I see tons of silly anime and generic overused japanese anime names though. --- Now Playing: Ragnarok Tactics, Ragnarok Odyssey, P4G, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Mugen Souls I Have A Huge Backlog.
In Vanilla P4, I used my name. Even after "Souji Seta" was introduced, I continued naming him after myself. I like "Yu Narukami", so I, and others use it. Simple as that. Same goes for P3, but I like "Minato Arisato", so I started using it. --- Square Enix, create a sequel to TWEWY. You have 3 years. Fail and face erasure. - The Fanbase http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjf48W3Dg98
I never keep original names or in this case name MC after his Canon name. I named the MCs in FES and P4 after characters I use in a roleplay with a friend. With other games where you can rename characters(eg: FF9 since that's what I'm currently playing), I always name them after my own characters in my story. I just find it fun to imagine my own characters in the roles I put them in
I always name the MC after myself. Kind of boring to see so many Yu's on SOS, I agree.
Also, hats off to whoever I saw that named their MC Junpei Iori. That's just awesome.
I choose Seta Souji for P3P, so I had to go with Minato Arisato for Golden. --- Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Frostwolf&cn=Verranicus
Seeing as how the Golden Ending references the events of Arena and since in Arena he's Yu Narukami, I just don't see the point of naming him anything else.
For the same reason I would never name Tatsuya Suou anything else.
Otherwise I don't see the harm in people using the canon names, considering I just respond to the SOS messages to be nice and can't even remember any of the names that go with them because I'm busy doing something else on the game. --- PSN: Neophoton (I pop up whenever, so I'll add you back whenever I do get on) Currently playing: Zone of the Enders HD, Persona 4 Golden