Character Name Generators

Character Name Generators

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Character Name Generators are a series of index cards and single serving websites featuring a list of the English alphabet letters with each representing a unique word, from which a combination of two or more words are individually assigned to participants based on their first and last names.


One of the first known name generators was built in C++ and shared on the fantasy roleplay enthusiast Usenet group[9] on April 1st, 1983. The program would generate a list of 20 words inspired by Sindarin[10], the fictitious language created by J. R. R. Tolkien for his series The Lord of the Rings, that could be used as names for characters, places, weapons and other things in role playing games.

The purpose of this material (which is why it's posted to this newsgroup) is to allow you to generate reasonably euphonious names for people, places, weapons, trees, etc, etc in your gaming, without having to use "real" Elvish words with their Tolkien-oriented meanings and mythic associations. A quick sample of the output (sorted and encolumned)

adaeg cuand duil lhadron naegilivrist
andorin dagalroth gladrial maerdhrin nelithrim
annunen dalad imlast merethil paurannu
arved dorthiw ladagnon moros thrielad


By the mid-1990s, the first automated generators were estblished online as single-serving websites where users could fill out a series of forms and checkboxes to customize the names they would like to generate. One of the earliest known examples of such website was Lee Seitz’ Super-Hero Generator[11], which launched on March 28th, 1996. According to Seitz, was inspired to create the generator after seeing a two-column super hero name creator known as the Patented Gillis Superdude Name Maker[12] in the comic Solo Avengers #5 released in April 1988. In addition to picking a name, the generator would also provide powers, a source of those powers, weapon and transportation information for the character.

Name Generate O1O5 O 10 O 20 O Super-Hero(es) (View source 1, source 2) O Super-Villain(s) (View source 1, source 2) O Hero Team(s) (View source 1, source 2) O Villain Team(s) (View source 1, source 2) Show adjectives (View hero source, villain source) O Add suffix (teams only) (View source) O Enable the Alienator Enable the Kewlifier OShow the Possibilities O Power(s) (View source) Source of Powers (View source) O Enable the Marvelizer o Weapon (View source 1, source 2) Base on name Transportation (View source) Base on name

In the late 1990s to early 2000s, more and more web-based generators began to pop up, many of them geared towards specific fandoms or franchises including Metal Gear Solid[13] (shown below), Rock Band[14] and Warhammer.[15] In 1996, a name generator that incorporates the words' etymological history[21] into the process went online. In 1999, Samuel Stoddard launched a fantasy name generator[20] based on a computer program he had written a few years prior. Also in 1999, Seventh Sanctum[19] (shown below) was launched by Steven Savage to collect the generators he had built. As of May 2013, the site hosts hundreds of name generators for people, places, animals, gadgets and weapons, broken down by category for use in roleplay, fan fiction and original writing.

Seventh SanctumTM Latest Generator: Pop Fashion Author's Site: Steven Savage Sister Site: Fan To Pro Useful Links Anime News Network Generators Anime and Manga-related Generators . Anime/Manga . Beings Anime and Manga seem to be everywhere, with styles and concepts making their way into many form of media. Of course that means you may need generators - Anipike Characters - Combat Other Generators Darkness/Evil Equipment Humor Abilities and Skills . Anime Plots Anime Titles . Zanpakuto Generator Anime Power Generator-This program generates those crazy, multi-word, occasionally incoherent attacks our beloved anime characters yell out. . Magic Media/Fandom Names AdChoices D Martial Arts Move Generator-For when you need those outrageous martial arts moves that aren't as Organizations - Setting - SkillslA bilites/Traits - Superheroes/Sentai le as wrestling nor as complex as Anime Powers. Solar Panels for Homes 75% Lower Bills. 40% NJ Rebates! Call us 24hr 888-481-8665 Characters Technology . Writing - Bishotron-What's anime without artistically pretty guys with great hair? Much more boring, that's for sure. This generator produces detailed descriptions for characters - Random Generator

By 2000, sharing these generators and the results had become a popular pastime in online discussion forums, with several threads found on Beyond Unreal[16] and Ars Technica[17] as well as the Folklore researchers listserv.[18] That same year, a name generator was used in the promotion of Dav Pilkey's fourth novel Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants.[1]

RTT 80.85 MEMORY Campbell: "Surveillance photos have picked up images of a new, deadlier Metal Gear. Its currently undergoing the final stages of testing on a remote island in the Pacific. "If this new Metal Gear becomes operational, the world will be in danger once again. We're going to need as many new operatives as we can get" Input your first and last name below, and you'll be given your code name for this mission. The first part of your code name describes your unique skill or personality, and the second part is your animal designation." First Name Last Name

Since the 2000s, thousands of single serving sites hosting generators have launched including Fake Name Generator[24], Name Generator Fun[25] and Gangsta Name.[26] The official Dungeons and Dragons website also hosts their own name generator[27] for characters in the pen and paper roleplaying game.

