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#1 Jul 01 2013 at 10:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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I saw this on the official forums, and thought that somebody here might be interested (e.g. RPers or people looking for an accurate name for their XIV character).

Hyur Naming Conventions

Elezen Naming Conventions

Miqo'te Naming Conventions

Lalafell Naming Conventions

Roegadyn Naming Conventions (Roegadyn Dictionary; for those hard-to-spell names)

Each thread has descriptions for names of each sub-race, as the names are sometimes different. For example, Seawolf Roegadyn tend towards traditional names made up of word combinations in their old language, where Hellsguard use more common words. Furthermore, male Hellsguard surnames are frequently animals (such as my character being named Ghost Bear), where female Hellsguard surnames tend to be plants or flowers.

Hope some of you find this useful and/or inspiring. Smiley: smile
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#2 Jul 01 2013 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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Ralrra wrote:
I saw this on the official forums, and thought that somebody here might be interested (e.g. RPers or people looking for an accurate name for their XIV character).

Hyur Naming Conventions

Elezen Naming Conventions

Miqo'te Naming Conventions

Lalafell Naming Conventions

Roegadyn Naming Conventions (Roegadyn Dictionary; for those hard-to-spell names)

Each thread has descriptions for names of each sub-race, as the names are sometimes different. For example, Seawolf Roegadyn tend towards traditional names made up of word combinations in their old language, where Hellsguard use more common words. Furthermore, male Hellsguard surnames are frequently animals (such as my character being named Ghost Bear), where female Hellsguard surnames tend to be plants or flowers.

Hope some of you find this useful and/or inspiring. Smiley: smile



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#3 Jul 01 2013 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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http://fandango.exp.jp/name-generator.php#result

also works too :) its fun to make roe names with this lol there so silly.
#4 Jul 01 2013 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
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I always liked that about creative writing and, by extension, game development; that you could create your own backstory and odd cultural systems. I don't and have never RP'd in MMOs, but I do appreciate the work that has gone into making it possible.
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#5 Jul 01 2013 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
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silverhope wrote:
http://fandango.exp.jp/name-generator.php#result

also works too :) its fun to make roe names with this lol they're so silly.


The Sea Wolves' are especially fun:

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Agynntoeg Eyhilskribasyn
Geimwyda Aentlaentwyn
Haemrkyrss Uwilkestsyn
Hollswys Skaenzentawyn
Urssath Spyrbornsyn
Holskkoena Loetfoetwyn
Fhiskryd Hyllfoetsyn


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#6 Jul 01 2013 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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Krycis wrote:
I always liked that about creative writing and, by extension, game development; that you could create your own backstory and odd cultural systems. I don't and have never RP'd in MMOs, but I do appreciate the work that has gone into making it possible.


Not only that, but I've always been interested in Final Fantasy's mish-mash of lore. Borrowing from the Norse, Greek, Asian, Indian, and places like Eastern Europe.



#7 Jul 01 2013 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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Hellguard are funny as well.

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Old Bone
Elegant Flea
Defiant Squash
Laughing Buffalo
Courteous Trout ( **** fish better be courteous!!)


I might go with Meg Mightblade for my female highlander.

Edited, Jul 1st 2013 2:06pm by silverhope
#8 Jul 01 2013 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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silverhope wrote:
Hellguard are funny as well.

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Old Bone
Elegant Flea
Defiant Squash
Laughing Buffalo
Courteous Trout ( **** fish better be courteous!!)


Two that I came across:

Purple Javelin (would be great for a future Dragoon, if you ignore the obvious sexual connotation)
Unseen Lava
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#9 Jul 01 2013 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
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Ralrra wrote:
Unseen Lava


Not lava if it's unseen...
#10 Jul 01 2013 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
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BartelX wrote:
Ralrra wrote:
Unseen Lava


Not lava if it's unseen...


I miss the movies/music from that era!
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Not interested in conventional naming. I saw so many different names, including movie stars. I like being surprised by the various names.
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#12 Jul 01 2013 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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A couple of the last names I often use fit with that female Hellsguard style. Combining that with the Seawolf first name style sounds good to me. I may do something like that if I stick with that race/*** combo.
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#14 Jul 01 2013 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
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Not interested in conventional naming. I saw so many different names, including movie stars. I like being surprised by the various names.


Not that I'm a major stickler against the name, but I hate when people use less than classy names... like Festering "Choose your favorite gross thing."

Other than that most of the surprise names are pretty cool.
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I think my favorite of the weekend was "More Cowbell".
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I wonder if I will see "Whm Smn" again.
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I've kept the silly names to my retainer and chocobo thus far.
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Wint wrote:
I think my favorite of the weekend was "More Cowbell".


I would have uninstalled the game, having seen all that the game had to offer if I had come across that name.
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#19 Jul 02 2013 at 4:10 AM Rating: Good
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I kinda like how some people are willing to go into that much detail to keep their characters "accurate". Sadly, I go onto a baby name list, and find names that mean what my character is/does.

Though, I'll be glad when the game is finally released, and I won't have to see a hundred "Test" names around...no, seriously: http://na.beta.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/character/?q=test&worldname=&classjob=&order=
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silverhope wrote:
Hellguard are funny as well.

Quote:
Old Bone
Elegant Flea
Defiant Squash
Laughing Buffalo
Courteous Trout ( **** fish better be courteous!!)

I guess my Hyur was raised by Roegadyns.
#21 Jul 02 2013 at 10:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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BrokenFox wrote:
silverhope wrote:
Hellguard are funny as well.

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Old Bone
Elegant Flea
Defiant Squash
Laughing Buffalo
Courteous Trout ( **** fish better be courteous!!)

I guess my Hyur was raised by Roegadyns.

You say that like it's a bad thing.
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#22 Jul 02 2013 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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Nah, it's awesome Smiley: cool
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My favorite I saw so far in beta was "Doctor Worm". I'm a big TMBG fan, and every time I saw him (little taru dude) it started me singing...

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