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.
Depresszió Wish you never met me. Where the last wave broke. Devils Never Cry. The Infection Loner.
Vista Point Puzzle Call Your Name. One Piece Nie ma nic When I'm gone To be loved. Asylum All That Remains.
Persona 4 Sztandary Eloi Chain Rebirthing. Enter the Metro. Till Death Do Us Part Shadow of a Soul Sign
The Animal 13 Abnormalize Insomnium Great Escape. Devil May Cry 3 Serpentine. Metro. Memories
Before I Die Namae No Nai Kaibutsu Yokan Playing God Tales of Xillia Enough? Witchcraft. Closer. River Flows In You
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
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.
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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: