Offender’s In-Game Name (if relevant): Adam Adamowicz
Date (MM-DD-YYYY): 25/06/2022
Round Number: 38920
Rules Broken (if relevant): naming guidelines
So I have been informed by senior admin Tyrnicranger4 that name Adam Adamowicz is not a valid name and I should change it before next round.
I said Adam is pretty standard name, Adamowicz is pretty standard name,
together they make pretty generic slavic name. Nothing unusual.
Reply was “sounds weird when used in combination. Kind of like ‘John Johnson’ or something of the sort. Both name are fine individually in my opinion”.
If my name was Adam, and my father’s name was also Adam using russian patronymics I would be refered to as Adam Adamowich, Adamowich being my middle name. This would be used instead of my surname both formally and informally.
On discord Tyranicranger4 stated that they are american and to them it sounds strange but I’m free to appeal so here I am. I’m not russian, but I’m eastern european and to me it doesn’t sound very strange.
Additionally I like this name, have grown accustomed to it and have been using this name for last 50 hours and no other admin said a word and lot of people recognize me by this name at this point.
Everything that naming guidelines says in regards to human is :
" Human: Normal human names, the kind that won’t raise an eyebrow if you chose to name your child. This applies to all other races that reference human names."
I believe this name is in accordance to this rule.
I’m kindly asking you to allow me to keep using this name.
Here is the eastern slavic naming custom I mentioned above:
In my opinion this specific combination of first and last name is unusual and doesn’t really fit.
To me it is unusual and raised an eyebrow, perhaps it doesn’t for most people.
I have zero issue with being overruled here if it’s deemed to be an acceptable name by the rest of staff.
I would think that the spirit of this rule is to prevent some clearly un-RP names like Dick Big or Joe Sleepy.
For me a name Jesus or Muhammad (peace be upon his name) would seem strange, as there’s almost no hispanic or arabic people where I live, but a quick google would tell me Jesus was in top100 most popular names for babies in 2012 and there is record of 200k people named Jesus only in USA, I’m guessing many times that in Brasil while Muhammad (pbuh) is probably the most popular name in the world.
Would these names breach naming convention?
My point is you calling it unusual is somewhat understandable given you are American and you probably don’t see many slavic names in general, but your decision to say it’s breaching the rules feels to me completely arbitrary and unfair.
you forget that the purpose of 1.7 is so that we don’t have people roleplaying as real people instead of making their own characters, which is not the case here. Try to understand the purpose of the rules next time.