Some people choose to take the same name as another player in order to claim kinship with them. For example: The Tylgers, the von Ismays, and Bob and Rika Lawson. There are many more.
If you want to convince other people to create characters as your IC family, that's entirely up to you. Some people like it, some people think it's a little wierd and/or an attempt to rip-off the Tylger-von Ismays (since the two families actually aligned by marriage).
On a mostly-unrelated note, the other Breden in the game is NOT related to me, regardless of what she is/was attempting to claim.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
the Darklighters are a good Sized clan.....I'm sure we're all related in some weird way...but I've only had one person I claime das an IC relation and he was my IC cousin....but I s'pect I've got Brothers and sisters in the RA, as I claim Huff Darklighter as a Father......god knows how many other people do as well.....the man had like 80 children....makes one wonder how he had enough time to farm...