RobF said:I present the most bone-chilling wizard name in the history of wizard names.
To quote a famous movie:
"I am enchanter. There are some who call me, Tim.?.?"
Someone had to say it. This thread was just screaming for a Monty Python reference.
EdL said:Then there is always Blaise, Blaze, Blayze, etc. (Didn't Merlin use one of these sometimes?)
Thanee said:Ambrose or Magellan!
Ero Gaki said:A friend of mine who plays in our D&D games has a habit of having unimaginative names; things like Kyle, Jacob, etc. Now, don't get me wrong, a players character is his own business. Recently, this friend of mine, let's call him the Bill, has decided to play a wizard. He decided that he wanted a name for this character that is really, well, wizard-like. He doesn't want to steal names from books or the like (and he clearly stated that he wasn't going to use any of the big names, like Gandalf, Elminster, Mordenkainen, etc). So, I ask all of you: what are some really nice wizard names? Names that just scream "look at me, I'm a powerful wizard?"
That kind of naming always disturbs my suspension of disbelief. I might know someone named Kyle, and then I'll always think of him when the name is said instead of thinking of the character. But there's no reason a "made-up" name has to be long or unpronounceable. If the player really wants something short and sweet, minor adjustments to "real-world" names could do the trick: Bren, Jorn, Tob, Nai, Lliw, Yram, Nasus, etc.jasper said:I like names like Kyle. Why should I have to suffer because someone who has trouble spelling in his own language try to come up with exotic name and spells with no vowels.