Random name generator

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Sure, some of the names generated are pretty cool. Some look like the keymash that goldsellers use. I rolled a worgen priest on another realm last night, and was cycling through the random names and two names popped up that sent me into giggles.

Not sure exactly in Worgen lore the names Blah and Money come in though. I always thought Gilnean names were based on old English names.

What weird names have you seen generated at random?
I got "Turd" as a random dwarf name... yeah...
Most all of my characters were named through the random name generator. The exception being this one at Thorkir.
I once got (not all on the same character attempt) Mammalian, Pornlulz, Dave (on a female toon), and Lolwat.
My rogue is named Amirit. The random name suggester suggested Amirite but I thought that was a little on the nose.

Am I rite?
Only time I ever found a random name I liked was Tycha...otherwise I typically name them based on something I have on my desk...

<-----Hence this char.
This guy was named via random name generator, and it always just sounds like the quest giver gets really flustered.

"You have to stop the quilboar Hetkalklekkrakamajjarajjagaaaaa!"

A friend got Hruufnahip on his Cowadin, which sounds like pretty good Tauren onomatopoeia.
My favorite part about the random name generator.

Hmm... I cannot think of a name.
Hit random until a decent one comes up.
That name is unavailable..... ok?
Random. Taken
Random. Taken
Random. Taken
Random. Taken
(Repeat 14 times)

WTF?! Drop or add a letter to the last name that came up.
03/03/2011 4:04 PMPosted by Triscuit
otherwise I typically name them based on something I have on my desk...


Hehe

I've done that.
I have on my computer desk a power manager thing (it plugs into the wall and all my stuff plugs into it) with a brand name of "Pengo". And I had a Keytronics keyboard also. So I ended up with the name "Pengatron" (on another character).
My favorite part about the random name generator.

Hmm... I cannot think of a name.
Hit random until a decent one comes up.
That name is unavailable..... ok?
Random. Taken
Random. Taken
Random. Taken
Random. Taken
(Repeat 14 times)

WTF?! Drop or add a letter to the last name that came up.


Been there, done that. Sadly, it often still comes up as taken. >_<
I've never liked any of the names from the generator, but it has given me ideas at times and I ended up using a distant variation.
:S Is the random name generator actually race based? I never knew this, but I agree with jhereg when I first started off with wow I used the random name generator to give me ideas for a name and then modified one that looked decent into one that was good
I tend to use the random name generator to get the idea for a name, then edit it to make it better. Of course, I only thought of this after my 100th random name taken.
03/03/2011 4:18 PMPosted by Jhereg
I've never liked any of the names from the generator, but it has given me ideas at times and I ended up using a distant variation.


This. If I'm stumped, going through the random names usually inspires me. Every once in a while it spits out something like Tom or Jill, which amuses me.

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