Ever been writing away happily in the fantasy genre, only to be stuck for an original and believable name for that amazing city or village like the one above?
Well I have, but I struggle no more, because one of the cutest tools I’ve discovered on the web for some time solves all my naming problems with the click of a button.
The Place Name Generator and the the Fantasy Name Generator at namegenerator.biz are both great time-savers for fantasy writers and or game makers. It works like this:
Go to the website and select the name generator you want from the sidebar. When the page displays, click the button to generate a name. The names will be saved to a selection box. Click a name you are interested in to add it to your favorites box, then copy and paste them to wherever you want them saved.
Here’s a few I saved. My fantasy novel is set in a watery world, so the ones I chose using the Place Name Generator mostly reflect the environment I’ve created in my novel.
The Fantasy Name Generator came up with some very unusual options. All of the following, although entirely fictitious, seem to echo the kind of fanciful Norse culture we have come to expect in many novels in this genre.
The illustration above, by the way, is a fabulous fantasy city wallpaper designed by Chocolate Cake.