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Japanese & Korean Names! (a name override mod)

by lesbisim Posted 18th Apr 2013 at 6:41 PM - Updated 27th Apr 2013 at 12:35 PM by lesbisim
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts



If you are of Japanese/Korean descent, fascinated by Japanese/Korean culture or just in search for something different for your game, this mod - requested by claudiasharon - is for you!

The Japanese & Korean Names Mod is an override, and will replace the default name lists in your game. This means townies, NPCs and sims created through Story Progression will have Japanese or Korean names, like the ones in the examples. I should clarify, the names are predominantly Japanese with a small amount of Korean thrown in for good measure. Credit goes to the incredible Remix for finding and compiling the majority of the names used in this mod!

This mod doesn't give existing sims new names (including any existing NPCs or townies, so I'd suggest using it in a new save), and you'll still be able to give any name you want to sims that you create in CAS (though, it does replace the names in the CAS random name generator). This means you can put the mod in your game when you're playing an Japanese or Korean themed town, and take it out when you want to go back to your normal towns.

This is a STBL override mod which replaces the strings in the FullBuild0.package (TGI:220557DA-00000000-000F16B00BA8342F), and is built to work with all languages. It should work with all versions/expansions, and is compatible with all core mods (though it conflicts with any other name-changing mod including my Berry Sweet Names mod and my Mythological Names mod). Simply place in your \Mods\Packages folder like you would with any mod and enjoy!

27/04/2013 - Edited the title & description for all those who were offended.

Additional Credits:
STBLizer ~ S3PE ~ claudiasharon ~ Remix
Tags: #names, #asia, #asian, #japan, #japanese, #korea, #korean

Type: Other

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Built with Game Version: 1.50
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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Space Pony
#26 Old 1st May 2013 at 1:34 AM
@lesbisim:

I need to give out an apology myself as I do sound a bit adamant about the whole deal.

But I never meant to direct my last comment at you. And in fact I even quoted the person to whom my last comment is for.

I do understand where you're coming from with your use of the word "Asian" which I would most likely equate to how people would use the terms "Black" &/or "White" to refer to specific races.

And I never even said "I dislike your mod", what I did say was "Great list of Japanese Sounding names by the way."

But some people assume so much just because of how they read your comment.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 2nd May 2013 at 12:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lesbisim
Perhaps I am particularly sensitive to this issue because I've seen a similar debate on a name mod before which irritated me, and because I'm of an ethnic minority myself and don't get offended so easily, but I still personally think that this is not an issue. But clearly other people disagree so I will change the mod title when I'm home.


Wasn't that discussion on my mod? :P

And people, seriously, you know how HARD it would be to put names from all Asian countries here? And how do you think it'll look in game - for example mongolian name with indonesian or vietnamese last name? You should keep in mind that name mod creators CAN'T INCLUDE EVERY SINGLE NAME and that each mod must be THEMED in some way, to don't make ridiculous combinations...
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Original Poster
#28 Old 2nd May 2013 at 12:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Discordia
Wasn't that discussion on my mod? :P


I think so!
Test Subject
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#29 Old 7th May 2013 at 7:07 AM
Thank you very much! it very useful
Instructor
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#30 Old 18th Jun 2013 at 1:37 AM
This is very useful. Thank you SO much!
Test Subject
#31 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 4:11 PM
Sounds like an interesting Mod, so I'll have a look at it. And yes, a change of pace in the names will be nice.

As for the discussion that has been going on, and with all due respect to those involved, but I think nobody stated at any point that 'Asia' contains only the three named countries. But from a common understanding, they are part of what is understood as Asia.
And all those who are so outraged ... have you ever called someone a European? Maybe talked about things that happened in the EU? Should I be offended in that case? Because as of now, the EU consists of 28 countries, all with different cultures, ideals and ways of life and I can assure you that there are many with whom I have nothing in common. So ... it's just a thought on the matter.

And one last thing, quoting a text that is supposed to identify the 'fakes' who seem to offend a culture (in that case Japan), that in itself offends by using terms like faggot ... I don't know but it's a bit contradictory to me.

