Adam Jensen is a stupid stupid name!

#1 Edited by Castiel (2616 posts) -

I can't take that name seriously. First of all Adam Jensen reminds me too much of Amin Jensen, a Danish not so funny  "Comedian": 

This is what I see every time I hear the name Adam Jensen 
Also Adam Jensen is a stupid combination of names. It sounds incredibly dumb in Danish. Kinda like if called a guy Johnson Jack in English, actually that sounds kinda cool. Scratc that! If you called a guy Jack John, you will know how I feel about this. 
 
I just had to get this of my chest. They seriously couldn't have picked a worse name for the protagonist IMHO.
#2 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

Silly Danish, Trix are for kids!

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11031 posts) -

Well, I think Castiel is a stupid name. What do you think about that?

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#4 Posted by Castiel (2616 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Well, I think Castiel is a stupid name. What do you think about that? "
Meh.. I'm fine. It's not my name anyway ;P 
 
Now MooseyMcMan on the other hand... ewww
#5 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

it's fine to my american ears however :)

#6 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Adam Jetson would be better.

#7 Posted by Castiel (2616 posts) -

What if they called him Jack John? 
 
How would you like that... HUH?

#8 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -
@Castiel said:
" What if they called him Jack John?  How would you like that... HUH? "
no one uses john for last names, though? It's not like I haven't heard Jensen as a last name before. Johnson maybe, but Jack Johnson isn't a bad name
#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

hmm.. Adam Jensen... yeah doesnt sound too good

#10 Edited by Max_Cherry (1133 posts) -

It's good compared to his brother's name, Saul Jensen.

#11 Posted by AuthenticM (3732 posts) -

It sounds pretty normal to me.

#12 Posted by Fluxxed (81 posts) -

Jesus Christ Jensen.
Deep..

#13 Edited by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

I can sort of guess why they called him Adam since it's it's related to the whole "Human Revolution" business but I've no idea where the Jensen part comes in. I dunno, it's alright but it's certainly no Booker DeWitt.

#14 Posted by SonKite (70 posts) -

Just call him JC Denton
#15 Posted by TheHT (11292 posts) -

JC Denton, Walton Simmons, Tracer Tong, Alex Denton, Adam Jensen, Gary Savage, etc... 

It fits!

#16 Posted by Brendan (7811 posts) -

Sounds fine to me.

#17 Edited by haggis (1677 posts) -
@Laketown said:

" @Castiel said:

" What if they called him Jack John?  How would you like that... HUH? "
no one uses john for last names, though? It's not like I haven't heard Jensen as a last name before. Johnson maybe, but Jack Johnson isn't a bad name "
Actually, a friend of mine is named David John. John isn't a common last name, but it's not unusual, either. So Jack John sounds fine to me. Jensen, on the other hand, is an incredibly common last name. I think Adam Jensen isn't a great name for a character, but I don't see what the big deal is.
 
Edit: Also, can't think of a worse name? Melvin Weiner. Frances Pym. Those are just two guys I used to work with. (Sorry guys, if you see this, but you've got crazy names.)
#18 Posted by Scrawnto (2450 posts) -

Yeah, Jack Johnson and John Jackson aren't that bad. I don't have a problem with Adam Jensen either.

#19 Posted by Hailinel (24842 posts) -

Sounds like a perfectly normal name for a North American.

#20 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Someone likes to complain.

#21 Posted by august (3846 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" I can sort of guess why they called him Adam since it's it's related to the whole "Human Revolution" business but I've no idea where the Jensen part comes in. I dunno, it's alright but it's certainly no Booker DeWitt. "
The root "gen" in general refers to birth, such as in "generation" and "engender." Not the actual source of the real-world name, but the sound was probably what they were going for.
#22 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -

Ben Roethlisberger    is a stupid person. Amin Jensen kind of looks like Ben.

#23 Posted by Dogma (961 posts) -

But....right me if I'm wrong but ain't "Jensen" a typical danish last name? So it's a first name followed by a last name? What's wrong with that? I can pronounce it in danish and I can't find anything stupid about it more than it sounds very danish or nordic. Then it's a bummer that you hear "Amin Jensen" but that's all on you. I really don't think the developers shall consider potential danish comedians when they choose their names. ^^

#24 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

JC Denton sounded like someone in a boy band.  Then you realized JC was meant to symbolize Jesus Christ, mind blown.

#25 Posted by Nixtwix (43 posts) -

WHY DO THEY GIVE NAMES TO CHARACTERS OMG

#26 Posted by TheVideoHustler (406 posts) -

If you've played the other games the name fits. Both with the somewhat biblical and cyber-punk roots

#27 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

They call me Shades Goldblack.

#28 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Ever since having a chat with ZeForgotten on these forums i have developed a great hate for the Danish,its what makes me get up in the morning :D

#29 Posted by Droop (1879 posts) -

Good ol' Amin.

#30 Posted by onimonkii (2443 posts) -
@Rockanomics said:
" They call me Shades Goldblack. "
i fucking wish
#31 Posted by Brodehouse (9951 posts) -
@Scrawnto said:
" Yeah, Jack Johnson and John Jackson aren't that bad. I don't have a problem with Adam Jensen either. "
But I prefer robotic Richard Nixon.
 
 
Adam Jensen is a great name, but when I think of scary, throaty voiced cyberaugs who hang out with visionary businessmen with a widow's peak, I think Simons and Page.
#32 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2387 posts) -

Jack Johnson needs to be in this game now. 
 

#33 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -
#34 Posted by Castiel (2616 posts) -
@luce said:
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Haha okay I will try ;)
#35 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1701 posts) -

People xomplain about the stupidest little things.
#36 Edited by Kyle (2323 posts) -

#37 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I'm going to take a wild guess that Jensen was chosen because it is close to  Gene-son.  Just my guess from having never played a Deus Ex game. 
#38 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@YoungFrey said:
" I'm going to take a wild guess that Jensen was chosen because it is close to  Gene-son.  Just my guess from having never played a Deus Ex game.  "
I'm agreeing with you, having played the first all the way through.  I'm willing to bet that he is the 'genesis' of the denton brothers- being that...  Well...  Nevermind.

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