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#1 Jul 03 2010 at 1:18 AM Rating: Good
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As it seems we have to come up with surnames for FFXIV... Where do you get the inspiration for yours? Any random name? A popular show/anime/movie? Or do you try to seek out a name with a real meaning behind it?
I've been having a lot of trouble myself... Just deciding on a first name, actually. ^^; But I find it extra difficult to come up with a last name.

Also, I cringe at how much fun it will be to type in people's names now... x.x;

Edited, Jul 3rd 2010 3:20am by Sefalicious
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Sefalicious wrote:
As it seems we have to come up with surnames for FFXIV... Where do you get the inspiration for yours? Any random name? A popular show/anime/movie? Or do you try to seek out a name with a real meaning behind it?
I've been having a lot of trouble myself... Just deciding on a first name, actually. ^^; But I find it extra difficult to come up with a last name.

Also, I cringe at how much fun it will be to type in people's names now... x.x;

Edited, Jul 3rd 2010 3:20am by Sefalicious


They've cited an example where all you have to type in is the first name, the last name will autofill (or you will be given options) and you can assign that player a nickname in the future.
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#3 Jul 03 2010 at 1:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Ah... Well, that's one less worry then. ^^;
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wow, i didn't know you had to choose a surname as well~ at least that means you'll have a better chance at getting the character name you want ^^ i think i'll probably talk it over with my friends and maybe we all can have matching ones! or if anything, make it something that sounds fitting/descriptive for whatever my character ends up looking like

i wonder how the nickname system works too~ if multiple people can have the same one?
#5 Jul 03 2010 at 2:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not looking forward to all of the various ways people will think of to spell "Leroy Jenkins" and a few others. I just had to hehe. If nobody makes a Miqo'te with a name like "Male Miqo'te" I'll be surprised.

I Hope they'll put a restriction in place for things like this to a certain extent. I'm ok with some names like this, but I really don't want to see "Male Miqo'te", next to "Xmale Miqo'teX", next to "XxXxMale Miqo'teXxXx".


I'm also at a loss as to what I'll name my character. I'm drawing a blank, Nalamwen ______. Nothing seems to fit. I might have to change my first name, but I've been using this in every MMO I've played since EQOA. I have some time before I have to come to a decision though.
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This website might be helpful to people ^^ I've been going through and looking at the 'moon' and 'star' themes particularly, since I'm fairly certain I'll be making a Moonkeeper Miqo'te.

There are plenty of themes to choose from, although not every name really fits with the theme (it's pretty hard!) you still have a lot to choose from.
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#7 Jul 03 2010 at 4:46 AM Rating: Decent
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You can bet we'll see plenty of ways to spell Cloud Strife lol. I don't think Sephiroth had a surname, at least I can't recall it if he did.
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#8 Jul 03 2010 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
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I can see people combining Sephiroth with Jenova or Soldier though. Maybe even a Sephiroth Strife just to mix it up.

Red XIII.

How about a Drizzt Do'Urden.

Matron Malice.

Raistlin Majere.

Palin Majere.

Bilbo Baggins.

We'll probably see countless recreations of famous literature names.
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Random long story, but essentially my Square-Enix user name ended up being Enten instead of Ramseysylph (my usual name.) This was a combination of two names, that I decided I wanted to use as my last name, because I like my account name to be related to my character name. Also Enten 炎天 means "blazing heat," and considering my intention to begin the game in Ul'Dah, for my character to be partially fire based, and to take Nald'Thal as my patron deity, the name is appropriate.
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Best Roegadyn Name.. Iron Tager. (Just Kidding, but doesn't it seem fitting?)
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Considering that Ralrra is merely the shortened form of Ralrracheen, I may just end up going with Ralrra Cheen for my name. Otherwise I'll make it something to do with my chosen professions, like Ralrra Chef or Ralrra Lancer.

