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What are the origins of your characters name?

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Huntington DuClet
Doomheim
#61 - 2014-05-28 22:09:26 UTC
When I was younger I tried writing scifi stories. It was fun, but they were crap. When I created my EVE characters I decided I use some of the names from those stories.

Wish I could have made the character to look as old and curmudgeonly as me, but that choice wasn't available. I had to settle for this rather roguishly handsome version of his younger selfSmile
Ket Ama'Kel
Anest Iwata
#62 - 2014-05-28 22:15:44 UTC
Hadn't meant to create a Tori Amos look alike, it just worked out that way Lol

The first name comes from a story. Ket was a multi legged turrent gunner of some alien origin. I liked the name and it seemed to fit.

The last name was made up on the fly.
Thea Caulder
Doomheim
#63 - 2014-05-28 22:23:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Thea Caulder
From a story. Thea is supposed to be Xirxi, a race known for their dark blue eyes. Unfortunately EVE doesn't let you choose dark blue so I used what was there. I haven't decided if the blue hair and lips are natural or fashion, but I sorta like the look.

Caulder is Thea's fictional married name. He's Earth spawn but she loves him anywaySmile
Emiko P'eng
#64 - 2014-05-28 22:57:40 UTC
After ending up with an oriental character Big smile

Emiko is the name of a friend's wife in Japan.
P'eng is the surname of the Chinese Restaurant owner down the road
Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#65 - 2014-05-28 23:29:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Rain6637
nothing takes me back to the 80s as fast as "Oriental" used as a noun. as an adjective it's not much better Lol
Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#66 - 2014-05-28 23:37:09 UTC
I really have not a clue how I came up with this name. I probably just got done playing a game as the soviets and came up it somehow. I used to not like it a few years ago but it has grown on me.

Only other name I would change it too is Kate Okaseki but only for various RP reasons.

BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
#67 - 2014-05-28 23:57:30 UTC
ISD Ezwal wrote:
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

You realize I'm never going to look at you locking a thread in the same light again.

A google search should explain my name. And no, you don't get to hear about my alts.

Founder of Violet Squadron, a small gang NPSI community! Mail me for more information.

BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie's Space Mediation Service!

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#68 - 2014-05-29 00:04:17 UTC
would appreciate it if Boo and Franken Berry would get in here
Yang Aurilen
The Mjolnir Bloc
Templis CALSF
#69 - 2014-05-29 00:10:07 UTC
Honestly, I just rolled whatever random last name was given and I liked. The first name I picked something random in my mind that compliments the last name. So yes I'm not a big fan of naming my characters xXx360NoScope420BLAZEITxXx. Over the years I've grown to make characters with real names. Something that you can say IRL and no one will ever suspect that the name you just dropped was your character.

Post with your NPC alt main and not your main main alt!

Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#70 - 2014-05-29 02:27:46 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
further suggestion that CCP Falcon picked his CCP name based on his job description

This would be my guess.

Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSM. Fix links and OGB. Ban stabs from plexes. Fulfill karmic justice.

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#71 - 2014-05-29 02:29:20 UTC
Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#72 - 2014-05-29 02:34:50 UTC
Just a highly educated guess based on the body size and the post-TD posing of his avatar. Blink

Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSM. Fix links and OGB. Ban stabs from plexes. Fulfill karmic justice.

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#73 - 2014-05-29 02:39:41 UTC
Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#74 - 2014-05-29 02:43:20 UTC
^^ touchdownP

Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSM. Fix links and OGB. Ban stabs from plexes. Fulfill karmic justice.

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#75 - 2014-05-29 02:48:57 UTC
really wish you woulda just said touchdown. you trying to be one of the boys right now?
Reaver Glitterstim
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#76 - 2014-05-29 03:10:06 UTC
I thought TD meant Tracking Disruptor.

FT Diomedes: "Reaver, sometimes I wonder what you are thinking when you sit down to post."

Frostys Virpio: "We have to give it to him that he does put more effort than the vast majority in his idea but damn does it sometime come out of nowhere."

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#77 - 2014-05-29 03:16:22 UTC
Reaver Glitterstim
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#78 - 2014-05-29 03:21:07 UTC
so first the fight, then after, makeup sex? Smile

FT Diomedes: "Reaver, sometimes I wonder what you are thinking when you sit down to post."

Frostys Virpio: "We have to give it to him that he does put more effort than the vast majority in his idea but damn does it sometime come out of nowhere."

Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#79 - 2014-05-29 03:27:07 UTC
NightCrawler 85
Phoibe Enterprises
#80 - 2014-05-29 05:26:55 UTC
The college i attended was the kind where you live at the school, and they had some pretty strict rules such as not leaving your "building" after such and such time at night.
Lucky for me i had a room at first floor, and i became an expert at crawling in and out of the window, as well as avoiding the guards that would walk around the school area at random times during the night hoping to catch someone sneaking into other buildings visiting their bf/gf Smile

Since i was a smoker and had trouble sleeping at night my friends knew perfectly well what i was doing and was never surprised when i would be late for the first class due to oversleeping. In this particular friend group there was one girl that insisted that everyone should have specific nicknames, something that fit with their personality (one of us was dubbed Martini, im sure you can guess why P ).
This girl quickly started to call me NightCrawler, because of the fact that i would sneak around during the night.

I had never really liked my real name, so somehow the nickname stuck and now only close family uses my real name unless its something "official".

In later years i moved to America, and even here i keep using a shorter my nickname.
People react on it of course, but when i explain to them that when an English speaker tries to pronounce my name they are really calling me the Norwegian equivalent of.. hrm..well not a very nice word Lol

But well, when i started to play EVE it just felt natural to use the name that i use in real life. The 85 i think speaks for it self Smile