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Would you ever name a child after a video game character?

#1TimeShinigamiPosted 1/4/2014 8:30:16 PM
Topic. - Results (643 votes)
Yes.
66.87% (430 votes)
430
No.
33.13% (213 votes)
213
This poll is now closed.
So, we've all read stories of children named after fictional people (secret admission: I'd totally name my daughter Aeris if I could get away with it). Recently, a couple named their daughter Tali'Zorah after a squaddie from the Mass Effect series:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.838451-My-daughter-is-named-TaliZorah-Are-we-crazy?page=1

Opinions?
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#2joegt123Posted 1/4/2014 8:32:46 PM
If it's a relatively normal name, sure. If it's something bat**** stupid like that article, **** no.
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#3Deja-EntenduPosted 1/4/2014 8:35:47 PM
My son will be named Sonic
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#4Pacman2dxPosted 1/4/2014 8:40:07 PM(edited)
I plan on naming my first born son Master Chief for he will be the savior of our earth's future when the Covenant attack ..

Serious answer though, I don't really see an issue with it - granted I would have either named her just Tali or just Zora .. but to each their own. Like someone else pointed out in the article I read on Kotaku - sooner or later some of these names will be commonplace or at least some variations of them.
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#5cifer520Posted 1/4/2014 9:03:04 PM
Tali will end up being her nickname and I actually know someone with that name. But the practice in general, I'm not too fond of because some people choose really really bad ones and it's kinda sad. How do you know the kid will even like gaming lol.
#6King_BurnoutPosted 1/4/2014 9:10:22 PM
the little boy 3 houses up (he's like 5) is named Raiden (after the MK character, I asked)
#7SunDevil77Posted 1/4/2014 9:23:32 PM
Depends. It wouldn't necessarily be a homage to the game, it'd be me liking the name.

Something like Booker, Isaac, etc.
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#8GGearXPosted 1/4/2014 9:24:52 PM
I'd name mine..... Kratos. no not from GoW.

or jason...


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#9TimeShinigami(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2014 9:29:36 PM
GGearX posted...
I'd name mine..... Kratos. no not from GoW.

or jason...


JASOOOOON JASOOOOON


http://sharkrobot.com/products/jason-preorder-till-december-9
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#10Doktor_WilhelmPosted 1/4/2014 9:31:16 PM
There is no way I would name a child after a video game character; not while there's enough Transformer names...
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