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perfecto

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Re: Names!
« Reply #125 on: January 18, 2019, 08:51:58 AM »
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Re: Names!
« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2019, 05:31:03 AM »
I've been taking names from my nerd media, turning them backwards, and adding a letter or two to the beginning or the end. Usually misspelled, obviously to make them shorter. Techniques like this create names you wouldn't have normally thought of by yourself.
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Raptor_Dan

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Re: Names!
« Reply #127 on: August 20, 2019, 06:48:13 PM »
I just steal names from the PB, write them down, wait a year.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #128 on: August 20, 2019, 07:40:57 PM »
Most of my characters name's come from this https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/
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Re: Names!
« Reply #129 on: August 20, 2019, 08:07:21 PM »
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Re: Names!
« Reply #130 on: August 21, 2019, 02:03:58 AM »
I make random vowel and consonant sounds out loud until a name I enjoy saying happens.
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Medena

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Re: Names!
« Reply #131 on: August 21, 2019, 02:53:24 AM »
I do all kinds of things to find a name.  Like:

Look up words in other languages.  I had an Elkrosian named Saetta (Italian for lightning bolt) and a Whiran named Adieri (Romanian for wind).  Somebody started calling the latter Eri and it stuck which was cool.  Cool and airy.

Sometimes I look at lists of names from different ethnic groups and maybe change a couple of letters.  Or take common names and change a letter like Susan becomes Jujan.

I also like to have a little joke in the name.   I had a dwarf bard named Noh which was short for Noholds.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #132 on: August 21, 2019, 09:28:55 AM »
I make random vowel and consonant sounds out loud until a name I enjoy saying happens.

I do that too and sometimes what Medena does.

kahuna

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Re: Names!
« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2019, 01:06:04 PM »
Is it just me or have more and more earth-like names been making it thru the application process? I could be wrong but I remember when using popular earth names was a big no-no.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2019, 01:58:32 PM »
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Re: Names!
« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2019, 05:39:14 PM »
Is it just me or have more and more earth-like names been making it thru the application process? I could be wrong but I remember when using popular earth names was a big no-no.

They have indeed been making it through, as have some weird Sdesc words for both players and items.

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Re: Names!
« Reply #136 on: August 22, 2019, 07:58:32 AM »
According to my extreme record-keeping ability, Earth-like names have always been around in game.
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Re: Names!
« Reply #137 on: August 22, 2019, 06:23:01 PM »
Been around, for sure. It just seems like there has been an uptick in approved characters with odd Sdescs and Earth like names. It could just be bias, but it seems that way.