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    Chaos marine names

    I'm starting a Chaos marine warband (the Blood Vipers...an undivided force that's recently sworn allegiance to Khorne) and want to write some back story but am having trouble coming up with good names. I could go through all of my 40K books, but was hoping for a name generator or name list somewhere out on the web.

    Any help would be great.
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    Re: Chaos marine names

    You dont need a name generator. Marines have all kinds of names and just because they are chaos does not mean they would change their name. Look at characters out of a book or something that interests you. Use latin words for names. Call em smith if you want but really anything goes

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Decide what there background was, were they recruited from a world that was a hive city or a feudal world, work from there.

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Bob. Name 'am all Bob.

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    http://www.20000-names.com/

    this site is my main source of names, its got a vast selection of names, from english to nordic, from god names to blood names. its very good.
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    Re: Chaos marine names

    A list of demons is always a good source for Chaos names.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demons
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    Re: Chaos marine names

    I took the names for my characters from Plato's dialogues, giving my characters names that would fit their personalities best.

    For example, my first lieutenant, leader of my squad of terminators is named Thrasymachus, after the Thrasymachus in Plato's Republic, who tries to argue that might is right. Such a mindset seemed fitting for my hulking terminator champion.

    Since i play Word Bearers, i wanted their names to have a certain scholarly feel, and the old greece names fit that well.

    Though, having read abunch of odd stuff helps when you try and come up with wierd names. :P

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    old summerian names made it for me!

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Have a look at some irish keltic names or middle east style names?

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    It depends what influence your army.

    I play mainly Thousand Sons.
    So they have Egyptian-styled names such as Horet, Petheky, Uzarr'morr, Pheles, Osiran, Isak'Ra.
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    Lathril, Thulian Delfuge, Karthok Tannin, Kallis, Theron

    Emperor's Children, Latin-Roman names:
    Asinius Skyrax, Ellyrian, Tiberian, Scipion

    Black Legion, butchered "death" words:
    Morton, Necris, Malevolis

    World Eaters, brutal Germanic names:
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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Many thanks for all of the ideas, they really helped.

    "Lord Bob surveyed the carnage before him..."

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    For influences, don't forget the classic LotD marine who goes by the name of "Bonar"

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Name them after rappers... be creative about it.

    Earl the Dark Hound (DMX is Earl Simmons, and he's a pitbull enthusiast)

    Oshea the Cold (Ice Cube is Oshea Jackson)

    Russel the Vile (Old Dirty Bastard is Russel Tyrone Jones)

    Cordozar the Great (Snoop is named Cordozar wtf?)
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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Hurbert Mcangry spikes.

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    Quote Originally Posted by stormfalcon View Post
    Many thanks for all of the ideas, they really helped.

    "Lord Bob surveyed the carnage before him..."

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    See? Bob wins everytime. Who can stand before the might of Bob? or Bahb to make it more fantasy-ish (My friends necromancer had an undead servant named Bahb...it was funny cuz he was passing him off as a leper...a retarded leper...who was super strong cuz he couldnt feel pain.....oops discovered ahahha)

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    Re: Chaos marine names

    High Irony names?

    (Fluffy, Destroyer of Worlds comes to mind. Maybe his ascension to Chaos Lordship is a way of compensating for everyone picking on his name? "Yeah, my name is Fluffy, and I BURNED YOUR WORLD!!!!!!!!!)

    Bob, however, takes the prize.
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