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Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Ughust on Fri 23 Dec 2016, 00:34

Let's be honest, we have all had a jar full of names we really liked or thought were just plain wacky. Sometimes we look at things and think "Hey, that would be a cool thing to name somebody." Well, The Sims has helped us fulfill our odd name adventures. 

How do you name your sims? Do you name them from celebrities you like? Myth or legends? Do you find wacky names or stick to usual ones? Do you think of a name before or after you have made your sim? Personally, I take names from Greek Myth.
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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Misfit203 on Sat 24 Dec 2016, 07:28

i use the random button lol

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Ɛɗιη on Sat 24 Dec 2016, 09:47

@Misfit203 wrote:i use the random button lol

Me too, most of the time Razz
If I have to come up with all of those names myself, I don't think there will be much variety. Sometimes I do have a specific sim with a particular name in mind, but most of the time I pick a random name, might tweak it a little but I don't come up with those names.

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Aelinore on Tue 27 Dec 2016, 05:51

If I can not make something up off the top of my head, I go to a website called behindthename. I have a passion about using names appropriate to a personality or a theme I may be using for a particular family or a challenge.
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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Cat_Eye on Tue 27 Dec 2016, 09:48

I almost always let the game generate the names and I keep on pressing the random name button until I get a name that I think suits the sim.

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by maomi123 on Tue 27 Dec 2016, 13:48

I always go to namemysim.com Smile
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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Misfit203 on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 22:02

I use random button too lol. 

I was in a few facebook sims groups til i deleted my facebook account a few days ago. i always saw people saying name my sim. i never got the point of that. you only get to use one name out of 400 responses. its so much faster to just hit random til you see one you like lol.

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OOPS, didnt realize i already answered this. lol

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by yikesicles on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 03:17

@Misfit203 wrote:I use random button too lol. 

I was in a few facebook sims groups til i deleted my facebook account a few days ago. i always saw people saying name my sim. i never got the point of that. you only get to use one name out of 400 responses. its so much faster to just hit random til you see one you like lol.

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OOPS, didnt realize i already answered this. lol
i think i know what fb group you're talking about, haha! i always thought it was a bit odd that they're asking for help there when they could've easily googled name generators or hell, just use the randomize button. seems like an awful lot of work to wait for mod approval (which would take hours at most), and for comments to come in.
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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Misfit203 on Thu 09 Feb 2017, 02:06

yeah that sounds like the one lol. 20,000 plus members. i was also a member of the 18+ group. what a joke that one was. people join an 18+ group and then they report posts that contain 18+ content. so the 18+ group was forced to create an 18+ group for the 18+ people that wanted 18+ content in their ₁8+ group. lol

almost sounds confusing. yet still makes no sense.

anyways... i deleted my facebook account last week. sick of the divisiveness in U.S. politics. just my friends alone were enough to make me nuts.

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Unesty on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 08:48

I sometimes use names from greek/roman/egyptian mythology. 

Meaning of a name is important to me so if I don't use mythological names I search online for names and their meaning and choose. 

I only use random button if I am too lazy to find a name or just do it to remember a name I wanted to use before Very Happy
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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Delecia on Sat 04 Mar 2017, 09:18

Unless I'm in love with a character the time I'm making a sim, I use the random button
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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by darciedanyell on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 02:53

I use a book called The Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenberg. I actually bought it twice because the first one fell apart, and they had a newer edition with updated names. So while normal name books are just a dictionary A - Z, this one is a bit more in depth. The majority of the book is still an A-Z dictionary, separated by gender, where each name lists pronunciation, current US popularity rank, the "style" of the name, possible nicknames, variants, sibling names (names that are of a similar style and feel, one of my favorite parts of the book), and a popularity graph. The next section of the book is what makes it really distinctive. The author has selected names to fit 50 different name styles. Some styles take you to a specific place in time ('70's - '80s, Mid-Century America, Turn of the 21st Century), some to a nation of origin (Celtic, French, Nordic), while others take you to another world (Fantastical, Mythological). 

If I don't have the book on hand, I'll use The Baby Name Wizard website, or a website/app called Nymbler, which uses The Baby Name Wizard's database of sibling names to recommend names based on names you enter.

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by kitty10136 on Mon 06 Mar 2017, 19:26

@Cat_Eye wrote:I almost always let the game generate the names and I keep on pressing the random name button until I get a name that I think suits the sim.

I do the same thing. Coming up with a name is tedious sometimes.

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Valaquent on Wed 08 Mar 2017, 10:09

Usually I use the Random button, but I will usually hit it several times, and look for first and last names that go well together, with a nice cadence.

However, if I have a clear idea for a sim I may have a specific name in mind. For example, I have a family I had made who are all artistic in some way, and also all Gloomy and gothish; all their first names were some sort of black precious substance (Jet, Onyx, Ebony).

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by candesco on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 12:34

For my own created sim i use to visit a site called 20000 names. I do that also with rpg's, such as Morrowind or Divinity: Original Sin. Here's link: http://20000-names.com/
Also has surnames.
For townies i do this as well, regarding the sims 2 (i use simblender to change their first name) and for ts4 i use the random name button then to change their name. I don't like to have several sims walking around with the same name. In the sims 3 i won't have to do this, as it is better handled there.

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Re: Question: How do you go about naming your sims?

Post by Gothic_Queen77 on Wed 10 May 2017, 16:53

I use names that feels deja vu for me and that i like. I also some times take names and characters from tv series. For instance, I have Gregory House, Gilbert (Gil ) Grissom and Dr Forman living in my the sims 4 town lol

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