So everyone has an IC display name, and a great majority of us don't even go by that name. And let's face it. We as players are all human. So when you catch on pubsic about somebody, or somebody meets you in person, your IC display name is the first thing they see and that pretty much is how you will oocly be remembered. And we being humans will often use that name as a way to even identify those we do not even know. Now! In the real world this could never happen, you would have to recognize somebody and then associate how they look with a name. (If given one.)
So basically the idea would be to drop the names. (Walk with me we will get there.) Everyone is just an Average mano, Or Slender tomboy. Whatever. You can still look and see a desc. And you identify everyone by their looks UNTIL you are offered a name or learn there name and you can -recognize- them as said name. SO suddenly the Lithe Tomboy is now Gretchin and they will always be Gretchin because that is who you recognize. Until they are shrouded or hooded etc etc.
Hope I was able to put this thought into proper words so it is understood how it is in my head. I can answer questions on it if need be.