor was at a later time forced to go to Trenzalore to rescue his friends from the Great Intelligence, which sought to gain access to the Doctor's tomb. The tomb, which was a future version of his own dying TARDIS, would open only to the Doctor's real name. The Intelligence threatened to kill Clara Oswald and the Paternoster Gang if he did not speak his name and open the tomb; the situation was resolved when the data ghost of River Song was able to silently transmit his name to the TARDIS, thus opening the door for the Great Intelligence. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

The Doctor's real name became important during the Siege of Trenzalore, as it was the signal chosen by the Time Lords to come back to the universe. Despite this, Clara told them instead that the only name of his that mattered was "the Doctor", prompting them to give the Doctor a new regeneration cycle, and close the Crack they were using to reach out to the universe. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)

Ubiquity of the title Edit

The Doctor did possess at least one doctorate. (TV: The Moonbase, The Armageddon Factor, The Mysterious Planet) He sometimes described himself as a "doctor of many things" (TV: Four to Doomsday) or of "everything". (TV: Spearhead from Space, Utopia) However, his knowledge was limited to anything prior to the Rassilon Era. (TV: Utopia) His eleventh incarnation claimed that one of his doctorates was in cheese making (TV: The God Complex) but only the "stinky, blue kind". (PROSE: Shroud of Sorrow)

On several occasions, the Doctor stated he was not a medical doctor, (TV: "The Forest of Fear", "Mighty Kublai Khan") though did note that, by his second incarnation, he had studied medicine in the 19th century. (TV: The Moonbase)

Individuals with knowledge of his name Edit

Susan Foreman knew the Doctor's real name, and wrote it on the wrappings of a hypercube she sent to him after she had settled down on Earth. (PROSE: Ghost of Christmas Past)

The Sixth Doctor told his dance instructor, Becky, his name. (PROSE: Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing)

The Eighth Doctor's companion, Samantha Jones, overheard his real name being said. She found it quite alien and virtually unpronounceable. (PROSE: Vanderdeken's Children)

When the Tenth Doctor first encountered her, River Song claimed to have known him at some point in his future, (TV: Silence in the Library) and, to prove her "credentials", she whispered his name in his ear, and apologised for having to do so. The Doctor was shocked at this, as "there [was] only one reason [he] would ever tell anyone [his] name, [and] only one time [he] could." (TV: Forest of the Dead) River indicated to Clara Oswald that she "made" the Doctor tell her his name and that "it took a lot of effort". (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

Near the end of his tenth incarnation, despite believing there was no one left in the universe who knew it, the Doctor encountered members of an unidentified pan-dimensional race that knew his real name. (AUDIO: The Last Voyage)

While separated from the Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswald read his name in The History of the Time War. That timeline was later averted, however, leaving her with no memory of it, (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) though she later began to recall certain moments of the timeline, (TV: The Name of the Doctor) and claimed to know the Doctor's name when bluffing to the Cybermen about being the Doctor. (TV: Death in Heaven)

Missy claimed to know the Doctor's real name from their time together on Gallifrey. She said it was "Doctor Who", and the Doctor had chosen it to be mysterious, but dropped the "Who" when he realised it was too on-the-nose. The Doctor said she was just teasing Bill, but he never answered if it was true. (TV: World Enough and Time)

Commonly used aliases Edit

John Smith Edit

John Smith was an alias the Doctor frequently used on Earth and around humans when a "standard" name was needed. It was often preceded by the title "Doctor", though not always — for example, when he was undercover as a teacher at a school or a patient in a hospital. (TV: School Reunion, Smith and Jones) As "John Smith" was considered a generic name in some Earth cultures, the Doctor's use of the alias was occasionally treated with scepticism. (TV: Midnight)

During his first incarnation, he used a library card with the name Dr J. Smith while living at 76 Totter's Lane, (TV: The Vampires of Venice) as well as for identification when renting the junkyard. (PROSE: The Rag & Bone Man's Story) The inspiration for the alias was John Smith of John Smith and the Common Men, with which he was familiar through Susan. (PROSE: The Witch Hunters)

