I hated Kid from Chrono Cross simply because of her name. Who the hell comes up with these things?!
The main character in Dhalgren was named The Kid, The Kidd, and Kidd at various points throughout the book. That was like 1974*.
Then again I name RPG characters stuff like Hezekiah (DQ5), Zekariaha (DQ7), and Aloysius (QfG) so what do I know !!
* Despite being based on 1984, Bowie's Diamond Dogs has a LOT of stuff that looks referential to Dhalgren, even though that would've been impossible. Actually Diamond Dogs has more in common with Dhalgren than 1984, which is REALLY weird.
References to stuff like catching ones death in the fog and gardens kind of describes bellona.
"Family badge of sapphire and cracked emerald" sounds like a mix of Denny's cracked light projector and the chains everyone's wearing.
Also the red eyes keep coming up in Dhalgren too.
Not to mention the entirety of Sweet Thing.