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11-03-2011 @ 6:08PM
My naming method:Step 1: Choose a long Sanskrit name, usually of a Bodhisattva or something.Step 2: Discover name is, unsurprisingly, freeStep 3: Create characterStep 4: Frustrate your guild officers when they have to painstakingly type it in to invite you to the guild.
11-03-2011 @ 6:14PM
translate.google.comPick a few words, and a language that fits your race. eventually you'll stumble accross something free and interesting.
11-03-2011 @ 6:19PM
This will guaranteed work with aztec gods names as well. Quetzalcoatl, for instance :)
11-03-2011 @ 6:35PM
I frustrate my guild officers with Gaelic and pseudo-Gaelic names all the time. "Okay, what's your new character's name?""Keelin.""Spell it?""C-A-O-I-L-F-H-I-O-N-N.""!#%@$"I'm sad to see accents going away, actually. I know they're often abused, but they're totally legit in names like Áine and Eileanóra.
11-03-2011 @ 7:51PM
You would be surprised how often Ereshkigal is taken.
11-03-2011 @ 7:55PM
@Astoreth:My old guild had a few people apply who never got invites because none of us could figure out how to enter their names into the chat window for a /who to even 'friend' them so we could click that for the invite when they got online.Accents... its like putting a nerf onto your toon at the character creation screen. You had better be prepared to whisper people often, with your name in the chat string (since many chat addons still won't let you copy paste the name).
11-03-2011 @ 9:02PM
Or you could whisper them so they can shift+click your name and put it in the invite window ;) or type /ginvite shift+click name. Hope that helps.
11-03-2011 @ 9:15PM
I went with Hebrew myself. It is fun to listen to people try to figure out how to pronounce Tzivya. :)
11-04-2011 @ 3:17AM
I adore Google Translate.For my fellow Hordies, I gotta give a shoutout to Swahili... the lovely tribal sounds produce so many pretty, interesting and very fitting Troll and Tauren names!
11-05-2011 @ 1:34PM
I totally pull out my Sanskrit textbook for naming characters. Who thought a random college class could be so handy?Undead Mage: Smarati, "she remembers"Night Elf Priest: Akshara, "imperishable" (used idiomatically for "syllable")Night Elf DK: Prcchati, "she remembers"Blood Elf DK: Amritam, "immortality"Troll Hunter: Hasati, "she laughs"I also got my friend to name his Warrior alt "Dvigu," which is a grammatical term that literally means "worth two cows."I wanted to name my first Priest Avelokiteshvara, but that was too long to fit, so I went with one of the Japanese names for the same god (Kanzeon).
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