I'm curious to know. What are some of the most interesting or down right oddball names. You have chosen for your characters.
For a Warden my oddest name is Niklaus , Nenovosky
For Dragon age 2 it has to be Atticus, Thorne, Hawke.
For Dragon age Inquisition I'm not sure it's a good name or just odd. Vincent Nigel- Murray ,Trevelyan.
Lakha I can barely read that. What are you trying to say ?
And Grandon when i create a dalish elf character. I usually look at Welsh or Scottish names for inspiration. Also I draw inspiration from Celtic mythology.
What inspires you to get creative?
My characters have normal names I guess like
Athyna, Crystalina, Rygar, for example
I guess the strangest name I choose was for a male human rouge (origins) I called him...
I usually use the name Phoenix for my characters because I have MANY playthroughs (seriously, like an embarrassing number of hours in Dragon Age games...not gonna stop or anything but yah...) and just like the Phoenix starts anew so can they when things don't go as planned against a foe or I don't protect my precious Zevy/Fenris/Dorian and want another go of it from a previous save...
Also Kalen Boies, Great Question! the names Niklaus and Atticus are fantastic! But Vincent Nigel- Murray is by far the absolute best!!! That sounds like a great DND character name! Maybe a rogue...assassin ?...not that I'm stealing it or anything... Honest
Bax that last name sounds like something I'd use. Except to me it almost sounds like the name for a Carta dwarf.
The goofiest name I used. I gave it to an elf Inquisitor he has known as The Black Whirlwind. Unless you played Jade Empire. You might not get the reference.
Honestly I’m just a creative person at heart, always have been and so I don’t really take much inspiration from things, I kinda just.. come up with stuff
I am a creative person. I have very detailed backstories to my characters. As far as names go. I like to give my characters names
That don't sound like I'm creating a new language. There's nothing wrong with that. Its just not my style.
I don’t usually give detailed background to my characters simply because I’m lazy and can’t be bothered, but Farinn’dal I put in a LOT of work because he was going to be my canon playthrough and he was also the first character I played as in Inquisition when playing through and seeing the 3 DLCS for the first time (like a year after they came out lol it took me a long time to get those dlcs). It was a very special playthrough for me, and I wanted the name to be as special and unique.
Unfortunately, when I put that much effort into that playthrough, it’s hard for me to come up with such an elaborate character and background again because I always think “why bother u have your canon guy.”
Though part of me still wants to make a female elven mage as my canon playthrough, because Jaws of Hakkon DLC, my Inquisitor and party of Cass, Varric and Solas would a complete replica of the Inquisitor Ameridans original party except gender swapped.
Mage Elven Inquisitors, female and male.
Lover is a elven mage, Solas and what’s her name the Dreamer.
Ameridan had a Templar warrior guy, that is Cass
And they had a dwarven female companion, that didn’t get along with the warrior - Varric!
I dunno, I like the comparison so I’m partial to making that a canon playthrough lol
It would make sense for that character to be so detailed. Its the first one to explore everything. My own experience is different. I got my Xbox one for Christmas. My mom had ordered a few games for me. When they arrived I pointed all their all next gen console games. As I only had an Xbox 360
When the console was delivered I went through the annoying set up process. Once that was done . I noticed something Dragon age Inquisition was on sale. I'm not sure what the lable was. All I know is it had ever dlc in there.
Honestly my first character really sucked. It was elf archer. I don't even remember the name. For a backstory. He left the clan to become a bounty hunter. Humans killed his sister. As she was a mage. This would be around the time the mage Templar war starts . He targeted escaped criminals. Then work his way up to more dangerous prey.
I've noticed that I tend to name my characters after colors like Weiss, Nero, Rosa, Argent, etc., but anyways as for names I consider odd that I've named characters: I once named a male dwarf Inquisitor Gronk because it sounds like a name that a stereotypical manly dwarf might have -y'know, something grunt-y- and a female qunari Inquisitor Kuuki because I thought it'd be funny to name a qunari that when they don't have cookies under the Qun and the spelling is like that because I think it wouldn't feel out of place among the Qunari words we know. They tend to have a lot of double letters in words and especially double vowels.
What do you think?