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I need a name for my fursona!!
« on: November 27, 2010, 06:29:15 pm »
Last night (11/27) I finally thought of a name for my fursona that I LOVED.  The name was "Rivet." I was so happy that I found a name.... until i found out that some other furry has that name for their fursona, and that it would be confusing for people.  Which is not something that I want.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 06:39:49 pm »
I don't see why you can't also have the name Rivet? I know hundreds of people in real life with my first name. If you really feel the need to make your fursona's name original you could give him a last and or middle name.
I think Rivet is a really nice and fitting name for your kangeroo and it'd be a shame to change it ^_^

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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 06:45:15 pm »
More than one person can have the same name, it doesn't get confusing unless you two look exactly alike. The fandom is huge.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 06:47:17 pm »
I agree, while there may be other 'Rivit's in the fandom, they are not trademarked, so you can use the name if you want.
And it seems like a nice name anyway.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 07:20:53 pm »
Well if you want a new name what do you of sora.
Or you could just stick with rivet or rivet77 or something with rivet in it.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 08:59:46 pm »
Just stick with Rivet.

More than one person can have the same name, it doesn't get confusing unless you two look exactly alike. The fandom is huge.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 09:38:18 pm »
Yeah, I agree with what the others said. Rivet is fine, it doesn't matter that others have the name. With a huge fandom like this, there are going to be people with the same name. If you you like it, keep it.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 09:42:02 pm »
Like everyone else has said, just stick with rivet if you think it suits him.

Kind of off topic: Why is your current username 'Meaty Mandarin', aren't Kangaroos/wallabies herbivores? Or do you just like meat? I just kind of want to know out of curiosity.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 09:54:33 pm »
Like everyone else has said, just stick with rivet if you think it suits him.

Kind of topic: Why is your current username 'Meaty Mandarin', aren't Kangaroos/wallabies herbivores? Or do you just like meat? I just kind of want to know out of curiosity.

He likes alliterations c: ~ Plus that way his account name is always relevant and all that jazz.


I love Rivet, it suits really well. I say stick with it.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 10:21:22 pm »
Well, I'm going to play the opposition here, and say that it's really rude to take someone else's furname exactly.  Sure, there are furs with similar names, but it's pretty much unheard of for two furs to have the exact same name.  Since you already know there's someone else using Rivet, it's extremely rude and usually perceived as a personal attack to copy the name exactly, especially if that person has been in the fandom longer than you.  Just ask anyone who tries to use the name "Softpaw", or any other name that's already been claimed by those of us who've been around forever. 

That said, it's an acceptable compromise to use a variation of the name, preferably one that sounds different as well as being spelled different.  Perhaps use it as a surname, or add a surname to it (for example, Rivet Roo) to separate yourself from the other person using the name.  Not only will this prevent confusion as you get more active in the fandom, but it'll keep the other Rivet from perceiving your name choice as a personal attack, and thus prevent him/her and friends from hating you.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 10:34:01 pm »

Somehow, this thought never occured to me, but after reading it, I can see your point, and it makes sense.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 11:34:27 pm »
When you've been on the receiving end of "name theft" (for lack of a better phrase) as much as I have, and been around the fandom long enough to see others complain about the same thing, any ounce of sympathy for those taking a name already in use kinda diminishes.
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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 11:56:23 pm »
Well, I'm going to play the opposition here, and say that it's really rude to take someone else's furname exactly.  Sure, there are furs with similar names, but it's pretty much unheard of for two furs to have the exact same name.  Since you already know there's someone else using Rivet, it's extremely rude and usually perceived as a personal attack to copy the name exactly, especially if that person has been in the fandom longer than you.  Just ask anyone who tries to use the name "Softpaw", or any other name that's already been claimed by those of us who've been around forever. 

That said, it's an acceptable compromise to use a variation of the name, preferably one that sounds different as well as being spelled different.  Perhaps use it as a surname, or add a surname to it (for example, Rivet Roo) to separate yourself from the other person using the name.  Not only will this prevent confusion as you get more active in the fandom, but it'll keep the other Rivet from perceiving your name choice as a personal attack, and thus prevent him/her and friends from hating you.

This exactly why I posted this journal.  I created the name, posted a journal on FurAffinity, then someone told me someone else already has that name.  Pretty much anything that causes drama amongst furries, I try to stay away from.  As much as I like the name, I'm going to choose another. (can't think of any variations)

Thank you for the feed back/ideas. :)

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Re: I need a name for my fursona!!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 01:59:52 am »
Damelon I use it in games sometimes  8)