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Nazja 09-28-2013 05:55 AM

Share Cool Racial Names
 
Have you come up with cool sounding names but have too many characters already?
Do you always spend more time than you'd like to on character creation because you can't come up with a good name that fits your new character's race?

If your answer to any of those questions was yes, this is the thread for you. Share all those cool sounding name you'd likely never use, or look for a name that matches your new character!

Let's start by re-posting these awesome Pandaren names, courtesy of Curll, Slow and the people that asked them for translations. (I hope none of those mind. :kawaii:)

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Shadow Play => 皮影戏 Piyingxi
Low Tide => 低潮 Dichao
Humble Mountain => 谦山 Qianshan
Blazing Fire => 烈火 Liehuo
Still Water => 静水 Jingshui
Wind Wave => 风波 Fengbo
Sky Shatter => 破天 Potian
Storm Rain => 岚雨 Lanyu
Thunder Clash => 雷霆 Leiting
Wood Song => 木歌 Muge
Wolf Howl => 狼嚎 Langhao
Hundred Bear => 百熊 Baixiong
Cyclone Pinnacle => 旋巅 Xuandian
Arrogance => 傲 Ao
Disdain => 憎恶 Zengwu
Contempt => 蔑 Mie
Grimtale => 严叙 Yanxu
Fire Brew => 火酿 Huoniang
Fire Booze => 火饮 Huoyin
Way Too Sober => 太清 Taiqing
Even Flow => 平流 Pingliu
Shadowsong => 影歌 Ying'ge
Brewmaster => 酒仙 Jiuxian
Windwalker => 风行者 Fengxingzhe
Mistweaver => 织雾者 Zhiwuzhe
Drunken Author => 醉生 Zuisheng
Iron Belly => 铁腹 Tiefu
Storm Fist => 岚拳 Lanquan
Light Paw => 轻爪 Qingzhua
Starchild => 星子 Xingzi
Berserker => 狂汉 Kuanghan
Cosmicfist => 宇拳 Yuquan
Thunderpalm => 雷掌 Leizhang
Godhand => 神手 Shenshou
Thunderer => 雷公 Leigong
Black Flower => 黑花 Heihua or 玄花 Xuanhua
Unstoppable Force => 力無阻 Liwuzu
Full Keg => 满桶 Mantong
Bowling Ball => 保龄 Baoling
Silly Egg => 傻蛋 Shadan
Shadow Fist => 暗拳 Anquan
Rude Woman => 粗婦 Cufu
Falling Rain => 落雨 Luoyu

Loarian 09-28-2013 06:24 AM

So Tong means "keg"? That's actually pretty neat.

And since it's the topic, let's take a closer look at Lok'tar ogar and its implications:

Since 'Lok'tar' is being used as a greeting, we can be pretty sure it means victory. Which leaves us with two words for 'ogar'. Let's say the o stands for or, leaving us with 'gar' fo death.

Gar. Garrosh. Heart of Death.

Nazja 09-28-2013 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Loarian (Post 966625)
So Tong means "keg"? That's actually pretty neat.

And since it's the topic, let's take a closer look at Lok'tar ogar and its implications:

Since 'Lok'tar' is being used as a greeting, we can be pretty sure it means victory. Which leaves us with two words for 'ogar'. Let's say the o stands for or, leaving us with 'gar' fo death.

Gar. Garrosh. Heart of Death.

Considering how many words the orcs have that start with lok followed by an apostrophe, I think that the orcs don't have a word for victory. Not in the way we do, that is. It seems like a union of two words, which together, have the same meaning as our single word "victory".

Stormcaller 09-28-2013 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Loarian (Post 966625)

Since 'Lok'tar' is being used as a greeting, we can be pretty sure it means victory. Which leaves us with two words for 'ogar'. Let's say the o stands for or, leaving us with 'gar' fo death.

Gar. Garrosh. Heart of Death.

Hmm, I'm sure I made a post about this at some point,

My forum spelunking brought up this when the leader stories were coming out

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Originally Posted by Me
I'm assuming Heart of War is the translation of his name because of the Heart/Osh thing.

But that leaves Garr which supposedly means War however Lok'tar Ogar means "Victory or death" while it's very possible that Gar and Garr are two different words I just don't think so. All in all Heart of War sounds cool and totally sounds like something Grom would name his kid so I guess that's all that is needed.

Even then with Orc naming traditions (Rend and Maim, Bladefist, Deadeye etc.) that are in english, it's fair to assume that when translated the Orcish first names are just as dangerous sounding so 'Heart of War/Death' Hellscream may just be par for the course, especially when the guy naming you has been characterised as more than a touch off his goddamned rocker.

Loarian 09-28-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Nazja (Post 966645)
Considering how many words the orcs have that start with lok followed by an apostrophe, I think that the orcs don't have a word for victory. Not in the way we do, that is. It seems like a union of two words, which together, have the same meaning as our single word "victory".

Yeah, 'Lok'tar' is most likely something akin to successful battle.

: Actually that sounds plausible. Orcs didn't know war until they came to Azeroth, did they? Their biggest problem was the bickering of clans for god knows how long. So, after they arrived on Azeroth, they actually had to find a word for drawn out, constant battles. And since people died everywhere they had toacknowledge that war = death.

Although that doesn't explain why Garrosh got the name Heart of War on Draenor.

Unless... (now this gets even more head canon-y)

Grom wasn't the one naming his son. Perhaps he didn't even know of his existence. His mother gave him his original name, which was Garosh, (insert reasons like resent) but after experiencing war on Azeroth, he simply added another r to his name.

GenyaArikado 09-28-2013 08:33 AM

Cannabia Greenleaf for a night elf druid.

Volkrin 09-28-2013 08:36 AM

I've long dreamed of creating an orc warrior named Clarence.

Gortrash 09-28-2013 11:26 AM

I've come up with the name Taoshan for my pandaren monk. I was told by a Chinese girl in my guild at the time that it means "a mountain full of peaches". :P The name was completely unintentional, I just wanted a cool sounding "Chinese" name unaware of its meaning.

Here's my hunter Jolnari.

And here's my death knight Shargoda.

Aaaand here is... yes, that's right, you guessed it - my main Gortrash. :D

C9H20 09-28-2013 12:49 PM

Dolf Lundgren dorf is best dorf... he will break you!

Temo 09-28-2013 01:03 PM

I've always been picky with my character's names.

Taniara Soyinkra (sounds like something an orc grown by humans should be named imo, and Wole Soyinka was an African writer n_n)

Sera'Danel Stargazer (the last name is kinda popular in Moon Guard, no idea why :P)

And my favorite name (I cant use on wow): Trinity Toluene, engineer goblin rogue (inspired on a certain explosive :D )

Nerub29 09-28-2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Nerub29 (Post 468999)
Human warrior -->Shurmano.
Human mage---> Shurmago (mago = mage)
Worgen --> Shurperro (perro = dog)
Night Elf --> Shurlfo
Blood Elf --> Shurbelfo
Pandaren--> Shuriongmao (xiang mao = panda bear)
Dwarf --> Shurdwalfo
Draenei --> Shurenei
Draenei paladin --> Shurpala
Draenei female priest --> Shureligiosa (religiosa = female form of religious)
Gnome --> Shurnano (enano = dwarf, small child)
Goblin --> Shurata (rata = rat)
Forsaken --> Shurromuerto (muerto = dead)
Female Tauren --> Shurvaca (vaca = cow)
Male Tauren ---> Shurfilete (filete = steak)
Troll --> Shurrotroleador (troleador = "troller")
Female shama troll --> Shurhonga (hongo = mushroom)



P.D. I don't play WoW.

Those in bold letters are new.

What is a shurmano? Well, I'm glad you asked.

http://i.imgur.com/ZwLIBSF.jpg

I really don't have a clue either.

Volkrin 09-28-2013 11:21 PM

I named my pandaren monk Longwang. Surprisingly, it has thus far gone unreported.

Noitora 09-28-2013 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Volkrin (Post 967287)
I named my pandaren monk Longwang. Surprisingly, it has thus far gone unreported.

Hunlo

Trickster 09-29-2013 10:57 AM

I named my Worgen rogue Howard Phillips Mooncraft. Of course, only Mooncraft appears in-game but I think that's a cool name for a Worgen.

Of course, you can always go with the typical road, wich is trying to include fang, wolf, claw and fur in your name.

AndyJP 10-02-2013 08:12 PM

Goblin named Ponzy
My Pandaren is named Bofu after Sun Ce.

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Originally Posted by WhinyAlly (Post 967539)
I named my Worgen rogue Howard Phillips Mooncraft. Of course, only Mooncraft appears in-game but I think that's a cool name for a Worgen.

Of course, you can always go with the typical road, wich is trying to include fang, wolf, claw and fur in your name.

It sounds like a perfume. Mooncraft, by the Howard Philips collection.

Trickster 10-03-2013 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by AndyJP (Post 969750)
It sounds like a perfume. Mooncraft, by the Howard Philips collection.

Wet dog perfume. I hope it will sell well.

Reignac 10-03-2013 07:10 PM

The Pandaren Rogue I never got past level 12 (but I intend to someday) is named Xinfeng, which Google tells me means new wind.

Zaelsino 10-04-2013 10:17 AM

Bloodsong is a simple yet gorgeous BE surname which I'm hoping they're saving for someone important, like Liadrin.

BaronGrackle 10-04-2013 10:34 AM

Rayburn, for a Tauren shaman or sunwalker.

Because Texas. :P

Odok 10-04-2013 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nazja (Post 966645)
Considering how many words the orcs have that start with lok followed by an apostrophe, I think that the orcs don't have a word for victory. Not in the way we do, that is. It seems like a union of two words, which together, have the same meaning as our single word "victory".

Given that the orcs' written language is pictographic (runes) I'd say "lok" probably has several meanings depending on what's paired with it. "Lok" by itself doesn't have a literal translation, I don't think, but tends to contextualize success or an urge to succeed. Or in some cases, a sense of honorable accomplishment. There's also some implication it can mean "song" or "glory" or similar mark of praise and remembrance in orc culture.

"Lok-Narash" = "Arm yourselves"
"Lok-Regar" = "Ready for orders"
"Lok'tar!" = "Victory!"
"Lok'tar ogar" = "Victory or death"
"Lok'amon" = Traditional orcish song sung about starting a family.
"Lok'tra" = Traditional orcish song sung about a battle.
"Lok'vadnod" = Traditional orcish song sung about the life of a hero.

Every instance has a clear tone tone of some great success, but I can't conjure a specific word that fits it perfectly.

Nazja 10-08-2013 07:43 AM

I once had a goblin called Pyrlyx, based on pyrolysis. :P

Sonneillon 10-08-2013 07:55 AM

I've always tried to give my toons suitable racial names. I also like to play things that I feel are suitable with the lore as race/class combinations. Heres a list of my toon names. Some have more effort in them than others, some have direct obvious meanings behind them others on the other hand are complex formations of 3 or 4 different meanings.

Alliance
Tailos - Nightelven Druid
Erzsebeta - Worgen Deathknight
Parwin - Human Paladin
Vonhimmel - Worgen Warrior
Woaden - Dwarf Hunter
Ravina - Nightelf Rogue
Serenis - Draenei Priest
Fizzletwiz - Gnome Mage
Shumai - Pandaren Shaman

Horde
Hargow - Pandaren Monk
Lilithia - Bloodelf Warlock
Sonneillon - Forsaken Rogue
Zulzahn -Troll Shaman
Lucillia - Undead Deathknight
Grizack - Goblin Mage
Thokgal - Orc Warrior
Nakoda - Tauren Hunter
Zinzee - Troll Druid

Kinda bummed I'm likely never going to find the perfect race to be my Alliance side Monk/Warlock or Horde side Paladin/Priest. I suppose if we get Naga for either side I could fill the Priest/Warlock side or things, the missing Paladin and Monk are the two that I think will bother me the most down the road. I still have a hard time getting into Sunwalkers and Bloodknights. I also cannot tolerate Monks of the other races currently, I suppose I can possibly accept it down the road once they are more established, the execution of that class lore was absolutely hideous.

Magistrix Verdande 10-08-2013 08:48 AM

My toons:

(A):

Isilvara Heartmourn - Female Night Elf Druid
Ramsay Guiltford - Male Worgen Druid
Raewynne DuGalle - Female Human Paladin
Xihe - Male Pandaren Priest

(H):

Illusiel Verdande - Female Blood Elf Warlock
Binkers Whizzbonkers - Male Goblin Mage
Brennevin Runeheim - Female Forsaken Hunter
Fortian Bee - Male Troll Shaman

Bolvar 10-08-2013 10:51 AM

I once made a black Human Assassination Rogue named "Orenthal."

AndyJP 10-08-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Odok (Post 970622)
Given that the orcs' written language is pictographic (runes) I'd say "lok" probably has several meanings depending on what's paired with it. "Lok" by itself doesn't have a literal translation, I don't think, but tends to contextualize success or an urge to succeed. Or in some cases, a sense of honorable accomplishment. There's also some implication it can mean "song" or "glory" or similar mark of praise and remembrance in orc culture.

"Lok-Narash" = "Arm yourselves"
"Lok-Regar" = "Ready for orders"
"Lok'tar!" = "Victory!"
"Lok'tar ogar" = "Victory or death"
"Lok'amon" = Traditional orcish song sung about starting a family.
"Lok'tra" = Traditional orcish song sung about a battle.
"Lok'vadnod" = Traditional orcish song sung about the life of a hero.

Every instance has a clear tone tone of some great success, but I can't conjure a specific word that fits it perfectly.

Maybe they use "Lok" like the Smurfs use "Smurf".


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