HI OKAY so I’m writing a fanfiction (because I’m a nerd stuck in 6th grade) but I’m very conflicted! The original games I’m basing this on are based in Japan so all of the characters have japanese names. When I started writing the story I decided to base it in America bc I didn’t want to go through the trouble of naming all of the characters with japanese names and accidentally offending someone or something, so all of the characters have “American” names (like european names I guess?? You know what I mean whatever) but now I’m wondering if I should stick to the source material and rename all of my characters so they have japanese names??? I already have two renamed and really like the names, but I’m also super attached to the other character names and have no clue what to change them to. Like their first names fit so well and I don’t want to change them but I kind of do and like my changed names UGH.
Not changing the names would probably be better because their names really fit them and I have a hard time coming up with good ideas for japanese names BUT I also want to follow the source material so then the “lore” or whatever makes more sense and also because I really like my japanese names that I picked out.
WHATEVER what do you guys think please help I’m STRUGGLING.
- Keep the original “american” names you dummy
- Change the names to japanese names you absolute dunce
IF YOU HAVE ANY EXTRA STUFF TO SAY PLEASE DO I NEED ALL OF THE HELP I CAN GET