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Panamah
10-30-2003, 10:47 PM
I love naming character.

Ok, what reason did you pick the name for your character?

Electrae -- 65 cleric. I have a DnD mage named Electra. I always loved Greek civilization and mythology, thus the tribute.

Lysteria Plushfoot -- Listeria is a bacteria which causes food poisoning. :p I thought it made a pretty name for a halfling druid.

Wysteria Plushfoot -- A Plushfoot Sister. Named after the flower. My level 60 druid. Was a main at one time.

Panamah Malfleur -- Well, I didn't name her after the Van Halen song. I didn't even think of it. I just thought of Indiana Jones, kind of a cool adventurer name. So I thought of place names, thought Panama would be a cool girls name. Sounds high adventure. Malfleur is bad french for bad flower. Could think of it as a poisonous flower too.

Tagra Purrfidious -- My Vah Shir shammy cat. Tagra was as close to Tiger as I could get! Purridious... well. :) She was surnamed Itotitawapuddytat for awhile.

Gliss -- My bard. Named after glissando, a musical expression. :)

Verra -- My enchanter. She'll have a last name of Nass (Verra Nass) someday!

Vexation -- my level 47 wizard. :)

Dent, Arthurdent (a deleted ogre warrior)

Femurl (a necro, named after a leg bone)

Those are the most memorable ones. :)

Panamah
10-30-2003, 10:49 PM
BTW: Anyone have the lyrics to VH's Panama song? I can't quite make them out...

Aly
10-30-2003, 11:20 PM
http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/van_halen/mcmlxxxiv/panama/

I'll accept hugs for payment. ^.^~

Nilwean
10-31-2003, 12:38 AM
Random Name Generator > all

random user
10-31-2003, 12:42 AM
From www.dictionary.com

xy·lem
The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

xylem

n : the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels

Xylem is, In essence, that which helps nurture trees and makes them strong. Seemed like a good name.

- Xylem

Suva
10-31-2003, 01:45 AM
Suva came from being a sister to my first character Suli. When I first started playing i had RL friends threaten to not talk to me in the game unless my name was easy to type. Now sometimes I want to crawl in a hole since Suva is so easy to spell I get a large chunk of raid buff requests.

Kineada
10-31-2003, 02:03 AM
Have several toons:

Kineada (druid) - The anime movie Akira. There are several variations on spelling but people recognize it if they've seen the movie.

Milliardo Peacecraft (enchanter) - Gundam Wing. Was an interesting character. Milliardo was a spoiled prince who didn't seem to have any ambition while his alter ego, Zex Marquis was a warlord bent on world domination.

Runrun (warrior) - Just loved the thought of a warrior named Runrun. Even have an emote when I'm training the zone and I want to warn anyone I pass. /em runs by you waving his arms and screaming like a girl. Considering Runrun is an ogre warrior of Rallos Zek, I thought the name would lend a bit of irony.

Marcadores (cleric) - Markers in spanish. He's a spotted frog cleric so the name seemed appropriate.

Ellric (enchanter) - of Melibone fame. If you've never read Michael Moorcock's books, particularly with respect to Elric Kinslayer, you are missing out. In retrospect, I should have made Ellric a shadow knight. Then he could have wielded the black sword Stormbringer. Oh well.

Ixxaxxl (necromancer) - Just for the patern

Cloudien
10-31-2003, 06:07 AM
Started online gaming (Air Warrior before EQ!) just after finishing FF7
FF7 lead role = Cloud (avatar guy on left). Blatantly copied for AW handle.

EQ came, appended random letters that sound vaguely roleplay-ey..

Cloudien, Cloudo, Cloudar...

Seemed a good idea at the time and sorta stuck *shrugs*

FV character 'Golsec Maiaton' came from some real name to fantasy name converter somewhere!

Aidon
10-31-2003, 07:40 AM
Aidon Frostguard: I couldn't get Aiden, which I always liked as a name and seemed to work with a Barbarian. Frostguard because he helped guard the passes of Everfrost.

Aidon Rufflefuzz: Once I grab a name...I tend to use it or something very similar to it so folks know who I am =P Rufflefuzz because, well, that's what the fuzz on his feet and when he's in wolfform does when he's running all over the place really fast.

Geddine
10-31-2003, 08:10 AM
Random Generator here.

Seemed like I could pronounce it, was easy to type. People shortening it to Ged, which didn't seem bad (although recently found out it means goat in some language).

