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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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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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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).
Lol "brainless." Salty about all the undead rogues I see.

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MasterDupes wrote:
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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).
Lol "brainless." Salty about all the undead rogues I see.
As it happens to be, my last main was a rogue. So much joy! :biggrin: But yeah, sometimes this corpse camping thing makes you think if the guy on the other side has something placed in between his ears.

I am now actually considering picking a name in my native language - some people really tend to do that. Kind of like this idea, as you can pick pretty much whatever you feel like. In addition, I usually whisper something to the random people not from my guild who are obviously my countrymen and it turns out to be a nice chit-chat.

What do you think about this guys?

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@Razor I actually really like lithuanian names, would be cool.

They claimed I didn't but I did...
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Faendor wrote:
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@Razor I actually really like lithuanian names, would be cool.
I was wondering on the general topic of names in native language - do you guys do that? Why?

Thanks though, Faendor! :smile:

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I personally have never done that but I know many people who do, but the reason why is still a mystery to me.

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People always get my name wrong for some reason on voice chat. I have no idea why.

I often get called ‘trebling’, ‘tabling’ or ‘tabbing’. Why is it so hard? Tee-bling.

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I've always been Light. I hope to spam the character creation screen again and get the same name for my Paladin.

I have a gnome female mage (with pigtails!) named Happiness, and a Human Rogue named Stab.

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In the first instance I'd like my own name - James!

Failing that a derivative of my name, like Jim or Jimbo.

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I would tell you but then you all would steal them! I used my favorite songs on many toons.

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I'm part of group 3. I chose Dolamite, an old school R-Rated comedian.

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