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1st Sep '17 12:52:24 PM Malady
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*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' makes the whole thing meta-textual, as you select your character's name by having him sign a FalseConfession after being captured by {{Corrupt Cop}}s at the start of the story. To get around the issue, the protagonist is often referred to by his CodeName "Joker".

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*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' makes the whole thing meta-textual, as you select your character's name by having him sign a FalseConfession after being captured by {{Corrupt Cop}}s at the start of the story. To get around the issue, the protagonist is often referred to by his CodeName "Joker".



* ''VideoGame/{{Pyre}}'': The Stowaway's name can be picked from, all with their own FlavorText accompanying the choice.
** Bae the Bloodless, "This can't be her real name...right?"
** Chae the Changeling,
** Dae the Dense, "You suppose she could be named Dae."
** Fae the Fair, "She could definitely be a Fae, of that you have no doubt."
** Gae the Gray
** Kae the Unkempt, "She does look like she could be a Kae"
** Lae the Lonely
** Mae the Moon-Touched
** Nae the Nuisance
** Rhae the Wretched, "She could be a Rhae, perhaps, as well."
** Shae the Shoddy
** Tae the Tattle
** Xae the Poxy, "Her name could be Xae, however uncommon it may be."
** Zhae the Zealous



* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'' allowed the player to name virtually every major and minor character that was not a villain. ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' also does this, mainly through using rare 'Rename Cards' on townsfolk. Also, most WildArms games allow the player to rename spells.
** In another ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' example, the first ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs]]'' (and the remake, ''Alter Code F'') allowed the player to select the name of one of the main characters as he is entering his name into an ancient password lock. Naming him after one of the correct passwords causes the corresponding door to open, after which he just enters something random. This means the same thing happens regardless of whether or not he's named after a password.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 2}}'' ''VideoGame/WildARMs2'' allowed the player to name virtually every major and minor character that was not a villain. ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 3}}'' ''VideoGame/WildARMs3'' also does this, mainly through using rare 'Rename Cards' on townsfolk. Also, most WildArms games allow the player to rename spells.
** In another ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' ''Franchise/WildARMs'' example, the first ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs]]'' (and the remake, ''Alter Code F'') allowed the player to select the name of one of the main characters as he is entering his name into an ancient password lock. Naming him after one of the correct passwords causes the corresponding door to open, after which he just enters something random. This means the same thing happens regardless of whether or not he's named after a password.



** [[spoiler: The big twist (which you discover on either the Pacifist or Genocide routes) is that "the Fallen Child" and the child you play as are two different (but similar-looking) characters. The player character's ''real'' name is Frisk. And the one you named? They were the First Child, Asriel's childhood friend, and major character in the game's backstory (And GreaterScopeVillain of the Genocide path, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential alongside you]]). If you notice carefully, only Flowey ever addresses you by name, and that's because he's what's left of Asriel, thinking that Frisk and the Fallen Child are one and the same (and on the Genocide route, [[DemonicPossession he's not entirely wrong]]). That being said, many players that found out about the twist with the naming scheme would have their share of fun on future playthroughs by renaming the first fallen child with a silly or inappropriate name, leading to a MoodWhiplash in the more emotional scenes.]]
** [[spoiler: If you name the Fallen Child after Frisk, this activates Hard Mode, which stops the game right after you finish Toriel's boss battle. That way, even if you simply stumbled upon Frisk's real name by accident, the game doesn't spoil the plot twist above. If you name the Fallen Child "Chara" (which is implied to be their CanonName) the confirmation text will call it "The true name" and you will be allowed to choose it.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The big twist (which you discover on either the Pacifist or Genocide routes) is that "the Fallen Child" and the child you play as are two different (but similar-looking) characters. The player character's ''real'' name is Frisk. And the one you named? They were the First Child, Asriel's childhood friend, and major character in the game's backstory (And GreaterScopeVillain of the Genocide path, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential alongside you]]). If you notice carefully, only Flowey ever addresses you by name, and that's because he's what's left of Asriel, thinking that Frisk and the Fallen Child are one and the same (and on the Genocide route, [[DemonicPossession he's not entirely wrong]]). That being said, many players that found out about the twist with the naming scheme would have their share of fun on future playthroughs by renaming the first fallen child with a silly or inappropriate name, leading to a MoodWhiplash in the more emotional scenes.]]
** [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If you name the Fallen Child after Frisk, this activates Hard Mode, which stops the game right after you finish Toriel's boss battle. That way, even if you simply stumbled upon Frisk's real name by accident, the game doesn't spoil the plot twist above. If you name the Fallen Child "Chara" (which is implied to be their CanonName) the confirmation text will call it "The true name" and you will be allowed to choose it.]]
13th Aug '17 10:27:54 AM QueenSaeryen
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* The ''Shall We Date?'' otome games have main characters with default/canon names, but you're allowed to change them.
11th Aug '17 6:53:03 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' plays around with this like it does so many other tropes. The game starts out by asking the player to "Name the fallen child." Unlike some examples, the game ''[[DevelopersForesight will]]'' catch you if you try to use a canon character's name (and there are a lot of them), usually with a quote from said character saying you can't use their name [[FunnyMoments (Papyrus says he'll allow it, though)]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' plays around with this like it does so many other tropes. The game starts out by asking the player to "Name the fallen child." Unlike some examples, the game ''[[DevelopersForesight will]]'' catch you if you try to use a canon character's name (and there are a lot of them), usually with them) and provide a quote from said character saying character. Most bosses will tell you that you can't use their name [[FunnyMoments (Papyrus name, with a few exceptions: Papyrus says he'll allow it, though)]].and Mettaton accepts it as brand promotion (though [[CharacterNameLimits you can't fit his full name in the six letters available]]).
6th Aug '17 7:40:52 AM TroperNo9001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Lawrence one time forgets his and Linda's anniversary, leading him to hire the services of "Love-On-The-Go". The script reads as follows;

