Choosing character names

Continuing on with my obsession with words, I also have spent hours at a time creating names for the various games that I have played. The name had to be unique, possibly thought provoking, and clever. Beyond that, they had to have some kind of personal meaning to me.

Psycho Anna Lies - Was Anna a psycho that lies or did Anna over think situations?

Coal Escent - As a guild leader her job was to bring members together for a single purpose.

Phala Sea - an incorrect or misleading notion or opinion based on inaccurate facts or invalid reasoning; the tendency to mislead. It was a pirate game and pirates aren't known for honesty.

SoaLohne - pretty much how I felt in game and in life

NevraLohne - she was never alone in game; how I wished things were in life

Splishen and Splashen - the characters were ducks!

Koala Fied - was my very qualified Beta tester Bear

Barefooted- another test bear - I am barefooted often.

Dee Bauchery - she was a bit flirty

Esign Sarah T  - despite her name, she was sweet and honest

Sin Seer - she had a sixth sense about dishonesty

Lately though, when I play a game, I name my characters Abbye.  I have always liked the name Abigail and this definition on urban dictionary seemed to be who I am (in my mind):

"The girl who is always searching for herself. The girl who feels beautiful when spreading joy to others, but has difficulty doing so. The girl who may often fear losing her sanity, because she so often comes close to it, but you never know it because she settles quietly to the side of the room. The girl who tends to keep to herself, but if you give her reason to trust her and time to open up, and you treat with respect, then you're in for an amazing experience with a beautiful person. The girl that intimidates you, in some way or another, because of her silent power, so everyone leaves her to be alone. She is highly intuitive and creative, with a vast imagination. She is strong, intelligent, and knows what is beautiful in life."

The reason for the unique spelling of Abbye is because I didn't want to be Abi123 or Abbie123, Abbey123. or Abby123 - all the typical shortened versions were taken - so I added an 'e' to the end and have been successful naming my characters to this point. Who wants to be typical anyway.

I have had really good luck with a logitech wireless headset while playing games and using teamspeak3, vent, steam chat or Skype, so I added it to the Nerd Shop. It is really fun to play while voice chatting! If you haven't tried it, you should :)

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