What do you do when you’re struggling to name something in your fantasy or sci-fi novel?
I’m running out of names. I have a list in Evernote but I’ve used most of them. Some of the ways I created names in the past don’t work anymore. With 12 stories I was bound to run out of steam.
This one has fantasy categories but I don’t use them because the names don’t fit my stories. I choose all categories. Sometimes, this generator will give me something that speaks to me. Most times, I need to get a little creative.
Simple, unique. I like them. It’s like a fun game.
I use this when I want something with a punch. I know there’s a thing in the fantasy community about names like Laa’Tha. Some people don’t like apostrophe names. I don’t see anything wrong with them as long as you don’t go crazy.
I use Seventh Sanctum mostly for their Lovecraftian Name generator. Some of the names sound kinda epic. Just like with Random Name Generator, I use this as inspiration to create something new.
Rag-elo and Rl-ya
Ri to those who know him well.
This one is the granddaddy of name generators. They have a generator for almost everything- spells, cities, towns, book names, monsters, robots…. For character names, I use the above generators. For things like places and plants, I go here.
Do you have a favorite fantasy name generator? Comment below.