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I usually leave mine with the default names, now that I write fanfic, but I used to rename them, usually in Latin. I can't remember anything except that I called both Brothers "Minotauri."

My mother named all her aeons random fantasy names like "Varrell" and "Baruka," but dad named them as follows (in all caps):

Valefor: BIG BIRD
Ifrit: HOT PANTS
Ixion: SPARKY
Shiva: MADONNA

... and I left Utah before he got to Bevelle, so I don't know what he's named Bahamut.

Mom did, however, named Tidus Ali Öops.

 

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owlmoose
Jan. 20th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
I always leave my character names at their defaults.

When no default name was provided for the main character in FFV, I was rather at a loss. We ended up calling him "Moose" with occasionally comic results....
auronlu
Jan. 20th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
Comic results...
They're hard to resist sometimes.

I remember watching my sweetie demonstrate the very first Playstation game I ever saw, Breath of Fire III. There's a touching scene at the beginning where the protagonist's mother appears in a dream and calls him tenderly by name.

So then we restarted and I got the controller. It just wasn't quite as touching when the dialog was, "Spoo... oh, my dear Spoo..." (This was the Game of Countless Ellipses).

I was so fond of the characters by halfway through that game that I've never again saddled a protagonist with a silly name. For that matter, I felt I had to change "Squall" to something less pouty-sounding. :)

Wish I could remember what I called Diablos. It was something elegant.

Edited at 2008-01-20 10:34 am (UTC)
cygna_hime
Jan. 20th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
I generally leave them all as-is, except that (at least in my last playthrough) I renamed the Magus Sister Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos.

Your dad's names are as hysterical as they are accurate.
trekqueen
Jan. 20th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
bwahaha your parents are hilarious. i just went with the defaults :D
lassarina
Jan. 20th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Your parents have fantastic names.

I almost always keep the defaults. Hilarious story about me and sheer idiocy, though. So, in FF4, Cecil starts out with a helmet on, right? And then when he [story spoiler] he takes his helmet off, revealing him to be platinum-blonde with shoulder-length hair. I was 8 at the time, and I thought, oh, clearly he's a girl! So I renamed him Kathy. I shortly thereafter got bored with the game and came back to it 4 years later, and then felt like such a tard.

But yes, default names for me. I remember once on RPGamer I stumbled across fanfic that had put a glossary of canon to fan's names for this particular fic and I was like "Why can you not just run a find/replace?"
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