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User talk:TTEchidna/Archive Jun-Jul 09

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Game character naming policy: new section
::But if the Blue part in the Soul article refers to the unused girl for RG, then why does it link to Pokémon Special's Blue? - [[User:Spideym|Spideym]] 20:51, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
:::Firstly, because there is no girl named Blue in Gen I. {{ga|Blue}} is the rival. Special Blue has the design of the girl so she's the best to link to. '''[[User:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#DAA520">''TTE''</span>]][[User talk:TTEchidna|<span style="color:#C0C0C0">chidna</span>]]''' 21:02, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
== Game character naming policy ==
I understand the naming issues with chracters (across game, anime and manga etc.) and was writting up a local list myself to consolidate the links between each for quicker reference.
I realised there wasn't really a set explanation of a consistant method for game character naming used on Bulbapedia. I also checked for a policy on this and was suprised to not see one.
Looking over the talk pages, i see mention of different methods such as default names and/or [[Talk:Leaf_(game)|hidden data trainers]] that have been used to name the game characters over the generations. This seems rather inconsistant and without much public explanation for review and confirmation.
I'm unsure as to where a specific default name is obtained, especially in cases where the default name is not in the list of default names on the game (namely brendan, may, lucas and dawn). It was hinted it was by not entering a name (for player/rival), but the player list picks one at random, where as the rival is the first name on the list. Both lists differ by version though, so it's not possible to use those lists for naming of the characters (Tested with Fire Red only tbh).
The lack of recording these '''hidden''' default names in the articles makes the names seem like unfoudned claimes and lacking citation.
I propose these names be recorded with some note on how they're obtained in the MoS or something. It would be a great help and any explanation is appericiated.
--[[User:Zeal|<span title="Zeal" style="color:#90C">'''Zeal'''</span>]]&nbsp;<sup>[[User talk:Zeal|<span title="Talk" style="color:#999">T</span>]]&nbsp;/&nbsp;[[Special:Contributions/Zeal|<span title="Contributions" style="color:#999">C</span>]]</sup> 02:16, 16 June 2009 (UTC)