Anyway, thanks again for the mod with the 'less western sounding names'
Cheers,

the European
Test Subject
#32 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 12:48 PM
Love this. But how to remove Korean names?
Lab Assistant
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#33 Old 7th Aug 2013 at 5:46 AM
I keep hoping you will make Irish names next! PLEASE.
Test Subject
#34 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 12:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by evebluemoon
Love this. But how to remove Korean names?


It seems there are only two Korean names here, and one of them can be considered Japanese. (Hana means "one"(하나 ) in Korean and "flower"(はな ) in Japanese. The words just happen to sound the same.)
So I don't think you would really have to worry about removing Korean names here
Test Subject
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#35 Old 18th Dec 2013 at 1:50 AM
Amazing!
Test Subject
#36 Old 22nd Jan 2014 at 12:50 PM
yes, I agree with sdc02277. Actually, there are no Korean names. They are all Japanese names. Although 'Hana' can be a Korean name, but all of last names are Japanese's. Probably it can make other people confused, who don't know well about difference of Japanese names and Korean's.
Test Subject
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#37 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 6:04 PM
Most of the names are Japanese, but atleast now I don't have to look up Japanese names! So, thank you sooooo much!!!!! :D
Test Subject
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#38 Old 11th Feb 2014 at 3:37 PM
I needed this, thanks!
Test Subject
#39 Old 12th Mar 2014 at 9:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRV13
I am Asian but my name doesn't sound Japanese? Am I offended, heck yes!

The biggest reason why I added that "an American must have requested this mod" comment is because of the fact that Americans who ARE INTO Japanese and/or Korean names are most likely "otakus"... no, the correct term is "Weeaboos" or "Wapanese"... and those kinds of people are tres annoying!



Again I don't mean to offend...

But if you folk are not going to acknowledge the fact that Asia is not just Japan, Korea nor China and the Middle East... then we truly will have a problem.


Not all Americans who are into Japanese/Korean culture are "Weeaboos"
I think the main reason why she put Asia is because those are two countries in that continent. Im pretty sure
she knows that Asia is not just japan. Sorry if a sound a bit rude... it just got me mad that she was getting a load of crap from people...
can't you just enjoy the mod?
Test Subject
#40 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 11:31 AM
I suggest in your screenshot to also list the Korean names because I only see Japanese names listed. But its just a thought.
Test Subject
#41 Old 11th Jul 2014 at 4:03 PM
I thought it was an override to remove them so i thought it was racist at first then i was all like OHHH OHHH ITS TO GIVE NOT REMOVE.so my brain failed on that one.They do actually have some in the base game so yeah.
Test Subject
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#42 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 12:55 AM
Yay! I'm of Japanese descent and am really excited to refresh my game world with a little more variety. Thanks for your hard work on this!
Test Subject
#43 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 1:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by instantmagic
I keep hoping you will make Irish names next! PLEASE.
OMG yes like Sinead and names like that
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#44 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 5:01 PM
I have no idea what is all the ruckus here,but I've come here to say a huge,even gigantic THANK YOU for this mod,as it would have been practically impossible to re-name all the sims in my japanese town.This mod is great and I cannot express just how thankful I am that you created it. ; v ; THANK YOU again! <3

~shambalasims3
Test Subject
#45 Old 8th Nov 2015 at 5:20 AM
Being part Japanese myself, I feel you have been sadly informed of Japanese names. What about all the female names that end in -ko? I am certain that you do not know about that as I did not see a kumiko, yoko, or mamiko or anything like that. As a challenging idea, why not make separate mods for, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Filipino(half asian/half hispanic) or something to that effect? Just a suggestion.
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#46 Old 9th Nov 2015 at 4:56 PM
Leave it to social justice warriors to ruin everything.

Is there a mod that can go with this to restrict physical characteristics of (random townie) sims sliders to an acceptable Asian range for those who would like homogeneity (like Japan) in our towns without having to delete or holocaust black sims, etc.
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#47 Old 1st Jan 2016 at 5:48 PM
THIS IS REALLY NICE. I WILL TRY IT... THANKS
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#48 Old 3rd Jan 2016 at 8:37 PM
thank you! please do this for the sims 4, and a separated korean with names like Sarang, Seo Yoon-Jae, Gil Da-Ran, Jang Ma-Ri, Lee Se-Young, Lee Shin-Young, Jung Da-Jung, Kim Bu-Gi, etc.
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