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Feb 01

Some Character Name Resources

I always have a problem coming up with good character names.  Too ordinary and they’re… well, ordinary.  Who wants to play Brian the Barbarian?  Susan the Fire Wizard?
Too not ordinary and they end up silly.  A”Q’Z-Argh-Ahnel’!’fough.  The Third.
 So how to come up with good names?
Here are some fun resources I found that may help.
From Oh, the Huge Manatee, a Markov Generator that you can seed with interesting names or words.  So you can find names with the “flavour” you want, and get new names that are nearly, but crucially not quite the same.
For another approach, from Ars Lundi, the one-letter trick.
Well, I hope that this is helpful for some!

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