Naming Your Character
All names in DragonRealms must be unique... which means there's
a good chance that someone else has already taken your first choice
of name. Don't panic -- the game will suggest some possibilities
to try, and you can type NAME to get a few more suggestions.
Often a name that's not quite right can be changed into one you
might like, for instance "Nbyr" might become "Nabira"
or "Lgar" might become "Lygar" or "Elgar."
With a little judicious tweaking and rearranging, almost anything
can become a unique, interesting name appropriate to a fantasy setting.
Maybe there's a can of Coke beside your computer. Obviously you
can't call yourself Coke or Coca-Cola... but how do Cole, Ollak,
Kaloka, or Laeko strike you?
It's worth taking a few minutes to come up with a name you can
live with... because once you choose a name, the only way to change
it is to start over with a new character.
There are a few guidelines you must follow when coming up with
Names cannot be vulgar or offensive.
Names can not contain any kind of title. Your character will earn
titles as he or she advances, and you'd look pretty silly as Apprentice
MasterChang or Sir SirJoseph.
Names should not be phraselike, nor should they be modern nicknames
or 'handles'. Imsocool, Foxylady, Super Cilious, Mightykiller
and Tamer OfLions are not acceptable names.
Names should not have a modernistic sound to them, or that use
words that did not exist in the medieval time period. Examples:
Techijoe, Metallica, Prozac.
Names should not contain odd punctuation, numbers, or extra letters.
Names should be capitalized properly. If you use all capital letters,
or wAcKy cApItaLiZaTiOn your name will be rejected.
Names should not be composed of nonsense characters, abbreviated
or missing letters, or initials, nor should they be completely
A character name should not be the name of any of the monsters,
gods, goddesses, cities, provinces, clans, etc. in Elanthia. Nor
should it be the exact spelling of common items found in the game
(i.e. Arrow, Dagger, Boots, etc.)
A character name should not be the name of any well known person
or deity, whether real, fictional, or historical. You can't be
Han Solo, Abraham Lincoln, Tim Curry, or Buddha.
For more details, you might want to read "What's
In a Name?"