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« on: January 03, 2004, 09:08:41 AM »
The Thread of Fantasy Character Names!
(aka "I ask the shopkeeper his name")

We all need 'em for PC's, NPCs, bad guys and wandering people everywhere (even Orcs have names)  - so let's pool 'em!

Tarika, Anathema, Bronwen, Fabian, Tristan, Rhiannon, Fay, Tarla, Nefaria, Arian, Tatermalion, Malice, Ceridwyn, Beth, Snodgrass, Safire, Darenzia, Calum, Dulcit, Meridan, Celani, Morwenna, Falon, Alian, Borin, Nightshade, Majestic, D'Silver, Septimus, Cabbala, Arganon, Carmen, Malefar, Rosetta, Raven and er.... Drizzt!

Put some of your old favourites in....  please include vowels!!    :lol:
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2004, 12:05:08 PM »
Drizzt??? You gotta be kidding me. :) I'm making these up off the top of my head. (Hey, why don't we make this a d100 thingy? I'll start)

1: Kathis
2: Dariil
3: Burent
4: Aldrevor
5: Saldren Horeft
6: Urik
7: Galdon Jesir
8: Fantak
9: Losil
10: Quru
11: Palar
12: Ceceldian
13: Yurshin Sauduk
14: Tesalla
15: Ryllin
16: Val Morik
17: Exils Hardrun
18: Ballar
19: Dysan Dure
20: Walchandi
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2004, 12:50:55 PM »
21: Iron Toad
22: Storm-Over-Valleys
23: Kurilan
24: Nova Raku
25: Feathers of the Raven
26: Darfeng
27: T'urra
28: Diamond Dendrobium
29: Posthumo
30: Luc Uldain
31: Tchazzan
32: Fogeer
33: Sunshine Glory
34: Erlike
35: Smiling Scowling
36: Charsuuk-Naal
37: Azzrath Po
38: Hyperboreus
39: Almozaster
40: Fire Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2004, 04:38:15 AM »
Okay.. lemme just convert...

41. Tarika  
42. Anathema
43. Borin
44. Fabian
45. Falon
46. Arganon
47. Fay
48. Tarla
49. Nefaria
50. Arian
51. Tatermalion
52. Malice
53. Ceridwyn
54. Rosetta
55. Snodgrass
56. Safire
57. Darenzia
58. Calum
59. Dulcit
60. Meridan
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2004, 10:36:11 PM »
61. Knows-Nothing-Does-Nothing
62. Tchierthak-Tol
63. Hails the Dawn
64. Oak Moon and Star
65. Esmet
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2004, 04:49:55 AM »
...A few draconic names for ye...

Kassil
Khirsah
Ressalekh
Faalithet
Dekkrokh
Kielsian
Farrkhod

...I can offer meanings, if'n y'all want.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2004, 08:23:15 AM »
Please do!
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2004, 01:04:43 PM »
Kassil -- Shadow/Darkness/Night
Khirsah -- Fire/Light
Ressalekh -- Sky/Wind/Flight
Faalithet -- Ice/Cold
Dekkrokh -- Hunter/Warrior
Kielsian -- Pain/Agony/Death/Decay
Farrkhod -- Cavern/Lair/Earth/Hollow

And, as a note, my own name's construction...
Kassil ven Roshah
Refined to an "English" name: Stormshadow
A "proper" rendition: 'Shadow that flies before the edge of the storm'

Roshah, by the by, roughly means 'storm', and was the name of my family/clan/kindred.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2004, 11:35:07 AM »
Some gnomish ones:

Ugnoriel (f),
Fillindel (m),
Fusicretia (f),
Gronwinkel (m),
Smarlind (m),
Engara (f),
Corlips (m),
Fatun (m),
Gnurl (m),
Spodlick (m),
Hunrietta (f),
Fransisckia (f)
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2004, 05:55:01 PM »
Tchactezuma
Tlaxibayna
Itzinoya-Chacmul
Chac-Tayepanxla
Tepayac
Moctezuma
Hutetz-Lamac
Pacha-Xotlik
Kiyepec
Xhopemec
Iximayo
Xhempoaxoachitl
Tepenxetl
Quetzalmocte
Chotecumi
Tepaxhuti

Or, you can go with the "word-name", a name constructed from improper nouns.

Tapir Moon
Fire-In-His-Eyes
Nobody-Really-Cares
Bird Skull
Sunrise Rock Green
Tlaxi-Guards-Him
Skink Demon
Tree-Serpent-In-Love
Rain King Rattle
Open Door Beautiful
Precious Spider
Scales-of-Gold
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2004, 09:20:58 PM »
Character names.  Whee!  I think we're gonna need more than 100 slots...

Riisha
Calun
Calim
Argent
Morgan(a)
Soto
Jeryme Kinghunter
Simon
Tehn
Aliana
Patric
Cordac
Corsico
Elisabet
Ana
Melisande
Mikka
Drake
Calista
Derris
Laren
Jeremiah
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2004, 11:55:34 PM »
Yah, but if people want to assign sexes and races to the names, I'd be willing to organize them on random tables (Perhaps a d1000 for all of them?) based on such.

