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Re: Names!
« Reply #125 on: January 18, 2019, 08:51:58 AM »
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #129 on: August 20, 2019, 08:07:21 PM »
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« 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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« 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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Barsook

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« 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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« 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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« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2019, 01:58:32 PM »
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« 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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« 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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Hauwke

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« 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.

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« Reply #138 on: August 25, 2019, 08:49:43 AM »
According to my extreme record-keeping ability, Earth-like names have always been around in game.

Yep. They always have. People just like to vaguebook I think. Bad people.
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« Reply #139 on: August 25, 2019, 09:22:41 AM »
I dont think its always been around. I've had applications denied in the past for it when I was new but this is just my experience.

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« Reply #140 on: August 25, 2019, 10:46:33 AM »
I'm not quite sure what you mean.  The top 3 generic names are Amos, Malik, and Talia, which are all real world names.

You probably won't get a Joe in though.  Unless it is a GRRM-style Joh or something.
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kahuna

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« Reply #141 on: August 25, 2019, 11:05:56 AM »
I'm not quite sure what you mean.  The top 3 generic names are Amos, Malik, and Talia, which are all real world names.

You probably won't get a Joe in though.  Unless it is a GRRM-style Joh or something.

I'm not saying no earth-like names find their way into the game, I'm saying that I've rarely seen names that are popular even today. Of course you're going to see some stuff here and there but no one can deny that immersion can be broken when you hear someones name is the same as your own IRL.

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« Reply #142 on: August 25, 2019, 11:37:34 AM »
I'm not quite sure what you mean.  The top 3 generic names are Amos, Malik, and Talia, which are all real world names.

You probably won't get a Joe in though.  Unless it is a GRRM-style Joh or something.

I'm not saying no earth-like names find their way into the game, I'm saying that I've rarely seen names that are popular even today. Of course you're going to see some stuff here and there but no one can deny that immersion can be broken when you hear someones name is the same as your own IRL.

Get over it.

It sucks. If someone had my name in game, it'd be difficult. But its a fantasy game, and I've seen people who literally were roleplaying League of Legends characters.

If its a real problem, complaint it and explain to staff your side. Otherwise, all this does is make people feel bad for not living up to your standard of naming conventions. Staff allowed the name.
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« Reply #143 on: August 25, 2019, 12:45:42 PM »
I'm not quite sure what you mean.  The top 3 generic names are Amos, Malik, and Talia, which are all real world names.

You probably won't get a Joe in though.  Unless it is a GRRM-style Joh or something.

I'm not saying no earth-like names find their way into the game, I'm saying that I've rarely seen names that are popular even today. Of course you're going to see some stuff here and there but no one can deny that immersion can be broken when you hear someones name is the same as your own IRL.

Get over it.

It sucks. If someone had my name in game, it'd be difficult. But its a fantasy game, and I've seen people who literally were roleplaying League of Legends characters.

If its a real problem, complaint it and explain to staff your side. Otherwise, all this does is make people feel bad for not living up to your standard of naming conventions. Staff allowed the name.

Get over what? I'm simply stating my opinion about a game on the discussion board in a thread about names.

Inks

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Re: Names!
« Reply #144 on: August 26, 2019, 06:11:30 AM »
What Riev said.
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« Reply #145 on: September 07, 2019, 12:53:50 AM »
Personally I go one of two ways, take a character I met IC a bit ago and change it up a bit.
Or I just think of a cool sounding word, make it fantasy and boom.
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« Reply #146 on: August 22, 2020, 07:59:49 PM »
Seems we can argue about anything. Character apps used to get denied for alternative fantasy and real life earth names that were super common in our era, there were exceptions.

I know specifically northern tulukis would kinda go with egyptian derivatives or root words which I thought was cool, especially amongst the nobility.

Allanak kinda has its own flavor too.
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« Reply #147 on: August 22, 2020, 11:50:41 PM »
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« Reply #148 on: August 25, 2020, 06:16:12 PM »
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