I have this vision of Homer when Marge and him were naming Bart going through thinking of tease names for all the names Marge thought of, I think of that whenever I get a name now.

Grenoble
10-31-2003, 08:27 AM
Grenoble = city in France, happened to picked it out of Les Mis. Often get asked if I'm from France.

Azbaelus (my DE SK) based on a D&D character I had for years.

Lhiandelle (bard) and Panfilla (druid) I just made up.

I'm working on getting a book published, and Grenoble, Lhiandelle and Azbaelus are all characters (book came before my EQ addiction)...I'm afraid if I do get published all three of them will see the nerf bat.

Ladred
10-31-2003, 08:33 AM
Ladred Aka'Lof - Acronym for Life And Death Review Every Detail, Also Known As Lord Of Fools. Ladred/Lad/Laddy is also a real life nickname that I got when I was in highschool.

Dogmai Emotyarp - 'pray to me i am god' spelled backwards.

Cashew Nutz - I love cashews.

Kuolon
10-31-2003, 09:36 AM
Kuolon Treejester - My friend got Kuolan from the RNG and he was a ranger so i thought it would be cool (at the time) to have close to the same name.

Aerwan Bladefury - Aerwan just came to mind when thinking of a name for my warrior and I kinda liked the way it sound.

Xanarchy Budokai - self-explained

I have a couple other alts, but I can't remember their surnames so I won't post them :p

Stewwy
10-31-2003, 09:53 AM
Stewwy - Middle name is Stewart and friends have called me Stew, Stewy, Stewmonger for years. I have used Stewy or some version of it for 10 years in gaming.

Yyevil Knevil - He's the daredevil pulling monk, don't ya know?

James Trutunes - Bard, I was one of the first people on the server and got the name. Also what I used in beta on my Paladin, and my Rl first name.

Jacques - Necro - was my name in French class and one of our next door neigherbors growing up always called me Jacques because he spoke 8 languages.

Stewsa Fizzition - level 29 cleric


I have a quiz for you though. Tell me why this is such a great name for my wifes Rogue.

Matti Hari - my wifes rogue

Panamah
10-31-2003, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Grenoble
Grenoble = city in France, happened to picked it out of Les Mis. Often get asked if I'm from France.


Hah! The only reason I knew that was a city in france was from playing the French Civ in Civ 3. It pops up in the city naming. :)

Jinjre
10-31-2003, 10:50 AM
Jinjre (WE druid) = Ginger. My hubby started a WE ranger at the same time named Phread (Fred). I didn't want it to look to blatantly obvious (Fred and Ginger), so we altered the spelling a bit. Named because in the old models, WEs looked very much like professional dancers. Now their uppers are too big and their lowers are too skinny.

Brutimous Buddafwy (Ogress warrior) Brutimous = Beautfiul + Gorgeous. Her original last name was Barharlot, which is part of her backstory, eventually changed to Buddafwy because when asked "If you could be anything you wanted" Brutimous answered "I'd be a buddafwy" She also thinks that little girl pink makes her pretty, thus her armor is dyed little girl pink except for her hat, gloves and boots. In old models she looks like strawberry shortcake (the doll).

Maleen Ixii (Dwarven cleric): Maleen is the name of a character from a relatively unknown Brother's Grimm Faerie tale. It's a grusome story, she's the main character. Ixii is 911 in roman numerals.

LauranCoromell
10-31-2003, 11:08 AM
Lauran because Lora was taken on the server, she didn't have a last name for a long time. Then when the teleporting situation came about when Luclin first opened, she acquired a surname, Coromell which is a "land breeze". I am rarely upset in game but that did touch a nerve, now happily solved :).

LazyLimey
10-31-2003, 11:17 AM
Abbi Rhode - Storm Warden

Started as a absolute must for quick 4 letter name easy to type and also first to loot alpha - long time ago when exp groups did that - hehe. Then being a Beatles fan I couldn't resist the second name! - Was sorta evolved name not planned at all but hardly a day goes by without someone saying what a cute name - - how much they like it - or how much they love the Beatles!

Have Mag alt also - Abbe Rhode.

Have Cleric named Qurem Betta ! - Just a whimsy try at a meaningful name - don't play her often now tho :)

Scirocco
10-31-2003, 11:52 AM
The word "scirocco" (alt. "sirocco") is Italian, and refer to the hot dry winds that blow up from out of North Africa across the Mediterranean. Seemed appropriate for a nuking "storm wizard" druid that follows Karana.

