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lurkingwithintent
25-11-2009, 12:14
Meaning to post this for ages. Ticked 'Call me by my First Name' (or whatever it says), thinking the game would call me 'Jack' or 'Jack F' instead of 'Mr Franklin' but instead it just calls me 'F Jack' or 'Franklin Jack'.

Either this is completely wrong and a mistake from SI OR the option needs to be renamed to 'Reverse my Names' (as I know in some parts of the world the conventions of surname/first name are different).

Rice2cu
25-11-2009, 12:32
Yeah I get that too..... Ive been called a few names in my time but never "R Dave" :rolleyes:

tonif
25-11-2009, 12:41
I think it's a sort of a bug. Just reverse out your first name and surname. And untick the option. You will simply be called "Jack".

lurkingwithintent
25-11-2009, 12:44
ANyway of doing that now, 3 years into the game?

tonif
25-11-2009, 12:46
ANyway of doing that now, 3 years into the game?Nope.........unfortunately.

jayahr
25-11-2009, 13:03
SI are aware that the option has caused irritation due to bad wording. It is indeed for Asians or others who are used to have the 'first' name last.

I would expect to see a better wording there post patch 2. :)

Neji
25-11-2009, 13:49
I did this the first time I played the demo, not really knowing what it did. It's not a bug, as jayahr says, it's just really poorly though out wording.

Wee Aja
25-11-2009, 13:51
Yeah, tried it myself once. Load of old tosh.

aadam
25-11-2009, 14:43
SI are aware that the option has caused irritation due to bad wording. It is indeed for Asians or others who are used to have the 'first' name last.
I guess Hungary may be the only nation outside of Asia who have their surnames first. It's just so kind from SI to care about us. :)

Blanchflower1
25-11-2009, 14:45
Well, I don't even have a surname to my name and I am an Indian! :D

fatboyjohnmulhern
25-11-2009, 14:51
I initially thought it was for people that consider themselves brazilian and have names like Kaka or something lol.

aadam
25-11-2009, 15:00
I initially thought it was for people that consider themselves brazilian and have names like Kaka or something lol.
Again, I guess Hungary is the only country where the word 'kaka' means sh*t. :D

Lordarod
25-11-2009, 15:04
it means sh*t in turkish too. :D

BTW. I never would have ticked it if I knew it would just reverse my names..

red rainbow
25-11-2009, 15:09
Again, I guess Hungary is the only country where the word 'kaka' means sh*t. :D

... Not much different in Italy, too... :D
But we see him playing, and a name was never so far from reality... :D :D
P.S. and consider I'm a FC Inter fan....

Bragenca
25-11-2009, 17:03
In Icelandic, Kaka means cake;)

Eken10
25-11-2009, 18:21
I'm from Japan and I think it is kind by SI to care about us.
On this forum I write my name "Yoshihiro Ogawa", but of course it is, translated to european letters, "Ogawa Yoshihiro" in japanese.

DANNY O'B
26-11-2009, 06:11
Yep Im currently known as 'O'Brien Daniel' dont wanna retire and redo it thought cos Im doing really well ATM.

wardog
26-11-2009, 08:26
Again, I guess Hungary is the only country where the word 'kaka' means sh*t. :D

New Zealand too.

When i first heard it there was a few giggles.

manc101
26-11-2009, 08:43
You CAN change your name so it right using FMRTE, i did this and got annoyed by it but by using FMRTE you can change to right way round.

blurps11
26-11-2009, 12:24
I initially thought it was for people that consider themselves brazilian and have names like Kaka or something lol.


That's what i thought as well. And it's not only the Brazilians, many Portugese, Spaniards, Turks, Portugese speaking Africans etc. will use their first name or a made up one in football.

When it comes to coaches just think of Dunga, the current manager of the Brazilian national team. Maybe SI could just add both options ( and word them properly :p ), I have no idea if there is any demand for it though.

hannan300188
26-11-2009, 13:45
I think it's a sort of a bug. Just reverse out your first name and surname. And untick the option. You will simply be called "Jack".

Its not a bug or anything like one lol. I'm almost sure its for the Asian community, i.e Chinese, Korean etc.

example

Park Ji-Sung

but Park is actually the family name, hence his name is "reversed" and he is called by his surname 1st

Lordarod
26-11-2009, 16:49
You CAN change your name so it right using FMRTE, i did this and got annoyed by it but by using FMRTE you can change to right way round.

You can only choose from existing names so if your name is uniqe like mine FMRTE is no use :(

bigdanio
27-11-2009, 16:39
this is set up for African/French nationals well above Asians.

Bernard Mendy, Arnaud Mendy etc etc will all call themselves Mendy.