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 Post subject: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:00 pm 
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I peeked through the "old" topics to do my best to make sure that I didn't suggest something that had already been done. If I missed it, please forgive me! I was surprised to not see this topic, unless of course I am as blind as a bat.

Also, I know I read a blog post the other day about how Blizzard needs to reset/redo the name generator because almost all the names are taken. Plus, there are many names that could be freed up that haven't been logged in on/played in a while. When I find this post/reference I will add it to this thread, as it got me thinking on this topic. If anyone knows where to find it, please post it here!

Edit: I found quite an old shared topic from February 2008 http://blogazeroth.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=449 in a consolidated topic list that I somehow missed. Maybe we can give it another go and see what new names are out there?


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What takes the longest to choose, is the first thing people see, and is the one thing they always remember about you and your character?

Your name.

How did you decide upon the name for your character(s)? Did you delve into Norse, Greek, or Roman mythology? Did you choose a name from one of your family members? Did you mash the "Random" name generator button in vain until you stumbled upon something you liked? Is your name a play on aspects of your class, using spells or other traits? Did you play around with syllables, vowels, and consonants until you found something that you loved?

How long did it take you to come up with your name? Do all of your characters share the same 'theme' or naming convention? Have you ever run into someone who had a similar name? How did you feel? Does your character have a partner with "the other half" to your name (such as "Salt" and "Pepper"). Do any of your characters have a "themed" guild that goes along with your name? Do you have a nickname that your guild, friends, or significant other has given your character?

Has your character name become your online persona, or maybe the other way around?

Do you have any tips for naming your characters in WoW, or any other game? Resources, name generators, mythology websites, sources of inspiration, etc.

If you are an avid roleplayer, how was your name decided upon by family/friends? Did your character choose the name later in life or were they given it at birth? There are whole stories behind naming/birthday celebrations that I am sure are floating around out there.

So much can be said about names. What does yours say?


I'm in! Here's Mine! (includes a picture of the cupcakes I made Monday night...YUMS). If only "Cupcake" wasn't taken on my server. Or Sprinkles. Or Sparkles.

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 Post subject: Re: Shared Topic IDEA: What's in a Name?
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I love this idea; it's nice, simple, an interesting discussion point and will let me talk about me... I mean Runz... who is me I guess... kinda (arrrggghhhhh confused already)


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 Post subject: Re: Shared Topic IDEA: What's in a Name?
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Hmm, I've been meaning to touch on this because my main roleplaying character has a rather...odd name for a roleplay server at first glance (Icedragon the Kaldorei druid). I think a revisit would be a good idea :)

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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RP!

Yeah I'm in (for real this time, I just wrote it). Can't wait!
http://www.relevarts-druid-reliquary.com/blog/?p=491

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Really enjoyed this topic :D

Here is my post :D

http://azerothianlife.wordpress.com/201 ... sonanames/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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it has been a while since I visited the shared topics but I really like this idea! :)

I'll post a link as soon as its live

EDIT: http://restodude.blogspot.com/2010/10/s ... -name.html?

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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I'm back after last weeks interruption.

http://violetscribe.wordpress.com/2010/ ... in-a-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Great Idea! Here's mine:
http://ecclesiasticaldiscipline.wordpre ... ther-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Here is my post :D
This was a fun topic.

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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This was a really fun one, and I'm really glad I'm getting back into the shared topics with one like this. :)

Here's mine:
http://azeroth.metblogs.com/2010/10/05/ ... in-a-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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This is a great topic :) I wrote a post on it back in June, collecting some thoughts on what I thought was a good way to name a character and the not so good ones;
http://jinxedthought.blogspot.com/2010/ ... names.html


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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Loved this topic! Here's my post:

http://battlepriestess.blogspot.com/201 ... -name.html


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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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I enjoyed this one. Thanks! Here's mine :)
http://zabswowlife.blogspot.com/2010/10 ... topic.html

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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This may be considered cheating on two counts -- first, I did this post last week; second, it's not about my name. But it is about names and something kinda creepy that I found.

http://lkingformore.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... sited.html


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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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In before the bell!

http://primetimecasual.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/an-alt-by-any-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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My slightly late offering can be found here:

http://harpysnest.wordpress.com/2010/10 ... in-a-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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In for this one XD

What's In A Name?

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Great topic!

Here's my contribution:
http://reviveandrejuvenate.blogspot.com/2010/10/ba-shared-topic-whats-in-name.html

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Awesome topic! :)

Here is mine. http://sarindre.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/blog-azeroth-why-sarindre-is-sarindre/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Really great topic. Here's my reply

http://yourbrainonwow.blogspot.com/2010/10/ba-shared-topic-whats-in-name.html#more


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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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I've also contributed.

http://oneofthesealts.blogspot.com/2010 ... -name.html

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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And here's mine.

Beware of the rambles! Don't say you weren't warned...



http://eightpaws.wordpress.com/2010/10/ ... ther-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Here's mine!

http://bossypally.wordpress.com/2010/10 ... in-a-name/

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 Post subject: Re: Oct 4-10, 2010: What's in a Name?
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Here's mine :

http://onemorealt.com/2010/10/shared-to ... in-a-name/

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