An American political thriller television series based on the Israeli series Hatufim about Marine Nicolas Brody who is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq and intelligence officer Carrie Mathison who is the only one who suspects that he may have been ...

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Why does Brody's wife call him by his surname?

I don't think I've ever heard Brody's wife call him "Nicholas" throughout the first two seasons of Homeland. Why does she always call him by his surname?