Draenei RP name question

90 Worgen Mage
8955
Hello Fellow Wyrmrest Accordites,

I have a name I'd like to give to a draenei shaman I am planning on rolling in the near future. I've only recently gotten involved in RP in-game (and have come to this wonderful server from a strictly PVE server), but have always had a backstory with my characters regardless of the server I played on. I try to stick to the lore as much as possible, though I am somewhat of a lore newbie.

I used to have a draenei hunter named Kailypso who was my main. That character has moved on and race changed, but the original character idea is still bouncing around in my head. I would like to 'resurrect' her, so to speak, but am unsure if this name would be fitting for a draenei. From reading various fansites and forum posts, most draenei names are based off of names from India and the middle east. I know Calypso is of Greek origin, but am not sure if it is acceptable for a draenei. Please enlighten me.

Thank you.
Edited by Saryss on 9/21/2012 9:50 PM PDT
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90 Night Elf Druid
13590
Hello Fellow Wyrmrest Accordites,

I have a name I'd like to give to a draenei shaman I am planning on rolling in the near future. I've only recently gotten involved in RP in-game (and have come to this wonderful server from a strictly PVE server), but have always had a backstory with my characters regardless of the server I played on. I try to stick to the lore as much as possible, though I am somewhat of a lore newbie.

I used to have a draenei hunter named Kailypso who was my main. That character has moved on and race changed, but the original character idea is still bouncing around in my head. I would like to 'resurrect' her, so to speak, but am unsure if this name would be fitting for a draenei. From reading various fansites and forum posts, most draenei names are based off of names from India and the middle east. I know Calypso is of Greek origin, but am not sure if it is acceptable for a draenei. Please enlighten me.

Thank you.


Personally, my take on those kinds of things is go for it: as while it's something that we, players, would know of/about/recognize, it's not something any characters in-game would think abnormal, and the idea behind the name itself is shaman-inspiring.

(Besides, I've run out of fingers and toes to count how many Artemis' female night elf hunters I've seen)
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Well the Greeks did get into the middle east a few times.
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85 Draenei Paladin
9970
I *usually* lean towards names with repeating vowels for my draenei, or a lot of harsh consonants. The name I ended up on with my paladin, this time, was me at about 4 AM just desperate to get into game and start smashing things. >_>

You could try the good ol' mashing of the random name button and see if there are any patterns you ended taking a liking to.

I don't think Greek origin is outright bad... Or, really, that the origin particularly matters. Just if the sounds, in general, feel right.
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90 Human Paladin
11515
A lot of people use cultural names from history or just regions around the world, so you're probably in the clear for that.
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89 Blood Elf Priest
4625
If you like it, do it. :)
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90 Draenei Shaman
13715
Don't worry about a name like that. It fits, and no one will care. Just don't give her a last name--that's all that matters!
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90 Draenei Paladin
18945
Well, Draenei shaman do have a bit of a tendency to take last names. That seems to be the main exception, though.
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90 Draenei Shaman
13715
That's just like a title, though. Stormcaller Baenura/Baenura the Stormcaller, Desadra Stormglory, Ophra Windfury, etc. I wouldn't say those are actual surnames :P
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90 Draenei Paladin
18945
I suppose I count it as such, since every example I can think of slots in as a surname would. But that's a semantics difference and I think we're both on the same page here!
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90 Draenei Shaman
13715
Ayup. And what a pretty page it is. It's got crayons!
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They're titles, not names.

There's many Draenei who end up with some odd title, and it can be before or after their name.
Edited by Erinai on 9/22/2012 5:36 PM PDT
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90 Worgen Mage
8955
Thank you all for your suggestions and advice. I believe I will go forth and create my shaman!
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90 Gnome Warrior
3530
My Draenei, Ysrein, approves of several consonants together.
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