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igyman
08-12-2006, 08:44 AM
I wasn't sure if there was already a thread dealing with these issues, so I thought I'd start one myself.

Here's what this thread is about:
If you have trouble thinking of a name for one of your characters/spaceships/new species/new planets, or anything else in your fics, this is the place to go to. Since naming things has never been a problem for me I'm offering help on that matter to anyone who might need it and I also encourage any other forumite to join in and help if he/she can. :)

(P.S. Just a suggestion, but maybe this one should get a sticky)

Made it a sticky so people can ask ;) --JM12

Diego Varen
08-12-2006, 08:45 AM
I have trouble with this too. This should definetly be stickied.

Sometimes I use this English to Latin Site (http://archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm) to help with strange words. This was how I got Malus, etc.

RC-1162
08-12-2006, 11:42 AM
yes, i agree, this should be stickied.
The Doctor posted this link in another forum and i have found it very useful. all credits to him for unearthing the site, i'm just re-posting it.

here it is (http://www.20000-names.com/)

HK-42
08-12-2006, 11:51 AM
i agree this should be stickied

Hallucination
08-12-2006, 12:34 PM
One thing I do to help me get names is I butcher a word. For example, I couldn't think of a name for a WoW character so I took the word 'rainbow' ended up with Arkensile. If you know a second language (or if english isn't your first one) just translate a word and move some letters around or something like that. I hope this helps. :)

igyman
08-12-2006, 02:39 PM
Wow, this thread might actually work. Some pretty useful advices and links, thanks people and keep 'em coming. :thumbsup:

A small clarificatrion about the thread:
Even though this thread is also about posting advices on how to easily think of a name, my own approach is a little more direct - if anyone really has no ideas when it comes to names, he/she can ask for help here, maybe provide a small info about the thing he/she needs named and I'll personally (and I hope other forumites will too) put my little gray cells to work and make up a few names for it, then I'll post them here and all that's left is for the person that needed help to choose one of them. :)

Jae Onasi
08-12-2006, 02:59 PM
I've got some random generator names that I'll edit in here later after I've gotten a badly needed nap.

I'm wondering if this should be combined with the Tips to a Good Fanfic thread/sticky. They're not exactly the same, but both help improve a fic. :)

igyman
08-12-2006, 03:03 PM
Well, yes, but this primarily has a little more direct approach to solving the problem, besides the tips, just read my previous post and think about it. :)

RC-1162
08-12-2006, 03:53 PM
@ Jae: although it does help improve your fic, the tips to a fanfic are about tips on writing and the way the story is captured. this thread helps more with name creation, one problem which i've always been having.

Jae Onasi
08-12-2006, 07:15 PM
OK, I'll sticky it. I've also considered merging it with the Expert Forum thread, since people ask for help there. We can't have 85 million stickied threads :) but I think this topic will work in the sticky category.

As promised, random name generators, courtesy "What do you do for...Naming" thread over at KFM:
Star Wars Galaxies Random Name Generator (http://swg.stratics.com/content/gameplay/characters/randomname.php)--you pick M/F, race, etc. and it'll generate names for you.
Behind the Name Random Name Generator (http://www.behindthename.com/random/)--has lots of different languages, too.
Seventh Sanctum Name Generators (http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php)--plenty of different fiction names--you can choose by genre as well.
The Star Wars Random Name Generator (http://www.dimfuture.net/starwars/random/generate.php)--name says it all. It'll generate male, female, and gender neutral names.

Happy naming, folks!

Diego Varen
08-12-2006, 07:17 PM
Great Name Sites Jae. I'll have to try them out sometime.

igyman
08-12-2006, 07:28 PM
Those are some interesting generators Jae, thanks.

JediAthos
08-12-2006, 08:23 PM
One of the reasons I stuck with planets that already had names in the fic I'm working on was so I didn't have to deal with this very issue :) Call me lazy..but I'm glad someone started the thread.