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* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Lawrence one time forgets his and Linda's anniversary, leading him to hire the services of "Love-On-The-Go". The script reads as follows;follows:
21st Jul '17 3:53:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Any time a person, place, or thing can be renamed in a game, bringing the matter up for a vote is a time-honored tradition in the Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay forum. A GenreSavvy [=LPer=] will be quick to ban obvious joke names ("Dongs" is generally not a valid name for this reason), but sometimes the goons do come up with pretty clever ThemeNaming schemes.

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* Any time a person, place, or thing can be renamed in a game, bringing the matter up for a vote is a time-honored tradition in the Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay forum. A GenreSavvy [=LPer=] will be quick to ban obvious joke names ("Dongs" is generally not a valid name for this reason), but sometimes the goons do come up with pretty clever ThemeNaming schemes.
21st Jul '17 12:00:53 PM dotchan
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-->"This is my grandson. He's been your rival since you were a baby. ... Erm, what is his name again?"\\
"That's right! I remember now! His name is (Insert Derogatory Term Here)!"

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-->"This is my grandson. He's been your rival since you were a baby. ... Erm, what is his name again?"\\
"That's
again?"
-->"That's
right! I remember now! His name is (Insert Derogatory Term Here)!"
19th Jun '17 8:57:26 PM Midna
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** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Slurmp]].
12th Jun '17 6:14:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SuperEffective'', the side project of ''VGCats'' creator Scott Ramsoomair, where the protagonist [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] reminds Professor Oak that his Grandson is named [[UnfortunateNames "Douche"]].

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SuperEffective'', the side project of ''VGCats'' ''Webcomic/VGCats'' creator Scott Ramsoomair, where the protagonist [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] reminds Professor Oak that his Grandson is named [[UnfortunateNames "Douche"]].
3rd Jun '17 12:16:15 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the PC versions of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', where you can name yourself for the game's high score list, but any attempt to name yourself "Regis" or "Millionaire" would result in your name being changed to "Faker," "Wannabe," or something similar.

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* Played with in the PC versions of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', ''VideoGame/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', where you can name yourself for the game's high score list, but any attempt to name yourself "Regis" or "Millionaire" would result in your name being changed to "Faker," "Wannabe," or something similar.
2nd Jun '17 8:36:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the sport-themed comedy panel show ''A League Of Their Own'' (not to be confused with [[ALeagueOfTheirOwn the movie of the same name]]), one of the contestants did this with, of all things, a ''horse''. He told the story of how he bought a horse and named it "Some Horse", just to get the announcer at races saying things like "And Some Horse is coming round the outside" or "And in fifth place, it's Some Horse".

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* In the sport-themed comedy panel show ''A League Of Their Own'' (not to be confused with [[ALeagueOfTheirOwn [[Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn the movie of the same name]]), one of the contestants did this with, of all things, a ''horse''. He told the story of how he bought a horse and named it "Some Horse", just to get the announcer at races saying things like "And Some Horse is coming round the outside" or "And in fifth place, it's Some Horse".
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