So in response to the request from our fearless leader Trojes, I will be the first to apply to "why did you name your character what you did?".
First off Pope is not my first character (I only have 2) as I had a lock in Vanilla called Pyruhs. The name was my feeble attempt to merge in pyrotechnics into the toons name, as I had no idea that they really were not the fireworks class of the game. Due to the inability to get into raids after a few months I dropped poor old Pyruhs ( Still level 60) for the priest that has been my main ever since Molten Core.
The toon started as an undead horde character over on the Aggramar Server where I raided with the guild Second String...a fairly progressive group. I felt that I had to be the overly creative player and find a way to merge the undead mythos with the healer play style. After finding out that the name "Pope" was a prohibited toon name, went about trying to play off of the historical pontiff names. The character ended up originally being called Popecadaver, tying the theological naming convention along with the undead race (I felt that Popecadaverus was too long).
After a two year hiatus, and hearing about the creation of the CTR guild, I jumped back into the game, and server and race changed. Well no longer did the name really fit the toon so dropped the idea of being an over the top religious figure, and just decided to call him what he is today....or was originally...Holy Priest. Well dammit the name Doctorpope was either illegal or was taken, so like so many players just did a little letter switcheroo and settled on Doktorpope.
It is still funny to hear folks mispronounce his name (not unlike Kaitlyn).....Doc-tor-pope-ee...wherever the hell they pull that from I do not know. As for nicknames...Pope seems to be the default amongst my friends list, while Dok is the go to for Flex and LFR stuff.
So that is my story...you guys are up next.