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Caroline Berg
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The names on this list are names that were once used in America from the 1800s to the early 1900s. These are all names of real people that I've found in history books as part of the research I did at my job for the last two years. And honestly, they are too wonderful not to share with other RPGers who will give these names the justice they deserve.

First Names, Male:
A (yes, his name was a single letter)
Abiel
Albro
Aloysius
Alphaeus
Amaziah
Archelaus
Arnim
Axium
Bevo
Bibb
Bigelow
Birdsey
Bitsy
Bloodgood
Bony
Brasher
Brick
Broox
Bruster
Buster
Button
Cadwallader
Car
Catlett
Cephas
Chambers
Chancey
Choates
Cloudsley
Culpepper
DeForest
Delcevare
Deliverance
Dependence
Deward
Dinsmore
Dix
Dolphin
Dorah
Dorsie
Dude
DuPre
Dunk
Durand
Ector
Erasmus
Explorer
Ferol
Floride
Florimond
Fountain Fox
Gaulden
Gazeway
Going
Grat
Greenberry
Grovsner
Gump
Herluf
Herve
Hezekiah
Hoke
Holroyd
Honus
Inkerman
Irv
Judson
Kimbal
King
Kirksey
Lake
Lather
Leonidas
Letcher
Liston
Lodowick
Mederick
Mellmoth
Minier
Muffins
Nahum
Nevin
Nutter
Orie
Osmyn
Pelham
Phanat
Pharcellus
Philander
Pleas
Plute
Punch
Ransles
Reason
Rollan
Royal
Rush
Seaborn
Sering
Shocko
Silver Throne Everlasting
Soda
Solon
Spartan
Spence
Spergeon
Snively
Streety
Talmadge
Taswell
Terkild
Thankful
Thorney
Toadvine
Trasker
Trav
Upside
Urbanus
Varnum
Vauban
Waddy
Whiteside
Wingate
Wofford
Zattu
Zephirin
Zirkle

First Names, Female:
Abondance
Aldegonde
Altha
Bercina
Blodwen
Creescential
Dixie
Dovie
Dwana
Electra
Elevenia
Eydie
Fritzi
Garnett
Gunilda
Independence
Lestra
Malvina
Meatia
Meroe
Mivinda
Morgia
Murlia
Nelda
Ocie
Omond
Ordy
Peradine
Pervania
Phrynette
Ressiemaine
Rhetia
Rilette
Roena
Romac
Swanie
Theodosia
Theophile
True
Vada
Venie
Virgie
Vogene
Werdna (twin of Andrew...)
Wylda
Zenova
Zoa
Zula

Surnames:
Abplanalp
Armbruster
Bacon
Beets-Veenstra
Bliss
Blixseth
Bloodgood
Boer-Bennink
Bolt-Heyns-Timmer
Bonesteel
Borglum
Botz
Cave
Chase
Clever
Clinkinbeard
Coffin
Cogswell
Crumpton
Culp
Cyboron
Darling
DeBardeleben
Dickensheets
Ditto
Dragon
Dredge
Duckwall
Elash
Elder
Every
Exum
Fishback
Forehand
Frisbie
Furbish
Furry
Galida
Gerene
Getgood
Grieve
Hard
Hardacre
Heckler
Hoggard
Hopping
Hurlbut
Hyzdu
Jamrog
Justice
Kalsbeek-Huizenga-van Reken
Katula
Keeling
Koykar
Koziara
Laughter
Learned
Levitan
Livermore
Lumpkin
MacNutt
Malady
Marble
Maybe
McCastland
McCubbin
McManic
Medlock
Mix
Modlin
Mooi
Muchmore
Nasti
Newsome
Nix
Noordewier-VanderWerp
Odquist
Ogle
Padget
Pennypacker
Pericle
Pistorius
Popp
Proffit
Pumphery
Quast
Red
Rhame
Richwine
Rooks-Van Dellen
Ronimous
Saucier
Schoolcraft
Schriver
Schultze-Eldersveld
Seasongood
See
Shangle
Shirk
Skandara
Skilton
Sklar
Skrehot
Slaughter
Sleeper
Slusher
Spoonmore
Steelhammer
Storay
Swords
Taverna
Thode
Tiska
Topalian
Tumbling
Vest
Vestal

Warburg
Washburn
Weddle
Wham
Whipkey
Whirlow
Winters
Wookey
Xanamane
Zemail

Actual names that are too unbelievable/awesome to split apart:
Al Content
Beulah Gallimore Quesenberry
Bird Joseph Arthur Bombard
Bohemia Smithy
Brick Stonewall Miller
Brother Bettelin McMahon
Brother Yvasian Michael Dorgan
Brother Erminold Walter O'Donnell
Brother Zenonian Brannan
Brother Florinus Peter Doyle
Brother Fabrician Pellerin
Brother Vantasian Sharkey
Brother Z. Leo Meehan
Chambers Strange
Clementine Corn Slusher
Cock Robin
Colonel Augustus Hazard
Colonel LeGrand Cannon
Connelly Conn
Crystal Starr
Deliverance Brown
Dionysius G. Dulchinos
Dunk Moore
Durand Durand
Elder Posey Green Lester
Fairy Mabee
Farmers Brother
Fern Elannabelle Nonearl Potter
Fred Favorite
Gid Ray
Green Pitcher
Greenville Wood
Griffith Griffith
Grovsner Shirk
Herring Hooks
Ida Justice
King Merritt
Lucas Bonesteel
Major Short
Mary Grenade
Mellmoth Riddle
Mivinda Malvina Sample
Monsignor Drumgoogle
Phanat Xanamane
Pharcellus Biglow
Prince Glaze
Richard Pritchard
Rick Steelhammer
Rose Mary Echo Silver Dollar Tabor
Scientist Stewart
Sergeant Baron Von Willard
Shocko Jones
Silver Throne Everlasting Pinkney (Known at S.T.E.P. to his friends)
Sir Cloudsley Shovell
Snively Riddle
Soda Popp
Solon Hannibal Borglum
Spergeon Lumpkin
Summer Joy
Tranquil Dezenet
Trasker Bliss
Vauban Lancaster
William Whole America Smith
Wingate Hezekiah “Wink” Lucas II

Place Names:
Asahel Curtis (Road)
Cynthiana (town)
Demolition Drive (street)
Hurley Waldrip (Road)
Hypoluxo (town)
Kitchen-Dick (Road)
Malvern (town)
Meadows of Dan (town)
Mud Hole School
Sleater Kinney (Road)
Wallace Kneeland (Blvd)
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Oh man, I need to play Colonel LeGrand Cannon in something.
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I know, right? That name is just screaming to be used.

I swear, one of these days I'm going to make a sorcerer named Phanat Xanamane.
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I claim the Cleric Monsignor Drumgoogle
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These are amazing, thanks for sharing Carrie!!
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Another mighty fine name!
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You're most welcome! I have even more name lists from this job, and as I find where I put them, I'll add them to the list.

I fully believe that the truth is stranger than fiction, and that real names are so crazy they seem tailored to belong in a game!

(And some of you might recognize some of these from various PbF characters... well, now you know where the inspiration came from!)
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last one for me (but goodness knows I could do this all day) but I don't want to meet the fighter named Deliverance Dickensheets. cool

Thanks Carrie, this list made me happy this afternoon.

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Oh, as an added bonus, I do know the history of some of the people behind the names too...

Bohemia Smithy was a local drunk in a mining town, and one night fell off a cliff. The next morning when people realized he was missing and went searching for him, they found him, singing, waving around his jug o' alcohol, stuck in a fir tree that miraculously caught him. He had been waiting all night for them to rescue him.

Chambers Strange was a principal at a school... I dare you to find a better name for that occupation!

Brick Stonewall Miller was a lawyer.

Crystal Starr was a reporter.

Green Pitcher was the town Chief of Police.

The list goes on...
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Glad you like it Craig! I've been dying to type up a name list and post it here, and today I finally got around to it!
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Brilliant list, Carrie! Clinkinbeard is a most excellent surname and Dunk Moore makes me laugh more than it should

God bless,
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Thanks! Yes, there are a lot of good names here... and good ideas!

Al Content... and his brother Mal Content
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At a previous job we had an account for Thor Stormbringer.

Currently, I do business with a lot of Sioux folks and you see the whole range of fanfic sounding names (to my ear, at least) like "Iron Quill," "Slays the Enemy," and "Kills in Water" along with some eyebrow raisers like "Pipe on Head" and "Scabbyface"
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Great list and a source of endless inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

At the store I used to manage, we had as a customer a young woman whose parents actually named her Stormy Raine.
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I sometimes see names on certificates of title I use at work... the only one that comes to mind, with ANZAC Day and World War commemorations coming are the proud McClusky parents who named their son Maori Battalion.
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Wikipedia had an excellent list of unusual names too, though it's since been deleted.

Here's a copy: http://www.nancy.cc/2010/02/04/wikipedias-list-of-unusual-pe...
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One of my favourite unusual names was a chap who was knocking around during the time of the English Civil War who went by the name Praise-God Barebone
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Praise-God Barebone
...father of Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebon!
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Stelio wrote:
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Praise-God Barebone
...father of Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebon!

Amazing. We've got to find out what Nick called his children.
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M 121 wrote:
At a previous job we had an account for Thor Stormbringer.

Currently, I do business with a lot of Sioux folks and you see the whole range of fanfic sounding names (to my ear, at least) like "Iron Quill," "Slays the Enemy," and "Kills in Water" along with some eyebrow raisers like "Pipe on Head" and "Scabbyface"
Yes, I've run into a few of those in the history books too. Peter Runs-Close-To-Lodge being the one that sticks in my mind.
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Great list and a source of endless inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

At the store I used to manage, we had as a customer a young woman whose parents actually named her Stormy Raine.
I have a baby book of names (used for endless inspiration) and at the very first part of the first chapter there is an entire section telling parents what not to name their children... because while they might think it funny, the child has to live with that. The book includes examples the author had seen... like Olive Greene, and Rose Bush.
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panzer-attack wrote:
Praise-God Barebone
...father of Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebon!

Amazing. We've got to find out what Nick called his children.
I can't find any records of his children...

But Praise-God supposedly had the middle name: Unless-Jesus-Christ-Had-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned

Which is definitely one of the strangest names I've ever run into.

Oh, and Praise-God had a brother named Fear-God, who was a poet.
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Wikipedia had an excellent list of unusual names too, though it's since been deleted.

Here's a copy: http://www.nancy.cc/2010/02/04/wikipedias-list-of-unusual-pe...
Muffin Lord. That is my new favorite crazy name right there.
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panzer-attack wrote:
Stelio wrote:
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Praise-God Barebone
...father of Nicholas If-Jesus-Christ-Had-Not-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barebon!
Amazing. We've got to find out what Nick called his children.
I can't find any records of his children...
[Source] He had one son who died in the lifetime of his father (d.v.p = died vita patris), probably aged 9 or 10 (parents married 26 Jan 1670; son died 1680). I haven't found a record of his name.
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Awesome lists!

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Werdna (twin of Andrew...)
Oh that poor, poor girl.




Pumphrey is going to be a butler in my next game. But is he just a simple butler? No one knows.. yet.
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