In his second incarnation, the name was independently used by his companion Jamie McCrimmon while the Doctor was being treated for concussion, as he saw it being used as a brand name on a metal container. (TV: The Wheel in Space) Likewise, Chang Lee chose to register the name for the Seventh Doctor while he was en route to get his bullet wounds healed. (TV: Doctor Who)

The Doctor adopted it on a semi-regular basis during his third incarnation while exiled on Earth, when he served as unpaid scientific advisor to UNIT. (TV: Spearhead from Space, Inferno, The Time Warrior)

The Doctor twice changed himself into a human who used the name John Smith. This occurred in his seventh incarnation, (PROSE: Human Nature) and in his tenth incarnation. (TV: Human Nature)

Often, the Doctor would use variations of the name, like the online handle "jsmith" (PROSE: Blue Box, Lonely), the French variation "Jean Forgeron", (COMIC: The Forgotten) or the German translation "Johann Schmidt". (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass, AUDIO: Storm Warning, et al.)

Known uses of John Smith Edit

First Doctor Edit
Second Doctor Edit
Third Doctor Edit
Fourth Doctor Edit
Fifth Doctor Edit
Sixth Doctor Edit
Seventh Doctor Edit
Eighth Doctor Edit
War Doctor Edit
Ninth Doctor Edit
Tenth Doctor Edit
Eleventh Doctor Edit
Twelfth Doctor Edit

Doctor Who Edit

The name "Doctor Who" was applied to the Doctor on several occasions. When the First Doctor was using the name "Doctor Caligari" and someone remarked "Doctor who?" he replied "Yes, quite right." (TV: The Gunfighters) The computer WOTAN repeatedly referred to the First Doctor as "Doctor Who". (TV: The War Machines)

The Second Doctor briefly used the name Doktor von Wer (literally, 'Doctor [of] Who') during his visit to Scotland on 16 April 1746 (TV: The Highlanders) and once signed a message as "Dr W." (TV: The Underwater Menace)

Bessie's license plate during the Third Doctor's time at UNIT read WHO 1; (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians) in the Doctor's seventh incarnation it read WHO 7, (TV: Battlefield) and in his eighth incarnation, WHO 8. (PROSE: The Dying Days) Miss Hawthorne referred to the Doctor as "the great wizard Qui Quae Quod"; those three words all mean "who" in Latin. (TV: The Dæmons)

The Fourth Doctor wrote a series of children's books during his time with UNIT which were mistakenly published under the name "Doctor Who": they were intended to be "The Doctor, Who Discovers Historical Mysteries", but the publishers presented it as "Doctor Who Discovers Historical Mysteries". (AUDIO: The Kingmaker)

K9 was heard on occasion making playful remarks related to the Who name. (TV: A Girl's Best Friend, Invasion of the Bane) Clive Finch's website called him "Doctor Who". (TV: Rose) Upon reading the Tenth Doctor's mind, Reinette remarked that "Doctor Who" was "more than just a secret". (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) The oldest question in the universe was "Doctor Who?" (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

The Master addressed a postcard to the Third Doctor as "Dr Who". (COMIC: Fogbound) Missy later told Bill Potts that the Doctor's real name was "Doctor Who", before correcting herself to say that he had picked it in his childhood as an attempt to be mysterious, but that he had dropped the "Who" because it was "too on-the-nose". The Twelfth Doctor told Bill she was just trying to wind her up. He later identified himself as "Doctor Who" to Jorj. (TV: World Enough and Time)

The version of the Doctor in the Land of Fiction was known as Dr. Who. (PROSE: Prelude Conundrum, Conundrum, Head Games)

Theta Sigma Edit

Theta Sigma, informally Thete and occasionally spelt "ΘΣ", was a nickname of the Doctor at the Time Lord Academy on Gallifrey. (TV: The Armageddon Factor, The Happiness Patrol; COMIC: Flashback) It identified him uniquely amongst the Time Lords and was not to be spoken outside of the Academy. (PROSE: Falls the Shadow)

