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#1 Dec 19 2009 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
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As the subject title says, are anyone of you guys planning to change your character's name in FFXIV? I know some people use the same name, but I thought it would be fun to see who is planning to change their name. I haven't decided myself, but I'm thinking about picking a shorter name that rolls off the tongue.

Anyone pick a name in FFXI and had to spell it a certain way because someone else had your name already? Anyone picking FFVII's Cloud or Sephiroth? SE has claimed they intend to transfer our char data from our FFXI accounts which includes our Friends list. I'm hoping that we can change our name and still access that feature.
#2 Dec 19 2009 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll have the same name, and hopefully a character that looks like my old one.

Though I'd like to make a dozen or so characters, with one class each for the sake of roleplaying, so I hope that they don't have the same silly system as in XI.
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If I can I am going to choose the same name I had in FF XI.
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I am. I'm gonna try to name my character Sebastian since I have a fondness for that name.
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#5 Dec 19 2009 at 3:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I'll change my name, I think. I played a female toon in FFXI and just to make life easier on myself I think I'll play a male toon in FFXIV (I am male IRL). I just wish I could change my forum name here as it is rather feminine lol.
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#6 Dec 19 2009 at 3:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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I loooved my FFXI name, but I'm probably going to go for something completely new in XIV. New name, new race, new class.

I might make a mule like my old character though.
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If they don't make the Lalafell stop walking like toddlers with a fistful of dingleberries in their pants, I'm not playing one, which would then make Pikko as a name for another race look silly. *sniff sniff* I might go back to my old EQ druid name and play a Mi'qote.
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Same here. I'm just not as big a fan of the Lalafell as I am the Tarutaru, as much as it's going to hurt to make a different character. I'll probably end up going with a Hyur... But I'll probably stick with "Codyy" maybe... Hmm. I don't know, it might be weird. But I'm just terrible at names.
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Changing name, new name, new skin, new world :)
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#11 Dec 19 2009 at 7:02 AM Rating: Good
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Old name, Old race (depending on final look of Lalafell) and in the end, I'll probably go with playing every job I can.
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#12 Dec 19 2009 at 7:32 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not going to use the same name or race because it would feel like i'm playing ffxi but in a different world. It might be a little weird having a character that looks alot like and has the same name as the character you had from ffxi.

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#13 Dec 19 2009 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
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Hey guys and ladies,

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I don't think I'm going to change my name at first, but if I keep it I might get auto-banned...

Also it depends on if in this game Elvaans actually have ranged acc...







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#14 Dec 19 2009 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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If I get, would like to get into the beta to make sure I will get it or not, I'll use the same name, that is if I can. Been using it in fantasy rpgs for some time now. May do different race though. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
#15 Dec 19 2009 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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My character's name in XI was Zephire, which I took after I couldn't get Zephyr. I regretted that decision some years later, and changed my character's name to Kachi, which was a little low on the list of names that I wanted by that time.

I'm definitely going with a new name this time. I've already got a list started. What I haven't decided is if I'll make a new alla account when I do :P
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#16 Dec 19 2009 at 9:49 AM Rating: Good
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I'll choose a name that is more creative. If we have a choice for first and last names I want something not to complicated. Sending tells and trying to figure out the spelling of complicated names always sucked. Well I know I am not playing a hyur since I was a hume in ffxi. Miqo'te or Roegadyn unless something interesting is revealed later on.
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I have two names that I use for every MMO I play, I like to be simple :) If those are taken(never are) then Iamtuck is my default.
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#18 Dec 19 2009 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
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If they don't make the Lalafell stop walking like toddlers with a fistful of dingleberries in their pants, I'm not playing one, which would then make Pikko as a name for another race look silly. *sniff sniff* I


Idk, Pikko works for miqo'te i think. Assuming that would be an option for you.

I'll probably change my name, but keep it similar.

edit: spelling.


