Having problems with letting readers choose their own name


So I’m confused about something. When you let the reader choose their name it ends up being [FIRSTNAME] and you type that in whenever another character says their name.
But how do I code it so the name the character chose pops up when they’re talking??

For example:

[FIRSTNAME] (talk)

Because I tried it normally but the correct name didn’t pop up.


You don’t need the [ ]


You create a character with a script name like YOU, and a display name of FIRSTNAME. You use the script name YOU when giving them actions and dialogue, but if another character says their name, you do [FIRSTNAME]

Here is an example:

YOU (animation)
Hello, I am [FIRSTNAME].

CHARACTER (animation)
Nice to meet you [FIRSTNAME]!