Did any of you try and find meaningful/special/fitting names for your characters?
With almost every game to date, I waited until the moment of character creation before thinking about a name. I always ended up with something I regret (just like my forum name lol).
So, to prevent that this time, I actually researched mythological and medieval names for every class.
What I did first, was choosing an origin for each class.
-Barbarian seems no doubt Nordic
-Monk seemed Russian to me (Ivgorod got that ring to it)
-Demon Hunter looks/feels like an Elf
-Wizard seems to be Asian (Xiansai)
-Witch Doctor is of course some tribal jungle-dweller
I hit up wikipedia and searched for fitting names from each region. Most of my characters are named after smaller deities/heros because many of the Gods are well known (Thor or Odin, for example).
After some searching, I choose the following names:
-Demon Hunter: Thelandria
-Witch Doctor: Abenaki
I randomly choose a letter and then try to come up with a name that starts with that. I try not to put an excessive amount of effort into my character names because I don't want to get too attached to them (hardcore).
My softcore characters I'm sure to constantly second-guess myself though.
I had an extensive list of name for about six months now. However, since you only see your account name on the screen I dont care anymore. Plus they have the pc/kiddie filter on hardcore mode so that eliminates half of the good/funny names.
People can see your character names on friend list. I will actually use some of my old names I think, since they will always be available. I am not very creative, I just always tried to make short words for my characters on WoW/Diablo2
i am by no means creative in my character naming. i take a favorite comic book character and name the class after them. this will continue in D3 except i have now added avatar (not the stupid blue people) names to the list. in mmo games all my names start with apoc. for example when i played everquest my name was apocaquest
I consider myself to be pretty bad when it comes to finding names for my characters.
Usually, if I can't come up with a decent name (the RPer in me demands them to fit the lore), which happens A LOT, I resorted to name generators in the past.
I'll do something else for Diablo 3 though. I decided to name my characters after characters that I like.
So, here's the list of names I chose so far:
Barbarian: haven't decided yet, Conan is too simple.
Demon Hunter: Geralt
Witch Doctor: Bones