Alright, I'll admit it, I've got a little RP in me. Do I wish Star Wars was real life and I could wield the force, hunt bounties, and get my flirt on with Andronikos? Duh. I also like to flaunt my Star Wars know-it-allness. These two factors are big parts of how, and why, I name my characters.
Some people start with one thing and build on that. My guildmate is going through the (very expensive) process of renaming all of his characters to incorporate “Kand”. My two personal favorites are Kandolf and Kandikane. Others go with characters from their favorite books or movies. My server has a whole Cullen family (from Twilight), another guildmate uses all Disney Princess names, and I’ve seen a few characters from the Wheel of Time series, Game of Thrones, and comics. You name it, someone probably has it. Others go the random route. Each character is distinct, not based on other characters, or are directly tied to the class. Stabstab for an op. Hadouken for a Lightning sorc (though the best sorc I’ve seen is Heal’to’full), or even the aptly named Opfotm.
Maylstrom started as Maelstrom, but had to be changed when server merges happen. I’ve never seen other Maelstrom though, which is actually really frustrating! This is my only non Star Warsy name, and got picked because I wanted a name which used my actual name, Mae. I also knew I was gonna be the badassest of all Sith, so I needed a Sithy name. Darth Maelstrom sounded pretty good.
Aristokra is a respelling of Aristocra, the rank that leading members of families in the Chiss Ascendancy bear.
Sev’eere’n is short for Sev’eere’n uruodo, who was a Chiss Aristocra during the Clone Wars. I had originally wanted to name her Shawnkyr (a Chiss fighter pilot in Twin Suns Squadron), but the name was taken. Boo.
Murcyur (pronounced MOOR-shoor) is Mandalorian for kiss. If I was gonna hook up with a hot lesbian bounty hunter in a cantina, this would be her.
Deliah’Blue. Ugh, this character. If you’ve read my So You Want to Date a Guildie blog you remember the pathological mommy’s boy I dated? This is his character. He made it on my account and when we split I couldn’t just delete a max level toon out of bitterness. I’m WAY to lazy to level another. Unfortunately, this character is a male, an ugly one. If I wasn’t saving Cartel Coins for my stronghold, I’d get him some plastic surgery. But since I can’t sex change him either I don’t see the rush. Anyways, I named him after a hot Zeltronian bounty hunter who was Cade Skywalker’s girlfriend in the Legacy of the Force comics.