Gurey (Human, F)
Landr Urlash (Dwarf, M)
Mira Ypre (Gnome, F)
Barlan (Gnome, M)
Kadil Haya (Human, N)
Irin Tobin (Elf, F)
Laystan Furel (Elf, M)
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2004, 11:20:18 AM »
Radac, Urnesztung, Duhrnengstengstzurh, Vorbenechstengstentz, Buwegstzengn, Stangnthurmznstzorh, Ahrbechst, Regstungstavn, Gurbchurnst, Bhrangwarst, Survangstach, Kurunguern, Rangorodrun, Wantszench, Stabengsturmetz, Orbechstembr, Korzstambangstz, Zurmtchurn, Rhungendentor, Furztogambchrn, Zurmenstech, Khornvenachtstz, Enbechestkurn, Azunchenstrobn, Archn, Bchurmestzun
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004, 04:42:13 PM »
Danton, Nuala, Ronjana, Sartyr, Pandora, Darna, Esmeralda, Laerelin, Darakas-Xuerel, Fiôn, Orianna Lyssoria, Joran Corfax, Mira d'Ydolle, Anubis, Teppic, Lillian, Fallen Azrael, Cursed Mind, Tamlyn, Nossus, Anelaitos, Kamikaze, Tengel, Naemy, Andron ter San, Kamui, Pryce Darlington, Cid Highwind, Berserkus, Octavia, Donie, Madalya Laikis, ...

Well, those names are not grown on my muck... ;)

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2004, 03:11:26 AM »
Common Kerren Male names: Onterio, Quebec, Toronto, Drake, Seattle, Winger, Ryda, Edmonton, Wolf, Steward, Pierre, Detroit, Storm, Zepher, "Bug", Dakota, Franklin, Crash, Rock.

Common Kerren Female Names: Kerren, Tera, Winapeg, Victoria, Tacoma, Tapanga, Cat/ Catryn, Amy, Cheyanne, River, Bay, Dakota, Pennant, Shale, Columbia .


General Kerrenese names:
Male
Arden, Arlington, Avon, Brampton, Brandon, Brock, Bug (a wimpy guy who became a great hero), Calgary, Cambridge, Cave, Chard, Chester, Chicago, Cleveland (geek), Cliff, Cliffdell,  Colby, Comet, Cordell, Crash, Creston, Cumberland, Dakota, Davin, Dawson, Detroit, Drake, Duncan, Dusty, Eagle, Echo, Edmonton, Farmer, Flint, Folden, Fordair, Forest, Foster, Foy, Franklin, Frost, Gilmer, Govan, Grant, Green,  Grey, Hall, Halton, Hawk, Hawker, Hearst, Hood, Hopper, Hull, Hyak, James, Jadis, Juno, Kayten, Kent, Kirby, Lake, Landing, Langly, Leduc, Lincoln, Locke, Manitou (Hairy), Merrit, Montreal, Onterio (Hero), Ottawa, Pierre, Quebec, Rainier, Reiter, Richmond, Robin (Adventurous), Rock (Solid Dependable), Rocker, Ronan, Ross, Ryda, Saskatch (Crazy One), Seattle (Sophisticated and Wise), Simon, Sky, Skyline, Sloan (Powerful), Snowden, Steward, Storm, Sun, Sylvan, Utica, Vancouver, Vaughn, Vermont, Wade, Wang, Ward, Watson, Weston, Whalan, Wheeler, Whistler, Wilmont, Windsor, Winger, Wolf, Zepher


Female
Amy, Arden, Atlanta (pretty one), Bay, Blyn, Breeze, Boise, Calgary, Cambria, Cambridge (smart one), Cat (Cathan (Cath), Catryn, Camrose, Cheyanne, Coey, Columbia, Crest, Dakota, Dell, Dolphin, Dorrie, Dusty, Echo, Ellsworth (Els), Emerald, Fair, Fairfax, Falcon, Fayal, Fern (Soft, fuzzyheaded, Simple), Freedom, Forest, Foy, Green (Pretty), Grey, Hearst, Holly, Hope, Jaydis, Kayten, Kerren, Lindsay, Maine, Meadow, Meritt, Mesa, Montreal, Lake, Oshawa, Ottawa, Pennant, Perrigine (Perri), Potato (Po), Regal, Regina, River, Robin (Adventurous), Roome, Saskatch (crazy), Sayle, Scala, Shale, Shelly, Sky, Skyline, Sloan (Strong Beauty), Sooke (nutty), Sorel (exotic), Star, Starburst, Summer, Sundance, Sylvan, Tacoma, Tera, Tracy, Trinity, Victoria, Waconia, West, Winapeg, Winnebago, Wind

Both
Allyn, Arden, Calgary, Cambridge, Dakota, Dusty, Echo, Forest, Foy, Green, Grey, Hearst, Kayten, Lake, Meritt, Montreal, Ottawa, Robin (Adventurous),  
Saskatch (crazy), Shelburne, Sky, Skyline, Sloan, Sylvan


Each ethnic/ regional area should have its own list of names.  100 random names for a world smacks of Arduin Grimoir.  Every culture has its own names that are important (or even possible).
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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2004, 04:34:48 AM »
Elves should have musical names, so try

Eillene-Elspeath
Raianne Inthria
Smaintae Nealuine
E'Sierra Kae'Lea
Vaniel Askeiron
Kirlian Aueril
Vimenthis Laenneth
Haemine Loun-Illis
Allestae Mir-Sinna
Alria Tounnal-Ino

or, use nature-connected poetic ones

Rivian River-in-thaw-given-life-by-the-spring
Thanui Speaks-like-wind-blowing-through-cherry-blossoms
Jahenel Wolf-mane-stained-by-his-heartblood
Thiluin Stars-dancing-on-waves-of-Luna's-tears
Bethliah Dandellion-warmed-by-heart's-fire'amidst-snow :D
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2004, 09:39:54 AM »
Here's a couple names I've used for PCs and NPCs:

