I usually have a handful of character names that I take into any massively multiplayer game as the set of names has followed me for many years. Despite that, I once struggled to find character names that I liked and eventually turned to name generators for inspiration. I think the key to using any name generator is exactly that: use them for inspiration and build on what they present to you. The vast majority of my names began life in a name generator, I simply blended two together or adapted them slightly when I found a sound I liked. With that in mind, here are 5 that I've used in the past:
Wizards of the Coast
It might not be entirely fitting for Black Desert Online but there's a surprisingly good name generator here. At the very least it turns up a variety of names that fit various classes, nobility and gender. One of my all time favorites was born here and although its forenames are better than its surnames, it's still very much worth you time.
Fantasy Name Generator
Probably the largest and most robust name generator available, Fantasy Name Generator covers a huge array of videogames. There are so many possible names on here it's difficult to know where to start, so I'd recommend you try to look for something similar to the class you wish to play. The best feature on the generator is undoubtedly the fact that generating new names is instant and simply requires the touch of a button. Don't like anything you see? Rapidly fly through the suggestions until you do. It really is deserving of being bookmarked.
The page of random generators, as it officially calls itself, is filled to the brim with some really good names. The default index provides a variety of the most common with the Evil Names turning up some particularly solid names. I actually snagged two just writing this list. If anything, what's particularly good about this site is its Lovecraftian generator. I think they really suit the Berzerker class as well as Sorceress.
This is a new one for me and a friend recommended it today. I've run it through its paces today and I have to say, it's fairly robust. It generates names quickly, they're all - for the most part - unique and there's a variety of options available as to what name type you'd like. On my first hit I managed to get an awesome name for my Valkyrie so I've no doubt there's plenty for players to pick over.
My Little Pony Name Generator
When the first name you generate is Royal Lotus and it wouldn't go amiss in any number of eastern themed MMO's, it's mandatory to include this. Go wild!
Know a good name generator we haven't included? Let me know and I'll add it to the list.
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