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Other than "GLaDOS" being printed on one of the rings above her cores in Portal (not even sure if it appears in Portal 2 due to the reskin), is "GLaDOS" ever spoken in either game? Wheatley simply refers to her as "her"

Wheatley: In order to escape, we're going to have to go through HER chamber. And she will probably kill us if, um, she's awake.

Further, does Wheatley ever introduce himself? The loading screen in later chapters reads "Wheatley Laboratories", but does that printing show up in-game at all? GLaDOS just says "him", "you", etc.

GLaDOS: He's not just a regular moron. He's the product of the greatest minds of a generation working together with the express purpose of building the dumbest moron who ever lived.

And finally, is Chell being called Chell purely Word of God or is there something in-game that mentions her name?

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IIRC 'Chell' was written on her outfit/nametag but I could be wrong –  Robotnik Apr 19 at 0:46
    
When you put subtitles the characters are effectively Wheatley and GLaDOS, appart from that, severals elements in the lore thend to prove it but I don't think its specifically stated in the game. Gotta check that –  WizLiz Apr 19 at 0:57

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Names are very rarely used in the Portal series (aside from Cave Johnson and his narcissism complex, and Caroline), and you are correct in none of the names referenced being spoken in-game (Per the Half Life Wikia):

Interestingly, neither the full name of GLaDOS or her acronym has ever been pronounced by any characters in the games. (Except for Cave Johnson in the DLC Perpetual Testing Initiative, where he says "we are cancelling the Genetic Lifeform and Disc Operating System initiative.") The only instances of her name's presence was through her captions, the acronym spotted on her disc generators in Portal, and the door within the trap leading to the Central AI Chamber in Portal 2.

However, GLaDOS says "Chell" exactly one time...in an audioclip never used in the final version of Portal 2:

Additionally, in the credits song of Portal 1, GLaDOS clearly sings "I'm so GLaD I'm not you" with the lyrics having that exact capitalization, also hinting towards the name GLaDOS.

The names are probably simply not mentioned for immersion reasons--the player is simply supposed to be Chell, and how often do friends call you by your name in one-on-one conversation? It's less clear why GLaDOS and Wheatley never speak their names (and they sure don't), but if you leave subtitles on it's quite clear what the character's canon names are.

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