View Poll Results: Is it wrong?
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March 26th, 2013 11:53 AM #6Senior Member
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I don't think it's any different than naming your child after any other fictional character. There are several names on my list that were inspired by/are after fictional characters, so I don't have an issue with it.Emily / 20 / American
Samuel • Edward • George • James • Arthur
Girls' names are a struggle.
March 26th, 2013 12:03 PM #8~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
March 26th, 2013 12:32 PM #10
While I don't think it is ideal to name your child after something like a video game character, I don't think it is horrible either. I know parents who chose a name they liked after a Playboy model and another couple who chose a name of a tv host from a fitness program. It is definitely easier if it is a common name. If it is something unusual or unique then it might come across as cheesy. Personally, I would rather see parents choose a name that is meaningful to them, whether it comes from a video game, a book or a movie, than a name just because it is trendy or sounds good.
I have several names on my list that are inspired by all kinds of different people or sources. For example:
Xavier (Professor Charles Xavier - X-Men)
Darwin (Charles Darwin)
Arthur (King Arthur)
Arya (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Matilda (the name of a tank)
Cordelia (King Lear and Buffy)
I wouldn't choose a name that has really negative associations.Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Luther's little brother November 2015!
Currently loving: Magnus, Tiberius, Gregor, Corvus and Ulric.
March 26th, 2013 12:33 PM #12
If you feel it is acceptable to name a child after a literary character than a video character should be no different.
Video games are becoming an increasing influenced by and on American culture therefore choosing a name from a video game seems on different than choosing a name off the top 100 list. (Except of course that it could be much more interesting).Expecting Our First.....
DH doesn't want to discuss names until
we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!
March 26th, 2013 12:40 PM #14Senior Member
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- Apr 2011
I think that as long as it's an established name, it isn't bad - but like someone else mentioned, if it's a name that is exclusive to that particular game, then it will likely just come off as tacky and childish. It REALLY depends upon the name.