Shared Topic: What’s In a Name?

Another Sunday, another roundup of Shared Topic posts! And this week, I’m actually on time. Take a screenshot since you might never witness a moment like this again.

Last week’s Topic was suggested by the lovely Llani from Pocket Heals who asked us about our character naming habits:

How did you decide upon the name for your character(s)? Did you delve into Norse, Greek, or Roman mythology? Did you choose a name from one of your family members? Did you mash the “Random” name generator button in vain until you stumbled upon something you liked? Is your name a play on aspects of your class, using spells or other traits? Did you play around with syllables, vowels, and consonants until you found something that you loved?

How long did it take you to come up with your name? Do all of your characters share the same ‘theme’ or naming convention? Have you ever run into someone who had a similar name? How did you feel? Does your character have a partner with “the other half” to your name (such as “Salt” and “Pepper”). Do any of your characters have a “themed” guild that goes along with your name? Do you have a nickname that your guild, friends, or significant other has given your character?

Has your character name become your online persona, or maybe the other way around?

Do you have any tips for naming your characters in WoW, or any other game? Resources, name generators, mythology websites, sources of inspiration, etc.

If you are an avid roleplayer, how was your name decided upon by family/friends? Did your character choose the name later in life or were they given it at birth? There are whole stories behind naming/birthday celebrations that I am sure are floating around out there.

So much can be said about names. What does yours say?

Participating were:

Llani from Pocket Heals

Icedragon from Druid Main

Relevart from Relevart’s Druid Reliquary

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

RestoDude from RestoDude

Violet Scribe from The Violet Scribe

Ecclesiasticaldisc from Ecclesiastical Discipline

Syrco from Syrco-Owl

Halophoenix from Azeroth Metblogs

Zinn from Jinxed Thoughts

Moxie from Battle Priestess

Zabine from Life in the Soul Well

Jeffo from Looking for More

Pndrev from Prime Time Casual

Erinys from The Harpy’s Nest

Runzwithfire from Runzwithfire

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Angelya from Revive & Rejuvenate

Sarindre from Through the Eyes of a Tree

Bigbody from This Is Your Brain on WoW

KiwiRed from One of These Alts

Sionel from Eight Paws

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Zahia from One More Alt

Now for this week’s Shared Topic! Do you know of a quest that’s often overlooked? Or how about a really cool spot that happens to be a bit tricky to reach? Or an item of epic coolness that’s slipped under the radar? Let us know! Let us know by writing a blog post about it and sharing the link in the thread over at Blog Azeroth!

And as usual, here’s a peak at our upcoming topics:
WoW Voice in cross-realm dungeons
The Way of the True

Once again, we’re running a bit low on topics, so don’t be shy! Have a topic you’d love to see others discuss? Share it! Head over to the forums at Blog Azeroth and start a thread entitled “Shared Topic Idea: *your idea here*”.

Happy Blogging!

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