When the Doctor's final incarnation permanently died during the first battle of the War, his coffin had the symbols for "Theta" and "Sigma" on it. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

In an alternative timeline in which Rassilon failed to finish the Eye of Harmony before his death, the Doctor never left Gallifrey and became a commentator rather than a renegade Time Lord. He was known as Commentator Theta Sigma. (AUDIO: Forever)

Theta Sigma was part of River Song's message to the Doctor on the universe's oldest cliff-face. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

K9 was improved by Time Lord Theta Sigma. (PROSE: K9 and the Beasts of Vega)

Oncoming Storm Edit

The Doctor was referred to as the "Oncoming Storm" by the Draconians, (PROSE: Love and War) and in in "the ancient legends of the Dalek homeworld". (TV: The Parting of the Ways) In Draconian, the title was pronounced "Karshtakavaar". (PROSE: Love and War) After being told of the title by the Ninth Doctor, (TV: The Parting of the Ways) Rose Tyler called the Tenth Doctor by the "Oncoming Storm" when she and Mickey Smith were being prepared for dissection by the Clockwork Droids. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)

The Tenth Doctor later introduced himself as the "Oncoming Storm" to a Dalek aboard of the Wayfarer, (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks) and referred to the title when confronting a rabbit he thought was a Zygon. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

The Eleventh Doctor began calling himself the "Oncoming Storm" when he misinterpreted Shaun request to help the Kings Arms football team "annihilate" another team at a match. (TV: The Lodger) He later referred to the title when the Daleks forgot him. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

As early as his second incarnation, the Doctor knew that the Daleks had also given him the epithet "Ka Faraq Gatri", (COMIC: Bringer of Darkness) which translated as "Destroyer of Worlds". (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation) or possibly "Nice guy, if you're a biped". (PROSE: Continuity Errors) He had been awarded the name upon orchestrating the destruction of the Dalek home planet Skaro in his seventh incarnation, (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) though the Daleks also used it prior to Skaro's destruction. (COMIC: Bringer of Darkness) Davros also referred to the Doctor as "the Destroyer of Worlds" after the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor destroyed the New Dalek Empire on the Crucible. (TV: Journey's End)

Other aliases Edit

The following is a list of aliases used by the Doctor in each of his incarnations.

First Doctor Edit

Second Doctor Edit

Third Doctor Edit

  • The Great Wizard, Qui Quae Quod: Miss Hawthorne referred to the Doctor as "the great wizard Quiquaequod" while attempting to bluff the villagers of Devil's End into releasing him. In Latin, qui, quae and quod are the masculine, feminine and neuter nominative forms of the relative pronoun "who" - literally, Miss Hawthorne was calling him "Who Who Who". (TV: The Dæmons)
  • Prisoner 177781: The Doctor was recorded by this designation when he was briefly arrested by the British Army alongside Sarah Jane Smith, who was recorded as Prisoner 177782. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
  • The Master: Forced to masquerade as the Master when the latter switched bodies with him. (PROSE: The Switching)
  • Doctor Noble: An alias used when he took part in a jury at the trial of the First Doctor for killing a werewolf. (PROSE: The Juror's Story)

Fourth Doctor Edit

Fifth Doctor Edit

  • The Supremo: The Doctor called himself "the Supremo" while leading the alliance against the army of the renegade Time Lord Morbius. Originally, his title was "Supreme Controller", but the Ogrons of his personal guard could not pronounce it and shortened it to the simpler "Supremo". (PROSE: Warmonger)
  • Dr Jonas Smythe: The Doctor used this name when working with Liz Shaw in Italy. (PROSE: Flashpoint)
  • Doctor Walters: The Doctor used this name while stuck in Victorian London without his TARDIS for a year from November 1866 - 1867. (AUDIO: The Haunting of Thomas Brewster)

Sixth Doctor Edit

Seventh Doctor Edit

Eighth Doctor Edit

War Doctor Edit

Ninth Doctor Edit

Tenth Doctor Edit

Eleventh Doctor Edit

Twelfth Doctor Edit

Nicknames Edit

A list of names other individuals have called the Doctor throughout his travels.

