Everyone loves a name generator. Today, I decided to have a bit of fun and throw some of the Clockwork Twist characters’ names into a “steampunk” name generator and see what happens! I found a bunch of generators online, but here’s what I got from the one on Brass Goggles.
Twist = Master Oscar Bagstock
Myra = Princess Mabel Gifford
Jonas Davis = Rear Admiral Byron Elmstone
Arabel Davis = Honourable Sarah Elizabeth Elmstone
Aazzi Rodes = Seorita Zylphia Goodenough
Philippe Rodes = Captain Royden Goodenough
Adair Quay = Corporal Geoffrey Batterbee
Idris = Sultan Gil Bleeze
Vain = Sir Larry Gosling
I picked random titles for them. I noticed that if you leave a name slot blank in this generator, it’ll always give you “Aaron Addle” for a male name or “Abby Addle” for a female one. So, for my single name characters (ie. Twist and Myra) I just put their names in twice. Still, what happened with the Rodes family? Goodenough? That cracked me up. But everyone’s turned British! What’s up with that?
Indecently, I got “Madame Drusilla Belcher” when I put in my own name. Drusilla??? And the last name sound like I had too much soda. No no no no… Let’s try another one.
I found another generator on namegeneratorfun.com. Let’s try that again…
Twist = Officer Jim Foljambe-Fitzgeoffrey
Myra = Group Captain Sally Maynwaring-Yaxley
Jonas Davis = Admiral Lewis Brumble-Damsell
Arabel Davis = Vicereine Loretta Vaughan-Lestrange
Aazzi Rodes = Air Commodore Adeline Ayresleigh-Cruickshanks
Philippe Rodes = Seaman Bill Trout-Bird
Adair Quay = Major General Ernest Golden-Barrowcliffe
Idris = Group Captain James Windham-Yaxley
Vain = Air Vice-Marshal Matthew Perryvall-Brumble
Wow, those are much more impressive sounding titles. But wait … are Myra and Idris related? And why do the actual family members have different names? And why is Aazzi a commodore, while her husband is merely a seaman? And Jonas, an Admiral? I’ll give you a dollar if you can pronounce Twist’s last name in this list. This time, I got “Brigadier General Marjorie Licorish-Strangewayes” for my own name. A vast improvement on the last one, I think.
Then, of course, there’s the purely random steampunk name generators like the one on oobleck.org, but I don’t think that’s as much fun. Still, you can get some silly sounding names out of it.
I know you want to have/already had a go. What did you get? Please post your “Steampunk name” in a comment below, with or without your real name to compare with. Join the silliness of the day!