I'm Having the Hardest time coming up with names for my male necromancer! Can someone Please Help me out!!! I need a serious Name!
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22-08-2007, 19:21 #1Daedulus MagosGuest
25-08-2007, 15:26 #2Bunny Likes CorpsesGuest
Either go something thats sounds cool or is funny...
E.g. "Damien The Darkheart" (cool)
26-08-2007, 16:15 #3
26-08-2007, 16:42 #4
What I did for my Necro was take a real world name and convert it: I liked the sound of the Hispanic name "Cesar", which is from Latin/Romantic "Caesar", and turned it into "Sezar". I then added a Latin-like "-ius" to the end to make it more technical and mage-like: "Sezarius".
I then added a surname- because I meant for him to follow Blood Magic, I picked up "Sanguis"- Latin for "blood". Hence, Sezarius Sanguis, son of the Necromantic Sanguis family, specialists in vampiric magic.
You can search the 'Net for lists of names. They're usually found in sites for baby care.
You can also look up fantasy, folklore and mythology for black mage figures. I remember a Danish folk character by the name of Margot the Black, a very evil queen and witch. Margot is a real name, and its heavy and hard sounds make it perfect for a Necro. Her title makes it even more fitting, if overused by today's fantasy lit.
Go for sounds that are sinister, ominous, sibilant, hard or very heavy or serious.
For spelling, switch letters and sounds around. "J", "S", "X" and "Z" and can easily be replaced by each other yet sound the same. Using "X" makes the character name exotic.
After the first name, you can also try titles or honorifics instead of family names. They can indicate place of origina ("of Lakewood"), accomplishments ("the Adept"), personality traits ("the Harsh"), nicknames, aliases or monikers ("the Black Bird"), or something scary, nasty or infamous (the classical "the Black"; "the Vivisector").
Let's try the real world name "Cecil". It's an old and very gentle boy's name. But it comes out very different when you switch and/or add sounds and letters: "Xesil"
"Vivisector" is an old term for a disector or surgeon, but it can easily sound like something for serial killers.
"Xesil the Vivisector". 20 letters, where we can only use 19. So, switch them around like "Necromancer Munne" or "Undertake Cortis".
"Vivisector Xesil". Sounds like someone who disects both people and monsters. Sounds like a Curses Necro.
Anyway, hope that helps.
26-08-2007, 17:14 #5
Daedulus, I sent you a Personal Message about this very request yesterday, but since you made a thread about it, I will re-post here what I sent you via PM:
RE: looking for a serious-sounding necro name:
First off, I need a bit of background for inspiration:
- will your necro be created from prophecies, factions or nightfall?
- what will be the color of your necro's hair?
- what will be the skin color of your necro's hair?
- what kind of face is he likely to have? (i.e. any scars, missing eyes, freaky eye color, etc.)
- what kind of hair will he have? (i.e. mohawk, close-crop, freeky voodoo type, etc.)
Ideally, I would need to see a screenie of what you plan to create, but it might not be necessary.
27-08-2007, 11:04 #6
I'm getting royally tired of people who must have "dark", "blade", "death", or "evil" in their names. Don't walk into that trap! Come up with something original, that actually sounds like a name.
The Experimentor has some really nice suggestions. My favourite names are also those that are close to real names, with slight alterations - just enough to make them sound fantasy-ish.
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