Other games: It’s all about being subtle. You want the names to vaguely hint at their future character arcs, but don’t make anything too obvious as to spoil the plot. Only dedicated fans that really look into it should really understand where their names come from.
Ace attorney: FUck You! Fuck you! THIS GUY’S NAME IS REDD WHITE ANd he’s american and works at bluecorp, YOU SEE THESE SISTERS? MIA AND MAYA, (and their mom misty and aunt morgan) THIS GUY IS DISGUSTING AND HE’S NAMED SAL MONELLA BECAUSE FUCK YOU THAT’S WHY, guy who sets off bomb? TED TONATE, THESE TWO ARE NAMED ACRO AND BAT BECAUSE THEY’RE ACROBATS AHHHA, THIS GIRL AFRAID of yokai and curses is JYNXie WE CAN DO IT WITH MAIN CHARACTERS TOO WATch see this guy’s name is phoenix because he fucks up and then comes back and this main character with SUN SYMBOLISM? APOLLO ALSO HE’S A LAWYER SO HIS LAST NAME IS JUSTICE, AND SINCE WE HAVE AN APOLLO WE’RE GONNA HAVE AN ATHENA TOO! why are we naming our characters after greek gods? because fuck you! fuck you is why!!!!