My game character names
Dragon Quest I GBC
Hiro. Simple name pun, worked with the 4 letter limit.
Dragon Quest II GBC
Yuki. For lack of anything better, took the name Hiroyuki and cut off the part I'd already used.
Dragon Quest III GBC
Saki. Continuing with the theme, I decided to use as much as possible of Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai's last name.
Dragon Quest IV NES
Gordon. With an unrelated game story came an unrelated name. Gordon means "round hill", but why I thought it appropriate for the hero's name, search me.
Dragon Quest V SNES
Elliott. As the names for DQ 1-3 connected, so I decided to do the same between 4 and 5, so Gordon Elliott was the inspiration.
Dragon Quest VI SNES
Shumway. Well, Gordon Elliott didn't leave much room for growth, and I couldn't find his middle name, so I took Gordon in another direction. That's Gordon Shumway of Melmac, also known as Alf.
Dragon Quest VII PS1
Meredith. A fresh start for an unrelated game. So named after Stargate Atlantis's Rodney McKay's real first name.
Rodney. I know 7-8-9 isn't a trilogy like 1-2-3 or 4-5-6, but I still wanted some naming continuity.
Sorbo. You start as an amnesiac character who may or may not be Heracles. You give him a name as people want to refer to him as something, so I named him after Kevin Sorbo who played Hercules in the 1990s TV show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
Mass Effect Xbox 360
Fischer Sheppard. Since the fixed last name of every character is a variant spelling of an animal-based profession, I decided the first name should be that way too.
Star Trek Online As a game with a ton of people/vessels to name, it has its own page.
Lacto Bacili. This one's a bit convoluted. Many years ago there was a segment on The View where they discussed this vaginal bacteria, lactobacilli. Great, right? But then-host of Talk Soup John Henson's joke response was that it sounded like someone who would work with Boba Fett. So this is kind of my go-to ridiculous Star Wars-sounding name.