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#1 Oct 02 2010 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so I've been a gamer for years and usually run with the same character name, I have not however ever thought of a good surname and so now I come to all of you here on the forums of infinite wisdom for some guidance :)

Still waiting on my new computer to be delivered and figured this could be a fun way to pass some of the time waiting impatiently to install and begin. I have no idea as of yet what race I will be, I do however know that I will most likely end up focusing a lot on crafting (although as of right now I can't decide which craft) so I beseech any and all creative minds of the FFXIV universe, help me find my surname!
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#2 Oct 02 2010 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Xantilo wrote:
Ok, so I've been a gamer for years and usually run with the same character name, I have not however ever thought of a good surname and so now I come to all of you here on the forums of infinite wisdom for some guidance :)

Still waiting on my new computer to be delivered and figured this could be a fun way to pass some of the time waiting impatiently to install and begin. I have no idea as of yet what race I will be, I do however know that I will most likely end up focusing a lot on crafting (although as of right now I can't decide which craft) so I beseech any and all creative minds of the FFXIV universe, help me find my surname!
I never really knew what to pick for a surname either, so by the time the alpha started I just went with Bsphil Formerly, having been bsphil in FFXI. ¯\(º_o)/¯ I ended up sticking with it through the rest of the alpha and the betas.
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#3 Oct 02 2010 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
You could go any route really for picking a surname. I have a tendency to just use whatever pops in my mind that sounds catchy. Some I know may use tolkien themed names or just some random stuff. I'll just throw a few out here:

Xthandriel (Than-dree-el)
Gallowgar (Ga-low-gar)
Tzincthu (T-z-ink-thoo)
Noelthi (No-el-thi)

They might more suffice for RP I suppose, but you could also go the approach of naming yourself "The <insertname>" or "Master <insertname>". Whatever is your preference.
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#4 Oct 02 2010 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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pick an easy one to remember.. its a pain /telling people with long and difficult names

Mine us Gus Morgan, easy to remember and not too long.
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#5 Oct 02 2010 at 8:31 PM Rating: Good
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Personally I just used a reasonable-sounding anagram of my real last name. Fortunately there were only 5 letters, so it wasn't too hard. I wouldn't advise it if you have a long last name, though.

Some people just split up their FFXI name into first and last name. Of course, it would only work if your previous name was longer than 6 letters, since FFXIV names are 3 letters minimum.

Another suggestion is to make up a last name that will reflect your occupation. I've even seen that in real life: a chiropractor office sign on my way to work had the name "Dr. Backman." Imagine that.
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#6 Oct 02 2010 at 9:00 PM Rating: Default
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I ended up using Menethil, as this was what came to me. I remember thinking to myself that it was familiar for some reason but couldn't put my finger on it. It wasn't until yesterday, when I noticed other characters with the same surname that made me do a google search, and come to find out it was from WoW. :P Not that I have anything against WoW as I played my fair share of it, I was just slightly disappointed when I realized where I had gotten the name. lol Now I almost feel as if I'm going to be pigeonholed as a WoW fanatic.
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#7 Oct 02 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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Some people just split up their FFXI name into first and last name. Of course, it would only work if your previous name was longer than 6 letters, since FFXIV names are 3 letters minimum.


Thats what i plan to do lol. i was darthsappy in ffxi and when i heard about the surnames i didnt know what id use for it then i just figured id go with darth sappy lol.

as for suggestions ive no idea, you could go the star wars route that i did "darth xantilo" "Lord xantilo" or your server name from ffxi
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#8 Oct 02 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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not really sure how to help on that, but I do have an idea below. For myself, I figured my lotro name would be to long and a pain in the **** to sent me tells. So I just picked an all new first and last name after the main character of an anime I like.

you could always
1: Take a phone book & go outside..
2: Throw it high in the air. so that it randomly opens a page (repeat if neccessary)3:
3: Take a coin and toss it onto the open page
4: Use the top of the coin (front or back) as the reference point.
5: Use the whatever last name the reference point is closest to as your characters new last name.
Optional
6: Pay me with catnip ingame. or Gil works to, or an Iron Needle, or some Cotton Armours, lol.

Edited, Oct 3rd 2010 12:09am by MeisterOtome
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#9 Oct 02 2010 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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Thank you one and all, a lot of good ideas there. I must say, I'm fairly partial to unos suggestion, as I think Xan Tilo is gonna be easy enough to remember/type out sounds good to me as well so hurray for one minor hurdle out of the way.

And now back to browsing the forums I go!
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#10 Oct 02 2010 at 11:01 PM Rating: Good
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Or use Xantilo Xanadu.

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