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  1. #41
    1. Samin
    2. Draenei Paladin (male)
    3. It basically comes down to just a random name that I liked the sound of. There was no relation to the race or class I picked.
    4. Barely. It's no special name. It enables RP as it's not immersion-breaking. There was a shortly popular song whose artist was often wrongly named Samin but actually is called Samim. People asked if my name was related sometimes but as barely anyone remembers the song that doesn't really happen anymore (I like the song, but no relation)
    5. Some details on question 3: Originally my Tiefling rogue in Neverwinter Nights 2. Which I came up from a variation of a random ferret familiar name in the same game (Tamin) and I liked the sound of the name so I stuck with it for much things afterward, especially RPGs because it doesn't break the immersion (for a wide spectrum of different settings too). Except for my main and my (now abondoned) first character, I named all my other numerous characters according to their race, class and/or general idea behind the character (for the immersion and all). Choosing a character name was often >50% of character creation time.
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    1. Interitus [death in latin]
    2. Worgen [for 1% crit (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻] warlock
    3. Surprisingly no one got it before me
    4. Better than "harrydotter" or "Demonbendestro" by me

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    1. Vhailor
    2. Orc Death knight (male)
    3. Stole name of most badass character in most badass RPG game ever made (planescape: Torment)
    4. People who get reference usually give me seal of approval

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    Mage:
    1. Líná
    2. Mage/Belf
    3: it's the name of an anime character, Lina Inverse
    4: Other than people thinking I'm a girl when I'm not, not really (Which happens rarely! People usually assume everyone is male!)

    Paladin 1:

    1: Ótis
    2: Paladin/Belf
    3: It's my actual name
    4: No

    DK:
    1: Manwithsword
    2: DK/Goblin
    3: It's an old IRC nickname, and I was out of ideas
    4: Nope

    Paladin 2:
    1: Drshephard
    2: Paladin/Belf
    3: It was meant to be a healing paladin, and a reference to the Doctor character, Jack Shepherd, from LOST.
    4: nope!

    Paladin 3:
    1: Otís
    2: Paladin/Belf
    3: It's my name, again!
    4: nope

    Monk
    1: Edaná
    2. Monk/Belf
    3: It's a name of a female Irish Monk, soooo....
    4: Other than people thinking I'm female when I'm not, not really

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    1. What is your main character's name? : Sigma
    2. what is their class and race : Human Warlock
    3. Why did you choose this name? : "Sigma" or Some variation of it has been a name I have used in games since I played a spectrum Game Sigma 7
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others? : Nope, Why would it
    5. any other info you think would be helpful! : I am a chocolate chip cookie, nom nom nom!
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    Sigma : Super Intelligent Giant Moldy Anchovy

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    1. Schrei
    2. Blood elf priest
    3. I began a trend of choosing German words for my character's names, and after cruising for a bit, found that Schrei means scream which was fitting for a priest.
    4. I've had a few people ask me about German stuff since they recognized the name, and countless people mispronounce it, but otherwise no.
    5. Names have to fit the feel of the character, and in a way help define them in my head. For example, my warlock is named Eis, and I imagine her personality to be very cold and cruel, truly a warlock type. And with my priest, a scream can be a vicious thing or a cry for help, sort of embodying the duality of her holy/shadow. Idk. JUST THOUGHTS.

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    Name: Trishula (formerly Whatt)
    Class: Pandaren Mage (formerly Goblin Mage (Cata), started as Undead Mage)
    Reason for the name: I've ended up naming all my toons after cards in Yu-Gi-Oh. Trishula is a three headed Ice Dragon.
    Affect my gameplay: No not really, other than since the name is a feminine one, people could misinterpret it.
    Anything else: I try to find card names that fit the class. Like my Shaman named Raioh which means Thunder King. My monk named Daisojo, which is also a monk card from Yu-Gi-Oh. Or my Death Knight named Tragoedia. (I wanted it to be Gorz, but I couldn't D: )
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    1. What is your main character's name? Gunship
    2. what is their class and race? Undead Mage
    3. Why did you choose this name? Inspired by ICC boss fight, leveled it together with my brother's character Rotface (unfortunately Festergut was taken on my realm or I'd have taken that instead)
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others? Not at all.
    5. any other info you think would be helpful! I do not in fact have cannons sticking out of the side of my body.

  10. #50
    1. Bureaulamp (dutch for desk light if you hadn't already guessed)
    2. Night elf warrior (female)
    3. I had no inspiration, so I looked around the room
    4. How I play the game, no. I do have the habit of using my IRL name on voice chat and I get easily recognized as a dutchy by fellow dutchies. I also get annoyed when people call me Bur, but that's not a big deal I suppose. Oh, and whenever I see other characters named after dutch words for inanimate objects I give them a cheer or whisper them "nice name" or something.
    I don't think this matters nearly as much as you think it does.

