I believe it would be beneficial for you consider removing last names. Unless I'm out of touch with the rest of the playerbase, to me it seems like the two name system is an unnecessary nuisance that hinders communication. The benefits are outweighed by the negative aspects.
I personally have a hard time remembering names when they consist of more than 8 characters. Looking at everyone in town, all the names turn into a blur looking something like Fhgrehg Hiuthe, Djytymn Joiuf, Klenoobab Hlooenfsaz, Cgfek Nkuegdss, Andeeklk Unnahaden, etc. Then there's the difficulty of reproducing their names in /tell when you want to communicate.
If the rest of the FFXIV community generally feels the same way I do regarding the names, is there any future plan to make the two name system more worthwhile? If not, the removal of last names could help foster more communication between players significantly and make the game easier to play.
Thanks for your consideration and thank you for your hard work.
Edited, Aug 22nd 2011 6:45pm by TauuOfSiren