Dengeki Online website posted the results of its April 14-28 user poll which asked: Which anime and game characters would you like to name your children after?
According to Dengeki Online’s self-selected pool of respondents, here are the top 10 male characters:
- Touma – Toaru Majutsu no Index, others
- Sora – Kingdom Hearts
- Cloud – Final Fantasy VII, others
- Hayate – Hayate the Combat Butler
- Sousuke – Full Metal Panic!
- Tomoya – Clannad
- Koyomi – Bakemonogatari
- Yuri – Tales of Vesperia
- Kyousuke – Little Busters!
- Kyou – The King of Fighters franchise
Here are the top 10 female characters:
- Mikoto – Toaru Majutsu no Index, others
- Yuna – Final Fantasy X, others
- Nanoha – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, others
- Yui – K-ON!
- Sakura – Card Captor Sakura
- Mio – K-ON!
- Yuri – Angel Beats!
- Nagisa – Clannad
- Rin – Fate/stay night
- Shiki – Kara no Kyoukai – the Garden of sinners
However, Dengeki Online noted that over half of the responses were along the lines of “There’s no way I will name them after characters” or “Don’t confuse reality with fiction!”.
The staff initially held back the results due to this feedback, but eventually decided to post the poll results from those who did list character names.