I know I wrote a similar blog before, but as it was some time ago, it probably doesn’t matter if I bring up the subject again. 🙂 I’ve been thinking about the names of my toons, and how most of them lack a surname. When I first checked out the game, I was determined to play a female elf cleric. And I wanted a proper elf name. So I used Random Female Elf Names – Elvin Name Generator to search for a name. My first toon ever was a 28p build, elf cleric named Ajhalanda, on the server Sarlona. I played her to level 2, and then my friend told me he plays on Orien. He first suggested I create a dwarf paladin, who’s name I no longer remember, but I was determined to play an elf cleric. I used the generator again, and found the name Thazara, which means Tha – vigil/ vigilance, zara – lightning. I picked the name because I thought it was pretty, and didn’t really pay any attention to it’s meaning. I didn’t bother with a surname.
Some time later I had gone vip and wanted to try out the monk class. I didn’t have 32p build, so I made a drow elf light monk and named her Zilvlayna. Like the others, I found the name using the generator. I have no idea what it means. After I had unlocked the 32p build with favor on Thazara, I wanted to try playing a sorcerer, and a ninja spy dark monk. I decided to make the monk a half-elf and wanted an elven name for her too. Unlike the others I did not use the generator for this toon, but searched the net, and ended up combining two words; Mai – killer/ slayer and dae – light. I pronounce it “mayday”, which I thought was funny for a melee. 🙂 I also wanted to give her a surname, and for the lack of imagination named her Maidae Shadow, Maidae Shadow the ninja spy.
My sorcerer was to be a warforged and I had no idea how to name a warforged. I googled, and found that warforged might have Noble metal names. I wanted to name him Osmium, but it was taken. I kept spinning the words “warforged sorcerer” in my head, trying to think of a letter combination from it. I kept thinking warserged, cerged, and decided to just got with Cerge. I didn’t give him a surname.
My friend that I was playing with once in a while, he only had one toon, which meant I kept falling behind. I played more than he did, and I’d still fall behind, as I was playing 3 toons, while he only played one. I decided that I wasn’t going to make any more toons, but do completionist on Cerge to try out the other classes. But, when I got asked to join a group of myddo people on the Cannith server, I couldn’t say no. I decided to make a half-elf cleric/monk with sorcerer dilettante. I used the generator again, and named her Keronna; Ker – spell, onna – caster.
At some point my sister decided to try out the game, and I needed a level 1 toon so I could run with her. This would be my first toon that I created without any kind of build plan. I was going to make a half-elf druid, so used the generator to find a name, but on creation ended up making her human. I forgot, and gave her the elven name I had picked for her, Jarvanna; Jar – forest, vanna – dove. I thought it was a fitting name for a druid, forest dove. 🙂
During Mabar my friend Andy kept nagging me to create a burst cleric for Mabar farm, 1 wizard, 6 cleric, some feats I now forgot. I wasn’t too interested, but decided to do it just to get him to shut up, lol. So, I made a human wizard/ cleric and named him “Andybot Slayer of the undead”. I ran him in Mabar a short while, then left him as a bank toon. Zilvlayna was my other, since I stopped playing her after I made Maidae.
I was running out of bank space and needed another bank toon. So, I made a path following spell caster horc fvs, and named him Mosy, the first name/ word to pop up into my head. While still on the ship, I get a tell asking for heals. Lol! My on purpose gimpy fvs? Yeah right. Some time later I still needed more bank space and made yet another bank toon, baby sister to Mosy, a path following human pm wizard, named Mosylicious. Just cause it was funny.
When I prepurchased The shadowfell conspiracy and got the bladeforged class, I of course had to try him out. I wanted to name my bladeforged “Spike”, but assumed it would be taken. So, named him Spikylicious, similar to Mosylicious. 🙂
Omg, this is getting long, and I don’t even have as many toons as some. One day I put up an lfm, that I wanted to trade my ee +3 cha blue dragonhelm for an ee +3 wis blue dragonhelm. I had seen people do this before, and it wasn’t a random item either, it was a rare item. Suddenly I get disconnected, and when I try to log back on, my account has been suspended. I get an email saying that I had failed to take the lfm down on dm’s request and because of it my account has been suspended for 3 days. I send in 2 tickets, then create an alternate account so I can log in and tell people what happened. I was furious, and I wanted to name my toon Evil Bitch, but didn’t dare, so decided to go with Evilynn from He-Man. It was taken, so added an extra n to the end and named her Evilynnn Thazs Alt. I played her almost to lvl 3, before my main account was opened again (2-3h later). Turbine admitted to have acted wrongly by kicking me without any warning (but they didn’t reimburse me, meh).
I currently have 12 toons, 2 accounts, on 2 servers. Out of these toons, 3 have a surname, the rest don’t. I have been thinking about giving Thazara and Cerge a surname, but I do not know what name would give Thaz justice. I call Cerge “The vibrator”. Logic: robot – vibrator, the vibrator. Of course, seeing as it may class as a profanity, turbine would probably not let me name him that. Oh, and if you count toons I listed, I created a copy of Spikylicious on Cannith, to be a bank toon there, while I have deleted Ajhalanda.
Sorry about the long post, Micki can’t write short, lol.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful rest of the day.
P.S. Check out the sticky posts for my played toons’ stories, or the characters page for a short introduction.