JediKnight707
08-14-2006, 02:14 AM
Well, I just randomly type stuff. Sometimes, I'll press spellcheck and see what its got. And, if its got a better name for it, I'll change it. Like, I named a Sith Lord Rexet originally, but spellcheck recommended Rexes and I like that better :)

Niner_777
08-14-2006, 03:15 PM
I've asked for help with this in my fic before. Most of the time I've already got a some names that I like. For naming some of the minor soldiers in my fic, I'm using a Mandalorian language site. I'll see if I can edit it in.

EDIT: Here's an okay site: http://home.sol.se/Mandalore/generalinfo/library/language.htm

For example, I could name someone Trac, which means night sky. That's pretty cool.

Here's two more:

Kand- Noble
Pudii- Shadow

machievelli
08-15-2006, 02:41 PM
I know how bad it can be sometimes. When I created my character for KOTOR I stuck with a part of what is real, and a part of George Lucas' world. So she became Danika Wordweaver.

However when she became Revan, I began creating part of Echani society, including naming conventions so Revan Chandar Bai Echani traslates as 'Revan of clan Chandar, of the planet Echana'.

For those reading the Return from Exile, The Handmaiden will take the name of Sokila (Redeemed) Devos bai Devos or The Redeemed of clan Devos of Her teacher Marai . She in otherwords foreswears her planet and clan to survive in her mind the ignomy of failing Atris and her sisters when Atris falls.

RC-1162
08-18-2006, 07:08 PM
where exactly did you get the meanings for echani words?

Hallucination
08-18-2006, 10:29 PM
Mach, do you know that the Handmaiden has a name in K2? Brianna

machievelli
08-19-2006, 05:26 AM
where exactly did you get the meanings for echani words?

There is no dictionary of Echani, RC. When in doubt, make it up.

Mach, do you know that the Handmaiden has a in K2? Brianna

Are you sure? If so I have to thank you for the information.

mach, please refrain from double posting. Thanks. In your own fic threads it is allowable though.

I think I may be able to help you, as I did this myself initially when responding to multiple posters. What I do to reply to multiple posters posts is right-click on the 'quote/reply to this' link and open each of them in seperate tabs or windows and then use the copy and paste functions to combine them all into one post. I hope this helps. ;) -RH

HK-42
08-22-2006, 07:32 PM
if this is allawed...I need some help thinking of a name for a second sun crusher from jedi academy triology:D click here for the sun crusher info (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Crusher) also here (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sun_Crusher)

RC-1162
08-22-2006, 08:04 PM
Sil Triteradur

how about that one? :)

pronunciation:
Sil TREE-ter-ah-der

you can vary the pronunciation if you want.

HK-42
08-22-2006, 09:21 PM
good put ill take out sil thanks:):D

Jason Skywalker
09-11-2006, 01:27 PM
Hi all,

I'm looking for a good Selkath name and female Twi'lek First Name. Any help apreciated!

igyman
09-11-2006, 01:58 PM
Finally, a job for me, OK, here it goes.

Twi'Lek names:
Shaleena
Siil'ya
Kalya
Dianna
Vareene
Uulam
Gaanima
Raylene
Jel'nya
Ylomma

Selkath names:
Gossa
Lunka
Daalsar
Viileshak
Qulo
Klonsa
Halkesh
Sileesha
Grilkar
Baklos

and some Selkath last names if you need them:
Kwaas
Vosh
Chotis
Dolkas
Frakhesh

That's all I could think of for now. Pick any name you like and if none of them suits you, then I'll try to think of some other way I can help you. :)

(Oh, and inform us here what you chose)

Jason Skywalker
09-14-2006, 11:30 AM
Thanks Igyman. I choosed Daalsar, Jel'nya and Kwaas.

Diego Varen
09-16-2006, 05:58 PM
Hi all, I need a name for a male Jawa. I have an idea for a partnership of two traders, one a Jawa and another a Selkath. This partnership has been inspired by Only Fools and Horses. Please help. Thanks.

RedHawke
09-17-2006, 01:50 AM
Hi all, I need a name for a male Jawa.
Qwenat
Utiinil
Neeva

There you go 3 Jawa names. :D

Diego Varen
09-17-2006, 06:58 AM
Qwenat
Utiinil
Neeva

There you go 3 Jawa names. :D

Thanks RedHawke. I think I'll use Utiinil.

