So why do you think Mello and Near are named that?
I always wondered where they got those names from. Mello i think is supposed to be ironic because he's anything but. Near i just don't get though. Any thoughts on why they choose these names possibly? We might be able to come up with some cool ideas!
That's a good question. The may-akda sinabi he wanted it to be a story to where you can speculate unmentioned things for yourself.. so, I'm not sure.
Personally, I think they were both meant to be ironic. Mello, like you said, is anything but mello. Near, I think his name is ironic because he's distant from everyone around him- but on another hand, it could also mean that he's always "near the target" therefore always figuring things out.