Do you name the character LINK or your own name?

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#1  Edited By Mushir

In the Zelda games you get the choice of naming your character? I was wondering what you guys name your character? Do you name him LINK or your own name? Or maybe something completely different.
 
I prefer naming him Link. I don't know, I just think that's how it should be.

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#2  Edited By SlowHands

I always call him Link because THAT IS HIS NAME.

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#3  Edited By deadmonkeys

In b4 'I call him "ass" or "cock" '

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#4  Edited By Synthballs

I like my Elfmen Links and my Horses Epona.

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#5  Edited By Rhombus_Of_Terror

my ex girlfriend's brother named him zelda once.

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#6  Edited By HypoXenophobia

I started playing Ocarina of Time recently, and I completely forgot his name was Link. I named him after a handle I use for most games. I felt after an hour when people weren't referring to him as Link.
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#7  Edited By Griddler

Always Link, I normally change the horse name though.

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#8  Edited By AndrewJD

Link and Epona for me

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Started Ocarina of Time and called him Zora since it was a cool name I'd heard somewhere that year. Realised not too long into the game where I'd heard it. :S
 
I don't usually call him Link though, even if it's his real name. Usually a different nickname of some sort.

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#10  Edited By Willy105

I always use my name on the first play-through.

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#11  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I always leave his name as Link, unless I do another playthrough, in which case then I usually use my own name.

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#12  Edited By Willy105

In related news, I named my horse in TP with the name Donkey.
 
I really like being able to name Epona.

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#13  Edited By ajamafalous

Should've been a poll.
 
 
Anyway, Link and Epona.

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I always name characters my own name when given the option.

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#15  Edited By joseppie

If it's just me in the room, he ended up with my name. If my brothers or my roommates are around, his name suddenly got a whole lot dirtier.

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#16  Edited By wefwefasdf

I leave his name as Link.
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#17  Edited By Clinkz

My own name most of the time. I have although booted up some old copies of the gameboy pocket games and seen full save files with LINK.

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#18  Edited By sgjackson

I've done both, but recently I've just gone with Link.

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#19  Edited By Ineedaname

I just leave it as link I normally default the names.

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#20  Edited By linkster7

Link and Epona. 

I usually use the characters "real" names in all games where they have "real" names.

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#21  Edited By HandsomeDead

In The Wind Waker, he was Ivan.

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#22  Edited By Binman88

He was Link for me in Link's Awakening for the GB and OoT for the N64.

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#23  Edited By belaraphon

i always go with link.

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#24  Edited By TheHBK

Wow I cant believe with how many people go with Link.  I did that for my first play of Links Awakening, cuz his name was in the title!  But after that, i realized it was gay to name him Link if Nintendo gives you the option of naming him.  So I name him HBK, Bitch, Ass, Jeff.  But then I hated that when I would steal, they would just call me thief.

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#25  Edited By PureRok

Always Link. That's who he is, and will always be. If they ever change his name I shall be very put out.

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#26  Edited By Suicrat

I rarely go with default names in video games, except for the Legend of Zelda series. Link is such a bad-ass name, why would anyone want to give him something different?

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#27  Edited By DuhQbnSiLo

Link always

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#28  Edited By get2sammyb

Link obviously. 'Cos it's Link man.

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#29  Edited By teptom

I usually use the first name that comes to me. His name was Leo once.

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#30  Edited By Gamez_hunter99

Usually just leave it as Link.
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#31  Edited By JJOR64

I used to do it with my own name but, I just use Link now.

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#32  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

Dude it's Link as it should be

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#33  Edited By hamlaser

I always name my character "son" so everyone says "hey son!" like on mega64

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#34  Edited By JonathanMoore

Actually generally I just name him my name. Never thought about that actually. But saying that I don't play Zelda often.

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#35  Edited By CornontheCobbe

Ha! I never actually thought of that. I'd usually name him Link without thinking about it. Great Question.

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#36  Edited By ahoodedfigure

Something somewhat different.

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#37  Edited By rjayb89

Zelda, so I don't get confused.

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#38  Edited By matthew
@Synthballs said:
" I like my Elfmen Links and my Horses Epona. "
Yes.
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#39  Edited By Crono

I always use the default names in all games that allow name changes but provide a default.  I really don't care about names and with an iconic character like Link, it is best to just call him that so everyone know what the hell you're talking about.

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#40  Edited By Ghostiet

Link is Link. Though I called the characters in Mario Tennis on the GBA "Whore" and "Fucker" respectively. I may have not a sophisticated sense of humor, but hilarity ALWAYS ensues when your character listens to "Hey Whore!" abuse all the time.

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#41  Edited By willin

Fagballs

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#42  Edited By Scooper

Poo or bitch are choice names when you're 8 years old. I just leave it as Link nowerdays.

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#43  Edited By Satune

I would always use my own, but now I just use Satune.

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#44  Edited By GoronSurvivor

I only name the character i'm playing as in games if he doesn't have a name to begin with.. 
Funny story, i have a friend who named Cloud in FF7 after himself  and then named Aerith after some girl he had a crush on.. i was silently mortified, to say the least.
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#45  Edited By Tally_Pants

gotta be LINK !! i won't even use the Zelda code in the original to get the second quest... gotta earn that shit!
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#46  Edited By psykhophear

I usually use different names but later on I decided to simply name him Link.

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#47  Edited By Joker_777

I call him Hahahahaha.

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#48  Edited By Meowayne

If you name him anything other than Link you need to be put down.

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I give him my name usually, avoids confusion when family or roommates want to start a game. Having 3 Links on the load screen can be confusing. 
 
also I name my horse "Cringer"

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#50  Edited By bjorno

ass or cock

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