I'm sorry you have a problem with my choice of names.
I don't have a problem with your choice of names or you. In fact, I quite like you as a poster.
Ralrra's friend-making skill increases by 0.1 points. :D
I was just pointing out that when people can recognize your name from another fictional world, or when you "RP" as that character, people as a whole tend to think that it's rather lame, much as you and even they may like the character. The player themself tends to think, "This character is cool, so it would be cool if that's who I base my PC on," while almost everyone else is thinking, "/facepalm."
I see, so your comment was mainly directed at the Cloud/Sephiroth/Legolas wanna-be types. I would imagine that extends to the people with Naruto quotes in their Ninjutsu macros, and so forth.
I don't know enough about Star Wars to know if Ralrra is something that people would even identify, honestly. But I don't know who it is, so it doesn't bother me in the least. However, if I see a Lalafell named Yoda, I will /facepalm, and if they talk like Yoda to boot, I might even try to kill them.
The background of the name is thus: when I first saw Galkas in FFXI, I thought they looked like shaved Wookiees. Figuring that at least one person on the server I landed on would have some variation on Chewbacca, I looked for another Wookiee name. Ergo, Ralrra.
However, I was told I acted more Klingon than Wookiee (which was acceptable, as I am also a Star Trek fan). Being a Paladin, my RP tendencies leaned toward honor, defending others in combat, etc. I even had one guy go so far as to call me Worf because of the face I chose for my Galka.
I doubt I'm going to RP in FFXIV, but I'm still going to keep the name.