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How do you name your video game protagonist?

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Hi guys,

I was wandering if you have any method to name your main protagonist in your games?

 

For example whenever there is a default name for a character I would go with it as I like the story to be told as the dev intented (i.e. Tidus in FFX or Zer0 in borderlands).

But when there is a nameless protagonist (like in Persona 5 or Skyrim) I would always go with "Roland" which is based on Stephan King's dark tower charcter "Roland Deschain" AKA "The Gunslinger" (don't know why, I always found this perticular charcter fascinating).

 

What about you?

Do you guys have any perticular method to choosing your charcter names?

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If I can’t think of anything cool I go with naming it after myself. 

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Female: Ginger, because I've always liked it as a name for brown haired characters. If they don't have brown hair, and I can't change it, I try to think of something else that fits. Or just play a male.

Male: Elvick, because... duh. It's my go to.

Pretty simple for me.

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If the character already has a name, I normally stick with default.

 

But if not, I tend to go with my name, Dennis, if the character is male.

For females, I either go with the first name that pops into my head or a baby name generator because I suck at coming up with names lol

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Usually just stick with the default name because I suck at coming up with names.

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I usually go with Kitt because I'm too lazy to write my entire username. Sometimes I use "Sise" because that's what my little brothers call me and they use to watch me play all the time. If I have to name multiple characters, I usually start sticking an x at the end of their name so I remember that they are important, otherwise I have trouble remembering them from the other NPCs. 

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If there is no "official" name then i usually use Fasalina (for female characters; see Gun X Sword), male characters it varies.  A few choice names I use are Jareth and Navarre

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I just use the name Cynder, or Cynder Kiryah which is a name of a dragon I seem to wind up as in numerous dreams I have and have been that dragon numerous times I do usually use that name regardless of what the character's gender is. Another name I may use if naming a horse or other travel companion I usually pick Sylver which is a name of another dragon that has shown up in my dreams quite often as well, quite a bit of names I use in game are related to that and for rivals I usually pick the names Zephyr and Rishara two different dragons who seem to cause me nothing but trouble.
But in the case of like Final Fantasy X I probably would just use Tidus since it feels like it would fit more rather than using a different name.

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Usually naming them kuro or going with default name 

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It depends on how they will look. If I can have them look cool then I'll go with Redgrave but otherwise I just think of a name based on what they look like. So if they look like a royalty sort of character then I pick a royalty sounding name.

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I use the tried and true method of picking a random letter and then just sounding out some that seems like a name.

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Chungus or Sir Spoodge. Sometimes Dr. Acula.

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I used to always name my character after other favourite game characters. Now I just name them my own name if it's a girl (Lava) and Yuki if it's a boy.

 

Previously in games like Pokemon, Persona and Harvest Moon, I used to pick names like Yuna, Rikku (from FFX), Yuri (Tales), Kairi and Aqua (KH).  

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Neko

And for pets I always choose Fluff

 

 

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I always go for default or official name if the caharacter has it. I remember spending some time searching for the name for P5 protag before I played it which was "Akira" by that time.. And then months later turns out to be Ren.. Oh well.

 

For characters with no official/default name I use the Random option, then I pick a name that I think fits the character's appearance. If no random option, I always go with Nanami for female characters. And for male, Jin. Heh, I am lazy on thinking name so when new character join - they are either Jun, Jon, Jan or Jen.

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99% of the time it's "Viper" been doing it for nearly 25 years. However in something like a racing game, I tend to use my real name. 

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It's usually Terra. Sort of like my nickname now, it just fits me. 

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MC is usually Aeterna and side characters usually keep their default names. For stuff like Dark Souls with multiple character saves i just go through my favorite female names after Aeterna has been used.

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If the character has a name the developers intend for it, I go with that one. If there is no such option and a random button is present, I go for that one. If none of the previous options are present and I have to input a name of my creation, I go with [insert HH´s real name here] as my option.

 

Curiously though, my real name can easily be used for both male and female characters alike and fits perfectly. xD

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I use default name whenever possible, if there is no default name like in MMO, I use my forum name Kaiwan

if it is taken, I will use my PSN name it's pretty unique

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