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What Is Your Favourite Character Name?

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    October 16, 2015 2:20 PM EDT

    Both in Fallout and Elder Scrolls what are your favourite names that you have used for characters?

    In Elder Scrolls I always end up using names of characters from my favourite fantasy books like Anomander Rake, Toc the Younger and Icarium and in Fallout I like to stick with the theme of the standard names so I use stuff like the Stranger, the Drifter and the Nameless ect.

    But my all time favourite name comes from one of my first Fallout 3 character who I named Swagdog Trillionaire .   

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    October 16, 2015 2:51 PM EDT

    Jake The Orc is the name I gave my Orc Warrior in both Oblivion and Skyrim. Jake is still in Skyrim, just living a life as a Companion and mod.

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    October 16, 2015 2:58 PM EDT

    Is there any reasons behind the name or do you just like it?

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    October 16, 2015 3:03 PM EDT

    I have a friend from Church that has that name, and he always protected me when I was little. my friend and I are like two years apart, he is older then me. that and Jake is a great name in general.

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    October 16, 2015 3:07 PM EDT

    Thats pretty cool 

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    October 16, 2015 3:54 PM EDT
    Mirric Farseer I came up with it while trying to come up a Nordic name that also sounds magey
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    October 16, 2015 5:22 PM EDT

    I have plenty!!!

    My Thalmor Slayer Khajiit Dragonborn is Shigeru. I named him after the man who created Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and Star Fox: Shigeru Miyamoto. I really admire that man.

    Shigeru has a twin sister whose name is Shinderu. Shinderu is Cynder in japanese. Yep, I named her after the dragoness from the Legend of Spyro series because Shigeru, Shinderu and Cynder share the same body colors. Cynder has black body, green eyes and white horns. Shigeru and Shinderu have black fur, green eyes and white hair. Yes, you can say I "Khajiitified" Cynder

    Shigeru is married to Shabhira and they have 3 kids. The oldest one is Gaurunn (I got this name from a Nord name generator), named after Shigeru and Shinderu's adoptive Nord father as a way of paying homage to him and the young twins Zuna and Daichi. Daichi is a legendary katana from the game Fable 2 (man, I love this game), owned by the female warrior monk Zuna.

    Shinderu is married to Supairo (Spyro in japanese, from the game Legend of Spyro series) and they have 2 kids. Rakesi (again I got this name from a Nord name generator), named after Shigeru and Shinderu's adoptive Nord mother as a way of paying homage to her and Armin, named after the DJ Armin Van Buuren.

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    October 16, 2015 8:01 PM EDT

    Ruslan - assassin

    Tobias - knight

    Logan - ranger

    Balund or Bláán (old Irish variant of my name) - warrior

    In Fallout, I use the surname Hale

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    October 16, 2015 8:02 PM EDT

    My Redguard Sword Singer's name, Cyrus, immediately comes to mind. A throwback to Cyrus the Restless of the little-known ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard'' game.

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    October 16, 2015 8:04 PM EDT

    I love that game

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    October 16, 2015 8:30 PM EDT

    For the elder scrolls that really depends on the race I'm playing.  I have a lot of sources I go to when searching for a good name. My latest orc character is called Uram Gro-Largash. Which I basicly plucked off the UESP name lore pages. And my Argonian is called Teineeva, which originated as me misspelling the name of one of the oblivion shadowscales.

    For fallout it depends on the game, for 3 I'll just go with whatever crosses my mind but when I play New Vegas I go with Ektos, which comes from the greek for Sixth (as in courier six).

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    October 17, 2015 12:05 AM EDT

    I'm pretty fond of my Orc's name, which is Murkamul Khatbuk (I call him Murk), and it was actually a randomly generated name I found on a website. :) I tend to be very fond of names that can exist in real life as well, so when I had to think up a name for my Dunmer vampire, I drew from Greek mythology, and chose "Acheron" (the river of woe) for a vampire lord with a tragic past. His surname, Morvayn, I took from the site Dunmer names page, which gave me a very lovely tie-in with some of the Dark Elves on Solstheim. "Tavareth", the first name of my Wood Elf, is actually from an old LOTR name generator, and his surname, Redvale, was of my own invention which again, followed the site's naming guide for Bosmer surnames from 2 of the older TES games.

    As a general rule, though, I try to stay as lore-friendly with names as I possibly can when coming up with Elder Scrolls characters.

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    October 17, 2015 3:06 AM EDT

    Sotek He-Who-Don't-Tell

    It's always been Sotek. Years ago I had a Warhammer Lizardman Army and I had a favourite Skink who I called Sotek after the Skink God Sotek. I only play Argonians, they are always green (As green as I can get at any rate) and they are always called Sotek. (unless it’s for screen shots, I have a few others).

    He has had a few names over the last few years.

    Sotek He-Who-Don’t-Tell

    Sotek Tells-Whelps-To-Be-Quiet

    Sotek Mind-Your-own-Business

    Sotek Keeps-It-To-Himself

    He does have an actual full name but that is hidden in the depths of my story and won’t come out until he visits his family in Morrowind. (chapter 300 odd)

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    October 17, 2015 10:48 AM EDT

    Overhate, obviously

    Or I use my real name.

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    October 17, 2015 1:28 PM EDT

    Am I the only one that uses names from fantasy books? lol

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    October 17, 2015 1:32 PM EDT

    I think I sense a pattern emerging...
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    October 17, 2015 8:22 PM EDT
    In skyrim i always name my characters something like dirk or shadow or i give them a title like my orc werewolf margin Skull-Crushed.
    In fallout it's always Frankie
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    October 17, 2015 9:45 PM EDT
    TES: Valund for my male Nord Vigilant of Stendarr
    Caranthir for my male Altmer mage.
    I just like the names.
    Fallout: I normally go with Ralph 'cuz it fits well in the universe and my own last name, Baker.
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    October 18, 2015 12:35 PM EDT

    My favorite name for any of my Skyrim characters has been Alazir; I felt like it was a boss name for a boss character. My favorite from Fallout was character who called himself Thaddeus "Tadd" Barbaric, just so he could comment on being a "tad barbaric" with the locals.

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    October 18, 2015 2:14 PM EDT

    Roland, rolls of the tongue. 

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    October 19, 2015 6:51 AM EDT

    I use surnames more than first names regularly in TES.

    deSele for Bretons, featuring Manlei in Oblivion and Idhea in Skyrim.
    Avaris for Dunmer, Magnes and Faldric both in Oblivion, though none have appeared in Skyrim.
    Lanissus for Imperials. Ooh boy so many.  Cressida, Alista, Cervex, Janus, Idianus, Cadmus, and more that I'm probably forgetting.
    gro-Shakh for Orcs, all stemming from Shakh Rush in Oblivion.

    Falout though, always Cassidy.  Always.

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    October 19, 2015 11:44 AM EDT

    My current playthrough whom I'm using for a build I'm working on is named Eleazar (Breton), which I find pretty beast-mode. A few more are Thorn (the despoiler) and Ruin (again a build I'm working on) who I roleplay as Nordic brothers.