Name Dump

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Name Dump

#1 Post by Chushiki Maho » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:12 pm

Have you ever thought of an uber awesome name, but didn't know a character that fit it? Or do you struggle to find decent sounding names for your characters, like I do? Well, this is the place for you~ Lately, I can never think of good names, and I thought, "Hey, why don't I make a topic about this for all the other name-creating-challenged people. LOL, I'm not sure if I'm the only one with this problem, but now's the time to find out. XD
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Re: Name Dump

#2 Post by mangalover45 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:37 pm

I have the problem too!

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#3 Post by Arcanum » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:55 pm

I think the NaNoWriMo forums ( http://www.nanowrimo.org/forums/adoptio ... hreads/919 ) are a good place for the name-chalenged people to start. Other good site I always use is this one http://www.20000-names.com

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#4 Post by Fawn » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:34 am

Moved this topic to Skill Development, since it's about developing character names. :D

My advice is to find names that mean something about your character. For example, if one of your characters was born in winter and has a cool, reserved attitude, you may name them something that relates to ice or snow; or if you have a hero character, you might find a name that has a heroic definition. One of my hero characters is named "Claus" because it means "Victory to the people" (according to the website I found the name on, ha).

It may seem weird, but baby name websites can be helpful. I particularly like this one: http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/ You can look up keywords for meanings, view popular names, and there's even ratings for names. The coolest thing is if there's multiple meanings/origins for a name it'll be listed in the name description. :D

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