Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Worgen, the next playable race coming with Cataclysm, will most likely have human names. However, it is hard to say for sure as this race has not been released yet. At any rate, it is always fun to start brainstorming names now.
Here are some names that are associated with Wolves. It is never too early to save a slot with that name in it before the expansion comes out!
Goblin names are a lot like Gnome Names, though a bit different. You can still get some ideas from gnome names though. From Wowwiki:
Every goblin has a given name and a family name. The family names portray some ancestor's achievement, though a goblin may take a new family name if he feels he has made an accomplishment that outstrips that of his eponymous forebear.
A little background on Gnome names from wowwiki:
“Gnomes have family names that represent an honored ancestor’s achievements, but they only keep these names until some time in their thirties. At this point, gnome society expects them to have made their own achievements, and thus the gnome invents a new name that represents his own accomplishments. This name then takes the place of his family name. “Gnomes have first names, which is generally similar to a human name, while their last name, or family name, tends to reflect engineering, height or other tradeskill.
Here are some first names that mean “small” in various languages, perhaps finding a name you like will tell you more about the traits you would like your character to display. For instance – Piera means small rock. Perhaps your character could be unyielding and stubborn.
Draenei, unlike most races, do not have last names. The names of Draenei seem closely modeled afer Indian names. Here is a list of male and female names that would work well for accurate sounding Draenei names:
Like most races, Dwarves have first names and last names – also called family names. Family names or last names, often indicate their clan. Some family names refer to a special feat or accomplishment . Dwarven first names resemble Scottish names.
Here are some examples of Dwarven names:
Night Elves and Blood Elves have similar sounding first names, however there is a difference in last names, or titles. Night elves tend to adopt names and titles that deal with shadow, moon and stars such as “Shadowsong” or “Stareye”. Blood elves tend to have names that deal with the sun, light and dawn such as “Sunstrider or “Dawnsinger”. Each race tends to use names heavy in vowels that have flourish and flow off the tongue.
The following list of names would be considered acceptable to be used for either race: