Warforged Names

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I've been suffering from a lack of creativity with warforged names. Of course, there are the over used weapon names (Cutlass, Scimitar, Morningstar, etc...) but I would love to hear your ideas (funny or serious) for different names of warforged. I've seen some in various threads, but I'd like to consolidate a list. If you have other names (non-warforged) but that you really think are top quality, feel free to post those as well.

As for me, my favorite warforged was Flail. He wielded twin light flails and was searching for his purpose in life when his existence was cut short by a Hydra lurking in a swamp area outside an ancient giant ruin in Xen'drik.

I look forward to hearing your ideas.
These are some of the names I used so far:

Arrow
Bowyer
Doorjamb
Fletcher

They fit into the weapon/job style of nameing.

But let me add in a few others:

Cog
Gear
Shard
Crystal
Blaster
Channel
Scribe
Scout

Those are more and they still fit into the job/object area but its more I think I usec Channel for a warforged PC once.
Thanks! These look good. I like Crystal or Channel for a psi-forged name.
My general rule is this. Think of as many names that can discribe the warforged in that class, while trying to keep it one word. Then think of other classes that also work for that name.

But here a few more names:

Psy
Pen
Clank
Doorstop
Singer
Blade
Watch
Strike
Lessee, as a recovering 'forged addict I've got plenty of names stored up (whether or not the character ever got created or not is beside the point.) I usually tried to keep them in line with the class or backstory of the character and it's not failed me yet.

Relic (a treasure hunter)
Deserter (a soldier who abandoned a unit)
Sigil (a Spellcarved Soldier)
Quill (a wizard)
Wall (a meatshield)
Brick (an artificer)
Ram (a fighter)
Oak (a druid with the Ironwood Body feat)
Ward (a paladin)
Sheild (a bodyguard)
Bastion (an enginerring specialist)
Nurse (a midwife)
Spade (a farmer)


Hope these help!
Just do a google search for:

Parts of a sword
Parts of a crossbow
Parts of a bow
Medieval weapons

You'll come up with countless names that are all fitting for a warforged.

I've used Locke, Cross, Claw, Forte, Sabre, Maul, among others.
Thanks. These are great names. I like the idea of Oak.
Just do a google search for:

Parts of a sword
Parts of a crossbow
Parts of a bow
Medieval weapons

Good advice. Thanks!
Don't forget that a WF name doesn't HAVE to be descriptive. A forged trying to fit in society better might take a typical human/elf/dwarf name too.
Unit
Mercury (Mithril Body)
(Sergeant) Force
Shield
So far in my game only those who follow the LoB name themselfs after weapons or armor. The rest have eather have three letter names followed by a number representing the series or 'run' in which they were made and a two letter abreveration of the country they fought for. One of the reaccuring badguys in my game, for example, is DET 31 CY. (Cyre) who only goes by Det now or they take a 'normal' name or are named by their creators if they meet with them later.
After reading Faiths of Eberron, I happened to be playing a ten-day trial of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach with my fiancee.

I ended up playing a warforged paladin of the Silver Flame named, obviously enough, Sanctified.
Christopher Adams Religion must remain an outlet for people who say to themselves, "I am not the kind of person I want to be." It must never sink into an assemblage of the self-satisfied. - Frank Herbert, Dune
Caliber
Jank
Fuego
Juggs
some more names:

Break
Rust
Human (oddly enough)
Heviduti (excuse the pun)
Crusher
Hinge
Melt
Squeak (WF scout with a low move silently score)
Hammer
Tongs (a glib WF lovingly called Tongues)
Bellows
Dent (Arthur Dent?)
Tweezer (WF artificer)
Pillar
Past or future PCs or NPCs in my campaign.

Clarion (Bard)
Smythe (Smith)
Overdrive (Barbarian)
Trax (Ranger)
Codex (Scholar)
Mine:

Adam (After his ...antine Body)

Another player's, at my suggestion:

Dirk (Works as both a reasonable real name, *and* a weapon-based name! Extra-fun if the weapon he wields is, in fact, a Greatsword)


And finally, two that I have to suggest whenever this topic comes up.

Let's just say that you're playing a bad-ass private inquisitive who's *just a machine* to all the chicks:

(S)Haft! (either one works)
The game I play in has a warforged named Sharaat, which is goblin for "blade". A warforged acquired at some point during the last war by a member of the clan, he's been passed around as property within the clan ever since.
Played an artificier named Weld, with my companions, Crunk the fighter and Caster ther warlock.
I imagine that most Warforged veterans would use monosyllabic names for easier communication on the battlefield. They might also use ranks for names.

Corp (corporal)
Lance (lance corporal)
Sarge (seargent)
Mast (master seargent)
Wand (gunnery seargent in a world where wands are guns)
Lieutenant (or one of the following abbreviations)
Lieu
Tenant
Ten't
Cap'n (captain)
Major (Ghost in the Shell!)
Batu (Ghost in the Shell!)

Lock (Rogue or Warlock)
Spell (Wizard or Sorcerer)
Jammer
Jack
Hammer
Sledge
Slam (Monk)
Security
Dusk
Blade
Midnight
Cloud
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, black, white
Mr. Grey
Gandalf!
Leet (1337)
Skin (take that trophy collector feat from PHBII and make skins for yourself)
Face (guess what trophies your taking this time...)
Spike
Lee
Lillian (female)
Lilly (female)
Liulani (female)
Petunia (female)
Daisy (female)
Goldy (female)
Dolomite (after my firend's dwarven fighter who was eaten by 3 wymlings)

not:
Dross (meaning worthless)
Slag (again meaning worthless)
I'm a big fan of just picking whatever name you think fits the character. In our Eberron campaign, we modeled our characters after our favourite characters from the Firefly series, with my buddy playing the Malcolm-style captain, my wife playing the scary-effective psionic ala River, and me playing a Jayne-like thug.

