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What are the origins of your characters name?

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Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#1 - 2014-05-23 01:11:19 UTC
So how did you come about with your particular character name for EVE? What on earth were you thinking when you picked that name?!? Lol Does it hold some special meaning we don't know about? Some hidden knowledge that you are willing to share about it here? Or is it just some wild thought of the moment that you may still appreciate or even regret? And if you could change your character name, would you, and let someone else take it if they could?

And lets not talk for our alts/mains, post with your name, then let it fly, then post with the other if you feel so inclined at some point. Feel free to comment on peoples replies, just keep it flowing towards the general topic as usual.

My answer:
Regardless to popular opinion, it's not Web-Van, just Webvan, rhymes with my rl name. My nephew played EQ1 with me, made a character name that rhymed with my name, and the thought crossed my mind when trying to find an untaken name in EVE. Not the same name he used, just another rhyme which I rolled with. Never used the name elsewhere, prolly never use it anywhere else. I don't regret the choice, I wouldn't change it, and not concerned what it may or may not imply. But even on that, I chose it to imply different things as well, not just be completely random (no offense to "Random McNally"), but acceptable as to apply different meanings rather than some straight RP style name. But it's mine, mine the precious!

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Malaclypse Muscaria
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2014-05-23 02:24:09 UTC
Mixture of Malaclypse the Younger, author of the Principia Discordia, a book I was led to after thoroughly enjoying The Illuminatus! Trilogy, one of my personal all-time classics; and on the other hand Amanita muscaria, a hallucinogenic mushroom. It's a pretty mushroom, reminds me of Super Mario mushrooms.
Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2014-05-23 03:21:18 UTC
Sibyyl is a version of Sibylla which is a name I thought was interesting when I was reading about the Crusades. I tried 'sibyl' for my AOL username, but somebody already had it so I added a 'y'.

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Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#4 - 2014-05-23 04:24:33 UTC
My name was an inside joke between me and the guy who got me into EVE. One of those "seemed like a good idea at the time" kind of things. Would I change it if I could? Yeah - but probably not a lot, as ingame folk are familiar with it now. I see many great names in EVE, but mine isn't one...oh well...guess it could have been worse



Ham the Astrochimp
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2014-05-23 05:10:16 UTC
Seraph Essael
Air
The Initiative.
#6 - 2014-05-23 05:11:25 UTC
For me, I like the name Seraph. However its the last name that means something to me:

S - A - L = Ess - ae - ell = Essael

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Riyria Twinpeaks
Perkone
Caldari State
#7 - 2014-05-23 05:31:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Riyria Twinpeaks
"Riyria" is from a fantasy novel trilogy I enjoyed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyria_Revelations
In the books it's not the name of a character, but the name of a pair of thieves, some elven word meaning something with "two" or "partners" or something, I don't remember anymore.
I just liked how the name looked, so I've been using it in some games.

"Twinpeaks" .. well, for some reason as I created this character the old tv show "twin peaks" came to my mind, which is weird since I've never watched it. Nevertheless, I chose to use it as last name, somewhat of an unfortunate decision according to some comments I've gotten about it so far, haha.
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#8 - 2014-05-23 06:07:23 UTC
i've been "eurydia" for a long time in several other mmo's. i just tossed "vespasian" in honor of a roman emperor, on the end because this game seemed like one of those games where you have two names when i was creating the character.
Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#9 - 2014-05-23 06:12:32 UTC
My name was finely crafted by hand, laying on the floor, staring at the ceiling, mulling over combinations of letters in my head until I was happy with it

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ISD Supogo
ISD BH
#10 - 2014-05-23 06:18:12 UTC
DBZ character I used to RP as out on the interwebs. Went with the bald Nappa look.

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Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2014-05-23 06:18:13 UTC
Xercodo wrote:
My name was finely crafted by hand, laying on the floor, staring at the ceiling, mulling over combinations of letters in my head until I was happy with it

Ex OR Doc?

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Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#12 - 2014-05-23 07:21:42 UTC
Sibyyl wrote:
Xercodo wrote:
My name was finely crafted by hand, laying on the floor, staring at the ceiling, mulling over combinations of letters in my head until I was happy with it

Ex OR Doc?


??

The Drake is a Lie

Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#13 - 2014-05-23 08:35:57 UTC
I wanted a fairly generic name that have a gritty fealing to it, that will sound rough but also sophisticated, and as being not a native english speaker I did not care much about a meaning.

Now when I look at it, I think about rat in a bag.
Marcus Gord
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#14 - 2014-05-23 08:41:57 UTC
Mine is a name that i originally used back in Runescape. I took it from a commander of UCS forces from the RTS Earth: 2150 Lost Souls. Marcus Gordin. The 'in' part didn't fit when i made the name back in Runescape, so Marcus Gord was born.

i now use it, or Marcus Gordin if it'll fit, on every online game i play Smile

if you see a Marcus Gord(in) anywhere on other games, say hi, it's likely me.

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Debora Tsung
Perkone
Caldari State
#15 - 2014-05-23 08:44:37 UTC
Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
My name was an inside joke between me and the guy who got me into EVE. One of those "seemed like a good idea at the time" kind of things. Would I change it if I could? Yeah - but probably not a lot, as ingame folk are familiar with it now. I see many great names in EVE, but mine isn't one...oh well...guess it could have been worse
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ISD Ezwal
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#16 - 2014-05-23 09:33:39 UTC
An 'Ezwal' is a six legged, highly intelligent and telepathic 'monster' with razor sharp nails and icepick like teeth, featuring in a few stories by SF writer A.E.Van Vogt.
Not a particularly good writer or even noteworthy stories, but the name and especially what it stands for is quite appropriate for an ISD member tasked with moderating the EvE forum....Twisted

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Arline Kley
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#17 - 2014-05-23 10:07:37 UTC
A hat.

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Marsha Mallow
#18 - 2014-05-23 10:51:33 UTC
I have no idea what the original owner of this character was thinking, and I still facepalm over enthusiastically whipping out the credit card as a noob and buying various characters (all legally). The other one is a Charmed character, not sure which irritates me more. Seemed amusing at the time Roll

First main was a Lilith of some sort - I really have no imagination with names, even naming ships stump me sometimes. I think she had an underscore or some wierd spacing in her name (and after a few weeks I decided Gallente were terrible) so she got biomassed. Still don't regret that oddly.

Second one first name/second name pulled from two different short stories. All of my more imaginatively named characters get mangled in comms. I never really consider what certain accents will do to names when I roll them, so usually end up saying "Oh for god's sake just call me Marsha". Compounding the problem, I've been pouting over this name thing since 2008.

I have these though, was pretty smug when I found they weren't taken and they amuse people in trade channels:
Blueprint Original
Blueprint Copies
Capital Blueprints

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Random McNally
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#19 - 2014-05-23 11:12:27 UTC
In RL, I've had the nickname "chaos" or "chaotic" for many many many years. It appears, that I tended to be unpredictable.

When I decided to play EVE, I know I was stewing over a name for a couple of days. One day at work, I looked upon one of those pull down classroom maps and at the bottom was the Corp name "Rand McNally".

Didnt' take to much effort to change "Rand" to "Random".

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Graygor
1kB Realty
#20 - 2014-05-23 12:33:37 UTC
Id write a long explanation but im phone poasting.

In short, Graygor is the handle ive been using for about 15 years because at the time my friends were all using Japanese sounding names. I wanted something European.

What an irony that id end up living in Japan. Blink

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