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#19 Dec 19 2009 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
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When i started FFXI it was a while after release so out of a list of 5 names from fantasy books i wanted all were taken (even though I have never seen anyone with the names i wanted) In the end I went with my RL shortened nickname Plo. At the moment i dont know what to do, I would love to take my reputation over to the next game but those heroes of mine from the books i love are so tempting.
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#20 Dec 19 2009 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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Depends on the level of customization and my mood at the time. Seriha has a look as one of my drawn characters, and while I couldn't match her in FFXI, I just went with it, anyway.
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#21 Dec 19 2009 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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I have thought about it once or twice. I know I'm switching races and I guess it will depend on the look of my character. I'm deciding between the Roe's and the lalafell..and I won't make a new Alla account I will jes my put my info in the sig at the bottom of the
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#22 Dec 19 2009 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm honestly not quite sure yet. I'll probably make my XI char (new haircut tho) for old times sake if you will. I still want something new aswell. What that is yet I'm not sure. Gonna depend on customization levels and what the races look like during char generator.
#23 Dec 19 2009 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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I'll probably try to use my name from EVE (Blacktail), instead of my one from FFXI (Eske).

It's the name of one of the guns from Resident Evil 4, but I always liked the ring of it. Plus, people just abbreviate it "BT", which I like.

(Side note: I used to read this series of books when I was a kid called "Redwall" by Brian Jacques. It was a fantasy series for children about animals at war in a fantasy setting. It was the good rabbits, mice, and badgers, vs. the rats, weasels, & other "evil" rodents. The evil creatures always had names like "Grayfang" or "Redtail". So Blacktail kind of reminds me of those. And I like playing "evil" characters.)
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#24 Dec 19 2009 at 2:03 PM Rating: Good
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Every character I make is a play off of Kirby or is Kirby-related, so not so much in that sense.

I will be a lalafell though, seeing as I spent 6 years as a taru in a hume body.
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#25 Dec 19 2009 at 2:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm of the clean-slate mindset, so I always change my name from MMO to MMO.

I tend to be thematic, though. I nab obscure names from old final fantasies. Zemzelett, for instance, is a lowbie owl mob in FFVII.
#26 Dec 19 2009 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Kachi wrote:
My character's name in XI was Zephire, which I took after I couldn't get Zephyr. I regretted that decision some years later, and changed my character's name to Kachi, which was a little low on the list of names that I wanted by that time.

I'm definitely going with a new name this time. I've already got a list started. What I haven't decided is if I'll make a new alla account when I do :P


IIRC, you can just request a name change and if the name is available, we just note down your old identity in your admin notes.
#27 Dec 19 2009 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm just hoping people pick more game related names rather then things that resemble screen-names lol.

Personally I'm taking it as an oppertunity to change race/name etc and have a fresh start with a new character. Playing a mithra for 5 years, would be nice to play something new.
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#28 Dec 19 2009 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
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Always use the same name in every MMO, so probably. Gonna do what I did with Aion and log in as soon as I can, on day 1 to get the name. =P
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I'm conflicted myself as if I'll pick the same name or change it. I'll definitely pick my name for a mule/2nd account if nothing else. I like to start fresh so maybe I'll change it, idk yet.
#30 Dec 19 2009 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
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Yes, I'll be picking a new name, this one I made for myself 7 years ago when I was 15 no longer suits me.

I'll also be changing race since I realize that crit rate in this game is effected by dex to a lesser extent than say RO. That is the reason I chose mithra the first time, I'll prob be hume this go 'round, even if DEX plays a larger role. I hear that char stats will be closer to one another in XIV anyhow.

