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Undeath and You: How I name characters

March 28, 2009


/saps your normal host

“Tell us how you select your character names.”

Sengir: “The Warlock.” He was named after my favorite Magic: The Gathering card, Baron Sengir. Once upon a time, I had a deck based around Baron Sengir and his followers. This is also why The Warlock has a topknot as a hairstyle, and always will. If Blizzard ever decides to put “Baron” as one of their achievement titles, I would move Heaven and Earth (and a really, really large orange cat who has a habit of dozing on my keyboard while I’m away) to get it.

Embalmo: “The Great Embalmo.” “The Undead Clown.” That last part is the reason why my rogue’s name is Embalmo; it makes him sound like an undead clown, going to birthday parties, sapping the kid and swiping the presents….and then sapping the tauren shaman. Twice. Okay, probably three times.

Grogoch: An orc hunter, and a dwarf hunter on another server, named after a particularly unpleasant Irish faerie.

Corpus: Latin for “body”; “habeas corpus” translates to “produce the body”, usually a dead one. He’s an undead mage. ‘Nuff said.

Tinkersdam and Gnimble: My gnome warlock and gnome rogue, respectively. These were my first two WoW characters, and were my mains for a couple of years, until we switched servers and altered our alliegence to the Horde. (FOR THE HORDE!) These two characters were named after an old D&D character of mine, Tinkersdam Gnimblefingers, a mage/thief that got the party into more trouble than he was worth, but darned fun to play.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2009 6:06 pm

    I love the theme (just not the clown) 😀

  2. Erwin permalink
    April 2, 2009 6:15 am

    Nice post! i love names with a good idea/thought behind it.

  3. Leolynne permalink
    July 9, 2009 4:38 am

    Can u help we with a female type name for an forsaken warrior.

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