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 Post subject: February 11, 2008: Character Name Origin
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:56 pm 
So while making my commute into work, I though of 2 possible shared topics the group...


#1 - How did you come up with you character names? This can include alts. Like do you have a theme?

#2 - Your first time playing WoW. Tell us how "noob" you were way back when, whether that was 3mo or 3y ago, share your first experience in WoW.

So what do you think?


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I think you've just given me a reason to blog. :D As soon as I read your first question, I remember how excited I was when I died because the screen changed. Boy, how noobish was that? :oops:

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Most of my names are derived from books.

Saphfira, anyone can guess easily enough. Mallet might be a big trickier. Valoray, uh... beats me.

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If anyone can tell me where Delmain comes from I'll be happy. No lie, I came up with the name years ago at my first DnD campaign ever and I have no idea where it came from. I'm sure I've heard of it before, else why did it sound familiar?

Boldog, my Orc Warlock, is named after one of the first Orc lieutenants in The Silmarillion. =P (He wasn't a warlock, no, but he was cool nonetheless.)

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I love the idea about why we chose our character's names. Most, if not all of my names are actual important names to me... I'll have to get on that, hehe.


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Good ideas, for the longest time all my game character names were Aleustria which was based on Alustriel from RA Salvatore's books.

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I name all my dwarves after booze...

I try to have a name scheme on every server. It is helpful to my guildmates when trying to remember my alts (I have too many).

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 Post subject: Good topic!
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Posted my response to the first question here: http://kyrilean.blogspot.com/2008/02/ch ... ation.html


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WOOT...answered both my own questions in my blogs!!

http://chroniclesofundermine.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/lets-play-the-name-game/

http://chroniclesofundermine.wordpress.com/2008/02/10/we-all-were-new-once/

Check em out!


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Since people are obviously interested in this question and some people have started answering already, let's make this the Shared Topic for the week:

#1 - How did you come up with your character names?

(Mod edit to the OP to add the sticky and clarify the shared topic for the week)

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Completed Shared Topic #1:

How did you come up with your character names?

http://murderstorm.blogspot.com/

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My response here:
http://shifting-out.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... -with.html

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Mines up.

Sin'Dorei Lineage

Keep the Shared topics coming!

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Here mine http://phuckd.us/blog/how-did-you-come-up-with-your-character-name/

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Here's mine

A Rose By Any Other Name


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And mine as well: To Name or Not To Name...?

I'll tackle the second one once I prod my memory back to the old days... waaaay back then.

...

Too far away. We'll see though.

My mind tends to amaze me sometimes...

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Not nearly as late to the party as I was the last time:

http://beggarsandthieves.net/evilsheep/?p=36

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Co-incidentally, I posted on the same topic not long ago:

http://misery-blog.blogspot.com/2008/02 ... irley.html

I try to pick everyday words that fit with my character's personality. Not that I'm a hard-core rper or anything, but it is a fantasy game after all...

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Co-incidentally, I posted on the same topic not long ago:

http://misery-blog.blogspot.com/2008/02 ... irley.html

I try to pick everyday words that fit with my character's personality. Not that I'm a hard-core rper or anything, but it is a fantasy game after all...

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Rather old post for me, which is somewhat related.
http://rrvs.blogspot.com/2007/12/charac ... art-1.html

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I've done it here: http://alterego-wow.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-did-you-come-up-with-your-character.html


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Here's mine.


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Nice topic. Here's mine...

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My first foray into the shared topic. Here it is.

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Matticus wrote:
Mallet might be a big trickier.


mine's up

i made a combination post of a couple of the group blogging questions, i've been slack of late. Heh and I have a Mallet of my own :D

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