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I'm also at a loss as to what I'll name my character. I'm drawing a blank, Nalamwen ______. Nothing seems to fit. I might have to change my first name, but I've been using this in every MMO I've played since EQOA. I have some time before I have to come to a decision though.


Make your last name an anagram of your first name. How about Nalamwen Wenmalan, or Nalamwen Enwanlam?
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For the love of god, please use something fitting to the game world whatever you use. It's bad enough when people show zero creativity and just steal a name from elsewhere, but when a name clearly doesn't belong it just comes across as lame.
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I'm gonna use my own first and last name since it's so unique.
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I plan on playing an Elezen and seeing as how their names have a French flavor to them I may just use my real surname as the characters surname. Bordeaux. I will probably use my standard game name as first name though. Hogosha.

I am still not completely decided yet, but Hogosha Bordeaux I may run with.
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#15 Jul 03 2010 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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I'm expecting alot of recreations of all the ridiculous galka NPC names you see in FFXI...
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#16 Jul 03 2010 at 1:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Hogosha Bordeaux



Sounds like an Iron Chef. Not the cheesy American version(cept Masuhara), but the old school IC's.

Needless to say, I believe this name has the cuisine that will reign supreme.
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Calling it now that if it is a legit girl gamer the surname will end in cullen.
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#18 Jul 03 2010 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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kimilee wrote:
wow, i didn't know you had to choose a surname as well~ at least that means you'll have a better chance at getting the character name you want ^^ i think i'll probably talk it over with my friends and maybe we all can have matching ones! or if anything, make it something that sounds fitting/descriptive for whatever my character ends up looking like

i wonder how the nickname system works too~ if multiple people can have the same one?


The nickname system is on your end, so many people on the server could have the same nick name to some one else, but only one person will ever have a particular nick name to you. So you can't have two people both nicknamed "Bob." It's not really clear whether nicknames will only be a shortened versions of an existing name, or whether you can pick whatever you want. IE, does "Seppiroth Cloudstrife" have to have a nickname that starts with "Sep" or could it start with "Lame" instead, if you wanted? We don't know yet, for sure.
#19 Jul 03 2010 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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Nalamwen wrote:
I can see people combining Sephiroth with Jenova or Soldier though. Maybe even a Sephiroth Strife just to mix it up.

Red XIII.

How about a Drizzt Do'Urden.


Kill it. Kill it with fire.

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lol
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#20 Jul 03 2010 at 3:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Calling it now that if it is a legit girl gamer the surname will end in cullen.


I'd rather see Sephiroth/Cloud/Jecht/Squall clones than Twilight references. Smiley: mad

And that's saying a lot right there...
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
Klibe wrote:
Calling it now that if it is a legit girl gamer the surname will end in cullen.



I'd rather see Sephiroth/Cloud/Jecht/Squall clones than Twilight references. Smiley: mad


I second that motion. Although, I had no idea that was Twilight reference to begin with...

I'll probably be using this same tag. Long story short I let a good friend make it up many years ago and have just stuck with it since for all my online needs. As for a surname, who knows.
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For the love of god, please use something fitting to the game world whatever you use. It's bad enough when people show zero creativity and just steal a name from elsewhere, but when a name clearly doesn't belong it just comes across as lame.

I'm sorry you have a problem with my choice of names.
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Well for me one day I was at my local bakery and saw that they had pumpernickel on for sale and I thought that would make a sweet last name for my character. It ends up making my characters name really long, but I thought it would suit it just nicely since I'm going to have a cook as my main :). That's where my inspiration came from a fateful day at the bakery.
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#25 Jul 04 2010 at 1:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh. Liking some of these replies.

This site's kinda old, but most of the links still work... For anyone wanting another site to browse for names.
http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/fantasylinks.htm
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I'm sorry you have a problem with my choice of names.


I don't have a problem with your choice of names or you. In fact, I quite like you as a poster.

