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Forced Name Change

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Mar 25, 2013
First off, I'd like to say sorry for posting this here, but I was only kicked, being told I had to change my name, so posting in bans is a no no I'm guessing, and complaints says it's for player complaints. If someone could move this thread to the proper section, I would be grateful.

Now onto my argument about my name being invalid. My name in game is Val Kyrie, and yes I did this as sort of a way to symbolize the "Norse Valkyrie" which is a warrior's angel, a mythological creature I love. I was told to change my name, for the reason there is a movie entitled "Valkyrie", which I can understand, but...my name is still valid when you do the research, as I did before making it.

The name Val is a common name, which means strong, or powerful. The name is suitable for both boys and girls, and below are some links from baby name sites to validate it's use.

http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.co ... f_Val.html

The name Kyrie, is also a valid name, which means lord, or ruler. Below are some links to validate.

http://www.themeaningofnames.org/?n=Kyr ... =&y=&go=Go

Now I know someone might present the argument that Kyrie is typically a first name, but many name's we're accustom to see as a first name have come into the place of a persons last name for many historical reasons, whether immigration, ethnic backgrounds and so on. Names like Paul, and Conner were surely not intended as last names, but people have them. So in the end, all I'm asking for is the validity of my name to be accepted so I can continue to play, as I'm not very creative with names. I like the one I came up with through doing some research, and if I'm correct, I need to pay to change my name, which I don't really want to have to do, nor do I wish to make a new character entirely.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will allow me to use my name.


Head of Maps
Jan 31, 2011
The thing is - if your name was (for example) - Val_Williams it would be okay, and so would be Earl_Kyrie. It's the connection of these two that isn't allowed.

Think of what would happen if we did allow such combos - we'd end up having half of the playerbase named Dick_Dickens, Mike_Hunt or Mike_Rotch. That's why some last names will not be allowed with certain first names, even though they're technically legit.
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