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Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #0
What are your favorite names to use in Spiderweb games? Mine are:
Aarrow, Squall, Cloud, Zidane, Terra, Duck, Ryuu, and Nadia.

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"... and approximately one sea turtle."
Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Cartographer
Member # 2264
Profile Homepage #1
Little bit of a Final Fantasy fiend are we? All good names, but considering they're all stolen from other games... Couldn't you come up with something more original? I call mine Nyssa, which is greek for "a beginning".

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And the Glory of the Light did shine upon him.
And the Peace of the Light did he give men.
Binding nations to him. Making one of many.
Yet the shards of hearts did give wounds.
And what was once did come again
-in fire and in storm
splitting all in twain.
For his peace...
-for his peace...
... was the peace...
... was the peace...
... of the sword.
And the Glory of the Light did shine upon him.

Meane sol Ahelle

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Posts: 926 | Registered: Tuesday, November 19 2002 08:00
...b10010b...
Member # 869
Profile Homepage #2
The whole world is mocking me. I am going to hide in a corner and cry now.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2628
Profile Homepage #3
I use names of characters I had on the MUD I used to play - they came from a variety of sources (including people I know, tv, books, and a baby name website). Some of the names are Kyna, Tarn, Annika, Embeth, Azhure, Rivkah, Tirzah, and Hamble.

Hamble was a lot of fun - only Brits and other Aussies recognised the source of the name, and her warcry was the theme song of the children's TV show she's from. It was always fun to see her warcry terrorise the target IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/smile.gif)

EDIT: ack, another typo.

[ Thursday, August 14, 2003 19:42: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Posts: 512 | Registered: Wednesday, February 12 2003 08:00
Bob's Big Date
Member # 3151
Profile Homepage #4
I don't custom-name my characters.

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In a word, gay.
--Bob the Impaler

Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Triad Mage
Member # 7
Profile Homepage #5
I like Tihon, Raphael, Damian, McMahon, and Lucien the best. I am also a silly idiot.

[ Friday, August 15, 2003 09:50: Message edited by: Drakefyre ]

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Warrior
Member # 3351
Profile #6
I name them for their role (i.e. mage, clerc, clerc-magi, warrior, trader…), but as I like to have a little of everything and one major skill it is very handy at first and then you can rename them (if I read mage active, I will probably not make this one attack).
Else, as far as I am concerned, I tend to name my Playing characters by paper RPG PCs names and I get these for their meaning (Camille, young man, make a good Geneforge name) or I take the PCs name of friends (it can be quite fun to let them die)
One of my friend name them as her cats and stop playing one if the cat dies, I don't say you to do it as you may dislike cats and her exile partys are strange:
1_ Celim first generation, good stats, good level
2_ Roxanne second generation, replace Sulky, medium
3_ ***** Mirabelle, second generation is lost
4_ Kaiser third generation low stats and level
5_ Sprite second generation same as Roxanne
6_ Amanda first generation good stats and level

I know it is not really an answer but it would have taken a huge amount of time to name my 52 most common names.

Thank you for reading this far.

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/Seawinds are calling
Posts: 187 | Registered: Thursday, August 14 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 3351
Profile #7
Maybe you can name them after celebrities, here are my favorites :
- Vassili Zaïtsev for a great archer
- Lez-Breiz for a warrior
- Alan Kardec for a mage
- Jean Paul X for a clerc (or any pope's name and number)

I guess you have got the point

Thank you for reading the corrected version of this post.

[ Sunday, August 17, 2003 03:18: Message edited by: So Incredibly Sad ]

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/Seawinds are calling
Posts: 187 | Registered: Thursday, August 14 2003 07:00
Babelicious
Member # 3149
Profile Homepage #8
Poor Thuryl. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/frown.gif)

I tend to name characters in some permutation of "Djur." Ever since I got on my Portuguese kick, another name I've liked has been "Nascimento." I tend to name females "Valentine" if possible; yes, I'm a huge OSC fanboy.

Although once when I was playing MS Hearts at school, I named my opponents Eddie Vedder, Kurt Cobain, and Layne Staley. Heh.

I had an entire Avernum party of Djurs once.

Fallout characters of mine are always None, the character with no name. Single-character god parties are "Kreuzfahrer."

Of course, I also tend to sometimes throw in Arena characters of mine; Akbok and Altin from the old days; the Quin dynasty, Arakt, Akbaa, Maaya...
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2669
Profile Homepage #9
I usually name all my characters after body parts, especially the naughty bits. It makes me snicker.
Or characters from bad 80s cartoons, such as Schmendrick or Orko.

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Posts: 647 | Registered: Wednesday, February 19 2003 08:00
Agent
Member # 366
Profile #10
Ruth, Cale, Hannah, Jason, Lori, Rhys.

My God I'm creative!!!

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I say never be complete. I say stop being perfect. I say let's evolve. Let the chips fall where they may.
Posts: 1277 | Registered: Sunday, December 9 2001 08:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #11
1PC'ers are Black Friday, prominent underling of Olindbar in the Rakshasic Revolution against Tigerfang and the Skullz.

