Somewhere I read that the names and looks in the playbooks are all you can choose for a given character type. I'm trying to test out a pbp game on a forum, and I have a player (maybe two) rebelling against that and wanting to choose a very ethnic Japanese name for his Japanese character. I'm trying to avoid that -- that world is gone, there's no reason for you to have such a name, pick one from the playbook, right? He's a Battlebabe and says he really doesn't like any of the Battlebabe names.
What the hell do I do? I can't think of a good reason to bar him from making his own name other than "I think using the set list of names is friggin' sweet".