Coll(pronounced 'coal') Thorngage
Bryn Thundergranite
Alastor Greyson
Cimorene Sivad
Raine Starsmore
Risca Baldurk
Karla Stormthought
Samuel Gibson
Ael Phostian
Meridian Rinder

I'll add more as I think of them.
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2004, 08:50:57 PM »
The following is a list of girls' names:
Abrianna, Addzelda, Aenea, Aja, Alyxa, Amalthea, Amarantha, Angelica, Aningan, Anisa, Anja, Aradia, Araris, Arduina, Arianna, Autumn, Bakari, Baranie, Belladonna, Bernadette, Bianca, Bixenta, Bliss, Branwen, Brianna, Bronwen, Calamity, Caomihe, Carmilla, Cat, Chaitra, Chalice, Charity, Chlamydia, Cinder, Dawn, Dee, Dee Dee, Dementia, Desire, Devanshi, Diamanda, Eleanore, Elegia, Eliza, Elphaba, Emili, Entropy, Esperance, Eternity, Ethereall, Farina, Finity, Francesca, Grace, Grainne, Gwendolyn, Halima, Helaine, Hiver, Hortenz, Hypatia, Imogen, Jacy, January, Jezriel, Kaitlyn, Kambriel, Karadarian, Karana, Khadijah, Lethe, Lillian, Lillith, Lorelei, Lorrelai, Lucia, Lucretia, Lycia, Lydia, Lyra, Maleficent, Mari, Mercy, Miakoda, Milena, Misericordia, Moira, Moon, Moonlight, Morgana, Morticia, Myn, Mystery, Nadia, Nadja, Nephthys, Octavia, Olivia, Ophelia, Oralie, Paige, Porcelain, Rain, Rasputina, Raven, Rhiannon, Rhylla, Rosamunde, Rubella, Sabina, Sangria, Selena, Serena, Severina, Shandy, Shanty, Shetan, Shivaan, Sindel, Siobhon, Siouxsie, Sofia, Sophia, Starla, Suspiria, Svetlana, Sylbie, Syn, Tabitha, Tameyla, Tanith, Tara, Tascha, Thalia, Theda, Threnody, Tiamat, Trilby, Trinity, Twilight, Vervain, Vesta, Viveca, Whisper, Willow, Xiaocu, Xiola,



Gothic boys' names:
Akane, Albion, Albrecht, Alcaine, Ashlar, Bela, Caedmon, Cloven, Connor, Corin, Daemon, Damien, Dante, Demien, Drake, Draven, Eamon, Ebon, Eldritch, Faxon, Fisher, Forrest, Gabriel, Garak, Gareth, Gargamel, Garrick, Givon, Gnash, Goethe, Golgotha, Gregor, Gregorian, Grendel, Hades, Hadrian, Hamlet, Ian, Jareth, Javier, Jeremy, Johnathan, Jovan, Julian, Kedar, Kedrick, Kelton, Kinslayer, Liam, Lucifer, Mateo, Maxwell, Mikhail, Mordred, Myriamel, Nevan, Pilan, Ragnor, Rhys, Sacha, Satan, Sebastian, Servan, Shyam, Soren, Teague, Tiernan, Valhalla, Vance, Victor, Vidor, Wayland, Wolf, Xavier, Xerxes, Yevgeny, Zachariah, Ziven,



Androgynous names:
Agony, Angel, Broken, Chaos, Chapel, Charnel, Cloud, Coal, Dave, December, Deodan, Deodanth, Drear, Ember, Envy, Fade, Fallen, Gethsemane, Ghost, Grey, Hallow, Hindley, Hostile, Jinx, Kindred, Lament, London, Lost, Malaise, Malice, Mercy, Metalla, Midnight, Mischa, Misery, Morgan, Morgoth, Mourn, Nameless, Night, Nightshade, Nothing, October, Pagan, Pallor, Phoenix, Prayer, Preceptor, Priest, Rage, Salem, Shadow, Sigh, Silence, Solemn, Solitaire, Somber, Sorrow, Spawn, Storm, Sullen, Tarnish, Twilight, Velvet, Winter, Wynter, Xaos,
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2004, 08:56:35 PM »
By far the most common names in Formour are those mentioned in the "Book of the Cannon," either real historic personages, or those character names mentioned in parable stories. The top 12 lists of Formourian name (in alphabetical order):

Girls
Anna
Becca (or Rebecca)
Beth (or Bethany, or Elspeth)
Denise
Erin
Jennifer
Lana
Laura
Lisa
Michele
Rene
Susanna


Boys
Aaron
Duncan
Erik
Gregory
Jonathan (or John)
Michael
Pol (or Paul)
Powel
Roy
Ryan
Samuel
Terrence

The above list is common even among non-members of the Temple of Light, and holds true for both ethnic Formourians, and non-ethnic Formourians living in the Kingdom. That is, a Dwarf living in Formour is just as likely to use one of the common names as a traditional Dwarvish name. Likewise, someone of Formourian ancestry living in the Byzant Empire is as likely to use one of the above, as a name more common in that land. Other names are possible, but far less common. That is, if there are 50 "Duncan's" in a city, there may be only one or two "Daniel's."