I'm not your gentler, kinder type of druid....:)

Araxx Darkroot
10-31-2003, 11:53 AM
My internet Nic is Arachnoid. Why? Because I love Spiders, and have two great spider tattooes.
My first character, a High Elf Cleric (shoot me later please) was named Arachno. My second character, a Barbarian Warrior was named Arach Noid, my third character, a Wood Elf Ranger, was named Arack, my fourth character, a Dark Elf Necro, was named Arak (or thereabouts), and my fifth character, a Wood Elf Druid, is named Araxx. I was looking for some variations of the root Arach, and came up with that. My monk is named Araax. And my surname was trying to remain in character and as I am kinda a dark character deep inside, Darkroot was pretty apt.

That's all :)

Panamah
10-31-2003, 11:53 AM
So Scirocco = hot air? :p

Chenier
10-31-2003, 12:34 PM
I love the name Scirocco...=) More on that later...

Chenier Sangeforet...loosely bad French for "The Oak Grower who is the Blood of the Forest"...make it up myself

Scads of mules...I always have "Muleweena" (alway a HE paladin) and my seller mule "Matham" (meaning, "stuff"...always a naked erudite enchanter)

always because they are now in their second iteration

my little gnome enchanter is Tarteene (kinda after the druid cupcake thing...little tart)...dunno if I'm gonna give her a last name or not.

back to Scirocco...I name more computers and printers than I do characters.

Currently, I'm doing winds for computers (just stop doing city names that are hats) so right now I have duende (spanish mythical spirit wind sort of thing), simoom (wind from northern africa, which in Arabic, I think means "poison") and fez (still a "hat" city - and yes, I have a fez hat sitting on fez the computer)...

Recent flowdown machines: mistral (the French "crazy" wind) and casablanca (okay, not a hat, but it's my favorite movie and a place name)

Let's see...also dublin and havana (my solaris boxes - named in the old days, I was boring, just naming them after cities)...

And my printers: cervino, stork, roadrunner, bertha, mufasa, hydra and the newest edition to the family, poodle (cute, but stupid printer - can't process much) =)

Oh and my printer server tuna (big fat thing that moves slow)

Panamah
10-31-2003, 12:58 PM
I love naming computers. Yeah, used to do the theme thing. One theme we had was islands. I used to even name disk drives, a sys admin thing. :)

Islington
10-31-2003, 01:14 PM
Islington - A neighborhood in London. Islington is also one of the major characters in Neil Gaiman's book "Neverwhere." Islington is an angel who lives in London beneath the neighborhood that was named after him. Neverwhere is probably my favorite book of all time and I figured that it was good roleplay for a Paladin to be named after an Angel.

Angelwatch - It's the name of the main bad guys fortress, home, shrine in Thief 2: The Metal Age. I give this surname to all of my "good" characters.

Quistil - Quistis from Final Fantasy 8 minus the S and added an L in it's place to make it sound more elven.

Scirocco
10-31-2003, 01:25 PM
simoom


I did consider "simoom" (Arabic reference to the killer sandstorms, I believe), but it doesn't have the recognition for English speakers that "scirocco" did. (And no, the use of "scirocco" by VW didn't even occur to me until someone pointed it out after a full year of playing EQ.)

Regnon
10-31-2003, 01:26 PM
First Charater: former main, Pally. Afgul DrosDelanoch.

Named after the primitive warriors before the mongols named Afguls.

Drosdelloch, becasue Dros ment From, Del means THE, and loch = lake.

so Afgul from the lake. If i did it correctly.

Regnon Plainswalker: Regnon, dunno just kind of came to me.

Plainswalker: Just thought it sounded really cool, and way better then all the Wolf, fur,tree, lastnames out there. Now everyone ask's me if i played Magic the Gathering, guess the wizzy's in that game are called plainswalkers.

tatankawd
10-31-2003, 01:37 PM
First night I logged into EQ, saw the male WE model, with the leather vest on, and it looked like a native american to me. I like Dances with Wolves, and Bison, so. that was that =)

Snookims Whinzlow (Female Erudite ENC) - Ever watch Family Matters? If so, you'll figure it out =)

Bigith Dwigus (Male Dwarf WAR) - Inherited from a friend, surname was different before GM made him change it. Think of Monty Python movies and you'll know =)

Silvara Drakonsbane (Female WE DRU) - Inherited from same friend, some char from a fantasy novel I haven't read. Surname supposed to be Dragonsbane, but surname selector wouldn't allow it.

