calibur wrote:Definitely agree on Nick statwise. Though I prefer Deanna because he looks like a cartoon version of me.
Anyways, why not just rename him Dean? It was obviously a mistake by people who didn't know much about English.
There's even a guy named "Kashing"
I can't say for certain on the matter of stat points, but I've been running a small independent research on the matter of names and while Sega's reasoning can be hard to fathom more often than not (I hate the way they recycle names even though many of the original names would have fit in the given space, no problem; speak nothing of the horrible uppercasing) and here's what I could find out.
The original name is Shu, a homage to Shugo Takahashi (correct me if I'm wrong there) one of the lead designers. If we take the name for what it means, we get "guardian" which could lead to many possible adaptations that carry that meaning to english; I'm particularly fond of the name Alec which is a short for Alexander, defender of mankind.
Calibur has a very strong point however, and Deanna's name may be nothing but a simple error, and was actually meant to be Dean from the start, when localized. Dean derives from the latin decanus, which means "leader of ten", a role Deanna fulfills, even if the actual number is 12.