First Doctor Edit

Second Doctor Edit

Third Doctor Edit

Fourth Doctor Edit

Fifth Doctor Edit

Sixth Doctor Edit

Seventh Doctor Edit

Eighth Doctor Edit

  • Evergreen Man: The name given to him by the Sidhe. (PROSE: Autumn Mist)
  • Skipper: The Doctor's companion Samson Griffin always referred to him as such. (AUDIO: Terror Firma)
  • Tigger, Eeyore: When the Doctor is split into three, each bearing different parts of his personality, Charley Pollard gives these nicknames to the bouncy and excitable, and the surly and ruthless Doctors. (AUDIO: Caerdroia)

War Doctor Edit

  • The Predator of the Daleks: A descriptive term for the Doctor used by the Daleks, (TV: Asylum of the Daleks) that originated during his war incarnation. (PROSE: Engines of War)
  • The Renegade: A name the Time Lords used to refer to the War Doctor as he planned to use the Moment to end the Last Great Time War. (COMIC: Sky Jacks)
  • Grandad: A nickname given by the Eleventh Doctor due to the War Doctor's aged appearance. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • The Mad Fool: A nickname given by the General, since the War Doctor was working against the Time Lords' plans and seemingly ensuring their destruction. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • Captain Grumpy: A nickname given by the Eleventh Doctor due to the War Doctor's serious personality. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
  • Dalek Killer: One of the names awarded to the War Doctor by the Daleks. (PROSE: Engines of War)
  • The Great Scourge: One of the names awarded to the War Doctor by the Daleks. (PROSE: Engines of War)
  • The Living Death: One of the names awarded to the War Doctor by the Daleks. (PROSE: Engines of War)
  • The Executioner: One of the names awarded to the War Doctor by the Daleks. (PROSE: Engines of War)
  • The Doctor of War: a name that arose as part of a saying used to describe him during the Time War. Gastron quoted it as, "The first thing you will notice about the Doctor of War... is he's unarmed. For many, it's also the last." (TV: Hell Bent)

Ninth Doctor Edit

  • U-boat Captain: A snide nickname given by Captain Jack, who mocked the Ninth Doctor's leather jacket, which made him look like a German officer. (TV: The Empty Child)
  • Big Ears: Mickey Smith describes the Ninth Doctor in this way, causing the latter to believe Mickey was saying he wasn't handsome. (TV: Boom Town)
  • The Great Exterminator: The name given to the Doctor by the Dalek Emperor whilst preparing a Delta Wave. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)
  • The Navvie: Honoré Lechasseur's nickname for the Doctor, due to his leather jacket. (PROSE: The Albino's Dancer)
  • Marley's Ghost: In reference to John Marley of A Christmas Carol, his Matrix projection is called this by the Tenth Doctor when he makes a comment about the latter's changing after the Time War. (COMIC: The Forgotten)
  • Big Nose: The Tenth Doctor refers to this incarnation as such when questioning the Alternate Twelfth Doctor about his whereabouts. (COMIC: Four Doctors)
  • Larry: Called this by Jackie Tyler after being ordered to close the TARDIS doors. (COMIC: Supremacy of the Cybermen)
  • Muggins: Jackie Tyler uses this name to refer to the Doctor after the TARDIS central console exploded. (COMIC: Supremacy of the Cybermen)
  • The Final Judgement: Title used by Addison Delamar when auctioning off the Doctor's memories. (COMIC: The Bidding War)
  • The Prophet: Called so by Father Heretika, a representative of the Church of the Evergreen Man, a race who believed the Doctor to be a messiah. (COMIC: The Bidding War)