Revan's blood
10-22-2006, 02:23 AM
I'm looking for a male Trandoshan name. He's a slaver, like Camahkkt (did I spell that right?), and ends up basically becoming a slave himself.

The Doctor
10-22-2006, 08:50 AM
Dretknaat
Grakleth
Teshlek
Noktenk

Revan's blood
10-22-2006, 05:52 PM
Thanks, Doctor, I'll use Teshlek!

Yay!

Dretknaat
Grakleth
Teshlek
Noktenk

Sorry I forgot to quote you... I am supposed to quote you, aren't I? Ah, whatever...
:)

The Doctor
10-22-2006, 05:58 PM
You're welcome. Glad I could help.

EDIT: It doesn't matter if you quote me or not.

Anakin Skywalker
11-15-2006, 10:19 PM
I need a Jedi Human Male or Female's name, I don't care which.

igyman
11-16-2006, 06:38 AM
Jedi Male

Jax Hallen
Valen Krey
Daleb Uldo
Joris Tann
Senaal Bracus

Jedi Female

Ryssa Gannon
Farah Notil
Genna Estral
Valeria Cronus
Irina Taal

Pick any one you like, or make your own combination from these names and last names, just post what you've chosen, so that we know when to stop posting suggestions. :)

Anakin Skywalker
11-16-2006, 08:18 AM
Hey thanks I think I'll use Daleb Uldo and Valeria Taal

Rabish Bini
12-06-2006, 03:24 AM
I could use a Darth name for the Exile in my fic. I was planning to use Darth Escrima, but I thought some of you guys could come up with something better. Any ideas?

Sabretooth
12-06-2006, 04:04 AM
Male:

Darth Arriadar
Darth Covesant
Darth Tristechan (Tris-tek-un)
Darth Vallade (Val-ud)

Female:

Darth Cerseta
Darth Korrimna
Darth Ferraccia (Fer-ak-ia)/(Fer-ak-sia)
Darth Necria
Darth Tarconia

:)

Rabish Bini
12-06-2006, 04:28 AM
Nice. I think i'll use Darth Arriadar.

Kas'!m
12-06-2006, 06:48 PM
Need some names(about 20, maybe), both Jedi and Sith, that sound modern and Latin or Greek, or any other language. Thanks in advance.

Rabish Bini
12-07-2006, 04:20 AM
Kevin Tashi
Joran Sala
Sylvia Zor
Danise Nash
Matgr Tumel

That's all i can come up with at the moment

igyman
12-07-2006, 04:32 AM
I'm not sure how Latin, or Greek these are, but here goes:
Jedi
Mareus
Ganicles
Xeron
Valeria
Laurentia

Sith
Darth Hamon
Darth Jarmaan
Darth Archeus
Darth Baelog
Darth Lupus

That's all I could think of for now, feel free to combine the names any way you want (maybe use some Jedi names for the Sith and Sith for the Jedi, without the Darth title, of course). Anyway, just say if you need any more names, or if you don't post what you've chosen. :)

Jae Onasi
12-07-2006, 04:05 PM
The only thing I'll point out with Darth Lupus is that Lupus is actually an auto-immune disease, though I know you're going for the wolf theme. :)

igyman
12-07-2006, 04:14 PM
I was, but that desease-thing also sounds as a good reason for the name.

Kas'!m
12-07-2006, 05:11 PM
I'm not sure how Latin, or Greek these are, but here goes:
Jedi
Mareus
Ganicles
Xeron
Valeria
Laurentia

Sith
Darth Hamon
Darth Jarmaan
Darth Archeus
Darth Baelog
Darth Lupus

That's all I could think of for now, feel free to combine the names any way you want (maybe use some Jedi names for the Sith and Sith for the Jedi, without the Darth title, of course). Anyway, just say if you need any more names, or if you don't post what you've chosen. :)
I'm using all of them.

igyman
12-07-2006, 05:26 PM
Glad to have been of help. Just say, if you need any more. :)

Kas'!m
12-07-2006, 05:28 PM
Well, some planet names would be nice. Just a few. Thanks.

igyman
12-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Instead of making up new planets, I thought it better to post this link. It's the list of all planets in the Star Wars universe.
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_planets

JediMaster12
12-07-2006, 05:56 PM
If you want a created planet, there is a whole system that I created called the Avalonian system. It is in the planet databank. The names involve a lot of mysticism behind them though the exceptions are Belos and Andorra.

