Survivor name editing

@theRealBender @Boruto

Am I the only person whom makes survivors named after people we know? Almost all my names (except a few ugly mugs who look like celebrities) I change to people I'm close to. Gives it more of a real feeling using my brother in law Michael or my wife Melinda or my son Dylan.

DLich is a play on my name. Slight backstory I used to record music with some friends on a 4 track recorder over instrumental hip hop beats. I was dubbed "DLich" by them and the nickname I've used ever since.

Do you use familiar names too or is it just me :)

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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,546
    I could name a survivor my real name, Dominick, but figured DLich is more appealing :)

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  • theRealBendertheRealBender Member Posts: 1,251
    edited September 2016
    I always wondered about the etymology of your name (and Dominique). Is "dominant" or "dominate" part of it? :thinking

    Sometimes I will use my name or a version of it if it's something that is supposed to represent me. Otherwise, I don't use familiar real-world names. I live in a fantasy world lol
    Back from 2016 :p
    DLich
  • blynknzblynknz Member Posts: 1,988
    I did when I was younger. When I used to play XCom, I used to name my team my friends.
    Although it may have made me restart from saved points a lot more when they died, rather than just carrying on
  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,546
    edited September 2016
    I used to use Dominator (play on Dominick) but stopped when I was 19. I'm 33 and have used DLich since I was 22.

    Used to be "Sniper" when I played Quake 2 circa 2001-2003. No I wasn't a camper, I was really good.

    Once I garnered the nickname DLich it just stuck with me. Lol

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  • theRealBendertheRealBender Member Posts: 1,251
    I used to use "bender" for everything which I started in 2004. This lasted several years then eventually I could never get that name because it was always already taken. Then I started using theRealBender. Guess what?? People are starting to take that too! What the hell?!
    Back from 2016 :p
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  • DodkongDodkong Member Posts: 1,048
    I keep the names the game assigns to the survivors.

    Although I once did have a near Duplicate occur with a Jimmy and a James.

    Jimmy was here first, so James got switched to Edward, which was the name of my grandfather, who the survivor reminded me of.

    That's the only instance in which I'll change names. Doubtful I'll go with a name of someone I know again, it was a spur of the moment thing.
    "I always say, if you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin to the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips." -Birgitte Silverbow, The Fires of Heaven, The Wheel of Time

    "Death is lighter than a feather. Duty, heavier than a mountain." - al'Lan Mandragoran, The Great Hunt, The Wheel of Time
  • masmith93masmith93 Member Posts: 3,523
    I usually rename mine, but to a name I think they look like. Sometimes it's a celeb. The one guy with the mustache looks like Ron Swanson, so that's his name. My one assault looks like Zoe Kravitz. The one guy with the mullet, I named him Duck.
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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,546
    I'm on mobile so it requires a click to view.

    Stuart from mad tv
    Charles Bronson
    Lou Diamond Phillips
    Terminator like Arnold if he was a woman
    Sansa Stark
    Johnny Knoxville

    That's my celebrity survivors.

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  • InspTurbinesInspTurbines Member Posts: 706
    edited September 2016
    @DLich, my aren't you the whipper snapper! I'm absolutely a fossil, I'll be...56 in October! My user name is a combo of my initials and my first guild I was in. When choosing user names, I always have a brain fart. Hence, the boooring handle. But since my growth spurt in JR High School, everyone always called me Jerebear.

    PS my surviors names are based upon their looks. I have a granny, Fugly, ImUglie, patch and etc.

    @MadPuppy, Thanks a lot! I ASNER my coke when I read your crews names! :D
    mcbkhicksMadPuppytheRealBender
  • _wendy__wendy_ Member Posts: 171
    Mine are all named after movie characters.
  • mcbkhicksmcbkhicks Member Posts: 686
    i change to the first thing that pops in my head when i see them awesome month @jls_killer my bday in oct too but ill be 37 im with ya on the brain fart too mine is first inital of me wife & kids then last name so boring lol & @DLich ur bronson is my mexapitt.. an assult named rooster & had a sweet hunter before no lvl cap was introduced named lostmycar she was the old lady wearing the baseball cap.
    InspTurbines
  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,546
    My birthday is 9/17. No need to remember; I'll be sure to create a thread in off topic that day ( 2 weeks from Saturday)

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  • SlowMoSlowMo Member Posts: 203
    My team is named after Chinese movies kung-fu characters or moves from the 80s. :)
    InspTurbines
  • masmith93masmith93 Member Posts: 3,523
    Hey fellow Virgo!!
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  • mcbkhicksmcbkhicks Member Posts: 686
    edited September 2016
    yea @jls_killer ur imuglie was my lostmycar & ur hot cocca was my oprah
    InspTurbines
  • InspTurbinesInspTurbines Member Posts: 706
    @mcbkhicks, most of my surviors are hideouslying ugly! My best looking one is my Bruiser Poser, who is permanentlying on outpost duty! That jaw of his is made of glass!

    @SpacemanSpiff, outpost crew has some great names and if my old brain remembers , they were all 2 star pinkies !
    DLich
  • 1Ris1Ris Member Posts: 189
    @DLich your Sansa is my Brienne ... She's one of my favorite warriors :smile:
  • NCDawgFanNCDawgFan Member Posts: 2,070
    All my survivors are named in alphabetical order by class so it's easy to always remember which is my #1, #2 and #3. My hunters are Alicia, Brutus, and Cecilia.
    DLich[Deleted User]InspTurbines
  • DaleDale Member Posts: 1,122
    I usually leave their names alone unless they really don't look like that name belongs to them. Then I'll change it to match how they look.
    DLichInspTurbines
  • @NCDawgFan

    I changed all my survivor names so that they all begin with a different letter of the alphabet too.
  • MadPuppyMadPuppy Member Posts: 2,831
    @DarkFae
    You're way too creative! :)
    Man, I'm impressed. Hunting for just the right survivor, with just the right looks, and training them up from close to nothing, just to have your team just right.
    Now the naming.
    Starting to wonder how many sculptures you made, or paintings, buildings designed, plays written... anything creative. :)
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  • MadPuppyMadPuppy Member Posts: 2,831
    Beautiful.
    Does anything need to stick?
    What does stick, obviously, is your love for beaty and a desire to create.
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  • Neil_JNeil_J Member Posts: 1,873
    edited September 2016
    I change the names if they look like a familiar face - off the telly, someone I know etc - if not, I leave them as they are.
    Or what @Dale said ↑↑↑.
    “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only option.” (Bob Marley)
    InspTurbines
  • WalkermanWalkerman Member Posts: 64
    I have a theme as well, but it's not immediately obvious unless you liked HS English or have a degree in theatre. They don't get the new names until they're at the maximum level, which is currently 18 for me. So Ramon and Wanita are their NGod given names.
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  • BaileyGoinDeepBaileyGoinDeep Member Posts: 39
    How do you change the survivor's name?
  • MadPuppyMadPuppy Member Posts: 2,831
    edited September 2016
    @BaileyGoinDeep

    Go to survivors.
    Tap the survivor you wish to rename.
    Tap the name above the survivors' head.

    Does that help?
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