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Names!
« on: June 23, 2015, 07:31:35 PM »
Running out of good ideas for names? Here:

Old Norse Names
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Alvida
Asger
Asmund
Balder
Brandt
Calder
Colden
Eerikki
Einar
Embla
Erico
Fiske
Frey
Geir
Gosta
Gunilla
Hakon
Haldor
Halvar
Havardr
Hege
Hella
Hillevi
Inge
Ingolf
Inkeri
Iver
Jari
Jerrik
Jorunn
Keld
Kustaa
Latham
Olavi
Olle
Ove
Ragna
Rangvaldr
Runa
Saga
Sigfrid
Signe
Sigrun
Solveig
Solvi
Sveinn
Sylvi
Tait
Thora
Tordis
Toril
Trygve
Tyr
Ulf
Unne
Vidar
Welch


Arabian Names (these are all gods, probably not standard everyday names)
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Abgal
Aglibol
Al-Qaum
Astarte
Atargatis
Atarsamain
Athtar
Beelshamen
Bēl-Šamīn
Bēl
Bes
Dhul
Khalasa
Dushara
Ilāh
Hubal
Malakbel
Manaf
Manāt
Nabū
Nebo
Nasr
Nergal
Nuha
Orotalt
Ruda
Shams
Samas
Sīn
Nanna-Suen
Suwa'
Theandrios
‘Uzzá
Wadd
Ya'uq
Yaghūth
Yarhibol
Yatha

Jihelu

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Re: Names!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 07:36:44 PM »
Ever need help with a name? Just go look up some shit on League of legends and change a few letters and bam!
Totally isn't cheating.

Oh well.
I like names with random apostraphies and shit.

Rek'tar.
Rash'al

etc.
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Re: Names!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 09:55:10 AM »
Ever need help with a name? Just go look up some shit on League of legends

Oh, so you're the one that has been doing that.
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Re: Names!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 09:59:02 AM »
Ever need help with a name? Just go look up some shit on League of legends

Oh, so you're the one that has been doing that.

I've seen three League of Legends champ names in the last year that I can think of. The letters weren't even changed. Two times, they looked just like the champs in question.

They are all dead now to my knowledge, but, it hasn't been a year just yet so I can't, "call them out".

They never did anything wrong, it just made me laugh pretty good.  :)




The black dwarf named Korath though. I saw this guy a few times. I have always wondered if that dwarf was supposed to be: (been over a year)

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Re: Names!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 10:43:18 AM »
Name character after random object or implement which describes their personality and/or appearance. These tend to be easier to remember, whereas names with extra vowels and the like are always hard to keep in mind. If I typo while furiously hammering out "rescue eerreekah" ten times, and you die, it's all on you. Yes, exotic is neat, it also makes things hard in tense situations, in the end, I'd opt for practicality with the syntax.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 10:55:19 AM »
I always name my characters after common sdesc descriptors, so if anyone ever tries to contact me, they first have to fight through a dozen PCs with the word "Eyed."
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Re: Names!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 11:27:00 AM »
I have pledged to myself that future characters will use recycled Zalanthan names.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 11:53:59 AM »
I have a lot of characters with Armenian names. It seems fitting to name non-nobles in Zalanthas after the most often screwed over people in the history of earh.
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Re: Names!
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 12:10:08 PM »
I tend to use a lot of norse names.

Alesan

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Re: Names!
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 12:52:57 PM »
http://www.rinkworks.com/namegen/

Almost all of my names come from this. The advanced interface is especially useful if you want a name with a certain sound. I just refresh the page until something sounds good.

Re: Names!
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2015, 02:04:55 PM »
Nasr
Nergal
Nuha

I see what you did there Nergal

and seidhr too, actually

Clearsighted

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Re: Names!
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2015, 02:59:59 PM »
It has been quite a few years, so I don't mind calling them out.

In the Byn, I once had to deal with a Runner named 'Khal Drogo'. This was before even the HBO series, IIRC.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2015, 03:20:08 PM »
I love naming my characters after old Armageddon characters or names from the history page.
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Re: Names!
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2015, 03:36:29 PM »
I love naming my characters after old Armageddon characters or names from the history page.
I've been guilty of reusing names of people in game I once knew (years after their death).
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2015, 03:38:04 PM »
I love naming my characters after old Armageddon characters or names from the history page.
I've been guilty of reusing names of people in game I once knew (years after their death).

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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2015, 03:43:29 PM »
I usually name characters with a view of shortening it to a two or three letter nickname like Pi or Pho or Xo

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2015, 04:32:09 PM »
I always name my characters after common sdesc descriptors, so if anyone ever tries to contact me, they first have to fight through a dozen PCs with the word "Eyed."

That's a great way to get accidentally killed, too.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2015, 04:48:46 PM »
I like names that I can type quickly and smoothly, on the assumption that others are also needing to do that with "assist" or "rescue".

So far I've used Turkish(-derived) and Russian names.
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Re: Names!
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2015, 04:54:11 PM »
I like names that I can type quickly and smoothly, on the assumption that others are also needing to do that with "assist" or "rescue".

So far I've used Turkish(-derived) and Russian names.

That's the kind of initiative I like to see in my Runners. Runner Amos is definitely going to get a rescue from me. Runner Sifqo is fucked, unless he tightens that shit to 'Sif'.

Malken

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Re: Names!
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2015, 04:56:53 PM »
The more K's in the name, the better.

Khae-Khanda the Khan'ibal Seik was my favorite.
“When I was a fighting man, the kettle-drums they beat;
The people scattered gold-dust before my horse’s feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.”

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2015, 05:03:07 PM »
Kakky-Kikky the half-giant and his inix named Kay.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2015, 05:37:25 PM »
Ever need help with a name? Just go look up some shit on League of legends

Oh, so you're the one that has been doing that.
I haven't done it YET!
YET!
I just copy other forms of media.

....
You know which ones.
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Malken

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Re: Names!
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2015, 05:37:59 PM »
Ever need help with a name? Just go look up some shit on League of legends

Oh, so you're the one that has been doing that.
I haven't done it YET!
YET!
I just copy other forms of media.

....
You know which ones.

Pornhub?
“When I was a fighting man, the kettle-drums they beat;
The people scattered gold-dust before my horse’s feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.”

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Re: Names!
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2015, 05:40:13 PM »
I use a lot of Sanskrit and Arabic names for commoners, and Roman names for southern nobles.

Names are preferably around five characters in length as that is the proper length - more is too much, less is too little.

I particularly prefer names that start with B's, C's, F's, and S's.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2015, 08:08:26 PM »
I tend to go through the alphabet.  ... if by tend, I mean that I prefer not to repeat letters until I've completed the entire alphabet (but not necessarily in order).  Yes, I'm a little bizarre.