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on: June 14, 2015, 05:15:33 AM
How do you react whenever you see characters with the same name, or even your real name, across different series? It is more common to see characters with the same first name, like the worn and recognized "Sakura," but surname matches can be just as awkward if you know that some characters are related, however distantly. *coughromancingthegrandsons* It does not help that some names exist in multiple countries, even while they mean entirely different things.

In historical series, of course some characters are based on the same real or fictional people, thus having the same names. Some characters even switch genders because the creators thought it was a good, marketable idea. The mannerisms and appearances may be different, but first impressions and strong associations with a character or scenario may taint a name forever.

Nothing stops how uncanny it can be to see a Kinshiro who looks like a Natsume from a game with a Kinshiro, and that Natsume further reminds me of both cats and fruit. Knowing that a man in the Legend of Korra has the same name as my moniker Aiwei made me chuckle during every scene, but I cringe when I hear my real name while watching a show or reading a book.

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Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 08:09:27 AM
Or even just Lily and Lilly... XD

This may have been noticed by some in my screenshots, but one of my games has a character with a first name one letter different from that of MY name and it's always kinda lulzy when we interact because it reads like
Fran: Hey
Frank: Oh hi
Frank: Have't seen you in a while
Fran: Yeah I've been working on something
Fran: Well, see you
Frank: Fran!
Fran: What?

etc and it can get a bit confusing ^^;

But I've also heard of people picking their MC name who turns out to be the same name as a character they encounter later. Or they may do it on purpose to stage dialog with the guys inadvertently confessing love to another guy, and other scenarios.

I only get annoyed by having people on my friends list with the same name because I can't keep track of who helped with what. I'll reject default MCs for this reason and keep a list of what those are for each game. And if someone has a name too similar to one of my precious kokorians then I probably will reject the request or remove them when it starts to confuse me.


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Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 04:55:56 AM
Sorry to bring up a dead post, but my name is actually 'Nina' ....
The only anime character that's had my name *shivers* was in Full Metal Alchemist... I've yet to see a character with that name in a game tho... But atleast in FMA it's pronounced differently... My name is said like nine-uh ; where as hers was like nee-nuh
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