Bhrewz Leezard (Male Iksar MNK) - self-explanatory.

Nazarine Faythhealer (Female HE CLR) - Also inherited from same friend, I added the surname.

Tat

Panamah
10-31-2003, 01:38 PM
There was a character in a story I read once, I think her name was spelled Cirocco, Cirocco Jones. She was a starship captain. Always liked that character and subsequently, the name!

Stormlin
10-31-2003, 01:55 PM
Stormlin - I joined the game with a RL friend, and we decided to be brothers. He was a Human Wizard named Rainlin. Originally, we both had the surnames Weatherhem until he retired from the game, and I dropped my surname all together.

Everber Bladesong - Everber was a infamous RP name of mine on MUD's. About 8 years worth of slaughter was attributed to that name ^.^ Bladesong because of Bladesingers from AD&D and it seemed fitting for my woodelf bard.

Mezzmir I'Zing - My gnome chanter. Seemed appropriate.

Stormyy - My assling cleric !

The word "scirocco" (alt. "sirocco") is Italian, and refer to the hot dry winds that blow up

How appropriate... Scirocco... blowing hot air... yah. I dig.


But I think Chenier's name is the bestest. Yup. /nod nod

Diggins
10-31-2003, 02:15 PM
I never exactly looked for any deep philosophy when naming my characters :p

Maximus: My first character. I spent a couple hours browsing various Roman/Greek mythology web sites looking for an interesting warrior name and I came across this guy. Being a human warrior, I doubt I could have made a worse combination at the second month of EQ than this, which is probably why he only got to level 26 before I dumped him.

Diggins: I saw this gnome player running around named Wiggins in June '99 and hey presto! Diggins the assling druid was born. Creative huh? Although, for some weird reason, everyone thought I swiped that name from some Dwarf npc in Kaladim. :rolleyes:

Shadwell: An annoying gnome mage I made to twink out with all the extra gear and plat I had laying around. Named after a bad guy in a Clive Barker novel(forget which one).

Nimchip
10-31-2003, 02:16 PM
nimchip comes from chocholate CHIP .. in RL they used to say i was a chocolate chip cause of my freckles... and Nim cause at the time i like Green Day - Nimrod... so therefore: Nimchip

my surname means puertorican, all puertoricans that play in E`ci have the same surname "boricua". :)

Grygonos Thunderwulf
10-31-2003, 03:12 PM
grygonos thunderwulf- dunno .. just kinda made it up with my own RNG in my head. since I was a karana druid I thought my last name should imply karana in some sense... so thunderwulf seemed like a good choice.

varnay shadowblade - my rogue. varnay... similar to varna... bulgarian town where dracula ran amok... honest to god I had no clue shadbowblade was an accepted RPG term.... like the shadowblade class in daoc. i wanted something to imply roguish hiding, but that i will cut any f00 who steps to mistuh T kinda thing... so shadowblade it was... for any of you brell players.. i had ghnod change that for me :)

ikarikun evangelion..- gee... i wonder where I got this idea........

Santraz - iksar beastlord.. similar to mantaz... an insect character in the oldschool fighting game time killers.

gimli fan
10-31-2003, 04:16 PM
Wolfetone (Human Ranger) - After the Irish hero of French origin. Deleted. Pre-Kunark. I thought Rangers could do what it turned out Druids did.

Bandi (60 Hobbit Druid) - Frodo , Drogo... I wanted Bando. It was gone.

Rakem (49 Euradite Enchanter) - Eric B. & Rakim. Rakim was gone.

Nilray (Dark Elf Wizard) - Liked the name. Deleted in the newbie yard.

Cosmas (40 High Elf Cleric) - Linked to the patron saint of doctors.

Cosane (30 Barbarian Rogue) - Linked to the family farm (missing a letter).

Bogvato (33 Ogre Warrior) - After a little vending machine Homie figure named 'Big Vato'.

Riks (51 Iskar Monk) - Thought an iskar name should have an S.

My vendors name is to cool to spill.

Coltrain (Wood Elf Bard) - Deleted as I do not like to take such a popular name. And needed to make room.

Arvi (44 Wood Elf Bard) - I rather like Avril L. which is a bit odd for my general taste, so took a derivative.

