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General Rules

When in doubt, human naming rules can be used for any race unless otherwise stated below.

  • No names of famous people or things, real or fictional
    • Silicons, clown/mime, and wizards are exempt from this portion of the rule as long as the name is thematically appropriate
  • No titles or honorifics (Mr, Dr, -san, etc)
    • Silicons, clown/mime, and wizards are exempt from this portion of the rule as long as the name is thematically appropriate
  • No obscene words (including words that sound similar, even if the spelling is different)
  • If you are unsure or need ideas for names, the default names can be used as a reference
  • The max length of a name is 42 characters, however, using more than 30 characters is discouraged

Humans

  • Must have a first and last name
  • Middle initials are permitted, and middle names can be used as long as the character count is not exceeded
  • Must use a name that would be reasonable for a human to have in our world
  • Ex: Jacob Johnson, Micah J Collins

Lizards

  • May have up to 4 hyphenated words to create a short phrase, but usually contains 2-3
    • Basic structure is Verb-’The’-Noun, but can use similar structures such as Verb-Adjective-Noun, Verb-’His’-Noun, Adjective-Noun, or Verb-’In’-’The’-Noun
  • May instead have 1-2 names like humans, can be a thematic clan/sept/family name, can also be hyphenated
  • Based on Argonian names if you need inspiration
  • Ex: Searches-The-Maint, Crimped-Tail, Swims-In-Deep-Waters, or Ajum Dar

Phytosians/Podpeople

  • Have a first name, may have a last name
  • Both names should be plants or plant-adjacent, Latin sounding names are encouraged
  • Ex: Cabbage, Vulgaris Monstera

Plasmamen

  • Have a first name only, followed by an optional roman numeral or number at the end of the name
  • Name should be/sound similar to or like it could plausibly be a metal or element
  • Ex: Francium, Manateenium XXI

Mothpeople

  • Have a first and last name
  • Both names should be/sound latin
  • Final name should sound like a binomial scientific name
  • Ex: Plodia Insularis, Lucerna Tinea

Ethereals

  • Have a first name followed by a roman numeral
  • Name should be/sound similar to a celestial body of some sort
  • Ex: Apollo XI, Tau VII

Preternis

  • Has a first name, last name is optional if not using standard human naming conventions
  • May use regular human names
  • Structure follows standard human naming rule, EXCEPT first names should be cyberpunk or otherwise sound either futuristic or tech-related. Last names may follow the same convention, but it is not required
  • Ex: Cypher, Electra Link, Alaric Screws

Polysmorphs

  • Cannot use human names
  • Have a first name, may have a last name
  • Name usually has 2 or 3 syllables, and usually end in a vowel
  • Usage of uncommon letters/combinations of letters is encouraged, such as “x”, “v”, “y”, “gh”, “aa”, “thr”, etc
  • Ex: Gaathryn, Xyna, Thryv, Alei, Saavi

IPCs

  • Name can be an acronym or based upon Positronic names (mixture of letters, numbers, and may include a dash)
  • Should generally sound robotic/technological
  • Human names are not allowed
  • Ex: A-123, 123-A, B3-987, C05-M, M.I.Q.O.T.E

Silicons

  • Cannot use human names
  • May have up to 3 words for a name
  • Words can be in all caps
  • Name may include numbers
  • Name may have letters separated by periods to denote an acronym
  • Silicons are permitted to have names of famous people or things, real or fictional as long as the name is thematically appropriate.
  • Ex: Door Opener, S.U.B.V.E.R.T.E.D., HAL 9001