I actually really like the Mi'qote name. It's Lalafell that I want to DIAF.
Lalafell is indeed the worst. Sounds like the name of a teletubby. It's so cutesy I want to scream.
Tarutaru isn't cute? Syllabic repetition like that is sort of the Japanese equivalent of the English -y for cutesyness, like "I'm gonna give you a huggy."
I have to say I agree, that of the changes Tarutaru to Lalafell will probably be my slowest adaption as well, but probably because I find Taru to be an even cuter name.
Incidentally, if you're so inept at pronouncing words, and too impatient to wait until the game is released with voice acting definitively stating the English pronunciation, you can't **** up the Japanese pronunciation.
Mi'qote ミコッテ Mi ko tte
Me as in "Me"
Co as in "Cohort"
Tay as in "Otay" (Not a real word, I know, but was drawing blanks)
Incidentally, I can guarantee you this will be the way to pronounce it in English too, considering it's very obvious.
Roegadyn ルガデイン Ru ga de i n
Roo as in "Root"
Ga as in "Gah"
Dean as in "Dean"
Fairly certain the English pronunciation will be "Row-gah-dean" but it's close enough either way.
If you're so lazy you can't spell out these words or say them, my use of Japanese here is appropriate, they have a lazy habit of shortening things, it's the in thing to do when typing about something especially. Even already short race names like Mithra/Misura can be found shortened to Mi or Misu in context, so start calling them Mi or Miqo or Roe or Roega.
If none of the endless possibilities strike your fancy, continue calling them by their old name, and find the new host of people playing who didn't play XI confused by your eccentricity, in which case you can respond by telling them to get off your lawn, and reciting stories about what happened "Back in your day."