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> [-Writing-] How to create original character names, TRULY original names
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Seppie
post Jul 1 2011, 02:10 AM
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Hey all. Seppie here from AB RPG. Still working on that project. biggrin.gif Right now, I'm working on a little demo though.

Onto the tutorial!

Working with names:
In order to name a character, you must find out his background. Where are his parents from? Why are they where they are now? Does he like the name? Why, or why not?

To figure out his name, you must define his personality. Is he nice, smart, funny, mean, rude, a downright !@$%@$^?

We'll be working on a girl name in this tutorial, though...

You must first find her origin. For example, our character is of Italian origin. Her personality? Nice, smart. Now, we will find the Italian word for 'Nice' and take it's root. The root is 'Bella'. Now, the root for 'Smart'. There are many adjectives for 'Smart', but I'll be using 'di moda' because it breaks it up a bit.

Now, our characters name is Bella di moda, which is directly translated 'Nice smart', and doesn't really explain our character. Let's say she's unworldly gorgeous. Perhaps her name should then be Donna Vistoso which would be 'woman gorgeous', or 'gorgeous woman'. You can create beautifully flowing names using this method.

Another name that would work for a gorgeous woman would be...

Bello Femmina (Italian)

I hope this helps somewhat to anyone trying to create names. Just look for root words that describe their personality. And, if all that fails, there's a first name generator with quite a few options.
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Sasayaki
post Jan 14 2012, 12:42 PM
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Nice Tutorial ^.^


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cdabamsworth
post Jan 14 2012, 03:04 PM
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How would the parents know what kind of personality their child was going to have when they matured into an adult, and thus name their child accordingly? That makes no sense. It's also far easier, I think, to go for normal names which people actually have in the real world, like "John" or "Sarah", rather than try to be overly inventive for no reason.

QUOTE (Seppie @ Jul 1 2011, 02:10 AM) *
Another name that would work for a gorgeous woman would be...

Bello Femmina


Personally, I'd find it weird if I was playing a game where one of the women was named with a male word ending. What's wrong with Bella?

QUOTE (Seppie @ Jul 1 2011, 02:10 AM) *
Now, we will find the Italian word for 'Nice' and take it's root.


Just to let you know, you mean 'its route'. There should be no apostrophe.

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Ehras
post Jan 14 2012, 05:28 PM
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When taking it as a tutorial/theory, as I'm sure you meant it. I think this is a perfect tutorial. Names have always given me trouble and this definitely helps in the process. Just because the parents couldn't foreknow how the child would be doesn't mean they couldn't name them according to how they hoped they would. A lot of names are based on actual meanings throughout the world. I feel a clever and inventive name can be more compelling than a simple Sarah or a John. At least I believe so any way.

Great tut. though!



QUOTE (cdabamsworth @ Jan 14 2012, 04:04 PM) *
Just to let you know, you mean 'its route'. There should be no apostrophe.


Just to let you know, you mean "its root". He was talking about the root word. Not the route to the word.


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cdabamsworth
post Jan 14 2012, 10:02 PM
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Yeah. Sorry, I really didn't mean to come into this thread and make points against it, I think it's a good tutorial. I was trying to be constructive that's all smile.gif

Didn't properly read the word route, just spotted the grammar thing and thought might be worth informing them. Cheers though

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Juunanagou
post Jan 15 2012, 08:19 PM
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Well I'm Italian XD And Bella is more like beautiful, nice, if you mean like gentle is Gentile. Bello is male version of Bella, that's obviously an adjective. In italian you can call someone bella, but there is not a man called bello. Unfortunally we don't have male/female names for all names. Eg: there's Sara (without h like me) but not Saro, Andrea is usually a male name. But there are Giovanna (female) and Giovanni (male) for Jonh, Michele (male) and Michela (female). Genera rule is: the names that ends with a is female (not for Andrea as said before) ad the others are male. If you want I can translate some names to make them more realistic, but the guide is nice and original in any case. Well done :3


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Videogamez Boy
post Mar 7 2012, 12:14 PM
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this is a nice tutorial for someone who was brainstorming for the name of characters in RP game project, especially involved
lot of characters, and thanks for the provided link.
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KaiserKami
post Mar 7 2012, 06:19 PM
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Nice tutorial. Names are usually very hard to do for games, but also if you are still in trouble to find a good name check out different myths from different places.


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