Bogtrot (lvl 1 BL) - I made this when I got sick of monk and on the way out of Oogok I saw a bard that looked beautiful in plate banging their drum...I just could not marh my ugly butt out into the world. He will be next.
Named after Bruce Bogtrotter from the movie Matilda. Also the bog in the green fields, the pete, etc.

Of the unused I think the rogue and warrior were sent to a friends account. They are now cobwebbed there.
Main was Druid, then Enchanter, then Monk, now Bard. Rogue was fun but I only played him a bit. My Druid is always kinda my main, just I do not do anything productive with him.

Ironic that right at the end of Druid balance I quit, then shifted to the Monk as they were nerfed. Just got sick of the monk and started the Bard...and they nerf mana song. So if my (bad) luck holds they will nerf Bards just so I can play all my mains at their low points (save for the Enchanter). Druid and Enchanter are the classes I am most skilled at.

None have last names. Always thought about surnaming my Druid Bogtrotter or Barreltoe.

I had a good one for my monk as well but I forgot it before I went home so oh well.

Avasha
10-31-2003, 06:56 PM
Avasha was the name of my fighter/mage in AD&D. Druid was the closest I could get to having the same type of character (won't die to one hit (from most mobs) but yet can still be a finger~wiggler.

Jeul was created to be the guild-jeweler back when I was in Lords of Drakova eons ago.

Maja was named by a friend. I'm told it means something in Spanish (which I can't remember what...and I don't speak Spanish).

Bartleby
10-31-2003, 11:44 PM
If anyone is a fan of Kevin Smith movies my name should be a glaring reminder of a renegade angel.

Rydex
11-01-2003, 12:48 AM
Rydex. Started as RDX, added a few vowles (Y is almost a vowl, right?) and it became RyDeX. RDX is a high grade exsplosive. I realy like nuking things............... (Guess im not the "gentler, kinder type of druid...." eather).

Servile Sepulture (rogue) rougly means servent of the grave.

Audrina
11-01-2003, 01:55 AM
Audrina. From the prerequisite teenage girl read, "My Sweet Audrina" Not the most enlightening of books :p ... but I liked the name and it has stuck will me all these years.

Aluaeia
11-01-2003, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Panamah
There was a character in a story I read once, I think her name was spelled Cirocco, Cirocco Jones. She was a starship captain. Always liked that character and subsequently, the name!

Titan/Wizard/Demon trilogy by John Varley.

As for my name...

Random Name Generator + horrible scream of pain = win

My first real character was Sarrin (halfling warrior, now banned), because Sarin (yes, as in the nerve gas) was taken.

Edit: Oh yeah, surname came because I ended up downloading massive quantities of anime, I realized my character looked somewhat like Asuka, and in the end the whole thing sounds vaguely religious.

Panamah
11-01-2003, 09:20 PM
Titan/Wizard/Demon trilogy by John Varley.

Yeah, loved those books.

Toprem
11-01-2003, 11:01 PM
Toprem - A jumble of the words "Me Port" or "Port Em", never got around to making a good jumble for my surname...

Sawin - RNG I believe, someone once told me to make his surname "Logs", as in "Sawing Logs."

Pjummpuj - The frog I made, "Jump Jump."

Sunwukong Stormrider
11-02-2003, 01:21 AM
Sunwukong = Grandchild awakenen to the emptiness, well the best that i can translate it. The monkey lord/king/god in Chinese Mythology. I am year of monkey, so i had to pay tribute.

King Burgundy
11-02-2003, 10:39 PM
Xandelwyn - Was an npc's name(second in command of thieves guild) in an old DND campaign I used to run, I just always really liked the name and he easily become my favorite NPC to run. After I stopped running him in DND I started to use the name in other games I played too.

