Now that we have the World of Warcraft Straight Dope guild up and running, I thought it would be fun to introduce ourselves with a quick word of explanation about our WoW names and how they relate to our DoperNames (if they do). I’ll start:
I started a Tauren Shaman (just hit level 13) named Vombovinus.
The name was derived from the genus of the common wombat (Vombatus) and the adjective meaning “of or relating to cows” (bovine).
Undead Mage - Rottingbird - cause he’s undead. Herb/Alch like most of us:)
BElf Priest - Healingbird - cause she’ll heal (although not until much later as I’ll level by going shadow, but still - a priest’s a priest and even Shadow priests can heal) I keep forgetting not to name my alts after the talent spec. herb/Skinning, for the money.
As for how these names relate to my doper name…uh Birds.
My first character is Riverheart, Tauren Druid, with herbalism and skinning. I try to pick names that are plausible in-character. Riverheart seemed like a good druidic name.
My other character is Omencaller, Orc Shaman, with skinning and leatherworking. Again, what I thought sounded like a good shamanistic name.
I picked my professions to have two gathering (skinning) feeding into one crafting (leatherworking) so that I always have plenty of materials to work with. The third one (herbalism) to have another source of income and benefit from the Tauren bonus.
I have two characters to improve the rested bonus. I also like to complete quests from every zone, even ones that I’ve nominally out-leveled. It lets me keep my professions up to date and will generate money and reputation from the extra quests. Yesm I’m in no hurry to level.
My name is also my SCA name. It is hunnic in origin and is [very] roughly translated as sky ‘boss’ [qan/khan is more or less ‘boss’ of <insert something> sort of a realistic translation would be Boss Ghengis or Boss Kublai, as khan/qan could be used with a number, denoting the officer in charge of a certain number of people, or a tribal name, or a function. The author of the book I used as a reference didnt have any particular reason for the reference of someone named Aruvqan, just that the name was mentioned in a document found in Byzantium and what it roughly translated as. I like to think she was a female shaman, so it feeds into the animist beliefs that the spirits are also involved in the air and sky.]
I am undead warlock, will be demonic until I hit raid level then will change to destruction. I do herbs and alchemy. Seriously good money in selling excess herbs and potions.
Jarryn… Undead priest. Name means nothing; it’s a naming convention I use. Consonant1VowelConsonant2Consonant2YConsonant3.
Agrajag… Undead warrior. Totally ripped off from THHGTTG because I’ve never played a warrior before and I think I’m going to die a lot, no matter who’s fault. I’d kill to have someone make a priest named Arthurdent and go levelling with me.
Jarr is a miner/jewelcrafter and is in the process of being Shadow specced. Ag doesn’t have professions yet but will be a blacksmith and… still haven’t decided the other. I’m thinking Fury spec for now.