I was just pointing out that when people can recognize your name from another fictional world, or when you "RP" as that character, people as a whole tend to think that it's rather lame, much as you and even they may like the character. The player themself tends to think, "This character is cool, so it would be cool if that's who I base my PC on," while almost everyone else is thinking, "/facepalm."

I don't know enough about Star Wars to know if Ralrra is something that people would even identify, honestly. But I don't know who it is, so it doesn't bother me in the least. However, if I see a Lalafell named Yoda, I will /facepalm, and if they talk like Yoda to boot, I might even try to kill them.
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I'm sorry you have a problem with my choice of names.


I don't have a problem with your choice of names or you. In fact, I quite like you as a poster.


Ralrra's friend-making skill increases by 0.1 points. :D

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I was just pointing out that when people can recognize your name from another fictional world, or when you "RP" as that character, people as a whole tend to think that it's rather lame, much as you and even they may like the character. The player themself tends to think, "This character is cool, so it would be cool if that's who I base my PC on," while almost everyone else is thinking, "/facepalm."


I see, so your comment was mainly directed at the Cloud/Sephiroth/Legolas wanna-be types. I would imagine that extends to the people with Naruto quotes in their Ninjutsu macros, and so forth.

Kachi wrote:
I don't know enough about Star Wars to know if Ralrra is something that people would even identify, honestly. But I don't know who it is, so it doesn't bother me in the least. However, if I see a Lalafell named Yoda, I will /facepalm, and if they talk like Yoda to boot, I might even try to kill them.


The background of the name is thus: when I first saw Galkas in FFXI, I thought they looked like shaved Wookiees. Figuring that at least one person on the server I landed on would have some variation on Chewbacca, I looked for another Wookiee name. Ergo, Ralrra.

However, I was told I acted more Klingon than Wookiee (which was acceptable, as I am also a Star Trek fan). Being a Paladin, my RP tendencies leaned toward honor, defending others in combat, etc. I even had one guy go so far as to call me Worf because of the face I chose for my Galka.

I doubt I'm going to RP in FFXIV, but I'm still going to keep the name.
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I predict many characters with the last names of Smith or Jones. :D
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I predict many characters with the last names of Smith or Jones. :D


Ironically, the people who go with the surname of Jones will the the ones with all the good gear and loot, and will be envied by everyone.
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I wonder how many people will just use their real names.
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My characters name was inspired by a game but was not stolen from it. I do not know if any of you have played the dot hack series but they are games, books, and anime about a mmorpg. The games are offline mmorpgs if you can understand that. in one of the books(ai buster i think) there was a character named albero and he explained how he picked his Name which is from a name of a binary star. So I came up with the name algol. Which is a Binary star and supposedly the unluckest star in the sky according to astrology. this worked out great because my main was blm when I started FFXI. It was even better because its a programing language and im a programmer. I also found out its a sword in FFXI so people thought I copied the name but not many. So when I tried to figure out a sure name I thought of the luckiest star in the sky and that turned out to be another binary star. So I thought it was perfect

So my characters name is now Algol Regulus.
Took me five hours to figure this out unlike one of my friends that just uses the random name generator

so anyone who has played .Hack games and knows of Albero is awsome.

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I got my name from a random name generator on EQOA. I've been using it as my main's name on every MMO I've played since then but this time around, due to the surname, I'll probably shorten it to Nala Something. Everyone just calls me Nala anyways :).


Nala Jones? I plan to have good gear and loot. I can deal without the envy though. (Yes, this is a joke).
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First name Noodles second name Cup. Just seems appropriate don't you think?
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I'm planning on being a miqote this time around... but if someone out there is going to play a male lalafell... can you please name it Tahrongi Joe? XD
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Old joke with me sister and I, last name of any characters we make will be chains.
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I love chronicles of riddick and I'm going to have Riddick somewhere in my name... unless they are like some other games that use profanity censors and think I am trying to sneak the word d!ck in my name =/
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Idea for trophy on PS3 version.

"Needs more d's and y's"


Unlocked by naming your first character.



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