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BioWare Data Reveals Mass Effect 3's Most Popular Names

by Andrew Reiner on May 15, 2014 at 08:26 AM

What is Commander Shepard's first name? According to BioWare's data, the most common name players give him or her is John or Jane, the defaults in the game. Alex and Sarah are the popular choices in other territories.

The image below shows the top choices for each gender in English-speaking countries, with the most popular customized choices in other languages below.

Is your Commander Shepard represented in these statistics? Let us know about your Shepard in the comments.


Our Take
It would appear a large percentage of Mass Effect 3 players are lazy and didn't take the time to change the name. Of course, John and Jane are common names and could top the list even if BioWare didn't offer a default, but for the sake of debate, BioWare should set uncommon names as the defaults for the next Mass Effect. Might I recommend Joffrey and Sansa?