What's in a name?
Context: This is our second session after we lost two of our players after the first session. My Tiefling Bard recruited two new party members while the remaining two of the original party were away. When we went to the goblin cave in between Phandelin and Neverwinter we freed a wolf who became our Ranger’s companion. He cast a spell that allows him to talk to the wolf for 10 minutes.
Me(at ranger): ask him what name is.
We find out his name is Benjamin. We love him. Soon we beat more goblins and one begs for his life. Let it be said for the record that we kept getting shitty rolls against him so he was this godly skilled goblin that we kept asking our dm if we could recruit him, too.
Me(at ranger who speaks goblin): What’s his name?
DM: -sighs- Hang on let me look at goblin names.
Me(ooc): Just name him something generic like Joe or Greg.
DM: His name is Wrags.
So we get brought to a room with other goblins and our ranger says
R: What are their names.
DM: Frank, George, Henry, Paul, and Ryan.