Kas'!m
12-26-2006, 02:35 PM
^^^Where's that?

Diego Varen
12-26-2006, 03:57 PM
^^^Where's that?

Read this Thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=164348). To save you looking for it, I'll quote all of JM12's post.

Avalon

Location: the Unknown Regions

Avalon is the central planet in the Avalonian system of five planets. The five planets are Andorra, Belos, Mikkado, Atzlan and the newest being Amshrey which is closest to the Forbidden Stars.
Each of the planets have different environments.
Avalon is primarily a forest world with mountain ranges that create isolated pockets where the Jedi tend to live. Rivers dot the land and flow into the lake country areas. Animals range from small mammals to large predators like the straif cats.
Mikkado is a savannah like environment dotted with plains. There are a few rivers and lakes but primarily holds crystal caves that bear crystals of lightsaber quality. The ports are space ports. Animals are savannah inhabitants like the weaver birds, draigons, and elefants and a few straif cats.
Atzlan is primarily a water world. A vast ocean covers most of the planets surface separating two land masses. The people live on the land and underwater are a species of people that are simply known as the Water Dwellers. Mostly birds of all kinds are native to this world. Most land animals were imported in.
Belos is farming territory. The land is ringed with mountains, valleys and plains. Forest dots a few areas in between the larger cities. Mostly farmers live here but there are a few mines, traders and smiths of all trades here. Local wildlife are similar to that of Avalon.
Amshrey is a forest world dominated by huge redwood trees in which the native Shreyites make their homes in the trees. It was colonized by a Mandalorian and an Avalonian. Wildlife include weaver birds, terantek, wild stallions known as Ronin and predators that are only visible at night.

The people believe in a system called Bushida, or the way of the sword. It is a code of honor that encourages the balance between all life forms. Unlike other systems, honor is given to the female and is reflected by the secret Handmaiden tribes that dominate mostly Belos, Andorra and Avalon with the highest honor being of the Belosian Bushida Handmaidens. While deftly skilled in the art of swords, these women also under go the duty of doing the Force's will. The male equivalent of the handmaidens are often assigned to the elit warrior groups to train or guard the planet governor.
From birth, all Avalonians learn the delicate relationship between the people and animal. All learn to wield the sword, a katana, or some other weapon. Some stay in a tribe, others live in the cities and undertake the trade or politics and other jobs.
It is often said that the Force began with this system because so many of the people are Force sensitives and it cannot be mistaken for luck. There are many Jedi though the numbers aren't certain since they prefer the isolated areas to allow for meditation. It is also said that it is a system that cannot be found except by those you know where it is and have a sincere heart.

The biggest enemy are the Rashikians, Outcast Avalonians who strove to use their power to dominate and rule the galaxy. According to legend, the legendary Heart of the Guardian, Kirabaros, drove them out and so decimated their numbers that the Rashikians had never been in full force again for millenia.

Technology is advanced but considered a hindrance. It is more often used in terms of practicality like survey, transport and even a few blasters and rifles. Most combat is preferred hand to hand and melee and transport throughout individual planets is preferred by stallion, draigon, or whatever beast is available. Their greatest accomplisment are their fleet vessels. THe fighters alone are more sleek and have proven to outrun Republic fighters on occassion though the technological secrets have yet to be revealled. Food is actually grown on the planet, synthesizers are only used in the case of drought and famine. Hunting wildlife also provide nourishment and never more than what is necessary.

If you plan to use any of JM12's planets, remember to say that she made the planets up. Enjoy.

HK-42
01-09-2007, 05:06 PM
I need a name for a Sith Trooper, like in Kotor one of the red ones. Nickname like fox not a number please.

Thanks

JediMaster12
01-09-2007, 08:01 PM
My suggestion is to think like a miltary man. Look at the personality traits of this character. Is he cocky? Is he a maverick?
One that I came up with is Tiger but that's simple.

