Blog Azeroth is an online community of Wow Bloggers. As part of the community we have a semi-regular feature called “Shared Topic” where one blogger proposes a topic and many bloggers who are part of the community respond to that topic. This is a response to: How did you come up with your character names?
Your toon’s name is almost the only way you can personalize your toon. You can only choose your looks to a limited extent.. but regardless of what you choose, you’re assured that there are probably hundreds of other toons that exactly resemble your toon. When you get to end game if you’re doing it right you end up wearing the same armor as everyone else in your class. If you’re a druid.. well you’ve looked like a bear since level 10. Lucky you. /sarcasm.
Your name hangs above you and is one of the few things you can personalize.
Your name is going to be the first think I use to judge you. If you name is “Islkhjdps” I’m going to guess you’re a gold spammer. If your name is “Snotspit” or “Slutatron” I’m going to suspect that you’re a ten year old and don’t know how to play your class.
There’s nothing more sad to me than to see a shadowpriest name “Healzmore” or a frost mage called “Drfiredeath”. It just hurts me.
So. My first toon ever. I was sitting in front of the character creation screen.. I impatiently choose a race, human.. picked rogue at the suggestion of fiancee and then stared at the name slot. Finally I typed in “Tika” It sounded nice.. and was the first thing I thought of. Unfortunatlly, “Tika” was already taken. Remember, I’m impatient.. I just want to get to playing already.. so with “Tika” blinking up at me from the screen I type.. “taka” on the end of it. Thus was born “Tikataka” my lowbie rogue. Sheâ€™s currently 26 and acting as my bank toon in Ironforge. I just never really glommed onto the rogue class. I think itâ€™s a combination of it not being the right fit.. and it being my first character. The pain, tears and suffering of my first character come back to me every time I try and play a rogue and I just canâ€™t get past it. “Tikataka” isn’t a bad name per se.. but it is a mouthful.
My current main is “Tatia” the holy draenei paladin. Originally I wanted “Tatiana” but that was taken. I wanted something vaguely Russian and Tatia fits the bill.
My second main is “Lilac” the affliction warlock. Originally she was named “Ette” which is a beautiful visual word. “Ette” is a word ending that means essentially “little girl” (Majorette, minionette, etc). It amused me to have a little gnome warlock named essentially, “little girl”. Unfortunately when you say it out loud, “Ette” just sounds unfinished. So as I wrote here.. $10 later and she was renamed to “Lilac”. I also find that very amusing since the warcraft color for warlocks is a lovely shade of purple.
Two of my other toons have names that amuse me. My druid is named “Obliette”. An obliette is a french word meaning a small place you put things to forget them. It amuses me to have a neglected druid named “Obliette”. My horde-side Warlock is name “Entropy” as in “Entropy always wins”. -That- amuses me when applied to a warlock.