Ever since I was a little kid, I would get so excited to play a new game and then quickly become paralyzed with indecision when I had to name my character to start a save file. What if the name I chose wasn’t cool enough? What if it didn’t accurately represent the character I was trying to play? Do I go the boring route, and just name the character “Mark”, after me? Do I try to be funny and name the character something it would be funny to see other characters say throughout the game? Often times, I would just call the character “AAAAAAAAAAAA” because that was what was going on inside my head. Hopefully, you are able to make better decisions, and you have a go-to name for your playthrough. What do you usually name your video game character?
These days, I’ve made a ‘decide once’ decision, and always name my character the same thing. I have four kids (Ruth, Sullivan, Elizabeth and – coming soon! – Faith). So any time I name my character, or my horse, or any character in a game, I take the first two letters of each kids name in birth order: Rusuelfa. It sounds exotic and high-fantasy enough to fit into most games, and it makes me smile each time I see it.
What about you? Do you have a go-to name when playing video games? Comment below or join the Boss Rush Discord to let us know!
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