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metcalfedan

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i was looking at the chapter name generator the other day and i thought:
"how about a name generator?"

that way us players that like to name individual models can easily come up with some names...

well? how about it?
QUOTE (Cedric @ May 31 2009, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@ Captain Mike. Viva is Spanish/Italian for "long live". So "Viva Metallica", as the method is called, would roughly translate to "Long live Metallics!"

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i love the idea

please oh please oh please could we have one oh great moderators let us have it (:))

please do it

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Probably heretical due to the Plague Zombie problem springing up in the 41st Millenium.
"What in Terra's name are you doing?"
"Um...gathering tactical data."
"With a spork?"

 

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What kind of names? Pseudo-Latinate (Ultramarines)? Pseudo-Norse (Space Wolves)? Psuedo-angelic (Dark Angels)? Pseudo-Mongolian (White Scars)? And so on, and so on...

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there is a Chapter Name Generator

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all names (:D)

oh yes there is a chapter name generaotr top of the page under fourm rules

Athiair :D

 

Probably heretical due to the Plague Zombie problem springing up in the 41st Millenium.
"What in Terra's name are you doing?"
"Um...gathering tactical data."
"With a spork?"

 

The Leonic Heresy (alternate history): http://www.bolterand...-leonic-heresy/

Salamanders: W:19 D:8 L:10


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A name generator for your individual Marines would be impractical. There are simply too many cultures and languages for us to possibly create something that meets everyone wants.

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Find an online baby name book. :)




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there is a simple one on gw web site.

http://uk.games-work...amegenerator/1/

there is the link i think.

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The B&C didn't create the chapter name generator. We simply host it as the 40k Cantina is no longer operative.

Simply using Google will help you in naming marines.

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A "generic" name generator would be great. We already have 132 angelic names. I (with your help ;)) would love to help out find more semi-latin, "generic" 40k names.

And from my PHP experience, although limited, I do believe it would be quite easy to use the Chapter Name Creator as a base and just change the files it gets the names from. From what I've gathered about Brother Argos, I can tell he's quite adept at PHP, so I don't believe the actual making will be hard.

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I remember there being a topic with lists of names from different cultures. It all came form googling......theres loads of websites on the internet with lists of names....just search for '[whatever culture] names.' Couldn't be more simple to be honest. They give definition too so you can tie them in with background etc...

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I quite like the idea ... but I don't have the time to gather the information.

If you guys can pm me directly with lists of names with definitions please, in the following format.

Name,Definition,Origin

e.g.

David,Means Beloved,Hebrew

I can eventually gather up all the information, and produce a program for everyone <_<

Thanks,

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Brother Argos stepped forward into the reflected light of the schematic. The Techmarine went unhooded. The left portion of his face was framed with a steel plate, the snarling image of a Salamander seared into it as an honour marking. Burn scars from the Brander-Priests wreathed his skin in whorls and bands. A Bionic eye gleamed coldly in contrast to the burning red of his own.

When he spoke, his voice was deep and metallic.

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Beefus Maximus

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*runs into forum

Doesn't seem like this ever got finished :P

I just built one here, using a mixture of phenome generation and pre-existing libraries:

Space Marine Name Generator

Enjoy! :)

Beefus

PS- I can build one for the forum if the mods wanna commission me! :)
PPS - I've also got an advanced version of a Chapter Name generator that allows for thousands of more combinations by being able to handle complex Chapter naming, not just adjective + noun (Iron Ravens). It can do noun + nouns (Hawk Guard), noun + belonging (Scythes of Fenris). or noun + adjective (Knights Errant).

Edited by Beefus Maximus, 03 July 2011 - 11:30 PM.


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What about simply creating a library or codice of names, along with brief meanings. With norse names for exampls, and possibly latin and greek, a list of root words and meanings. Bjorn, Beorn, Born- meaning bear, or bee hunter. Ulfr'- meaning wolf or hunter.People may then us those to creat their own names like Beowulf- bear-wolf, or bear-hunter.

QUOTE (Lord Melvin @ Aug 5 2011, 06:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Autonomous? You speak heresy brother. The Adeptus Mechanicus will censure you for that. All you need to do is lobotomize a squirrel and you can have Power of the Machine Spirit.
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What about simply creating a library or codice of names, along with brief meanings. With norse names for exampls, and possibly latin and greek, a list of root words and meanings. Bjorn, Beorn, Born- meaning bear, or bee hunter. Ulfr'- meaning wolf or hunter.People may then us those to creat their own names like Beowulf- bear-wolf, or bear-hunter.

There are plenty of existing sites that already do this. We could provide links to extant sites, or we might compile a library here. Either option will work well enough (assuming external sites are comprehensive enough).

Let's start by replying with links to external sites that provide names/meanings. Simply list the theme of name the site covers (e.g., Roman, Japanese, Apache, whatever) with the URL. We can then assess whether we want to provide this capability by linking externally or by collecting internally.

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Excellent source for norse root words and names. http://www.vikingans...m/ONNames.shtml

Edited by commander alexander, 09 July 2011 - 05:01 PM.

QUOTE (Lord Melvin @ Aug 5 2011, 06:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Autonomous? You speak heresy brother. The Adeptus Mechanicus will censure you for that. All you need to do is lobotomize a squirrel and you can have Power of the Machine Spirit.
QUOTE (Grey Mage @ Jun 4 2010, 12:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you play SWs, are are you just hear for the ale?


 


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How about generating... all your DIY chapter lore? http://www.escapethe...lore_generator/

Enjoy :)



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I could probably make one.  I can also add an option for people to select language origins and an interface to add names to the generator.  I could also make a variant for each race and make a MediaWiki special page extension version.


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I have found http://www.gaminggee...urces/KateMonk/ invaluable for naming characters.  The Space Marines seem mostly to have medieval European names, primarily Latin, with a smattering of Greek. 







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