Tenth Doctor Edit

  • Merlin: The Tenth Doctor would later claim that he was called Merlin by King Arthur. (COMIC: Fugitive)
  • Martian Boy: Donna Noble often called the Doctor by this name if not using Spaceman, originally earning her protests that he was not from Mars, leading to her calling him the latter. (TV: The Runaway Bride etc.)
  • Spaceman: Donna Noble often called the Doctor by this name and Christina de Souza also referred to the Tenth Doctor by this as well. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Dead)
  • Sweetie, Pretty Boy: Used by River Song the first time he meets her from his point of view. (TV: Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead)
  • Mr. Conditional Clause: a nickname given by a frustrated Luke Rattigan after the Doctor said "ATMOS system" as a clapback because "ATMOS" meant "Atmospheric Omission System" and the Doctor would, according to Luke, be saying "Atmospheric Omission System system". This was because Luke earlier had said to the thought of moving to other planets "if only that was possible" and the Doctor corrected him saying "if only that were possible", saying it was a "conditional clause". (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem)
  • Matchstick Man: A nickname given to him by his successor upon noticing that he had been exceptionally thin. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • Sandshoes: Another mocking nickname given to him by the Eleventh Doctor in reference to his choice of footwear. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • Dick van Dyke: Yet another mocking nickname given by the Eleventh Doctor, after the Tenth commented on the War Doctor's persona. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • Hero: The word Clara Oswald used to best describe what kind of person the Tenth Doctor was trying to be like. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • Time Lord Victorious: A very brief title the Tenth Doctor was going to start using after interfering with a fixed point in time and saving Adelaide Brooke from her death. When Adelaide killed herself to restore the timeline, causing several changes that the Tenth Doctor instantly saw because of what he had done, the Tenth Doctor was filled with extreme guilt and horror over what he did, quickly abandoning the 'Time Lord Victorious' title. (TV: The Waters of Mars)
  • Bambi: The Twelfth Doctor calls the Tenth this due to his large brown eyes. (COMIC: Vortex Butterflies)

