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Funny character names

Ed_Laprade

Adventurer
Danger Rangerette. I'm sure I'm not the only one who used that name. She got stoned at 2nd level while trying to help a prisoner escape from a dark cell. (It was a Medusa, of course.) 1E.
 

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Darklone

Registered User
Veit the Fighter, right out of the PHB. Pronounce Veit in German sounds like Fight for your ears.

Balrog Pyromanicus, halforc sorcerer. Duh.

Haar Lot.
 

Rpjunkie

First Post
How about a guy in my old group named his character

Blaze Johnson

all we could make jokes the entire time we played with him was how Porno can a name get?


RPJ
 

javcs

First Post
K'Taar Sabrewolf.
Funny 'cause a) in the USA it's spell saber, sabre being the European version, and he carried several sabers/sabres, but had nothing to do with wolves, except for having speed, the name, and being able to track very well at speed (no ranger levels, though).

In another group, the druid's name translated to river wood fairy or something similar ..
Oh how we messed with him, especially since the player didn't get the joke for a while.
 

Mycanid

First Post
Hmm ... the only one that comes to mind I made up was:

Wobble the Wondrous of Waterdeep

A gnome bard/ranger/wizard.

Nyaricus (Why hasn't he posted in here yet I wonder?) had a great list of five that ran thus:

* Zook Nackle, a curious little gnome sorcerer with a penchant for
alchemical items, explosions and illusions. Has a Weasel familiar
named Scruffy.
* Cora Tealeaf, a halfing rogue who likes to backstab enemies.
* Edgar Allen Polearm, a human fighter who fights with a...
greatsword. He's all power attck, all the time
* Lox Ironbeard is a staunch dwarven cleric of Moradin who fights
with a warhammer and uses spells which help support his allies and
himself.
* Heian Galanodel is a Elven ranger who uses her bow with great
effect against her races ancient enemies - goblinoids.
 

Vyvyan Basterd

Adventurer
All these years, all the bad names!

The ones that stand out in my mind are:

Ozzy Ozburne, the elf bard. The same player had a paladin in the WoG that took his name from his hometown, Sir Edward the Glorious of Willip.

One player liked playing monks ALOT. The names of his monks were always some variation of Lo Wang, Long Dong, etc. The same player finally seemed to choose a normal name, Tyvek. While out driving one day through a new subdivision I noticed the brand name Tyvek on the housing insulation.

Currently we have a PC named Spud, whose background includes mean children throwing potatoes at him.

My oldest surviving 1E PC is a human fighter named Northstar.
 

Eltharon

Explorer
There was the strange Faerun name craze, when I, perhaps slightly inebriated or tired, declared that the unmasked lord of waterdeep was Palin Paladinson. (As opposed to whatever his name actually is, Peirgeron the Paladinstar or something). This led to at least 5 NPCs being called names such as Durbin Durbinson (the dwarf BBEG), Muxter Muxterson and his brother, Huxter Huxterson, etc. The dwarf in our party was Gruff McDuff, who was though to be Lord Muff McFluff. There was the steady procession of dwarves called Franklin, Jones, or Fred, or some combination thereof. There was the Ewok Yub Yub Gwibjik and his blaster, Jeeboo. Michal Sermon the Minotaur who was afraid of blood, and Brishtol Fendelshtick, who pronounced all his "s" as "sh"

I think I'm the only person in my group not to have made a character with a silly name...
 

Bivotar

First Post
I had a drow wizard in one campaign I ran called Erroneous. Not sure why the player wanted his character to be wrong all the time. He just liked the sound of it.
 


interwyrm

First Post
Bivotar said:
I had a drow wizard in one campaign I ran called Erroneous. Not sure why the player wanted his character to be wrong all the time. He just liked the sound of it.

Would have been cooler as a troglodyte bard named Erroneous Skunk.
Can't really adventure with a piano though, can you?
 

BullMarkOne

First Post
Ed_Laprade said:
Danger Rangerette. I'm sure I'm not the only one who used that name. She got stoned at 2nd level while trying to help a prisoner escape from a dark cell. (It was a Medusa, of course.) 1E.

Slight tangent here, but back in the day, there was this Albany, NY morning radio show host who got picked up for DWI. He was given community service work, and ended up doing a slew of public service announcement type commercials as a goofy park ranger character named: "Ranger Danger" After those horrible horrible commercials I could never bring myself to use the name or something like it for a character.

Back on topic, in the same game as my pixie thief I mentioned a few posts above, one of the other players had a wizard named Worthy. The player couldn't produce a name for his character, so the DM just had npc's refer to him as "Worthy Mage" the other players picked up on it and just started calling the mage Worthy.

Going back even farther, my first fighter in good ol' basic d&d was named Blade, his "sidekick" (well from his pov) was a thief named Dagger, played by my brother.

One of these day's I plan on playing a 3.5e halfling fighter modeled after the old basic D&D halfling class, I shall call him Grognard.
 


Ed_Laprade

Adventurer
Mycanid said:
Or perhaps a human monk named Thelonius, eh? :)
Been done. Probably a lot. Forgot about my Fighter Spud Costigan. But I stole the name from Doc Smith. Conway "Spud" Costigan was a heroic character he used a couple of times in his Lensmen universe.
 



Nightchilde-2

First Post
My first character was an elf named Staffrider.

At the time, I what conclusion one might come to now was very much not a part of my mindset at the time.

..at least I didn't make his last name Saladtoss.
 



Marc_C

Solitary Role Playing
A player named his wizard Volcanus....

Another used UL every time his ranger died. UL the second, UL the third, etc.

One guy named is character Genesis since I really like the group. He didn't get extra XPs.

I named a sprite character: Sibiligit Tigilibis. You have to say it very fast with a hi pitched voice. Annoyed the party. Didn't survive very long.
 


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