So, I chose a Warforged barbarian and named him Big Sal (Sally to his shipmates). :D
Played an artificier named Weld, with my companions, Crunk the fighter and Caster ther warlock.

God, that's just *asking* for someone to quote Fear of Girls at every level-up.
I'm presently playing a Warforged Warblade named Arsenal, due mainly to weapon aptitude and the fact he crafts and carries quite a few weapons.
Only had one 'forged as a DM and his name was 314

of course his 'print was a Pi Sign

Logos
I have a warforged cleric named Prophet in my game. He serves the Sovereign Host (his domains are Knowledge and Strength).
There may also be a few 'forged that name themselves after the unit they served in, either as a "surname" or when they were its officer.
One of my players named his warforged figher Bruce and explained it thinking that when there newly created they don't have any knowledge of nemes so they use easy to think of names like Joe, Bob, and Bruce.

He is now called Brucy Wucy and wields a great club.
So far the Warfoged Im proudest of naming is Mallus, the now deceased recurring foe from a campeghn I GM. Im also quite proud of Ver d'Griss the warforged duelist.
Ray: a psiforged kinetisist
Ratchet: a female warforged nurse (LE of course)
Planchet: a warforged diviner
Heh, I want to make a WF Artificer that creates a bunch of unslotted wand sheaths for himself, and takes a feat or something to be able to activate them all at the same time.

Just imagine a WF that has little panels pop open all over his body as he yells and each slot fires out five magic missles.

His name? Well duh, it would have to be Macross!
But let me add in a few others:

Cog
Gear
Shard
Crystal
Blaster
Channel
Scribe
Scout

ironically, Gear is the name of the WF Artificer i just created for an upcoming campaign...

there's some good suggestions here that run along the lines of matching a job to your name or something similar. but remember, a WF can really pick any human/elf/dwarf/whatever name...i almost named him Alexander.
Artificer - Glitch (this was actually the name of my Warforged Artificer) :D

Ranger - Warden

Rogue- Rascal

Bard - Echo

Wizard - Scorch

Cleric / Paladin - Channel
Generally, warforged names should be weapons or parts thereof (cutlass, pommel), objects (Shrine, the WF Paladin of the SF one of my players has; Codex is good, and I've actually suggested Clarion to people before :D), professions (Prophet, as mentioned above, is good), or substances (I have a WF Cleric named Shale, for example.)

My favorite WF name would have to be Corundum, though. He was a Psiforged who had blue crystal all over his body. Sapphires are a type of Corundum, and My psiforged was very talkative and a know-it-all, so the big word fit him.

In none of my games, however, will I ever allow random (or even non-random) combinations of Letters and numbers. That just encourages people treating them like robots, something I've been hard-pressed to get through some of my players thick skulls already.
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The Warforged character I am playing is Pilgrim, a Favored Soul who suspects he may be the Traveller and is the leader of the Six Paths Battalion of the Black Wheel Company.
Cudgel - WF Cleric
Deadbolt - WF Artificer (Although I did not create him, I think the name is great)

-FF
Shrapnel.
My 'forged soulknife.
The story/joke is that he's been smashed to bits and repaired so many times that there isn't much of the original left. And, being repaired on the battlefield, what would have been used to patch him up? Why, shrapnel, of course!

I also like Flotsam and Jetsam. They are close enough to the common names, weapons or what have you, but also show a bit of the warforged's trouble with society. Being a castoff, left alone, not accepted. You get the drift. Hehe, drift.
The only warforged to appear in my campaing (yet) was an artificier working for the lord of blades named "46".

There's just something so fitting about naming warforged with numbers.
I'm currently playing a Warforged Artificer (may be going into Spellcarved Soldier or Effigy Master later) called Sigil, mostly after the fact that his ghulra looks like a stylized "S".

Other good ones I've seen inclue:

Scout and Outrider, a pair of WF Rangers;
Scramasax, a servant of the lord of blades;
Mason, an architect and artificer;
Chase, an Archivist;
Scorn, a Paladin of the Silver Flame;
Keeper, The Black Dragon's butler/mechanic/assistant (thanks Edy);
Mattock, Edy's shovel-wielding miner/fighter;
Baron, a fighter -the name was originally ironic, but it stuck;
Anchor, a Knight -ironically not a sailor;
Bastard, from the Mark of Death novels -he lived up to the name very well;
Caracal, a druid with a penchant for felines
Cormorant, a skymage
Call me an iconclast, but "Phil" kind of grabs me.

In my experience, anybody who doesn't have a name and joins an adventuring party will soon get one, and rarely is it exotic or cool. Usually, it's something mudane, like "Bob".

In fact, "Bob" was our DMs default for when we had taken too much interest in a background NPC: the character isn't fleshed out, and never got a name, so when someone asks his name he says, "Bob". Subtle clue to move along.

Which explains (the now epicly famous) "Bob the Elf".

Mike would also be a good name for a Warforged.
What about Xael? I had thought about that name for a warforged.
What about Xael? I had thought about that name for a warforged.

Have you been spying on my games? That's the name of one of my friend's Aereni Priests of the Deathguard in the AoW game I DM!

You guys are spying on me. First Clarion, now this? :P
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I've had...

Lupin (custom plating that's dog like)

Lupins titles,

The Prodigy, of the last war.
The Seeker, of destiny
The Anvil, apon which life and death a forged

Tank

Damascus (had Ironwood plating but likied the name)