Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Tip for Finding New Character Names

If you are looking for plausible but odd names for your characters, just check your spam filter. It's full of fake names.
Here are a few from mine:
Millicent Ramirez
Bruno Christensen
Adolfo Petersen
Ernest Malone
Ronda Livingston
Cesar Byrd

Now tell me that Cesar Byrd isn't an awesome character name!

Your spam filter is also a good place to find business names, but I wouldn't use those names for any of your commercial projects, in case the original owners take offense. But for your personal rpg group or for non-commercial fanfic, go ahead and use Defender X or Shadowfall Productions or whatever strange business names you find in your spam filter.