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Sirfetch’d

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The Protagonist in B&W2 have now had their English names revealed.
Spoiler:
Nate and Rosa
. What is your thoughts? Do you like them?



Source: http://serebii.net/index2.shtml

Hikamaru

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I have to say they did a pretty good job this time.

At least it's better than Hilbert and Hilda.

There is usually a theme going on with protagonists' names, but I like the whole "resonate" theme going on.

The female character's name was a good choice, I like the name Rosa.

Nate on the other hand is suits the male character well.
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Sirfetch’d

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I have to say they did a pretty good job this time.

At least it's better than Hilbert and Hilda.

There is usually a theme going on with protagonists' names, but I like the whole "resonate" theme going on.

The female character's name was a good choice, I like the name Rosa.

Nate on the other hand is suits the male character well.

I do agree. They are WAY better than Hilbert and Hilda. I don't know if any thought went into naming Hilbert and Hillda. I really like Rosa and even though I think Nate is plain it is one of the better names yet.

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They are not Japanese names, so I'm not gonna like them =D
But oh well... they did a decent job even though Nate seems to be randomly generated name o.O
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lol I dislike them ;( Rosa reminds me of a character I really disliked on a TV show once and Nate seems... well I don't have any negative opinions of that, but Rosa, ya not a fan of (also Hilda > Rosa :3;)
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Remember that protagonists' names usually have a theme to them?

The names come from "resonate", which was also the basis for their Japanese names.
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Sirfetch’d

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Remember that protagonists' names usually have a theme to them?

The names come from "resonate", which was also the basis for their Japanese names.

I don't mean to sound dumb, but what is "resonate"?
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I don't mean to sound dumb, but what is "resonate"?
Resonate.

: to relate harmoniously : strike a chord <a message that resonates with voters>

Taking a look at the word I bolded there, harmonious:

: having the parts agreeably related : congruous <blended into a harmonious whole>

So basically it involves coming together as one...just like Kyurem and Zekrom/Reshiram :P They just applied that to the protagonist's names. Silly Pokemon and its puns.

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Remember that protagonists' names usually have a theme to them?
Since when?

Ethan/Lyra (Lyra is supposedly a redesigned Crystal)
Brendan/May
Lucas/Dawn

Those don't have any theme to them that I can see.

Red/Blue(Green) were named after the first two games, though the defaults were always reversed in appropriate games. (If you played Green your MC's default is Green and Rival's preloaded was Red.)

Hilbert and Hilda don't really have a theme to them either.

I think Nate and Rosa are coincidence cause I've yet to find anything about a member of Gamefreak and or TPC interview to say the meaning behind their names.

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Since when?

Ethan/Lyra - sound
Brendan/May - probably the only pairing with a weak theme. bravery and spring
Lucas/Dawn - luke and light, dawn and light

Hilbert and Hilda don't really have a theme to them either. German for battle
At first glance, I did not like them. They're too normal. I like them better after someone pointed out the resonate thing. It fits with harmony w/e N.

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Nate, eh? cue the unending line of Uncharted jokes.
Rosa seems unusual, but it's nice.
though, if I end up playing as either character, I'd end up naming Nate as Drake/Kyouhei/Palmtre and Rosa as Mei/Meiling/Amy.

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There was a theme. TwilightBlade kind of explains it.

Anyway I rather like Nate and Rosa. The resonate theme is actually pretty creative and they go with the original name theme.

At least they're better than Hilda and Hilbert.

I have a friend named Nate so that reminds me of him. Only difference is he's handicapped.
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Hmm. Nate fits the male protag perfectly. I noticed that this time, the male protag's name seems....younger, somehow, fitting with the fact that he seems younger than Hilbert was in BW. And Rosa is just great. This is so much better than Hilbert/Hilda. I really like these names. THANK GOD these weren't a horrible disappointment. *COUGH COLRESS COUGH*
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Seems way too Arabic.
Omg that is an insult D= Arabic is my first language! (totally joking about feeling insulted xD)
I myself dislike the name Rosa a lot.. it's a beautiful name but it doesn't go well with the character, I'd name her Lia or Reyna maybe? a short and funky name that suits her jumpy personality. Rosa is just too serious

on the other hand I love the name Nate, it suits him perfectly IMO!