Creating original characters
This post has been edited by Seppie: Jul 3 2011, 03:13 AM
(Just requires some imagination)
Hey all. Seppie here from AB RPG. Still working on that project.
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.[Generator Link]
Thanks for reading. And, if you're reading, thanks to the mods for approval!
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