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catholicism198
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Dark Elf Names

Post#1 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:17 pm

Following another thread
Creating Druchii names appears to be the hardest out of all, at least for me, as names do not appear to be influenced by anything.
Cannon:

Malekith the Witch King of Naggaroth.
Morathi the Hag Sorceress of Ghrond.
Hellebron, Blood Queen of Har Ganeth.
Malus Darkblade.
Shadowblade, master assassin.
Lokhir Fellheart,
Kouran Darkhand, Captain of the Black Guard.
Tullaris Dreadbringer. Captain of Har Ganeth Executioners.

Runes/Definitions:
http://warhammeronline.wikia.com/wiki/Druhir
Only possible name generator:
http://fantasynamegenerators.com/warham ... yJuP75WEuU
Male NPCs:
Mathlas, Morion, Malon, Trelan, Terathal, Lokorin, Zaharin, Barzan, Sinar, Torrath, Ererandi, Ralkuth, Ulkhar, Faulmak, Drazek, Derroth, Emantir, Devok, Moroth, Kyathor, Notilas

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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#2 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:04 am

As already stated in the post here:
http://www.returnofreckoning.com/forum/ ... 01#p143403

Yes, HE/DE names are always harder (atleast for me) to come up with. There is a trick though which I have used since forever and people have been asking me how. Instead of taking names that are already pre-existed in the lore or change one syllable into a different one, I make my own based on my own "guideline".

Suffixes for HE:
- thril
- sil
- rion

Suffixes for DE:
- thar
- zul
- nol

Example:
Sirathril (HE), Vilhatharn (DE), Silanesil (HE), Ezerkzul (DE), Ionarion (HE) & Urzuranol (DE)

If they ever implement the choice of foreign letters again such as Â, Ä, Ë or Û again you should toss them in too. Who doesn't think a Blackguard named 'Urzuranôl Deathspine' looks way cooler?

Êldwa kreh nel ûshavnnoh fë mäe Zerethûlakar...

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catholicism198
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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#3 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:49 pm

I was not sure if those were for Dwarfs or Druchii.
I'm still not sure about my character's name though.
Mine is currently "Khangard." On the fence about it.


High Elves are basically LotR rip offs. so easy

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Serithis
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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#4 » Mon May 02, 2016 12:22 am

I unfortunately, found a generator that claimed it was a Warhammer one, but instead directed to a generic Elven name, so I figured they had the same names as the High Elves- and hence went with a familiar name that I used in other games for that general style.

But, what ever. I'll stick to it. Good post!
Serithil - Disciple of Khain

Velrin - Shadow Warrior

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catholicism198
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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#5 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:04 am

What rank is your DoK?
I rerolled my Sorc for the 3rd, or 4th, time again because I didn't like the name. 3 r7-10s and 1 r17.
I think it was worth it.

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Serithis
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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#6 » Mon May 02, 2016 11:14 pm

He's not so far in.. only level 16. His name isn't so bad, just not to conventional standards if the 40k names are accurate. I'm not quite sure if the Warhammer naming conventions are the same through-and-through from the fantasy to the 40k works, otherwise that would be my only argument against using the Dark Eldar name generator as a means for drawing the conclusion
Serithil - Disciple of Khain

Velrin - Shadow Warrior

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catholicism198
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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#7 » Tue May 03, 2016 10:24 pm

No, they're only suggestions. Very, VERY, loose guidelines. Some look like complete gibberish.

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Serithis
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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#8 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Lmao
Serithil - Disciple of Khain

Velrin - Shadow Warrior

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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#9 » Mon May 16, 2016 10:13 pm

Breaking down known names from warhammer using latin/google-fu helps aswell.
Mal (latin for bad/wrong) e (of/belonging to) kith (English member of the family).
So you have bad family member :)
Mor (latin for dead/death) a (latin from/to) thi(latin used, originally ancient greek for theós or god).
So we can make that into Godess of death.
Lokh (old Irish for loch/lake) ir (verb from proto italic eo, meaning to go)
So lake goer, which kinda fits the bill him being a corsair and all.

I hope you get the gist of how our much beloved warhammer storywriters may or may not have gotten their names.
Lets put this to the test a bit and try it the other way around :D

Say we want a cool name for a tough as nails blackguard?
So we search for tough in a couple languages:
Latin:
durus
hard, harsh, cruel, severe, difficult, tough

Basque:
zail
difficult, tough, harsh

Catalan:
dur
hard, tough, severe


And then we do the same for nails:
Latin:
unguis
claw, nail, talon, hoof, Fang, hook

Basque:
iltze
nail, clove

Danish:
nagle
nail

Irish:
tairní

Now we have a couple good words that we can try to combine into a badass looking name :)
*Durustairn (leaving out the i, because that would make to name feel/sound smaller)
*Iltzedur (seems like a perfect match to me)
etc etc.

Ofc you can mix this up as you please and look up as many defining "name" words you like and then proceed to cut them up further to match your needs :D
Hope this was helpful as it sure was fun to look up and all :D
Cheers,
Iobel - SO // Miae - BG // Sorrowstrike - WE // Happyjumping - WL // Ishaisa - DoK

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Re: Dark Elf Names

Post#10 » Tue May 17, 2016 12:12 am

That's interesting.
Malus is also a direct translation meaning "Bad"

For general elf-ish names there's:
http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/vortexshadow/names.html

I'm trying out a few translations, but nothing seems right...

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