A recent instance on an alt toon created a group with these interestingly named folks:
- Sneakyturd the warrior (with appropriate brown colored class!)
- Donkiepunch the monk
- Cheesyrunoff the hunter
And for those of you wondering, no, none of these are me. I’ve seen worse and I know many of you have seen them, too.
What’s funny and kind of a little sad is if I had just seen one of these names alone I probably wouldn’t have thought much about it. But 3 people from 3 different servers in one group kind of stands out a little.
In fairness, I should say that none of these people were douches or rude or exhibited any kind of behavior one might expect with people named as they were.
But I look at these names and I wonder “why?” These are toons you may play for years. Even if you try to fight it, they will develop personalities and quirks and other traits. I can’t imagine staring at a log-in screen and thinking “ok, today I will take out Sneakyturd for a while.”
I just imagine someone sitting on the character selection screen, giggling as they try to find an available variation of the name that will represent their toon for all time.
I’ve posted before how Notari got her name as kind of a joke. But even if you didn’t know the joke or the story behind it, the name itself doesn’t really stand out. Tenderloyne was also created as a joke, and there are times I wished I had chosen a different name for her.
Does Cheesyrunoff ever regret his name? Or does he think it’s the coolest name ever?
I’m not really offended by their names, but I know for myself I wouldn’t be able to play something named like that past level 5.