Formourians are also frequently named after a relative, further increasing the commonality of the above listed names. Unlile their Heldannic neighbours to the north, Formourians see no problem with naming their children after a living relative.

Last names are not universal, especially in the northern and western areas. There are three conventions that are used for last names.

   1. Occupation: Cooper, Gardener, Smith, Wainright
   2. Location: of Argent (or without the preposition), Dalesman, Highlander, Overcreek, Wood
   3. Generational: Taking the name of your father

There is no real scheme to which of these conventions one will take, it seems to be whichever is most convenient. That is, if there is more than one smith named Lisa in an area, one will come to be known as Lisa of Daggerwood (where she grew up), and the other Lisa Farmer (from her father's occupation). The more famous (or infamous) the father or family, the more likely someone will be known by a Generational name. Certain aristocratic (non-noble) families use the Generational scheme exclusively. Nobles on the other hand, rarely use last names as their station helps ensure that there aren't too many "Duke Pol's" in an area.

Generally, people get used to certain last names, for themselves and others. Thus, names are usually kept for a lifetime. For example, Aaron the carpenter decides to move away from the city & take up farming. He will most likely still be known as Aaron Carpenter rather than Aaron Farmer or Aaron of Boulderton.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2004, 08:58:27 PM »
The conventions for Elven names are quite simple. The parents choose one that they think sounds good. Generally, this means lots of vowels and the occassional complex sound formations. Knowing an Elf's name gives no clue as to gender. Names are carefully chosen, as not only must they service for the decades-long childhood, but must also work well for the adult Elf for all eternity. It is rare for an Elf to be named after someone--this is a practical decision to avoid future confusion--but may select similarly sounding names, either to honour another, or more often because the parents liked the sound of the name, and were inspired by it.

Some Elven names include:
Abiannie
Aerlyn
Anarand
Annederia
Aurialla
Baeteriel
Beraendar
Boelaraen
Contalenteriel
Daraeldar
Darennon
Deodae
Devabentar
Devobreberiel
Devover
Djoola
Doreyen
Eäràng
Eärél
Eärumir
Elaeclya
Elendar
Eloawribtee
Elrorfiril
Elrülad
Elvadriewen
Elvyriand
Eoloanna
Eowálas
Gavaver
Glorfing
Gwynieth
Haledeclya
Javamaentariel
Javena
Jennabriddlaen
Kurayesh
Ledendra
Legàmbor
Legöriand
Legothien
Maelewyn
Mneloesiel
Nanalaeny
Sólindë
Sündir
Sylas
Tadrierion
Talanaberiel
Taloriel
Throril
Tinöviel
Tinür
Valamamario
Wylalaenna
Wylereldar
Wylobaver
Xaphoniel

Last names are typically taken only when an Elf belongs a noble family or to a Great House, the basic building block of Elven society. The lack of traditional Elven names and their longevity render last names nearly useless other than denoting political affiliation. Some Elves have adopted artificial last names while in foreign lands. That is, one may meet a Taelyn Stormmeadow who is visiting Formour, but he is not the child of Mr. & Mrs. Stormmeadow. Note that there is a subtle distinction between being a family member of that House, and being a subservient member. That is, the child of the Lord and Lady of House Driilani may be known as Allaendale Driilani, but her non-noble playmate would be Druein of Driilani (optionally called Druein of House Driilani).
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2004, 09:03:18 PM »
Goblins' & Hobgoblins' names are traditionally formed as composites of their parents names (if known). For example, The children of Vrugrash and Kathella are: Vrugla, Kathrash, Rashell, and Kathagvru. Last names are not used, nor needed with this naming scheme. While travelling abroad, a Hobgoblin may be known by his or her tribe, but normally everyone that he or she deals with daily is part of that tribe. Additionally, all other Hobgoblins will recognize the colour of the trophy sash and kilt, which will tell what tribe to which one belongs.

Parents want their children to have names that are unique, reflect well upon themselves, and will serve the child well during all of his or her life. New elements of names are very rare among Goblins, but only rather uncommon among Hobgoblins, given the latter's more rapid reproduction rate. Thus in the above example, if Vrugrash and Kathella couldn't think of any more variants on the combination of their names, the next child may be named Kathezzru.

There aren't official male or female names or naming schemes. However, when deciding on how to mix the names, a boy will get a harsher sounding name, whereas a girl will be given a somewhat softer name. This is purely perceptive and subjective. Many a fight among youths started over a comment like, "'Chattex,' that's a girl's name."

Some Goblin and Hobgoblin names include:
Banak
Bigar
Bugdish
Eradush
Eragor
Eridush
Erirk
Erugdush
Erunk
Gagar
Gogdush
Grugdush
Grurbag
Gugdish
Hodash
Hoshnak
Pidasha
Prareg
Rashnak
Rigor
Rogdush
Rudish
Rulo
Tannetha
Tellush
Tyrel
Vanak
Vidash
Vriurk
Vrugdush
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Troll names (courtesy of the nameless ghoul)
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2004, 09:05:10 PM »
Troll names are remarked by non-Trolls as being profoundly unimaginative. Single syllables are quite common, often sounding almost like a grunt. Trolls may be named after a parent, an object, even another child--having 5 Trogg's in one household is certainly possible. Those Trolls who live on the fringes of another culture may name their children names inspired by those around them. That is, Formourian Trolls may have names truncated from Formourian Humans, such as: Bek, Kael, Nise, or Ter. Trolls do not associate names with certain genders, so a male Troll may be named Bek or Nise.

