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Oddveig Jarl
Posted - 2007.09.24 17:19:00 - [1]


I am in the process of re-inventing my main....this time with serious consideration to the RP implications of my choices.

In particular,the choosing of a name.

The intent of this thread is not to endlessly speculate over the Earth/Eve this has been extensivly covered in previous threads.(With little consensus I have observedLaughing)

The intent is to simply share WHY? you choose the name you did.(Emphasis on RP or if your just plain fussy about these things like I amRazz

I am currently considering rolling a Caldari/Civire character. This could change....and my curiosity is not limited to one race...etc.

Looking forward to your imputSmile

Thank You
Oddveig Jarl

Celeste Coeval
The Gosimer and Scarab
Posted - 2007.09.24 17:28:00 - [2]

caldari huh?

call yourself f1-f8

Tamia Clant
New Dawn Corp
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2007.09.24 17:31:00 - [3]

Forget RP, call yourself "That Guy" and watch the enemy fleet panic as they try to call you primary!Laughing

Nexus Kinnon
Genos Occidere
Posted - 2007.09.24 17:45:00 - [4]

Join the masses, roll achura Razz

Kazuma Saruwatari
Posted - 2007.09.24 17:53:00 - [5]

Originally by: Nexus Kinnon
Join the masses, roll achura Razz

The only reason why Achura is a popular choice for rerolling characters is because of the low charisma, and higher-than-average other attributes.

For example, I've got a 3/9/9/9/9 character myself (3 charisma, 9 everyhting else).

On the RP side of naming:
If you do plan to go to the asian bloodlines for names, why not pick around Japanese/Chinese/Korean references. I picked mine after I ran my real name and results from such through a "Japanese Name Generator" multiple times till I got something unique for a last name (which was the problem why I ran the results again through it multiple times).ugh

When I showed said name generator to my GF, she jumped on it and played around with it. First result with her name, she liked, she kept.Rolling Eyes

Serenity Steele
Dynamic Data Distribution
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:02:00 - [6]

Originally by: Tamia Clant
Forget RP, call yourself "That Guy" and watch the enemy fleet panic as they try to call you primary!Laughing

Very Happy Reminds me of Mankind when I called my characters "your father", "your mother", "your sister" etc. And of course the all annoying "Loading..."

Made for great kill-mails to psych people out. "You were attacked by your father". Participants "Your sister, Your mother, Your brother".

Major Stormer
MEK Enterprises
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:03:00 - [7]

I was stuck, so I stole it from a random book.

I suck at names.

Omega Wing
Snatch Victory
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:05:00 - [8]


Posted - 2007.09.24 18:07:00 - [9]

I choose my name to poke fun at all the people the put x's in their name... look around these boards and you''ll see tons of them. So I decided to hop on the cool kids bandwagon

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Brutor Shaun
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:12:00 - [10]

I didn't really know what Eve was when I started. If I'd known I'd still be playing over 2 years down the line, I would have put more thought into my name. Ho hum. Neutral

Serge Tahlon
eXceed Inc.
Minor Threat.
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:29:00 - [11]

when i subscribed i thought this was a role playing game and with gallente being of french origin i wanted some thing that sounded like a cheese eating surrender monkey.
little did i know that role playing in mmorpg's is rare :D

so today i fly minmatar ships and am glad that for some reason many people have problems pronouncing the name and i tend to get called less.

Great Artista
Veto Corp
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:34:00 - [12]

Edited by: Great Artista on 24/09/2007 18:35:49
Great Artiste

Changed the "E" to "A" because it sounds less ghey. Very Happy
*EDIT: So yeah, I'm basically saying that name your character how you want it, I usually want to ad a twist or a story behind them.

Scrap Brain
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:39:00 - [13]

Well, my name is from a sonic the hedgehog level :)

and I chose to play Amarr>Amarr simply due to looks.

The New Eve Order
Posted - 2007.09.24 18:39:00 - [14]

I was flicking through Schott's Original Miscellany when I came across a page with famous horses on it, and Haizum being the name of the angel Gabriel's horse, thought why not! Obscure enough that no-one else is likely to have it (I was called "Caesar" in the first online game I played, and it seems this name is in common usage), and also has a nice snappiness to it.

Unfortunately some people (funnily enough, it's usually Americans) call me "Hazium" like an element or something. Annoys the hell out of me. High-zumm. Not Has-e-umm. Damn them to Hades...

As for the race/bloodline, Gallente appeared to stand for everything I or my online persona stood for at the time, but then when it was too late I learnt they were French descendants and it ruined my choice. :(

Note: All country-specific comments in this post are in jest!

