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Invalid name?

Thomasklij's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:57 AM | #1
In every MMO I play I am known as "Psycho". But when I try that name, it just gives me an "invalid name" error. The name is not taken, it is simply not allowed.
I plan to play this game for a pretty long time and not being able to use my name is a big issue for me.
I'm wondering why that name is not allowed? I was able to get pretty much every other variation on the name (Psychotic, Psychosis, even just Psy), and the name is not offensive in any way.

Kousa's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:58 AM | #2
Go to another server and see if the name is unavailable there and then draw the assumption that someone took your name.

Thomasklij's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:07 AM | #3
No, I tried names that were already taken (by some of my guild members) and this gives a different message. It will say "Name is unavailable", not the "Name is invalid" message I'm getting.
The message I'm getting is the one that you get for offensive names or names of people already in the star wars universe (like Vader or Maul).

Kousa's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:09 AM | #4
Then the name is unavailable, probably for copyright reasons.

Thomasklij's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:13 AM | #5
Bah, that's really disappointing.
Ah well, nothing I can do about it, I suppose

Luticrus's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:16 AM | #6
It's also possible that the name is being used by Bioware as the name of an NPC.
"I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.
I will face my fear. I will let it pass through me.
Where the fear has gone, there shall be nothing.
Only I will remain." -Paul Atreides

TheRogue's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:12 AM | #7
I'm having the same issue, which is sad because I was using the name during Beta, and now apparently they have made it invalid (not unavailable, just simply not able to be used).

brokensoldier's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 12:12 PM | #8
I assume Bioware has a table that just restricts well known names that they don't want us to use. Either that or they are saving them for themselves

The following got 'invalid name' for me:

I seriously doubt they have an NPC named SilentBob...

Wackjob's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 08:44 PM | #9
Yeah it kinda sucks. Can't even use the name I have here on the forums! =(

GomurrTheAncient's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:36 PM | #10
I can't even use a name I had in the beta. All I wanted was to be Malus, because it means both Evil and Apple in Latin, so it was a fitting evil Darth name and I would get to make jokes to myself about 'how you like them apples' that only I would find amusing. Malus was a perfectly fine name in the beta. Now.... invalid. Sadface.