I'm going to wait and see what the NPC names look like before creating a name for my pandaran.
On the other hand I am still stumped for a good Gnome Monk name. So if anyone has a good brainwave on that let me know.
Male or female gnome? Help us help you!
If it's female I suggest Sherry, male, Finley or Peyton.
I foresee my Gnome Monk being male. A female Monk would be a Nun.
At this point he is slowly taking form in my mind. I think he will be a young adult Gnome who like many were drawn to learn the Pandaren's unique forms of unarmed combat for highly practical reasons.
But in the process becomes a serious student of the Zen-like Pandaren arts of physical and mental discipline. Over time he becomes a Monk who eventually leaves the temple and travels the world seeking to help people and attain true enlightenment.
He'll have a fairly typical sounding first name. He wouldnt change that. Although he might encourage the use of "Brother <surname>" as an alternate form of address. Its the surname I'm having difficulty with. It needs to have an unmistakable Zen flavor to it (note: NOT "Chinese!"), yet still be recognizably Gnomish.
I've already reserved the name Wufei. If anyone knows who or where that is from WITHOUT googling, you're awesome. If you do google it, well then shame on you.
Depending in your race, typical human/orc/troll/gnome etc. names will suffice.
If you're going Pandaren, I personally think that a Chinese name would be typical, yet ideal.