In many a story, there comes a time when the hero is dubbed or given a name for these reasons.
- In the case of a creature, to become the hero's guardian.
- A name is given to the protagonist when he is born or adopted.
- When he is sold into slavery, his name is changed.
- The hero is dubbed a knight.
- The hero goes through a Rite of Passage.
This sets the hero on his journey, starts, or completes his mission.
- After saving Arlo from a giant snake, Spot, aided by Forrest Woodbush, is given a name by his new master.
- When Solomon Northup is sold into slavery, he is renamed Platt by Freeman.
- Kayley and Garrett are dubbed knights after saving Camelot.
- Judy Hopps is dubbed a police officer by Mayor Lionheart.
- Peter Pan dubbs Jane the very first Lost Girl when she finds Hook's treasure in Dead Man's Cave.
- When Moses is taken in by Queen Tuya, he becomes Rameses' adopted brother.
- Didi dubbs her infant son Dil after giving birth to him.
- Princess Celestia and her sister, coronated Twilight Sparkle as the "Princess of Friendship".
- Anakin Skywalker is now dubbed as a true Jedi Knight.
|“||In honor of your downright, unbelievable skill in finding hidden treasures, I now proclaim you, Jane, a Lost Boy! Uh, I mean, a Lost Girl! (Jane, her heart swelling: Me? The very first Lost Girl?) What's the matter? Don't you wanna be? (Jane throws her arms around Peter Pan.) (Jane: Oh, yes. I'd like that very much, Peter.||„|
|~ Peter Pan dubbing Jane the very first Lost Girl.|
|“||(An earthquake shakes the arena, and its spectators are sent into a panic.) (Corvus: People of Pompeii! People of Pompeii! Vulcan speaks!) (the rumbling slowly subsides. Milo looks on as Corvus points to him.) (Corvus: Vulcan decrees that man to be the Champion of Pompeii! Decrees that he is worthy to stand face to face against the might of Rome! Great Vulcan, we hear you speak, and will obey!) (the quake completely stops.) (Corvus: Proculus...show these cowards what really happens when you dare to challenge the might of Rome.) (Proculus: With pleasure.)||„|
|~ Milo being named the new Champion of Pompeii by Senator Corvus, and pitted against Proculus in the process.|
|“||(Forrest Woodbush: What is his name?) A name? I don't know. (Forrest Woodbush: Hmm. Then I will meditate on this.) (Forrest closes his eyes and hums to meditate.) (Forrest Woodbush: I name him, I keep him.) (He continues to meditate, and then...) (Forrest Woodbush: Killer.) Ugh. (Forrest Woodbush: Beast. Murderer.) Croppy! (Forrest Woodbush: Funeral Planner?) Cootie! (Forrest Woodbush: Hammeroid!) Uh...Squirt! (Forrest Woodbush: Freak!) Stinky! (Forrest Woodbush: Maniac!) Froggy! (Forrest Woodbush: Violet...) Spike! (Forrest Woodbush: Lunatic!) Spot! (As soon as he hears this, Arlo's new friend turns around. Arlo smiles.) Spot! C-Come here, Spot! Come here! (Spot scurries over to his new master.) (Forrest Woodbush: He is named. You clearly are connected. Good for you. On your path to Clawtooth Mountain, that creature will keep you safe. Don't ever lose him.)||„|
|~ Arlo giving Spot his name.|
|“||As Mayor of Zootopia, I am proud to announce that my Mammal Inclusion Initiative has produced its first Police Academy Graduate. Valedictorian of her class, ZPD's very first rabbit officer, Judy Hopps! (Judy steps up to the podium. Her father, Stu, cries tears of joy. Lionheart clears his throat.) Assistant Mayor Bellwether, her badge. (Bellwether: Yes, oh yes, Sir.) (Bellwether places a badge on Judy's uniform.) Thank you. Judy, it is my great privilege to officially assign you to the heart of Zootopia, Precinct One, City Center. (Judy gasps with delight, holding back tears. Her parents clap as her siblings cheer.) (Bellwether: Congratulations, Officer Hopps.) (Judy: I won't let you down. This has been my dream since I was a kid.) (Bellwether: Well, it's a real proud day for us little guys.) (Lionheart pushes Bellwether out of the way.) Bellwether, make room, will ya? Come on. (He turns to his graduate.) Okay, Officer Hopps, let's see those teeth. (Judy smiles for the cameras.)||„|
|~ Mayor Lionheart dubbing Judy Hopps an officer.|
|“||I dub thee...Sir Garrett. I dub thee...Lady Kayley. Thank you for saving Camelot. You have reminded us that a king's strength is not based on the strength of the king, but the strength of the people. From this day forth, you will both sit as Knights of the Round Table!||„|
|~ King Arthur dubbing Kayley and Garrett as knights after they save Camelot from Ruber's tyranny.|
|“||Come, Rameses. We will show Pharaoh your new baby brother...Moses.||„|
|~ Queen Tuya naming Moses and adopting him as her own son.|
|“||You will dress only in attire specially sanctioned by MiB Special Services. You'll conform to the identity we give you, eat where we tell you, live where we tell you. From now on, you'll have no identifying marks of any kind. You'll not stand out in any way. Your entire image is crafted to leave no lasting memory with anyone you encounter. You are a rumor, recognisable only as deja vu and dismissed just as quickly. You don't exist, you were never even born. Anonymity is your name, silence your native tongue. You're no longer part of the system. You're above the system. Over it. Beyond it. We're "them". We're "they". We are the Men in Black.||„|
|~ Agent Z dubbing James Edwards "Agent J", making him an official member of MiB.|