Having spent many years IRL working with large mammals, the name Splinterhorn came from a bighorn sheep ram I worked with many years back. It seemed like a good name for a tauren.
Stories behind the names of your toons?
I named him Febelaas because at the time this character(Which was the one that I hit 55 on) was named Febelas. I got it from the Solio Febelas in one of the Dragonlance books. I thought it was fitting for a paladin because it was the hall of sacrilege or something similar. Basically an underwater vault filled with holy relics from all of the known gods at the time.
Eventually I changed this character to fit the name scheme. Luckily I filled up my roster before they made that annoying change that disallowed accents on names.
My name is a mutation of that.
So after looking for quite a while I stumbled upon a name I liked that seemed to fit. Apparently it's another name for a masculine goddess of death, war and slaughter. I added a bit of flare that made it sound more "elfy", and fell in love with it.
Quite ironic considering I now consider him to be all that is holy, a loving protector of the innocent. Amazing how things evolve.
10/02/2012 05:25 PMPosted by LethouraThey still allow accents lex O.o me and my sister have been using them. i made Howl after they supposedly changed that.
Really? I haven't tried since I had all my characters named already but I just assumed they were disallowed because of all the ruckus on the forums when they supposedly made the change.
Doby (Hunter) - Harry Potter reference
Noral (Pally) - WoW auto generated name
Shoulderpad (DK) - Was stumped on what to name the DK, so I kept staring at it and realized the toon had shoulderpads
Yinzz (Shaman) - My hometown is Pittsburgh, PA so it's a local reference (Pittsburgh's version of ya'll)
TedSheckler (Warlock) - I am a fan of Opie and Anthony/Jim Norton - from their radio show
Lilyimmy (Rogue) - Opie and Anthony reference again
Chippa (Monk) - Opie and Anthony reference one more time
Chucky (Druid) - From the horror movie
Wel (Warrior) - Tried to get a WoW auto name again, but wasn't having any luck, so I kept deleting letters till this one took.
Zonky (Priest) - Just sounded weird as a priest name
Every so often in Trade I seem to know someone ;).
Tauren Shamman: Schneider, Drummer form Rammstein and meat ref xD
Worgen Hunter: Till, Singer from Rammstein (I don't knwo but the bulk just made me think of the singer /shrug)
Belf Pally: Bloodstrider, Last name of my Dk, kinda made him the Father xD what my friends and I make back sotries for !@#$s and giggles
Pandaren Warrior: Hanso, old oooold online name. Pretty much Scorpion's real name from MK.
and I'll stop there for now xD
I fell in love with monks watching a friend of mine play one in 1999, but hated that humans were night blind, so I waited impatiently for ROK to release to make an iksar monk. Day of release, I am at the character select screen trying to come up with a name. Starting clicking through the random name generator for inspiration. Saw this 9 letter gibberish name with xiri in the middle. It caught my attention enough that I erased everything around those letters and hit submit.
Thus Xiri, the monk, was born. Xiri Sleekscale, to be exact. Xiri may no longer have scales, but she still has a tail. lol
When I saw that the name was still available on my alli server, I had to have it again for my monk to live on.
One thing I have always wondered about, tho, was who on the BC dev team was in my guild way back when in EQ. I was floored seeing Xi'ri outside of BT & 2 other of my toons names from EQ floating around in Shat.
Lirrin used to be a blood elf rogue, but at some point I decided I didn't like rogues and deleted her. Later when I rerolled Alliance, I reused the name and I've become rather fond of it.
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