How/What do you name your characters in RPGs?
15.01.2013 @ 02:27 #21
Since there are women named "Ruby," I figure "Sapphire" and "Amethyst" aren't that strange for a woman's name, so I use them with my more girly characters. I usually use "Cobalt" when I'm creating a character who I expect to be especially tough. When I started my most recent play-through of Baldur's Gate, my husband came up, looked at my character, and said, "So, is this Sapphire?"
I may be over-using those names a tad.
15.01.2013 @ 05:20 #22
After that I actually gave it some thought and tried to think of a name appropriate for the game/setting and mood, relying on fantasy clichés and using name and surname. For example, something like Ragnar Thunderhammer would have been appropriate for a dwarven warrior. I never chose that one name in particular though, but nowadays I keep thinking Ragnar Lodbrok (like the hero) would be a good name for a dwarf. It just sounds so... dwarven.
Eventually I got into the whole scandinavian/norse mythology thing and decided to stick with that to name my characters. Especially like the Volsung clan as you can tell, so I'm usually "Volsung". I also deformed names from a few gothic kings, like Eormanric and Alareik, and germanic chieftains like Arminius.
Sometimes I choose simple names. My Fallout character throughout the series was simply "Karl".
Recently for Legend of Grimrock I gave my characters all sorts of names, like Snapper, Claws and Fricka. But I couldn't resist those gray walls and named my minotaur Asterion. Who would seriously venture down a dark labyrinth without a minotaur?
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15.01.2013 @ 05:34 #23
▫ Dona ▫ said:
This is probably what I'll do for Cyberpunk, naming the character after famous philosopher scientist,actor or character in films.
15.01.2013 @ 06:31 #24
15.01.2013 @ 11:57 #26
And i use kind of nicknames instead normal names. Like "Firefist", "Rageclaw", "Riverwind", "Ironbeard" or such. Sounds like native American.
And when i'm drunk, i use funny (if you are 10 years olds) Turkish/Ottoman names, I often regret those ones...