names in world of warcraft

One of my guildmates, Charlotte Hagström, is researching naming in World of Warcraft. If you play World of Warcraft, it’d be great if you’d help her out – this is from her website:

Names in World of Warcraft: Informants needed!
I am working on an article about names and naming in World of Warcraft. I am interested in all aspects of this topic and need your help. How did you come up with the name(s) of your character(s)? Are there any particular reasons for your choice? Did you for example choose a name you found especially suitable for the characterís race or class? Or is it somehow connected to your own name, your interests or to popular culture, literature, sport, music? Is it a ìrealî name or a name you have invented yourself? Does the name mean anything? What do you think about other playersí names for their characters? About guild-names and NPC-names? Are names essential to your experience of the game?

If you want to share your thoughts on this, please contact me either by e-mailing charlotte.hagstrom@etn.lu.se or by writing to Charlotte Hagstrˆm, Dept. of European Ethnology, Finngatan 8, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden.

You can be anonymous but I would appreciate to know your age, gender and nationality. I will not write the name(s) of your character(s) unless you permit me to do so.

19. April 2006 by Jill
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