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.
…you do realize athena is currently ranked 247 for most common female name in the u.s., right? most other deity names would be completely ridiculous to see in most universes (including aphrodite), but athena is not one of them. there are two girls named athena on my college campus alone, and we’re a tiny school.
and let’s not get started with diana, luna, selene/selena…