Not quite Identity theft
I don’t know about you folk, but I feel quite attached to my toon name, think it’s quite original, and love the “pats on the back” that I get, just like drive-by-buffing, only people stop in the middle of WoW to whisper me “great name”.
Doesn’t matter where I am… roaming the WoW plains, joining a raid group, mid-battleground, I invariably get a whisper from someone.
I think generally people don’t pay much attention to the name, but when they do, that little light bulb in their brain goes:
“Bing… Gnome-aggedon, like the end of the world at the hands of a Gnome with big balls of fire, man that’s a cool name”