Name a Paladin (in Contests)
Hi All, I've been playing a fair bit of WoW with my Dad (Oh, the reactions I get from random people I tell 'this is my dad' who assume I'm a young kid, then later find out I've a wife and stunned ask, "er, how old are you, and, um hold old does that make your dad...") and I'm going to start a new Paladin.
I need a name.
The winner of this contest will get their suggestion used as my name, and my thanks! :D Maybe I'll throw in a Hug or a beer as well!
Just one rule, the name must not have already ben taken on my server. I won't know until I try.
Bonus points go for underlying meaning (such as Talhearn being a historical/mythological Druid, would make it a great name for a Druid in WoW), and as I have tomorrow off work, I'd like a new name by the morning, so I can get some quality playing time in! (Between spending BA of course!).
November 3 2005 11:56 AM EST
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Ralph Joe Bob, the country Justicar...
November 3 2005 12:02 PM EST
human paladin ofcourse?
CELERES: supposedly means paladin
PERCIVAL or PARZIFAL: mean destroyer
THRASIUS: means bold
or hey .. you can never go wrong with: CHAPPY :P
Of course! ;) My Dad plays dwarves...
Oh, I suppose I should mention WoW only allows a single name, and no characters.
Serious names only please! ;)
Both Percival and Parcifal are already gone. Seen those floating around. So is Stern (Grey Knights would go well, new Judgement armour graphics and Engineering, well, with the new Judgement armour any thing from the Iqnuisition would be cool), Owen, actually ust about every Aurthurian Knight, Marshal (William Marshal, greatest Knight ever!) Alaric, Arius, Brand, Bardon, Roland, Varus, Talvalin, Revelation and more I can't remember.
If it's faily well known, chances are it's gone already. :(
Don't even bother with Tyreal! ;)
You'd have to pick a single part, or PressThemTogether (or Press_Them_Together ?) but any of these might work for you.
Rodrigo (aka Ruy) Diáz de Vivar, El Cid Campeador.
Known as "El Cid", Ruy Vivar was a mighty knight fighting both for and against the Moors in Eleventh century. He was considered one of the mightiest knights of that time period and eventually wrested the kingdom of Valencia where he ruled as king until his death.
** Ideas: deVivar, elCid (means "Sir"), Campeador (means "champion"), Valencia
Chansons de Geste (means "Songs of Great Deeds")
Epic poetry of the (early) European Middle Ages and are based on allegedly real historical figures.
The most famous is the Chanson Roland which looks at Charlemagne and his knight-paladins. It's called the "Carolingian Cycle"
** Ideas: Chanson, Carolingian
"Aucassin was the name of the lad.
Fair he was, and pleasant to look upon,
tall and shapely of body in every whit of him.
His hair was golden,
and curled in little rings about his head;
he had grey and dancing eyes,
a clear, oval face, a nose high and comely,
and he was so gracious in all good graces
that nought in him was found to blame,
but good alone. But Love, that high prince,
so utterly had cast him down,
that he cared not to become knight,
neither to bear arms, nor to tilt at tourneys,
nor yet to do aught that it became his name to do.
His father and his mother spake him thus
"Son, don now thy mail, mount thy horse,
keep thy land, and render aid to thy men.
Should they see thee amongst them
the better will the men-at-arms defend
their bodies and their substance, thy fief and mine."
Aucassin and Nicolette is the lovely tale of the paladin Aucassin and his love Nicolette.
** Ideas: Aucassin, Beaucaire (The town where he happy ending takes place), Nicolette (if you subscribe to the PVPOnline theory of character creation)
The root of the word "Paladin" is "palatinus" (latin) and comes from the palace guards of Augustus in Rome.
** Ideas: Augustus, Palatinus
"For Suren was no ordinary person;
but in fortune, family and honour the first after the king;
and in point of courage and capacity,
as well as size and beauty,
superior to the Parthians of his time.
When Orodes was driven from throne,
[Suren] restored him;
and it was [Suren] who conquered for him
the great city of Selucia,
being the first scale the wall,
and beating off the enemy with his own hand.
Though he was not then thirty years old,
his discernment was strong,
and his counsel esteemed the best.
The Iranian paladin Eran Spahbodh Rustaham Suren-Pahlav also known as Suren
** Ideas: Suren, Eran, Spahbodh, Rustaham, "Rustam" (another historial hero in the Iranian epic "Shahnameh")
Wikipedia also lists the names of many famous Paladin along with links to their histories
Heh, the spell checker really freaked out over this post :-)
WoW has thought about multi part names, and only capitalises the First letter.. :(
It also doesn't allow and symbols, so no ' or _ :(
November 3 2005 2:11 PM EST
How about John? That's a good name.... ;)
maybe another spelling of percival, like perceval, or the welsh version peredur (peredurus in latin).
when i see paladin i think of any holy warrior, so richard the lionheart (or just lionheart) would work. he was a crusader king. also along the crusade theme you could do templar, teutonic, hand of god, wrath of god, etc.
if you want something inquisition-ish there's ferdinand.
just thought of another, viaticum.
sounds pretty cool and unique.
there's also bors, one of the three knights who found the grail, but that seems kinda... boring. =P
November 3 2005 5:49 PM EST
One of the names of the Holy Grail (which only a perfect knight can locate. And even then only after a series of intense trials)
Or maybe "Sangrial" which means "of royal blood"?
Well there's always Odin, Tyr, Thor, Frey, Freya, Bahamut, Marduk, Zeus, Hades, Artemis, Kronos, Gaea, Demeter, Apollo, Hermes, Osiris, Seth, Anubis, Dante.
I highly recommend Charlemagne but its your choice.
Check out this site for info on Charlemagne
November 3 2005 8:56 PM EST
November 3 2005 9:07 PM EST
-I got it off a hair dryer
November 3 2005 9:51 PM EST
...oh wait, he and his assassins were on the other side of the Crusades: they killed the paladins :p
November 5 2005 1:11 PM EST
Heimdall (god of vigilance)
Forseti (god of justice)
Njord (god of storm)
Ares (god of battle)
Horus (god of vengence)
Osiris (god of judgement)
Thoth (god of wisdom)
Anubis (god of death)
Ptah (god of creation)
I got more if you need it!
I was invited out yesterday, So didn't get a chance to play WoW, so I can leave this open a little longer.
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