Vampire Names from Seventh Sanctum
First, we'll look at the vampire name generator from Seventh Sanctum, which seems to be the most comprehensive random generator I found. Seventh Sanctum offers you a range of categories, from Modern both genders, Modern Female, and modern male. Then they offer you the choice of Fantasy first names, fantasy full names, and fantasy last names. Except for the option of Modern Female names and Modern male names, you receive a random choice or gender. They also offer you the opportunity to generate more than one name at a time. You can pick, 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 names in any category. Within the fantasy names, you will see a mixture of male and female names, so you can make your selection.
Five names, either gender, from the modern names, gave me this list:
- Elenor De Vile (f)
- Isaiah Luna
- Romulus Solomon
- Samuel Luther
- Victoria Bladderwort (f)
Fantasy first names gave me:
- Emani (f)
- Esati – your guess is as good as mine. If you like it, use it.
- Felet (m)
- Gibrosh (m)
- Orleza (f)
The gender I put next to those names is a guess. I think they created at least some of their fantasy first names from a list of rules, which would vastly increase the number of available names.
For fantasy full names, The Seventh Sanctum generator gave me this:
- Aharicac Farweeper (m)
- Drophana Devilbeast (f) Drophana could sound male if you drop the final a; giving Drophan.
- Sonareng Wildmaw (either)
- Xagiana Cruelice (f) Xagiana could also be a male name once you drop the -a, giving Xagian.Xanagia Icefire (f)
Personally, I have a problem with the name Cruelice, although it is clear how it was created, because I look at it quickly, and immediately think of someone with an infectious scratching problem,- not a terribly frightening image.
They seem to be using first names created from a set of rules on letter order, number of consonants that can be placed together, and typical endings for names. Their last names seem to be using lists of elements from words with evil or dreadful connotations, and randomly combining them. I did a couple of lists of the full 25 names allowed at once, and found no duplicates in first names, and two repeated names in surnames. Since there were a large number of other name elements which did not repeat, I am inclined to think that this was coincidence, and does not reflect badly on the size of their database.
Fantasy last names
Chaintear; Cruelcurse; Crueldevil; Cruelhowl; Cursebane; Darkeye; Deathstalk; Direfang; Direshade; Direskull; Evildevil; Evildevil; Evilghost; Evilkill; Farkiller; Griefbane; Griefstalker; Ironsnake; Moonghost; Plaguefury; Spelleye; Tombgrief; Tombrain; Venomskull; Windshade.
I also have reservations about the name Tombrain, as I keep reading it as Tom brain- although I am sure it is meant to be broken up as Tomb rain.
25 randomly generated Fantasy last names for vampires bears this out. There are no exact matches here to the other names I generated, and one internal match. It is also possible to study how various different elements were combined to create the surnames.
The first element cruel allowed these combinations: Cruelcurse; Crueldevil; Cruelhowl; Cursebane.
The first element dire gave these combinations: Direfang; Direshade; Direskull.
Using evil as a first element, the generator came up with: Evildevil; Evildevil (again); Evilghost; Evilkill. You can see that cruel and evil were both combined with the second element devil, to create two different names.
There is also nothing from stopping you from using the generator in your own particular fashion, picking and choosing from interesting first names- perhaps, Xagiana, and combining your own surname, such as plague and stalk, to give you the seriously Gothic vampire name of Xagiana Plaguestalk, for a female, or Phagi and the elements crypt and haunter for Phagi Crypthaunter.
An nice twist on that might be a name for a vampire hunter- those loathsome being who go hand in hand with vampires through the centuries. Or should I say seek and hide with vampires? Using Isaiah, crypt and hunter gives you Isaiah Crypthunter. A nicely vicious name for a man who carries a sharpened stake in his back pocket, and vials of holy water and religious symbols in his coat pockets, ready at need. Odd, isn't it, how names can reflect or influence an person's character development.