Last names are not traditionally used, but may be adopted according to the mores of nearby cultures. Thus one may meet a Calli Stonethrower while in Formour.

There is however, a certain subtlety to Trollish naming, that only a Troll can seem to see the inherent logic and value within. To a Troll, there is only one name that can be picked at a given time--this may change as the baby Troll changes, but only Mott (for example) is right, right now.

Some Troll names include:
Althor
Barg
Birg
Bolg
Bulg
Grang
Grark
Grourk
Grugg
Gruk
Gruk
Gurk
Haol
Hok
Horg
Kanton
Keteel
Klal
Kresh
Parg
Pralg
Pruk
Rok
Rok
Voshnak
Vrush
Vurg

Trolls also frequently use nicknames. This is as common among each other as it is for a Troll to gain a nickname from a non-Troll, and this helps keep heads from being smashed because no one seems able to master the complexities of a one-syllable name. A nickname to a Troll is viewed much like a common rainment--being called "Crunch" is just like wearing his blue cloak in bad weather, with neither greater or lesser emotional attachment to either name or cloak.
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Ghoul names (courtesy of the nameless ghoul... no relation)
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2004, 09:06:30 PM »
Ghoul names are rather similar to modern. That is, family names are common and varied, there is a large variety of first names, middle names are common, and variations in spelling and pronunciation are accepted. Ghouls do not generally name their children after living relatives, however, and naming your baby after yourself is an act of unforgivable vanity--there aren't many juniors. Dead relatives are fair game, and one may meet an Edwarlo Scott Chan III, who isn't the child of Edwarlo II, but rather his great-nephew. Names are typically in triplicate--such as Anniela Sten Reidger--who would be known familiarly as Anniela (or Annie) and formally as Ms. Reidger.

Some Ghoul girls' names:
Alica
Allisti
Amy
Bethand
Bren
Chri
Claudia
Courach
Eilen
Elizand
Hea
Jana
Julie
Julisti
Julizab
Kata
Kathary
Krina
Kristin
Laudia
Laudian
Laurthy
Marisa
Marry
Mela
Monie
Nin
Ninda
Pamarys
Shia
Sustine
Sylvian
Tarah
Terrist
Viviann

Some Ghoul boys' names:
Allip
Andro
Art
Bart
Brad
Corgen
Dardon
Don
Eris
Gred
Jammer
Jeff
Jim
John
Jossel
Ken
Philip
Pitt
Rayne
Rogan
Roge
Rustoph
Scott
Tobby
Troy
Wilip

Some Ghoul family names:
Adagisc
Aleyes
Alls
Bacappo
Baes
Barkaly
Beldic
Cazaby
Chan
Cherfin
Cultond
Daw
Digger
Elfrens
Epp
Gilindo
Harreme
Jarna
Jondram
Kauer
Kelborn
Kenni
Kolderg
Lackerr
Lamunin
Li
Louxen
Luxemic
Maddonz
Mag
Mazaft
Ming
Monn
Mosteve
Nolde
Odhershoh
Phinson
Prichma
Ran
Romemia
Schensh
Segard
Selebeceb
Sophalt
Sper
Syzdenc
Thurd
Tow
Tunis
Underdark
Wagia
Wahescato
Weider
Wiston
Yatt
Yearlia
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Heldannic & Dwarven names *warning: long* (courtesy of n
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2004, 09:10:01 PM »
Heldannic culture is Dwarven culture in many respects. Both the Humans and Dwarves of that land have relied upon one another so heavily, that they are essentially one people. Thus it is no surprise that the names common to one become names of the other.

Last names are formed almost exclusively from the name of the father, grandfather, or another ancestor. Thus a proper name may be Duin Abrahamsson, and his child might be known as either Thorin Duinsson or Thorin Abrahamsblood. Sometimes a more extended version is used, such as "Son of," "Blood of," or both: Thorin Son of Duin Abrahamsblood. Note that this is all from the perspective of the individual, so that Duin was Abraham's son, but Thorin will refer to himself as Son of Duin Abrahamsblood. Three generations is the practical limit, so that on occassion you may hear someone introduce himself as Yaphet Baggisson Grandson of Karl Garonssblood--Garon in this example could either be Karl's father or dozens of generations past.

Dwarven and Heldannic women use a similar method. Thorin's daughter, Amaris, may call herself Amaris Thorinsdaughter, Amaris Daughter of Thorin, Amaris Goransdaughter (after her mother), Amaris Abrahamsblood, or if married she may call herself Amaris Thorinsdaughter Wife of Ivak Joshuasblood. Note that her own ancestry takes precedence over her husband or his ancestry. While there are many features of Dwarven/Heldannic society that might be considered sexist by a modern (or Formourian) viewpoint, it is not always the male who passes his name along. It is certainly the most common, but one who's mother was an infamous warrior may wish to be associated with her and take Rachelsson as his last name. It is most common however, to use one's father or grandfather for your own name, and a woman is rather more likely than her brothers to take their mother's name, but is still more likely to use her father's name.

