Author Topic: Names!  (Read 9810 times)

Refugee

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Re: Names!
« Reply #100 on: January 17, 2017, 12:00:49 AM »
I'm way too new to Arm to feel comfortable sharing what I did while naming my character, but over the years, on other games, I've often looked at baby name sites, picked various regions, and then written down the names I liked. Once, I sat down and wrote a list of made-up names, tweaked the letters, rearranged things.

Mostly, when I look at name websites, I pull from a specific linguistic background--Greek, Norse, Hebrew, Arabic, Gaelic, Egyptian, to list a few.

That's what I do too.  Usually some play on Celtic because I like it.

Molten Heart

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Re: Names!
« Reply #101 on: January 17, 2017, 12:50:43 AM »
I look for names in Sandskrit or other languages that fit the theme of my character and then I'll reverse and sometimes manipulate them more, moving/adding/removing letters to make it work.

Lizzie

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Re: Names!
« Reply #102 on: January 17, 2017, 07:15:14 AM »
I think I've posted here before, but I don't feel like looking for it. Usually my names come from random stuff I have on my desk or in my office. Sometimes just from my imagination alone. Once in awhile it'll be an acronym of a word or someone else's name.

There's a lot you can do with word lists from your own desk, like:

air in a can
cheese nips
desk fan
beewax candle
skull candy headset

Just move the letters around til you get something that sounds like it'd make a cool name.
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Miradus

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Re: Names!
« Reply #103 on: January 17, 2017, 09:06:36 AM »

All my names rhyme with "Conan". Because he's the ultimate desert badass.

Riev

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Re: Names!
« Reply #104 on: January 17, 2017, 09:21:30 AM »
Childish Gambino came from Wu Tang Clan's name generator.

I'm just saying, it CLEARLY works ;)
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Names!
« Reply #105 on: January 20, 2017, 08:48:40 AM »
I think I've posted here before, but I don't feel like looking for it. Usually my names come from random stuff I have on my desk or in my office. Sometimes just from my imagination alone. Once in awhile it'll be an acronym of a word or someone else's name.

There's a lot you can do with word lists from your own desk, like:

air in a can
cheese nips
desk fan
beewax candle
skull candy headset

Just move the letters around til you get something that sounds like it'd make a cool name.

Arcan Chesnips, Deskfin Becandle, and Skandy Sethed.

Hrm, you might be on to something.

Lately I just mash letters together and say fuck it.




Aesuna

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Re: Names!
« Reply #106 on: January 22, 2017, 07:07:27 AM »
My foolproof name generation strategy when I'm really stuck is to find a random sentence and take the first syllable or few letters from the beginning (or end) of some of the words. Then I string them together and tweak it until it looks/sounds like I think it should and call it a day.

Lizzie

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Re: Names!
« Reply #107 on: January 22, 2017, 10:30:24 AM »
I think I've posted here before, but I don't feel like looking for it. Usually my names come from random stuff I have on my desk or in my office. Sometimes just from my imagination alone. Once in awhile it'll be an acronym of a word or someone else's name.

There's a lot you can do with word lists from your own desk, like:

air in a can
cheese nips
desk fan
beewax candle
skull candy headset

Just move the letters around til you get something that sounds like it'd make a cool name.

Arcan Chesnips, Deskfin Becandle, and Skandy Sethed.

Hrm, you might be on to something.

Lately I just mash letters together and say fuck it.

I go by brand names. The air in a can is made by "Perfectdata." So a name for my character might be Peferda. Cheese Nips are made by Nabisco. Lots you can do with that: Bisco. Nabi. Scona. Sibna..
Desk fan is an O2Cool. But if I don't wear my glasses it looks like it says OZCOOL. Coza, Lozca. Colza, etc. etc.
Beeswax Candle isn't branded, so I'd make up something with just the thing that it is. Candlee, Sebwel, Nedwalba.
SkullCandy headset - Dyska, Landy, Kul (woah - makes ya wonder right?)..
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Raptor_Dan

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Re: Names!
« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2017, 02:17:04 PM »
My sprinkler system was from the brand 'Rainbird'


So I named my 40th something char 'Rainbird'.

I died to a half-giant named 'The pepsi challenge'.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

Riev

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Re: Names!
« Reply #109 on: January 22, 2017, 06:36:23 PM »
One of my friends from my Ancient Anguish days had a character named "Morex" because at the time, he was looking around the room and found some Memorex pens.

Names certainly aren't hard. Being interesting and important enough for people to REMEMBER your name?



... I'll get back to you.
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Esadal

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Re: Names!
« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2017, 04:16:37 PM »
I typically just roll my forehead across the keyboard, and then pick letters out of the series until a name appears.

That, or I look in the mirror to see which keys left a mark on my forehead..
How about a scavenger hunt?

Miradus

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Re: Names!
« Reply #111 on: January 24, 2017, 09:17:47 PM »

Your application for character named "Nyarlathothep" has been denied.

Your application for character named "Shub-Niggarath" has been denied.

Your application for character named "Cthulhu" has been denied.

Damn it. Why is this so hard?

Bogre

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Re: Names!
« Reply #112 on: January 24, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »
One of my friends from my Ancient Anguish days had a character named "Morex" because at the time, he was looking around the room and found some Memorex pens.

Names certainly aren't hard. Being interesting and important enough for people to REMEMBER your name?



... I'll get back to you.

Whoa, you played Ancient Anguish? Who were you ?

I tripped and Fale down my stairs. Drink milk and you'll grow Uaptal. I know this guy from the state of Tenneshi. This house will go up Borsail tomorrow. I gave my book to him Nenyuk it back again. I hired this guy golfing to Kadius around for a while.

Cind

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Re: Names!
« Reply #113 on: January 24, 2017, 11:18:06 PM »
For the last 18 months I've been using names that sound like a good warrior's name in Claymore. I'm saying this because I'm running out of things to make up.
Look, a petting tregil.  So silky...Feel him.

Riev

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Re: Names!
« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2017, 10:51:09 AM »
One of my friends from my Ancient Anguish days had a character named "Morex" because at the time, he was looking around the room and found some Memorex pens.

Names certainly aren't hard. Being interesting and important enough for people to REMEMBER your name?



... I'll get back to you.

Whoa, you played Ancient Anguish? Who were you ?

Legit NOBODY, but I had a rogue and a shapeshifter back in 'the day'. My next door neighbor, actually, was some three letter name that had like top 5 highest combat skills in the came, but I don't remember who he was. This was like... almost 20 years ago now.

I could still go to the Weapons Trainer, with a two handed sword, and go kill that thing in that quest just for the initial skill bump. Or grab that axe out of that dream world. But by far, the coolest was broiling someone's head with spellaimed magic missiles.

Unfortunately, most of their names don't fit here. "PowerTower" the rock shapeshifter calling himself the "Tower of Power" just doesn't work... unless.. Rukkian...
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Jihelu

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Re: Names!
« Reply #116 on: January 31, 2017, 01:30:30 PM »
Not sure if this was posted before but...
http://www.twinmooncircus.net/n_official.htm

So many names!
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