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March 26th, 2013 11:53 AM #6
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.♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Dean ◊ Micah ◊ Gideon ◊ Tobias ◊ Jasper
♀ | Helen ◊ Cora ◊ Anne ◊ Jane ◊ Edith ◊ Georgia ◊ Gwen ◊ Catherine ◊ Lydia ◊ Phoebe
March 26th, 2013 12:03 PM #8~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
Beta read The Self Invention: 18 is up. Two more to follow within the next week.
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.Mama Bear to Serenity (gone January 17th, 2011) and Luther Wolf
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).Aurelia - Endora - Illyria - Lorelei - Merida - Ofelia - Penrose - Tabitha - Viola - Zenobia
Alaric - Anton - Cedric - Dexter - Erich - Felix - Hector - Hendrik - Leonidas - Victor
Engaged to the best Man in the World. (God-mama to Lawrence, a little bundle of sunshine).
March 26th, 2013 12:40 PM #14Senior Member
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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.