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    My first character was a cleric named Borin Dunderhead.
    So, I'm starting this thread for people to share interesting or funny character/place names that they've encountered in their roleplaying adventures.
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    Dour Mcstoneface, retired adventurer who, it is said, fulfilled his duty to his wife with the same grim determination as when he fulfilled his duty to his country in the last great war.
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    Back when D&D was new, and it still had hobbits instead of halflings, I did my research into hobbit names by looking at the appendix to the Lord of the Rings. I found the perfect name for a hobbit thief.

    "Robin Banks"
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    Years later, I invented two dwarves (followers), who left the mines to go adventuring when a dragon killed all their brothers. Their names were Doli and Felix.

    Only if you knew other languages would you recognize them as Grumpy and Happy.
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    My current character has a horse named Glorfain, which is elvish for Golden Cloud. The original Golden Cloud was a performing horse in Hollywood in the 1930s, who was sold to Roy Rogers and re-named Trigger.

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    David Allen Coe-Nan (David Allen Coe is a country singer)

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    I have a player now who is a dwarven cleric named Noland PrayerFighter. I almost pointed out the lack of originality, but then realized this was going to be his first stab and cleric and I was just lucky he wasn't naming him "Fighter".

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    Blastum Heelum, a 1e-2e era cleric/magic-user.

    One-shots often have such interesting names.

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    Harrison Butterscotch
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    I named my first character Quaranibarvilasist Xiloscient. For some reason, no one could pronounce it.
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    Grandalf the Old-Wizard

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    my dm: -castilnimbult (among 7 other names and titles)
    -Dorkenmeinen, greatest magician in the world. (delusional apprentice in whfrp)

    me:
    grumpf, alias the troll (troll paladin)
    brutehilde the brute (halfling paladin)
    blondehilde the blonde (brutehilde's sister, paladin too)
    corbec girderson (poutreson in french, he's as subtle as a rafter hitting you)
    knacki/knacki ball/pinball/lizard/emergency snack/disco ball (i'm not in control of my name... i'm a chameleon skink who goes multicolor when he drinks, and i've got really bad luck hitting into walls and defying gravity...) oh, and knacki are like jimmy dean sausages, for you yanks.
    oscar "zero" talenz (pacifist mechanic and handyman. aptly named, too, judging by the dice gods)
    angry mcstout (dwarf barbarian, to help a friend understand pen and paper)

    otherwise, i know a "phu mi", halfling monk, future drunken master, and there's also brother U alias "ulm" (half ork paladin masquerading as a fighter). please note that his real name is pronounced as a death metal guttural growl (he felt subtle that day)
    there's also "XUUUUUUL" (same pronounciation as above) for a friend's ork berzerker, and "GRUUUL" for his ork shaman-equivalent. yes, we're subtle
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    Not really that funny but my first ever RPG-character (non-D&D) was an elven warrior named Dagor. I came up with the name myself. It sounded like a fantasy name, even though I hadn't read any fantasy books or anything.

    Well over 10 years later, after reading LotR (etc.), I found out that "dagor" means "battle" in Tolkien's elven language, Sindarin.
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    Let's see... my Magus is named Nephron, son of glomerulus. As in, the nephons within one's kidney.


    Also, one that was not from D&D but still made me laugh out loud: Sir Loin du Steake
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    Our group has played host to such a host of characters as:

    Kesha, elf ranger;
    I'llkillyou, dragonborn paladin (AKA "Bacon");
    Prozac, shardmind psion;
    iMogen, longtooth fighter;
    and Thugbare, dwarf druid.

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    well, some of the characters we use often have nice names

    like Vance McFighterton (the guy is a fighter, but you might confuse him for a furious berserker at anytime)
    Old Man Val (a.k.a. Valiant Silverbeard the Mighty) the guy is a knight and a very proud meatshield, me and my friends love him.
    Fergolas and Christywen (bro and sis, fans of tolkien, rangers at times, archers some other time, they provide the long range assaults)
    Big Bertha (at times gnome, other times dwarf, right now she is halfling, always rogue, she tough her name was funny because she is always a small race, we all agree)
    Flare Evilwizardine (i'm the wizard, necromancer, alchemist, healer, shapeshifter of the party, i started as human, but shapeshifter/changeling/doppleganger is funny too with my set of strange skillz)
    HealingBewbs (she is our elven maiden healer, don't ask why she dresses as a nun, our DM likes to make her victim of tentacle monsters, a lot of facepalm moments for me tough)
    and then there is our Drow sorcerer... but his name is not funny... i'll put it anyway for completion, he is Dark Alucard and took a videogame character as template for his hairdo

    i have a comic where you can see us, along with a character from a friend, the unconventional mage Mickey...(and yeah it is made in paint)

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    just thought about it: idectomy. why? well if you play a half ork...

    the half-ork idectomy just went for your sensitive spot. you lose d12 dmg

    for those whodon't get the medical reference

    ... why do i hear my dm saying "that's banned"?
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    I played a character by the name of Leith el Damaaj a while back.
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    Glod Glodson III IV.

    He was the fourth member of his family who was named after their heroic Ancestor Glod Glodson III, who was the third member of the family named after the slightly less heroic ancestor Glod Glodson.

    Edit: Glod was pretty cool too, but his son was much better.
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    Half-Orc Barbarian uncreatively named Buh Hemoth. One-shot character that I recall having a lot of fun playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandDeschain View Post
    Half-Orc Barbarian uncreatively named Buh Hemoth. One-shot character that I recall having a lot of fun playing.
    Usedta know a guy in real life whose nickname was "Buh". Nobody could tell me why. I think his given name was "James".