Sabretooth
01-11-2007, 05:44 AM
Try some exotic animals :D

How about "Black Mamba", or "Cobra", or "Sidewinder", or "Bill".

<_<
>_>

igyman
01-11-2007, 04:58 PM
Since he's a Sith Trooper you need to think of some animals with a ''badass'' reputation, for example: Scorpion, Scarab, Hyena, Chameleon, etc.

Anglu
01-26-2007, 11:17 AM
Does anyone know about the characteristics of telosian names? I need some family-names, a last name for Jordo, for example, and maybe also some first names.

igyman
01-26-2007, 12:30 PM
Well, apart from Carth Onasi, his son Dustil and Lt. Dol Grenn, I don't remember any other Telosian name even being mentioned in the two KoTOR games. I have checked the article on wookieepedia, but haven't found many useful references, here's the link in case you want to check it out anyway: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Telos
If I find anything I'll post it here, but for now all I can suggest is to use those three names as references and invent some of your own.
If you still can't think of any names, I will try to think of some for you, but tell me exactly what kinds of names do you need (male, female, how many names, etc.).

Anglu
01-29-2007, 10:27 AM
Well, the problem is, that I still don't know exactly, how many Names I'll need, except of the last name for Jordo.
But Thank you very much for your help, I will think about the Telosians in my fanfic, so I hope I can be more precise soon..

Salzella
01-30-2007, 09:41 AM
Christ, someone give me some Republic ship names. Inspiration is dry >.>

igyman
01-30-2007, 01:22 PM
What kind of ships do you need names for? Are they capital ships, fighters, transports, or do you need names for all those classes and how many of each do you need?

Salzella
01-30-2007, 01:52 PM
well, 1 capital ship is all i need at the moment, though a few of all of them would be much apreciated :)

igyman
01-30-2007, 03:11 PM
OK, let's see... How about these:

Inheritor
Valiant
Herald of Destiny
Fist of Fury
Light of the Force
Unity One
Blue Star
Burning Sun
Red Rancor

I admit that some of these might be more appropriate for another class of starship and there are some that can be used for multiple classes. Feel free to use any one, or all of them. :)

JediMaster12
01-30-2007, 03:12 PM
This is a name from Starship Troopers: The Roger Young.

Also think of famous people or people that were heroes. Ships get named after them like the USS Reagan and the USS Miller

Salzella
01-30-2007, 06:57 PM
very helpful chaps/chapettes, i appreciate it :)

Daft Adidas
02-05-2007, 02:16 PM
hi all just incase this might help for thinking of good starwarsy, lord of the ringy names think of any word and spell it backwards and if it it sounds ok usei it!

Example.

Tenner- rennet

Ron- Nor

Sometimes thinking of the words to turn around can be hard to think of but if you can then you can find some interesting and amusing results!

Arcesious
08-14-2007, 10:57 AM
I'm looking for a few new ship anmes- about a dozen or so...

I'm writing a story that has some Grand Admiral guy with an insanely huge SSD and a small fleet of other ships. i already have a few names for the SSD, but i need a huge list of good names for the ships escorting it. these ships are Empire ships- all of them are hybrid, super-advanced ships. i want their naes to sound bold and powerful, and inspire fear upon hearign their names. I want original names- not old ones like "Invincible" "Vengeance" " 'Insert Name's' Fist" "Tyrant"... Completely orignal names that none would normally think of. they can be either English-like or Russian-like names.

Thanks.

igyman
08-14-2007, 12:11 PM
This'll be a nice challenge for me. Let's see...

The Volkov
The Chalice of Torment
The Centauri
The Raskolnikov
The Namidyev
The Blackhearth
The Last Cry
The Ferryman
The Vrakinadze
The Advocate
The Damocles
The Prepityev

That's all I can think of so far. If these don't suit you, or you need more, say so and I'll have another go at it. :)

Arcesious
08-14-2007, 12:15 PM
I'll go with one- Tormentor

but i think i want english names instead. i don't even know what half of the ose russian names represetn. lolz. my mistake ina sking for russian names. i just wanted exotic-liek nemas, and the russian language sounded liek it was exotic.

igyman
08-14-2007, 12:33 PM
Well, they don't represent anything in particular, I just basically thought of Russian last names and wrote up a few. Raskolnikov, though, is the name of the main character of Dostoevsky's ''Crime and Punishment'' (Which I haven't read). Volkov on the other hand is the name of a Soviet ''hero'' unit in C&C Red Alert Aftermath (He was some kind of experimental supersoldier).

