I don't want to sound overly negative about your posts guys, but I do believe that naming the character is up to each and every individual, and people that whine about others having "silly and not roleplay hurrtarted names durr" are incredibly childish, and should feel bad. But that's just my personal opinion. On the other note, OP's guide is pretty nice for people who are having problems with naming their chars, I often did in the past as well.
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Gandalug 85 Dwarf Paladin - Emerald Dream EU
Wow, thx for the link on first page ! \o/
Also, thanks for the warm feedback, and sorry to those who didn't like it
I recommend one should make a name that means something to him/her, that way one will get better connection with the character. Also knowing the origin of your name goes a long way. Random name generators might give neat results, but one should use them only for getting a basic idea how names can sound like. Unles ofc you get a name that satisfies at least one of two conditions mentioned above
They call me Phleg.In Greek mythology, the river Phlegethon (Φλεγέθων, English translation: "flaming") or Pyriphlegethon (Πυριφλεγέθων, English translation: "fire-flaming") was one of the five rivers in the infernal regions of the underworld, along with the rivers Styx, Lethe, Cocytus, and Acheron. Plato describes it as "a stream of fire, which coils round the earth and flows into the depths of Tartarus." It was parallel to the river Styx. It is said that the goddess Styx was in love with Phlegethon, but she was consumed by his flames and sent to Hades. Eventually when Hades allowed her river to flow through, they reunited.
In Dante's Inferno Phlegethon is described as a river of blood that boils souls. It is in the Seventh Circle and is guarded by centaurs, who force souls to remain at their level. Here are punished the shades who committed crimes of violence against their fellow men (see Canto XII, 46-48). Here are murderers and tyrants: men who through their violent deeds in life caused hot blood to flow and now themselves are sunk in flowing, boiling blood. Dante sees Alexander the Great up to his eyebrows in it.
I think I did well...
My hunter is called shikar.
Loving the guide. Have a friend who has a hunter on as many realms as possible with names with as Bowjob, Bowjob and...yeah, bowjob. Plus "Worgenfreeman". Sigh.
I try and keep my char names as easy as possible. My Paladin is Nilan, which came from Nylan, which came from Dylan. Was listening to the RATM cover of maggies farm when I rolled him. My warlock (also Human) is Sobai, an Anagram (sort of) of the In Flames song SOBer And Irrelevant. Draenei priest named Vilka - Female. Sounded a bit scandanavian. Playing on a mainly finnish server I get constantly asked if im finnish.
Did once have a Rogue called Gori - Gory (An old CS nick) was taken. Only for an Indian guildmate to inform me it means basically "White Woman" in Hindi (I think).
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Oh and the best name I ever saw was DeathandDK ^_^
Very nice guide though, well done on encouraging some creativity with names. Anyone else get annoyed when they see someone name all their alts as variations of their main? Like if your main was Nodds, your alts might be Noddsy, Nodders, Noddery, etc. >.< More imagination please!
I always used Phantoms, then took that alias and made character names based on fun things about myself and the interactions I had with friends in the game.
My main's name is Phantoms, everybody knows me as "Phantom(s)"
My friend's name is Plantiller, everybody knows him as "Plant."
Lo and behold, I made my gnome warlock, and his name was Plantoms.
Thoughts on name blending like that, OP?
You forgot to put undeads on your list
Btw really a good job. Thumbs up.
Love my DK named Pessimist, though im changing it to Fanzworth or Oak soon as I get the professor title
DÅRKÅRTHÅSLO still the worst name one could take.
For over 10 years I've used the name Rohendar in various games. My very first WoW char was thus named Rohendar. People shortened it to Roh. A while ago I started naming all my chars after this theme. I now have:
Rohyourboat (my personal favorite)
Brohmance (my current main)