  11. #51
    I'm going to do all of my 'mains'

    1. What is your main character's name?
    2. what is their class and race
    3. Why did you choose this name?
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others?
    5. any other info you think would be helpful!
    1. Hobb
    2. Tauren Druid
    3. There was a Robin Hobb book next to me.
    4. Easy name to say and type, back in vanilla/TBC people often accused me of copying a famous paladin called Hobb, but I hadn't, now days nothing special.
    5. N/A


    1. Kipling
    2. Troll Shaman (was Tauren)
    3. Was a pack of Mr Kipling Cakes next to me
    4. English people get the reference and ask for cakes, I link a cake and play my macro for "Kipling does make exceedingly good totems"
    5. N/A


    1. Kuniku
    2. Dwarf Priest
    3. Japanese for Desperation Measure - seemed to fit the disc mantra
    4. Nothing really
    5. N/A

    1. Kagekogoe
    2. Night Elf Rogue
    3. Vagely japanese for shadow whisper (semantics might not quite be right, couldnt be arsed to wait to check it with my Japanese teacher)
    4. Often gets shortened to Kage, which is fine, as thats what I orginally wanted but was taken, means shadow
    5. N/A

    1. Nurgle
    2. Undead Warlock
    3. Warhammer God of Fear through death and decay, seemed very fitting for an affliction lock
    4. Some people get the reference, early on in vanilla i'd sometimes get whispers from people complaining that i was using the name they wanted...
    5. N/A


    1. Tiste
    2. Blood Elf Tankadin
    3. Tiste Edur is a race from the malazan book of the fallen, not sure if its overly fitting or not, but its a cool and often rare name - often use it for toons on other servers etc
    4. Nothing to mention - think somebody commented saying it meant something silly in danish or something
    5. N/A


    1. Sagiri
    2. Panda Monk
    3. Japanese for Mist - going to be a mistweaver
    4. N/A
    5. N/A
    Last edited by Kuniku; 2013-04-23 at 11:08 AM.

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    1.Stereotypes
    2. Orc Warrior
    3. I thought it would sound cool, and was to lazy to try to ticket the name James
    4. I think people really hate Stereotypes in BG's
    5. Don't drink and drive.
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  13. #53
    1. Felilah (often shortened to Feli)
    2. Undead female priest
    3. I transferred the character and found my old name was taken, so I just came up with a random name. Felilah sounded fitting for UD female
    4. I don't think so, though I'm not sure if people treat me nicer because I play a priest with feminine name
    5. N/A

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    Quote Originally Posted by solluth View Post
    Hey guys I'm doing a survey for my class regarding the relation between someones toon and themselves! if you could just answer these questions it woul really help me out!! thanks!

    1. What is your main character's name?
    2. what is their class and race
    3. Why did you choose this name?
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others?
    5. any other info you think would be helpful!

    thanks so much everyone!!
    1. Kasumi
    2. Troll rogue
    3. Because it was my favourite character in the mass effect series. It used to be called Crow when it was a human because they sounded cool as a human.
    4. Not realy. Everyone still calls me Air since that was what my raiding toons name started with for 6 years.
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    1: Amongo
    2: Troll priest
    3: I were bored and felt like making an immature name for a character i were never gonna play anyway. Somehow i made it my main :/
    4: People dont seem to care for the name other than when they get pissed at me. thats when people will make puns and shit with my name, though i dont really care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solluth View Post
    1. What is your main character's name?
    2. what is their class and race
    3. Why did you choose this name?
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others?
    5. any other info you think would be helpful!
    I have 2 "mains" so will answer for both.
    1: Velexis
    2: Human Paladin
    3: It's a relic from back in Wrath when she was a Belf. Felt like keeping the name when I went Draenei and then later human
    4: No. A name is just a name.
    5: Her name has never changed, she has always been known as Velexis.

    1: Melaeno
    2: Human Death Knight
    3: He was previously known as Melaeny when he was a female Draenei, that name didn't go well was a male Human though, so I changed it slightly
    4: No. A name is just a name.
    5: This character has gone through a lot of names, from the original Agiecia back in wrath when it was a female Nelf, to where it is today I think I've gone through atleast 5 names.


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    1) Raelbo
    2) Tauren Hunter
    3) It was an old RP nickname for my archer, a combination of a railgun and bow.
    4) Not really.

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    I have two that I make sure to get level and gear before any others.

    1. Redlo
    2. Night Elf Warrior
    3. I thought the name was really elvish sounding back when I made him as my first trial character. It actually took me about 2 years to realize his name was "older" backwards and no, it obviously wasn't intentional.
    4. Most people just call me Red, even on my other alliance characters during raids or just general guild chat.
    5. I love night elves and have made sure that each one is given a proper elvish-sounding name.

    1. Malechai
    2. Goblin Warlock
    3. Malechai (and any other variation) is a favorite name of mine and one I hope to name my future kid. That and the one kid named Malechai I know in my life looks like a red-haired goblin, hence my reasoning.
    4. Most just guildees call me Mal, since he's the horde character I play the most.
    5. Goblin warlocks are the best. Just don't question it. I don't want to hear about any of that racial talent stuff, goblin locks rock. That's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solluth View Post
    Hey guys I'm doing a survey for my class regarding the relation between someones toon and themselves! if you could just answer these questions it woul really help me out!! thanks!

    1. What is your main character's name?
    2. what is their class and race
    3. Why did you choose this name?
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others?
    5. any other info you think would be helpful!

    thanks so much everyone!!

    1: Døde
    2: Undead Death Knight
    3: Døde means *Died* in norwegian, it fits both the undead and the death knight aspects.
    4: Nope, except causing problems for non-norwegians inviting my character
    5: I also like the name since its short and easy to pronounce on mumble since everyone in the guild is norwegian.
    Cerunnir - Frost/Blood Death Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by solluth View Post
    Hey guys I'm doing a survey for my class regarding the relation between someones toon and themselves! if you could just answer these questions it woul really help me out!! thanks!

    1. What is your main character's name? Mangham
    2. what is their class and race? Rogue Human
    3. Why did you choose this name? Its my real last name
    4. does your name affect how you play the game and interact with others? No but everybody knows the Mangham!
    5. any other info you think would be helpful! People sometimes dont believe that is my real last name because it sounds too much like "Manga"

    thanks so much everyone!!
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