njgeekgirl:

fyeahroleplayingrabbit:

Most of us have been guilty of it before, naming a character after a Greek god or goddesses (or any name usually given to deities from other parts of the world). It’s usually done by newer or inexperienced rp’ers. But eventually that habit gets grown out of, we find more unique (or more common) names for our characters given the setting.
Cause we all know no one is actually named after gods of myth, right?
Well, I was watching this tv show on TLC during breakfast, and on the show, there was a woman named Aphrodite, and it immediately made me think about rp characters named, more usually Athena, and after other gods and goddesses.
I had to leave the room because that was something I wasn’t gonna watch.

They’re real names…? They’re not common but yes there are people named after the gods and goddesses because they are pretty powerful names. Mostly the goddesses.I’ve seen Artemis and Athena as girls names. I have not seen Aphrodite. I’ve mostly seen it in Greek families who are very close to their roots. Totally are names today. Seen it. Been there, done that. Nothing wrong with it. Most people with the names either have that strong background or had parents who had a deep love of theology. Either way, if you’re shaming for it…You kinda look like a major douche-y doo.

…OP, seriously? The fuck? Are you saying my friend, who is ATHENA, by the way, doesn’t have a real name?

njgeekgirl:

fyeahroleplayingrabbit:

Most of us have been guilty of it before, naming a character after a Greek god or goddesses (or any name usually given to deities from other parts of the world). It’s usually done by newer or inexperienced rp’ers. But eventually that habit gets grown out of, we find more unique (or more common) names for our characters given the setting.

Cause we all know no one is actually named after gods of myth, right?

Well, I was watching this tv show on TLC during breakfast, and on the show, there was a woman named Aphrodite, and it immediately made me think about rp characters named, more usually Athena, and after other gods and goddesses.

I had to leave the room because that was something I wasn’t gonna watch.

They’re real names…? They’re not common but yes there are people named after the gods and goddesses because they are pretty powerful names. Mostly the goddesses.

I’ve seen Artemis and Athena as girls names. I have not seen Aphrodite. I’ve mostly seen it in Greek families who are very close to their roots. Totally are names today. Seen it. Been there, done that. Nothing wrong with it. Most people with the names either have that strong background or had parents who had a deep love of theology. Either way, if you’re shaming for it…

You kinda look like a major douche-y doo.

…OP, seriously? The fuck? Are you saying my friend, who is ATHENA, by the way, doesn’t have a real name?