However, if you want exotic, but not Russian, I recommend something that resembles latin - a name of a Greek, or a Roman god, or a latin phrase even. The Inca and Mayan cultures are even more exotic, IMO, but I don't really know much about their names.

Anyway, if you still want me (or anyone else who takes a look at the thread) to try to make up a few names, let me know. :)

Kas'!m
08-15-2007, 05:16 PM
Igyman, if you have time, I need a name for a ship, but I'd prefer if it had the name of a precious gem or color and some type of animal in it.

Arcesious
08-15-2007, 06:06 PM
Jaspar Tiger?
Ruby Python?

just a couple ideas for you off the top of my head... :)

igyman
08-15-2007, 06:39 PM
A gem/animal combo. Sure, I'll give it a try.

The Serpentine Ruby
The Tiger's eye (this is actually the name of a, well, not so precious but nice looking stone)
The Panther's Pearl
The Spider Topaz
The Crimson Hawk
The Bronze Cobra
The Diamond Drake

and just for laughs...

The Pink Panther! :D

Kas'!m
08-16-2007, 07:24 PM
Thanks a million. I wish I had your skill with making good names.

HK-42
10-05-2007, 04:54 PM
Hey guys, I'm thinking of writing a fic, but its not SW. Its from the book Series called Left Behind. I need a modern last name for a character. Id apperiate it thx.

igyman
10-05-2007, 06:09 PM
Assuming you want an English/American last name, I'm gonna offer a few. (Let me know, if you want a foreign last name and which nationality).

Powell
Barnes
Wilson
Gaines
Hurt
Anders
White
Wilcox
Sorenson
Quinn
Green
Williams
Savage

Serpentine Cougar
10-17-2007, 03:09 AM
A program that I like to use for coming up with names is Name Mage (http://www.mapmage.com/namemage.htm). It uses rules to generate names instead of picking from a list of pre-determined names. So for example, it'll pick a first syllable from a list of syllables or groups of letters, then pick a middle syllable, and then a third syllable. This way it can come up with names that sound like they fit in a certain fandom without merely picking randomly from a list of names that were already created. And you can even add your own rulesets pretty easily. It's at least worth a look!

Astor
04-03-2008, 08:21 AM
This seemed the most appropriate place, so i'll explain why I need help.

I've been designing a Star Wars D20 campaign recently, set just after the Mandalorian Wars (so a few months before Revan returns as the Dark Lord of the Sith), so I need a good villain. The players are mostly Jedi, and all of them served in the war. They were separated from the fleet before it fell to the dark side, so they didn't fall.

The main villain that I have so far is a Sith Lord, one sent by Revan and Malak to begin recruiting troops, and spreading discord throughout the galaxy before they return. There aren't any problems that I can see with having another Darth alongside Revan and Malak, as the rule of two isn't in effect for another 3000 years, but I'm having trouble actually coming up with a decent sounding name.

I've translated a few words into other languages, to come up with one, and the best i've come up with so far is Darth Venin, meaning 'Poison' in Finnish, I think.

But something doesn't seem right with it - It's a good name, but I'm not really feeling anything from it.

Anyone got any ideas or suggestions?

Bee Hoon
04-03-2008, 09:11 AM
The Sith are uncommonly fond of corrupting perfectly good English words;) Take Sidious for example. Others tend to be pretty straightforward, e.g. Maul and Bane. Another angle seems to be Latin inspired, e.g. Nihilus.

Try digging out some dead languages (Greek? Latin?) and finding words in that. People seem more intimidated by ancient evils, after all:p

Ztalker
04-03-2008, 09:57 AM
Indeed....most Darth titles are based around an evil sounding English or Latin word. Darth Insidious, Darth Invader, Darth Malak (Malak meaning jaw), Darth Maul (Maul is a blunt weapon, seems fitting) to name a few.