6PC'ers are Black Friday, Pasha, Kurodo (cookie goes to where I got that one from), James Ironfield, Sanctus Pyre and Anyta.

God Party is The Investigator. He has a way of motivating others to look inside of themselves and discover that the only solution is death by nd.

PS- Thuryl... IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/tongue.gif)

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We're all amazed but not amused
By all the things that you said you'd do.
You're much concerned but not involved by
Decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
Telling us how you are going to change right from wrong,
'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
You haven't done nothin'.

Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #12
I usually make new names for each new party, but I use Michael and Adriana more than any others. Also, I often name my mage Alex.

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 87
Profile Homepage #13
I name all my characters drakefyre.

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Tip of the Day: #13 Stand clear the closing door.

That's treason.
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Posts: 816 | Registered: Friday, October 5 2001 07:00
This Side Towards Enemy
Member # 3098
Profile #14
This being TM, I guess it comes from Steely Dan. I'm just surprised he's never had a character named Kid Charlemagne.

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
I'll tell you my story, man
Though I wish I'd never been born
I'm loose at the seams,
I've broken my dreams
And my hand it shakes the pen
Come on, come on now baby,
Let the good times roll again
Posts: 961 | Registered: Thursday, June 12 2003 07:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #15
I name them after various RP characters, usually, although Shinji and Kaworu occasionally make appearances. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/tongue.gif)
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #16
Kurodo? You mean Akabane Kurodo, aka "Doctor Jackal", who hurls around Ceramic Throwing Daggers and his Bloody Sword on GetBackers (a free and legal sub which can be downloaded here for however long it's unlicensed)? No, not a Steely Dan reference.

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We're all amazed but not amused
By all the things that you said you'd do.
You're much concerned but not involved by
Decisions that are made by you
But we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
Telling us how you are going to change right from wrong,
'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
You haven't done nothin'.

Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #17
At first, I named them after pets, for the most part. Now I just use the names of characters from my future games. Right now, I'm using Tsssss (a slith spearman), Carol (human macewoman), Rothidir (human swordsman), Nicholas (human mage), Hrrfmrrrr (nephil archer), and Mary (human priestess).

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Posts: 2957 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #18
I usually name them after characters from fantasy books I'm currently reading, so "Aragorn", "Ce'Nedra", "Rand al'Thor", etc. are some names I use.

In my scenario, I just make up some names, it's not too hard. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/wink.gif)

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"And all should cry, Beware, Beware!
His Flashing eyes, his Floating hair!" S. T. Coleridge
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"It is as if everyone had lost their sense
Consigned themselves to downfall and decadence
And a wisp it is they have chosen as their beacon." Reinhard Mey.
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 431
Profile #19
I usually name them after my cats (you really don't want to know... I mean, can you say "Gadhdiddiu" or "Djadji", "Shoggediugs" maybe? really those are my cats' names)

I'm thinking about naming my next characters: Hircania* (mage, female), Aria* (cleric, female), Giovanni (warrior, male) and Piotr (archer, male).

*: Once I was looking at a map of the persian region in the History classroom, and there were three zones: Hircania, Partia and Aria. I thought Hircania and Aria were cool names, but maybe a bit too weird for real persons. It was a map in Spanish, so I don't know if the names are the same in English.

I bet you're still laughing at my cats' names. I'm ok with that though. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/tongue.gif)

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GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY TOMATO!
Posts: 367 | Registered: Sunday, December 23 2001 08:00
Bob's Big Date
Member # 3151
Profile Homepage #20
They're anglicized a little different -- I know for a fact one of them is 'Parthia' -- but they sound about the same.

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In a word, gay.
--Bob the Impaler

Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #21
X is a good name, of course, but characters tend to gert called Quentin, Tarquin, and other rather posh, gay-sounding names (no 'Doug's though!) as my satire on heroic fantasy conventions.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #22
I have this random name generator which I use to make up my names sometimes. I played through E3 with such-made names (I believe they were Cazatire, Seneroth, Kuch, Ku'Apaabr, Xoenguage and some other similar-sounding name... IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/smile.gif) )
Just so that you know, Djur you sound kinda sad for naming them all the same, and what is up with your cat's names, bLuRrY??

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~ørangutan

I want high-bit characters in my displayed name!!! :( :( :( (Or at least an exclamtion point!)

Eat pie!
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Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 431
Profile #23
I don't know. My sister and I start naming them like that from one day to another, and that's it. Poor cats... IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Names_files/tongue.gif)

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GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY TOMATO!
Posts: 367 | Registered: Sunday, December 23 2001 08:00
This Side Towards Enemy
Member # 3098
Profile #24
Hircania would be Hyrcania, I'm not sure about Aria, although it might equate to Armenia.

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
I'll tell you my story, man
Though I wish I'd never been born
I'm loose at the seams,
I've broken my dreams
And my hand it shakes the pen
Come on, come on now baby,
Let the good times roll again
Posts: 961 | Registered: Thursday, June 12 2003 07:00

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