So, I've never played Horizon Zero Dawn.
But I know that the main protagonist has the name of Aloy.
However, on this very forum, I've seen people calling her "Alloy".
Now, normally I don't get as confused with incorrect names, but this one has stuck with me for awhile.
I've also seen many people championing/defending the game, while still calling her the wrong name.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is, can you be a fan and champion something without even taking the time to spell the main character correctly?
Hand Solo is my favorite character in Star Wars. I can't wait for his solo movie!
I take it in the same light as those people I know who, despite being quite intelligent, still say words like nuclear, interesting, jewelry, etc. incorrectly. Some people prioritize words and pronunciation, some people don't. I don't think it has any bearing on how much of a "fan" that makes someone.
Her name should have been Alloy. Ayy-loy sounds stupid, and never really stops sounding stupid over the course of 30 hours, which is the true test of a name. Ahh-loy sounds much better and is in keeping with the theme of the game and her character.
How is it awkward to say? Lara rhymes with the name Cara, like that actress Cara Delevingne that's it or ...what's so awkward about it? It's also happens to be an actual name in several cultures rather than just Latin influenced cultures.
I don't expect people to spell correctly (even if English is their primary language). Most people I came across in my life were bad at spelling. Many of my friends can't spell my name right even the ones who have French as their primary language (I'm French Canadian).
If your expectation is that people should spell things right then expect a life of disappointment.
Vivre et laisser vivre (live and let live).