Eleventh Doctor Edit

  • The Raggedy Doctor: (also, Raggedy Man) A nickname given to the Eleventh Doctor by Amy Pond, due to wearing the tattered remains of his predecessor's outfit. Amy told other people in Leadworth and they referred to him in this way when they met him. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) Amy would call him that just before she was permanently sent to the past by a Weeping Angel. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan) As he was about to regenerate, the Doctor hallucinated Amy telling him affectionately "Raggedy Man - good night". (TV: The Time of the Doctor)
  • A Madman with a Box: A title Amy Pond bestows on him on their first encounter after 14 years, which he later adopts. He warns one day knowing he is just a Madman with a Box will save her life, (TV: The Eleventh Hour) which comes true. (TV: The God Complex)
    • The Eleventh Doctor is quite often referred to as "a Madman" in general by many characters.
  • Gandalf/Space Gandalf: When questioned by Amy as to what kind of person he's like, the Doctor answers that he's this. His further explanation showed he had confused Gandalf with Yoda, from Star Wars. (TV: Meanwhile in the TARDIS 2)
  • The Rotmeister: When he is talking to Craig Owens about the suspiciously growing rot on his ceiling, he refers to himself as the "Rotmeister" since he was an expert in rot. "Call me the Rotmeister," he says, No, actually, don't call me that, call me the Doctor." (TV: The Lodger)
  • Caesar: A Roman Auton, under the influence of River Song's hallucinogenic lipstick, in 102 A.D., mistook the Doctor for Caesar. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)
  • The King of Okay: A title he gave to himself when Amy was shocked to see him alive and well, having seen his older self be shot and killed at Lake Silencio. He immediately tossed the idea aside, saying it was a "rubbish title", giving Rory his own title instead. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)
  • Sweetie: Frequently used by River Song as a dual greeting and affectionate nickname.
  • My Thief, My Beautiful Idiot: Names given to the Doctor by the spirit of his TARDIS during their brief time together when House took over the empty shell. (TV: The Doctor's Wife)
  • Time Boy: Used by Mels, the second incarnation of River Song, as she anticipated meeting the Doctor while growing up with her parents in Leadworth. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)
  • Belot'ssar: Though it is not said to be specific to the Eleventh Doctor, it was used by the Ice Warriors to refer to him. The name means 'cold blue star' in reference to either the light on top of the TARDIS or the cold blue star he showed them to settle near after Mars became uninhabitable. The name was given to him by Lord Azylax. (PROSE: The Silent Stars Go By)
  • Predator of the Daleks: Whilst not specific to the Eleventh Doctor, (PROSE: Engines of War) it was used as a designation by the Daleks. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
  • The Chin: Oswin Oswald calls the Eleventh Doctor this when encountering him on the Dalek asylum due to his prominent chin. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
  • The Mad Monk: Called this by the public in 1207 Cumbria, although it was noted that he was "definitely not a Monk." (TV: The Bells of Saint John)
  • Also Not Mum: Called this by Alfie Owens in 2011. (TV: Closing Time)
  • Monster: Ada Gillyflower called the Doctor her "monster", after he had been rejected by Mr Sweet's poison. She kept him alive because it was strange that he survived despite "rejection", and to have her own secret. (TV: The Crimson Horror)
  • Proconsul: Title assumed during his adventure at Hedgewick's World of Wonders to keep a Punishment Platoon from being hostile to him and his guests. (TV: Nightmare in Silver)
  • Clara's Boyfriend: Called this by Angie Maitland when she discovered Clara and the Doctor were time travellers (TV: The Crimson Horror) and upon leaving the TARDIS. (TV: Nightmare in Silver) He would later pose as Clara's Swedish boyfriend to her family. (TV: The Time of the Doctor) Shortly after regenerating, the Twelfth Doctor clarified that he was not really Clara's boyfriend, though he added that "it wasn't [her] mistake." (TV: Deep Breath)
  • Chinny: The Tenth Doctor's nickname for the Eleventh Doctor, who had a very prominent chin. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)
  • Legs Eleven: Called this by the Twelfth Doctor when referring to this incarnation to Gabby Gonzales. (COMIC: Four Doctors)

Twelfth Doctor Edit

Other Edit

Behind the scenes Edit

  • The first edition of the behind-the-scenes book The Making of Doctor Who, published in 1972, stated that the Doctor's name was "δ³Σx²". This has never been confirmed in any Doctor Who narrative, but these letters do appear on the plinth in the Tomb of Rassilon in The Five Doctors. They are also seen on K9's regeneration unit in Regeneration.
  • During Comic-Con 2012, Steven Moffat, the head writer, has confirmed that he knows what the Doctor's real name is, although the said name has not, as of yet, appeared in-narrative.
  • In The Night of the Doctor, the incarnation of the Doctor that follows the Eighth Doctor is referred to in the closing credits by the name "War Doctor". This name has yet to actually be used on screen in a narrative; it was, however, used by Strax in a fourth wall-breaking lead-in for Deep Breath detailing all the Doctor's previous incarnations. In an interview with the Daily Mail published on 16 November 2013, actor John Hurt used the name to refer to his version of the Doctor.[2] However, in the 2015 episode Hell Bent, this incarnation was referred to by the alternate name the Doctor of War.
  • Executive producer Steven Moffat jokingly said that no one can know the Doctor's name, except each successive showrunner. "We're commanded never to reveal what we have learned, because then the show would have to be renamed Mildred. Oh, bugger."[3]

Footnotes Edit

  1. The actual signature is not seen on screen, but Sylvester McCoy's hand movement in the scene makes it clear that he signed a question mark.
  2. Hastings, Chris (16 November 2013). Doctor Who was one of my toughest roles, says John Hurt... star of Alien and Elephant Man. Mail Online. Retrieved on 12 April 2016.
  3. Doctor Who's real name is Mildred, claims Steven Moffat. NME. Retrieved on 12 April 2016.

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