Most of us have been guilty of it before, naming a character after a Greek god or goddesses (or any name usually given to deities from other parts of the world). It’s usually done by newer or inexperienced rp’ers. But eventually that habit gets grown out of, we find more unique (or more common) names for our characters given the setting.
Cause we all know no one is actually named after gods of myth, right?
Well, I was watching this tv show on TLC during breakfast, and on the show, there was a woman named Aphrodite, and it immediately made me think about rp characters named, more usually Athena, and after other gods and goddesses.
I had to leave the room because that was something I wasn’t gonna watch.
WOW. Unless they like, want to name their characters after Greek gods or something? Who cares if no one is named after them? Which isn’t even true, as proved by Ms. Aphrodite.
As well the non-Greek-god names Jesús, Thor, Carman, Gwen, Sabrina, Sheila, and the Greek-god name Selene.
I mean there’s not an incredibly successful and amazing line of video games featuring humans named after various Greek figures (gods very much included) or anything.
The RP Character Name Police is awfully cynical. I guess unless your character is named Dave or Barry or Sarah they’re way too special to be considered good characters by an experienced, skilled roleplayer.