I’m aware of the impossibility of giving Bionicle characters new names due to legal reasons, however I was wondering if it would be possible to give preexisting Bionicle characters preexisting names. For example, Midak, Kodan, Ihu all were names that were repurposed from locations/tools/weapons/characters.
The idea to reuse names from Mata Nui for the Toa Mangai was actually presented to you in 2008, and seems to be the inspiration for Toa Naho’s name;
Would it be legally possible to further reuse names of locations/tools/weapons to name obscure Bionicle characters now?
Some possible names could be *Tiro, Leva, Motara, Fau and Kanae, *. All are names LEGO previously used in Bionicle. I’m sure there are plenty of others I’ve neglected to mention.
Papu, Rangi, Kumu, Hura-Mafa were used as well, but as @KDNX mentions below, there may be complications with those names due to ties to Maori culture/language.
If it is possible to reuse these names, could you use them to name members of the Toa Mangai, Jovan’s Team, the Toa Cordak or other unnamed characters? Particularly the Toa Mangai…