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3-17-2008 @ 3:40PM
One of the things to keep in mind is that your justification isn't always enough to keep a name. I've known quite a few extremely heavy roleplayers who have had their names reported and been forced to rename their toons because they were considered non-roleplaying names. They each had wonderful backstories that justified the reasoning for the name (some had it as a nickname, others had it as their name, whatever!), but most were forced to rename their characters (I think perhaps one that I know of appealed and got to keep the name - until it was reported again. Then he gave up).As both Daniel and Belfaire noted, it's the community that decides what is acceptable and if the GM on the other side of the screen agrees with the person lodging the complaint, there isn't much you can do about it. While I might not advocate this sort of ad hoc reasoning for why things are done the way that they are and would advocate for much more clearly defined rules so these kinds of things don't happen, that's sadly the way that things are.
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