If you're asking if there's a way to save a character name, and set which server you'd like to start on from the Character Creator Benchmark, then your answer would be: No. There is no way to reserve a name or select a server through the Benchmark.
I'd say your friend told you a fib.
FFXIV: Raxion Gunsoul - Brynhildr - 50PLD 50SMN 50SCH 50DRG
WoW: Raxion - Greymane- 90 Druid
FFXI: Nion - Asura - 99 BLU, PUP, SMN, DRG, PLD 50+ DNC, NIN, MNK, THF, WHM, SAM, WAR