I name him Zelda. Why? I have three reasons:
•It messes with the game "Hi I'm princess zelda! Whats your name? Oh... its Zelda too?"
•Its what I stupidly thought Links name was all those years back.
•It makes people irritated
I use my own name for the first playthrough but then Link for the second or third time.
It's kinda funny because I'm a girl and obviously Link is supposed to be a guy.
In OoT Darunia named his son Rachel :3
I ALWAYS go with “Link” for my first time through the game, definitely. My real name, for one, is always one letter too long to put anyway, so the few times I’ve used it were to distinguish my file from my nephew’s, my sister’s, or my father’s, but I had to spell it differently and I made sure I had beaten the game at least once using the name “Link”. Somehow I just think of him differently when he’s named that, and so I take it more seriously than when the characters are calling him by a girl’s name. Katherine just doesn't sound the same, anyway. So for the most part, I try to keep it as "Link". :>
I use my name because it actually makes me feel epic. I mean it's not everyday that I get to go on quests,play sings that warp me to temples, solve puzzles, ride horses, ride birds, go into worlds below clouds, defeat evil villains, wield The Blade of Evils Bane, and restore peace to a kingdom.