Hmm, first game i ever played... well it is a combination of two because we got them at the same time and i can't remember which i started on first. Super Mario Brothers Deluxe, and Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening both on gameboy, I never had a console video game until last Christmas.
My nicknaming strategy all depends on how i start a new file. if i name my starter Pokemon, then the rest of my Pokemon are named to match it some how. and same goes for if i don't name it, then i wont name the others either.