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#31 Dec 19 2009 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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It all depends on if I go Hyur or Mi'qote... If go I go Hyur i'll try to get my name but different haircut, and if Mi'qote i'm going to try to resurrect the first char I had in XI. Miss being a mithra sometimes, lol.
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That depends, i know i'm going to change from elvaan to Miqo'te so from there if they have male miqo'te I'll stay Daveie or else I'll go Yoli/Yolicat if they stay female only (after my mithra buddy NPC the name sticks)
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#33 Dec 19 2009 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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My old name was meant to be a first and last so I'll probably go with that and just split it. It's tempting to go with my WoW DK's name though just so I don't have another 13 letter monstrosity.
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#34 Dec 19 2009 at 9:57 PM Rating: Good
Probably going to use my forum name. I never really had an established name going into FFXI so I jumped around with several different character names. Now I use Zokudu for everything on the interwebz so it'll give me some continuity.
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#35 Dec 19 2009 at 10:34 PM Rating: Excellent
I keep going back and forth on whether to change my name. A new start would be nice, but I also really enjoy my character name. It's something I'll have to think about more as the game gets closer to going live.
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#37 Dec 19 2009 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Nope, new game, new character.
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Depends if there's another Namingway if there is I'll try a couple of random ones see if anything stands out. If not I'll stick with my original.
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Keep my old name. Mainly out of hope to try and find some friends I lost contact with from FFXI
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ill try to keep my ffxi name "Cubby", just because I want friends to find me. I could see why someone would want to have a different name if they want to escape their ffxi past.

And if we getting second tier names Sir Cubby McCubberson >.>
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I could see why someone would want to have a different name if they want to escape their ffxi past.



Hold on there, let's not start mud slinging.
I don't know if you intended it, but the word choice of "escape" puts a negative implication on that statement.

You know, I could come up with all sorts of nasty things to say about keeping your old name if I were feeling spiteful. But that would be silly, because our two respective camps define two different tastes, is all. Clean-slate is more about embracing the new possibilities of the game with a new way to identify yourself. Keeping your old name is about maintaining a sense of tradition. It has more to do with the player than it does the people around them.

Neither of these choices are right or wrong, they're just harmless mindsets.


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I've toyed with the idea of naming a Tarutaru / Lalafell "Cuy Cavy Capybara." Emphasis on the first and last names. While the middle name is mainly used in English-speaking countries, the others are predominantly South American references.

Hopefully Pikko doesn't Google the first and last ones. Especially the first one.
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Sticking with the same unless it's taken.

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I thought about it, but decided to keep my name from XI.
Tienshinhan is just a cool persona i've enjoyed over the years and want to keep it going as long as I can!
plus it will make it easier for old friends to find me.
I'll definitely use the same character model since Zell from FFVIII was the reason I picked it LOL
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Unless my name is stolen by one of you *peer* then no :)
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#46 Dec 22 2009 at 12:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I am. My XI name (Kakusaijin.) was, in hindsight, stupid.


I may go with Marylinn for a female human, or Zackary for a male.
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Not sure - my XI name was the product of the auto-generator, but I kinda liked it... until we ended up with a Cesari, Cestian, Caesar etc and me getting their tells for them all. Would kind of like the change, but then you've got the paranoiac factor of "oooh a name change - must be dirt they're trying to run from."

May not even roll hume F again this time to be honest.
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#48 Dec 22 2009 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
My FFXI Tarutaru character "Cardare" kind of has a back story, and likely will mean that the name will not roll over to FFXIV, but the first character I make will likely be a decendant of Cardare, which means it's likely I'll be going Lalafell.

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New name....you can bet on it. New race....you can bet on it. If they have a male Mi'quote, i'm gonna name it simon and have it look like this:

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I'd look pretty silly running around as a hume girl named Ragnus. Then again there was a mithra on Phoenix named Hank so ya never know...
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#51 Dec 22 2009 at 4:04 PM Rating: Good
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I'm goin all new as well. Not that I didn't like my old name or character but why not embrace the change. I'm leaning towards Galka and thinking about calling him Rivang, a random name I made up. Nothing is for sure until I get my hands on the game and see the animations though...although I'm pretty sure I won't be the Lalafell things, they seriously creep me out.

Edit: I meant Roegadyn, whatever!



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