When you walk into any major city in WoW, you can see a wide variety of player character names. There is always the obligatory LoTR rip off, the guy pretending to be a girl (Bradsgrl), or the guy trying to be funny (Bigblackdk).
One of the annoying things about playing with friends sometimes is the nearly constant badgering about how I name my characters. My priest, Fuyuko, isn't some freakish anime reference, but an hommage to the language I studied in college and my favorite kanji in that language (fuyu - meaning 'winter'). Luckily, most of my friends either took Japanese or were so used to the rest of us having taken it that the 'anime fanboi" label never came out.
And then I made a druid one day that I planned to name Fluffles. And all hell broke loose.
"Fluffles? What the hell?"
"Make a serious, respectable name."
What? Respectable? This coming from people whose character names just seem like they took two bags, one of consonants and one of vowels, and randomly put together a name through blind drawings that followed the typical consonant/vowel/consonant pattern. Lorizakisa? Is that an old world god or a sammich? Pfft...
So, out of rebellion and annoyance for this harassment, Droodohnoes was born. And Droodohnoes has given rise to Wafflekins, Panzerkin, and Ohgodwhy.
I do have "intelligently-named" characters based off of other Japanese combinations or off of gods and goddesses, but it just bugs me to no end that with people running around with names like "Bradsgrl" or "Urmomisgud," my "Fluffles" was the one to go be torn to shreds by the bloodthirsty mob.
Although, I still get messages from people who think Fuyuko is a cleverly disguised "f*** you!"
Anyone else ever get harassed for a character name choice?