In Dr. House series, the doctors know each other well and are supposed to be colleagues/friends. Why not say Gregory/Robert/Eric, etc. among themselves instead of House/Chase/Foreman, etc?

  • I haven't watched this series, but I suspect the answer lies in the British public school system. Same reason why lots of people use surnames in, for example, Harry Potter (Hogwarts is a British public school with magic) or Rumpole of the Bailey (a barrister firm is a British public school for grown-ups). – Rand al'Thor Dec 2 '19 at 9:53
  • although the possible duplicate is about a different show, it's essentially the same question with the same answer. – Luciano Dec 2 '19 at 10:18
  • This should not be marked as a duplicate because it's about a different show. – Ankit Kante Dec 3 '19 at 7:18