Fairly comprehensive list of traditional girls' names:
Abiella
Abira
Achsa
Adaya
Adi
Adia
Adiah
Adiel
Adiella
Adira
Adiya
Aesa
Agnis
Ahava
Ahavah
Ahavat
Alei
Alima
Aliyah
Almah
Alof
Amalah
Amana
Amania
Amanya
Amida
Anena
Anina
Arda
Ardah
Ardith
Ardona
Ardonah
Aria
Ariza
Arnfrid
Arngunn
Arnkatla
Arnora
Arpa
Asa
Asdis
Asfrid
Asisa
Asisia
Asisya
Assia
Asta
Astera
Asteria
Asteriya
Astrid
Astridr
Asya
Audhild
Aundur
Avia
Aviah
Aviela
Aviya
Aziza
Bakara
Bakura
Barkait
Batzra
Baugeid
Bechira
Bera
Bergthora
Besje
Bira
Biria
Biriya
Bjadmynja
Bothild
Bracha
Brocha
Carmania
Carmaniya
Carni
Carniela
Catla
Chae
Chafshia
Chafsiya
Chai
Chamaniya
Chashmonit
Chasia
Chasida
Chasina
Chasya
Chayla
Chaylea
Chaylene
Chayra
Chazona
Chedra
Cheifa
Chemda
Chemdiya
Chen
Chenia
Chenya
Chermona
Chiba
Chuma
Chumi
Dageid
Dagna
Dagne
Dalla
Daniah
Danya
Datiah
Datiya
Devasha
Dimona
Disa
Divonah
Dotta
Driva
Drott
Dyna
Ediya
Edla
Edmah
Efrat
Egla
Eialh
Eifa
Eila
Ela
Eliavah
Elizra
Elli
Ellisif
Elona
Emunah
Ephah
Ephrata
Estrith
Eyfura
Fastvi
Frakokk
Freyja
Frida
Fylgja
Gafnit
Gali
Galia
Galit
Gaphna
Gelalya
Gelilah
Gerusha
Gevirah
Geyra
Giborah
Giladah
Gilana
Giliya
Gillaug
Ginat
Ginnlaug
Givola
Goda
Gorm
Gozala
Gragas
Grelauga
Grelud
Grima
Grimhild
Groa
Gudny
Gudrid
Gudrun
Gullaug
Gulli
Gunnhildr
Gurith
Gyda
Gytha
Hafshia
Haifa
Hallbera
Halldis
Halldora
Hallgerd
Hallgrim
Hallkatla
Hallveig
Hamaniya
Hasia
Hasida
Hasina
Hasya
Hediah
Hedinfrid
Hedra
Hedva
Hedvig
Hedya
Helga
Helge
Hemda
Hemdiah
Herbjorg
Herborga
Hermona
Hervor
Hetha
Hiba
Hidegunr
Hila
Hildigunnr
Hildirid
Hildr
Hin
Hlif
Hodel
Holmfrid
Hosvi
Hrodny
Huma
Humi
Hvarflod
Idra
Idria
Illysha
Inga
Ingegerd
Ingelborg
Ingeleth
Ingelieth
Ingemund
Ingeride
Ingerith
Inginn
Ingirun
Ingolv
Ingrid
Ingunn
Isgerd
Isha
Itia
Itiel
Ivria
Ivrit
Jaddvor
Jaldrud
Jardena
Jardenia
Jerusha
Jerushah
Jodis
Jofrid
Jora
Joreid
Jorun
Jorunn
Kadia
Kadiah
Kadlin
Kadya
Kana
Kanara
Kanarit
Karmen
Karni
Karniella
Katania
Kataniya
Katla
Kerem
Keshet
Kessem
Ketana
Ketifa
Ketina
Kiriah
Kirya
Kitra
Kraka
Kula
Kylia
Ladoga
Langlif
Lathgertha
Leiana
Linit
Liot
Lipkeh
Lirit
Lisha
Liv
Livya
Ljufa
Luta
Maayan
Madrene
Maere
Maerita
Maerta
Magnhildr
Mahira
Makeda
Malmfrid
Malmury
Marnina
Mazhira
Mechola
Medana
Medina
Meera
Meira
Meorah
Meregrota
