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While looking around at painting tips for Grey Knights, I noticed that each has a small banner attached to his shoulder pad upon which his name should be written. Now, this seems like a very cool device for what is perhaps the most elite army in the game--that each soldier be individually named, but it does leave one with the problem of coming up with all those names.
So, here's the question: what type of names are common in the Imperium, and more importantly, amongst Grey Knights/Space Marines. Does anyone know? What do you name your knights?
Also, each terminator is supposed to be displaying individual Heraldry--any ideas on designing/finding heraldry for these guys?
The Imperium uses a lot of older names, usually taken from Greek or Roman history, or even something that sounds like that. For instance Gaius, Julius, or pretty well anything that ends in -us or -ius will sound "Imperial". Just check out the Daemonhunters codex (or Space marines codex) to find some names that are usual for elite warriors of the Imperium in the 41st millenium.
For more inspiration look up other myths or ancient names throughout history. You can just use an internet search engine to find them. Also, check the back of your dictionary under the Biographical Index and just start picking out names that sound good to you. Remember, pick powerful sounding names. After all, you don't want the elite of your elite army to be named Lou or Stanley something.
In addition, you could choose names from some of your favourite movies, books, or other sci-fi. If you don't want to copy them exactly, change them a bit - put in an extra syllable here and there, or change some of the letters. And finally, you can just make up some names that sound powerful to you...Dreagasus....see, that's just off the top of my head, but it certainly sounds like a name that a Grey Knight might have.
In the end, you can pick any name you want, but I think you'll agree that you don't want to choose anything that sounds too modern and plain. Those terminators are unique, and they deserve some rare names.
Oh, and don't call any of them Joe.
Another place that you might find some grey knight names is in the Grey knight novel by ben counter. I used a lot of names from that book for my names. Also you could try finding some cool names in the horus heresy sketch book.
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Like Houston said. Just add "ius" and "us" to any name. Try your friends names.
eg. Davius, Henrius, Johnus etc
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I very very much doubt it lists every name, but what the hell... send it to me so I can see what ones are missing ^_^Originally posted by mojo jojo@Feb 7 2005, 20:38
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