    I ran a 3.5 psion whose own name was normal, but who called her psicrystal "Crystal" and her female werebear effigy creature "Ursula".

    For a White Wolf game: We were playing modern characters in the U.S. but had been told the game would have a lot to do with the Cathar heresy in medieval France. My character was named Donna Lebue Bonham. The French words donnée le but mean "given the goal/purpose/aim". Bonham is a derivative of Bon Hommes, a term male Cathars used to refer to themselves. Donna's mother was named Creedence (close to credentes, another Cathar term). Her father was Brett, which happens to come from a Middle English surname for a person from Brittany. But that's all just a bunch of wild coincidences, right? ... I seriously spent, like, five hours making that name.

    During the research for that game, I found out that the phrase "kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out" has been in use since at least the 1200s.

    For a Werewolf game, I made a runt of the litter. The small size, big personality and wiry strength reminded me of a kid in my class in grade school, so I gave the character his name. That dude could grab a flagpole and use it to lift himself horizontal, screaming about the wind blowing him away. That kind of image stays with you.

    I'd love to put together the Santa gang for a Shadowrun game:
    • Santa, a fat, jolly Elf; wears shades and red fur with white trim, carries a tommy gun, uses cold magic
    • Mrs. Claws, a female street samurai
    • Rude Dolph, a red-nosed dwarf rigger, adept at piloting drones through the worst weather
    • The Snowman, an elf decker/hacker (looks like Billy Idol in "White Wedding"). IC is no problem for The Snowman!
    • Abominable/Bumble, albino troll thug
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    Last thing you'll see is red and white, if you live you're better off dead ...
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    I think the closest to a deliberately funny name I've ever used is Gorthunk Facesmasher, a half-orc Cleric of Kord. Gorthunk being the sound it makes when he smashes your face.

    Never really got to play him much though.
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    For my first ever D&D 3.5 campaign (which, for better or worse, never made it past the first session), I made a Warblade modeled as heavily on shonen fighting series and/or JRPG tropes as I could manage. Sixteen years old, hometown destroyed as a child, spiky hair, calls out the names of his maneuvers, Power of Friendship, the works.

    Took forever to come up with a good name for him. Eventually I had a flash of genius and decided on...

    Shonen Seinenson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimers View Post
    I'd love to put together the Santa gang for a Shadowrun game:
    • Santa, a fat, jolly Elf; wears shades and red fur with white trim, carries a tommy gun, uses cold magic
    • Mrs. Claws, a female street samurai
    • Rude Dolph, a red-nosed dwarf rigger, adept at piloting drones through the worst weather
    • The Snowman, an elf decker/hacker (looks like Billy Idol in "White Wedding"). IC is no problem for The Snowman!
    • Abominable/Bumble, albino troll thug
    • We'd ride around in a vehicle we call "the Slay" ... got a combat drone called "Saint Nicks 'n' Scratches" ... we make our own !@#$& chimney! ...


    You'd better run, or you're gonna die!
    If you wanna fight kiss your @$$ goodbye --
    Santa Claus is gunning you down.
    He'll freeze you in your footsteps, he'll shoot you in the head
    Last thing you'll see is red and white, if you live you're better off dead ...
    that is pure win! +1 of your choice!
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    I ran an adventure set in the small Elvish town of Waco (named after a local town--basically the most mundane name I could come up with).

    My players loved it. Easily the most memorable setting I've ever made.
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    I ran a 4e game for my housemates a few years ago. Since we didn't have any minis, I used little cardboard squares to represent monsters, and the characters were represented by keys pulled off an old keyboard.

    Most of them just used the key that was their character's inital - "K" was Kalindor, the elven ranger, "B" was Bas, the dragonborn fighter, etc.

    However, as soon as we started pulling the keyboard apart, one player decided he was going to change his name. Which is how we ended up with Num-Lock, the dwarven cleric.
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    My dad tells me that back in the day, he played in a pirate-themed campaign with a bard named Cinnamon Bandeau, more commonly known as Spice, who spoke with a French accent. He brought this character back for a one-shot 4e game that I was also in, and it was needlessly awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by oball View Post
    I ran a 4e game for my housemates a few years ago. Since we didn't have any minis, I used little cardboard squares to represent monsters, and the characters were represented by keys pulled off an old keyboard.

    Most of them just used the key that was their character's inital - "K" was Kalindor, the elven ranger, "B" was Bas, the dragonborn fighter, etc.

    However, as soon as we started pulling the keyboard apart, one player decided he was going to change his name. Which is how we ended up with Num-Lock, the dwarven cleric.
    The whole idea is pretty cool, but the name change is EXCELLENT!

    If there were a knight with Leadership feat in the group, but his squire keeps getting trip-attacked, you could use the "Page Up" and "Page Down" keys ...
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    The name of a young dragon NPC in one of my games was Sheepbiter

    Also played in a game where we used our names but backwards

    Rovert
    Tnerb
    Nella
    etc.

    I thought Rovert was a cool name & used it several times afterwards
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    Adam bereson Cedric Dawl Ed Felix Greg Henry Icarus James Koal Lucius Max Nate Olsan Paul Quaine Randy Steven Theodore Ulsa Vlad Wintson Xavier Yale Zendar the fourth,

    he didn't last one encounter and later became a npc who also died, and yes his name is the alphabet

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    My friend and I decided that after his adventures, a Fighter named Reginald Blackadder ascended and became the god of vengence, because his name was that awesome.

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    Hm. Does it have to be a name attached to an actual character that's been used in a game? Because the funniest name I can think of was just sort invented as a joke about characters with meaningful names: Stuffy Quicknose. He's a thief that steals things and hides them in his nose. His other character traits are unknown.
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