Or, if you really can't come up with anything, consider a 'normal' name. There is some dispute about when the first time the title surfaced in the expanded universe, since Revan seems to be the first. And since your setting takes place before he claims/get's the title... :)

EDIT: Swithing some letters in Norse mythology names works for me as well...

JediMaster12
04-03-2008, 12:09 PM
If you are looking for a good name, look at other languages as people have said or use conglomerations or bastardized versions of existing words. In my fics the word sangtahut means blood traitor with the root being sang which is Latin for blood. Others have suggested looking at mythology. That works as well since in every culture there is the presence of evil or an evil being but just given a different name. Try Native American folklore as they have interesting names for different things.

Astor
04-03-2008, 01:26 PM
Well, i've been playing around with an English - Latin translator, and i've come up with some interesting ones, both by mixing words, and leaving them alone:

Darth Atrum (latin meaning dark)
Darth Proditor (meaning traitor)
Darth Venquis (mixing up the words of he who betrays)
Darth Ranimus (mix of soul stealer)
Darth Decitus (deceiver of worlds)

Or, for some in universe words:

Darth Kote (Mando'a for might)
Darth A'den (Mando'a for Rage or Wrath) or Adenn, meaning merciless
Darth Teroch (Mando'a for pitiless)


I'm really liking all of these, they're more natural, and 'evil' if that makes any sense. In each i've tried to sum up his purpose, the role that Revan has tasked him with.

He's basically the advance guard, who stayed in the Galaxy when the rest of Revans fleet disappeared - tasked with converting Jedi, bringing worlds to their knees, and making it easier for Revan when he does return. He's the main villain in the 'trilogy' I have planned, so his name is paramount.

Thanks for the help and suggestions guys, they've really helped. :)

EDIT: Added some names using Mandalorian words - some of which are really great.

Taak Farst
04-04-2008, 07:02 AM
Darth Proditor (meaning traitor)

Um please can I actually take that for my fic? I will turn to dark side in my fic :P

Astor
04-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Sure you can! I don't mind people taking or borrowing these names, especially after the trouble that i've had trying to come up with some.

Anyway, I've (almost) settled on a name. I've got it down to three choices:

Darth Venquis, Darth A'den and Darth Teroch

I'm swaying towards Teroch at the moment, and may use A'den for his apprentice.

Wookiee Rrudolf
04-04-2008, 09:05 AM
What would you say about
Darth Groza? It's Polish word for horror/terror and in my opinion fits someone who 'brings worlds to their knees' :)

Construct
04-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Maybe Venquis as a vanquisher to kill or help the two Sith?

Jvstice
04-17-2008, 07:42 PM
darth distruzione (italian for destruction)

JD-Rom
04-22-2008, 05:48 AM
Darth Ra'mont/Amont/Pra'mon/Par'Mon/Paramont (gah, it sounds too much like Paramount Studios!) (part of para amontonar, which means "to amass", since he recruits for Revan and Malak's forces)

Mindtwistah
04-22-2008, 11:40 AM
Darth Venquis sounds very fitting for a sith lord :)
You should take that ;)

Astor
04-22-2008, 02:01 PM
They're all some really great suggestions, but I finally settled on one of my Mandalorian names - Teroch. I like it because it is very similar in both spelling and saying to 'terror' - which is escatly what a Sith Lord should inspire in his foes.

Thanks for all your help guys, and feel free to pinch any if you like 'em :)

Pho3nix
04-22-2008, 02:15 PM
I've translated a few words into other languages, to come up with one, and the best i've come up with so far is Darth Venin, meaning 'Poison' in Finnish, I think.
Actually, Poison in Finnish is "Myrkky". :)

Frankie.In.Like
04-22-2008, 04:58 PM
*feels dumb* I totally didn't see that you had chosen the name before I replied xD

But either way I hope you have fun with your evil little Sith man (I'll pretend that didn't sound wrong T.T) and good luck with your campaign! ^^

Carsew
08-07-2008, 04:08 AM
First I planned on using Darth Audax for my fic, but then i realised that I already had a Sith name. I think I'm going to name my main characters vessel that instead.

Darth Iniquity
08-07-2008, 01:00 PM
First I planned on using Darth Audax for my fic, but then i realised that I already had a Sith name. I think I'm going to name my main characters vessel that instead.

hah! funny in my stalled fic i've been trying to write I felt The Iniquity was a much better name for a ship than a Darth.

The Doctor
08-07-2008, 03:37 PM
You can sometimes even take an obscure word used in the English language, and use it - if the meaning is acceptable. For example, a few years ago, long before TSL came around, I had written a villain named Darth Scion (note the spelling difference), meaning heir. It fit the character, and sounded cool. Then TSL came out, and I looked unoriginal. -_-

CommanderQ
10-20-2008, 04:35 PM
Latin works really well, especially if their meaning is dark. But, technically, anyword that feels dark or mysterious works. You could also make up just a random word or name. For instance on Latin: example: Darth Nemo. "Nemo" meaning nobody or no man. Or, Darth Teriscar, for a random name. Or {God Forbid}, Darth Bob, which is by all means ridiculous unless you're writing a comedy.

Bee Hoon
10-21-2008, 07:57 AM
Unfortunately, Darth Nemo now just conjures the image of an adorable clownfish wielding a lightsaber :lol:

CommanderQ
10-21-2008, 11:02 AM
Unfortunately, Darth Nemo now just conjures the image of an adorable clownfish wielding a lightsaber :lol:

True, it was a nice thought. Well, that's one Latin word you wouldn't want to use then. :lol:

LordOfTheFish
10-24-2008, 01:59 PM
Ok, so I'm righting a new story, and the main characters name is Clera. How, I need a good name for her master, and after thirty hard minutes of thinking, I got nothing. I cant continue without a name, please help.


The requirements are:

Needs to be a Female.

No weird Twilek type name. (Ayala, Janoon, etc.)

Needs to be peaceful, but still have an, 'authority type' ring to it.



Thanks

The Doctor
10-24-2008, 02:14 PM
I find that this (http://www.behindthename.com/) is an excellent place to get names from.

Sometimes, though, I'll use Google Translate to take a simple English word that suits the character and translate it into either an obscure language or a dead one, such as Latin. For example, in my latest RP, Scion of Darkness, I used the word Teacher and translated it into Latin - giving me Erus. I adapted it a little to make it sounds more like a name, and came out with Erussa.

CommanderQ
10-24-2008, 03:40 PM
Well, trying to fit your description, this could be difficult.

hmmmmmmmmm.............

Ahh, I think I might have couple names for an authorative but peaceful female Jedi\Sith Master.
I'm not sure you'll take this one because it might sound Twi-lekki so maybe not this one.

Casra, that is the first name for now. But wether or not it works is up to you.

Or Seva, that's an idea, so far I keep thinking random stuff. Well that's all for now.

LordOfTheFish
10-24-2008, 03:43 PM
Thanks for you help, guys.

Kal77
11-04-2008, 04:57 PM
i need some names for a wookie sith lord if anyone can help

LordOfTheFish
11-04-2008, 05:06 PM
Darth Syloth.


I wish I had seen this before I created my own post.

igyman
11-05-2008, 04:42 AM
OK, assuming you want a Sith lord name that sounds like a wookiees name, here's what I thought of:

Darth Hroghar
Darth Razhor
Darth Kryyhterra
Darth Coytacha
Darth Ferrhaalas

LordOfTheFish
11-05-2008, 12:32 PM
I need a good 'last' name for a character.

Species: Human
Gender: Male
First Name: Zeke

Endorenna
11-05-2008, 12:47 PM
Zeke Garin

Feel free to pitch the terrible last name. :)

Kal77
11-05-2008, 02:58 PM
OK, assuming you want a Sith lord name that sounds like a wookiees name, here's what I thought of:

Darth Hroghar
Darth Razhor
Darth Kryyhterra
Darth Coytacha
Darth Ferrhaalas

thank u so much this is exactly what i needed

igyman
11-05-2008, 05:09 PM
No problem. Glad I could help. :)

LordOfTheFish
11-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Thanks Endorena. I'll use it as a base word, I think.