The last name, Deindrael, was made up from an amalgamation of a few different languages(Latin and Hebrew), and in my new made up mutt language it would mean "Terrible Tree of Life"

-- Oh, and my board name is a literal translation of my real name from arabic into english, although there is some liberty taken with the last name as rather than just plain old burgundy, it would be King of the Burgundy colored fruits. *chuckle*

Koldriana
11-02-2003, 11:58 PM
I just made mine up..sounded pretty cool. I got the last name ConstanlyLost because I am - although its a little better now with the maps and such. I used to beg my guildies to come and rescue me at least once or twice a day because I would get lost :p

Mostly everyone calls me 'Kold' so when I made my alts I kept the name as similar as possible so people could find me. I play on a couple servers, but the names always start with Kold.
Koldariah
Koldi
Koldrith
Koldee
Koldiah
Kolderon
Koldaney

I'm so creative haha - actually its alot of work trying to come up with the 'kold' names. I wanted Koldwynne (like Cold One) but every variation that I could think of is already taken :(

*edit for spelling

Jemia
11-03-2003, 02:12 PM
I chose Jemia Zypher for two reasons.. Jemia is a feminine version of what I call my boyfriend. His name is Jeremy, so shortened it to Jem ,the son's nick name in the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird. And Zypher for the last name, cuz he has a lvl 62 druid named Kendrix Zypher, just seemed logical.

Khardan
11-03-2003, 05:46 PM
Khardan (main) - named for Khardan Chirin khan, local tribes leader in 16th centurey china, conquered Yarkand Khanate.

Khartoon - where I store old druid gear

Khardigan Sweater - a$$ling warrior twink

Pachyderm (bazaar elephant) - cuz a mule wasn't big enough

Photosynthesis - My new frog paladin!

Oddly Enuff- a twink gnome enchanter

Chenier
11-03-2003, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by Khardan
Pachyderm (bazaar elephant) - cuz a mule wasn't big enough

that's cute =)

Reminds me of my favorite char name for a bazaar seller mule..."Joes" (when in trader mode is "Trader Joes")

Corvalis
11-03-2003, 06:26 PM
'Corvalis' in Spanish = "Heart of the Valley" (seemed fitting for a druid)

I got it from living near Corvallis, Oregon a few years back.

Clakar
11-04-2003, 11:01 AM
Clakar = AD&D name for a Flying Monkey / Gorilla :p

Wasn't the name I wanted as all the names I tried I couldn't use.

It just happen to work and rhymes with my nic-name Slacker :p

Darlyn
11-04-2003, 01:24 PM
Darlyn - real name Darlene ..easy and not very creative! But it works for me.

Cloudien
11-04-2003, 06:45 PM
I just about remember talking to Darlyn in-game.. last night? (Had been on the Real Ales, so memory is fuzzy! lol)

Fenmarel the Banisher
11-05-2003, 06:47 AM
Fenmarel Mestarine The Lone Wolf is a member of the Seldarine (Elven Pantheon) in the Forgotten Realms. He is the patron of Feral Elves, outcasts, scapegoats, and isolation. When I started this character I wanted to see how far I could get solo without any outside help. I enjoyed the ability of Druids to turn into wolves. Every thing about the concept seamed to fit with what I to accomplish so I just stole the name and violated the naming policy.

The second part of my name was given to me at the end of a 3 part GM event as the last act of an out going GM (Blixtev) from our server. It was an event that involve the Banishing forever of a Powerful Wizard NPC named Marteen that had been terrorizing Freeport for a long time. It is also I think a side ways joke to the fact that Blixtev liked to use high end curse effects like Marl and Gravel Rain on his villain NPCs and, I was forever condemed to "Banishing" these effects as being one of the few GM event regulars with Remove Greater Curse and Pureblood.

Romidar
11-05-2003, 11:34 AM
There's an old comic book character (and short lived toy) called ROM: Spaceknight. He was basically a paladin who gave up his humanity (became a cyborg) to fight off a menace to his planet. Even talked like a classical paladin. ;)

I took that named and modified it to "Romidar" for my first AD&D character back in the early 80's.

I'm always amused now when people call me "Rom" for short, given the genesis of my name.

My druid's name was randomly generated and didn't get a last name until his 40's. Basically someone said something about "the d@mn druid," but the badword filter (which I hadn't turned off on that account) changed it to "the draw druid." The name Draw struck and I made it his last name - now everyone calls him "The Draw." (For that matter, he refers to himself as The Draw - he always refers to himself in the 3rd person... it's funny how a 2-boxed character can develop such a different personality than the main, and he has QUITE the personality.)

B_Delacroix
11-05-2003, 12:06 PM
Sounds like the great and powerful Menlo. Just Menlo. My wizard.

I sometimes RP with him in zones and it drives people nuts when he is talking like the pompous wizard of Oz before the man behind the curtain is discovered.

Why Menlo? It was short. No other mystical reasoning.

My paladin's name. Baptismo. It turns out to be Portugese for what it sounds like. I didn't know that at the time, I just had to come up with a name that got passed the filters and wasn't too cheesy.

