How/What do you name your characters in RPGs?
10.01.2013 @ 13:37 #1
If it's a fantasy game. I always refer to Andrzej Sapkowski's characters here http://witcher.wikia...s_in_the_novels and try to mix and match them with other names.
For example I found the name "Giuscard Vermuellen" and named my Dark Souls character "Van Giuscard"
I also try to find meaning within the names like my Skyrim character "Askellad" which means "ash lad". Ysgramor and Tiber Septim also had ash related nicknames from what I remember,which is why I picked that name.
How do you guys name your characters?
10.01.2013 @ 13:46 #2
For example, for my canon playthroughs of Baldurs Gate I and II, back in the day, I used a Mage called "Ged", after the protagonist of the "Earthsea" novels, by Ursula K. Le Guin.
10.01.2013 @ 15:12 #3
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10.01.2013 @ 16:05 #4
10.01.2013 @ 17:04 #5
For games like Fallout I chose Lukas Cage (don't mistake it with Luke Cage ;P)
When I don't want to take one of this I just simply make up one that sounds right in that game.
10.01.2013 @ 21:27 #7
10.01.2013 @ 22:11 #8
Skyrim character: Ariana. Blatantly went for a female version of Aryan because I love his name. Design-wise I tried to give her Geralt's profile (nose; pic), so it's another nod to TW2.
VtM:B character: Scarlett. I know, never heard such a name related to a vampire before! It's pretty cliched, but I thought it appropriate because I made her a Toreador, the type of vampire that's very vain and usually into arts/entertainment. I was thinking of Vivien Leigh as Scarlet O'Hara.
10.01.2013 @ 23:09 #10
-Man: Barkeon, Asor, Gaunt, Kendall (best Guild Wars chara ever) and Jethro.
-Woman: Helina and Clarissa.
But ultimately I pick one of those names (or another) and go one step further, like for example "Barkeon Fier Gundnamas" for Mount & Blade XD . Or the best idea that I had ever in my life: something + Purple + something else.
11.01.2013 @ 00:19 #12
I usually use a variant on my own name for the first playthrough (Two versions, one male, one female).
That fell apart spectacularly in one game where it just so happened that there was a companion with the same name at the start. Confused the hell out me for a few minutes.
Any animal companion is always called Sheba, regardless of species or gender. (Named after my youngest cat).
11.01.2013 @ 00:31 #13
It's weird sometimes though, because the names will not fit the type of game I'm playing at all.
11.01.2013 @ 00:42 #14
13.01.2013 @ 13:02 #16
If we're talking about mmo where names generally get taken by another character, I look for fictional characters in games/books/mythology etc or go back to combining multiple words but this time in latin, as very few people goes through the trouble of getting a name written in latin.
If we are looking at making up names I generally feel you need to be a bit careful cause more often than not you realize later on that your made up name is extremely retarded.
13.01.2013 @ 16:53 #17
take that to the depths of forever,
and you still will barely have a glimpse
of what I'm talking about"
15.01.2013 @ 01:17 #18
Back then, I can't help name my characters with profanities.
Later, when I grow up a little, I start to keep the original names. I do that until now.
- Yarpen Zigrin
15.01.2013 @ 01:28 #19
Thus Guy N'wah, private eye, was deported to Morrowind, where he was surprised that everybody seemed to know his name.
[Guy Noir bobblehead copyright American Public Media]
All desire to shirk,
Shall during off hours exhibit his powers
To Madame Tussaud's wax-work.
[G&S, "A more humane Mikado"]
15.01.2013 @ 02:10 #20
In games where character have pre-set names I'll usually stick to the defaults, though I'll admit to going overboard at times: