Request a Character's Name

Need a custom name translation? First, visit the Naming Traditions page and read up on your character’s naming traditions. Answer the following questions that apply; then visit the Contact Us page to e-mail one of us, comment on this page, or ask in the forum.

If the character is an Elf:

  • Do you want a Father-Name?
    1. What gender is the character?
    2. What are the father’s or the mother’s names?
    3. What do the father’s or the mother’s names mean?
    4. Which Elven race is the character?
    5. Where does the character live?
    6. What year does the character receive this name?
  • Do you want a Mother-Name?
    1. What was the vision that the mother had in the hour of birth?
    2. Was the vision insight into the character’s personality?
    3. Was the vision foresight into the future of the child?
  • Do you want a Chosen-Name?
    1. What would the character name themselves?
    2. What traits does the character find important about him or herself?
  • Do you want a After-Name?
    1. Describe the outstanding features of the character’s appearance. Please, keep it brief!
    2. Describe something that the character is famous for.
    3. Describe the Elf’s profession.
    4. Describe something that his or her friends/acquaintances would be likely to give a nickname for.
    5. If no parents are available to name the Elven child, describe the distinctive features of the place the
      character was found or the event that the parents were lost.
  • If the type of name doesn’t matter:
    1. Do you want a name that looks similar to the name the character already has? (What is the character’s name right now?)
    2. What do you want the name to mean?

If the character is a Dwarf:

  • Do you want a secret name?
    1. What gender is the character?
    2. Describe the character’s appearance in one line, one sentence long.
    3. Describe the character’s personality in one sentence, half a line long.
    4. Describe the talents, occupation, or hobbies of the character, if there are any.
    5. Is the character named after another Dwarf?
  • Do you want the outside name?
    1. Describe the character’s appearance in one line, one sentence long.
    2. Describe the character’s personality in one sentence, half a line long.
    3. Describe the talents, occupation, or hobbies of the character, if there are any.
    4. Is the character named after another Dwarf?

If the character is Human:

  1. What race is the character?
  2. What time period is it?
  3. Where does the character live?
  4. What are the parents’ names?
  5. What are the siblings’ names?
  6. Describe the character’s appearance in one line, one sentence long.
  7. Describe the character’s personality in one sentence, half a line long.
  8. Describe the talents, occupation, or hobbies of the character, if there are any.
  9. What do you want the name to mean?
  10. Do you want the character named after something else? Name it. ;)