Meri
Merima
Meroma
Mirele
Miril
Mirit
Mirra
Moeid
Naama
Naamana
Naami
Naamia
Naamiah
Naara
Nadyan
Nafshiya
Nahara
Nanna
Nasia
Navit
Necha
Neche
Nechona
Nedaviah
Nedavya
Nehama
Nehara
Neima
Nemera
Nera
Neriah
Neriya
Nesiah
Nessa
Neva
Neviah
Nima
Nisa
Nisiah
Nisya
Nitanit
Nitza
Nitzana
Niva
Niza
Nizana
Nua
Odeleya
Odelia
Odiya
Ofira
Ohela
Oluva
Olve
Onna
Ophira
Orna
Osnat
Ottkatla
Paza
Pazia
Paziah
Pazit
Paziya
PazyaPaz
Pelia
Peliah
Perach
Perah
Pericha
Pili
Pircha
Pirchia
Pirchit
Pirchiya
Pirha
Raanana
Rachav
Rafarta
Ragenel
Ragenilda
Ragna
Ragneid
Rana
Ranana
Rane
Rane
Rania
Rannveig
Raomi
Rauenilde
Ravenild
Rechana
Reginleif
Rehana
Reichana
Reise
Reisel
Reisl
Remazia
Remaziah
Remazya
Renana
Renanit
Renatia
Renatya
Renina
Reuma
Revaia
Revaya
Reynilda
Rigware
Rinatia
Rinatya
Rise
Ritzpa
Ritzpah
Rogned
Rudda
Runa
Runild
Rusila
Sabira
Sabriya
Saeunn
Sagi
Salbjorg
Salida
Sameh
Sansana
Saphira
Sapir
Sapira
Sapirit
Sarahindra
Sasona
Schacharia
Sela
Semecha
Semeicha
Shaanana
Shacharit
Shacharita
Shachariya
Shaharit
Shaharita
Shalva
Shalvah
Shalviya
Shapira
Shayla
Shekeda
Shekedia
Shekediya
Shelavia
Shelavya
Shimra
Shimriah
Shimriya
Shomera
Shomria
Shomriah
Shomrit
Shomriya
Shomrona
Shoni
Siegrith
Sifled
Sigga
Signild
Signy
Sigrid
Sigrun
Sigyn
Sinna
Sivana
Solveig
Solvor
Sorale
Soreka
Steinunn
Steinvor
Stikla
Sueuilda
Sura
Surah
Svala
Svanlaug
Sverra
Svika
Swanild
Swanilda
Syflede
Syshe
T'chalet
Talal
Talia
Talila
Talma
Talya
Tenuva
Tenuvah
Teshua
Teshuah
Teshura
Teshurah
Thara
Thjodhild
Thjodhold
Thola
Thora
Thordis
Thorfinna
Thorfridr
Thorgerd
Thorgunna
Thorhild
Thorkatla
Thorlaug
Thorleif
Thorljot
Thorunn
Thorvi
Thraslaug
Thrudr
Thura
Thurild
Thyra
Thyre
Thyrrni
Thyrvi
Tifara
Tiferet
Tiphara
Tjorven
Tjotta
Tofa
Tola
Tori
Torleiva
Tzafra
Tzahala
Tzefira
Tzemicha
Tzina
Tzuria
Tzuriya
Udia
Udiya
Ulfheid
Ulfhild
Una
Uppsala
Ushriya
Valborg
Valgerd
Vandrad
Vebjorg
Vendela
Vibrog
Vigdis
Visna
Yaala
Yaalat
Yaara
Yaari
Yaarit
Yachna
Yachne
Yara
Yardena
Yardenia
Yardeniya
Yasmin
Yeira
Yerusha
Yeshara
Ylwa
Yngvild
Yochana
Yochani
Yoninah
Yri
Yrsa
Zafra
Zahala
Zahara
Zahari
Zaharit
Zaide
Zaka
Zakah
Zana
Zara
Zaria
Zaza
Zazu
Zefira
Zehara
Zehira
Zehorit
Zehovit
Zehuva
Zehuvit
Zemicha
Zenana
Zenda
Zeona
Zevida
Zevuda
Zulpha
Zuria
Zylpha

