In the run up to an election in 2002, Narender Modi "repeatedly referred" (7th para) to the then-Chief Election Commissioner of India, J M Lyngdoh, by his full name, James Michael Lyngdoh. (Another report).
Others have clearly learned from the same playbook as Modi.
Example: Bill Platt, Lehigh County (Pennsylvania) Republican Party chairman. Introducing John McCain and Sarah Palin to the waiting crowd, Platt said: "Think about how you'll feel on 5 November if you wake up and see the news, that Barack Obama – that's Barack Hussein Obama – is the president-elect of the United States."
Example: another warm-up speaker at a Palin rally in Florida said: "On Nov. 4, let's leave Barack Hussein Obama wondering what happened."
(Novelist Khalid Hosseini's response to these events).
All in all, I'm reminded of this article I wrote six years ago.