Posted - 2007.09.24 18:42:00 - [15]

My characters are all named after songs.

"The revolution wasn't bad, we hit the streets with all we had, a tape recording of the sound of the velvet underground"

Posted - 2007.09.24 18:59:00 - [16]

Chobham = the armor on an abrams tank.

Oddveig Jarl
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:05:00 - [17]

Thank you for the input thus far.

Mikal Drey
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:09:00 - [18]

hey hey

My Name is my RL name :)

Mikal - Michael
Drey - Anagram of my Surname

I normally try to have some derivitive of my actual name in any player crerated characters in games. Although ive recently stuck to Mikal Drey

Posted - 2007.09.24 19:14:00 - [19]

Named 'me' after a British war hero I met, just before the "power of two" led me to get another account.

My original (mainly PvP character) has a name beginning with 'A' which goes down real well with my gang mates when I fight and ensures I pack as much tank as I can muster for the journey. Laughing

Only chose Caldari as my race cos they looked the most like my own ethnicity. It has nothing to do with anything else - I fly mainly gallente now, who I deliberatly chose not to pick 'cause they were French in Origin. (I'm an English Island monkey, I'm allowed to say these things - no offence meant)ConfusedTwisted EvilLaughing

Akkarin Pagan
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:17:00 - [20]

Well I chose Minmatar as my race, due to some Scottish and New Zealand blood in my RL makeup, and the whole tribal thing appealed to me. I chose Brutor as bloodline because I prefered the idea of a muscular dude for an avatar as opposed to a tall thin Sebiestor (I play EVE to escape RL, I get to be a tall thin guy there, so I thought I'd try something else in game).

As for the name, I have to admit that I showed a huge lack of originality, and plagiarized Akkarin from Trudi Canavan's Black Magician Trilogy of books, for a previous online game. I'm not the sort to have the same name across all games, but I do try to work Akkarin into the name because he is one of my favorite characters.

Of course, someone else had the same (or similar) idea, and Akkarin on it's own was taken, so I had to come up with a surname. After having read the description of the Minmatar race, and the mention of strapping as many guns as possible onto your ship, I was reminded of a character called Pagan from David Gemmel's King Beyond the Gate. When the character is introduced in the book, he is a muscular black guy weighed down with a myriad of weapons. I felt he was tailor made for a Brutor character (sort of a fantasy version) so I took that as surname.

Not the most original of thought processes I admit, but it suits my character.


Marius Damocles
Drunkin Misconduct
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:23:00 - [21]

well, i chose amarr due to being in an rp corp, [1pg] and created this character, it worked out well, now that im out doing my own thing w/my rl friends corp, the name still works.

Shadow Directorate
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:26:00 - [22]

I honestly have no idea

The Wormhole Assistance Team
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:41:00 - [23]

Stole it from a random tv series Shocked

Aeran Hermas
Free Collective
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:45:00 - [24]

Aeran was chosen because it sounds a lot like my name in RL, so I can identify it easier over TS/Vent etc. And Hermas was because I didn't want to have just one name, so I added a letter to my last name and scrambled them up a little.

So, yeah, as far as RP goes, pick something, make up a good story to go behind it. :shrug:

Mangala Solaris
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:46:00 - [25]

I'm a space exploration obsessive. Mangala is a Jyotish/Hindu (possibly) name for Mars.

Solaris is a generic term for our star - in no way did I take it from the dire Clooney remake of the same name :D

The Station
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:48:00 - [26]

Originally by: Serenity Steele
Originally by: Tamia Clant
Forget RP, call yourself "That Guy" and watch the enemy fleet panic as they try to call you primary!Laughing

Very Happy Reminds me of Mankind when I called my characters "your father", "your mother", "your sister" etc. And of course the all annoying "Loading..."

Made for great kill-mails to psych people out. "You were attacked by your father". Participants "Your sister, Your mother, Your brother".

Mmm thats so wrong...LaughingLaughing

Captian Internet
Lead Bricks
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:49:00 - [27]

I received my title after the successful mutiny that got from First Mate Internet to Captain unfortunately a typo was cursed upon me by my superiors to forever let all whom see me know that I seized power instead of getting promoted

Alz Shado
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:51:00 - [28]

Be original: name yourself after your favorite Star Wars characters.

Captian Internet
Lead Bricks
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:52:00 - [29]

Originally by: Alz Shado
Be original: name yourself after your favorite (insert media here) characters.


Roast and Toast Inc.
Posted - 2007.09.24 19:55:00 - [30]

While I was making the char, the mailman knocked on the door with some packages for me, when I saw that the I was waiting for wasn't there, I almost went postal.

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