Notable Examples

A number of links to web-based generators have been collected on Rum and Monkey[2], Yahoo! Directory[22] and Squidoo.[23] Additionally, picture-based generators can be found on deviantART{6], Cheezburger[7] and Tumblr.[8]

YOUR ANIME IOENTITY! First initial: A Super B = Berserk C Chibi (small) o Oigi- E = Detective F Fighting G = Robot H:Henshin(transforming) Last initial: A=ドM (do-M)= Masochist B=悪魔(akuma)=0evil C=猫(neko)= Cat モン (mon)s Monster E=吸血鬼(kyuuketsuki)=Vampire G=錬金術師(renkinjutsushi): Alchemist H=美少女(bishoujo-Pretty-Girl にエクソシスト(ekusoshìsuto)= Exorcist J =妹(imouto) = Little Sister K=王子様(oujisama-Prince し=学生(gakusei) = Student M =魔法使い(mahout sukai: Magician N 人魚(ningyo: Mermaid O=お姫様(ohimesama: Princess P=アイド (aidoru)=Idol Q =お兄ちゃん(on"chan) = Big Brother R=美少年(bishounen-Pretty-Boy S=宇宙人(uchuujin)= Alien T =天使(tenshi-Angel = Fullmetal J Magical K = Happy M Kamen (masked) N = Neo- Lucky P Pretty Q Samurai S Sailor T = Phantom Thief u = ultimate V = Vampire w ooki-Ooki (v-throbbing) 忍者(ninja)= Ninja = Psychic Y = Sparkling Z Power v =パラ(bara) = Rose w =お嫁さん(oyomesan: Bride × =戦闘機(sentouki) = Fighter Y =妖怪(youkai) = Spirit Monster Z=先生(sensei: Teacher WHAT'S YOUR NAME IN BILL COSBY SPEAK? A- HIP B-DIP D-BADA E-MEEP F-BLOO G-CAW H-SQUEE I-WOOBLY J-BADUM K-LOO L-DERP M-NERP N-SPEE O-PAPA P-MOOM Q-DUB R-PA S-NAW T-KA U-MIM V-ZAP W-NUP X-NA Y-YEE z-ZOOP alexabear tumblr ONY NAME GENERATOR PRETTY EASY TO FIGURE OUT. DON'T TAKE THIS TO0 SERIOUSLY, ITS RANDOM AND FOR FUN. USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME FOR THE FIRST PART OF YOUR PONY NAME: USE THE FIRST LETTER IN YOUR PHONE NUMBER FOR THE LAST PART OF YOUR PONY NAME: A- RASBERRY N- SPARKLE B- MINTY C- RAINBOW D- APPLE E- SWEETIE F- RARE G- LILLY H- TWILIGHT I- CUPCAKE J- STRAWBERRY W- FLOWER K- RARITY L-PURPLE M- FLUTTER O- LOVELY P- PEPPERMINT Q- BIG R- BELLE S- STAR T- DASHING u- DOVE V- SPARKLE 0- DASH 1- MIST 2- SPARKLETTL 3- TWIST 4- BLOSSOM 5- BELL 6- NIGHT 7- PIE 8- SWIRL 9- LIGHT my FRIENDSHi MAGic is X- SNOWFLAKE Y- DIAMOND Z- SILVER BY: AQUAMARINE DESIGN HTTP://AQUAMARINEDESIGN.DEVIANTART.COM
HEAVY METAL BAND NAME GENERATOR (USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME) B-INSANE -FORESAKEN S=GUILTY U=HEAVY A=RANCID I-BASTARD R-BLEEDING T=WITCH'S C-BLACK D-IRON E-HOLY F-RABID G-BLOODY H-SATAN'S K=HELL'S 1-FORBIDDEN M-DARK N-FRANTIC O=DEVIL'S P-EVIL Q INNER V-ILLEGAL W-FALLEN X-SINISTER Y CRAZY Z=TROUBLED (USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR LAST NAME) A-EMPIRE I-ANARCHY B-FURY C= RAG E D-ZOMBIES L=VENGANCE E-SIN F-WARRIORS N=MAGIC G-ANGLS O SOLDIER H-DEATH R-SPAWN S-TEMPLE T-REALM U = HATE V=SLAVES JeHENCHMEN K-KILL M=TENDENCIES THORN X-ABYSS Y-FIRE Z-SECRETS P-GODS Q-GOBLIN We KnowMemes WHAT'S YOUR RAPPER NAME? FIRST INITAL OF YOUR FIRST NAME: A. Lil B. Big C. Killa D. DJ E. Capital F. Grill G. Chrome H. West I. Snuggle J. Money K. Thug L. Crack M. Juice N. Boomm O. Dippin P. Pops Q. Q R. Street S. Ragz T. Balla U. Fella V. Ice W. Bundle X. Dip Y. H----- Z. izzle FIRST INITAL OF YOUR LAST NAME: A. Jesus B. Bastard C. Dog D. Riff E. Daddy F. G G. Funk H. F l. Slice J. Pizzle K. Crib L. C M. Fly N. Fresh O. Mac P. Elvis Q. Sleezy R. Mic S. Beat T. Shot U. Boss V. Cripple W. Shrimp X. Tanky Y. Sniff Z. Cube WOOD OVER AND THERE YOU GO PLAYA! Fionna NAME GENERATOR for DUDES 1. USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME to find her first name: AAinsley .Gina M.Madison SSimone .. Yasmin B. Berenice H. Hanna N. Madia T.Traey l.Ziva C.. Claudia L. Ida DDee Dee J.. Jenelle P. Pamela V..Velma E. EdithK. Keila 0Oiana W.Wendy F. FabiaL Lindsey R. Rachel X. Xenia 0. .Octavia U...Ursa 2 USE THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR LAST NAME to find her species: M.MooseS. Salamandar L. Yam A.Alpaea F. Fig B.. Banana Cnu N. .lectarine T. Tomato L. Zebu C Camel H. Human 0.Opossum U. Irchin D. Dog . Ibe P. .Peppermint V.Vicugna E Elk J.. Jackal Q..Quince W.Wolverine K. Kinkajou R.. .Rhino XXanthareel L. .Liccorice 3. NOW STRING THEM TOGETHER with the word "the" in the middle! CN NETWORK TM & C CARTOON NETWORK

Moon Moon

Moon Moon is a fictional wolf character that is portrayed as a mentally challenged outcast in the pack. The character was originally conceived as an "alter ago name" for Tumblr user Kitchiki, who was given the name “Moon Moon” by a name generator titled "What is Your Werewolf Name? (shown below). After Kitchiki shared the result on Tumblr, the post went viral and inspired a variety of image macros featuring silly interior monologues.

What is your Werewolf Name? Last letter of vour last name First letter of your first name A. White B. Lone C.Ravenous D. Ancient E Magic F Ebony N. Beautiful O. Blood P. Moon Q Loyal R. Scarred S. Grey T. Mystie u. Prime A. Hunter B. Demon C. Howler D. Rain N. Wolf reseent Q. Lupus R. Fire S. Temptress T. Warrior u. Rage V. Thorn W. Moon X Lupe Red Dark Sto Gracefull Rogue K. Scarlet Fierce M. Alpha W. Majestie Y. Vengeful Z. Cruel Vixen mega ParanormalRomancejunkies MY NAME, IS FRICKIN MOON MOON. I'D BE THE MOST RETARDED WOLF OH S--- WHO BROUGHT F------ MOON MOON ALONG?

Search Interest

External References

[1] Drexel – Professor Poopypants' Name Changer

[2] Rum & Monkey – The Name Generator Generator

[3] LiveJournal – CF grammar name generator

[4] JokesUnlimited – Christmas Elf Name

[5] Fidius – What's My Pirate Name?

[6] DeviantART – Search results for Name Generator

[7] Cheezburger – Tagged results for Name Generator

[8] Tumblr – Tagged results for Name Generator

[9] Google Groups – Pseudo-Sindarin Name Generator

[10] Wikipedia – Sindarin

[11] Lee's (Useless) Super-Hero Generator – Home


[13] IGN – The Metal Gear Solid Name Generator

[14] Web Watch – The Rock Band Name Generator

[15] – Ork Name Generator

[16] Beyond Unreal – White Trash Name Generator

[17] Ars Technica openforum – Bond Girl name generator!!!

[18] rootsweb – FOLKLORE-L Archives: Re: [FOLKLORE] Hawaiian Name Generator…….

[19] Seventh Sanctum – Home

[20] Rinkworks – Fantasy Name Generator

[21] Behind the Name – Random Name Generator

[22] Yahoo! Directory – Humorous Name Generators

[23] Squidoo – The Ultimate Character Name Generators List

[24] Fake Name Generator – Home

[25] Name Generator Fun – Home

[26] Gangsta Name – Home

[27] Wizards – Dungeons and Dragons Character Name Generator

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