Fantasy Name Generators

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Over the weekend I stumbled across two fantasy name generators and wanted to share them with everyone. While I won’t recommend taking these names carte blanche—at least in your stories—I do believe you’ll find them helpful as a starting point for your brainstorming. They are also a handy resources for Game Masters who want to find some unique names for their own settings in their next role-playing game but don’t want waste too much time over thinking names.

Muddle’s Generator
Split up into four sections: Wilderness, Dungeons, Cities & Towns, and Deities and Demigods, Muddle’s allows for a lot of filtering beyond those initial categories. It allows you to filter to names for specific things: bridges, artifacts, room names, and more. There’s a lot here and the filtering makes it really handy.

Fantasy Name Generators
Extensive doesn’t even begin to describe this enormous site. What it lacks in filtering, it makes up for in sheer selection. Need a name for a specific tree, owned by the specific bandit leader, who runs a specific gang, and who live in a specific ancient Egyptian town? You can find all that here. They even have you covered for generating names for popular MMOs from World of Warcraft to Guild Wars.

Is there a site you like that helps you brainstorm names for your settings? Leave a link in the comments! Have a different strategy for brainstorming? Why not tell us your thoughts about brainstorming below?

Random Story Title Generator

A writing pen image, which is super original on a writing blog. It's all I could do on short notice, cut me some slack okay.

Saw this link over on Chuck Wendig’s TerribleMinds. It’s a random story title generator! I have mentioned before how I often struggle with titles. So finding little resources like this are great for someone like me. While you probably won’t walk away with the perfect title for your next novel or short story it’s a handy little tool to get the gears in your brain spinning.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!