I leave you with this:
My boy died at the Wrath Gate. I am here only to collect his body. We named him Dranosh. It means 'Heart of Draenor' in orcish. I would not let the warlocks take him. My boy would be safe, hidden away by the elders of Garadar. I made a promise to his mother before she died; that I would cross the Dark Portal alone - whether I lived or died, my son would be safe. Untainted... Today, I fulfill that promise.Undead
Anyway, throw in a reference to rotting or worms or just name your guy Zombie, and I guess it's good enough. Abracadaver is pretty clever, though. Don't listen to the Steve Miller Band song Abracadabra -- that song is awful.
Voodoo is another big prefix in Troll names, which isn't surprising but also not used particularly well. There are better names out there, people! Let's find them.
Everyone already knows most of my naming conventions by now, but I usually put the first half of my middle name, Genz, as the basic root for all of my characters' names. Genzjin was my Troll for a long time, and it worked perfectly! Trollaltdel is pretty hilarious, though.
The true crime is the use of Yoda as a base for any Goblin name. Have any of these people even seen Star Wars? The only thing Goblins have in common with Yoda are small stature and green color. If that's enough for a name and all it takes to be clever, I might as well name my Tauren paladin something terrible like Milkadin ... oh. Never mind.
The rest of the names are fairly standard, with a skew towards Blood Elven heroes such as Lady Liadrin and Anasterian Sunstrider. I am not all that surprised or moved by any of the Blood Elf names that made it into the top 10; however, Lady Liadrin is one of my favorite characters in WoW, and I think she should get more screen time.
Thanks again to GuildOx for all of this awesome information and a fun look into the most common names in World of Warcraft. When more fun data like this becomes available, we will be sure to show you guys and gals. In the meantime, remember to never name any of your characters any of the names you've seen on the last two pages. You don't want to contribute to this, do you?
Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!