Guts feelings are correct x/y times.
>If Brendan/May is selected as the player character he/she starts his/her journey moving from his/her home in Johto to his/her new home in the town of Littleroot in Hoenn.
Fun Abstract Fact
It has been theorized that Whitney is in fact Norman's daughter/the player's sister. This is because Norman's family is from Johto, they're both Normal Gym Leaders, Whitney is a new Gym Leader and people obsess over Whitney too much. There's no proof to this theory though.