Equally long and comprehensive list of traditional boys' names:

Abi
Achav
Achban
Achida
Achisar
Achiya
Achiyahu
Adaia
Adaiah
Adalbrikt
Adalradr
Adalstein
Adaya
Adils
Adiv
Admon
Aegir
Aesi
Aevar
Aflaeg
Agder
Aghi
Ahishar
Akavia
Akaviah
Akavya
Ali
Alitz
Aliz
Alkai
Alphege
Alrik
Alva
Alvis
Amal
Amaria
Amariah
Amariahu
Amarya
Amaryahu
An
Anakol
Andor
Andvett
Ansgar
Anulo
Anurend
Api
Aram
Ardgar
Arkil
Arlee
Arles
Arlie
Arlis
Arliss
Arlogh
Arly
Armod
Arngrim
Arnlaug
Arnljot
Arnsten
Arnthorr
Arnulf
Arva
Arwid
Aryoch
Asbiorn
Asbrand
Asfrith
Asgautr
Asgrim
Aslak
Asmundr
Asolf
Assar
Asvald
Asvard
Aswith
Ataiah
Ataya
Athulf
Atli
Atzel
Atzer
Audbjorn
Audfinnr
Audgisli
Audi
Audolf
Audun
Aumie
Auun
Avarr
Avian
Avikar
Aviram
Avnet
Avnmer
Az
Azai
Azel
Aziel
Azur
Baegseg
Baggi
Bakr
Baldr
Baldvini
Balli
Banke
Baram
Barami
Baug
Beinir
Beiti
Bekki
Belgr
Beli
Benesing
Bentein
Bergfinn
Bergljotur
Bergthor
Bern
Bersi
Biari
Bildr
Bili
Birghir
Birning
Bironulf
Bjalfi
Bjarking
Bjarnar
Bjartmar
Bjorgolf
Bjorn
Blaeingr
Blann
Blesi
Bligr
Bodvarr
Bolli
Bolverk
Bork
Borolf
Bosi
Botolf
Bragi
Brand
Broddi
Brondolf
Bruni
Chalfan
Chalfon
Chasid
Chasiel
Chasin
Chason
Chasud
Chazaya
Chaziel
Cheilem
Chlem
Chonen
Choni
Choreish
Choresh
Chozai
Cnut
Copsi
Dalfon
Dalin
Dalphon
Datiel
Dayan
Deker
Didrik
Divon
Dolgfinnr
Domalde
Domarr
Donus
Dote
Duli
Dunfjall
Durin
Dusi
Dyggve
Dyri
Edgierr
Egil
Eid
Einraedi
Eirik
Elan
Elann
Eldgrim
Eliran
Eliron
Ellingr
Elmamoul
Elof
Emek
Emmerik
Emund
Engelbrekt
Eowils
Erel
Erengisl
Erik
Erlend
Ernmund
Esgar
Esi
Eskil
Eyal
Eydis
Eyiolfr
Eymundr
Eyrar
Eysteinn
Eyvald
Eyvindr
Faraldr
Faxi
Fenus
Fili
Finnbogi
Finnleik
Finnulf
Fleinn
Flic
Floki
Flosi
Foimli
Foirin
Folkvardr
Folkvid
Forin
Forni
Fornjot
Fosin
Fotr
Frakki
Fredi
Freysteinn
Freyvid
Fridgeir
Fridleifr
Fridmund
Frithugist
Frodi
Fyrkat
Gabur
Gaddr
Gaetir
Gagni
Galli
Galti
Gamall
Gamli
Gardar
Garon
Gauk
Gaut
Gauti
Gautvid
Gefania
Gefaniah
Gefanya
Geir
Geirmund
Geirolf
Geirstein
Gellir
Gerleff
Gevaryah
Gevaryahu
Giertjof
Gikel
Gilam
Gilli
Gisli
Gizur
Gjuki
Gladr
Glegan
Glifur
Glugan
Glusin
Gnorre
Gnupa
Godefred
Godrod
Goff
Goifur
Gor
Gorm
Gosil
Goslar
Grettir
Grimaldi
Grimkel
Grimolf
Grimr
Gris
Grjotgard
Groafeld
Gryffi
Gudberd
Gudbrod
Gudleif
Gudmundr
Gudrik
Gudrod
Gugnar
Gundvast
Gungnir
Gunnar
Gunnstein
Gunnulf
Gunnvardr
Gunus
Guriel
Guthlac
Guthred
Guttormr
Gyriar
Gyrth
Haakon
Haarek
Habur
Hadd
Haddr
Hadriel
Haemgisl
Haeng
Haeringr
Haesten
Hafgrim
Hagall
Hagi
Haisl
Hal
Haldor
Halfon
Halland
Hallfred
Hallgeir
Hallgrim
Halli
Hallkel
Hallmund
Hallr
Hallstein
Halphon
Hamall
Hamr
Hamund
Harald
Hardbein
Harek
Harivald
Harrod
Hasiel
Hasin
Hason
Hassan
Hassin
Hastein
Hasvir
Havard
Havarr
Havgrímur
Havlock
Havvar
Hazaia
Hazaiah
Haziel
Hedin
Hegg
Heggr
Hegnar
Heidar
Heilagr
Heimdall
Heimir
Heinrek
Heiti
Hekja
Helge
Hemming
Hergeirr
Herimann
Heriold
Hermund
Heroth
Herrodr
Herstein
Herulf
Hesin
Hialmi
Hiarni
Hildiglum
Hildir
Hildulf
Hinguar
Hiran
Hjalkar
Hjalmar
Hjalti
Hjarrandi
Hjlamrhelmet
Hjorleif
Hjorvardr
Hlenni
Hnaki
Hoder
Hofn
Hogar
Hogni
Holdbodi
Holger
Holmgaut
Holmgeir
Holmstein
Holti
Holvast
Honi
Horic
Horkuldr
Hoskuldr
Hosvi
Hosvir
Hozai
Hradi
Hrafn
Hreidar
Hroaldr
Hrodgeir
Hrodni
Hrodwulfr
Hrokr
Hrolfr
Hromund
Hrosskel
Hrunbogi
Hrut
Hryggr
Hrymr
Hubba
Hugan
Hugin
Hundolfr
Hunrodr
Iarund
Illugi
Ingi
Ingimar
Ingmund
Ingvarr
Iofurr
Iokell
Iolfr
Ioli
Iorekr
Iorundr
Iri
Isi
Isleif
Isolfr
Ivak
Ivar
Jango
Jariath
Jarl
Jarlabanke
Jatgeir
Joalf
Joar
Jobjørn
Johar
Jomar
Jønis
Jorah
Jore
Jorund
Kadal
Kaerir
Kaeti
Kahana
Kailil
Kalf
Kali
Kalil
Kaniel
Kari
Karl
Karli
Karlsefni
Karr
Karulfr
Karun
Katr
Kefir
Kegan
Kegnus
Keikr
Kelli
Kerem
Ketil
Ketilbiorn
Ketilgrimr
Ketilvast
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Aargh! Diaresis!
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2004, 09:41:33 PM »
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See that little "two-dots" symbol above those letters? They're called a "diaresis". Many people use them in Elven names. They do this because Tolkien did it, and so it tends to be associated with that sort of Tolkien-style name. People assume that Tolkien did this because it imparts some sort of accent to the letters below it.
WRONG!
Tolkien used the diaresis to denote separate sounds. Since there is a diaresis above the "a" in "Earendil" (Sorry, my keyboard can't do the diaresis), it is pronounced "Ee-ar-en-dil", not "Eer-en-dil".
Therefore, the diaresis, when placed above the vowels in the quoted names above, DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! They mean nothing at all. If you meant them to impart an accent of some sort, you should have used an accent mark.

Examples of where to use the diaresis:
Tineur- above the "u", so that it is "Tin-ae-ur", instead of "Tin-your".
Aeleb- above the first "e", so that it is "Ay-el-eb", instead of "Ale-eb".
Bear- above the "e" or the "a", so that it is "Bee-ar"/"Bey-ar", instead of simply "behr".

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