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I'll just call myself by a name known to my buddies, sorry for the boring post :razz:

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Anything that doesn't break the fourth wall too much is fine by me.
An example for a rogue with bad imagination listed from best to worst:
  • Stabron
  • Stab
  • Stabby
  • Istabyou
  • noobgotstabbed

I guess after "Stabby" is my cut-off point for names that are just "too much"
This list actually goes along the categories of naming a character :smile: The last one is pretty funny though.

I feel that such name as "Noobgotstabbed" would make me somewhat overly-aggressive in the game, comparing with "Stabron" which sounds kind of noble and not pulling into brainless gankfest (corpse camping included).

- anno 2005.
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I generally go for a name which sounds plausible within the universe even if it doesn't actually have a meaning or a use elsewhere. For example, I had a warrior called Reysal as a kind of twist on the more common name Ray or Raymond. I like things to be immersive as much as possible personally, I don't get naming yourself something outlandish it just diminishes it for me.

Also I know I'm reading way too much into this but when rogues have names like "Stabby" something as res previously mentioned it reminds me of the people who are like "Lol u fukn gey with ur rp sht get rekt lel kek"

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I always try and keep names as short as possible, although I'm not totally certain why. I suppose it's partially because I believe that with a shorter name it's easier to remember. For example, if I was selling something in the trade channel that I'd soon have more of, a player may not want to add me as a friend but in an hour or two they'd remember about me and very easily 'w/ Slud' due to it being such a short name.

Another benefit of having a short name is that it looks and sounds great. Having one or two syllables in a name really makes it seem more genuine, and perhaps even more intimidating, if done correctly.

These may be my own thoughts, and perhaps others disagree, but I've always used short names - even though this can prove very difficult at times as shorter names are usually taken.

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William Munny , the unforgiven movie, just perfect name for the rogue!

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Faendur - Dwurf

They claimed I didn't but I did...
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Grats on dinging 30 @Faendor!

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Long ago I just came up with it for my Death Knight alt in WotLK. I suspect - though it was not intentional - that the name was subconsciously inspired by the all-popular Nyhm at that time, but I wouldn't say it's a complete ripoff and there's plenty of other people with this name as well. Since them, whenever I did decide to make alts, I just went with derivative names (Nymesis. Nymexis. Nymerial. Nymix. etc.).

To me. it's a cryptic word, born out of "nemesis" and "nimble". I stuck with it because it stuck with me over the years.

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I use Toastea because ever since I played Mortal Kombat I have always said "Toasty!" When doing something awesome. An amazing head shot in a shooter or a crit in D & D etc. Toasty is usually taken by someone less deserving, so I usually go with Toastea. I also like Toast and tea coincidently

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teebling wrote:
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Grats on dinging 30 @Faendor!
Weee ty ^^

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For a long time I've gone with variations of my username
Hogbobson <- Main
Hoglockson <- Warlock alt
Hogbankson <- Bank alt
etc.
But I do also like proper fantasy names, and I might go back to that model for classic, for immersion's sake. My first warrior's name was Regg, and that stuck with me for a long time. I was also ecstatic when I met the druid who bore the name Reg - we definitely did not fight to the death. :D

A couple year's ago on a TBC server I had a tauren Warrior named Cortept. Anagram for protect. I was quite proud of that one - it's a plausible sounding name that also satisfies my closet linguist. <3

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My mate somehow nabbed the name ‘Criminal’ for his rogue. Thought that was pretty badass.

Regg is a fitting name for a warrior too I don’t know why but it fits :smile:

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I was also rather saddened when I changed server and had to go with Régg - a curse upon you, level 23 dwarf who had not been played for four years!

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90% of the time I choose a lore-ish name that suits both my class and race; over time I have opted for making them easy to pronounce and remember for the sake of TS communication etc.

For the upcoming retail Vanilla servers I am probably going to go with something slightly out-of-place, such as "papapriest" or "wildshot" (for a hunter), or "tinyblast" (for gnome mage). bc why not ;P

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I try to only choose lore-friendly names in case I decide I want to RP with that character, as it makes me more credible. Although I don't know how much of an RP following Classic will bring, I'll still be following my own rule on the off chance there is some RP.

I still attempt to make sure that the name I choose is pronounceable though since people need some way of calling me out without sounding like they're speaking gibberish.

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Faendor wrote:
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I belong to the first one. I cannot play as a character without proper name and looks. My character creation usually takes me about 20 min. I like making generic names that suit the races. Although this time when Classic comes out I'm probably gonna stick with my signature name Faendor.
If I'm to make a:
Night Elf - Faendor
Dwarf - Faendur

I also cannot play as a female characters as I need to identify with the character.
I couldn’t have put it better myself. This is my own naming strategy to the letter! I tend to take the RP aspect of the game very seriously in this regard. It just allows me, as Faendor said, to identity better with my character.

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SweaterMonster wrote:
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I still attempt to make sure that the name I choose is pronounceable though since people need some way of calling me out without sounding like they're speaking gibberish.
Hahah this is also a very good point. :lol:

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I'll go with my mages name from vanilla, the one I have here.

I know I know it's very unique and amazing /s

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I select names based on the fantasy setting and race that I'm playing. I generally make it immersive on that basis, so class isn't as much of a factor when deciding, though I take it into account.

I haven't decided on a name yet, so I'm hoping for late inspiration close to launch.

I don't know how people play characters like xXLegolasXx, especially past about level 5. I couldn't handle it. :lol:

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One of my guildies had funny choice of names. He had both Night Elf Warrior and Priest and called them Elfofmight and Elfoflight. Kinda liked it.

They claimed I didn't but I did...
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I belong to #2.

My IGN is a reference to a russian music group who are men.

Well, in my case Kasta with a soft spoken s sounds like a daintily beautiful woman.

That's why all my female characters has Kasta, Kastaqt, Kastalynn etc in their names.

Funny story, I don't even have a name for male characters. I got some in the past, but they were just called Shu which is a reference to my former competitive IGN. Those days where IRC was a thing. :)

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Oh man, do I need to install mIRC for the nostalgia whilst levelling? :eek:

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William wrote:
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Oh man, do I need to install mIRC for the nostalgia whilst levelling? :eek:
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Well assuming I lose the race for securing "Leeroy", it's going to default to Wu Tang inspired MC names like "Whispering Grasshopper" or "Silent Bookworm" :lol: Gotta worry about character limit next though...

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For me, I try my best to stick to one syllable names. I do this because it's much easier for guildies/other players to say in chat, or in a discord voice channel.

My main will be named "Dupes," as this is a nickname I've had for a long time and therefore what I'd like to identify as!

As for other alts, I'll take the same one-syllable philosophy to help out other players, as well as myself when talking about my characters to IRL friends.

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