When I was younger (11) I was into RP-ing. In one RP, my character was named Julia. She was a traveling minstrel, and traveled around the land with little more than her lute. Another character was a hot demon knight named Adrian. () Julia happened to discover the demon world, and although Adrian hated her at first, like he hated all humans, but he just couldn't get rid of her, and they began to hate each other less fall in love, but their relationship never quite got going as the RP was shut down. But in my mind the name "Adrian" = "hot demon knight". So, later when I was writing a story, I was torn between two names "Adrian" and another one, probably "Jace" or something. So, Mom and I were having dinner and I ask her, "Which name do you think is better for my (female) MC's love interest?" She said "Go with the other one, because Adrian sounds like a name for a gay guy." Mom meant no offense by this, she's just honest and it was a Friday, so she was tired. But in my head, "Adrian"= "gay guy" now. Here's how my names for characters work, I use them in a cycle and the names are often repeated for different stories, depending on the characters personalities. (I.e. Jewel is either an adorable high school student or apocalypse survivor, depending on the story) So, whenever I wanted to have a gay character (sometimes I just wanted to have one), I would use the name Adrian. I have at least 3 different Adrian's in my current works alone. Eventually, all the Adrians began to develop similar personality traits. They look different though. I don't know why I do this, I just do. Sort of like how all sarcastic male characters are called Max. Yes, I know. I'm weird. But am I the only one who does this?