I've always wondered if I'm alone in customising characters name's and then being jarred when reading about characters online and seeing them referred to by their cannon or default name.
Maybe the gap in time between playing Final Fantasy VII and becoming an internet user is to blame for this, but the one that sticks our for me is Arieth, who I always named Floella (Because Floella the flower girl). Even to this day if I read something that mentions her, it takes just that little bit longer to click.
The other one is Charlie Tunoku. I didn't name him, obviously, but I've never played Persona 4. I watched the whole ER, and it wasn't until years later that I started reading more about the world and characters in extended fiction.
So I'm curious, does this happen to you, and what are your custom names?