Delacroix. Its French, of the cross. Seems to work, no? I used to get grief about it from French people. They'd find out I was American and say "but that's a French name, don't you know that?" Um, like there is some international law that says I can't use it? They don't seem to care anymore.

Alaene
11-05-2003, 12:45 PM
Alaene came from the random generator, and I liked it even though I could never figure out how to pronounce it. Several years later I read Katherine Kerr's Aberwyn series and noticed a character of almost the same spelling, Aleana I think, which made me smile. Easier to pronounce that one, though :)

My alt (male) troll warrior, Fluffee Bunnee, was named for the humor value in seeing such an incongruous name above an ugly troll face.

My female highelven enchanter alt, who never got past the early teens but was roleplayed as a "girl power" kinda gal, was named Circum. I was tossing up whether to risk the attention of the GMs by choosing "Sisam" or "Sizor" as a surname. Probalby would have ended up with Navigated or something equally humorless :)

Finally, several friends and I named gnomish alts (wish they could have been monks!) Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michaelangelo (or as close as the server would allow). With a few more members we were planning a guild (for amusement value only) with a name like Hero's in the Halfshell, or if that failed something that abbreviated to TMNT).

Ahh, the good ol days :)

Darlyn
11-05-2003, 12:54 PM
Cloudien, yes it was me!! Figured i would give you a /tell to harass you.. you know - all us friendly druids do that!

Cloudien
11-05-2003, 02:59 PM
Yea I remember now, always nice to see Grovers in-game :)

Kulothar
11-06-2003, 09:45 AM
Release day I created Unklothar as short for my D&D, LoK and Air Warrior name Unkle Lothar. By day 5 (about 15hrs played) I had lost my corpse (again) in greater Faydark and couldn't find it.. At the suggestion of the Druid community, I rerolled my character to put his points in Wisdom instead of Agility, but it wouldn't let me name him Unklothar any more. after several attempts Kulothar was the first name the game would accept.

sierradane
11-12-2003, 09:43 AM
Before playing Everquest, I wrote RP stories about Star Wars with a group of people and my characters name was Sierra Dane. One of those writers started playing EQ, and I bought the game to see what he was so excited about.

When I made my first character, I didn't know that eventually you would be able to have a surname, so that name I had chosen was: Sierradane.

We then moved from Bristlebane to Luclin and I wanted to be Sierra, but someone else had it. Had to add an extra A to be Sierraa. When the time came for a surname, I threw in that extra A there as well: Daane.

My other characters are named after characters I wrote for in teh Star Wars RP:
Noelani (Bard-name sounds musical) and Daarian(Druid-I love Druids) (there's those "family" two A's). Some already had Trinity, another SW RP character, so I chose Tyrany for my Rogue.

My enchanter, I named Saedie for no real reason other than I liked the name. Laierra (Ranger) is a combination of my name and that of my EQ husband Laranis.

Chloey (SW RP Character)

The rest of my characters have various spellings of Sierraa and Chloey: Seeaira, Khloey, Ceara, Sieria.

BTW: My RL name is Sarah

Tiniane
11-12-2003, 10:10 AM
Another random name generator person here.

Nearly all of my alts are named as variations of Tiniane as well - Tinianne, Tyniane, Tynyane, Tinianna etc etc... I have a few early alts named by the random name generator which I log on every now and again to confuse my Guildies with.

And my warrior's name is Ruthmarie - she's named after me :)

Hugs,
Tiniane.

Macnbaish
11-12-2003, 02:53 PM
Mine is a combination of a high school nickname, Macnbaish, and Legolas from LoTR. yes I know lame to take that but I've been a fan for years and read the trilogy three times... I've earned it. Macnbaish is actually a loose variation of my last name :p

Drake09
11-12-2003, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Chenier
that's cute =)

Reminds me of my favorite char name for a bazaar seller mule..."Joes" (when in trader mode is "Trader Joes")

Pachyderm was taken on my server :(

But coincidentally Chen, my mules name is "ShopAtJoes"

Verbeeks Postalfury
11-12-2003, 04:40 PM
Lets see I am Verbeeks Postalfury

Every EQ character i have is named after an NHL hockey player.. usually one from the Hartford Whalers (now carolina hurricanes)

the Postalfury has to do with the fact i am a mailman lol although that part is probably easy to firgure out hehe

Verbeeks
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