Stuck for Names Again!

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Stuck for Names Again!

Unread post by Acherontia » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:22 pm

Story follows for those who are interested. Long story short, though, I need a name for Snarler! I had him before and he was "Atropos." It is just a bit too long and doesn't sound good, though, to me. I named him "Snarler" but, well, I just plain don't like it. Here's some names I like, and why I won't use them, and maybe you can help me get something more suitable!

You'll LOVE how picky I am. Basically, I'd like a name referring to darkness, which is masculine, or at least not feminine, without being aggressive or "burly" if that makes sense--Snarler seems to me to be a fast predator, not a big chunky one.

Shadow: Too plain, common and not "strong" enough.
Shade: Too short and I don't like the way the word ends.
Ruin: Considering it, but still quite short. Also sounds vaguely female.
Grim: I like this one, but it was my OCJ's name and I think I'll save it for him!
Nightshade: Sounds too female >.>
Bane: I like it, but a bit too "butch."
Devil: I like it but I'm not sure if it fits.
Outlaw, Urchin, Vagabond, Nomad or Drifter: I kind of like these, and am considering the last one. None of them really scream "black wolf" to me though.

Taming story below, for those who are interested:

Well, I just abandoned the Oil-Stained Wolf. I loved him at first, but I never ever use him--somehow I feel like the oil buff on the pet doesn't make the pet itself unique, and Northrend Worg model just isn't me. I haven't been using Skoll much either, for that matter. Brief story, actually--

I was waiting for next week (patch right?) so I could pick old Snarler up again. He was always my buddy; I'd wanted to tame him since I rolled a hunter, and the minute I was 42 I ran out and got him. Eventually he got raiding-replaced by the Ramparts wolf (Thrakk--going to get HIM back too eventually!). Well anyway, I was in Feralas doing the exploration thing. I took a half-hearted look around for Snarler, but truth be told I was kind of hoping he wasn't there. See, even though I don't really LIKE the oil-stained wolf, I still worked my butt off and stressed to get him, and a lovely ally did so much to help me, plus the patch in a week or so would've made it possible to get both... but I knew I wouldn't be able to turn Snarler down. He wasn't there.

Happily I rode on out to Freewind Post, exploring along the way. As I reached the elevators beneath the Horde town, messages began to spam my WorldDefense--"Camp Mojache is under attack!" Sighing, I rode the elevator up, took the flight path back, and on the way, noticed "Snarler" on the tracker. Oh God.

Well, I landed, and dispatched the alliance hunter who was wiping the camp. He had a lowbie with him, so I let them go (the attack was a real town-wiper, mind, not just enough to escort a lowbie--and the allies have a way around anyway--but I'm nice sometimes, I swear!).

I waited a good half hour, then went back to where I'd seen Snarler--and he was still there. Shaking my head at my own incoming stupidity, I abandoned Void (my Oil wolf) and tamed Snarler back. And I didn't regret it!! Seeing him beside my little orc was like coming home; I really did miss him. I named him Snarler and then realized I don't like it, so I grabbed a Certificate of Ownership, and I need a new name >.<

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Re: Stuck for Names Again!

Unread post by Lisaara » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:24 pm

what about Abyss or Shadowfang?

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Re: Stuck for Names Again!

Unread post by Acherontia » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:27 pm

Well, you guys have a week to find me a name--apparently Certificate of Ownership stops being active when you relog... or dc. Rename option is gone, lol. >.>

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Unread post by Alastiel » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:14 pm

Spontaneously, for a black wolf, I would suggest Lycaon. Comes from the binominal name for the european black wolves (canis lycaon), back when they were assumed to be a separate species.

I'm going to name my Snarler "Pawet" when I get him. I've missed him a lot, but I never felt that the name he used to have when I had him (Ares) suited him completely. I took the name "Pawet" from the egyptian wolf god of war Wepwawet. I picked an alternate spelling of the name and shortened it to suit my purposes. Snarler looks so fluffy and adorable to me, and so I wanted something that sounded sort of sweet, but that still had connections to wolves or war or something similar. I happily managed to get all three in one name (after a little bit of cheating). :P

Perhaps I can come up with something clever that's more in line with the kinds of names that you seem to prefer, looking at the ones in your post. Right now I've got nothing, however. :?

Edit: Oh, and if you didn't name your pet immediately after using your Certificate, a GM can help you with that. I made the same mistake, and they were nice enough to rename the pet for me. :)

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Unread post by Kayb » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:52 pm

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Unread post by Kamalia » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:18 pm

How about Vesper? It means "evening".

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Unread post by Acherontia » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:17 pm

Awesome, thanks for all these names so far :D

By the way--I could probably ticket it, but I'd rather not bother the GM. I don't mind the wait THAT much :lol:

P.S. again--Is there any way a mod could move this and my "Gezzarak Names" thread to the "name that pet" forum? I honestly didn't know it was there. Feeling foolish... >.<

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Unread post by Makoes » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:30 am

I named my Oil wolf Darknation,
hmm...Erebus or Nyx (god and goddes of darkness/night), Shadowstrike, Nighteyes, shadowstep, Eclips, Wonderer, Trekker, Requiem, Naxieas

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Unread post by Kalliope » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:25 am

"Real" names:
Dwyer - dark wise one
Kerwin - little dark one
Sullivan - dark eyes
Tynan - dark, dusty

"Descriptive" names:
Howl
Lucky
Scowl
Wanderer

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