In 2008 That bugged the crap out of me. I've talked to many fans of Pokemon who have called Platinum "Dawn" and Sapphire "May" It only really bothered me one someone would say "Why's Dawn doing Gym Battles? Where's Ash?" Or "Why does May have those vampire fangs?" I tell you I would lose my temper over that. Nowadays I just calmly correct people and don't lose my cool over it. The funny thing about it is half the dub names of the player characters I don't even like. I never liked the name Barry for the gen 4 rival and I never name him that, thank goodness he has the option of being named, cause some your stuck with like Brendan, Lucas, May, Dawn, Bianca, and Cheren. I was not a fan of the names Brendan and Lucas either but warmed up to them.
Originally Posted by 00poke_maniac
Even if they weren't named after the games I would Hope Kusaka would just give them different names anyway for the sake of setting them apart from there other counterparts and I think this mainly applies to characters like Red, Green, Sapphire, and Platinum who have game counterparts and anime ones. Actually I think Sapphire and Platinum set that bar even higher considering their vastly different personalities. As far as Hilbert and Hilda go...thank goodness the name scheme still works for now. I detest the name Hilbert.
RIP anime version of Glovehead. Pokemon Adventures will save you.