i'm with this fuckin guy!!first of all, "their human names" is a funny term, since all we can possibly come up with are obviously human names (I'm human...), no matter how many apostrophes you put into them. For all I care, you could call them "S'c'ar", "G'hort" or "Ch'o'Pper", wouldn't change a thing.
Second, I also refuse to name all and everything. As has been said above, I like the mystery that is behind the Preds, and a name like Chopper says: we don't know **** about this thing but we better keep running!
i don't get mad at anyone for taking it to an "expanded universe" level (naming any and everything, with all these concrete race and clan names) i agree with the films being the only real evidence we have of these creatures and if gary busy would've explained to danny that "they captured one once and it said they call themselves "yautja"(which i always thought it was "yaut" as in "shout", "ja" as in "ju-stice" for the record) then i'd be on board, but until AVP there was just "a predator" and " another predator"(and at the end of 2 "oh ****!, a whole BUNCH OF PREDATORS!") i didn't know till i came here that there were even titles given to all those preds at the end, im sure i could've figured "elder" but ram, gort, snake, hippie, etc.? i can except those cause they're just nicknames, just like scar, chopper, celtic but i'm just personally much better off not trying to get any "outside" ideas getting in the way of what preds mean to me... i love the comics and can appreciate a lot of the lore and that's not to say i won't give my pred a nickname when he comes to a reality, but to get all hardcore about just any ol' thing that any ol' jackass came up with does cheapen it for me, and therefore is just unnecessary. to be clear though, i do really appreciate the names you've chosen for yourselves and where they come from and what they mean to you