My Twilight Mirage name would be Edith Walking in Sunshine on a Barren Field.
I named my mc in West of Loathing “Orson Carp” and it ended up being tonally perfect for that gem of a game.
I work in medical billing and do this exact thing, grab a cool last name here a nice first name there avoid Hipaa violations and the like.
These are great names! Names in this vain are always my favorites I was looking at the list of names I have and found Random Renegade on there and was like ‘A gift I’ve given to myself’
Also, y’all, Rain World has criminally underrated names. Like, the lore of Rain World is incredibly obtuse and buried incredibly deep in the game, but y’all, it’s SO GOOD
MILD SPOILERS but like, literally no one will play this game and it’s a huge mess
There are these massive computers called iterators and they all have names:
- Five Pebbles
- Big Sis Moon
- Sliver Of Straw
- Seven Red Suns
- Chasing Wind
- Unparalleled Innocence
- No Significant Harassment
Then there are these mysterious things called “echoes” that are like, long dead creatures that speak to you named:
- Nineteen Spades, Endless Reflection
- Six Grains Of Gravel, Mountains Abound
- Four Needles Under Plentiful Leaves
- A Bell, Eighteen Amber Beads
- Two Sprouts, Twelve Brackets
- Droplets Upon Five Large Droplets
Rain World is such a mess but it’s also extremely good eugghhhhh
Gibson’s Chrome Worlds had AMAZING character names for Cyberpunk/Future characters.
My wife and I have to drive down to Jacksonville, FL fairly regularly for some medical stuff, and always pass the exit for two small south Georgia towns:
honestly? i think you just convinced me to find a way to play Rain World
I’m pretty bad at names so generally I use one of the three or four that are my standard go-tos when i’m making a character in a video game. For tabletop it’s a bit harder, but luckily the creation process there doesn’t come up as frequently so I can put more effort into thinking about it.
My Tiefling Paladin was incredibly solidly Lawful Neutral, very much a capital C cop. When I was creating her I looked up lore stuff about Tieflings, how they can have normal human-ish names or sometimes take names that espouse an idea they want to embody. At one point we had chased a dude to the top of a tower, a dude who had done some nasty things, and the rest of the party made a deal with him where he tells us what he knows about the bigger bad and we let him go. After he told us I had my paladin kick him off the side of the tower. Bad guys don’t get to get away that easy. Her name was Relentless.
My current character in this game i’ve been playing for 2-3 years now is a drow bard who escaped from the Underdark and lives on the surface. I looked up generic drow names but that didn’t help much, so I went deeper and found a pseudo-language type thing that broke down what the various name components meant. Sort of trying to get into the mind of what a drow parent would want their child to live up to. I went with Aunrae, which means Deadly Seeker. Then I went an additional step and since she ran to the surface to get away from those assholes and live her own life, she made her own name. All she wants to do is play music and have fun hanging out with cool people in a place that isn’t miserable all the time. So I picked Mayffyndra, which means Beautiful Singer and Lover. None of the rest of the group knows that original name, they barely know that Mayffyndra is a name she picked herself. It’s entirely a thing I created to flesh out the character more to help with my roleplaying of her, and I enjoyed putting in the effort since she’s well outside my comfort zone personality-wise.
Ok for the record when I say “mess” I mean I mean Rain World is the easily most frustrating game I’ve ever played. It’s incredibly difficult and obtuse and confusing
That being said it uses this frustration to convey a really interesting feeling that weaves into the themes of the lore (which is also buried) and is kind of a masterpiece
All said, All the lore is worth a read!!!