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Character Names

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Blades of Vanatar, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Did you ever notice yourself using the smae names for your character in the many different games we play. I usually use the following...

    Good Characters - Valan Sunstar
    Evil Characters - Crimson Stormshadow

    What names do you use?
     
  2. Saber

    Saber A revolution without dancing is not worth having! Veteran

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    Saber for most RPG and FPS games (sometimes with BlackHawk in front of it, if Saber is taken).

    For the browser RPGs I play, I go with Star Wars names like BaronFel, TurrPhennir (they were both pilots in the Saber squadron, ironically), or Antilles (in honor of Wedge).

    I use Kierex (or Keirex) sometimes too; he was a character I wrote about whose name I liked, so I use that.
     
  3. Ironhawk Skylord

    Ironhawk Skylord If a tree kills alone in the forest, does it make

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    Take a wild guess, ;)

    That is the name I mostly use.

    Others are:

    Daerron Lightbringer

    Galadan Wolfslord

    Bombastic huh?

    That's the point. I never played PnP.

    I took one look at some people at my high school back then, wearing purple capes, running around with a styro foam two hander, and presenting them with char names like Gromnir the Magnificent, and I looked after the nearest exit.

    I thought it might be contagious, or a bad batch of LSD.

    My char names is meant as a joke.

    But I only play good alignments, never played evil.
     
  4. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] I have a hundred D&D characters, a hundred and sixty OWoD characters. I tend to use them for most things I sign up for.

    Outside of that I always have characters from Chirofen or other planets I can use as well :wave:
     
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    My brother constantly uses the same names in all the games we play. I, on the other hand, usually give my characters 4-letter names because I'm lazy. Ryu or Bo for males and Nina for females (just like Breath of Fire).
     
  6. Déise

    Déise Both happy and miserable, without the happy part!

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    I tend to use my real name now, though when I was younger I tended to use names from other games or some fantasy story. I usually round out my party with friends based on who most resembles the character. It's very much the character I want comes first though, I don't generally try to make the character resemble them.
     
  7. Triactus

    Triactus United we stand, divided we fall Veteran

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    I actually never use the same names twice. I make up my character's personality, then find a name that sounds like him. It's not usually a name that means something (ex. Dargoan, Lassander, Naatia, etc for a human, Sooll'ussoo, Fillys'ataa, etc for an elf). I rarely play other races, so I don't have templates for dwarves or gnomes...
     
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    Always Lambert. At one point I decided thinking of names sucked... so always Lambert.

    For girls NWN generator had Threnia once and I kind of liked that.

    For Icewind Dale my party had 4 so I need Beren and Luthien as well...

    But always Lambert :p
     
  9. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

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    I use 'Kitrax' for all my male PCs. Real original, I know... On the rare occasion I have a female PC, I don't remember what I name them because it's been so long. IIRC, I played Diablo 2 with an Amazon name 'Sasha'.
     
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    Male characters it's usually a slight variation on my real name or on TheMagister.

    With Female characters it's usually just Jade
     
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    Is this in any way a tribute to former Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert?
     
  12. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    My guess is Highlander had something to do with it.
     
  13. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I once used CHARNAME in BG2
     
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    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    Finding the name that is right for a character is much more important than stuff like skillpoints, feats and abilities or such. Its even more important with PnP when a name (real name, given name, nickname) can really help portray a character and turn it into a believable entity.

    A name can really define who a character is. Its absence can be a fantastic element of characterization as well. Think about Clint Eastwood's character in the westerns he made with Sergio Leone: the man with no name has a mythological ring to it.

    There were a few games (CRPGs) I actually started over because I thought of a better name half way through.

    Using the same name over and over is not really a possibility although I've used variations in the past I tend to go for sounds and sometimes meaning (in different languages provided it sounds right to me).

    I don't mean to dice the choice of Lambert as a name for a CRPG character but to me it would be a major immersion breaker (even more if Blades turns out to be right).

    That's goooooood!!! :shake:
     
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    [​IMG] I think the only 'silly' name I have given is to my character Trauma in Dark Heresy, it was one of the names in the book suggested for her and dear gods it fits her like a glove! :D
     
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    Neither actually. Haven't seen Highlander anyway :p

    Basically I was making a bard to play through the BG games with. I chose Lambert after deciding making names fun-ness to time ratio was horrible. And I just wanted to play a game. Lambert is decidedly goofy, but can go either way. Works as a first or last name for some versatility.
     
  17. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I played a Blade in BG2 once, guess what I named him?
     
  18. Triactus

    Triactus United we stand, divided we fall Veteran

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    Lambert? :p
     
  19. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Nope, O-Ren Ishii... he was a cross-dressing samurai Blade... but got his head chopped off mid-game...:p
     
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    Was he based on you? Do you feel not yourself in man clothes? You can tell us... we understand... :D
     
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