This is my 4th entry in the 30 days of WarCraft series of articles.
Why the name, Garwulf…?
I wanted a name that sounded authentic to me in a fantasy roleplaying game sort of way. I also wanted it to sound huntery. As I’d mentioned earlier, although I’m not into roleplaying in-game, I definitely have some role player in me. For my character, I wanted a classic name that would have been carried by an old saxon or norseman.
The wulf part immediately came to mind. It seemed fitting given my lone wolf style of play, plus I had already decided to keep a wolf as my companion pet, as soon as I could get one anyway. I went with the wulf spelling because it sounded very German, plus it was obviously much cooler looking than Garwolf.
I am of German descent, with a very german last name, so I thought that a saxon name would be fitting for a WoW character. I cycled a few first syllable ideas through my head, then put Gar and wulf together — resulting in hunter naming nirvana. I then pulled up a website full of saxon names, seeing if anything struck my fancy more than Garwulf. I saw nothing I liked nearly as much, so I went with it.
So there ya have it… not the most interesting or personal naming story, but that’s where my name came from.
Naming my characters appropriately is very important to me, and I have to say, I nailed it with Garwulf. His identity is very cemented in-game. I’ve never even considered a haircut for him, let alone a race change.
So, what’s your story..? Where did your names come from. I want to know.